SUU Cross Country/Track

American Fork Grass Relays

Previous MonthRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesSarah!'s RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek View
Graph View
Next Month
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2011201220132014201520162017
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

Location:

Cedar City,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

High School

800m-2:23.47 (Pine View Invitational)

1600m-5:12.39(Pine View Invitational)

1 Mile- 5:12.97 (Arcadia Invitational-sea level)

3200m-11:08.34-altitude (Utah 4A State Championships), 11:03.68-sea level (Arcadia Invitational)

XC 3 mile- 18:42

XC 5k- 19:37

College

XC 5k- 19:00 (UNLV Invite)

XC 6k- 22:25 (UC Riverside)

SUU Road Race (4 miles)- 23:30

Local Road Races

5k- 18:40

10k-41:31

15k-1:03:55

Short-Term Running Goals:

17:30 5k

5:05 mile

Lose 10 lbs healthily

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 17:00 5k

Sub 5:00 Mile

Go to Nationals

Run a marathon (after college)

Personal:

Sophomore at SUU, majoring in PE-Coaching and minoring in Psychology and Family Life/Human Development.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 23.75 Month: 71.75 Year: 1573.49
Flats Lifetime Miles: 34.00
Spikes Lifetime Miles: 4.10
Adidas Adizero Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 551.05
Adidas Boston 6 II Lifetime Miles: 462.96
Total Distance
177.90
Nike Revolution Miles: 166.40Pink And Green New Balance Miles: 3.75Natalie's Magic Flats Miles: 5.25Blue Matumbo Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Total Distance
13.25

AM: 

Today was the bike and run! We did it with the Brighton team. My partner was Eleanor, I started running first and she biked first. I started out good, hit 6:34 first mile. The next 2 miles were under 7 as well. Switching from biking to running felt really weird. The slowest I went (running, I didn't get my biking times) was a 7:23 mile, which was my last one. Overall it was a good run, and it was fun! We were the first girls team to finish, second to our guys team, which was fun too :) Then did 2 more miles with Chris, Eleanor and Garek. Eleanor and I took an ice bath in the river afterward, it was cold and the leeches were creepy.

PM:

I did a 6.25 mile loop up to the drinking fountain on foothill and then come back to thunderbird and wasatch then go to the drinking fountain by the tennis courts and back down 13th to my house. I did it as a nice, relaxed run. My quads are finally starting to feel better, I think the ice bath in the river helped, but my calves are sore now. Yay. 

Nike Revolution Miles: 13.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
7.00

Today we met at Liberty. We did a lap warmup that felt pretty fast to me, but maybe I'm just tired. Then we did a lap around the pond to know where to go so that people don't cut corners, and then started our fartlek. We did 10x1 minute on 1 minute off. Then we did a cool down and I went to 7. 

Nike Revolution Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
18.25

AM:

We went up to Jeremy Ranch road today, I didn't realize it was going to be with a bunch of fast guys from the blog, I just assumed it would be our little East group. Nope. It intimidated me a bit, I knew right off the bat I was going to be one of the slower runners. I hung on for about 3.25 and felt great, and relaxed too, didn't feel fast even though we were going close to 7:00 pace. Then we hit a hill and I fell back. After that I tried for a while to get myself back up to the front group but couldn't. When I got to the 5 mile mark I turned around thinking I was just going to do 10, but then Bill turned me around saying that I had to do 15. Now that I think of it he did say to both Chris and I in the car that he wanted us to do 15, but somehow I thought he was just talking to Chris when he said that.. Weird. Anyway, I ran with Bill (and another guy for a bit) until I got to the road where I was at 7.5 and turned around. The way back wasn't much fun. I did end up walking a few hills, of course it seemed like whenever I did Bill and/or Dakota would drive by. Yay for that. My legs felt really heavy after about 8.5. When I was at around 12.5 Bill ran with me again, at the time I didn't like it too much because it meant no more walking whatsoever, but it was nice to have someone there to keep me going. This felt like the longest run ever. I think this is my second 15 miler... 15 is the farthest I have gone all at once. It was so hot too, I got really dehydrated. I feel better now though. Now I just have tired legs.

PM:

I did 3.25 around my neighborhood. It felt way short compared to this mornings run :)

Nike Revolution Miles: 18.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
14.00

AM:

It's lovely hill week this week. Met at Sugarhouse and did a grass lap warmup, then did the very first hill at state 3 times up, 3 times down (except it was a little different down than up, we followed the state course for after the state hill). Then we went over to poker hill and did 4 of those, then back over to the state hill and did 4 of those. I feel like I'm getting better at hills. I'm still not great, but at least I'm improving. The state hill was the hardest one for me, I was tired. Once were done with that we did another grass lap and added about 1.5 after that to get to 10. I got sick over the weekend, some sort of cold, and it sucks. Hopefully it goes away soon.

