Holbrook Runner Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/ Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:40:46 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Mar 28, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-28-2017.html 40:49, 10:06 pace. Was raining and cold. App didn't work so used watch. 40 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 push-ups, 40 crunches, 1 min plank calves and high steps added. 40 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 30 push-ups, 30 crunches, 1 min plank. Stretching. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 25, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-25-2017.html 58:01. Pace at 9:33. App messed up so I don't have splits. App said i ran over a mile more than i actually ran. First and second miles came early and it got worse from there. Too many driving miles on Tuesday and thursday so I didn't end up running on thursday or friday. I am actually pretty exhausted. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 22, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-22-2017.html AM run Logan, Utah. Stopped at Logan Temple and got some pictures. Some significant hills but ran slow eliberately because still sore from Monday evening core workout. 41:11 with 10:01 pace. Mile 2 and 4 had most of the uphill portions. App messed up so splits were off. Particularly mile 4. 40 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 push-ups, 40 crunches, Ran out of time to do again. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 20, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-20-2017.html PM run. 78 min. 9:40 pace. Ran with watch because phone dead. First 4 averaged 9:30 pace. Slight headwind running 2nd half. 40 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 push-ups, 40 crunches, 1 min plank 40 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 30 push-ups, 30 crunches, 1 min plank Business trip tomorrow for 3 days. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 18, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-18-2017.html AM run. Tried to keep 9:30 pace for each mile. First mile was 9:43, so sped up after first mile. Then ran9:25, 9:20, and 9:15 miles and then 8:37 for last .1. 38:30 with overall pace of 9:25. Ran flat mostly in desert. 40 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 push-ups, 40 crunches, 1 min plank 40 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 30 push-ups, 30 crunches, 1 min plank I believe that i need to become more consistent with my core workouts to start improving more. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 17, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-17-2017.html Tried a short ladder after a mile warmup. 1 1 2 1 3 2 3 2 2 1 1 1. At that point i just did the slower pace until 3.5 and then I ran as fast as I could to the end. 37:03 for an overall 9:02 pace. 9:08, 8:31, 9:10, and 9:23. Ran 8:25 pace during the last .1. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 16, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-16-2017.html AM run. 56:57. 9:23 Pace. Tried to relax first mile and then do 1/2 mile pickups beginning with the 2nd mile through the 5th mile. Was going to run the last mile fast. Didn't work out. 9:20, 8:42, 9:23, 9:35, 9:34, and 9:41. 2nd mile was fastest but it had the downhill portions in it. 4th mile should have been fastest. 6th mile is almost completely flat but that didn't seem to matter. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 14, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-14-2017.html PM run. 56:46 9:21 pace. 74 degrees to start and 68 to end. 9:19, 8:55, 9:27, 9:25, 9:20, and 9:40. After first mile i picked it up every 5 minutes or i thought i did. After the second mile it idn't seem like that worked. The 3rd mile and the 5th miles had the most up in them. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 13, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-13-2017.html PM run. 38:33 with 9:25 ave pace. 8:44, 9:03, 9:35, and 10:16. The plan was to run as fast as i could for 4 miles. Started out ok and got worse as i went. Feeling better but still a little under the weather. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 11, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-11-2017.html <p>Got eye drops Wednesday night. Went to Dr. Thursday afternoon. Got an oral antibiotic too. &nbsp;Eyes are feeling better but everything else is keeping me down. &nbsp;If I feel great later today I may run some on the treadmill. I have been putting some thought into why i am running as slowly as i am at 5000 feet. I don't know if the cold and the amount of clothing i am wearing is affecting it or not. I didn't think there was any way i could run my marathon two weeks ago as fast as i did with as many miles under 9 Minute pace as i did. I have run some that fast at 5000 ft but not consistently. The hills seem to get to me as well. I don't know if i really need to save as much as i do for the end of each run but i don't speed up often. Just typing as i think. I do think that having access to a track one a week or more would help me with my pacing. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 09, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-09-2017.html <p>Eyes glued shut this morning. Not sure how I got this conjunctivitis as bad as I did wth it just starting yesterday. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 08, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-08-2017.html 1:01:13 10:05 pace. Cold out. 9:55, 9:51, 10:17, 10:08, 10:10, and 10:07. Have come down with bad case of pinkeye. Won't be running tomorrow. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Mar 07, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-07-2017.html 20 minutes on the bike. Core workout all times 40 plus 15 pull-ups, 40 knee ups, some dips, stretching. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 06, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-06-2017.html 40:13 with 9:57 pace. 9:17, 10:04, 10:46, and 9:43. Cold out. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 04, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-04-2017.html Ran desert course. Was windy. 21mph ave. 49:19 with 9:48 pace. Splits don't add again today. Splits say time was 53 plus minutes. I had to stop for phone twice. I have never had to pause much with this app. Maybe it is adding the stop Times to each split. That makes sense because the 4th mile is when most of the stop happened and that's says almost 14 minutes for the stops. Doesn't make sense for yesterday though. Sat, 04 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 03, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-03-2017.html PM run. Ran hard. Was chased by a pit bull and another dog. Course was haphazard because of that. Phone said 45:21 with 8:56 pace. It also said no mile was under 9 minutes on the splits. Not sure what that means. According to the splits i ran 46:12 and some change. Suffice it to say that it was about 5 miles at about 9 min pace. Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 02, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-02-2017.html Worked late last night. Rest. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 01, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-01-2017.html 15 minutes on the bike. Core workout times 40. 6 pull-ups each way. Lift some. It all felt good. Legs still a little tired. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 28, 2017 http://Mikemcc.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-28-2017.html Stretch and rest Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:00