Pool Running is Fun Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:00:25 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Sep 18, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-18-2018.html <p>AM: 2.6 WU 3x3:00min,2x1:00min. 2 CD</p> <p>PM: 4 miles + standard core routine</p> <p>Couldn&rsquo;t make it to the team workout this morning so I got up early, Put my headlamp on, and attempted to run down the trail to the track. Sadly it was completely flooded. Already in a pissy mood due to the high humidity, I turned around toward home. Was going to bag it but didn&rsquo;t want to wuss out and just did reps on the road. Nice little hill with a turnaround in the middle of each rep so wasn&rsquo;t super fast but I got it done</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 17, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-17-2018.html <p>AM: 7 miles</p> <p>PM: 6 miles with 4x 12sec hill sprints + standard core routine</p> <p>Very wet with rain in the afternoon as remnants from hurricane Florence roll past.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 16, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-16-2018.html <p>AM: 16 miles with the last 5 at MP to faster than MP effort.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 50 minute pool run</p> <p>watch really screwed up this one but it went well. Starting to get my long runs a little longer and will add in more quality as the days wear on towards Army 10 and Richmond half. Also the Saucony Zealot kind of sucks for longer effort. They just don&#39;t work that well for me. I think I&#39;ll ditch them for now. I need to quit falling for the super cheap clearance shoes and go for the models I know that work. I&#39;ll use my Vazee Pace, which are only a little better, for the long runs and hopefully the new 890s will be on sale by the winter. You never want to pay full price for a pair of shoes.</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 15, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-15-2018.html <p>AM: 11 miles on the W and OD. Very humid once again. too muddy and wet to run the trail by the house.</p> <p>PM: housework including scrubbing the tub, cleaning the bathrooms and scrubbing stains. Housework can be pretty physical if you do it at a fast pace.</p> <p>I need to get more core work in</p> Sat, 15 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 14, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-14-2018.html <p>AM: 7 miles</p> <p>PM: 4.5 miles in the mud</p> <p>Pace was slow as my legs were pretty tired from last night&#39;s workout&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 13, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-13-2018.html <p>AM: 4 miles</p> <p>PM: 3 WU 8 x 1100m hill circuits 1.5 CD&nbsp;</p> <p>Humid with lots of sweat. The circuit is great as there are fast uphill for 1.5 min and 20 sec fast downhill strides with easy running in between.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 12, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-12-2018.html <p>AM: 7 miles</p> <p>PM: 6 miles with 3x20sec strides + kettlebell routine</p> <p>Humid as hell.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 11, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-11-2018.html <p>AM: 3 WU 2x800,1600,3x800,3x200 2.5 CD&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 5 miles + standard core routine</p> <p>humid as shit but not as hot as it has been. 2:30,2:29,4:57,2:25,2:26,2:25,31,32,32</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 10, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-10-2018.html <p>AM: 8 miles&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 5 miles + 5x12sec hill sprints + standard core routine</p> <p>Cool and rainy this morning. Humid as hell this evening</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 09, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-09-2018.html <p>AM: 16 miles in the rain, mostly easy. Soaked from head to toe but at least it&#39;s not with my own sweat this time. Decided against the long MP portion as my shoes were heavy and watter logged. Ran through some knee high water in a few spots</p> <p>PM: 1 hr. pool run. Back in to the water&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 09 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 08, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-08-2018.html <p>AM: 12 miles. Cooler and overcast but extremely humid&nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 07, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-07-2018.html <p>AM: 2.5 WU 10x400m at mile/3k pace 3 CD + kettlebell</p> <p>PM: 5 miles. Very humid&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 06, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-06-2018.html <p>AM: 7 miles</p> <p>PM: off. Had to work late and was so wiped from a long and hard day at work that I did not feel like running. Very hot and humid again.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 05, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-05-2018.html <p>AM: 7 miles through the wretched humidity. Everything is still soaked like an amazonian rain forest.</p> <p>PM: 5.6 miles + standard core routine, kettlebell</p> <p>Very hot and humid&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 04, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-04-2018.html <p>AM: 2.8 WU 400,800,1200,1200,800,400 2 CD</p> <p>PM: 5 miles + standard core routine. Gushing with sweat during core&nbsp;</p> <p>extremely terrible weather, about 74 with a 74 dew point. as humid as it could possibly be without a thunderstorm. Just did some faster running to get something in. Not motivated to do much today. The weather is just getting to me mentally. Times were slow but not terrible in this weather. 75 dew point and 90 i believe in the evening</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 03, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-03-2018.html <p>AM: 10 miles with 4x12 hill sprints</p> <p>PM: 1 hr. pool run</p> <p>Very disgusting this morning. The weather is horrid. 76 degrees with a 75 dew point. As bad as or worse than anything July had thrown at us.