Ethan Cannon Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:14:59 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Mar 20, 2019 <p>It was 60 degrees today! &#128293;&#128293; The warm weather will be helpful for my healing. My Achilles didn&rsquo;t feel so hot again today, but my knee seemed fine.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 19, 2019 <p>Super warm day on the track today. I am so grateful to see some continued improvement as we approach the big race (t minus 10 days). Isaac wouldn&rsquo;t tell us the workout, he just gave it to us, segment by segment. It was harder than I thought it would be, but having people to switch off leading laps with really helped. The last one in particular was nice, I just ran right behind Andrew the whole time. It was seriously akin to being on a treadmill. I just thought: &ldquo;all you have to do is keep him right in front of you&rdquo;. We did two sets with seven min in between. 90 seconds between reps. 1600, 1200, 400, 800. (4:51, 3:30, 60, 2:17), (4:52, 3:34, 62, 2:10). Shoes felt good. Weights.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 18, 2019 <p>AM: 4 miles. Adam ran a 2:26 800 split, almost exactly what I ran at the rotary relays my freshman year. He&rsquo;s not in bad shape.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 10 miles, 4 strides. Body felt better, not perfect.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 16, 2019 <p>I am very proud of myself. I only ran 6:33 pace today! The Provo river trail is closed down a bit so I had to run out in the sticks a bit. It was nice.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 15, 2019 <p>10 miles. It was supposed to max out in the high 30s but it felt great with the sun beating down. I did a few strides by doing a ten second jog to warmp up my knee. I&#39;m grateful to have only run once today, hopefully the extra recovery pays off!</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 14, 2019 <p>New shoes felt good. So did my achilles! And my knee felt a little better. I did some light squats. Four guys got cut this week. I feel bad for them, but it is SO nice to have people to run with, even though I&#39;ll still have to do a lot of front running if I am to reach my 14:10 goal in two weeks. I felt a little better today. I hope I continue to improve as I let my body rest more. I did a two mile tempo in 10:03, eight min rest, 2 by 800 w/ equal rest in 2:13, 2:13, then two 400s with 2 min rest in 62, 61.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 13, 2019 <p>Today kind of hurt. My knee and Achilles were struggling. I hope they can recover well</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 12, 2019 <p>Alright, it&rsquo;s time to think critically. I have determined that my iron levels are normal. Today I felt just kind of tired again. I think it was fine aerobically but I just didn&rsquo;t have the pop. Coach suggested that I bring down my mileage. So that&rsquo;s what I&rsquo;ll do. Rather than go 82-76-70 leading up to the race I&rsquo;m going to cut it down significantly to about 76-70-65. I had been concerned about overtraining as I embarked with this season. Hopefully I can get my legs back ASAP. I ran 4:39, 4:40, and then put on my flats and ran 4:45, 4:44. Weird, huh? Thankfully I was able to do some light power cleans today!&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 11, 2019 <p>Wow, is it already time to say goodbye to my grey Sauconys? I suppose it is.&nbsp;</p> <p>AM: 5 miles</p> <p>PM: 11 miles. To be honest, I was a little bummed that my knee and achilles were as sore as they were today. Oh well. I may have to do the whole workout in trainers tomorrow. If so, its no big deal. At least I can do it.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 09, 2019 <p>I did a new long run today. It was kind of fun going where I have never been before, on Geneva road out toward Lindon. Coach told me to chill on it. I ended up running 6:13s, which was faster than I had planned on, but still didn&#39;t really hurt. I felt sore by the end though. Thankfully my achilles and knee felt pretty good! This was my longest run ever, I believe. And my longest week. I wore Bryce&#39;s Garmin. It was the first time I had used one since high school. Pretty nice to have.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 08, 2019 <p>Somehow I slogged through 17 miles today. For one reason or another, about 13 miles of it was on a treadmill. Thankfully they are there for when I need them. I did 6 in the morning and 11 in the afternoon. No strides since my knee and achilles were aching, though they didn&#39;t die.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 07, 2019 <p>Hmm. My confidence is oscillating like an electrocardiogram right now (can you tell I&#39;m about to take a physiology test?) I shouldn&#39;t be too concerned. For whatever reason I have just had multiple sub-par workouts in the past few weeks. 1 mile in 4:52, then 5 by 400 w/ 90 secs rest in (63, 63, 63, 63, 65). At the end of the fourth one I realized I was dying. We took three minutes off and then did the second set: (65, 65, 65, 66, 64) I think. My knee and achilles were hurting but at least felt alright during the workout. Wet day. Still didn&#39;t feel like doing power cleans or squats.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 06, 2019 <p>My knees and achilles&#39; tendon were hurting. I wore my roommate&#39;s hat to keep the rain out of my face. It didn&#39;t end up raining at all, but oh well.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Mar 05, 2019 <p>My friend Sarah recently told me she&rsquo;s actually read my blog before. I guess I hope to get good enough that someday people can draw inspiration by reading my running history on this blog, but it also reminds me to delete a few posts where there was a lack of a filter in my comments lol.</p> <p>It was a rainy workout with some wind. But I didn&rsquo;t really notice it. For some reason I just haven&rsquo;t mastered mile repeats yet this season. This workout where we did 800s was a lot easier than last week where I had to slog through four laps, almost all on my own.