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Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:53 pm UTC
by Jumble
No, not a bad Proclaimers cover. Following the success of the 10,000 pushups thread we thought you all might be interested in breaking down a few more forumite stereotypes by contributing to a cumulative 10,000-mile run. (apologies for those of you who work in new money - can you convert?).

So, the rules are simple. Add the distance you've run to the current total. I'll start with today's outing:

0 + 6 miles = 6 miles

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:08 am UTC
by ximun
6 + 4 miles = 10 miles

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:43 am UTC
by osiris32
Shit, I'm-a gonna die

10 + 4.5 = 14.5 miles

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:41 pm UTC
by Paranoid__Android
This thread is going to take a very long time finish, good luck tho.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:48 pm UTC
by Arabascan
I run 2 miles every day (to school), so just add them.

14.5 + 2 = 16.5

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:13 pm UTC
by osiris32
Just got back from the gym

16.5 + 4 = 20.5

This IS going to take a while

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:27 pm UTC
by Arabascan
Forgot that it is Monday, not Tuesday. So I ran 6 Miles (there and back) to stand in front of a locked door.

20.5 + 6 = 26.5

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:42 pm UTC
by Meteorswarm
8 mile run! Not bad for the 4th run since deciding to start again.

26.5 + 8 = 34.5

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:50 am UTC
by ximun
Wow 8 miles is great! Wish I had enough stamina. Treadmill at 9.5mph and 4 incline for 30 minutes is the best I can do.

34.5 + 4 = 38.5

Edit: Arabascan.... how do you run 6 miles if the distance between your house and school is 2 miles? Shouldn't it be 4 miles total?

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:40 am UTC
by Samsoneffect
I'll tack on two more miles from this afternoon.

38.5 + 2 = 40.5

I use metric though 'cause I'm from Canuckistan, but I'll round to the nearest tenth of a mile.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:41 pm UTC
by Arabascan
And my daily 2 Miles, plus another one.

40.5 + 3 = 43.5

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:46 pm UTC
by Samsoneffect
And I'll tack on one more mile.

43.5 + 1 = 44.5

Getting used to my Vibrams too, my calves aren't screaming bloody murder.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:08 pm UTC
by osiris32
Back from the gym

44.5 + 5 = 49.5

This is going to take WAY longer than the pushups one. Anyone gonna run a marathon anytime soon?

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:48 pm UTC
by ximun
49.5 + 4.3 = 53.8

Probably not gonna run for the rest of the week though.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:08 pm UTC
by Arabascan
Back from Greenpeace.
53.8 + 2 = 55.8

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:24 am UTC
by Meteorswarm
Samsoneffect wrote:Getting used to my Vibrams too, my calves aren't screaming bloody murder.


I don't have vibrams yet, but I had that problem when I first switched to forefoot running. It will pass. Hopefully you don't get weird shinsplints like I did, though.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:51 am UTC
by Arabascan
And my daily 2 Miles, + 0.1 Mile of happy-jumping-around.

55.8 + 2.1 = 57.9

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:19 pm UTC
by Samsoneffect
Meteorswarm wrote:I don't have vibrams yet, but I had that problem when I first switched to forefoot running. It will pass. Hopefully you don't get weird shinsplints like I did, though.


Actually I think they, along with new running shoes that are more right for my feet, actually helped me to recover from the shin splints; they're bothering me a lot less than they were in the summer.

It is a way different feel running forefoot though.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:38 pm UTC
by osiris32
Glad I looked before I left:

57.9 + 5 + 0.1 to make it a nice round number = 63

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:13 pm UTC
by Meteorswarm
Samsoneffect wrote:
Meteorswarm wrote:I don't have vibrams yet, but I had that problem when I first switched to forefoot running. It will pass. Hopefully you don't get weird shinsplints like I did, though.


Actually I think they, along with new running shoes that are more right for my feet, actually helped me to recover from the shin splints; they're bothering me a lot less than they were in the summer.

It is a way different feel running forefoot though.


Yeah, I can't remember the last time I got them, certainly not since I switched to shoes that weren't made out of fiberglass (I'm using Nike Frees)

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:24 pm UTC
by thicknavyrain
63+3 = 66

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:34 pm UTC
by Jumble
Hey! This is going well. You're right, it will take a while but we should still get done faster than the 'count to a million' thread (and we'll get fitter). Anyway, sorry I've been too busy to run for a couple of days.

