Run Run Run Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:46:59 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sun, May 21, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-21-2017.html <p>3:03:35 - PR&#39;D by 6 minutes - really pumped! Report when I get off my duff :)</p> <p>What a great day!&nbsp; My family and I drove to Maine from Mass on Saturday afternoon.&nbsp; It was a long drive and by the time we entered Kingfield ME, we only had about an hour to spare to get to the Sugarloaf Resort for bib pick up.&nbsp; After a few pictures, we headed back to Kingfield and ate dinner at Longfellow&rsquo;s restaurant&hellip;. Thanks Tom K, the food was excellent.&nbsp; We were losing light by the time dinner ended and decided to check out our accommodations.&nbsp; After a short drive we were at the Baker Hill Bunker.&nbsp; This lodge looked decent in the pictures on the AirB&amp;B site, but once we walked through the front door, I knew there would be issues.&nbsp; The place was filthy and my wife is a clean freak.&nbsp; I walked up to the loft with a flashlight hoping that the beds were at least clean&hellip;.. far from it.&nbsp; Luckily, we brought some fleece blankets for the car ride and draped them over the beds.&nbsp; We also had full winter pajamas with us since we were in the backwoods of Maine.&nbsp; If we had gloves and winter hats, you better believe Amy would have us wearing them as well.&nbsp; After about 3 hours of sleep it was time to get some coffee and food in me while getting prepared.&nbsp; After a pack of oatmeal, banana and clif bar, it was time to head out.&nbsp; Luckily, since we had our car, I was able to drive to the start of the race at The Cathedral of the Pines campground in Eustis ME.&nbsp; My family wished me luck and told me they would see me at the resort access road.&nbsp; It was about 45 degrees&hellip;. Perfect.&nbsp; With a 12 gauge blast, the race was off!&nbsp; I met up with Jim my co-worker and we ran for a mile together.&nbsp; We separated after the mile as we had different plans of attack.&nbsp; The first 10 miles I wanted to stay around a 7 minute pace with the exception on the two mile climb from 8-10.&nbsp; I remembered what everyone said about holding back on the first steep descent, and I did just that.&nbsp; For the rest of the miles with the exception of a 7:07 for mile 21, I was under 7 min pace.&nbsp; I really stayed on top of my electrolyte levels with lemon lime salt chewable tabs and Nuun hydration drink which my wife handed off at the halfway point.&nbsp; I nursed this drink from 13 to about 23.&nbsp; I never even got the slightest hint of a hamstring cramp!&nbsp; I was definitely tiring in the last 10k, but never hit the wall!&nbsp; It was an amazing day!&nbsp; All the the love and thanks to my family for the undying support&hellip;. I couldn&rsquo;t do it without you!&nbsp; Splits as follows:</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 48pt; max-width: 100%; border-spacing: 0px;" width="64"> <colgroup> <col style="width:48pt" width="64" /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt; width:48pt" width="64">7:07</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">7:07</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">7:06</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">7:07</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">7:01</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">7:05</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:55</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">7:05</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">7:37</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">7:09</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">7:01</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:56</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:48</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:51</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:50</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:43</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:53</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:51</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:55</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">7:07</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:51</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:59</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:55</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:55</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">6:50</td> </tr> <tr height="20" style="height:15.0pt"> <td align="right" class="xl65" height="20" style="height:15.0pt">.2 5:57</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ******Sub 3 goal for Boston 2018*****</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab264/Derunzo_bucket/34834831875_6d9666c675_k_zpsputwh8es.jpg" style="width: 683px; height: 1024px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab264/Derunzo_bucket/34834827625_66f3b19801_k_zpscr1b33hi.jpg" style="width: 683px; height: 1024px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab264/Derunzo_bucket/34795048956_59d76ae568_k_zpseccvnd9u.jpg" style="width: 683px; height: 1024px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab264/Derunzo_bucket/Sugarloaf%20finish_zpswuoy9spr.jpg" style="width: 576px; height: 1024px;" /></p> Sun, 21 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 19, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-19-2017.html <p><strong>3.6 miles</strong></p> <p>The pollen is awful right now!