Random Inspirational Quote Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 20 Mar 2018 03:53:16 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Mar 17, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-17-2018.html <p>Afternoon Longish Run: out and back on PplTr and didn&#39;t get diverted by a train :)&nbsp; 35 degrees and overcast.&nbsp; Feeling sick still.&nbsp; Respiratory roughness, and a bit achy and weak.&nbsp; 16 miles - 2:05:40.&nbsp; 2 weeks to till marathon&nbsp;</p> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 16, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-16-2018.html <p>Off - Feeling sick.&nbsp; Achy and rough in the respiratory area</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 15, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-15-2018.html <p>5:30 AM: run around the neighborhood with <strong>10xstrides</strong> at the end. 7mi. total - 53:20</p> <p>Lunch run: <strong>5mi. Uptempo</strong> 6mi. total - 41 min.</p> <p>walks at work</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 14, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-14-2018.html <p>walk at work and easy 7 miles in PM.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 13, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-13-2018.html <p>walks at work and a quick <strong>5mile Up&amp;Dwn workout - </strong>33min.&nbsp; Cold and a few flurries of snow...&nbsp;</p> <p>the 4 year old had his first soccer practice this evening, and it snowed a bit more.&nbsp; He loved it.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 12, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-12-2018.html <p>walks at work, and lunch run outside.&nbsp; 8mile loop around Burkhart opposite way - 62min.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 11, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-11-2018.html <p>Easy 15 miles out to Sycamore Land Trust, 1 loop around, and back home. 2hours, with a lot of pee breaks</p> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 10, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-10-2018.html <p>AM - One of last big LR workouts before Carmel, 3/31.&nbsp; <strong>16mi. MP - 1:46:57</strong></p> <p>Perfect temps - 35-40 degrees, a bit windy, and slightly overcast in Columbus.&nbsp;</p> <p>6:41 average and some 6:30&#39;s thrown in there is still a bit more than AT effort and not sustainable for much more than 16mi-18mi.&nbsp; Looking like I should dial it in for a 6:45-6:50 strict pace limit in 3 weeks. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 09, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-09-2018.html <p>Lunch run at work - easy 4mi. - 30 min.</p> <p>walk at work</p> <p>PM run after dinner.&nbsp; Easy 6.15 miles - Terrace Take out and back - 49:15</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 08, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-08-2018.html <p>Off day</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 07, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-07-2018.html <p>AM - 7 miles on the Crappy hotel treadmill - threw in some faster stuff. 57 minutes total, and followed up with brief core and pushups.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Mar 06, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-06-2018.html <p>5AM run outside around the neighborhood: 7miles - 55:17</p> <p>Drive up to Purdue for Road School.&nbsp; Hotel room at Holiday Inn this year.&nbsp; A good 1.3 mile walk across the River to campus for classes.&nbsp; Made that trip a couple of times walking.</p> <p>PM run with Nathan around campus + to/from hotel.&nbsp; Weather is nasty - windy and wintry mix in the cold.&nbsp; 8.6 mi. - 1:08:41</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 05, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-05-2018.html <p>5AM run outside: easy 6 miles - 47:51</p> <p>Lunch run: <strong>5mi. Ctdwn. </strong>- 7:17, 6:48, 6:38, 6:22, 6:02</p> <p>6mi. total - 40:55</p> <p>Walk at work</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Mar 04, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-04-2018.html <p>AM - Hilly Long Run w/ <strong>15mi. AT</strong> (slower end of spectrum - about 7:05-7:20).&nbsp; Out and back around Grandview.&nbsp; Moderate effort - stayed within AT zone most of the run.&nbsp; Really nice to run in the sunshine, and no real heat, yet.&nbsp; Comfortable temps and the usual Indiana windiness. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 04 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 03, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-03-2018.html <p>9AM - <strong>5k Series Race </strong>- Pink Power 5k course is people trail by Lincoln Park in Columbus.&nbsp; Got there a little late and warmed up about 10 minutes.&nbsp; This course has a block on me - I always suck wind and run slowly in the last mile or so.&nbsp;</p> <p>5:44, 5:48, 6:05, 0:51 splits for 18:30.&nbsp; Solo effort, for the win, but, another disappointing showing at this race.</p> <p>5.5-6ish miles to CD and shakeout.&nbsp; LR tomorrow&nbsp;</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 02, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-02-2018.html <p>5:30AM - Easy run outside with some pickups near the end.&nbsp; Out and Back to Tipton Marina.