The best pace is suicide pace Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:12:38 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Aug 19, 2017 Last all-nighter was a good time! I think I ran like 5 miles and 2 400s. About 45 min//5.5 mi Ps- learned that Jada has legit dancing skills, Tanner's a pro guitar player, Sarah likes to run track barefoot, Julien does like 300 push-ups a day, and everyone can throw left handed farther than me haha Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 18, 2017 20 morning run//2.5 mi Desert Relays! I was 3rd leg with Jess and Caroline. Finished 2nd but pr'd from my last time by 2 seconds, 4:57 so that's good. And s/o to Alli who beat my old time , by 4 seconds with a 4:55, she's beast!! Proud of our team for taking both titles! 45 min//5.5 mi Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 17, 2017 Weights and 15 run//1.75 mi Run past arcitc circle and flipped. Tiring but still good. 55 min//6.4 mi Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 16, 2017 Morning 20 min//2.3 mi Workout at Bloomington Hills park! Big focus on the pack helped a lot!! When u put your mind to it you won't fall off. A little slow on the first one but I think we hit them better for the rest. The last was solid. Our team's gonna kill desert relays!! 70 min//8 mi Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Weights + 15 min//1.7 mi Hot afternoon run! Had to stop twice to drink a sign that I need to drink more in the day. Glad to have Maycee running with us again! 50 min//5.7 mi Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 14, 2017 Long run through Foremaster and kinda everywhere. Felt really good, tho my heel hurt at first. Roberts set a great pace. Today I really tried to train my mentality by focusing on just running. It helped and I think it will in races too. 80 min//9.5 mi Legs tired. 20 min//2.3 mi Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 11, 2017 45 + 6 striders before leaving for camp. 50 min//5.7 mi Ran up super green and super big hills in Beaver canyon! Had the most majestic views and saw herds of goats running down the mountain. Went through straight fog as we kept going up, got really hard to keep running. Half walked, but we made it to 12,169 feet! Freezing on the way down, but still super fun! Missed Roberts running with us, really wished he could've came! But we'll have lots more tough runs this season! 72 min//4 mi First ever 3rd run of the day was amazing too! Ran our 60 min run tonight at like 10:45. Hilly but fun! SAW 2 SHOOTING STARS!! But the highlight was when, before we flipped to finish the run, we each picked a star and made a wish. Plus the lightning was cool to see at night too. 60 min//6 mi Loved renegade camp and so ready to work hard, hurt, and have fun to reach our team goals! Everyone one of us are compelled and because of that we will reach them!! Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 10, 2017 Took it easier today cause my heel was hurting a lot more from yesterday. On the upside my painful heel makes me focus more on my form and landing on my toes! Turned early and ran 30. Ran with Carson for the last 10, he's sick so he flipped early too. Good talk, he's gonna go pro someday. I can totally see it. 30 min//3.5 mi Weights + 15 min run//1.75 mi Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 09, 2017 Ran to/on Sullivan Park and back. Good runnin! Coach led through a nice visualization, really calmed any nerves I had. 40 min//4.8 mi First race! Wasn't what I expected of myself cause I just didn't accept the pain like I should've. Got out good, first lap just behind Caroline and Jess, lost them the second. My heel hurt from the start, but I tried to focus on the pack instead which helped! When Alli and El passed me the second lap I knew I need to start moving more. On the last downhill I pushed more and passed Trinity and finished behind Ellie! Glad I finished strong. Improve on listening to coaches during the race and like Addi did, when the pain comes run harder. So proud of our team, everyone gave it their all! 50 min//6.5 mi Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 08, 2017 Grass run with 8 striders. 30 min//3.8 mi Weights + run + good lesson from Roberts! 15 min//1.75 mi Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 07, 2017 Aerobic run with 2x10 min tempos. Ran into Heck's hole and looped it. Felt peppy today so it was a solid run! Ran with Jess for the first but then she stopped to fix her shoe and ran the rest without shoes haha. Caroline killed it the second and pushed through her stomach pain! And Roberts paced us! 70 min//8.5 mi Ran late cause I was gone all day, but it was good! Heel is feeling better. 15 min//1.9 mi Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 05, 2017 Ran to Sullivan park, down the trail for a little then flipped. Super tired from the week. Negative split towards end. My sister, Kris joined me after like 3 miles so that made the run a lot better! Heel hurt a little, iced and stretched it afterwards. 60 min//7.32 mi Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 04, 2017 Ran a 35 min loop around a fields hill and 8 striders in my backyard after. Sunrise was soooo cool!! 40 min//5.2 mi Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 03, 2017 Last run at camp:( down and up the long hill! Flipped with Caroline, El, and Roberts but lost Caroline and Ellie after a little. Pushed on my own, but couldn't catch Ry. At the top of one long hill Ry waited for me and we finished the last 10-15 together, picking up Ness towards the end! Great way to finish off camp!! 60 min//6 mi Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 02, 2017 Long run was pretty good! Loved the trail, running back was hard but I didn't hyperventilate like last year so that's progress! Slow miles, but we worked hard! Good times :) 90 min//8 mi Chill run on same trail! Singing songs about hot logs and talking with Miles makes a fun run. 25 min//3 mi Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 01, 2017 Easy morning run. 25 min//3 mi (Guesses on miles) Workout before the lake! 15 min warm then into the 4,5,4,5 min fast tempos, almost threshold pace. Got really hard for me on the third, especially cause it was uphill. The last was the best tho cause I finished strong with Caroline and Jess! Loved having tavin and cooper with us they pushed the pack good!! Everyone did awesome, from Maycee with her push up the hill to Caroline's leading. 