King of the Also-Rans Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:17:20 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Aug 21, 2017 <p>3.5 miles. Hood route.</p> <p>Could the school system be more alarmist about the eclipse? In general, every day of the year kids, don&#39;t stare at the sun! It&#39;s simple.</p> <p>I&#39;m going to start a band - The Axis of Totality! We&#39;re going to do country covers of Sir Mix A Lot. Wait, someone already has that?&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 20, 2017 <p>6 on the trails. 8:15 am start. 78 dew point. In a word, oppressive.</p> <p>3 pm: I put together the beginnings of an &quot;increase your vertical leap&quot; workout for boy #2 to get ready for basketball season. Part of the workout involved us running 1/2 mile to a bench to jump on and off of. The workout looks to be a good one, as I am sore in unusual places.&nbsp;</p> <p>Boy #1 made the travel soccer team. I worked with him all summer to get ready. I&#39;m trying to balance effort between the boys, even though my sport was soccer, and I understand very little about squeakyfouls / bouncyhoops.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 19, 2017 7.5 miles hood route. 7am start. The run took less than 1 hour. 1st mile 7:40. 2nd to last mile 7:45. Last mile 7:15. I feel pretty good about this run. However, it was a lot of work, more than it should have been. I don't know what to expect out of an August 10k in Florida next week. My original goal (7 min. Pace) suddenly feels ambitious. Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 18, 2017 7.5 miles. Hood route to the stupid overpass construction at legacy trail and back. Song of the run... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 17, 2017 7.5 miles. Now with minimal amounts of mojo. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 16, 2017 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 14, 2017 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 12, 2017 <p>5.2 miles in Hobe Sound, FL. One of the most beautiful sunrise runs I have ever experienced. Part of the run was on the beach, part in the dunes, and part of the run looked like this:</p> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="" style="width: 275px; height: 183px;" /></p> <p>I did not see Tiger.</p> <p>Then hit some range balls, and went fishing with some old friends. I still have the cast net throwing job! Although I&#39;m a bit sore. You don&#39;t use those muscles too often. What a Floridianly awesome weekend!</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 10, 2017 <p>1.5 up. (4) x 0.25 miles w/ 0.25 mile recoveries. 1.5 down. 1:29, 1:25, 1:25, and 1:26.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 09, 2017 <p>3 last Mickey Miles.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 08, 2017 <p>6 more miles in Lake Buena Vista.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 07, 2017 <p>AM: 7ish miles around Wyndham Resort in Bonnet Creek, Lake Buena Vista.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 3.1 miles with my buddy Mark, in Apopka.</p> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 06, 2017 <p>I got out early, and chose&nbsp;to cut the run short. Sore from running, yardwork yesterday, stressed about going on a family vacation, blah, blah blah.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 06 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 05, 2017 13 miles. Hood route to legacy trail to Venice Ave and back. 6:30 am start. Extra 0.1 miles from off course emergency bathroom stop at mile 3. So they have bugun work for an overpass of legacy trail over laurel road. If it is privately funded, then so what? I mean, it would have been more useful to construct an overpass over clark road, which is actually busy. But if "the friends of the legacy trail" want to build here, i dont care. However, if this is publicly funded, i can't think of a bigger waste of money, to benefit such a small minority. The only people benefiting from this overpass would be cyclists that do not want to slow down to push a button to cross the street. Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 04, 2017 Hood route. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 03, 2017 <p>1.5 &nbsp;miles up. EBS. (4) x 0.25, w/ 0.25 recoveries. 1.5 down. 1:28, 1:27, 1:27, 1:26. I feel like I am starting to find the pace on these. I expect to do 6 reps on Sunday, and 8 reps next Thursday.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 02, 2017 <p>3.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 01, 2017 <p>5.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. last 2 in 15:04. 74 deg., 91% hum., 71&nbsp;dp!&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 31, 2017 <p>3.5 miles. Hood Route. 6:15 am start. In the rain. I ran every day in July. In 7+ years of running, I have never run every day in a calendar month. I didn&#39;t run big miles, but I ran.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 30, 2017 3.5 miles. Hood route. 6am start. Then emergency bathroom stop. (Dang it!) Then around the block intervals. (4) x 0.25 + 0.25 recoveries. 1:22, 1:24, 1:26, & 1:27. Then 3.5 miles. Hood route. I'd say the new interval set up went well. During the course of the runs, 3 of my neighbors decided to do yard work, which was odd for 7am on a Sunday. Even though there are no spectators on the track, I still liked this better! Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 29, 2017 Things went bad. 2 miles. Then emergency bathroom stop. Then 3.5 miles slow. Apparently running while trying not to have an accident takes a lot out of you. So those last 3.5 miles were super slow. I set out to get 12.9. Camelbak. Gu's. Man, my plans were changed! Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 28, 2017 <p>7.5 miles. Hood Route. 5:45 am start.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 27, 2017 <p>5.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. Then 1/4 mile fast. 1/4 mile slow.&nbsp;</p> <p>I want to do interval work not on a track. I&nbsp;just can&#39;t seem to get there. Since I&#39;m a month from race day, I&nbsp;wanted to start doing speed work. So, yesterday I&nbsp;mapped out a route on mapmyrun, and then measured with a wheel in real life to verify, 1/4 mile, and a 1/4 mile recovery. Now I can run intervals out of my front door. So the plan was this morning to do 1.5 up, (4) x 0.25 mile + recoveries, 1.5 down. I went outside, felt the weather, and said &quot;I&#39;m just going to run 5.5 miles easy.&quot; Although I&nbsp;picked up the pace on the last mile, I was still fairly&nbsp;upset with myself for (once again) backing out of speedy stuff. So, I psyched myself up to do just one 1/4 mile run and recovery. The watch said 1:22, which is blazing fast for me. It made me question the measuring wheel.&nbsp;</p> <p>I should have just done the workout I intended to do before wimping out.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 26, 2017 <p>5.5 Miziles. Hizood Rizoute. 6am Stizart.</p> <p>Weatherman says Dew Point will not get below 75 degrees until next month, and then only for a couple of hours. Moist.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 25, 2017 5.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. Last 2 in 8:08, 7:08. Which doesn't sound like a lot, but given the 78 degree dew point, I'll take it. In the planning stage, I have every intention of running tempos and intervals. And I have all the respect in the world for guys like Mike, that can burn intervals in the soup. But I open the front door, and get hit with the wet blanket of humidity, I just laugh and think "let's just get the miles today, speedy stuff tomorrow." The point is, there is no "when it feels good, run faster" here. I have to consciously decide to make that happen. Congratulations to everyone who raced yesterday! And if you raced in a bonnet, then that goes double! Also, R.I.P. Snooty the Manatee. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 24, 2017 5.5 miles. Hood route. 6am start. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 23, 2017 7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail and back. Cloud cover made today's run less miserable than yesterday. Actually the pace was up a bit today. That 10k next month- some of my coworkers know that I'm a bit off on my running game right now. This might make them want to take a shot at me. That thought got me moving a bit faster. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 22, 2017 10.2 miles. Hood route to legacy trail to colonia and back. Longest run in a while, and I picked a fantastically hot and humid day to do it. I ran straight up 9 minute miles. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 21, 2017 <p>3.5 miles. Hood route. 6:00 am start. I am so tired of the rain. It has been raining for about 2 months.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, welcome back to Florida, Juice. See you in October.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00