C Mantz Running Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/ Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:38:24 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Mar 21, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-21-2019.html <p>AM-5.2 miles.</p> <p>PM-Michigan workout with 1200m on grass instead of track. We went 4:27, 4:55, 3:21, 4:47, 2:08, 4:45, 60, 4:39. Felt pretty sick today, but was able to still run without any problems.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 20, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-20-2019.html <p>AM-7.3 miles</p> <p>PM-10.2 miles</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 19, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-19-2019.html <p>AM-5.3 easy miles with Michael.&nbsp; We extended onto grass loops instead of our regular extension and we ran with Rory, Doc, and Micah for a bit.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-Tough day.&nbsp; So, I was pretty confident about today being a good day to start workouts again. We ran 2x(mile, 1200, 800) with about 400m jog recovery between.&nbsp; We got out pretty fast and I felt pretty good.&nbsp; The first mile was in 4:23, so nothing too crazy, but I was a bit surprised at how it started to feel a little less smooth at about 1500m.&nbsp; Then the workout went 3:15, 2:07, 4:22, 3:14, and 2:05.&nbsp; On the last two repeats, I was feeling more fatigued than usual and so Rory led and took the wind for me.&nbsp; It&#39;s great having teammates who are willing to take some of the hard work.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 18, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-18-2019.html <p>AM-5.2 easy miles with Michael, Josh, and Aidan.</p> <p>PM-12 miles, a grass loop, and then strides on the track.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 16, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-16-2019.html <p>AM-Beautiful long run with some of the guys, we started in Bluffdale and went to South Jordan area and back.&nbsp; Great weather, suprisingly, and I felt pretty good.&nbsp; We averaged just under 6 minutes per mile as well, which made it a little more fun.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 15, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-15-2019.html <p>AM-11 miles, some strides thrown in.</p> <p>PM-A little over 5 miles.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 14, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-14-2019.html <p>AM-6.6 miles, went on my regular route and then past by the track and heard Doc and Micah and went and ran with them for a bit.</p> <p>PM-10.7&nbsp;miles, mostly grass loops mostly with Clayton while we watched the other guys workout.&nbsp; It was a good run.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 13, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-13-2019.html <p>AM-5.2 miles with Michael</p> <p>PM-11&nbsp;miles</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 12, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-12-2019.html <p>AM-5.2 miles.</p> <p>PM-Just under 11 miles.&nbsp; Watched the team run a killer workout.&nbsp; Jared Ward was there and he is in incredible shape.&nbsp; Should be fun watching his half marathon this weekend.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 11, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-11-2019.html <p>AM-5 easy miles with Doc Hunter on the grass.</p> <p>PM-13 miles with strides.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 09, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-09-2019.html <p>Wish I had more time to write about this race, but due to school and other responsibilities, I&#39;ve fallen behind on the blog.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Warmed up about 2 miles with Clayton and McMillan. Felt a lot more loose this time around then yesterday.&nbsp; After reviewing yesterday&#39;s race, I seem to figure out that the problem with the race for me was I was so outcome orientated.&nbsp; I wanted top-3 and thought I&#39;d worked for it, was in great shape, and I expected that the execution process would take care of itself without the effort that was necessary in the qualifying races.&nbsp; Well, after realizing this, I told myself at the start line that I needed to enjoy the race and be ready for everything.&nbsp; At the start line I told myself that there was no where else I&#39;d rather be than on the start line for this race.&nbsp;</p> <p>The gun went off and I got out well.&nbsp; The 3k is easier to prep for because you know that it&#39;s fast and hard, and that pacing isn&#39;t really something I do.&nbsp; I just run hard in the 3k, and let what happens happen.&nbsp; At 150m we came across the cut in(I was on teh outside waterfall start) and I let instincts kick in.&nbsp; I took the front from Clayton.&nbsp; He said, &quot;Have some fun out there Mantz.&quot;&nbsp; and I decided to push.&nbsp; I tried to keep pushing the pace, but I could feel that it wasn&#39;t there.&nbsp; I heard a Coach yelling that we were running 32 seconds per lap.&nbsp; This was frustrating, but I just kept pushing.&nbsp; Around 1600m Robert Brandt passed me.&nbsp; There was a fall while I was leading it and Clayton, who was still right behind me, yelled at me to keep going (I had looked back when it happened) and then I sped up.&nbsp; As the race went on McDonald made his move, and with 300m to go, I was in the top-5 pack.&nbsp; The sad thing was I felt like I was all out kicking to keep up at this point; however, I felt great.&nbsp; Until 150m to go.&nbsp; Then I booty locked, got passed by 2 people, almost 3, and I just dug enough to make it to the finish.&nbsp; Last 400m was 58.2, which is one of my best kicks.&nbsp; I was so relieved to finish 7th.&nbsp; I had the goal of top-8 in this race because it seemed realistic and out there.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>After the race, Clayton, McMillan and I went on a long cool down.&nbsp; It was a good weekend for us, and with just the 3 of us, we finished 13th at nationals, which was fun.&nbsp; Clayton led the team, finishing 3rd and 6th, McMillan finished 4th and 11th, and I finished 10th and 7th.&nbsp; While this weekend was slightly disappointing, I learned a lot, and I&#39;m excited for outdoor track season.&nbsp; During our cool down, Clayton jokingly said that he would race us to the end of a road.&nbsp; The road was about 400m long, and sprinting it hurt!