PM:

we met at Sunnyside and went to the gully and did 3.5 laps, came out the top and added once we got back to Sunnyside to get to 4.

Nike Revolution Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
14.00

AM:

Puke hill has its name for a reason. I felt so freaking exhausted and lethargic, I was going so slow. I went out to 6. I thought that there wasn't going to be many hills after puke hill, but I was wrong. On all the hills I totally crashed. On the way back I walked way more than I should have. If I would've given in to my desire to lay in the dirt, there would've been no way I could get up because I was honestly so exhausted. I couldn't help but wonder what was wrong with me, even though it was super hilly I should not have felt so terrible. It wasn't quite like last saturday where I was dehydrated and tired, I just felt like the heaviest person in the world and was so lethargic. Not a great start to my day. When I got home I immediately grabbed my wallet and walked to Harmons and bought a protein shake, as well as gelato, but I was craving it :) 

PM:

We did a lap at Liberty, then stretched, then another lap and called it good.

Nike Revolution Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
8.00

Today we went to pipleline. I added on with Natalie, Chris and Clayton right at the start, we went out a mile and back. I was already crashing before we came back to the switch backs. I felt horrible the whole run. Although it wasn't as bad as yesterday. I think I'm gonna try getting more sleep tonight.

Nike Revolution Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
17.75

AM:

My plan to get more sleep failed, as usual. We went to JCC today, it honestly didn't feel that hard, maybe because it was after what we've done earlier this week, plus it was cooler. I felt a little bit better today, not quite as exhausted. I read in some articles that colds can make you more fatigued, and they suggest you avoid over strenuous activities... yeah that's not happening. Anyway, I went out 4, and we did the usual hill 10 times. Man it was long and steep. Then finished back to 11, and got some amazing breakfast.

PM:

Ran to Liberty, but when no one was there I stretched for a while hoping that maybe everyone would show up, and when I was about to leave I saw Stormy and Eden! We did a lap, then when we finished Bill showed up. So then we did 2 laps, then .25 out and back to make it an even 5, but the 1.75 to get here puts me at 6.75.

Nike Revolution Miles: 17.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
7.40

Today we went to Cottonwood Complex. We did the big loop, then went over to the start of region course and did 10 strides. Then over to Bessie and did that a couple times all the way up to the fence, then recover to double trunk tree and fast again to the bottom. Then we went over to the hill by the triple trunk tree and apple tree, then to Miranda and did that one way and back, then over to roller coaster one way and back. Then Bessie full loop twice. And that concludes hill week. My arch hurt when we started strides, I ignored it because lately it's been warming up after a while and hasn't bothered me much, but it never went away. When we were doing Bessie the first time it still hurt, but when I stopped it would start hurting even more. Apple tree hill still bugged me but was manageable, then roller coaster was where I really started to feel it. The last two Bessie hills it was hurting a ton, when we stopped at the drinking fountain and started again to do a little cool down I honestly couldn't walk on it, it hurt so bad! I limped all the way back to the cars and felt like a loser not doing the cool down. Stupid plantar fasciitis. I'm seriously hoping I don't have a repeat of last year.

Nike Revolution Miles: 7.40
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
0.00

I've decided I will be better by Tuesday, if not before then. Today I'm not limping as much as yesterday, it still hurts but I'm trying my best to do everything I can to get it healed. I went for a bike ride this morning, the cemetery run. When I got back to sugarhouse I decided to do a road lap. The hills were pretty hard to bike up, and I was actually tired when I got back home with the uphill that way. It was hot outside and I don't have the greatest bike in the world, a beach cruiser. It was disappointing to get off my bike and realize once more that I can't walk properly. At least I found something that doesn't hurt my foot.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
3.00

Today I decided I would run. Practice was at Liberty. I did a mile warmup with Nat, then over to the start line. My foot hurt right when we started, but it warmed up a little as we kept running. Then we did strides and my foot hurt a ton on those. Next was a mile. I was supposed to hit 6:30 since my foot was hurting, I hit 7:10. Right when we started I could barely move it, it hurt so bad, but it warmed up, once again, a little bit into it. It still hurt a ton, but it was at least manageable to run through. I didn't feel winded much, but my foot really set me back. When I stopped it was so painful to start moving again, I had to quit the workout. Bill said to try barefoot running for a bit, still was super painful. I hope it'll feel better soon.

Nike Revolution Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
3.75

I biked today for about 30 minutes going up 13th to Wasatch then turned around at thunderbird. 

