Monday, March 27, 2006

3 rough miles

So, it was clear before, but it's even more clear now that I'm not ready for two-a-days. I'm achey in many new places.

I've been wondering if the proper extrapolation of running everyday is not running more everyday, but running more than once a day. Judging by how difficult it is, it must be good for me. Perhaps that's a good experiment for another year.

So, this will be my fourth week at 3 miles per day, and I think it will be the last before I bump it up to 4, so I'm going to start bringing my watch again so I have some data to compare to my training after 4 weeks of 4 miles per day and subsequently 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 miles per day in the coming months. I'll proceed to add one mile per day like that until I disintegrate. I'll post a poll on when people think I will disintegrate soon.

So here are my splits for my rough 3 miles.
1 : 10:04
2 : 9:53
3 : 9:42
Total : 3.07 miles in 30:19
Avg Pace : 9:52

Have a good day, please.
Keith.

6 comments:

Jill said...

I read an article in Runner's World about running twice a day awhile back. Sounds like it is a good plan, especially if you want to increase your total mileage.

I found on-line if you want to check it out - Double Your Pleasure

Barbara said...

I've done it more times than I'd like to remember. Not too many in the past year; maybe a handful. I very nearly did yesterday but common sense got the better of me and I took a nap instead. And dreamed about doing a second run.

It's a lot easier just thinking about it than doing it. You really should try the BB method instead and save yourself the extra effort.

Dirt Runner said...

It's better to run 6 miles in one run than it is to run 3 miles twice in one day. The longer the run the better it is overall. You should save two-a-days when you are trying to get your mileage to 80-120 miles per week.

Keith said...

You could run 0.375 miles every 3 hours
or 0.75 miles every 6 hours
or 1.5 miles every 12 hours
or 3 miles every 24 hours
or 6 miles every 48 hours
or 12 miles every 4 days
or 24 miles every 8 days
or 48 miles every 16 days
or 96 miles every 32 days
or 192 miles every 2 months
or 384 miles every 4 months
or 768 miles every 8 months and run equal mileage.

I've heard that it's better to run it all at once, but I was just wondering what the ideal plan would be.
The extreme conditions I mentioned above are rediculous, and the middle ones are less rediculous, but which is best?

Holden said...

One longer one also has fringe benefits like, only needing to take one shower, thus saving water, energy to heat the water, shampoo, soap and one less running outfit to wash. So not only does it save you money, you'll be helping to save the environment.

Dirt Runner said...

Keith,
read this about why long runs are better than doubles. It's not a short read.
http://fitnesssports.com/lyd_clinic_guide/Arthur_Lydiard.htm