new levels, new devils Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:34:03 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Dec 09, 2019 <p>AM - 2. all I had time for w/ finals. time to make time!</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Dec 08, 2019 <p>AM - 5. stomach still hurt but the pace was faster than usual. felt good to get a real run in</p> <p>another mile while getting groceries</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 07, 2019 <p>another lazy day!</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 06, 2019 <p>2.5 is all i had time for this morning. stomach virus is still a bit present. i think with dead week and everything else this is gonna end up being a brick week, i think i&rsquo;ll have time to pull another 200 with finals next week though.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 05, 2019 <p>AM - 5 easy. i think i&rsquo;ve had a stomach bug the past couple days, but i&rsquo;m almost over it.&nbsp;first 4 miles were 7:23, 7:23, 7:11, 7:11 which i thought was cool. always happy when low 7&rsquo;s are easy pace</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 04, 2019 <p>AM - 3 easy. ate something bad for lunch yesterday and spent most of the day after on my knees praying over the porcelain altar. so no PM shakeout. legs felt good, could have felt better in general but good enough to go longer if it hadn&rsquo;t been for it being a very busy day with school. i&rsquo;ll try and get a longer run in tonight.</p> <p>PM - 6. the double edged sword of TOO easy days are your legs are stiff but your stride is much stronger. didn&rsquo;t get to find the pace where those two effects meet,&nbsp;drank my coffee a little too late if you catch my drift so 7-flat was about the fastest i could go before i was playing a dangerous game. still felt good.</p> <p>and yes i decided on the distance of this PM run by what would get me to #1 on the mileage board lol</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 03, 2019 <p>AM - 3. you don&#39;t get to my kind of mileage without gaining an uncanny ability to know what pains to run through and when to cut a run early, I felt the latter in my right calf on the third run yesterday. I wouldn&#39;t even go as far to classify it as pain and I felt it on maybe 4 steps on the entire 3 miles, but I could tell it probably wasn&#39;t something that&#39;d fade as the run went on so I stopped 2 miles short. didn&#39;t feel it this AM, but thought it over and decided on a couple of things:</p> <p>1.) today should be an off day, which by my standards means a morning and evening shakeout. while the calf pain is gone I think the legs could use a little recharging, and after 45 mile days I&#39;m thinking my recovery time should be crazy good right now so hopefully a day should be enough.</p> <p>2.) my original plan was over 4 weeks to go 200, 225, 255, and 300 weekly miles. got the first week done, and for the most part felt pretty good at 200 so I think if I started doing the little things(diet, supplements, etc) that number could be something I could stay at. I&#39;ll probably start implementing workouts after finals and upper body lifting either then or the start of the next semester.&nbsp;I believe 300 is a number I could reach, just not until I can sustain 200 a week. maybe spring break 2020.&nbsp;mainly mentioning this so everyone can understand that i&#39;m such a potent mix of narcissism and confidence&nbsp;that I believed without a doubt I could run a 300-mile week before I&#39;d even ran 200. so I can&#39;t say I&#39;m gerry lindgren-level yet, but I can say I&#39;m better than cam levins</p> <p>3.) I might not be the first blogger to hit a 200-mile week but at 21 I&#39;d wager I&#39;m the youngest</p> <p>4.) 2020 I&#39;ll be returning to racing(track) after over 3 years of a hiatus and it&#39;s gonna be one hell of a revenge tour. so I hope these next few months are fun to read :)</p> <p>also while I&#39;m making a longass post on my 10 miles on Sunday I thought out my top 10 rappers list, being a huge fan of hip-hop since I could disappoint my mom by listening to eminem, so here&#39;s the list with a song of theirs I&#39;d recommend(in no order(except andre being #1):</p> <p>Andre 3000 - Aquemini, as Outkast(that last verse blows my mind every time)</p> <p>Biggie - Suicidal Thoughts</p> <p>Big L - Devil&#39;s Son(most underrated rapper ever imo)</p> <p>Pac - When I Get Free II</p> <p>Nas - One Love</p> <p>Ghostface Killah - Mighty Healthy</p> <p>MF DOOM - All Caps, as Madvillian</p> <p>Q-Tip - Excursions, as A Tribe Called Quest</p> <p>Jay-Z - D&#39;evils</p> <p>Kendrick - Sing About Me, I&#39;m Dying Of Thirst</p> <p>Honorable mention to Kanye, Scarface, Em&nbsp;and Ice Cube</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 02, 2019 <p>AM - 5. felt good for how cold and windy it was.