Ethan Cannon

BYU Indoor Meet

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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: 12.50 Month: 324.00 Year: 1969.00
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: 909.50
Nike Vaporfly Next% Lifetime Miles: 23.75
Peg 37 B Lifetime Miles: 361.75
Peg 37C Lifetime Miles: 425.00
Total Distance
1969.00
Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 628.25Nike Pegasus 36 Grey Miles: 28.00Peg 37 Miles: 469.25Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 23.75Peg 37 B Miles: 361.75Peg 37C Miles: 425.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

AM: 10 miles. A little knee pain.

PM: 4 miles treadmill, knee still sensitive. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.00

Tired, but glad my knee felt good. I had to sacrifice skiing today and doing my run on RoxyAnn to take care of it, but you've gotta do what you gotta do. 

Nike Pegasus 36 Grey Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

AM: 11 miles. It was supposed to dump rain but only sprinkled. Loved it! 

PM: 5 miles.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

Unfortunately I probably can't double today cuz I am traveling home this afternoon. My last run in Oregon was a 5 mile tempo by the church. 5:08 pace isn't too shabby actually since you are almost always running uphill or downhill. My goal had just been to go faster than a couple weeks ago. 

Nike Pegasus 36 Grey Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

AM: Accidentslly slept in so I almost missed my COVID test and doctors appt but it felt so good. 5 miles.

PM: 11 miles. Not too cold actually.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 4 miles. 
 

PM: Workout. Relatively warm actually, like over 40 degrees. I'm surprised the snow hasn't melted yet in Mapleton. I did Mile-1200-800 times 2 with equal recovery. It was my first hard run back at altitude right after I had a cavity filled and I had already run this morning, so I didn't have high expectations other than staying healthy. I ran [4:43, 2:17 through 800, 2:19] and [4:43, 2:18 through 800, 2:18] on the bike path. It felt like it was supposed to feel. 

 

Peg 37 Miles: 11.00Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles in the morning because I accidentally slept in long enough that it wasn't too cold outside when I went running. Because of my gastroc strain, I am calling off my afternoon run. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
18.50

Ran nice and slow, and pretty long, which made it the longest time I've ever run. Hopefully my gastroc feels better by monday. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 18.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

5 miles prior to my class, then four after. My calf felt pretty good, especially before class. 

Peg 37 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

Came to practice late because I was standing in line to get my textbooks for so long... glad it worked out! Really my only goal was to stay healthy. I didn't have time to really do treatment before the workout. We'll see how things feel tomorrow, but as of the workout today I was really pleased, my calf didn't feel bad. I did do the 400 on the grass to be careful. I really kept it under control today and felt good that it was the easiest Michigan I feel like I've done. A little ice on the course and wearing trainers might have slowed it down a bit.

Track 1600, 1200, 800, 400: [4:33, 3:25, 2:13, 63 effort) Grass 4 x mile: [5:05, 4:58, 4:54, 4:47]. 

Peg 37 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Wow. My calf felt totally fine on the run today! Huge blessing. Also, it was so warm outside. Like 48 degrees. Loved it.

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

Pre race 800, 400, 400, 200, 200 in 2:12, 61, 61, 28, and 28 as I remember. Could have felt a little easier. Oh well.

Peg 37 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

6 miles, strides.

Peg 37 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Race: BYU Indoor Meet (1.864 Miles) 00:08:24, Place overall: 9
Total Distance
14.00

Well, that was that. I was going for 8:22.5 which is 67 second pace and on-track with the continued improvements I want to make, but I am happy to have gotten a PR (8:15 conversion I think). I wore Victory's for the first time. My calves hurt after the race! I don't think they are terribly different from the Matumbos though. I was a little nervous/sick beforehand but felt fine during the race. I have another health problem I will mention more next week when I figure out what it is next week, but thankfully that didn't bother me either during the race. Looking forward to doing a cross race at a longer distance. 

Peg 37 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

AM: 11 miles. Felt ok. Warmer outside than it could have been.

PM: 5 miles. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

8 by k on a beautiful day at intramural. Just chilled in the pack, although I did speed up on the last one because I was feeling good. Eight just isn't that bad. (3:07, 3:05, 3:03, 3:03, 3:00, 3:03, 3:00, 2:56). 
 

Also, I saw the doctor today. We are getting an MRI so no certainties yet but I thought it was a hernia and turns out if it is, it's small. Plus it felt better today. So that's good news!

Peg 37 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 5 miles

PM: 10 miles. Beautiful weather. Felt a little tired and sore in my adductor at times, including strides. Gotta be conservative tomorrow.

