All my life, I’ve been lucky that I have never really been seriously injured (nothing broken, sprained, or torn). As of late, I think my lucky has run out.
There have been sharp pains in my left knee after running long distances. My doctor said that I might have ilotial band syndrome (runner’s knee). Apparently, the best way to get better is to run less!
Why would I want to run less?!
So.. I’ve been going at 7.5 miles every day. Not comfortably, but I can get it done.
What’s a good amount of mileage to be running every day for training purposes? I’m debating about how much I should be going up.
I’ve been running 3-4 miles every day for about three weeks and am pretty comfortable going 4 miles without stopping. I feel like increasing my mileage a little bit. I’ve run around 13 miles about two or three times in the past but I just don’t feel like I’m capable of that right now.
Does anyone have any recommendations on how much I should go up by or what a good way to ease in an increase of mileage is?
I’m signed up for another one!
When I signed up, I got a bag for being the one of the first 20 registrants.
It was also the birthday of one of the employees in the office; I got some cake.
Amazing! What a great feeling.
With a time of 22:37, I placed 28th out of 160, and 4th in my age group (18-24).
I got this cool shirt, a runner’s number and a handful of goodies. I definitely feel like I got a lot more than I put into this race. I love running.
5k isn’t so much, but baby steps right?
I’m officially registered for the Lung Cancer Awareness 5k.
Who knew there would be so many ancillary benefits (to the community) for just running?
I’m excited. Now do I put this racing number tag on the front or the back? haha.
I ran my heavy day today. I managed to shave my time from 1:24 to 1:10. I’m still not sure how many miles it is. I think it’s about 8 miles.
Does anyone have any suggestions about how to measure the mileage better? I use google maps and I was thinking about driving the route and using the odometer.
But then… what’s in a number, right?
I love 43things.com, the guy a few entries below me listed his route. Great! Thanks!! I’m listing mine now:
I ran 10 miles from my house to campus and back.
It was a fun, albeit difficult, route for me. I wanted to quit at 5 miles, but by then I was on the other side of the town :/ haha.
I hear doing a few light days (2-4 miles) and heavy days (8-10 miles) every week will help me prepare. What’s a good training schedule for a marathon?