Ethan Cannon Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:38:00 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Oct 16, 2017 <p>Tried a new combination today, past the MTC and then instead of turning around, going on the business park loop. It&#39;s beautiful at this time of year. 3 strides.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 14, 2017 <p>Morning: woke up at 5 to drive to Pocatello. I had a bit of a sore throat, but not too bad. While I was racing I didn&#39;t feel anything wrong with it. I didn&#39;t feel like I did great myself on one of the most insane courses I&#39;ve ever run (super steep downhill followed by super steep uphill), but I was really proud of our team for winning the race, beating Idaho State on their home course 32 to 36. Not bad for a &quot;running club&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p>Night: I needed to get in more mileage so I went for a run. You know what it feels like when your legs just start moving faster without you even asking for it? That&#39;s what happened. Before I knew it, I was rolling 5:30s or so on the way back. I love that feeling of going super fast and having it not even feel challenging.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 13, 2017 <p>8 miles, strides. Knee felt almost 100 percent today! Sweet!</p> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 12, 2017 <p>Today&#39;s effort didn&#39;t really feel like a workout. 64 400, 3 min rest (though it was supposed to be less), 2:22 800 (5 min rest), 2:29 800 (we were only supposed to make it feel like the race so I let someone else lead this one and chilled), 3 min rest, 61 400 (difficult, but I focused on keeping my form completely together and being relaxed). Knee felt fine during the workout, I&#39;m hoping it&#39;s getting better! :)&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 11, 2017 <p>Uh oh. Woke up this morning with a sharp pain in my lower outer left knee. I feel like this has happened before, and I may have even written about it on this blog. Perhaps I should make an injury log. Not sure quite what it is. I ran anyway and only ditched strides. While running it felt fine, when I would stop it would hurt to start again. I took some ibuprofen and hopefully will be ok. Felt good other than that, I&#39;m in great shape right now.</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 10, 2017 <p>I bounce back and&nbsp;forth with how I feel about training with the farm team. Once again, I didn&#39;t feel as beat up after today&#39;s workout. Complacency can be a significant issue in running. Yet at the same time, track season is a ways away. With each workout I do I am gaining confidence and a feeling that I am building traction and getting stronger and faster. I believe that will propel me to a good track year. Today we did 8 by 800 at Kiwanis with a bit over 1:1 rest. The whole thing felt pretty good except around reps 5 and 6 where on the steep downhills I felt some tough bowel problems. Thankfully, I didn&#39;t entirely fall apart and felt better by the end. 2:30, 2:27, 2:24, 2:23, 2:24, 2:25, 2:23, 2:19.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 09, 2017 <p>Over 10 miles and strides. I checked my pace just once using mile markers on the river trail today and I was running&nbsp;6:15s. That&#39;s no surprise. When I run alone that&#39;s kind of what happens. Maybe I should back off a hair.</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 07, 2017 <p>I was busy this morning so I didn&#39;t run until the afternoon. With this in mind, and knowing what I ate throughout today, it&#39;s a miracle I didn&#39;t collapse. I mean, it&#39;s not like I had only eaten brownies, but you need good fuel and preperation to run 16 miles at sub 6 pace. I didn&#39;t get my pace exactly, but I am relatively confident it was faster than last week. Nice day to run in the canyon.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 06, 2017 <p>Morning: 5 miles. It was warmer than the last time I doubled and I went a lot faster.&nbsp;</p> <p>Afternoon: 10 miles. Didn&#39;t do strides because I felt my achilles.</p> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 05, 2017 <p>The good news is that this was the first thursday workout in a few weeks that I felt like I wasn&#39;t running with the previous workout in my legs. It was also my first sub 60 400 since 2015 haha. It had to happen sometime. Unfortunately, I ended up getting out in front and was running almost all of the intervals on my own. I know if the BYU team was there they&#39;d be hauling on this workout. So I can&#39;t get complacent. The good news is that I know how to train not only for XC on my own (summer of 2014 and 2017) but also was training pretty da solo in 2014 for track as well as 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p>We did 3 by 800-600-400 cutdown for 7200 meters total and a lot of rest (so we finished after 6:00!) I ran (2:27, 1:51, 66), (2:22, 1:45, 67), (2:17, 1:43, 66), (2:18, 1:40, 59). 4-5 minutes between sets and more than rest equivalent to the previous repeat during sets.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 04, 2017 <p>10 miles, two strides&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 03, 2017 <p>Today I got cut. Bummer. There are reasons why I would keep myself but also reasons I would cut myself if I were coach. Now my plan is to work and build fitness through the end of October, take a week &quot;off&quot;, and then start getting ready to roll by December when there will apparently be one spot up for grabs. Hopefully I can run a fast mile by then.&nbsp;</p> <p>I went home and came back to run 1k repeats on the intramural field. Isaac wouldn&#39;t tell us how many we were&nbsp;doing (idk how I feel about that) so it hurt for sure, but I wasn&#39;t redlining like I normally do on workouts. Perhaps that&#39;s a good thing that will prevent burnout. Anyway I ran 3:08, 3:09, 3:06, 3:09, 3:08, 3:08, 3:09, 3:03 with 1:40-2:00 rest.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 02, 2017 <p>10 miles up on the Y on my own since I had a science midterm to take this afternoon. Didn&#39;t do strides since I felt my achilles a bit on those steep hills.