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Old 04-26-2012, 04:16 PM   #1329 (permalink)
handcycle2005
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Originally Posted by Sara750S View Post
Thank you for the positive comments! I seem to be apologising to people when they ask how far I run as my response is "only 2 miles"! But then I forget that a few months ago I was walking/shuffling that.

Target is a 5k fun event booked for June!

Sara
Something to be aware of. You only need a very few daily miles to reach a very large portion of your potential.
Example from my own past. I ran track/cross country in high school( grad.1978). I was not able to afford decent running shoes so I was only running 3-4 miles a day for the two years I competed. 2 mile in 10:55, mile in 5:09. Three years later, running in college and covering 70-85 miles a week (10-12 miles/day) brought my mile to 4:32, 2 mile estimated at 9:40 (5K run in college, no 2 mile race).
Really not a whole lot of improvement compared to the investment in time and mileage.
Then look at world class runners. 80-120(or more) miles per week for a second or two(maybe) in the mile.
Never apologize for your running, you're out there doing it and not couch surfing.
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