Doug's Running Thingy Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Tue, 20 Nov 2018 04:46:06 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Mar 03, 2018 <p>Long morning at the track for the local Senior Games track meet.&nbsp; I ran around shooting pics and warming up and &quot;racing&quot; the 400 and 800 and cooling down.&nbsp; Mission accomplished as far as qualifying through to the State meet in December down at Clearwater High, and as far as not further injuring the leg - felt fine.&nbsp; Ran under control and went 76 in the 400 and, 12 minutes later, went 3:22 in the 800.&nbsp; Just need to drop 10-12 seconds for the 400 and 40 or so seconds in the 800 in December to qualify through to Nationals next summer in Albuquerque.</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 01, 2018 <p>Easy running in the neighborhood</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 28, 2018 <p>Couple easy miles in the neighborhood and some core/upper body</p> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 26, 2018 <p>Mostly just easy running, but did throw in 4 easy striders with minimal tightness on the quad.&nbsp; Did a bunch of walking over the weekend but no running.</p> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 23, 2018 <p>Warmup, 1 of planned 4x160m - right quad was fine until stressing it a bit on the first &quot;sprint&quot; - ah well maybe take it easy through the weekend and just plan on jogging the 400 and 800 next weekend</p> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 22, 2018 <p>Couple easy miles in the hood - sore right quad for a couple days now so took it easy - have had hamstring issues many times but cant recall straining the upper outer quad - ah well</p> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 20, 2018 <p>Long intervals in the neighborhood - warmup, 4x1:30 at goal 800 pace, cooldown - Garmin reports that each interval was 6:10-6:20 pace - gonna have to do better than that</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 19, 2018 <p>Warmup, 4x 160m at goal 400 pace, cool down - 2x 7-minute workout</p> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Feb 18, 2018 <p>First track workout in 3 years, and it felt that way.&nbsp; Wasn&#39;t much of a workout - just wanted to get a couple sessions in before March 3 track meet.&nbsp; Warmup, 200 m at 37, 400 m at 1:32, 200 m at 39 - the 400 and the second 200 were a touch slower than goal, but all things considered I was more pleased than expected.&nbsp; Will do the same little workout next Sunday and then hope for the best on the 3rd... I think the 400 in 75 will be cake, but the 800 in sub 3 minutes may be a challenge.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 16, 2018 <p>&quot;Long&quot; intervals in the neighborhood - already feeling considerably better but not quite like a runner yet.</p> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 15, 2018 <p>Short intervals in the neighborhood and core, pushups, squats/lunges</p> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 13, 2018 <p>Mile warmup, 4x1 min on and 2 min off - goal 800 meter pace (~6 flat mile pace) - mile cooldown back to hous.&nbsp; Finally unboxed my christmas present Forerunner 35 - functional interval feature, but I need to learn how to show pace during workout, if possible.&nbsp; Reviewing the activity online shows me all over the place from 5:35 to 6:15 on the intervals.</p> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 12, 2018 <p>Mile warmup to my neighborhood half mile workout loop - 4x120 at 400 goal pace - 1.5 back to the house.</p> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 10, 2018 <p>Three miles on the trails with the middle mile consisting of 4x1minute at goal 800 pace with full recovery&nbsp;walk - quite challenging at this point in my one month training schedule... feeling not at all like a runner physically, but loving life back out there</p> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 09, 2018 <p>1.5 warmup then 4x120 at goal 400m pace ish - 1.5 back to the house.&nbsp; Bit of stretching, pushups, planks, squats</p> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 07, 2018 <p>Wow - my profile is still here...</p> <p>Three easy miles with 4x120m striders in the middle.&nbsp; Less than a month until local Senior Games track meet.&nbsp; Plan on running the 400 and 800 to qualify for the State games in December.&nbsp; Should make it no problem with a 75 in the 400 and sub 3 in 800.&nbsp; Will be in much better shape by December to hopefully go sub 65 and sub 2:35 to qualify for next summer&#39;s National Games in Albuquerque.&nbsp; We&#39;ll see.</p> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:00:00