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"Junk" Miles

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Jul 2013
1:26pm, 26 Jul 2013
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Thanks, both - I ended up attempting 5 miles at RP (didn't quite work for part of the first two miles due to absurd gradients and over-doing the downhills ;) but went well in the latter half of the session). Not planning to try it more than once a fortnight, though - so every 6th or 8th run...
Jul 2013
5:00pm, 26 Jul 2013
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I log all the runs with the dog - we only do a 1.7 mile loop at the moment whilst he's young, and it's stop-start whilst we fish him out of the bushes, or pick up his poo - but I log it all. Choose a suitable category for it, and you can always filter it out.
Jul 2013
5:03pm, 26 Jul 2013
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Hahahahahahahaha. Poo....log. *snort*
Jul 2013
6:34pm, 26 Jul 2013
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Phoenix Lesley
I agree Lord Fetch But I never put the time as they pee/poop/sniff breaks can add up as I take both of Clan White Fluff ;-)
Jul 2013
11:38pm, 28 Jul 2013
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In my opinion the more miles the better. I don't know where this junk miles thing come from, must be an American term. There are not a lot of top American runners.

Once I read that Coe did so many extra miles at a certain time of day but they didn't count. What a load of rubbish! Anything I run is being recorded.

When top runners are doing 120 miles plus you can't tell me that every mile they run is perfect.

I try to run as much as I can. The most important thing I have learnt is running these easy or so- called junk miles at an easy pace.
Jul 2013
11:58am, 29 Jul 2013
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Carlos Fandango Jnr
Easy isn't junk*, mainly because they have a positive effect on recovery and fitness. Run those same miles 1 min/mile faster and they'd have little/no value, other than tiring you out.

*what we might also be demonstrating is that this is an unhelpfully vague expression that means different things to different people...
Jul 2013
12:18pm, 29 Jul 2013
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No such thing in my book, bad training yes but no miles are junk. :-)
Jul 2013
12:22pm, 29 Jul 2013
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Had a couple of "I need a wee" stops during Sundays run and an 8 minute "potty stop at parkrun! ", it was quite comical to see my daughter sat on the potty watching and clapping the parkrunners, she made a few people laugh.

Those miles are smile miles. :-)

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