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weekly x-training thread, March 14-20

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<p>Opie's post for last week inspired me for this week's question. Since he reported his activity totals in terms of total time spent rather than miles or other quantitative units, I started thinking about all the time I spend in exercise-related activity, including pre- and post- workout stuff. Such as driving to and from my running locations, showering (sometimes before <em>and</em> after), digestive issues, etc. Maybe I focus too much on the pragmatic and efficiency aspects of my activities, but I tend to wonder if the 30 minute run is really worth the 2+ hours of pre- and post- "work" that sometimes happens. Or maybe I just have way too much free time to burn... ;)</p>
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<p>So this week's question is (thanks BTY!): how do you feel about your bang-for-your-buck of your running vs pre/post maintenance of said running?</p>
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<p>heh, I thought it was obvious.... guess not...</p>
<p>Please update your totals from last week and post your plans for this week.</p>
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<p>From last week:</p>
<p><strong>hally</strong> = 3 elliptical, 4.5 weights, weights twice, walking and caching</p>
<p><strong>Fortunate One</strong> = 25 miles</p>
<p><strong>Hemerocallus</strong> = 35.5 miles</p>
<p><strong>Better than yesterday</strong> = 27.9 miles, 6 days stretch, 4 days core (2 & 2)</p>
<p><strong>OrangeMat</strong> = 40.17 miles</p>
<p><strong>evanflein</strong> = 66.4 miles run, 6.8 miles elliptical, 2.6 miles walked and 32 minutes weights</p>
<p><strong>Paul</strong> = 52.6 miles</p>
<p><strong>HappyFeat</strong> = 30 miles</p>
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<p>Running in the winter definitely stretches the "bang for your buck" thing for me. If I'm going to take all that time to get layered up, then I'm going out for at least 5-6 miles and/or some hills or something I can't easily do on the treadmill. It gets real easy to just say, "I don't feel like getting all that <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">crap</span> stuff out and on so I'll just slip downstairs to run on the 'mill." I've gotten pretty quick at the post-run rinse most days though. In the summer, it's great... just pull on shorts, top and shoes and off I go!</p>
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<p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;">Monday: 20:50 elliptical (2.7 miles) and 15 minutes of weights/core; 2.2 mile walk with DH in the evening. Nice.  <img alt="Smile" src="" style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;"></p>
<p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;">Tuesday: 5.5 mile run and about .25 mile walk</p>
<p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;">Wednesday: 20 minutes elliptical (2.6 miles) and 20 minutes weights, then a 10.5 mile tempo run after work and a half mile walk</p>
<p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;">Thursday: 23 minutes elliptical (3 miles) and 10 minutes of abs/core, 5 miles of hills after work and a half mile walk</p>
<p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;">Friday: 10.1 miles with some tempo miles in there, felt good! .5 mile walk c/d</p>
<p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;">Saturday: 5.1 more or less easy miles</p>
<p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;">Sunday: 15.1 miles, 8:07 average and last mile was 7:50... woohoo! Beautiful day for a run out there.</p>
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<p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;">Totals: 52.3 miles run, 8.3 on the elliptical, 3.9 miles walked and 45 minutes of weights in 3 sessions</p>
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