Progression Daily Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Thu, 02 Apr 2020 02:43:03 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Apr 01, 2020 <p>A couple of years ago I told my Dad how I wanted to run from Oak Grove to St. George. He didn&#39;t like the idea and thought it would be too hard. Well today was the day we tried it out! We drove a couple miles up the Oak Grove road because we knew that time was working against us. We started right around 6. I was pretty optimistic for the first 7ish miles then the climbs kept coming. I didn&#39;t expect to have that much climbing. Miles 8-10.5 were the worst. By the time we started getting some rolling hills my legs were already hammered. I endured and made it to the pavement on the turkey farm road. I think if we had more daylight I would have tacked on more mileage. So maybe not the full distance I once envisioned but still a really good workout. 19.25 miles&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Apr 2020 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 31, 2020 <p>AM- Out to some desert. 8.35 miles&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- Chill 3 with Marieta. 3.12 miles&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 30, 2020 <p>Woke up to a phone call of my dad wanting to go on a run. We left a car at the end of diagonal and drove up Turkey farm in another car. Parked at Black Gulch and headed out on Lange&#39;s Dugway. 6 miles on a trail, super nice conservative pace. Then we got down to highway 18 and the tempo began. I started out with some 7&#39;s then poured it on. I waited for my Dad to catch up at mile 6. It was a mistake! I lost some of my momentum. I didn&#39;t know I was ready for this run but it worked out decently. 15.08 miles</p> <p>8.5 tempo on marathon course</p> <p>1. 6:59</p> <p>2. 7:11 <em>14:10</em>(Winchester)&nbsp;</p> <p>3. 7:00 <em>21:10</em></p> <p>4. 6:32 <em>27:42</em></p> <p>5. 6:36 <em>34:18</em></p> <p>6. 6:38 <em>41:56</em>(waited for dad)</p> <p>7. 6:46 <em>48:42</em></p> <p>8. 6:48 <em>55:30</em></p> <p>.50. 2:55</p> <p><strong>58:22</strong><em><strong>/</strong>6:51 pace</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 28, 2020 <p>Afternoon run with Marieta out on river rd (from AZ). We discovered the White Dome Nature Preserve and enjoyed going around those soft trails. Together we ran 6. Then I ran home from river rd, mainly on Highway 7. I connected towards Aspiration to get some more dirt. I felt pretty beat towards the end but a good run! 12.12 miles</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 27, 2020 <p>Sidewinder into Suicidal with George. Fun exploration time! 8.2 miles&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 26, 2020 <p>AM- Did a loop from my house up past Tonaquint and back around the bike path. 6.02 miles&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- Random trail out towards AZ, parallel to I-15. 2 miles into the run I found a single track and enjoyed mobbing through the desert. 7.12 miles&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 25, 2020 <p>AM- Bloomington Loop with Bloomington rim addition. Felt smooth. 5.35 miles&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- 10 60 second intervals with 2-minute recovery in between. We ran the trail behind Artic Circle to start things out. I enjoyed mixing in some speed. I recovered with Marieta in-between speed. Weights afterwards. 5.02 miles</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 24, 2020 <p>AM- Ran out towards Sun River. The paved trail was packed with people so I quickly left the trail and did my own route. 5.11 miles</p> <p>PM- Everybody is out on the trails! Ran a random trail with Marieta by my brother&#39;s house. Then added 2 miles without her. 5.01 miles&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 23, 2020 <p>Mayors Loop with Marieta then my own addition home. 9.52 miles&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 21, 2020 <p>AM- Mayors Loop with Steve and Logan. Added another 2 with Logan to Man O War. I really enjoyed the run and the conversation. It&#39;s been a really fun week connecting with a handful of different people on runs. Unfortunately I&#39;ve learned I lack energy for those morning miles. 10.3 miles&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- Chill 3 with Marieta. 3.31 miles&nbsp;</p> Sat, 21 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 20, 2020 <p>Barrel Roll&nbsp;with Roberts. The miles flew by as we talked about life. Beautiful run in the mud with light rain. 8.29 miles&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 19, 2020 <p>Hurricane Rim to Canal with R-Man. Hit some early miles with Marieta.&nbsp;It was fun exploring the tunnels&nbsp;with my Dad. Pretty exhausted towards the end. Did weights after. 11.31 miles&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 18, 2020 <p>Prospector with George in the rain. We got off track and went through several tunnels. Found a dangerous 20 foot drop in one of tunnels. We both were light headed and energy depleted by the end of the run. 9.03 miles&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 17, 2020 <p>PM1- Jog around the neighborhood with Marieta. Core, push ups, lunges, and crunches after.