I'm not very fast so I try to have fun! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:04:04 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Jan 22, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-22-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Tempo (treadmill)</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:20</li> <li>Tempo / 7 mi / 9:31</li> <li>Cool-down / 1 mi / 9:40</li> </ul> Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 21, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-21-2020.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Run / 3 mi / 10:00</li> <li>Spin / 10 mi / 45 min</li> </ul> Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 20, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-20-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Recovery run (treadmill)</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up / 2 mi / 10:30</li> <li>Recovery / 6 mi / 9:40</li> </ul> Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sun, Jan 19, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-19-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Recovery run (treadmill)</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up / 2 mi / 10:40</li> <li>Recovery / 7 mi / 9:40</li> <li>Cool-down / 1 mi / 10:30</li> </ul> Sun, 19 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 18, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-18-2020.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong> Long run (treadmill)</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up / 3 mi / 11:10</li> <li>Long run / 9 mi / 9:49</li> <li>Cool-down / 1 mi / 11:10</li> </ul> <p>I listened to the podcast, The Science of Happiness. It helped pass the time in the gym since the outdoors consisted of steady, cold rain.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 17, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-17-2020.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong> Tempo run (treadmill)</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up / 2 mi / 10:40</li> <li>Tempo / 7 mi / 9:12</li> </ul> <p>I&#39;ve been listening to the podcast, The Happiness Lab during my treadmill workouts. I&#39;ve really enjoyed starting my day contemplating the idea of happiness. Today&#39;s podcast was about silver medalist winners. They are the least happy podium winners at the Olympics and on average die the soonest of any medal winners. It is all about perspective. Highly interesting and engaging data research to start my day.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 16, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-16-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Recovery (treadmill)</p> <ul> <li>3 mi / 10:00</li> <li>45 min / Spin class</li> </ul> <p>I have not been a member for 20 years, but the health club celebrated its 20th year anniversary by purchasing new spin bikes! The bikes are AWESOME!</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 15, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-15-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Recovery run (treadmill)</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up / 2 mi / 10:30</li> <li>Recovery / 6 mi / 9:40</li> </ul> Wed, 15 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 14, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-14-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Speed (treadmill)</p> <p>Warm-up / 2 mi / 10:00</p> <p>Speed / 5 x 1200 / 8:12 w 400R / 9:33</p> <p>Cool-down / 1 mi / 10:00</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sun, Jan 12, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-12-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Recovery run (overall average pace - 10:20)</p> <ul> <li>The temperature hovered in the low 30&#39;s this morning which was a big dip from yesterday&#39;s run in the mid 60&#39;s. Yesterday I beat the torrential rain. Today I ran in snow flurries. Fortunately, the snow melted by the time it hit the ground. I wonder what weather I&#39;ll run in tomorrow. It&#39;s anyone&#39;s guess!</li> </ul> Sun, 12 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 11, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-11-2020.html <p><strong>Long run: </strong>Overall average pace - 10:01</p> <ul> <li>2 mi - 10:38 / 4 mi - 10:21 / 6 mi - 9:50 / 8 mi - 9:50 / 10 mi - 9:49 / 12 mi - 9:33</li> <li>I was happy with my negative splits!</li> <li>I was also happy that I beat the torrential rain! I anticipated running on the treadmill this morning, but the weather radar showed a window of dry opportunity. The winds were strong. I remained dry until the final 2 miles!</li> </ul> Sat, 11 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 10, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-10-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Recovery run (treadmill)</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:40</li> <li>Recovery / 7 mi / 9:45</li> <li>Cool-down / .50 mi / 9:35</li> </ul> Fri, 10 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 09, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-09-2020.html <p><strong>Cross-train:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spin class (new instructor - hard, hard, hard!)</li> </ul> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 08, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-08-2020.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong> Tempo run (treadmill)</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up / 1.5 mi / 10:20</li> <li>Tempo / 8 mi / 9:05</li> <li>Cool-down / 1 mi / 9:33</li> </ul> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 07, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-07-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Warm-up run (treadmill)</p> <ul> <li>Run / 2.5 mi / 9:33</li> <li>Spin / 45 min</li> </ul> Tue, 07 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 06, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-06-2020.