How many miles do you run a week ?

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28/10/2012 at 15:48

How many miles do you run a week?

Its just that i've been reading my new book and there's a chap in there that used to bang out 160 miles a weeks !! obviously an elite runner but still thats amazing.  Us normal people who work and have other commitments struggle sometimes just to find the time..

28/10/2012 at 16:39

What exactly is this running thing that you speak of, oh wise one? 

28/10/2012 at 16:56
What book is this then????

Just done 70mile this week. Happy though.
28/10/2012 at 17:06

Didn't stop Ron Hill doing 100 miles plus a week or anyone else who had purpose and planning in their lives. Normal people are on average a disorganised mess with too many commitments of their own making to deal with. 

28/10/2012 at 17:36

Isn't that just real life then? Work, family, other interests outside of running?

Ron Hill is male and I doubt that he had the same family commitments as most women as it usually comes down to them to care for offspring and parents.

I think rthat most people have purpose and planning in their lives it's just that running really doesn't come that high on the priority list.

28/10/2012 at 17:54

Its in Advanced marathoning

28/10/2012 at 18:03
Ashman- oooooh you mean Peter snell I think thats who you mean anyway.

To be fair Ricf has a good point about life not stopping him.
28/10/2012 at 18:32

T.M, you clearly haven't read Ron Hills autobiography 'The Long Hard Road' Volume one and two. Doubt he had family commitments!, he had plenty of those. 

28/10/2012 at 18:48
RicF wrote (see)

 Normal people are on average a disorganised mess

 

T.mouse wrote (see)

most people have purpose and planning in their lives


I'm confused now.

28/10/2012 at 19:12
Even at 6min miles that's 16 hours a week. To cover that distance I would have to run at 11min miles and I would be looking at 30 hours a week and that doesn't include showering.

I'm currently doing 32miles a week 4.5, 10, and 18. I should do more but probably like a lot of people 12hours of my day is away from home and I often work weekends.
28/10/2012 at 19:40

I do a commute, a working day, and work some weekends.  There's Dad's taxi and the dinner to put on the table.  I know I can fit 70 miles in a week and still feel like I was just being lazy some days.  Right now I'm doing about 40 and feeling exceptionally lazy.  It isn't that you can't do it, it's just whether you really want to.  Also, it helps if the office has a shower.

28/10/2012 at 19:43
T.mouse wrote (see)

Isn't that just real life then? Work, family, other interests outside of running?

Ron Hill is male and I doubt that he had the same family commitments as most women as it usually comes down to them to care for offspring and parents.

I think rthat most people have purpose and planning in their lives it's just that running really doesn't come that high on the priority list.

Cripes there's some bitterness in this post.

Are you like the guys at my work who say I beat them only because they have "Lives" and don't run

28/10/2012 at 19:54

I run 150 miles per week and have a harem of women to do all my laundry and cooking, of which there is much.

28/10/2012 at 20:03
Sorry Ratzer, it takes me 1:45 to run 10miles. 15minutes to cooldown, shower and change is 2hours a day. Add that to 12hours of commute/work, an hour cooking and eating, that gives me 9 hours a day to sleep and get ready for work. Assuming the wife is in to look after the kids, if she's out then there is nowhere to fit the 2hours in.

For some people that sort of dedication is just not possible.
28/10/2012 at 20:07

I've been told by someone that I'm essentially a full time runner. (This was from a guy with a marathon pb of sub 2:30 but now with too many commitments, not enough time, an inordinate sense of entitlement, a wife who needs milking, not enough money, too many debts, too many kids, too much weight on his guts and a sore leg) Well we all make choices. I just avoided all his.

28/10/2012 at 20:20
He's wrong then. Anything less than 35hours a week is part time.
28/10/2012 at 20:20

As the voice of the lone female who runs the family as well as for pleasure, I manage a modest 25-30 miles a week. I am beginning to panic about all these dark nights. I live in the middle of the countryside and do not know when I will train. Help.

28/10/2012 at 20:35

It must be hard to fit "high", let's say 50miles a week in if you have a busy job, long commute, family, kids etc.

However, you make the decisions about what's most important to you, and work from that. Making the daily run as much a part of the day as going to bed, or brushing your teeth is key.

I remember thinking 25miles was a lot to fit in, and now i think anything under 50miles a week when not injured is incredibly low. Funny how things change

28/10/2012 at 20:39
Mary Mary wrote (see)

As the voice of the lone female who runs the family as well as for pleasure, I manage a modest 25-30 miles a week. I am beginning to panic about all these dark nights. I live in the middle of the countryside and do not know when I will train. Help.

Sounds like a reasonable request. Reminds me of the time when as a relatively new runner I was asked if I would run with a young lady to stop her being hassled by guys in cars etc especially at night. A bit of a shock to discover the young lady had just appeared on the cover of Athletics Weekly.

28/10/2012 at 20:44

I have found a sneeky way round it and volenteered to help with the cross country running at work( i work in a school). The only female mad enough. I love it and will show the boys what we girlies are made of!!

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