Peg 37 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

2 by 2 mile at Intramural field, but it was supposed to feel like we could do 3 reps. It was a good day to do a chill workout cuz I was just feeling pretty tired and trashy today. So I just fell in with the group and didn't ever "pull the trigger", just ran. So I could have done one more for sure but today wouldn't have been a good day for a race. I ran 10:08 and 10:00ish but that doesn't really mean much cuz the measuring wasn't official at all.  

Peg 37 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

Lazy Friday has gone too far- I was part way into my run when I realized I was also unintentionally skipping class. Oops. I had also scheduled my MRI later in the day with the plan to go shopping afterwards, which would have meant skipping my other class! Just cuz I don't have to be in school in person today doesn't mean I don't have to be in school! Oh well. I ran home and made it in time for the second half of Stats, then I did the last four miles. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

I'll admit that the past 24 hours have not been my favorite ones of all time. After thinking I had a hernia, I started feeling better and the doc even said he didn't feel a big lump. My hopes came crashing down unexpectedly last night when I got a text from my trainer that my MRI indicated I have a pubic bone injury. 
Ouch. 
Well, such is life, even when you're a senior in the best shape of your life. I haven't had a meeting with the doctor yet so idk what to do now really. I swam 64 laps in 79 minutes (including some short breaks)  mostly switching between freestyle, back, and breaststroke, and just the former two at the end. That's about 2 miles I think. 

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

Things keep on changing. Today it looks like my season may happen after all. I'm trying to not get my hopes up. But hopefully I find out some good information tomorrow. 

AM: 1 mile swimming (32 laps in 38ish minutes)

PM: 60 min or so on the bike. It was really hard to keep at it and keep my heart rate up. 

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Indoor track workout. Felt ok. 4 by mile, equal rest. 4:38, 4:38, 4:37, 4:37.

Peg 37 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8, felt better than yesterday. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

3 mile tempo on lake loop. We got to two miles at 10:00 and it was so easy. Idk how long I could have held it. But it doesnt matter, cuz then we turned around and I finished in 5:08 or so, and it was pretty hard. The wind was very strong. Oh well.

Peg 37 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles, feeling better. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 easy miles. Felt good, especially for the first 8 miles.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: Silver State XC Race (4.971 Miles) 00:24:01, Place overall: 1
Total Distance
12.00

Race today. Positive side was that I won the race and had a nice kick at the end. Feels great to be able to race despite the bone problem. Solid PR. However, going off of time I was our 6th man today, and we had a bunch of guys right in that range (like 5 through 11 I think) plus a couple others that didn't finish the race and would have been there as well. But there was a big gap behind our fourth man, and I don't think we'll beat NAU in March unless someone really steps up. I hope someone does, but all I can do is keep training and try to stay healthy in case it's me. Also- maybe I need to run with more confidence because at 6k my mental state was not good. I was hurting (which is very normal) and didn't have a lot of confidence to take the lead or anything. I just hung on until literally the last minute.

 

Peg 37 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

We ran Bonneville shoreline. I shouldn't have gone up there, my achilles didn't feel great which shouldn't have surprised me the day after running a race in spikes. Darn it. Hopefully I'll feel better by Thursday. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Achilles still felt a little sore, hopefully better tomorrow. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Cold day at Kiwanis. I was quick to think that I wasn't feeling very fast on our 800s (I ran about 2:31-2:33 on each of them, although they were long), and was a little frustrated by that, but I should just be grateful that I was able to work out! I had my achilles taped today. Hopefully I can get back up to full speed. Coached pulled me after 5 reps. 

Peg 37 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles, felt ok. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.75

Meant to go really slow today for the achilles which was pretty tight last night. Thankfully I felt a little better for most of the run (although I did feel some tenderness and pelvic sensitivity toward the end) and ended up gonig 6:19 pace, going a touch faster on the way out when it was downhill of course.

Peg 37 Miles: 16.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Beautiful day. I didn't feel great. Doctor says I will need surgery but it is not pressing. He also gave me some advice to stretch but not lift. Achilles were pretty chill though. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Zack on Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 14:15:02 from 128.187.116.18

Sorry to hear that!

Total Distance
10.25

6 by 400. I was worried about my Achilles but miraculously it went ok, pubic bone was alright too. 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 59. Should've done the last one in 60 cuz I was redlining a little bit, but the other ones felt pretty good for being 60s. Just gotta recover now for Friday. 

Peg 37 Miles: 10.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

I'm guessing I ran 10 miles today...

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles around this lake and strides. 

