Ethan Cannon

Victory Race

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Location:

Medford,OR,USA

Member Since:

Aug 07, 2014

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

High School:

XC 5K: 15:57.3

1500: 4:04.55

800: 2:01.05

400: 53.07

3000: 9:18.43

College 

5000: 13:59.58 (UW Indoor Invite 2021)

Mile: 4:07 (converted from 4:12.07 at altitude; also converted by NCAA to 3:48.8 for 1500)

10000: 29:38.73 (Mt. SAC relays 2022)

Indoor 3000: 8:13 (converted from 8:24.76 at BYU indoor race, 1/16/21)

800: 1:55.6@ (solo time trial at Provo high school, 2019)

400: 51.84h (solo time trial at NMHS, 2015)

 

Post-College

Half Marathon: 1:06:23 (Garry Bjorklund Half, June 2023)

Road race 10K: 30:27 (Get in Gear, April 2023)

13.1 miles: 1:06:16 (Hobbler Half, July 2023; not counting this as a 1/2 PR because of ~1100 feet net elevation loss)

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

-Qualify for the 2024 Olympic marathon trials

Long-Term Running Goals:

-Run a few fast marathons. Grandma's, St. George, and Boston are on my target list. An Olympic Trials qualifier would be amazing. 

-Break stroller records? 

-Stay fit for a very long time. I believe what goes into making a competitive runner at age 60 is much different than age 20, just like what goes into making a good marathoner differs from a good sprinter. I hope that by taking care of my body, I can be very fast for my age as I get older. 

 

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. 

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Miles:This week: 37.75 Month: 168.00 Year: 993.00
Adi-zero Tempo 9 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Nike Vaporfly Next% Lifetime Miles: 140.75
Peg 39C Lifetime Miles: 646.00
Saucony Triumph 20A Lifetime Miles: 664.25
Saucony Triumph 20B Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Asics Gel Nimbus 25 White Lifetime Miles: 164.75
Asics Gel Nimbus 25 Blue Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Total Distance
216.75
Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 114.75Peg 39B Miles: 30.50Peg 39C Miles: 65.00Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 6.50
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No running today. Feeling quite sore still. 

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No running, feeling ready to go back tmrw though.

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5.00

Just 5 miles. Felt ok but pretty bad still. I was pushing my girls so that obviously may have contributed. 

Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 5.00
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8.75

7 flat pace. West river road roundabout. Feeling tired. 

Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 8.75
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9.25

7:07 pace on east river flats. Started raining during my run. Its clearly been a while since I've run in cold weather, as I made a foolish choice to wear a long sleeve and no gloves. I should've worn gloves and probably a short sleeve. Still feeling tired from the race. 

Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 9.25
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12.75

Great birthday run. It was cold and clean air and a nice day to run resevoir woods. I saw a buck there! 6:33 pace didn't break any records but I felt significantly better than I have in previous days. 

Peg 39B Miles: 12.75
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9.50

6:54 pace coming back from east river road, including some running strides. Felt tired again today. 

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9.25

7:00 pace on como classic. Legs still feeling tired. Although Cleveland ave isn't fully finished, it was nice to do the normal route again today. First time wearing tights this season. 

Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 9.25
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9.00

Workout this morning. This was another example of what should be an abhorently bad workout. But I wasn't too phased by it as I am coming off a marathon, and I haven't been doing fast stuff. Plus ever since I left NCAA running, I've had some pretty bad workouts and been in surprisingly good shape for races. Still, it's weird to run in the low 2:20s and have that be hard on a nice morning. I have run plenty of 800s in the low 2 teens in workouts comfortably. I'm confident I could get back there though. Hopefully between today and my next workout pre-race I can get a little sharper. Did a 2 mile tempo to transitway and back in 10:25. Then I took an 11 minute rest (talked to my coach again), and did 3x800 w/ equal rest in 2:25, 2:25, 2:22. 

Peg 39B Miles: 9.00
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9.25

7:03 pace, boom island. Felt tired again. I'm not sure whether it would be better to work out again tomorrow or Saturday.

Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 9.25
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8.75

I think today's workout would have been fun despite the elements, but I'm feeling like I must be dealing with something similar to last year when I got back to workouts too quick after my 10K. Despite the weather, my workout was really bad. Supposed to be progressing K repeats on the track w/ 90 seconds rest. I ran 3:10, 3:07, 3:08, and before the last one decided the smart thing to do (not the cowardly thing) would be to only run 600, which I did in 1:48. I couldn't believe how hard these were. I know I've been in good shape this year and need to trust that this must just be the effect of the marathon. It's a good lesson for me, too about recovery after a race like that. Yet another reason why the marathon probably isn't my favorite distance.

Other than that it was actually a kind of cool workout. It was a dark, stormy Friday morning. Pretty quiet in the neighborhood of the athletics area/CVD research bldg where I warmed up and cooled down. It wasn't raining when I started but started drizzling and then dumping. Strong winds. After my last rep I kind of kneeled down on the track for a minute- its a cool feeling to be in pouring rain, 45 degrees but not feel cold at all for a minute, and just to enjoy the rain. 

Peg 39B Miles: 8.75
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13.00

Probably a little short of 13 miles. This might be my last run on gateway this season. It rained like 2 inches yesterday so there were leaves everywhere and a couple trees on the path. Nice day though with some sunny and cloudy parts. I ate what I presume is a crab apple. Not even the ultra fast gateway trail could get me under 6 minute pace on this run though, feeling as I do. This was probably my slowest go on it ever, except right after my surgery last year. Splits: 7:00, 6:13, 6:24, 6:12, 6:19, 6:29, 6:38, 6:21, 6:14, 6:21, 5:48, 6:19. 3:20 and 2:50 for the bookends. 

Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 13.00
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9.00

6:55 pace coming back from west river but going out was significantly slower than that. 

Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 9.00
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9.50

6:51 pace including some jogging strides, east river road. Still tired. 

Peg 39C Miles: 9.50
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9.25

7:00 pace coming back from east river flats. To be totally honest, I'm still feeling pretty tired, and as such, running isn't as enjoyable. I hope after this race that I can get all of the recovery I need.

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7.50

Well, I don't know what to make of this. I only ran 7:09 pace on farmers fields, but I FELT better than I have in a while. Did a couple strides at the end that we actually fast. 

Peg 39C Miles: 7.50
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4.25

Pre race easy 4 miles and strides. Felt fine again, but its always nice to have to actively hold yourself back from running sub 7s, which wasn't the case today. 

Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 4.25
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Race: Victory Race (6.214 Miles) 00:31:27, Place overall: 2
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11.50

Well, that's a wrap on my first complete season with college running in the rear view mirror. It was about 50 degrees this morning, which is extremely warm weather for this time of year, but it was also windy and for some reason I felt very cold. Felt pretty slow during my warm up. I knew I wouldn't be fast today so I pre-planned to just draft off of Danny while I could. I felt sort of bad about being his shadow, but I knew I wasn't going to compete with him today. Came through mile 1 in 4:58 and that felt tiring. Soon I let him go. The course is a pretty flat out and back. I could tell people were behind me, and at the turnaround was bummed to see ~5 guys within striking distance. I kept rolling, but got passed by one guy on the way back. Pretty dissapointing to know I was running so far under my abilities. After he passed me though, he kind of hung around, and I was able to speed things up the last mile and surprise myself by holding on for 2nd place which had been my goal. Splits: 4:58, 5:04, 5:12, 5:09, 5:13, 5:48 (1.2 miles). Honestly, I shouldn't be too bummed. If you look at my workouts from last week, this really is about as good as I could realistically hope for with how I feel. I should respect marathon recovery. One kind of funny thing is that this was deja vu where Danny won the race and I was competing against a Mill City runner for 2nd. Let me tell you, that is not fun lol. 1/2 of Minneapolis are fans of Danny and the other 1/2 are hardcore Mill City people. Just like Get in Gear, I had lots of people (including runners, since it was an out and back) cheering for the other guy to beat me. It was also reminiscent of my marathon where I was clearly playing as the "away team". Hahaha. Maybe I should join Mill City.

2023 Racing Stats:

70+ miles total

Finishes: 2nd, 1st, 15th, 1st, 2nd, 2nd 

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Rest day

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9.50

I was tired. 7:18 pace on west river road. I went all the way to the end of the path so I could enjoy one more run there with the leaves. I'm looking forward to fully recovering, when I can not feel tired. Recently I've looked back at previous seasons. It seems like I had incredible energy to put in tons of mileage and hammer out lots of workouts and races. I just feel like I have nowhere near that bandwidth these days. I wonder what the difference is- is it the lack of training partners? That might account for some of it, but not all. I probably average 1 hour less of sleep each night than I used to- is that it? Idk. Just interesting and kind of sad. I wouldn't trade my life now for what I had then, as things like family provide so much more sustained joy than running, which is a roller coaster of highs and lows and comes with a guarentee that you will eventually get slower until you are irrelevant. But I wouldn't mind being able to have both. 

Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 9.50
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9.25

7:05 pace coming back from east river flats on a pretty overcast morning. 

Peg 39C Miles: 9.25
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9.50

On an otherwise nice rainy morning on east river road, my legs were so dead it was hard to enjoy it much. Kind of frustrating. 6:55 pace. 

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9.25

6:56 pace to boom island. Nice to see the pace come down a bit. 

Peg 39C Miles: 9.25
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15.00

Wow, the cold weather took me by surprise. It was 28 degrees and cloudy out this morning and just a lot colder than what I've gotten used to. For some reason it took me a long while to warm up my body. Probably also still dealing with fatigue so I wasn't feeling great, but it was a nice quiet morning to run on Como around Como park and then to Wheelock and McCarrons lake. 6:05 pace. 

Peg 39C Miles: 15.00
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9.25

Woke up at 5:50 for a cold run (23 degrees) on east river before an early meeting. For a lot of reasons I consider myself to be a morning person, but running that early puts a damper on my enthusiasm to be up then. I ran really slow. I feel like I get more tired when I start out in the dark and then it gets light. Also, you worry about tripping and feel like the people outside are dangerous (simply because it's dark, even though those out at 6:30 are really probably the most reliable ones). 

Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 9.25
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9.50

About 6:50 pace. This time my run was in the late afternoon on one of my winter routes, where you go as if to do river flats but stay on river road and cross franklin ave bridge. Sometimes runs like that can be cold and feel not the best when you are used to going in the morning. This one went pretty well. I decided last night I may have to run in the afternoon due to the snow; I wasn't very keen on being relegated to the treadmill in October. My goal this winter is to spend <20 days on the treadmill, assuming I am healthy enough to be running outside.

Peg 39C Miles: 9.50
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216.75
Hoka Clifton 9 Miles: 114.75Peg 39B Miles: 30.50Peg 39C Miles: 65.00Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 6.50
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