I'm retired from racing. Really. Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/ Sun, 19 Jan 2020 03:01:07 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Jan 17, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-17-2020.html <p>Sometimes the bad days are really bad (speaking only of frisbee). Today was one of those days for me. 16 people, cool but sunny, somewhat windy. I caught fine (1 drop on a pretty bad pass) but my throws were T-E-DOUBLE R-I-B-L-E. Attrocious. Long, short, didn&#39;t matter. Lots of bad throws today. It was just one of those days. My team struggled overall, too, and we lost 5-1. 10 people played second game and I threw mostly better. We won 3-2.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 16, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-16-2020.html <p>AM- warm morning, 60 degrees, running on the wet GE trail. 8 turkey, 5 deer. 6 miles, 52 minutes. Then had 10 minutes so did quick lower body weights.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 15, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-15-2020.html <p>Rain finally let up last night so we played frisbee today. Muddy but passable, no hard cuts, though. 6v6 with a sub on my team. My team won 5-1. I generally was lazy early and didn&#39;t run much but picked it up in the game to 5. I had 1 bad throw but made it up by blocking a throw on the last point. We did 4v4 second game, and I changed to the other team. My new team won 3-1.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 14, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-14-2020.html <p>Mid-morning run on the treadmill as there was a stong thunderstorm outside. 5 miles at 8:30 to 7:50 pace, then upper body weights.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 13, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-13-2020.html <p>Rainy, warm day so no frisbee. I couldn&#39;t run this morning due to work meetings but finally got out at 2 pm, when it wasn&#39;t raining. 6 muddy, wet miles on GE trail. No animals or people. Then only had a few minutes so did lower body weights.</p> <p>Go Clemson.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 11, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-11-2020.html <p>Am 8 miles around home. 8:30-8:45 ish. Warm and misty/drizzly weather.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 11 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 10, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-10-2020.html <p>Lunch- 50 deg, overcast, small breeze. 15 people, my team had sub. We won 5-3. Then we did a 4 vs 5 game- my team had 4, and we won 3-2. I played pretty well- nothing spectacular, but no drops and only one or two stupid/bad throws.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 09, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-09-2020.html <p>AM- There was not supposed to be hot water at the work gym so I debated going to the Sportclub, but decided to tough it out. Ran on GE trail in 27 degree windchill in shorts- I&#39;m a genius. Actually it wasn&#39;t too bad. Got very close to 5 deer and saw 6 turkeys. Run went fine, then did weights. I was actually a bit disappointed after mentally preparing myself for the cold shower that the hot water was back on. But not so disappointed that I didn&#39;t enjoy the hot water anyway.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 08, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-08-2020.html <p>Nice day for frisbee- sunny and mid-50&#39;s but pretty windy. 6v6 and my team had sub. Teams were even but the other team had more drops. Wind made for some humorous events. We got up 4-0 and had a chance for a shutout&nbsp;except a throw carried and Jeff jumped about 2 seconds too soon in the endzone, missing the winning point. We ended up winning 5-1. After the game, we discovered the gym had no hot water so had a very invigorating shower.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 07, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-07-2020.html <p>AM Cold and rainy so 6 miles on the treadmill at ~8:30 pace, then lifting.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 06, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-06-2020.html <p>Lunch- frisbee on a 60 deg sunny day. 7v7, other team had sub. Played ok but we got beat 5-3, though 3 of their points were questionable (contested due to being almost out of bounds in the endzone). 8 people stayed for game to 2 and we won 3-1.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 04, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-04-2020.html <p>Went to the Columbia zoo with the family today. Got home and went straight to the gym. Watched the Bills-Texans playoff game from mid-third quarter. Hoped to do 7 or 8 miles (longest run in months). Game went to OT at 7.5 miles so I stopped there and watched the rest while lifting weights. Happy to see Texans win. More happy to see Patriots lose the next game. First run over an hour in a long time.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 03, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-03-2020.html <p>Rainy, rainy day so no frisbee. Nothing much happening at work so working from home. 3 miles.</p> <p>I&#39;m retiring some of my older road shoes. They are all lower mileage than I normally retire shoes, but pretty old (first ran in them 24 months and 18 months ago). However, I have about 10 pairs of unused shoes in my closet from my Pearl Izumi days (2015). I might as well use them before they get hard from aging.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 02, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-02-2020.html <p>AM 5 miles on GE trails. Nice to be on the dirt again. Saw deer and turkey from a distance, not sure how many. Then weights.</p> <p>Real boring at work today. No projects to work on yet this year. My email inbox is almost empty- maybe I&#39;ll try to get it to 0 tomorrow.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 01, 2020 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-01-2020.html <p>PM 6 around my house. Great weather for a run.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 31, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-31-2019.html <p>AM McCall Rd 4 miles. Then went to see Frozen 2 with the whole family. After, played 2 hours of Ga Ga Ball. Tore the seat of my jeans wide open. Fortunately, someone had a pair of scrubs I could put on overtop.</p> <p>Finished the year way under 1000 miles, and that includes my crosstraining and frisbee. Wow. Low.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 30, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-30-2019.html <p>AM 5 running, then weights</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 24, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-24-2019.html <p>AM- a group got together from church to play ultimate frisbee. Lots of people, with ages from 8 to 40+, so we did 2 fields. Fun times. Muddy and slick, especially for those people who didn&#39;t wear cleats.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 23, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-23-2019.html <p>AM 3 miles slow and sore. Then weights</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 21, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-21-2019.html <p>AM ran 4 miles and weights</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 20, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-20-2019.html <p>Today was pretty much the perfect frisbee day. I donated blood last night but generally felt ok (winded at times). We had 14 people on a sunny, 50 deg day with almost no wind. My team made lots of unforced errors but the other team did, as well. Both teams generally did well mid-field but turned it over near the goal line. My team was down 2-0, then 3-1, then 4-2. We buckled down and scored 3 straight for the win- awesome. 8 people stuck around for another team. My team again trailed all game but won 3-2. I caught fine, had a few bad throws but generally was fine, but really had some good defense. Kevin was on the other team and is one of the younger, faster, more athletic guys who generally catches everything near him. Maybe I should donate blood more often cause I outjumped him on 4 or 5 long throws to him and kept him from scoring. It was fun and likely won&#39;t happen again.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 19, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-19-2019.html <p>Am 5 in gym due to watching kid, then hard weight session. I&#39;m done going in to work for the year.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 18, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-18-2019.html <p>Goody day 2 at work. Ate too much. Then went running. Didn&#39;t puke. Moving faster than seemed reasonable given stomach grumblings. Stopped at 4 miles. GE trail- no animals, but did see some people. That&#39;s not uncommon for the mid-afternoon runs.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 17, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-17-2019.html <p>AM- 5 miles on treadmill as it was again cold and rainy, then weightlifting. I spent most of the day in the gym building a gingerbread house (well, actually, a gingerbread RV park complete with BBQ grill and kiddie swimming pool). I feel very unmotivated to work hard as we were informed yesterday that my group is now reduced from 4 engineers to 2. We had 12 of us 2 years ago and 6 at the start of this year. There&#39;s no way just 2 of us can do the work so I honestly don&#39;t feel like trying. I&#39;m tempted to go&nbsp;all Office Space on them, and I feel pretty good about it :)</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2019 07:00:00