C Mantz Running Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 20:01:24 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Jan 16, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-16-2021.html <p>AM-2.1 mile shakeout.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-Warm up, strides, then we raced.&nbsp; They put us in positions randomly.&nbsp; This led to me being on the back line.&nbsp; Honestly, a four lane track with twenty people is already pretty packed, but the start is the worst.&nbsp; Kramer let me switch him spots so I could be in the front line.&nbsp; I was surprisingly more nervous than I&#39;ve been for a race in a long time, but the nerves settled quickly.&nbsp; We started, I got out well, Talem paced me for the first 4 laps (5 laps to the mile on our track).&nbsp; I felt pretty good, but could tell we were slowing after the second lap, so I told him to speed up.&nbsp; After he dropped, I ran a quick lap(50), and then stayed consistent the rest of the way. My goal was 8:00 to 8:05 if things weren&#39;t feeling great, and under 8:00 if I was doing well.&nbsp; With 800m to go, I saw I needed to run a 2:08 for the last 800m to hit 8:00, so I knew I was on pace.&nbsp; I didn&#39;t speed up that much, but maintained well and finished at 7:58.&nbsp; Afterward, my throat burned from the air in the facility.&nbsp; While I do like our facilities, the air can burn your nose and throat sometimes.&nbsp; Just over a 10 mile cool down after.&nbsp; The team killed it today, which was really impressive to see.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 15, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-15-2021.html <p>AM-6.75 miles picking up people throughout.&nbsp; We started pretty slow, and someone passing us started talking to us.&nbsp; His name is Zack, he just started running a few months ago and has run a 68 minute half marathon.&nbsp; After Brady Early, a former teammate, ran into us after we talked about how we were surprised we never saw him on our runs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-4 miles.&nbsp; 3.2 warm up, then strides, 400m at goal pace (too fast...60... I messed up again), and then 200m at 30.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 14, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-14-2021.html <p>AM-5.2 with Clayson and a friend whose dad served as a missionary companion with Coach Eyestone.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-9.2.&nbsp; Did an 800, 400, 400, 200, 200 at 2:07, 61, 60, 27, 27, with 400, jog after everything other than the 200s which had a 200m jog.&nbsp; I was not having a great day with pacing, and ran everything a bit too quick.&nbsp; Goals were 2:10, 62, 62, 29, 29.&nbsp; I felt fine though.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 13, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-13-2021.html <p>AM-7.2 easy miles with Michael and Clayson.&nbsp; We talked about what Michael should name his daughter.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-8.7 miles with Elijah.&nbsp; Strides were added on at the end to get used to the indoor track.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 12, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-12-2021.html <p>AM-5.2 easy miles of grass loops.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-Michigan today. Splits were 4:22, 4:56(grass), 3:15, 4:50(grass), 2:05, 4:50(grass), 59, 4:44(grass).&nbsp; Felt great on the track for the first few, but after that I knew I had gone out too quick.&nbsp; Grass didn&#39;t feel as tempo-like as it should, which probably means I went too hard on the track.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 11, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-11-2021.html <p>AM-6.16 miles at the track field.&nbsp; Lots of grass loops.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-13.5 with Clayson, Matt, and Adam.&nbsp; Matt just informed us he is getting married on Saturday instead of in Februrary.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 09, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-09-2021.html <p>AM-18 mile long run in Springfield and up hobble creek canyon.&nbsp; It was pretty, but also fairly icy at some places.&nbsp; I only fell once, and luckily I landed in the snow.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 08, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-08-2021.html <p>AM-10.7 miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-5.9 miles.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 07, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-07-2021.html <p>AM-12.5 miles total.&nbsp; 4.25 warm up, 2x(mile, 1200, 800) with equal recovery at K park.&nbsp; It was pretty slick.&nbsp; Splits were approximate because it wasn&#39;t wheeled and my watch&#39;s battery is still dead.&nbsp; I just went off feel, but because it was slippery, it was pretty slow.&nbsp; 5:00, 3:40, 2:18, 4:45 (sun started coming out), 3:34, and 2:20.&nbsp; Ran on my own for all the reps until the last 800.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-5.7 miles.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 06, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-06-2021.html <p>AM-10.3 with Doc.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-5 miles with Clayton.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 05, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-05-2021.html <p>AM-4.4 mile warm up, 5 miles at 24:47, and just over a 3 mile cool down.