Henry's Blog Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:12:54 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Nov 19, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-19-2018.html <p>I massaged it and stretched a little last night, but I was still worried about my foot, and I should have been. It was not feeling very good for a while, but I figured out how to run on it normally and was able to roll through 12 miles like I wanted to. I wanted 7:30&#39;s, and hit 7:21&#39;s and felt very consistent. I was quick at the start, stayed quick, hit uphill and was hitting 7:40&#39;s for about 2 miles, then got quick again and right at the end I got tired and long run fatigue hit me a little bit. For no fuel I liked this run a lot. Also it was way cold. I thought my hands were gonna fall off. I hit some good stretching and I&#39;ll massage my foot again tonight and hopefully I can keep working through it.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 17, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-17-2018.html <p>Foot bugged me so I had to run on my forefoot, then my calves died, and I hobbled home. Pretty sad way to end the week. I&#39;m way mad.</p> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 16, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-16-2018.html <p>Did a quick run. 7:19&#39;s. Felt good.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 15, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-15-2018.html <p>Got out and ran with BJ. It was nice. We moved quick for about 5 miles, then I did 3 slower on my own. Averaged out to 7:31&#39;s.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 14, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-14-2018.html <p>Good workout. Did a long warmup, then did 2x1mile, 3x800. Miles went 5:49, 5:40. 800&#39;s were 2:48, 2:51, 2:38. I felt a lot better during the miles. But the 800&#39;s were bad because I started out too fast. The last I stayed relaxed and sped up and did a lot better. Then I did a long cooldown. I felt super good. It was just the perfect workout for where my fitness was. I am super happy. I stretched out really good.</p> <p>I saw a girl from my grade as I was in the middle of my first mile she looked really surprised. I don&#39;t think she recognized me but just seeing a dude&nbsp;in short shorts sprinting towards you is probably a shock.&nbsp;</p> <p>I&#39;m gonna run a 5k on Saturday and try to go sub-18. I think I can do it.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 13, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-13-2018.html <p>Good run. Really cold. Averaged low 7&#39;s. Uphills are still killer.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 12, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-12-2018.html <p>Long run monday. It was slow because...I didn&#39;t push it. I ended with 6:30&#39;s, but I got on a trail that slowed me down and for some reason in the middle of this run I didn&#39;t put any spring in my step. I feel really good so I know for these long runs I can keep it at 7:30&#39;s and be thinking about going faster than that. I definitely need better places to run 12 miles tho. The route I did was kinda trash.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 10, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-10-2018.html <p>Hobbyjogged around for 9.2 miles. It was nice. Pretty slow at 7:26 pace. Felt way good. Tired, but good.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 09, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-09-2018.html <p>Went out to 89, Chili stopped and talked to me, then I stopped and talked to Lee&#39;s. It was fun. It was way cold. Good run.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 08, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-08-2018.html <p>Long slow run. I felt way lethargic so it was slow. I felt good tho. It was cold. I had tights and a jacket and gloves and by the end didn&#39;t feel warm. I wasn&#39;t cold, but not warm.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 07, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-07-2018.html <p>Did a 5 hard, 5 easy, 4 hard, 4 easy, down to one minute. Felt decent. I kept all of them at just under 6min pace. For the high mileage I feel good, but I don&#39;t feel fast yet lol. I did this workout on a track, so if I did it on hills I probably would have died. I probably won&#39;t ever do this workout again.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 06, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-06-2018.html <p>Did a nice long run. Kept it at 7:20&#39;s then I did some hill sprints and headed home. Felt really good, and ran in Mr Thorpe my physics teacher. I was worried I took it out too quick, but it turned out okay.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 05, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-05-2018.html <p>Met up with Nate Staker and did a quick run.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 03, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-03-2018.html <p>Nice easy run. Did the first two miles with my little sister. It was fun to run with her. Then did the rest on my own. I felt fatigued the last 2-3 miles. It was a big week with a lot of miles. I&#39;ll hit up a 5k soon and see where my fitness is.</p> Sat, 03 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Nov 02, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-02-2018.html <p>Hobbyjogged with Stathan Naker. It was good to see him and cruise around in the mountains. He taught me a sick trail so we got on that and went out 3.5. It felt really good.