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong> Speed work (treadmill)</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up / 1.50 mi / 10:20</li> <li>.50 mi / 8:12 x 6 w .50 mi recovery / 9:31</li> <li>Cool down / 1.0 mi / 9:40</li> </ul> Mon, 06 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sun, Jan 05, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-05-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Long run</p> <ul> <li>2 mi - 10:16 / 4 mi - 10:45 / 6 mi - 9:51 / 8 mi - 10:20 / 10:00 mi - 9:53</li> <li>It was a pleasant, relaxing run. It was pretty windy, but I dressed for the chill.</li> </ul> Sun, 05 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 04, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-04-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Long run</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up / 1.06 mi / 13:27</li> <li>Long run / 9.26 mi / 10:09</li> </ul> <p>I would have liked my overall pace to have been more around 10:45, but I am just grateful that I accomplished this workout. Mentally, I was just not in the mood.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 03, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-03-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Recovery (treadmill)</p> <p>I forgot my headset whcih meant no music or podcasts. I just can&#39;t even ...</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 02, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-02-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Strength training</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up / 2 mi / 10:10</li> <li>Strength / 6 mi / 9:20</li> <li>Cool-down / .50 mi / 9:40</li> </ul> <p>I always find it fascinating how quickly fitness fades when I take a small respite from training. It&#39;s not as if this pace was challenging, but to maintain it for 6 miles I really had to keep pushing myself with each mile.</p> <p>Currently my only running goal for the New Year is to have fun. If I race, I only want to run races that bring me joy. My son asked me if I&#39;d sign up for the 2021 Dopey race with him. It&#39;s funny because we did the Goofy in 2017. Then, we did the Dopey in 2018. After both races, we swore that we would NEVER do another Disney race. Here we are again taking back those famous last words. I agreed to the Dopey race if he agreed to running the Princess race in the upcoming years. It appears that we&#39;ll be spending some quality family time in Florida.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 01, 2020 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-01-2020.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Recovery run</p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:37 / 2 mi - 9:23 / 3 mi - 10:00 / 4 mi - 9:35 / 5 mi - 9:31 / 6 mi - 9:24 / 6.18 mi - 7:56</li> <li>The sun was shining and the wind had finally settled to a gentle breezze. It turned out to be a pleasant first run of the new year!</li> </ul> Wed, 01 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 31, 2019 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-31-2019.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Recovery run (treadmill)</p> <p>I ran a total of 2080.31 injury free miles this year. That was 539.30 more miles than I ran last year.</p> <p>I finished third overall female runner in a race series that I sort of competed in this year. My goal was to win my age group in the race series. It was clear that I was going to accomplish that goal around July as no one else in my age group was even close to my point total. I stopped racing in the series, but in October the race promoter posted race totals. I noticed that I was in 4th place overall for the female category. I began competing again and secured my third overall place.</p> <p>I did several large races in Indianapolis. My marathon and half-marathon results were mixed. As I age, the weather is really becoming a performance deal breaker. I feel like Goldilocks eating the three bears porridge. I can no longer tolerate races that are too hot or too cold. They need to be just right. Now if I could only figure out what that just right temperature is I&#39;d find my happy ending!</p> <p>I listened to a blog with Martha Beck. This was her New Year Resolution.&nbsp; &quot;My New Year Resolution is first, to do my best in all situations, and second, to stand in the mess that is my best.&quot;</p> <p>I really liked her thoughts. She contemplated that perhaps, instead of being here to get things right,&nbsp; we&#39;re here to learn to love the mess that is every human life.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 28, 2019 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-28-2019.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:30</p> <p>&nbsp; <p>&nbsp;</p> </p> Sat, 28 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 27, 2019 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-27-2019.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Long run (9:46)</p> <p>I love this balmy weather pattern that is holding steady over Indiana! When I left the house this morning, it was 54&deg;! It really is the season for miracles!</p> <ul> <li>2 mi - 10:06 / 4 mi - 10:03 / 6 mi - 9:23 / 8 mi - 9:27 / 10 mi - 9:32</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 26, 2019 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-26-2019.html <p><strong>Overall Workout:</strong><strong> </strong>Recovery run which turned into junk miles</p> <ul> <li>Let&#39;s just say that I was not in the mood for this run which was really too bad because the temperature was a balmy 50&deg;. The past two days have reminded me of Christmas pasts in Del Mar, California.</li> <li>I am always grateful for the fact that tomorrow is a new day. Perhaps my mind will desire a faster, longer run!</li> </ul> Thu, 26 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 24, 2019 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-24-2019.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Recovery run</p> <ul> <li>Overall average pace: 10:07</li> <li>I took a few days off to try and recover from my bronchitis. The run felt great. My lungs, not so much.</li> <li>Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!</li> </ul> Tue, 24 Dec 2019 07:00:00