I'm retired from racing. Really. Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/ Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:30:53 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Nov 16, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-16-2017.html <p>AM 8 around home</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 15, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-15-2017.html <p>AM- 6, kinda easy. 8 or so deer, including 2 bucks</p> <p>Lunch- frisbee. Lost 5-3. Such perfect weather this time of year- 50&#39;s to 60&#39;s, sunny, minimal wind, multi-color trees.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 14, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-14-2017.html <p>AM- had time for 8 miles before morning meeting. 5 deer, including one that shadowed me for 100 yards from 20 feet away, as well a fox. Only the second fox I&#39;ve seen on these trails.</p> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 13, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-13-2017.html <p>AM 9 on treadmill while watching Mike and Mike. Only 4 shows left. I&#39;ll likely run outside Tue-Thur, then watch Friday.</p> <p>Lunch- 7v7 frisbee on a beautiful day. The other team had more speed, but we played pretty well, though the end score didn&#39;t reflect how close the game was. We lost 5-2.</p> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 11, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-11-2017.html <p>AM 4 on a chilly, windy morning. Pretty slow (8:20-9:00 pace). I was trying to figure out why I was going so slowly when I remembered that I donated blood yesterday afternoon.</p> Sat, 11 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 10, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-10-2017.html <p>AM- 8 on a chilly morning. Moved along ok. 6 deer. 0 people. I haven&#39;t seen the turkeys since I saw the coyote. Maybe he ate them. That would be nice. Happy Thanksgiving, Wile E.</p> <p>Lunch- ultimate. 23 people, so 2 games. My team kept playing poorly with some stupid plays. We were down 4-2 in the first game but battled back to win. In the second game, we were also down 4-2 and battled back to tie it, at which time one of our team mates got upset at something said by a member of our own team (we still aren&#39;t sure what) and stormed off. We then lost. Still fun.</p> <p>In other news, Christmas music has returned to the local radio station. Yea!</p> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 09, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-09-2017.html <p>AM- only had time for 7 before had to hurry off for a meeting.&nbsp;</p> <p>Layoffs on going at work. Some teams are losing 30-40%. Cuts will continue into next year. It&#39;s not a fun feeling- same as I had for 3 years in Utah before leaving there. On Q&amp;A video with HR head today, someone asked what GE is doing to keep employees since other companies pay more and are doing better. The only reason she had was to tell us to think of the pride we have in working for GE. Seeing as companies today don&#39;t reciprocate much&nbsp;loyalty to employees, it&#39;s not much of a reason.</p> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 08, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-08-2017.html <p>AM 8. Felt good, 7:30-ish pace. Saw 1 buck, no other animals.</p> <p>Lunch- 5v5 frisbee on an overcast, misty, breezy day. My team got killed 5-0. Been a long time since we&#39;ve had a 5-0 shutout.</p> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 07, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-07-2017.html <p>Supposed to go to Paris Mountain, but I drank so much water (long story) that I was borderline hyponatremic so bailed out. Dizzy, headache, etc. Folks, don&#39;t drink a gallon in half a day.</p> <p>In related news, I have a 6 pound cushion in my work &quot;Maintain, don&#39;t gain&quot; contest over the holidays. I would rather have gone running, though.</p> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 06, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-06-2017.html <p>AM 8 on GE trails. Saw 1 animal through the trees- maybe a deer? Nothing else. Fewest in a long time. Felt good, started 8 min pace and finished 7:15 or so</p> <p>Lunch- 21 people for frisbee, so 2 fields. My team won the first game 5-2, and the second game 5-3. 35 minutes of actual game time, rather than the typical 10-20 min. Very tired by the end. Oofdah. Very tired.</p> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 04, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-04-2017.html <p>PM 4 easy around home.</p> Sat, 04 Nov 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Nov 03, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-03-2017.html <p>Am 6. Somewhere between 9-14 deer (some on the way back may have been repeats)</p> <p>Frisbee. 19 people, though only 16 by the end. My team lost 5-3.</p> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Nov 02, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-02-2017.html <p>Mid morning 8 on trail. Just 1 deer, I think and no people on the trail. 7:45-8 pace. Such a nice time of year to be outside. I finished the Death Throes of the Republic series of Hardcore History. Not my favorite series. I much prefer the WWI (his magnum opus), Oestfront, and King of Kings series. Next up is the Mongols one, which is still new to me. I think I have 7 total that I have not listened to, then I&#39;ll repeat 48-59 before listening to the newest one, number 60, on Julius Caesar and the Gauls. I much prefer listening to podcasts while running over running with people these days.