gheonix Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/ Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:01:33 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Sep 14, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-14-2019.html <p>6 after a very rough night. tried to get extra protein by eating some canned tuna, i think it was bad though bc i was up until 4am on my knees over a toilet bowl :( still ran 6 miles before my hospital shift today bc eugene don&rsquo;t play no games people!!! &gt;:(</p> <p>4 after the shift. slow.</p> <p>SOTD: Pac Blood - Danny Brown</p> Sat, 14 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 13, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-13-2019.html <p>2 at 7:20am. fastest pace&nbsp;in about 3 weeks. slept in, gonna take today easier to prepare for next week; i had an epiphany last night to make an alteration to my training. all ima say is if you don&rsquo;t think &ldquo;eugene&rsquo;s lost his damn mind&rdquo; reading my blog lately, well... :-)</p> <p>also, if you look at training weeks from Friday-Thursday, i just did back-to-back 165 mile weeks anyway.&nbsp;</p> <p>3 at 7:30pm after my shift. legs a little tight from not stretching well after the am run. doing better on that rn</p> <p>SOTD: flightless bird, american mouth - iron &amp; wine</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 12, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-12-2019.html <p>3 at 5:00am.</p> <p>15 at 6:20am. weird run. i woke up better than normal for 4:45am so i had much less coffee than normal post-shakeout, and the next 45 minutes it&rsquo;s like my mind was in a fog. i partially&nbsp;remember driving to sandy, i was dozing off a little at the wheel which really isn&rsquo;t like me. i got to the start of sandy and i remember thinking &ldquo;if i sit in this car without moving i&rsquo;ll be asleep in 15 seconds max&rdquo; so i got out and began the run. for the first few miles it felt like i was just on cruise control(slow cruise) and couldn&rsquo;t focus my mind at all; normally i&rsquo;m thinking about a lot on these runs but i swore i didn&rsquo;t think anything besides the occasional &ldquo;what&rsquo;s wrong with me, why can&rsquo;t i focus?&rdquo; but by about 5 miles in the killer hill brought me back. watch was almost dead so i stopped tracking at the turnaround and just made a mental note of the time, came back about 5 minutes faster. very slow because of the first half, i&rsquo;d be secretly disappointed but with 1k left i felt good and was already running fast because dogs were barking behind me, so i just sustained the pace, making another mental note of when i hit the &ldquo;half-mile to go&rdquo; mark, ran that under 3 minutes. felt good, moral of this story is always drink more coffee than you think you should&nbsp;</p> <p>12 at 7:00pm. felt pretty good. on days i don&rsquo;t work i&rsquo;m gonna try to split my sleeping into two 3-4 hour periods, so i slept 2-5pm, so i&rsquo;d contribute the feeling of goodness to that.</p> <p>SOTD: Testify - Common</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 11, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-11-2019.html <p>3 at 5:10am. legs felt better than i thought they would. gonna bring a pillow to the library and take a couple hours of napping in between study periods, hopefully my body lets me do that because i&rsquo;d be much more efficient with my time sleeping from 12:30-4:30am and 3-6pm than 10pm-4:45am. we&rsquo;ll see.</p> <p>15 at 6:20am. legs felt good, no ankle pain on either runs today. thanks for being awesome legs</p> <p>12 at 6:00pm. took an hour and a half nap hunched over on the library desk and my body didn&rsquo;t like that; my stomach hurt the first few miles and my legs were tight. as always they were awesome and allowed me to get in the mileage anyway. core and upper body</p> <p>SOTD: take what you want - post malone. not a huge post fan but those features are 10/10. september 2019 has to&nbsp;gotta be the best month of my life and it&rsquo;s only a third of the way done. a 165 mile week AND a Q-Tip-produced danny brown song drops and ozzy osbourne and travis scott on the same track. best life ever&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 10, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-10-2019.html <p>3 at 5:15am. legs felt fine but mentally i was so tired, if i can get weekday shifts off i&rsquo;m gonna start getting a couple hours of zzzs in the library around 3pm, then i&rsquo;ll need less night sleep bc all it seems i have time for is&nbsp;6 hours if i&rsquo;m lucky lately.