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I just started doing speedwork. Once a week. This may seem like a dumb question but here it is anyway. Do you include your speedwork runs in your weekly mileage? I guess so huh? It seems reasonable for tempo runs but I almost feel guilty including my total 400s in my mileage.
 

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Yes, include them in your mileage. It's important to account for everything.<br><br>
If you ever end up delving into material by Jack Daniels, he has written about how to convert various types of running (easy, tempo runs, intervals, etc) into a point system so as to assess how much stress is occurring from the cumulative effect of varying intensities.
 

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Hehe, I was reading about that last night <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
MS, yes, I log everything I do, not just running but workouts and hiking etc, it means when you're going back over things you can see if you did a low mileage week it was due to a hike at the weekend for example.<br><br>
With regards to running it also means you can just compare your speed data, if you don't have it you can't examine it!
 

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I want to take the original question a bit further. I think the answer is still YES, but just want to check:<br><br>
What about recovery laps/periods?<br><br>
I am not currently doing formal speedwork, but have been thinking about starting a bit. Kind of hurts that there is not a decent track close to where I live (the HS track is poorly maintained dirt, more like a trail run) but some swimming friends run at the HS track where we swim. I just need to get up at about 3:30 am to join them before swimming. Just a bit too early for me unless I start going to bed at 8pm.
 
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