Checking the Tank Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:52:23 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 <p>60&ordm; and sunny (sunrise start).&nbsp;<s>6x1 Mile Repeats</s>&nbsp;5x1 Mile repeats w/1/4 mile active recoveries. I need to do these away from hills next time. Rolling hills @ cloud park with some sharp inclines made this a decent workout. 3 Mile WU and then the repeats. Set out for 6, but the hills and effort wore me down that the 6th one would have been too poor an effort. Off to work, busy day.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 25, 2017 <p>AM- 51&ordm; and calm. Wonderful running temps and then seeing the sunrise. 8.25 w/ 11x30s striders with active recoveries. Down to cloud park and then some loops. Several seniors out walking together today. Work awaits.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- 2 warm miles to stretch the legs.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 24, 2017 <p>AM- 41&ordm; slow run, getting the kinks worked out. &nbsp;8.25 slow.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- 2 easy miles.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Apr 23, 2017 <p>Warm. 3 miles recovery.</p> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 22, 2017 <p>More good running temps. 51&ordm;, but it was VERY windy. Started the day with our church marching in a parade for the Sugar Maple Festival. Then home to run. Did the classic. 10 Mile Warm Up followed by 6x3 Minute intervals with 2 minute active recoveries in between. These always kill my legs. .46 (6:32), .46 (6:32), .45 (6:39), .45 (6:42), .43 (6:58-some up hill)&nbsp;&amp; .42 (7:05 - tired). Then some cool down miles then ended the last half pretty quick. .... Then off to my daughters big performance. The theater group she is in does it up big time. Singing in the Rain. They practice from August until now. She is 16 and the cast is over 30 people let alone stage hands, etc etc - but they put in college level quality programs. Next two are next Fri &amp; Sat... &nbsp;I am beat.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 21, 2017 <p>Great running temps at 51&ordm; Revcory miles in, a lot less muddy than yesterday.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 20, 2017 <p>Carriage Hill Trails. About a half mile in the rains came. Heavy at times and made it quite muddy. Trail shoes were nice to have on. Some lightning and thunder around miles 2-4&nbsp;but it passed quickly. 9 Toads, 1 frog, 1 bull frog, 1 turtle and 1 chimpmunk and 14.5 soft rolling trail hills. My work is complete.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 18, 2017 <p>Hotel TM</p> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 17, 2017 <p>8 Slow- Travel week for work. Going to be tough getting miles in, I will have to be disciplined.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 15, 2017 <p>AM- 64&ordm; --&gt; 72&ordm; I didn&#39;t feel &nbsp;much like running today, and that&#39;s why I did it. I got up well enough early this morning. Got my fuel belt ready walked out the door and a wasp stung me on the hand at 6 this morning. Thanks. Not sure what his problem was. Hit the bike bath, cloudy and rainy for the first 5 miles&nbsp;- this despite a 0% chance of rain.&nbsp;</p> <p>12 Mile WU and then 5 miles at MP or better (tougher than I expected after 12 WU). Those five were clear skies and sun beating down on me naturally. Sounds dramatic, but hey, you never know when someone might make a movie out of this training run. At mile 14&nbsp;I found a pocket knife -tossed it my belt for my kid. She likes knives. at mile 16 I noticed some vultures eating some dead carcass. A bit gross but I ran on. It made me wonder if I was next. Were they circling? That made me think of Flatlander. What ever happened to that guy? He was so consistent at running then like so many on the blog just stopped posting last year. Hope hes well. Wrapped up at 17 as I had to get to work.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 14, 2017 <p>8 easy. Then lots of yard work.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 13, 2017 <p>AM 4 to wake me up for work</p> <p>PM 6 after work, nice day. a few fast miles.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 12, 2017 <p>Home! 8 tired but steady miles</p> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 11, 2017 <p>4.7 Easy. FL running.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 10, 2017 <p>AM- 6 easy in FL, sunny</p> <p>Noon- 2 Miles beach running in water socks. Soft sand, tough resistance.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 08, 2017 <p>Crisp 30&ordm; this morning, but there was little to no wind for a change and that was welcome. I was rushing this morning since were flying down to see dad today. No breakfast, no fuel, no water, but it was only 12 so shouldn&#39;t be a big deal <s>6x1 mile</s>... 5x1 mile repeats. 2 Mile WU and the hot the repeats. The 1st 2 @ 6:50&#39;s then 7&#39;s , but once I hit the 4th repeat it was like someone put lead in my legs. the 5th repeat was just embarrassingly slow so I left it at that and did not pursue the 6th repeat just to dog it. I am not sure if I just did not have it or lack of any fuel or just the busy week I had. Oh well no worries, got my run in before it gets too crazy and will do some miles in FL.</p> Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 07, 2017 <p>35&ordm; with a brisk, cold wind. 11 miles w/13x20s stiders. Been a long week at work.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 06, 2017 <p>Busy busy</p> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 05, 2017 <p>am- 42&ordm; Rainy. 6 Miles with 11x30s Striders</p> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 04, 2017 <p>Today and tomorrow are just insane days at work.</p> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 03, 2017 <p>AM- 50&#39;s 4.5 Recovery run.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- 62&ordm; 6 miles in a nice steady rain. Slow but legs felt better.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 01, 2017 <p>It&#39;s certainly springtime in Ohio. Yes every state has the joke about if you don&#39;t like the weather wait 15 minutes it&#39;ll change. However, running in 73&ordm; to running in 39&ordm; with a cold wind in just 2 days&nbsp;just seems.... off....</p> <p>My legs were tired and not ready for any real speed work so I went with what the would give me. 3 Mile WU and then 6 miles between HMP &amp; MP. After that some slow miles and then finished with and HMP mile. Got in, had some pork and washed it down with a banana/date/berry/chia smoothie. Off to church for a mortgage burning celebration. Games tonight!</p> Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 31, 2017 <p>8 Rainy, easy/recovery run</p> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 30, 2017 <p>73&ordm; windy and warm. Ran from the underpass, to Kyle Park to Troy. 12 Miles, 2 WU and then E.O. MP+&nbsp;<em>7:24, 7:21, 7:15, 7:15, 7:07</em>&nbsp;Considering the last ones were with a semi-strong headwind, I will take it. The front changed part way into the run as we were under a tornado watch.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 29, 2017 <p>6 afternoon. Trails. Considering an Ultra here in the fall.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 28, 2017 <p>Long day of work. 5.5 night run.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 27, 2017 <p>AM 4 Recovery&nbsp;</p> <p>PM 4.5 Easy</p> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 26, 2017 <p>Sugarcreek Trails in a heavy rain. Made it muddy and the hills tough, but I was able to hit some paces I did not think I could on these types of trails. Good run.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:00:00