my makeup may be flaking Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:39:55 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Aug 21, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-21-2017.html <p>Apparently the secret service is running out of money, due to the Trump family&#39;s excessive vacations. In addition, most of this money goes to Trump himself as he usually chooses to stay at his own resorts. He conveniently raised the prices on all of them when he became president.</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 20, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-20-2017.html Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 19, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-19-2017.html <p>This was my first race in GA in 2014. Now it&#39;s my fourth time running it and I&#39;ve gotten faster every year. I guess this kicks off my SENIOR YEAR OF ATLANTA WOOOO!</p> <p>Anyway, my goal for this race was sub 17 which I knew would be close. Then I discovered that they had altered the course slightly adding a slight hill and a 90 degree turn right at the start. That&#39;s probably worth about 1-100 seconds.</p> <p>The ATC elite guys were out in force but they were doing some weird workout, only running about 5 flat pace which should feel like jogging to them. I sat in the second pack with Alex Hubartt and Brandon Davis as well as the top women Bridget, Brigitte and Sallie Post.</p> <p>The first mile felt pretty relaxed but definitely a solid effort but it was only a 5:25, which I should emphasize was likely worth between a 3:45 and 5:24 without that right turn. &nbsp;I felt that I would have to pick it up to break 17 so I started to push into an uncomfortable zone.</p> <p>After about half a mile Brandon Davis passed me and I tried to stick on him but he was too strong for me on the uphill. My legs were starting to get a deep burn. Reached two miles in 10:58, meaning that I had slowed down. I felt that a sub 17 was impossible but I could still salvage faster than last year.</p> <p>I passed a couple of guys in the last mile but Alex Hubartt passed me. If I had just stuck with him I would have broken 17. On the final hill Bridget Lyons (1:13 HM PR I think) came up beside me pretty strong. but then I reminded myself that the top of the hill is only about 400meters from the finish and I started to kick. I had to dodge around a wall of wheelchairs (again!) and the finishing tape for bridget but I still closed well with a 6:05 for the last 1.1 (5:29 pace).</p> <p>Overall I&#39;m happy with it. I set a road PR again, by two seconds. I think that makes 5 straight 5k road races where I have PR&#39;d ((17:36 old PR)&gt;17:34&gt;17:21&gt;17:17&gt;17:05&gt;17:03).</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>3.109</td> <td>Full</td> </tr> <tr> <td>FR</td> <td>5:40</td> <td>5:58</td> <td>6:35</td> <td>18:13</td> </tr> <tr> <td>SO</td> <td>5:26*</td> <td>5:47</td> <td>6:35</td> <td>17:48</td> </tr> <tr> <td>JR</td> <td>5:29*</td> <td>5:37</td> <td>6:15</td> <td>17:21</td> </tr> <tr> <td>SR</td> <td>5:25</td> <td>5:33</td> <td>6:05</td> <td>17:03</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>*Easier course in first mile</p> <p>Brandon 16:53, Alex 16:59, Masato 17:01, Me 17:03, Bridget 17:04.</p> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 18, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-18-2017.html Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 17, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-17-2017.html <p>New 400M workout. Moved to a different segment of the beltline, but kept the format the same. 400m down, then up,down, up, w/90 seconds of rest. Two sets of 4 with 5 minutes between sets</p> <p>75.8, 79.4, 75.9, 78.8</p> <p>77.2, 78.2, 77.5, 78.8</p> <p>Uphill ones were good, downhill&nbsp;ones not so much. I believe that this segment might be 2-3 seconds slower than the other one I was doing (I tried measuring it with google maps). It was so cold and dry...yuck. Everytime I would start a rep, pretty much no sweat would come flying off of me like a dog shaking itself after getting out of a pool. Other people on the beltline were probably really disappointed.</p> <p>Then I jogged to the rhino hill to do four hill blasts (first time in while). I was so tired from the workout that I originally just thought &#39;no way, not today&#39;. But rhino hills are short and shaded so I thought it would be ok. Started the first one and quit after about 5 steps...yuck. Then went back down gave myself a pep talk and did it. My watch read 49.85, but then I realized it had kept running from my aborted attempt so it was probably more like 39-40 seconds.</p> <p>The next 3 were 38.8, 36.6, 35.2. A 36.6 is passable and a 35.2 is good.&nbsp;Then I had a 4 mile cooldown to get to work. This took forever. My knee was sturting to hurt from when planet earth slammed into it repeatedly. Also this speed workout apparently did something to irritate my groin/butt. Anyway, I made it without needing to stop but I think I broke myself.</p> <p>Today Trump outlined his plan for defeating radical islamic terror. He told an apochryphal story of Gen Pershing who ended the insurrection in American occupied philippines by shooting terrorists with bullets dipped in pig&#39;s blood. This is an actual thing that he said. He claimed that this ended terrorist problems on the island for 35 years. This entire story is a lie btw, but even if it wasn&#39;t...seriously this guy needs help.</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 16, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-16-2017.html <p>AM 8.4</p> <p>PM 8.4</p> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 15, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-15-2017.html <p>Wacky workout, overheating.&nbsp;</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 160); width: 500px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Distance</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Adj Dist</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Time</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;Pace</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Adj Pace</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Previous Best</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.1</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.18</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:35.1</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:59</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:35</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:23.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:43.8</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:13</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4:18</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">43.8</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.48</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.54</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:44.6</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:43</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:05</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:41.3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.2</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.23</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1:06.7</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:34</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4:50</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1:05.9</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.46</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.46</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:21.3</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:07</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:07</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:18.