Bret Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/ Sun, 26 Jan 2020 14:51:42 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Jan 25, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-25-2020.html <p>PM - great flow run this afternoon with Finn. &nbsp;Ended up running quite a bit faster and a little longer than I planned - but I felt really comfortable and was really enjoying it. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 24, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-24-2020.html <p>PM - 3.25 active recovery effort miles with Finn on a cool damp and dreary late January afternoon. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 23, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-23-2020.html <p>AM - about 3.5 miles with Finn before work in some freezing rain/snow flurries. &nbsp; Foot is ok, but a little tender - think it may be extensor tendinitis. &nbsp; May consider some cross training if it continues or gets worse. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM - lunchtime treadmill tempo - 5 miles at MP after a 2 mile warm up and just slightly less than a 1 mile cool down. &nbsp;No real issue or discomfort with the foot - this was a solid effort - on the upper edge of manageable. &nbsp;Most of the workout was at or just below 7 min pace on a 1% grade. &nbsp; Quite depleted now, about 3 hours later as I write this. &nbsp;Need a couple of easy aerobic days for recovery.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 22, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-22-2020.html <p>AM - very cold this morning - but Finn had not gotten out for a run yesterday - so I did an &nbsp;easy - recovery effort&nbsp;3 miles - which was really not very therapeutic because of the cold weather. &nbsp;&nbsp;Also in the last mile my left foot gave me some discomfort - on the top of the foot. &nbsp;Odd, because it was fine yesterday and up to that point in the run, no discomfort at all. &nbsp; Will keep an eye on it. &nbsp;</p> <p>PM - ran 3 more at lunchtime on the treadmill. &nbsp;No pain or discomfort at all on the treadmill. &nbsp; Noticed some discomfort when climbing stairs. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 21, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-21-2020.html <p>PM - treadmill workout 4 x 1 mile at HM pace with a 200 rest; warm up and cool down. &nbsp; Tough but good effort. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 20, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-20-2020.html <p>PM - 5 miles with Finn on Brittle and Summit roads - mostly dirt roads next to horse farms. &nbsp; Cold even in the late afternoon. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sun, Jan 19, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-19-2020.html <p>PM - 14 miles on the treadmill after church. &nbsp;Watched the first half of the AFC championship game. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 18, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-18-2020.html <p>AM - a little over 8 miles with Finn on a cloudy raw morning. &nbsp;Good run though.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 17, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-17-2020.html <p>PM - 5 miles on the treadmill recovery effort.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 16, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-16-2020.html <p>AM - in Philadelphia for business - did an early morning run from the Old City section of town out to the Schulkill River trail &nbsp;- picked it up to tempo pace after the 3 mile split and then slowed to recovery effort at just before 7 miles. &nbsp;Good effort. Got have dinner last night with my youngest who lives here. &nbsp; So that was a nice bonus &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 15, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-15-2020.html <p>AM - 3.5 miles in a cool fog with Finn. &nbsp;Very slow active recovery. &nbsp;Legs were fatigued and one of my toenails bruised from the treadmill yesterday evening. &nbsp;Travel to Philly today. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 14, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-14-2020.html <p>AM - 5.75 miles with Finn on a foggy, misty, rainy, but warm morning before work. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>PM - treadmill workout after work. &nbsp;5 x1000 @ 10k pace with a 200 rest. &nbsp;Good effort.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 13, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-13-2020.html <p>AM - a little over 4 miles very slowly with Finn in a light rain. &nbsp;Reasonably fatigued - no pain or discomfort, but feeling the load from the last week of training. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sun, Jan 12, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-12-2020.html <p>PM - 11 miles on the treadmill whilst watching the NFL playoffs.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 12 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 11, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-11-2020.html <p>AM - a little over 7.5 hilly miles with Finn on a breezy, somewhat rainy morning. &nbsp;Legs still a little fatigued but felt ok by the last few miles.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 11 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 10, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-10-2020.html <p>AM - 4.25 miles or so with Finn - slow easy - legs felt tired and heavy from yesterday.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 09, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-09-2020.html <p>AM - 3 miles very easy and slow in the cold with Finn before work. &nbsp; Planning a workout later today if time permits.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM - treadmill tempo workout. &nbsp;15 min warm-up - 30 mins at tempo HR ~150 (around MP effort) and then a 5 mins cool down - for just around 6.5 miles.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 08, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-08-2020.html <p>PM - 7.25 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime easy.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 07, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-07-2020.html <p>AM - treadmill workout in the early morning because it was raining, I have a cold and my work schedule won&#39;t permit for a lunchtime run. &nbsp; 2 mile warm up then 2 miles at HM pace, with a 400 rest, then 1 mile at HM pace. &nbsp; I originally planned to do 2 x 2 miles but was feeling a little depleted and thought better of it. &nbsp;All in all, a decent effort and a solid amount of time with my HR at just below threshold pace. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 06, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-06-2020.html <p>AM - 5 cold, slow miles with Finn before work.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM - 3.5 miles on the treadmill at lunch. &nbsp;My new Garmin provides &quot;training guidance&quot; - the last couple of days it said my run was &quot;unproductive.&quot; &nbsp; And today it advised me that I was &quot;overreaching&quot;. &nbsp; Hmm..</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sun, Jan 05, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-05-2020.html <p>PM - 7.5 miles with Finn - last 3 or so at a sort of tempo effort. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 04, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-04-2020.html <p>AM - 6 easy miles with Riley and Finn. &nbsp;Still a little bit of rain but not too bad. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 03, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-03-2020.html <p>AM - really epic rainfall in the last couple of days - and cold - so another day on the treadmill - easy effort. &nbsp;6 miles. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 02, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-02-2020.html <p>AM - 5k on the treadmill as it was cold and rainy outside. &nbsp;Did 10 miles in an indoor bike at the gym at lunch too.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 01, 2020 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-01-2020.html <p>PM - 7 hilly miles with Finn to start off the new year. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 31, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-31-2019.html <p>AM - 9.5 miles with Finn using my new Garmin Forerunner 945 - which has lots of nifty gadgets and data for my amusement. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 30, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-30-2019.html <p>AM - a little over 6 miles with Finn before work today.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Dec 29, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-29-2019.html <p>AM- 4.75 miles with Finn and Riley in the rain. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 29 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 28, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-28-2019.html <p>AM - got in late last night but Finn got me out of bed and out for a run by 5:45 this morning &nbsp; Covered about 7.75 miles in foggy conditions. &nbsp;Easily about 35 degrees warmer here than my run yesterday in Utah.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 27, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-27-2019.html <p>AM - 5 frosty cold miles on some groomed trails across from the Canyons resort with Marcus and Riley. &nbsp;First experience with ice crystals forming on my eyelashes. &nbsp;Riley hair was frosted as was Marcus&#39;s beard. &nbsp;Enjoyed the run despite the chilly conditions. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 26, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-26-2019.html <p>AM- cold icy morning run with Riley. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 25, 2019 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-25-2019.html <p>AM - about 3.5 miles with Riley on a snowy Christmas Day in Park City after opening presents and enjoying a hearty breakfast. &nbsp; Spent the afternoon skiing with the family and then had a lovely dinner prepared by my wife in our condo and then off to see a movie. &nbsp;A full day. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2019 07:00:00