Just run Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:35:00 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Jan 16, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-16-2017.html <p>Ahhh yes! &nbsp;I love these federal holidays. &nbsp;I wonder what it would have been like to have lived in the south in the days of Martin Luther King Jr. &nbsp;As it stands, I am a beneficiary of his work and so many others who have come before me.</p> <p>Didn&#39;t want to get out of bed this morning, but I did make it out onto the road. &nbsp;Jogged down to University Ave and picked up the pace a little on the way back. &nbsp;I was feeling really good on the return leg.</p> <p>Out: 27:27.97 &nbsp; Back: 25:47.38 = 53:15.35</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 12, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-12-2017.html <p>Last time around this loop. &nbsp;Got up at 2:50 a.m. and was out the door by 3:25. &nbsp;One last time to experience this loop route during the quiet of an early morning. &nbsp;Felt like I could just go forever.</p> <p>To Mile - 10:17.57</p> <p>Mile - 10:29.35</p> <p>Finish - 30:30.94 = 51:17.86</p> <p>Met a skunk out running in the early morning as well. &nbsp;I gave him lots of space and let him pass in front of me. &nbsp;As soon as he was by me he lifted his tail and I gave him an even wider berth and took off.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 11, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-11-2017.html <p>Beautiful run day. &nbsp;The temp was just right so that I didn&#39;t have to bundle up. &nbsp;T-shirt and shorts. &nbsp;Ran over to Stripes and back. &nbsp;Left shin started acting up so I slowed down a little. &nbsp;This is what happens when you quit cold turkey from your running program and eat way too much over Christmas and then decide you don&#39;t really want to work off the extra weight you put on. &nbsp;Somehow, it will just disappear magically. &nbsp;Still waiting for that magic trick to happen.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 09, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-09-2017.html <p>Death day. &nbsp;That&#39;s what I felt like. &nbsp;We just did a few sprints but with a new leader heading the charge. &nbsp;The recovery time was quicker than usual. &nbsp;I couldn&#39;t breathe and was feeling light headed after the first four. &nbsp;However, I managed to keep my legs moving and my &quot;sprint&quot; probably looked like a jog to an outside observer, but it hurt. &nbsp;Pulled out of the group for our cool down jog back and just took it at my pace. &nbsp;It took me a good 40 minutes to recover. &nbsp;Probably pushed a little too hard. &nbsp;That&#39;s what I get for not easing back into it.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 07, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-07-2017.html <p>Trying to shake a head cold and cough before it gets worse. &nbsp;Started Wednesday and just got worse as the week progressed. &nbsp;Hoping it will go away in a couple more days so I can get back on track.</p> Sat, 07 Jan 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 06, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-06-2017.html <p>Beautiful day for bad weather. &nbsp;The temperature was in the upper 20&#39;s. &nbsp;For some reason, we didn&#39;t have to get out and run. &nbsp;I counted it a blessing that I had one more day to heal, rolled over in my bed, and went back to sleep.</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 05, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-05-2017.html <p>Half mile warm up jog followed by a lot of pushups and situps. &nbsp;Finished with a half mile cool down jog.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 03, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-03-2017.html <p>Went for an extremely slow jog this morning. &nbsp;Stomach trouble prevented me from completing the loop in a timely manner. &nbsp;However, I did manage to finish even though I walked for a little bit, sat for a little bit and discovered a restroom before finishing.</p> <p>To Mile Start - 10:18.46</p> <p>Mile - 11:57.57</p> <p>To Restroom - 33:48.35</p> <p>Med loop - 5:39 = 1 hr 1:43.38</p> <p>Slowest time to date, but I&#39;ll take it. &nbsp;Weighed myself after the run at 273 lbs. &nbsp;Christmas vacation was just too good.</p> <p>Finished up the day with a group slinky run. &nbsp;Slow, then fast, then slow, then fast. &nbsp;Almost like interval training. &nbsp;It was only about a mile, maybe a mile and a half, but the sprints got me winded pretty quick.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 31, 2016 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-31-2016.html <p>University route. &nbsp;Let&#39;s just say that there was a little too much celebration with lots of good food. &nbsp;Glad I got out for a jog. &nbsp;</p> <p>Out - 28:34.29 &nbsp; &nbsp;Back - 28:18.65 &nbsp;= 56:52.94</p> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 26, 2016 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-26-2016.html <p>Still feeling that Christmas dinner in my stomach. &nbsp;The roast was really good. &nbsp;Turkey trot route.</p> <p>37:51.13</p> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 22, 2016 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-22-2016.html <p>First real run of the week. &nbsp;I wasn&#39;t feeling it at all. &nbsp;My stomach felt full from whatever it was that I ate last night. &nbsp;My left shin felt that running was not the&nbsp;right thing to be doing until I hit the 2 mile mark. &nbsp;After that, everything felt about normal for a fun run. &nbsp;I was definitely not trying for any speed records today. &nbsp;Getting out this morning was an accomplishment.</p> <p>To the mile marker: 10:15.18</p> <p>Mile: 10:48.92</p> <p>Remainder of the loop: 31:47.45 = 52:51.55</p> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 16, 2016 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-16-2016.html <p>Walked with 67 lbs. &nbsp;Finished in just under 2 hours. &nbsp;I was worried about my feet, but my feet were fine. &nbsp;My shins got a little stiff. &nbsp;I just hadn&#39;t done any &quot;speed&quot; walking in a while. &nbsp;I would definitely need to train for any distances longer than 6 miles. &nbsp;My legs started to lose their zeal right around the 4.5 mark.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:00:00