IndianRunner Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:34:44 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Nov 14, 2018 <p>AM- 40 minutes on the assault bike this morning. I am not sore at all, but I just feel a bit run down from traveling over the past week.</p> <p>PM- 5 miles easy from Aggie to home. Wasn&#39;t going to run tonight, but I just felt like getting in some easy miles. 7:47 average.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 11, 2018 <p>RACE- Once again I ended up running the Rock N&#39; Roll Las Vegas Marathon. One thing that I both love/hate about this race is that it starts at 4:30 in the afternoon, so I had the opportunity to not be in a rush earlier in the day but also have to patiently wait for the afternoon to roll around. Got to the runner&#39;s village about an hour and a half before the start of the race, because there were so many people when combining both the half and full marathoners in one event. Gun goes off and from the beginning I try to settle into my goal pace of around 6:30-6:35 per mile. Quite honestly for the first couple of miles I was shocked of how stiff my legs were feeling, considering that I thought I had tapered just right for this race. After about 7-8 miles in, the legs started to feel better, and I was able to start getting into a good rhythm. Half marathon split was around 1:25:15, which made me a bit worried for the latter miles to come, but I was feeling really comfortable at this point. Once I made my way to about mile 20, I knew that I was going to be able to safely break three hours and run a personal best time. For miles 21-23, we run through a very confusing flat mini-golf course, and end up making several sharp turns throughout. Being that it is very dark during this point in the race, I somehow lost about 1 minute by making a wrong turn on the course, so I had to back track to get back on the correct route on the course. As much as this upsetted me, I tried to stay positive as I made my way towards the finish. Came through with a new personal best and my first sub-3 hour marathon! Overall I am very happy with how this fall racing season has went. I was able to PR in both the full and half marathon distances, and most importantly enjoy each race that I ran. I am still planning on running one more half marathon on Thanksgiving, as a part of the runtastic events, but I don&#39;t necessarily know if I will race it competitively. Probably will take a few days to recover and just reflect on my past races.</p> Sun, 11 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 10, 2018 <p>AM- 3.5 mile shakeout on the hotel treadmill. Went and got my race packet today and mostly tried to rest the legs for tomorrow.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 09, 2018 <p>Travel day to Las Vegas today, so no running</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 08, 2018 <p>AM- 5.3 from the house. 7:34 average. I think that I need to find me some warmer gloves for winter running, because the ones that I have been using haven&#39;t been keeping me warm.</p> <p>PM- 4.2 mile shakeout at the hotel. Flying out early in the morning.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 07, 2018 <p>AM- 6.3 from the rec center, up highway 40, then down quailbrook. Very cold outside this morning, but I didn&#39;t want to run on the TM. 7:34 average.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 06, 2018 <p>AM- Went to the rec center this morning for a run. 2 mile warmup, 20 minute tempo, 2 mile cooldown. Did the tempo on the TM, and the warmup/cooldown on the track. Would have ran outside, but 25 degrees didn&#39;t sound very good today.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 05, 2018 <p>AM- 65 minutes on the TM. Less than a week til Las Vegas.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 03, 2018 <p>AM- 12 mile medium long run starting from Vernal Park, going out towards Naples and back. 7:11 average. Last LR before Vegas. Next week will be lower mileage with just a couple of short tuneup efforts to keep the legs and lungs sharp for race day.</p> <p>PM- 4.1 mile shakeout after dinner. Around 7:30 average.</p> Sat, 03 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Nov 02, 2018 <p>AM- 5 miles easy with Ty starting from the Vernal Park. 7:53 average.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Nov 01, 2018 <p>AM- 5.2 miles from home. 7:29 average. Starting to taper a bit.</p> <p>PM- 3.1 mile shakeout between classes. 7:13 average. Felt really good.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 31, 2018 <p>AM- 11.5 miles easy on the TM. Quite a bit colder outside today. 7:34 average.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 30, 2018 <p>AM- 5.2 recovery miles on the Brush Creek Trail. Cold and breezy out this morning. 8:16 average.</p> <p>PM- 6.1 miles in between math sessions. 7:50 average.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 29, 2018 <p>AM- 9.1 miles @ MP 6:36 average. It was a little chilly out this morning, so it took a little longer to start feeling good. Last longer effort at marathon pace before Las Vegas. 2 mile cooldown afterward.</p> <p>PM- 4.1 mile shakeout from home. 7:40 average. Really beautiful night for a run!</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 28, 2018 <p>AM- 8.1 miles from home. 7:25 average. Quad felt great today!</p> <p>PM- 3 mile shakeout after dinner. 