</p> Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 18, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-18-2017.html <p><strong>4 miles</strong></p> <p>Tapering :)</p> Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 16, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-16-2017.html <p><strong>4 miles</strong></p> <p>The taper continues....</p> Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 15, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-15-2017.html <p><strong>4 miles</strong></p> <p>Taper week</p> Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 13, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-13-2017.html <p><strong>10 miles</strong></p> <p>Good confidence boost run. 8:14, 7:44, 7:18, 7:06, 6:57, 6:42, 6:37, 6:31, 6:26, 5:57 (6:57 avg.)</p> Sat, 13 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 12, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-12-2017.html <p><strong>10.3 miles</strong></p> <p>Running with Jim</p> Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 11, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-11-2017.html <p><strong>6.2 miles</strong></p> Thu, 11 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 10, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-10-2017.html <p><strong>7 miles</strong></p> Wed, 10 May 2017 06:00:00 Sun, May 07, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-07-2017.html <p><strong>17.8 miles</strong></p> <p>Super bonkathon..... the wife luckily came looking for me with water. &nbsp;I took the ride home.</p> Sun, 07 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 06, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-06-2017.html <p><strong>7 miles</strong></p> Sat, 06 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 05, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-05-2017.html 5 miles Raining cats & dogs. I opted for the treadmill. Fri, 05 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 04, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-04-2017.html 5.1 miles Running about. Thu, 04 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 03, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-03-2017.html <p><strong>6.6 miles</strong></p> <p>Running at lunch.</p> Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 02, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-02-2017.html <p><strong>6.5 miles</strong></p> <p>One more long run at the end of the week and it&#39;s time to taper down.</p> Tue, 02 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 01, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-01-2017.html <p><strong>2 miles</strong></p> <p>Duece with Maggie</p> Mon, 01 May 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Apr 30, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-30-2017.html <p><strong>20 miles</strong></p> <p>Perfect temps and a good effort. &nbsp;7:05 avg.</p> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 29, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-29-2017.html <p><strong>1 mile</strong></p> <p>Running with Maggie &amp; Paige</p> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 28, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-28-2017.html <p><strong>9.5 miles</strong></p> <p>Tagged along with Jim for 9.5 of his 20 miler.</p> <p><strong>1 mile</strong></p> <p>After work with Maggie &amp; Paige.</p> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 27, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-27-2017.html <p><strong>6.2 miles</strong></p> <p>Lunch run with Jeff.</p> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-26-2017.html <p><strong>4.5 miles</strong></p> <p>Treadmill at lunch.</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 25, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-25-2017.html <p><strong>6.2 miles</strong></p> <p>Treadmill - 6:40 avg.</p> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 24, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-24-2017.html <p><strong>5.3 miles</strong></p> <p>Lunch run. &nbsp;Slow.</p> <p><strong>1 mile</strong></p> <p>A mile with my 13yr old Maggie.</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 22, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-22-2017.html <p><strong>20 miles</strong></p> <p>First mile alone, running to meet Kris. &nbsp;Next 12 with Kris, and then last 7 Han Solo.</p> <p>Kris is coming back from injury/sickness and&nbsp;is not his normal self yet. &nbsp;Although we weren&#39;t running slow for the first 13, I believe the scaled back pace helped me push for the last six or so miles. &nbsp;I&#39;m happy with this long run. &nbsp;</p> <p>7:22, 7:32, 7:23, 7:22, 7:30, 7:11, 7:26, 7:18, 7:22, 7:23, 7:40, 7:36, 7:34, 7:16, 7:00, 6:58, 6:54, 6:51, 6:32, 6:34</p> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 21, 2017 http://Derunzo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-21-2017.html <p><strong>4.5 miles</strong></p> <p>Treadmill because it was cold and raining...... aka, feeling wimpy</p> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00