Ethan Cannon

West Coast Relays

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Member Since:

Aug 07, 2014



Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

High School:

I broke Alan Webb's HS mile record with a... well, if anyone is actually reading this, I guess I'll be honest:

XC 5K: 15:57

1500: 4:04.55

800: 2:01.05

400: 53.07

3000: 9:18


5000: 13:59.58 (UW Indoor Invite 2021)

Mile: 4:07 (converted from 4:12.06 at altitude; also converted by NCAA to 3:48.8 for 1500)

Indoor 3000: 8:14 (converted from 8:24.76 at BYU indoor race, 1/16/21)

10000: 29:57 (West Coast Relays 2021)

800: 1:55.6@ (solo time trial at Provo high school)

400: 51.84h


Short-Term Running Goals:

-Not get injured in 2020 by really taking care of myself and by not taking workouts too seriously

-Peak at the right time. It doesn't matter how slow or fast you are, it makes a world of difference to be peaking at the right time.

-If XC happens, run at nationals. If it doesn't happen, I'd like to be in sub 29 minute 10K shape. Hopefully we can do some good time trials. 

Long-Term Running Goals:

-Break age group American records or at least get into the top 10 by continuing to find time to train and taking care of my body in other ways, including by eating a healthy diet, long after most people have quit competitive running.

-Break stroller 10K and half marathon records when we have kids. 

-Run Boston pretty fast at least once. 



I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I served a mission in Rome, Italy from 2015 to 2017. I eat a whole food, plant-based diet, which I believe helps my running. I like chocolate shakes on sunday nights and I will always call the Pacific northwest home. 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 205.00 Year: 1528.00
Adi-zero Tempo 9 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Nike Pegasus 36 Grey Lifetime Miles: 585.00
Nike Pegasus 36 G2 Lifetime Miles: 619.50
Peg 37 Lifetime Miles: 574.75
Hoka Clifton 7 Lifetime Miles: 837.25
Nike Vaporfly Next% Lifetime Miles: 16.75
Peg 37 B Lifetime Miles: 215.00
Peg 37C Lifetime Miles: 290.00
Race: West Coast Relays (6.214 Miles) 00:29:57
Total Distance

Wow, what a day. Two nights ago, I just could not sleep. It was too bad because our baby has been sleeping like an absolute champ recently for her age.  Then in the morning we had to get up super early and travel to Fresno (with a layover! Side note: The Fresno airport is wayyy nicer than Vegas. I feel so much better around pictures of Yosemite than slot machines). Then we woke up really early this morning for our race. Other than the wakeup, it was quite a blessing that our race was put in the morning. The high today is 97! Wow. But on the west coast, the morning will still be nice. It wasn't ideal weather, but I could hardly complain compared to what my teammates will run in tonight. Anyway, right from the start two groups formed. I wasn't going with the group shooting for sub 28, so I fell in line. I was surprised with a couple 29:10 guys in the group that we went pretty slow. To start the race with 70s, you get pretty antsy. Each lap I saw even 70 second pace get farther and farther away, and recognized I would need to kick hard to do well. But I didn't feel good enough to lead it even though the nobody really did, and each lap it got harder and harder. 4:44 at the mile. Threw in a random fast couple laps to be at 9:26 at two miles. That was the last surge I had mid race. I hung on, slogging 70-72s while wondering where my speed was, until things fell apart with six laps to go. I didn't have any idea at the time, but I really fell off right there, running 74, 76, 76, 76, 74 before closing in 68. Ouch. Have big respect for 10K runners. Super bummed, this is my worst race in a long time. Definitely a humbling experience. Made me recognize I'm not the runner I  wanted to think I was. So idk what comes next. Now I just get to enjoy the races tonight and get home tomorrow. 

Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 6.25Peg 37C Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
From Tyler on Mon, May 03, 2021 at 21:20:50 from

"Made me recognize I'm not the runner I wanted to think I was."

Whoa whoa. One race doesn't define you. And if it did, pick your 13:59 or your studly XC 10k at Nats instead.

You'll be fine. Try to stay up on your sleep during the baby's regressions and go into the next race with confidence in who you are.

From Ethan Cannon on Fri, May 07, 2021 at 14:50:16 from

Thanks @Tyler, I appreciate the positive encouragement. Sometimes I get in my own head too much.

From Sasha Pachev on Wed, Jun 09, 2021 at 19:16:27 from

Sub-30:00 in a 10000 is a landmark achievement. Yes, Conner is running 27:41, but we all progress at our own rate. So enjoy the sub-30:00, even pace it out to 29:40, then work on the endurance for a couple of years, and you will see a low or even sub-29:00. And then you will have a dangling carrot. Sub-29:00 speed is good enough for a 2:12 or in some cases even 2:10 marathon if you happen to have the magic in you and push the right buttons to get it to come out. Now, it is possible that that magic is not there, but... maybe... worth a shot.

From Ethan Cannon on Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 14:37:26 from

Thanks @Sasha_Pachev. I would be open to getting into marathoning if that is where I could have the most success. We'll see how this year goes.

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