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Running Miles v. Driving Miles (Read 240 times)

MorganEdge


    When I posted my 2013 goal of 1,000 miles, someone commented, "Do you mean running or driving?" As I take a train into downtown or a short drive to the airport, I generally put 3,000 miles on my car, or only about 3x my running miles. Does anyone run as much as they drive or even more than they drive?

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    Butter Tart


      I drive 0 miles, so yes I run more than I drive.

        I average around 30,000 miles a year driving so I don't think there's much of a chance of that happening for me.

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          Throughout the year, I will probably drive 2-3 times as many miles as I run. I only drive to the store, my running club, and, occasionally, to campus...but I live 30 miles from campus. Tongue

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            When I posted my 2013 goal of 1,000 miles, someone commented, "Do you mean running or driving?" As I take a train into downtown or a short drive to the airport, I generally put 3,000 miles on my car, or only about 3x my running miles. Does anyone run as much as they drive or even more than they drive?

             

            A couple years in grad school I rode my bike to school most days as I didn't want to pay for parking and also had a couple high mileage years of ~3500. So, on my "daily driver" I had fewer miles than running miles.

             

            However, each of those years, I took a couple 8 hour plus trips in my wife's car, so I still don't think I can claim I ran more miles than I drove.

              I wish

              I commute 73 miles round trip a day

              I started a blog called Sloggingmiles.somedomainorother.com but I never even finished the first entry because I realized talking about my commuting and running was even more boring than talking about them separately and no one was going to read it.  Now I can't even remember the address.

                I may run more times than I drive.  That ought to count for something, right?

                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                Joggaholic

                  Does public transportation count? I suppose "driving" makes this question very US-centric because i know a bunch of online running friends in Asia and they likely drive 0 miles. I think running miles v. non-human-powered miles is probably closer to the intend of the question? Anyway, my running mileage (40-60mpw) is probably around half of my commute mileage (~100mpw).

                    If it's human-powered vs. petrochemical powered, I'm in better shape, 'cause I bike-commute to work.  Trouble is, I make the occasional 1000+ mile trip, and more than a couple of those per year pretty much wipe out my chances.

                    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                      If it's human-powered vs. petrochemical powered, I'm in better shape, 'cause I bike-commute to work.  

                       

                      I generally get about 3200 miles per year by bike commute. I put about 5000 miles on the pick up.

                       

                      Combine that with the other 5000 miles or so I get on my bike plus the 2100 - 2300 running I get each year then yeah.

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                        I drive about 70 miles a year(golf ball). I run way more.

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                          A couple years in grad school I rode my bike to school most days as I didn't want to pay for parking and also had a couple high mileage years of ~3500. So, on my "daily driver" I had fewer miles than running miles.

                           

                          However, each of those years, I took a couple 8 hour plus trips in my wife's car, so I still don't think I can claim I ran more miles than I drove.

                           

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                            I've run one mile faster than one mile drive...driving 494 going north at 6PM during the weekday.  I actually timed myself!!  Is this what we're comparing?

                              I drive more miles per year, at about 7,500.

                               

                              But on a daily basis, I drive a total of 6 miles round trip to the Rec center where I park for work and workout, and I've run an average of 7.3 miles per day every day so far this year, so  I run more miles than I drive on a normal weekday.

                              Chloey


                              Run Like a Mother

                                In a year, no way.  But on a day to day basis, many times.  I often drive the kids to school, pick them up, and drive to work and back. The clincher is that all of those trips together equal less than 2 miles.  I wouldn't need to drive them at all, except the kids have to be at schools 1/2 mile apart within 5 minutes of each other. And I work at night and don't feel safe walking the 4 blocks home alone.  There are lots and lots of days that I run way more miles than I drive.  But then we travel on the weekends to see family and that blows it all out of the water!

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