## Run 10,000 miles

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10,048.9 + 2 + 2 = 10,052.9
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10,052.9 + 5 = 10,057.9

Does anyone know how to regenerate the graphs produced around 3000 miles back?
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10057.9+13.1=10,071 (did a half marathon yesterday )
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

Sytri wrote:10057.9+13.1=10,071 (did a half marathon yesterday )

That's freaking awesome. Good for you dood.

10,071 + 2 = 10,073
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

Well done Sytri.

10,073 + 6 + 4 + 3 = 10,086
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10,086 + 2.1 + 2.1 + 2.6 = 10,092.8
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10,092.8 + 3.3 = 10096.1 (Ran 5k and then some )

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### Re: Run 1,000,000,000 miles

10096.1 + 3 + 3.1 = 10102.2

I gather it's mod madness? Like the cheese grater. Now that's a target worth aiming for....
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10,102.2 + 2.6 + 3.2 + 2.6 = 10,110.5
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10,110.5 + 5 = 10,115.5
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10,115.5 + 2.6 + 2.6 + 2.9 = 10,123.6
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

I didn't want to check back because I knew it was done...

My life has turned and zig zagged but the thread was there, funny how something like this can be, I don't know, like a stronghold, a point of reference...

I remember a cheap running shoes, white, with thin sole, a no sleeve tshirt, me smoking some stinky tunisian cigarettes, but going to run to a park in Tunis, in the days of what was known as "Arab spring"
I remember getting a running watch, taking it seriously, my mile time dropped to 5:06, that was next year in Granada, run with my housemate sometimes, up to the Alhambra palace.
And then some little runs here in Fes, Morocco, starting to discover my surroundings.
I finished my translation degree, started an artificial inteligence master, discovered MOOCS, kept with my girlfriend, lived in 5 different houses, in 5 cities in 3 different countries in 2 continents .
I'm cycling this days, but I have to get that mile under 5 minutes milestone.

Congrats all. Keep running!
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

I've still been running but busy. I'll update my numbers and things should slow down. I finally graduate this week.

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10,123.6 + 2.8 + 2.8 + 3.1 + 3.1 + 3.1 + 3.5 + 2.2 + 3.5 + 3.5 + 3.5 + 3.5 + 3.6 + 3.1 = 10,164.8

C25K complete.
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

maninblack wrote:C25K complete.

Congrats!

10,164.8 + 4 = 10,168.8
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Sytri wrote:Congrats!

Thanks!

10,168.8 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 3 + 4 + 7 + 3 + 4 + 8 + 7 + 3 + 4 + 10 + 3 + 4 = 10,253.8

More than a month's worth of running. My distances continue to increase, and I've set my sights on a half marathon.
addams wrote:It was like a game of Rugby and I was the Puck. Yeah. I was taking a beating and I was in the wrong game.
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10253.8 + 10 = 10263.8

Bar exam is oooooover!

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

Hi All,

I've been away for a while. It's been, erm, a challenge. The running watch should have tracked my miles. I'll load them.

Feels odd to be back.
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

So, last post April 03. Sorry, but I'm not posting each run individually. However, my running watch keeps track of 90%, so:

10,263.8 + 56 (April) + 61.2 (May) + 42.2 (June) + 61.8 (July) + 16.5 (August (Oops)) + 12.9 (Sept, so far) = 10,514.4

I'd still love to see the graphs again, if anyone can do it. I agree a Guarwraith. I have good memories if this. It was a good time and thanks for being there.
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10 514.4 + 11 = 10 525.4

Tough Mudder. Oh, yes.

hummerz5
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10 525.4 + 2 = 10,527.4
Also, does this look about right?
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Samik
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

~20 months (618 days) - and 4742.7 cumulative forum miles - since my last post.

In that time, I fell completely out of shape for a while (move + life instability), got back into great shape for a while (last winter, when my life seemed to be settling down and I was hoping to get ready to try a half-marathon in the spring, and was running 10+ miles regularly, after having never run >5 in my life prior), fell completely out of shape for a while again (move + life instablity), and started again on the upswing.

And, of course, the thread goal was reached. (Congrats!)

..And Fit Club apparently became a ghost town

But here I go again.

On my own, if need be.

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

Welcome back! I'm still around and still training, but haven't been posting much because nobody else is.

Samik
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

Thanks, Nath.

10,527.4 + 3 = 10,530.4

The goal was 4.2, but 3 miles was how far I got before my shoes had shredded my feet to the point that I had to take them off and walk home the last 1.2 barefoot.

So... I think I can not put off getting a new pair any longer.

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

Also, man, just reading back through this thread... it may be cheesy, but it's quite inspirational.

Just in the last page:
- Sytri's first half marathon
- maninblack's successful couch to 5k completion
- guarwraith's reflections on running across the world and across many different life phases
- Themis' (yes, I've been gone that long) graduation / bar exam.

Wish I'd been here through it all.

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Samik wrote:Also, man, just reading back through this thread... it may be cheesy, but it's quite inspirational.

Just in the last page:
- Sytri's first half marathon
- maninblack's successful couch to 5k completion
- guarwraith's reflections on running across the world and across many different life phases
- Themis' (yes, I've been gone that long) graduation / bar exam.

Wish I'd been here through it all.

