I've been up to 80 in the past and felt great, not sluggish or anything and I would like to build my mileage up like so for cross country, also I will be doing a lot of prehab, flexibility work.
What 3s? You goin' soft in the head, McS?
Trollie McSockpuppet wrote: The 1s, the 2s, the 3s, the 9s, the 0s....this plan has it all.
I bumped up mileage from 35MPW-100MPW in a little over a month and didn't get hurt. A friend of mine also had a big increase from 40-90MPW in 3 weeks and had no problems other than sore legs.
the op wrote:
yeah.... I don't really want to inspire, I want to run a fast 5k....and not get hurt. Inspire is 3rd to those.
Durability is partly genetic. If you have biomechanical problems, weak and thin cartilige, etc, you can't run that many miles without getting hurt.
.....and HOW did they get "more durable." Was it something that is genetic? Did they drink the right milk? YOU BUILD DURABLE, sweetie!
This is the post of the year. He made fun of you, and imparted elite knowledge, all in the same breath. My favorite line was this:
By the time you get up to 100 miles/week the reason for getting up there will already be gone. Why not start at 100 and get it over with? 13 weeks at a paultry 100 miles is much better than only 2 weeks at 100 miles.
You KNOW that if you don't just get out there and do it, you will never be the kind of runner you could be. Think about it. Who are you going to inspire if you run with low milage FEAR? And even if you did get so you could run well, sooner or later you will be matched against Kenyans or Ethiopians who run 175 miles as a MINIMUM! If you refuse to use the gift of running you have inside you WHY are you running at all?
You label your blog "Should Be Safe". What is so unsafe about running 150-250 miles per week? I did it for 7 years. I lived (I think)! When I started running mega-miles I did not build slowly up by 2 miles every month. I went out and ran mega-miles. I came home sore as the dickens and slept it off. At your age you can recover overnight. I did another mega-milage run the next day. And then every day after that. Building up is defeatist at best. As you build up you have all those opportunities for something to go wrong so you can stop building up. If you get out there and run 100 miles a week right from the start you might get 3000 miles in before something has a chance to go wrong.
People who run over 100 a week have far less injuries than people who run less than 70 miles a week. Those long runs make your legs stronger, train your body to be the body you need.
If your running is not there to inspire future generations with your courage and dedication, it is meaningless. Do more, be more courageous, work harder, because in the end it is the courage you display that will inspire.
I don't know about genetics, but Kenyans grow up walking and running long distances, so their bodies adapt to the high mileage easier. So you can't really say they are starting at 100+ mpw. Yes, runners that run 100+ mpw are more durable, but only because they have built that durability over the years. How old were you when you started running, Gerry? Maybe you are the exception to the rule. I like your ideas, but I know from my own experience that I get injured after jumping into high mileage too soon. However, that does not mean everyone else will.
.....and HOW did they get "more durable." Was it something that is genetic? Did they drink the right milk? YOU BUILD DURABLE, sweetie! They are more durable because they run 100+ miles a week, NOT the other way around. You are putting the hart before the corse.