</p> <p>PM - 15. went from awfully windy to absurdly windy. if it had been about 15mph softer(the wind) i think the pace would have been up there with my fastest stuff last week</p> <p>PM2 - 3</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Dec 01, 2019 <p>PM - 5.&nbsp;there were a couple kinks to work out but i felt good.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM2 - 10 easy. awfully windy today.</p> Sun, 01 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 30, 2019 <p>AM - 5. very very easy</p> <p>AM2 - 20. even though the effort wasn&rsquo;t too much more than earlier today the pace was just a few seconds short of being a full 2 minutes per mile faster, fastest pace this week i believe. just felt good. finished at 10:30 so i should be able to actually get a bit of recovery in before the next run.</p> <p>PM - 5 easy. felt much better than i did on this run on tuesday. got in a solid nap in between runs.</p> <p>PM - 15 easy. legs felt way&nbsp;good but it was very windy and while i can handle headwind, i&rsquo;m a couple weeks from my anniversary of my last haircut and my hair is very curly and bouncy anyway so the tailwind turned it into a golden curtain covering my face where i literally couldn&rsquo;t see. ended up having to just use a hand to hold it back whenever the wind was to my back because i think headbands are wack and i&rsquo;d rather die than have a man-bun</p> <p>i don&rsquo;t know what i expected to feel finishing a 200 mile week, but i didn&rsquo;t feel anything. i guess it&rsquo;s good; this isn&rsquo;t the end-all of training and lauding myself would just get me complacent. definitely could have ran more considering i had half a week of classes, a lab final and worked 30 hours on top of everything i ran. another thing - my legs are absolutely shredded compared to 7 days ago. webs of veins up my legs, biceps, i even have veins on my chest now. i&rsquo;ve always had crazy wrist veins but now it looks like a paper cut could kill me. and to end the post on a happier note how i felt today put my mind to ease that this mileage jump wasn&rsquo;t suicidal and could actually be doable. if you think otherwise keep it to yourself unless you&rsquo;re also a member of the 200-mile week club ;)</p> Sat, 30 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 29, 2019 <p>AM - 5. felt exhausted mentally when i woke up but pretty good by the end of the run.</p> <p>PM - 15 with the last half mile in 2:27. pretty sure this was my fastest intramural run ever</p> <p>PM2 - 5 after work. Basically finished the 15, ate, showered, worked my hardest shift yet by a landslide, and ran again, so legs complained a little bit but nothing compared to running on the constantly turning turf route, and even then that was doable. Don&#39;t work again until after finals so if the legs feel good again tomorrow it&#39;s gonna be a good sign.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 28, 2019 <p>10 after work. ran on the turf field again and ankles were more pissed than a potty at a beer party. next time i&rsquo;ll just take the puddles and grass route instead. 13 hours on my feet wasn&rsquo;t kind on the legs but kind enough to let me finish the run. last shift that long until christmas though so hopefully they bounce back like they normally do.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 27, 2019 <p>AM - 4. felt good all things considered. wanted to get 10 and probably could have but it rained all night so intramurals were basically just a giant puddle, and as muddy water soaked my shoes complacency flooded my mind</p> <p>PM - 11. felt a million times better than 4 hours earlier.</p> <p>PM2 - 15. a week and a half ago i ran a 30-mile long run and said it was my most impressive running feat. i think the past 3 days top that, but i think the most impressive part was i ran 41 miles on a turf football field in the last 24 hours and didn&rsquo;t get hurt. that&rsquo;s a lot of turns. i work a 13 hour hospital shift tomorrow and i hope my good karma comes to me in the form of being able to recover during it</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 26, 2019 <p>AM - 5</p> <p>AM2 - 20. I&rsquo;ve done so many 15 mile runs over the past few months they genuinely start to feel short, not the case for 20 miles. it&rsquo;s a lot easier mentally to see you&rsquo;re 10 miles in and say &ldquo;5 miles left&rdquo; than &ldquo;10 miles left&rdquo;. still good stuff, 2:59 last half</p> <p>PM - 5. felt like crap. 4 hours wasn&rsquo;t enough time to bounce back from 20.