A clydesdale no more! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/ Sun, 27 May 2018 17:04:43 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Nov 18, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-18-2014.html <p>Brutally cold this morning. &nbsp;Met Tara at the LPT. &nbsp;A little slower on the way out because of the frigid temperatures. &nbsp;7:30&#39;s for me on the way back. &nbsp;Tara threw down a 6:40 for the last mile and I had no desire to even attempt that pace. &nbsp;Hamstring started to flare up on the way back. &nbsp;Not an excuse, just documentation.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 17, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-17-2014.html <p>Tough day at the gym. &nbsp;Really struggled with the assigned exercises. &nbsp;With 10 minutes left, I decided to bag the rest of the workout and went out and ran.</p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 15, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-15-2014.html <p>Too slow and too short. &nbsp;I have completely lost all of my running ability.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 13, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-13-2014.html <p>Slow run around the neighborhood.</p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 11, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-11-2014.html <p>Met Tara at the LPT for the usual Tuesday run. &nbsp;It&#39;s starting to get cold. &nbsp;Temp was 29 when we started. &nbsp;I&#39;ve been feeling heavy and slow and my hamstring is still causing issues so I wasn&#39;t expecting much out of myself. &nbsp;We hit the turn-around in 32 minutes and ran the second half under&nbsp;30 minutes. &nbsp;Much better effort than the last 2 weeks. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 10, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-10-2014.html <p>One mile at Firehouse.</p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 08, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-08-2014.html <p>Dropped my girls off at soccer and ran while they were practicing. &nbsp;Short on time becasue their practice was only 90 minutes. &nbsp;Ran on the Rio Grande trail in Farmington. &nbsp;It is a long, flat straight away so kind of boring. &nbsp;The miles were low and the pace was slow. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 07, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-07-2014.html <p>A 4 minute run and an 8 minute run at Firehouse. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 04, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-04-2014.html <p>Met Tara at the LPT. &nbsp;Felt like such a slug today. &nbsp;I wil blame it on not enough sleep and too much sugar. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 01, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-01-2014.html <p>Ran up to Elephant Rock. &nbsp;Didn&#39;t push the pace to hard. &nbsp;Just wanted to enjoy being there. &nbsp;Before I left, I had a feeling that I was going to fall. &nbsp;Sure enough, about 1/2 mile from the end, I tripped on a rock and went down hard. &nbsp;Of course I had to do this when there were 3 people and a dog right by me. &nbsp;I&#39;m pretty sure I heard the dog chuckle at the sight of me going down. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 29, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-29-2014.html <p>Three one mile runs at Firehouse. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 28, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-28-2014.html <p>Just getting out the door felt like a victory. &nbsp;An easy five around the usual loop.</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 25, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-25-2014.html <p>Becky and I were assigned the 1:55 spot for the Howloween half marathon. &nbsp;It started and 6 p.m. so she thought it would be fun to pace&nbsp;the Haunted half in the morning also. &nbsp;I had no such desire because I had soccer games to watch and I am not insane. &nbsp;She had been sick all week so I had a feeling that the second race would not go well. &nbsp;We dressed up as Jack and Sally Skellington. &nbsp;The race started and we were about 25 seconds ahead of our goal time after 2 miles. &nbsp;This is the ideal cushion. &nbsp;After mile 3 she started to feel the earlier race so I told her to drop back. &nbsp;I actually was hoping that she would just go back to the start because I was worried about her pushing too hard while her body is recovering. &nbsp;I was pretty much on my own so I decided to try to&nbsp;hit exactly 8:46 every mile for the rest of the way to keep myself entertained. &nbsp;Each mile was within a second or 2 of my goal. &nbsp;I picked up a couple of runners during the last 2 miles and&nbsp;I let some of my cushion go so that I was not pushing them too hard. &nbsp;Turned the last corner and my watch read 12.6 miles which made me come in almost 3 minutes early. &nbsp;There were no mile markers on the course so I had no idea if my Garmin was accurate or not. &nbsp;Becky came in about 10 minutes after me (too stubborn to quit). &nbsp;We ended up winning the costume contest which made the night somewhat of a success.</p> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 22, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-22-2014.html <p>One mile at Firehouse. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 21, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-21-2014.html <p>Met Tara at the LPT. &nbsp;Not a good run for me at all. &nbsp;Left hamstring was bothering me which made it difficult to push off properly. &nbsp;Had a decent headwind on the way back which made it a slow pace/high effort run. &nbsp;One of those days where you don&#39;t feel like a runner at all. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 18, 2014 http://AndyB.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-18-2014.html <p>Paced the 1:35 group at the Haunted Half. &nbsp;Well, I guess I should say that I helped pace the first 10 miles. &nbsp;I had my doubts going into this race based on how I have felt the last couple of weeks. &nbsp;I tried convincing myself that I would be fine since I ran 1:27 at Cottonwood and this course isn&#39;t that much slower. &nbsp;I also had a pacing partner so knew that if I couldn&#39;t finish, the job would still get done. &nbsp;The race started and I felt fine. &nbsp;We kept the pace at 7:00/mile coming down the canyon so we could give some back going uphill through Research Park and the U. &nbsp;As we got towards the bottom of the canyon, the pace wasn&#39;t as conversational and I knew I was in trouble. &nbsp;The first hill was too hard and we were too slow. &nbsp;After getting to the top of the second hill we lost our entire cushion and I told my pacing partner that I was done and he would have to finish without me. &nbsp;I stood there for 30 seconds deciding what I should do. &nbsp;Should I wait for Becky and run with her or just finish as well as I could. &nbsp;I decided that I want to stop being a quitter so I started running again. &nbsp;The last climb was tough but once I got to the top and the course started going down again I was able to get back down to the low 7&#39;s. &nbsp;Not happy about the race and where my fitness is. &nbsp;I need to find a way to get motivated again. &nbsp;I have been in a funk for almost 4 years. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:00:00