Turn your rut into a groove. Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/ Thu, 25 May 2017 19:39:54 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, May 25, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-25-2017.html <p>am--7 SC Parkway out-and-back via Serenity. I started out to start out and end up gradually increasing the pace. (This happens when I don&#39;t have anyone to talk w/ me.) Ultimately, the run turns into light tempo pace, tempo pace, and down near CV pace. Comfortably hard work. 4x 30 sec. on the erg after. RHR--53.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 24, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-24-2017.html <p>am--5 Easy run into Green Valley. I took it a bit easier than yesterday. RHR--56.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--3 A short, chill neighborhood run w/ my buddy, Clint. He&#39;s getting into running and was nice enough to take it easy on me. I also picked up some shoes w/ a little more support to see if a little variation will help my achilles. I&#39;ve had success w/ mild stability shoes in the past. So here goes nothing.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 23, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-23-2017.html <p>am--7.5 Kidney Loop w/ a progressive effort. It took me a few miles to warm-up and get my breathing settled. By the end, things went smoothly. RHR--50.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 22, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-22-2017.html <p>pm--2.5 Ran on the treadmill until it broke. Erged 2k in 8:12.6 after. I&#39;ll run up to the end of this month then take few days off before xc starts.</p> Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 20, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-20-2017.html <p>am--5.5 Utah Lake shoreline run. Good convo, good pace, good times. Kids are doing cool things at state. RHR--54.</p> Sat, 20 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 19, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-19-2017.html <p>am--4 A quick run around BYU. RHR--56.</p> Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 18, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-18-2017.html <p>am--5.75 A variation of my old morning route. It was almost chilly this morning, but everything warmed up nicely. I ended up hitting a decent pace and wanting to push the hills. RHR--50.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 17, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-17-2017.html <p>am--5.5 A little loop to warm up the achilles, then a decent run w/ the girls w/ 6x striders after. Other than a little soreness in the quads, I didn&#39;t have any ill effects from yesterday&#39;s work. RHR--50.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--2.25 A small group of us ran around the softball field in the rain. Refer 3k after.</p> Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 16, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-16-2017.html <p>am--3.5 DI/Harts. The achilles is annoying right now. Not terribly painful but never absent for long. On a lighter note, the weather was perfect this morning. RHR--51.</p> <p>pm--6.75 River Trail w/ CV pick-ups. The pick-ups and recovery between always totalled 5 minutes--1 on, 4 off, 2 on, 3 off, 3 on, 2 off, and 4 on, 1 off. Really nice group working together, getting stronger together. Had a little meeting after about Bob Firman.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 15, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-15-2017.html <p>am--4 Lutheran LED/Out on Panorama. OK morning. I slept in a few minutes and still got in a couple miles before the kids came. RHR--47.</p> <p>pm--4.5 Telegraph out-and-back. Achilles is feeling decent. I opted out of striders to see if that would mitigate things.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 13, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-13-2017.html <p>am--10.5 Reverse Firestation w/ Quail Ridge and some running w/ the girls before and after their workout. By the end of my initial run, I was working down to the mid-6s. The run was hard but good. The girls looked great in the workout. Good things are coming this weekend. RHR--50.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 12, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-12-2017.html <p>am--4.25 Tuweap Loop via Serenity. I slept in a bit before I got out. Hit a decent pace and loved it. RHR--48.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--4.75 Mustang Pass w/ 6x striders. It was hot out, and the stickers were attacking. Learning to love the tough things.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 11, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-11-2017.html <p>am--5.5 DI/Wieghts/Harts/Reverse DI. Good morning running. I felt peppy, due, perhaps, to the good showing we had yesterday at day 1 of region. I was sweating up a storm by the end of the run. Some heel drops made my life a little better. RHR--50.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 10, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-10-2017.html <p>am--6.25 DI/Almost Stop Sign/Lutheran LED. We got some rain last night. How lovely! The entire run this morning was at a strong pace, especially the last few minutes w/ Julien. Excited for Region this afternoon and tomorrow. RHR--51.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 09, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-09-2017.html <p>am--3.5 DI w/ Dallen/Weights/Harts. Nice push w/ Dallen and good run after w/ the girls. I love my job. RHR--50.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--4.5 Outback out-and-back w/ striders. We ran in some beautiful weather, hit a nice pace, and got back to a lightning warning. Thus, we did striders in the hall. The explosiveness of striders aggravates the achilles. Other than that, it felt better today. Erged 2k.