Trial of Miles, Miles of Trials Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:38:33 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Dec 02, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-02-2017.html <p>Definitely not how I planned it to turn out. Got a horrible start cuz I was on the second line and someone fell in front of me right after the gun. Got swallowed by the pack and tried to avoid the piles of people falling down but finally tripped over somebody and&nbsp;went down. Got up and started working up, 70th something place at the mile. Worked into the 20s with a mile to go, didn&rsquo;t get past there. It took a lot to try and avoid panicking and focus on moving, moving, moving. And of course I felt sick to my stomach,&nbsp;I think due to prerace nerves or midrace anxiety. I&rsquo;m pretty sure that covers all the excuses haha.&nbsp;Thinking back on it, I don&rsquo;t know how much more I could&rsquo;ve done in my situation. I maybe could&rsquo;ve been more aggressive after I fell but who knows how much more energy that would&rsquo;ve&nbsp;taken&nbsp;from the last mile. Really disappointed considering I had higher expectations for myself at nationals. My last high school cross country race should&rsquo;ve been one of my best, but I guess everyone can&rsquo;t have a great race. Time to learn,&nbsp;take a break, and move on to track.</p> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 01, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-01-2017.html <p>Ran along the course and did some strides after. The course is&nbsp;muddy but it should be&nbsp;perfect racing weather, especially if it&rsquo;s raining</p> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 30, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-30-2017.html <p>Portland, Oregon.&nbsp;4 miles from Nike HQ. Went on these trails through the forest then on the famous Michael Johnson Track surrounded by trees. Achilles felt good, I love KT tape and compression socks. Met Galen Rupp, got a pic with him, got lots of free gear so&nbsp;I&rsquo;d say it was a great day.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 29, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-29-2017.html <p>Distance with 6 strides. 4 miles, 5:57 average&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 28, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-28-2017.html <p>Achilles issues, went to physical therapy, did 15 minutes on the bike there. Did another 14 miles biking after I got home. Going to run tomorrow and see how it feels.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 22, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-22-2017.html <p>Spanish Fork river trail. Mile warmup and drills with Luke. 8 miles at 6:45 average. Legs are wrecked from downhill workout yesterday. Hopped in the river to ice after, it was freezing&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 11, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-11-2017.html <p>Morning run in St George. Didn&rsquo;t plan on going very long but I love running in St George so I did a little more. Lots of hills, one long&nbsp;killer one that was an 8-10% grade. Did a progression run, starting with a 7:15 and ending with a 5:20. 6:10 average pace for 12 and a half. Shout to NAU for winning regionals yesterday!</p> Sat, 11 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 06, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-06-2017.html <p>Deer creek trail today,&nbsp;perfect&nbsp;weather and a perfect trail, 6:20 average pace. Excited to say that I committed to NAU today, I&#39;m so pumped. Grateful for this new opportunity and next step in life. I&#39;m confident I&#39;ll be able to accomplish my goals there and grow as a person and an athlete. Thank you to all of my friends who have helped me get to this point, especially the ones on this blog</p> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:00:00