Three mile slump

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  1. TheSpec

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    My father used to be an avid runner and he told me that a running buddy of his said to never train at 3 miles. apparantly for some reason when a person always runs three miles it causes a running funk. he says do three miles once in a while but train at either 2 or 4 miles.

    Does anyone know if this is valid?
     
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  2. texchef

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    I can't see the point to that. If you have high endurance and can run then run til you get tired. If you have a high running tolerance and you cut it short you may feel shortchanged. I could be totally off the mark though.
     
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    That seems pretty stupid to me.
     
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    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    seems logical to me.
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    Well, considering that I read about the 5K training all the time I don't see how so many runners would do that if it put you in a funk.
     
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    That makes no sense. But, if you are training for a three mile race or soemthing, you should run more than 3 miles.
     
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    If you train at exactly the same distance every day, yes you will get into a funk so to speak and stop progressing. Its the same thing with weight training, if you use the same weight forever you stop progressing.

    Back before I started lifting heavily I ran Cross Country back in high school. We would run from 1 mile speed drills to 10 mile endurance runs in order to keep our bodys in its toes and progress faster.
     
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    Basically I am not training for races or anything. I just enjoy jogging a few times a week for my cardio workout regime AND I usually like to do about 30 minutes of cardio...which for me is about 3 miles. No biggie...just wondering if it would take away from my "shape" level by staying at that mile point.
     
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