&nbsp;</p> <p>We did a 10 minute tempo to start. I started a bit fast and then settled in and averaged 5:05 pace (I was supposed to actually go a little slower, 5:10 pace). It felt really relaxed and I knew it would be a good workout. Then we took six minutes rest and did 5 by 800. These felt really good. About 3 minutes rest. I ran a 2:14 (they were claiming I went out in 29 which is NOT true haha), 2:17, then put on my flats for the first time in a while. I ran 2:15, 2:14,&nbsp;and then 2:12. I was surprised he called it at 5. Then I did weights but no power cleans since my knee hurt and Achilles a bit. Today I got my iron checked. I&rsquo;ll get the results tomorrow.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 04, 2019 <p>T minus 25 days till lift off...</p> <p>AM: 6 miles</p> <p>PM: 11 miles and strides. Today I felt more energized than I previously have been. I&#39;ll still get the test tomorrow I think but this is encouraging.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 02, 2019 <p>It was lightly snowing when I left but I&rsquo;m glad that I went outside. It was warm enough that I got pretty sweaty actually. 6:10 average. Didn&rsquo;t feel too hot. We&rsquo;ll have to get that blood test ASAP. Thankfully last night I slept great (relatively) and my body felt fine.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 01, 2019 <p>AM: 5 miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 10 miles and a few strides, but my right Achilles kind of hurt. I was a little bit concerned because yesterday I went shoe shopping online and the usual places seemed to be all out of my Ride 10s. Thankfully, I found a new pair on eBay for $62!&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 28, 2019 <p>Good&nbsp;news, my back isn&#39;t all the way better but today I forgot to take ibuprofen, which is a good sign. I did a 10-5-3-2-1 fartlek. I was thinking about doing some of it on the track. But I decided against it. This makes it a lot easier. So I don&#39;t really know how I did. Afterwards my patellar tendon was feeling a bit tender so I didn&#39;t do power cleans because of that and my back. My workouts have been tiring but right now the mileage is giving me no qualms. I&#39;m going to have to hold myself back to stick to 83 this week.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 27, 2019 <p>It was raining as I first got going but then it cleared up and was soo nice!! Felt good too. My back is feeling much better. My dad is going to call in a blood test for me.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 26, 2019 <p>4 by 1600 on the outdoor track. It was SOO nice today, even at 5:00! I didn&#39;t know if I was going to be able to do the workout until I started it because of my back. Miraculously, I was alright. I ran (4:39, 4:43, 4:42, 4:39). Four and a half minute rest with six after the second rep. So while I&#39;m so grateful I was able to run, after doing some more research on plant based diets and iron defficiency, I am more concerned about this issue, and I might investigate it. To rest my back, I didn&#39;t do squats today. Tomorrow I start work as a wellness coordinator! Only 7 hours a week for now. Hopefully I can balance it.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 25, 2019 <p>AM: 5 miles. Maybe I slept weird on it or something but my back was hurting really bad.</p> <p>PM: 11 miles. This felt significantly better. My strides still hurt though so I only did three. Super nice day.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 23, 2019 <p>And that&rsquo;s a wrap on my short week. It was 14 degrees supposedly when I woke up but the sun was out and I ended up taking off my hat again. 6:09s. I felt a little tired at times. I talked to my dad about anemia and hemochromatosis which he has. I highly doubt I have iron deficiency (if anything I have too much like he does). But we&rsquo;ll see. Now I get to recover and prep for my Tuesday workout. My patellar tendon and Achilles&rsquo; tendon are definitely on their way up!&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 22, 2019 <p>Today since I&rsquo;ve felt pretty banged up the past couple days I decided to run on the treadmill since it was cold outside. I&rsquo;m glad I did since it also started snowing! Thankfully I had the fan which worked really well so I didn&rsquo;t get super sweaty. My knee and Achilles&rsquo; tendon hurt but felt better than I expected. I was actually able to get in a few strides as well.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 21, 2019 <p>Every once in a while you have a really trashy workout, no matter how good of shape you are in. Today was one of those days. My legs just felt zapped. I was supposed to do 4:54 mile, 2:50 K, 62 400, 2:12 800 w/ 90 secs rest, followed by 6 min recovery and then all over again. Instead I ran (4:56, 2:56, 64, 2:20) (4:58, 3:03, 66, 2:17). Yep. Also my patellar tendon hurt so I didn&#39;t do exercises&nbsp;that involve the knee a lot. I did do some eccentric knee drop things I looked up. I&#39;m grateful that I can run, that I could use the indoor track, that it didn&#39;t destroy my lungs again, that I am healthy and fit, that I have great support from coaches and teammates- I have a lot to be thankful for. Looking back the only thing I would have changed that I had control over is that I wish I was more mentally tough in accepting that it wasn&#39;t going to be an insanely good workout but not thinking about how bad it was the whole time.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 20, 2019 <p>10 miles. Maybe I&#39;ve just gotten used to it, but 30 degrees doesn&#39;t feel bad anymore. I felt my patellar tendon during the run. I ran really easy. I hope it was just caused by more soreness last week, but I will still do some exercises for it in addition to icing.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also- I really want to improve my form/ posture. I don&#39;t think it will be easy but I hope it is doable. I think a lot of my issues- forward shoulders, raised shoulders, arms swinging from side to side, are related. If I can fix one, I think I will be on my way to fixing others. So today I focused on lowering my shoulders and swinging my arms forward. It was tough, and didn&#39;t feel like I was being more efficient, but if I want to look like Bernard Lagat when I run instead of Mary Cain, with all the physiological benefits that includes, then I have to do this. I hope to make it such a habit that I will finally run that way in workouts and races, too.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:00:00