SUU Cross Country/Track Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:42:44 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Jun 22, 2017 AM: Dikes, 7 miles. 7:45 average. Later AM: Weights. Another recovery day, upper body and core focus. PM: 3 miles. Watched the smoke from the fire up at Brian Head for the first mile, pretty fascinating. But really sad, it's destroyed 3 more cabins and doubled its size to 11,000 acres. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 21, 2017 <p>AM: Backroad, 8 miles at 7:53 average.&nbsp;</p> <p>Later AM: Weights. Today was a power day.</p> <p>PM: 3 miles, 7:42 average. Felt better than this morning. Legs aren&#39;t as sore anymore but arms are feeling it. Back and abs are sore too but they&#39;re about the same as my legs right now. I must say, I&#39;m glad we&#39;re doing weights because I sure am weak at the moment and weights will help with strength, which will transition over to running.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 20, 2017 <p>Canyon run, 7:55 average. Boy am I sore, mostly in glutes and adductors. Had planned to go for a second run, and I feel bad that I didn&#39;t. We had weights again this morning, though today was an easier day (recovery) and our focus for today was upper body to give legs a chance to recover. I wasn&#39;t the only one that was sore, thank goodness. Now I&#39;m sore everywhere, so much so that common movements (such as getting in and out of a car, which I did a lot today for work and other activities) are genuinely painful. So, I was a wimp and skimped out on an evening run. But I vow that I&#39;ll go for 2 runs tomorrow even if one of them is only 2 miles long. I need to get into the habit of doing two a days if I&#39;m going to increase my mileage.</p> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 19, 2017 <p>Wasn&#39;t feeling too great this morning. Did shortened Main Street loop, then went to weights after. It went 45 minutes&nbsp;longer than I thought it would, probably because a lot of it was learning how to properly do things so that we don&#39;t accidentally injure ourselves. By the end I was feeling really faint, probably because I hadn&#39;t had anything to eat beforehand. Lesson learned.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 17, 2017 <p>7:52 average</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 16, 2017 <p>MY QUADS. So. Sore.&nbsp;It&#39;s probably from hiking and/or the hills I ran yesterday as I explored the trails. I was going to try for a 10 miler today but after 3 miles I was dying. Looks like this week I won&#39;t hit 50 after all, maybe next week. Cross Hollows, 7:47 average.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 15, 2017 Canyon run, took a few back trails because I was feeling adventurous. They didn't lead anywhere and were a bit sketch but now I know! Then took Main Street to 300 W and down to campus, then back home. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 14, 2017 <p>Hospital loop. Garmin died a little after 5 miles, at that point I was at 7:28 average. It was quite warm, 78 degrees. It&#39;s supposed to get up to 100 on Tuesday, phew!</p> <p>Later hiked the C trail with Paige and Annalee, we ran the last mile of it just for kicks.</p> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 13, 2017 Dike's, 7:26 average. Was in a bit of a time crunch. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 12, 2017 <p>Took the backroad, 7:39 average. Felt good.</p> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 10, 2017 <p>Was going to take the backroad but after 2 miles of running against the wind I changed my mind. Instead took Dikes and added a bit on&nbsp;Canyon run, then back home. Strong wind + tired legs = slow pace. 8:15 average.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 09, 2017 <p>Holy wind!&nbsp;Canyon run, then on my way back I ran into Brighton and Angie so I turned around and joined them (they were also doing Canyon run, fancy that!) and looped with them to their house, then ran back home. 7:37 average.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 08, 2017 Dikes today, t'was very windy as usual. Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 07, 2017 C trail. lt literally scales the mountain and I had difficulty running it when I was in great shape. Today it seemed about five times harder, but the view was totally worth it. Plus my quads got a great workout! Would have gone farther but again was running out of light (I accidentally fell asleep after work) and I didn't want to be stuck on the trail when it was pitch black outside. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 06, 2017 Canyon run, Garmin died so I'm guessing on the distance. Bad cramps again and was tired. I think the increase in miles is catching up to me. Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 05, 2017 <p>5.5 miles on my own (7:45 average) then 2.75 miles 10 minutes later with Angie, Sharlie, Brighton and Julia (7:39 average). Wasn&#39;t feeling so good there at the end. I also lost a battle with a thorn bush I couldn&#39;t see because of the dark, my thigh won&#39;t let me forget it.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 03, 2017 <p>Dikes again. Had bad cramps the last 4 miles so it wasn&#39;t as enjoyable. 8:01 average.</p> Sat, 03 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 02, 2017 <p>Dikes, 7:50 average.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 01, 2017 <p>Cross Hollows, 7:45 average.</p> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 31, 2017 <p>Ran out of light, I forgot how sketchy running at night is in Cedar. Out and back on Main Street</p> Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 30, 2017 <p>Took the backroad, 4 out&nbsp;and back. Was a bit tired. 8:03 average</p> Tue, 30 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 29, 2017 <p>7:55 average</p> Mon, 29 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 27, 2017 <p>Garmin was dead so I&#39;m not sure if it was a full 6, but I&#39;ll run it again next week to make sure :) Cross Hollows today, breathing was hard and I felt out of shape. Probably just the elevation change.</p> Sat, 27 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 26, 2017 <p>Pool was closed and I don&#39;t have a bike anymore, I really didn&#39;t want to do stationary bike either. Decided to just go for a run. My foot pain really isn&#39;t anything major, and I figure if I&#39;ve been able to run on it for a month without making things worse I should be fine. Plus I really need to adjust to elevation and build up some base mileage. I took Dike&#39;s all the way this time, 7:48 average.</p> Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 25, 2017 <p>Pool run with Angie! About 55 minutes.</p> Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 24, 2017 <p>Started out with Hospital loop then cut over to Bicent. 7:40 average. Tried out my new shoes today! I&#39;ve stuck with Nike Pegasus for years so I was really hesitant to switch over to Adidas, but I really like these shoes! Hayden recommended them to me (ran into him and Clinton in St. George) so I figured if he wore and liked them then they&#39;d be a pretty good shoe to try.</p> <p>Went into the training room to get a few things checked out, my foot has been bugging me for the past month but is more of a bother than any real injury. I&#39;ve been running on it all the same. Well, the trainer (eeps I don&#39;t know her name...) wants me to cross train for the next seven days and take ibuprofen to get the inflammation out, then go back to running. Haha I was a rebel and ran today anyway but I should probably follow her advice... right now&#39;s the best time to cross train anyway. And if it gets rid of the pain once and for all it&#39;ll be worth it. She also realigned my SI joints, so that&#39;s a bonus.</p> Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 23, 2017 <p>Canyon run! 7:37 average</p> Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 22, 2017 <p>2 mile loop with Maddy (7:05 pace, phew) and then 4 more on my own, 7:26 average. Talked to coach briefly. The girls are meeting up for summer workouts starting on June 19 so I have some time to get back into the faster pace and increase my mileage, which is a relief because I am so not where I need to be. I&#39;d say I&#39;m out of shape but that&#39;s not really it, I&#39;m just not in collegiate running shape if you know what I mean? Though I haven&#39;t exactly been trying to run faster, it just has sort of happened. Feels good though.</p> Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00