"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE" Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:47:22 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sun, Jun 16, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-16-2019.html <p>14.6 long run miles, life is good!</p> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 15, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-15-2019.html <p>4 miles on the short course, (2 @ mp)</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 14, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-14-2019.html <p>7 miles on the mt rd, (3 miles @ MP)</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 13, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-13-2019.html <p>4 miles working on strides &amp; leg turnover/ FB-W/O</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 12, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-12-2019.html <p>8 miles/hill training/66*, 38% humidity, 6 mph winds, full early morning sunshine.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;100days/22 hrs till the Full Monte....</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 11, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-11-2019.html <p>7 miles am on the PRT &amp; DCT. St. 60* / End 64*, full sun with no noticable wind. 101 days - 17 hrs till HM.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 10, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-10-2019.html <p>rest day</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 09, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-09-2019.html <p>I must have had a bad attitude as I just didn&rsquo;t feel like running this morning. I left intending on doing a 16 miler but only had the patience to complete 13 miles . Oh well I just called a mulligan and I&rsquo;ll pickup my program this week and it all together....</p> Sun, 09 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 08, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-08-2019.html <p>took a rest day to prepare for a 16 miler on Sunday.....</p> Sat, 08 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 07, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-07-2019.html <p>8 miles on the Mt Rd&nbsp; w/ 3 X 800&#39;s, FB-W/O</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 06, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-06-2019.html <p>3 easy miles then a FB-W/O</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 05, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-05-2019.html <p>7 Hill miles&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 04, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-04-2019.html <p>5 moderate miles&nbsp;on the PRT at a moderate pace. 64*, 5 mph breeze, 58% humidity,Full sunshine...110 days till the Full Monte!</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 03, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-03-2019.html <p>3 easy miles today than a FB- W/O at the gym....</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 02, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-02-2019.html <p>10 easy med long recovery&nbsp;miles this morning. 60*, little or no wind, full sunshine, 45% humidity. 111 days till the Huntsville Full Monte......</p> Sun, 02 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 01, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-01-2019.html <p>It was a good day at the Nestle Springville Art City 5K, and there was Joy in Mudville this day! Got up early today and got ready for my 19th run of the 30th Annual running of the Nestle 5k. Troy picked me up at 5:30am and we were off to Springville. It was about 48* degrees and there was a light sprinkle of rain going on at my place. By the time we got to the race the weather had cleared up and it was about 52*. We did all our race prep and then went for a 1 mile warm up run. When we returned for the w/up run it was just about 4 minutes till showtime.&nbsp; &quot;BANG&quot;, it&#39;s showtime.... My goal for this race was to Defend my 2018th First Place Age Division win and throw down 8 minute miles. This is a pretty neat but still demanding course. The first 1.5 miles&nbsp;of the course is gradual uphill with a wicked incline hill at 1.5mi. Then the course is virtually down hill to the finish on the rubberized track at the Springville High School track. At the crest of the hill I took a bunch of deep breaths and then started turning over the legs and heading for the finish line. All the while Troy, who beat me to the finish line at the University of Utah Homecoming on October 20, 2018, was just seconds behind me. I told him before the race that if he slowed down or stopped to tie his shoes I would sail on down the road without him.&nbsp; At the 2 mile mark I quit looking back and poured on the coal till the finish line. When I got over the finish line I looked back and there was Troy following me over the line a mear 6 seconds behind.&nbsp; My stats are as follows, Race time: 24:51, Race pace: 8:1, Fastest mile: 7:45, AG Division: 1st&nbsp;of 12, Overall: 174 of 1766, not too bad for a 68 year old guy. Troy ended up 7th in his 50 to 54 AG Div. I&#39;m very pleased with this effort and super pleased with the rehab of my left knee. This is my first race of the season headed back to the Huntsville Full Monte where I fully intend on getting my &quot;BQ&quot; ticket punched back to the 2020 /124th running of the Boston. Troy is training hard and I expect he will accomplish his first &quot;BQ&quot; and run it in 2020. Well that&#39;s it, thats all the news that&#39;s fit to print.......chow-boing !</p> <p>P.S. The overall winner clocked in with a 14:44, a 4:45 mp.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Fri, May 31, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-31-2019.html <p>3.7 mi at medium pace</p> Fri, 31 May 2019 06:00:00 Thu, May 30, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-30-2019.html <p>4 easy mi today.....nothing special</p> Thu, 30 May 2019 06:00:00 Wed, May 29, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-29-2019.html <p>2 X 800 yassos w/3.1 mi total. / FB-W/O</p> Wed, 29 May 2019 06:00:00 Tue, May 28, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-28-2019.html <p>Rest day</p> Tue, 28 May 2019 06:00:00 Mon, May 27, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-27-2019.html <p>3.1 mi deviation and recovery run this am. Got the annual Nestle 5k to run on Saturday! FB-W/O at the gym.</p> Mon, 27 May 2019 06:00:00 Sun, May 26, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-26-2019.html <p>10 mi on the Mt Rd today. Really nice running weather, 52*, partly sunny, lt wind.</p> Sun, 26 May 2019 06:00:00 Sat, May 25, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-25-2019.html <p>4.5 miles on the big block.....nice weather this morning. 17 weeks till the Full Monte!</p> Sat, 25 May 2019 06:00:00 Fri, May 24, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-24-2019.html <p>5 miles easy...</p> Fri, 24 May 2019 06:00:00 Thu, May 23, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-23-2019.html <p>5 miles speed training. FB-W/O</p> Thu, 23 May 2019 06:00:00 Wed, May 22, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-22-2019.html <p>6 mi total in a speed training effort today and then a FB-W/O ...about 48*, rain falling most of the day, no sunshine at all.</p> Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:00 Tue, May 21, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-21-2019.html <p>5 mi today on the PRT. I was lucky enough to miss running in the rain....it snowed a little bit higher in the mountains...</p> Tue, 21 May 2019 06:00:00 Mon, May 20, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-20-2019.html <p>4 easy recovery mi on the PRT. 56*, 9 mph wind, 35% humidity&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 May 2019 06:00:00 Sun, May 19, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-19-2019.html <p>10 mi Med Run on the DDMR, 64*</p> Sun, 19 May 2019 06:00:00 Sat, May 18, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-18-2019.html <p>Rest</p> Sat, 18 May 2019 06:00:00 Fri, May 17, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-17-2019.html <p>Another inclement day, took the rest day approach! I traveled to Ogden Utah this am to sign Troy and myself up for the Full Monte that happens in September! It&rsquo;s game on now, the moneys been invested and there&rsquo;s nothing left but the crying!&nbsp;Troy&rsquo;s going for his first BQ and I&rsquo;m going for my 15th and I&rsquo;m gunna be there every step of the way to help Troy to make it to the finish line in Boston in 2020!!! But we first need to succeed at the Full Monte....Hey JD, you wanna schedule up some long run trainers?</p> Fri, 17 May 2019 06:00:00 Thu, May 16, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-16-2019.html <p>Crappy day outside... took the day off...</p> Thu, 16 May 2019 06:00:00