Ultrarunners: How many days a week

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How many days a week do you run?

Poll ended at Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:42 am

Four
4
57%
Five
2
29%
Six
1
14%
Seven
0
No votes
7+ runs per week
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 7

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Ultrarunners: How many days a week

Postby mlazenby » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:42 am

...do you run? 4, 5, 6, 7...8? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Postby QuickChick » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:45 am

I would also be curious to know how many TIMES you run a week... ie how many double workout days you have. Crazy Iron Types, I'm curious about you too!!
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Postby Size5 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:45 am

It depends is the truth...

There are always 4 core workouts in my week. As I get closer to the race, sometimes that moves to 5. I think we are all different. After 10+ years of running, I have been known to have some injuries so I'm a fan of cross training. I'm into bike, elliptical, stairmaster, skipping and I used to swim.

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Postby Size5 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:46 am

QC

I only ever workout once a day unlike those crazy Ironpeople :wink: . Yes it is true that sometimes my workouts are very long.....

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Postby HCcD » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:57 am

Size5 wrote:QC

I only ever workout once a day unlike those crazy Ironpeople :wink: . Yes it is true that sometimes my workouts are very long.....

S5


Hey, I resemble that comment ..... though, I am only a Half-Ironperson, at the moment .... :oops: ....
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Postby Jwolf » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:20 am

I think we only a handful ultrarunners on this board...and if you don't vote you can't see the results. :?
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Postby Robbie-T » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:15 am

Jwolf wrote:I think we only a handful ultrarunners on this board...and if you don't vote you can't see the results. :?


Click view results under the poll.

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Postby Jwolf » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:19 am

Robbie-T wrote:Click view results under the poll.
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Thanks...
so far only two answers, though.
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Postby rune163 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:59 am

it depends on the ultra runner. i know one who runs 3-4 times per week (and also ran the 5th fastest 100 miler in canadian history last year) and others who run much more. i typically average 10 runs a week with a minimum of probably 7 (barring injury) and a maximum of 14-16.

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Postby mlazenby » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:40 pm

Hey Rune you forgot to vote! Way to dis my poll man. :shock:
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Postby RonPerth » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:01 pm

I'm just a wannabe. But my style is just to go as long as possible one day a week, and a couple of shorter runs during the week if there's time, but sometimes I go swimming or biking instead because after all summer is short and what the hell you have to do some triathlons too.
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Postby Ironmike » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:08 pm

The last ultra that I trained for was in July, and I ran 25 times in June. (300 km) That's about 6 runs per week at the peak of training for me.

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Postby dwayne_runs_far » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:57 am

I answered 4 to the poll.

In trying to come to terms with my commitment to run the 100km Blackfoot this coming spring, I've modelled my plan after the Hal Higdon Comrades Marathon plan. The core of that is double long runs on the weekend. I'm also doing 2 more runs during the week, and a third sorta-mini run too.. (I'm teaching a learn to run clinic where I run to the store and back from home, about 4 miles round trip) but I'm not counting the clinic runs in my log.

I'm also trying to get in at least one, if not two, weight sessions a week, plus hot yoga is going to get in there too, plus some other cross training as needed.

And for those of you counting, no, I don't have many days off in there... Friday is, however, the one day I am trying to keep as a complete rest day.

OK, enough of a late night ramble for me.. bed is calling.

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Postby LJA » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:56 am

Usually 2 or 3. Recently, I have been doing back to back long runs, ie 4hrs saturday and 3hrs sunday. I like to get a shorter one in midweek too.
I'm the first to admit though, that I do not train enough.


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