</p> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Nov 01, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-01-2017.html <p>AM 6. Saw 8 deer and a coyote, the first one I&#39;d seen behind GE. He was rather large for a coyote. I was withing about 20-30 yards before he saw me and ran.</p> <p>Lunch- classic 7v7 frisbee battle. My team triumphed, 5-4. The other team had more speed and youth, but we had the wisdom. That&#39;s my story and I&#39;m sticking to it.</p> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 31, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-31-2017.html <p>AM 3 with Marci at home, then 5 at work. Slow. Happy Halloween, everyone.</p> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 30, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-30-2017.html <p>AM 7</p> <p>Lunch frisbee. 7v7 with a few subs. The other team was more stacked than mine and kicked our butt for a while, but we pulled it together just in time for game to 5. It was a battle to 4-4. Then, in an incredibly long point, we had 4 drops in the endzone, and they had a few (some of the drops were very contested). We finally pulled out the last point and won 5-4. Oofdah.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 28, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-28-2017.html <p>Lunch 4 easy pace with my dad. My parents leave SC on Monday. We will miss them.</p> Sat, 28 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 27, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-27-2017.html <p>AM- 6 slow. Saw 1 person on the trails (shocking), 1 deer, no turkey.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lunch- such great weather for frisbee. 21 people, so 2 games. My team got lucky and won the first one against a better team. 4 of the 5 points were long bombs from Travis to the endzone, lots of luck. We were up 4-3 in the second game but then gave up 2 straight points.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 26, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-26-2017.html <p>AM 8. Started 8:30-ish, finish 7:40-ish. Then weightlift. 0 people, 3 turkeys, and 6 deer, including 1 nice buck.</p> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 25, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-25-2017.html <p>AM 3 bike 3 run. Foot was ok</p> <p>Lunch- today was the long planned Grandkids vs Geezers ultimate game. Split point ended up being 34 years old, so I was a geezer. Geezers got our&nbsp;butts kicked the first 30 minutes, then the game started and we won 5-3. It was all due to patience on offense, only making good passes. It sure wasn&#39;t due to being faster overall or more athletic. Chalk one up to wily veterans.</p> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 24, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-24-2017.html <p>PM- Paris Mtn with Aaron and Lynn. First run there since Aug 29 injury. Last run sans headlamp. Nice weather, good run. Everything felt pretty good, though I twisted my foot pretty hard on a rock. 7.5 mile loop.</p> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 23, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-23-2017.html <p>AM 8 slow. A bit more than usual as it was supposed to be raining all day so I wasn&#39;t counting on frisbee.</p> <p>Lunch- rain let up a bit during lunch, though the wind didn&#39;t. I had meeting till 12:30 so missed most of frisbee, but made it for the last 20 min, just in time for the official game. Windy and crazy, 4v4. My team won 5-2.</p> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 21, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-21-2017.html <p>AM GE held another family fun run today. First was the costume contest (my 9 year old won a prize), then the race of somewhere around 5k. I had one teenager near me for the first half mile, then I was in front with the pace bike the rest of the way. We had to shoo 10 turkeys off the trail near the start, and several deer ran near racers. The RD had put lots of great halloween decorations all along the trail, some of which were pretty scary to my young kids. I ran moderately hard and won by a couple of minutes. I think my time was 20:30 or so. Marci and my 2 oldest ran, as well. Finally, the 3 youngest did the half mile fun run and loved it.</p> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 20, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-20-2017.html <p>AM 8</p> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 19, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-19-2017.html <p>AM 6 slow</p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 18, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-18-2017.html <p>AM 6 on GE trails. 4 deer, no turkeys, no people. Cold, 43 deg. First run wearing long sleeves in a long time.</p> <p>Lunch- frisbee. My team lost 5-4</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 17, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-17-2017.html <p>PM after work 6 miles 7:40-8 pace on GE trail. Ran right by 4 turkeys at the end. No people on the trail. Listening to Death Throes of the Republic series on Hardcore History. Really enjoy these podcasts.</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 16, 2017 http://Jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-16-2017.html <p>AM 4 run 2 bike</p> <p>Lunch- frisbee 6v6 on blustery day. My team was up 3-1 but then lost 5-4.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00