C Mantz Running Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/ Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:05:37 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Nov 22, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-22-2019.html <p>6.3 miles at the course. Strides near the start.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 21, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-21-2019.html <p>AM-8.3 miles on a beautiful trail with 2x60 seconds and 2x30 seconds at a quicker pace.</p> <p>PM-3 miles on a treadmill. Clayton did this before his win in the 10k, so didn&#39;t seem like a bad idea.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 20, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-20-2019.html <p>AM-8 easy miles early in the morning. Felt tired.</p> <p>PM-4 easy miles and then strides. Felt great.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 19, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-19-2019.html <p>AM-5 miles with Talem and Jake.</p> <p>PM-8x400 alternating on grass and track. Felt really good.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 18, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-18-2019.html <p>AM-5.2 easy miles with Jake, Michael and Talem.</p> <p>PM-13.5k with Clayson, some grass loops, strides, and then I ran back with Jake and Kramer.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 16, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-16-2019.html <p>AM-10 easy miles. I felt great.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> PM-almost 40 minutes. Ran into Kale partway, so I ran with him for a few miles.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 15, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-15-2019.html <p>PM-NCAA Mountain regional. Got out poor, thought I was good to settle in, then I got pushed to the back. I slowly moved up to the lead around 1k, stayed in the front pack, kept a good tempo, but nothing too quick. Tried to relax a lot. Around 9k a few NAU guys made moves to get the win. I followed for a few seconds, thinking I could be fine, but then I remembered to take it chill because nationals is just 8 days away, so I did. Time to recover, maybe get a second run in.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 14, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-14-2019.html <p>AM-4.2 easy miles.</p> <p>PM-4 miles on the course and then some strides.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 13, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-13-2019.html <p>AM-5.3 easy miles with Jake.</p> <p>PM-tempo 800, 2x400 on grass. 2:22, 60, 64.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 12, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-12-2019.html <p>AM-6 miles with Michael and Jake.</p> <p>PM-11 miles with Clayton, some with Milly and Jared. Strides&nbsp;after. Always a blast running with those guys. It was Milly&#39;s first time running since New York, which made for some funny jokes.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 11, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-11-2019.html <p>AM-7 miles. Watch died at 6, and so I missed the turn around for the 2 mile add on. So maybe more, but I&#39;ll count it as 7.</p> <p>PM-4 mile warm up, 2xmile at tempo then 4x800 at an interval pace, all done at&nbsp;intramural field, 4:45 and 4:46 for the tempos, then 2:12, 2:10, 2:09, 2:09. Felt really good until the last 500 of the last rep. Surprised at how fast I ran at intramural field because it&#39;s usually tough to get moving there.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 09, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-09-2019.html <p>AM-Long run with the team. Last 8 miles were with Jake. I felt a little tired, so hopefully this shorter long run will help me be ready for two weeks.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 08, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-08-2019.html <p>AM-6 miles with Michael.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-10.1 miles.&nbsp; 9.7 outside, then 4 strides on the indoor track.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 07, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-07-2019.html <p>AM-6.1 miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-2x(mile, 1200, 800) on the grass near the track.&nbsp; Fast starts for the miles (64 and 65 first 400s).&nbsp; Went 4:30, 3:21, 2:14, 4:33, 3:28, 2:07.&nbsp; After the first 2 reps, Coach had me tone it down after this and run with the pack. I ran with the group on the first 800m and the second 1200m, and part of the second mile.&nbsp; I felt good.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 06, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-06-2019.html <p>AM-11.2 miles, starting at 5:50AM. Earlier than I wanted, but it&#39;s fine.</p> <p>PM-7.2 miles with strides.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 05, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-05-2019.html <p>AM-6 miles with Michael, Talem, and then we met Andrew Brewer on the way.</p> <p>PM-10.8. 5 mile tempo at lake loop. Wore trainers, coach said no flats today. Goal pace was 4:50-55, but my watch was a bit weird, and I didn&#39;t hear splits after mile 2, so I went off feel. Ran 23:58, just 18 seconds off what I ran it in 4%s last year with people. Today also felt easier. Good things to come.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 04, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-04-2019.html <p>AM-6.5 miles alone.