Of Mice and Marathons Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/ Sat, 17 Nov 2018 03:51:23 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Nov 16, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-16-2018.html <p>Lunch: 7.9 miles w/ <strong>8 x 8&quot; hill blasts</strong>.</p> <p>3.7 up/4.2 down. 3&#39; walkabout recovery. Drills and strides prior. It was very damp and very cold. Patches of snow, but very manageable.</p> <p>PM: 7.2 miles in 60&#39; on the treadmill. HR 146.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 15, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-15-2018.html <p>Lunch: 8 miles in 60&#39; on the treadmill. HR 156.</p> <p>Slept in a bit and ran at Oakland during lunch. I made a smart decision and drank last night during the week, so I didn&#39;t get up early. 7:30 pace feels easier outside right now. Got up a good sweat though, which hasn&#39;t been happening in the cold. It&#39;s snowing again. I checked out some of the Spin Bikes and they have a nice one. I need to do some cycling in the next few months or I am going to get killed on the Thursday rides in March and April (or whenever the roads are good, could be July with the way winter is coming in).</p> <p>PM: Off.</p> <p>Had a long and important conversation with a student. I was going to head to Planet Fitness, but it was just too late to get dinner on the table at a reasonable hour.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 14, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-14-2018.html <p>Lunch: 6.4 miles, averaged 10:12. HR 117.</p> <p>Cold but sunny. Legs pretty heavy, but that was to be expected.</p> <p>PM: 6.3 miles, averaged 10:15. HR 116.</p> <p>Legs weren&#39;t quite firing on all cylinders. Kind of flopped around at times. Just tired. Cold and damp.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 13, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-13-2018.html <p>AM: Took the morning off for extra sleep. It snowed and I wasn&#39;t sure about footing, so I moved the workout to the afternoon.</p> <p>PM: 18 miles, averaged 7:36. HR 151.</p> <p><strong>Fartlek: 10 x 1&#39; On/Off + 10 x 2&#39; On/Off + 10 x 1&#39; On/Off</strong></p> <p>5&#39; jog between sets. Warmed up 30&#39; cooled down to 18 miles (~19&#39;). Weather was lightly windy but damp and cold. The park was plenty clear as it warmed up slightly throughout the day, but I think we got 3 inches of snow last night, which is considered a storm when it is not even the second half of November.</p> <p>I was warned that this would be difficult. I was mostly worried about the 2&#39; intervals as a solid set of 2&#39; intervals at 5k effort isn&#39;t easy. Well, the last set was what really hurt. Felt strong overall and throughout. Covered 6.89 miles for the 40&#39; of faster stuff or 5:48 pace, which doesn&#39;t seem that great considering I did make it into the 5:30 range for a solid number of these.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 12, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-12-2018.html <p>Lunch: 8.6 miles, averaged 7:32. HR 152.</p> <p>Saw 5 deer. They usually wait until dark.</p> <p>PM: 6.6 miles, averaged 9:54. HR 127.</p> <p>Left achilles a little achy. It usually happens when I bumped my mileage up. A little snow coming tonight. Hopefully it doesn&#39;t mess up my footing for tomorrow&#39;s workout. Otherwise I&#39;ll just move it to the afternoon.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 11, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-11-2018.html <p>Lunch: 7.2 miles, averaged 9:03. HR 126.</p> <p>PM: 6.5 miles, averaged 10:01. HR 117.</p> <p>First few with Megan in the afternoon. We saw a deer.</p> Sun, 11 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 10, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-10-2018.html <p>Lunch: 8.7 miles, averaged 7:25. HR 149.</p> <p>Pulled workout due to GI issues. Taking the rest of the day off.</p> <p>Plan was 45&#39; aerobic builder + long strides and about 2 hours of total work. I started to notice my stomach was going south during the warmup, which almost never happens. I don&#39;t think I ever has a workout cut short due to GI issues (they usually hit after the hard running). Got through 3 laps and was working on the 4th when I decided things weren&#39;t going to settled. I assumed the bathrooms were closed this time of year so I hit the woods (one of the fewer and fewer areas we haven&#39;t knocked down for cookie cutter subdivisions and strip malls).</p> <p>I tried to restart after that but it wasn&#39;t going to work. I barely made a second pitstop at our apartment complex. The issue was likely the 3 FiberOne bars I slept at around 6:00 this morning when I feed the cats. Megan eats the bars and I haven&#39;t paid much attention to them for a few years but stress and anxiety make me snack like crazy and these seem to be my new target.