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What is the farthest you have ever run?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 16, 2007

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Photo of Charlie Gruber

“Sixteen miles. It was in preparation for the 1,500 in the 2004 Athens Olympics.”

Photo of Courtney Gruber

“Thirteen miles, also for training. I used to run track and cross country for KU.”

Photo of Tera Ruder

“Probably not even a mile, as sad as that is. I’m not a runner. I was home-schooled, so I never did the whole gym class thing. Anytime I’ve tried to go running I haven’t been a fan. Too much work.”

Photo of Dave Johnson

“Thirteen miles for a half marathon, but that was a long, long time ago. It was really tiring, but fun. It would be nice to be in that kind of shape again.”


Linda Aikins 11 years, 2 months ago

10 miles on a treadmill. Does that count?

jonas 11 years, 2 months ago

Well, in highschool I ran all the way home from the mall, which included over a 10-15 foot cliff, through a few creeks, and over a couple steep inclines. All in all it was about 2 and a half miles and I sprinted the entire thing.

(The cops were after me, and they didn't catch me either)

acg 11 years, 2 months ago

I had to run from cops once for like two miles. It sucked. They gave up and let us go, but I suspect had they really wanted to catch us, we would've been caught. We were just kids trespassing on some farmer's property, it wasn't like I was running with a t.v. under each arm or something, just fyi. :)

beatrice 11 years, 2 months ago

Out the bedroom window, huh? I guess Haggert's wife came home early.

Grundoon Luna 11 years, 2 months ago

Damn, Bea!!! (That was good, though)

Back when I was in freshman in high school, my best friend got in to the liquer cabinet, drank too much, went psycho, and why I don't know to this day but she chase me down the block with a knife. I don't know how far I ran but I ran f'in FAST.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 2 months ago

As a rule, I don't run. We were forced to run the mile everyday in middle school. I did run a mile race trying out for track in HS and came in second. (Of course, I wanted to puke afterwards!) I opted for shot-put and running! I'd gladly walk or bike. No running unless I have to.

A_A, wow! "with friends like that..."

Ceallach 11 years, 2 months ago

Nine miles, many moons ago, preparing for a "Hope Walk/Run" fundraiser that took place from Lawrence out to Clinton Lake and back. Although at many points the term "run" may have been more in my mind than in the eye of any beholder :)

Jace 11 years, 2 months ago

As a kid, I was always catch the school bus (I was an habitual late riser).

sgtwolverine 11 years, 2 months ago

I try to avoid running. Like dancing, it just doesn't turn out well.

However, my three brothers and one brother-in-law all ran a marathon, and I was at the marathon. So through them, I ran 104.8 miles.

Grundoon Luna 11 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, Sue, I thught that myself at the time. I decided that if she drank in the future I would not be present to be potentailly victimized.

Don't think it would be fun today to be celebrating the Patriots Day holiday in Boston by running the marathon. they are fighting some really bad rain and running against the wind.

sissezz 11 years, 2 months ago

cross country, track in high scool, now the occasional treadmill.......

Ceallach 11 years, 2 months ago

Reports from Virginia Tech just keep getting worse! What a tragedy!!! They are not yet sure if one gunman or two are responsible. My heart goes out to all involved.

ms_canada 11 years, 2 months ago

Cricky - I even hate walking. But I am sure at some point in my life I did run. Just can't remember how far. what's this about Virginia Tech? Better turn on CNN

Linda Aikins 11 years, 2 months ago

My mouth has been know to run for hours.

Damn, Bea! good 'un!

born_to_run 11 years, 2 months ago

I've completed several 1/2 and full marathons (26.2 miles), one of them was the Pike's Peak marathon. It was tough but I completed it. And the feeling of accomplishment at the end, made all of the hard work worth it!

Jace 11 years, 2 months ago

Wow! 22 dead in a Virginia shooting rampage (including gunman).....and no mention of it (yet) by the esteemed/award-winning LJ World??!!

Jace 11 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Py!

Yeah, I'd think it would be plastered all over the front page by now (1:44pm), wouldn't ya??!!

lunacydetector 11 years, 2 months ago

starting around the 15th and kasold intersection, i used to run south on kasold to clinton parkway then to clinton lake and back while clinton parkway was under construction. I think it was a few miles, at least, and i did it daily. it was 8.32 miles a day, to be exact.

lunacydetector 11 years, 2 months ago

...there were at leat 32 people killed at virginia tech.

Jace 11 years, 2 months ago

Man!, the number just keeps going up and up!

Holy cow!!

sourpuss 11 years, 2 months ago

Central Jr. High "Fun Run" which I think was 6.1 miles or somesuch. Never could figure out what was "fun" about running over six miles. I made sure I was sick the next two years, though I did get a medal for placing in the top three of my grade and gender, so I guess I was a pretty good runner, but sweet chocolate jesus, unless a bear is after me, I'd rather walk.

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