</p> <p>15 at 6:30am. happy with the pace not dropping off like last week. if i work tonight at least i&rsquo;ll get tomorrow off.</p> <p>12 after my shift at 7:20pm. kept the pace past jogging and had some ankle pain right around 4. stretched for a minute and jogged the rest, at first i was frustrated that i&rsquo;m in amazing aerobic shape but my legs aren&rsquo;t at the same level, but after a couple miles i put things in perspective and realized i&rsquo;ve worked ~38 hours the past 5 days and ran 30 mile days 8 out of the last 12. i&rsquo;m lucky to even be on working legs. felt okay jogging after that; the fitness will come around, i just have to be patient. my legs are way stronger than they were just two weeks ago, it&rsquo;s very visibly noticeable. core and upper body after. if i make it past the morning 18 tomorrow and survive i will keep the pace easy as a favor to my very forgiving body</p> <p>SOTD: Monopoly - Danny Brown</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 09, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-09-2019.html <p>3 in the morning, 5:20am. fastest pace since last monday for this run. need to get weekdays off from work, i think i could probably do friday nights but i can&rsquo;t do 5 shifts in a row and have time for school. it would make running a bit easier too, but that wasn&rsquo;t a deciding factor.</p> <p>15 at 6:30am. same as my first run, fastest pace since last monday for the 15. otherwise pretty uneventful, it&rsquo;ll be nice if i keep consistent for a few weeks with this, these runs will be really fun when i can bring the pace down a bit.</p> <p>12 after my shift. 7-minute pace, hopefully getting that out of the way means i won&rsquo;t care about pace the rest of the week.&nbsp;did upper body and core at the gym after. knew i was lean but didn&rsquo;t realize that i&rsquo;m RIPPED! discovered lots of veins i didn&rsquo;t even know i had, i&rsquo;m pretty sure a paper cut would be the end of me. 30 miles ran, 8 walked, a four hour hospital shift, 3 hours of classes, and a gym session today... my suspicions of me being hyperactive are confirmed.</p> <p>SOTD: horse with no name - america. can&rsquo;t hear this song without thinking of the highway cop scene from breaking bad</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 08, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-08-2019.html <p>3 miles before my shift that&rsquo;s gonna be some real bs, and i ain&rsquo;t mean blood sugar. i can do the work but if they keep scheduling me as the only PCT on the floor when we&rsquo;re completely full, meaning&nbsp;we should have 3 or 4 PCT&rsquo;s on the clock,&nbsp;just because no one else wants to work sundays&nbsp;i&rsquo;m transferring to physical therapy</p> <p>sprint sunday after my shift at about 7:10pm. a little over 4 miles warmup with the last 800m in 2:20, came through 400m in 70.x so good pacing. then 8x100m with the last one timed in 12.9. wore old sprint spikes i found in my closet the other day, love the feel of them even if they&rsquo;re a little small since i got them when i was 15 or 16. that 800m was excellent considering 1.) i hadn&rsquo;t had any calories discounting the sugar with my coffee since about 6:30am 2.) the previous week is def still in my legs 3.) ran this right after a 13 hour shift 4.) i jumped straight into this after running 3.5 miles 5.) it was in trainers. so considering i haven&rsquo;t ran anything at that pace in a LONG time it made me happy. the sub-13 100m was nice too. CD for 6.</p> <p>SOTD: Murder - UGK</p> Sun, 08 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 07, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-07-2019.html <p>3 before my shift at 5:15am. pure jogging.</p> <p>3 easy after my shift at 7:10pm. faster than anything i ran in the past week aside from sprint sunday but i was sort of hoping out of nowhere my jogging would be 5-minute miles. i guess i&rsquo;m lucky to just be able to run all that mileage and still work a 13 hour shift on my feet and somehow recover during it.