Bret Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/ Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:30:22 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Aug 23, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-23-2019.html <p>AM - 6.5 miles with Finn this morning before work.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 22, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-22-2019.html <p>AM - 4.5 miles with Finn and neighbor Dan again this morning. &nbsp;Dan is driving his eldest back to school this morning at UVA for the start of her second year. &nbsp;I kinda miss those days a bit now that my children are well past that age. &nbsp;</p> <p>PM - 6 miles - Fartlek workout on a soccer field near my office &nbsp;6 x 2 mins at 5k to 10k pace with a 1 min rest. Tough but good workout &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 21, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-21-2019.html <p>AM - 4.5 miles with Finn and with neighbor Dan. &nbsp; Legs were tired from yesterday&#39;s workout, as expected. &nbsp;</p> <p>PM - another 5.5 miles at lunchtime - started easy and slow. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 20, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-20-2019.html <p>PM- treadmill workout at lunchtime - 5 x mile at HM pace with a 400 rest. &nbsp;2 mile warmup and 2 mile cool down. &nbsp;Good effort.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 19, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-19-2019.html <p>PM - 5 easy miles at lunchtime.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 18, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-18-2019.html <p>AM - got out early for a long run before the day heated up - 14 miles. I think I was asleep for the first 5-6 miles pace-wise - good move though in terms of staying cooler. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 17, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-17-2019.html <p>PM - 9 miles easy on the treadmill- too hot outside &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 16, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-16-2019.html <p>PM - &nbsp;5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 15, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-15-2019.html <p>AM - short easy 2 miles with Finn and Dan very early, with little time before heading to an offsite presentation for work. &nbsp;Good to see Dan who is recovering from an injury. &nbsp;First day back running for him.</p> <p>PM - following the offsite, I went to the gym and did 4 miles of tempo at HM pace on the treadmill, 1.5 miles warm up and 1 mile cool down. &nbsp;Solid, but I feel a little more fatigued this week. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 14, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-14-2019.html <p>AM - 5 miles with Finn this morning - first part very slow. &nbsp;Had some rain overnight, so it was not quite as warm as yesterday. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 13, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-13-2019.html <p>AM - 3.3 miles with Finn before work. &nbsp;Very warm even before sunrise. &nbsp;Legs still a bit fatigued in the quads.</p> <p>PM - lunchtime treadmill workout - &nbsp;8 x 800 @ 3 mins with a 400 rest. &nbsp;Warm up and short cool down. &nbsp;Tough but solid. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 12, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-12-2019.html <p>AM - 4.1 miles easy morning shakeout with Finn. &nbsp; Legs a bit fatigued, but not terribly, from the weekend&#39;s runs. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 11, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-11-2019.html <p>PM - hilly route with nearly 1000 ft of vert. on a very warm and humid afternoon. &nbsp; Grinder of a run - with more effort than I had expected. &nbsp; Also, I thought the route would give me about 13 miles but was actually pleased that it was only 11.25 as I really did not feel like running much further.</p> Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 10, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-10-2019.html <p>PM - ran with Riley on the Alpharetta Greenway after 5 pm to attempt to escape the high temps and to find some shade. &nbsp;The dew point was over 75 and very uncomfortable. &nbsp;Riley got in a little over 8 miles and I did a couple more after she turned around. &nbsp;Not really very enjoyable running conditions. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 09, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-09-2019.html <p>PM - 5.25 miles on the Alpharetta Greenway late afternoon- shaded but very warm out in the 90&rsquo;s. &nbsp;Recovery effort. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 08, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-08-2019.html <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>AM - 4.25 miles with Finn early before work this morning. &nbsp;</p> <p>PM - 7 miles. &nbsp;Treadmill tempo at roughly MP or the equivalent HR effort. &nbsp;Little tired today but good enough workout. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 07, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-07-2019.html <p>PM - 5 miles easy effort outside in the Atlanta heat at lunchtime. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 06, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-06-2019.html <p>AM - 5k with Finn before work.</p> <p>PM - late lunchtime - treadmill workout - 4 x 1 mile at HM pace with a 200 rest. &nbsp;Warm up and cool down. &nbsp; Good effort. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 05, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-05-2019.html <p>PM - 3.5 miles at lunchtime on the treadmill. &nbsp;Had limited time, and was feeling a little fatigued - so a shorter run was in order.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 04, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-04-2019.html <p>PM - just under 7 miles with Finn on a steamy late afternoon.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 03, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-03-2019.html <p>AM - 4.25 miles with Finn.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM - longish run of 12 miles on the Greenway - good shade. Started slowly but felt very good and finished fast - watch battery died before I finished.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 03 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 02, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-02-2019.html <p>AM - 4 easy miles with Finn</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 01, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-01-2019.html <p>AM - 3 miles easy with Finn before work.</p> <p>PM - lunchtime treadmill workout - 6 x 400 @ 82 secs with a 400 rest. &nbsp;Warm up and cool down. &nbsp;Good workout&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 31, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-31-2019.html <p>AM - 5k shakeout with Finn before work.</p> <p>PM - just over 5.25 miles at lunchtime.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 30, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-30-2019.html <p>PM - treadmill workout at lunchtime - 2 x 2 miles at 10k pace (6:47) with a 400 rest in between. &nbsp; Good workout - HR was tempo to high tempo but below threshold. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 29, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-29-2019.html <p>AM - 5.25 miles with Finn before work this morning.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 28, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-28-2019.html <p>AM - 4.25 miles with Riley this morning in Boston. &nbsp;From her place she wanted to take us on a route along the Charles - but we were pressed for time before church and ended up just doing a loop around the edge of BU&#39;s campus and heading back. &nbsp;Had an awesome time yesterday - got to go to Fenway Park and watch the Sox and the Yankees play. &nbsp;A friend hooked me up with pre-game field passes and sweet seats in the grandstand lower&nbsp;level behind home plate. &nbsp;Great game and great memory.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 28 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 27, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-27-2019.html <p>AM - 7 miles with Riley in Boston. Ran into a group at Chestnut Hill and Commonwealth Ave and ran with them for a while. &nbsp;We went onto BC campus and did a quick lap around the football field and reservoir. &nbsp; Heading to a game at Fenway this afternoon. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 26, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-26-2019.html <p>AM - 3 easy miles with Finn before a day of travel to Boston to visit Riley.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 25, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-25-2019.html <p>PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 24, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-24-2019.html <p>AM - 5 miles with Finn before work. &nbsp;</p> <p>PM &nbsp;- 4 more at lunchtime.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 23, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-23-2019.html <p>AM - 4 miles easy with Finn in rainy conditions. &nbsp;</p> <p>PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime considerably faster. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:00:00