Hurdle the Dead, Trample the Weak Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Mon, 23 Sep 2019 14:25:05 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Sep 17, 2019 <p>PM: 12 miles</p> <p>Had an amazing run today. Went out to the Draper Alpine Road and ran up and down it until I got 12 miles. I gained a total of 2,158 ft while averaging a 7:13 pace. It felt really good and I felt great the whole time aerobically and physically. More to come tonight.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 16, 2019 <p>PM: 8 miles</p> <p>Ran an easy 8 miles with my little brother. We kept it slow, averaging an 8:40 pace.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 14, 2019 <p>AM: 11 miles</p> <p>Today just kinda went on auto pilot. Walked outside ran down the street and just started going without a planned route or workout. After a couple of miles I found myself at the start of the gully, then at the park up top so ended up doing the gully longer run and than ran home. I averaged about a 7:20 pace. My legs were super tired from yesterday&#39;s hike, but I pushed through.</p> <p>I decided that I am going to walk more in the evenings to help with my recovery, but sometimes I get bored so I&#39;ve started to listen to podcasts. Any suggestions for some good ones?</p> Sat, 14 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 13, 2019 <p>PM: 4 mile hike</p> <p>Went on a crazy hike. It was 2 miles to the top, but we gain 1000 feet with each mile so it was wayyyyyyy steep. When I got home to run, my legs were real shakey and wobbly so I called it a day. Did a good hard set of pull ups though.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 12, 2019 <p>Still hurting from yesterdays games, so a rest day is needed.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 11, 2019 <p>PM: 7 miles</p> <p>I played 2 soccer games today back to back so amid the running I got a lot of 10-20 sec sprints.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 10, 2019 <p>PM: 6.5 miles</p> <p>I didn&#39;t get to do what I wanted today workout wise becauase my truck was in the shop until 6 and so I couldn&#39;t drive to the gully so next week I will run the gully 2 times, but one time is good enough. I took it faster than usual because I&#39;m trying to ramp up my mileage and pace to improve my times so today I averaged a 6:40 min pace which I&#39;m pretty proud of. But it will get faster and faster within the next weeks. Stretching and pull ups right before bed.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 09, 2019 <p>AM: 4 mile walk</p> <p>Man it&#39;s been a couple of rough days. I was attacked by an angry swarm of wasps and bitten all over. My legs went into shock and have swelled up a ton and so I haven&#39;t been able to run until they recovered. So this morning I walked to test them out and see how&#39;d they do.</p> <p>PM: 8 miles</p> <p>Wow my legs feel great. Must have gotten some running serum in those bites, but I felt great. Ran 8 miles averaging a 6:44 min pace. Feels good to be flying again. Afterwards I ran 6 striders.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 03, 2019 <p>PM: 8 miles</p> <p>My biggest enemy in running is heat and today was a hard battle with it. I ran pretty well though, had to slow down in a couple of spots so I could conserve some energy, but overall I would say that I won this one. Didn&#39;t think my body was ready to run this far averaging a 6:50 pace, but it kinda happened so, ya. Can&#39;t wait to see what else I can do.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 02, 2019 <p>AM: Salt City Mile</p> <p>It was my first time racing in a while and I&#39;m really happy about it. I was able to fork out a 5:07 which wasn&#39;t what I was looking for, but I&#39;m still happy about.&nbsp;I went out strong with the lead group, but I think I went out too fast. I surged just a bit to try and gain an advantage of the group and it slowed me down on the &quot;3 lap&quot; of the mile, but I finished strong. It was fun to go out and race and I also made a couple of new friends. Can&#39;t wait to see improvement in my next race.</p> <p>PM: 7 miles</p> <p>Ran out to the gully and ran the gully long run. I guess that it&#39;s super popular on Labor Day, because I either had to stop or change my course for about 10 horses. Either way I still ended up averaging about a 7:40 pace. For whatever reason (I think I ate too close to my run) my stomach&nbsp;was upset to whole run, but I ended up handling it pretty well. Overall I am surprised how fast my fitness level has grown. I didn&#39;t feel like I was straining myself at all during that run like I have recently and my shins have be pain free for a while now. I can&#39;t wait to start bumping up the pace and mileage in the upcoming weeks.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 31, 2019 <p>AM: 12 miles</p> <p>Well today I was supposed to wake up and run 6 miles with Zach and Tavin on the Bonneville Shorline trail, but they both bailed on me, so I just decided to go by myself.&nbsp;So the plan was to run 10 miles on the&nbsp;trail, BUT I got lost and ended up running an extra 2 miles so yay. I kept it relatively conservative, because my legs were soooo tired from yesterdays workout, but I averaged about an 8:30 pace which isn&#39;t that bad. Can&#39;t wait to get back out there.