C Mantz Running Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:21:23 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Oct 19, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-19-2017.html <p>good workout. I learned that I need to pace myself better. It was 2xmile, 2x1200 and 2x800. Miles were meant to be fairly controlled. 4:50 and 4:46. 1200 was supposed to be 3:33 for the first and 3:30 for the second, but the first was 3:31 and the second was 3:33. 800s went poor and it was all just mental. 2:20 and 2:25. Cool down after. Warm up 3 miles, and ran about 400m in between intervals. The workout was at intramural field.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 18, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-18-2017.html <p>3.1 in the morning&nbsp;</p> <p>10 later with the team</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 17, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-17-2017.html <p>hobblecreek. 8.2 or 8.3 miles up hobble creek canyon at a progressively harder effort. I felt good, a ton better than last time, and last time was one of my better workouts ( I was our tenth guy last time) first 15 minutes we keep it fast but easy(about 5:45-5:50 average)&nbsp;Next 15 we speed it up(about 5:40average pace) then we go into tempo effort, which was around 5:30 pace with the steep incline. I stayed with the top pack until the last 1.25 miles, but only faded about 8 seconds back, so that was better than last time. 46:07 overall time</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 16, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-16-2017.html <p>Easy medium long run.&nbsp; Felt pretty good.&nbsp; I need to find time with school so I can do doubles instaed of going 10 miles every run.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 14, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-14-2017.html <p>long run up Smithfield Canyon. Happy Birthday to my dad today, he just turned 50! And BYU also won Pre-nationals, so today was a big day.</p> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 13, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-13-2017.html <p>Ran with Talem to the ropes course the track team was doing, then ran back&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 12, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-12-2017.html <p>10 easy miles. I didn&#39;t feel the greatest, but it went alright&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 11, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-11-2017.html <p>Great workout for me today. I felt good and I stayed with the pack for the majority of it. It was a ladder of 4,8,12,8,4. The first 400 everyone was kinda just feeling the legs out. About 65 or 66. The 800 went better about 2:16. The 1200m I felt pretty good, about 3:28. I tried taking the lead into the wind for some of the guys, but I feel like it just slowed the group down but I still was up with the top group. The next 800 I got dropped and ran 2:22, the next was easier and I was in the middle/back and ran 63. Cool down after</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 10, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-10-2017.html <p>Medium long run</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 09, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-09-2017.html <p>Great workout. Coach had the Group that was recovering from the race do a mile tempo and then a mile breakdown. Mile tempo was at 5:04ish(although everyone said their GPS watches said it was quite a bit far) then 1 mile at 4:50, then a 1200(we didn&#39;t have a set place to end it, so they told us to go off our GPS watches. Unfortunately, some of us were only running with regular watches, so at the front we kept going. Then the 800m was slow for me, about 2:24, then a 400 at 67. Great at the start, but I had trouble finishing.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 07, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-07-2017.html <p>Smithfield Canyon. 6:03 pace. I may have pushed it a bit too much on some of the downhills.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 06, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-06-2017.html <p>Good race. In a gist, warmed up 2.2 miles, then raced. It was my first time being back in Cache Valley since August. The race went out well. Jason Lynch took a commanding lead, and not knowing who he was, I expected to reel him back in. I had 10 m on the pack and was about 20m from Jason. After a mile the pack caught me, then I took the wind for the next 2.75 miles or so for the pack. Slowly people fell off, but I never made a surge. At 5k there were 3 of us, and I sped up a tad bit to try and catch Hason, whose lead has grown to 40 to 60 meters. Then the mud slipped Connor Ross and he had a bad fall, and Cody, from USU fell off a bit. I tried to kick it in to catch up to Jason, but he had a sizable lead, plus a kick over the last 350&nbsp;m so I just didn&#39;t have enough room to catch him. Good race. Hopefully by track I&#39;ll improve a lot. 4 miles cool down, then ate a nice home cooked meal with the family.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 05, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-05-2017.html <p>Premeet today. I felt good, the strides felt really good. I decided to keep it pretty easy because this may be my last race before track cones, so I would like to do well and have that bit of extra confidence heading into track season than not</p> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 04, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-04-2017.html <p>Am-5</p> <p>Pm-5. &nbsp;Trying to find time to write more. Felt a bit tired, but nothing too bad.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 03, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-03-2017.html <p>Good workout today. I&#39;m racing at USU this weekend, so coach had our group only do 6X1000m. 1 min rest. 3:00, 3:00, 3:01, 3:04 3:04 3:05. Felt really good until the 5th one. Still went well though. The main group did 10 and they were flying!</p> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 02, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-02-2017.html Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 30, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-30-2017.html <p>15 miles in Monticello.&nbsp; For some reason my laptop has had trouble with posting my mileage.&nbsp; First 5 miles were around a golf course, fairly slow, next 5 were up near blue mountain in about 37 minutes, next 5 were going down the road to blue mountain in about 28 minutes. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 29, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-29-2017.html Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 28, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-28-2017.html Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 27, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-27-2017.html Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 26, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-26-2017.html Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 25, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-25-2017.html Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 23, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-23-2017.html Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 22, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-22-2017.html <p>Easy run.&nbsp; I haven&#39;t had much time with classes to write what&#39;s been going on.&nbsp; Turns out college classes in college are a lot harder than AP classes or concurrent enrollment classes.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 21, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-21-2017.html <p>Michigan today. Warm up, then mile on track, mile on grass, 1200 track, mile on grass, 800 track, mile grass, 400 track, mile grass. About 80 sec recovery. I heard 90, but usually it was 80. 4:40, 5:05, 3:25, 5:04, 2:18, 5:04, 64, 5:00. It hurt, but I kept through it. Last mile I wanted to go sub-5, but just missed it. Good day. The grass miles were supposed to be our recovery, but they weren&#39;t for me.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 20, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-20-2017.html <p>5 am 5 pm</p> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-19-2017.html <p>Solid workout for me today. &nbsp;First we did a 2.5 mile warm up, then the workout was 3X2 miles progressively getting faster. &nbsp;The front group was the top-15 from the race on Saturday. &nbsp;I was 15th on the team, so Coach let me run with them. &nbsp;First 2 miles was supposed to be pretty controlled. &nbsp;It was uphill, and I hit 9:42 and was with the group. &nbsp;We jogged a bit, then did another. &nbsp;This one had a u-turn. &nbsp;I was with the group until the u-turn, then I kinda hit a small wall. &nbsp;I tried to push, but my legs just didn&#39;t have it. &nbsp;Like, I&#39;m just not in the same shape as the other guys. &nbsp;That two mile was in 9:45 for me. &nbsp;Our first mile was 4:47. &nbsp;The other guys negative split it on top of that. &nbsp;The next one I decided to just stay with the group for the first mile, and get a solid mile in, and then call it(mainly because I got dropped on that 2nd one). &nbsp;I wasn&#39;t ready when coach said go, so I got into a flight-or-fight instinct and took off. &nbsp;Well, after about 2 minutes at that, I let the guys pass me, and I slowly got put near the back. &nbsp;I ran 4:42 for that mile. &nbsp;The other guys were just 2 seconds ahead of me, and then they negative split it. &nbsp;Cool down back to the park, then cool down to the school. &nbsp;</p> <p>I have a lot of good takeaways from this workout. &nbsp;Even though I&#39;m not in the same shape as most of those guys, I was able to stay with them for parts of the workout. &nbsp;I had the goal of staying with them(the top 10) for the full workout by October, so hopefully I&#39;ll get there. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00