</p> <p><strong>Splits: 6:26, 6:25, 6:17, 6:11 (for .67) </strong></p> <p>Felt decent during the workout if a bit tired and my legs weren&#39;t much interested in turning over fludily when the wind hit, but I was working into it and think the last 18-20&#39; would have been pretty fast.</p> <p>Late: AIS</p> Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 09, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-09-2018.html <p>Lunch: 8.8 miles, averaged 7:25. HR 145.</p> <p>PM: 6.2 miles, averaged 9:47. HR ~124-125.</p> <p>It snowed today and I wasn&#39;t feeling it. Took a while to get out. Skipped my hill blast session as it would have made the timing of getting two runs in difficult with dinner prep and the like. Got some sleep today which felt great. Back and neck are still a little jacked up, but better than when it happened.</p> <p>I found out yesterday that Mad Anthony CX was cancelled due to some permit issues with the city of Detroit and some other organizations. To compound matters the mounds at Fort Wayne where the course is has earth that contain material from indigenous remains. A hearty kudos to the race organizers for taking the matter seriously. It was supposed to be in the upper 20s and windy, so I cannot say I am disappointed. And I haven&#39;t been on my bike for two weeks. Might try for one more race this season or call it good and try to hit the gravel scene hard in the spring and summer and get in a full cyclocross season next fall.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 08, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-08-2018.html <p>AM: 9 miles, averaged 7:12. HR 153.</p> <p>Steady easy to light moderate with one slightly uptempo mile in 6:19&nbsp;to finish it off. Felt strong. Nice not to plod for once.</p> <p>PM: 6.5 miles, averaged 9:11. HR 127.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 07, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-07-2018.html <p>Lunch: 6.8 miles, averaged 9:33. HR 127.</p> <p>Cold and windy. Nice recovery run.</p> <p>PM: 7 miles, averaged 9:17. HR 125.&nbsp;</p> <p>Neck/back felt fine running. It was a little rough sleeping. Every time I rolled over I woke up. Took some pain reliever.</p> <p>Late: AIS&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 06, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-06-2018.html <p>AM: 17 miles, averaged 7:38. HR 158.</p> <p><strong>20 x 2&#39; On @ 10-Mile Effort/Off @ Light Float (To Start)</strong></p> <p>It was warm, wet, and windy, so I was going to do this workout on the treadmill, but decided to just focus on effort and try not to fit the wind. The recoveries were supposed to be around 8&#39; pace, which they were for roughly the first half and then it got hard. The wind killed me in a few places but I kept working and got through it.&nbsp;</p> <p>Cover 6.62 miles in 40&#39; or exactly 6:00 average&nbsp;</p> <p>30&#39; up/20&#39; down.</p> <p>Pretty knackered during the cool down. I also tweaked or pinched something in the top of my back/lower part of my neck on the first recovery when I stepped on some uneven grass. It was slightly painful and then kind of numb and tingly but it felt okay when I got moving. Now it just feels like I slept on it wrong. I will ice it later.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 05, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-05-2018.html <p>Lunch: 8 miles, averaged 8:08. HR 148.</p> <p>PM: 7 miles, averaged 9:18. HR 126.</p> <p>It&#39;s election day tomorrow and I know nothing about politics or about Michigan. I&#39;m an educated idiot and it&#39;s pretty sad.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 04, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-04-2018.html <p>I&rsquo;m Lunch: 6.6 miles, averaged ~10:00. HR 122.</p> <p>PM: 6.5 miles, averaged 10:02. HR 124.</p> <p>All in the dark. Peaceful though. Big buck at the park. Feeling good. Needed some big miles the last week&nbsp;to cleanse all the bad juju.</p> Sun, 04 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Nov 03, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-03-2018.html <p>Noon: 13.5 miles, averaged 7:26. HR 157.</p> <p><strong>6-Mile Steady State Tempo</strong></p> <p>4 up/3.5 down. Workout was supposed to be 40&#39; aerobic builder. I figured I would probably go about 44&#39;-45&#39; and do around 7 miles if I was feeling good. On the warm up I felt pretty spry, which I did not expect given how my legs felt yesterday and how they have been feeling on Saturday workouts. Got out fast and tried to ease off but as is typical I actually sped up. After that I just tried to hang on and get through at least 6 miles. I left about 2-3&#39; and could have kept going a little bit after 6 miles, but given that it was pretty fast and the effort was higher than it was supposed to be I called it good.</p> <p><strong>Splits: 6:16, 6:11, 6:17, 6:13, 6:16, 6:13 (6:15 average)</strong></p> <p>Averaged HR was 176, so a touch high. Pleased to be working the paces back down for workouts. It has been a little while since I was running workouts in the low-6s.