</p> <p>Spent the rest of the day roofing.</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 30, 2019 <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;"> <caption>400 Splits</caption> <tbody> <tr> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>3</td> <td>4</td> <td>5</td> <td>6</td> <td>7</td> <td>8</td> <td>9</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr> <td>74 sec</td> <td>71 sec</td> <td>72 sec</td> <td>72 sec</td> <td>71 sec</td> <td>72 sec</td> <td>71 sec</td> <td>69 sec</td> <td>70 sec</td> <td>67 sec</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>PM: 5.5 miles</p> <p>Had a great workout today. Ran a 1.5 mile warm up, then 10 X 400 m (on the road with a slight incline at the beginning), then a barefoot 1.5 mile cool down. Had some great splits, was trying to stay around 72 secs, but it took me a couple of trys to get the pace down. Then the last 3 I threw in a little more effort to try and go sub 70 sec. Loved it.</p> <p>Also today at the warehouse we had a guy bring his watch to see how far we walk each day. We found out that we walk on average about 15 miles a day in the warehouse working, so little fun fact.</p> <p>Stretching and some pull ups right before bed.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 29, 2019 <p>PM: 8 miles</p> <p>Met up with Zach at Porter Rockwell and we saw David there so we invited him to come run with us. It was really fun to run with them and talk. We kept a pretty even 7:30 pace for 7 miles, then I ran my last mile at a 5:29 to get a fast finish. Felt great. Good things to come.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 28, 2019 <p>PM: 2 miles + soccer game</p> <p>Had an indoor soccer game so I did a lot of hard short sprints there. Afterwards did 2 rage miles.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 27, 2019 <p>PM: 2 miles</p> <p>My companion from my mission just came home and I told him that I would help him get back into shape, so I ran 1.5 slow miles with him and then .5 by myself at a faster pace.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 25, 2019 <p>PM: 3 miles<br /> <br /> Just 3 easy miles on a treadmill to keep my legs loose.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 25 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 22, 2019 <p>PM: 10 miles</p> <p>I couldn&#39;t find my watch today so I ran an old 10 mile loop I made in high school. Was gone for 74 min so about 7:30ish pace which isn&#39;t bad for my first 10 mile since I&#39;ve been home. I felt great the whole time and ended strong. Can&#39;t wait to keep progressing.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 21, 2019 <p>PM: 7 miles</p> <p>Ran a nice farlek today around Lehi. Started with a 15 min warm up, then 3 min hard&nbsp;2 min easy for 20 min, and finally a 15 min cool down. I ran it around a loop that got both good up and down hill running so it was great. I took the warm up a little too fast so I think it hindered my 3 min hard efforts just a bit, but I&#39;ll fix that for next time. Also I want to move my warm up and cool down to only 10 min to get in more hard running.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 20, 2019 <p>PM: 8 miles</p> <p>Ran up to Alta Ski Resort and ran 8 nice elevated miles. It felt good to be back up there and I enjoyed it. Instead of run the normal camp ground loops I turn and run up the mountain until I found a trail that I could follow back down. Got some nice pictures of the scenery and what not. Also found an abondoned mine shaft that I hope to explore later.</p> <p>PPM: 3 mile walk</p> <p>Walked around the neighborhood to help my legs recover and strengthen.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 19, 2019 <p>AM: 2 miles</p> <p>I ran with Trevor on Porter Rockwell Trail for only 2 miles. He&#39;s pretty slow and out of shape so it wasn&#39;t the run I was hoping for. Afterwards we played some basketball in the park.</p> <p>PM: 4.5 miles</p> <p>I got Zach to run with me in the gully, but he didn&#39;t want to go super far so we only went 4.5 miles in the lower gully. Strengthening excersises and stretching after.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I realized today that I need a new group to run with. I&#39;ve been trying to run with others, because it actually gets me out there running, but everyone I run with is kinda slow (not to sound rude or anything). So this week will be a week of finding a new running group.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 17, 2019 <p>AM: 5 miles</p> <p>Me and my brother wanted to do a nice altitude run so we went up to Alta Ski resort to run. But becuase there was some kind of race going on in the canyon we couldn&#39;t get up there, so we decided to do Jacobs Ladder in stead in Corner Canyon. It was so rough. We went about 5 miles up Jacob Ladder and my thighs and calfs where dying, but I loved it. It was such a cool run, you could see the Salt Lake Valley as your going up, but then when you broke the tree line, you could also see Utah Valley so you had a gorgeous view of both.</p> <p>Anyway I completely died going up, but coming down was great. When I got home, had a nice breakfast of a recovery smoothie and some eggs. Gotta mow lawns today and more running will come tonight.</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 06:00:00