Just run Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:08:43 FeedCreator 1.7.2 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 Sat, Feb 25, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-25-2017.html <p>Was running to the 1.7 mile marker but seemed to have missed it so I went to the 1.8 instead. &nbsp;However, it did feel kind of short to me so I&#39;m counting it as 1.7 instead. &nbsp;The hills really drain the life out of my legs. &nbsp;I just feel myself plodding along until I get to the top and then continue to plod along.</p> <p>Out - 18:08.05, &nbsp;57.11 &nbsp; &nbsp; Back - 18:13.05, 1:13.43 = 38:31.64</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 24, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-24-2017.html <p>Cape Fear Trail. &nbsp;First half mile is faster than the others because it is shorter because of where I start off.</p> <p>4:46.72, 5:16.77, 5:07.71, 5:09.96, 39.77</p> <p>5:18.00, 5:29.74, 5:17.61, 5:15.51, 40.13</p> <p>1:13.13 = 44:15.05</p> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 18, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-18-2017.html <p>Turkey trot route. &nbsp;Almost didn&#39;t get out. &nbsp;It is a beautiful overcast day with just enough moisture in the air to make it a perfect day for running. &nbsp;I just didn&#39;t want to get out of the house. &nbsp;Forced myself and after the initial warm up, everything felt good.</p> <p>31:17.63</p> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 17, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-17-2017.html <p>I&#39;ve been taking a shortcut without even knowing it. &nbsp;I discovered the real starting line for the trail today was about a tenth of a mile farther than where I had assumed it was. &nbsp;It was clearly marked. &nbsp;I had just never bothered to look for it. &nbsp;Now I know.</p> <p>Jogged to the 2 mile marker and back in 47:11.05. &nbsp;Next time I won&#39;t stop to read the little info boards which will automatically improve my time. &nbsp;Averaging about 5:20 - 5:40 per half mile so about a 12 minute mile.</p> <p>Walked to my daughter&#39;s new school. &nbsp;It took about 30 minutes to stroll there so we&#39;ll call it a mile there.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 15, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-15-2017.html <p>I&#39;m counting it. &nbsp;Two laps on the track. &nbsp;The hardest two laps I&#39;ve ever done. &nbsp;Legs were sore and I was dehydrated. &nbsp;Ran the first lap at my own pace. &nbsp;Second lap was a sprint on the straight away and recovery on the curves.</p> <p>Watched how an MMA fighter, Cyborg, loses weight for weigh ins. &nbsp;I feel like a little baby now compared to the grueling process she goes through to lose 20 lbs to get to her fighting weight from her natural weight. &nbsp;That is some serious water loss, but it looks like her team has it down to a science. &nbsp;I was at 277 on Friday night. &nbsp;It sucks losing weight like that.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 14, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-14-2017.html <p>Went to the track. &nbsp;Got discouraged at 3 miles and started walking. &nbsp;Was going to call it quits but decided to finish out my 4 miles. &nbsp;Although I walked for three laps, I did run the last lap and then I called it a day. &nbsp;Doing distance on a track just doesn&#39;t work for me.</p> <p>Mile 1 (Lane 6) - 11:54.02</p> <p>Mile 2 (Lane 6) - 11:59.06</p> <p>Mile 3 (2 laps Lane 4, 2 laps Lane 3) - 8:58.68 (I suspect I may have skipped a lap)</p> <p>Mile 4 - 4:16.09, 5:02.51, 4:19.71, 2:34.84</p> <p>Total - 49:04.91</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 13, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-13-2017.html <p>One mile worth of sprints in the morning. &nbsp;A good four mile jog in the evening. &nbsp;Discovered that the trail behind the house is full of hills. &nbsp;I was just expecting a flat trail.</p> <p>43:35 for three miles on the trail and one mile on the run home which makes four miles total.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 11, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-11-2017.html <p>16 laps around a track in 46:06. &nbsp;Pretty rough.</p> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 08, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-08-2017.html <p>Back out to University Ave one more time via the boardwalk to avoid street traffic. &nbsp;Today everything was clicking though unlike Monday. &nbsp;I was going to just take it easy, but because I was feeling good, I decided to see what kind of time I could clock. &nbsp;Not a PR but a better time for the week. &nbsp;Tried to focus on form and not dragging my feet. &nbsp;Every time I felt like walking, I just reminded myself that it wasn&#39;t that long of a run and I could walk all I wanted when it was over.</p> <p>Out - 25:17.41 &nbsp; Back - 24:38.28 = 49:55.69</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 07, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-07-2017.html <p>Feeling a little better this morning. &nbsp;No pains or tightness. &nbsp;It just felt like a good brisk jog. &nbsp;The wind and rain seemed to keep others off the trail as I found myself alone. &nbsp;It was a beautiful day for running and though the wind and rain hampered me on part of the trail it worked in my favor on the homestretch by aiding me.</p> <p>Turkey Trot: 33:49.03</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 06, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-06-2017.html <p>Left shin is tight. &nbsp;Should&#39;ve stretched it out, but it is fine near the end of the route. &nbsp;To University and back.</p> <p>Out: 27:06.23 &nbsp; Back: 29:19.13 = 56:25.36</p> <p>Running after lunch is a bad idea. &nbsp;Just need to eat a lighter lunch.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 04, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-04-2017.html <p>Last time possibly on this route. &nbsp;Tried to go nice and slow but not sure that happened.</p> <p>Mile Marker &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;15:50.52 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;14:25.79</p> <p>Carlie C &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 11:53.09 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;11:43.56</p> <p>Total = 53:52.96</p> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 03, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-03-2017.html <p>Second time on the Cedar Creek route. &nbsp;Landmarks and route are a little more familiar. &nbsp;Saw a kid get on a school bus before 7. &nbsp;I don&#39;t remember school starting that early, but it has definitely been a while.</p> <p>Mile Marker &nbsp; &nbsp;16:47.71 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 14:27.96</p> <p>Carlie C &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 11:42.39 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 11:10.32</p> <p>Total = 54:08.38</p> <p>Some day I may actually get a more accurate way to measure new run routes, but for now approximations are fine.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 01, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-01-2017.html <p>Morning jog to get a look around. &nbsp;Jogged up to the grocery store and back. &nbsp;Feels like it took forever but now I have some landmarks in place.</p> <p>Out: 28:28.51 &nbsp;Back: 27:49.64 = 56:18.15</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 30, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-30-2017.html <p>Shins felt much better today. &nbsp;Waited to run a little later than usual and enjoyed the sunshine.</p> <p>33:36.88</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 28, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-28-2017.html <p>About 4 miles jogging around the old route and seeing what was new.</p> <p>44:14.00</p> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 27, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-27-2017.html <p>Jogged at the YMCA and had breakfast with my sister. &nbsp;Lost track of how many laps I ran but it was at least 2.5 miles. &nbsp;14 laps was one mile.</p> <p>29:11.78</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:00:00