"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE" Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/ Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:01:04 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Apr 20, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-20-2019.html <p>Had a&nbsp; &quot; I completed the Boston Marathon Party&quot; at &nbsp;our regular Boys Night Out and decided to forgo any running or workouts Saturday........Back after it Sunday!!!!</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 19, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-19-2019.html <p>4 easy recovery miles this am.....life is good!</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 15, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-15-2019.html <p>Ok, ok, ok, it was just a fun run at&nbsp;the 123rd Boston Marathon &#39;19&nbsp;that accomplished all of my pre-stated goals? First and foremost I decided that I would run Boston as a mental, physical and spiritual check on my progress in the three areas listed in this sentence and then take what I&#39;ve gleaned to the Huntsville &quot;Full Monte&quot; marathon in September and get a double &quot;BQ&quot; for 2020 &amp; 2021. Well I learned that the intensive physical fitness program I have been engaged with for the past year and a half has yielded benefits beyond my wildest imagination. So I will continue with my program! As for my mental attitude, I have a renewed passion for all things and the great spirit to carry on with what I started about 21 years ago, that being; &quot;Running Marathons&quot;!</p> <p>So I will try to keep this recap of my 14th trip to the &quot;Bean Town&quot; Marathon and my 60th Marathon ever short and sweet. All and all it was a fabulous time in Boston for the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon. My good friend Troy and I got into town on Saturday morning too late to run the Boston 5K because of airline delays so we went and tried to get into the expo and found it almost impossible to get into because of the extremely long lines caused by the added levels of security so we went to a Red Sox game Fenway Park, too bad the Red Sox lost. After the game we went back past the Expo and there were still long lines at the entrance.&nbsp;</p> <p>The next morning, Sunday, we returned to the Expo where we entered rather quickly, found our way to the Bib Number, Shirt and poster pickup and filtered down to the Expo, which was huge again as usual. After a few hours at the Expo we went to the Old South Church for the &quot;Blessing of the Athletes&#39;&#39;, such a beautiful old church! Then it was off to the room where I got off my feet for a few minutes before heading out to the government center for the Pre-race dinner, The BAA does such a fine job setting this event up and making it run so smoothly, and then again back to the room to make all the final preparations for Marathon Monday!</p> <p>5:am Marathon Monday morning it was raining and winding like nobodys business and I was getting worried that this marathon would turn out to be like last years nightmare! But as the morning progressed and I was leaving the room at 8:30 am to go catch my bus to Hopkinton the rain turned into sprinkles and the wind slowed considerably. Upon arriving at Hopkinton at the Athletes Village the sprinkles had all but subsided and the wind continued but at a lower rate of speed. The saving grace in all of this weather stuff was the fact that it was about 58*.&nbsp;&nbsp;Now I found myself in a crowd of runners walking down the long cattle chute route to the corrals for the start of the 3rd &amp; 4th wave runners. The BAA had decided to wave off the waiting times between waves and start them as soon as possible which caused a lot of confusion among the runners...As I joined the other runners in this mixed up rolling start I found myself rushed and not able to do much of a pre-race stretch or even discard any unwanted clothing or gear, I just had to go with the flow and deal with it on the move.&nbsp;</p> <p>As I started running I continued to remind myself of my plan and to execute it flawlessly.&nbsp;&nbsp;I was off like a herd of turtles doing my regular 3 to 5 mile slower pace at the start of the race, then I began to slowly increase my speed.&nbsp;I made my first very brief stop/slow down at the two mile mark where the bikers at the biker bar had set up a beer hydration station where I had a small cup of beer and was on my way with a bunch of high fives and cheers from the bikers! At this point in the race, about mile 7, it had quit raining and sprinkling and the wind was squarely at my back and the temperature was about 60*. I noticed a&nbsp; Blue Temple of Doom 0n my left and took a very brief stop for what you do in a Blue Temple of Doom and to discard unneeded clothing and got myself back on the road again.