Running From Finals Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:51:52 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Apr 22, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-22-2019.html <p>85 Minutes:</p> <p>Good Day! Ran 1500 up Parleys and back, extended up Parleys trail, and then took Foothill back! Kept 6:59 pace, so a little slower today, Ill blame it on Saturdays workout haha! Still, two thirds of my run was inbetween 6:30 and 6:50 splits! I just had a couple of slower miles coming up Parleys! Gained 987ft in elevation! Feeling Fresh, Ready for BYU!</p> <p>Morning Has Broken- Cat Stevens</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 20, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-20-2019.html <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Aw Man! I love life! This morning was quite possibly the perfect start to my day! Ethan &amp; I ran down to East high to do a workout, we ran past some girls who ran for the Us team, that was cool! When we got to East, we ran began our workout! 2 set of 5 400s! The first two 400s of the set were 78 second pace and the last 400s of the set were 70s, thats 4:40 pace! There was 90 seconds active recovery between each 4 and 5 minutes between sets! It was quite a bit of pain! I started to slow once we hit the last 2 400s of the workout both of mine were significantly slower than Ethans &amp; I almost puked hahah! I think I struglled becauase it was hot today! I still pushed past several mental barriers tho, so Im feeling pretty good about myself! Also the East high football team showed up and cheered us on haha! So we got our own cheer team haha! Afterwards, Ethan &amp; I ran to 711 drank some water and had a good long talk about housing next year! It was nice! Following this, we ran for the long haul up the giant hill that is campus &amp; made it back to the dorm! Going up campus Ethan was telling me that one of the guys @ the Y ran a 13:36 5k in spandex, so he&#39;s convinced that spandex is the way to go! After hearing that time, Im nearly convinced as well haha! The funnest part about this run is when we got back our hot water had broke so we both took icy showers haha!&nbsp;</p> <p>Welcom to Fabulous Las Vegas- Brandon Flowers: I&#39;ve been in a bit of a musical rut lately, but everytime i come back&nbsp;to this song it just makes me happy! It always reminds me of the desert, the warmth of home, and going to visit my dad at work!&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 19, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-19-2019.html <p>50 min:</p> <p>Ran from 5:45 to 6:45 then got ready for class! Pretty run this morning, very clear sunrise! My legs have had some persisting pains hopefully I&#39;ll get them worked out by tomorrow!&nbsp;</p> <p>Gone- Vacationer</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 17, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-17-2019.html <p>45 min:</p> <p>My ankle is gone! Me &amp; Ethan trail ran, that was good Hogle and BST! 1st run @ 19! 20s coming too quick, that scares me! I need new ankles!</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 16, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-16-2019.html <p>75 Minutes</p> <p>Ouch! Today Killed! After the crazy hills yesterday, I went and stretched my calf for about an hour and it surprisingly completely fixed it! Unfortunately, because I spent so much time workng on my right leg, I disregarded my left leg! Well, this morning Ethan and I went out for a long run and the rear side of my hip and my hamstring was just killing me! It hurt so bad but I pushed through! I felt bad for Ethan because I ended up cutting the run just a little short at the end, by about 5 minutes cause I was hurting just too bad! The good news is we kept <strong>6:35&nbsp;</strong>pace the whole time which was just nuts! Our fastest mile was a 6:22! I hate that I had to cut our run short, hopefully Ill be ready for our workout friday, Im gonna be doing a ton of stretching!</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 15, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-15-2019.html <p>50 min W/ Ethan</p> <p>Hit the aves, ran through the cemetary, and back up from downtown! Wayyyy to many hills, my right calf is suddenly being stubborn and has been extremely tight, hoping this week doesn&#39;t end me! Slowest run in a whil cause of the hills 7:26 pace</p> <p>Song for the Sold- Kishi Bashi: Beautiful &amp; Unfortunately only on Youtube best song Ive heard in a while</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 12, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-12-2019.html Fri, 12 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 11, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-11-2019.html <p>60 minutes</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 10, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-10-2019.html <p>50 Min:</p> <p>Good morning with Josh! It was snowing outside so we hit the track! Regual pacing! Stretched last night but am still getting some pains! Not sure if I should try and do a workout tomorrow or not! After running Josh taught me some basics for climbing! I got up two routes which was a lot of fun! I need to get me a pair of shoes! My arms were wrecked afterwatds! Its good work for flexability and a bit of strnght training for the arms back and legs! I think I want to routinely keep this up! Josh has gotten pretty dang good!