>General Running>Question # 1 (and # 2) (ala the Runner's World survey)
1) How many days a week do you run? (In general)
2) How many miles a week do you run?
What kind of runner are you (applying your own label) - beginner, intermediate, or advanced?
(Just a brief comment here--I have friends in my age group that run 60+ miles per week, and do not run any faster than I do in races. Do not misunderstand--I am not saying I am particularly fast. I do believe, however, that the quality/type of the run counts as much if not more than the distance. When I was (much) younger, and running for the Marines, I could run 6 days/week, with total mileage of 80-90/week. However, as you age, recovery time becomes far more important. And, at 55, I can still Boston-qualify for someone 15 years younger. So, those who are not putting in "high" mileage--you don't have to. You do, however, need a lot of 'base' mileage. And, I run a lot of hills. Nearly every day.) Ok. Not so brief. So sue me.
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
My dogs are fast, not me
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