&nbsp; 8mi. - 61:53</p> <p>walks at work</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 01, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-01-2018.html <p>AM - run outside around home neighborhood.&nbsp; Light drizzle,but, comfoprtable temps.&nbsp; 7.2mi. - 54:54</p> <p>Lunch run outside from work in the rain and wind.&nbsp; 4 mi. - 30 min.</p> <p>walks at work</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 28, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-28-2018.html <p>5:30AM - <strong>track workout fail</strong>: Switching it up.&nbsp; Drive over to Central track.&nbsp; 200m Pickups trying to WU for 800m rep workout.&nbsp; Gasping for air at 6:00 pace for 4x800m reps and called it off.&nbsp; Did a few more 200m pickups and called it.</p> <p>11AM - redemption <strong>Long-short-Long</strong> lunch run from work - outside in the light rain and 55 degrees/wind.&nbsp; Ran over to track: <strong>2.6mi.MP, 4x800m&nbsp; </strong>(2:57, 55, 55, 54) - still gasping for air at this pace, <strong>2.6mi.AT</strong> back over to office.&nbsp; 7.6 total - 51:22</p> <p>walks at work</p> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 27, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-27-2018.html <p>Off Day.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 26, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-26-2018.html <p>Lunch Run: 10miles easy outside - 1:23:13.&nbsp; Nice weather - 55 degrees and sunny</p> <p>walks at work</p> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Feb 25, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-25-2018.html <p>AM - Quality LR workout: <strong>14 MP</strong> - 1:32:20. At 6:36 avg., this was not AT effort.&nbsp; Slightly into some TH effort for 40-50% of the run.&nbsp; Had to stop after about 10mi. in for a bathroom break, but, was able to pick the pace right back up.&nbsp; All the flooding made for some interesting scenery. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 24, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-24-2018.html <p>AM - TM easy with some incline.&nbsp; Just not feeling it - taking a mini break for a couple days</p> Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 23, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-23-2018.html <p>walks at work. no running</p> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 22, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-22-2018.html <p>Lunch run outside.&nbsp; New 8 mile loop around work: Agrico, right on Obrien, right on Burkhart.&nbsp; 1 hour of easy effort.</p> <p>walk at work<br /> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 21, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-21-2018.html <p>AM - 1.5 mile walk jog WU on home TM b4 drive up to Indy for work.&nbsp; 4.5 miles around <strong>MP, with 6xStrides</strong> at the end</p> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 20, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-20-2018.html <p>AM - went to get in to gym door, and discovered my keyfab had been de-activated.&nbsp; A couple days before the actual expiration, but, the weather is so good, I am okay with running outside.&nbsp; Bye-bye Anytime Fitness - 3 years is up (thanks for the $34/month raise, though!)&nbsp;</p> <p>4miles easy around a secluded 0.5 mile block close to work, with a hill near by (RR Bridge) - 35:40.</p> <p>Lunch run outside again.&nbsp; 75 degrees and sunny (still really windy).&nbsp; 6 mile out and back to Seym. HS - 52:46</p> <p>walks at work.&nbsp; Feeling pretty sore still, and some serious fatigue (running outside after months on TM ?)&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 19, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-19-2018.html <p>AM - 4 mi. on TM - hilly - 35:00.&nbsp; Followed up with 15 minutes of good strength work - squats, lunges, core high intensity</p> <p>Lunch run outside. Windy, but 65 degrees.&nbsp; 6 miles out and back Meadowbrook Lane - 51:11.</p> <p>walks at work.&nbsp; Feeling sore from the strength training...</p> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Feb 18, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-18-2018.html <p>AM - TM Long Run at the Columbus gym.</p> <p>1 hr. mod., <strong>10 mi. AT range (</strong>1hr. AT Ctwdn (8.7-9.7mph), 1mi. AT), CD a couple miles for even 20 mi.&nbsp; Alternated bewtween 0-1% incline.&nbsp; 20 mi. total - 2:24:50.&nbsp; Yesterday&#39;s race put me in my place</p> Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 17, 2018 http://joebell1981.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-17-2018.html <p>9am series race in Seymour.&nbsp; 30 degrees and a little more chilly with the wind.&nbsp;</p> <p>Brief WU with strides before.&nbsp; Hard to tell where I stood until mile 3.&nbsp; 2 college (small) level guys were way out in front from the start, and I never saw them after about mile 2. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>By mile 3, I have settled in somewhere out of ear shot of 4th and alone in 3rd.&nbsp; Struggled through rest of race.&nbsp;</p> <p>5:49, 6:05, 6:12 (?), 5:54, 6:07, 6:01, 57s partial</p> <p><strong>10k - 37:09 &nbsp;</strong> &nbsp; Brief CD with Josh Knight afterward.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:00:00