Rhett Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/ Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:49:43 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Jun 28, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-28-2017.html <p>I was sick all night Monday and most of yesterday so I didn&#39;t get a run in yesterday. &nbsp;This morning I woke up feeling much better, but the scale showed that I lost 4 pounds since Monday morning so I knew my run would be a bit sketchy. I therefore drove to the gym and did a TM workout so I could quit when I just didn&#39;t feel it anymore.</p> <p>1 mile warm up at 7 mph</p> <p>Then I did a progression run starting at 8.6 mph and increased 0.1 mph each mile. &nbsp;After the 5th mile at 9.0 mph I was done. Then I cooled down with 2 miles at 7 mph for a total of 8 miles.</p> <p>Hopefully I will be 100% by tomorrow. At least I don&#39;t feel like death anymore.</p> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 26, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-26-2017.html <p>It was supposed to cool down to the upper 80s overnight but I was sorely disappointed when I got up at 5:00 and it was 95. &nbsp;I therefore grabbed 2 water bottles and ran a couple miles to the track where I met up with Blake and we did a true Yasso&#39;s workout which is 10 x 800 m with 400 m recovery jogs. I haven&#39;t done this for years. Anyways, I averaged 2:55 per 800, so according to Bart Yasso I should be able to run a 2:55 marathon...NOT! &nbsp;I mean that is what he predicts but I really don&#39;t think I can go sub 3. Who knows, maybe if I had the perfect day I could but after my Boston disaster, I have no confidence in my marathon abilities. &nbsp;Back to my run this morning, I then ran back home for a total of 12 miles.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 24, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-24-2017.html <p>I slept in a bit longer than normal today so I didn&#39;t get out for my run until 6:15 and the temp was already 95 and rising quickly so I kept it short this morning.&nbsp;</p> <p>6 on the trails.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 23, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-23-2017.html <p>It was just too hot to go for a long ru outside this morning so I drove to the gym, put on some headphones and got on the TM. I set it at 7.0 mph and ran for 3 hours.&nbsp;</p> <p>21 miles nice and easy with a max HR of 133 right at the end of the run.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 22, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-22-2017.html <p>It was the hottest morning of the year, 94 at 5:15, so I took it nice and easy on the trails.</p> <p>9 miles<br /> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 21, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-21-2017.html <p>Still hot. 92 at 5:30. &nbsp;</p> <p>I ran to the gym. Ran 9 on the TM in one hour (6:40 pace), then ran back home totaling 13 miles.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 20, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-20-2017.html <p>91 degrees at 5:15 this morning, but it was dry enough it didn&#39;t feel too bad.&nbsp; I got out on the trails in some new trail shoes.&nbsp; My Salomon Sense Pro Max shoes started losing a bit of the outsole near the big toe on both shoes so I called Salomon and found out there was a warantee against defects.&nbsp; They had me take pictures and send it to them and they approved a new pair of shoes.&nbsp; I chose the Wings Pro 2, which after the first run in them today I really liked.&nbsp; The cool thing is I was able to clip off the portion of outsole that was peeling off&nbsp; the Sense Pro Maxs and I can still use the other shoes also.</p> <p>9 trail miles nice and easy.</p> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 19, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-19-2017.html <p>I got up about 5:15 and it was already 92...yikes.&nbsp; I ran to the track and did 12 x 400s with 400 m jog recovery.&nbsp; The first 2 I did solo and then Blake joined me.&nbsp; I averaged 1:20 for those 12, then I did 2 more with Blake at his pace of 1:26, then ran home.</p> <p>Total run 11 miles.&nbsp; It&#39;s going to hit 120, maybe higher today.</p> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 17, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-17-2017.html <p>7 easy on the trails.</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 16, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-16-2017.html <p>I wanted to do a 4 hour run this morning so I got up early and took off a little before 5. It was already 81 when I left. After 7 miles on the trails solo I met up with Blake and did the rest of the run with him. At mile 14 we stopped and took a cool down swim in the lake. We then ran back another 7 miles and finished with the temperature at 95. I promptly grabbed a Dr. Pepper and jumped in my pool to cool down.&nbsp;</p> <p>21 miles on the trails&nbsp;right at 4 hours if you count the lake swim time. 3:40 of running time. Summer is officially here.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 15, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-15-2017.html <p>7 easy on the trails. Looks like temps are going to start soaring close to 120 this weekend. :(</p> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 14, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-14-2017.html <p>I ran to the gym 2 miles then did 8 at 6:40 pace on the TM then ran back home 2 miles</p> <p>Total- 12 miles</p> <p>I registered for the Huntsville Full Monte Marathon on September 16th last night.&nbsp; That is about 6 weeks before my 100k so it should make for a nice training run.</p> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 13, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-13-2017.html <p>7 easy on the trails.&nbsp; It felt good to be back on the trails this morning.</p> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 12, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-12-2017.html <p>Easy run to the track.</p> <p>5 x 1200 m on the track averaging 4:27 with a quarter mile jog recovery.</p> <p>Easy run home.</p> <p>Total 9 miles</p> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 10, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-10-2017.html <p>It has been an amazing week of&nbsp;relaxation, recovery, and a lot of cross training. I only ran a grand total of 4 miles which I did barefoot on the beach at a tempo effort, but I did a lot of swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, throwing frisbee ( for many hours), and just playing in the ocean with my kids. Now it&#39;s time to head to the airport and fly back to reality.&nbsp;</p> <p>Turks and Caicos has been even better than I could have imagined.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 03, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-03-2017.html <p>16 miles on the trails solo this morning.&nbsp; It was a tough run because it&#39;s heating up.</p> <p>I&#39;m starting a recovery week now for the next 9 days and will be doing it in Turks and Caicos.</p> Sat, 03 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 01, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-01-2017.html <p>7 nice and easy on the trails this morning.</p> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 31, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-31-2017.html <p>I took a rare mid week rest day yesterday just because I didn&#39;t feel like running and I kinda liked it.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today I ran easy to the track and met up with Blake there. &nbsp;I did 8x800 m repeats with 400 m recovery jogs. &nbsp;I averaged 2:57 for my 800s. &nbsp;Then I took the long way home running nice and easy.</p> <p>Total run: 12 miles</p> Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 29, 2017 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-29-2017.html <p>I ran to the gym easy then did 7 on the TM at 6:40 pace then ran home easy for a total of 11 miles.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 May 2017 06:00:00