65 min//7.3 mi Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 31, 2017 Time Trial! Pretty good mindset going into this, told myself to stick with the top group whoever it was. So when Caroline and Sarah lead I stuck with them. Actually moved to lead at the start of the second lap, which I don't usually do in xc races, and it helped a lot! My confidence grew and our pace picked up as we worked together! Started kicking, prolly later than I should've and Sarah flew past. She did awesome, everyone did! Excited for what our team does this season!! 60 min//7.3 mi First run at camp! 25 min//3 mi Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 29, 2017 Ran at like 7:30pm in the fields. So tired and got a sick stomach so I stopped a few times but couldn't throw up. I think it's cause I ate 2 hrs before and I usually run at least 4 hours after I eat. Cut it short and flipped at 30 so I could finish. Last half felt better, but overall wasn't a great running day for me. 60 min//7 mi Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 28, 2017 Luckily our camp didn't have to get up till later today so we were able to wake up at the same time and get our long run in! Ran the first 45 with Ness and Ashley to ease into it and give my foot a break. Ness and I ran into a skunk going down a hill but barely stopped a foot short, it ran away startled, so that was scary haha. Ran the last 45 with one of my leaders, sister Thomas, who runs a lot of halfs and marathons so she pushed me for the fast finish. 90 min/10 mi After, Sister Thomas taught me about this new thing, scientists are just learning about, called fascia. It's this stretchy connective tissue that covers and attaches to your muscles. And when we hydrate, stretch, and roll well it will stretch, otherwise there's a good chance of it breaking. Which is where injuries come in. Science is cool. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 27, 2017 Runs at girls camp are always hilly so that's how all of my runs were! Ness, Ashley and I weren't allowed to go outside the camps or on the road at all so we just ran back and forth the trail from one side of the camps to the other. My heel was hurting really bad for the first 15 so I was gonna go less, but I kept going and it felt so much better after 20. Finished the last 35 alone. The altitude was hard on my lungs but it was good to practice steady breathing cause I know I'll need it. Rolled a lot after. 55 min/6.2 mi Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 26, 2017 Workout around the grass today. Great run switching leaders and pushing each other. Just how races should be! Did 4 sets of differently ordered paces (tempo, threshold, CV) 60 min//7 mi Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 25, 2017 Fun run in the rain!! Running barefoot actually felt better for my heel. And good times playing ultimate!! 35 min//4.2 mi Weights and 15 min run//1.75 mi Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 24, 2017 Merry 24th! Raced the hurricane 5k with Jess! It was hard, fell behind her at the last half mile but stuck in front of the hurricane girl. Felt like I had a strong finish, just need to have a strong finish for the whole last mile, not just 1/4 mile. Got like a 19:35. And s/o for Jess for finishing way strong!! My heel felt great but when I finished my cool down at home it started hurting again:/ so iced it twice for 15 min with 15 in between, plus a lot of rolling. BIG reminder for everyone- stretch good after practice or you'll end up like me fighting off injuries!! 60 min//7.5 mi Did Wednesday afternoon run today cause I won't be able to do it at girls camp. 15 more min of icing heel afterwards. 20 min//2.5 mi Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 22, 2017 Just Ad, Jess, Ness and I today. Ran up Foremaster, past the summit, and finished through the pv park. Tired from yesterday, or prolly the week overall, and heel is hurting again, so more stretching and icing! 70 min//80 mi Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 21, 2017 Met at the Vernon Worthin park to run backwards on the marathon route. Felt really great, rolling out and stretching helped my heel loosen up. Ran with Roberts, had some good talk! 50 min + 8 striders//6.2 mi Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 20, 2017 Workout on the grass- 6x1:00 (3xtempo, 3xthreshold), 2x(5x30 sec CV), 6x1:00 (3xthreshold, 3xtempo). Great group which was awesome! Next time we have dirt mile tempo that group, or even bigger, will be with us! Heel's been hurting again, but after talking with Roberts I know how to treat it good. 60 min//7.3 mi Weights + 15 min run//1.75 mi Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 19, 2017 Ran later cause I got up early to hike angels landing with my fam! But actually ran 15 min down with my sis, Kris, when it got smoother. Felt so dead when I started running from home. After 25 min, I felt like my legs were gonna give out. I finished the best I could to 30 min and stopped. Disappointed with that run but felt like I did my best. A lot of rest and hydration will boost me for tomorrow's workout hopefully! 45 min//5.73 mi Ps Coaches- sorry for the late notice of not being able to come this morning! Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:00:00