>Running 101>What is considered Base Miles?
"Nothing's better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you." Aaron Douglas Trimble
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A long time ago I heard a rule of thumb that said you should be averaging weekly a minimum of 3x the length of the race you wanted to run in.
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
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Hi, Gayle. I'm not sure anyone has a good answer for this question. I've seen it asked a lot of times, and the answer seems to change depending on who the runner is. Perhaps that's the best answer: depends on the runner. Janell
Thanks for the answer. and sorry I asked it again if it's been asked lots of times.
I didn't mean that you'd put out a dumb question. I meant it's a question a lot of people ask. I've asked it myself, even though I'd seen it get asked and not answered several times before. I've never seen a satisfactory answer - VERY frustrating to those of us who think there should be nice, clear, clean, cut-and-dry answers to everything. :: sigh:: I wish someone would answer it definitively.
I've sometimes had trouble with my coworkers not really "getting" my running. That seems to be a common problem. . . .
I guess my point is ... give it more time. Let them come to see running as a permanent quirk of yours... not something you're trying to force on them... and they'll come around. Eventually.
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