2020 is the new 2012! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/ Sun, 19 Jan 2020 06:33:39 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sun, Jan 19, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-19-2020.html <p>4 miles. hood route. 6 am start. hot. humid.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 18, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-18-2020.html 6:30 am start. 2 miles around the block. Then 10.2 miles. Hood route to legacy trail to Colonia and back. 39:15 out. 7:42 pace. 39:28 back. 7:44 pace. The way out was fairly even splits. The way home was widely varied. Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 17, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-17-2020.html <p>5.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. slow.&nbsp;</p> <p>Pop is back home, and is doing much better. My brother is in town to help my mom out for a few days.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 16, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-16-2020.html <p>7.5 miles. Hood route to legacy trail and back. 6 am start. summer weather. I timed it for no good reason. 34:45 out, 9:16 pace. 31:54 back, 8:30 pace. 1:06:39 overall, 8:53 pace.</p> <p>Then I visited Pop in the hospital. No, they didn&#39;t let him out. He had some old guy reaction to the meds and went bonkers. It was a fun night in the hospital. After everything that happened last night, they are letting him out today. He will do much better at home.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 15, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-15-2020.html <p>5.5 miles. hood route. 6:15 am start. Pop&#39;s procedure went fine yesterday. We were delayed substantially, because of an emergency situation they had with another patient in the morning. The care for Pop was great, but the treatment of the people in the waiting room left a lot to be desired. But I&#39;m trying to focus on what&#39;s important here. The proceedure was done, and he got through it, by all accounts, better than expected. In theory, they will let him out late today.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 14, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-14-2020.html 1.2 miles around the block. Then to track. 1 up. (8) x 400, with 400 AR. 2 down. 1:32, 1:33, 1:34, 1:37, 1:34, 1:33, 1:35, 1:34. Lots of people on the track on a Tuesday morning. I don't usually get to see this. I have the day off work because Pop has heart surgery this afternoon. We have tried to have this TAVR procedure 2 previous times, but he kept getting infections and had to postpone. it looks like we are good to go today. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sun, Jan 12, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-12-2020.html 7.5 miles. Hood route. 6:30 am start. Lots of dead animals on the side of the road this morning. Sun, 12 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 11, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-11-2020.html 16.25 miles. Hood route to legacy trail to Circus Bridge and back. 76 degrees, 85% humidity, 71 dew point. No wind until the last 2 miles. 1:13 out. 8:59 pace. 1:10:16 back. 8:39 pace. 2:23:16 overall. 8:49 pace. First 5 miles in 45 min. Last 5 miles in 43:16. 8:27 pace. Sat, 11 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 09, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-09-2020.html <p>5.5 miles. hood route. 6:30 am start. I got up early enough for more miles. I had no appointments after this, so I could have run more miles. The weather was good enough for more miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>I can&#39;t explain why, but I had everything going towards running more miles, but I didn&#39;t run more miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, 9 years ago today, I ran my first race - Disney.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 08, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-08-2020.html <p>7.5 miles. Hood route. 6:10 am start. The weather is still really good.</p> <p>Then I talked with spouse about the possibility of doing the Gasparilla 15k.&nbsp;The problem before was getting up at 4 am to go up there, get my bib, and then race. I decided that if I&nbsp;were ever to do this again, I would be staying the night up there. It&#39;s just a little too far to do in one day. (although I have done this twice now, so obviously, it CAN be done.) The kids have something out of town that weekend, so why not? I bought my race entry, and I&nbsp;think spouse is looking at renting&nbsp;a boat for us to stay&nbsp;on.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 07, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-07-2020.html <p>7.5 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail and back. 6 am start. I got out a bit late, and ran slower, so I&nbsp;didn&#39;t get as many miles as I&nbsp;wanted. Also, yesterday I turned 49 years old. So things were a bit off this morning for other reasons.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 06, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-06-2020.html <p>10.7 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge, turn around to Colonia, and back the same way. 6:20 am start. 47 DEGREES OF AWESOME! I should have timed this one. What a difference <s>lower</s> <s>cooler</s> non life-threatening temperatures make. I had Monty Python&#39;s Lumberjack Song stuck in my head for this one. I wish that were not true, but it is.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sun, Jan 05, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-05-2020.html 7.5 miles. Hood route to the legacy trail and back. Great temps this morning. Sun, 05 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 04, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-04-2020.html Sat, 04 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 03, 2020 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-03-2020.html 3.5 miles. Hood route. 72 degrees, 98% humidity, 71 dew point. First run back from being sick, still not right. 2 emergency bathroom stops. Ran through spiderwebs. 