Kilometer Killer Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:00:36 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Jun 24, 2017 <p>AM over 1:05:00; 7:16 pace</p> <p>Ran with Mikey and Carson out and back on the road the goes into the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. I struggled quite a bit the first half, but this run was about the negative split. I handled the second half a lot better, so that&#39;s a positive.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 23, 2017 <p>AM over 1:01:00; 7:16 pace; 8x striders</p> <p>Another quality day, but this run was finally a quicker one. We met over by the Dixie Center at the Confluence park. Felt nice to push the pace a bit. The striders felt unusually easy today.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 22, 2017 <p>AM over 1:00:00; 7:36 pace; hill repeats- 5x 60 sec w/1 min recovery after 3rd, 1x 85 sec</p> <p>Today was a really good run. Did some hill work on the grapevine hill. I set a goal this week to push through these, and I think I accomplished that. They didn&#39;t, by any means, feel easy, but I had to dig deep a little on the 85 second rep. It was a good pack for the duration of the workout. I&#39;m proud of my boys.&nbsp;</p> <p>Weights- Bench 3x5 of 100; Squat 3x5 of 175; Thrust 3x5 of 115; Deadlift 3x5 of 165</p> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 21, 2017 <p>AM over 1:00:03; 7:32 pace</p> <p>Once again, I went to practice thinking the workout was today, but it&#39;s actually tomorrow. Oh well. We went out to the turtle road and turned left after a while and went through the desert into Green Springs. Then we just went down onto Telegraph and made our way back to the school. I felt really good today, and the second half was better than the beginning, even though it wasn&#39;t a very fast run. It&#39;s all good though. Tomorrow will be really good.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 20, 2017 <p>AM over 46:05; 7:30 pace; 8x striders&nbsp;</p> <p>Little better today. Actually still had a side ache, but I pushed through it. 20 minutes of barefoot then the striders. Won again today in ultimate.&nbsp;</p> <p>Weights- Bench 3x5 of 95; Squat 3x5 of 165; Thrust 3x5 of 115; Deadlift 3x5 of 155</p> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 19, 2017 <p>AM over 1:01:19; 7:36 pace</p> <p>Not a good run today. While I was kind of recovering from Saturday, I still wasn&#39;t all in. Only went 60 and it wasn&#39;t a great 60. I had a side ache for the last 20 minutes or so. Overall, I&#39;ve gotta have a better week.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 18, 2017 <p>Previous week</p> <p>More minutes with a killer race on Saturday. I&#39;m definitely seeing the drastic difference of myself at this point last year;&nbsp;I&#39;m ready. Weights went well and it should be better this week.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week</p> <p>Might have to recover from the race by taking the lower end of the minutes on Monday, but I&#39;ll just see how I feel. On Wednesday, I&#39;m gonna push myself up with Julien and Carson on the hills. Gonna be good</p> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 17, 2017 <p>AM over 2:42:08; 11:43</p> <p>This was the hardest thing I&#39;ve ever done. I would highly recommend this race for someone that wants a challenge. I would definitely equate it to a regular, road marathon.&nbsp;I was pretty satisfied with the time because of how hard the race was.&nbsp;I honestly felt pretty good for most of the race, but around mile 11, I was ready to be done. It had a ton of uphill. I&#39;m feeling pretty crappy at the moment, but I&#39;ll get better. Overall, decent day.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 16, 2017 <p>AM over 43:46; 7:11 pace; 6x striders&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;re up in Ephraim at youth conference, so we got a group and ran this morning; there were a few D-hills guys. I didn&#39;t go the full 60 just because I&#39;m gonna be going wayyyy over tomorrow. It felt really nice this morning in the brisk, morning air. Really excited for tomorrow. Not gonna kill myself, but I&#39;m gonna try to get a decent time. It&#39;s really pretty country over here.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 15, 2017 <p>AM over 36:00; 6:53 pace</p> <p>Took it nice a early up Sandia Rd. It was a quick pace, but it felt really good the whole time. Really nice temperature&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 14, 2017 <p>AM over 55:00; 7:07 pace</p> <p>I thought the long run this week was today, but I was apparently mistaken. We took an out and back along the road to the dinosaur tracks trail. Everything went well, and it&#39;s always awesome when, for about two minutes, I really struggle. It makes me commit, which is something everyone needs work on. I actually don&#39;t have a long run tomorrow because I have a half marathon this weekend. Coach, if you read this, comment how many minutes I should run tomorrow. If not, I&#39;m gonna take it 35-40.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 13, 2017 <p>AM over 40:45; 7:20 pace; 8x striders</p> <p>Road/grass. The grass was freaking freezing! My Ultimate team won. That&#39;s pretty much it for today. Should be a nice run tomorrow&nbsp;</p> <p>Weights- Bench 3x5 of 95, Squat 3x5 of 155, Deadlift 3x5 of 135, Thrust 3x5 of 115</p> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 12, 2017 <p>AM over 59:49; 6:52 pace</p> <p>In all honesty, I don&#39;t consider today&#39;s run to be a great one for me. We had 20 warm, then 25 at 1 min behind 5K pace on the dirt mile. I struggled with it. We had a big pack of guys for 2 miles then we started the fall off. Starting the third lap, I got a bunch of those dry throw-up things going on. I stopped for about a minute to let them stop, then took it the rest of the mile and finished at 20 minutes of the proposed pace. It was alright, but I know I can do more. Next tempo, I&#39;m in there for the long haul.