</p> <p>SOTD: Bound 2 - Kanye West</p> Sat, 07 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 06, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-06-2019.html <p>3 mile shakeout. with straining my legs a little bit too far last night and misplacing my advil as well, it looks like finishing today and basically this week isn&rsquo;t gonna be any easier than anything else this week. i wouldn&rsquo;t have it any other way.</p> <p>15 at 6:30am. i&rsquo;ll save my reasoning for these past few days after my last run today is done(knock on wood!) but ever since i decided to attempt to do&nbsp;this a few days ago i knew if i made it this far this would be the hardest run. sure, i have 12 miles left to run after a hospital shift, i&rsquo;m sure that&rsquo;ll be brutal, but this course is even more brutal, plus i&rsquo;d imagine knowing it&rsquo;s my last run before a very easy weekend will allow me to dip into some reserves i haven&rsquo;t been able to use yet. i was right on it being difficult, but in a good way. achilles didn&rsquo;t feel bad despite the massive hills which is a good sign, plus the weather was nice out. one to go!!!</p> <p>12 at 7:20pm after a tough shift.&nbsp;</p> <p>on basically every PM run this week i was writing a post in my head for what i&rsquo;d say, basically talk my sh*t, etc., even on the post-shift run i was. but now that it&rsquo;s over i don&rsquo;t really feel the need to say anything. however,&nbsp;for those wondering,</p> <p>1.) yes i plan on doing this mileage next week too</p> <p>2.) as i think my past couple of days of posts have outlined, i&rsquo;m an extremely busy person. while i originally picked running back up as a means of getting more physically attractive, i was struck with the running bug once again and began putting more and more time into it, dreaming on my runs of doing great things in the running world. sure, i could have done less 30 mile days this week and built up to 150 in 5 days over a few weeks, but time is the only luxury in life and i have no plans on wasting it, so i jumped all in with the intentions of either surviving, or(as i was 100% sure i would), break down and get hurt, and i could be content with knowing i found my limit and move on from running. essentially it&rsquo;s sink or swim; you may not swim well at first but as long as you don&rsquo;t sink you&rsquo;ll learn to get better at staying afloat. so in summary, i wanted to know if i was wasting my time with running, or conversely, if running was worth my time. i got my answer.</p> <p>SOTD: Dirty Laundry - Danny Brown</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 05, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-05-2019.html <p>3 right before 5am. light at the end of the tunnel... only 57 miles away</p> <p>15 at 6:20am. assumed with every run this week i&rsquo;d feel worse and get more broken down... maybe not the case! pace didn&rsquo;t drop down from the previous day&nbsp;like it for every other 15 this week. hopefully yesterday was the low of the week, and if i can even get the slightest upswing going today and tomorrow like this 15 had, that&rsquo;d make it so much easier. feel like i&rsquo;m not even trying aerobically right now, just strengthening the legs.</p> <p>12 at about 6:10pm. first 7 miles at 7 minute pace which was a mistake, my body told me to slow down and i slowed down a TINY bit and after mile 8 my left achilles said &ldquo;no, you&rsquo;re gonna stop, stretch, and absolutely JOG these last 4 miles or things get ugly&rdquo; and so i did. had to stop a little before 10 to stretch again but besides that wasn&rsquo;t really an issue. hopefully i can just sleep it off, and i&rsquo;m definitely taking tomorrow very slowly.</p> <p>SOTD: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Nina Simone</p> <p>engineering studying: 5.5 hours</p> <p>MCAT studying: 0 hours, again. Wish there were more hours in the day, or that there was a drug that makes your body no longer need to rest. I&#39;m&nbsp;not depriving myself of sleep but I know I&#39;m already getting the smallest amount I can without it affecting my body. Frusturating. At least I got some&nbsp;heat transfer and static components HW finished.