Peg 37 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: UW Invite (3.107 Miles) 00:13:59, Place overall: 12
Total Distance
9.50

Race day! I went out in last place. I thought I was going a good pace! Like seriously, if you end up doing 67s, isn't a 67 first lap ok? Haha. I should probably work on getting out better anyway. I'm actually not sure of my splits. I kept hearing like 69 cuz they would time it from the first person of the second group. Felt pretty good until right about one mile. It was on that 400 that I distinctly remember starting to feel bad. I thought I hit one mile in about 4:32 which was on target, but I didn't think I'd be able to speed up enough like I had intended. For the next several laps I was hanging on for dear life. If you watch the video, you can tell I was off the chase pack. I literally didn't feel like I could make up the few meters without overdoing it. And this is only my second track 5K but I remembered the mistakes from my first one, and I was not going easy. It was hard all the way after mile one. I reached a turning point around 2 or 2.25 miles though because I realized that although I was hurting, the hurting wasn't unbearable. So I was able to keep grinding. I remember seeing 13:13 with a lap to go. Knowing we had hit previous laps in about 52 (I thought I had heard that) I thought I might have a shot at sub 14. I ran so hard and felt like I threw myself across. Did it! 

I was wearing the new dragonflys. They felt really springy and good. Its hard to feel good about yourself because idk how much slower I would've been without them. Last year I would have been No. 41 in the NCAA, but a better comparison might be next year to see what a 13:59 would rank me. Anyway, good race. Really exciting to be part of something so special- we had three guys break 13:30 which should be unbelievable but it's not cuz I know them. All 9 of us ran 14:10 or faster.

 

 

Peg 37 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tyler on Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 09:51:35 from 76.27.79.78

Holy smokes! To think how far you've come, man. It's been fun to watch from the distance.

Why stress about the shoes? The difference for me between my favorite pair of spikes and flats is a few seconds per mile, and both are better than the spikes I had in 2000. Shoe tech will continue to improve, but it's still your legs carrying you around the track. You're a sub-14 guy now.

From Ethan Cannon on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 19:37:34 from 73.3.119.178

@Tyler thanks man, I appreciate it.

From Sasha Pachev on Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 22:04:16 from 72.250.218.114

Congratulations on a PR and a sub-14:00!

Total Distance
14.00

14 treadmill miles cuz it was snowing like crazy. Our flight got cancelled and now we are stuck here. Dang it. But my pelvis felt not bad. 

Peg 37 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

11 miles in the snow.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

I think I can officially say that I am not one of those people who bounces back super quick from hard races. I felt ok at first doing indoor mile repeats. On the third mile I started feeling kind of juiced, so I'm glad coach only had us do 3. The pace didn't feel too hot, I was just tired. 4:38, 4:37, 4:37. 

Peg 37 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles after the snow storm. Pelvis felt good. At this rate I might be able to double again. We'll see. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

3 by 2 mile workout on a half mile path mostly clear of snow around the track complex. I wore my new Next% shoes to try them out and gauge if I'll want to wear them in future races. The workout went well, so either I felt good or they felt good, or probably a little of both haha. 9:53, 9:41, 9:34 were the splits, although idk if they were a full two miles. 5 min recovery. 

Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Had a terrible sleep last night. Felt pretty gross and tired today, but it wasn't super bad. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.50

Long run. Ran slow on my own, fast with the team. I just wanted to chill cuz I need to recover. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Went faster than I should have for pre race. 800, 400, 400 in 2:08, 60, 58.

Peg 37 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles. Strides. Really warm today. 

Peg 37 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: WCC XC Championships (4.971 Miles) 00:23:44, Place overall: 10
Total Distance
10.00

Raced in the late morning. Was stressed beforehand because my wife was going into labor, also didn't get a good sleep at all for the past few nights, but the real reason I felt like trash was my stomach hadn't digested everything and I was dry heaving / wanting to throw up. Thankfully I actually just felt ok without puking because it was also hot outside and fluids were important. I made a goal to be top 10 the night before and got 10th place. Now I'm a dad too. Big day!

Peg 37 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 17:44:02 from 108.61.201.170

Congratulations on a great race and also on becoming a dad. Is the baby a boy or girl?

From Ethan Cannon on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 18:42:39 from 174.204.14.245

Thanks! Itís a girl!

Total Distance
10.00

10 miles, given the circumstances, could've felt a lot worse. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

Felt tired. I forgot that it takes me almost a week to recover from races these days. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

15 miles. Felt kind of junky after a bad night last night. It was baby's first night home and that was kind of rough. We are hoping for a better night tonight; I really do need to get better sleep.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles. Tired.