&nbsp; But it was fun.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 08, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-08-2019.html <p>AM-Shakeout over 2 miles</p> <p>PM-It wasn&rsquo;t my best race, but it wasn&rsquo;t terrible. My teammates ran great, Clayton placing 3rd and McMillan placing 4th!&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 07, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-07-2019.html <p>AM-3 with Milly.</p> <p>PM-4 with Clayton and Milly and then strides</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 06, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-06-2019.html <p>AM-4.3 easy miles.</p> <p>PM-Easy run and a 400 at 62, 2x200 at 29</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Mar 05, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-05-2019.html <p>AM-4.3 easy miles</p> <p>PM-10 easy miles watching a time trial for some of our teammates, and then strides.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Mar 04, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-04-2019.html <p>AM-5.2 easy miles alone.</p> <p>PM-2x(1000 at tempo, 600 at 1:35, 400 at 61, 300 at 44, 200 at 28 and 26) pretty easy workout.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 02, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-02-2019.html <p>AM-Long run for the week. Wasn&rsquo;t too long, but felt good.</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 01, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-01-2019.html <p>AM-5.2 easy miles with Talem, Josh, and Michael.</p> <p>PM-7 miles on grass and then strides.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 28, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-28-2019.html <p>AM-4.2 miles with Josh and Aidan.</p> <p>PM- (mile, 800, 400) x2 at 4:30, 2:10, 62, 4:26, 2:08/09, 58.&nbsp; Equal recovery.&nbsp; Felt a bit hard early on, but as the repeats went on I felt better.&nbsp; It was pretty windy, but luckily we didn&#39;t get the majority of the storm.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 27, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-27-2019.html <p>AM-5.2 miles with Josh.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-10 miles and strides after.&nbsp; Felt good.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 26, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-26-2019.html <p>AM-5.2 miles with Michael.</p> <p>PM-2 mile tempo at Intramural field.&nbsp; Different GPS watches had us at different distances, so we did 4 loops and then called it.&nbsp; GPS watches ranged from 9:26-46.&nbsp; Felt relaxed.&nbsp; Then we did 10 minutes of 30 seconds at 3k pace, 30 seconds &quot;jog&quot;.&nbsp; This was different than any workout I had run for a long time and I was a bit nervous because 3k pace is fast, and trying to run that on the grass with tight turns is painful, but it felt pretty good for the first 5 minutes and then I just took it one at a time.&nbsp; We did a little over 2 miles during this time.&nbsp; Cool down after.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 25, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-25-2019.html <p>AM-5 easy miles alone on the grass.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-8 miles at practice, then I booked it to take a test, then 5 miles right after with Garrett Barton.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 23, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-23-2019.html <p>AM-2 mile shakeout.</p> <p>PM-About 3 mile warm up, strides.&nbsp;</p> <p>Race went well.&nbsp; The start was quick and I was cut off early on by someone that tried to run across all the lanes in just half of the straightaway.&nbsp; &nbsp;I tried to be relaxed early on.&nbsp; 61 through 400m and I was at the back, so that was a bit fast.&nbsp; At 800m I heard 2:07, and knew that was quite a bit slower than what we needed (goal was 63 per 400m with a fast finish).&nbsp; While this may have been an inaccurate 400m split, I decided to make it to the front.&nbsp; I saw John Dressel behind the pacers and I quickly caught up to them and hung on behind him.&nbsp; At 1200m I heard 3:08, and just thought to myself that I was in a perfect spot.&nbsp; I knew Rory was behind me, and the goal was to make sure that we both got qualified, so I was in a great position.&nbsp; At hte 1600m I heard 4:10 and Matt dropped off(he was one of the pacers).&nbsp; I got behind Alex Ostberg, who was the other pacer, and I felt the pace going slower.&nbsp; I tried to tell him to speed it up a couple times, but I don&#39;t think he heard me.&nbsp; When he dropped off, I tried to start moving faster and finish strong.&nbsp; I&nbsp;was alone up front and we were 2k in.&nbsp; I felt pretty good and had prepared myself to speed up here.&nbsp; That lasted about 150m, and then I realized I was in a lot of pain, and having over 800m to go was a lot.&nbsp; I got passed by Brandt and just tried to hold on.&nbsp; I didn&#39;t think I had slowed down when I was in the lead, but after watching the race, I had quite a bit.&nbsp; At 600m to go(about the time I got passed), I felt like I was in trouble.&nbsp; The pain was coming in, and I was gritting my teeth to just stay up with Brandt.&nbsp; At 400m to go, Isaac yelled &quot;&#39;Bama or Bust!&quot; and I just gained enough momentum to stay with him for the next 200m. When I hit 2800m I heard Coach yell &quot;7:21,&quot; and&nbsp;I knew I needed to run a 30 second last 200 to qualify, but I was hurting. I just didn&rsquo;t want to have this whole weekend of missing class go to waste if I bagged the last 200 and didn&rsquo;t make it. I stayed close to Brandt, saw a couple Oregon runners try and pass me, sped up just enough to beat them to the line, and then crossed at 7:50 to get both a PR and a qualifier.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>About 4 miles after, some&nbsp;with John Dressel and his teammate and then some with Rory and Carlos, as well as a run when we got back to the hotel.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 22, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-22-2019.html <p>AM-5 easy miles with Rory around the lake.</p> <p>PM-3 miles, strides, and a 200m.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 21, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-21-2019.html <p>AM-4 easy miles way too early.</p> <p>PM-9 miles with strides. Really pretty run around Seattle.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:00:00