King of the Also-Rans Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:48:37 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Mar 24, 2017 6 am hood. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 20, 2017 <p>6 am hood.</p> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 19, 2017 7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail and back. 6:45 am start. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 18, 2017 6:45 am start. Holy bad run Batman! After 2 barely made it bathroon stops it was time to turn around. And, by the way, are homeless dudes REQUIRED to smoke in public restrooms? Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 17, 2017 <p>6 am start. below 50 degree above 45 degree magic running. Nice.</p> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 16, 2017 <p>Sunset Run with Boy #2. His idea. We ran over the Circus Bridge to Casperen Beach and Back. It was pretty awesome. To have a kid that shows an interest in distance running? Whoa!</p> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 14, 2017 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 13, 2017 <p>7.5 miles. Hood route to legacy trail and back. I played soccer for 1 hour yesterday. Today the legs hurt much more than yesterday. Hopefully, I have enough kick to bring back Tempo Tuesday tomorrow.</p> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 12, 2017 10.2 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail to colonia and back. 7 am start. The run felt remarkably smooth. Good day for wildlife spotting. The goat farm on Edmondson road, which is one of the foulest smells you can encounter, had BABY GOATS today. So I toughed out the smell because they were so stinking cute! Also, about a mile later, I stopped to watch some otters swim. Sun, 12 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 11, 2017 St Patty's Day 8K. 8 a.m. start. Kind of warm. Did way better than I thought I would. Big head wind on the last mile. I was hoping for 35 minutes or better. Green eggs, biscuits and gravy, corned beef and potatoes afterwards. Dolphins in the Gulf. I ran as "Mickey Keefe." My grandmother's name. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 09, 2017 <p>7.5 miles. Hood route to&nbsp;Legacy Trail and Back. 6 am Start. Very Smooth. This gives me hope for Saturday.</p> <p>I actually met another runner&nbsp;on Laurel Road, and ran with him for @ 3/4 mile. He&#39;s on vacation, visiting his brother, from Ohio. He says he&#39;s training for a marathon in Xenia, OH. He says the race costs $35. I said $35!? He&nbsp;said yes. &nbsp;This interesting back and forth about the price of the race in Xenia lasted about 1/4 mile. Then I had to turn around. I&#39;m sure he will run a different route for the rest of his vacation, so he doesn&#39;t have to talk to the guy obsessed with the $35 race again.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Mar 07, 2017 <p>1.2 up. (2) in 14:02. 3.5 down, at a halfway decent pace. 6 am start.</p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 06, 2017 3.5 ouchy hood route miles. 6am start. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Sun, Mar 05, 2017 10 miles on legacy trail. 7 am start. I'm playing too much soccer lately, or maybe taking it a bit too seriously. We played for 2 hours yesterday, and my legs are shredded. Sun, 05 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 04, 2017 16.25 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to Circus Bridge and back. On the other side of the circus bridge, they were about to start the Sharks Tooth 10k. We have so few races around here, I really should run more of them. I am not race ready. In fact, I am really slow right now. The last 3 miles of today 23:43. Even after all that, I'm still racing next weekend. Oh, joy! I saw musclebound cyclist guy again today. When he saw me, he gave me a big smile. Ha! I'm glad he's okay. Sat, 04 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 02, 2017 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 28, 2017 6 am start. Today did not go well. Intent was to have 5.5 @ 7:00 pace. I must be still sore from the weekend, because that was not happening today. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sun, Feb 26, 2017 7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail and back . 7 am start. I got so sunburned yesterday, I had to run the return route shirtless. Sorry you had to see that, fellow Venetians. I've been posting lyrics to whatever song popped into my head for the last 3 runs. But, I had no song in my head today. Next race is St. Patty's Day 8k in 2 weeks. I am still shooting for a May marathon, although I am not officially signed up for anything. 2 pm. At soccer fields for barefoot running. 2 up. (8) x 100ish sprints, jog back. 2 down. Then I went home, and brought the boys back to play soccer for about an hour and a half with another family. Thier team was much better. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 25, 2017 Change is coming. Now is my time. Listen to my muscle memory. Contemplate what I've been clinging to. Twentysix point two ahead of me. 16.25 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail to Circus Bridge and back. Last 3 miles in 22:06. Not great, but not awful either. A pretty strong finish to a bad week. A couple of things from the run. First, this crazy muscle bound dude on a bike went by me in the opposite direction. His arms are bigger than my legs for sure. Anyhow, he goes by, and i hear a crash behind me. It took me about 5 or 6 steps for it to register that no neck guy just wrecked his bike. Then I stopped and turned around and asked him if he was okay. He was super embarrassed as he was digging his bike out of the woods. What the heck just happened?! It's a ten foot wide sidewalk! Did I freak him out by saying good morning? Did I cause him to wreck? The other thing is that ospreys were everywhere today. Some even flew next to me as i was running. It was crazy. I know I should say that i enjoyed the company. But they are much faster than that. I consider the slow flying to be mocking me. One thing i can't stand is a smug seahawk! The only thing worse than that would be an arrogant anhinga. After all of that, I took the boys to the beach for a really long time today. There were manatees swimming in the gulf that drew a big crowd. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00