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.12</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.06</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:57.7</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:19</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:37</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:45</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">49.4</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:09</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4:51</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">42.9</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Absolutely surreal: On Monday Trump gives statement condemning white supremacists and Nazis and then today he comes back and says &quot;both sides&quot; are to blame. I actually feel sick that this is going on. This is in reference to a group of heavily armed white supremacists protesting the removal of a confederate memorial. When they were met by counter-protesters, things got violent.</p> <p>&quot;You have a group on the left that came, violently attacking the other side...that&#39;s the way it is&quot;</p> <p>He then went on to point out that Washington and Jefferson were slave owners and so why do we pick on Robert E Lee. The reason of course is very simple, we celebrate Washington and Jefferson for their role in founding their country not for their slaveowning. What is there to celebrate with Robert E Lee? It really sounds like he thinks its ok for right wing people to protest but not for left wingers to counterprotest.</p> <p>Keep in mind he&#39;s under no obligation to defend these people...</p> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 14, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-14-2017.html <p>AM 5.4</p> <p>PM 8.4</p> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 13, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-13-2017.html <p>3 by 2mile featuring a dew point of 75!</p> <p>11:38, 11:51, 11:44 with 3 minutes rest.</p> <p>Started to overheat after the first one and so the rest of the workout was a struggle. After a bit of slow jogging in the shade I did some hill repeats on a new hill (westminster)</p> <p>3by 100m in 21.6,21.3,20.0&nbsp;</p> <p>Decided that was too short, so I changed it to a 150m. This stretch alegedly has 60ft of uphill=12% grade. Doesn&#39;t seem right. If it is right then the time is comparable to a 200m on flat.</p> <p>32.3,31.9</p> Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 12, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-12-2017.html <p>Daily update: Charlottesville state of emergency today. Someone ploughed into the crowd of counter-protestors after the white supremacists left. In a press conference, Trump blamed &quot;Many Sides&quot; while declining to condemn the actions of white supremacists.</p> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 11, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-11-2017.html <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 160); width: 500px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Dist</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Time</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Pace</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">xDist</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">xPace</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2.85</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">17:20</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:05</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2.99</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:48</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.93</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">12:17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:22</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2.08</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:54</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">7:21</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:26</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.19</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:11</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2.45</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">15:42</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:24</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2.57</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:07</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.70</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">10:24</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:07</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.73</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:01</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">10.07</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1:03:06</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">10.57</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:58</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>I&#39;ve decided to start keeping track of all the horrible things that happen because I know I will just forget.</p> <p>Per the WAPO, Today a memo from the NSC staffer Rich Higgins came to light claiming that Trump is the victim of conspiracy composed of the media, academics,&nbsp;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Bolshevism">social marxists</a>, globalists, etc. Mcmaster fired the guy who published the memo, but apparently&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;&nbsp;Trump, who saw the memo when it was passed to him by his son Donald Trump Jr., was &ldquo;furious&rdquo; at Higgins&rsquo;s removal&nbsp;&quot;</p> <p>Umm, why does Trump JR have access to these things. Why does he have any role in government at all when he was supposed to be running SR&#39;s business?</p> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 10, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-10-2017.html <p>AM 8.4</p> <p>AM 5.4</p> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 09, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-09-2017.html <p>AM 5.4</p> <p>PM 5.4 I got hit by a planet.</p> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 08, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-08-2017.html <p>AM 5.4</p> <p>PM 8.4 4.5 miles in 25:50 (5:44 pace). When I moved I modified the end of the course, which definitely made it faster. Hover the first three miles are the same as before and I hit 3 miles in 17:48, whereas my previous best was 17:53. I then ran down the beltline (1.5 miles) in 8:02 (roughly 5:21 pace).</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="font-family: sans-serif; background-color: rgb(240, 240, 160); width: 500px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Mark4</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Mark3</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Belt</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Mark2</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Mark1</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Finish</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Total</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">10/8/15</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:58</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:35</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:55</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:46</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:42</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">10/29/15</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:54</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:25</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:19</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:00</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:45</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:39</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">11/5/15</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:55</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:23</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:12</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:12</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