Otherside Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:41:26 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Jun 27, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-27-2017.html <p>8 easy</p> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 26, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-26-2017.html <p>AM - 8 easy. I walked outside to find the dew point had dropped under 70 and about cried.</p> <p>PM - 4 easy.</p> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 25, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-25-2017.html <p>I&#39;d planned on a 16 miler, but around 10 miles in I started to get dizzy and by 11 was starting to worry I&#39;d collapse. I was just over a mile from home so I stopped for a minute and turned around. Conditions were more favorable this morning (75/75) and I didn&#39;t feel like I was overheating, so I&#39;m not entirely sure what the issue was. My weight after my 2nd run yesterday showed I was about a gallon of water light, so I supposed I hadn&#39;t hydrated well enough in the meantime.</p> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 24, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-24-2017.html <p>AM - Headed to City Park for a brief session on the track. Conditions were 82 F / 78 dew point -- that&#39;s about as bad as it gets at 6 am.&nbsp;</p> <p>I&#39;m trying to figure out my training plan. I&#39;m not going to race until October&nbsp;because conditions are so terrible. And I want to run well in April. So that&#39;s a long period of time for one long training cycle... but I&#39;m concerned it&#39;s too humid to handle any serious workouts for the next 3 months.</p> <p>So I&#39;m going to experiment a little with various workouts in the coming weeks and see how they feel. I&#39;ve adapted to some extent to the humidity, but you can really only adapt so far. Today I wanted to try a little threshold pace and mile pace. Ideally I&#39;d like to just spend the next 3 months doing mostly those types of workouts, race a little bit in October-November, then do a really good buildup into the spring.</p> <p>The plan was 2-3 x 1600m @ 5:30 goal pace with 1:00 rest, then 8 x 200m with plenty of rest.</p> <p>I went&nbsp;<strong>5:25 and 5:28</strong>&nbsp;and felt pretty bad. I even increased the rest to 2:00. I guess there&#39;s nothing like long intervals to overheat, and increasing rests doesn&#39;t do much to dissipate that heat.&nbsp;</p> <p>I took 3:00 and then jumped into the 200s. They went 33.7, 33.7, 34.5, 33.7, 37.5, 35, 35, 35.</p> <p>I took a little extra rest after #4 to try to cool down. Bad idea. All that happened is I stood on the track in the still air and got hotter and hotter... so that didn&#39;t work out. #5 was 37.5 because I was so hot. But like a car with a bad radiator fan, just moving fast helped cool me down.</p> <p>Threshold workouts might still work out, but I&#39;m thinking I&#39;ll shorten the reps to 800-1200m, slow them down a little, and increase the&nbsp;<em>moving</em>&nbsp;rest.</p> <p>AM 2 - I won&#39;t have time to run this afternoon, so I took a few hours rest and went out for a super-easy 4 miler with Rylie. No watch, but estimating 8:00 pace. Very, very hot.</p> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 23, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-23-2017.html <p>AM - 8 easy. 7:22 avg.</p> <p>PM - 4 easy. 7:15 avg.</p> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 22, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-22-2017.html <p>8 easy</p> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 21, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-21-2017.html <p>6 easy + 8x200m levee sprints.&nbsp;</p> <p>No rain and not much wind.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 20, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-20-2017.html <p>AM - 8 easy</p> <p>PM - 4 easy. Tropical Storm Cindy is moving in, but doesn&#39;t look like it should be too bad. Winds had just picked up before my run (maybe 20-30 mph) and I got soaked. Should be about the same for the next few days.</p> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 19, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-19-2017.html <p>8 easy.</p> <p>Tightness at 6.5 lasting about a minute. 75/74</p> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 18, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-18-2017.html <p>16 miles, no watch. Estimating 7:30 avg.</p> <p>A little tightness around 12.5 that lasted a few minutes. 79F/75DP</p> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 17, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-17-2017.html <p>AM - 9 easy + 8x35s sprints</p> <p>No tightness (75F/69DP)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PM - 4 easy</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 16, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-16-2017.html <p>10 easy. A bit of tightness in the last half mile.</p> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 15, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-15-2017.html <p>10 easy. No tightness (80F/76DP)</p> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 14, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-14-2017.html <p>10 easy.</p> <p>Chest tightness @ 7 miles for a few minutes. 78F/75 dew point.</p> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 13, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-13-2017.html <p>8 miles easy + 8 x 200m levee sprints (200m&nbsp;<em>ish</em>)</p> <p>Chest tightness 3.5 miles, lasting a mile or 2. 77F/75 dew point</p> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 12, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-12-2017.html <p>10 easy</p> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 11, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-11-2017.html <p>14 on the levee. Tough conditions with a high dew point.</p> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 08, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-08-2017.html <p>8 easy</p> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 07, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-07-2017.html <p>AM - 8 easy</p> <p>PM - 5 easy</p> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 06, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-06-2017.html <p>AM - 8 easy. I was trying to squeeze my Rides to 700 miles, but getting them soaked last weekend seemed to be the final straw. They feel flat and my knees are getting sore. I&#39;m jealous of runners that can get 2000 miles from a pair.</p> <p>PM - 5 easy + core. New shoes.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 05, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-05-2017.html <p>8 easy</p> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 04, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-04-2017.html <p>8 easy</p> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 03, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-03-2017.html <p>12 on the levee + core. About 7:15 pace.</p> Sat, 03 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 02, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-02-2017.html <p>AM - 7 easy</p> <p>PM - 4 easy w/ Rylie</p> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 01, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-01-2017.html <p>8 easy</p> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 31, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-31-2017.html <p>8 easy</p> Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 30, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-30-2017.html <p>8 miles + core. Thunderstorms early in the morning made me push the run to evening. It was still pouring, but at least the lightning had dissipated.</p> Tue, 30 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 29, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-29-2017.html <p>12 @ 7:08 avg. Early thunderstorms kept me inside until it was sunny and hot, oh well. Drills + core.</p> Mon, 29 May 2017 06:00:00 Sun, May 28, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-28-2017.html <p>14 miles on the levee. I started out heading east on the rough gravel, and combined with my soreness from yesterday I managed a 8:30 first mile. First 7 miles didn&#39;t quite crack 8:00 pace, and from there I was on pavement. Pace dropped to 7:20, then 7:12, then 7:00 with the last 3 at 6:55ish.</p> <p>7:34 average.</p> Sun, 28 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 27, 2017 http://cannonball.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-27-2017.html <p>Headed to City Park early this morning so I could do 8x200m reps on the practice track. 3 mile warmup, then I took the first 4 to warm into it and pushed harder on the last 4.</p> <p>33.9, 35.0, 34.0, 33.8, 31.9, 31.8, 31.9, 31.8</p> <p>It was 82 F with a 76 F dew point... and it didn&#39;t feel too bad, aside from the puddles of sweat I left behind. Maybe starting the summer in better shape will make it more bearable.</p> <p>Drills &amp; core</p> Sat, 27 May 2017 06:00:00