Just run Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:57:23 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Oct 16, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-16-2017.html <p>Four miles on a track that is just over a half mile long but not quite 1100 meters. &nbsp;You have to run three laps and then just a little more to get two miles. &nbsp;Averaged a 10:12 per mile which I will gladly take for a total of 40:48.21.</p> <p>Splits: 7:28.93, 6:26.39, 6:37.38 - (20:32.70)</p> <p>6:20.18, 6:35.46, 7:19.87 - (20:15.51)</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 13, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-13-2017.html <p>It is somewhere around 3.5 or 4. &nbsp;I will have to measure it someday, but judging by the time, it would be close to 4. &nbsp;Or not. &nbsp;I can&#39;t keep track of pace very well. &nbsp;Ten minute warm up followed by 36&nbsp;minutes of running. &nbsp;Feels like I picked up the pace. &nbsp;Two laps in my favorite abandoned neighborhood took 46:50.</p> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 12, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-12-2017.html <p>Covered 5.1 miles but walked that last mile. &nbsp;It was just so humid. &nbsp;Having walked up my hated hill before, it was much easier this time around to stop and start walking. &nbsp;I think I willed myself to be a little light headed near the end to justify my walking. &nbsp;Can&#39;t wait for the cooler weather to hit.</p> <p>2.6 miles - 30:51.06 followed by 1.5 miles in 17:37.24 and the last mile in 14:21.19 for a grand total of 1 hr 2:49.</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 10, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-10-2017.html <p>Just another one of those time when I didn&#39;t get the memo. &nbsp;Showed up just before 5. &nbsp;There were only two cars in the parking lot. &nbsp;Waited for an hour and then took off. &nbsp;Found out later that the event was cancelled. &nbsp;Oh well.</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 09, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-09-2017.html <p>It was so humid yesterday and yes, I am a big baby. &nbsp;I was shocked at how warm it was outside when I stepped out. &nbsp;Just decided to slow down on the way back and walked up the hills. &nbsp;Total distance of 4.1 but walked about a half mile. &nbsp;49:14.41</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 05, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-05-2017.html <p>9 minute warm up with a slight pace increase for the next 18 minutes. &nbsp;Did 8 reps of minute run / minute rest. &nbsp;Discovered that I had an extra gear hidden. &nbsp;It came out when I ran my second to last rep because there were other people on the trail, and I didn&#39;t want them to catch me while they were at a jog pace and I was at a sprint pace. &nbsp;It was a surprise to me that my timer didn&#39;t go off at the usual spot and that I ran just a little further than I had in all my previous reps.</p> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 04, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-04-2017.html <p>My little one woke up early this morning just as I was preparing to step out for a jog. &nbsp;Took her with me. &nbsp;After a few feet, she decided she didn&#39;t want to walk anymore so I carried her. &nbsp;It was just a good quiet walk for the both of us early in the morning. &nbsp;It took 26:32.09 to get to NTA via my &quot;shortcut&quot; route now that I know the way. &nbsp;Probably about a two mile walk.</p> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 03, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-03-2017.html <p>4.2 mile ruck. &nbsp;With the cooler temp, it didn&#39;t feel like that much of a workout because I didn&#39;t sweat as much. &nbsp;However, it is always a relief to take that ruck off your back and instantly be so much lighter.</p> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 02, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-02-2017.html <p>It was 45 minutes of movement but the first 9 were a warm up. &nbsp;I think the last 9 were moments of desperation in trying to get back to the starting point. &nbsp;Almost completed two laps of my favorite run area. &nbsp;I just need a few more minutes to get down that last side street and back. &nbsp;Just set my timer to 9 minutes to keep track of time that way.</p> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 29, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-29-2017.html <p>Maybe closer to 4 but 3.5 for sure.&nbsp; Went down memory lane, but there is now a huge housing complex in an area that used to be empty.&nbsp; As a result of that, lost a little time negotiating the new neighborhood.&nbsp; Everything else was pretty much the same.&nbsp; Sort of.&nbsp; Slower than I want to be as a result of eating too much pasta the night before, but boy did it taste good.</p> <p>45:37.45</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 27, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-27-2017.html <p>Was gonna just do a 4 miler than opted for just a little more.&nbsp; Weather was warmer than I expected this morning.&nbsp; Walked up a couple of the hills.&nbsp; Just happy to finish.</p> <p>1hr 1 min.</p> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 22, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-22-2017.html <p>Started out with a 10 minute slow jog for warm up. &nbsp;Slightly increased the pace for the next 17&nbsp;minutes. &nbsp;Took a minute to catch my breath and did 8 reps of 60/60&#39;s which used to be 60/120&#39;s but I like the shorter rest time so one minute sprint followed with a minute for recovery instead of a two minute recovery.</p> <p>I guesstimate that I covered at least 2.5 miles.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 21, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-21-2017.html <p>Probably one of the best runs of my life or at least the most enjoyable. &nbsp;I got out late but my oldest woke up early and wanted to come with me. &nbsp;We alternately ran and walked when she got tired for a mile which put us at her school. &nbsp;Afterwards, we walked back home which should&#39;ve been a mile as well except that I wanted to take a shortcut. &nbsp;My shortcut turned out to be longer than I thought and we got lost but got lucky and put back on track with directions from a mother waiting with her kids for the school bus. &nbsp;We found the trail I was looking for and got home in time to get ready for school and work. &nbsp;At least now I know where the trailhead is.</p> <p>22:07.21 to get to school. &nbsp;49:14.88 to get home. &nbsp;What a shortcut that turned out to be!</p> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 20, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-20-2017.html <p>5 mile ruck. &nbsp;I guesstimate my ruck was about 40 lbs. &nbsp;Not very heavy. &nbsp;Started out to do a 4 miler but who does a 4 miler so I added one more mile. &nbsp;1 hr 32:32.</p> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-19-2017.html <p>47:01</p> <p>Not the best time in the world, but I&#39;ll take it for now. &nbsp;I like to pretend I would run faster if the trail were flatter. &nbsp;Maybe I would. &nbsp;Maybe I wouldn&#39;t. &nbsp;The world will never know.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 18, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-18-2017.html <p>Sports day. &nbsp;Took my little girl with me to enjoy a morning of sports. &nbsp;She didn&#39;t care much for it. &nbsp;After my team lost out in all the competitions, I didn&#39;t care much for it either.</p> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 16, 2017 http://fast.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-16-2017.html <p>Allergies killing me. &nbsp;Something happened with the change in temperature. &nbsp;Didn&#39;t move for most of the day. &nbsp;Luckily, there was nothing pressing on the schedule.</p> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:00:00