2020 is the new 2012! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:23:29 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Nov 12, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-12-2019.html <p>7.5 miles. Hood route to legacy trail and back. 6 am start. Warmer today, still humid. I wanted a 6 mile tempo this morning. (Right now, I&#39;m counting anything beating the 8 minute man as &quot;tempo&quot;.) Last night I made dinner choices that go against this goal (3 chili-kraut hot dogs and a bowl of black cherry ice cream). So this is what I ended up with (and honestly, it&#39;s not as bad as I thought it would be) 0.75 up. 1 mile in 7:57. Emergency bathroom stop at McDonalds. 2 miles untimed, 3 miles in 23:03 (7:41 pace), 0.75 down.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 11, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-11-2019.html <p>5.5 miles. hood route. 6am start. Something below 70 degrees. Yes, it felt like fall.&nbsp;</p> <p>So on Saturday night, when the temps droppped like 5 degrees to put us in the low 70s, my buddy decided to build a bonfire. One of the conversations was - If you were a major league baseball player, what would your &quot;walk-up&#39; song be? I think I have this narrowed to 3:</p> <p>1. Blur - Song 2</p> <p>2. Win Win - Victim</p> <p>3. Local H - All right (Oh yeah)</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 10, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-10-2019.html 6 am start. 7.5 miles. Hood route to the legacy trail and back. About 5 degrees cooler. Still with the humidity. Then after church. 4 miles on the trails with Tommy. Then an hour of basketball with Johnny. We did an hour yesterday also. Tryouts are tomorrow. I want him to be confident. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 09, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-09-2019.html 10.2 miles. Hood route to the legacy trail to Colonia and back. 10 am start because I took my parents to the airport this morning. Still humid maybe 5 degrees cooler. But because I ran so late, I had to deal with full sun and windy conditions. I timed this one. 1:31:54. 9 minute miles. Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 08, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-08-2019.html 5.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. I was promised a cold front this morning. Now, where is it? Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 07, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-07-2019.html <p>7.5 miles. hood route. 74 degree dishwasher. 5:50 am start.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 06, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-06-2019.html <p>7.75 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail, over SWOM Bridge and back. 5:45 am start. 1st 2 miles were slow, but then things got rolling along. 74 deg. 98% hum. 72 d.p. There was a skimboard in the middle of the sidewalk on Laurel Road. That&#39;s a first.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 05, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-05-2019.html <p>6 am start. hood route. And we&#39;re back in summer weather around here. hot, humid, fun. 1.55 up. 1 mile in 7:00. 1 mile easy. 1 mile in 7:30. 1.75 down.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 04, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-04-2019.html <p>5.5 miles. hood route. 5:45 am start. It was even cooler out today. Also, My son won a chili cook-off at our church last night. 24 entries. he was the youngest. blind taste test with 3 judges. Who knew? Which brings me to my next point. It was probably good that I ran alone this morning.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 03, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-03-2019.html 10.7 miles. Hood route to the legacy trail, over the SWOM bridge to Colonia and back. 6 or 7 am start, depending on which clock you're looking at. We voted to eliminate daylight saving time 2 election cycles ago. Go figure. Oh yeah, running... The weather was great this morning. Many more runners than usual today. Sun, 03 Nov 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Nov 02, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-02-2019.html 16.25 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to Circus Bridge and back. 6 am start. Weather was slightly better than usual. I'll take it. Sat, 02 Nov 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Nov 01, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-01-2019.html 7.5 miles. Good route to legacy trail and back. 6 am start. Still running in a dishwasher down here. Fri, 01 Nov 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 31, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-31-2019.html <p>3.5 miles. hood route. did not feel well this morning. many bathroom visits before heading out. also, my job has been trying to keep me from running the last couple of weeks. so, physically and mentally out of it this morning. I still ran it, so, that&#39;s..... something?&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 30, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-30-2019.html <p>5.5 miles. Hood Route. 5:50 am start. 75 deg. 97% hum. 76 d.p. Left Quad is still beat up from basketball last night. &nbsp;We were going after a rebound.&nbsp;Johnny&#39;s knee went straight into the outside of my thigh.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 29, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-29-2019.html <p>7.5 miles. hood route to legacy trail and back. 5:45 am start. hot, humid, blah, blah, blah. The big difference today is that I timed the run. 32:31 1st half - 8:40 pace. 31:24 2nd half - 8:23 pace. All in 1:03:55 - 8:31 pace. okay.&nbsp;</p> <p>6:30 pm. 0.5 up, (1) x 0.15 mile hill (bridge, we don&#39;t have hills here) sprints, jog down. 0.5 down. I ran the first 2 too fast. Most of them @ 56 seconds. 6:13 pace.&nbsp;</p> <p>Then an hour and a half of basketball with Johnny. He was really knocking the shots down. It&#39;s really cool to watch your kid improve. His&nbsp;confidence is building.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 27, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-27-2019.html <p>7.75 miles. hood route to legacy trail over&nbsp;SWOM bridge and back. 7 am start. slog. hot humid, etc. I&#39;m sore, but I&nbsp;don&#39;t think its from the new shoes. I spent the day working on a boat trailer with boy #1. there was a lot of lifting and such.</p> Sun, 27 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 26, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-26-2019.html <p>12.9 miles hood route to legacy trail to Venice Avenue and back. 6:45 am start. 77 deg. 92% hum. 75 d.p. 1st half 57:17. 8:53 pace.