I'm retired from racing. Really. Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/ Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:43:08 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Nov 20, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-20-2019.html <p>Sick, no workout. Losing my voice- I could give James Earl Jones a run for his money with voice sound right now.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 19, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-19-2019.html <p>No workout today. I went from feeling fine to having a pretty bad cold Sunday night. Monday, I felt good enough to play frisbee at lunch, but by the evening I felt terrible- completely stuffed up, fever, sore, tired. I fell asleep on the couch at 9, moved to my bed at midnight, and slept over 10 hours. I still feel very tired and weak today so will just rest from any workouts. Unfortunately, work demands will see me put in a 10-12 hour day in the office.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 18, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-18-2019.html <p>Had a good weekend, lots of kid activities. Winning doesn&#39;t matter but is still kind of fun. Zach finished his baseball season a few weeks ago with 11-1 record. Aspen&#39;s soccer finished this weekend with a 10-0-1 record (same team finished 0-6-6 last year). Quincy&#39;s soccer team finished 7-2-2. Lots of fun to cheer on the kids and see them play hard.</p> <p>Frisbee today was fun. 50 deg, muddy, overcast, slight breeze. We played 4 vs 5, my team had 1 fewer person on the field. Lots of running and I really noticed the bad cold I have right now. We were tied 3-3 before we made a few mistaked (2 bad throws and 1 drop) that doomed us, so lost 3-5. But I thought we did pretty well for ourselved considering we had fewer players and could have won.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 15, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-15-2019.html <p>Lunch- 6v6 on the old field (it&#39;s been raining so we didn&#39;t want to tear up our new field). Very, very windy. My team played poorly- lots of bad throws, drops, blocks, etc. Lots of turnovers by both teams due to the wind, but we got beat 5-1. It was a butt-kicking.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 14, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-14-2019.html <p>Still cold so ran on treadmill. 8:30-8:00 pace, 6 miles, then 45 min weight session. Knee still bugging a bit, but not when running. I&#39;ll take it.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 13, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-13-2019.html <p>AM 5 miles running. Knee hurts when I bend it deep or push hard, but not when running so that&#39;s good.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 12, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-12-2019.html <p>AM- it was cold, rainy, and windy so I ran inside. 4 miles. Then weight, except leg press caused pain in my left knee so I didn&#39;t do that one for sets 2 and 3.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 11, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-11-2019.html <p>Lunch- first very windy day of the fall. 6v6 plus my team had a 12 year old playing on it. The other team had 1 brand new guy and one pretty new guy, which really hurt them when throwing with the wind. Interestingly, the first 3 points were scored into the headwind. My team went up 3-1, then 3-2, then we won 5-2. I played fine, no big mistakes or spectacular plays. Wind games always add some throwing adventure.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 09, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-09-2019.html <p>Busy day- soccer, church, more soccer. Went to gym after kid bedtime. 30 min elliptical, 1.5 run, weights.</p> Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 08, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-08-2019.html <p>Lunch- 7v7 frisbee on a cool, sunny, breezy day (most significant wind in months). My team did really well in the warm up which is bad, cause the better team at first usually loses. In game to 5, my team went up 3-1, then the other team scored 3 straight, then my team scored 2 straight to win 5-4. Good game. I had a couple bad throws (one of which was still caught for a score) but otherwise threw fine, did fine defense, and didn&#39;t drop any passes. Fun game today.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 07, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-07-2019.html <p>AM 6 miles on GE trail. Best I&#39;ve felt on a run in a long time. Started 8:45 pace, ran lots at 7:45 pace. No turkeys (surprisingly) but about 5 deer. Then did hard session of weight lifting for 45 minutes. Today was my longest run since my injury in April.</p> <p>Funny fact- when I first injured my groin in April, part of my rehab was regular weighlifting. At the time, one focus was the hip adductor machine, where I could only lift about 70 lbs. The trainer recommended to bump up the weight to the max 205 lb at the end to do a few static pushing reps. Well, I can now comfortably lift the max weight on that machine. On no other weight machine am I lifting more than half of the stack (or so), but on this one machine I am lifting the entire thing. I find that funny. I wonder if my leg scissor lock is now super strong.