How many miles do you run a week ?

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31/10/2012 at 22:13
TomR- some americans have a tendency to say "oh I did a 10k marathon" thinking the word marathon must mean anything thats hard.

another one for ya, doesn't running bugger your knees up? The last person who said that to me was 18st. Laughable really.
31/10/2012 at 22:15

Oh running really does bugger your knees up.

I fell over in May and my knee is still sore.


31/10/2012 at 23:18
T.mouse you know what I mean though.

What did you do to it to make it that bad.
01/11/2012 at 08:06

I think a tree was involved or at least it's roots and sticky out bits.
I was running on a steep downhill in the woods and bashed everything.

01/11/2012 at 08:11
All the best with that t.mouse
cougie    pirate
01/11/2012 at 15:32

Just worked out my miles.  I'm averaging 24 miles per week. And thats including two marathons and an Ironman.  I think i need to do more. 

01/11/2012 at 16:56
Cougie- I wouldn't do it for the sake of it mate, surely it has to be because you want to do it.
cougie    pirate
01/11/2012 at 17:42

Yes - very true.  I think I have my good weeks when I'm training for races, and then periods where it goes astray - holidays, working late, travelling. Still I'm quite happy with my times this year -but the average does look a bit pants. 4 hours a week !

01/11/2012 at 17:50

Looking at avarage is pants.

For example, you've had 9 weeks of taper and 9 weeks of recovery, so in those 18 weeks your mileage would, sensibly, be less than your peak mileage weeks. To do otherwise would only cause you to race poorly, fail to recovery, incur injury or illness.

Doing such endurance events means that your training is going to look like a seesaw.

If you were running shorter events, say 5 or 10k or not racing at all, then your mileage would be more consistant. It's easier to hold high mileage when not racing or when the only races are 5 miles long.

02/11/2012 at 11:56

Ha ha I just read back my post on here and I had said I had ran 2150 miles this year - that is KILOMETRES!  My Garmin stats were showing kms, I wish I had ran 2150 miles...

03/11/2012 at 16:05

Heow - need i say more tut tut. get out there now and run the difference.

03/11/2012 at 16:38
andy the deestrider. wrote (see)
TomR- some americans have a tendency to say "oh I did a 10k marathon" thinking the word marathon must mean anything thats hard.

another one for ya, doesn't running bugger your knees up? The last person who said that to me was 18st. Laughable really.

I was running past a pub once when a fat bloke with a fag on shouted "All that running's not good for your health mate!"

03/11/2012 at 22:15
andy the deestrider. wrote (see)
He I'm with philpub there, 35mins is good but nothing amazing really when you think how many people have done that time, its not really any big deal.

Sorry, but going slightly astray in comparing times here, & the 'going under 35' debate, but wasn't Alistair Brownlees time for the 10K run section of the Olympic Triathlon about 27:30?, which is bloody fantastic, compared to Mo Farrahs time for the 10,000 about 26:00?? (as Mo hadn't swum, or ridden, or run on normal roads/paths)

03/11/2012 at 22:39

I would say going sub 35 mins is a cracking achievement for a male club runner.  I mean, we cannot compare ourselves to Olympic athletes can we?!  They are a rare species.    Brownlees are another thing altogether.  

03/11/2012 at 22:49
HeOw wrote (see)

.    Brownlees are another thing altogether.  

Hoping, to be racing against them (if Alistairs got over his surgery)

Well, that said.......not that 95% of us will see them after the start (until the finish line) on 31st December

Edited: 05/11/2012 at 09:36
05/11/2012 at 09:41

Got an entry!! (as have 4 of my club-mates)

There's 447 registered runners, which includes winners from Eileen & Daves previous events over the year

Not a bad turnout for a little jaunt in foot of the Pennines

24/11/2012 at 12:16

I do a combination of running/walking every 2 nights for 11 miles at a time (both ways - to & from my house)  & try to push it further when possible so 44-50 miles a week is my limit as I'm cripped with rheumatoid & osteo arthritis! 

It mkaes me laugh with some of my bus passengers. They get on one bus stop then get off the next, which is like, 5 minutes walk away & say 'I can't walk that half a mile!'  so I say to them unless they have some kind of genuine physical inability that stops them doing it then if I can run/walk for 44-50 miles a week WITH cripplkng arthritis then why can't they walk just half a mile with no disabilities?!

26/11/2012 at 12:10

Walk about 40, run about 20. Come rain or shine. 

26/11/2012 at 12:13

Have managed to push running/walking up to 18 miles now. Pushing for further!

26/11/2012 at 12:22

i managed about 33 miles last week, which is my highest ever mileage week. i'll be peaking about 55mpw in my training for a spring marathon, but as it's a gradual increase, i guess it'll be manageable once i get there

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