Ethan Cannon

Cougar Invitational

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Location:

Medford,OR,USA

Member Since:

Aug 07, 2014

Gender:

Male

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

College 

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:

-Stay healthy and don't burn out; a healthy runner is always faster than an injured one!

-Qualify for and be all American at nationals (top 40)

-Help my team accomplish any team goals, including running at nationals

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. 

 

Personal:

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. 

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 17.50 Month: 17.50 Year: 2059.00
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: 654.75
Hoka Clifton 7 Lifetime Miles: 937.00
Nike Vaporfly Next% Lifetime Miles: 23.75
Peg 37 B Lifetime Miles: 398.75
Peg 37C Lifetime Miles: 450.50
Total Distance
206.50
Peg 37C Miles: 131.25Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 27.00Peg 37 B Miles: 37.25Peg 37 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.50

AM: slept in later than I intended. But I'm glad I finally got some good sleep. Ran 3.5 miles in Fresno.

PM: 8 miles after dinner. It was a delicious dinner of sweet potato fritters, but boy did that make it a rough run.

Peg 37C Miles: 11.50
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 5 miles. Felt pretty dank still.

PM: 8 miles. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 8.00Peg 37C Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Warm outside for a workout. But it was a really pretty spring day. Coach had me do just a templ mile and some 800s because I was coming off a 10K. My workout wasn't terrible, and typically so soon after such a race you set your standards really low, so overall I feel very good about it. My favorite part was during the second 800, we went out in 64. Then on the second lap it got really hard. I fought to hang on and run a 2:12- and then we got to the end and it was 2:08! Pleasant surprise. 4:56 tempo mile, then 2:12, 2:08, 2:08 with over 3 min rest between 800s.

Peg 37 B Miles: 10.00
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13.00

AM: 8 miles 

PM: 5 miles. 

Peg 37 Miles: 5.00Peg 37C Miles: 8.00
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11.00

8 by K with one minute rest. Felt grateful to be able to keep track of pace by running at the Loudon County track. Goal was to run race pace for next week (72s). It hurt pretty bad. 2:56, 2:58, 2:57, 2:58, 2:58, 2:59, 2:57, 2:56. I think it gave me good practice running hard laps on my own without giving up. I'll need that in my race. Little windy but weather was otherwise good and it wasn't a super confidence boosting workout other than the fact that I finished hard without dying and I have gone REALLY slow here before in an admittedly hotter workout. 

Peg 37C Miles: 11.00
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14.00

AM: 10 miles. Only breathed through my nose the last half!

PM: 4 miles. Nose breathing was hard.

Peg 37C Miles: 14.00
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Total Distance
15.00

Tried not to take it too fast. But ended up running pretty quick and feeling pretty good after a slow start. Not sure why at sea level my best workouts seem to always be long ones on bike paths (not that this was a workout). My miles on the path were 6:00, 5:54, 5:56, 5:40, 5:51, 5:47, 5:45, 5:53. Felt pretty chill and even did some nose breathing toward the end of that. Now have to start feeling good for next week.

Peg 37C Miles: 15.00
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10.00

12, 8, 4, 4 on the track. Windy and I didn't feel great. 3:25, 2:15, 60, 62. 2.5-3 min rest.

Peg 37C Miles: 10.00
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10.00

10 miles exploring Leesburg. 

Peg 37C Miles: 10.00
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8.75

3 by 400. Didn't feel as good as I would have liked, was pretty hard for being 62, 62, 61. In fairness, it was quite windy, and I half stopped and talked to someone who started talking to me on the second one (the only one I did backwards which I think was better). Just hoping I can feel great on Friday.

Peg 37C Miles: 8.75
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5.25

5 miles up at altitude again. Strides. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 5.25
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Race: Cougar Invitational (6.214 Miles) 00:30:53, Place overall: 2
Total Distance
10.00

Well, that's it. A wrap on my career at BYU. Feels bad because people were there watching the race like Isaac, my coach who helped me get on the team, and then of course Clayson and Michael who paced me. We went out on pace for 30:00 which is 29:10 at sea level and would probably get me a spot at regionals (havent checked yet but it actually might be closer to 29:05 or 29:00 now). Michael did the first mile slow in 4:50 for me and of course it felt good. Then Clayson got us back on track and that didn't feel great. Michael led the third mile but by this point even a normal paced mile hurt. Came through 5K in 14:59 or so, but that was I think my last on pace split. After a 73 and 74 or so, it got bad- very consistently a little worse at a time, bottoming out in 79 before I picked it up the last couple laps. We had dropped Zack, but he was apparently being smart, not dead, and made up ground and passed me, ending up 9 seconds ahead. Afterwards I laid and then sat on the turf for like 30 minutes. The last 10 minutes of these 10K races I've done have hurt so so bad. It also hurts to run them despite knowing your dreams are slipping away lap after lap. Was it the early morning races that I simply couldn't handle well? Or coming back to altitude after being at sea level? Hard to say. In either case, it's a serious confidence check heading into my time at Minnesota. I'm so grateful I have at least one more year. My final races at both South Medford and BYU have been extremely dissatisfying. I have loved being a BYU athlete. It was something I dreamed about since I was a freshman in high school. I'm so proud of my story thus far and looking forward to writing the next chapter, hopefully being all American and taking the gophers back to XC nats. I feel very blessed. Disappointment is part of life. It was a hard day as I also lost my summer job for a very frustrating reason. At night was the viewing for my grandma. I'm just now sitting down to try and process everything and my thoughts are still in a mess. Time for a break, then time to up the mileage and get ready to go. It's not my time to quit yet! 

 

Peg 37C Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5 miles before funeral.

Peg 37C Miles: 5.00
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0.00

Made a last-second decision that my body needs an occasional break completely off from running, and if I don't do that for it, that it will force me to later through injury. Short cross training today. 

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4.5 mile speed hike, 1000 feet elevation gain. It hurt my body in ways I wasn't used to- my back, my knees, etc. 

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Had to turn around for safety because I just walked straight up the mountain. I probably could have been safe, but you never know. 1200 foot elevation gain. 

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5.00

Decided to begin running again. Legs felt nice and fresh after a break. Let it begin!

Peg 37C Miles: 5.00
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5.00

5 miles in the rain, probably ran a little fast. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 5.00
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5.00

5 miles. Tried on a new pair of Cliftons and they didn't feel too different. Also I don't like the new Rides. They feel like tennis shoes walking which is good but they also run like tennis shoes.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 5.00
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7.00

7 miles. Chest hurt, hope its just my sternum. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 7.00
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7.00

7 miles.

Peg 37C Miles: 7.00
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7.00

7 miles. Felt kind of kinky. Started a demanding job last night. I wouldn't be very concerned if I was running 45 easy miles per week all summer, but obviously that is not the plan. Hopefully my legs can get used to it and my daughter can sleep better so I can be rested for running.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 7.00
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7.00

7 miles. 

Peg 37C Miles: 7.00
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7.00

7 miles. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 7.00
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10.00

Ran 10 miles on my Springville route which happens to be exactly the route I drive to work. Felt tired, hoping its because I haven't run 10 miles in 2.5 weeks. Arch felt better today which is good. I want to have a better outlook on my work. For example, I could think it is making me tougher and will actually help me be a better runner, rather than fearing I will be too tired or get injured.

Peg 37 B Miles: 10.00
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10.00

10 miles exploring Springville

Peg 37C Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
206.50
Peg 37C Miles: 131.25Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 27.00Peg 37 B Miles: 37.25Peg 37 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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