Ethan Cannon Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:31:16 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Oct 23, 2018 <p>We Did a 5-4-3-2-1 Farrell with rest equivalent to whatever we&#39;d run next. I was pretty nervous since it would mean I&#39;d have to run fast in order to get a good workout. Isaac and I made a plan this morning to just do long stuff and work on my lactate threshold for a couple months. So this workout kind of surprised me. Anyway. I planned to go out in 5 minute pace. First 5 minutes was 4:56 pace on the track. After that I ran on the grass. Somehow I was able to make the workout decently hard. Idk how fast I was going, since the fields can be super deceiving. But if I had run just as hard on the track it would have been pretty fast. I hope Derek just had a bad day because he dropped off pretty hard partway through the four minute one. Aidan did his own thing.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 22, 2018 <p>I didn&#39;t feel amazing today, but for some reason I decided to do strides and felt fine. It was a beautiful rainy day. I saw a double rainbow. This was my first time running down south and then out to the airport (I turned around right there at the airport). This was also my longest &quot;easy&quot; run ever. I tried to be careful not to push the pace.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 20, 2018 <p>Wow. That&#39;s one of the most grueling runs I can remember. I just felt tired pretty much right from the getgo. With the wind blasting out of the canyon on the way up, I was exhausted. Then on the way down I sort of went into a subconcious state where I told my legs and arms to keep moving and then just checked out. Near the end my vision started getting weird and I was battling to maintain what I&#39;d guess was 6 minute pace. Oh well. At least I have a long time to recover. These things happen. I ran 48 minutes out, 42:30 back for 90:30 overall but I was just estimating 15 miles so it may not have been exact.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 19, 2018 <p>Ran Carterville with the boys again. Still not where I&#39;d like it to be so I didn&#39;t do strides. Hopefully I can get a good weekend of rest and then pump it next week.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 18, 2018 <p>AM: 5 miles.</p> <p>PM: 10&nbsp;miles.</p> <p>I think I felt a little bit better today. Hope to see continued improvement.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 17, 2018 <p>Hmm. Grass loops at Kiwanis. Didn&#39;t feel amazing. Reminder that I need to be careful as I step down the pace over the coming weeks as I get faster but particularly as my workouts change and involve running at faster paces.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 16, 2018 <p>I feel like I might be a little lighter now. That&#39;s good. It might take a few more weeks to get down to where I need to be using this method.&nbsp;Today I planned to do a 7 mile &quot;power&quot; run along the river trail . The past several workouts though my first mile has been in the 5:30s so when I went out in 5:08 I thought &quot;uh oh&quot; and kind of reverted into &quot;go hard until you break&quot; mode. Miles 2-3 were 10:25. Miles 5-6 were 10:34 (I stopped to go to the bathroom real quick at halfway). I could&#39;ve done all 7 miles but decided just to accelerate near the end and call it there. Hmm. 5:13 pace. Still a really good improvement.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 15, 2018 <p>Carterville with Derik and Aiden from the farm team. 3 strides.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 13, 2018 <p>Today was one of those rare occasions where I overestimate my mileage. I shouldn&#39;t complain, I had an awesome run. I got back from St. George and immediately left for a cold, windy run at 7 pm or so. Coincidentally, it was the third time in a row when I just happened to run past the stadium during a football game. Anyway, I had really not been pushing it for most of the first miles, and I guess I forgot about that, because I turned back earlier than I should have. I was only going 6:34s on the way out. Then on the way back I just felt awesome. Lots of energy, I think I had the wind at my back, it was great! 5:22s. 5:58s overall.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 12, 2018 <p>I felt kind of like garbage on my run today in St. George. Sweat was getting in my eyes, I felt tired and my calcaneal tendon (proper anatomical term) was hurting. I could see into Arizona and last night accidentally drove there.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 11, 2018 <p>At times I could have felt better. But after I warmed up this morning, I felt really loose for a morning run.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 10, 2018 <p>The greater portion was at Kiwanis. I think that really helps.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 09, 2018 <p>Another workout in Orem. Not to be a baby, but I might stop going there since this time I felt like I was running into the wind the whole time! Maybe it&#39;s just the stormy weather. I didn&#39;t run as fast as I had wanted, but I am not (overly) concerned since I had a similar issue in my summer 2014 and 2017 training blocks where I would just stop getting faster for a few weeks. Both seasons ended up being successful for me however. So I will be patient. Goal was: 3 by (5:40-5:45 mile, 5:00 mile). I ran 5:36, 5:13, 5:46, 5:12, 5:45, 5:08. I felt like at 5:45 pace I was recovering very slowly, but (aerobically speaking) I was recovering, which was good.