Running Blog Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/ Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:04:42 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Mar 24, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-24-2017.html <p>AM: This morning I got ate breakfast and left for our run. It felt pretty good getting up early, although my calfs are feeling kind of thighs. I had a really bad cramp the other day and need to keep stretching and rolling. Yoga helped tons.</p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 23, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-23-2017.html <p>AM: This morning I got to the high school and began benching. I think I was still worn out from power cleans because I was feeling really sore and couldn&#39;t do near as much as usual. After lifting, we took off on the run. Right as we began we found a water bottle and kicked it for about half way through the loop. Sadly we couldn&#39;t make it all the way around and it ran out of water.</p> <p>PM: This afternoon we ran from the highschool down through mosquito, into Sullivan, up through the neighborhood, and then finished off from telegraph throug the loop. It was a good run we started a little fast. When we went through Washington we found a ton of goats which was pretty epic, and we also brought up the question of wether or not changing the color of a stop sign every few years would throw people off.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 22, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-22-2017.html <p>AM: This morning I got up and made my way over to the high school. It felt good to stretch my legs out for a little while and run, although I was still fairly wiped out from the past couple of days.</p> <p>PM: This afternoon run felt good. We went out towards the square d&#39; sac and back further into Washington out towards the turf farms. I think my colds finally going away thankfully. We got about 7 miles in.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 21, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-21-2017.html <p>AM: This morning I got up at 5:30 and just chilled for a bit got some food then took off to practice. When I got there, I started by doing some squats. I did 4 sets of 3 and maintained a heavier weight than usual. My form was a little rough at firs, but it got better as I went. The. We went on our 15 minute loop. It felt easier then usual.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: Well, this was&nbsp;definitely one of the most difficult workouts that I&#39;d ever done. I started the first 1200 and was already worn out by the time I got through with the second. I think I may have still been worn out from yesterday&#39;s run. My first&nbsp;3 were slightly quicker then they should&#39;ve been which was not smart of me. I need to learn to relax on longer reps. When I got to the lest rep we made it about half way through and I began hyperventilating and my legs seized up on me. Instead of pushing my strides longer I let them shorten which was also a mistake. I lost the pack on the last rep and barely caught up to a point where I was about 50 meters behind on the last rep. I was very frustrated with myself for having let myself die off on the last rep. That was totally on me, but as coach says it&#39;s better to learn from our failures then dwell on&nbsp;them. So even though this work out was not what I wanted, I can still take away some thing from it. First off, I need to do more stretching. I stretched and iced the night before, but it still wasn&#39;t enough. Secondly, I need to relax and clear my mind better&nbsp;during my reps so I don&#39;t panic when things start to&nbsp;go wrong. It&#39;s all about how you respond to the difficulties you face during the workout. I also relearned to stick to my pace throughout the whole workout to accord burning out. This afternoons run was a learning experience.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 20, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-20-2017.html <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>AM: This morning run went very well. It was difficult getting up at first, but when I got up I stared to wake up and felt fairly well. We ran from the high school through the parkway loop out and Washington. From there we went through the loop into green springs then reran the same loop through green springs. That part felt somewhat difficult. My form was a little off this morning. I think this was partly because I did power cleans Saturday so my shoulders and arms ached. My back was also a little strange because of this. Nonetheless it felt good to get up early again and get back into things. It was also nice having everyone back from the break. I&#39;m definitely going to ice tonight.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: We got everyone together and ran a different route today from the high school out onto telegraph into Washington and back through Sandburgs. I did not feel as worn at as usual which was nice.</p> <p>PM: Iced and stretched for 10 minutes&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 17, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-17-2017.html Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 16, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-16-2017.html <p>Did an awesome trail run.</p> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 15, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-15-2017.html Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 14, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-14-2017.html Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 13, 2017 http://Grant.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-13-2017.html <p>Not too hard a little difficult after the race</p> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00