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1/6/15 12:30 P

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Thanks for the good advice and information :)

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1/6/15 10:39 A

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I agree with CASSIOEPIA.

emoticon advice from Nancy and so very true. I usually run 3 miles on Tues/Thurs. Then run 7 to 10 miles on Saturday depending on how I feel. I really need to get in a habit of doing a HIIT session on Tues and do incline runs on Thursday (those days are not set in stone BTW). I believe that will benefit me more.

Stay safe and listen to your body!

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1/6/15 9:45 A

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As Judi stated, it depends--however your long run should never exceed more than 50% of your cumulative shorter runs-- i.e.--if your long run is 15 miles but your cumulative mileage during the week is 12--that puts way too much emphasis on your long run leaving you vulnerable to injury. The lesson is, never underestimate the cumulative effect of your shorter runs--remember too, that your long runs are meant to be run at a slower pace than your shorter ones in order to teach your body to utilize fat for fuel AND to lessen your risk for injury.

As for pace--the more you run, your body will naturally get faster--don't feel the need to keep pushing your pace to get faster--think of your body like a car--if you were to always drive your car at high speed day in and day out, your car will begin to break down at a faster rate and it will require more maintenance--most runners do not even peak in the sport until 10 years into the making, so allow time for your body to adapt.

RUN HAPPY!

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I'm running 3 days a week. Run 1, I've been upping my pace by .1 (like 4.4 to 4.5 to 4.6, etc.) Last week I got to 5.0 and whew. About kicked my butt. So I'm sticking with 5.0 for this week. Today I did 25 minutes. Thursday (Day 2) I will shoot for 25 minutes and add in a few inclines. Saturday (Day 3) will be my "long run". I am shooting for 35 minutes, but if I make it to 30, I'll be happy!

I'm not really "training" for anything. I run because I enjoy it and it's good exercise. I would like to keep increasing my pace (to what, I'm not sure yet), and I'd like to be able to make my long run days longer.

Traci

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That will be very different for everyone, depending on what they are training for. What are your regular runs now, and what do you want to aim for?

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1/6/15 8:09 A

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How much longer (miles or minutes) is your long run vs your regular runs?

Traci

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