Bret Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:13:39 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Mar 20, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-20-2019.html <p>AM - a little over 5 miles this morning with Dan and Finn. &nbsp;I purposely ran easier today - body / mind were feeling fried with too many days in a row&nbsp;of&nbsp;intense efforts. &nbsp;Felt much better. &nbsp;Travel later today.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 19, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-19-2019.html <p>AM - 4.5 miles with Dan and Finn on a morning where it was right around 32 even this late in the season. &nbsp;Hat and gloves. &nbsp;Was not feeling it this morning - the effort was high again - for 3 out of the last 4 days - so I probably should try to run easier for a couple of days.</p> <p>I had my 3 month check-up with the cardiologist this morning and I have been fully released to return to my normal training activity without restrictions. &nbsp;Also, got&nbsp;specific written permission to run a marathon in June, to share with my wife for proof. &nbsp;:)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 18, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-18-2019.html <p>PM - 5 miles on the treadmill in the afternoon at work. &nbsp; Struggling a little with jetlag - and so I opted to sleep instead of getting up early to run this morning.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 17, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-17-2019.html <p>PM - 5 miles with Finn in the afternoon whilst my wife was hosting a wedding shower at the house and I needed to have him out of sight and sound during the event. &nbsp;Quick pace both yesterday and today.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 16, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-16-2019.html <p>PM - 5 mile run back in the US at home now having returned yesterday evening. &nbsp;Good run with Finn who was happy to get outside for some exercise. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 15, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-15-2019.html <p>AM - 5 miles on the treadmill at the airport hotel in Auckland NZ. &nbsp;It was 4 am and I did not see a reasonable running area outside with the roads around the airport. &nbsp;Early flight. &nbsp;So the treadmill had a virtual running route video - which happened to be in Auckland. Kinda interesting that I was running both literally and virtually in Auckland. &nbsp;</p> <p>Heading home today. &nbsp;Flight connection in Brisbane Australia. &nbsp; When I leave there it will be 11 am Friday morning and when I arrive in LA it will be 7 am Friday morning. &nbsp;Time for second breakfast. &nbsp;#timetravel. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 14, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-14-2019.html <p>AM - 4 miles around the Town Basin in Whangarei New Zealand before sunrise. &nbsp;Really pleasant weather and light effort run. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 13, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-13-2019.html <p>AM - 5 miles around Sydney Harbour and the Bridge in the rain before a day of travel to New Zealand. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 12, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-12-2019.html <p>AM - 4.25 miles - ran across the Sydney Harbour Bridge at daybreak. &nbsp;Warm and I felt like I was working way harder than I should have felt. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 11, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-11-2019.html <p>PM - just short of 6 miles in and around Sydney Harbour in Sydney Australia. &nbsp;Here for business meetings. &nbsp;It is nearly the end of summer here and the leaves are just beginning to start to change colors slightly. Quite warm, with lots of sights around the harbor including the Opera House and the Sydney Habour Bridge and Botanical Gardens. &nbsp;Body clock is way off - and nutrition is lacking.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 10, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-10-2019.html <p>Literally lost this day in travel from Los Angeles to Sydney Australia. &nbsp;I left Saturday evening at 10:15 pm and arrived in Sydney on Monday morning at 8:15 am Sydney time. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 10 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 09, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-09-2019.html <p>AM - in LA on business yesterday with flight later this evening to Australia - I signed up for a 5k to occupy my time for the day. &nbsp;Very very small event in Long Beach. &nbsp; There were competing races/events going on. &nbsp;In fact in the same parking lot there was another 5k race, and a triathlon. &nbsp;In the general area there were several other races to chose from.&nbsp; My race had events from 5k through the marathon. &nbsp;I would estimate less than 25 people lined up for the race. &nbsp;It was quickly apparent that I was going to be running by myself - so it was more of a time trial than a race - which I think was measured a little short too. &nbsp;I think I won by over 2 mins. &nbsp;Nice day though and it was fun to get out and do a race out of town on the spur of the moment.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 08, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-08-2019.html <p>AM - 5 miles on a treadmill in my hotel in LA. &nbsp;Here for business and then traveling on to Australia tomorrow evening. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 07, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-07-2019.html <p>AM - same as yesterday.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 06, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-06-2019.html <p>AM - 5 miles with Finn and Dan on a chilly morning before work.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Mar 05, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-05-2019.html <p>AM - just less than 5 miles with Dan and Finn early before work this morning. &nbsp;Really quite cold in the 20&#39;s with a feels-like of 18. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 04, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-04-2019.html <p>PM - 5 miles at moderate effort on the treadmill at lunchtime.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Mar 03, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-03-2019.html <p>PM - 5 miles at an easy recovery effort on the treadmill- rain storm outside. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 02, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-02-2019.html <p>Race - 5k - Milton Mayor&#39;s Cup.&nbsp; Made a decision this morning with decent weather to do this race to get an idea of where I am fitnesswise.&nbsp; Reasonably pleased with the result and grateful to see where I am physically following the heart stent implant in December.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Small field, relatively flat course; cool but a little humid in the upper 40&#39;s to lower 50&#39;s.&nbsp; &nbsp;I was a bit cautious in the first half mile - not sure how things would feel, but it was more mental than physical.&nbsp; Three guys went out to the front, with one who looked to be in high school, running in long sweat pants, but he was legit (I think he won.)&nbsp; Once I got past the initial nerves, I moved up on the third place runner when the two front runners gapped him; I passed him just before the mile mark and stayed slightly ahead of him through 2 miles, when he came back by me early in mile 3.&nbsp; No one was close behind me, and I lost contact rather quickly, being satisfied where I was.&nbsp; Finished reasonably well for 4th place overall.&nbsp; Splits were 6:35, 6:28 and 6:46.&nbsp;</p> <p>I looked back at&nbsp;my races from last year - and this was a nearly identical time to a 5k I did in January 2018.&nbsp; With limited/restricted (doctor&#39;s orders)&nbsp;volume in my training, and a few sporadic / occasional tempo efforts and a couple of workouts in the last 45 days - not a bad time - all things considered.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 01, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-01-2019.html <p>AM - 5 miles with Finn in the fog mist and some rain. &nbsp;Warmer and humid. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 28, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-28-2019.html <p>AM - a little over 4 miles very early this morning with Dan and Finn. &nbsp;I have another early flight today for a business trip to Charlotte&nbsp;- and return the this evening. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 27, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-27-2019.html <p>PM - 5 miles moderate to faster effort on the treadmill - sub 7:30 pace after the first mile.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 26, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-26-2019.html <p>AM - early start because I have to&nbsp;travel today back and forth to Nashville today for a business meeting. &nbsp;&nbsp;5 miles with Finn. &nbsp;Slow start for me, but good to get Finn&nbsp;outside even though it is still a little on the chilly-side for my&nbsp;liking. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 25, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-25-2019.html <p>PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Feb 24, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-24-2019.html <p>PM - 5 hilly miles with Finn on a breezy afternoon and the first time seeing the sun in like a week.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 24 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 23, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-23-2019.html <p>PM - 5 easy treadmill miles.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 22, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-22-2019.html <p>PM - 5 recovery effort miles in the chilly, windy, foggy rain with Finn.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 21, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-21-2019.html <p>PM - treadmill tempo. &nbsp;2 mile warm up and then 3 miles at 6:30 pace. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 20, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-20-2019.html <p>PM - 5 miles easy on the treadmill.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:00:00