Don't Sacrifice the Gift. Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:40:23 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, May 12, 2018 <p>12-Halfway/SC trails-- This morning was awesome. Nice and cool and I felt pretty great.&nbsp; I took it a little slower but not a ton. It is nice when you get into a grove and you can zone out a bit on the longer runs.&nbsp; The loop looks like it is actually closer to an 11 mile loop&nbsp;instead of a 12 like I thought, so I had to add on a bit at the end.&nbsp;Nice long run and was able to get some good strentching in afterwards.</p> Sat, 12 May 2018 06:00:00 Fri, May 11, 2018 <p>3-CV-- Nice easy run to let the legs recover a bit.&nbsp; As I am working up to get more milage throughout the weeks and months, I want to make sure that I don&#39;t over do it and hurt myself.&nbsp; This run was nice for that reason.&nbsp;&nbsp;Not very long and I took it easy to get the gunk out of my legs. My legs feel less tight and I feel refreshed.</p> Fri, 11 May 2018 06:00:00 Thu, May 10, 2018 <p>7-Reverse Marathon--Ran up the course until the turn around for 7 miles.&nbsp; It was pretty hot, I kept asking myself why I decided to wait until mid afternoon in St. George weather to go for a run? Ended up being a pretty good run though!</p> Thu, 10 May 2018 06:00:00 Tue, May 08, 2018 <p>5-Vernon Worthen--Ran down to the park today to do some barefoot for a couple of miles.&nbsp; Felt pretty good! They just added a sidewalk and the grass right next to it so it felt really nice.&nbsp; The only bad thing was that I stepped on a sprinkler head and bruised the bottom of my foot...</p> Tue, 08 May 2018 06:00:00 Mon, May 07, 2018 <p>7-Virgin River Trail-- Added in 2X one mile tempos.&nbsp; Felt pretty good for the most part today. I decided that I wanted to do a couple of mile tempos. And I am glad that I did.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 Fri, May 04, 2018 <p>6-Middleton--Got up early this morning so I could get my run in before Court&#39;s graduation. Super excited for her. The run felt pretty good today. My legs a feeling a bit better from the other day. Although still pretty tender.</p> Fri, 04 May 2018 06:00:00 Wed, May 02, 2018 <p>4-Bluff Bridge--Felt pretty tired today.&nbsp; It was getting fairly hot and my legs weren&#39;t feeling great. Specifically my shins.</p> Wed, 02 May 2018 06:00:00 Tue, May 01, 2018 <p>10-Midway wash/Santa Clara river Trail-- Not bad today.&nbsp; The first few miles my legs felt a little tired but around mile 4-5 they started to feel better and I started to get into a nice groove. Unfortunately the loop was longer than I had planned on running so I stopped before getting back home and walked the rest of the way. It was a nice little cool down. Overall a nice run.</p> Tue, 01 May 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 30, 2018 <p>3-Coasta Vida-- Felt great today. The temperature wasn&#39;t too hot and there was a nice cool breeze the whole time.&nbsp; My legs felt great, I ended up going a faster pace than I did saturday, and I wasn&#39;t even trying to today.&nbsp; I felt really good. My legs feel pretty fresh.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 <p>3-CoastaVida-- Ran up to coasta vida, this has become like my article circle route.&nbsp; Since it was my short run day, I tried to take it at a faster pace.&nbsp; I felt pretty good for the most part.&nbsp; I am glad I was able to keep a good pace.&nbsp; My legs were a little tired and I can feel my shins start to get a bit tender.</p> Sat, 28 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 27, 2018 <p>5- Red hills-- Felt pretty great today.&nbsp; I thought I would be a little sore after yesterday&#39;s run. But no, I was feeling great! It was a bit rough at one point but that was due to this hill that was determined to take me to the grave... I won.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 26, 2018 <p>10-Foremaster-- So, since there was no college today because finals start tomorrow, I was able to run in the morning before it got to terrible hot.&nbsp; I decided to do this weeks long run today and glad that I did.&nbsp; I didn&#39;t feel any sort of pain or soreness in my shins or legs until about the last mile or so when the top of my foot started to hurt a bit. I did feel a little tired but that is to be expected when running the longest run I have done in a long time.&nbsp; I am glad I went when I did, because it was getting hot toward the end of it.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 25, 2018 <p>5-Automall--&nbsp;It was pretty hot today. I was thinking of doing my long run today instead of saturday but I am glad that I decided not to because of the heat. I was pretty excited, today was the first run in a while what my average pace was under 8 minute pace. That felt good!</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 24, 2018 <p>AM: Woke up early inorder to do a little workout with Courtney.&nbsp; We did the Dirty 30.&nbsp; Basically a toddler version of Beast-n-Feast.&nbsp; It was nice to do a little workout that will help with arm and core strength.</p> <p>PM: 5- Pixel Heart-- It was hot again.&nbsp; If I am thinking that it is hot now, I am not really looking forward to the 110 degree summer coming&nbsp;up.&nbsp; I felt pretty tired again today. I had a day off yesterday, this week is a five day week for me and I think the tiredness was more of the post weekend groggyness.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 <p>8- Red Hills Prkwy-- Was pretty tired today.&nbsp; My legs started to get really tight and tired about one mile into the run.&nbsp; Especially my shins.&nbsp; But after a few miles they started&nbsp;to loosen up a bit.&nbsp; I am not really surprised though. This was the longes run that I have gone on in a long time and I have been doing a few more miles than I had been previously each day.&nbsp; I just need to remember to take care of myself and make sure that I am stretching and icing.</p> <p>So other than that, it was a beautiful morning, the temperature was nice and cool and I ran past literally hundreds of cyclist down diagonal... I think there was a race or something, but I was a bit taken aback...</p> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 <p>6-auto mall--&nbsp; After dropping off the car to the Mrs. I ran down from the school toward the car dealerships, then back home. Today I felt really really good. At least until about half way when my shins started to feel a bit tight.&nbsp; But even then, I felt really solid.&nbsp; It was lightly raining which made the temperature perfect!&nbsp; Overall a really nice run.&nbsp; I will need to make sure I am stretch, icing and taking care of my legs.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 18, 2018 <p>5- Reverse Marathon-- It was hot today.&nbsp; Felt pretty good today. I was feeling a little iffy in my stomach but I think that may have been due to starting a little too soon after lunch.&nbsp; My lips are starting to get chapped and I was starting to get a little cottonmouth about half way through the run, so I will make sure to start drinking more water.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 16, 2018 <p>6-Virgin River Trail- So I decided that I would like to run the marathon again this year. So I thought I would start this up again to kind of help me stay motivated.&nbsp; I have been running off and on but I&#39;m not to where I would like to be.&nbsp; So I am hoping that this will help to see my progress and motivate to continue.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today I started from the university and headed for the river trail and then proceeded on that down to the Dixie Center. I&nbsp;did 6 miles with 2x 1 mile tempo.&nbsp; Each&nbsp;tempo mile&nbsp;was about 7 minute pace which I am pleased with right now.&nbsp; I would like to be at a faster pace soon though, at least during the recovery portion, which today tended to be around 9 minute pace.&nbsp; The whole first half of the run&nbsp;there was a horrible head wind.&nbsp; This made the first tempo mile rather difficult. Much better on&nbsp;the way back.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:00:00