Very good. Thanks for the laugh, summary guy.
summary guy wrote:
If you're late to the party:
Malmo- I ran a 177 mile week, then missed a couple days next week with the flu.
Posters- So you got sick from the mileage, eh?
Malmo- Nope, I got sick because I had the flu. Getting sick happens to most people 2-3 times a year, regardless of mileage.
Posters- Nuh uh, it was the mileage. Everyone knows that.
Malmo- My experience differs. What you said is dumb.
Posters- Oh, so you're saying if a 15 year old boy ran 170 miles next week, he'd be fine?
Posters- So you admit high mileage makes you sick?
Malmo- No, can any of you read?
Posters- You're arrogant!
Malmo- You're ignorant.
Posters- But running a lot MAKES YOU SICK.
Malmo- Not in my experience, or in the experience of all my super fast friends.
Posters- You're arrogant and mean!
Malmo- I'm also right.
Posters- But why don't you conform to our preconceived notions?
Malmo- Becuase they're wrong. I got sick 2-3 times a year, regardless of mileage. I got injured more at low mileage than high mileage, too.
Posters- Ok, you're clearly senile. You're saying that you speak for the whole running community, and every 15 year old boy with a pair of spikes should be running 175 miles a week, all at tempo pace?
Malmo- *hides face in palm of hands*
So......... how did you respond to it?
To see how I'd respond
I agree with triplezero always nice to see women running more. I wish I knew how many of the posters were female!
137, last winter. I managed to string a bunch of 120-130 weeks together over the winter and went on to have a great track season over the summer. The 137 was mostly easy mileage with maybe only a tempo run in there. I'm a 23 year old woman, btw. It's nice to see women like the OP who aren't afraid of mileage.
Which ultra was it?
229 this summer. I was training for an ultra (yeah, I know). It was part of 10 straight weeks above 200. I ran a mile PR in a workout, but never used the shape I was in for a race other than the ultra which I bombed due to nutritional issues.
North Coast 24
Which ultra was it?
What were the conditions for seaside? I had considered to run that one, but the typical conditions did not appear to be amicable.
victoria, b.c., canada, runner wrote:
97 miles (ave. for 10? weeks over 85 - 90 mpw) for one week of running...1973...getting ready for Seaside, Ore. marathon in Feb., 2:48 & change, hit the wall..:(
May, lower mileage, 60 - 70? per wk., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2:38:19 felt sooo easy this time.