Chasing my Dreams Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:24:08 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Sep 19, 2018 <p>I could barely function when I woke up this morning. I&#39;m amazed at how exhausted I am this semester. I&#39;m almost as tired as when I was working full-time, other than my legs are actually recovering now. My nutrition yesterday certainly didn&#39;t help as I ended up having pizza at the Freshman Mentorship event for dinner. 6:55 average, but I just wasn&#39;t feeling it for the most part.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 18, 2018 <p>Ran with Erich, and he said he wanted to take it easy, but we ended up just rolling 6:30s once we got going. 6:42 average, our last couple miles were a bit slower after I had to stop to go to the bathroom and with the uphills as we climbed back home.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 17, 2018 <p>I would have liked to get in at least another mile, but I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. I also had a reading assignment I had to do for Fluid Mechanics as well, so that cut into my running time a little as well. I ran the snake route today and enjoyed the process. Aerobically things felt pretty good today, but the legs were sluggish. Most of the run was around 7 minute pace, but I tried to push on the downhills and during the last half mile. 6:54 average.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 15, 2018 <p>Ran the trails in Logan Canyon. It wasn&#39;t exactly what I had planned due to some &quot;trail closures&quot;. I did get to explore a little and get to know the canyon a little better though. It was a beautiful morning where the run was good for more than just the body and mind, but also for the soul itself, especially being alone on the trails. Legs felt good.</p> Sat, 15 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 14, 2018 <p>I woke up feeling pretty tired, to say the least. My legs felt better than they have most of the week though. 6:59 average. Got in a couple miles on the dirt to mix things up as well. I need to try and get some more sleep tonight before attacking trails in the morning.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 13, 2018 <p>Legs didn&#39;t feel great, especially during the first half of the run. This is most likely a result of not stretching or anything yesterday because I was out of the usual routine. 6:50 average. Felt my left knee for a brief moment around mile 7, but it went away.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 12, 2018 <p>Ran with Josh Ward and Alex White. It was a great morning and way to start the day. It was nice to run in the light, with people to talk to, on dirt, as well as at a relaxed pace. 7:35 average. Wish I would have been able to do 10 with Josh, but I had to get to class.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 11, 2018 <p>Can&#39;t remember anything about this run</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 10, 2018 <p>I slept quite well, but woke up feeling the effects of a pretty crazy weekend, especially Saturday where my nutrition was poor and I spent a good part of the day on my feet. I felt better once I got going, but it wasn&#39;t anything crazy. 6:53 average.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 08, 2018 Sat, 08 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 07, 2018 Fri, 07 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 06, 2018 <p>After two miles of sluggish running to start I realized that the reason my legs have felt so bad the last couple of days is because my shoes are shot. 6:51 average, I hit the big hill in North Logan today, but that was one of the best parts of the run.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 05, 2018 <p>Breathing was a challenge today and my legs felt really heavy. I pretty much just ran 7 minute pace the whole time, but it was harder than I would have liked. Not sure why I felt so poor. I did get a kick out of how many people I saw running in long-sleeves though. I was on the warm side of comfortable in a short-sleeve.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 04, 2018 <p>Felt good other than the stomach for the most part. There were porta potties, but they hadn&#39;t been cleaned or restocked in a while. My left knee has been hurting slightly where it did in the spring, but it also feels like it did when I was initially coming back. I think it may just be an adjustment to the additional mileage. 6:46 average.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 03, 2018 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 28, 2018 <p>Things didn&#39;t feel quite as hard as they did yesterday, but the hills are still a challenge. My legs aren&#39;t dead like they would be in the summer though. 6:47 average. Also, Cache Valley running is hard to beat.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 27, 2018 <p>I actually haven&#39;t been able to sleep super well yet since moving back to Logan, but I did lay in my bed &quot;resting&quot; for that amount of time. Ran about 3.75 miles alone and was reminded immediately how much harder it is to run in Logan. Then I met up with Erich and ran with him the rest of the way. 6:50 average for the whole run. Overall it felt harder aerobically more than anything else, although my legs did struggle on the uphill sections. I probably need to be a little cautious with bumping up the mileage too quickly.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 06:00:00