"No one ever drowned in sweat." Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://eblackham.fastrunningblog.com/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:02:41 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Oct 18, 2010 http://eblackham.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-18-2010.html 4 TM miles early this morning.  1 mile warmup at 6.0.  Miles 2 and 3 at 7.0 - this was easier than I thought it would be.  The first .5 miles was kind of rough and I was tempted to stop several times but once I got used to the pace, I really enjoyed myself! Hooray for no IT pain! Mon, 18 Oct 2010 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 13, 2010 http://eblackham.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-13-2010.html 3.5 TM miles this afternoon.  Warm-up 1st mile at 6.0.  Miles 2-3 at 6.5.  Last .5 cool down at 6.0.  I'm a lot slower than I'd like to be but I'm getting there! And hey, no IT pain either! Wed, 13 Oct 2010 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 11, 2010 http://eblackham.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-11-2010.html 2.5 Miles.  AP 9:48.  I learned this morning to try and focus on my breathing while running down the .75 mile hill in my neighborhood.  I've gotten a cramp every time I run down that thing and I think it's because I'm not focusing on my breathing like I should.   Mon, 11 Oct 2010 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 09, 2010 http://eblackham.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-09-2010.html 3.0 TM miles this evening.  Mile 1 warmup at 6.0.  Miles 2 and 3 at 6.5.  I felt pretty good overall.  No IT pain!  Sat, 09 Oct 2010 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 06, 2010 http://eblackham.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-06-2010.html Another slow 2.25 miles this morning at AP of 10:12.  I did try and not focus on how out of shape I am this morning and just enjoy being outside by myself with no screaming children around me.  The stars were beautiful this morning! I love this time of year when the air is so crisp and cool but not so cold that I can't feel my face.  I did get a little nervous at the sound of howling coyotes up the hill from my house.  If that doesn't get me motivated to work on my speed, I don't know what will!  Wed, 06 Oct 2010 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 04, 2010 http://eblackham.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-04-2010.html Ok, this is depressing.  After taking several months off of running, I am now officially out of shape. I could only run 2 miles this morning before I caught a cramp so bad I had to turn around and come home.  SO frustrating! I'm now back at the beginning stage of running that I was this time last year but with expectations way to high for myself.  Not a good place to be.  I just need to be patient with myself and keep at it.  Hopefully my speed/endurance will come back faster than I think it will.   Mon, 04 Oct 2010 06:00:00