</p> Tue, 09 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 08, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-08-2017.html <p>am--5 Running during the kids&#39; workout. Another good workout for the kids. RHR--50.</p> <p>pm--2.25 Loops on the softball field after a nice heart-to-heart with the kiddos.</p> <p><em>Ceremony</em>&nbsp;by Leslie Marmon Silko is done. I&#39;ve read it before but saw it in a new light. The book is about a young man, white father and Laguna mother, and his struggle to deal with his heritage and PTSD after WWII. My favortie line comes from his gma: &quot;It seems like I already heard these stories before . . . only thing is, the names sound different&quot; (260). Preach, grandma!</p> Mon, 08 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 06, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-06-2017.html <p>am--5.25 Trail run near the Draper Temple (Coyote Gulch or Springs?). Twice in the run, there were 300 ft. climbs in just over a mile. So the pace was a little slower than normal. I think the girls appreciated that. Pretty jealous of those trails.&nbsp;</p> <p>Finished <em>The Princess Bride&nbsp;</em>on the bus ride home from SLC. It&#39;s different than the movie; I won&#39;t say better. The reader gets a bit more backstory but has to have the movie to fill his/her head with those character quirks that make it such a classic. As with&nbsp;<em>Ender&#39;s Game</em>, I found something useful for real life in this book. Westley&#39;s stoic attitude, in particular, his unflinching resolve while strapped to the machine, is exemplary. I&#39;ll see if there is a way to transfer that from the pages.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 06 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 05, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-05-2017.html <p>am--7.5 Kidney Loop via Serenity. It took me a while to get going this morning, but the juice finally flowed. I love runs like this because the pace gets stronger and stronger. Generally, I work down to a tempo pace. Hollows one out. RHR--50.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 04, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-04-2017.html <p>am--1.5 Morning run w/ weights. It was beautiful out. I didn&#39;t get any miles in before because the kid had a resless night. RHR--50</p> <p>pm--5.75 Middleton w/ the secret park and a few minutes on the Middleton Trail. We did striders on the field at the end. Although it was a scorcher, I loved every minute of the run. I&#39;m falling in love w/ the tough things.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 03, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-03-2017.html <p>am--5 Same as the other morning workouts. I did the warm and cool w/ the girls and did some running here and there for times and the recovery in between reps. RHR--49.</p> <p>pm--3.5 Old morning route in the afternoon. It&#39;s getting warmer, and my darn window winder broke.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 02, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-02-2017.html <p>am--7.5 Got the kids off to school and ran a little before I went to get Mama and baby. The achilles feels ok, especially after I get going.&nbsp;Erged 3k after. RHR--50.</p> Tue, 02 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 01, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-01-2017.html <p>am--7.5 Foremaster Loop w/ Wendy&#39;s Extension and 6x Track Striders. Nice run this morning. Later in the day, our first boy, Arthur Walt, was born. Great day. RHR--48.</p> Mon, 01 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 29, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-29-2017.html <p>pm--6.5 Easy, progressive run. I worked into things and got to a decent pace. I&#39;m noticing that my lungs handle this kind of running better than they ever have. I&#39;d like to think that&#39;s because of some fitness gains. Who knows? Erged 2k (8:28). Other than that, another track weekend checked off. This meet, although cold to the bone, ended w/ the team wtinessing a thrower hit her state-qualifying jav mark.&nbsp;RHR--50.</p> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 28, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-28-2017.html <p>am--6 Harts/Wells Fargo w/ Lutheran Loop. Seeing some improvement in the Achilles after icing--boy, that hurt--and eccentric calf drops. The weather was perfect this morning. I&#39;ve decided that I could deal w/ the monotony of 50-degree days everyday. RHR--51.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 27, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-27-2017.html <p>am--3.5 DI/Wieghts/Harts. Really nice morning. RHR--49.</p> <p>pm--5.5 Green Springs w/ 6x barefoot striders. The run was pretty chill. Everybody&#39;s legs are coming back to them. Note: avoid barefoot striders for a few days. My lower leg felt pretty good most of the day until striders.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-26-2017.html <p>am--5 Not totally sure about the mileage, but I ran everything but the intervals w/ the girls. They had another great workout. RHR--50</p> <p>pm--2.5 Lutheran Loop. Felt decent this afternoon. Folks are in pretty good spirits. Also, it looks like I&#39;ll be going to Cedar instead of Orem. I was excited about Orem, but kids will be doing great things in Cedar, as well. Erged 1k (4:15) w/ some Fartlek.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 25, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-25-2017.html <p>am--3.5 DI/Weights/Harts. Beautiful morning after the wind died down. My heel took a second to get going, but, once again, it really loosens up nicely. RHR--46.</p> <p>pm--5.5 Middleton to the secret park. We found out who that J. Rog is not the shortest on the team, and word on the street is she&#39;s still growing. 6x striders to end things. I kept my shoes on because of the gnarly stickers and my achilles.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00