7:26 average.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 28 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 27, 2018 <p>AM- Easy 12 today. 7:33 average.&nbsp;Quad felt better on this run. A little tightness towards the end, but nothing major. Gonna RICE it some later today.</p> Sat, 27 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 26, 2018 <p>No running today, went for a walk with the dog.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 25, 2018 <p>AM- 6.1 miles from Maesar to home. Legs were cramping a lot during this run, and I know it is from the Haunted Half but I don&#39;t know why they are starting to get worse now verses earlier in the week. Might end up doing a shakeout later and taking the rest of the week off, which is frustrating but I don&#39;t want to get injured.</p> <p>PM- 3.7 mile shakeout on the TM. Felt much better this evening than I did on my morning run. Took some ibuprofen and have been drinking plenty of water as well.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 24, 2018 <p>AM- Easy with 3 miles at marathon pace. 6:41, 6:24, 6:25. Legs are still sore from the half, but overall felt really comfortable.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- 7 miles easy. My right quad felt really sore in the middle miles of this run, but started to feel better as I kept going. Still kepted the pace pretty slow with 7:53 average.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 23, 2018 <p>AM- 11 miles from the rec center. Did about 5 miles with Ty, then did some more miles solo. 7:31 average. Felt much better today than yesterday.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 22, 2018 <p>AM- Recovery miles up to Maine and down to Naples. 7:51 average. Legs were cramping a bit at the beginning of the run.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 21, 2018 <p>No running today, even though I was tempted to go for a little shakeout run this afternoon, but I decided to give myself a day of rest. I was really sore after the race yesterday, until I was able to get a good meal in me. Went to the USC @ Utes game yesterday, which was a blast!</p> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 20, 2018 <p>AM- Woke up quite a bit earulier than I normally do for races, like 4 am. For some reason I just wasn&#39;t very tired. Got on the bus at about 6:30, and was up to the starting line by 7. The race didn&#39;t start until 8:30, so it was a little annoying having to stand around up at the starting line for an hour and a half, but it wasn&#39;t very cold for the race this year. Ran into a fellow Uintah xc/track runner Luke, who had a really good race and personal best today, so S/O to him. My goal for this race was to keep my mile splits as consistent as possible, and be able to run a better time than last year, which I knew I was easily capabable of doing, based on my fitness over the past few months. Miles 1-3 were right where I wanted them to be, and they felt quite comfortable overall. 5:45, 5:46, 5:48. For miles 4-7, I am feeling strong, and the miles seem to be going by quite well. 5:41, 5:41, 5:43. During miles 8-10, I was able to pass a couple of guys that went out really fast, I from the start I had a feeling that someone in front of me was going to fall off their pace. There was one guy though that I basically could see for most of the race ahead of me by about 100 meters or so, just couldn&#39;t quite reel him in. Anyway, mile splits 8-10 were strong with 5:35, 5:38, 5:49. After this, I felt like I was started to have a few rough patches on being able to focus on my pace, and fell off just a bit from what I held during the previous miles of the race. Continued on to finish in a new personal best and a 3 minute improvement from last year on this course! Mile 11-13 splits were 5:48, 5:50, 5:51. Overall stoked about my performance today, and I was able to keep mostly consistent splits. Legs feel pretty beat up now and are quite sore to say the least. Gonna take it easy for the next couple of days, and then get ready for Las Vegas Marathon coming up soon!</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 19, 2018 <p>AM- Easy shakeout run towards Naples and back. Several strides afterward. Excited for tomorrow and see if I can improve my time from last year on this course. Also looks like the weather is going to cooperate quite nicely, which is great!</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 18, 2018 <p>AM- 6.4 easy from Aggie. Felt pretty good. 7:14 average.&nbsp;&nbsp;Heading out to Salt Lake in the morning!</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 17, 2018 <p>AM- 6 miles up past Legacy Park and back home. Picked the pace up some on the way back. 7:25 average.</p> <p>PM- 4.2 mile shakeout after work. 7:10 average.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 16, 2018 <p>PM- Easy miles with a 3 mile tempo in between. Splits were: 5:56, 5:55, 5:51. Felt really good and controlled throughout. Cooldown to home afterward.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 15, 2018 <p>AM- 11.2 miles on the TM. A little too cold outside this morning, and I don&#39;t want to take a chance of getting sick this week. First treadmill run in awhile.</p> <p>PM- 6.1 mile shakeout. Started to get dark pretty quickly, which made things a little spooky towards the end. 7:39 average.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:00:00