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Insanity & Long Distance Running
Hi All, thought I'd share my experience with Insanity and long distance run I recently did.
Background:
- I've spent the last ~8 years lifting 4 times a week and running ~4 miles, maybe 2-3 times a week.
- Was in good shape from all this, I was very disciplined, but my results plateaued a while back. Decided to start Insanity late in the summer to cut a little fat out and for overall health. With significant "visual" results. But wondered how this translated into actual health.

Since starting Insanity, I rarely run (maybe twice a month, 4 miles each time) and lift once a week, sometimes twice. I've been through the month 2 of Insanity about 4-5 times now, just keep cycling through.

So I had an idea for a long run a couple weekends back (won't bore you with why I chose this run/distance). On Friday night, I decided to give this run a try and Saturday I woke up early to attempt it.

I ran 35 miles, timed it at 6:13, from point A to point B, without any training specifically for it, or even eating properly the night before. Now, I don't think the BB folks would like to endorse Insanity for that kind of activity, but if you're worried about the effects for long distance abilities, it probably is a good data point. I've never been a long runner (haven't run farther than 4 miles in 3 years), so I wanted to test if I was really in as good of shape as I hoped, after a few months of Insanity.
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RE: Insanity & Long Distance Running
2/1/13 10:27 AM as a reply to deece4.
WOW! That is awesome and some serious motivation for me as I am in the middle of combat and getting ready to start training for a half marathon that is in may! Great Job!
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RE: Insanity & Long Distance Running
2/1/13 10:56 AM as a reply to deece4.
That is encouraging! I was running 3-4 times a week for about 4 miles over the summer/fall. I quit running when the snow hit the ground and don't plan on starting back up again until April. I've been doing Insanity and hope to be up to speed with where I left off in the fall.
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RE: Insanity & Long Distance Running
2/1/13 4:13 PM as a reply to deece4.
Same here... love running in the warm, hate the cold. So I'm glad Insanity seems like it helps maintain just overall fitness so well, that longer distance endurance isn't shot to hell.
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RE: Insanity & Long Distance Running
2/10/13 3:56 PM as a reply to deece4.
I've noticed that Insanity has significantly helped my running without any running training as well. I recently ran a 15K (my longest run since my high school cross country days). The most previous run prior to that race was 5-6 weeks before that and was only 7 miles. On the way home I told my husband how much Insanity helped my endurance to power through and my speed. Amazing! Now I'm signed up for a half marathon on April and am planning on my first marathon in October. I love what Insanity is doing for my runs- it's brought me up to the next level.
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RE: Insanity & Long Distance Running
2/12/13 5:12 AM as a reply to deece4.
Wow! I've had a similar experience. I've never run 3 continuous miles in. my. life. After 1 month of Insanity, I did a 5k I had signed up for and ran the entire thing without walking a step! The last run I did was right after Christmas and was just 2 miles of intervals walking/running. I was so glad to see how much Insanity helped my running!
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