Shut Up Legs Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Mon, 22 May 2017 19:01:48 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Apr 28, 2017 <p>Ok so I thought this was the end of April. Turns out its actually the middle of winter. Who knew? Ran the 800 today and it actually went pretty well in spite of it being ridiculously cold. Finished somewhere around a 2:13, not as fast as we were hoping for, but we made some good stratigic moves and raced well so that was good. Shout out to Ben who came out of no where on the second lap and ended up winning the heat. #whataguy #trustinthetraining #whenwillitbesummer?</p> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 27, 2017 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 <p>High mileage run today, we went out towards AF and ran through this really sketchy tunnel, but we didn&#39;t get mugged so it was ok. Ran back with Satchel cause he had my same mileage. Then one the way back I jumped on top of Squirrel&#39; s car, which I had a little too much fun with, but its fine. #whenlifegivesyouproblemsjustjumpoverthem #itllwork...maybe...ifthey&#39;reshort</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 25, 2017 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 24, 2017 <p>Tough day of speed today. Nothing quite like those post speed headaches. Nice slow and easy cool down to finish mileage after.</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 21, 2017 <p>Raced the mile and it was pretty dang sweet. Started out by <strong>NOT </strong>going out too fast, I know big shock there, I settled in kinda at the back of the front pack. The 800 came along and the guys in the front of my group were slowing down and I really needed to get out of the back, the group was pretty tight though and with the group three guys wide at the front I really didn&#39;t want to swing around the outside. In started getting a little frustrated and was about to start throwing some elbows but luckily people starting moving on there own so it didn&#39;t come to that. The race went pretty smoothly from then on, I focused mainly on my positioning within the group. Last 400 came around and people started moving around, at the 200 I ended up behind these two guys and I got a little annoyed again which probably help my kick a little bit cause I pushed past them and kicked it the rest of the way in. I ended up with a time of 4:48 which is a season PR and also ties my PR from last year which was run at sea-level so pretty stoked about that. Shout out to Satchel for breakin 5 today! #redemption #BYU?</p> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 20, 2017 <p>Pre-meet today. It was, whats the word?.... Oh thats right...... <strong>COLD</strong>. Of course as soon as we finished pre-meet it stopped raining, cause you know this is Utah. Ready to go destroy this mile tomorrow. #redemption #embracethepain #trustinthetraining</p> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 19, 2017 <p>Another 7 miles today. Ran the berry loop. Tried working on fixing the head bobble for a few of the miles. It takes so much concentration though literally as soon as I stop thinking about it it starts bobbing again. Oh well, old habits die hard I guess. #runningproblems</p> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 18, 2017 <p>We were tired of all the loops by the school so since a lot of peeps were off doing something the 4 of us who were left got in Chuck&#39;s car and drove into Alpine to do our run up there. It was pretty fun, the houses up there are insane, but it is Alpine so what were yuo expecting. One guy basically planted his own forest. Not sure if it would have been cheeper just to build his house in an actual forest, but he&#39;s probably so rich he doesn&#39;t even care. It was pretty dang fun though, better than doin one of the same old loops again. #adventuresinalpine</p> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 17, 2017 <p>Speed... Yes it hurt... Didn&#39;t throw up so thats a plus... 3x400s starting at current mile pace and then progressively faster... And it was hot outside... #stillalive #gonnabesoretomorrow</p> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 14, 2017 <p>Raced the two mile today. I felt like it went pretty well it wasn&#39;t a super spectacular time, but it was the first time I&#39;d run it this season so Im okay with the time I got. I finished with a time of 10:27. Andrew totally killed it though, he broke 10:00 and finished in first, so major props to him! Also shout out to everyone else who raced, grass kazoos, and Watson for letting me have a 2 mile long photo shoot with her phone on my cool down. I use the term &quot;letting&quot; very lightly. #1284pics</p> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 13, 2017 <p>Pre-meet today. I had to run 3 of my miles at lunch today because I had to be back in time for the bus leaving for orchestra tour. Usually I don&#39;t like to do 3 of my miles at 6:30ish pace, only sorta eat lunch and then spend 5 hours in a tux the day before a race, but orchestra is going to state so that&#39;s cool. Shout out to my orchestra peeps. #tootiredtobeexcited #itllkickinlater</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 12, 2017 <p>Raced the 800 at the tri-meet today. It was the first time I&#39;d raced it since last year so it was interesting to see how it went. Jamie eyeballed my tie at about a 2:13, not sure what the official time was though. It was just about as fun as you could expect the 800 to be. No offense all you mid-distance peeps. The race went by really fast, but I think there were deffinitely a lot of good things learned from it. Shout out to T Fuller, Dylan, Eli, and Logan who all raced it with me. Also shout out to everyone else who raced today.