Ethan Cannon Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:54:07 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Oct 15, 2019 <p>Beautiful run and strides</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 14, 2019 <p>Wasn&rsquo;t expecting a workout today. That felt a little weird with food stuff. But it didn&rsquo;t end up being too bad. I had mixed expectations after having a race, long run, and now workout within four days. We went to the intramural fields and ran 10:13 for 2 miles, 7:37 for 2400 (shoutout to fellow blogger Zack for leading this one like a metronome) and I started feeling really good on that one. I was surprised when coach told us to only run a controlled 800 on the last one. 2:25. Had a lot more in the bag of course.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 12, 2019 <p>Cold long run.</p> Sat, 12 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 11, 2019 <p>I started to get sick yesterday. This morning I felt better, but I felt like I needed rest to heal. This morning I took a quick nap because I felt too cruddy to do homework, and I felt really tired. I continued to feel bad, but hoped that getting out and running would help me feel better. We got there just 35 min or so before the race started. So I wasn&#39;t expecting a whole lot, but at the same time, I always do. We planned to go out conservatively, and did. Will started to pull away and Aiden went with him. I felt like I accellerated at the end, but they were booking it and dropped me by 15 seconds. Its too bad that this is the race that determines who travels next week. Oh well. This lights more of a fire for me to perform at races like Danny Plaiter and to rock it in track.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 10, 2019 <p>Easy miles and a 400, and strides.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 09, 2019 <p>10 miles and strides</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 08, 2019 <p>Achilles felt better today. 6 by K. The team did 10 by K. I wish I could have done better. I finished well obviously. 3:03, 3:04, 3:05, 3:04, 3:02, 2:59.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 07, 2019 <p>AM: 5 miles</p> <p>PM: 11 miles and strides. Just found out I will be racing at the USU meet Friday.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 05, 2019 <p>Long run. Shorter than planned but I ran out of time before conference and I decided not to finish it later because my achilles is still a little sore. Turns out I ran about 6 flat pace. Oops.</p> Sat, 05 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 04, 2019 <p>Work went late so I did 11 miles alone. Very tiring in the wind. No strides becasue my achilles hurt (no surprise after a tough hilly run like yesterday).</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 03, 2019 <p>Really hard workout, in a new way. We did an 8 miles power run @ deer creek. High altitude, quite windy, and hilly as anything. Like, really hilly. At one point I felt like I was traveling at walking pace. It was hard, but much different from the hard of mile repeats. Capisci? I ran 45:41, or approximately 5:42&nbsp;pace. Not bad.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 02, 2019 <p>AM: 5 miles</p> <p>PM: 11 miles</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 01, 2019 <p>Workout a Kiwanis. 4 by mile with 1:1 rest. People were feeling pretty tired from the race. I felt alright. Furthermore, I was stoked to only be running one loop around Kiwanis. I felt like it would go by in a breeze.&nbsp;Idk if the miles were accurate or not. On the one side, it felt way faster than my last workout here where I ran 5 minute pace. On the other side, I know how fast it feels to run in the 4:30s and I wasn&#39;t doing that. So maybe these times are about right: 4:51, 4:53, 4:55. 4:54. It did for sure feel hard though. Weights.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 30, 2019 <p>AM: 5 miles.</p> <p>PM: 11 miles.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 28, 2019 <p>First race in a BYU uniform! It was a perfect way to do it, at home on a beautiful fall day in Oregon with my family cheering me on, just like old times. The race was pretty physical and pushy at the beginning. I never saw anyone fall but I came pretty close. I decided last night to try to work on what happened last time and go the first lap, with after I got settled in just allowing myself to relax and be ok maintaining position or even getting passed. I didn&#39;t do a perfect job of that, as evidenced by a first mile that I think was about 4:45 or faster, but I was better than last time. I also would like to be more patient and not just pass people because I (barely) can a mile in. I will be able to use that energy more productively later in the race. Overall though I still felt like I was able to push it the whole race and finish strong the last 200 (another improvement from last race). 24:38 was my time, 60th place out of about 140 I think. There were good teams there. We didn&#39;t do as well as a team as we had hoped, but hopefully we can do better. Idk if I will be there, I was 12th on the team and we have a guy coming back from injury who might take my place at pre-nats. We will see. Great day overall, solid performance.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 28 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 27, 2019 <p>6 miles on the course</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 26, 2019 <p>AM: 4 miles</p> <p>PM: 8 miles&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 25, 2019 <p>We did mile-1200-800 *2, but coach had those of us who don&rsquo;t have a spot locked down for pre-nats Run just one set. I wish I could say it was easy but it wasn&rsquo;t. I started feeling hot in my hamstrings from the speed. My speed isn&rsquo;t quite there yet. But I think if I had let the pack go by a second or two that I could have done another set. I ran 4:48, 3:26 and then 2:12 on the track.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 24, 2019 <p>AM: 5 miles</p> <p>PM: I ended up doing 12 miles. It was entertaining to watch the workout. I think I will enjoy being a coach someday.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 23, 2019 <p>Workout today. 3 by 2 mile at intramural. Wheel took 20+ seconds onto our time compared to watches. Oh well. I ran 10:13, 10:13, then coach had us run one mile (4:56), sit an 800 out, and then finish the last 8 (2:25). That felt like a jog. It wasn&#39;t a breakout workout, but nor was it terrible. Felt great to be back on it.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 21, 2019 <p>Long run out to Hobble Creek canyon. Feeling better today.</p> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 20, 2019 <p>Felt sick still so I only ran once.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 19, 2019 <p>Ouch. Last time I went into a workout not feeling so hot, I did great. Today I didn&rsquo;t feel so hot, and I didn&rsquo;t do so hot. We did the Michigan. Started with a 4:37 mile. I felt smacked and ran 5:15 on the tempo. Then I limped through a 3:36 1200. 5:13&nbsp;mile. 2:23 800. Coach then had me run just an 800. 2:29. On the bright side, I think this break was needed and useful. With a few extra minutes rest, I ran a 63 400 and then closed in 4:57 hurting but feeling like I could do more. Maybe it was hobble, maybe it was just a bad day. You are allowed to have bad workouts, just not two in a row. Time to rest up!&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 18, 2019 <p>I was worried about my knee so I only ran once.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 17, 2019 <p>Hobble Creek. It was good weather today. I did a good job making sure to not overeat beforehand, but what made today hard was that we went out fast- the &quot;warmup&quot; accelerated to 5:40 pace by the time it was over. Part way through I started to feel sick to my stomach. Around 34 minutes though I felt a second wind and was able to catch Garett. He and I ran together the last ways. It hurt, but I didn&#39;t wreck myself like I did a couple years ago. I ran 46:53. That&#39;s a two minute PR, about 5:40 pace up the canyon I think.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 16, 2019 <p>AM: 5 miles.</p> <p>PM: 11 miles. I began to feel a hitch in my knee. Could it be the Pegs I am wearing? Idk.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:00:00