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Old 05-18-2009, 07:34 AM   #1
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Can you run 8 miles a day?

This guy has since 1975. He won't leave Miami Beach because of his daily run.

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Old 05-18-2009, 08:29 AM   #2
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Don't know. Gave up running once I left the Army.
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Only if I wanted to end up in the hospital!
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My neighbor ran 1 mile a day, twice a day, for 31 years.

He only weighs 5 more pounds than he did in HS........
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Because I'm particular about who catches me.....

oh wait...I guess I could just shoot them....
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I doubt I could do 8 miles nonstop. I usually do five 1/2 mile laps around a local park. I walk the first, jog the next 3, then walk the last one.
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I commend this guy for running through pain, except the OCD detector sounded loudly when I read the article. His notoriety masks the sadness and closed loop of his life.
The docs here could probably tell us his knees and feet and ankles are probably shot from the overabuse to the joints and soft tissues supporting the bones.
I ran track in HS for 2 years - miler and 3rd leg of 440 relay. I never won any races, but the running helped me focus on other things besides parents' ugly divorce and older sister destroying her life with drugs. Running was very good medicine.
No more running since HS. The inside of my left kneecap is mad at me these days. Had it checked out by orthopedic - minor but permanent damage found.
If I behave and limit walking to less than a mile and absolutely no running, plus use contractor's kneepads for all kneeling, it may just stay the same.
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Can you run 8 miles a day?

In a word - - NO!

I think that running 8 miles a day for years would half kill me.
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If I ran 8 miles a day, in a week I'd be maybe 30 miles or so from home.
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Cardiovascularly I think I could jog, not run, 8 miles but i'd have to be loaded up on naproxen for my knees and ankles to allow me to go that far. Then i'd be in significant pain for several days. Certainly couldn't do it on a daily basis.
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No, but I'd be happy to go to the beach and cheer him on !
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There was a guy in his 50s on this board named NewGuy (as well as at least one other name) who ran that much or more. Kind of amazing to those of us who struggle with banged up backs, knees, ankles or hips.

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There was a guy in his 50s on this board named NewGuy (as well as at least one other name) who ran that much or more. Kind of amazing to those of us who struggle with banged up backs, knees, ankles or hips.

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run 8 miles

Well, I wouldn't have to worry about outliving my resources, I would be pushing up daisies if I ran that far. I could walk eight miles, bike about 20(on a rail trail).
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I could easily walk 8 miles, but couldn't run to the end of the street. Walking is my favorite exercise, and I walk outside every morning before w*rk, weather permitting. Normally, I go about 3 miles and there's a little jogging incorporated in there. If I run, my knees keep me awake at night. Besides, I can't ponder life and solve all the worlds problems when I'm running, but I do my best thinking when I'm out for my walk.
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Cardiovascularly I think I could jog, not run, 8 miles but i'd have to be loaded up on naproxen for my knees and ankles to allow me to go that far. Then i'd be in significant pain for several days. Certainly couldn't do it on a daily basis.
When my last treadmill burned up, the repair cost was higher than the replacement cost, so I replaced it with one of those whacky elliptical trainers. I tried out a bunch of these, and found one that didn't feel too awkward to me.

Almost all of the ones I tried were easier on the knees and other joints than running, either on the street or the treadmill.

I do 5 miles a day (equivalent) 5 days a week, so 8 miles is certainly doable. I'd probably feel it in my joints afterwards, though.
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When my last treadmill burned up, the repair cost was higher than the replacement cost, so I replaced it with one of those whacky elliptical trainers. I tried out a bunch of these, and found one that didn't feel too awkward to me.

Almost all of the ones I tried were easier on the knees and other joints than running, either on the street or the treadmill.

I do 5 miles a day (equivalent) 5 days a week, so 8 miles is certainly doable. I'd probably feel it in my joints afterwards, though.
I want one!! After our ER move north (hopefully next year) maybe I will buy one from Craigslist. The elliptical is amazingly good for my legs.
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