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 08, 2018 <p>11 miles including 3 strides. Felt tight at the beginning but good for most of the run. STAY CALM SQUAD&nbsp;I AM&nbsp;BACK IN BUSINESS :)</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 06, 2018 <p>I ran out to the airport for the first time. That road that goes around the airport is really straight and no one is out there. It&#39;s almost boring. I&#39;m not sure if I&#39;ll do it again. Averaged 5:55 miles. I felt pretty tired and slow. Hopefully I am capable of more than this but it&#39;s just that my body is adjusting to the higher mileage. I didn&#39;t speed up much, it was probably 6:30 for the first couple miles, then a 6:10, and then 5:44s the whole rest of the way (that was my average coming back).</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 05, 2018 <p>I feel kind of bad for stopping at my friends tailgait. Oh well. Despite me not feeling amazing (and a newer pain that seemed less threatening in my lower and upper rather than middle parts of the tendon), I was surprised to start running again and not feel sore.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 04, 2018 <p>AM: 5 miles, a little sore achilles.</p> <p>PM: Wow, this actually felt really good. I was pushing it a little much (6:27 pace or so while running it mostly on grass) which I tend to do on the provo river trail. But I&#39;m excited, to feel this way after pushing it as much as I have is awesome!</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 03, 2018 <p>Went to Kiwanis again. I had planned on doing 9. It&#39;s hard to remember how I felt last week exactly but I want to say I felt better than last week! I&#39;m planning on doubling tomorrow at the current rate.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 02, 2018 <p>I was really winded today- literally. I had planned on doing a cutdown (six miles going from 5:50 to 5:00 or so). I even paced&nbsp;my warm up miles. I really tried to do it the way I had planned. But I didn&#39;t notice that it was quite windy, but that once I started running, the wind seemed to disappear. Every runner knows that on a windy day when you can&#39;t feel anything it&#39;s because the wind is at your back. My first mile was 5:34 and it felt amazing. I decided to run about the same for the next mile- I hit 5:32. Its hard to say because I know sometimes I overestimate my ability to hold a pace, but I felt so good. Then I turned around for the rest of the run. Wind was blasting my in the face almost the hole time. When it wasn&#39;t I would sometimes &quot;forget&quot; to speed up, so I don&#39;t think I gave it my all, but I do think if I could have been consistent without wind my time would have been much faster. Anyway, my splits afterward were: 5:35, 5:33, 5:31, 5:26. Oh well. Hopefully tomorrow goes well!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 01, 2018 <p>I felt like I was slipping around less with my shoes laced up today. I think my body is not only rested but adjusting as well because I did 10 miles (and two strides) today and it didn&#39;t feel taxing hardly at all. Aerobically a bit, but there was no fatigue hardly at all. My tendon did fairly well.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 29, 2018 <p>Well... that was something. I think 28 plus miles in two days took a tole cuz by the time I turned around I didn&#39;t accelerate much more. I almost made it to the water fountain. My Achilles wasn&#39;t do amazing near the end either but it&#39;s Saturday so I finished it off, albeit slowly because of how tired I was. My feet felt like they were really slipping around in the Pegasus&#39;, so I tied them up a little higher just now.&nbsp;</p> <p>ADAM MADE VARSITY!!! 18:09 at PRENATS!!!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 28, 2018 <p>5 miles in the AM. 10 miles in the afternoon. Didn&#39;t feel too bad. I started getting that exhausted feeling where I get really hungry, but that&#39;s way better than being injured eh.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 27, 2018 <p>Wasn&#39;t perfect but it felt better. Glad to have been able to rebound without losing too much mileage.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 26, 2018 <p>I definitely was feeling it today. But at the same time, I may have been able to get over the hump of doing a workout and then having to revert back to elliptical. I&#39;m not planning on doubling tomorrow, but I think I&#39;ll still be able to run. We&#39;ll see. 63 min of loops at Kiwanis park. Probably pretty slow but that grass really slows you down.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 25, 2018 <p>Uh oh.&nbsp;This is very reminiscent of the last couple times I tried working out. I only went 56. Hopefully I&#39;ll be ok tomorrow.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 24, 2018 <p>New socks, new shoes, and I am grateful to be ready to implement my new game plan by degrees. It went well for today but we&#39;ll see tomorrow how it really went. Went to Murdock canal trail to run my only &quot;workout&quot; of &nbsp;the week, a progression run. I have a long way to go but it was a good start. Not including the warm up and cool down, my miles were: 5:31, 5:27, 5:25, 5:14, 5:10. Average: 5:21.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:00:00