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    Just Because
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    Mileage Question

    Post by Just Because on Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:30 pm

    Is there a point where running high mileage becomes detrimental to racing well?

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    Re: Mileage Question

    Post by T B K on Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:07 pm

    Well it will if most of those miles are junk miles and not workouts.
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    Re: Mileage Question

    Post by runner_dude on Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:19 pm

    If you're overtraining, yes. Or if it's time to taper, yes. Otherwise, there's no such thing as junk mileage unless you're going slower than 10-11 minute miles.
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    Re: Mileage Question

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:50 pm

    No, not during base. You aren't supposed to race well during base, really.


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    Re: Mileage Question

    Post by The Waterboy on Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:35 pm

    Junk miles doesn't really have a pace. If you feel fine and want to do some more mileage, that's fine it doesn't mean it's junk. But if you are in pain or fatigued or whatever and are forcing yourself to run through the pain just to get to that round number for mileage for whatever week then that is junk or junk mileage.
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    Re: Mileage Question

    Post by Running With Scissors on Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:56 pm

    Just Because wrote:Is there a point where running high mileage becomes detrimental to racing well?


    Yeah. If you are running far your not running fast and you probably won't race well (unless your training for a ultra) but don't think you shouldn't run far because like we all know a base is important and helps in the long run.


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    Re: Mileage Question

    Post by Lily on Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:38 pm

    Running With Scissors wrote:
    Just Because wrote:Is there a point where running high mileage becomes detrimental to racing well?


    Yeah. If you are running far your not running fast and you probably won't race well (unless your training for a ultra) but don't think you shouldn't run far because like we all know a base is important and helps in the long run.

    haha no pun intended?
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    Re: Mileage Question

    Post by Running With Scissors on Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:43 pm

    No I didn't intend it but as soon as I wrote it I realized it.


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    Re: Mileage Question

    Post by Lily on Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:56 pm

    ha yeah my coach loves to use that pun. like "it will hurt you in the long run!"

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