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

Yikes. Legs felt very juiced today. This was not a good workout. 4 by 1200 at Kiwanis, averaging like 3:37 but that's not really relevant. I was just tired. I have to continue recovering and stuff. I'm very grateful for my wife and mom who are willing to pull some extra weight with the baby to make that happen. 

Peg 37 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Felt a little better than yesterday. Got another good sleep last night, but I was still tired during the day. I'm glad to have another recovery day tomorrow and hope I can take advantage and get more hours of sleep in. 

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

More sleep, still feeling tired. But I felt fine during school today. I'm glad my mom and wife have let me get so much sleep! 

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

10 by K. It wasn't wheel measured so it may have been short. Also I was wearing flats. I just still feel tired. Its frustrating because I have been getting good sleeps recently, so I want my legs to feel normal again. I know that when they feel normal I will be good to go. I pulled it after 6 because trying to keep up with the pack was pushing me farther than I wanted to go. 2:59, 3:01, 2:59, 3:00, 2:58, 2:59. 

Peg 37 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

11 windy miles. No major difference from this week.

Peg 37 B Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

5 by 800 at Kiwanis. One uphill (2:22, if it even matters), one partly downhill (2:16), one uphill (2:26), bathroom break (yeah, didn't feel so good), then one downhill (2:13) and downhill (2:15). The last two made me feel much better about what had been a tough workout thus far because they were downhill and I had missed a rep to use the bathroom. Oh well. 

Peg 37 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles. Even though I didn't sleep amazing last night, I felt more loose and energized than I have since conference. Yay!

Peg 37 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Felt pretty good. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Workout day. We went at 2 which was great cuz it started snowing later! 66, 62, 65, 63, 66, 62, 66, 61 alternating grass and Track 400s. Getting stoked about race. 

Peg 37 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles. More humid than I thought. Oklahoma is beautiful in its own way. Rainy run. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

AM: 3 miles.

PM: 6.5 miles on the course. It was pretty humid, but the fact that it wasn't hot tempered it. It will be a very interesting course. Pretty hilly. Hopefully that favors me and us. 

Peg 37 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Race: NCAA XC Championships (6.214 Miles) 00:31:22, Place overall: 83
Total Distance
12.00

NCAAs. Weird day because it was very warm, but so windy that I was freezing in the morning. Our women won which is absolutely incredible of them. Then we stepped up to the line. We started out with the wind at our back and running downhill. So it was going to be blazing fast. I just did not feel comfortable going out any faster than I did- 2:47 through the first kilometer, in about 240th place. Yep. Clayson was just ahead of me which was a little concerning but nothing too serious yet. Turns out at the time we were doing great as a team (in the lead through the first couple kilometers). I passed people pretty fast, but not as fast as I needed to. And it was disappointing as the race progressed to hear people still yell out that we were like 140th or so. At a certain point, I passed Clayson and eventually came up on Aidan AND Elijah. I realized that TWO of us would be scoring, which is when I realized our team wasn't doing so hot. The race progressed; I actually did pretty well up the hills. 8:50 at 3k, 15:18 through 5k. I was in about 100th by 6k, and that was the one split I didnt move up in place. My kick at the end wasn't stellar, and it was dissapointing because I saw like 25 people within 15-20 seconds of me at one point, so I wished I could catch them, but didn't. Anyway I saw myself catching Jackson Mestler and almost got him. 83rd and our third runner because one of our top 3 basically passed out with 400 to go. Tough day. Hopefully things go better from here. Congrats to the other Utah teams who did very well, and NAU who is a better team than us right now, hands down. I hope this fall my teammates can bring home some more hardware. Also- Mantz never gets on the blog these days, but he WON. First American in over a decade (back to Galen Rupp). That's absolutely amazing.

Peg 37 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Sasha Pachev on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 18:11:01 from 72.250.218.114

Excellent performance! Happy to see you do well.

From Starman on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 18:44:33 from 66.116.14.145

Good job despite the challenging course and race conditions. I have really loved your race reports over the past few months. It makes me miss my days of running in college. I was not at your level, but the times I had with my teammates are some of my fondest memories. Congrats on the race and your new baby girl!

From Tyler on Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 08:14:30 from 161.69.123.10

Really nice job. I was tracking the race as it went along (unfortunately couldn't watch from work, but live splits were the next best thing). 83rd overall at NCAAs is pretty darn studly. Looking forward to watching your continued progress.

From Ethan Cannon on Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 18:26:52 from 73.3.119.178

@Sasha Pachev @Starman @Tyler thank you all for your support! It means a lot!

Total Distance
5.00

5 miles, thinking about my future in running. Ran pretty quick actually (6:45) but knew full well how slow I would be if I tried working out today!

Peg 37 B Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles.

