## Run 10,000 miles

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10781.6 + (2 * 20) = 10821.6

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10821.6 + 22 = 10843.6

The past two days.

Anyway, I'm a lawyer now. Still trying to get my runs in. I'll try to post here more frequently.

EDIT: 8/9/2014: 10843.6 + 8.5 = 10852.1

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New Computer, back online (8 months?)

10852.1 + 192 = 11044.1

(Conservative estimate, probably ran double that - but I don't keep track of the distance often)

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11044.1 + 7 + 7 + 13 = 11071.1.

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11071.1 + 13 = 11084.1

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According to Nike, since Sept 2013 (in months):
11084.1 + 39 + 50.5 + 36.4 + 2.1 (!) + 21.7 + 40.6 + 48.5 + 21.8 + 34.1 + 35.7 + 25.5 + 30.5 + 19.8 + 23.1 + 19 + 16.3 + 19.5 + 8.8 + 15.2 + 16 + 14.7 + 15.1 = 11638

Depressing how the monthly distances have dropped off. Life has got pretty hectic and I struggle to find the time. I still remember this thread really fondly.
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11638 + 22 = 11660

Starting again. Again. Again. Again. Again. Again.

Edit: +34.6 = 11694.6

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11660+13=11790

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Going to restart this for 2017, like dimochka did with the pull-ups thread. I have exactly 21 weeks to get back in shape, before taking off on a fairly aggressive summer backpacking tour.

I did three months off this past summer, and had a wonderful time, but spent half of the summer just hiking myself into shape in the first place. I'm going to do another 3 months in 2017, but this time around I want to be able to hit the ground running (man was that literal), and push beyond anything I've ever done.

I let myself fall apart a bit here after I got back to the city. But I don't think I'm all the way back to square one. Shouldn't be starting from as far back as I was last year.

So, 3.2 miles, 800 ft of vert (800 gain, 800 loss). ~36 minutes.

Hardly blistering pace, pretty lame compared to where I was. But I guess that's a 9.5% grade, and it didn't feel abjectly terrible. Never broke down and had to walk. So, it's a start.

0 + 3.2 = 3.2

Might as well track vert too, since that's arguably more important for me. I'll count in thousands of feet.

0 + 0.8 = 0.8k

Edit: Maybe I need to think about a different thread for this sort of thing. Vert has never been a part of this. I'll think on it.

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Good idea restarting! I ran this morning. Trying to work to the point where I'm hitting 10km on a morning 3 or 4 days a week...halfway there. Looking forward to contributing this time around

3.2 + 3.7 = 6.9 miles.
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6.9 + 3.2 = 11.1 mi

Same route as last time: a 0.8 mile hill that climbs 400ft, going up and down twice. Went ~32:30 this time, which doesn't actually reflect an improvement, as all the time gained was on the downhill.

Last time, since it was the first time out, I took it real easy, especially downhill, and went about 8:30 / 9:30 / 8:30 / 9:30, and finished feeling very good.

This time I did ~ 7:00 / 9:00 / 5:00 / 11:30, and finished feeling like death.

I think next time I will take it easy again, and try to do three up and downs instead.

Personal tracker:
distance: 6.4 mi
vertical: 1.6k ft

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The siren's song of the elliptical is powerful. Just so easy to put music on, close my eyes, and go to work.

Still need to do real ground miles or my feet and lower legs won't be ready for the trail...

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11.1 + 10.2 = 20.3 miles over the last couple of days.

I've got a pretty sharp pain between my heel and ankle though, when I walk or run. I'm figuring I've been getting into it again too hard after being out for a few years. I've also been given new shoes recently -- could that be the culprit? Any advice, anyone?

Samik wrote:This time I did ~ 7:00 / 9:00 / 5:00 / 11:30, and finished feeling like death.

I'll bet! That 5:00 in the middle especially's a real increase over what you were doing before, nice one! Good luck if you do opt for distance instead of speed next time
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Samik wrote:This time I did ~ 7:00 / 9:00 / 5:00 / 11:30, and finished feeling like death.

I'll bet! That 5:00 in the middle especially's a real increase over what you were doing before, nice one! Good luck if you do opt for distance instead of speed next time

Well, the first and third split are the downhill parts. So, it's not as good as it looks.

