Turn your rut into a groove. Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/ Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:02:54 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Jun 23, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-23-2018.html <p>am--7.75 A slow burner but just what the body needed.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 22, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-22-2018.html <p>am&mdash;5.75 Nice run from Confluence Park to the park in Green Valley w/ barefoot striders after. Hopefully, next week will bring a bigger crew. Not that today&rsquo;s crew was lacking anything.</p> <p>I&rsquo;m officially back on the reading wagon. Just wrapped up&nbsp;<em>I Am the&nbsp;Cheese&nbsp;</em>by Robert Cormier. It&rsquo;s quite a dark, interesting read.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 21, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-21-2018.html <p>pm--5.25 Got a run in later. Did some travelling over the last two days to see Belle and Sebastian at Sundance. It was a great time, but travelling kills my motivation. It&#39;s a win that I got a run in.&nbsp;</p> <p>I finished a book of essays,&nbsp;<em>Maps and Lengends</em>, by Michael Chabon. He&#39;s a good writer who uses lots of $100 words. This book tackles the underestimation by the literati of genre fiction--Sherlock Holmes, comic books, horror stories, etc. It also gave some insight into his writing process and research. Probably not a book for everyone.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 20, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-20-2018.html <p>am--6 Out-and-back on the Grapevine road. I love this run, and even though the crew was light again today, kids were doing cool things.&nbsp;</p> <p>I also finished&nbsp;<em>Going After Cacciato&nbsp;</em>by Tim O&#39;Brien. It&#39;s a Vietnam novel w/ a nice dose of Magical Realism. The basic premise of the novel is that Cacciato deserts and decides to walk from Vietnam to Paris. His squad goes after him. Near the end of the book, I found a great quote:</p> <p>&quot;Peace of mind is not a simple matter of pursuing one&#39;s own pleasure; rather, it is inextricably linked to the attitudes of other human beings, to what they want, to what they expect. The real issue is how to find felicity within limits. Within the context of our obligations to other people. We all want peace. We all want dignity and domestic tranquillity. But we want these to be honrable and lasting. We want a peace that endures. We want a peace we can be proud of. Even in imagination we must obey the logic of what we started. Even in imagination we must be true to our obligations, for, even in imagination, obligation cannot be outrun.&quot; (320-321)</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 19, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-19-2018.html <p>am--4.75 Urie w/ grass after. The achilles heel was bugging a bit by the end. It&#39;s funny how it ebbs and flows. Weights after, but I didn&#39;t lift because I came out loser from my tangle w/ Decker and have some kind of kinked neck.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 18, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-18-2018.html <p>am&mdash;8 Nice run in the north desert w/ 4x 1-min. pickups. Light crew again.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 16, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-16-2018.html <p>pm&mdash;3 Didn&rsquo;t have the means to get up and go this morning, so my run didn&rsquo;t happen until later. Basically, just a run.</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 15, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-15-2018.html <p>am&mdash;5 Nice, chill run in the desert above Middleton w/ 8x striders after.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 14, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-14-2018.html <p>am&mdash;7.5 Green Springs-Telegraph loop. By the end, I was tired, and, somehow, I deleted the workout from my watch. We had a small group w/ youth conference and everything going on.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 13, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-13-2018.html <p>am--5.5 Telegraph out-and-back, including the Coral Canyon Hill. For some reason, it was rough coming back. Jada ran well today.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 12, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-12-2018.html <p>am--4 Urie and grass loops w/ 6x barefoot striders. I had a nice chat w/ Macey (sic) today.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 11, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-11-2018.html <p>am--6 Dirt-Mile Tempo. Had some girls step up and others struggle w/ the tempo. Not sure how to help w/ that. It&#39;s fun to see the next group begin to fill in the gaps left by graduating seniors.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 09, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-09-2018.html <p>pm&mdash;4.25 Run w/ 3x 3:00 pickups. Felt dece.</p> Sat, 09 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 08, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-08-2018.html <p>am&mdash;5.75 Nice run around Shinob Kibe w/ a small but great group of kids. Saw some very encouraging things. We had a nice push the last 2 miles.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 07, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-07-2018.html <p>am&mdash;4.5 Out-and-back towards Grapevine w/ 6x barefoot striders after. I felt much better in STG than on the mountain.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 06, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-06-2018.html <p>am&mdash;5.25 Alton, UT. Good run w/ Mat. He kicked my rear. Between my lack of fitness and the elevation, I had some struggles. Elevation really hits me, not sure why.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 05, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-05-2018.html <p>am&mdash;4.25 First Urie loop of the summer w/ some barefoot grass loops and 6x striders. Kids Club after. Great start to things.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 04, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-04-2018.html <p>am&mdash;3.5 First day of practice. Quite a few kids out. Erged after.&nbsp;</p> <p>I also finished&nbsp;<em>The Culture Code&nbsp;</em>by Daniel Coyle. I thought it would be a par-for-the-course discussion about getting people to work together, but it was so much more. I recommend it for anyone trying to build something great with other people.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 01, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-01-2018.html <p>pm&mdash;3.5 Tready Miles but felt better. The groove is coming back. On another note, I&#39;m trying out the One-Punch-Man workout&mdash;100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and 10k of running. We&rsquo;ll see what it does. I already feel stronger even though I didn&rsquo;t quite hit the running numbers.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Thu, May 31, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-31-2018.html <p>pm--5 Green Valley Loop. I don&#39;t feel fluid at all, and my breathing is more labored than it should be. That being said, I&#39;m back at it.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 May 2018 06:00:00 Wed, May 30, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-30-2018.html <p>pm&mdash;3.25 Tready default after a long day of here and there.</p> Wed, 30 May 2018 06:00:00 Tue, May 29, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-29-2018.html <p>pm--4 It was good to be back running after a 10-day break. I did do some biking and rowing in the interim.&nbsp;Ran to SCHS and did some grass loops on the softball field. I love the feel of that grass. Erged 2k in 8:55 after. That&#39;s a good pull for me lately.&nbsp;</p> <p>I finished&nbsp;<em>When The Emperor Was Divine</em>&nbsp;by Julie Otsuka. It&#39;s historical fiction loosely based on her Japanese mother&#39;s experience in the USA during WWII. Took a while to get through this, but that says more about my life than the book.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 May 2018 06:00:00