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 04, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-04-2019.html <p>3 mile shakeout right before 5am. actually woke up at 4:30 of my own accord(my alarms are set for 4:50). slow. next run will probably be slower.</p> <p>15 miles at 6:25am.&nbsp;despite being 5 times the length and gaining 1,240ft of elevation more than the shakeout, my prediction of this run being slower was actually incorrect, miraculously.</p> <p>12 at 5:50. as per the last couple days fastest run of the day.</p> <p>SOTD: Conrad Tokyo - A Tribe Called Quest</p> <p>also gonna include my daily time studying as I&#39;m good when I do it but need to make it a better habit.</p> <p>engineering studying: 5.5 hours</p> <p>MCAT studying: 0 hours<s>(might get an hour or so in if I can find time to study while cooking dinner and if I finish eating before 8:30pm).</s>&nbsp;gonna catch up on some zzzs</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 03, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-03-2019.html <p>morning shakeout at 5:15am. didn&rsquo;t spill hot coffee on my hand after!</p> <p>15 at 6:35am. body wanted to jog it so i jogged.</p> <p>12 after my shift. 30 miles and a hospital shift in a day... the body is pretty wrecked. now to see if advil, protein bars and baked chips, and maybe 7 hours of sleep if i&rsquo;m lucky do the trick.</p> <p>SOTD: all things considered - andy laverne</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 02, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-02-2019.html <p>3 mile shakeout at 5:10am. earliest i&rsquo;ve started yet. after i got a fair amount of freshly brewed HOT coffee splashed on my right hand. that hurt like hell; 15 minutes later and it feels like someone peeled the skin off my middle three fingers</p> <p>15 miles at 6:40am. now that it&rsquo;s over my hand feels better. kept it honest on the uphills. it&rsquo;s gonna be a fun week, i hope.</p> <p>12 at 5:15pm. easy progression as opposed to the usual jogging. walked a fair bit grocery shopping, doing laundry and walking to campus to buy a textbook; when i got home i&rsquo;d covered 36.5 miles and burned over 4000 calories, according to the garmin. probably closer to 34 miles, still, i make grocery money, but i don&rsquo;t make THAT kind of grocery money!</p> <p>SOTD: N.Y. State of Mind - Nas</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 01, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-01-2019.html <p>3 before my shift.</p> <p>sprint sunday after the shift. i ain&rsquo;t talking about details but today&rsquo;s shift was just brutal. i don&rsquo;t know if it&rsquo;ll get harder than that. run went well though. about 4 miles warming up with the last 800m in 2:34 going 82, 72. it felt a lot faster than it was but it wasn&rsquo;t hard at all, just felt like i was flying without any effort. i&rsquo;m super bad about putting things in perspective, i didn&rsquo;t even think &ldquo;hey i worked a very tough 13 hour shift right before this maybe that means my legs were tired&rdquo; until about an hour afterwards. i really thought it&rsquo;d be sub-2:20, but my legs aren&rsquo;t used to fast stuff so i&rsquo;m still happy with that. then 8x100m, just timed&nbsp;the last one: 13.3. CD for 6. goal of sprint sunday is to get the legs fresh for the very tough 5 days following, i think i accomplished that because my legs felt very springy cooling down.</p> <p>SOTD: Both Eyes Closed - Gucci Mane</p> Sun, 01 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 31, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-31-2019.html <p>3 before my shift. might be bringing the long run back in rotation on fridays; it&rsquo;ll be the day after a workout when i&rsquo;m doing workouts, but i think that&rsquo;d be the perfect way to end the brutal stretch of training each week, body allowing. also bring back sprint saturday, moving it to sprint sunday though.</p> <p>3 after my shift. was so used to looong runs after my shift that it felt really weird stopping at 3.</p> <p>said at the end of July that 476 miles was good but i could have done more. 553.5 miles for August and same thing, but you have to progress to do it right and i&rsquo;d say this was a good month, 550-ish miles seems like a lot less when you actually run it but i know it&rsquo;s a lot. excited to see how september goes. a 116&nbsp;mile week being a down week is wild.