Peg 37 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles. Reminded me of when everything got shut down a year ago. So much has happened since then. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles.

Peg 37 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles. Tempted to go farther, but I resisted. I feel like I am almost over the physical fatigue of nationals. Next week I plan to keep chilling and hopefully get over the psychological fatigue of all the racing. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles after lab at 6:00. Crazy that it was still light out. That made my day not seem so long, which it was.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles. Everyone else worked out but I am just not ready yet. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles, planning to start workouts next week. Feeling good. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM: First double in a while! Pretty fast, not that I was bouncing with energy, but I did sleep well last night.

PM: 8 miles. Rainy and cold. 

Peg 37 Miles: 5.00Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 miles fast. (48:30 to the windmills and back, then added extra). 

PM: 5 miles before we went to an Indian place to celebrate Sarah's birthday and graduation. On the way to my brother's apt afterward, we saw someone taking grad pictures. Its crazy to think we are graduating. Amidst all the other life events, I haven't thought about it at all. 

Peg 37 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

15 miles on the SF trail, 6:03 average. 

Peg 37 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Workout today. Actually felt pretty good, nice and in control. We ran on the indoor track because people thought it was too windy outside. 2:11, 2:13, 2:11, 2:10 for 800 and 62, 60 for 400 w/ 3 minutes rest each time. I'm just grateful that after 2 weeks of break, I hopped back in and felt fine. I feel like 2 weeks optimizes physical and psychological rest while also maintaining fitness.

Peg 37 B Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM: 5 miles. Note that I ran this pretty fast, and using some calculations, started doubting that the turnaround point on my classic morning run was accurate. When I mapped it out, it looks like indeed it was a little short. So I need to definitely go the majority of the way to the curve before turning around. I still ran like 6:40 pace this morning though. 

PM: 8 miles. Today I found out we won't be able to attend one of the races we had planned on in April. That gives me ONE shot at sea level to get a regional qualifying mark, in about a month. That is kind of dissapointing, and puts the pressure on for that one race. But a) I stand by my decision and the reasons for which I made it (I do feel like my body was telling me to take a break) and b) I am no stranger to high pressure races. There were probably three or so XC races where my ability to travel to the next race depended on me performing well in the current race. So I need to not sweat it and trust that I will be able to perform well when it counts, even though I've never run a track 10K before (which is what I hope to be able to run). 

Peg 37 Miles: 5.00Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Zack on Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 18:45:51 from 136.36.6.204

You got it, no stress!

Total Distance
10.50

10.5 miles.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

Don't think it reached 70 degrees but it felt like running in the summer. I worked out with the pro group. I decided to try to hang with them for as long as I could rather than go off of feel (which is not really my style, so I thought it would be good). I dropped off at around 2.5 miles. Hit 3 miles in 14:55ish I think? 25:10 overall for the five miles. The last couple hurt pretty bad. It wasn't the normal lake loop fyi, it was two shorter loops. 

Peg 37 Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 miles, up Hobble Creek for the first time in a while!

PM: 5 miles. Still running pretty fast these days.

Peg 37 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.50

Ran harder than I wanted to to make it back in time for conference (just over 6 minute pace again), and felt sore hips and a somewhat sore achilles. I will appreciate having the weekend off. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 16.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Sun, Apr 04, 2021 at 16:07:14 from 98.161.146.237

I made it back just in time for conference, too.

From Ethan Cannon on Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 14:35:30 from 128.187.116.5

@ Burt I'm glad I'm not the only one that has happened to haha

Total Distance
13.00

AM: 5 miles

PM: 8 miles.

Peg 37 Miles: 5.00Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

Workout. Felt kind of gassed doing the two mile tempo (9:46, not wheel measured). Then we did a mile in 4:34. Then an 800 in 2:12. Then I decided to just run 1200 in 3:25. Wish I had finished that. Overall not bad considering I felt tired.

Peg 37 B Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM: 5 miles.

PM: 8 miles. 

Peg 37 Miles: 5.00Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

Lake loop tempo. Did a different route this time, it was an out and back, so hard to compare times. We started slower and that made it feel a lot better. 25:23 for 5 miles. I was just glad my Achilles tendo felt ok! 

Peg 37 B Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 miles.

PM: 5 miles. Achilles has been quite tight today.

Peg 37 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
18.50

First tour de Spanish Fork in months, and longest long run in a while. 5:59 pace, but it was the distance that was getting to me at the end, I wasn't trying to run super fast.