</p> <p>PM: 4 miles w/ Megan, averaged 10:21. HR 124.</p> <p>Mileage PR by 1.3 miles. Previous high was 102 September 20-26 2015 during Philadelpia Marathon training. This was pretty good without a significant long run, just consistent doubles all week of about 65&#39;. Most of the mileage was pretty slow so it doesn&#39;t actually feel that hard. 8-10 weeks of this probably would.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 03 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Nov 02, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-02-2018.html <p>AM: 8 miles. Did some hill blasts.</p> <p><strong>Drills and Strides + 8 x 8&quot; Hill Blasts</strong></p> <p>Cool and not quite raining, as it has been all week. Saw a few deer. I was social and pleasant to people. I was sluggish warming up, but felt pretty explosive on the blasts.</p> <p>PM: 6.2 miles, averaged 9:39. HR 129.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Nov 01, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-01-2018.html <p>AM: 7 miles, averaged 9:21. HR 128.</p> <p>PM: 6.1 miles, averaged 9:17. HR 127.</p> <p>Headlamp died at the beginning of the run. It was fiarly dark. Peaceful, yet creepy.</p> <p>Jeff Shadley informs me that I surpassed my 2017 mileage totals. 2017 was a rough year of multiple colds that knocked me so bad I took many days off. This might be my most consistent year even if it hasn&#39;t been my highest mileage. I have taken only 12 days off this year from running, but only 11 days completely off. At the end of my run streak this year, I did a short commute ride and then almost 40 miles in the evening.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 31, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-31-2018.html <p>Lunch: 6.7 miles, averaged 9:45. HR 127.</p> <p>PM: 6.8 miles, averaged 9:34. HR 128.</p> <p>Ran around a few of the neighborhoods and enjoyed Halloween vicariously. Foliage seems to be right at peak.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 30, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-30-2018.html <p>AM: 11.2 miles, averaged 8:01. HR 152.</p> <p><strong>20 x 1&#39; On/Off @ 5k Effort</strong></p> <p>30&#39;/20&#39; down. It was fairly cold (39 degrees), but it warmed up a bit. 39 is fine with me anyway. Felt pretty good throughout the workout. Maybe a working a little bit harder than normal, but maybe this is the right effort for the workout as I was starting to really get blasted the last 10-15&quot; of the last rep. About 5:43 average pace. Need to get the pace down on these. A cobweb clearer from the half marathon 9 days ago.</p> <p>PM: 6 miles, averaged 10:02. HR 125.</p> <p>Anxious and ticked off for now good reason, so I ran a little longer than my typical 4-mile shakeout after a morning workout.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 29, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-29-2018.html <p>Lunch: 7.7 miles, averaged 8:25. HR 141.</p> <p>Got a delivery of two pairs of Kinvara 5s. Yep, Kinvara 5s. My absolute favorite shoe. I got between 700-900 miles on my first 5 pairs and ran two marathon PRs in them. Definitely the best all around shoe I&#39;ve run in.&nbsp;</p> <p>Hamstring still a bit sore and tight but it hasn&#39;t been doing the twingy thing it was doing last week.</p> <p>PM: 7.9 miles, averaged 8:13. HR 146.</p> <p>Nice evening. Foliage is peaking. Got in an honest easy paced run for once in the evening. Feeling recovered from Detroit. Took a while.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 28, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-28-2018.html <p>PM: 12.2 miles, averaged 8:02. HR 146.</p> <p>Did a sporadic pickup for 2 miles and did 6:55, 6:20 without too much effort. Somewhat flat from the bike race yesterday but not too bad.&nbsp;</p> <p>Looking forward to working back into things after a down/recovery week.</p> Sun, 28 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 27, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-27-2018.html <p>AM: Bloomer Cyclocross Race - ~12.5 miles total</p> <p>This was my first bike race. I have been told that runners make strong cyclocross riders and at first I thought the discipline was goofy, but have grow quite curious and I think I am pretty hooked. It&#39;s very difficult and breathing wise feels like a very hard 5k-4-mile race.</p> <p>I warmed up with one lap of the course and some around the parking lot and we lined up. I was freezing as it was cold and slightly rainy and I don&#39;t have proper cold weather biking gear (way too much money on bike stuff this year). I was second to last going through the grass sections on the first lap, but then quickly started to pick people off.