Bret Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:24:23 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Nov 19, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-19-2018.html <p>AM - 3 miles with Finn this morning before work.&nbsp; My resting HR was back to normal overnight and had gradually gone down each day since Wednesday.&nbsp; Unfortunately I still felt kinda crappy where it feels like my heart is working too hard - but not with a high HR.&nbsp; Starts around 5-6 mins into the run and then subsides after about another 5-7 mins and becomes intermittant.&nbsp; Does not make for a relaxing or enjoyable run.&nbsp; Ran the first mile in like 11:30 and the next 2 at 9:20 pace - so it is not as though I am running too hard.&nbsp; Need to sort this out.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 18, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-18-2018.html <p>Took the day off.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 18 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 17, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-17-2018.html <p>AM - cross training - recovery effort. &nbsp;11.5 miles on the indoor bike and then 3000 meters of indoor rowing. &nbsp;Resting HR overnight getting closer to normal.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 16, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-16-2018.html <p>AM - 20 mins on the indoor bike and 2000 meters&nbsp;on the indoor rower.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 15, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-15-2018.html <p>AM - indoor cycling quite easy - for about 25 mins. &nbsp;Felt very relaxed and no issues of discomfort from an HR standpoint as described yesterday. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 14, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-14-2018.html <p>PM - 4 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime back in ATL. &nbsp; Something is not right. &nbsp;On most of my runs right around 5 mins into my run,&nbsp;I start to feel tightness or pressure in my cardio effort as if I am working hard - when I am not. &nbsp;Also, my resting HR has been 7-8 bpm higher than before the Chicago marathon. &nbsp;Methinks I am not fully recovered. &nbsp;3 marathons this year - and 2 in the last 40 days. &nbsp;&nbsp;Although my chasis (arms and legs etc.) feel fine, perhaps my engine (heart)&nbsp;still requires more rest and recovery. &nbsp;Will give it some more time off of running and maybe do some light cross training for a week or so. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 13, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-13-2018.html <p>AM - 4 miles from my hotel to Fisherman&rsquo;s Wharf and back. I noticed the smoke more today than yesterday. &nbsp; Heading home this morning. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 12, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-12-2018.html <p>AM - 4.3 miles from my hotel down to the Embarcadero and around AT&amp;T Park. &nbsp;Pretty smoky out from all of the fires. Not too many runners out. &nbsp;Lots of folks walking around with surgical masks. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 11, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-11-2018.html <p>No running- travel day to California&nbsp;</p> Sun, 11 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 10, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-10-2018.html <p>PM - 2 miles on the treadmill followed by 2000 meters of indoor rowing.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 09, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-09-2018.html <p>No running today.&nbsp; Trying to do a slow / gradual recovery.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 08, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-08-2018.html <p>PM - 3 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 07, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-07-2018.html <p>AM - 2.5 miles very easy running around the office complex at lunchtime. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 06, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-06-2018.html <p>Still recovering.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 05, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-05-2018.html <p>Travel and post marathon - no running.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 04, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-04-2018.html <p>Sort of a last minute decision. &nbsp;Richie invited me to join a charity team he sponsors annually for the race. I was sick all week - and had just run Chicago 4 weeks ago - but the opportunity to run in New York again and to connect with Richie and his friends for a &ldquo;non-racing&rdquo; effort was too enticing.&nbsp;</p> <p>So the plan was to pace Richie and his friend Tommy to run sub 3:30. I did not know how many miles I had in me at that pace - but I would give my best. &nbsp;Really turned out to be a nice sunny cool day and the race proceeded as planned. &nbsp;I gave them both about 15-16 miles and then slowed. &nbsp;</p> <p>Tommy ended up running 3:29 - for a PR which was great for him. &nbsp;Richie developed a severe GI problem some time after we separated. &nbsp;Not sure how I did not see him but he ended up walking it in. &nbsp;I had some cramping in my legs and sort of jogged it in and took in the tremendous crowds. &nbsp;We all connected afterwards and had a good time recounting the day. &nbsp;</p> <p>So with this finish - I have completed 9 NYC marathons. &nbsp;I think I need one more to round it out at an even ten. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 04 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Nov 03, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-03-2018.html <p>Travel to NYC for the marathon&nbsp;</p> Sat, 03 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Nov 02, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-02-2018.html <p>PM - feeling a bit better. &nbsp;3 miles on the treadmill at lunch.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Nov 01, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-01-2018.html <p>Sick</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 31, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-31-2018.html <p>Sick!</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 30, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-30-2018.html <p>AM - 3 miles in NYC - here on business. &nbsp;Have some kind of virus with a fever cannot seem to shake it.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 24, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-24-2018.html <p>PM - 6 miles outdoors at lunchtime on a hilly route.&nbsp; Not feeling all that great...may be catching something.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 23, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-23-2018.html <p>PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at a very aerobic pace.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 22, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-22-2018.html <p>PM - 10k with Richie around the office at lunchtime.&nbsp; Nice run.&nbsp; He was in town for business and we went to the Monday night Falcon&#39;s game last night.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 21, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-21-2018.html <p>PM - 7 miles outside on a really nice weather afternoon.&nbsp; I think the humidity was like only 26%.&nbsp; Ran with Finn - maybe a little to fast, but felt good once I got going.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 20, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-20-2018.html <p>AM - 4.5 miles with Dan and Finn around the golf course on a wet rainy morning.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 19, 2018 http://Bret.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-19-2018.html <p>AM - 5k with Finn to get him some exercise.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:00:00