Ethan Cannon Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:14:27 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Dec 10, 2018 <p>Where to start...&nbsp;</p> <p>Workout today meant no time for weights before FHE. We were supposed to do 3 by (1000,800,400) with 90 seconds rest in between and 3-4 min rest between sets. The problem is, as a group, we are &nbsp;or very consistent. Derek, Aidan, Josh and I could all be a bit better with pacing. The workout got changed on our second K when we went slow. I felt like we were warming up in the middle lap of that. Oh well, I had hoped for a shorter workout anyway so I&#39;m not complaining.&nbsp;</p> <p>(2:56, 2:17, 65) followed by 5 minutes rest, then (2:59, 2:14, 64). Then we took like 10 minutes off and ran (63, 63). Yea so not really sure what to make or that workout. Oh well!&nbsp;</p> <p>I ran in spikes for my last two 400s. That felt kind of uncomfortable tbh. I might try out my flats on Wednesday. I&#39;m not sure if I would get used to them or not, but afterwards my hip felt a little funky. It&#39;s great though to put them on for the first time since 2017!!&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 08, 2018 <p>Well, that&#39;s a wrap! I&#39;m thankful today that my peroneal tendons seem to be doing just fine. I kept on keeping my pace up even though I had no intention to just because to be honest, it gets kind of boring to run that far if you&#39;re just chilling! Also nice that it wasn&#39;t too cold. I ran in the afternoon since I was in charge of a temple trip this morning.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 07, 2018 <p>A little over 11 miles. Today I felt a lot better, HALLELUJAH!! I don&#39;t regret skipping my double or strides though, &quot;a healthy runner beats an injured one every time&quot; -Ed Eyestone</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 06, 2018 <p>Today I was thinking about my peroneal tendons a lot. Despite this, I miraculously felt fine once again during the workout. I think this takes the cake for weirdest running issue to date. Afterwards I did some stretches and stuff to strengthen them. I&#39;m also gonna take NSAIDs, elevate, and ice. The treatment is quite similar to Achilles treatment actually. Today we did 4 by 800 with 2:30 rest and 4 by 400 with 90 seconds rest, with 5 minutes in between. At first I didn&#39;t feel so great but I warmed up throughout the workout. (2:18, 2:16, 2:16, 2:16) and (64, 62, 62, 60). Hopefully I have enough speed to run a fast 3K next week.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 05, 2018 <p>Ankle hurt a little more today during the run. Hurt isn&#39;t the right word- I felt it. But it wasn&#39;t much worse than yesterday when I wasn&#39;t running. It still feels no worse while running than walking. I&#39;ll have to research this.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 04, 2018 <p>It actually wasn&#39;t as cold as it could have been. I ran 3.5 miles to warmup. Unfortunately I was supposed to meet Aidan at 4:00 but he met meet at 4 to warm up. Oops. So I ran laps around the track complex/ Helaman halls for 15:30 for the three mile tempo. Idk my splits, it was a little concerning that my first lap (over a mile) was 5:43 and my second was about 5:55. The third was probably a bit slower. I tried to control it but I was still tired, even after my nine minute rest. Update: I looked it up on google maps and was impressed. I obviously was running tighter than the roads would be, always on the inside, but it was also hilly so maybe those can discount each other... Anyway, the first lap would have been 4:50 pace and the second lap 5:00 pace, meaning I averaged 9:50 through the two mile for the first nearly 12 minutes of running!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;Then I did 4 by 800 with 2:30 rest, in 2:18, 2:21, 2:22, 2:16. Thankfully my fibularis longus&nbsp;and brevis tendons, which had been acting up, felt fine the whole time. Then I did quick weights since I had to go.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 03, 2018 <p>AM: Yesterday was a blizzard (what a perfect day for it to snow, if it&#39;s going to!) and today there was a lot of snow but it wasn&#39;t too bad. I ran really slow (I could tell by how long it took me to reach my normal turn around) but felt fine.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 11 miles. Nice and easy. Three strides. The roads were pretty clear. I had some weird body problems which I&#39;ll research now but other than that was fine.&nbsp;</p> <p>Getting pumped!!! My dad ran a four mile tempo at 8:00 pace!! That&#39;s huge for him! This is the year!</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 01, 2018 <p>And that&#39;s a cap to the week. My Achilles felt alright. I ended up feeling tired at the end even though I was only averaging like 6:05s but that&#39;s ok. I actually started out pretty fast and overall I sort of gradually slowed down...yea.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 30, 2018 <p>Carterville... Decided not to do 12 or strides since I felt my Achilles a little bit still.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 29, 2018 <p>Over the past few seasons, one thing has remained constant. Regardless of how fast I am, there will be workouts that go well and workouts that don&#39;t. I suppose I could be a world record holder and I would probably still have the same experience. However, I am suspicious that nearly all of my Thursday workouts don&#39;t go super fast (with the exception being last Thursday when my workout was in the morning). I need to consider not doubling on Thursday in my opinion. Today I thought I was ready for 4 miles in 20 minutes. I hit mile 1 in 4:59 feeling fine. But I started feeling more tired through mile 2. I turned around at 10 and didn&#39;t get back till 15:17 (leading me to believe that I ran something like 5:05 and 5:17, but that is just speculation without a marker). Last mile I was redlining and only ran 5:23. That was pretty bad. Oh well.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 28, 2018 <p>Ran 10 miles nice any easy in the rain at Kiwanis. Earlier it was feeling a little tender but I felt good during the run.