(Closed) Runner Bees- How far do you go?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I do sprints at the track. 100’s, 200’s, and (shudder) 400’s. I really miss the days when I could just go for a nice long jog.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I do 2 miles at least 4 times a week on the treadmill. I can’t wait for summer here so i can do my running outdoors.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been averaging about 20 miles a week over the last couple of months. I run 5.5 on Tuesdays, Thursdays will vary based on the track workout, and then do a long run on the weekend, (long runs are usually between 7-15 miles). I haven’t run a marathon yet, but I tried once and my longest run was 20 miles. I’m doing this much because I’m training for a half marathon, but if I’m not training for anything I’ll run about 15 miles a week, sometimes skipping the track workouts.

I can’t wait until Spring and Summer really hit, I don’t have access to a treadmill so I’ve been running in the cold all winter!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Running Elley: Well, it’s certainly more efficient! You hit your edge faster, and then can rest and hit it again several times in one workout. I can’t imagine how long I’d have to jog to get that same effect. I am doing sport-specific training, to be fair. But I think I’ve read that you burn more calories in intense intervals than in long, consistent runs. So if calorie burning’s your goal, you might try it!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I run about 20 miles a week right now. Mondays are speed/tempo workouts – I aim to do about 5 miles of either 1/2 mile intervals or mile repeats. Thursdays are a 4 to 5 mile run at a hard-easy. And I run long on the weekends – about 10 miles. I’m training for a sprint tri and a half-marathon this early spring (rather, early spring in Alaska = May). I’ll increase my weekly total this month.

@seattlemeg: Which half are your training for? 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I definitely vary day to day; I get bored doing the same thing over and over!  I went through a slump over the winter but I’m building back my endurance.  I’ve been running 3-5 miles at a time, 3-4 days/week, and when the weather improves Fiance and I will start back into training.  We ran our first half marathon last fall and I am hooked!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I run a 5k three times a week, then 2.5 miles on the days in between. My running keeps me in great shape and less stressed!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@An Alaskan Bride: the big one I’m doing is the BMO Vancouver half May 1! I’ve got 6 more weeks of training! Which races are you doing? I’ve considered doing a sprint tri, but I’m terrified of the bike and not a very good swimmer. Sticking to big goals in running right now.

@BunnyBrideToBe: Halves are totally addictive! This will be my 4th one and I have another one lined up in July, it’s the See Jane Run chocolate and champagne half. Which one have you run?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just started running so my mileage isn’t up yet – we did the C25K program, graduated, and promptly got horrendously sick so I’m in the process of building back up. We were running about 12 miles a week before we got sick… Our first official race is this Saturday so I’m hoping we make it through 🙂 Then on to training for a 10K and half marathons!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Running Elley: I need to do more lol. I haven’t been running since December when we had alot of snow, I love it that much that I loved running in it. So when I went on Sunday I found it more difficult than what I was expecting and my legs still hurt and it’s now Tuesday. I can’t believe and am quite angry with myself that I let my fitness go down.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m running a stupid amount right now (30-35 miles a week) but that’s going to come to an end when this running competition I’m in finishes! I’m hoping to cut back to 20-25 a week when it’s over, and actually get to do some cross training, speed work, and RESTING in.

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