Ethan Cannon

Idaho State XC Invite

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Location:

Medford,OR,USA

Member Since:

Aug 07, 2014

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

High School:

I broke Alan Webb's HS mile record with a... well, if anyone is actually reading this, I guess I'll be honest:

XC 5K: 15:57

1500: 4:04.55

800: 2:01.05

400: 53.07

College (redshirt year): 

XC 4 mile: 21:14

Road race 10000: 34:05

Road race 5000: 15:37

Indoor mile (altitude): 4:31

800: 1:58.53

400: 51.84h

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Ya boy is back! And he is hungry from some fresh Italian pasta and to compete collegiately. 

In cross country I would like to get on the team and then compete for BYU this season.

In track I want to go under 4:05 in the indoor mile and 3:45 in the outdoor 1500. Sub 1:53 800 and sub 50 400 would be part of that.  

Long-Term Running Goals:

I want to continue running as long as possible. I don't feel a need to run marathons; I would rather simply be able to run 5Ks and 10Ks for much of my adult life and at least get in a few miles until I'm pretty old.

Personal:

LDS. 20 years old. Rome Italy Mission 2015-2017.

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10 miles up on the Y on my own since I had a science midterm to take this afternoon. Didn't do strides since I felt my achilles a bit on those steep hills.

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Today I got cut. Bummer. There are reasons why I would keep myself but also reasons I would cut myself if I were coach. Now my plan is to work and build fitness through the end of October, take a week "off", and then start getting ready to roll by December when there will apparently be one spot up for grabs. Hopefully I can run a fast mile by then. 

I went home and came back to run 1k repeats on the intramural field. Isaac wouldn't tell us how many we were doing (idk how I feel about that) so it hurt for sure, but I wasn't redlining like I normally do on workouts. Perhaps that's a good thing that will prevent burnout. Anyway I ran 3:08, 3:09, 3:06, 3:09, 3:08, 3:08, 3:09, 3:03 with 1:40-2:00 rest. 

 

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10.00

10 miles, two strides 

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The good news is that this was the first thursday workout in a few weeks that I felt like I wasn't running with the previous workout in my legs. It was also my first sub 60 400 since 2015 haha. It had to happen sometime. Unfortunately, I ended up getting out in front and was running almost all of the intervals on my own. I know if the BYU team was there they'd be hauling on this workout. So I can't get complacent. The good news is that I know how to train not only for XC on my own (summer of 2014 and 2017) but also was training pretty da solo in 2014 for track as well as 2015. 

We did 3 by 800-600-400 cutdown for 7200 meters total and a lot of rest (so we finished after 6:00!) I ran (2:27, 1:51, 66), (2:22, 1:45, 67), (2:17, 1:43, 66), (2:18, 1:40, 59). 4-5 minutes between sets and more than rest equivalent to the previous repeat during sets. 

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15.00

Morning: 5 miles. It was warmer than the last time I doubled and I went a lot faster. 

Afternoon: 10 miles. Didn't do strides because I felt my achilles.

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16.00

I was busy this morning so I didn't run until the afternoon. With this in mind, and knowing what I ate throughout today, it's a miracle I didn't collapse. I mean, it's not like I had only eaten brownies, but you need good fuel and preperation to run 16 miles at sub 6 pace. I didn't get my pace exactly, but I am relatively confident it was faster than last week. Nice day to run in the canyon. 

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10.00

Over 10 miles and strides. I checked my pace just once using mile markers on the river trail today and I was running 6:15s. That's no surprise. When I run alone that's kind of what happens. Maybe I should back off a hair.

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11.00

I bounce back and forth with how I feel about training with the farm team. Once again, I didn't feel as beat up after today's workout. Complacency can be a significant issue in running. Yet at the same time, track season is a ways away. With each workout I do I am gaining confidence and a feeling that I am building traction and getting stronger and faster. I believe that will propel me to a good track year. Today we did 8 by 800 at Kiwanis with a bit over 1:1 rest. The whole thing felt pretty good except around reps 5 and 6 where on the steep downhills I felt some tough bowel problems. Thankfully, I didn't entirely fall apart and felt better by the end. 2:30, 2:27, 2:24, 2:23, 2:24, 2:25, 2:23, 2:19. 

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Uh oh. Woke up this morning with a sharp pain in my lower outer left knee. I feel like this has happened before, and I may have even written about it on this blog. Perhaps I should make an injury log. Not sure quite what it is. I ran anyway and only ditched strides. While running it felt fine, when I would stop it would hurt to start again. I took some ibuprofen and hopefully will be ok. Felt good other than that, I'm in great shape right now.

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9.00

Today's effort didn't really feel like a workout. 64 400, 3 min rest (though it was supposed to be less), 2:22 800 (5 min rest), 2:29 800 (we were only supposed to make it feel like the race so I let someone else lead this one and chilled), 3 min rest, 61 400 (difficult, but I focused on keeping my form completely together and being relaxed). Knee felt fine during the workout, I'm hoping it's getting better! :) 

 

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8.00

8 miles, strides. Knee felt almost 100 percent today! Sweet!

