I'm retired from racing. Really. Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:20:13 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Sep 18, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-18-2019.html <p>AM easy xt only</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 17, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-17-2019.html <p>AM- it wasn&#39;t pretty, but I ran 6 miles today on GE trail. 8+ deer, no turkeys. Sore today, including a balky knee. Weights.</p> <p>My daughter&#39;s school hosted their cross country meet today. I was the lone timer. Fortunately, I didn&#39;t mess up.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 16, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-16-2019.html <p>Frisbee day, 11 people. The other team played 6 for a while, then started subbing before the real game. It was a pretty well played game- I don&#39;t think there were any turnovers for the first 6 points. My team finally broke the other team and went up 4-3, then won 5-3 when Dennis dropped a kickoff. We didn&#39;t want him to go out with shame, so we played an extra point and almost scored, but the other team got it. I played fine- I honestly can&#39;t remember a single bad throw or missed catch today, though I may be forgetting one. Not a spectacular day for my play, but solid. Fun game today. I&#39;m definitely lacking endurance compared to what I used to have. 30 extra pounds and 10% as much running will have that effect.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 13, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-13-2019.html <p>Frisbee on a hot, muggy, sunny day. 7v7, plus my team had a sub. We kept making mistakes, including a few bad throws by me, but were tied 2-2. They scored 2, then we fought back to win 5-4, aided by a couple questionable calls.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 12, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-12-2019.html <p>AM- Rather than run the trail, I decided to do the bench and run competition at the gym. You bench a % of your bodyweight as many times as you can (I had to bench 70%) then run a 5k. Each bench rep subtracts 30 seconds from your time. I haven&#39;t done much benching and no fast running in years so thought it would be interesting. I just wanted to beat a runner who did 4 reps, and Ken (gym manager) who did 9.</p> <p>I did 11 reps, which I was happy with. I didn&#39;t want to overdo the run and injure myself, so started conservative. First mile was 8:06, second was 7:45 (note: I very rarely run faster than 8 min pace these days). I really kept increasing speed on the last mile and was working very hard- at the end, I was running sub-6:30 pace. Last 1.1 was at 7:09 pace, total time 23:43. Long cry from where I used to be, but good to get the legs moving. Who knows, maybe I&#39;ll sign up for an actual 5k again sometime soon.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 11, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-11-2019.html <p>Am 5 on GE trail. no turkeys, 3 deer. 8:15-8:30 ish.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 10, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-10-2019.html <p>AM 4 miles on trail. 3 turkeys and a deer. I guess there was a decapitated deer head on the trail yesterday but it was gone today. Then lifting.</p> <p>My oldest daughter is in 7th grade and had her second cross country meet of the year today. She&#39;s generally been 4-8th runner on the team. It was very hot (upper 90&#39;s) but I challenged her to start fast to see what she could do. It was a big help due to a bottleneck on the course. She ran hard, pushed through feeling bad, and finished first on her team. It&#39;s neat to see her push herself.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 09, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-09-2019.html <p>Hot and humid for frisbee. 5v5 plus my team had a sub. My team also had a very new guy. We were semi-competitive but made some mistakes (I had a few bad throws after having very few the past few weeks) and we lost 5-3.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 06, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-06-2019.html <p>AM 5 miles on GE trail. Longest run since April. Slowish, 8:45-9:00 pace. Saw 1 deer, 3 turkey, and heard 2+ coyotes howling. Felt ok, not great. Ankle/achilles sore. Lifted afterwards.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 05, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-05-2019.html <p>Snuck out between meetings for a workout. 30 min elliptical, 1 mile run, then back to work.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 04, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-04-2019.html <p>Tossed and turned in bed for 4 hours last night, finally fell asleep after 3 am.</p> <p>Lunch- hot and a bit of a breeze- 6v5 frisbee. My team had more throwers, the other team had a lot more speed. They were whupping us during the warmup. Once the game started, we did a zone and it actually worked fairly well. Tied 2-2, we finally forced some turnovers and won 5-2.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 03, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-03-2019.html <p>AM 4 on GE trail with about a dozen deer and half dozen turkeys, then weights.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 30, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-30-2019.html <p>xt</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 29, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-29-2019.html <p>AM run on GE trail 4 miles (8 or so turkeys), then weights. Now that&#39;s I&#39;m running a bit again, my left achilles hurts again.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 28, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-28-2019.html <p>Lunch- frisbee. 7v7 with a sub on my team.&nbsp;I didn&#39;t run much but was throwing very well right until my last 2 throws. My team won 5-4.</p> <p>Been working very long hours recently, and sleeping poorly. Last night, though, I was tired at 9 pm so actually went to bed (which I usually don&#39;t do till 11:30 or midnight- and if I try to go to bed earlier, I toss and turn for hours). I fell asleep at 9:15 and slept till 6:30. 9 hours- wow. Still tired, but that felt nice.</p> <p>It&#39;s my dad&#39;s birthday today. I won&#39;t say how old he is. But he&#39;s pretty young still. And good looking, of course.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 27, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-27-2019.html <p>Another 11-12 hour day at work. I did sneak in 30 min elliptical at least</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 26, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-26-2019.html <p>AM 4 miles on GE trail, longest run since April. Felt pretty good, did about 8:30 pace the whole time. Left Achilles is sore all day after. 5 turkeys, 3 deer. Then weights. There was a stretch where the weeds had grown and some stinging grass made my shins swell up and itch for a while.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 23, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-23-2019.html <p>Lunch- hot and humid, decided to see if my legs were up to frisbee. Definitely didn&#39;t go all out, and they were generally ok. 10 people. My team lost the first point, then dropped the kickoff and were down 0-2. We then scored 3 straight, gave up 1, then scored 2 to win 5-3.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 22, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-22-2019.html <p>AM 3 miles in 28 min on GE trail. 6+ turkeys.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 21, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-21-2019.html <p>XT</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 20, 2019 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-20-2019.html <p>Ran 2 miles on GE trails. Felt ok. 6 deer. Then weights.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:00:00