&nbsp;</p> <p>I found my running style to be very comfortable and was not suffering from any of my prior aliments and decided to again continue running my plan without fault to the finish line. My plan was to run this Boston Marathon without aggravating any of my previous injuries to be sure that my therapy worked. At this point it seemed to be right on target. I settled in to a comfortable pace and had a great time running the marathon. From mile 7 to about 17 the sun was out and the temps rose to about 70* which really effected a lot of the runners, as I noticed many drop out for medical attention. I continued to run and interact with the abundant crowds that lined the marathon route on Patriots Day in MA, all while taking in the points of interest along the route. Somewhere in here it started to rain, get colder and the winds picked up.&nbsp;At mile 16 the Newton Killer Chain Hills began which really didn&#39;t make much of a difference in my running. At mile 19 or there about the Hash Hound Harriers, the Drinking club with a running problem, had a beer line set up and I again had a small beer to go and I went up and over the fabled Heart Break Hill without missing a step. Then at the top of Heart Break it was the beginning of the down hill portion of the marathon into Boston and the finish line too which I continued to run in the rain, cold and wind and again enjoying all the fans and spectators along the road cheering all the runners to a successful finish.</p> <p>What else can I say, except that &quot;I Planed My Race and I Raced My Plan&quot; to a successful 14th personal running of the Boston Marathon and a pathway to enjoying (hopefully) many more marathons including &quot;The Boston&quot;!!!!!</p> <p>As noted above I ran this one in 4:32:25 and I loved every minute of it.........see ya all at the &quot;Full Monte&quot; in September!</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 12, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-12-2019.html <table class="twc-table" classname="twc-table" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-spacing: 0px; display: block; overflow: auto; table-layout: fixed; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); border: 0px; padding-left: 154px; font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: nowrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <tr class="clickable open" classname="clickable open" style="box-sizing: border-box; cursor: pointer;"> <td class="twc-sticky-col" classname="twc-sticky-col" data-track-string="ls_24_hour_ls_24_hour_toggle" headers="day" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: none; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: visible; position: absolute; z-index: 5; top: auto; width: 154px; transform: translateZ(0px); backface-visibility: hidden; perspective: 1000px; left: 0px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span class="date-time" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; width: 85px; white-space: normal; text-transform: uppercase; font-size: 0.85714rem; font-weight: 600;">MON</span><icon class="icon icon-svg icon-svg-dark icon-rain icon-12" classname="icon icon-svg icon-svg-dark icon-rain icon-12" style="box-sizing: border-box; width: 34px; height: 34px; position: absolute; right: 10px;"><svg class="svg-rain" viewbox="0 0 200 200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"><use class="svg-cloud" transform="translate(0 -41)" xlink:href="#svg-symbol-cloud"><svg height="100%" id="svg-symbol-cloud" viewbox="-4 0 204 200" width="100%"><path class="svg-symbol-cloud" classname="svg-symbol-cloud" d="M197.9,108.5c-4.7-17.5-22.7-28-40.2-23.4c0,0-1.3,0.3-3.5,0.9c-5.6-20.8-24.6-36.2-47.2-36.2 c-24.5,0-44.8,18.1-48.3,41.6c-0.8-0.2-1.3-0.3-1.3-0.3c-14.8-3.8-30,5-33.9,19.8c-0.9,3.5-1.1,7-0.8,10.4c-7.4,2-12,3.2-12,3.2 c-7,1.9-11.1,9-9.2,16c1.6,6.1,7.3,10,13.4,9.7h150.3c0,0,6.2-0.3,9.4-1.1C192.1,144.3,202.6,126.2,197.9,108.5z" style="fill:var(--color-cloud);"></path></svg></use><use class="svg-drop" xlink:href="#svg-symbol-drop"><svg height="100%" id="svg-symbol-drop" width="100%"><path class="svg-symbol-drop" classname="svg-symbol-drop" d="M82.1,123.3c0.4-0.9-0.2-1.9-1.2-2.2c-0.9-0.3-1.9,0-2.3,0.7h0l-19.4,24.8c-0.4,0.5-0.7,1-1,1.6 c-1.2,3,0.6,6.4,4,7.5c3.4,1.1,7-0.4,8.3-3.3h0L82,123.5L82.1,123.3L82.1,123.3z" style="fill:var(--color-drop);"></path></svg></use><use class="svg-drop" transform="matrix(1.7 0 0 2 -27 -120)" xlink:href="#svg-symbol-drop"><svg height="100%" id="svg-symbol-drop" width="100%"><path class="svg-symbol-drop" classname="svg-symbol-drop" d="M82.1,123.3c0.4-0.9-0.2-1.9-1.2-2.2c-0.9-0.3-1.9,0-2.3,0.7h0l-19.4,24.8c-0.4,0.5-0.7,1-1,1.6 