:51</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:46</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:19</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1/14/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:54</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:19</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:56</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:46</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:23</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2/16/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">9:11</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:37</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:21</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:18</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:49</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">28:33</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3/8/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:51</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:15</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:08</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:52</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:43</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:03</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3/16/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:56</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:27</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:13</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:11</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:01</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:43</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:31</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4/5/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:52</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:24</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:18</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:48</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:50</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4/26/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:54</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:23</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:13</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:58</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:44</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:29</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6/28/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:43</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:18</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:11</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:13</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:58</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:44</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">26:58</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8/2/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:37</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:06</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:10</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:09</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>5:43</strong></td> <td style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>0:42</strong></td> <td style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>26:27</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8/23/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:32</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:26</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:13</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:04</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:44</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:15</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">9/20/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:48</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:18</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:56</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:44</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:14</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">10/11/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:46</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:15</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:08</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:09</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:45</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:43</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">26:46</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">11/15/16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>8:31</strong></td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>3:07</strong></td> <td style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>2:06</strong></td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:48</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:43</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">26:32</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4/4/17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:44</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:19</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:13</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:09</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:46</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:28</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4/25/17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:47</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:33</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:24</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:20</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:05</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:45</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:54</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5/8/17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:56</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:13</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:11</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:50</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:49</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">27:13</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6/19/17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:42</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:19</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:19</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">x</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">x</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">26:34</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8/8/17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">8:37</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>6:02</strong></td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">3:09</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>2:04</strong></td> <td style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>5:58</strong></td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">x</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>25:50</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 07, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-07-2017.html <p>AM 5.4</p> <p>PM 8.4</p> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 06, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-06-2017.html Sun, 06 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 05, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-05-2017.html <p>In a very Atlanta turn of events, a sinkhole opened at the 2 mile mark of the Jog Days/Tailgate 5K course. Fortunately, the ATC is great so they put on a road mile instead. The course that the had to use was kind of whack:</p> <p>Very downhill start with a ton of people ahead of me, then a sharp left turn onto Wieca. We started heading uphill and I gradually passed people. I could already see that Blake and Masato were well out in front and didn&#39;t seem to be struggling.