Of Mice and Marathons Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/ Sat, 24 Mar 2018 13:56:17 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Mar 24, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-24-2018.html <p>Lunch: 8.2 miles, averaged 7:55. HR 158.</p> <p>Easy to quite moderate. Some mid-7s in there. Probably just under marathon effort. Feeling good. Getting stronger. Much much work to be done, but I think I am excited about training again.</p> Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 23, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-23-2018.html <p>Lunch: 8 miles, averaged 8:04. HR 153.</p> <p>Did 5 x 20&quot; strides.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 22, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-22-2018.html <p>AM: 4.3 miles, averaged 9:39. HR 133.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 21, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-21-2018.html <p>PM: 12 miles, averaged 7:54. HR 157.</p> <p><strong>Mixed Effort Minutes Workout</strong></p> <p>10&#39; @ HME, 5&#39; jog, 90&quot; On/Off @ 5K effort</p> <p>6:25 average for 10&#39;, at 5:50-6:00 for most of the 90&quot; with some in the 5:40s and the last one around 5:30</p> <p>30&#39; Up/20&#39; down</p> <p>Effort was probably slightly too deep even if I didn&#39;t bury myself. The legs want what the heart and lungs can&#39;t currently handle.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 20, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-20-2018.html <p>AM: 7.75 miles, averaged 8:24. HR 151.</p> <p>PM: 4.1 miles, averaged 10:07. HR 126.</p> <p>Ran with Megan in the afternoon. She asked if I was going out again. I said not, unless you are running outside I will. Fairly windy on both runs.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 19, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-19-2018.html <p>AM: 6.25 miles, averaged 9:54. HR 133.</p> <p>PM: 4.1 miles, averaged 9:46. HR 132.</p> <p>Took everything nice and slow. Right hamstring has a knot in it. This is the fourth day of lots of sun, and it has been great. Still colder, but it&#39;s not quite spring yet.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 18, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-18-2018.html <p>PM: 10.2 miles, averaged 8:02. HR 157.</p> <p><strong>20&#39; Tempo @ HME</strong></p> <p>30&#39; up/32&#39; down</p> <p>Averaged 6:25, so just a whisker over 5k. It was a little windy but very sunny and pleasant. Did not feel great or smooth during the tempo, but ran strong for current fitness levels. I didn&#39;t take splits, but I apparently ran a 6:11 mile in there as my watch gave me an award.</p> <p>I ran this on a new tempo loop, which is dead flat and in a more upscale neighborhood than some of the other road loops I run.</p> Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 17, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-17-2018.html <p>PM: 7.7 miles on the treadmill in 65&#39;. HR 156.</p> <p>It was way too nice to run inside, but I kept Megan company at the gym for her long run. I started at about 6MPH and finished the last few minutes from 9-10MPH.</p> <p>Did captain&#39;s chair and hip machines after waiting for Megan to finish.</p> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 16, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-16-2018.html <p>AM: 6.4 miles, averaged 8:34. HR 148. Did some strides.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 15, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-15-2018.html <p>PM: 4.6 miles, averaged 9:42. HR 136.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 14, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-14-2018.html <p>AM: 10.9 miles, averaged 7:52. HR 157.</p> <p><strong>Fartlek of 21 x 1&#39; on/off</strong></p> <p>Got up early (for me)&nbsp;and&nbsp;warmed up to Borden Park. It was cold and a bit windy. Workout went well, except I did an extra rep even with the workout programmed (forgot about the extra recovery between cooldown).</p> <p>The 1ish-mile loop worked out okay. Good for marathon tempos and possibly mile repeats (when it&#39;s not busy).&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 13, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-13-2018.html <p>AM: 8 miles, averaged 8:09. HR 153.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 12, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-12-2018.html <p>AM: 6.8 miles, averaged 9:36. HR 133.</p> <p>PM: 3.7 miles, averaged 9:25. HR 135.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 11, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-11-2018.html <p>PM: 11 miles, averaged 8:15. HR 153.</p> <p>90&#39; w/ 20&#39; of pickup after 50&#39;</p> <p>Explored Bloomer Park for just a bit. It&#39;s basically 4 or so miles out, so&nbsp;didn&#39;t have much room to meander.