I'm retired from racing. Really. Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/ Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:00:53 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Mar 21, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-21-2017.html <p>AM 9 miles in 70 min on GE track. Perfect weather for a run. Didn&#39;t push the pace. Started 8+, some 7:30&#39;s by the end.</p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 20, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-20-2017.html <p>AM- running right before frisbee seems to be impacting my game a touch so I ran before work. 4 slow miles.</p> <p>Lunch- lots of running at frisbee today. Loads of running. We won 5-3.</p> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 18, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-18-2017.html <p>Am- 10 miles, again. And I felt much better then Wednesday when I plodded along over 8 min pace. My first few miles were a warm up (8:20-8:10) but then I broke 8 min and kept going till 7:30 for a while. I felt fine. 77 min or so. Nice to have a run where I feel a little bit like my own self. I am going to be careful to not overdo anything.</p> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 17, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-17-2017.html <p>Lunch- 2 run, then ultimate. We lost 5-3.</p> <p>Went to two March Madness games. The first was close, a 1 point game with 20 seconds to go. The other was a 1-seed vs 16-seed blowout.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 16, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-16-2017.html <p>AM- planned to run 8, but I felt terrible (no carbs will do that to you) so decided to prolong the terribleness. Ended up going 10 miles. 82 minutes, I think- not speedy.</p> <p>My company is starting layoffs this month. Hundreds of engineers. My manager took a new position and they can&#39;t fill his opening due to hiring freeze. Of the 5 people in my group at my location, one was transferred to a different group a few months ago, and 2 more were notified this week that they are being transferred. Either they are getting rid of my group (only 2 people left, no manager) or I&#39;m going to have to do the work of 2-3 people. Fun.</p> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 15, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-15-2017.html <p>Lunch- only 2 people showed up for frisbee, so we joined the Wednesday soccer game instead for an hour. Not as fun as ultimate.</p> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 14, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-14-2017.html <p>AM- 8 miles in 65 minutes or so, then 20 min bike.</p> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 13, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-13-2017.html <p>run 1.5 miles, then ultimate. Another breezy day. We got our rears kicked 5-2. Cold, under 40 deg. It even snowed a hair on Sunday, though just a dusting on the grass. Low&#39;s this week under 30 deg.&nbsp;</p> <p>Started a Whole 30 diet this week which will be 30 days of only whole foods- basically meats, veggie, fruit. No grains, sugars, dairy, legumes. We&#39;ll see if it takes off any weight. I&#39;ll be interested to see the impact it has, including on my workouts. I&#39;ve never tried no carb before.</p> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 11, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-11-2017.html <p>AM- 6 slow and tired, but got in a run. 8-8:30 pace.</p> <p>I&#39;ve been listening to Dan Carlin&#39;s Hardcore History podcast again. This time I&#39;m on King of King series about ancient Persians. Very interesting.</p> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 10, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-10-2017.html <p>Lunch- ran 3 miles with Barry, then frisbee. Windy day, 7v7 plus subs. I couldn&#39;t catch squat today, missed some nice ones right in my breadbasket. Still fun. We were a bit outmanned but still won 5-4. Thanks to the wind and drops by everyone, it was the longest game ever. Instead of the usual 10-15 minutes, it took 25. I think the score was 1-0 after 10 minutes. Long field, lots of running.</p> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 09, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-09-2017.html <p>AM- 30 min bike then ran 7 miles.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 08, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-08-2017.html <p>Frisbee. Only 7 of us, so 3v3 with roving sub. Lost 5-3, then won 2-0.</p> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Mar 07, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-07-2017.html <p>PM- after picking up my car, I went to the gym. Planned to run 6 miles, but felt good so did 8. First time over 6 miles in 4 months. Progress. Then did a bit of biking.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 06, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-06-2017.html <p>Lunch- 5v5 frisbee game. True to form, whichever team plays terrible at the start (mine, today) ends up winning the final game. We won 5-0. It was one of my better days in a while with some good luck on catches.</p> <p>So today is our 13th wedding anniversary. We celebrated by spending $1600 on car repairs, not eating the turkey Marci prepared (it wasn&#39;t finished 8 hours after putting it in the crockpot so we had a pizza instead), and dealing with ornery kids all evening. Yeah for anniversaries. Maybe we&#39;ll actually go on a date or spend a few minutes together at a future anniversary.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 04, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-04-2017.html <p>Lunch- 6 mile run around home. Felt pretty good- first mile was 8:00 or so, last two were 15:10. Fastest I&#39;ve gone in a long time.</p> Sat, 04 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 03, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-03-2017.html <p>Lunch- frisbee. 7v7. Teams were pretty uneven, stacked against us. I figured we&#39;d lose 5-1, but we only lost 5-2, so better than I thought. Windy.</p> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 02, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-02-2017.html <p>It&#39;s my wife&#39;s birthday. Stayed home from work, mainly watching the kids so she could go out, plus the usual presents/cake. No chance for workout.</p> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 01, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-01-2017.html <p>Lunch- first Wednesday frisbee game. Hope to play 3 days a week, now. Good game, with a strong wind to make it interesting. My team lost 4-5.</p> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 28, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-28-2017.html <p>Am- 6 miles. I ran 6 miles. New record for almost 4 months. 40 min bike, then 6 miles. Last was 7:47. Hey, it&#39;s progress.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 27, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-27-2017.html <p>lunch frisbee. 7 v 7. A bit of a chippy day. My team won 5-2 in the end.</p> <p>I just removed Cody, Paul, Jake, and JCole from my blog list. **sniff**&nbsp;</p> <p>No point keeping them there&nbsp;if they never update.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 25, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-25-2017.html <p>pm 4. First run from my house in almost 4 months.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 24, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-24-2017.html <p>Joined the FRB 10 years ago. I&#39;m one of only 299 members with 10 years seniority, and one of only 13&nbsp;who is still active (updated in the past month)</p> <p>Ultimate Frisbee- 70 deg day with little wind and somewhat cloudy. We had 22 people show up, a record, so split into 2 games. I went onto the smaller, new field. We had 4 vs 4, then 5 vs 5. We won 5-3, then combined games of 4v4. We went down 0-2, then scored 3 straight to win. Lots of running. Tired. That&#39;s a good thing.</p> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 23, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-23-2017.html <p>First lunch run in months. Ran with Barry, plus some with Jim, Shamgar, and Scott. GE trail. Running outside on the trail is a lot harder than on the treadmill. Then bike.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 22, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-22-2017.html <p>AM- run in the rain, some with Todd, most with Jason. Then bike.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 21, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-21-2017.html <p>AM- 50 min bike then 5 mile run. Everything felt generally ok. Longest run since early Nov.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00