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 06, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-06-2019.html <p>AM ran 4 miles on GE trail. Actually felt real good. 3 deer, 8 turkeys.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 05, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-05-2019.html <p>elliptical and weights. Woke up at 5 am to get in my workout before an early morning meeting that someone had scheduled. I got to my desk just in time for the meeting to start. At the same time, the rescheduled the meeting to another day. Sigh.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 04, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-04-2019.html <p>6v6 frisbee- 55 deg, partly cloudy, small breeze- perfect weather. I played fine, no drops and throws were fine. The team that received the kickoff scored every time, so my team won 5-4. Good game.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 02, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-02-2019.html <p>45 min elliptical plus weights</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Nov 01, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-01-2019.html <p>50 deg, sunny, light breeze for frisbee. 7v7, other team had sub. Very evenly matched. Some bad throws but very competitive today. I had a couple forced throws early but got that out of my system and threw well during the game. No drops. No team ever had a lead of more than 1. My team won 5-4. Some of the points took a long time with tough defense. Fun game today.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 31, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-31-2019.html <p>Am wanted to run at least 4 as long as my hip allowed it. Felt generally ok, ran 5.&nbsp;</p> <p>Happy Halloween today, everyone. The manager of my work gym loves this holiday so puts up tons of scary decorations and dressed scary clown style, plus there was food, pumpkin carving, etc. It was great.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 30, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-30-2019.html <p>AM- spent the past few days having fun in Atlanta. This morning, easy 1 mile jog and XT plus weights.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 25, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-25-2019.html <p>Lunch- 13 people for frisbee, my team had sub. Right at the start, Kevin dislocated his pinkie finger. He popped it back in, buddy taped it, and kept playing. We had more speed and really dominated the game to 5, winning 5-1. They had some bad turnovers just before scoring. I had a couple of terrible drops but otherwise did fine. 10 people stuck around for another game- other team scored 2, then my team scored 2, then they won 3-2.</p> <p>Busy weekend- church trunk or treat tonight, then I&#39;m working an aid station early tomorrow morning with my eldest daughter for the local marathon, then attending Matilda the musical with 4 kids, then watching a soccer game. Sunday, we head to Atlanta after church to meet Marci&#39;s sister and her family, who is coming for a week to see us and enjoy a Southern Halloween. I hope it doesn&#39;t rain.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 24, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-24-2019.html <p>AM 4 on the treadmill (so I could stop quickly in case my hips started hurting, which they didn&#39;t). Then pretty good weightlifting.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 23, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-23-2019.html <p>AM 2 miles on GE trail and didn&#39;t see any deer or turkey- that&#39;s uncommon. 1 mile on track. Stretch.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 22, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-22-2019.html <p>XT and lifting</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 21, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-21-2019.html <p>Decided to play frisbee even though it may hurt my hips. 65, overcast, but humid. 6v6. My team was getting worked at the start- we alternated bad throws with drops. I think we only scored 1 of the first 7 or 8 points. It was terrible. We finally started getting things together after 20 or 30 minutes. Game to 5 started- we went up 2-1, then down 3-2, then 3-3, then down 4-3, then tied at 4. Both teams had several chances to win at the end, but we lost 4-5. I played mixed- some good throws, but some bad throws (I threw a bad one into the endzone on the last point). Some good D, some bad (knocked an awesome bomb&nbsp;away from Dennis, but gave up a few and ran out of juice- donating blood didn&#39;t help that). Some good catches, some bad (one great long score with Dennis all over me, but another that he knocked away). Fun, even game. I wish I was in the shape I was 3 years ago, not 30 pounds heavier and always fighting 1-2 niggles at a time. Such is age and too much food.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2019 06:00:00