High-Octane Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/ Sat, 24 Mar 2018 15:28:32 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Mar 22, 2018 http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-22-2018.html 2 more again. 7:25 / 6:45 / 157 HR Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 21, 2018 http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-21-2018.html 2 more. 7:56 / 7:17 / 151 HR Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 20, 2018 http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-20-2018.html 2 miles again. 7:25 / 7:03 - 160 HR. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 19, 2018 http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-19-2018.html Back at it again. Only 2 miles but faster. Gotta pick up the pace if I'm going to run a sub-3 with Rhett! 6:58 / 6:49 / 155 HR Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 16, 2018 http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-16-2018.html Took a little break this week. Have a chest cold. Figuring I'll get back to really running next week. 2 miles, no watch but about 7:15 pace. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 09, 2018 http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-09-2018.html We're in Chicago. Our son is getting married on Saturday...!!! &#128513;&#128513;&#128513; Callie is here and I got to run with her. She is training for the Reveal Rockies marathon in June. She is running strong. I think she will BQ this time. Excited that we will be running Bostin together!!! We ran 7 miles at an avg 8:20 pace. The last mile was sub-8. Feeling good and ready to get running ag ain! Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 03, 2018 http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-03-2018.html <p>Wow &hellip; I surprised myself today. Although I planned and wrote a pace chart for a 3:25, I really didn&rsquo;t think I could do it. I have not been pleased with my inconsistent and what felt like slow pace training. Little did I know I would have some race magic and actually pull it off today!</p> <p>Although this is a small race it was very well run with lots of support, good food and nice metals. The weather was great for me at 52 degrees to start and 65 at the finish.</p> <p>Below I have posted both my actual paces and HR and my race plan paces and HR. I can&rsquo;t believe they are so close.</p> <p><strong>To top it off &hellip;. I WON 2<sup>ND</sup> IN MY AGE DIVISION&hellip;!!! &nbsp;&nbsp;3:25:32&nbsp;</strong>(The old guys are getting slower and slower. :-)</p> <p>I planned to start out very conservative and at a 3:30 pace. I charted it out to run this for the first half and then pick up the pace to target 3:25 if I was feeling good and my HR effort was in check. I started well behind the 3:30 pacers and as usual they went out way too fast. I finally caught them about mile 15 and blew by as I stepped up my pace. I did run with a young man for the first 18 miles but I knew after the half that he was not going to hang with me. He faded fast at 18 and I said goodbye. I tried twice, once at 16 and then again at 21 to try and really drop the pace but decided both times it wasn&rsquo;t going to work so I dropped back to a more managed effort. Overall I might have been able to squeeze another minute or two out of the time but no more than that. The last two miles, although the times weren&rsquo;t too bad, were pretty hard. I didn&rsquo;t have my usual kick at the end.</p> <p><strong>BOSTON QUALIFIER by almost 15 minutes!&nbsp; &hellip; And now I think I can hit 3:16 with the right training! :-)</strong></p> <p>The best part is after about 5 minutes I was walking around like I had just run a medium long run. Tired but not much pain. My legs and even my feet feel good!</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:620px;" width="621"> <colgroup> <col /> <col span="2" /> <col /> <col /> <col span="2" /> <col /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr height="18"> <td colspan="5" height="18" style="width:409px;height:18px;"><strong>The Woodlands Marathon</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;">&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;">&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:77px;">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="18"> <td colspan="5" height="18" style="height:18px;">3/3/2018</td> <td colspan="3"><strong>Projected Pace Chart</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;"><strong>Mile</strong></td> <td><strong>Time</strong></td> <td><strong>HR</strong></td> <td><strong>HR %</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>Mile</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>Split</strong></td> <td style="width:77px;"><strong>Heart Rate</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">1</td> <td>8:04:00</td> <td>136</td> <td>69%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>1</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>8:13</strong></td> <td><strong>147</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">2</td> <td>7:57:00</td> <td>147</td> <td>76%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>2</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>8:07</strong></td> <td>152</td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">3</td> <td>7:55:00</td> <td>147</td> <td>76%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>3</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>8:04</strong></td> <td><strong>151</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">4</td> <td>7:44:00</td> <td>150</td> <td>78%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>4</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:57</strong></td> <td>149</td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">5</td> <td>7:58:00</td> <td>149</td> <td>78%</td> <td><strong>7:55:36</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>5</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:54</strong></td> <td><strong>150</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">6</td> <td>8:07:00</td> <td>149</td> <td>78%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>6</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>8:01</strong></td> <td>151</td> </tr> <tr height="18"> <td height="18" style="height:18px;">7</td> <td>7:57:00</td> <td>150</td> <td>78%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:55</strong></td> <td><strong>151</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">8</td> <td>7:42:00</td> <td>150</td> <td>78%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>8</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:53</strong></td> <td>151</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">9</td> <td>8:02:00</td> <td>150</td> <td>78%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>9</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:57</strong></td> <td><strong>153</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">10</td> <td>7:53:00</td> <td>148</td> <td>77%</td> <td><strong>7:56:12</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>10</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:57</strong></td> <td>153</td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">11</td> <td>7:47:00</td> <td>152</td> <td>80%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>11</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:55</strong></td> <td><strong>154</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">12</td> <td>7:56:00</td> <td>152</td> <td>80%