Anyway, still addicted to the elliptical. Just too convenient, especially when the only times I have available to workout are the middle of the night, and it hasn't stopped raining in two months. So, I'll just do my own personal tracker of that for the time being.

First goal: 1000 kcal (megacal?) in an hour.
Before summer: 2000 kcal in two hours.

Ongoing tracker:

23?JAN: 811 kcal / 60min
26JAN: 837 kcal / 60min
31JAN: 850 kcal / 60min
*(Legs feel like concrete pillars from recent squat workout, so I'm quite happy with this one.)

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Hi all!

I'm quite proud of this thread as OP, so it's great to see it necro'd!

Not been running as much over the last couple of years because work was intense - pretty much fell to 3-4 miles once at a weekend. Now been sent to Amman, Jordan for 6 months, which is great for experience but awful for being 3600 miles from my wife and daughters. I go home for 2 weeks every 2 months. However, I'm in a serviced flat at the moment with access to a gym. This is not a city in which a lot of people pound the pavements because we are at more than 3300 feet, it's way too hot in the summer and the pavements will break your legs if you don't take care. So, as I need to take my mind of missing my family I'm going to make use of the gym whilst I have access.

Turns out the trick to running on a running machine when you are at an altitude of 3500 feet (so the air is a bit thin) is to actually read the instructions and set a sensible pace. Apparently just jumping on, picking the hill-running programme and pushing start can lead to you feeling like you are going to die after 15 minutes. So, I'll keep experimenting, but in the week I've been here:

20.3 + 2 + 2 (stupid pace - thought I was going to pass out) + 3 (much better - read the instructions) = 27.3
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Jumble wrote:Hi all!

I'm quite proud of this thread as OP, so it's great to see it necro'd!

I have a fantasy that many years in the future, after the comic has ended and the community has dispersed, this place will survive in a vestigial form as a fitness forum for nerds.

27.3 + 4.8 = 32.1

Three laps up and down a 0.8mi, 400ft hill.

Distance: 4.8mi
Gain/loss: 1200ft
Time: 52:10

Splits:
7:19↓ 9:30↑ 7:50↓ 9:47↑ 8:04↓ 9:40↑

Downhill: 6.2 mph
Uphill: 5.0 mph

The ups are what matter to me for the moment. Still taking it very easy on the downs, because I don't fully trust my knees/shins yet.

I think I'll work my way up to five laps (8.0mi, +-2k vert), then start to think about improving pace.

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32.1 + 2.5 + 2.5 = 37.1

That was easier. Perhaps I'm acclimatising to the altitude. May start to extend my range.

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Samik
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Still working. Just elliptical the last couple weeks. Also variable durations and programs, so nothing to track really.

But, putting in good work.

I guess some would find ellipticals dull too, but I really like being able to just close my eyes and submerge.

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37.1 + 2 + 2 = 41.1

Taking a break from rowing and starting running again. Trying to do 2 miles before every strength workout.

I keep forgetting ear buds and treadmills are the horribly boring.

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04 APR: 41.1 + 3.1 = 44.2
- Eight weeks left before I head out on my trip, and my strength/cardio balance is all wrong right now. I'm in a mini addicted-to-lifting phase at the moment. Have to have to switch gears; the weeks are slipping away. (I guess doing something is better than doing nothing, but I'm going to lose all this strength on the trail anyway...)

07APR: 44.2 + 3.1 = 47.3
- Instead of just running up and down my hill over and over, I've started doing a different, meandering course, with one down-and-up of the hill right at the midpoint. Definitely a lot less boring.

24APR: 47.3 + 3.1 = 50.4
- No, I didn't go 17 days between cardio, I swear. Just still defaulting to elliptical most of the time...

02MAY: 50.4 + 3.1 = 53.5
- Took a good chunk of time off on that one; first good "groove" run of the season. Will do a couple hours on the bike this evening. Time's ticking.

11MAY: 53.3 + 3.1 = 56.6

24MAY: 56.6 + 3.1 = 59.7
PB by 37 seconds for this course, despite the 13 day gap. Still logging tons of elliptical hours in between.

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Can we add miles we've ran since the birth of this thread?
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