</p> <p>Billy Liar- The Decemberists</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 09, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-09-2019.html <p>45:</p> <p>Very Little sleep last night rough day! Kept quick pace though and feeling some odd pains!&nbsp;</p> <p>Cheap Wine- Charlie Parr</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 08, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-08-2019.html <p>12 mi. in 80 min.&nbsp;</p> <p>WOAH! I literally have no idea what happened this morning but it was AWESOME! I hit 1300 E and started running! Mile one was stupid easy and I ran a 6:50! I figured I ought to chill out and slow down so I brought the next mile down to a 7 and the one after that down to a 7:15! After that, I got bored and started accidently started speeding up haha! I started dropping times and went from 6:40 pace down into 6:30 pace! On the way back I ended up putting in 5 miles at 6:30 pace! I ended up averaging 6:45 pace for the total run due to the two miles where I decided to relax, but it was insane! One of the best runs I&#39;ve ever had! I put in&nbsp;<strong>12 miles&nbsp;</strong>at&nbsp;<strong>6:45 pace!</strong>&nbsp;I&#39;m so stoked about those 5 at 6:30! It all felt so easy and Im feeling no pain after doing it! I think Im pushing up to another level of running that I&#39;ve never gotten to before, and it feels fantastic!&nbsp;</p> <p>Patience- Tame Impala: A very new sound! Ethan showed me these guys! Very different and engaging&nbsp;music!</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 05, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-05-2019.html <p>45:</p> <p>Today was less painful than I thought it was going to be! I ran foothill through some neighborhoods to the golf course and then ran to hogle! It was good! I saw a few quicker runners on the road today which was fun! Now, I need some chill time!</p> <p>Don Juan Tango- Dispatch: Man Dispatch&#39;s new albums are beautiful! Some of my favorite stuff that Ive heard in a long time!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 04, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-04-2019.html <p>What a morning 60 minutes of running and 40 minutes of lifiting with Ethan, Josh, and Dillon! Our workout was hard and a bit messy! We did 2 sets of 1200 1000 and 800! The 12 was at 5:40 pace, the 1000 was at 5:30 pace, and the 800 was at 5:20 pace! All felt pretty great! I was feeling worn out after the first set but kept pushing! One fantastic thing was on the second 1200, I was pushing and around the end of lap 2 my breathing started to quicken, but I maintained pace and relaxed and recovered before I started hyperventalating and it made me pick up the pace! It felt strange but also really awesome! One semi crappy thing is that I did let up a little bit of ground on my 800s! I came in just about 5 seconds slower than Ethan on both of those! To be fair he did pick up the pace but nonetheless, I don&#39;t like slowing down once Ive started! At the gym we squated did a little abs and benched! Also did calf raises! Im stoked 3 hours of working out today felt like just what I needed! Also, I skipped class to lift but sometimes you just need those kind of days hahaha!</p> <p>You Still Believe In Me- The Beach Boys: I&#39;d never listened through Pet Sounds before, it was nice</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 03, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-03-2019.html <p>47 minutes:</p> <p>Ouch! Today was rough and at the same time it was awesome! Ethan and I hit up 1500 E at 6:40 in the morning! Our first mile was a 7 then we ran a 6:24 and after that it was all sub 7s going up hill! I checked my heart rate after the run! The avg. rate rose and then did not go back down I was at 160 the whole run! Tomorrow we have got a workout so hopefully well be feeling better by then! I need to stretch again! Thankfully yesterdays pains were softened by a good session of stretching last night!&nbsp;</p> <p>For No One- Houndmouth</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 02, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-02-2019.html <p>45 minutes:</p> <p>This morning was pain! I got up at 6 and hit the roads! Ran up to the aves and then over to shoreline, and back to the dorm! Probably a little too much hill today! The trail was kidna brutal on the calves and the road up to the aves was no friendlier! Im gonna roll out good today and maybe do some Plyos later! Had dinner and talked with Vance and one of his friends last night for dinner! They&#39;re doing a ton of distance meets in the fall! Ethan and I are hoping to do the same!