Otherside Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/ Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:23:17 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Oct 23, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-23-2017.html <p>8 easy including 5xstrides.</p> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 22, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-22-2017.html <p>10 easy. Had to stay off the levee due to thunderstorms. Very heavy rain, and averaged about 7:35.</p> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 21, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-21-2017.html <p>AM - I drove out to City Park to use the track only to find it taken over by some festival. I couldn&#39;t believe it was so packed so early in the morning. Unfortunately I had to head home and alter the workout for the levee.</p> <p>I was sort of back and forth about which workout to do (was planning on 6 x 1600m @ roughly 10k pace), and was leaning towards a mixed-pace run starting with 2 miles @ threshold, then 3 x mile increasing the pace to 10k race pace. But I surprised myself on the first mile by coming through halfway in 2:37. Why not ride this pace out and see what happens?&nbsp;</p> <p>So I changed things around to 3 x mile (3:00 rests) + 2 x half mile (90s rest).</p> <p>5:05</p> <p>5:14</p> <p>5:11</p> <p>2:40</p> <p>2:39</p> <p>I closed the 1st rep in 2:28 and the 5:05 felt fairly easy, and then I felt like I wore out quickly. Conditions weren&#39;t as favorable (75F air, 72F dew point) with a 10 mph breeze. 2nd &amp; 4th reps into the wind. Finished off with 2x35s sprints.</p> <p>PM - Added 5 stroller miles w/ Rylie.</p> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 20, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-20-2017.html <p>10 easy w/ 4 x strides.</p> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 19, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-19-2017.html <p>4 stroller miles w/ Rylie</p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 18, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-18-2017.html <p>2 x 2 mile w/ 2:00 rest @ tempo pace, + 2 x 35s sprints.&nbsp;65F air/ 56F dew point.&nbsp;</p> <p>10:46 (5:21, 5:25)</p> <p>10:51 (5:27, 5:24)</p> <p>I felt great! I would have run a 5th mile, but I had a stress test about an hour after the workout and felt the need to save a little for that.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 17, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-17-2017.html <p>AM - 8 easy, blessedly cool miles. I had to wear a shirt for the first time since February.</p> <p>PM - 6 stroller miles w/ Rylie</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 16, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-16-2017.html <p>9 miles including 8 x 40s levee sprint. First day in awhile that I felt decent. Helps that the dew point is down to 65F.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 15, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-15-2017.html <p>12 easy. 7:43 avg. Still holding a 77F dew point. Supposedly it should change for good this afternoon.</p> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 13, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-13-2017.html <p>10 easy</p> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 12, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-12-2017.html <p>9 easy</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 11, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-11-2017.html <p>AM - I&#39;m groaning to myself about even recording this. Not a pretty run this morning.</p> <p>2 x 2 mile + 1 mile @ threshold w/ 2:00 rests was the plan. Conditions were okay (74F air/ 74F dew point).</p> <p>11:06 (5:32, 5:34)</p> <p>11:30 (5:37, 5:53)</p> <p>5:49</p> <p>Legs felt like lead. One reason I like to record conditions is so I can compare workouts. While it was obviously very humid, these are better conditions than I had most of the summer. Still waiting for the sub-70 dew points, but still. I have no explanation for feeling so poorly.</p> <p>PM - 6 stroller miles w/ Rylie.</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 10, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-10-2017.html <p>9 easy.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tightness and a little more most of the run.</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 09, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-09-2017.html <p>AM - 9 easy including 7 x strides</p> <p>PM - 6 stroller miles w/ Rylie</p> <p>Tightness all 6 miles and a little into the evening.</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 08, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-08-2017.html <p>12 on the levee. I&#39;d planned to sleep in due to forecasts showing heavy weather from Hurricane Nate. Unfortunately that was not the case, and I missed the good part of the day for no reason. I wanted to get 14-16 miles, but it was high-80s by the time I got out and the humidity was brutal. I was so overheated by the end of this run, the last mile was 8:30. 7:40 average for the run.</p> Sun, 08 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 07, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-07-2017.html <p>AM - Headed to the track for a planned 6 x 1600m starting at 5:15 and working down to 5:05. Had an uptick in humidity, conditions were 81F / 77F dew point.&nbsp;</p> <p>I got through 3 feeling great.&nbsp;Then I fell apart. No explanation for it. Third rep I felt like I was on track for the workout, then all of a sudden halfway through #4 I slowed. #5 I totally fell off a cliff. I didn&#39;t feel overheated. I&#39;m a little worried something else is wrong. I cut it off at 5 and called it a day.</p> <p>5:16, 5:13, 5:10, 5:18, 5:31</p> <p>PM - 6 easy. Hurricane Nate was approaching and I tried to squeeze this in before things got too crazy. There was some heavy rain, wind and thunderstorms, but the weather during this run was the worst it got for us. Nate was a total non-event for New Orleans, despite the center passing so close.</p> Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 05, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-05-2017.html <p>9 easy</p> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 04, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-04-2017.html <p>AM - 2 x 2 mile, 1 x 1 mile @ threshold; 2:00 rests.Wind was blowing 15-20, and unfortunately I was terrible against it. I have hard time gauging my effort against strong wind.</p> <p>10:59 (5:33, 5:26)</p> <p>12:20 (6:14, 6:06)</p> <p>5:34</p> <p>I felt rusty after my sick week. Just trying to get back into the training groove.</p> <p>PM - 6 easy w/ Rylie.</p> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 03, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-03-2017.html <p>9 easy</p> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 02, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-02-2017.html <p>8 easy</p> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 01, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-01-2017.html <p>18 from Audobon Park. Felt trashed.</p> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 30, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-30-2017.html <p>6 easy</p> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 29, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-29-2017.html <p>8 easy</p> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 27, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-27-2017.html <p>AM - Been down and out with illness the last couple days. Starting on the downhill side of it so I got out for a slow 6.</p> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 26, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-26-2017.html Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 25, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-25-2017.html Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 24, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-24-2017.html <p>18 miles. 7:30 avg. Dew point was down to 71F, so it didn&#39;t feel too bad.</p> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 23, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-23-2017.html <p>AM - Mile pace workout at City Park. 4 x 200m, 6 x 400m, 4 x 200m; jogging rests 1:10/2:20. 82F air / 76F dew point.</p> <p>32.9, 33.1, 33.4, 33.1</p> <p>67.1, 66.5, 66.7, 67.4, 65.8, 66.8</p> <p>33.0, 33.1, 33.3, 33.1</p> <p>I felt pretty good despite the conditions continuing to be poor. Lost focus on #4 400m, and #6 would have been 66-low, but my feet became slippery with sweat inside my spikes (I tried going sockless for a change), which made things kind of like running in sand.</p> <p>PM - 4 easy</p> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:00:00