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Nov 01, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-01-2018.html <p>Long warmup, then some track work. 800s went 2:45, 2:41. 400s went 77, 75, 76, 72. It hurt really bad. I suck at short intervals. I&#39;m really hurting from all this running. It hurts so good tho.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 31, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-31-2018.html <p>I almost didn&#39;t get out of bed at all today....but I pulled it off. Hobbyjogged around at 7:19 pace, then did 5x10sec sprints up a big hill, then hobbyjogged home. My calves are sore/tight, and something around my quad/hip feels funny. Today I didn&#39;t have time to stretch. I&#39;ve been good about it the last two days, so I think I&#39;ll be okay. And I&#39;ll stretch tomorrow.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 30, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-30-2018.html <p>Great run. First time over 10 miles in a very long time. I was able to relax and keep things in control. It was slow-7:34&#39;s. My legs tightened up way good around 7 miles. I ate some bread before I left and drank a little water and I think that was a good idea. I was gonna bring some fuel, but I forgot.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 29, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-29-2018.html <p>Easy run. Tried to take it easy, but my body took off in the middle. Wasn&#39;t a problem until I hit hills. I straight died on the hills. It was killer. But I&nbsp;felt good overall, I got good stretching and rolling in, and I&#39;m ready for a hard&nbsp;week now. Averaged 7:08.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 27, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-27-2018.html <p>Hobbyjogged down at the Odgen River Parkway or whatever. There was a race goin on so I probably confused some people as I hobbyjogged around. It was very nice though. I held 7s the whole time. I hit 8 miles at almost exactly 56 minutes. After that I did some sprints, and cooled down to my car. I&#39;m feeling really good.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 26, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-26-2018.html <p>Nice easy miles on the canal. Someone put out a bunch of lights on the canal...not a problem except my eyes couldn&#39;t adjust to the dark so I ended up seeing worse than I usually do, and then occasionally they had headlamps ducttaped to poles and set for strobe mode so you couldn&#39;t see as you crossed the road or went past poles. It was terrible. Other than that a nice relaxing run at 7:45.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 25, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-25-2018.html <p>Met up with Brayden at the track. Did a long warmup. Did an 800 in 2:42, then 400&#39;s in 1:18, 1:15, 1:13, 1:08. The 800 really hurt. We took it out quick and I got pretty wrecked. the 400&#39;s were very nice. The first three felt really good. The last we took out quick and I had to push to finish. Then we did a long cooldown with some barefoot in there. It was very nice. It was fun to finally get in a run with someone and hit the track again.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 24, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-24-2018.html <p>Wanted to run some 400&#39;s on the track...but I got there before it opened so I did them on the canal road. They went 1:23, 1:17, 1:19, 1:18. My legs got tired way fast doing these. Did a long warmup and cooldown. I&#39;m feeling really really tired. Part of it is not sleeping enough...mostly I think it&#39;s just cuz I&#39;m not in shape yet. Things are coming along tho.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 23, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-23-2018.html <p>I got stabbed in the name of modern medicine. Apparently because I went to a foreign country for two years there&#39;s a chance I got tuberculosis so I had to get stabbed for that. That is turning into quite the lovely purple spot&nbsp;on my arm. Then I got stabbed again. This was to prevent the flu. That one is pretty sore now. But I was able to run through my wounds and do it at an average of 7:03. I tried to relax, but this dumb voice in my head kept egging me on. I felt good, but not 7:03 good. Also I saw who I believe was Coach Farley right when I turned around. It was cool to see him.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 22, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-22-2018.html <p>Went up by Pineview and ran on a trail (north arm...?). It was fun. I felt relatively good and the zombie apocolypse scenery inspired me to average 7:10&#39;s. But fo real the fog and stuff looked straight out of a zombie movie. It was nice to get in a trail run.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 20, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-20-2018.html <p>On the treadmill again. I hate my life lol. I was gonna go 5 but cut it short because treadmills are trash.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 19, 2018 http://HenryXC.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-19-2018.html <p>Ran on a treadmill up at Bearlake. A family came in halfway through so I couldnt&#39;t listen to my music. I really hate treadmills to begin with, but without my music it&#39;s untolerable. But there&#39;s no way Mom and Dad would let me run up at Bearlake.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:00:00