</p> <p>Solitare- Wilco</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 01, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-01-2019.html <p>77 minutes:</p> <p>Solid run above the neighborhoods! Josh came with for the first 12 minutes and then flipped! I kept nearly 7 minute pace the whole time with a few sub 7 miles! Saw a lot of people on the roads this morning! That made me happy! Also, saw some Sale Lake City Running club members out and about this morning as well, which was cool! Legs are feeling good, a couple weird deep pains in my calf, so I&#39;m a little nervous about getting rid of those just cause it takes a bit more time, but those pains are inavoidable with racing, so what can you do? Got back around 7:30 and started the homework! The sunrise was nice!</p> <p><strong>Something Good:&nbsp;</strong>I was moving super quick and felt light on my feet today!</p> <p><strong>Something to Fix:</strong>&nbsp;I need to roll out my calves!</p> <p><b>Song:</b>&nbsp;My Cousin Greg by Houndmouth, forgot about this album definitiely nice to hear it again!</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 29, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-29-2019.html <p>50 minutes</p> <p>Today just might have been perfect. We ran at the&nbsp;UVU meet, and it was nerve racking af! Racing students who were legitimately&nbsp;recrutied by colleges to run for them was weird, but it brought a lot of fresh insight into my running approach! So, I PRd by a solid 30 seconds in a matter of 3 weeks! I was genuinely shocked! There was only one single moment where I let up my ground at all, which was great cause I sometimes have an issue with that! I felt the pain set in after 2 laps, and that was where I hit my first wall, and unfortantely, that was when I gave up some ground! I was right behind Ethan and Dylan the whole time! Also, it started hailing on the 3rd lap, so that made things interesting haha! My time dropped to a 4:45 1500! I think I&#39;d attribute this success to two things: racing against people who are stupidly faster than me, because it dragged me out beyond my limits, and being metally rough! There was only one moment in which I gave into my desire for comfort during the race, and everyother time I had to choose between letting myself slow down and maintaining my pace, I choose to maintain pace! I definitely think my mental toughness has improved a bit! Now, I&#39;ve got to mention the saddest/best part of this race! My goal was to at least beat one college runner, essentially don&#39;t take last, and to my surprise, I did it! I was not expecting to pull it off but I outran this dude Luke from Westminster, which felt kind of epic! Today was probably the best race that I&#39;d had in over a year! So Stoked!</p> <p><strong>One Good Thing:&nbsp;</strong>I pushed through several mental and physical barriers</p> <p><b>One Negative Thing/Something to Fix:&nbsp;</b>I let up on the very first mental barrier I hit. I think next time I need to focus on moving up when I feel that first wall hit.</p> <p><strong>Song:&nbsp;</strong>Land of the Free by the Killers &amp; How by the Flaming Lips</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 28, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-28-2019.html <p>45 minutes:</p> <p>Another 6 am run with Ethan we took it easy and went about 7:30 pace the whole time! Our route when down through the neighborhoods above East High and North of Highland! It felt nice! We talked a bit about an event he went to yesterday where he got to meet Ronald Reagan&#39;s economic advisor Arthur Laffer! It was an interesting conversation! Oh yeah, I also broke my Vo2 max record yesterday, so I&#39;m kinda stoked about that! Anyway, hopefully tomorrow goes well between tests and races! Im pumped to just get out there and push myself!</p> <p>Song for Today: Vienna by Ultrafox</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 27, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-27-2019.html <p>50 minutes:&nbsp;</p> <p>Today was nuts! Ethan and I got out of bed at 6 and then ran 6:45 averages for a good 7.35 miles! The best part was we were talking the whole time without feeling strained! Hopefully, I&#39;ll feel just as good Friday!</p> <p><strong>One Good Thing:&nbsp;</strong>I was super relaxed</p> <p><strong>Something to Work On:&nbsp;</strong>Restrain myself a bit before racing today was probably a bit much before a race.</p> <p><strong>Song:&nbsp;</strong>Painted Yellow Lines by Dispatch, Its been reminding me of all the good weekends I&#39;ve had this year</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 26, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-26-2019.html Tue, 26 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 25, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-25-2019.html Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 22, 2019 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-22-2019.html Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:00:00