</p> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 10, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-10-2018.html <p>PM: 7.7 miles in 65&#39; on the treadmill. HR 153.</p> <p>Started very slow finished fairly strong the last 5&#39; (8.8-10.0 for the last part)</p> <p>Captain&#39;s chair after. Megan did her long run. We signed up for Glass City Half last night. I&#39;m going to do it as a workout for whatever is on the schedule that weekend. I&#39;m definitely not in surprise 1:20 shape as I was last year. I always find it hard to do a race as a workout, though I&#39;ve only tried twice.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 09, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-09-2018.html <p>PM: 7.4 miles, averaged 8:06. HR 159. Did a few strides.</p> <p>Easy to moderate.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 08, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-08-2018.html <p>PM: 4.2 miles slow in 45&#39; on the treadmill. HR 135.</p> <p>Captain&#39;s chair after.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 07, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-07-2018.html <p>PM: 10.8 miles, averaged 8:17. HR 151.</p> <p>STRIDLEK WORKOUT</p> <p>3 (6 x 40&quot;) w/ 4-5&#39; jogs between sets and jogs back to starting line. 23&#39; up/20&#39; down</p> <p>Overall average pace better than last week with another set and the stride paces were faster. Felt great on the warmup and solid throughout. Always a deceptive workout. It&#39;s never hard to complete, but it does wear you out in ways you wouldn&#39;t expect (I&#39;m pretty sleep now at 9:30).</p> <p>Good progress the last 7-10 days in making my way back.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Mar 06, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-06-2018.html <p>AM: 8 miles, averaged 8:13. HR 157.</p> <p>Easy to moderate to higher end aerobic effort. Feeling good.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 05, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-05-2018.html <p>AM: 7.4 miles, averaged 8:41. HR 148.</p> <p>PM: 3.7 miles, averaged 9:30. HR 141.</p> <p>First double since probably November. First true AM run in who knows how long. Cold and sunny in the morning, and the run set me up for a good day. I forget how important running in the morning is.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Mar 04, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-04-2018.html <p>PM: 6.5 miles very slow in 70&#39; on the treadmill. HR 137.</p> <p>Went to the gym with Megan.</p> Sun, 04 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 03, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-03-2018.html <p>PM: 9.2&nbsp;miles, averaged 8:53. HR 146.</p> <p>Did a pickup from 50-65&#39;, about moderate to marathon effort. First 4 miles with Megan.</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 02, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-02-2018.html <p>PM: 6.3 miles, averaged 8:41. HR 153.</p> <p>We got some snow yesterday, but walks were mostly clear. Nice dose of sun.</p> <p>Tweaked my knee a few minutes into the run. It straightened out, but I can feel it now once in a while. I&#39;m sure it&#39;s fine.</p> <p>Diet was terrible today. Got a lot of work to do.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 01, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-01-2018.html <p>PM: 4.2 miles in 45&#39; on the treadmill. HR 121.</p> <p>Did 10&#39; light on the StairMaster (HR 111), captain&#39;s chair, and hip machine.</p> <p>Was planning to go to the gym anyway but we got a surprise snow storm. Didn&#39;t need that!</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 28, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-28-2018.html <p>PM: 8.3 miles, averaged 8:25. HR 160.</p> <p>Stridlek Workout (Stepping Stones Version) w/ 20&#39; up/down</p> <p>2 (6 x 40&quot;) w/ 4-5&#39; jog between sets. One bonus stride because I can&#39;t count. Stride actually felt good. A solid start.</p> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 27, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-27-2018.html <p>PM: 7.8 miles, averaged 8:17. HR 162.</p> <p>Easy to moderate to quite moderate. Beautiful afternoon.</p> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 26, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-26-2018.html PM: 7.75 miles, averaged 9:00. HR 146. Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Feb 25, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-25-2018.html <p>PM: 8.3 miles, averaged 8:26. HR 158</p> <p>70&#39; with a pickup for 10&#39; @ 50&#39; in.</p> <p>Windy. Was in bed a good portion of the day.</p> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 24, 2018 http://JasonDodge.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-24-2018.html <p>Off. We went to Toledo last night, got up late, and got home around dinner time.</p> Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:00