C Mantz Running Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/ Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:25:01 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Sep 22, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-22-2018.html <p>&nbsp;Long run up at Jeremy ranch. I&rsquo;m feeling pretty tired. Ready for a day off.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 21, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-21-2018.html <p>AM-4.25 easy miles.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-8.1 miles at deer creek.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 20, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-20-2018.html <p>AM-4.1 miles</p> <p>PM-Michigan workout.&nbsp; 3 miles warm up/strides, then track mile: 4:32, grass mile:5:00, track 1200:3:25, grass mile: 4:55, track 800: 2:15, grass mile: 4:53, track 400: 61, grass mile: 4:45.&nbsp; A bit faster on the grass miles than when I did this in the spring, but a bit slower on the track.&nbsp; 60-90 seconds rest between grass/track.&nbsp; I felt really good today, never had any thoughts of wondering if I could finish this workout. The 400m felt super relaxed, so that&#39;s good to see I still have some easy speed in me.&nbsp; The last grass mile was probably our most impressive.&nbsp; 3 miles cool down.&nbsp; Jog in between intervals.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 19, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-19-2018.html <p>AM-4.1 easy miles with Michael.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-10 easy miles at fire road to stay out of the smoke.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 18, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-18-2018.html <p>AM-5 easy miles inside due to air quality.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-6 mile tempo.&nbsp; While the air quality was better than this morning, it was really hot.&nbsp; Either 90 degrees or just under.&nbsp; I could feel my shoes getting pretty hot.&nbsp; We ran in trainers instead of flats.&nbsp; Goal was 5:05 for the first 3 miles and then see what happened.&nbsp; We started out at about 5:08-09 for the first three miles.&nbsp; Clayton and I ran together for the majority of the workout. I was hoping to go under 30 minutes, but due to the heat it just didn&#39;t happen. Not sure on the 4th and 6th mile, but our fifth was 4:58.&nbsp; We had a big group at 3 miles, but after that it spread out quite a bit.&nbsp; Overall time was 30:35.&nbsp; It was a tough workout, probably tougher than the race last weekend. Weights after.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 17, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-17-2018.html <p>AM-12 easy miles with Dallin</p> <p>PM-6 miles with strides on the grass.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 15, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-15-2018.html <p>Got to the course about 90 minutes before we started.&nbsp; Started warming up about 50 minutes before the race.&nbsp; Felt pretty good.&nbsp; A slight bit of tightness in my right hamstring, but luckily we weren&#39;t starting out insanely fast, so I wasn&#39;t too worried.&nbsp; Goal was to stay at 4:50 pace for the first 4km, then the last 3km speed it up and have separation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The start is downhill and is a long stretch, so it was pretty quick. Luckily the race wasn&#39;t too packed, so even though I got out slow the first 200m, I caught up without having to weave around too many people.&nbsp; I stuck to the left and had the edge on the first 4 turns, which was nice.&nbsp; I got right behind Rory, then right next to him and ran side-by-side with him for most of the race.&nbsp; It was enjoyable to run with teammates for a race again, although it made it hard to view it as a race.&nbsp; I felt pretty good through the first 3 km.&nbsp; At one part I looked back to see where our team was and saw Zac right behind me.&nbsp; It was fun to see because right now he&#39;s the only other one running cross country that signed with me.&nbsp; Right before 4km I was next to Luke Beattie, and was actually feeling a bit beat.&nbsp; At the turn right after 4km, McMillan jumped out in front of all of us, and I thought to just let him go.&nbsp; Then Shumway made a move as well, and his wasn&#39;t as quick of an acceleration, so it was easier to go with and catch up to McMillan.&nbsp; I ran behind McMillan for a bit, then Danny passed me after a bit and then Rory passed us and we were pretty together. The last 300m was interesting because&nbsp;I felt like I was pushing and going really fast, but it seemed relaxed.&nbsp;</p> <p>After it was nice to talk to people that I hadn&#39;t seen in a while.&nbsp; I&#39;m from Smithfield, so racing in Cache Valley felt like home again.&nbsp; 6 mile cool down after.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 14, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-14-2018.html <p>AM-Just over 3 miles.&nbsp; It was pretty smoky.</p> <p>PM-Ran just under 6 miles.&nbsp; Due to the large amount of smoke in the air, the race has been changed to Utah State. I ran the first 4 miles on the treadmill at 6 min. pace and the next two on the indoor track.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 13, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-13-2018.html <p>AM-Just over 3 miles.</p> <p>PM-6x800m.&nbsp; It felt pretty easy. The workout wasn&#39;t anything crazy because we&#39;re racing in two days.&nbsp; We did it on Intramural field.&nbsp; One to one recovery.&nbsp; 2:23, 2:21, 2:18, 2:16, 2:17, 2:16.&nbsp; Last one was started out slower, but our last 200m we were cruising.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 12, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-12-2018.html <p>AM-9.1 miles with Talem and Michael. Felt a bit stiff.</p> <p>PM-Around 5 miles. Felt a bit stiff and had a stomache ache.&nbsp; It may be due to the iron that I&#39;ve been taking, or just from poor planning on when/what to eat.