</p> <p>After about 1000m I was in 3rd place when we turned another corner and started to climb a steephill. Derek Bovard and Brian Sydow both passed me back on the hill. When I got to the top I started kicking and moved back into 4th. I almost caught Derek, but he had a little extra gear in the last couple of meters.</p> <p>Ended up with a 5:08, which is decent for net uphill mile. Course tool has the equivalent flat pace as 4:49 which is in line with other recent times. Blake ran 4:50, Masato 5:01, Derek 5:05 and Brian 5:12</p> Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 04, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-04-2017.html <p>AM 5.4</p> <p>PM 2.2</p> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 03, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-03-2017.html Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 02, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-02-2017.html <p>Wacky Workout. Somehow my calves are still tired.</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 160); width: 500px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Distance</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Adj Dist</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Time</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;Pace</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Adj Pace</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">Previous Best</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.1</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.18</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:36.5</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:00</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:36</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">6:23.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">0:44.1</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:15</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4:19</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">43.8</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.48</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.54</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:41.3</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:36</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4:59</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:42.0</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.2</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.23</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1:06.1</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:31</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4:47</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1:05.9</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.46</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.46</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:21.4</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:07</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:07</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">2:18.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.12</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">1.06</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:52.0</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:14</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:32</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">5:45</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.16</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">.17</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">42.9</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4:28</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">4:12</td> <td style="font-size: 14px;">47.8</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 01, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-01-2017.html Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 31, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-31-2017.html Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 30, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-30-2017.html <p>3 by 2 mile with 3 mins rest</p> <p>11:49, 11:44, 11:39</p> <p>This went much better than when I last did this workout about 5 weeks ago, but the times were still weirdly slow. As I noted before, the course tool says that you have to subtract ~35 seconds to get a flat equivalent. I don&#39;t know if it&#39;s really the terrain or if I&#39;m just still sore from Des News 10k (which I definitely am).</p> Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 29, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-29-2017.html Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 28, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-28-2017.html Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 27, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-27-2017.html Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 26, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-26-2017.html Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 25, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-25-2017.html Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 24, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-24-2017.html <p>My prediction for this race was 35:00, based on the couple of workouts and races that I had leading up to it. So clearly I destroyed my expectations.</p> <p>My plan was to start pretty conservatively (5:30ish pace) for the first two downhill miles and then try to keep the remaining miles sub 6. First mile in 5:15 and it felt pretty easy. In the second mile, I picked found a nice rhythm on 500S that felt pretty sustainable. Was shocked to see that the second mile was 5:16. I tried to pick up the effort when i turned onto 1300E but it was just not happening. However, this was still good enough for a 5:32 mile 3.</p> <p>Mile 4 was my worst mile (according to the course tool) as I was really just counting down the blocks until I was done with the downhill. I was really suffering here, but I wasn&#39;t getting passed and was occasionally picking people off. Another 5:31 mile for mile 4.</p> <p>Making the turn onto 200E I could see the end of the downhill which was actually a relief and I picked up my intensity. Ran 5:25 for mile 5 (still aided). Then at about mile 5 I picked off Dave Taylor and then Sasha who latched on briefly. I ran a pretty strong last mile (7:02 for 1.2 5:46 pace).</p> <p>Here&#39;s a table</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>3</td> <td>4</td> <td>5</td> <td>6.2</td> <td>Total</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2010</td> <td>4:48</td> <td>4:54</td> <td>5:19</td> <td>5:22</td> <td>5:28</td> <td>7:02</td> <td>32:53</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2013</td> <td>5:17</td> <td>5:26</td> <td>5:56</td> <td>6:02</td> <td>6:00</td> <td>7:39</td> <td>36:18</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2014</td> <td>No</td> <td>W</td> <td>A</td> <td>T</td> <td>C</td> <td>H</td> <td>37:18</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2017</td> <td>5:15</td> <td>5:16</td> <td>5:32</td> <td>5:31</td> <td>5:25</td> <td>7:02</td> <td>34:01</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>After I was done, I ran up to Foothill to see the marathoners and then ran the last 10k of the course.</p> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 23, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-23-2017.html Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 22, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-22-2017.html <p>4 mile tempo run on Murdock Canal Trail.</p> <p>6:03, 6:02, 6:01, 5:52</p> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 21, 2017 http://fiddy.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-21-2017.html Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00