Rhett Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/ Sat, 23 Feb 2019 17:15:42 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Feb 22, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-22-2019.html <p>I thought about doing an easy run this morning, but I decided if I really wanted to nail this recovery week I should just sleep in and take a rest day instead.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 21, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-21-2019.html <p>7 recovery then core.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 20, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-20-2019.html <p>10 easy miles</p> <p>AP 8:30</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 19, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-19-2019.html <p>7 recovery&nbsp;then core</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 18, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-18-2019.html <p>Recovery week #1</p> <p>I started my first recovery week off this morning with a nice soak in the hot tub instead of any exercise.&nbsp; I skied hard on Satruday so it felt really good. I&#39;m looking forward to a nice easy week of running this week.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 15, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-15-2019.html <p>Normally I would do my speed work tomorrow, but I&#39;m taking Cade to go skiing with Blake and his son at Big Bear tomorrow, so I did it today.&nbsp; I was a bit worried having one less day to recover from my fast finish long run on Wednesday, but I seem to have survived unscathed.</p> <p>2 mile warm up</p> <p>6 x 1 mile&nbsp;at 6:03 with 1/2 mile jog recovery after each one.</p> <p>Total 11 miles</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 14, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-14-2019.html <p>7 recovery then core.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 13, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-13-2019.html <p>Fast finish long run #2</p> <p>I ran up for 5 miles at a comfortable pace.</p> <p>Then down 5 miles at mp. About 10 seconds per mile too fast.&nbsp; Still working feeling mp.</p> <p>Then back up 3 miles at a comfortable pace.</p> <p>Then down 4 miles&nbsp;at a fast effort, AP 6:18 with the last mile at 6:05.</p> <p>Then a 2 mile cool down back up.</p> <p>Total 19 miles.&nbsp; 1670 feet elevation gain.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 12, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-12-2019.html <p>7 recovery then core</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 11, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-11-2019.html <p>Week 3 of 1st 3 week block</p> <p>10 easy miles AP 8:54 followed by strides and cool down for a total of 11 miles.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 09, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-09-2019.html <p>2 mile warm up</p> <p>4 x 2 miles at 6:35 pace with 1/2 mile jog recoveries&nbsp;</p> <p>Total 12 miles&nbsp;</p> <p>Felt pretty easy and until the last 1/2 mile of the fourth repeat then I had to push a bit.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 08, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-08-2019.html <p>8 easy miles on I nice cold (36 degrees, that&#39;s about as cold as it gets here)&nbsp;but calm morning.</p> <p>AP 8:57</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 07, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-07-2019.html <p>7 recovery then core</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 06, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-06-2019.html <p>Long slow run, 20 miles AP 8:33, Elevation gain 1380 ft.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 05, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-05-2019.html <p>7 recovery then core&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 04, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-04-2019.html <p>It&#39;s week 2 of my 1st 3 week block of training.</p> <p>After 8 hilly, easy miles I did strides and a cool down for a total of 9 miles.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 02, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-02-2019.html <p>2 mile warm up &nbsp;</p> <p>6x1 mile at 6:07 with 1/2 mile recovery jog after each mile.&nbsp;</p> <p>I felt like I was running at a nice controlled effort all the way through.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 01, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-01-2019.html <p>8 miles nice and easy, AP 9:15, so I&rsquo;ll be ready for some speed work tomorrow.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 31, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-31-2019.html <p>7 recovery then core.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 30, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-30-2019.html <p>When I was up in Utah over the weekend, I went to Runner&#39;s Corner and wore out the sales guy trying on all kinds of shoes in search of the perfect running shoe for me.&nbsp; I really thought I would walk away with another pair of Kinivaras for the road and Altras for the trails.&nbsp; I ended up going with New Balance 1400v6 for the roads and I wore them this morning and really liked them.&nbsp; They have a 10 mm drop instead of the 4 mm the Kinivara has, yet I feel like they are more responsive with just a little less cushion and a nice wide toe box.&nbsp; Hopefully the higher drop will help me with all the calf issues I&#39;ve had lately. For my trail shoes I went with the Hoka Torrent. I&#39;ve never liked any Hoka I&#39;ve tried on&nbsp;before, too narrow in the toe box and way too squishy feeling.&nbsp; These are totally differnt with a more responsive feel and a lager toe box.&nbsp; I look forward to taking them out on the trails for a spin once all the scorpion weed dies out there.</p> <p>Today I did a 14 mile run.&nbsp; I ran the first 5 1/2 miles uphill at a comfortable pace.&nbsp; I then ran 6 1/2 miles downhill, the first 5 at mp then I pushed the last 1 1/2 miles running them around 6:10 pace. I then&nbsp;finished with&nbsp;a 2 mile cool down back uphill. I was happy with how well the run went. I need to work on my feel for mp. I was about 10 seconds per mile too fast, but for my first fast finish long run of the training cycle, I&#39;ll take it.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 29, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-29-2019.html <p>I&#39;m thinking Tuesday and Thurday are going to be my recovery/core days for this training cycle.</p> <p>7 miles recovery, then core.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 28, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-28-2019.html <p>TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF&nbsp;MY 13 WEEK MARATHON TRAINING!</p> <p>I actually felt a about as good as I ever feel on my ru this morning, probably from the mental boost of starting my marathon training for Mt. Charleston today.&nbsp;</p> <p>I did 8 easy but hilly miles followed by strides and cool down for a total of 9 miles.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 26, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-26-2019.html <p>I&rsquo;m up in Utah for the weekend, so I texted my bro in law to see if he was running today. He was so I joined joined him for a nice 8 miler and we caught up on life. It went really fast.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 25, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-25-2019.html <p>I&#39;m&nbsp;feeeling like I&#39;ve been lazy the last few weeks, but at the same time I think my body needed some down time after my crazy mileage month in December. Monday I start my Mt. Charleston Marathon training, so hopefully I&#39;ll be menatally and physically ready to get after it.</p> <p>Today I did some faster running which felt nice.&nbsp; After a 2 mile warmup, I did 2x2 mile repeats at 6:40 pace with 1/2 mile recovery jog for a total run of 7 miles.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 23, 2019 http://Rhett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-23-2019.html <p>10 miles this morning. It was beautiful out today.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:00:00