Trial of Miles, Miles of Trials Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:14:01 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, May 22, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-22-2017.html <p>Decided this will be my last blog post for a while. I&#39;m trying something different for xc season so we&#39;ll see how it goes. I&#39;m on break this week then I&#39;m biking to Oklahoma starting June 1 so my running will be limited for 2 weeks. I&#39;ll start actually training for cross right after that, it&#39;s gonna be lit.</p> <p>Got up early and biked to the canyon. Went up the the gate where alpine loop is closed until the summer. It was amazing except my hands and feet almost fell off, glad I wore a jacket. Don&#39;t know how far or what pace&nbsp;cuz I didn&#39;t track it but I went for almost 3 hours so at least 35 miles. Going scootering with Mo later.</p> <p>Hope you all have sick xc seasons or missions or marathons or race walks or whatever you&#39;re doing. I&#39;ll probably be back at some point, don&#39;t miss me too much haha just kidding who even reads my blog? Peace out homies&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 20, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-20-2017.html <p>Mile warmup. Led for 7 laps, took 4th, 9:08. Had to end off the season right so I went to the indoor track and did 5X3 min hard with 2 min distance pace in between. Went on a quality hike with Mo after up Provo canyon&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 19, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-19-2017.html <p>Warmup with Justin, indoor track. Gun went off and I got out horrible so I had to move up in lane 2 and 3 for the first 800, around 2:10&nbsp;so a little&nbsp;slow. The leaders went 60-61 the third lap and that was hard for me to match, went 62 and then 62. Fought hard but I just don&#39;t have the mile speed right now to contend with the leaders. Got 6th in 5A and 10th overall, time was a 4:15. I&#39;m happy about it cuz I placed and broke our school record but I would&#39;ve liked a 4:12 or 4:13. Cooled down 4 miles really easy with Lil Nug, that was nice.</p> <p>4 mile easy bike ride with my mom to loosen up the legs. Went to the farms and back</p> Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 18, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-18-2017.html <p>Drills, stretching, strides. Easy run with Luke, Anna, Michael, and Brecken. Did pit loop and cemetery grass loop. 2 strides mixed in one trying see how high mph we could get on the police radar and then one racing Luke to the wheel. No watch, got 5. Hammys still tight.</p> Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 17, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-17-2017.html <p>Mile warmup. Drills, strides. Easy distance run with Luke, just hit up some neighborhoods near the high school. Didn&#39;t wear a watch today but Luke did so we got 6. Really nice run but for some reason my hamstrings are tight.</p> <p>Shoutout to Luke for almost getting eaten by a little dog and shoutout to the old lady who yelled &quot;Go Lehi!&quot; when we ran past.</p> Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 16, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-16-2017.html <p>Went to watch JV region at LP. Mile warmup then another mile. Workout was 400, 800, 200, 200 with one minute after the 400 then full recovery for everything else. Watch died so I&nbsp;didn&#39;t get the splits. Cool down to the canyon and back,&nbsp;5 miles</p> Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 15, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-15-2017.html <p>Mile warmup. 5 easy, extended rail trail, 6:30 average. Stomach felt awful. Legs felt flat so I did 2 quick 200s to get them going. Hit 25 high and 26 high. First time ever breaking 26 for a 200 so that was great.</p> Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 13, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-13-2017.html <p>Got up early to go trail running with Brecken. Went to west canyon but we didn&#39;t get to the best part cuz we started from the road turnoff not the trail turnoff. Really fun run, had some good convos. 7 flat average, I was feeling really good so the last 400 I left Brecken and ran a 60. Oops. Last mile was 5:55</p> Sat, 13 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 12, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-12-2017.html <p>Little kid track meet at timpanogos so me and Brecken hit up the Orem police shooting range to run. Did bonneville shoreline, started together but didn&#39;t run together. Love this trail, it has some good views and hills. 7.5 miles, 6:20 average.</p> Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 11, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-11-2017.html <p>3 mile shakeout. Warmup for the 800. Middle heat, won it in 1:59. Missed state qualifying by .45. Postrace workout was 2 sets of 400, 300, 200, 100 with 2 min rest in between and 4 min in between sets. Ran the 3rd leg of our 4X400, split a 55, cooled down.</p> Thu, 11 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 10, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-10-2017.html <p>3 mile shakeout, 6:20 pace. Went on the canal trail.&nbsp;Saw some geese, one of them spread its wings and hissed at me so I did a quick stride to get outa there. 2 mile warmup for the medley. Got the baton in 4th and pushed. Zack passed me and I kinda went with him, ended up passing 2 guys in the last 100 to get third. Split a 1:58 low.&nbsp;We qualified for state by time and place so now I&#39;m running at least 3 events at state. 2 mile cool down, 6:20 average</p> Wed, 10 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 09, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-09-2017.html <p>Mile warmup, drills, stretching. Distance run with Luke, did center st loop. 5.75 miles, 7:05 average pace. Then 150, 100, 100 strides. Felt awful today, probably because I had a lot of gluten at the team dinner last night. Ice bath at the creek after, on the way back this lady pulled up next to me in the parking lot and got mad at me for &quot;tailgating&quot; her.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 08, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-08-2017.html <p>Mile warmup, drills, stretching. Distance run, started with Luke and Brecken but they weren&#39;t feeling good today so I ended up running most of it by myself. Did Highland elementary loop, 6.5 miles, 6:30 average. 