</p> <p>I wiped out several times on muddy, grassy turns as my bike skills are not very good yet. The discipline involves a bit of getting of the bike and running, so I think I was strong in these areas, but I lost a lot of time falling and not being able to shift very well late in the race as my right hand was numb. I try to push quite hard the second and third laps. My breathing was highly elevated and I was sucking air at the finish. It&#39;s basically supposed to be akin to cross country running. It was really hard, but I had a ton of fun. I am signing up for at least one more race this season, and I will likely approach next fall a little more seriously depending on my running goals and schedule.</p> <p>PM: 7.5 miles, averaged 8:43. HR 139.</p> <p>I was planning to run, so I snuck this in after watching some other races and going back to tear down. I saw many elite guys who are incredible athletes. Many of them would be really strong runners.</p> Sat, 27 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 26, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-26-2018.html <p>AM: 4.2 miles, averaged 9:40. HR 126.</p> <p>PM: 6.2-mile ride to pre-ride the course. HR 141.</p> <p>Got up early and got a short run in before helpging set up for the Bloom Cyclocross race. Waited to hear about my bike. Took a nap in the afternoon and got the call that it was good to go, so I skipped my run to pre-ride the course.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 25, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-25-2018.html <p>Lunch: 8.3 miles, averaged 7:52. HR 153.</p> <p>Did some running near campus to get in a little elevation gain and change of scenary. Not sure why I didn&#39;t continue this practice when I started it when school began.&nbsp;</p> <p>Hamstring kertwanged me a few times (lower hamstring area). I felt it ping when I picked up the pace a bit yesterday but thought nothing of it. It stopped but given that its a runner&#39;s (second) Achilles Heel, it&#39;s somewhat worrisome even though not constant.</p> <p>PM: 4.3-mile ride. Equipment failure.</p> <p>Picked my bike up after having new tires and some other stuff done and the electronic shifting wouldn&rsquo;t work, so I was stuck in gear spinning out. Stopped and called the shop and brought it back in. Was really looking forward to the Thursday ride too. Hopefully I&rsquo;ll be able to race Saturday. If not, I&rsquo;ll really not be happy.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 24, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-24-2018.html <p>Lunch: 7.5 miles, averaged 8:38. HR 141.</p> <p>PM: 4.25 miles, averaged 9:26. HR 128.</p> <p>Less sore today. Took some pain reliever last night. Bike is in the shop getting some more aggressive tires for the Bloomer Cyclocross race this weekend. Still trying to decide about the ride for tomorrow night. Mostly the call was based on my running legs as I don&#39;t want to further put them in a recovery rut. They should be okay as long as I don&#39;t go hard. I will likely do it for some social time even though many guys likely won&#39;t be out there with the race. I am not taking the race that seriously, but I plan to compete the best I can. Just not interested in any sort of taper or anything. This will give me a way to approach my next cross race, which will be the first part of November if all goes well.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 23, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-23-2018.html <p>AM: 5.6 miles, averaged 9:52. HR 129.</p> <p>Still very sore.</p> <p>PM: 4 miles, averaged 9:55. HR 127.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 22, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-22-2018.html <p>Lunch: 4.4 miles, averaged 10:14. HR 125.</p> <p>Sore. Like, pretty much marathon sore. I think the downhills did it. I just don&#39;t run that hard downhill these days. Or any downhill really.</p> <p>PM: 4.1 miles, averaged 9:49. HR 122.</p> <p>On further reflection, there was also some concrete mixed in, especially on the downhills. That and a lack of a cool down would do it. Ouch.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 21, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-21-2018.html <p>AM: Detroit International Half. 14.6 miles total.</p> <p>It was a cold morning. Around 34 degrees but it felt colder. Race was at 7:00AM, so I had to get up at 5. Megan and I drove down and found a place to park, which was quite easy. Did an easy 16&#39; warmup with two strides. Probably should have done 20&#39; or 25&#39; as I used to, but I&#39;ve been trying to warm up without doing too much for a half. I have done as much as 3 miles and that might be too much.</p> <p>Goal was sub-1:20, which I knew wasn&#39;t out of the question but difficult. Figured I would start around 1:21-1:22 the first mile or two and work down. I figured 1:20-1:21 low was probably an accurate assessment of fitness, but I am also not doing the same sort of workouts I usually do.