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 11, 2017 <p>Previous week</p> <p>Really good runs for the first week. There were a few I had to work for, but those are the best ones. I really liked Friday&#39;s trail/fast run with the boys. Dylan showed promise with his blogging, so I hope he keeps that up. No injuries or anything to worry about</p> <p>This week</p> <p>Weights starts this week on Tuesday. I&#39;m gonna try to record it all on the blog. Minutes jump this week. The middle portion of runs could get me; anyone can start or finish a run. I&#39;ll focus on breathing and being relaxed during the middle part of runs, especially the 70 minutes on Wednesday. Should be good!</p> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 10, 2017 <p>PM over 35:08; 7:31 pace: 3x 3 min pickups w/3 min recovery</p> <p>Most of us took the ACT this morning, so we did a night run up in Green Springs. It was a really good run with a quality finish. Luckily, I stopped us before we got to far into the powerline trail. Don&#39;t know whose idea it was to do a trail run in the dark (but it was Corbin.) After the run, we just talked for like 45 minutes. Gotta love the bros.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 09, 2017 <p>AM over 50:24; 7:12 pace</p> <p>Really good run today! We met at Sullivan Park and did the roller coaster trail along the south base of Shnobe Kibe. I had actually never done it before, but it was pretty fun. About a minute into it, it takes a moment of commitment to get through the constant uphill/downhill change. Once I made the commitment, it got easier. This was also pretty much the first fast run of the season. We finished the run with 4 sub 7 miles. It was good to stick it out with the Boys.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 08, 2017 <p>AM over 38:18; 7:26 pace; 8x striders&nbsp;</p> <p>Took a loop east on telegraph and up by Maverik. We went over minutes, but it was still a really good run. Coach Robs said I look like this guy named Gumby, so I looked him up. Apparently it&#39;s some claymation character. Funny, Robs</p> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 07, 2017 <p>AM over 40:00; 7:33 pace</p> <p>We took it out on the dirt/sand road that goes up to the elephant arch trail;&nbsp;just 20 out and back. I started to feel something at about 15 minutes, but I just told myself in my head that I was good. And that&#39;s all it took! I felt really good the rest of the run. Coach took a fall on the way back. He looked like a freaking zombie. After practice, we went to Papa Holt&#39;s neighbor&#39;s house and helped move a jacuzzi. It was definitely the heaviest thing I&#39;ve ever been a part of lifting. Somehow, we got the job done. Overall, good day.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 06, 2017 <p>AM over 36:00; 7:15 pace; 6x striders&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s crazy the difference just one day made! I felt wayyy better than yesterday and it was only about 2 or 3 secs slower per mile. It was a half road, half barefoot on grass run. The grass was soaked and it felt really good on my feet. Today was the first day of Kids&#39; Club and it went as expected: eh. I&#39;ve got the 5-6 boys. There are a surprising number of them that are home-schooled. Overall, decent day.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 05, 2017 <p>AM over 30:07; 7:11 pace</p> <p>Couldn&#39;t sleep last night because I was so excited for practice! We took it past Coach&#39;s street and up by Maverik.&nbsp;It was a quality run, but I definitely felt the two-week break. I&#39;m sure it&#39;ll be back before I know it. There&#39;s a lot of new people to meet, so I&#39;m gonna make that a priority this week.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 04, 2017 <p>PRACTICE STARTS TOMORROW!!!!!! Can&#39;t believe it&#39;s finally here!!! This past week has been tough because I&#39;ve just wanted to put down some miles! But I know there will be plenty of time for that this summer. I want to post tonight just to get my personal and team goals written down. This season, I will personally reach these goals:</p> <p>- Break 11 minutes at the Time Trial on July 25 or 26</p> <p>- Be consistent point-scorer for the Varsity squad</p> <p>- Get the plate for my leg at the Desert Relays&nbsp;</p> <p>- Break 17 minutes within first 3 3 mile races</p> <p>- Blog every day (even Sundays to review past week and set goals for coming week)</p> <p>- Hold my teamates accountable (if any of them are reading this, PLEASE do the same for me)&nbsp;</p> <p>More importantly, as a team, we will reach these goals:</p> <p>- Beat the Hellians more than they beat us</p> <p>- Win Desert Relays</p> <p>- 2017 Utah XC 4A State Champs</p> <p>- Qualify for Nike Cross Nationals in December&nbsp;</p> <p>- Finish top-25 nationally</p> <p>I cannot wait to put in some hard work this season and see the rewards of embracing pain. I know my team will&nbsp;do amazing things this year if we trust Coach, each other, and ourselves. Let&#39;s get it done&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 06:00:00