</p> <p>SOTD: Stay the&nbsp;Night - The Internet</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 30, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-30-2019.html <p>3 mile shakeout at 5:15am. i like doing 3 much more than 5; the only purpose of this run is to loosen up the legs for the second run/workout, when workouts come around. 5 feels like it actually takes a bit of effort, although i&rsquo;m sure over time it would have gotten effortless.</p> <p>15 at 6:45am. it felt really good. long and hilly, but good considering. just loved being out there and getting work in. did strides after.</p> <p>12 after my shift at 7:20pm. legs were surprisingly fine with a 30 mile day; only protesting from the body was some GI issues the last 5 miles.</p> <p>SOTD: Wildflower - Hank Crawford</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 29, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-29-2019.html <p>5 at 6:20am. slept in, but went to bed at 8pm so not that much &ldquo;in&rdquo;. nice out, wore a shirt and it wasn&rsquo;t even 5 lbs soaking wet by the end!</p> <p>10 at about 8am. ran about 4.5 out on Sandy&nbsp;and explored a new trail for a half mile, it&rsquo;s got a national park sign with it&rsquo;s name on it so you know it&rsquo;s legit. i forgot the name, it was super nice though. i&rsquo;m gonna shorten the shakeout and lengthen this run soon and i&rsquo;ll have to alternate between the hills past the gun range and this trail whenever i run Sandy. someone was flattening out new fresh&nbsp;dirt with a bulldozer at the start of Sandy when i got back to my car so i did a couple strides on it; it was super soft and the strides felt good. probably would have picked up the pace towards the end if i hadn&rsquo;t rushed out the door before the run and forgot the bathroom break. probably gonna jog some miles tonight; i think my legs have been getting&nbsp;a little tight at night from not having a chance to get loosened up, and now that the intramurals are dry again i can hit them up.</p> <p>12 at 5:30pm. after a looong day of studying, by the first few steps of the run my legs were begging me to let them rip, i figured since the past few days have been easy it wasn&rsquo;t too risky :-) ran the first 4 progression style in 7:15, 6:44, then my legs said &ldquo;let&rsquo;s go already&rdquo; and i ran 5:55 and 5:30. 12 miles @ 7:14 avg pace. i haven&rsquo;t ran a run in under mid-7:40&rsquo;s pace for so long i was beginning to wonder if i even could!</p> <p>SOTD: Christian Dior Denim Flow - Kanye West</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 28, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-28-2019.html <p>5 at 5:10am.&nbsp;one day waking up at 4:45am and running will be a breeze... not today! listened to TLOP by kanye during. wasn&rsquo;t a huge fan when it came out, but relistened to it on a few road trips in the summer of 2018 and it clicked. my running blog also doubles as a one-man&nbsp;music opinion forum lol</p> <p>10 right before 7am. my achilles and ankle have been on and off very slightly bugging me the past few days and i&rsquo;m pretty sure i figured it out. for the past few days after running 4.2 miles into Sandy i run off it down this rocky and overgrown path. i tell myself it&rsquo;s because i want to explore the area but i know it&rsquo;s to avoid the killer hill after 4.2. my achilles would protest for a second or two every minute or so after 5, and when i got off the detour it stopped so that confirmed it. guess when i get to tempos they&rsquo;ll be hilly. pretty sure a 9 mile tempo under 6 minute pace on Sandy would be more impressive than a sub-4 mile repeat.</p> <p>SOTD: Lost Ones - her excellence herself,&nbsp;Lauren Hill</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 27, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-27-2019.html <p>5 at 7:30am&nbsp;and 10 at 9:20am. pretty uneventful, nothing felt bad though.