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100 mile week (Read 301 times)


Cheap and Evil Girl

    This is the first time I have posted a brag, but I was so happy with what I have been able to do that I really wanted to share it with people.  I have been slowly building up my mileage over the past two years and a while back I saw a Facebook post from one of my running heroes, Catra Corbett, that she had run 95 miles in a week (It was probably one of her taper weeks lol).  Now, I know I could never hang with Catra even for a day, but I thought I could make up a running schedule with that many miles in it, for just one week.

     

    Monday - 10 miles

    Tuesday through Friday - 16 miles

    Saturday - 14 miles

    Today (Sunday) - 13 miles.

     

    I thought that it was going to be a lot harder mentally than it was, which is not to say it was easy.  But I made sure to slow down so I would avoid an injury.  I think I managed to do it without hurting myself!

     

    I am not training for anything, just wanted to challenge myself and see how tough I was.  I probably won't try this again until next year because I am afraid of getting hurt and can't afford to buy new running shoes every two months lol.

     

    Anyway, thanks for reading this and letting me share my accomplishment.

    I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

     

    "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive


    Dad of a real runner

      My body quakes at the thought of your accomplishment.

      I believe I hit 80 back when I wore a younger man's shoes and knew then that the century mark would only come if measuring by months.

      Nice job.

        Congrats on the big accomplishment - that's a lot of miles for a recreational runner! I've been running on and off for 30 years and have not yet gone over ~62 miles in one week.

          Wow.  You totally rock.Big grin

           

          I will stop whining about how hard it is to maintain 50mpw now.

          Running Goals ...

           

          "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep."  Robert Frost


          I'm back!

            100-mile week while not training for anything (or running a 100)? Wow. Who does that?

            jimmyb


              Congrats. That's not easy to do. Takes a lot of time.

              Keep going! Cool

              Log


              Cheap and Evil Girl

                Congrats. That's not easy to do. Takes a lot of time.

                Keep going! Cool

                 

                I added up the time I spent running and it was a bit over 16 hours.  I think it felt like a lot longer though!!

                 

                 

                i have no idea why I decided to do that much running.  Is 37 too young to be having a mid life crisis??  It helps that I don't have a job.  I don't know how all of you with jobs and kids manage to fit in time to run.  My hat goes off to you guys, that is way harder than what I did here.

                I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

                 

                "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

                Hipfan


                Proud Calgarian

                  Congratulations! I've had a few and it really takes some dedication to running during the week, so I know what you've put in to get there! Smile

                  2014 Goals and PRs:

                  5k - 17:59 (18:17);  10k - 37:00 (37:54);   HM - 1:21:59 (1:24:21);   FM - whatever (3:05:46)


                  Queen of 3rd Place

                    Wow, that's a lot of hours! I've peaked at 70 and thought that it was a huge deal to run 11 hours a week.

                     

                    If you could keep doing that, it might transform you as a runner. Maybe you can browse the sale rack for shoes. Smile

                    Ex runner


                    HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                      Congratulations on a monumental week. Hope you get some nice nap or sleeping time in.

                      It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


                      Cheap and Evil Girl

                        Wow, that's a lot of hours! I've peaked at 70 and thought that it was a huge deal to run 11 hours a week.

                         

                        If you could keep doing that, it might transform you as a runner. Maybe you can browse the sale rack for shoes. Smile

                         

                        I'm having so much fun, I can't even tell you!  I wish I had this kind of drive when I was ten years younger.

                         

                        Believe me, I already buy my shoes on sale!  Fortunately I don't have expensive hobbies and I do have a supportive husband who enjoys the side benefits of a fit wife. Wink

                         

                        Thanks everyone!

                        I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

                         

                        "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive


                        SheCan

                          Amazing!  That's not just a tough physical challenge, you must be quite disciplined mentally also.  You totally rock.

                          Cherie

                          Running- the real sport.  The others just play with their balls.

                          DoppleBock


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                            100-mile week while not training for anything (or running a 100)? Wow. Who does that?

                            http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

                            2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

                             


                            I'm back!

                              Heh. But really, do even you do that when you're not training for anything? Aren't you always training for something?


                              HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                                Heh. But really, do even you do that when you're not training for anything? Aren't you always training for something?

                                 

                                I've run high mileage more for fun than for training benefit. I think maybe others have. Runners sometimes do apparently silly things; that's what I think.

                                It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

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