66 + 4 = 70

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:07 am UTC
by WHSTech
70 + 4 = 74

I'm going to keep a tally of my own contributions as well (easier than going back and adding them all up at the end)

Personal Total: 4

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:17 am UTC
by osiris32
Just went on a short run, since I will be driving all day tomorrow and will not have the time nor the inclination to go for a run.

74 + 3 = 77

Also, personal total as of now: 21.6

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:52 pm UTC
by Arabascan
77 + 4 = 81

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
by Jumble
81 + 5 = 86

Personal total = 15

I need to sign up to half marathon or something - it's the only way I'm likely to get my total up the way that work is taking over my life.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:58 pm UTC
by Samsoneffect
86 + 2 = 88.

My total: 5

Some knee pain post-run. Ice time.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:25 pm UTC
by Arabascan
However, my total is 19.1

And my sis and mum say that I'm a couch potatoe.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:57 am UTC
by Paranoid__Android
I feel guilty for saying this but you're never going to make it...

It takes me a whole three weeks to cycle just 1500 miles, dawn till dusk, every day.
At your current rate it will take you well over a year to complete.

My advice is either settle down for a long hard slog or change the unrealistic target.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:07 am UTC
by Samsoneffect
Paranoid__Android wrote:I feel guilty for saying this but you're never going to make it...

It takes me a whole three weeks to cycle just 1500 miles, dawn till dusk, every day.
At your current rate it will take you well over a year to complete.

My advice is either settle down for a long hard slog or change the unrealistic target.


Then a long hard slog it is, I say! And be optimistic! WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT!

Even if it takes us a year.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:55 am UTC
by Jumble
Agree grade & comment. So, we'll take a year. If, during that year we all take one or two extra runs per week, just so we can post it here then it'll be worth it. Hey look, it's the Internet having a positive impact on health & fitness! Yay us!

Ps writing on a train, in my running gear, half way through running to work. All because I wanted to post a few more miles here.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:43 pm UTC
by gaurwraith
I don't think it's unrealistic. And the more people join the more easier it'll be. But what if we start lying
But no, what would be the point in lying...
I will try as soon as the protests in Tunisia come to an end.
Just one thing, how you measure your distances?

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:40 pm UTC
by Samsoneffect
gaurwraith wrote:Just one thing, how you measure your distances?


A few different ways. You might have a pedometer, or if you have an iPhone/iTouch, you can use the Nike+ GPS app like I do to track your runs, or the iMapMyRun app works just as well too. Or if you don't have those, you can also use the website MapMyRun to track your runs, which I found were usually accurate to within about 0.05 mi if you use the 'follow roads' function on the tracker. Maybe less so if you don't, but it gets you in the neighbourhood.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
by Arabascan
88 + 4 = 92

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:21 pm UTC
by Jumble
92 + 6 = 98

Personal total = 21

I wear a garmin running watch when I remember the damn thing (& can be bothered to stand around in the cold waiting for it to log onto the satellites). Thanks to this I now know the distance of most of my regular runs. I've also tried using mapmyrun and I have to say it's impressively accurate. Given that a gps is only accurate to around 15-20 meters i assume if you rung a lot of tight corners the accuracy won't be much worse on mapmyrun. It's certainly accurate enough for these purposes!

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:54 pm UTC
by thicknavyrain
98+4= 102

Hurray, we're over 100! That's 1% there in a few days. We can totally do this.

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:36 am UTC
by WHSTech
Track meet today, probably totaled around a mile plus a workout on Thursday (3 miles)

102 + 4 = 106

PT: 8

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:58 am UTC
by Captain Waffles
2 miles over here, was proud of myself. :)

106 + 2 = 108

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:42 am UTC
by Jumble
shailenderkumar wrote:It's a never ending forum... :D

Defining 'never-ending' as 'a period of time less than 2 years' at the current rate of progress ;-)

108 + 3 = 111

PT: 24

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:35 pm UTC
by osiris32
Ugh, tried running this morning, but after the drinking last night, it did not go well, even though it's warm and sunny here in LA

111 + 2 = 113

PT: 23.6

And I'm not going running again until I get home Tuesday.