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 11, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-11-2018.html <p>AM-5 easy miles with Marcus and Clayton.</p> <p>PM-hard workout. 3x2 mile with 5 minutes rest. Had a stomachache prior to the workout, but told myself to make it through the first one and see where I was. First one I ran with Danny, next one Rory and Clayton led and I just stayed behind them. I felt bad after this one, but didn&rsquo;t say anything. In the third one I just told myself to stay with the group as long as I could. During this rep I felt better, and told myself to work harder for the team. It helped me get through it. I took a turn leading the group for a bit on the end one, which made me think I felt better than usual. We did all these at intramural field, and it was hot.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 10, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-10-2018.html <p>AM-4 easy miles with Michael and Talem</p> <p>PM-12 miles for the medium long run. After I did strides. Felt a bit more tired than I thought I would.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 08, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-08-2018.html <p>Long run. We ran on a beautiful trail from squaw peak to hobble creek canyon. The leaves just started changing colors and the views were amazing. Afterward I was exhausted, but my legs felt great on the run.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 07, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-07-2018.html <p>AM-3 easy miles.</p> <p>PM- hobble creek workout. 6 man governor plus Jared Ward. It was really hot, however I believe I had a great workout. Stomach was in pain afterwards. Not as fast as last time, but last time had a lot better weather.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 06, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-06-2018.html <p>AM-4.1 easy miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-10 easy miles. Felt sore for the first 7 or 8. We had weights two days in a row and I felt sore from it.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 05, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-05-2018.html <p>AM-4.1 miles with Michael.</p> <p>PM-10 miles and then some strides.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 04, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-04-2018.html <p>AM-4.1 easy miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-5xmile on Kiwanis Park, 3 minutes recovery. I felt pretty good the first two, which were 5:00. The third one was around 4:58, but felt a bit harder. The fourth one was good&nbsp;and we were around 4:54. The last one felt good until the last 200m or so. 4:52. The park is a bit hilly and the turns are fairly abrupt, so I felt like this was a great workout. Weights after.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 03, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-03-2018.html <p>AM-13 easy miles up at Deer Creek.</p> <p>PM-5 easy miles with Alex to the river trail.&nbsp; Feeling good.&nbsp; School starts tomorrow, so I&#39;m a bit nervous for that.&nbsp; These past couple weeks of not taking classes have been nice.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 01, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-01-2018.html <p>Nice long run. We were told to not have any miles faster than 6:00. We did just that and averaged 6:07. Felt good, pretty relaxed as well.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 31, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-31-2018.html <p>AM-10 easy miles on trails.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 30, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-30-2018.html <p>AM-11 miles, 8 at 5:20.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-4 miles easy on trail.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 29, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-29-2018.html <p>10 easy miles. Some on the Mario cart trail.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 28, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-28-2018.html <p>AM-12 miles for. A medium long run up ice box trail and then down and then extended after.</p> <p>PM-5 easy miles. Felt a bit tired, but it&rsquo;s great.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 27, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-27-2018.html <p>AM-10x1000m repeats with 60 seconds rest. Felt really relaxed the whole time, but it was a great workout. Today was the first day of camp, so it&rsquo;s been fun to catch up with everyone and have everyone running together.</p> <p>PM-5 easy miles on a trail.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 25, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-25-2018.html <p>18 mile long run today. What a way to end a long and exhausting week. Camp is next week, so that&rsquo;s exciting.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 24, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-24-2018.html <p>AM-10 easy miles as part of lazy friday.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 23, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-23-2018.html <p>10 easy miles running Smithfield canyon. I thought about how I used to run sub-6 minute pace up and down the canyon when I was in high school multiple times a week and realized that was a bit more impressive than I&rsquo;d previously believed.</p> <p>PM-5 milesish.&nbsp; Ran to mack park with some of the Sky View runners and talked to them and then ran with a few of them and then ran back.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 22, 2018 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-22-2018.html <p>AM-12 miles.&nbsp; We had an 8 mile power run.&nbsp; Goal pace was 5:20, and it felt relaxed. I think we were around 5:22 average.&nbsp;Nearly the whole team was&nbsp;together and it was a nice run.&nbsp; 2 mile warm up, 2 mile cool down.&nbsp; The weather was super nice.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-5 easy miles with Stockton up Smithfield Canyon&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:00:00