You get out what you put in Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:18:58 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Sep 16, 2017 <p>Ate too much good spaghetti nite before at PBC, tossed on a campout bet but got good length of sleep.<br /> <br /> Cool morning, trying to warm up, felt crimped and inflexible, as I was running around back to my truck the race started, but that was a blessing in disguise as I would be forced not to run with faster runners. Made my way through the field until mile 1, then passing slower. No mile markers, but passed my last guys on the upward block before heading out to lake turnaround. Was trying to reach father/daughter 100 yards ahead, but they managed to stay away. Was just trying to run for 4 before seeing what I could do, enjoyed the fact that there were no miles to wonder about. My calves were hurting and was just holding on until I felt good. As I saw the runners coming back I realized I was in 7th. On the way back I realized I was feeling better, probably didn&#39;t realize this until we hit the neighborhoods again.<br /> <br /> The couple ahead were getting further away, but I had 5K sloggers to pass, I feel like my last half was faster than the first. After a few turns I realized there was a 10Kr I could pass, a young thin guy who I think was 3rd at the turnaround. Took a few turns to catch him, finally did while going N. Latched onto him, slowing down, he sped up a little, then I passed him. I knew we had a few U-turns before the finish, kept my pace and pushed it in.<br /> <br /> All in all I should be happy with this, wasn&#39;t feeling great and this will be good training for the future. 30 seconds slower/mile than my previous 5K doubled and that&#39;s not bad.<br /> <br /> At peace, eternally and temporally.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 15, 2017 <p>Mon - discing, with Jo, got rained on, 1m<br /> <br /> Tue - ball at top of 36th, played w them before, fast guy who was good at a Spartan race w no training, lost, won, lost?, I play well when I know I&#39;m not the fastest and just play my game, made a great full court pass to Spartan, didn&#39;t have my jumper and missed a few right hand layups, 2 hrs, 2.5m<br /> <br /> Wed - sore, have to pick my battles, forced rest, need more callousness, youngness wouldn&#39;t hurt either ;-)<br /> <br /> Thu - nite run to old Kmart industry, found back way into a church, 45 min 3 m; half ct off 13th W, close losses to better teams 4 on 4, then a full court where just didn&#39;t take over, 1.5m</p> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 09, 2017 <p>Tue - ran w/ B very slowly getting the kinks out, around the block, 1.5m, ball on 11th but no one there, just shot around some young guys who were done on 13th, probably need the rest<br /> <br /> Wed - by Nate&#39;s getting a little more respect, was open for some 3s when I ran the court, muscly guy pointed this out, guarded well but smooth shooting tall guy made a game winner on me by just stepping back, I should know this on his tendencies, a step back guy, not a post-up guy, 1.5; going to start putting ball running as VO2 max since it takes so much on my muscles and joints to do it<br /> <br /> Thu - discing, biked there and ran, 1.5m, felt good on 11th, played pretty well, forced some a little bit driving, gotta have the stop option if the shot&#39;s not there, dribble out, for whatever reason lost every game, played against Carlos and the better guys but still feel sh hv won some, 2m<br /> <br /> Fri - discing, met a guy who helped w/ forehand, getting elbow in front and&nbsp; engagaing hips, 1m<br /> <br /> Sat - small hike up to see overlook of Eden at PBC</p> Sat, 09 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 04, 2017 <p>Certainly feels like I ran last Fri but can&#39;t remember. Discing with kids Sat morning, then rest on Sun, but walk-disced in the evening while talking to Drew on the phone. He certainly sees the idealistic perspective, but only from that lens.<br /> <br /> Mon - At Art Dye Park, warmed up pushing Jo running down to the bathroom and beyond and around, 1m. Saw a fast girl who&#39;d win it, felt sluggish and heavy. Not great sleep on Sat, Jo up from 1:30 to 4, also not running for days even though it&#39;s rest is a lesson I sh already know. Now more so where my body doesn&#39;t warm up very fast is when I need to be putting in the easy miles. Saw a hispanic guy (Duardo?) and we chatted about pace and who&#39;d win. We were right. I said I&#39;d love to run 20 minutes (idealistic) he said he wanted to to run negative mile splits starting at 7:00 pace. Good message at the start about the Pregnancy resource center, the importance of Pro-Life and how to have an eternal relationship with God through faith in Christ.<br /> <br /> Very low key start, only about 20 people who really wanted to run. Looped around the parking lot and immediately I was about 15th. Passed Duardo and we went through the finish line (backwards) along the trail to the killer hill. I paced myself well through it and passed 4. Then along the top was just feeling it out and Duardo passed me. I tailed him as he pulled us through passing some more, there were a few up and downs which took the wind out of one&#39;s sails. Watched Duardo put some distance on me, but he was catchable when we got to the pond. As I was going around I could see the girl having already made it around (1/2 mile?) then 2 other guys who turned out to be 40s guys. Enjoyable jaunt dodging fishermen, then back.