Eugene G Running Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/ Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:20:59 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Mar 25, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-25-2017.html <p>Grant didn&#39;t wake up smh. Stride +3x300 +200 in 44.3, 42.3, 42.0, 28.9. Felt good, but sick to my stomach.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Might end my training for this season here. I&#39;ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed/stressed lately because of classes and running and lots and lots of physics HW. I could run some PR&#39;s, but with only a month of training + no base training I doubt I could hit a low 1:5x or 3:5x So yeah, I might take a couple weeks off and actually relax. It&#39;ll be nice to go a few days without constantly thinking about the next workout or splits. Peace!</p> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 24, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-24-2017.html <p>w/ a 200m in 26 high/27 low. Tomorrow I get to run that and try and survive another 600m.</p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 23, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-23-2017.html <p>5 miles w strides. Hot out</p> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 22, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-22-2017.html <p>3x400, 2x400, 1x400 w/ 100m &nbsp;rest between repeats, 4 min between sets. Tired&nbsp;from two workouts and a hard strength session on Monday, and back stretch wind was a wall today. Trying to get faster every set. Ran 64, 65, 65, 62, 64. The 5th one told me I was probably just gonna hurt a lot for another 64, so I stopped at 5. I&#39;ve read that if you can do three sets of these your average pace is your mile pace. That 100m rest killed. Finished with some 80m starts and a 150m finish.</p> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 21, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-21-2017.html <p>Baking in the furnace. Felt extremely sore, but after the run and strides, I felt fantastic. Getting to the point where you can feel the heat coming from the asphalt.</p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 20, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-20-2017.html <p>AM - up at the crack of dawn for some tempo before classes so I&#39;d have enough recovery for tonight&#39;s speed workout. I don&#39;t do morning runs, my legs usually take ages to wake up. 800, 1000, 1000, 400 w/ 2-3 min recovery&nbsp;in 2:13, 3:12, 3:11, 71 on the hilly roads. 400 was supposed to be another 1000, but the wind hit hard and I started getting a wicked side stitch.</p> <p>PM - Speed! 2x(150, 200, 150) w/ 2-3 min rest between repeats, and 5 minutes rest between sets. Times were 19.3, 25.9, 19.0, 19.4, 26.8, 19.8. High 80&#39;s out, but I stayed strong! Anything below 19.5 means a 25s 200m if I sustained another 50m(which I could have done on all), so the first 4 I was rolling. Last two I didn&#39;t feel too tired, I got a bad blister on my foot for running in new spikes sockless and my feet were burning because of it. Great double!&nbsp;</p> <p>Lifting, stretching, and core after. Good day to get faster!</p> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 19, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-19-2017.html <p>5 miles shaking out the car ride with&nbsp;strides after. Rolled my ankle on the run. Strides felt GREAT!</p> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 18, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-18-2017.html <p>Easy recovery + 3 ~300m strides getting some life in the legs. Hilly. Legs aren&#39;t sore and nothing really hurts, just tired from yesterday.</p> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 17, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-17-2017.html <p>AM - Shakeout before going to the bodies anatomy exhibit. Around 6:00 pace, but for only two miles that&#39;s not too impressive.</p> <p>PM - 5x400. First 3 in 57.2, 57.9, 55.2. Told myself &quot;if you get under 54.5 you can stop at 4&quot;. I ran 52.87 but I&#39;m certain I stopped the watch a couple meters short. Still, I&#39;d call it fast enough! Def working that turnover! Gained a few pounds over break, so I&#39;ll be even better w/o that weighing me down.</p> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 16, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-16-2017.html <p>AM - 4x1000m&nbsp;w/ 400m recovery. First 3 on the partially muddy&nbsp;soccer fields, last one on the roads. 3:11, 3:09, 3:06, 2:58. very cold and very windy. Warmed up after the first k though so that was good. I&#39;ve never done 1000m repeats but I have done 1200m repeats before and I usually come through the k in 3:20 so this was pretty good. Felt good to keep the heart rate up for a while. Def gonna take a nap before my PM session. Glad I took yesterday off because my hamstrings felt great! They were tight all yesterday.