Boston? Maybe? Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:11:35 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Oct 19, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-19-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace:</strong> 9:19</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>49&deg;</li> <li>Humidity71%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:12 / 2 mi - 9:31 / 3 mi - 9:49 / 4 mi - 9:38 / 5 mi - 9:15 / 6 mi - 9:11 / 7 mi - 9:03 / 8 mi - 8:43 / 9 mi - 8:36</li> </ul> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 17, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-17-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>Speed work on the treadmill</p> <ul> <li>1 mile warm-up / 9:22</li> <li>3 x 2 mi / 8:39</li> <li>400 recovery / 9:22</li> <li>1 mile cool-down / 8:48</li> </ul> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 16, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-16-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Averrage Pace: </strong>9:12</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>47&deg;</li> <li>Wind NW 4 mph</li> <li>Humidity 80%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:46 / 2 mi - 9:39 / 3 mi - 10:14 / 4 mi - 9:13 / 5 mi - 8:50 / 6.53 mi - 8:53</li> <li>I wonder why mile 3 pace consistently slows with each of my runs?</li> <li>I did not feel as if I had much pep with my steps this morning so finishing my last two miles under a 9 minute pace was encouraging</li> </ul> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 15, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-15-2017.html <p><strong>Average Overall Pace: </strong>9:46</p> <p><strong>Conditions: </strong></p> <ul> <li>71&deg;</li> <li>Wind W 13 mph</li> <li>Humidity 79%</li> <li>Downpours and showers on and off throughout the run</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>2 mi - 9:39 / 4 mi - 9:39 / 6 mi - 9:56 / 8 mi - 9:50 / 10 mi - 9:54 / 12 mi - 10:01 / 14 mi - 10:25 / 16 mi - 9:10</li> <li>The run had a lot of starts and stops due to the weather conditions. It is really hard for me to access my stamina when I am resting between mileage.</li> <li>My new shoes did a good job addressing the narrowness of the Ghost 9&#39;s on my toes. I still feel a lot of hard strikes with my heel. I feel that I need more cushioning at the heel.</li> </ul> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 13, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-13-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:50</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>54 degrees</li> <li>Wind ESE 7 mph</li> <li>Humidity 90%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>5 mi - 8:39 (I don&#39;t think this is accurate) / 10 mi - 10:12 / 15 mi - 10:06 / 20 mi - 10:13</li> <li>I was happy getting 20 miles in this morning. I am still in PA so running in an unknown area is tricky to navigate.</li> <li>I had a lot of stops and starts throughout the 20 miles. I had to gather my bearings, refuel my hydration, and confirm my flight assignment. My legs did not respond well to this, but I managed to push through any way.</li> <li>I won a $100 gift card at my last race. I need to invest in a new air of shoes. The Brooks Ghost 9 are just not working for me. My feet constantly hurt.</li> </ul> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 12, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-12-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:24</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>59 degrees</li> <li>Wind E 10 mph</li> <li>Humidity 90%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:34 / 2 mi - 9:36 / 3 mi - 9:48 / 4 mi - 9:21 / 5 mi - 8:33 / 6 mi - 8:34</li> <li>1 mile warm-up &amp; cool - down</li> </ul> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 11, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-11-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:06</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>64 degrees</li> <li>Wind 8 mph</li> <li>Steady rain</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>2 mi - 10:45 / 4 mi - 9:53 / 6 mi - 9:57 / 8 mi - 9:46 / 10 mi - 10:09 / 10.52 mi - 10:04</li> <li>I am finding it very difficult to quicken my pace while running in an unknown town. Today, I found myself stopping constantly at busy intersections. I am also very foucused at trying not to get lost.</li> <li>I worry that I have lost my mojo since not getting into Boston. I have a marathon in a month. I feel as if&nbsp;my running is imploding and I can not fix it.</li> </ul> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 10, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-10-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:59</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>65 degrees</li> <li>Wind 4 mph</li> <li>Humidity 57%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>2 mi - 9:45 / 4 mi - 9:34 / 6 mi - 9:18 / 8 mi - 10:11 / 10 mi - 10:10 / 12 mi - 10:22 / 14 mi - 10:17 / 16 mi - 10:02 / 16.52 - 9:58</li> <li>I set out to run 22 miles. I am running in PA at my daughter&#39;s home. It was more humid than I expected. I also did not know the area so I was not very adventurous. Boredom set in quickly. I also finished my hydration sooner than anticipated.</li> <li>I thought that at mile 14, I would run to her house and refill my bottles. Unfortunately, I spent the next two miles being lost. i kept making a circular loop, but could not figured out how to locate her street.</li> <li>I finally had to stop and call her from work. By this time, I had a long delay. I was two blocks from her home. My legs were done. I was dehydrated. I called it quits for a 22 mile run.