Turn your rut into a groove. Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:44:18 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Oct 18, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-18-2017.html <p>am&mdash;8.5 Good, chilly run in Sandy w/ Holt, Decker, and then the kids. PVXC ran really well at state&mdash;girls-1st and boys-2nd.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 17, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-17-2017.html <p>am--5 Truncated morning run in my neighborhood. Felt good the run. RHR--48.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm&mdash;3 Pre-state run at the middle school in Sandy. Striders after.</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 16, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-16-2017.html <p>am--6.5 DI/Pizza+/Bank+ w/ some running around the track. Nice little pre-state workout for the kiddos. RHR--48.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--3 Ran after dinner. Really nice feel to the air right now. I never feel great, though, when I run an hour or two after dinner.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 14, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-14-2017.html <p>am&mdash;7.5 most of the way into the campgrounds and back. It was cold, and my body had real trouble getting started. I was able to hit a nice pace on the way back. Big week for me. RHR&mdash;56.</p> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 13, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-13-2017.html <p>am--9 BHNP Workout. The workout was a mixture of tempo, 8k, 5k, and 3k paces. The girls packed really well and chipped away at the 25%. On a personal note, it was fun to see that I could stick in there and run a workout w/ this crew.&nbsp;I love working w/ these kids and wouldn&#39;t want to be anywhere else. RHR--50.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--7 Hit the BHNP again for the guys&#39; workout. I jumped in on the warm and cool and got some miles while they were rocking it. Both groups looked strong today. Building confidence. On another note, I&#39;m spent.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 12, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-12-2017.html <p>am--5.75 A variation of the old morning run near The Canyons. Ran in short sleeves and saw winter breath. There was a calm build to the pace throughout the run. RHR--50.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm&mdash;5 Chuckwalla Lookout Out-and-back. We had a good group w/ good times.</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 11, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-11-2017.html <p>am--5.25 Lutheran Loop/Arby&#39;s. Fast run this morning. Perhaps, we were blowing off some residual steam from Region. RHR--49.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--5.25 Middleton Loop. Nice run w/ some fun folks. No matter what, I appreciate the time I get to run w/ such great kids.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 10, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-10-2017.html <p>am--6.5 Lutheran/Bank+/DI Reverse. Colder morning, warmer pace. Region is today. Here&#39;s to kids exploring the 25%. RHR--46.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 09, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-09-2017.html <p>am--5.75 Green Springs and 4x striders. Fall is here, and it brought the chilly weather. Good group this morning. RHR--49.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--3 Barefoot grass run. Nice weather, nice company.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 07, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-07-2017.html <p>am--6.75 Nice run on the path adjacent to SC Parkway. After, PVXC had a great day volunteering at mile 22 of the marathon. Good week. RHR--52.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 06, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-06-2017.html <p>am--6 Lutheran Loop/Bank+/Costco Loop. Beautifully, chilly fall morning. My legs are starting to get some pep back. I love that. We grouped together nicely this morning. RHR--52.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--3.25 The warm and cool w/ the girls. They looked great on the workout today. Erged for 10 minutes w/ Floyd in the ears.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 05, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-05-2017.html <p>am--3.5 DI/Weights/Harts. Really nice mornings right now. Other than that, my body is tired. For some reason, I feel like I need just a little more sleep. RHR--49.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--5 Green Springs/Grass. We went up towards Green Springs and then did a little less than half the run on the grass around the school, basically our old 1200 loop that has become a &quot;sports facility.&quot;</p> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 04, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-04-2017.html <p>am--5 Lutheran Reverse/Bank. Good jaunt this morning. J. Rog. was feeling good, so it turned into a tempo because we&#39;re all trying to keep the pack tight. RHR--49.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--6.5 Dirty miles at the Dirt Mile. The varsity kids had a workout, and I was coaching them up. Both groups looked great on some longer intervals.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 03, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-03-2017.html <p>am--3.5 DI/Weights/Harts. Decent morning run. I woke up tired. RHR--51.</p> <p>pm--4.5 Truncated Green Valley Loop. We had a meet. Thought I had band practice after, but that was cancelled, so I went for a short run. I didn&#39;t feel great. Oh well.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 02, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-02-2017.html <p>am--9.25 Hospital Loop w/ a quicker pace towards the end. The weather was wonderful, and I saw people really pushing to get better today. RHR--51.