What is you average running distance?
February 7, 2010 9:49am CST
We are just back from our Sunday run. It is the first longish run this year but it isn't the longest I ever ran. Last year we were doing about 16km on a Sunday but today's was only about 7km and I only just managed it. What distance do you generally run ? Are you in training for a running competition or just maintaining your fitness as we do?
13 Feb 10
Good idea to start of with shorter runs. My first run was very ridiculous as I could just about run for a few minutes and then there was lots of walking . Now I can run for half an hour and more. It is more of a challenge to me to breathe correctly than it is to get strong legs.
15 Feb 10
oops sorry to wait so long to reply. I took about 3 months I think to run for an hour. We started off just walking and running. My husband runs with me and he has run a lot over the years but I had never run really since school. Then after a week we could do about 15 minutes non stop and after 1 month about 25 minutes. Each time we went out I would just look a bit further along and say lets run to there and we would then turn and run back home .Then one weekend my husband said lets do a long run and we ran about 8 killometeres which I think took about 45 minutes. We just built up the distance after that. Before Christmas I was able to do 16k but we had a long break because it snowed and there is no way to run in that weather here so now I am building back up again.
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9 Feb 10
I'm averaging 4 miles twice a week and now up to 7 miles for my long run. conversions: 1 Mile = 1.6K 3.1 Miles = 5K 6.2 miles = 10K 10 miles = 16.1K 13.1 miles (half marathon)= 21.1K 26.2 miles (full marathon)= 42.2K These are the most common distances I use anyways.
10 Feb 10
That's about what we have been doing when we don't have the snow to get in the way. Thanks for the conversions. Wow so we have run 10 miles once, I am impressed with myself now LOL The marathon and half marathon runners would think me very silly I think.
8 Feb 10
I hadn't thought of it that way. You are doing a lot more than me but then you have a good long goal ahead. 10 miles seems huge .I am not very good at converting between KM and miles . Yesterday we did about 7 or 8 km and it was hard work but I have done twice that before. It doesn't take long to lose the stamina and have to spend weeks regaining it.
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7 Feb 10
I have been running for almost a year now. I have been a little discouraged but am now getting back into the swing of things. I was up to running 3-4 miles every day with a long of 6 getting ready to go to 8 once a week. I puttered out though! After I regrouped I've only been running about 10 -12 miles a week. I actually bumped it up a little and feel like I am back in the groove. So, next week I hope to be back up to 3 and 4 miles daily with a long run of 6 miles. I want to move as fast as I can as I would like to do my first half marathon in april!
7 Feb 10
Sounds like you will make it easily if you keep at it. I like to have goals. I think 6 miles is about 8 or 9 km so that is a good long distance . I found it quite hard this summer as we had some hot weather but once the cooler weather was back it seemed easier than before so sometimes the harder days can help.