Don't Let The Muffin Top Fool Ya! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:22:17 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Aug 17, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-17-2018.html <p>I coudn&#39;t run last night because of the lightning. I ran through eleventy spiderwebs this morning. I must have looked like a nut, running down the road, trying to brush off my head and torso!</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 16, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-16-2018.html <p>Interval Thursday, I got out late and had to cut the workout short. I procrastinated myself out of the good stuff. 0.75 up. (4) x 0.25 miles with 0.25 miles AR. 0.75 down. Fast stuff in 5:56. General attitude was whatev&#39;s. Going to try to get another run in later, take Friday off, then 20+ Saturday. It&#39;s crunch time, people. No time to dillydally.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 15, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-15-2018.html 5.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. 6 pm. 5.5 miles on legacy trail. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 14, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-14-2018.html 5:30 am start. 0.75 miles up. 4 miles in 32:06. 4.75 down. The goat farm smelled fantastic! Tempo Tuesday? Not quite. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 13, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-13-2018.html <p>3.5&nbsp;miles. hood route. 6:15 am start.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 12, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-12-2018.html <p>Last morning in the keys. School starts tomorrow. This was a last trip of the summer thing for the boys, and an excuse to get me into some non red tide water. So the highlight of the trip was today, when we went to John Pennekamp State Park and went snorkeling 6 miles offshore at the Grecian Rocks Reef. It was beautiful conditions and the fish were everywhere. I mean, it was impressive. You can actually get some &quot;street view&quot; pictures from Google Maps.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 11, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-11-2018.html Day 2 in the keys. 9:30 am start. On the drive down to key west, the family kicked me out near mile 68. Then they went and got breakfast and i ran. I got 5 miles in running south. The run ended with a 2.3 mile bridge. I've got to say, this was a really cool run. Running that long over water is kind of a new one. Day ended with more snorkeling in key west, and a long, slow, haul back to key largo. Sat, 11 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 10, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-10-2018.html 7.5 miles. Hood route 6 a.m. start. Then took the family to the keys for the weekend. Did some snorkeling at Bahia Honda. The keys got pretty beat up during the hurricane Fri, 10 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 09, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-09-2018.html <p>Interval Thursday. The anti-track-quarter-mile-repeats 0.75 up. (8) x 0.25 fast, 0.25 slow. 0.75 down. Fast stuff all in 11:54.&nbsp;</p> Pm 5.5 miles on legacy trail following boy #2 on his bike. Slow. Thu, 09 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 08, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-08-2018.html 7.5 miles hood route. 6:30 am start. Lots of basketball and soccer last night. Boy #2 and i did full soccer field sprints x4. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 07, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-07-2018.html <p>3.5 miles hood. Yeah, I know it&#39;s Tempo Tuesday, and I&nbsp;chickened out of going fast again. In my defense, this morning felt a bit peppy-er than normal, and yesterday&#39;s run with Boy #2 was also quick in spots (as per usual, chasing a kid on a bike), and I may or may not run later fast.&nbsp;</p> <p>Even still, I chickened out.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, I&#39;m at work now. I just got word that the guy in the cubicle next to me&#39;s daughter is in the I.C.U. As a father, the thought of this is painful. My heart breaks for him and his family.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 06, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-06-2018.html 6 am. 3.5 miles hood route. 6 pm. 8.8 miles with boy #2 on his bike, while boy #1 was at the season's first soccer practice. This was (3) 1.1 mile trail loops, plus one 5.5 mile run from hood route, down edmonson, over I-75 to jacaranda and back. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 05, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-05-2018.html Hood. 7 am . Slow. Sun, 05 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 04, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-04-2018.html 20.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail to circus bridge to caspersen beach and back. 3 of the last 4 in 24:34, and that's all I could give it. 6:15 am start. Super hot and humid, but really average for Florida in August standards. After the venice avenue bridge at near mile 6.5 to caspersen and back to 6.5 to go, the dead fish stink was really unbearable. That's like 8 miles of gross. I also learned that an early sign of dehydration for me is "buzzing" legs. It's a thing that's tough to describe, but I know it when it happens. I was taking water as I went. I guess it was just not enough. So at this point I loaded up with water and drink everything I had left. I went through two CamelBaks on this run. As soon as I drank the water I felt much better. Sat, 04 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 02, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-02-2018.html 6 am start. 0.75 up. (4)x0.75 miles, 0.25 miles AR. 0.75 miles down. 5:12. 