Peg 37C Miles: 18.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.25

AM: 5 miles

PM: 8.25 miles

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 8.25Peg 37C Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.25

I wasn't feeling the best before this workout, but I have to say, I was excited to hear what we were doing. Anyone who calls themself a 10K runner should love 20 by 400 w/ 30 seconds rest. We alternated directions every 5 laps which was nice. I felt like it did a good job preparing me for a real 10K. If I learned anything, it is to just get into a rhythm running 69s or 70s depending on how I feel, and not go much faster (even a 65 lap could take it out of me and make things worse for several laps). I ran 69, 68, 68, 68, 68, 69, 69, 70, 68, 68, 68, 67, 67, 67, 67. That was all the laps my watch could hold but afterward I probably ran 67-68 per lap with a 66 and 64 for the last two I think.

Peg 37 B Miles: 10.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM: 5 miles

PM: 8 miles. Felt yesterday's workout a little more in the afternoon than in the morning. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 8.00Peg 37C Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.25

AM: 5 miles. Yesterday it started raining after both of my runs, today I finally got a little wet.

PM: 8.25 miles. After practice I found out I have had a high risk COVID encounter. I am pretty frustrated about it, but am grateful I got vaccinated when I did. Also, I would be super ticked if this happened before Fresno. As it stands, I should be able to return and run the BYU race next weekened...granted that I don't develop symptoms. Right now I just have to wait it out and not let my mind play tricks on me whenever I have a cough. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 8.25Peg 37C Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.50

Bike path miles, windy day but only 25% was into wind. 4:47, 4:43, 4:39, 4:46. 5 min rest.

Lesson learned:

go for a walk before running

you probably will never be that good without being on a team. 

Peg 37C Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
18.50

Tried to take it a little slower cuz of workout yesterday and less than ideal sleep last night. Ended up being like 6:20s. 

Peg 37C Miles: 18.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 miles

PM: 5 miles.

Peg 37C Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

8 by 400. Realized at the end I was wearing my old shoes. Wasn't super impressed; I haven't really gotten much better at this workout since I was a young buck. Hopefully my speed endurance is there so I can achieve my goal on Saturday. 

62, 62, 61, 61, 62, 61, 61, 59. 

Peg 37 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

AM: 8.5 miles. Didn't feel too good.

PM: 4 miles before my vaccine. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 4.00Peg 37C Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Pre race. Woke up this morning after my vaccine feeling like trash. Was able to go to practice feeling ok, but once again I now feel pretty trashy. Hope to feel better tomorrow. 

60, 60, 27, 27. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

Run and strides. Excited for 1 by Mile all out tomorrow. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: BYU Robison Invite (1 Miles) 00:04:12
Total Distance
15.50

I went into this race very nervous because of my recent workouts and how my previous mile races have gone, including this same race two years ago. Thankfully the weather was great. I was put it heat two. Some people went out ahead and maybe I was lulled asleep because my teammates and I were all in the back, but I heard "64" after one lap. So I tried to push it more I guess, but that hadn't exactly felt easy. At two laps to go though, I thought "wow there are only two laps to go? This feels good". I guess I should have gone out harder. The next two laps I passed people and enjoyed the race, closing hard. Ran 4:12.06, which converts to 4:07 for mile and 3:49 for 1500. My goal was just sub 4:14.5 (which converts to sub 4:10), so this is good. It gives me confidence that I can run as well as I need to next week in the 10K to make regionals. 

Splits: 66.2 (409 meters), 63.5, 62.7, 59.6. 

Fun fact: Here are my top six 800s of all time: 1:55 (time trial 2019), 1:56 (time trial 2019), 1:58 (time trial 2015), 2:01 (districts 2013), 2:01 (districts 2014), 2:02 (the second half of this mile race, run at altitude). That's kind of crazy! Ha. 

Ran 7.5 miles in the evening on my own. 

Peg 37C Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Started a physical new job today, so I felt grateful that I wasn't too tired. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

Workout. Since I am racing very soon (Friday morning) I tried to keep it really under control and felt like I did a good job of that. Nothing crazy. 1200, 800, 400, 400 in 3:24, 2:12, 61, 61. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles. Felt pretty tired.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

Hot run and strides. 

Peg 37C Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Race: West Coast Relays (6.214 Miles) 00:29:57
Total Distance
11.50

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
Comments
From Tyler on Mon, May 03, 2021 at 21:20:50 from 161.69.121.33

"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 108.44.160.64

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 72.250.218.114

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 73.3.119.178

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.

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
Weight: 0.00
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
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Mon, May 03, 2021 at 18:53:57 from 108.61.201.170

Congratulations on the 10000m PR the other day.

You collegiate running career has been very exciting to watch. I really hope that you will continue to run if possible even out of college. I know that it will be hard being married with a new baby, but I think you have a lot of good running ahead of you. I don't think you have come near to reaching your peak yet. You have been making such great improvements every year.