We had our BBQ and Alumni fun run thing at sugarhouse. I did 1.25 warmup. My foot wasn't hurting too bad when we started, so I decided to run it. I started out okay, I felt a little out of shape, but halfway through my foot started to really hurt again, I ran through it but it hurt. At least I was able to run it this year, last year I was injured too and couldn't run it. I was 2nd on the girls side, got 18:27, so not that fast (it was 2.5 miles.) Hopefully this plantar fasciitis will go away soon. Hurt too much to do a cool down. Took 10 steps and knew it wasn't happening. But good news is I'm a captain again, this time with Stormy!!

Pink And Green New Balance Miles: 3.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
0.00

Today my foot was hurting still, so Bill told me to go over to the dog park (we met at the zoo trail) and do core. So I did. Crunches, planks, arm swings, push ups, wall sits, squats, modified version of lunges, all sorts of fun stuff.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
0.00

After work I went back to the pool and did 10 minute warmup, 10x2 minute on 1 minute off, 15 minute cool down. Definitely have not missed pool running. I am actually pretty sore from core yesterday, maybe that's an indication that I should be doing core everyday.... :O I saw something interesting on the way home, some guy didn't read the signs at Harmons saying not to take the carts past the yellow line, a cover went over the wheel of his cart and he was trying to drag it across the street. Apparently those things do work.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
0.00

10 minute warm up, then a ladder of 1 on 1 off, 2 on 1 off, 3 on 2 off, 4 on 2 off, 5 on 3 off and then back down. On the cool down I only got a little under 2 minutes in when they kicked me out of the pool because they were closing. But I did bike for like 5 minutes, going home like usual, until my tire decided to go completely flat. Nothings gone right for me today. Some girl in the lane next to me asked me what I was doing, like was I running but not touching the bottom? Yeah pretty much what pool running is. It must look weird. I've only pool run for 2 days and I'm already sick of it. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
0.00

Today I went to the meet to cheer everyone on, everyone did great!!! Wish I could have raced it but oh well. Once I got home from school shopping I went to Steiner and did 30 minutes of pool running until they kicked me out again, I guess on weekends they close early. Funny how I work there and I didn't know when they close. But my shift wasn't at night and I never bothered to ask. Anyway, after that I went up to the elliptical bike and did that for 25 minutes, then decided my foot felt good enough to do the other elliptical, so I did that for 10 minutes until that part closed. This has by far been the worst week ever.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
6.75

Today I tried out running again. We did a lap warmup then strides by the drinking fountain. My foot was still hurting. Bill told me not to do the speed part because it was hurting. So I timed everyone and ran back and forth from the start line to the mile mark or the 800. Afterward we had a Dutch oven breakfast!

When I got home my mom took me to Steiner and I did another pool run. 10 minutes warmup, then 15 x 1 minute on 1 minute off, then 10 minute cool down. Went up to the treadmill and elliptical area and got on he elliptical for a little over 35 minutes to get the distance thing at 3.00.

Then went to the doctor, he said it was most likely plantar fasciitis like Bill said, gave me a prescription for physical therapy and basically said to do what I've been doing. Also got my physical (haha it's about time) and ferritin levels tested, as well as some shots that I didn't want but apparently needed to get.

Nike Revolution Miles: 6.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
8.00

Went to practice today thinking I'd only go to the rock pile and back. When I started my foot hurt a little, but not to bad and I was able to push through it. I saw Bill coming back from starting earlier and he asked if I was going to the 4 so I decided I would. I felt kind of out of shape but my foot felt okay only hurt a little. Happy to be running again!!

Nike Revolution Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
0.00

My dad didn't want me to run today, so I went to the pool and did 10 minutes warmup, then a ladder of 1 on 1 off, 2 on 1 off, 3 on 2 off, 4 on 2 off, 5 on 3 off, then back down this time doing a second 5 on 3 off. Then 10 minute cool down. I forgot shorts (ha) so I didn't do the elliptical

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
6.00

Not sure how far today really was. Bill had this thing that heats up your foot and it helped it not hurt as much. And I took ibuprofen. It helped. We ran to sugarhouse. It was faster than I was expecting, 7:45 pace which isn't bad. I was expecting above 8 for sure. We did hill strides at a nameless hill. Then we did 15 minutes of fireman and ran back to the track.

Nike Revolution Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
5.50

Today we went to the cemetery and did a lap then went back to the track for a warmup, then did 2 chase 300s, and then 2 800s. The first one was 2:57 I think, and then the second one was 3:something I kind of crashed. Then we did 2 grass laps cool down.