c-1.2,3,0.6,6.4,4,7.5c3.4,1.1,7-0.4,8.3-3.3h0L82,123.5L82.1,123.3L82.1,123.3z" style="fill:var(--color-drop);"></path></svg></use><use class="svg-drop" transform="translate(60)" xlink:href="#svg-symbol-drop"><svg height="100%" id="svg-symbol-drop" width="100%"><path class="svg-symbol-drop" classname="svg-symbol-drop" d="M82.1,123.3c0.4-0.9-0.2-1.9-1.2-2.2c-0.9-0.3-1.9,0-2.3,0.7h0l-19.4,24.8c-0.4,0.5-0.7,1-1,1.6 c-1.2,3,0.6,6.4,4,7.5c3.4,1.1,7-0.4,8.3-3.3h0L82,123.5L82.1,123.3L82.1,123.3z" style="fill:var(--color-drop);"></path></svg></use></svg></icon> <div class="twc-table-shadow sticky" classname="twc-table-shadow sticky" style="box-sizing: border-box; pointer-events: none; position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 10px; height: 50px; right: -10px; background-image: linear-gradient(90deg, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15), transparent);">&nbsp;</div> </div> <span class="day-detail clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.85714rem; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); font-weight: 600;">APR 15</span></div> </td> <td class="description" classname="description" data-track-string="ls_24_hour_ls_24_hour_toggle" headers="description" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; width: 193px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">Rain/Thunder</span></td> <td class="temp" classname="temp" data-track-string="ls_24_hour_ls_24_hour_toggle" headers="hi-lo" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; font-weight: 600; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">65<sup style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.4px;">&deg;</sup></span><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">45<sup style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.4px;">&deg;</sup></span></div> </td> <td class="precip" classname="precip" data-track-string="ls_24_hour_ls_24_hour_toggle" headers="precip" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle;">90<span class="Percentage__percentSymbol__2Q_AR" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle;">%</span></span></span></div> </td> <td class="wind" classname="wind" data-track-string="ls_24_hour_ls_24_hour_toggle" headers="wind" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; width: 182px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">SW 18 mph</span></td> <td class="humidity" classname="humidity" data-track-string="ls_24_hour_ls_24_hour_toggle" headers="humidity" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">73<span class="Percentage__percentSymbol__2Q_AR" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline;">%</span></span></span></td> </tr> <tr class="details-header" classname="details-header" style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <th class="twc-sticky-col" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; z-index: 1; overflow: visible; position: absolute; top: auto; width: 154px; transform: translateZ(0px); backface-visibility: hidden; perspective: 1000px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px; left: 0px; height: 29px;"> <div class="twc-table-shadow sticky" classname="twc-table-shadow sticky" style="box-sizing: border-box; pointer-events: none; position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 10px; height: calc(100% - 1px); right: -10px; background-image: linear-gradient(90deg, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15), transparent);">&nbsp;</div> </th> <th class="uv" classname="uv" id="uv-index" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px;">UV INDEX</th> <th class="sunrise" classname="sunrise" id="sunrise" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px;">SUNRISE</th> <th class="sunset" classname="sunset" id="sunset" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px;">SUNSET</th> <th class="moonrise" classname="moonrise" id="moonrise" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px;">MOONRISE</th> <th class="moonset" classname="moonset" id="moonset" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px;">MOONSET</th> </tr> <tr class="clickable open" classname="clickable open" style="box-sizing: border-box; cursor: pointer;"> <td class="twc-sticky-col cell-hide" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: none; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: visible; position: absolute; z-index: 1; top: auto; width: 154px; transform: translateZ(0px); backface-visibility: hidden; perspective: 1000px; left: 0px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); display: block;"> <div class="twc-table-shadow sticky" classname="twc-table-shadow sticky" style="box-sizing: border-box; pointer-events: none; position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 10px; height: 36px; right: -10px; background-image: linear-gradient(90deg, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15), transparent);">&nbsp;</div> </td> <td class="uv" classname="uv" data-track-string="ls_24_hour_ls_24_hour_toggle" headers="uv-index" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">4 of 10</span></td> <td class="sunrise" classname="sunrise" data-track-string="ls_24_hour_ls_24_hour_toggle" headers="sunrise" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">6:03 am</span></div> </td> <td class="sunset" classname="sunset" data-track-string="ls_24_hour_ls_24_hour_toggle" headers="sunset" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">7:25 pm</span></div> </td> <td class="moonrise" classname="moonrise" data-track-string="ls_24_hour_ls_24_hour_toggle" headers="moonrise" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">2:56 pm</span></div> </td> <td class="moonset" classname="moonset" data-track-string="ls_24_hour_ls_24_hour_toggle" headers="moonset" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">4:13 am</span></div> </td> </tr> <tr class="details clickable" classname="details clickable" style="box-sizing: border-box; cursor: pointer;"> <td class="twc-sticky-col" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: none; border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(153, 153, 153); border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: visible; position: absolute; z-index: 1; top: auto; width: 154px; transform: translateZ(0px); backface-visibility: hidden; perspective: 1000px; left: 0px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%."> <div class="twc-table-shadow sticky" classname="twc-table-shadow sticky" style="box-sizing: border-box; pointer-events: none; position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 10px; height: 49px; right: -10px; background-image: linear-gradient(90deg, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15), transparent);">&nbsp;</div> </td> <td class="desc-details" colspan="5" headers="desc-details" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; border-top-style: initial; border-right-style: initial; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: initial; border-top-color: initial; border-right-color: initial; border-bottom-color: rgb(153, 153, 153); border-left-color: initial; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);"><span class="narrative" classname="narrative" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: block; width: 646px; white-space: normal; line-height: 1.2em;">Rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.</span></td> </tr> <tr class="clickable open" classname="clickable open" style="box-sizing: border-box; cursor: pointer;"> <td class="twc-sticky-col" classname="twc-sticky-col" headers="day" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: none; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: visible; position: absolute; z-index: 5; top: auto; width: 154px; transform: translateZ(0px); backface-visibility: hidden; perspective: 1000px; left: 0px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span class="date-time" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; width: 85px; white-space: normal; text-transform: uppercase; font-size: 0.85714rem; font-weight: 600;">MON NIGHT</span><icon class="icon icon-svg icon-svg-dark icon-partly-cloudy-night icon-29" classname="icon icon-svg icon-svg-dark icon-partly-cloudy-night icon-29" style="box-sizing: border-box; width: 34px; height: 34px; position: absolute; right: 10px;"><svg class="svg-partly-cloudy-night" viewbox="0 0 200 200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"><defs><mask id="partly-cloudy-night-mask"><rect fill="#FFF" height="100%" width="100%"></rect><use stroke="#000" stroke-width="3" transform="matrix(.6 0 0 .6 49 -26)" xlink:href="#svg-symbol-cloud"><svg height="100%" id="svg-symbol-cloud" viewbox="-4 0 204 200" width="100%"><path class="svg-symbol-cloud" classname="svg-symbol-cloud" d="M197.9,108.5c-4.7-17.5-22.7-28-40.2-23.4c0,0-1.3,0.3-3.5,0.9c-5.6-20.8-24.6-36.2-47.2-36.2 c-24.5,0-44.8,18.1-48.3,41.6c-0.8-0.2-1.3-0.3-1.3-0.3c-14.8-3.8-30,5-33.9,19.8c-0.9,3.5-1.1,7-0.8,10.4c-7.4,2-12,3.2-12,3.2 c-7,1.9-11.1,9-9.2,16c1.6,6.1,7.3,10,13.4,9.7h150.3c0,0,6.2-0.3,9.4-1.1C192.1,144.3,202.6,126.2,197.9,108.5z" style="fill:var(--color-cloud);"></path></svg></use></mask></defs><use class="svg-moon" mask="url(#partly-cloudy-night-mask)" transform="matrix(1.55 0 0 1.55 -53 28)" xlink:href="#svg-symbol-moon"><svg height="100%" id="svg-symbol-moon" width="100%"><path class="svg-symbol-moon" classname="svg-symbol-moon" d="M71 0 A 50 48, 150, 1, 0, 118 