From Ethan Cannon on Fri, May 07, 2021 at 14:52:03 from 108.44.160.64

Thanks Eva. That really means a lot. Sometimes it is not easy, but I do feel like there is so much more I can still accomplish.

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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 miles 

PM: 5 miles. 

Peg 37 Miles: 5.00Peg 37C Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Fri, May 07, 2021 at 19:26:19 from 108.61.201.170

I was wondering where you got the idea to do nose breathing. A friend of mine told me I should be doing nose breathing.

I have been trying to do more of it, especially on easy runs, but when I try to pick up the pace, I sometimes panic and feel I am not getting enough oxygen and switch back over to breathing through my mouth. If I am able to get into a kind of a rhythm with the nose breathing I have no problem, even at a fast pace, but it is sometimes difficult to find that rhythm.

From Ethan Cannon on Sat, May 08, 2021 at 15:00:41 from 174.196.138.66

So I started reading a book about it. But I do find it really challenging as well. The reason I started doing it is actually that I am at sea level in the week leading up to a long race at altitude, and I am hoping this will help me stay prepared for that. Iím not sure it will. Maybe if nothing else it will help psychologically. But yeah at least on the first few days it has been really tough to do it and would be hard to keep it up if it doesnít get easier.

From Eva Splaine on Sat, May 08, 2021 at 16:08:13 from 108.61.201.170

Interesting...

Have you ever tried a high-altitude mask?

How about doing short sprints while holding your breath?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/fitness/holding-your-breath-during-training-can-improve-performance/article38089753/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypoventilation_training

But probably, if you are only going to be away from high altitude for one week, you probably won't lose any red blood cells that would hurt your performance. If you were going to be gone for a month, you might.

My friend told me to start breathing through my nose not to simulate decreased oxygen, but the opposite. My friend told me that by

breathing through my nose I would get better quality oxygen and thus better performance.

I have also been concentrating on becoming a better bottom breather (trying to fill the lungs from the bottom up using the diaphragm) than top breather (filling the lungs from the top).

I have found that by breathing with my nose if I get into a rhythm by taking a couple of short quick breaths in followed by a couple of breaths out I can keep it up for a long time.

However, if I hadn't had months of practicing this, I don't know if I would try this technique in a race. I think concentrating too much on my breathing my distract me too much from the race and would hurt my performance.

So my advice is just go out and run your heart out like you always do, and you will be fine.

From Ethan Cannon on Mon, May 10, 2021 at 20:04:09 from 108.44.160.64

Thanks. Yeah I am definitely not planning on racing like this. I am not sure I buy the idea that nose breathing increases vasodilation. Maybe it is true, but not enough to offset the fact that during the race, not being able to gulp down air would make racing really hard.

I have not tried a mask. I actually asked an exercise physiology professor about these questions. He didn't encourage nasal breathing, especially since altitude at Provo isn't too high (4500 feet - 1350 meters). I have not worked on bottom breathing yet but may in the future.

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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles exploring Leesburg. 

Peg 37C Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

5 miles up at altitude again. Strides. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
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
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Sat, May 15, 2021 at 19:47:38 from 108.61.201.170

Congratulations on your running career at BYU. I only know you through the blog, but I am very proud of you.

You said you will run XC at Minnesota. Why are you going to Minnesota?

I will still be cheering for you even if you are a "Gopher".

From Ethan Cannon on Mon, May 17, 2021 at 07:55:11 from 73.3.119.178

Thanks! I will be attending graduate school there for public health and competing as a grad transfer.

From Zack on Mon, May 17, 2021 at 14:24:38 from 136.36.6.204

Hahaha, I honestly thought it was me dying, but I started feeling better towards the end. Good job, I know you arent thrilled with it but you have shown you are a great runner! Glad we were teammates!

From Sasha Pachev on Wed, Jun 09, 2021 at 19:07:51 from 72.250.218.114

Well, 30:53 is a good result for a 10000 at our altitude especially when you have limited experience with the distance. There is a reason it is often not even "on the menu" in our meets.

Total Distance
5.00

5 miles before funeral.

Peg 37C Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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. 

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

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. 

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

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. 

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

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

Peg 37C Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

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

Peg 37 B Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

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

Peg 37 B Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles.

Peg 37C Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles. 

Peg 37C Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles exploring Springville

Peg 37C Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles in suburbia Mapleton / SF. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles towards windmills.

Peg 37 B Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles up canyon. These days when I don't have work in the morning I usually take the baby for an hour or so and don't leave till later. That means I have the eat, and while digestive problems thankfully haven't been an issue, I do feel hypoglycemic and tired. I'll have to try to fix that.