&nbsp; Tempo today.&nbsp; So, my watch battery died, and I left my charger in Smithfield, so I just went with the guys for the first few.&nbsp; They told me we hit 5:00 for the first mile, which I would&#39;ve been fine with at the slowest, but it was really 5:08.&nbsp; After that, I sped up.&nbsp; Honestly, there&#39;s a lot this time can work on, and one of the things I think is tempo runs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-6.4 miles</p> Tue, 05 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 04, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-04-2021.html <p>AM-12 miles from my apartment.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-6.5 miles with Clayson and Will.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 02, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-02-2021.html <p>AM-18.1 miles at 5:51 pace with Spencer Nelson.&nbsp; We did a 5 mile pickup at around 5:10-15 average.&nbsp; I can&#39;t really remember.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 02 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 01, 2021 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-01-2021.html <p>AM-10 miles. Happy new year!&nbsp; As I have done for the last 6 or 7 years, I enjoyed a great night sleep last night, choosing now to stay up late.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-5 miles.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Jan 2021 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 31, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-31-2020.html <p>AM-5 miles on slick roads.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-11.20.&nbsp; The roads were mostly clear by this time.</p> Thu, 31 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 30, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-30-2020.html <p>AM-10 mile progressive run.&nbsp; It went well, I wanted to do more, but it&#39;s early in the season, and Clayson reminded me to be cautious now.&nbsp; Splits: 6:03, 6:06, 5:39, 5:37, 5:20, 5:15, 5:01, 5:06, 4:55, 4:53.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-5 miles.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 29, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-29-2020.html <p>AM-6 miles on the treadmill because it was -3 degrees out.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-10 miles.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 28, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-28-2020.html <p>AM-13.1- icy roads and cold.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-5.2 around the neighborhood to avoid the hills.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 26, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-26-2020.html <p>AM-18 mile long run with Spencer Nelson.&nbsp; He got after me for being hypocritical with sleep the last few days, which was much needed.&nbsp; I&#39;ll be back to the 9:30-6:30 schedule I tell everyone to do.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 25, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-25-2020.html <p>AM-5 in the morning.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-9.25.&nbsp; Tried the workout again, but felt like garbage.&nbsp; Looks like I&#39;ll just do one this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 24, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-24-2020.html <p>AM-10 miles.&nbsp; Tried to do a workout, but was cold and exhausted.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-5 miles in Mountain Green.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 23, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-23-2020.html <p>AM-11 very cold miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-5 miles.&nbsp; Thought about how to better listen to those around me.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 22, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-22-2020.html <p>AM-4xmile with plenty of hills.&nbsp; Did it where Ethan Field and I did &quot;Miracle makers&quot; up beauty and beast hills (with plenty of downhill too). Splits were 4:45, 4:38, 4:38, 4:40 with .30 jog in between.&nbsp; I felt like these went pretty well.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-6.4 miles.&nbsp; It was cold.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 21, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-21-2020.html <p>AM-12 miles up Smithfield Canyon.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-5 miles later.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 19, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-19-2020.html <p>AM-17 miles at 6:10 average.&nbsp; Strides at the end.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 19 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 18, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-18-2020.html <p>AM-10 miles</p> <p>PM-5.2</p> Fri, 18 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 17, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-17-2020.html <p>AM-10 minutes on the bike, 40 minutes on the underwater treadmill.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-10 miles.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Dec 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 16, 2020 http://conner.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-16-2020.html <p>AM-10.6 miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-50 minutes on the arc trainer, kept it pretty hard. 5.1 miles after with Keith.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Dec 2020 07:00:00