The little fist of fury Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:57:13 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Oct 24, 2018 <p>Went on a bike ride, bike got a flat about a mile and a half in, and I ran it back haha.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 22, 2018 <p>Ran an easy 2 miles with Boochy. My knee still feels a little sore, not quite 100%. No pain though, so that was good. Nice ab workout afterwards.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 06, 2018 <p>It was a rainy day, nice and drizzly for the start. I felt pretty good at the top, although maybe a little more tired than I would have liked. Regardless, I went out nice and chill, and was just a little bit behind my planned pace at the half. I went through at about 1:16:40 or so, and I was hoping to go through at 1:16 low. Unfortunately there was a headwind from about miles 6 or 7 until about mile 21 or 22. I was able to be on pace to get my time of sub 2:30 through mile 20, but the headwind had taken its toll, and my legs were so beat and tired. It was such a strange sensation, never before have my legs felt so physically exhausted. At some point, I&#39;m not sure where exactly, I just let out a physical groan, which was a first for me. Anyway, at that point it was all I could do to hang on to sub 7 pace, and then for the last couple miles, even that was a stretch. I was so glad to see Matt Thatcher, Scott Sandberg, Coach Fielding and a few others to keep me going all the way to the end.&nbsp;</p> <p>I was glad to finish the race, and glad to get a new pr. It was hard though, not to have achieved my goal. I had worked so long to acheive that goal, basically about a year. After the race, I think my emotions were really close to the surface, and some tears were shed, I&#39;m not sure why, it&#39;s really hard to explain the feeling I had afterwards. This has been really the first occasion that I haven&#39;t acheived a running goal that I&#39;ve set.&nbsp;</p> <p>I&#39;m not sure when, but I&#39;ll be back to run a sub 2:30 marathon someday. A couple of things I want to do differently is get a pair of the nike 4%, and do some more strenth training, I think that might help my legs hang in there a little be longer.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lots of learning, and an overall good experience, certianly a race for the books.</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 04, 2018 <p>Nice easy 3 mile run today. Very relaxed. I&#39;m excited, and nervous and anxious for this race. I think it&#39;s going to be great. Last run before the race</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 03, 2018 <p>Beautiful 4 mile run with my man Sam. Great discussion, talking about dating, school, garbage trucks, the marathon, ignoring construction workers, running over cars&nbsp;and all the good things in life</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 02, 2018 <p>I did 8x400m progressions on the track, good stuff! Nice last little push before the race. The cold is going away and I&#39;m feeling pretty good.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 01, 2018 <p>Nice little run in the afternoon</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 29, 2018 <p>Feeling pretty sick, but just wanted to at least get a short run in. Hopefully I&#39;ll get over this sickness before race day.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 28, 2018 <p>Nice little run down past my tombstone. It was a weird afternoon though, I felt fine all day, then around 4 my nose started running a little, and it just got worse and worse, and sure enough in a few hours time I&#39;ve got a full blown cold. The good thing is I&#39;ve got a week to completely shake it, I&#39;ve just got to take care of the little things.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 27, 2018 <p>Wow, I didn&#39;t run with a watch, but I just cruised on this watch. I felt real motivated and I&#39;ve excited for race day.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 26, 2018 <p>Great workout this morning down Provo canyon, I felt great. Ran a mile up the canyon from vivian park, then did a tempo run at marathon pace down to the bottom. It felt really smooth and easy, and despite my best efforts, I ran under marathon pace pretty consistently, averaging a 5:36 pace. I&#39;m really excited for St. George, I think I&#39;ll smash my goal and it will be great.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 25, 2018 <p>Stomach felt not so great this morning, but I ran anyway. I&#39;ve been having a bit of pain that I haven&#39;t had before in my lcl, but it&#39;s not sharp, and comes and goes. I think with some icing and rapid reboot, it shouldn&#39;t be a problem.&nbsp;</p> <p>I also saw Ethan Ashby this morning, which was fun. As I was passing the mtc fields, he yelled my name, and I talked with him and his companion for a minute. I guess that he&#39;s been in the mtc for about 2 weeks now, so good for him! Such an awesome guy</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 24, 2018 <p>So I did a 6x800m track workout today, at that same interval (2:27-2:34) pace.&nbsp;</p> <p>Everything went great, my fastest was about a 2:31, my slowest a 2:32, so they were real consistant. I was really frustrated because after 4 I had to go to the bathroom. I didn&#39;t want to, I had to, and there is really a big difference. It&#39;s just frustrating when the main thing holding you back is your bowls, not your will, not your legs or lungs. It&#39;s all good though, I just pray I don&#39;t have the same issue in a couple of weeks come race day.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:00:00