(Closed) Running bees: How far can you go?! and what are you training for?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: How far can you run RIGHT NOW?

    less than a mile

    over a mile

    over two miles

    over three miles

    over four miles

    over five miles

    over eight miles

    over ten miles

    over 13 miles / half marathon

  • Post # 3
    3728 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I run 3 miles 3-4 times a week and I can run a little over 5 fairly easily. I am not trying to up my distance because my knees are pretty horrible.

    I have my first 5k ever on Saturday and then plan to do 4-5 5ks a year with my FI’s friends and family. I don’t like running, don’t see the point (I have way more fun swimming or walking), but it is something FI’s family does and I am trying to be part of the club.

    Post # 4
    375 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am training for a marathon! I have run quite a few halfs, and have tried a full 2x before (got overuse injuries around the 18 mile training run both times), but this time I am being super careful and really excited about it!

    Every victory is amazing, so congrats on the 5ks and 10ks!

    Post # 5
    2853 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Aw. I’m not running now, but when I get back into it I’ll be working up to my last marathon. Probably run/walking this time around, but I’m counting it anyway!

    Post # 6
    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ve just started training for a 10k this summer and a half-marathon in the fall.  I can comfortably run a little over 3 miles (5k)…the most I’ve done is 5 but I walked some of it.  I’m pretty slow though. 🙁

    Post # 7
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I am training for a half marathon It’s in 12 days. OMG.

    The most I ran training was 9 miles but I really hurt my knee. Today I went out to do 11 miles and could only do 3.5 🙁 before my knee started to hurt. Sigh. I ran a 10K last weekend which also hurt my knee

    I voted 10 miles in the poll because I’ve ran before and I MAY be able to finish the half.

    Post # 8
    826 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I run 5 miles a day, 4-5 days a week. I’m not necessarily training for anything, but I do run 5ks when I can. The longest race I’ve done is a 15K, but I would like to run a half marathon at some point.

    Post # 9
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I just ran a half marathon on April 15, and I’m running a trail half marathon on May 6.  Then I’m going back to short runs and no specific training until it’s time to train for the NYC Marathon starting at the end of July.

    If I had to start right this minute, I could probably run further than a half marathon, not that I would necessarily want to!

    Post # 10
    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I can run 6 miles any given day (providing I’m not sick) and I’m currently training for a half marathon… which is in exactly 11 days (not freaking out… yet). I was sick (sinus infection, ear infection and a nasty cough) for the past 2 weeks so I’ve only done 2-3 mile walks/light jogs around my hilly neighborhood a few times. I’m going to do 6 miles tonight and see how I feel. I might panic if I can’t hit a 9-minute pace but I think I’ll be ok. *fingers crossed*

    Also, I agree with baliahi1029 , every victory IS amazing. 

    Post # 11
    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Right now I can barely run a mile but I’m thinking about doing a half marathon at the end of the year!

    Post # 12
    5473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have done 2 half marathons and a full marathon.  I start training for marathon #2 this June, the race is in November.

    After all the long long long runs I’ve done, I must admit that 5k is probably my favorite race distance.  There’s something so wonderful about being able to start and finish a race in under 25 minutes.  Not like the 5 hours it took my to finish the marathon.  I thought I was going to grow old and DIE on that course!

    Post # 13
    5155 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I currently run about 6 miles a day. However, I can run more than double/double and a half that without any extra training right now (I do so every handful of weeks if I feel inclined). Longest run I have done is marathon-length.

    Not training for anything right now. I don’t really do “races” of any kind now and don’t plan on it anytime soon either. Running races are honestly not my thing! I used to do more adventure racing so running training was just part of that or something to do on off-bike days (as I did mountain bike races too). I will do the fun 5-10ks now and then just because. I find them the perfect length and enjoyable to do. No extra training required, either.

    My assistant got into marathons and ultras in the last couple years, so has a 100-miler coming up the fall. I would definitely need some more training for that!

    Post # 14
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I am training for a half marathon, which is in less than 2 weeks!!  (I’m super nervous) The farthest I have ran is 8 miles…my goal for this half is just to finish, no specific time.

    Post # 15
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m training for a 10 mile obstacle course which is at the end of October. At the moment I can comfortably run about 3.5 miles. I’d love to do a half marathon at some point, but I think my knees are starting to hate me. I try to run 2 miles as fast as I can 4x a week. I’m trying to get my wind up first – I figure the distance won’t matter as much since the obstacles will be kind of a ‘break’ from running.

    Post # 16
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’ll say a mile and a half, because that is what I ran last week, but I can go further.  I actually just signed up for my very first 5K in July this morning! I’m really excited!

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