SUU Cross Country/Track Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:22:04 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Jun 22, 2018 <p>Running: Wasatch loop,&nbsp;7:03 average (5.5 miles). It was quite warm.&nbsp;Everything feels so good, I don&rsquo;t feel any pain in my femur and I&rsquo;m stoked to be running, I&rsquo;ve missed it so much. I wish I could run farther but I&rsquo;m already pushing it as it is.&nbsp;</p> <p>Bike: an hour up Emigration canyon (timed on my phone because my watch died. Didn&rsquo;t catch how far it was).</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 21, 2018 <p>VA loop in Salt Lake (4 miles), 6:58 average. I am always surprised by how good running feels in Salt Lake compared to Cedar. Didn&rsquo;t think a 1500 ft&nbsp;elevation change would make that&nbsp;much of a difference? Oh well I love it. It feels so great to come back down. Or maybe I just love being back in the city haha.</p> <p>It was another really busy day, this is just a busy weekend. And it&rsquo;s not the weekend yet but it feels like it for me haha.&nbsp;I nannied all day and then had my best friends bridal shower in the evening. I squoze my run in before it got too dark. Unfortunately no time for biking.&nbsp;I feel like a slacker, life is just crazy sometimes.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 20, 2018 <p>3 miles running before work, 7:18 average. Planned on biking once I got to Salt Lake but&nbsp;that flopped. Busy day.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 19, 2018 <p>Running: 3 miles, 7:22 average</p> <p>Bike: 57 minutes, 12.35 miles</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 18, 2018 <p>Running: I was hurting today but I didn&rsquo;t realize what pace I was running. It felt good though.&nbsp;5 miles on Dikes,&nbsp;7:00 average (35:01). I was expecting 7:20 so I&rsquo;m happy about that.&nbsp;This&rsquo;ll be my longest run this week, I need to have more restraint. Can&rsquo;t come back too quickly.&nbsp;</p> <p>Bike: 53 minutes, 11.19 miles</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 16, 2018 <p>Running: 3 miles, kept it relaxed and didn&rsquo;t push it too much. 7:18 average.</p> <p>Bike: 57 minutes, 12.46 miles</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 15, 2018 <p>I&rsquo;m pretty sore, DOMS is real haha. Took it easy today, then was short on time so no biking. 3 miles, 7:30 average.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 14, 2018 <p>Bike: 8.6 miles, 41 minutes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Running: 2 miles. Took it easy at 7:36 average. It was at the hottest and windiest part of the day, that&rsquo;s when I&rsquo;ve been biking/running like all summer haha. But today it wore me out a lot, I think it was in the mid-90s. Maybe it&rsquo;s time to stop sleeping in and get it done before work.&nbsp;I&rsquo;m also sore from yesterday but it feels good.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 13, 2018 <p>I might regret this run&nbsp;later on but I don&rsquo;t care. I needed a pick me up, it&rsquo;s been a really tough couple of days. But&nbsp;God is so good and there&rsquo;s a positive to everything.&nbsp;</p> <p>I was surprised by this run actually. I expected it to be a whole lot harder than it was. It wasn&rsquo;t easy but I wasn&rsquo;t dying so I&rsquo;m in better shape than I thought. 7:11 average for 7.5 miles (53:55). Slowest mile was 7:28 at the beginning, fastest 6:58 at the end. Felt relaxed and awesome to get out again, but probably not smart. I&rsquo;ll back it down to 2 or 3 for a week or so. Didn&rsquo;t feel any pain in my femur so I&rsquo;m&nbsp;crossing my fingers I didn&rsquo;t just screw everything up haha.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 12, 2018 <p>Running: pushed it to 2 miles, 14:15 (7:08 average). Felt good and relaxed. I was kind of surprised that it was faster than 50% range if I&rsquo;m being honest, thought it&rsquo;d be more like 7:30-7:45 pace.</p> <p>Bike: 57 minutes, 12.69 miles</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 11, 2018 <p>Running: 10 minutes, 7:08 pace</p> <p>Bike: 8.19 miles, 36 minutes</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 09, 2018 <p>Bike: 13.52 miles, 64 minutes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Running: bumped up to 10 minutes! Made it about 1.6 miles (6.5 laps on the turf right next to the track), I kinda died at the end but oh well. The wind had picked up a ton&nbsp;too so that didn&rsquo;t help. Didn&rsquo;t feel great but I was happy I could run more. Lap splits were 87.4, 2:57&nbsp;(89.9), 4:29&nbsp;(92.4), 6:05&nbsp;(95.6), 7:37&nbsp;(92.1), 9:15&nbsp;(98.1), 45. Haha not consistent at all but you know we&rsquo;ll work on that.&nbsp;</p> <p>My boyfriend transferred to UVU and I&rsquo;ve decided to stay at SUU for running, especially since it&rsquo;s paying for my education.&nbsp;I hope I made the right choice, it&rsquo;s been a rough couple of weeks.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 08, 2018 <p>Bike: 30 minutes</p> <p>Running: 5 minutes. Lap splits 84, 2:52, 4:21. Made it to the 15 yd line so maybe 25 meters from the 200 (1375 meters).</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 07, 2018 <p>Bike: 62 minutes, 13.78 miles.