&nbsp; Woke up early due to daylight savings, but waited for others to run with.&nbsp; No one showed up though.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-12 miles, then some strides on the track. Went a bit quick during some parts.&nbsp; Ready for a great workout tomorrow.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 02, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-02-2019.html <p>AM-18.1 mile long run. Felt good and kept it chill. Mostly with Micah.</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Nov 01, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-01-2019.html <p>AM-Fun race, I&#39;ll write more later.</p> <p>2.5 warm up, strides, then the race started.&nbsp; It was a pretty small field, and they had the starter on a ladder about 50 meters from the line, so I was more concerned with avoiding the starter than getting out well.&nbsp; We got out well as a team, but it wasn&#39;t super important with such a small field.&nbsp; The course had lots of turns, so I just ran on the inside where I could.&nbsp; It was pretty flat, so I just let myself get into a rythem.&nbsp; The goal was to wait until 4k, and then start stringing the race out, and then push the last 2k if need be.&nbsp; I led a little in the first 2k, then the next 2k I sat behind a couple Portland guys.&nbsp; I could tell they were annoyed that our whole time was just sitting on them, but that&#39;s how it goes sometimes.&nbsp; At 3.5k, Zac took the lead.&nbsp; At 4k, I took it and started a push to string things out.&nbsp; At 5.5k, it was just Jake, myself and Kipruto from Portland.&nbsp; At 6k, it was just Jake and I.&nbsp; I kept the pace pretty consistent, and tried to get Jake to run with me.&nbsp; I wanted Jake to fight for the win with me, or try and cross together if we could, but he wasn&#39;t feeling the greatest.&nbsp; I maintained a small lead the rest of the way, motioning Jake to catch up.&nbsp; At the last 100m, I sprinted it in.&nbsp; Not my usual racing style, but it was good enough for the day.&nbsp; Short cool down after due to interviews.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-8.5 miles with Michael. Talem and Matt were with us for 2.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 31, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-31-2019.html <p>PM1-5.5&nbsp;miles then&nbsp;strides. Nice course, flat, seems fast, and beautiful surroundings.</p> <p>PM2-4.2 miles on a treadmill at the hotel.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 30, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-30-2019.html <p>AM-10&nbsp;miles with Talem and Michael.</p> <p>PM-Just over 6 miles with strides.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 29, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-29-2019.html <p>AM-6 miles with Michael, Talem, Josh, and Jake.&nbsp; It was great having Josh with us again, ever since he moved we don&#39;t run with him much.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-Cold workout.&nbsp; We did mile, 1200m, 800m, 2x400m at 4:41, 3:25, 2:12, 60, 59.&nbsp; It was really windy, and we were out at Intramurla field.&nbsp; During the mile, I&#39;d run the 400s with&nbsp;the wind in 67, and the ones against the wind in 73.&nbsp; Felt warmed up by the 800m, but didn&#39;t feel the spring in my legs as much as usual.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 28, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-28-2019.html <p>AM-6.5 miles alone.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-My watch said 13, Jake&#39;s watch said 12.8, so I went with that.&nbsp; It was cold and I underdressed.&nbsp; Turned around early with Jake and Brayden and ran grass loops with Clayton.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 26, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-26-2019.html <p>AM-Long run with the guys. We ran from Kramer&#39;s house. It was a beautiful and warm morning. I was feeling pretty exhausted near the end, but it&#39;s been a grea week of training.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 25, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-25-2019.html <p>AM-7.2 easy miles.</p> <p>PM-10.25 miles with strides.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 24, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-24-2019.html <p>AM-5.5 miles with Jake and Talem.</p> <p>PM-Michigan. 4:23, 4:49, 3:15, 4:49, 2:07, 4:45, 60, 4:39. Great run, especially without Milly, Jared, or Clayton there. Rory was there cheering us on, which was sweet. Also, a lot of guys stepped it up and ran the tempos with me.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 23, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-23-2019.html <p>AM-12 miles. Ran with Josh Ward, and it was great to catch up again.</p> <p>PM-6 miles alone with strides. A bit sore from weights yesterday.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 22, 2019 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-22-2019.html <p>AM-6.2 miles with Michael, Talem, and Jake.</p> <p>PM-6x800m, first and fourth on the track, all the others were on the grass.&nbsp; Goal was 2:10 effort on all of them, but it&#39;s been a while since I ran on the track.&nbsp; Times: 2:07, 2:12, 2:11, 2:05, 2:08, 2:07.&nbsp; It wasn&#39;t too tough, but it was a good workout.&nbsp; Clayton ran with us, and it was his first workout with us in a few weeks.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:00:00