4X200 after, full recovery in between each. Went 27, 26 high, 27, 26 high. Felt good to get some speed. Despite my 800 times this year my legs actually can move believe it or not. Mile cool down to finish up. Also hopped a fence today, got stuck, got some sick cuts&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 06, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-06-2017.html <p>Warmup to the indoor track, a couple laps in there then back. Got out strong but didn&#39;t move when I should&#39;ve, didn&#39;t have it in me today mentally or physically. Not happy with it at all but not too&nbsp;disappointed. Cool down with some of the guys, lovers lane again.</p> Sat, 06 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 05, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-05-2017.html <p>2 mile warmup with Mike, Logan, and coach. Got out ok but kept it conservative for the first mile, around 4:35. Kept moving up each lap until I was in the top group chasing Casey. He came back to us so there was about 7 of us with a lap to go. Realized I could get it so I went for it with about 200 to go. Barely pulled it off, don&#39;t know how but I feel so blessed. Cool down with a huge group to the Provo river trail, iced in the river. Then me, Gill, Collin, and Chuck finished, hit up lovers lane trail it was awesome. Got 6 miles cool down.</p> Fri, 05 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 04, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-04-2017.html <p>Mile warmup, drills. 6 miles with coach and Luke, 7:03 avg pace. 400, 200, 200 strides in 67, 33, 32. Half mile to finish up.</p> Thu, 04 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 03, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-03-2017.html <p>Quad meet, ran around 3pm.&nbsp;Mile warmup and run with the corner canyon guys. Went on the Porter Rockwell trail then hit up some of the corner canyon trails, it was sick. 6.5 miles, 7:30 avg pace.</p> <p>Ran some more at 6. Went on the trail again but this time I noticed the huge wooden T-Rex in someone&#39;s back yard holding a sign that said hang in there! I was just on a distance run but thanks anyway Dino. Felt really good, 6:05 average for 5.5 miles</p> Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 02, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-02-2017.html <p>Mile warmup. Drills then another&nbsp;half mile with strides. Workout was 5X300 with 90 sec rest. Splits were 45, 45, 44, 44, 45. Stomach felt awful all day but to my knowledge I didn&#39;t eat any gluten so I don&#39;t know what&#39;s wrong with me. Didn&#39;t feel too horrible during the workout though so that&#39;s good. 1.5 mile cool down with coach on the turf.</p> Tue, 02 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 01, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-01-2017.html <p>3 easy before school, 6:55 average. Beautiful morning</p> <p>Went trail running with Brecken and Mason. Did the af canyon trail for 3 out, 9:15 average.&nbsp;Went down the hobbit hole and it opened up into a pretty big cave. Kinda sketch cuz there&#39;s food wrapppers in there. Way back was a little faster, 8:50 average. Forgot how hilly this run is, I love it</p> Mon, 01 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 29, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-29-2017.html <p>2 mile shakeout with the WL guys and coach. 1.5 mile warmup then open 800. 59, 64 for 2:03. Medley 800 was 61, 65 for 2:06. Cool down on carterville, did 3, 2, 1, 1, 2, 3 min fartlek with equal time in between. 6.5 miles, 5:57 average pace.</p> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 28, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-28-2017.html <p>Half mile warmup. Wind, snow, and hail made it interesting. Did rail trail loop with a couple strides in the last half mile. 7.5 miles, 6:22 average</p> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 27, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-27-2017.html <p>Mile warmup, drills, stretches, another mile with strides. Put on my new balance boracays that I got for $30 at Ross. Workout was speed changes, 1 mile (400 at pace, 100 float, 300 at pace, 200 float, 200 at pace, 300 float, 100 at pace). Splits for the pace&nbsp;ones were 67, 50,&nbsp;31, 15, that mile was a 5 flat. 4:30 rest then a mile of fast on the straights, float in the turns, hit 4:55 for that mile. 4 mile cool down, 6:32 average, snowed a little&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-26-2017.html <p>Mile warmup, stretching. Did 3 with Brecken and Luke. That was all we had time for cuz me and Brecken had to get back for coaching.</p> <p>Night run, wanted 5 or 6 but my loop ended up being 7 and a half. Did 2100, redwood, main st loop. Nice night, stomach felt as good as can be expected after eating Chick-fil-A twice today. 6:23 average pace&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 25, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-25-2017.html <p>Mile warmup, stretches. Did another mile then 3.5 mile tempo at 5:13 average pace then 4 hill strides up the overpass with jog back down in between. Finished mileage, 5:50 average for 7 miles. Overdressed today, the weather is so unpredictable. It was windy but pretty warm.&nbsp;Stomach felt awesome&nbsp;because I had hardly any wheat today.&nbsp;Glad I felt good but worried I might be gluten intolerant.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 24, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-24-2017.html <p>Drove some of the guys to trail run. Started at the Murdock canal trailhead past the temple. Only had time to do 5 miles cuz me and Brecken&nbsp;had to get back to coach track for the smaller kids. Climbed at least 300 ft, 7:25 avg pace.</p> <p>4 at night, 6:25 avg. Did farms plus 2100 loop. Stomach did not feel good at all today but I was able to get through this run without any problems&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 22, 2017 http://raffrunner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-22-2017.html <p>Reffed 3 soccer games.</p> <p>Biked a marathon with my mom, did Pony Express.</p> <p>Mile warmup. 16 mile progression run out past Rockwell high, really like this route and it has some good hills. Splits were 7:08, 6:51, 6:49, 6:44, 6:35, 6:26, 6:16, 6:08, 6:01, 5:51, 5:39, 5:34, 5:27, 5:27, 5:20, 5:16. Stomach didn&#39;t get bad until about 4 miles to go so that was great. Pace felt&nbsp;really good until the last 2 miles, those ones made me work. Happy with this effort after yesterday. Coach said this is my last hard week of the season so I thought I&#39;d make it count. Farthest I&#39;ve ever ran at one time. Good day of training and I don&#39;t feel totally dead so I&#39;m excited about where I&#39;m at right now. Also it&#39;s a good time to retire my triumphs.</p> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:00:00