Boston Marathon Streak: 3 Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Mon, 30 Mar 2020 07:07:00 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sun, Mar 29, 2020 <p>10 today in 1:10:35, I dont know whats going on - I hit this same distance in almost the same exact time to the second last week TWICE - crazy</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 28, 2020 <p>8 miles in 6:42 pace, dropped down each mile until 10k then slowed it some</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 27, 2020 <p>mornng run tonight, 7:22 pace</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 25, 2020 <p>another 10 tonight. 7:00 exactly, 1:10:00 on the nose. been a weird zen&nbsp; lately with the last two days being within 1 second of each other and then today right on that pace</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 24, 2020 <p>almost an identical paced run to yesterday, though slightly different, more hilly route. 10 miles in 1:10:32 , 7:03 pace (yesterday was 1:10:33). crazy!</p> Tue, 24 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 23, 2020 <p>10 in 1:10:30, 7:03 pace - felt a little rough but hung in there + strides</p> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 22, 2020 <p>bad run tonight, stomach probs :(</p> Sun, 22 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 21, 2020 <p>decent run today- sun was warm and snow was melting a lot so pretty sloppy. 7:07.5&nbsp;avg pace, 57:00 for 8 miles</p> Sat, 21 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 20, 2020 <p>cold one today, still lots of snow on the ground, easy 4.5</p> Fri, 20 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 18, 2020 <p>tried to do a 5k time trial today. Goal was 17:30ish pace. Even threw on the old racing flats.&nbsp;Warmed up for 2.3 miles then started strong, hit 5:36 first mile, about 1.33 though, I stopped, pace felt fine, just mentally had no reason to keep pushing so I stopped. This cancellation of everything this spring really messing with my head. tried to do another uptempo mile after a .5 jog and got .43 in at 5:26 pace - but stopped again - just no heart today. 8 total</p> Wed, 18 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 17, 2020 <p>no watch run tonight, felt liberating! about 6 miles in who knows how long :)</p> Tue, 17 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 16, 2020 <p>beautiful night outside for a run</p> Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 15, 2020 <p>8.5 tonight on the treadmill - 7:15ish pace - Lord of the Rings was on so kind of cool, forgot how cool the Battle of Helms Deep was</p> Sun, 15 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 14, 2020 <p>6.4 in 7:02 avg pace - felt good until bad stomach issues forced me to end the run early</p> Sat, 14 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 13, 2020 <p>7:13 avg pace</p> Fri, 13 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 12, 2020 <p>10.5 tonight in 7:06 pace, 1:14:3X + strides...was going to go 17.5 tonight but it was really difficult to stay motivated with the news of Boston being postponed - mentally really took me right out of it. I could probably salvage the training spirit if I had a backup race, but all the options I&#39;m looking at will probably get cancelled too - may need to look further out and reassess</p> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 11, 2020 <p>9.5 in 7:16 avg pace</p> Wed, 11 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 09, 2020 <p>excellent run tonight, I felt great so I went a little further. I did a hill loop a few times and kept a steady pace - my miles were really even, finished super strong as well, 12 total in 7:03 avg pace + strides</p> Mon, 09 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 08, 2020 <p>10 on the treadmill tonight watching the movie on the big screen - World War Z, seems appropriate, 7:2X pace</p> Sun, 08 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 07, 2020 <p>Chieftain Spring Runoff today. I missed it last year cuz the weather was bad, but had done it the previous two years. It&#39;s a fun a race, and pueblo is a cool town. Goal was sub 1:00, but felt off from the gun, so just focused on finishing strong. Normal 2 mile warmup and prerace routine, weather was already in upper 50s maybe even 60s by the start - felt nice. A little windy though, in the face on the way out, at the&nbsp; back coming home. First mile was 5:58, then 6:03, 6:11, 6:07, 6:09, 30:28 at the 5 miles, 6:06 avg pace, got all alone after 5, and was running uphillish and into the wind so was starting to slow, hit 6:36 and 6:31, then turned around and regained momentum, took a Roctane at about 10k, seemed to help too 6:14 for mile 8, 6:29 for 9 and 5:45 for the final mile. I don&#39;t really trust any of the splits on the back half, down by the river on the trail, I think my watch GPS cut in and out, regardless, I came back in 31:36, about 6:19 pace, I was really happy with the surges I threw in though - after things went south at mile 6, I could have thrown in the towel, but I kept fighting and ran a really strong final mile, 1:02:04, 6:12 avg pace. Actually not a terrible result for me at this race. The first year I ran it in 1:01:5X, and the next was 1:02:3X i think, so I split those results today. Given how tough it felt, I&#39;ll take it! Two things to consider - first, I think i was a little overcooked from last week&#39;s high mileage - long run only last saturday and a 7=mile tempo last tuesday, so legs aren&#39;t bouncing back like they used to. I also had some breathing issues - maybe allergies, as i&#39;ve been struggling this week as they are coming in, but perhaps something to talk to a DR about. Cooled down with 2.7, 15.2 on the day. Overall, I&#39;ll take the result in stride as &quot;all things considered, not bad, could have been worse&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 06, 2020 Fri, 06 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 05, 2020 Thu, 05 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 04, 2020 Wed, 04 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 02, 2020 Mon, 02 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Sun, Mar 01, 2020 <p>Dropped Theresa off at the gym and decided to run home instead of running on the treadmill there, got a little snowy and cold towards the end of the run, but otherwise no a bad run, 8.2 in 59:55, 7:16 avg pace + ice bath after in the tub</p> Sun, 01 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 29, 2020 <p>Long run this afternoon, almost 60 degrees so a really nice day for it. Was a little worried with the migraine last night, but once I got rolling, it was fine. Started to loosen up after 7 miles, ended up negative splitting by a minute, 58:03 first half, 57:03 2nd half, 1:55:06, 7:06 avg pace for the run + strides. Really good effort!</p> Sat, 29 Feb 2020 07:00:00