</p> <p>No PM speed bc I was busy. HUGE S/O to my good friend Zack for getting his mission call! He&#39;s a very righteous and fast dude and I&#39;m glad to call him a friend.</p> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 14, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-14-2017.html <p>6 miles around lilburn. I have never seen a more ludicrously hilly place in my life. Made sure to keep a good effort going up the hills. Finished with 3x200m around 3k pace(34).</p> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 13, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-13-2017.html <p>4 miles of hills + 4x200m on the roads going up and down a very slight incline. 200&#39;s were all under 28, and I started the next one after about 60 seconds because that&#39;s when I felt ready to go. Core and stretching after. Starting to get fit again...</p> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 12, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-12-2017.html <p>AM - WU to the track. It rained all night so it was basically impossible to not get soaked in any of the 6 lanes(I&#39;ve never seen a track like this before(that wasn&#39;t a 200m track)). Did 3x400 in 64, 64, 65. 200m rest, which was a little harder than 4 min rest&nbsp;felt. I felt a&nbsp;little tired from 2 days of traveling, but I could have done more. The reason I stopped early was there weren&#39;t any unlocked bathrooms and I was starting to feel sick bc of that. OG Vic&#39;s felt great. Another note is while rough-housing with my younger cousin on the trampoline yesterday, he landed on my head while I was on the ground and screwed up my neck. I can turn it to the left, but it&#39;s pretty hard to turn it the other way.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM - Awesome workout around 10PM! 2x400 on a net downhill on the roads in 59, 54 +4x200m hills. First 400 I slowed down the last 200, so I told myself &quot;get out fast, and don&#39;t relax at all&quot; and, as the time shows(3 sec PR) it went well! Def gonna make hitting 57&#39;s and 64&#39;s feel that much easier.</p> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 11, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-11-2017.html Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 09, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-09-2017.html <p>Evening run. Felt pretty good, but my hamstrings ached on the hills, they&#39;ve felt tight for a few days. Did strides after and it felt good to change up my range of motion. OG vic&#39;s got here today, and they&#39;re pretty great. I&#39;m excited to try them out.</p> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 08, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-08-2017.html <p>Shakeout in the morning. Felt good!</p> <p>2 mile WU. Hilly 800m @1500 pace on the roads in 2:09. Felt really good after that. Ran a mile and a half to the track. Did a 400 and 4x150 w/ 1 min rest going 66, 24, 21, 24, 21. Felt like I was in molasses on those which was super frustrating. I&#39;ll blame the lunch I had, which embodied southern food(not healthy). Had dinner with Sean and Ethan after, they&#39;re super righteous&nbsp;and probably the two best people I know in a religious sense.</p> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Mar 07, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-07-2017.html <p>7 miles w strides in a terrible&nbsp;storm. Felt GREAT!!</p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 06, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-06-2017.html <p>Put off running for HW today. When I did run I did it at the rec and it was a real furnace in there. Only got 6 min of tempo. It&#39;s hard to keep mentally strong on tempos for me, and treadmills just make it harder. I&#39;m just making excuses though. Will have a better session tomorrow hopefully!</p> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Sun, Mar 05, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-05-2017.html <p>5 miles. Tired from yesterday!</p> <p>Managed to snag a pair of new OG Nike Victory spikes for 20 dollars! I&#39;ve had my other spikes since 2014 and they&#39;re hanging by a thread.</p> Sun, 05 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 04, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-04-2017.html <p>AM - just an 8 minute jog. Trying to practice some race stuff, like the shakeout for an afternoon race.