Turn your rut into a groove. Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:32:53 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Dec 13, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-13-2018.html <p>am--7 Kidney Loop by the Canyons. It was cold but beautiful. For some reason, I love solo morning runs in the cold, dark end of the year.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--3 A few more in the evening. A double-digit day. Yay.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 12, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-12-2018.html <p>pm&mdash;5.25 A run before some scout stuff. It&rsquo;s kind of sports limbo right now. Other than a Jazz game here or there, what does a guy watch? I&rsquo;ve found myself following hot stove news. Yay baseball!!</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 11, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-11-2018.html <p>pm--6.25 Sunbrook w/ my neighbor. We kept it at a chatty pace. The body needs that sometime.&nbsp;</p> <p>I finished&nbsp;<em>Prince Caspian</em>&nbsp;by C.S. Lewis. It was a fun, quick read. I&#39;m going to try to finish the series before the new year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 10, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-10-2018.html <p>pm--7 A nice run w/ 6x CVish pickups w/ recovery to 5 minutes. Went 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2. I felt okay. We had a school Christmas party today, and the food was heavy.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 08, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-08-2018.html <p>am--6 Barrel Roll in the figure-8 fashion w/ Andrew. He took me far out in the discussion. How I&#39;ve missed thinking on the margins.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 07, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-07-2018.html <p>pm&mdash;7.5 The weather was beautiful this afternoon, so I headed out on the SC Parkway. I don&rsquo;t force a negative split, but it seems to come. A quicker pace makes for a smoother gait.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 06, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-06-2018.html <p>pm&mdash;3 A few miles to get some miles.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 05, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-05-2018.html <p>pm--7 Up past Harmon&#39;s and back at dusk. I&#39;m feeling okay.&nbsp;</p> <p>I also finished&nbsp;<em>Great Expectations</em>. It really is a funny, painful book, but I enjoy it. Maybe, I&#39;ll suggest the name of Wemmick for our next pet.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 04, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-04-2018.html <p>pm--5.5 Some running w/ some driving around town afterwards.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 03, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-03-2018.html <p>pm--8.5 Green Valley to Star and back. Added gloves to the regular running garb and all was sufficient. I enjoyed the run and look forward to finding a solo groove for a few weeks.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 01, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-01-2018.html <p>am&mdash;3 Some miles. Looks like Foot Locker might be Dead.</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 30, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-30-2018.html <p>pm--5 Some miles in the achey evening. I hit the snooze this morning--bad way to start the day--and struggled to get out when I got home. I finally did get some cruising in.&nbsp;</p> <p>I finished&nbsp;<em>Shadow of the Giant</em>&nbsp;by Orson Scott Card. It&#39;s the last of the Bean Quartet and nearly my favorite of the four. Ender&#39;s brother, Peter, plays a bigger role, and I like the Ender connections more than the Bean connections. Finishing this book may signal a reprieve from Card for a while, at least until I return to&nbsp;<em>Ender&#39;s Game</em>. I love that book.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 29, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-29-2018.html <p>am&mdash;1.5 Slow, easy run w/ the slimmest of skeleton crews.</p> <p>pm&mdash;4 Fun little jaunt into Washington w/ some jaywalking and provoking J Rog. I hope the kids rock it Saturday.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 28, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-28-2018.html <p>am--6 I did some early running out past the mall and then to Harts and back.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm&mdash;5.5 Ran during the 400s and some w/ MauBea after. Biggest day in a while.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 27, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-27-2018.html <p>am--1.5 Nice, little run w/ not much as far as aches and pains go.</p> <p>pm--4.5 Green Springs w/out any turns. The kids are having fun w/ the small group.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 26, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-26-2018.html <p>am&mdash;3.5 PH and the bank. Small group.</p> <p>pm&mdash;5.5 Missed practice because of a long meeting, so I ran when I got home. Kind of ornery and in a funk. I probably need some musical therapy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 24, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-24-2018.html <p>pm&mdash;7 My day was long and filled with moving heavy things and orneriness, but I finally got a run in and learned a bit about Tony K to boot.</p> Sat, 24 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 23, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-23-2018.html <p>pm&mdash;5 A jaunt around the neighborhood with my neighbor.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 22, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-22-2018.html <p>am&mdash;7.5 Happy Thanksgiving! I ran from near the mall to the cemetery in Orem and set one foot or so on the MCT and flipped. The morning was overcast and warm, so I was a bit overdressed. (I was expecting low 20&rsquo;s and snow.) I&rsquo;m thankful for family, friends, running, reading, and so much more.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 21, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-21-2018.html <p>am--9 Run up the SC Parkway. I started out slow and let things naturally progress. Ended up being a good run. I feel pretty fit even if parts of me are broken down.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 20, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-20-2018.html <p>am--1.5 Weights and neighborhood. Chill and fun. Had some trash talking among the boys about who might take the Dream Mile title this year.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--5 Good run w/ some uptempo running and even some &quot;race pace&quot; stuff. It might actually be fun to train for and race someday again. We&#39;ll see how my lower legs feel tomorrow.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 19, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-19-2018.html <p>am--3.5 Pizza Hut and the bank. Real skeleton crew today. Many folks seem to be diving into their break.</p> <p>pm--1.5 Literal trash run around Costco. Addi organized a clean-up project for a class assignment. It was a blast picking up trash and looking for outlanish items.&nbsp;</p> <p>Yesterday, I finished&nbsp;<em>Draft No. 4</em>&nbsp;by John McPhee. Amazing. I love his writing. Perhaps, no subject exists that he couldn&#39;t spruce up and make appetizing.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 17, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-17-2018.html <p>am&mdash;4 Eloy for the win. I halfway hoped we&rsquo;d get to tangle with a javelina, but no.</p> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 16, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-16-2018.html Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 15, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-15-2018.html <p>am--5 Truncated morning route. Just a nice solo jaunt. I need one of these every once in a while.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm&mdash;4.5 A cruise along Route 66 in Flagstaff.</p> <p>While riding on the bus, I finished&nbsp;<em>Shadow Puppets</em>&nbsp;by Orson Scott Card. Decent. I&rsquo;m more of a fan of Ender than Bean.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 14, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-14-2018.html <p>am--3.5 Neighborhood w/ fewer minutes.&nbsp;</p> <p>pm--4.5 Some running while the kids did a short workout. Some grass after.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 13, 2018 http://vis.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-13-2018.html <p>am--3.75 Reverse DI/Harts/Jada loop. I ran a bit before practice because we&#39;re going a little later this week.</p> <p>pm--6 Good run up the Sugar Loaf road. We&#39;re fast, fit, and strong. The pace on runs gets stouter w/out any extra effort. Big group today, as well.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:00:00