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 02, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-02-2018.html <p>AM: 12 miles up in the Poconos. Very cool at 63 degrees. ran in and out of the cloud so humid but at 63 degrees it&#39;s no big deal. The allergies were great up high. Wish I could travel to a place far away for August and September every year</p> <p>PM: kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding</p> Sun, 02 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 01, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-01-2018.html <p>Felt sluggish and slow but I was not expecting to be too fast going in. I though I would have at least broken 16:00 but I guess not. The weather was humid and gross. Never felt quite there. First mile was fine but it felt harder than it should have 1.5 in when I fell off Nico and while he maintained the pace, I slowed. I did not take splits but the after-the-fact Strava splits tell the tale:</p> <p>4:57, 5:05, 5:17</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 31, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-31-2018.html <p>AM: 3 miles</p> <p>PM: 3 miles</p> <p>extremely humid. Everything is wet and hazy but it is not raining. Cooler this afternoon but humid.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 30, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-30-2018.html <p>AM: 7 miles</p> <p>PM: 5 miles + standard core routine</p> <p>very humid and still hot. I was doing core at Washington Lee and I looked up to see Matthew Centrowitz jogging by doing a warm-up for a track workout. Very random to see a n Olympic Gold medallist working out at your local track. A lot a famous runners have trotted around that oval. Alan Webb, the guys from the old Reebok Enclave, all the way up to home town ultra guys like Mike Wardian but never the calibre of Centro. Dude was small and looked &quot;normal&quot; running except that he seemed to float at a much quicker pace. Light and smooth strides. Amazing.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 29, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-29-2018.html <p>AM: 2.2 WU 16x400 @10K pace + 3x200 fast. 2.4 CD</p> <p>PM: 3.5 miles. very hot. I did not feel that good. ran slow</p> <p>79 with 76 dew point this morning. terrible weather. Joined Greg for 16 of his 25 x 400m workout. The idea is to run them at 10K pace then do a 100m 30 sec jog in between each rep. It sounds easy enough but it starts to drag half way through. I stopped at 16 as I have a race in a few days. I then did a couple 200s.</p> <p>The Vazee Pace I have suck as the insert came out of them while running. Come to think of it the insert in the last pair of these I had came out often as well until I glued them in</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 28, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-28-2018.html <p>AM: 8 miles</p> <p>PM: 5 miles. very gross</p> <p>ridiculous humidity today. This morning was 79 degrees with a 76 dew point. feels awful. In fact, here are the conditions today at 5:00 pm. That dew point is the worst I&#39;ve seen all summer. straight up dangerous out there:</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/D8gJle4.png" style="width: 400px; height: 260px;" /></p> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 27, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-27-2018.html <p>AM: 8 miles</p> <p>PM: 5 miles with 5x20sec strides + standard core routine</p> <p>very hot and humid this evening</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 26, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-26-2018.html <p>AM: 15 with 8-14 at marathon pace effort</p> <p>PM: 1 hr. pool run</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 25, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-25-2018.html <p>AM: 11 miles with 5 x 200 included</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 24, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-24-2018.html <p>AM: 3 WU 10K tempo 2.2 CD</p> <p>PM: 4 miles</p> <p>great weather. Ran decently. Nothing too crazy fast but was a decent day. 1600m splits: 5:37,5:29,5:25,5:21,5:20,5:16 then a 1:16 last lap</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 23, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-23-2018.html <p>AM: 10 miles</p> <p>PM: 4 miles + standard core routine</p> <p>much cooler today with lower humidity. It&#39;s a tease of fall weather. Unfortunately there appears to be one more 90+ degree heat wave hitting next week but after that it looks like the temp should at least drop below 70 degrees each night</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 22, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-22-2018.html <p>AM: 7 miles</p> <p>PM: 6 miles + standard core routine</p> <p>still humid but allergies are much worse.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 21, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-21-2018.html <p>AM: 3 WU 6 x 3:00 min, 2 x 1:00 min 1.5 CD</p> <p>PM: 5 miles</p> <p>on the trail by effort with my pack on. My watch reset itself right after the last 1:00 min rep. I&#39;m not sure if it chopped off distance or the time was wrong but I got the work in</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 20, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-20-2018.html <p>AM: 8 miles</p> <p>PM: 5 miles with some barefoot running + standard core routine</p> <p>Less humid today&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 19, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-19-2018.html <p>drive home from Ohio a bit hungover. Tired&nbsp;</p> Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 18, 2018 http://mdeters.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-18-2018.html <p>Out at the cabin with the Putnam county boys. I was in Hocking Hills in Ohio and the location was dangerous for running on hilly roads. Just took the day off and drank beer. It&#39;s good to step back every now and then and take a day off. Running isn&#39;t everything</p> Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:00:00