Nutrition, Health, & Fitness

I tried running 5k every day a while ago. It was great! I felt great!

But, I couldn’t keep it going. It takes ~20min to run a 5k, plus changing and showering. I could’t fit it into my schedule every day.

So I went back to just doing halfs on weekends, and doing short 2-4 mile runs ~3 times a week as my schedule allows.

Daily training sounds like a good idea, and keep a streak going is satisfying, but human bodies are really not designed for it.

“All three fitness goals every day for a whole month and my body is super drained.”

Turns out running plus training for breaking a juggling world record, plus also breaking the world record? Exhausting.

24 Likes, 3 Comments - Luke Burrage (@lukeburrage) on Instagram: “All three fitness goals every day for a whole month and my body is super drained.”

Recovery is training too. That’s why EPO is so performance-enhancing for endurance athletes - you recover faster, so you can go back out earlier and train harder, sooner.

For me, running 5k at a moderate pace I don’t even break a sweat. My heart rate barely elevates unless I’m going faster than a 9 minute pace.

But when I’m pushing hard, I definitely need recovery days. Hence my new schedule of a half marathon every weekend, and 2-3 much shorter runs during the week. 2 weights days and one leg day for the days I don’t do cardio. If I do cardio two days in a row, I switch between running and cycling.

My half time is progressing much faster now that I don’t stupidly run two of them a week.


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9 minutes per km! bwahahahaha

Welcome to everywhere I’ve ever run a race, where the splits are in miles no matter what kind of race it is. A five k is three mile splits plus a sprint, and I shoot for 6:30 splits. :wink:

I know that every race in the sport is measured in meters or kilometers. Like, the Olympics doesn’t have races measured in miles.

That being said, Roger Bannister was famous for being the first person to run a mile in 4 minutes. Not famous for running 1.6 kilometers in 4 minutes. Not famous for running 1 kilometer in 2.5 minutes.

I guess we thank the British Empire for that one.

It’s always a little funny when you run a race here.

The race is listed as 5k. There is a giant mile marker every mile, but no kilometer markers of any kind. Fancy races have a clock at every mile marker showing the current time (which you can calculate your pace from based on when you passed the starting line).

Most races even give me my mile splits on a web site after the race, and some have awards for “fastest mile” in the course of the 5k.

Run a lightning mile and then walk. #playtowinthegame

Yeah, get an extra victory point yet still lose the game. =(

Actually, I’m not sure what my straight single-mile time is anymore. I only do distance running. My fastest miles in a half marathon are around 6:45 (usually on a big downhill), with an average pace around 8:30. I haven’t run a hard single mile in many years.

I’ll do it this week and see how fast I am.

“Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-Hour Marathon Barrier”

Awesome if true, but marathons have been so rife with cheating lately that I can’t believe it.

What cheating? Doping? I guess possible.

But this was on a special course, with an army of pacesetters, and a laser grid projecting pace car, designed for him to break 2. It’s not like he could have cut it short or something.

Also, it’s 19 seconds per mile off world record 10k pace, and 9 seconds faster than women’s 10k world record pace.

Also also, he was .1 seconds per mile faster than women’s 5k world record pace.

Just let people cheat at sports, at least in a cheater league. No rules beyond the rules of the game itself. I would watch the shit out of cheater leagues of every sport.

The official women’s marathon record, which has not been broken for 16 years, was also broken yesterday:

Guess what shoes she was wearing?

The fastest five marathons ever run in the men’s side have all been in the last year, and now the fastest women’s marathon, all with the same shoe.

This has got nothing to do with more doping, and everything to do with better technology.

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I didn’t realize this, but Bekele also finished 2 seconds off the world record last month in Berlin.

Bekele has the world record in the 5k and 10k. And he’s 2 seconds off the marathon WR.