</p> <p>SOTD: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! - The Beatles</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 26, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-26-2019.html <p>10 at around 4:30pm. it&rsquo;s been raining hard constantly since Saturday, and it&rsquo;s set to continue until tomorrow night. hard to do 25 when a lot of the places i like to run are unusable(back when i was 18 i ran almost entirely on asphalt and sidewalks, but i don&rsquo;t like the feeling of it anymore), so i&rsquo;m gonna ease up today and tomorrow, run a few more 25 mile days before the weekend and then pick the mileage back up for september. it&rsquo;s been nice to have a day of recovery where recovery doesn&rsquo;t mean ~13 hours on my feet going up and down the hospital.</p> <p>SOTD:&nbsp;30&nbsp;-&nbsp;Danny Brown. one of my absolute favorite songs. the instrumental sounds like Dr. Seuss ODing on heroin and the lyrics speak to my very being</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 25, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-25-2019.html <p>12.5 easy after my shift at 7:40pm. stayed later than normal. rained hard all day and on the run so my post-work intramural run was basically running in one giant grassy puddle(more like a lake). that kind of surface doesn&rsquo;t take it easy on the achilles; feel alright though.&nbsp;</p> <p>SOTD: Ask Yourself - Foster The&nbsp;People</p> Sun, 25 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 24, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-24-2019.html <p>12.5 miles after my shift at 7:30pm to end a 10-week 100+ mile week streak with a 150 mile week. no big deal.</p> <p>back by popular demand! the song of the day is &ldquo;Nina Cried Power&rdquo; by Hozier.</p> Sat, 24 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 23, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-23-2019.html <p>5 miles at 5:20am. tired and slow. could be from mileage, but more likely from sleep. i&rsquo;ve been barely averaging 7 hours a night if that. i need to sleep more but balancing engineering classes, work, and running is tough, plus i need to find time to study for the MCAT. i&rsquo;ll figure out a way to balance everything over the next week or two, but any semblance of free time is out the window.</p> <p>10 miles at 7:20am. kept it honest&nbsp;on miles 3-9, especially on the uphills. last uphill(about 1.2 miles left) i felt my right achilles ache for a second so i stopped and stretched and took it easier for the rest. didn&rsquo;t feel it again.</p> <p>10 miles after my shift at 7:30pm. as i finished mile 10 i sank to my knees and pounded the grass in triumph. not something i&rsquo;d do normally, but&nbsp;125 miles in 4 and a half days... i don&rsquo;t even know what to say. i&rsquo;m beyond blessed to have such a capability for mileage.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 22, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-22-2019.html <p>5 at 5:30am.</p> <p>10 at 7:20am. started off a bit quicker, and then during the second mile a bug flew at me in the opposite direction and hit me right under my right eye. it felt like i&rsquo;d been shot point blank with a bb gun, i think it got it&rsquo;s stinger imbedded because it took me a few seconds to realize it hadn&rsquo;t flown away or moved at all, i had to pluck it off. still stings something awful, but i&rsquo;m way too obsessed with my mileage to have let that stop me. took it easier because getting past the pain from that was enough effort. still ended up being a bit faster than yesterday. in better news getting gas set up in my apartment today so i can cook soon and get into a better diet.</p> <p>10 miles at 5:50pm. fastest third run of the day so far! can&rsquo;t believe i&rsquo;m already at 400 for the month.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 21, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-21-2019.html <p>5 at 5:30am. one of the best things about my new apartment is it&rsquo;s less than a third of a mile from a track; ran to it, on it, and back for 5. glad i finally woke up at 5, i may have to wake up a bit earlier or just get better at running as soon as i wake up, 30 minutes of boondoggling before the run isn&rsquo;t time efficient. liked running in the dark; life is made up of little moments and sweating in the dark to &ldquo;Careless Whisper&rdquo; by George Michael are the type of moments to&nbsp;make it worth living.</p> <p>10 at 8:20am. felt a little nauseous but besides that good. a good bit faster than yesterday.</p> <p>10 at 6:30pm. ate too much lunch and felt sluggish, pace wasn&rsquo;t though.