Nike Revolution Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
0.50

Today my family participated in the Color run 5k! It was way fun! I just walked most of it with my cousin because they didn't time it or anything it was just for fun. They threw corn starch at us every kilometer, it had a specific color they threw each time. So first it was purple, then yellow, orange, pink, then blue. They also had water with green in it that they sprayed every so often. At the end they had the "color festival" where everyone threw the color in the packets we got from registering in to the air. Pretty cool and it was one of the funnest races I have ever done. Also it was the first race I have practically walked the whole thing... Afterward I decided to rest my foot.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
8.00

We did the shriners run today, it felt like we were going pretty fast the first couple miles. Then at the top of the hill I got a drink and a huge sideache so I stopped for a minute. After I had run for a few minutes my right leg was getting a lot tighter than my left, so I stopped a minute and stretched it, then started again, same thing, so I switched sides of the road and it seemed to help. On the way back I caught up to someone new and we started talking and it distracted me for the rest of the run, which was nice :)

Nike Revolution Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
11.25

AM:

Today was our first Cross Country morning practice! Ah I miss running early in the mornings, before the sun is up. We did VA loop to 13th then back up to the track, Which felt really fast, then did 8 hill strides which I felt crappy on, those 2 pieces of toast I ate right before wasn't such a good idea.

PM:

I was dreading the speed workout all day, I had heard about it yesterday and was secretly hoping Bill had changed his mind and we were just going to do a run. I should have known better. We did a mile warmup and mile speed changes. The workout was 3x1 mile repeats with 2 laps recovery in between. Eleanor and I were supposed to hit 6:10. We hit 6:00 the first one, didn't even feel like I was pushing, I just wanted to hit the time. The second one hurt, 3:04, and the third I felt the lactic and probably crashed mentally. When Caden and Eleanor pulled away it was 10 times harder. It was a 6:20. I guess for not doing much speed lately it was alright. After the last one I did a lap recovery, then the girls did 2 grass laps cool down. My foot didn't hurt at all while doing it, just when I stopped to recover and right when we started. It felt good to finally be able to push myself. I feel like I'm finally coming back.

Natalie's Magic Flats Miles: 5.25Nike Revolution Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
8.00

Today we ran down to fairmont, then did 10 strides and dropped down to Liberty, where we went long way around the park and back up 9th to the track. The weather changed from hot to warm with rain and wind back to hot again. Utah weather. I was so sore from yesterday, getting up this morning felt like a train hit me, I could barely walk it was so bad. My calves, oh they hurt so much.

Nike Revolution Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
8.50

AM:

Morning practice! We warmed up to Sunnyside and did a lap then back to the track. We did our chase 200/400 workout. I partnered up with Eleanor. I started with a 400. I didn't catch my first time, but the second and third ones were 75, 76. So I was doing better than I thought. I'm still pretty dang sore.

PM:

We did our 6 bleacher laps, then went for a run. We went up to the zoo, then along Wasatch to 13th and down to 19th then back to Sunnyside and back to the track. It was SO HOT. I ran with Emily, and it wasn't that the pace felt fast I just was so exhausted. My quads are now feeling it. I really need to get a new Garmin. I'll get one soon.

Nike Revolution Miles: 8.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
4.00

Today because of the race tomorrow, we did speed changes. I did a mile warmup, 2 miles of speed changes and a mile cool down. My legs felt dead, so I'm hoping by tomorrow they'll be better after an ice bath and sleep and such.

Nike Revolution Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Race: American Fork Grass Relays (2 Miles) 00:13:36
Total Distance
5.00

Today was my first cross country race! I was happy to race again, except this race was different from what we normally do. It was a 1 mile loop that we had to do 2 times, and it was a relay. And you had to jump over hay ever so often, started out with 1 row across the course, then 2, then like 3 I think, and then the last one had a ton of them. I was the 2nd runner. It was hard for me because there weren't many people around me, just a few I could see who had a gap on our team in front of me, and a few in back too. But I didn't like being alone, it made it a lot harder for me to push. I found myself just sort of running it a lot, then remember it was a race and start trying to push again. My first mile I was focused, but it wasn't as fast as I wanted it, a 6:21. I passed people like I was supposed to, but then in the 2nd mile I started to just run it and noticed I wasn't passing anymore, and it was hard to start pushing again. I thought the hay was a fun idea, but honestly I didn't like it very much in the middle of a race, I thought I was gonna biff it a couple times. I feel like I didn't have the focus or competition I needed, but hopefully next race will be good.

Blue Matumbo Miles: 2.00Nike Revolution Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
177.90
Nike Revolution Miles: 166.40Pink And Green New Balance Miles: 3.75Natalie's Magic Flats Miles: 5.25Blue Matumbo Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com
New Kids on the Blog
(need a welcome):

Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):