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--2.25 Grass loops on a drier field. Decent convo and good spirits. It&#39;s cool to see the team buckle down w/ the commitment contract.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 30, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-30-2017.html <p>pm--6.5 Barrel Roll w/ short extension up Sidewinder w/ Andy the Cosmic Wanderer. It was good to catch up w/ him and to get some dirt on the shoes. Nice way to top off a good week. RHR--52.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 29, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-29-2017.html <p>am--5 DI/Bank/Costco. Decent morning run. J. Rog keeps it honest. Excited to see how the kids run this evening. RHR--52.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 28, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-28-2017.html <p>am--3.5 DI/Weights/Harts. I&#39;m a little tight from yesterday&#39;s work, but the body responds. RHR--53.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--6.25 Nice run into Green Springs by the brown and white churches. The pace was nice, and the striders were nicer. Light erg (2k+) for 10 minutes.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 27, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-27-2017.html <p>am--5.75 DI/Bank/STG. RC Loop. Beautiful autumn morning. Once I got going, my body felt good. I took a little nap yesterday evening, and it screwed up my sleep patterns, so I didn&#39;t get much sleep. Is today a nap day? RHR--49.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--6.75 Dirt Mile repeats--4x 4:30 w/ 4-min. recovery. I jumped in w/ the JV girls. It&#39;s been fun running some workouts w/ them. They are getting stronger and more willing to push the pace. They did well today. Not sure how the quicker pace will affect the old body.&nbsp;</p> <p>A day late, I finished&nbsp;<em>Frankenstein</em>&nbsp;by Mary Shelley. It&rsquo;s a great read even with the stilted prose. Along with&nbsp;<em>Moby Dick</em>, the novel must be one of the best treatments of monomaniacal ambition. Yet, here&rsquo;s a quote, from Victor himself, encouraging Walton&rsquo;s mutinous crew onward:&nbsp;</p> <p>Did you not call this a glorious expedition? And wherefore was it glorious? Not because the way was smooth and placid as a southern sea, but because it was full of dangers and terror, because at every new incident your fortitude was to be called forth and your courage exhibited, because danger and death surrounded it, and these you were to brave and overcome. For this was it a glorious, for this was it an honourable undertaking (203).</p> <p>Now, I&rsquo;m looking for some time to read some Shelley, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Milton.</p> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 26, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-26-2017.html <p>am--3.5 DI/Weights/Harts. It was chilly this morning, but nothing running couldn&#39;t cure. The heel is feeling &quot;better.&quot; RHR--48.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--6 Target. Good pace. Good peeps. Good times. Skipped out on the 200s because I&#39;m babying the achilles. Erged a decently hard 1000 when I got home.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 25, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-25-2017.html <p>am--9.25 Sugar Loaf out-and-back. We turned this into a progression run today and cut off about 30-40 seconds off our normal pace. Lots of girls responded really well. Confidence is growing. I hope we can get some girls to push for great things. RHR--52.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--2.25 Grass loops on the softball field. I talked about Growth or Comfort at our meeting. After, I did some errands and mowed the lawn. Productive day to start the week.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 23, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-23-2017.html <p>am&mdash;5 A quick jaunt in Boise. It was in the 30s. RHR&mdash;52.</p> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 22, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-22-2017.html <p>am&mdash;2.75 Trot around Murray Park before heading to Boise.</p> <p>pm&mdash;3 Course walkthrough at Eagle Island. Kids seem excited. I know i&rsquo;m Excited to watch them race. Looks like we had a good showing at Nebo.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 21, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-21-2017.html <p>am&mdash;3.5 DI/weights/Harts. Nice morning before heading off on the long trek to Bob Firman. RHR&mdash;54.</p> <p>pm&mdash;5.75 Basically ran the state course front and back. Kids seem to be having fun.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 20, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-20-2017.html <p>am--4 Harts/Bank. The morning run was good. We had a nice crew w/ some nice chat.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--3.25 I just dragged myself around the park while the kids did a workout. Still working on the pack, but people are starting to step up and show some desire.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-19-2017.html <p>am--3.5 DI/Watched Weights/Harts. The weight room is getting crowded w/ the girls bball team deciding they need some offseason strength training. Oh, well. The running was good. RHR--49.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--6.25 Green Springs. Good run. Jess started to push after the first mile wasn&#39;t up to her liking. A bunch of us went w/ her. It was work, but it was good. This group of kids is awesome. I hope great things for them. Erged for 2k after.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 18, 2017 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-18-2017.html <p>am--10 Parkway w/ 2x 2-mile tempo. We hovered right around 7:00 pace for the tempo sections. We have some girls starting to step up. RHR--54.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--2 Grass loops. For some reason, the fields are always wet and/or in use. Go figure.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:00:00