Any runners here?

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    I feel like most people here are more into weight lifting, strength training, etc.. And runners out there?

    I ran my first half marathon this morning, and was wondering if others here have done so, and how they maintained their fitness level afterwards.
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    I run, but only because I am doing a full ironman in Texas May 17. Been averaging 5 or so hours running per week since January, with runs over an hour being at low HR zones. Did 3 hours last night at 10 min/mi pace. Slow and steady is my motto.

    I mix in a couple circuit type workouts 2 days a week to maintain some strength training. Primarily lunges, squats, pushups, lat pulls and planks.

    After the race, I dont plan to do much of anything other than lift weights and swim a few days per week. Oh, and drink beer.
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    I keep it simple and just run as much as I have time for. I haven't run any half marathons but have seriously thought about doing a few. I run a lot of 5 and 10K events. As for my training I usually just run 4-5 days a week and anywhere from 5 to 10 miles depending on how I feel. I like to get at least 25-30 miles in a week. Sometimes I do speed work too. It seems to help me keep my times fast.
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    Thats cool, yea I think I am just gonna run what I have time for these next few months. I have several half's I wanna do in the fall... I am going to do one in Savannah, GA if any Gators here wanna join?
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    Hence the run....in the hikenrunedugator! ;)
    The lovely mountains of NC....
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    I have been a runner for 35+ years and have run every distance competitively from half mile to marathon. I am 51 now and my last marathon was in 1999 in Paris. When I race now I mainly focus on 5K-15K. I run about 3 times a week and do Insanity in between run days and usually take 1 day off. I'm old, I need recovery time :)
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    I have only done 1 5k, I do run 5 miles a day on the treadmill at the gym after lifting but this is more to get the weight off of me. :p

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