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Race: Idaho State XC Invite (3.5 Miles) 00:19:22, Place overall: 12
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16.00

Morning: woke up at 5 to drive to Pocatello. I had a bit of a sore throat, but not too bad. While I was racing I didn't feel anything wrong with it. I didn't feel like I did great myself on one of the most insane courses I've ever run (super steep downhill followed by super steep uphill), but I was really proud of our team for winning the race, beating Idaho State on their home course 32 to 36. Not bad for a "running club". 

Night: I needed to get in more mileage so I went for a run. You know what it feels like when your legs just start moving faster without you even asking for it? That's what happened. Before I knew it, I was rolling 5:30s or so on the way back. I love that feeling of going super fast and having it not even feel challenging. 

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Tried a new combination today, past the MTC and then instead of turning around, going on the business park loop. It's beautiful at this time of year. 3 strides. 

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Weird workout today. It was 10 by 600 with 2 minutes rest but Isaac wouldn't tell us before how many we were doing. Didn't really matter, cuz I lost track of how many we had done. Whenever you lose track of how many you've done, it means you are going easy. He had us running 1:46-1:48 and was pretty serious about it. It was good to run as a pack but I was getting super antsy. I would have rather been unleashed a little earlier to grind a bit. Numbers 8 and 9 we were allowed to go faster and we did them in 1:40. That felt good, it would have been a solid pace to do for the whole workout. But we only did two of those, so on the last when, Isaac had us stick as a group for the first 200 before letting loose. We went through in 32 high. I was pretty impressed with my close, probably sub 57. I finished in 1:29. That definitely means that even during cross season I'm probably in the best 800 shape of my life. Then I did weights in the ghetto weight room. Splits: 1:48, 1:47, 1:46, 1:47, 1:47, 1:46, 1:47, 1:40, 1:40, 1:29

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10.50

Little over ten and a half miles. Felt my Achilles a bit so I didn't do strides.

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My Achilles still hurt today. Thankfully, during the workout it was ok. I'm icing it right now and didn't do weights today. I'll be more careful tomorrow and not over push myself, but focus on recovery. Hopefully all will go well. I didn't feel quite up to snuff today, but I was just reading yesterday something by Alberto Salazar where he was saying we try too hard to be at 100 percent on workout days. A little fatigue (on workout days- not race days) isn't a problem. Anyway, it was a crazy workout though. 3 mile tempo run up around to the Mariott center and then back down and around (just under three loops total). Then we had a good bit of rest, like 9 minutes, and did an 800 and 5 by 400 with 90 seconds to 2 minutes rest. I ran 15:34 for the 3 mile, then 2:22, then Isaac had us cut down: I ran 68, 64, 63, 61, then on the last one he told us to show some heart and (I know it's cheesy but) that really got me through it just a hair under 59. 

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Uh oh... I started running and my Achilles' tendon said "no". Did an hour on the elliptical and my bike. Gotta get healthy! 

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I think I'm getting better. Hopefully I'll be ready to go by monday. But I wasn't today. 90 minutes on the eliptical.

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Test number one was thankfully passed. I had a good idea to go for an 8 mile easy run today, then hit the eliptical for the remaining "two miles". It went well. A little soreness, but at that speed, nothing was too bad. Tomorrow will be the second test- will I get better or worse after today? My calve raises felt good. 

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Today we did a 3k time trial. I was very blessed to be able to run it. Then I was responsible enough to not do the workout afterward which was totally the right choice even though it was hard to not finish the workout. I talked to Isaac before about not going all out. In a way, I didn't. I certainly wasn't saving up energy, but I also felt that feeling in your thighs where you haven't run hard in several days and that slowed me down. I ran 9:01. 17 second PR not including altitude. I was hoping to be sub 8:40 at altitude right now. But first I gotta take care of my Achilles and keep on chugging. 

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8.00

8 miles running, 2 miles on elliptical. Achilles didn't feel as good as I hoped. We'll see tomorrow. 

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7.50

A couple of big things happened in the past 24 hours. One is that I finally decided on a major. The other is that I talked to my coach and he approved me taking my week break between XC and track this week instead of two weeks from now so I can get healthy instead of limping through the end of cross (or potentially worse) and also more Minimze time not doing workouts. Hopefully during these next few days I can a) get healthy and b) get reset for track. It worked great in 2014. 

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Ran with tanner

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I ran in the morning like I normally do and my achilles was kind of tight. Today I upped the heel raises to 20 and did another set in the afternoon.

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7.00

7 miles. Definitely felt better, but I think I'll wait till Thursday to work out.

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5.00

Still not there! Darn it. 5 miles then 5 miles on elliptical 

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