</p> <p>Felt like I was maintaining pace, knew I was 5th and knew there was a runner 50 yards back from the cheers, turned out to be gray shirt girl who I passed about 1 mile in. At the water stop around mile 2 I stopped and drank and lost 20 seconds to Duardo (70 yards). I knew I could pick up the pace on the downhill but I failed to catch up or even get closer. He managed to pass a guy to take 3rd. Was surprised with my time but shouldn&#39;t be. It&#39;s probably worth 47 seconds faster, gaining a little fitness since the last race. But boy howdy, nothing comes easy. Got to push through discipline to run, perseverance to put in the miles, not to mention specified training, and finally a 40s body that feels sore after everything. 10K race in 2 weeks? Just put in the time so it won&#39;t feel like a crime.<br /> <br /> Afterward disced the course, 3s and 4s, skipping 8-13, lost disc on 14th over path into wild thorn bushes. Feeling sore already, ready for family picnic tonight.<br /> <br /> Life is a balance between the transcendent fact of God and His holiness and love, and the immanent reality of God in our midst, in a world shadowed and torn by sin. We have glimpses of light and salvation through the perfect Son, who perfectly balances the transcendent and immanent realities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 01, 2017 <p>Some resting, but not exercising and getting the engines going in my 40s proves the day lethargic.<br /> <br /> Tue - on 11th, 3 on 3, 3 smart players beat me playing harder and harder, got closer every time and the body gets better with stimulus, 1.5m<br /> <br /> Thu - long run, construction, hill, overlook, downhill, S neighborhoods bordering open plot, with Jo sleeping; 45 to an hour?, then once around the block at high tempo, was more piqued than I thought I&#39;d be, 7m;<br /> Walk w B before ball, then called Drew for a contrasting perspective. Dropped the phone and played, on 11th w younger Asian crowd, tried to lead the team, couldn&#39;t quite get it on first try, sometimes biting off too much but overall above the line, got on a good team w Carlos--noticed that there are automatically guys I&#39;d want on my team and not, glasses Jacob makes improbable stop shots, guarded a much quicker small guy, had to get burned a few times b4 I gave him space, won, but then the last game, 4 on 4 didn&#39;t quite win; 2m<br /> sore waking up, walked P to school<br /> <br /> New blue basketball shoes last few weeks<br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 26, 2017 <p>Long run from 70th canal down to 8600, stopped by Trax, ran around and back, found drink at abandoned house, came back in time to help dad with posts, 1hr, 7m<br /> <br /> wed - ball on 70th, they only play to 7 so can lose to good 3 shooter in minutes, which we did, went man on one game and won easily, then lost to shooting, I made a good twisting left hand layup off the backboard, good D, key guy told me many have been deterred by the &quot;General&quot; and many don&#39;t play with him anymore, 2m<br /> <br /> Sat - hiked with fam up Butler trail to bottom of Big Cottonwood, no water flowing!, overcast at first then got hot, ran home from 47th exit, 2.5 m in the heat of the day, only solace was jumping into kiddie pool at home to cool off, felt heavenly.<br /> <br /> Various discing and biking, to homestead, left arm practice, need to rehabilitate right?, rest? strength training? 4m<br /> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 19, 2017 <p>Thu - ball on 11th, 3rd day sluggishness, these guys I feel I can excel with, but my athleticism doesn&#39;t match my desire, guarded by a surprisingly quick skinny guy who could drive and I tried to do too much. He blocked me and I couldn&#39;t really get my shot off. A few times I tried to drive ahead of my team and failed. Once tried to help Carlos and get in front of the young black kid but took a hard fall backwards, hitting my head. Came back and made a backboard driving runner. Hit some 3s, then played 3 on 3 where we easily won. 2m<br /> <br /> Fri - w Nate biked to 114th S, he on Mt bike pulling Jo, good talk, if all exercise were as easy as biking, ran in the evening consoling myself, with P, his school, circe around to entrance to Park ward, up 32, past his friends, Ben, Perry and Bernard. 30 min 3.5m<br /> <br /> Sat - while P at Walk Thru the Bible I disced at Roots, saw one good guy who played college catcher, he was one of the best flickers I&#39;ve seen, ran easy b/w throws checking Jo asleep, drove in Avenues in afternoon and saw a deer hiding behind building, 1m</p> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 16, 2017 <p>Mon - ran after work, in darkness ran N to Home Depot fence jump, Walmart grocery pit stop, Kearns watered pathway, Grandpa&#39;s old house, school fence jump, Park where H cared about homeless boy, and slope down construction dirt alley to final fence jump into apartments, felt like a runner. 1 hr, 7m<br /> <br /> Tue - with P ripstick and disc in park, work and ball on 70th, old group w young primes and seasoned vets like me, slower but fundamentals gets it done. Missed a layup 3 times once (nerves with new group) but also hustled and fast-breaked. 2m<br /> <br /> Wed - City creek pushing Jo, ball w P after talk w Nate, 2 games, once to win (guarded young Jaguar, one steal, one turnover) and once to lose (one point). Just for sweats and giggles, 1.5</p> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00