Run Donald, Run! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:51:24 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Sep 18, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-18-2018.html <p>Early in. Very cold. Decided to do my stats project for school using data from my garmin, so that&#39;ll be fun. 8x30sec strides at the end, which helped with the cold. (5.29 in 42:12)</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 17, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-17-2018.html <p>Easy morning run. Went longer than I initially planned. Got another day in town, yay! (11.59 in 1:35:05)</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 15, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-15-2018.html <p>Left at 4:30am for a 3 hour 85% marathon effort run. I delayed fuel for the first 14 miles, as I&#39;m trying to get accustomed to that feeling of needing fuel. I was definitely ready for some! The workout turned out great, and I averaged just under 8:00/mi. Heart rate stayed in the mid to high 140s, which is where I&#39;d hoped to see this long run be. (22.58 in 3:00:00). I&#39;m writing this Sunday morning, and EXCELLENT WORK ELIUD KIPCHOGE, YOU ARE MY HERO!</p> Sat, 15 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 14, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-14-2018.html <p>Early in. Took it very easy to avoid aggravating whatever I irritated yesterday. All is well (7.32 in 1:00:00)</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 13, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-13-2018.html <p>Early in. 1 mile outside, then inside to get out of the cold wind. After 4 strides at the end, I felt a very uncomfortable tightness in my right inner thigh and stopped running immediately. Hoping I stopped soon enough and this passes with rest today. (7.65 in 1:00:16)</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 12, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-12-2018.html <p>Early in. 1 mile warm up outside.then to the treadmill for 8 miles at M-pace (6:59/mi) on the treadmill. Felt very good and kept HR around 155 throughout, which I think is a good place. I think I am pretty close to qualifying for the Boston Treadmill Marathon, which I don&#39;t think is a real thing...(10.07 in 1:12:08)</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 11, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-11-2018.html <p>Early in. 1.5 outside and 7.9 inside. Some strides at the end. Some incline. (9.36 in 1:12:48)</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 10, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-10-2018.html <p>Early in. Easy outdoor run with 8x30sec strides at the end (5.64 in 45:09)</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 08, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-08-2018.html <p>Easy run around the green belt. Then scraped paint off the deck for four hours. My back is going to be sore. Feeling good about progress in both running and the deck! (11.04 in 1:30:00)</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 07, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-07-2018.html <p>Waited too long and decided to run inside to avoid delays crossing streets with the morning commuters. Felt really good holding the M-pace so the first 4.8ish miles were at 8.4mph (7:09/mi), the next 4.2ish were at 8.5mph (7:04/mi) and the last 5 were at 8.6mph (6:59/mi). The last quarter mile was a strong kick (6:00/mi). This is better than I did last year in similar treadmill workouts for STG! (16.2 in 1:55:53)</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 06, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-06-2018.html <p>Early in. Easy run with 8 strides at the end. Feeling pretty darn good! (5.67 in 45:15)</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 05, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-05-2018.html <p>Early in. One mile warm up outside, then half mile warm up on the treadmill, then a 4 mile tempo @ 6:40/mi(8mph) with a 0.2 mile kick (6:00/mi) at the end. Felt easier than expected. Just a few more things to do before the STG marathon on October 6th!</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 04, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-04-2018.html <p>Early in. Easy with strides outside. (5.59 in 45:10)</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 03, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-03-2018.html <p>Easy-paced half marathon. Happy Labor Day! (13.12 in 1:47:20)</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 01, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-01-2018.html Easy treadmill run. (10.3 in 1:20:27) Sat, 01 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 31, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-31-2018.html Easy-paced long run this morning. Felt kinda tired, but I have been putting in good days all week and I opted to not carry fuel. This has been a mileage-focused week, taking advantage of the extra time I have in the mornings since work is in-town.(18.1 in 2:27:27) Fri, 31 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 30, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-30-2018.html Early run on the green belt. (9.48 in 1:17:59) Thu, 30 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 29, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-29-2018.html <p>treadmill. Slow buildup to marathon pace. (12.7 in 1:36:34)</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 28, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-28-2018.html <p>Early easy treadmill (10.4 in 1:20:27)</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 27, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-27-2018.html <p>In town this week. Felt good enough to get on the treadmill and do an easy run with strides. My stomach was a wild roller coaster ride through part of Saturday and all of Sunday. Finally feeling like that&#39;s over. Hoping for a normal day! (8.75 in 1:07:04)</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 25, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-25-2018.html <p>Unhappy stomach. Felt tired still from yesterday so I just went at a relaxed pace without looking at my watch. The mile splits were in the normal range, so I figured it was okay. Stomach has been unhappy the rest of the day though... (8.71 in 1:12:04)</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 24, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-24-2018.html 2 mile warm-up. 2x2 miles at threshold pace with 2 minute recoveries. Immediately went into 8x200 meters with 200 meter recoveries. Immediately went into 4x1 mile at threshold pace with 1 minute recoveries. I tried Maurten for the first time. It really is a nice product, but also pretty pricey. I highly recommend it if you are having trouble finding a suitable race fuel. This workout had me completely beat at the end. 2 mile cool down. (15.1 in 1:49:28) Fri, 24 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 23, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-23-2018.html <p>Early in. Half outside and then half on the treadmill as foot traffic picked up. Finished with 6 strides. Pace went up more than expected throughout the run outside and on the treadmill&nbsp;with no perceived increase in effort. Feeling good. (9.01 in 1:09:14)</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 22, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-22-2018.html <p>Early in. First 2 outside, then inside to get away from the smoke. (8.85 in 1:09:39)</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 21, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-21-2018.html <p>Early in. 1 mile warm up outside, then to the treadmill. Another half mile of warm up. Then three sets of 2 miles at threshold pace with quarter mile recoveries in between. First set at 8.8 mph, then 8.9 mph, then 9mph. Last 0.2 miles of the last set were at 10mph. Good cooldown, followed by a little strength training and stretching. Really satisfying workout. Coming back just in time for STG. (9.71 in 1:09:21)</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 20, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-20-2018.html <p>Early in. Easy one hour run outside. (7.4 in 1:00:02)</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 18, 2018 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-18-2018.html Downhill training for STG. Ran from our Airbnb in Cottonwood Heights up into Big Cottonwood Canyon. Kept a pretty controlled pace going up and tried to open up on the way down. No joint discomforts, and I think this would've been the run for them to rear their ugly heads again. Turned around near the Lake Blanche trailhead. Estimated 1400' elevation gain (and then loss). (12.65 in 1:47:22) Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:00:00