</p> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 30, 2017 <p>My long run ended up being da solo up Provo Canyon. I&#39;ve noticed an interesting pattern over the past three weeks. On tuesday I have a great workout. Thursday I still feel it a little and don&#39;t run quite as well. Then by saturday I am pretty tired. I know my body pretty well and I felt like if I was rested, I could have run as fast as sub 5:45 pace today. I ended up doing 5:52s. I have the fitness but idk why I get tired throughout the week. The intensity is high but&nbsp;I&#39;ve done more mileage than this over the summer. Intersting note to pay attention to.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 29, 2017 <p>Today was a really stressful day with school. I took two midterms. Everything was taking longer than I had thought and I ended up not being able to run until 5 or so.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lesson learned again. Do NOT eat right before a run. So far I&#39;ve only found peanut butter to be acceptable to my body. I feel fine when I&#39;m eating it but then while I&#39;m running, even if it&#39;s an easy day, I feel awful. Having said that, it was a beauitful, nice, longer run. I had been considering running in the morning but thought this would be a better choice.</p> <p>Shout out to the varsity team for WRECKING it at the Dellinger invite. First place with 17 points. It&#39;s cool to be a part of that.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 28, 2017 <p>10-5-3-2-1 fartlek on the intramural field. Didn&#39;t feel amazing, nor did it feel super bad. Just a good workout.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 27, 2017 <p>Morning: 5 miles</p> <p>Afternoon: 9 mioes, strides, weights. I wonder if the reason I felt a tad tired today is because whenever I&#39;ve done doubles in the past, the second run was always the shorter one. Now that I&#39;m at BYU that has had to change. Idk, I&#39;m sure I&#39;ll get used to it.</p> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 26, 2017 <p>Enjoyed the sun&nbsp;</p> <p>On my ten mile run&nbsp;</p> <p>It was fun</p> <p>But now it&#39;s all done&nbsp;</p> <p><em>3 strides</em></p> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 25, 2017 <p>I just had the thought today about how grateful I am to be able to run. What if I didn&#39;t have that break in my day from the classes and schoolwork and stress? Running to me is like sleeping to other people. The only reason I got through two years without it is because I was doing the only thing that is even more important. At BYU we talk a lot about finding our purpose after our missions and stuff. Running isn&#39;t my life purpose necessarily, but it sure gets me out of bed and encourages me! I love it!&nbsp;</p> <p>Today we went to the intramural field for mile repeats with 4:30-5 min rest. I did 4:57 and 4:56 on the first two. On the third one I hit 2:25 at 800 when Michael, the kid I was running with, stopped. Apparently coach had been saying that people behind a certain mark were going to only do 800s. It was so weird stopping in the middle of a rep. I never like not doing what I feel is the whole workout, and so I kind of had a chip on my shoulder as I ran the next 800s in 2:22 and 2:17 w/ 3 min rest. An interesting byproduct of this was that I felt my speed to be coming back a bit though. At some point, I&#39;ll need to start training 880 full time and now I&#39;m a bit more confident that I can do it.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 23, 2017 <p>Beautiful run today on a hilly trail in the mountains. 6:13 pace for 16 miles. It&#39;s been quite a week, I&#39;m happy to have a day off before getting at it again next week!</p> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 22, 2017 <p>5 miles in the morning.</p> <p>10 miles, three strides. Felt good. Blisters gone!</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 21, 2017 <p>Today wasn&#39;t my best workout, but I&#39;m happy because aerobically I felt fine, I just felt Tuesday&#39;s workout in my legs (and in my feet) still. Come next week, I hope to be better prepared. Today we ran the Michigan: 1600 on the track, 90 seconds rest, 1 mile grass loop, 90 seconds rest, 1200 on the track, 90 seconds rest, mile grass loop, 90 seconds rest, 800 on the track, 90 seconds rest, mile grass loop, 90, 400, 90, mile. My splits were: 4:47, 5:17, 3:43, 5:19, 2:26, 5:17, 66, 5:07. Note: the grass loop miles may have been a tad short since we were cutting the corners a bit and since I was so far back I wasn&#39;t only getting like 80 seconds of rest.</p> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 20, 2017 <p>10 miles</p> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 <p>Good workout today, I beat my 2 mile PR (converted from 3000) on all three reps of our 3 by 2 miles w/ just under 5 min rest. I ran 9:49, 9:54, and 9:54. I felt great during the whole thing until the last rep when I got a ton of these sharp sticky things in my flats that hurt and immediately gave me blisters. In fact, I may have felt a little too good. I was in the chase group which was separated so I never felt as pushed as I would have with other guys there. To me that&#39;s part of the BYU walk on magic. You train all summer thinking you are working hard and then when you get there and are running faster than ever but are in last place it forces you to really push yourself. But overall today was good.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 18, 2017 <p>Nice run along a trail that went through the foothills near the Y. I liked it. Then a couple strides.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 16, 2017 <p>Someone once said in a flo track video something along the lines of:&nbsp;&quot;the problem with setting high goals is that you get knocked down a lot&quot;. Honestly I shouldn&#39;t complain, I&#39;m in pretty good shape for being just a few months off my mission running XC which I&#39;m less good at than track. But, being me, I was kind of bummed haha. Oh well, back to the grind, hopefully I&#39;ll continue to watch my fitness improve during cross and get to the point where I can get some big PRs in track.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:00:00