Training for my second half marathon on March 2nd

10530.4+7=10537.4
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10537.4 + 0.5 = 10537.9

After that last run + shoe debacle, work ramped up (restaurant industry = no life for the last couple weeks of the year), then family visitations in early January, equal not much action to back up my talk. (Though tons and tons of skiing. Exhausting amounts of skiing. Just, completely, utterly, humbling-realization-of-how-out-of-shape-you-are volumes of skiing...)

BUT.

I've finally decided to make the jump to Five Fingers full time. (Been hiking in them regularly for years, but never got around to making the switch for running. Funny: hiking 17 miles of nasty terrain barefoot seems like a relatively managable task compared to running more than a couple barefoot/nearly-so on asphalt.)

Gonna take it super, super easy for a little bit, obviously. Half-miles-in-the-morning-'til-it-gets-comfortable sort of profile.

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10537.9 + 0.6 = 10538.5

Run #2 in five fingers.

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10538.5 + 0.9 = 10539.4

#3 in five fingers. So far so good. Could defininitely feel it in my shins/calves after the first two runs, even as short as they were. I'm sure I'll feel this one later too, but the run itself already felt much smoother. Settled into a very easy, natural feeling stride right away... Going to contine adding on a tenth of a mile or two each run for a little bit, just for safety's sake, but the early returns are making me optimistic that this could be something that works out well...

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10539.4 + 1.2 = 10540.6

Interestingly, my most biomechanically efficient strides are quite different in five fingers than normal running shoes. My old nice-boring-going-out-for-a-moderate-jog stride seems to fall halfway in between my slow-trot and moderate-jog strides in the five fingers. I'm constantly having to resist the temptation to speed up more than I want to just yet.

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

In the interest of not centuple posting, I'll start logging runs in this post, until or unless I get some company

29JAN14: 10540.6 + 1.4 = 10542

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

I really need to get on more.

10540.6 + 137.1 = 10677.7

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F117Landers wrote:I really need to get on more.

I'll say. In some phases of my life, that would have been many months worth of running.

10677.7 + 1.6 = 10679.3

I am pleased to report that 16 degrees F (-9 C) and snowy, icy sidewalks were no barrier to a nice, comfortable run. The grip was perfectly fine, and, though my toes got a little chilly, it never reached a level I would call even mildly uncomfortable.

I'd been putting off, trying to squeeze my runs in on the slightly nicer days, assuming they wouldn't handle the cold very well, but there hasn't been a decent day in a while and isn't projected to be one for another while, and I was getting antsy, so out I went. And learned that I no longer have that excuse anymore.

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

08FEB: + 1.8 --- (Run #7. So far so good. At this rate it'll only be a few more weeks before my weekly mileage exceeds five.... Better safe than sorry though. It's where I'm at 12 months from now, not 12 days...)
11FEB: + 2.0 --- (Opened it up a bit for the first time today, over the last half mile. Felt great in progress. Hopefully will still feel great in the morning.)
16FEB: + 2.2

10679.3 + 6.0 = 10685.3

Sytri
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10685.3+11.6=10696.9 - Last big training run before my half marathon in two weeks. Not done a lot of running, about once a week so need to do a little more before I go for it.
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Samik
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10696.9 + 2 = 10698.9

Ugh. once again I let work get in the way a little bit. That, plus more continuing discomfort in my shins with the five fingers than I was hoping for have cause a re-evaluation (I've had a couple of stress fractures in the past, so I'm maybe playing it safer than strictly necessary). So I've started running a half mile every morning. Not for cardio fitness - just to hopefully get the feet/lower legs to start making the adaptations they need to make for this style of running. I plan to do that for seven days, then add a half mile in the evening, do that for seven days, then stretch both runs out to a mile. Once I've done 14 one-mile runs in a seven day period, I'll re-evaluate how the feet/shins feel, and hopefully start doing real running again.

Sytri wrote: Last big training run before my half marathon in two weeks.

Has that happened yet? How did it go?

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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

Samik wrote:

Sytri wrote: Last big training run before my half marathon in two weeks.

Has that happened yet? How did it go?

It went badly, I was on for a 2 hour 20 min finish until at mile 9 I kept getting cramp in my calves (one leg then the other) so had to walk the last 4 miles, 3 hour finish It's why I havent added it yet. I'll just add the 9 that I actually ran.

10698.9+9=10707.9
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Samik
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

Ugh, sorry man. I would say something like '9 miles is farther than most people have ever run' or 'at least you're out there getting at it', but that's probably not what you want to hear. Especially when you've already had one successful one under your belt.
Well, a step backward's no biggie if you follow it up with two steps forward, right?

Meanwhile:

10707.9 + 3.1 + 3.7 + 3.9 + 3.2 + 5.1 + 4.5 = 10731.4

hummerz5
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

Been doing middle-distance running in track/field... probably 2 mi a day for three weeks or so.
10731.4 + (2 * 15) = 10761.4

Samik
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### Re: Run 10,000 miles

10761.4 + 6.2 = 10767.6

My shins are still forcing me to make slow, baby step progress, but I'm gradually nearing respectability.

In a few more weeks, once I'm more or less comfortable that there shouldn't be any looming setbacks, I'll do a thread with a writeup of the whole experience of transitioning (from regular running shoes to super minimalist), in case anyone is thinking of taking the plunge and would be interested.

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+ 6.5 + 7.5 = 10781.6

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