Ethan Cannon

Freedom Run

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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
396.50
Peg 37C Miles: 146.50Peg 37 B Miles: 157.25Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 7.00Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 85.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles. Slow, but feeling better. Left Achilles feeling a little loose right now, hope that clears up so I can race Monday. 
 

PM: 5 miles. 

Peg 37C Miles: 15.00
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15.00

AM: 10 miles

PM: 5 miles. Feeling better today.

Peg 37 B Miles: 15.00
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Total Distance
16.75

You're going to feel tired no matter how slow you run 17 miles, especially starting at 8 am and going to SF canal trail. 6:37 pace. Right now on my trek to Minnesota I am seriously in the middle of nowhere, Wyoming. 3 Forks-muddy gap service is about where we are at, starting to head north. Looking forward to racing Monday. 

Peg 37C Miles: 16.75
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Race: Freedom Run (6.214 Miles) 00:31:16, Place overall: 2
Total Distance
17.00

Ah, what could be the last edition of my beloved freedom run (for me anyway- I've run it five times now but am moving to Minnesota). Got a terrible sleep last night. It's frustrating that I seem to be making a habit of this, especially on the night before races. You might first think it is anxiety, but  I don’t feel very anxious at night. Maybe I’m just a little anxious and that makes it hard to fall asleep because the room is so hot. 

 

Anyway, I was like the first one there. I forgot most people don’t warm up for these things. Had some digestive issues but for the majority of the race they didn’t bother me (last half mile I felt like throwing up). Went through one mile in 5:30 and I was surprised at how slow that was. I had allowed a 15 meter gap to open up because I didn’t feel ready to go faster. Hit 2 miles in 10:23 (4:53 split) and that felt a little better. By now I am chilling in the front with the leaders, not wanting to make a move even though it feels pretty easy. 15:10 at 3 miles (4:47 split). Started feeling tired at mile four and a little uneasy as there were still four of us. Finally took the lead on an uphill on this mile, hoping to drop people. On the downhill I get caught again. Then I push on ahead and lead for almost a mile, but I know at least one person is still there. He sprints by me with 1/2 mile to go and I think it’s over. On the last push uphill I actually catch him a little but still lose by one second, running 31:16. 

 

I feel fine about that. Haven’t run anything hard since mid May. There’s only like a 40 foot elevetatjom drop and the hills make up for it. Realistically I could probably run a track 10K in about the same time as I did twice earlier this year. That’s not bad given the circumstances. 

 

Fun fact: the past three years I’ve run this race, I’ve gotten 3rd, 2nd, and 2nd, but over the course of those years I was only 11 seconds off of being the three time defending champion.

Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 7.00Peg 37C Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles

PM: 5 miles 

Peg 37 B Miles: 15.00
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Total Distance
14.00

AM: 10 miles with Maple Mountain XC

 

PM: 4 steamy miles at like 2:30 because I picked up a shift at work. 

 

 

Peg 37C Miles: 14.00
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15.00

AM: 10 miles.

PM: 5 miles. Got some interesting news that Coach P at Minnesota is retiring. This must be tough on my teammates. It is still tough for me but I did not know him very well so I am not too heartbroken as long as we can get a really good, motivated coach to replace him. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 15.00
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10.00

10 miles. Still feeling my hip. Tomorrow will be big since I've got a long long run to do. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
18.75

6:28 pace, hip could have been worse.

Update: Passed Antelope Hills, Wyoming today.

Peg 37 B Miles: 18.75
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12.50

Classic MLR. Hip felt better. Could be because yesterday I had off. Hopefully it is because it is actually healing. Question: would it be easier to get 80 miles by running three doubles this week and nine miles each morning run, with a 16.5 mile long run? Or to run this same route every day, not do any doubles, and run 15 on Saturday? I'm not sure. This run doesn't ever feel that tiring. Maybe it's because it is Monday. Just food for thought.

Peg 37 B Miles: 12.50
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14.00

AM: 9 miles 

PM: 5 miles. 

Peg 37C Miles: 14.00
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10.00

AM: 10 miles. Little Achilles tenderness 

Peg 37 B Miles: 10.00
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14.00

AM: 9 miles. Woke up to Achilles pain and hip pain but it was ok on my run. By my double I was...

PM: 5 miles. Feeling good! 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 14.00
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14.00

AM: 9 miles

PM: 5 miles after work. Felt a little hypoglycemic and I trodged through to the end. That is never any fun, but it does make eating afterward amazing. Hip hurt still.

Peg 37 B Miles: 14.00
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15.50

SF canal trail with byu. Didn't feel so good. Nice to run with team again. 

Trek update: Coming up on Gillete, Wyoming, where we will spend our first night of the trip (548 miles in). Long ways to go, as we will see next week. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
17.50

AM: MLR

PM: 5 miles. Cooler cuz of storm today.

Peg 37C Miles: 17.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles

PM: 5 hot miles at 2:30 because I picked up a shift at work. The past two days I have walked 5 miles at work in addition to my running. Overall I have traveled about 43 miles while being on my feet for like 9+ hours a day. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 15.00
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15.00

AM: 10 miles

PM: 5 miles before work. Bad chafing ;(

Peg 37C Miles: 15.00
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Total Distance
14.75

AM: 10 miles. Warm outside so I went up powerlines for the first time since my hip issue started. Love that run; realized I could go further than I had previously been going. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 14.75
Weight: 0.00
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14.00

AM: 10 miles

PM: 4 miles. First time doubling five times in a week and I've walked another 20 miles or so too. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 4.00Peg 37 B Miles: 10.00
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18.75

Long run, 6:19 pace in Spanish Fork. Didn't start till 9 am because of baby and was very dehydrated. Ran through the parade in Spanish Fork as the bagpipers were going by. Congrats to fellow blogger Benjamin Pachev on a good race at Deseret News. If it wasn't in Salt Lake I might have run the 10K myself.  

Update: Just finished a tie for my longest week ever, and it got me to Beulah, on the Wyoming / South Dakota border. On Monday I will cross into SD. I've come a long way, but with four weeks before I move, I'm not sure that I will make it to Minnesota by then (not that this is really important anyway). 

Peg 37C Miles: 18.75
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Total Distance
12.50

MLR, strides. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 12.50
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15.00

AM: 10 miles

PM: 5 miles

Peg 37C Miles: 15.00
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15.00

AM: 10 miles. Couldn't think of a route I wanted to run so I settled on power lines even though I was worried for my hip. Probably means I'm read for our big move.

PM: 5 miles

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00Peg 37 B Miles: 5.00
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14.50

AM: tempo run. Didn't run quite as long as I was supposed to to (28 min instead of 35) but it was just to be careful, I was running 5:15 pace and honestly couldn't have done much faster but could have gone at about that pace for a while longer. Felt good.

PM: 4 miles. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 14.50
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10.50

Humid run after a rainy night, strides.

Peg 37C Miles: 10.50
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Total Distance
17.50

Ran nice and early. Still felt tired and went a little slow. 
 

Update: just passed New Underwood, South Dakota (east of Rapid City).

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 17.50
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Total Distance
396.50
Peg 37C Miles: 146.50Peg 37 B Miles: 157.25Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 7.00Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 85.75
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