&nbsp;4.01 miles&nbsp;</p> <p>PM2- Crushed Kentucky Lucky in my worn out Napalis. 6.02 miles&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 16, 2020 <p>4 with Marieta around Kayenta and Ivins. Then she drove off and I added a bunch of miles alone. I over shot my destination in Ivins and eventually got to the Judd residence. I ran through some random desert. Perfect weather! 11.30 miles&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 14, 2020 <p>AM- Marieta and I ran the West Rim and East Rim of the Dead Horse Point. It was a perfect trail run for Marieta. 5.47&nbsp;miles&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- Just ran a little more to get over 8 miles for the day. There was terrible wind, I could have fell forward and the wind would have kept me up right. A terrible&nbsp;week of sickness and confusion ruined my mileage but better things will come. 2.68 miles&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 12, 2020 <p>AM- Weights and a half mile, then bathroom. .50&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- Didn&#39;t really get a run in with the team. Corona virus meetings took up all my time. On my way home from the youngster track meet I saw Derek out running pushing his girl in a stroller. I tracked him down and joined him for a jog. I felt worn down and no desire to go further, maybe it&#39;s all the craziness going on.&nbsp;2.20 miles&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 11, 2020 <p>AM- Rainy 25 with the girls and Holt. Then I caught up with Tyler and Gabe. My Moab half marathon got cancelled due to corona so I won&#39;t be doing that this weekend. 3.17 miles&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- 30 with Matt and Gianno. Added a little with the boys. 5.60 miles&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 10, 2020 <p>AM- Weights and some extra time running this morning. My hamstring keeps acting like it wants to give me problems. 3.78 miles&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- Jogged around at the DHHS JV meet. .25 miles</p> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 09, 2020 <p>30 minutes plus jogging running errands for Coach Holt. 3.75 miles</p> Mon, 09 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 07, 2020 <p>Well I came down with a cold on Thursday night. Worst time going into a race weekend!&nbsp;</p> <p>Leg 1:</p> <p>1. 6:02</p> <p>2. 6:48 <em>12:50</em></p> <p>3. 6:46&nbsp; <em>19:36</em></p> <p>4. 6:59&nbsp; <em>26:36</em></p> <p>5. 6:57&nbsp; <em>33:33</em></p> <p>6. 6:37&nbsp; <em>40:10</em></p> <p>.05. 23 seconds</p> <p>6.05 miles, <strong>40:33/</strong><em>6:42 pace</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I ran about a mile and a half of Marieta&#39;s leg 5.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Leg 9:</p> <p>1. 6:55&nbsp;</p> <p>2. 7:46&nbsp; <em>15:41</em></p> <p>3. 7:48&nbsp; <em>23:29</em></p> <p>4. 7:28&nbsp; <em>30:57</em></p> <p>5. 8:13&nbsp; <em>39:10</em></p> <p>.84.&nbsp; 5:27 44:43</p> <p>5.84 miles, <strong>44:43/</strong><em>7:39 mi</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I endured through the sickness and put in some good efforts. The team did awesome! Great fun Saturday, except for feeling rotten.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 05, 2020 <p>AM- Weights and 20 with the boys. Running with the boys is always a faster running experience. I probably need that. I run a lot of slow miles.&nbsp;2.5 miles&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- 30 minutes with all the boys then just with Isaac, Allen, and G. I felt run down the whole time. I tried to add a little with Marieta but still felt off. 4.46 miles</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 04, 2020 <p>AM- 20 minutes of smooth running with Evan, Holt, Pyper, and Kylie. 2.45 miles&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- 7 600s with Gianno and Allen. They ran well. The track felt great! 5.90</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Mar 03, 2020 <p>AM- Weights and 20 with the boys. 2.46&nbsp;miles&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- Kick It run! I fell behind adjusting my shoe and couldn&#39;t make up the difference. 5.60 miles&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 02, 2020 <p>Another monday morning stomach problem! Needless to say I missed another morning practice. I think I need to run on Sundays just to shuffle things around. Headed out for 50 with G and the boys and Beattie. I backed off from Allen and Gianno to check on Gary, Eli, and others. Somehow Beattie and G lost track of Allen so I ran back towards target looking for him. I had no luck and figured he went up and over foremaster. Got back to school and found him. Added a mile with Marieta. 8.67 miles&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2020 07:00:00