Slow Down For What Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:32:05 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Jun 27, 2017 6 miles with Joe on the trails, we technically have a speed workout this week but I started training a week late so I think I'll do it next week, depending on what coach says. So I warmed up with Joe, massaged my quad while he did hill repeats, and cooled down with him. Mileage is a little low but I need the rest so I'll probably just do 9 tomorrow, 8 Thursday, 7 Friday, and 12 Saturday for my long run. My legs are tired but I feel better than I did yesterday, and Joe said something interesting. "If you feel good on recovery days then you're not working hard enough," Couldn't agree more! Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 26, 2017 8 this morning, I took it really easy because of what happened last weekend. I stopped every 2 miles to get a drink and cool down because it was pretty hot. I slept in to recover as much as possible but that also means it was hot when I was running. I survived so that's a win. Weights and core after at the legacy center Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 24, 2017 Top of Zion leg 2. I was really tired before I even started this one. I had Gill drop me off early so I could prepare mentally because I was already hurting. I made sure to drink a lot and eat a lot in between legs. I got going, and it was just a constant wall the whole time. The leg was 7 miles on a steady (very very gradual, barely noticeable) uphill. I only made it 4 miles. Splits were 7:06,7:35,8:18,10:10. After the first mile I kept hearing cars come up behind me and I would look back and nothing was there. Not a soul. That happened a lot. I met my van at 2 miles and they soaked me and gave me some water which was good. Then I was really in for it. About a half mile after that I stopped sweating (still 80-90 degrees ish) and my mouth was completely dry. I forced myself to keep running because I kept telling myself I wasn't a wimp. I was strong. I would not give up. I walked a couple times and I was so out of breath. I ended up just praying that the van would be there with more water. I was weaving back and forth, still hearing cars yet the road was empty. I would feel my mind start to slip and I would force it back into focus. It got harder as time went on. I saw the van driving back (probably because they noticed I was taking a lot longer than usual) and as soon as they tried to help I collapsed. I know it sounds dramatic and I hate it too but that's what happened. My legs would not move. They were jelly. Parker and Gill helped me into the car and Michael got out and finished my leg. Over the next 3 hours I was in and out of sanity and in a heck of a lot of pain. Kaylee and Guppy have training for this stuff so they were helping me. I don't remember much. Just that when I finally came to it was about 8:30. They picked me up at 5:30-6:00. I vividly remember the run, and the distinct feeling in the van that I just didn't need to breathe. I just didn't breathe for a while because it was too much work and Kaylee would shake me and tell me to breathe. I'm so grateful Kaylee and Guppy helped me. Michael, Austin, and Kobe gave me a priesthood blessing and apparently I got progressively better after that. I'm so grateful for them. My third leg was cancelled because of smoke but I felt so bad for not completing my second leg. I was fighting so hard. My body just shut down. I don't know why. I prepared the best I could. I did my best to support the team I'm writing this in such detail so I can remember it and hopefully learn something from it in order to avoid this in the future. Huge shoutout to Gill for putting together our team and to the team for working so hard and being so amazing. Lol also shoutout to anybody who actually read this whole thing Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 23, 2017 Top of Zion relay leg 1. I got going, and the whole thing was a gradual downhill so I was excited to see what I could do. Splits were 5:23,5:48,5:56,6:23,6:44 and 6:13 pace for the last bit. I just felt terrible... It was so forced the whole time and it was so hot. I'm trying to draw positives because that's a good thing to do but nothing but negatives are showing up. I was completely spent at the end Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 22, 2017 5 this morning, honestly I think I was just sabatoging myself mentally, I need to run with people so I don't have so much time to think. Shoutout to Zack for going sub-4 in a downhill mile! Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 21, 2017 6 miles today and I felt pretty crappy. Haha well, until the last mile. Then I felt good, but man it took a long time to warm up Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 20, 2017 9 miles total today, I warmed up with the team to their hill workout, timed them, and cooled down with Dallin. Then I did 6 with Gill, the twins, and Chuck. Twas a good time. Shout-out to Matt Todd because he's back from his mission and is coming to practice tomorrow! Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 19, 2017 Wow today was rough. I got going, started pushing, and totally died. This is stupid because it's 100% my fault. I'm not eating/drinking/sleeping near enough. And then I'm asking my body to deliver during runs and it's just not going to happen. I need a slap in the face or something Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 17, 2017 7 miles today, and I slept in until 9:45 because I was up so late so that's kind of a win but not really? But kind of? Lol anyway, I went faster today because my coach wants all my runs to be at 6:30 or faster by early-mid July, so that's just grand. I averaged 6:33, and I felt better than I have in a long time. Haha I seriously need to work on getting more sleep though. Good times. Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 16, 2017 Went to practice, shout-out to Teapot and Tommy because they're great guys Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 15, 2017 Went to practice, paced one of the tempo groups Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 14, 2017 Killer trail run with Joe, and we moved into our house today! Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 13, 2017 8 miles in the morning, I was so dead! Probably dehydrated. Actually definitely dehydrated so I'll work on that. Haha anyway my original plan was to run along a pretty big road and find a path to the state park on the other side of dense shrubbery by the road. I started down the road and it was like timp highway but with no shoulder. So I went the other way, got pinned again, and resorted back to my original plan. Haha I probably almost died a lot but it was a good time. Found my way into the state park and got on some sweet trails. I did some loops in there and went back to the hotel. We're coming home today so that's a win! Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 12, 2017 8 on the treadmill because our hotel is literally surrounded by freeway smh. Lol and it's not exactly safe to run in Newark 😬. Started easy, finished hard. Treadmills suck, but it's bearable with music 5 walking Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jun 11, 2017 Went to church in NY, which was pretty cool, and the temple was very unique! Walked 6 miles around the city Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 10, 2017 8 miles on a trail by a canal. It was super beautiful, haha and I came across a family of ducks and as I tried to run past them the daddy duck hissed at me and started going at me so I backed off. Haha I made it past them and in my way back I had the same problem with that stupid duck! He wanted to attack me! Dang ducks need to calm down. 2 walking, weights and core in the evening at the hotel Sat, 10 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 09, 2017 6 in the am on the treadmill, haha I haven't done that much on a treadmill in ages. It was mighty boring, so I tried to practice meditating, because I've been doing that, and haha it was interesting. I was able to meditate for the first 2 miles (which flew by) then my mind kinda fell apart. Felt better than yesterday though and that's the longest I've been able to meditate unguided so I'll take it lol. PS I totally sound like a hippy 😂 6.3 on the chacos Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 08, 2017 6 this evening because I accidentally slept in. My legs were totally trashed. Hoping I feel better tomorrow 4 walking Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jun 07, 2017 I did some sweet exploring this morning, through trails and forests and standing water and it was an adventure. I took it as recovery because I'm tired from yesterday, but it still ended up being 7:00 average pace. It's interesting how the body adapts so quickly 9 on the chacos, and weights/core in the evening at the hotel Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jun 06, 2017 6 miles today in NY. I miss running in nature, all these buildings are kinda ugly. Haha that's alright though. I was pushing today, 6:18 average, hr got up to 190. 3.43 on the chacos Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jun 05, 2017 6 this morning in beautiful Pennsylvania. I jumped over a snake, almost got hit by a car, and found an insanely beautiful running trail. It was a good time. 3.5 on the chacos, we were driving most of the day to get to Niagra falls, which was super sick! Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jun 03, 2017 4 quick ones this morning to the Lincoln memorial and back. 8 miles on the chacos Sat, 03 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jun 02, 2017 4 to the Jefferson memorial and almost to the Arlington cemetery but I had to turn around before then. Good times in DC, I definitely don't want to live in a big city but it's sweet to visit! 5.5 on the chacos Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jun 01, 2017 3 in the freaking early morning. I found a super sweet paved trail, but couldn't run on it for very long because I only had 3 miles and it was 1.25 out. Also I walked 14.4 miles today. That goes on the chacos Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 31, 2017 3 miles on the 'mill at the hotel in Virginia. Haha I ate a massive calzone literally right before so that was awesome Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 30, 2017 3 in the morning, I was pretty tired today 4 on the chacos Tue, 30 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 29, 2017 Hike this morning with Zack, Joe, and the Hinckleys, it was a good time! Haha and I ran down in the chacos, so they now have a place on the blog. Pm: night run with Zack and Joe. I felt surprisingly good after the brutal hike this morning Mon, 29 May 2017 06:00:00