</p> <p>PM2 - 15. felt a lot better than I did at 4PM</p> <p>in case you didn&rsquo;t notice i am tapering for tokyo2020 rn</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 25, 2019 <p>AM - 15 easy before class. Def easier than any 15 last week, felt longer because of no music though. 2:47 last half mile.</p> <p>PM - 5. felt really good the last couple of miles&nbsp;so probably too fast. good problems</p> <p>PM2 - 10 solid miles. 2:46 last half&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 24, 2019 <p>5 before work, 10 after</p> Sun, 24 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 23, 2019 <p>3 after work. Next 4 weeks are gonna either be very depressing or very exciting</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 22, 2019 <p>AM - 5</p> <p>AM2 - 15 @ 6:33 pace w/ the last half mile in 2:51. Wish I would have eased up a bit the first 3-4 miles; once I hit mile 14 I was cooked. Still ran my two fastest splits the last two miles, but could have been faster. I don&#39;t really care. The more pain the more gain, right?</p> <p>PM - 6 after classes</p> <p>PM2 - 4 after work</p> <p>First quadruple today. Wasn&#39;t something I planned but after I ran that 15 I REALLY didn&#39;t want to run 10 after work. I could have, but working 25 hours this weekend I&#39;d like at least an hour to relax. Now that I have a taste for 4 runs a day, I think I could do it again. With classes and work I couldn&#39;t get enough running in to justify it, but during winter break on my days off from work I can def see myself being able to run absurd mileage, body permitting.</p> <p>Oh, and 170 miles this week(Sat-Fri). You know, just in case anyone thought I fell off :)</p> <p>SOTD - Bloodshed - Denzel Curry</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 21, 2019 <p>AM - 5. Slept in, I guess 4 hours of sleep isn&#39;t enough, which sucks because I need 20 hours a day to do everything I need</p> <p>PM - 15, 6:50 pace. 2:43 last half mile.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 20, 2019 <p>AM - 5. Skipped sprints bc school</p> <p>PM - 15, 7:08 pace. 3:05 last half mile</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 19, 2019 <p>AM - 5</p> <p>AM2 - 10 w/ 1200m + 4x800m on the pavement. Ran 3:58 and averaged 2:35. Nothing hard</p> <p>PM - 15, 7:15 pace</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 18, 2019 <p>AM - 5</p> <p>AM2 - 10 w/ 4 miles of 100m on 100m off in 22:44</p> <p>PM - 15, 7:29 pace</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 17, 2019 <p>7 after work. Legs didn&#39;t feel like I&#39;d ran 30 miles 24 hours earlier.</p> Sun, 17 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 16, 2019 <p>AM - 3 mile shakeout</p> <p>PM - 30 mile long run, 7:39 pace. Even without context I think this takes the cake as my most impressive running feat. The context just makes it ridiculous. I ran some form of a workout all 5 of the previous days, and I haven&#39;t ran longer than 15 miles since September, 18 since July, and 24 ever. Also didn&#39;t take a break during and had no caloric input. Somehow did not hit that whole marathon wall thing I hear so much about. Split a 1:38:25 half marathon and 3:19:31 marathon during it. although I didn&#39;t hit the wall during the run as soon as I finished it hit me like a damn freight train and I can&#39;t even describe the delerium and pain I&#39;m in. Once it&#39;s gone I&#39;m sure I&#39;ll feel pride instead</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>127 miles this week btw</p> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 15, 2019 <p>400, 300, 200 in 68, 48, 29 and some tempo stuff in trainers</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 14, 2019 <p>4x400m hills in 75, 78, 76, 56. guess which one was downhill</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 13, 2019 <p>800m in trainers in 2:19 with the last 200m in 30.2, then 5x150m averaging about 21.0</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 12, 2019 <p>w some 400m fartlek</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 11, 2019 <p>2 miles of 100m on 100m off in just under 6-flat pace</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 10, 2019 Sun, 10 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 09, 2019 Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00