Just run Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:32:25 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Mar 27, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-27-2017.html <p>I&#39;m guessing about 2.5 to 3 miles.&nbsp; Showed up and nobody was there.&nbsp; Went for a jog to Reilly and back.&nbsp; About 18 minutes out and 17 minutes back.&nbsp; 34:49 total time.</p> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 24, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-24-2017.html <p>The boss gave us a free day today.&nbsp; Jogged 6 miles at about 11 minutes per.&nbsp; I think that is actually the fastest I am able to run now.&nbsp; 11 minutes per mile.&nbsp; Kind of scary.</p> <p>Out - 32:23.36&nbsp; Back - 34:10.08 = 1 hr 6:33</p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 23, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-23-2017.html <p>I should call this the fast running and walking blog. &nbsp;I&#39;m going to start including walk mileage here as well. &nbsp;Went for a ruck this morning. &nbsp;Although my pace is still slow, I didn&#39;t feel any lingering after effects when I was done. &nbsp;My feet and back were not sore at all. &nbsp;Pack probably weighed about 45 to 50 lbs so I can still add a little more weight to it.</p> <p>Out - 45:20.44&nbsp; Back - 45:07.70 = 1 hr 30:28.14</p> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 22, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-22-2017.html <p>I think I am getting faster. &nbsp;But then again, maybe not. &nbsp;Although I felt like I wasn&#39;t moving anywhere, I finished. &nbsp;About a 10:24 mile pace. &nbsp;Not 9, but not an 11 or 12 either. &nbsp;Trying to break that 10 minute barrier. &nbsp;Just keep on running.</p> <p>Out - 25:09.35 &nbsp;Back - 26:45.57 = 51:54.92</p> <p>And then rowed 5000 meters in 25 minutes. &nbsp;Rowing is harder than it looks. &nbsp;It was easy to begin with and then reality kicked in about 5 to 7 minutes later.</p> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 16, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-16-2017.html <p>Was supposed to walk 12 miles, but we got our route cut short and had to turn back. &nbsp;Three miles out, three miles back in 2 hours.</p> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 14, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-14-2017.html <p>Mentally painful run. &nbsp;It was cold and raining outside. &nbsp;I was really tempted to just stay in bed. &nbsp;However, after convincing myself that I have to practice being in less than desired conditions, I was out the door. &nbsp;I walked down a couple of hills just to make sure I didn&#39;t lose my footing and it was a battle to just keep my legs moving. &nbsp;Averaged out to 11 minutes/mile, but I felt like I was slogging through quicksand. &nbsp;</p> <p>Out - 28:01.30 (5.1 miles) &nbsp;Back - 27:04.53 (4.9 miles) &nbsp;Extra Credit - 2:07.46 (.2 mile)</p> <p>Total = 57:13.29</p> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 11, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-11-2017.html <p>Slept in this morning which felt good. &nbsp;I woke up without having to set an alarm clock. &nbsp;On the other hand, I was behind schedule from the moment I woke up. &nbsp;Cut the run short in order to keep the rest of the day on track.</p> <p>Out - 10:33.68 &nbsp; Back - 10:40.78</p> <p>Although the hills are small, they sure make this trail suck. &nbsp;If I could somehow start at the other end so I could attack the hills on the way out and then coast on the way back. &nbsp;I wonder if I can run faster on a flat trail, but I have my doubts. &nbsp;Nobody on the trail this morning but me. &nbsp;Nice!</p> <p>Finished the day off with a short 6.4 mile hike with about 35 to 40 lbs in the pack. &nbsp;Average about a 17:30 mile. &nbsp;Not bad but not spectacular either. Cool temps meant that I didn&#39;t break much of a sweat. &nbsp;I might be paying for this tomorrow. &nbsp;We&#39;ll see when I wake up. &nbsp;And tomorrow is my least favorite day of the year when we lose an hour of sleep.