81 A 60 57, 140, 0, 1, 71 0" style="fill:var(--color-moon);"></path></svg></use><use class="svg-cloud" transform="matrix(.85 0 0 .82 26 2)" xlink:href="#svg-symbol-cloud"><svg height="100%" id="svg-symbol-cloud" viewbox="-4 0 204 200" width="100%"><path class="svg-symbol-cloud" classname="svg-symbol-cloud" d="M197.9,108.5c-4.7-17.5-22.7-28-40.2-23.4c0,0-1.3,0.3-3.5,0.9c-5.6-20.8-24.6-36.2-47.2-36.2 c-24.5,0-44.8,18.1-48.3,41.6c-0.8-0.2-1.3-0.3-1.3-0.3c-14.8-3.8-30,5-33.9,19.8c-0.9,3.5-1.1,7-0.8,10.4c-7.4,2-12,3.2-12,3.2 c-7,1.9-11.1,9-9.2,16c1.6,6.1,7.3,10,13.4,9.7h150.3c0,0,6.2-0.3,9.4-1.1C192.1,144.3,202.6,126.2,197.9,108.5z" style="fill:var(--color-cloud);"></path></svg></use></svg></icon> <div class="twc-table-shadow sticky" classname="twc-table-shadow sticky" style="box-sizing: border-box; pointer-events: none; position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 10px; height: 50px; right: -10px; background-image: linear-gradient(90deg, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15), transparent);">&nbsp;</div> </div> <span class="day-detail clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.85714rem; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); font-weight: 600;">APR 15</span></div> </td> <td class="description" classname="description" headers="description" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; width: 193px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">Clouds Early/Clearing Late</span></td> <td class="temp" classname="temp" headers="hi-lo" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; font-weight: 600; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">--</span><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">45<sup style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.4px;">&deg;</sup></span></div> </td> <td class="precip" classname="precip" headers="precip" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle;">20<span class="Percentage__percentSymbol__2Q_AR" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle;">%</span></span></span></div> </td> <td class="wind" classname="wind" headers="wind" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; width: 182px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">WNW 18 mph</span></td> <td class="humidity" classname="humidity" headers="humidity" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">53<span class="Percentage__percentSymbol__2Q_AR" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline;">%</span></span></span></td> </tr> <tr class="details-header" classname="details-header" style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <th class="twc-sticky-col" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; z-index: 1; overflow: visible; position: absolute; top: auto; width: 154px; transform: translateZ(0px); backface-visibility: hidden; perspective: 1000px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px; left: 0px; height: 29px;"> <div class="twc-table-shadow sticky" classname="twc-table-shadow sticky" style="box-sizing: border-box; pointer-events: none; position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 10px; height: calc(100% - 1px); right: -10px; background-image: linear-gradient(90deg, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15), transparent);">&nbsp;</div> </th> <th class="uv" classname="uv" id="uv-index" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px;">UV INDEX</th> <th class="sunrise" classname="sunrise" id="sunrise" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px;">SUNRISE</th> <th class="sunset" classname="sunset" id="sunset" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px;">SUNSET</th> <th class="moonrise" classname="moonrise" id="moonrise" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px;">MOONRISE</th> <th class="moonset" classname="moonset" id="moonset" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px 15px 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); text-transform: uppercase; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); text-align: left; text-shadow: rgb(255, 255, 255) 1px 1px 1px;">MOONSET</th> </tr> <tr class="clickable open" classname="clickable open" style="box-sizing: border-box; cursor: pointer;"> <td class="twc-sticky-col cell-hide" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: none; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: visible; position: absolute; z-index: 1; top: auto; width: 154px; transform: translateZ(0px); backface-visibility: hidden; perspective: 1000px; left: 0px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237); display: block;"> <div class="twc-table-shadow sticky" classname="twc-table-shadow sticky" style="box-sizing: border-box; pointer-events: none; position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 10px; height: 36px; right: -10px; background-image: linear-gradient(90deg, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15), transparent);">&nbsp;</div> </td> <td class="uv" classname="uv" headers="uv-index" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">0 of 10</span></td> <td class="sunrise" classname="sunrise" headers="sunrise" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">6:03 am</span></div> </td> <td class="sunset" classname="sunset" headers="sunset" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">7:25 pm</span></div> </td> <td class="moonrise" classname="moonrise" headers="moonrise" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">2:56 pm</span></div> </td> <td class="moonset" classname="moonset" headers="moonset" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 7px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: none; border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 36px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."> <div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">4:13 am</span></div> </td> </tr> <tr class="details clickable" classname="details clickable" style="box-sizing: border-box; cursor: pointer;"> <td class="twc-sticky-col" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-top: 0px; border-right: none; border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(153, 153, 153); border-left: 0px; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: visible; position: absolute; z-index: 1; top: auto; width: 154px; transform: translateZ(0px); backface-visibility: hidden; perspective: 1000px; left: 0px; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);" title="Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."> <div class="twc-table-shadow sticky" classname="twc-table-shadow sticky" style="box-sizing: border-box; pointer-events: none; position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 10px; height: 49px; right: -10px; background-image: linear-gradient(90deg, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15), transparent);">&nbsp;</div> </td> <td class="desc-details" colspan="5" headers="desc-details" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 7px 15px; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; border-top-style: initial; border-right-style: initial; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: initial; border-top-color: initial; border-right-color: initial; border-bottom-color: rgb(153, 153, 153); border-left-color: initial; border-image: initial; height: 50px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);"><span class="narrative" classname="narrative" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: block; width: 646px; white-space: normal; line-height: 1.2em;">Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 45F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;Well there it is, looks like a walk in the park at the Boston on Marathon Monday. At least there predicting 65* in the normal Noreaster season! I will just dress accordingly and stick to my plan while expecting the worst and hoping and praying for the best. If anybody is interested you may follow my trudge thru the marathon by texting my bib number 24132&nbsp;to 234567. It&#39;s still 3 days - 1 hour - and 18 minutes till the start and that&#39;s plenty of time for the Boston weather to turn around on a dime, not likely but worth a prayer! No running today just good old carb loading till Sunday at 2:pm.....</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 11, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-11-2019.html <p>4 big last miles on the PRT, 33*, 9 mph wind, snowing during my run.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 10, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-10-2019.html <p>it&#39;s snowing here and I&#39;m out running in it today. It&#39;s expected to snow for the next three days. 4 mi on the two lane black top with the snow falling. Then I&#39;ve got 3 miles left to run on thursday the last run&nbsp;of Taper Time and then I&#39;m off to Boston to run the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon....</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 09, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-09-2019.html <p>6.5 mi on the PRT. 59*, 48% humidity, 8 mph winds, totally a grey day and a mear 6 days till The Bean Town Brawl....&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 08, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-08-2019.html <p>R &amp; R day....</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Apr 07, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-07-2019.html <p>went out to run 8 on the Mt Rd but ended with 9. 