2020 is going to be great! Fri, 03 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 31, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-31-2019.html <p>I woke up coughing and sneezing. No fever, so I&nbsp;should have ran, I&nbsp;guess. I just didn&#39;t feel it. No, this is not from watching my Gators stink up the Orange Bowl and still win last night. Just your regular head cold. Maybe I&#39;ll write a year-end thing later.&nbsp;</p> <p>Happy New Year, all.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 30, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-30-2019.html 10.2 miles. Hood route to the legacy trail to Colonia and back. 6 am start. Really hot and humid. Song of the run- when I grow up by NF. Mon, 30 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Dec 29, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-29-2019.html 5.5 miles. Hood route. 7 am start. Comedic levels of heat and humidity. Also, I've developed something of a cough lately. I hope that goes away soon. Pm. Surprise second run! 5:30 pm. 2 on the trails then I ran out of light, then 5.5 miles. Hood route. I ate a swarm of gnats! Sun, 29 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 28, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-28-2019.html <p>12.9 miles. Hood route to legacy trail to Venice Avenue and back. Slow, but steady. 8 am start. Stupid hot. 75 degrees. 85 % hum. 71 dew point. Really crowded out there today.</p> <p>At the base of the US41 bridge, a lady passed me on her bike. Then she slowed up because of the incline. So I&nbsp;said &quot;Come on!, You aren&#39;t about to get passed by a runner, are you?&quot; Then she had to explain to whoever she was talking to in her earpeice, what was happening. And she was pretty embarrassed about it. So I yelled back &quot;I&#39;m sure you&#39;ll catch me on the downhill!&quot;</p> <p>She didn&#39;t. When I crossed the line where the overpass ends, she was still coming up behind me. I threw my arms in the air and yelled Woo Hoo as loud as I could so that her phone call friend could hear.</p> <p>BTW, this talking to people while you exercise thing is getting really commonplace. I used to be self conscious about having arguments with myself while I&#39;m sorting out life&#39;s problems while running. Now everybody is talking to someone. And who is on the other end of the line? Do I want to listen to you huff and puff while describing what happened last night? Not this guy. I don&#39;t get it.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 27, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-27-2019.html <p>I was planning on running today. But I think I have a good excuse this time.&nbsp;</p> <p>This is my brother&#39;s last day in town, and his birthday is tomorrow. At a young age, he took up golf, influenced by my Uncle Joe. Because of many hours on the golf course together, he has a great friendship with my Uncle.&nbsp;So, he really wanted to be that guy for my sons. So he set it up that the five of us, Me, Andy, Uncle Joe, Tommy, and Johnny would do 9 holes at Lake Venice Golf at 8 am. It&#39;s not too long until my boys are learning to drive. The Floridian learns to drive by first recklessly driving a golf cart. Later, you can advance to the roads and do some real damage. So, that was part of my motivation for this. How did I play? I haven&#39;t played in 4 years. But, for 5 holes, I was awesome. I was putting for bird or par. Then the wheels came off. I shanked 2 into the woods. On the same hole, I hit 2 separate trees on different shots, both times sending my ball backwards on the course. After you have a double digit score on a hole, it is tough to keep competative. But my brother&#39;s goal, about influencing my kids into golf was, I think, accomplished. After, I spent about an hour on the driving range with my sons.&nbsp;</p> <p>Then Johnny spent the day at the skatepark. Then we saw the new Star Wars. Big day.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 26, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-26-2019.html 10.2 miles. Hood route to the legacy trail to Colonia and back. 8 am start. The Sweat burns the eyes today. It's got to cool down someday, right? Also. Is "brick" by Ben Folds Five the only song about December 26th? It certainly has to be the most famous. Thu, 26 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 25, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-25-2019.html 7 miles on the trails. 2 pm. 70+ degrees. Merry Christmas. Wed, 25 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 24, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-24-2019.html 9.75 Miles. Hood route to the legacy trail over the SWOM bridge and back with an extra 2 miles thrown in because of bathroom stops. Then 2 hours of soccer with neighborhood kids. It's been a while since I've played soccer. So now I'm sore. Merry Christmas, FRBers! I have a long night of eating traditional Polish Christmas Eve food. Fish, pierogi, and a ton of other stuff that I love. Tue, 24 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 23, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-23-2019.html 12.9 miles. Hood route to the legacy trail to Venice Ave. and back. 7 am start. Longest run in a while. Warm and sunny today. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Dec 22, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-22-2019.html 7.5 miles. Hood route to the legacy trail and back. First half faster. I didn't realize I was running with the wind timed the second half 31:00. Started off heavy rain light wind. Finished heavy wind light rain. Sun, 22 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 21, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-21-2019.html 7.5 miles. Hood route to the legacy trail and back. 7 am start. Windy. Sat, 21 Dec 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 19, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-19-2019.html <p>7.5 miles. hood route. 5:45 am start. cooler and breezy. At the turn around, homeless guy was awake earlier than usual,&nbsp;and he said good morning.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>For some reason, I had Van Halen&#39;s &quot;Could this be Magic?&quot; stuck in my head for the whole run. So on my morning commute it was a Van Halen medley. - little guitars, you really got me, beautiful girls, top jimmy, and so on.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2019 07:00:00