</p> <p>3.1 Out - 51:24.85 &nbsp;Back - 53:09.34</p> <p>.1 Out - 2:11.35 &nbsp; &nbsp;Back - 2:12.30 = 1 hr 48:57</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 10, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-10-2017.html <p>It was supposed to be an easy jog, but even though I was jogging, it felt like a hard run. &nbsp;It was just rough. &nbsp;I was going to walk my least favorite hill, but I decided against that and just slowed down going uphill. &nbsp;That made it easier. &nbsp;For an easy run day, the pace was easy, but the effort just seemed to be more than I expected to have to put in for a fun run. &nbsp;Average about a 12 min mile out and a 12:30 back. &nbsp;(49:17.85)</p> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 09, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-09-2017.html <p>I was initially only going to go 4.2 miles like I usually do, but then I ran into some hikers on the trail. &nbsp;Curious as to how far they went, I ran a little further. &nbsp;Five miles this morning which isn&#39;t that much further, but those hikers must have gotten a real early start to get as far as they did on the trail.</p> <p>Start - 54.12, 1:01.68</p> <p>2 mi - 19:04.72, 19:24.56</p> <p>2.5 marker - 4:59.80, 5:07.90 = 50:32.78</p> <p>Running at about a 10:07 pace which is blistering for me. &nbsp;I wonder if I could run faster without all the little hills on the trail.</p> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 08, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-08-2017.html <p>Rucking for a little over an hour. &nbsp;We&#39;ll just play it safe and say we covered 2.5 miles.</p> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Mar 07, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-07-2017.html <p>Didn&#39;t see a single person on the trail. &nbsp;Perfect time for me to be out there.</p> <p>Start - 1:34.38, 1:28.95</p> <p>2 mile - 19:19.81, 19:10.77</p> <p>2.1 marker - 1:00.82, 1:03.87 = 43:38.60</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 06, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-06-2017.html <p>Some sprints and a couple of laps around a short track.</p> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 04, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-04-2017.html <p>I didn&#39;t really run nine miles, but I did cover nine miles. &nbsp;I figured to make it enjoyable. &nbsp;This morning, I was going to throw a pack on, but couldn&#39;t find my weight for the pack. &nbsp;I just went out and walked five miles. &nbsp;I thought I could walk a lot faster, but that was just me thinking of when I actually trained and walked more. &nbsp;Out - 45:20.20 &nbsp; Back - 47:24.36 = 1 hr 32:44</p> <p>Then I jogged two miles out in the afternoon while trying to decide how much would be too much for a weekend warrior. &nbsp;I decided I would walk back but changed my mind. &nbsp;Jogged 1.9 miles back and walked up the hill of my least favorite part of the trail which just happens to be a tenth of a mile. &nbsp;2 miles at 22:36.</p> Sat, 04 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 02, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-02-2017.html <p>Killed by a bunch of 20 somethings. &nbsp;Too many lunges. &nbsp;Gonna feel it for a few days.</p> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 01, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-01-2017.html <p>Was going to do 3 miles and some sprints but opted to go 4. &nbsp;Maybe I was a little too overzealous. &nbsp;After doing 3 miles at my normal easy pace, I stopped at a hill and set my timer for 30 seconds. &nbsp;I did six reps. &nbsp;30 seconds gets me about halfway up the hill. &nbsp;Walk back down for a recovery. &nbsp;When I was done, even jogging at my normal pace was a little too much. &nbsp;I had to stop to catch my breath a few times. &nbsp;Humidity didn&#39;t help either because it was really muggy. &nbsp;Last mile back took about 16 minutes. &nbsp;Happy to be done.</p> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 28, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-28-2017.html <p>Jogged the same route this morning. &nbsp;Took it slow as a recovery run. &nbsp;Averaging about 12:15 per mile. &nbsp;Some people walk faster than that. &nbsp;I was worried that it would be too dark, but it was just perfect. &nbsp;I could see well enough to make my way down the trail and as I turned for home it got lighter. &nbsp;I will say that even as slow as I was going, I still hated it. &nbsp;Need a change of attitude. &nbsp;That&#39;s ok. &nbsp;Tomorrow is a &quot;speed&quot; day.</p> <p>Out - 23:57.11, 45.01 &nbsp;Back - 23:52.61, 47.00 = 49:21.73</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 27, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-27-2017.html <p>That trail does not seem to get any easier. &nbsp;Oh well.</p> <p>Out - 21:38.68, 42.62</p> <p>Back - 21:25.92, 40.05 = 44:27.27</p> <p>That looks to be about 10:50 per mile out and 10:43 per on the way back. &nbsp;Not sure how that happens because all the uphills seem to be on the way back.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:00:00