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 20, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-20-2019.html <p>5 miles at 6:30am. didn&rsquo;t wake up as early as i wanted to but still not bad, progress at least.</p> <p>10 miles at 8:20am... on Sandy Rd! i haven&rsquo;t ran it in about a month, it&rsquo;s my favorite course out there but it&rsquo;s brutal so it&rsquo;s nice to get in better shape and come back and see how the tough parts get easier. nothing better for peace of mind than driving into the forest to run in the serene and secluded&nbsp;nature,&nbsp;plan on doing all of my second runs that aren&rsquo;t track/grass workouts here. 40 miles in just a smidge over the last 24 hours!! i feel fine so that&rsquo;s good. finished my 15 before 10AM.</p> <p>10 after my shift at 7pm. the last few miles it was storming hard all around, but barely drizzling on intramurals. it was cool to be running in the dark and see the lightning illuminating the ground as it tore through the black sky.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 19, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-19-2019.html <p>5 at 9:00am.</p> <p>10 at 11:20am. slept in so it was very warm for my first 15 today.</p> <p>10 at 6:40pm. last half mile at around 6-flat pace since a real nasty storm was on the verge of hitting. bought a yoga mat for the new apartment so stretching and staying limber&nbsp;will be much more convenient.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 18, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-18-2019.html <p>2.5 before work at 5am.</p> <p>10 after my shift at 7pm.</p> <p>been slacking on finding new music lately, gonna check out a new album every week. this week&rsquo;s album is &ldquo;Dare Iz A Darkside&rdquo; by Redman.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 17, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-17-2019.html <p>2.5 during my lunch break</p> <p>10 after my shift at 7pm on intramurals. by the end i couldn&rsquo;t even tell i&rsquo;d&nbsp;been working since 6am. forgot to mention i fell down some stairs on thursday, i hurt my right ankle a bit but i only feel it occasionally when running and running doesn&rsquo;t make it any worse so i&rsquo;m just trying to take advil and run through it.</p> <p>what a week!</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 16, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-16-2019.html <p>5 at 7:40am on Hilton. slept in despite going to bed the earliest so far this week.</p> <p>10 at 9:20am. felt pretty good. love being able to do these first two runs so close together.</p> <p>8 at 7:20pm after my shift. sort of wanted to do 10 to feel next week&rsquo;s mileage out(highest i&rsquo;m going for the next year... seriously this time!), but I hit 135 miles from Saturday-Friday by doing 8. i couldn&rsquo;t ask for anything better, A++ goal, and i did it on the first try!</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 15, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-15-2019.html <p>5 at 6:40am on Hilton. faster last mile.&nbsp;</p> <p>10 at 9:20am on intramurals! felt good! it&rsquo;s starting to trend to cooler temps. def still warm but with the wind it wasn&rsquo;t even that hot compared to earlier this week. fall is 100% my favorite time of the year so these runs get me really elated. light at the end of the tunnel for&nbsp;a huge week!</p> <p>8 at 6:20. all three runs @ 7-minute pace today!</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 14, 2019 http://eugene.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-14-2019.html <p>5 at 6:50am on Hilton.&nbsp;</p> <p>10 at 10:00am on intramurals. went by WAY faster than the other 10-milers this week; not sure if it was the weather(mid-80&rsquo;s, overcast, AND a breeze! gets me VERY excited for fall weather) or just my body getting used to the mileage. either way felt good aside from a sore left arch that&rsquo;s been on my case since my shift yesterday - wore sneakers&nbsp;with no support - but nothing bad enough to hinder form or stop mileage. when i hit a quarter mile to go i hit the lap button and just took off without thinking, 5:05 pace. felt good.</p> <p>8 at 7:00pm on intramurals. foot ached&nbsp;but felt better!</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 06:00:00