5:10, 5:10, 4:56. I need better times and more reps. I got stung by a bug on the cool down. Thu, 02 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 01, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-01-2018.html <p>5.5 miles. Hood route. With a 5:06 0.75 miles kick thrown in. I plan on doing repeat 0.75 miles tomorrow for interval day. I started late today, though.&nbsp;</p> <p>I found a rachet while I was out this morning. I must have looked like I was racing to some mechanical emergency, running with with a wrench.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, I must note that we have had a substantial amount of red tide around here lately. It is a locally a touchy subject politically. (Think Climate Change, but on a local level. People whole heartedly believe that red tide is a result of bad actions by man, or they whole heartedly believe that this is a part of a natural process that has been going on since before we got here.) The cause of it is really irrelevant to me.</p> <p>I&#39;m a beach person. The stench of dead fish has kept me from the beach since before July 4th. I&#39;m getting to the point&nbsp;that I need to put my toes in the sand, but have no where to go. I live less than 5 minutes from the Gulf. The stink has now permeated all the way to I-75. People with asthma are really affected. Most people complain of eye burning / itching. This is devastating to our local tourism, etc.</p> <p>I say all of this to acknowledge that besides the psychological need in me to go to the beach that is being neglected, I know&nbsp;this is messing with my running right now. Imagine running in a warm, humid environment. Awesome. I&#39;m used to that. Now imagine walking outside, into that hot humidity, and it smells like dead fish. Are you motivated to run? This has gone on way too long.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 31, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-31-2018.html <p>5:45 am start. 0.8 miles up. 3.5 miles. Hood route. 29:15. 8:21 pace. Emergency bathroom stop. 3.5 miles. Hood route. 27:33. 7:52 pace. 0.8 miles down.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 30, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-30-2018.html <p>7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail and Back. 6:15 am start. I recorded the last mile of the run. Here&#39;s a sample: Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;Squish. Squish. Squish. Squish.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 29, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-29-2018.html 5.5 miles. On legacy trail. With boy #2 on his bike. 10:30 am start. Something different. We went to the Tampa Bay Rowdies game last night. It was really cool. It was 2-1 Rowdies after 8 minutes! I thought it was going to be the highest scoring soccer game I've ever heard of, but at the end of the game it was 2-2. The first "pro" soccer game I have ever been to. Great event, and venue, by the way. On the waterfront, next to the Dali museum. We went from the surreal to the soccer. Sun, 29 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 28, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-28-2018.html 20.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail to circus bridge to caspersen beach and back. 6 am start. Sat, 28 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 25, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-25-2018.html <p>3.5 miles. Hood route. 6:30 am start.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 24, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-24-2018.html <p>Bringing Back Tempo Tuesday.</p> <p>0.75 up. 4 miles in 30:25, 7:36 pace. 2.75 down.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 23, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-23-2018.html <p>Where I&nbsp;run:</p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/Fuk3u4GZ1gY">https://youtu.be/Fuk3u4GZ1gY</a></p> <p>https://youtu.be/pxVIK4PTKCY</p> <p>Odd choice to&nbsp;post this on a day that I missed the run, but still.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 22, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-22-2018.html 10.2 miles. Hood route to legacy trail to colonia and back. 6:30 am start. I wanted to speed up the last 4 miles, to make up for not fast finishing yesterday. But when the time came to go fast, I could not. So I just finished the run. Sun, 22 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 21, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-21-2018.html 16.25 Mi. Hood route to Legacy Trail the circus bridge and back. 7:30 am start. Slow. Most moist miles since birmingham. Sat, 21 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 20, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-20-2018.html <p>3.5 miles. Hood route. 5:45 am start. bit &#39;o rain.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 19, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-19-2018.html <p>3.5 up. Hood route. No rain. (6) x 0.25 AR, 0.25 fast. In the drizzle. 3.5 down. Hood route. In the rain.&nbsp; 1:30, 1:31, 1:26, 1:28, 1:30, 1:29.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 18, 2018 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-18-2018.html <p>0.4 up. 5.5 miles. hood route. 42:58. 7:49 pace. (4.5 miles in 36:00, 1 mile in 6:58). 0.4 down. Then continued sweating after the run for an hour.</p> <p>I have been playing either basketball or soccer&nbsp; or both every night for quite a while. Last night was an hour of each with the boys. Tonight is looking like basketball only. I am trying to work this into a kind of cross training. I don&#39;t always track the work, but not all practices are equal either. Sometimes, I&#39;m just passing rebounds back to the boy, sometimes it is an all out soccer scrimmage, with a group of kids. It&#39;s difficult to document, but is also relevant.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:00:00