</p> <p>Running: 5 minutes. Today&#39;s lap splits: 84, 2:53, 4:23. Made it to the 30 yd line closest to the 200 start (30 yds farther than yesterday). Thought for sure today&#39;s was going to be slower because I was tired and hot after an hour of biking, but nope!</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 06, 2018 <p>Bike: 6.52 miles, 30 minutes (short on time again)</p> <p>Running: 5 minutes, made it about&nbsp;1340 meters? Idk this is a good guessing game. To the 40 yd line. Lap splits 89,&nbsp;2:59, 4:30.&nbsp;I didn&rsquo;t feel as great, probably because it was&nbsp;hot and windy.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 05, 2018 <p>Short on time today. Biked about 10 minutes and did 5 minutes of running, this time made it about 1350 meters, 800 split 2:58.&nbsp;It was windy and I wasn&rsquo;t very warmed up.</p> <p>Hiked in 101 degree heat for 30 minutes with Kaydon in Toquerville, got saved by some friends in a Jeep.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 04, 2018 <p>Bike: 67 minutes, 14.34&nbsp;miles</p> <p>Running: 5 minutes on the turf. Paid more attention to how far I went because I remembered&nbsp;my garmin&nbsp;isn&rsquo;t reliable when running around the track. Also tried to keep as close to lane 1&nbsp;as I could to make it more accurate. I made it about 1360 meters in 5 minutes which is about 5:55&nbsp;pace. My 800 split was 2:55. I&rsquo;m not really setting out to go sub-6:00 pace, it just kind of happens... it&rsquo;s comfortably hard and I can only run for 5 minutes so what the heck?</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 02, 2018 <p>Bike: 40&nbsp;minutes, 9.16&nbsp;miles</p> <p>Running: got a little excited and started&nbsp;running today instead of Monday. 5 minutes on the turf, 0.88 miles (5:41 pace). Felt great.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 02 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 01, 2018 <p>Bike: 14.41 miles, 63 minutes</p> <p>Pool: 30 minutes</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 06:00:00 Thu, May 31, 2018 <p>Nate tested my femur again today, NO PAIN! I&rsquo;m so stoked. But to be safe he&nbsp;doesn&rsquo;t want me to start running again until Monday, and this time I&rsquo;ll start out with 5 minutes instead of a mile :/</p> <p>Bike: 11.75 miles, 52 minutes. VERY windy &nbsp;</p> <p>Pool: 30 minutes touching the bottom (water chest height), 15 minutes not. Might have to buy smaller water shoes, they kept slipping off.</p> Thu, 31 May 2018 06:00:00 Wed, May 30, 2018 <p>Biked&nbsp;up to the C, it was a lot harder than I was expecting. A lot steeper than Emigration canyon. Kasey said he bikes up there about once a week, dang. But he is one of the top runners in the NCAA so... there&rsquo;s that. Anyways, good workout, it might be a little bit before I try that again haha. I was dead once I reached the C and had to walk about .5 at one point because I was exhausted. 97 minutes, 19.46 miles.</p> Wed, 30 May 2018 06:00:00 Tue, May 29, 2018 <p>Bike: 20.09 miles around Cedar, 86 minutes.</p> Tue, 29 May 2018 06:00:00 Mon, May 28, 2018 <p>Bike: went to the top of Emigration canyon again. I wasn&rsquo;t nearly as worn out this time around, probably because it was a lot cooler. It took me less time to get up there&nbsp;too and it felt a lot easier. 60 minutes&nbsp;exactly up to the top (10.2ish miles) and then took a bit of a detour once back in the valley,&nbsp;22 miles and&nbsp;99&nbsp;minutes total.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 May 2018 06:00:00 Sat, May 26, 2018 <p>Bike: Up to the top of Emigration canyon and back. 20.5 miles, 93 minutes.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 May 2018 06:00:00 Fri, May 25, 2018 <p>Bike: 14.06 miles, 67 minutes on Wasatch</p> Fri, 25 May 2018 06:00:00 Thu, May 24, 2018 <p>Went to the training room today, the other Nate did the fulcrum test with his fist and I did feel some pain. Not as bad as 6 weeks ago but it&rsquo;s still there. So the plan is to take another week off of running and&nbsp;check back in next Thursday. Nate&rsquo;s going to get me a pool pass (hooray!) and I will start up aqua jogging again next week. But this time Nate wants me to actually touch the bottom of the pool with the water at chest height, so that I&rsquo;m still getting some force of impact but easing back into it. I&rsquo;m actually kind of stoked to try it.</p> <p>Biked for just under an hour up Emigration canyon in Salt Lake. 37 minutes up, 20 back. 13.25 miles</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 May 2018 06:00:00 Wed, May 23, 2018 <p>Just took today off.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 May 2018 06:00:00 Tue, May 22, 2018 <p>Couldn&rsquo;t get hold of a bike and the training room was locked. I&rsquo;m hoping I can fit my bike in my car this weekend and bring it to Cedar so I&rsquo;ll always have access to one. Still waiting on Paul for a pool pass too, but it&rsquo;s all good.&nbsp;He&rsquo;s been busy with getting the team ready for conference and regionals.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ended up just doing a bunch of core for an hour. Circuits, push-ups, pull-ups, front lunges, crunches, planks, alternating V-ups, glute&nbsp;bridges, calf raises, dead bugs, bicycle, Russian twists, and so on.</p> Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00