</p> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 11, 2017 <p>Low mileage run today. We were talking about cars and then on the way back and passed a pretty cool dude going through a mid-life crisis. The dude was driving what used to be a Lamborgini but he couldn&#39;t pay for the fourth wheel, but you know it was still cool. #dontask #justtheusualshananigans</p> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 10, 2017 <p>6x1 minute hill repeats at mile effort. Not super exciting. Or at least it wouldn&#39;t have been if nature hadn&#39;t thrown us a curve ball and snowed.... in April. Yes there were snowballs, but honestly what were you expecting? Shout out to all the peeps who raced at Arcadia last week. #dailygrind</p> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 08, 2017 <p>Me and Dylan ran 5 miles which was his medium and then went for a bike ride. It only took us about an hour to get our bikes in working condition but you know whats a little bike repair between bros. Once they were working we put em in his car drove to Skyridge and then biked to Highland Glen Park and back. Took it pretty slow but it was fun shout out to Brynlee and Hanah who we passed on the trail. #awesomeweek2.0 #Isurvived!</p> Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 07, 2017 <p>Third and final speed workout of the week. We went and ran it on the AF track cause ours was &quot;closed&quot; Workout was a 600-500-400-300 at mile pace two sets. Not crazy bad I thought but I think I did eat breakfast a little to close to when we started the workout. Luckily I didn&#39;t have to find out if it tasted better the second time around. Cool down after was one for the books. Accidentily found a toxic waste dump (not actually but pretty much), accidentily found a river, accidentily ran on a golf course, accidentily didn&#39;t get hit by a golf ball, accidentily ran on another golf course, accidentily almost got bombed by a bunch of birds, and made it back alive..... accidentily. #adventuresinaf #awesomeweek2.0</p> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 06, 2017 <p>Well that hurt....</p> <p>Ran a percentage run today, at least I think that&#39;s what it was called. Basically it means that you start out and then drop about 30 seconds each mile. We started out and we were a little over-zealous cause our watches dropped to around 4:40 pace before we realized we started out too fast. Split a 6:20 first mile which was very do-able then dropped to a 5:52 second mile which wasn&#39;t EASY but it wasn&#39;t crazy bad. The last mile though was a bit of a struggle I split a 5:35 which is a little slower than I was aiming, but not too bad. Im not sure how fast my last 800 was, but it probably wasn&#39;t spectacular. I do know that I took a breather after on some church&#39;s lawn, but had to convincemyself to get up after not too long before someone driving by thought I was dead. #finishonempty #ithoughtawesomeweekwasover</p> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 05, 2017 <p>Just a high mileage day.</p> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 04, 2017 <p>Jamie wouldn&#39;t give us a speed workout after lifting right? Wrong! Whistle hills today and then high mileage. Was I sore from yesterday&#39;s benching, yes, but who needs arms anyway right?</p> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 03, 2017 <p>Weight workout and then high mileage. Tips for lifting, use the big discs for 10s so that if you cant be buff at least you can look buff well sorta. Also dont lift with Teapot if you&#39;re trying to not look like a whimp.</p> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 01, 2017 <p>Ran the steeplechase today. It was super fun! Its such a cool race, too bad they only race it at the colleges. Snagged the toe of my trail leg on the water barrier one of the times and fell in. Although I didn&#39;t know at the tie thats what happened. I just planted my lead leg pushed off and then next thing I knew I was heading down into the water and I thought, <em>well this is happening</em>. Really it wasn&#39;t bad I landed on hands and knees and got back up really quick. I feel like I got the full steeplechase experience now. For the record I was the only one who fell into the water, guess everyone else just isnt as cool. Before you ask someone somewhere has it on video, but I don&#39;t. Finished 12th in my heat with a time of 7:02. I feel like I could have done better, but for the first tie running the race ever in my life not bad. #schoolrecord #firstoutofone #illtakeit</p> Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 31, 2017 <p>Pre-meet with hurdles. Look out steeplechase here I come.</p> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 30, 2017 <p>That moment when you look out the window see it raining and realize you brought a jersey with arm sleeves for practice...</p> <p>It actually wan&#39;t that bad nothing like Monday&#39;s run. Learned some interesting things on today&#39;s run: racing advice applies to relationships too, apparently if you do it right you can get 7 eagle projects out of one trail sign, Im gonna have to be a time management wizard next year. #mistakesweremade</p> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 29, 2017 <p>Pretty fun workout today. Jamie had me practice jumping some hurdles to get ready for the steeplechase on saturday. So I did a mile warm-up a steeple mile a regular mile another steeple mile and then finished up mileage. i hadn&#39;t jumped that many hurdles in a while, but it wasn&#39;t to hard to get back into it. On the first mile I was a little excited so I went out a little fast and was surprised at how tired jumping over just 5 hurdles will get you. I have no idea what my pace was for the first one because my watch went a little crazy and calculated it as way faster than it was. I appreciate the compliment Garmin, but next time just give it to me straight. On the second steeple mile Jamie timed it and it came out to be about a 6:00 which isn&#39;t bad considering I wasn&#39;t taking it that hard. Hoping to get a sub 7:00 on saturday since the actual race is 5 laps instead of 4 (weird distance I know). Hoping I dont biff it, at least not too hard, and hey if know one else knows what they&#39;re doing either who knows. In Mother Russia, you dont tip the hurdles the hurdles tip you. #firsttimesteeplechase #howhardcanitberight? #trippingwithstyle</p> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 28, 2017 <p>Speed workout today. Very windy so we had to adjust the goal times a little bit, but it was good practice cause you never know what race day will look like. You know it was a good workout when you have a hard time calculating mileage afterwards. #IswearIcouldaddlike10minutesago</p> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00