It's all relative Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:14:17 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Oct 23, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-23-2018.html <p>AM: Striders, a 400, then a mile baseline test, then a 400, followed by striders.&nbsp; Added a bunch of mileage before and after to reach 9.7&nbsp;total.&nbsp; I ran the mile in 5:02.&nbsp; I suppose I did have a little left in me, but not much.&nbsp; I am okay with that for now, and I know it will improve quickly once I start speedwork and weight loss.</p> <p>PM:&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 22, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-22-2018.html <p>PM: 12.6 miles solo, 7:27/mile average.&nbsp; I felt great.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 21, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-21-2018.html <p>AM: 22 miles in St. Pete.&nbsp; Felt fine throughout and was a&nbsp; little tired at the end.&nbsp; Anthony and Elia sped up, however I just stuck with Alan to keep him company.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 20, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-20-2018.html <p>AM: 6.1 total miles, 4 fast on the treadmill.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 19, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-19-2018.html <p>PM: 3.1 miles</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 18, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-18-2018.html <p>PM: OTF with some faster stuff inside- mostly squarts/legs and abs today.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 17, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-17-2018.html <p>PM: 6.1 miles solo</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 16, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-16-2018.html <p>AM:&nbsp; 10.6 miles at the track.&nbsp; 3 miles were kind of fast.&nbsp; 1600&gt;1200&gt;800&gt;400&gt;4x200.&nbsp; I was planning on doing a workout this afternoon as well, but it turns out the Red Sox are playing an early game so that seems unlikely, unfortunately.&nbsp; I felt fine and very in control.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 15, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-15-2018.html <p>PM: 8.6 miles solo.&nbsp; Weather is unbelievably humid.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 14, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-14-2018.html <p>AM: 20 miles with Elia and Alan on the clay loop in Clermont.</p> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 13, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-13-2018.html <p>AM: 2 miles at decent speed in the middle of a treadmill workout.&nbsp; Also lifted- shoulders and compound movements with some chest and lats too with various exercises I don&#39;t usually do.&nbsp; Lastly, I rowed for a bit.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 12, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-12-2018.html <p>PM: Track workout with Elia.&nbsp; Worked on his pacing, keeping it at just under 6:00/mile for the 3x1600.&nbsp; He hit them all but the last one- I was sad since it was definitely in his head, so I was disappointed in myself for motivating him incorrectly yet again.&nbsp; I&#39;ll get it.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 11, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-11-2018.html <p>Late PM:&nbsp; Late night.&nbsp; I ran 9.2&nbsp;total miles and then did a bunch of squats in the middle.&nbsp; Definitely will regret the squats tomorrow as I will be at the track, but the pace should&nbsp;be reasonably manageable.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 10, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-10-2018.html <p>PM: Hurricane run!&nbsp; 17 miles, solo, 7:40/mile pace.&nbsp; I just enjoy the wind and rain when it happens in Florida.&nbsp; I know it sounds odd and contradictory, but it makes the weather more bearable.&nbsp; My route today was a rare one- I circled Tarpon Springs lake.&nbsp; This isn&#39;t the best of all decisions, as there is no water, cover, restrooms-&nbsp; nothing- for the entire route until I make it back to my car.&nbsp; Fortunately, I survived and lived to see another day.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 09, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-09-2018.html <p>AM: 11 miles, 3 faster (around 6/mile pace) with Dylan.&nbsp; I was a bit tired after feeling super spry yesterday afternoon.&nbsp; I suppose given the mileage that can be expected.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 5.1 and then they gym- chest, tris, shoulders, and abs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 08, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-08-2018.html <p>PM: 11+ solo, 7:40/mile pace.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 07, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-07-2018.html <p>AM: 18 miles with Anthony, Steve, and Elia in St. Pete.</p> Sun, 07 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 06, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-06-2018.html <p>PM: 6.85 miles and some lifting- chest, tris, shoulders.</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 05, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-05-2018.html <p>PM: 8x600 with Elia with 200 recoveries, going his pace.&nbsp; Stayed around 5:50/mile pace.&nbsp; Then we cleaned up the track a bit.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 04, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-04-2018.html <p>PM: 8.4 miles and the gym- arms, back, and legs.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 03, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-03-2018.html <p>PM: 11.2 miles, solo averaging about 7:30/mile.&nbsp; Fun run today.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 02, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-02-2018.html <p>AM: 10.3 miles at the track.&nbsp; 2 miles, 1 mile, 4x200.&nbsp; Nothing special, just staying active.</p> <p>PM: 4.55 more miles and then lifted with Elia- chest, tris,&nbsp; shoulders, abs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 01, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-01-2018.html <p>PM: 8.25 miles solo.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 30, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-30-2018.html <p>AM: 18 miles with various runners in the beginning and the end whom were running in the DeSoto 15k.</p> <p>Anthony earned first overall and&nbsp;Elia earned second overall in the 15k.&nbsp; Alan got third overall and Gretchen got first overall in the 5k.&nbsp;&nbsp;This was pretty cool to watch since they all are people&nbsp;I run with.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Today was my longest run in a while and I finished it off with a plunge into the ocean at DeSoto park beach.&nbsp; While swimming I found about 6&nbsp;sand dollars and&nbsp;had a dolphin swim with 10 feet of me- and I was only swimming for about 15 minutes.&nbsp; Sometimes I forget I live in paradise and remember it is important to enjoy it.</p> Sun, 30 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 29, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-29-2018.html <p>PM: 8.2 miles solo.</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 28, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-28-2018.html <p>PM: 8+&nbsp;total miles, 3.5 of them fast, alternating 0.1 fast recovery into 0.2 hard effort on the treadmill with inclines for 0.2 and then flat for 0.1</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 27, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-27-2018.html <p>PM: 7.5 miles.&nbsp; Took a tumble around mile 3- hurt a lot, bled a lot, and had trouble enjoying the 4+ miles back.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 26, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-26-2018.html <p>PM: Treadmill.&nbsp; I didn&#39;t intend to go on the treadmill for anything other than a warm up, however I just did not feel like lifting today.&nbsp; Kept it around 6:40/mile pace or so.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 25, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-25-2018.html <p>AM: 10 miles, 3 fast during intervals.</p> <p>PM: Gym-&nbsp;2 miles and then chest, tris, and shoulders.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 24, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-24-2018.html <p>PM: 10 miles solo in East Lake jamming out to some tunes.&nbsp; 7:35/mile average.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 23, 2018 http://mikem.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-23-2018.html <p>12:00am: Midnight run with&nbsp; Elia!&nbsp; I like doing this every once in a while- especially with long runs.&nbsp; Sometimes it&#39;s fun to wake up in the middle of the night and go for a run.&nbsp; The heat lightning was continuous and amazing (as it always is in the area I live in).</p> Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:00:00