</li> </ul> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 09, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-09-2017.html Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 08, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-08-2017.html Sun, 08 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 07, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-07-2017.html Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 06, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-06-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:28</p> <ul> <li>Loosen up my legs for tomorrows half-marathon</li> <li>I am pacing my son at a 10:10 pace</li> </ul> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 05, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-05-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>Tempo workout on the treadmill</p> <ul> <li>Warm-up - 9:22</li> <li>6 x 1 mi - 8:34</li> <li>400 recovery - 9:13</li> </ul> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 04, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-04-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:42</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>65&deg;</li> <li>Wind SE 6 mph</li> <li>Humitdity 84%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:41 / 2 mi - 10:09 / 3 mi - 10:02 / 4 mi - 10:00 / 5 mi -9:15 / 6 mi - 8:49 / 7 mi - 9:06 / 7.52 - 8:59</li> <li>I am not happy with my slow overall pace for the last two days. I think that not being accepted into the 2018 Boston Marathon is affecting my motivation and drive to push myself to faster paces. I really need to snap out of my funk.</li> </ul> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 03, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-03-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:28</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>59&deg;</li> <li>Wind SSE 4 mph</li> <li>Humidity 56%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:27 / 2 mi - 9:42 / 3 mi - 9:45 / 4 mi - 9:26 / 5 mi - 10:04 / 6 mi - 9:12 / 7 mi - 8:54 / 8 mi - 8:29</li> </ul> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 01, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-01-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:57 (recovery run)</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>46&deg;</li> <li>Wind SE 8 mph</li> <li>Humidity 34%</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 30, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-30-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:05</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>49&deg;</li> <li>Wind ENE 10 mph</li> <li>Humidity 32%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>6:55 mile - 9:05 / 0:59:30</li> <li>Last half - 9:04 / 0:59:20</li> </ul> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 28, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-28-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:44</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>56&deg;</li> <li>Wind N 4 mph</li> <li>Humidity 78%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:25 / 2 mi - 9:55 / 3 mi - 10:18 / 4 mi - 9:12 / 5 mi - 9:13 / 5 :58 - 8:55</li> <li>Slow, steady pace to keep the legs loose for Saturday&#39;s half-marathon</li> <li>Am also suffering from low right buttocks pain / Making sure that the pain does not worsen</li> </ul> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 27, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-27-2017.html <p><strong>Oveall Average Pace: </strong>9:30</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>66&deg;</li> <li>N 8 mph</li> <li>Humidity 60%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 9:27 / 2 mi - 9:51 / 3 mi - 9:26 / 4 mi - 9:25 / 5 mi - 9:31 / 6 mi - 9:33 / 7 mi - 9:13 / 7:57 - 9:17</li> </ul> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 26, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-26-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:19</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>66&deg;</li> <li>Wind SSW 3 mph</li> <li>Humidity: 75%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:09 / 2 mi - 9:33 / 3 mi - 9:51 / 4 mi - 9:17 / 5 mi - 8:52 / 6 mi - 9:13 / 7 mi - 8:38 / 8 mi - 8:51 / 9 mi - 9:26 / 9:12 - 8:38</li> <li>I lost my phone around mile 9 so I had to back track and search for it in the dark. My pace slowed because I was afraid that I would not find it.</li> </ul> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 24, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-24-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:51 (recovery run)</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>66&deg;</li> <li>Wind W 1 mph</li> <li>Humitdity 80%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>2 mi - 11:12 / 4 mi - 11:05 / 6 mi - 11:12 / 8 mi - 11:20 / 10 mi - 11:45 (with my son)</li> <li>12 mi - 9:19 / 13.25 - 8:59 (on my own)</li> </ul> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 23, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-23-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace:</strong> 9:05</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>68&deg;</li> <li>Wind NW 4 mph</li> <li>Humidity 87%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>2 mi - 9:07 / 4 mi - 9:04 / 6 mi - 9:03 / 8 mi - 9:03 / 10 mi - 8:52 / 12 mi - 8:49 / 13.46 mi - 9: 34</li> <li>By the time I finished the race, temperatures had spiked (86&deg;). I could barely stay hydrated. Grateful that I brought along both water bottles to help with the later miles so that I wouldn&#39;t have to make stops.</li> <li>Even though I won my age group, I took zero pleasure with that fact. Completing a half marathon in over 2 hours is beyond disappointing.</li> <li>I have another half-marathon nect weekend. I&#39;ll hope for a better performance and cooler temperatures.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 20, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-20-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace:</strong> Strength work on the treadmill</p> <ul> <li>Strength / 6 x 1 mi - 8:34</li> <li>Recovery / 400 - 9:22</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-19-2017.html <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:01</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>69&deg;</li> <li>Wind S 7 mph</li> <li>Humidity 100%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 9:48 / 2 mi - 9:24 / 3 mi - 9:09 / 4 mi - 8:56 / 5 mi - 9:05 / 6 mi - 9:01 / 6.54 mi - 8:30 / 7.54 mi - 9:10 / 8 mi - 8:03</li> </ul> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00