Run Donald, Run! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/ Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:32:35 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Aug 16, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-16-2017.html <p>Good workout LT workout today: 16 minutes, 3 minute jog, 10 minutes, 2 minute jog, 1 mile. Didn&#39;t look at my watch very much during this workout and just went by what felt like LT to me. I was surprised to see I consistently kept a 6:50 pace, even without a kick at the end of the last split. That is 2-4 seconds faster than I usually do it with more watch-glancing. I may have improved slightly. My goal going into the Pocatello Half is to maintain the same pace that I did in the Bryce Canyon Half (almost exactly 7:00/mi). Heres to hoping! The Pocatello Half is a lot flatter, so I think this is a good goal.</p> <hr /> <p>5 with Ellie in the evening.</p> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 15, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-15-2017.html <p>6.16 at lunch with 7x20 second strides, divided by 1 minute jogs. 3.4 in the evening with Ellie.</p> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 14, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-14-2017.html <p>Easy running at lunch and then 5.01 miles with Ellie after work.</p> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 12, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-12-2017.html <p>60 minutes of easy running, followed by 60 minutes at prospective STG marathon pace (7:35/mile). 1 mile cooldown.</p> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 11, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-11-2017.html <p>6.24 at lunch. 4.94 in the evening with Ellie.</p> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 10, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-10-2017.html <p>No run at lunch, a potluck instead to say goodbye to the great intern we had this summer. 5.1 in the evening with Ellie.</p> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 09, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-09-2017.html <p>0.5 mile warm up, then 5 miles at marathon pace, immediately followed by 1 mile at T pace ending with a kick. Felt pretty good. 4.37 in the evening with Ellie.</p> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 08, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-08-2017.html <p>6.2 miles with 6x20 second strides divided by 1 minute easy jogs. No time in the evening. Lots of meetings.</p> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 07, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-07-2017.html <p>6.12 at lunch time, and then 4.92 with Ellie before dinner.</p> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 05, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-05-2017.html <p>150 minutes of moderate-paced running. 9 weeks out from the St George Marathon!</p> Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 04, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-04-2017.html <p>Easy miles. 5.02 of that was with Ellie</p> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 03, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-03-2017.html <p>90 minutes easy on the treadmill in the early AM. Took the day off to watch Ellie so Cheyenne could drive to Rexburg to study and take a test at the testing center. I also had a doctor&#39;s appointment for blood testing. Yay for insurance incentives!</p> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 02, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-02-2017.html <p>2x1 mile @ threshold w/ 1 minute jogs in between. Then 1x4 minutes @ V02max. Then 1.5 miles holding a 7:40/mi pace, at lunch. 5.04 miles with Ellie before dinner</p> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 01, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-01-2017.html <p>6.25 easy with 8 strides&nbsp;at lunch. 3.87 at 7:47/mi before dinner. Ellie was mad for not taking her.</p> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 31, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-31-2017.html <p>Easy pace. 4.45 of that was with Ellie.</p> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 29, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-29-2017.html <p>11 moderate miles in Nampa. A nice break from the Beaverton hills, but I am going to miss them soon enough.</p> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 28, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-28-2017.html <p>Easy miles on Beaverton/Aloha hills.</p> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 27, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-27-2017.html More hills in Beaverton/Aloha! Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 26, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-26-2017.html Up 185th, past Cooper Mountain Nature Park, down to Scholls Ferry road, then west and back up 209/Grabhorn. This loop ended up being the perfect length. The only downside is Beaverton's surprising lack of road shoulders. In my mind, it just doesn't make sense with the popularity of biking/running here. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 25, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-25-2017.html Ran up 185th and did the longer outer loop in the Cooper Mountain Nature Park. There weren't many hills close to my house so I'm really taking advantage of this vacation! Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 24, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-24-2017.html Narrow roads with no shoulder in Beaverton. Got to run by Intel's Aloha campus! That would be a neat place to see inside. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 22, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-22-2017.html Last treadmill run for a while hopefully, phew! 4 mile warm up, 6 miles at 7:24 pace, then 5 minutes at 6:53 pace, then a gradual cool down. Work trips are a great time to get in mileage! Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 21, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-21-2017.html Easy with a 7:24 mile right in the middle. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 20, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-20-2017.html <p>90 minutes easy on the treadmill in the early AM. Going running with my mom&#39;s running club tonight here in San Antonio...going to be hot and humid.</p> Running with the club was a little slow but it was nice since the heat index was 105 degrees... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 19, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-19-2017.html 1 mile easy, then 2x(1 mile @ T-pace, 2 miles @ M-pace, 1 mile easy) then 1 mile @ T-pace, 1 mile M-pace. Finished with a 0.9 mile cooldown. This was tough for me. I think holding a good marathon pace after a mile at threshold pace was harder than threshold pace. Feeling accomplished. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 18, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-18-2017.html 1.5 hours easy on the treadmill in the early morning. 6 miles in the PM. This trip is a good bounce back from the last race. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 17, 2017 http://Donald.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-17-2017.html Got to San Antonio last night. 8.3 easy miles on the treadmill before training started. 4 more before dinner. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:00:00