Don't Let The Muffin Top Fool Ya! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 25 Jun 2019 20:05:33 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Jun 25, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-25-2019.html <p>6:30 am start. I don&#39;t know what the exact weather conditions were. But imagine Florida in late June. I came home soaked, as if I&nbsp;went swimming, again. Anyhow, 0.75 up, 2 mile tempo in 14:39 (7:20, 7:19), 4.75 down. This is way faster than I expected again.&nbsp;</p> <p>So, if I&rsquo;m going to run Nebraska, I have about 100 days to get ready. I&rsquo;m kind of on the fence. But these last 2 runs have shown me I have a little bit of speed in there. I&rsquo;m feeling like I&rsquo;m a 3:30ish marathon guy right now. I&rsquo;m trying to be a bit more realistic about my abilities. I&rsquo;m trying not to train like I am a 3:15 guy, because that guy&rsquo;s been gone for a while. I might get that back. But let&rsquo;s get back to 3:30 first. So, when I do these faster miles on my runs, I&rsquo;m shooting for 8&rsquo;s. 7:20&rsquo;s is way too fast. I&rsquo;m sure this will all sort itself out by the time I&rsquo;m doing longer tempos.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 23, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-23-2019.html 1.5 miles. 7 am start. Then home field advantage bathroom stop. Then 7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge and back, with a 7:24 mile thrown in the middle for funsies. I wanted a faster mile, but this was faster than I expected. 88 degrees. 71% humidity. 77 d.P. my shoes were making squishy noises for the last 2 miles. Sun, 23 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 22, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-22-2019.html 7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge and back. 84 degrees. 85 % hum. 79 dew point. Sat, 22 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 21, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-21-2019.html 5.5 miles. 6 am start. 83 degrees. 86% hum. 78 dew point. That's what you call dishwasher miles. These are probably going to be my running conditions for the next four to six months. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 20, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-20-2019.html <p>hood. hot.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 18, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-18-2019.html Who's got two thumbs and ran 3.5 Miles this morning? This guy! Tue, 18 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 15, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-15-2019.html 3.5 Mi. Hood Route. 7 a.m. start. First run back in a while. Finishing up a Monster Week! Later, I'm going with the kids to the Rays game. Sat, 15 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 08, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-08-2019.html 3.5 miles on the trails. 8 am start. My hip is still hurting. Then to the south jetty. There were tons of dolphins and manatees out today. Then boy #1 sang goodbye yellow brick road at a show. I think he did well. Then we hung out with some friends we haven't seen in a while for a bit. This got me to thinking, this is the second time in two weeks that someone has given me a book to read after I've told them that I don't read much. It's crazy. They asked me do you like to read? And I say No, not really. And then they say you should read this, and give me a book. Look, I just wanted to hang out. Why are you giving me homework? Sat, 08 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 06, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-06-2019.html <p>3.5 miles. hood route. 5:30 am start. left hip is kind of off. But I&nbsp;couldn&#39;t go another day without running. So I&nbsp;went.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 03, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-03-2019.html 5.5 miles. Hood route. 5:15 am start. Dewey Mon, 03 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 02, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-02-2019.html 10.7 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge to colonia and back. 7 am start. Life saving clouds on the way back. Sun, 02 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 01, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-01-2019.html 7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge and back. 7 am start. Hot. Sat, 01 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Fri, May 31, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-31-2019.html 7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the Swom bridge and back. 5:45 am start. Just finished raining before the start. Super humid. Fri, 31 May 2019 06:00:00 Thu, May 30, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-30-2019.html <p>7.75 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail, over SWOM Bridge and back. 6 am start. I saw a dead butterfly and a dead blue jay. I mean an actual blue jay. Not the baseball Jays that lost in extras at the Trop last night in front of a crowd of 37. Why do I feel guilty about not going to baseball games? The Rays are really good, but nobody got time to go to baseball games in Tampa!&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 May 2019 06:00:00 Wed, May 29, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-29-2019.html <p>7.75 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail, over SWOM Bridge and back. 6 am start. The temperature change between dawn and full sun is huge. I have got to be disciplined enough to begin running before sun up. Also&nbsp;this morning, some guy in a corolla with a trailer hitch changed lanes erratically to pass, and swerved into the bike lane next to me @ 50 mph. After incidences like this, I momentarily think I should have a treadmill.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Or carry a change of shorts with me.</p> Wed, 29 May 2019 06:00:00 Mon, May 27, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-27-2019.html 10.7 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge to Colonia and back. 9:15 am start. Super hot. That run was rough. I should have got out earlier. Mon, 27 May 2019 06:00:00 Sun, May 26, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-26-2019.html 10.7 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM Bridge to Colonia and back. 6:45 am start. Nice slow miles. Sun, 26 May 2019 06:00:00 Sat, May 25, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-25-2019.html 5.5 miles. Hood route. 7 am start. Still great running weather. Song in my head: Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian restaurant. 5:30 PM: 6 miles on Legacy Trail. They have these mile markers on the trail that makes it easy to do the math. So tonight I ran 3 miles north and 3 miles back. It's the best part of legacy trail, in my opinion. I crossed Shackett Creek bridge, US41 bridge, Roberts Bay bridge, Dona Bay bridge, and the SWOM bridge on the way out, and again, on the way back. Add to that the whistling of the wind through the Australian Pines, and it is stellar. Just one man's opinion. Sat, 25 May 2019 06:00:00