Checking the Tank Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:14:38 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Aug 23, 2017 <p>AM- 60&ordm; Cooler mornings arrived just in time. Ran &#39;the classic&#39; today. 10 mile warm up follow by 6x3 min intervals w/ 2 min active recoveries. It has been awhile since I ran these and I could feel it. Heading to a busy day at work and my legs are already letting me know they hate me. I am not sure the occasion, but instead of the normal one or two old people out walking their dogs, I must have seen 8-10. I thought about grabbing one, but they probably would have shown me up during the run.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 22, 2017 <p>AM- 75&ordm; Humidity down Rhett! Down to 82%. So it took a full mile before I was drenched in sweat lol Eh its all good. Sometimes I think I need someone to cut off my shirt when I am done. Good deal. Much cooler weather coming in tonight :)&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 21, 2017 <p>Another hot/wet day, but cooler weather in a few days! 72&ordm;/95% Easy run with soaked clothes. Eclipse was fun, had glasses for the fam. Neat to be a part of it. We had 90% coverage and just neat to see.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 19, 2017 <p>AM- 70&ordm;/99% and just kinda gross. It is mornings like these that I am not sure how anyone could believe scientist who preach global warming, global cooling, or the Earth will be like ___ in 100 years. Hear me out... I went to bed last night around 10:30 and the forecast was 64 with rain from 6am-11am, possible thunderstorm. OK not to bad for an August long run. I wake up around 5:30. It is already 68 and climbing. Hmmm. I noticed it started to rain while I was making my coffee and it stopped 2 minutes later. I get ready to run and check the weather. 70, and rain is all cancelled. The silver lining is it would overcast until about 2pm and then mostly cloudy. No visor. 7 miles into my run and it is ALL SUNSHINE. It got partly cloudy around mile 16 but still... you can&#39;t get the weather right an hour ahead of time and you want to tell me the weather on the Earth will be 50 years from now? Hogwash.&nbsp;</p> <p>Anyway, took it nice and easy. Was going for something between 18-20 and I just did not want to sweat more for 20.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 18, 2017 <p>AM- 72&ordm;/98% and sticky. Quads are sore, &nbsp;but again happy to be done with the work week. Have some yard work to get done, but should be a good weekend. Easy miles w/13x20s striders in to try an loosen the legs up. &nbsp;My daughter did her theater tryouts today. Singing and her monologue. She did the bit from the Princess Bride and where is the poison. Nailed it. I was pretty proud.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 17, 2017 <p>PM- 77&ordm; and humid. Back home! 7 easy, sore legs.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 16, 2017 <p>Still in Michigan. 7 Mile Warm Up - Then did intervals. 6x3 Min intervals with 2 min active recoveries. Paces all 6:48-6:53. The a short cool down. I go home tomorrow and really looking forward to it!</p> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 15, 2017 <p>8 at the Sheraton &nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 14, 2017 <p>6 Early, before work travel</p> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 12, 2017 <p>AM- 69&ordm; and Sunny/Humid. Just running some base miles on some decent rolling hills. Although at 2 points my competitve side takes over. at mile 3 I could see a guy way in the distance. It looked like he was doing the same pace and I dont&nbsp;<em>think&nbsp;</em>I sped up. I mean I wasnt feeling it, I just wanted to get miles. By 3.5 he was clearly closer. Passed at 4. It wasnt even a he, but a she. Then I realized I did speed up and promptly slowed back down. Same thing at mile 13. I am not sure why I even felt the need to pass someone, but did.&nbsp;</p> <p>Anway post run eggs I made were on point.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 11, 2017 <p>AM- 64&ordm; but near 100% humdity. Uusally when it is 65 or below humdity does not get to me, but it was wet today. Had lead legs. And of all days too, I had to race a garbage truck.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- 80&ordm; 4 more. Slow.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 10, 2017 <p>AM- 63&ordm; Nice, Easy run. As I ran through the neighboorhood I explored some new areas. Went by a house and saw something small and black move. I jumped as it startled me. It was a Roomba for the Lawn. Whisper quite battery powered lawn mower, with no operator. I want one.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- 82&ordm; Hot and wet. Slow.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 09, 2017 <p>PM- 81&ordm; Hot. 4 MP miles in the middle. Took more effort than I like.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 07, 2017 <p>AM- Cool rain</p> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 06, 2017 <p>PM- &nbsp;warm</p> Sun, 06 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 05, 2017 <p>Lacking motivation and gumption the good Lord gave me a morning of 56&ordm; to run in. That made me very happy. Should be a cool front coming through this week - no better time for me to get back into the swing of things. Someone out there tell me to stop making excuses!&nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 04, 2017 <p>72 &amp; humid</p> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 03, 2017 <p>Work got the best of me :(</p> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 02, 2017 <p>Trails - hot</p> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 01, 2017 <p>Around 63&ordm;, easy 8+</p> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 29, 2017 <p>AM- Nice cool 62&ordm; which was welcome relief even with the 98% humdity. Legs were just out of sync and I was rushing so I would not be late to VBS. I am mentally struggling with my running. Not getting the miles in I need and no real speedwork at all. I have to get my mind right. I have plenty of excuses with travel and work, but I can get up earlier and make it happen.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 28, 2017 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 27, 2017 <p>Warm</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 26, 2017 <p>AM- Wonderful 59&ordm; 8 miles. Just steady.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- Not as wonderful wet 85&ordm; - Switchback trails, tough running, orange loop x2, pushed it. Good run.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 24, 2017 <p>Finally back home after a incredible history trip. I lead my youth group every year on a week+ long trip on the Christian foundations of our country. This year was Virgina with stops at Mount Vernon, Monticello, St Johns Church, Yorktown and Williamsburg. Weather was brtually hot with 90&#39;s all week and 99 Thursday and 100 Friday. I ran very little, but got out when I could.&nbsp;</p> <p>Home and back to work. AM and refreshing 66&ordm; &nbsp;8+miles, time to get consistent.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 23, 2017 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:00:00