What I do when I’m not Studying Greek Part IX I ran 5.35 miles/8.6k today. First time in a long time. Too long. I had been stuck at 3 miles/5k for months. Rate this:Share this:RedditTwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related 11 thoughts on “What I do when I’m not Studying Greek Part IX” Add yours Nice. I was feeling close to sick after doing 5-6k the other day. Reply Physical training is of some value. Reply I feel like I’ve read that before… Reply Hey, Mike. Congrats! I have been doing the same. I’ve run as far as 8.25 miles and have been doing 5 or more each time out. The 35 lbs. I have lost has certainly helped. My knees and back are not as bad as they were before. I’m hoping to run a couple of road races soon (a 5 miler and a 10k), so we’ll see how it goes. Keep up the cool blogging and running Blessings, Matthew Reply I injured my knee a couple years ago and its taken some time to recover. Back at my running peek in the fall of 05, I was running 40 miles a week. Reply Very weird Mike. I just posted a blog today about jogging earlier this morning, then I noticed your blog post here. What’s worse, if those are your running shoes, I have the same style Adidas. I mean, exact same. Only, instead of all gray, they have a little bit of orange accents. Weird. Great job on the five miles though. I haven’t been able to go those distances since I hurt my knee late last fall. Do you run a preset course, or carry a mileage device? Reply I typically just run for a certain amount of time and then check the distance when I get home on google earth. I’m not terribly fast these days, but I’m more interested in the distance anyway. Reply Now I just read your comment above that you injured your knee… Reply not fun, isn’t it? Reply It was bad for a while. The best I was able to do was 3/4 of a mile before it started giving. I took magnesium vitamins all semester long though and picked up jogging more aggressively once school was out and it’s come a long way. On even terrain I can go up to 2 miles now. It’s not like last year though. I could jog until I was bored of jogging. You might try the magnesium though. Reply My injury was about three years ago now. I think my knee is just fine. I just need to build up the strength. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.