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>12</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:54</strong></td> <td>154</td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">13</td> <td>7:52:00</td> <td>153</td> <td>80%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>13</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:54</strong></td> <td><strong>155</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">14</td> <td>7:44:00</td> <td>156</td> <td>82%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>14</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:46</strong></td> <td>156</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">15</td> <td>7:46:00</td> <td>155</td> <td>82%</td> <td><strong>7:49:00</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>15</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:36</strong></td> <td><strong>158</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">16</td> <td>7:37:00</td> <td>157</td> <td>83%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>16</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:38</strong></td> <td>158</td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">17</td> <td>7:40:00</td> <td>159</td> <td>84%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>17</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:41</strong></td> <td><strong>159</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">18</td> <td>7:51:00</td> <td>160</td> <td>85%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>18</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:42</strong></td> <td>159</td> </tr> <tr height="18"> <td height="18" style="height:19px;">19</td> <td>7:46:00</td> <td>161</td> <td>85%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>19</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:38</strong></td> <td><strong>161</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">20</td> <td>7:43:00</td> <td>165</td> <td>87%</td> <td><strong>7:43:24</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>20</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:41</strong></td> <td>161</td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">21</td> <td>7:34:00</td> <td>162</td> <td>86%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>21</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:38</strong></td> <td><strong>163</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">22</td> <td>7:44:00</td> <td>164</td> <td>87%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>22</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:38</strong></td> <td>164</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">23</td> <td>7:47:00</td> <td>165</td> <td>87%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>23</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:39</strong></td> <td><strong>166</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">24</td> <td>7:49:00</td> <td>164</td> <td>87%</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>24</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:40</strong></td> <td>166</td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">25</td> <td>7:44:00</td> <td>169</td> <td>89%</td> <td><strong>7:43:36</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>25</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:40</strong></td> <td><strong>170</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">26</td> <td>7:51:00</td> <td>174</td> <td>93%</td> <td><strong>102:54:00</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>26</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>7:37</strong></td> <td>172</td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">26.2</td> <td>2:02:00</td> <td>174</td> <td>93%</td> <td><strong>100:36:00</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>26.2</strong></td> <td style="width:67px;"><strong>1:42</strong></td> <td>176</td> </tr> <tr height="18"> <td height="18" style="height:18px;"><strong>Total</strong></td> <td><strong>3:25:32</strong></td> <td><strong>156</strong></td> <td><strong>81%</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td><strong>3:25:00</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td height="17" style="height:17px;"><strong>Pace</strong></td> <td><strong>0:07:51</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 28, 2018 http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-28-2018.html <p>5 miles today. It&#39;s hot and feels too hard.</p> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 26, 2018 http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-26-2018.html Ran small loop. No watch. Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 24, 2018 http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-24-2018.html <p>Back to summer weather. It&#39;s hard to gain confindence doing this.</p> <p>Ran in my race shoes for the first time in I don&#39;t know when. Sure could feel the road noise! Gonna run in them the next few times I run and see if I think I can do it for the marathon.</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:279px;" width="280"> <colgroup> <col /> <col /> <col span="2" /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr height="17"> <td height="17" style="width:65px;height:17px;"><strong>Mile</strong></td> <td style="width:83px;"><strong>Time</strong></td> <td style="width:65px;"><strong>HR</strong></td> <td style="width:65px;"><strong>HR %</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td height="17" style="height:17px;">1</td> <td>8:16:00</td> <td>134</td> <td>68%</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td height="17" style="height:17px;">2</td> <td>8:18:00</td> <td>144</td> <td>74%</td> </tr> <tr height="21"> <td height="21" style="height:21px;">3</td> <td>7:51:00</td> <td>143</td> <td>74%</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td height="17" style="height:17px;">4</td> <td>8:21:00</td> <td>147</td> <td>76%</td> </tr> <tr height="18"> <td height="18" style="height:18px;">5</td> <td>8:15:00</td> <td>149</td> <td>78%</td> </tr> <tr height="18"> <td height="18" style="height:18px;">6</td> <td>7:57:00</td> <td>150</td> <td>78%</td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">7</td> <td>8:05:00</td> <td>152</td> <td>80%</td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td height="17" style="height:17px;"><strong>Total</strong></td> <td><strong>57:03:00</strong></td> <td><strong>146</strong></td> <td><strong>75%</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="18"> <td height="18" style="height:18px;"><strong>Pace</strong></td> <td><strong>8:09:00</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="18"> <td height="18" style="width:65px;height:18px;"><strong>Temp</strong></td> <td style="width:83px;"><strong>72</strong></td> <td style="width:65px;"><strong>Humidity</strong></td> <td style="width:65px;"><strong>83</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td height="17" style="width:65px;height:17px;"><strong>Dew Point</strong></td> <td style="width:83px;"><strong>66</strong></td> <td style="width:65px;"><strong>Wind</strong></td> <td style="width:65px;"><strong>9</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 22, 2018 http://ptatum.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-22-2018.html Too wet and cold to run outside. Went to the gym and ran 7 miles on the TM at a constant 7:55 pace. It felt more like 15 at 7:15 pace. Does anyone want to run the SoCal Ragnar April 6-7th. We're looking for 2 more runners!! :-) Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00