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 27, 2018 <p>My new shoes felt great, and this was a great way to welcome them in! The workout felt very easy. The last one I went a little harder than I should have, but Isaac didn&#39;t want me to speed it up at all, and I felt like I could have gone under 2:10 if I really needed to, so it ended up somewhere in the middle. It was supposed to be 3 minutes rest, most were at least 3:30 rest though. We did mile, 800, mile, 800, 800: (4:55ish, 2:17, 4:54, 2:17, 2:13). Felt good enough to do weights!!! I could&#39;ve done a lot more if I kept the pace where it had been before.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 26, 2018 <p>AM: 5 miles. Felt really loose and good.</p> <p>PM: went pretty slow but I wasn&#39;t like jumping off the walls with energy. It&#39;s ok. 3 strides.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 24, 2018 <p>Didn&#39;t save my post... long story involving blizzards, lack of sunglasses, free trials at a fitness center, and more, but I ran two miles early and the other 15.5 on a treadmill at BYU.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 23, 2018 <p>11 miles in the late afternoon. Thankfully it was nice outside again. Three strides.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 22, 2018 <p>AM: Woke up and was very thankful that it was a balmy 43 degrees outside. This was nice seeing as it was my first morning workout (excluding long runs) in a long time. I decided to do a 5 mile tempo. Felt great! Really windy as I went toward the canyon, but in general, I felt like I was rolling and I payed less attention to my Achilles than in a long time. Awesome. Sartorius area hurt a bit still later on. Then I helped my dad with his form. 11.5 miles total.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: Sartorius didn&#39;t hurt at all which was nice. I left right after thanksgiving dinner so the fact that I made it out alive was nice.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 21, 2018 <p>10 miles in Mapleton. I felt a little dumpy from the scones I ate this morning but eventually that and my Achilles soreness went away.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 20, 2018 <p>3 by (1000,800,400) with over 2 min rest between reps and over 5 min rest between sets. They were supposed to be at 5k, 3k, and mike pace respectively but idk if that is target pace or what because it is very obvious to me in workouts like this that I&#39;m not in shape to run these paces on this track for those distances. I ran (2:59, 2:17, 64), (2:52, 2:17, 66), and (2:58, 2:17, 64). I always led the 800, but Aidan had a great workout and was leading the Ks and Josh was doing well also. Achilles felt stressed at times. Cooldown felt good though.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 19, 2018 <p>I went really slow today. And I mean, really slow. It felt great though. In the morning I ran 5 miles. It was about 20 degrees but I didn&#39;t feel too cold. Then in the afternoon I ran on bonneville shoreline for probably the last time this year (due to weather). It was really nice. My Achilles felt fine and hopefully tomorrow despite my higher mileage day today I&#39;ll be ready for a good&nbsp;workout.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 17, 2018 <p>Shout out to blogger Conner Mantz, who was 10th at NCAAs! Plus he runs from the front like a beast. BYU finished 2nd overall. We weren&#39;t super close to beating NAU but I was glad we cleaned up Portland pretty well.&nbsp;</p> <p>This was my highest mileage week ever. Now I get to recover before hitting the grind next week. Today I ran up the canyon. It didn&#39;t feel super easy. I ran 6:03 pace. At the end though I pulled it in and did a cool down in the hopes that I will be ready to go next week.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 16, 2018 <p>I had a test at 3 so I didn&#39;t leave till nearly 5. So I got to watch it go From day to night. It was pretty, but it also made the run feel long, cold, and tiring. My Achilles wasn&#39;t feeling amazing either. This is hard work. Nothing is free in this sport. There&#39;s opposition in all things, eh? Hopefully I can feel good tomorrow.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 15, 2018 <p>Long day, but I&#39;m grateful to not have had tendon problems! I was able to do a whole workout in the afternoon, even though I didn&#39;t kill it by any means.</p> <p>AM: 5 miles</p> <p>PM: 12 miles on the river trail. 3 mileish warm up and cool down. I did a 3-3 fartlek in the middle. I didn&#39;t let it get out of hand. I was averaging a bit over 5:30 pace I think for those 6 miles, so I would guess I was running something like 6 minute pace on the easy and 5 minute pace on the hard? Hard to say exactly. Doesn&#39;t really matter either.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 14, 2018 <p>Felt pretty good at Kiwanis partk today!!</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 13, 2018 <p>12 by 400 on the indoor track. 90 seconds rest. It wasn&#39;t that bad at all. If we had actually gone 70 like Isaac told us to do at least for the beginning we could have done that forever. Wasn&#39;t bad for an indoor workout. 69, 66, 67, 69, 67, 65, 69, 66, 68, 65, 65, 62. Hopefully my Achilles will be ok. 66-67 average.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 12, 2018 <p>12 miles past the MTC, up into the hills a bit, and then back on Carterville. 3 strides. Felt pretty good by the end. I think my strides are getting faster. Idk how fast I went, I tried to be pretty chill.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 10, 2018 <p>Wow. It was a good day to run. At first I was worried about my achilles but by halfway in it felt better. I was trying to back it off and run 6:15-6:30 pace. There were very few times where I felt challenged at all. It was super chill. Now I am excited that I have all this time to recover but I felt very relaxed during my run. That&#39;s why I was surprised to have gone 5:59 pace. By far the most chill sub 6 paced&nbsp;long run ever. That&#39;s cool!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:00:00