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    Post by hannah on Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:46 pm

    So I've made plans to go running with my friends on the team every day during winter break, and they want to go on really epic long runs. The only problem is that we're not supposed to (they're supposed to do 35ish minutes, I'm supposed to do 45ish, and we want to do 70ish). I know that its a really bad idea, since we're not going to build up to the mileage, and we'll go back down in two weeks, but how much would it mess up our training?
    It's not a good idea injury-wise either, but I think I can handle it- my friends definitely can't though (they just got better after being out all of xc). But we're all really excited for the runs, and even though I know I should be the responsible one, I don't want to be.

    Sparknotes version: my friends and I want to go on long runs, but they break really easily. I don't know how bad of an idea it would be / what to do, so I'm hoping someone can tell me what to do.
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    Post by Wgrt on Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:13 pm

    Do it,
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:53 pm

    The only way to get a person to stop breaking esily is by doing stuff like that. It will only help them.


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    Post by Hurdle-Gurl on Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:26 pm

    Just go out and try a few runs. If they start hurting or feel any real odd discomfort, cut the run short. You don't want them injuring themselves, but it could also possibly strengthen them.
    Give it a try, but be careful.
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    Post by eternally_running on Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:56 pm

    Hurdle-Gurl wrote:Just go out and try a few runs. If they start hurting or feel any real odd discomfort, cut the run short. You don't want them injuring themselves, but it could also possibly strengthen them.
    Give it a try, but be careful.

    i agree...do it, but be careful
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    Post by Running With Scissors on Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:00 pm

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    Post by BA_Sadie. on Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:10 pm

    DUNE IT YOU WONT!
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    Post by WickedToo on Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:48 pm

    eternally_running wrote:
    Hurdle-Gurl wrote:Just go out and try a few runs. If they start hurting or feel any real odd discomfort, cut the run short. You don't want them injuring themselves, but it could also possibly strengthen them.
    Give it a try, but be careful.

    i agree...do it, but be careful
    I totally agree.
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    Post by Tri Babe 518 on Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:31 am

    Is 70 minutes a huge deal?
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    Post by whenhen on Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:43 pm

    TRI_Love_518 wrote:Is 70 minutes a huge deal?
    If her friends want to go really hard all 70 minutes then it could be if they keep repeating it all winter break.
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    Post by hannah on Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:15 pm

    ok. thank you for all of the replies Very Happy
    i've decided to listen to my coach and not be stupid and potentially screw over my season. really though, my running friends are just sick/cross training. oh well.

    and TRI_Love_518--
    it's not a lot for most people, but when you do 40 min and then jump up to 70 without building up it is.

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