Bret Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/ Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:15:10 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Jul 21, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-21-2018.html <p>AM - 10 miles at recovery effort along the Ohio river trail. &nbsp;When the Trail ended I ran on the railroad tracks for a few miles.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 21 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 20, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-20-2018.html <p>AM - ran from McMechan to Wheeling Park - steep climb up 29th street. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 19, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-19-2018.html <p>Travel day to West Virginia&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 18, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-18-2018.html <p>PM - 10 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 17, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-17-2018.html <p>AM - 3 miles with Finn - partly on the former golf course on the cart paths. &nbsp;Heavy rains overnight had the temps a slight bit cooler this morning.</p> <p>PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime - limited time due to work schedule.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 16, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-16-2018.html <p>AM - 5k with Finn before work.</p> <p>PM - a little over 7.25 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime at a higher aerobic effort. &nbsp;Legs felt rested after the day off yesterday.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 15, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-15-2018.html <p>Planned day of rest</p> Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 14, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-14-2018.html <p>AM - 2.50 miles on the treadmill - as it was raining pretty hard outside.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM - 5 miles with Finn on the Milton Trail.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 13, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-13-2018.html <p>AM - about 2.5 miles of loops on the fairway behind my house - barefoot with Finn and Riley.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM - 6 treadmill miles.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 12, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-12-2018.html <p>AM - 3 miles on the former golf course (cart path since the grass is too high) with Finn before work.</p> <p>PM - abbreviated lunchtime run on the treadmill of only 4 miles. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 11, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-11-2018.html <p>AM - 5k with Finn before work this morning.</p> <p>PM - 6 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 10, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-10-2018.html <p>AM - a little over 2 miles on the former golf course with Finn. &nbsp;The mowing crew is clearly not able to keep up with the growth of the grass - which was well up to my knees in spots this morning - which was also very wet from morning dew. &nbsp;I wore the old Vibrams as I do on shorter runs on the turf, but for some reason today - perhaps because of how wet the grass was, I developed blisters/cuts in like less than 2 miles and had to cut the run short as a result.</p> <p>PM - bandaged up the blisters/cuts&nbsp;and then wrapped with pre-wrap (which was effective - btw) - 7.25 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 09, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-09-2018.html <p>AM - 5k with Finn in the neighborhood before work.</p> <p>PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 08, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-08-2018.html <p>AM - 5.5 miles this morning on a trail next to the Davidson river beginning at the Pisgah Forest gate. &nbsp;Temps were cool after a front passed. &nbsp;Sat with my feet in Turkey Creek next to the cabin- ice cold. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 08 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 07, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-07-2018.html <p>AM - same 5k route from yesterday morning - overcast and light mist.&nbsp; Only Finn ran with me this morning as Riley was too worn out from yesterday&#39;s activities.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM - 5. 25 mile hike on Daniel&#39;s Ridge in the Pisgah Forest with Tracy and Delaney - in the rain.&nbsp; Actually with the natural canopy we really did not get very wet at all.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 06, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-06-2018.html <p>AM - 5k or so with Finn and Riley before everyone else was up. &nbsp;Nice run in the mountain forest.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM - 7.2 mile hike on Looking Glass Rock - actually a bit of a difficult climb in the humidity - but great panorama views at the top.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 05, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-05-2018.html <p>PM - we rented a cabin in the Pisgah Forest in North Carolina and so&nbsp;drove up mid-morning&nbsp;and arrived after lunch. &nbsp;Walked Finn around the Brevard campus - where Delaney did 2 summer running camps - while Tracy and the girls went grocery shopping for the cabin. &nbsp; After getting settled we drove to Hooker Falls and Triple Falls trailhead and did a short hike before dinner.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 04, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-04-2018.html <p>Today&#39;s Peachtree Road Race was my fourth&nbsp;time doing this race since moving to Atlanta&nbsp;4 years ago.&nbsp; This was not a great time result for me today, but I attribute that to the poor weather-racing conditions.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Similar or worse&nbsp;to the&nbsp;weather&nbsp; 2 years ago 72 degrees and 100% humidity with a dew point of 71 - as I age, I just do not do well in those conditions.&nbsp; As expected, I ran about the same time 2 years ago.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>My effort in the first 3 miles was on par as far as splits go with the previous efforts.&nbsp; &nbsp;I was&nbsp;at or slightly below 7 mins in the first mile with the next 2 downhill miles in upper 6 min range.&nbsp; However my heartrate this morning was blowing up very early even in the first mile and at least for me, once that happens, I have about 3.5-4 miles before I crack.&nbsp; My avg HR for this race has never been higher at 178.&nbsp;</p> <p>Too bad this wasn&#39;t a 5k - because the first part of the race was not too terrible.&nbsp;</p> <p>On the bright side, my daughters and my son-in-law all participated and it was a great event as it always is.&nbsp; I love that my girls&nbsp;want to do the race every year - regardless of whether they have been training - because it makes for a great family event and tradition.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; From the giant American flag hanging from a crane above&nbsp;the starting line, to the perfect organization, and nearly 60,000 runners,&nbsp;and with the National Anthem beautifully sung, ending perfectly with an F-16 blasting over Peachtree Road - there&#39;s nothing like it on&nbsp;Independence Day.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 02, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-02-2018.html <p>AM - 5k with Finn and Riley before work this morning.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 01, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-01-2018.html <p>PM - 3.5 miles on the treadmill</p> Sun, 01 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 30, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-30-2018.html <p>AM - got an early start with Finn - high humidity and dew point of 71 at 6 am. &nbsp;8 muggy miles. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 29, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-29-2018.html <p>PM - a couple of easy miles on the golf course with Finn and Riley in the heat of the day. Planned to do more later, but never happened.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 28, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-28-2018.html <p>AM - 2 miles with Finn before a thunderstorm sent us back home.</p> <p>PM - 5 miles easy on the treadmill at lunchtime, another thunderstorm - so I stayed inside.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 27, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-27-2018.html <p>PM - in the lunctime heat 5.5 miles - new route - more hills/climbing than I probably wanted - but still felt good, though very slow. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 26, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-26-2018.html <p>PM - lunchtime - easy effort 6.25 miles - quite warm and hilly.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 25, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-25-2018.html <p>Long day of business travel. &nbsp;Up at 4 am - flight to Dallas for the day - then long weather delays for return to ATL; got home at 1:30 am. &nbsp;No running.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 24, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-24-2018.html <p>A little over 5 miles of running today. &nbsp;Some with Finn and Riley on the golf course. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 23, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-23-2018.html <p>AM - 2.5 miles very easy on a soggy humid former golf course with Finn.&nbsp; Grass is getting high and buggy.&nbsp; Finn was antsy to exercise since I was out of town for nearly a week.</p> <p>PM - a few more in the afternoon.&nbsp; Blister finally healing.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 22, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-22-2018.html <p>PM - easy miles around the neighborhood.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 21, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-21-2018.html <p>PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime. &nbsp;With limited rest/sleep my run was not so great - as I had expected.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:00:00