</p> <p>It was extremely congested at the start and the C coral was full of just-barely-sub-8&#39; pacing and starting line selfies (the starting line area was packed with non-racing people as well). I decided to butt my way forward as far as I could go without looking suspiscious. It makes you look like a jerk, but it is annoying and dangerous to have moving at too disparate of speeds. It was still too congested, but I forgot what it is like to be at a relatively big race (just under 10k just for the half).</p> <p>First few miles were pretty slow. First 5k around 19:20-19:30, which was not making me happy. Most of the first miles were dark enough I couldn&#39;t see my watch that well and I wasn&#39;t taking splits anyway. My legs felt like they wouldn&#39;t turn over. Breathing felt like harder marathon effort. Honest hill around mile 3 going over the bridge and you get it back on the other side. I started to pick up things after that and got rolling okay.</p> <p>Miles 4ish to 8ish were in Windsor, Canada. It was a nice area. Very metric. Looked a little different than my hometown of Windsor Maine.</p> <p>The tunnel coming back was weird, hot, and creepy. Nice downhill and then a slight uphill for your efforts in the fart steamy air. Around miles 8 or 9 I tried to push because I knew I was probably in the 1:20 range. Passed a few people and worked on passing a few more in the final 5k, which I did. Around mile 11 my quad started to give out, which is rather strange as my quads are never an issue. Started to lose my legs at the 13-mile-mark, but made a decent attempt to kick. It&#39;s a long finishing stretch. Not Boylston street long, but long.</p> <p>Did not cool down as my quad was painful (I think it is just a cramp). I did walk a bunch in the cold with my lips turning blue and teeth chattering because I have no sense of direction and couldn&#39;t find Megan.</p> <p>Splits from Strava (even though they are likely not completely accurate):</p> <p><strong>6:06: 6:13, 6:19, 6:04, 5:47, 6:03, 5:58, 5:52, 6:06, 6:06, 5:59, 6:04, 5:58, 5:33 pace for partial</strong></p> <p>Satisfied with my time, which is 3 seconds slower per mile than a 10k 4 weeks ago. Lots of work to do, but I had a good time and raced fairly well.</p> <p>PM: 16.1-mile ride. HR 126.</p> <p>A good portion was on single track. It was cold and very beautiful and I had fun.</p> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 20, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-20-2018.html <p>Lunch: 3.6 miles, averaged 8:20. HR 141.</p> <p>Felt okay. Legs started to turn over after 20&rsquo; or so. Picked it up slightly the last 5&rsquo; and did one short stride around race effort. Going to be cold and early for the race tomorrow.</p> <p>Late: AIS and light PT</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 19, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-19-2018.html <p>PM: 4.8 miles, averaged 8:21. HR 139. Did some strides.</p> <p>6 x 20&rdquo; at a decent clip. Jog back.</p> <p>Mostly watched Fear Fest on AMC. Have felt pretty blah. I think it&rsquo;s just about the race, which my body seems to think is a full rather than a fitness building season ender. I&rsquo;m not sure what the rest of the year looks like but I&rsquo;m planning to switch over to cyclocross, which really just means I&rsquo;ll probably be running mostly and doing 1-2 skill sessions with a commute day and one real ride a week as I have been doing.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 18, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-18-2018.html <p>AM: 5.4 miles, averaged 8:20. HR 141.</p> <p>Chilly. Jumped a few deer. When I was almost home I heard a &quot;pop&quot; and some guy was discharging his cross bow in his front yard pretty close to the road. #welcometomichigan</p> <p>PM: 5 miles, averaged 9:00. HR 137.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 17, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-17-2018.html <p>Lunch: 6.1 miles, averaged 9:04. HR 132.&nbsp;</p> <p>Little windy, upper 40s. Feels like November. Seems like we skipped the amazing fall days and went straight to late fall. Or maybe my memory isn&#39;t great and I am just grumpy.</p> <p>Ate a considerable amount of sweets from leftovers Megan&#39; Uncle gaves us, but I haven&#39;t been drinking the last several days, so I guess that&#39;s one positive.</p> <p>PM: Off. Took a 90&#39; nap and wasn&#39;t feeling the weather or the dark.</p> <p>Late: AIS, PT routine, and situps</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 16, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-16-2018.html <p>AM: 7.8 miles, averaged 8:25. HR 145.</p> <p><strong>10 x 45&quot; Strides @ ~5k Effort&nbsp;(Race Sharpener)</strong></p> <p>About 32 degrees when I got up. Hat and gloves again. A bit too early for this, but it wasn&#39;t bad. Felt generally okayish. Ended up running fairly fast even though I felt slow (5:22-5:05 pace).</p> <p>PM: 5.1 miles, averaged 9:11. HR 134.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:00:00