</p> <p>PM - 800m fast, 1000m at tempo, 600m fast. I hit 2:06-7, 3:16, 1:31-2. Legs felt very flat on the warmup, I was SUPER surprised on how the 800 went. Tempo portion felt almost easy, I just had to suck it up on the hills. The 800 going so well and feeling pretty easy was making me think I might be able to go sub 1:30 on the 600, but I didn&#39;t take too much rest between repeats and I think I was starting to get some lactic acid buildup. I&#39;m happy with how it went. Did all of these on the loop around the rec, the 800 had a net downhill, the 1000m had a net uphill and the 600 had a net downhill. A good way to end a hard week of training.</p> Sat, 04 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 03, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-03-2017.html <p>7 miles w strides measuring some road k&#39;s out for the next workout. Pace was fairly easy mid 6&#39;s w/ some strides at the end. Ran in the hour I had between calc and physics w calc(I like calc). Felt pretty fine for four workouts and 3 lifting sessions the past 5 days.</p> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 02, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-02-2017.html <p>3 mile WU. 2x100 in 13.1, 12.6. 2x300 in 45, 48. Pulled out there. The wind was really bad today. I hit the 200 on the second repeat in 29 and the wind hit me like a wall where it felt like a good effort was just being able to jog through it. I was concerned that my legs were fried from Tuesday, but then I decided to throw in a hard 200m in 25.8, which is my second fastest 200 to date, so that made me think it was just a bad day for Mother Nature. CD for 9</p> <p>PM wasn&#39;t planning on doing anything but it&#39;s better than physics w calc.&nbsp;4x200 on the river walk in 30.8, 28.2, 27.0, 28.1. Felt very good for these, way better than around noon. Good strength and core after!</p> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 01, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-01-2017.html <p>I woke up at 10:15 because my alarm decided to off, without making any noise. Calc started at 10, so I hastily tinkled and ran to class and got my full attendance credit. I think the mile was probably sub 6. After class, I did some HW and did an easy run. That refers to the pace, not how I felt. 80 degrees w/ 20mph winds, and VERY humid. It&#39;s okay the first 2 miles or so as a headwind, but when it becomes tailwind you start to overheat very quickly. Halfhearted strides after. No life in the legs today, but I&#39;m not too worried, I had a hard workout 16 hours ago. I gotta start hydrating more.</p> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 28, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-28-2017.html <p>3 miles shakeout around noon. Was supposed to be the WU for my workout but I had a lot of wicked side stitches. I&#39;ll try the workout tonight, and make sure to hydrate well until then.</p> <p>Oh man oh man. 2 mile WU. 2 mile tempo in 10:36,&nbsp;4x800 in 2:24 on all of them. 3 min rest between everything. At least 85 degrees. I could literally wring sweat out of my hair like a wet towel. CD for 12. I HATE tempos so I had to dig really deep for this one. Wanted to hit 2xmile in 4:50 but I didn&#39;t think the 2 mile part would go that well and it tired me out a little so 800&#39;s instead. Very happy w/ the effort for only having been running for 9 days now. Just happy to get the tempo out of the way so I can do some fast stuff. Lifting, core, stretching after.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 27, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-27-2017.html <p>Slept in so just one run today because I want to get ahead in HW. Four uphill strides at the end(200m). Decided to use the watch on the third one. Hit a mid 28 which was pretty good, I&#39;m sure I went quicker than normal for it. Last 7 days were 80 miles so that&#39;s pretty good. Planning out training and these next three weeks are gonna be a crazy grind, but if I survive I&#39;ll be much better for it. Excited!</p> <p>Did my core!</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sun, Feb 26, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-26-2017.html <p>My legs just felt like lead today, probs from not running for 10 days then doing 70 miles on my first week back.&nbsp;150, 250, 200 in 19.8, 35.9, 26.9. Then 2x150m in mid 21 w/ 44 sec rest in between. Then a 200m on the fields in 32 and some stairs. I need my strength back soon!</p> <p>3 mile shakeout + strides. Felt better than this AM. Weights,&nbsp;core, and stretching after.</p> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 25, 2017 http://NathanGrindle.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-25-2017.html <p>Relaxing 7 miles around noon. Felt good! I think I laced my right shoe too tightly yesterday because the top of it hurt, but felt better throughout the run. Felt like I&nbsp;could have gone for another 7.</p> <p>3 miles w/ strides.</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00