Running Blog Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:02:23 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Jun 26, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-26-2017.html <p>Today was nuts. I can officially say I&#39;m sick of running on my own. We left for Vegas Regis morning at 5 in the morning. We got there at 7 and then I ran the lake mead trail for an hour and 25 minutes. The night before I did 20 minutes of yoga it felt Incredible but I still felt extremely sore this morning. For the first quarter of the run I kept my pace below 7 and was moving really quick, but when I flipped, my legs began cramping and my pace died down a ton. The second half of he run was very difficult. It was all uphill. Eventually I finished the run. My pace was very bad the very last two miles. I was barely moving up the hills. I checked my garment and it turned out me chancge in elevation had been 1400 feet and it was a 100 degrees out for the majority of the run. When I finished I was exhausted. I could feel the salt on my face and I was super dehydrated. I downed a ton of water afterwards. I can&#39;t wait to get back to st.george to tun with the team.</p> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 24, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-24-2017.html <p>I ran 65 minutes today. I ran on my own from my house out to staheli farms and back. Still feeling really sore from squats.</p> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 23, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-23-2017.html <p>We met at confluence park this morning and ran into green valley and up to the top of Bloomington. I felt really sore today from squatting. It was still a solid run and we ran throug the golf course.</p> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 22, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-22-2017.html <p>Today has been my best run of the season so far. We were doing hills today, and I was slightly nervous because the last time we had done the grapevine hill I was struggling a little bit compared to the other guys. Coach robs had us run through a visualization excersise before we left. I think that helped me stay a lot more calm during the run. I am going to start using that even more for sure. I got to the hill and we did 5 reps of 1 minute hills and 1 rep of 85 seconds. We also had an extra&nbsp;minute between rep 3 and 4. We started off on the first hill from a point farther back than where we usually start. I finished the first rep with our top guys and started thinking how easy that felt. After that I made sure not to slow down at all. I stayed towards the front of the pack the rest of the workout. Around the third rep I remember thinking back to a lesson&nbsp;coach had given&nbsp;about working on your weaknesses and turning them into strengths as well as another lesson about breaking down the mental barriers that hold you back. Both lessons helped push me through the workout and reminded me about how important the harder workouts are to improving. This definitely was one of the workouts that helped me strengthen my weaknesses and get past those mental barriers. On the last rep of 85 seconds I made it further than I ever had gone up the hill and finished fairly strong. This run was definitely rewarding.</p> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 21, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-21-2017.html <p>Back with the team again. Today was a great run. We went up turtle trail through the desert up to green springs then ran down green springs in just a couple of minutes. We were booking it today.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 20, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-20-2017.html <p>Unfortunately I was out of town again to help with a carnival up north. So I ran in Robert on. I ran through the city down to the Jordan river and back to the house. Bummer I didn&#39;t get to run with the team today. 45 minute run.</p> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 19, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-19-2017.html <p>Today was my first long run with the team. It was a ton of fun. We ran into hell hole back to the field up the river trail and then through Washington. It was tough but good. Also shout out to Nathan who threw up and then kept running. Definitely a rough a run.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 17, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-17-2017.html <p>Today I went on a long run cause I wasn&#39;t able to run the&nbsp;past few days. We were getting to bed every night at one because we had to write essays and then getting up at 6, and sadly we had no downtime over the past few days either. I&#39;m glad to be back though. I ran the river trail and made it way further than usual. I ran all the way past&nbsp;Dixie cross fit and back pretty quick. It felt good to run again. I also saw 3 bobcats on the trail while I was running. I had no clue what they were till I got home and looked them up so that was pretty crazy.</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 13, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-13-2017.html <p>I ran 6.8 in 50 minutes today. It was super frustrating cause I still couldn&#39;t leave campus or use the track for my tempo. The campus I also really hilly so I just ran as fast as I could for 25 minutes on be campus. Fortunately I was able to get it in.</p> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 12, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-12-2017.html <p>Sadly still out of town. I was up at boys state today and they wouldn&#39;t let us leave campus. That was really frustrating. Their campus is barely over a mile long so I just had to run a ton of laps. A total of 38 minutes of running.</p> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 10, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-10-2017.html <p>Today was epic. I went on a night run with Colton corbin logan and Parker. We started on a trail run and then realized we were dumb and the sun was serting so we flipped and ran green springs. We had a few really fast splits our quickest mile being 6:39. It felt good to move so quick. It&#39;s good to be back running with the team.</p> Sat, 10 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 09, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-09-2017.html <p>I did 42 minutes today with the team. I was so excited I finally got to go to practice. It was tough though. We were moving super quick up the plateau over by Sullivan. Then we were going super fast afterwards. My legs were way sore but it was a good run.</p> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 08, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-08-2017.html <p>Today was great. I am back in St.George and ran the river trail. I did 75 minutes and was booking it on the pickups. I made it all the way to Dixie crossfire and back. The trail was super crowded with people looking for the summit rock.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 07, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-07-2017.html <p>Today was epic. I ran down from old Maine and took the street down past a ton of very cool houses. I was moving pretty quick and made it a long ways into the valley and back.</p> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 06, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-06-2017.html <p>I ran up In Logan today. I ran from the engineering dorms and ran down to first dam by the river trail. It was cold but felt really good. I was feeling somewhat slow though.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 05, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-05-2017.html <p>One of the coolest but weirdest runs ever. I had to leave for engineering camp by 5:30 so I got up at 3:45 and started my run. I ran a big loop down riverside over foremaster then past the temple and back. I saw maybe 10 or so cars and ran the roads it was weird being out so early but also really cool</p> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 03, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-03-2017.html <p>35 minutes to river trail and back. I felt quicker today and honk I&#39;m starting to get faster again.</p> Sat, 03 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 02, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-02-2017.html <p>58 minutes trail running and to Dixie red cliffs. I was a little slow today.</p> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 01, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-06-01-2017.html <p>35 minutes into Washington and back I did some strikers at the end.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00