Don't Let The Muffin Top Fool Ya! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/ Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:47:01 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Feb 24, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-24-2018.html 20.75 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to Circus bridge to caspersen Beach and back. 6 a.m. start. Last 3 at 8:20, 8:01, and 7:47. Beautiful morning I saw a gopher tortoises, manatees, not wearing novelty tees, Eagles Ospreys it was awesome. It was also unseasonably warm. As disappointed as I am about the Paces for the last 3 miles, I'm still pretty psyched that I got this done and I'm on the path to getting ready for a marathon. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 23, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-23-2018.html <p>3.5 miles. Hood route. Back is a little stiff from something or another. I haven&#39;t lifted any lawnmowers lately. It could be all of the soccer and basketball, though. I am playing more basketball now that Johnny&#39;s season is over than ever.</p> <p>I&#39;m going for 20.75 miles tomorrow. I haven&#39;t run that far since November 5, 2016 (Savannah). I&#39;m not looking for any pace until the last three. I hope i can kick on the last three.</p> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 22, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-22-2018.html 7.5 miles. Hood route to legacy trail and back. 5:45am start. Slow. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 21, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-21-2018.html 6 am: track. First time running the track in the morning? Yep. 2 up. 4x800 with 400 AR. 1 down. 3:02, 3:04, 3:02, and 3:04. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 20, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-20-2018.html <p><span style="font-size:9.0pt;color:black">6 am start. misty rain or heavy dew. I&nbsp;wanted 5.5 tempo, but my digestive system had other plans.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2; text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px"><span style="font-size:9.0pt; color:black">0.4 miles. then 1.5 miles. then bathroom. then 0.4 miles. then 3.5 miles in 28:49 (8:14 pace). then 0.4 miles. So, I really underperformed on the tempo.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2; text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px"><span style="font-size:9.0pt; color:black">I should have timed the 1.5. My neighbor saw me on the way back for that part, and the walk to start&nbsp;for the 3.5. He said, &quot;you were really booking there.&quot; I told him why. I think that the &quot;What happens if you have to poop?&quot; question&nbsp;really holds a lot of people back from running. You usually hear &quot;My knees, blah, blah, blah,&hellip;.. It&#39;s so boring, blah, blah, blah.&#39; But really, I think more people are worried about the emergency bathroom stop thing, then would be willing to admit. Because I have been running for 8 years, I know, exactly, how far I can go in an emergency. I know, exactly, how far away the next stop is. Every construction site has a port-o-let, and I live in a place where a large&nbsp;economic driver is&nbsp;homebuilding. I have really good odds of completing runs without incident.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2; text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px"><span style="font-size:9.0pt; color:black">I probably&nbsp;just jinxed myself for tomorrow.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Feb 18, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-18-2018.html 10.2 Miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to Colonia and back. I timed the last three miles. In 22:05. That`s 7:22 pace. In all honesty, the 6th mile felt the best the smoothest. There's no reason any of this run should have felt good. After running yesterday, I cut the grass, played basketball, played soccer, and then we went to a party where they were serving Cajun food and we were washing it down with hurricanes. This run should have felt awful, but it didn't. Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 17, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-17-2018.html 16.25 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to Circus Bridge and back. Slow. I slept awful last night. Anyhow, let's review the weekly goals. Better than 50 miles - check. Long run - check. Tempo - nope. Intervals - nope. Okay, we're getting there. Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 16, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-16-2018.html 3.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. Cool patchy fog at sunrise. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 15, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-15-2018.html <p>6 am: 0.4 up. 7.5 miles. hood route in 1:02:11. 8:17 pace. last mile in 7:03. 0.4 down. New Saucony Kinvaras.&nbsp;</p> <p>song of the run...&nbsp;https://youtu.be/PJwt2dxx9yg</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 14, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-14-2018.html <p>5.5 miles. hood route. 6 am start.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 13, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-13-2018.html 6 am. 7.5 miles. Hood route. 1:01:04. 8:08 pace. 0.4 down. It was warm. Imagine "Florida". Now, imagine "unseasonably warm Florida". It was like that. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 12, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-12-2018.html 4 miles. Hood route. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Feb 11, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-11-2018.html 12.9 miles. Hood route to legacy trail to Venice Avenue and back. 10:30 am start. Pretty miserable at that time of day. Intermittent breeze, and full sun. After spending yesterday in the sun, I was already beat down from it. Tommy's team won this morning so they advance to the next round. The season goes on. The performance tonight went really well, too. Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 10, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-10-2018.html 7.5 miles hood route in the fog. Then boy #1 soccer game in Englewood. They lost 2-1. Then boy #2 basketball. They lost again, but he handled it well. The only basketball game they won this season was the first one. He really wanted to win today, but no such luck. Then boy #1 soccer game 2. They won 4-0. Game #3 tomorrow. It is super early, so if I'm running tomorrow, it will be noon time, because both boys are singing in a concert tomorrow night. Sometimes it's really boring around here. Sat, 10 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 09, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-09-2018.html <p>5.5 miles. Hood. When I am behind on weekly&nbsp;miles, like I&nbsp;am this week, I need to fight the urge to try to make them all up in one day. I&nbsp;need to accept the fact that 50 is not going to happen this week. Because if I try to cram them all in the next 30 something hours, I will (at worst) injure myself, or (at least)&nbsp;mess up next week&#39;s mileage. I lost the battle this week, plain and simple.&nbsp;</p> <p>The parents won at basketball last night. We have a distinct rebounding advantage over the 11 year olds. Also, I learned that dribbling a basketball, while keeping your head up to look for the open pass, while a guy is on you, and you are running, is, like, super tough.</p> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 08, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-08-2018.html <p>7.5 miles. Intersection of Pinebrook Road and Pinebrook Way to Laurel Road to entrance to Legacy Trail. Turn around. Back down Laurel Road to Albee Farm Road to Edmonson Road to Pinebrook Road to the intersection of Pinebrook Road and Pinebrook Way. (Hood route).&nbsp;</p> <p>6 am start. 72 degrees. 1:06:10. 8:49 pace.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tonight is the last practice for Johnny&#39;s basketball team. That means the second half of the practice is kids vs. parents scrimmage. I plan on fouling out.&nbsp;</p> <p>This weekend, we have 3 soccer games, 1 (last of the season) basketball game, 1 chorus performance, and a visiting mother in law. Time to run is going to be tough to find.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 07, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-07-2018.html <p>5.5 miles. hood route.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 06, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-06-2018.html <p>I thought I was getting sick this weekend, so I took a couple of days off. And I moved a boat from Fruit Cove to Venice. It turns out that I may still be getting sick, but the onramp to this illness is the slowest moving thing ever. So, in the meantime, I&nbsp;will continue to run.&nbsp;</p> <p>am: 5.5 miles. hood route.&nbsp;</p> <p>@ lunch time: 3.25 miles around Rothenbach Park. We are looking to set up a fundraising 5k. Someone had the idea to use this park that I have never visited as the race course. So we met out there with a county official, and then I ran around the park. I think I found a good course. Running through Oak hammoock is very scenic, and shady. The race will have to be capped at 100 participants, though. We&#39;ll see.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 02, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-02-2018.html 0.4 then 5.5 miles. Hood route. 55 degrees. Full moon. 48:42. 8:51 pace. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 31, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-31-2018.html <p>0.4 miles around the block. 7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail and back. 5:45 am start. 0.4 miles around the block. 45 degrees. That moon was fantastic! Song of the run:</p> <p>https://youtu.be/1-bt81UBDLI</p> <p>p.s. I signed up for Brookings Marathon last night. Where do you go for your 24th wedding anniversary? South Dakota, of course.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 1.5 up. (4) x 800M, w/ 400M AR. 1.5 down. 3:11, 3:09, 3:10, &amp; 3:08. I was tempted to go for more, but then I thought I should ease back into this kind of stuff.</p> <p>Most miles in a month since October 2016.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 30, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-30-2018.html <p>57 degrees. 6 am start. 0.8 miles. Then 3.5 miles in 28:45. 8:13 pace. Then 0.8 miles. I wanted something faster this morning, but I think my legs are still beat up from this weekend.</p> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Jan 28, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-28-2018.html 10.2 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to Colonia and back. Very slow. Like maybe I saw a snail pass me at one point. Then church. Then 3 on 3 basketball for an hour and a half, with my sons and some guys we met at the court. Maybe the most fun I've ever had playing basketball. Then 45 minutes of soccer. Then Dairy Queen. Now I'm just chilling. Sun, 28 Jan 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 27, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-27-2018.html 16.25 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to circus bridge and back. 6:20 am start. 2:25:44. 8:58 pace. Humidity is high. Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 26, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-26-2018.html 5.5 miles. Hood route. 6am start. 52 degrees. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 24, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-24-2018.html .4 up. 7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail and back. Oh won oh won won won. (01:01:11) 8:09 pace. 0.4 down. Tonight I went to the track for the first time in ? I did 1.5 up, (8) x 400M, w 400M AR, 1.5 down. Times were 1:26, 1:27, 1:28, 1:28, 1:29, 1:28, 1:27, 1:28. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:00:00