High Speeds Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 04:18:04 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Nov 02, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-02-2019.html <p>Last hard workout before the Monumental Marathon. Did 3x2 mles down the canyon with one mile recovery. Ran in the afternoon, so there was headwind. The first was in 5:01, 5:04, the second 4:55, 5:03, and the third 4:58, 4:48. In the first two intervals I started out faster, and then slowed down. My Dad encouraged me to do the reverse in the third interval, and it paid off. Thanks Dad!</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Nov 01, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-01-2019.html <p>easy</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 31, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-31-2019.html <p>Did 3 easy in the morning. Then in the afternoon was planning on doing 3x2 at 5:00 pace. The first interval was in 10:11. Then I realized that if I did the whole workout, I would end up with 15 miles for the day. So I did one more interval, but made it a half mile longer. My total time was 12:40-ish. After the first mile a little sub-5, all I could do was 5:20 pace.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 30, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-30-2019.html Wed, 30 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 29, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-29-2019.html Tue, 29 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 28, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-28-2019.html Mon, 28 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 26, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-26-2019.html <p>Ran the Haunted Half Marathon as a training run. I got 1:12 with change. As soon as the half marathon was over, I quickly got in my car and drove over to campus to participate in the regional ICPC programming competition. Back-to-back!&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 25, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-25-2019.html Fri, 25 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 24, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-24-2019.html Thu, 24 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 23, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-23-2019.html Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 22, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-22-2019.html Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 21, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-21-2019.html Mon, 21 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 11, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-11-2019.html <p>Today I was faced with an interesting situation. My Dad set up a 5K in Liberty Park at 6:30PM. I found out about this after having scheduled a date for 7 PM that night. Fortunately I was able to move the date an hour back to 8 PM. I thought that I&#39;d have enough time. However, the 5K started almost a half hour late. This provided me a very strong impetus to complete the distance as quickly as possible. The workouts I&#39;d been doing (6x1000) seemed to pay off. I was able to set a post-mission PR: 15:34. Before the mission, I ran 15:28 in San Francisco, but I&#39;m pretty sure after altitude conversion this time is better.&nbsp; So the moral of the story is to schedule a date right after every race :-).&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 10, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-10-2019.html Thu, 10 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 09, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-09-2019.html <p>Did 6x1000 down the canyon into a headwind. Was not able to hit the target of 3:00, but was pretty close (around 3:02 or 3:03). Very exhausting workout.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 08, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-08-2019.html Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 07, 2019 http://benjamin.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-07-2019.html Mon, 07 Oct 2019 06:00:00