&nbsp;</p> <p>1st run in new shoes. Hokas. The last pair (Kinvaras) really lasted way too long. At first I thought that I bought a half size too small, because the toes were really tight. Then things loosened up by mile 3, and I was rolling along. You get some weird pains along the way when you transition in shoes. At one point my hip hurt, then later my knee, then later, my ankle, then my big toe. At the time, all of those felt like &quot;Oh no! Bad shoe&quot; moments. I feel fine now though.&nbsp;</p> <p>Life really got in the way of running the last 2 days.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 23, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-23-2019.html <p>7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail and back. 5:40 am start. What a difference a day makes! Temps in the 70s, Humidity below 70%, dew point below 70! Woo-hoo! I had to be a minute per mile faster today.&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;re scheduled&nbsp;to resume the usual steam room&nbsp;conditions tomorrow, but today was great!</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 22, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-22-2019.html <p>7.5 miles. hood route. 5:45 am start. Even hotter and humid-er than yesterday, so rough sledding today. I just forced the issue and finished the run. I might have been faster than yesterday.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, I have been obsessed lately with Vitamin String Quartet. I&#39;m sure they have re-done your favorite song.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 21, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-21-2019.html <p>5.5 tough miles. Hood route 5:45 am start. 79 deg. 96% hum. 78 dew point.</p> <p>I am having a hard time remembering a run in this miserable, abusive weather conditions. When you get to the point at the end of a race, when things have fallen apart, and you are just focusing on bringing the next foot forward, and nothing else - it was kind of like that. I imagined as I&nbsp;ran leaving a&nbsp;wake of humid air. It was carving my way through soup running.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 20, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-20-2019.html 5 miles. On the trails. 11 am start. First three with Tommy. Very hot. Sun, 20 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 19, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-19-2019.html <p>7.75 miles. 9 am start. hood route to legacy trail over SWOM Bridge and back. rain, wind. felt very smooth and a bit quicker than usual. Because I ran fast yesterday, and that has a tendancy to straighten out my stride? because the rain has the temps down? because the wind was occasionally at my back?</p> Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 18, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-18-2019.html <p>7.5 miles. Hood route to legacy trail and back. 5:45 am start. Ever so slightly cooler this morning.&nbsp;</p> <p>1 pm: at track. They were having a chili cook off at work, and I wasn&#39;t interested, so I bounced out early. Good news / bad news. Good news: I did a legit&nbsp;track workout today. The Fanken5k! (or, if you like, 5kenstein!)</p> <p>1 up. 1600M, 400M recovery, 1200M, 400M recovery,&nbsp;800M,&nbsp;400M recovery, 400 M,&nbsp;200M recovery, 400 M,&nbsp;200M recovery, 400 M,&nbsp;200M recovery, 200 M,&nbsp;200M recovery. 1 down.</p> <p>This might be pushing it for me right now, with my present level of fitness. But I&nbsp;needed to know where I&nbsp;stand. I&nbsp;didn&#39;t want to go on in the dreamworld, thinking&nbsp;I was still at 2012 levels of fitness.&nbsp; So I&#39;m going to feel this one later,&nbsp;for sure. But well worth it, I&nbsp;think.</p> <p>Now the bad news: 6:31, 5:08, 3:23, 1:36, 1:35, 1:40, 0:42, for a grand total of 20:35. 6:38 pace. So this is the start. No where to go but up from here!</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 17, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-17-2019.html <p>5.5 miles. Hood route. 5:45 am start. First shirtless run in a while. 75 deg. 88% hum. 71 d.p.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 16, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-16-2019.html <p>7.5 miles. hood route to legacy trail and back. 5:30 am start. started slow, but then got into a good groove. I&#39;m starting to feel some fitness come back. There&#39;s a point where you reach the &quot;sore, but good&quot; feeling. that&#39;s where I&nbsp;am right now. I need increase the base, and do more speed work. But i feel like i am progressing towards that at the right pace. I don&#39;t want to do too much too soon. Oh, and most importantly, no emergency bathroom stops this morning.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 15, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-15-2019.html <p>7.5 Miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail and Back. 5:30 am start. Hot and Humid again. POP stop on construction site north of Laurel Road.&nbsp;</p> <p>7:30 pm. 4.6 miles. Ringling Bridge Run! Like the old days. I had a chance to run with Tommy tonight, so I thought we should do something cool. It is a much longer drive than it is worth, but still was fun. I&#39;m glad I took advantage of this when I&nbsp;worked downtown. Anyway, the run was still warm, the views were great, and the kid kept my pace honest.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 14, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-14-2019.html <p>7.75 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail. Over SWOM Bridge and back. Pit stop at McDonalds with 2 miles togo. 6:15 am start. Very hot and Humid. Hamstrings were oddly tight this morning.&nbsp;</p> <p>I&#39;m okay with the late start because I didn&#39;t have to drop boy #2 off at school today because it&#39;s <s>columbo day canadian thanksgiving day&nbsp;indigenous peoples day</s> national dessert day.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 13, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-13-2019.html <p>3.5 miles. Hood route. 7 am start. Last night&#39;s gator game had a negative impact on today&#39;s run. 8pm kickoffs are just wrong. <s>16</s> 15 weeks until A1A half.</p> <p>2:30 after watching my sons and the neighborhood kids go nuts at what appears to be the end of fortnite, track stuff with boy #1. Assorted slow and fast stuff. All in 2.5 miles. I had 2 dill pickles at lunch. That was an exceptionally poor choice.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 13 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 12, 2019 http://TomKutt.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-12-2019.html <p>12.9 miles. hood route to legacy trail to venice avenue and back. 9:45ish on the way out. 9:15ish on the way back. felt strong. still hot though.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Oct 2019 06:00:00