51 *, partly sunny, 13 mph wind, &nbsp;55% humidity....7 days 11 hours&nbsp;and is all done but the crying!</p> Sun, 07 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 06, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-06-2019.html <p>Took a rest day strolling through the Crossroads of the West Gun Show. Oh ya, lots of fun things that go boom in the night!</p> Sat, 06 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 05, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-05-2019.html <p>6 mi on the small block this am. 60*, 38% humidity, 15 mph wind, 9 days 21 hours till Boston....</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 04, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-04-2019.html <p>7.5 miles on the PRT this am. 51* start/58* end, Little or no wind in full sunshine.</p> <p>1o days 22 hours till Boston!</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 03, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-03-2019.html <p>Rest day</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 02, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-02-2019.html <p>4 non- descript miles this am. a perfect 48&bull;, little&nbsp;or no wind, 49% humidity&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 01, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-01-2019.html <p>2 easy miles and a bunch of calisthenics at the gym...</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 31, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-31-2019.html <p>8 easy taper week miles, then a very restful day off my feet...</p> Sun, 31 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 30, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-30-2019.html <p>4 easy miles, then a full body weight workout (Fb-W/O) 16 days till Boston...</p> Sat, 30 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 29, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-29-2019.html <p>6 mi on the PRT, some at near MP. 17&nbsp;days till Boston....</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 28, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-28-2019.html <p>5 easy miles today and then a trip to the Gym for a full body weight workout finished off with about 25 minutes in the steam room.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 27, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-27-2019.html <p>7 mi on the Mt Rd, 53*, 13 mph wind, 38% humidity, 19 days till the 123rd BAA Marathon....</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 26, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-26-2019.html <p>3 easy recovery miles on a very nice day, then a w/o &amp; steam at the gym!</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 25, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-25-2019.html <p>last really long run this cycle, 21 miles in pretty gorgeous weather, 33* st/ 53* end, 30% humidity, little or no wind and lots of sunshine. 20 days &amp; a few hours till showtime in Bean Town!</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 24, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-24-2019.html <p>It rained most of last night and&nbsp;by the time that I got up this morning it was still raining and was turning into hail, snow grains, rain and some snow flakes.....decided to put off my final 22 Long run until tomorrow and do a short run and follow it up with a workout at the gym.....that&#39;s spring time in Utah. &quot;IMPROVISE, ADAPT &amp; OVERCOME&quot;</p> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 23, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-23-2019.html <p>4 easy miles and &nbsp;full body workout&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 22, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-22-2019.html <p>9 miles today, 9 mile repeats on the rolly Polly PRT.....no sun, some wind, too much humidity, but a great run in so many ways!</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 21, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-21-2019.html <p>todays schedule calls for a rest day. It&#39;s a rainy day here and I just haven&#39;t decided what I want to do. Maybe I&#39;ll just veg out today.....</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 20, 2019 http://TomSlick.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-20-2019.html <p>10 miles today&nbsp;on the DDMR, Start temp: 47/End Temp:64, 16% humidity, 0 - 10 mph wind, nice and sunny with great clean air supply......25 days, 18 hours till the start of the Boston Marathon, I can hardly believe this training cycle has flown by so so fast and it&#39;s almost time to get the show on the road...Oh Yea!!!!!</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:00:00