Ethan Cannon Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:00:34 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Jul 13, 2019 <p>Longest Run ever to end my longest week yet! Ended up going 5:59 pace. Oops, I tried to slow it down after halfway.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 12, 2019 <p>AM: 9 miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 6 mile run near Yellowstone. It was so pretty. Gorgeous sunset and purple clouds. I ran with Adam for the first time which was tons of fun.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 11, 2019 <p>11 miles after rafting and horseback riding. I&nbsp;could have been a lot more sore. Four strides into the wind.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 10, 2019 <p>AM: 54321 Fartlek. Felt pretty good. The hills added some nice variety and took the pressure off from trying to run 4:30 pace on the first segment. I went 11.5 miles since it went by so quickly. Seriously, you can do a lot of mileage doing fartleks without thinking about it.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 4.5 miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 09, 2019 <p>11 miles outside of Glacier national park and strides.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 08, 2019 <p>AM: 11 miles. 5 strides. Tbh I was going to forget to do core until I saw Adam doing it. He was doing his long run and was right behind me.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: This was actually a four mile run but I&rsquo;ll count the 10 mile hike we did as one mile of running. I got home at 10 but being so far north during the summer, it wasn&rsquo;t dark yet.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 06, 2019 <p>Long run up the canyon. We were both cool with running chill after our tough weeks, so we ended up running 6:41 pace after starting 7:10ish for the first five or six.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 06 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 05, 2019 <p>AM: 11 miles with josh. Felt pretty beat up and sore for some reason.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: had to run to work so I only got in 4.5.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 04, 2019 <p>Where to begin. My fiancee thought it was a little weird that I knew almost exactly what time I would run and I knew that I was going to get second place. Yesterday at packet pickup I asked a guy to organize the list of entrants by seed pace. There was one guy from Palermo who wrote 4:30, but he was in his 40s so I&#39;m guessing he thought it was for kilometers, not miles. The other guy I noticed was this Jaydn Asay fellow who had run 15:20 in the 5K at UVU several years ago. No problem thought I. I did a little more research&nbsp;and realized this dude had run a 2:22 last year at St. George (I have since seen that he ran 1:07 at the Provo city half marathon to win that). That was when I knew I wasn&rsquo;t going to get first. It was a bit of a gamble, but I decided not to wear the $80 singlet I had bought, since you can&rsquo;t return it after wearing it. I did wear the expensive shoes and shorts I had gotten, hoping for second place.</p> <p>Last night I had a really bad sleep. I wrote a note on the thermostat for my roommmates to not turn off the AC so I could sleep well, which is ironic because after doing that, idk if any of my roommates were even here last night and I woke up starving twice anyway. When I got up at 6, I was starving and stuffed myself more than I should have. That made me nervous as I warmed up, which only serves to slow down your digestion even further. I really believe one reason I did so well last year is because I was SO relaxed. Thankfully, when the race started, I felt fine.</p> <p>Asay and his teammate got out in front. There was some high school kid that went with them. I was waiting for him to realize how foolish he had been, but by the time we were at 2.5 miles, they had about 25 meters on me and I was already going faster than I wanted to. I first checked my pace at 3 miles, which was a net downhill but still cooking for my current fitness level at 15:02. At this point though, high schooler has fallen off the Runner&rsquo;s Corner bros and I pass him up. Within another mile, I had passed the other guy, too. After that it was a slog to the finish line. I was able to keep just enough in range of Asay that I got to follow in his wake and not get caught by a million 5K runners running 11 minute mile pace. Actually, said 5Kers were the real MVPs. A lot of them really cheered us on, and several inspired me a lot by yelling at me that I could catch Asay. I think we entertained them which is nice. But I had kind of given up on beating him so I&rsquo;m glad they encouraged me to keep pushing and at least try to get him.</p> <p>Long cool down. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 03, 2019 <p>Easy Run with five strides.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 02, 2019 <p>AM: 10.5 miles.</p> <p>PM: 4.5 hot miles. Felt good today though.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 01, 2019 <p>Felt really good today actually. I wasn&rsquo;t going very fast, but when you feel like junk, it doesn&rsquo;t matter how fast you are going. I&rsquo;ll shoot for eight hours of sleep again tonight, that might be part of it.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 29, 2019 <p>Had a fun little adventure running in Garland today. I ran by fields, along a canal, and had one of my favorite pastimes- chancing upon a race and joining in. It was only like a mile of the Wheat and Beet days (yes you heard that right) 5k. Windy, but overall a good day. Strides.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 28, 2019 <p>5:57 pace in the canyon. I should probably back it off a little.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 27, 2019 <p>10 miles, including three strides. Felt pretty alright today.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 26, 2019 <p>AM: Cutdown in seven segment of 1.5 miles each on Murdock canal trail. Here are the paces for each segment: 6:14, 6:04, 5:46, 5:40, 5:26, 5:24, 5:19. I ran a little under pace, but was disappointed after expecting something much easier. All I can do is hope I get faster.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 4.5 miles. Today was quite hot. I also played pickleball at noon. I just felt like I was drinking water all day and constantly needed more!</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 25, 2019 <p>AM: 10 miles.</p> <p>PM: 5 miles.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 24, 2019 <p>I felt a little fatigued this morning which caused concern. However, about halfway through it went away! Weird. Still, I will try to get a little more sleep and stop going to the cycling class as I had planned. Most of the exhaustion I felt in my quads which I have been pushing pretty hard on the bike anyway.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 22, 2019 <p>I slept better last night. I had the windows wide open since it was cool outside. I got to bed late so I kind of had to hurry on my run (which was on my own)- like 6:00 pace hurry. Unfortunately, I was surprised at how difficult it was. I mean, I was certainly in control and could have gone faster, but I wasn&#39;t &quot;holding myself back&quot;. Hmm. Time for some good sleep (averaged only 7.5 hoursish this week anyway) and some good work next week!</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 21, 2019 <p>Felt a little tired. Weights felt great though.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 20, 2019 <p>Not sure quite how far I went, the deal was I wouldn&rsquo;t keep track of pace until next week. I did feel a little tired at the beginning of my 3-3 fartlek. I think I need to be getting more sleep. One thought I had though is that the past&nbsp;couple weeks have both included &ldquo;chill&rdquo; workouts, not anything where I pushed myself too hard. I think for my psychological well-being it might be nice to keep it that way. In the past I have always gone crazy on workouts, I would probably be wise to pull back a bit, at the very least until I run with the team.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 19, 2019 <p>AM: 10 miles, 5 strides.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: 5 miles.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 18, 2019 <p>I shadowed a PA this morning so I ran in the evening. Felt a little tired tbh.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 17, 2019 <p>AM: 10 miles, strides, core.</p> <p>PM: 6 miles. I accidentally went a little longer and ran a ways with Larsen, a friend of mind who I bumped into while running.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 15, 2019 <p>17 mile long run. We both felt very dehydrated by the end. We made it a good way up onto Murdock canal trail. Sometime it would be fun just to do 17 or 18 miles straight and have a car waiting at the end. I think we were averaging somewhere in the 6:20 range.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 14, 2019 <p>10.25 and strides. Legs felt tired for the first half.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 13, 2019 <p>Good morning workout on Carterville road. We did a 2-5 fartlek. 2 min on, 5 off. Based on what josh was hitting, it looks like I was usually in the 4:20-4:25 pace range. I was kind of surprised at first, but then again, my goal isn&rsquo;t to break 16 in the 5K this year. That was very appropriate in terms of pace&nbsp;based on my goals this year. Weights.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2019 06:00:00