Peg 37C Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles. We are in a heat wave so honestly I was happy with the fact that I didn't feel too too hot.

(update - ran farther than I thought cuz I was actually going 6:33s). 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

13 miles. Found a new way to get to the SF canal trail past the Golden Gate Bridge. I think it's about a 5.5 mile run so on a 20 miler I could do 9 miles on the trail itself if I wanted to.

Peg 37 B Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles

PM: 5 miles after work. My first double in a long time didn't feel too bad. 93 degrees out but cloudy which made a world of difference.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles up to Bonneville shoreline. Saw a house that totally looks like a haunted mansion. 
 

PM: 5 miles.

Peg 37C Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles at 10 am, cuz of baby. It's a blessing I work tonight and not today.

Peg 37 B Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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From Sasha Pachev on Wed, Jun 09, 2021 at 19:02:19 from 72.250.218.114

How old is your baby?

From Ethan Cannon on Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 14:35:07 from 73.3.119.178

@ Sasha Pachev she was born in February!

Total Distance
10.00

10 miles.

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

Bad bad sleep last night. Actually felt good on my run despite the fact that it was a harder course- did power lines trail for the first time in a year and loved it. Maybe it was because of the cooler weather. I'll have to get out earlier to run during our heat wave next week. So the trip to Minneapolis will be about 1270 miles. From the beginning of June (which is about when I started summer training) till the end of August I plan to complete about 1150 miles. So I am tracking my "journey to Minnesota" this summer for fun. At 120 miles in, I am no past Evanston Wyoming! 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

Good sleep last night which was nice after a tough night at work. Sad day though cuz it was smoky out cuz of a fire. Nooooo! 6:08 pace. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

Miraculously it wasn't smoky this morning even though it was a total pit yesterday morning. Did my classic MLR.

Peg 37C Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles to Springville 

PM: 5 miles. Today it was 102. It was a little clouded over when I ran. 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles suburban route 

PM: 5 miles 

Peg 37 B Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

10.5 miles on power lines trail 

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

11 miles, felt slower today. I left later.

Peg 37C Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

Left fork hobble creek, 6:20 avg. 

On my trip to Minnesota, I am now passed Rock Springs, well into Wyoming. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles in Medford. 
 

PM: 5 treadmill miles.

Peg 37 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles. Still feeling my Achilles' tendon.

PM: 5 treadmill miles. 

Peg 37 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles on the flat.

PM: 5 miles till treadmill suddenly turned off, finished on the road.

Peg 37 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles. Really feels a lot worse when I get out late.

PM: 5 crazy miles running through swarms of bugs on the only half mile route I could on our camp out. Later that evening it started storming and the lightning lit a fire so we evacuated and I got home at 1:30 am. Woke up this morning feeling yucky and hips hurting. 

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

8 treadmill miles. Felt yucky. 

Peg 37 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.00

About 6:30 pace down to the bike path. Pretty chill.

Trip to Minnesota: I am not just coming into Rawlins Wyoming. Laterally I am over halfway through WY but now we have to go north and even east before I get to South Dakota. 

Peg 37 Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Starman on Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 23:25:12 from 208.124.71.69

Rawlins is an interesting town. Not the best in Wyoming, but Anong's Thai restaurant is really good.

From Ethan Cannon on Wed, Jun 30, 2021 at 12:42:09 from 73.3.119.178

Haha thanks I will have to look into that when we pass by!

Total Distance
9.00

Ran after getting off the plane at 11:30 in 85 degrees with next to no diet planning and little sleep. So understandably I gave myself permission to feel however I needed to today. Somehow I actually felt pretty good!

Peg 37C Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

AM: 9 miles on power lines. Hip started hurting. Think it is trochanter bursitis. I think it had to do with all the hill running and because my Achilles were not doing great, I overworked my hips on the uphills. 
 

PM: 5 insanely windy miles. As of the next morning I still have something in my eye. Hip hurt bad.

Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 9.00Peg 37C Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

9 slow miles. By no means am I out of the woods yet, but I bought myself another day to strengthen and stretch and rest. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 9.00
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles

PM: 5 miles. Feeling better today.

Peg 37 B Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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
Weight: 0.00
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
Comments
From Zack on Wed, Jul 07, 2021 at 13:51:24 from 66.219.235.204

Geez! 11 seconds is nothing! that's soo close

Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles

PM: 5 miles 

Peg 37 B Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Total Distance
18.75

6:28 pace, hip could have been worse.

Update: Passed Antelope Hills, Wyoming today.

Peg 37 B Miles: 18.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

AM: 9 miles 

PM: 5 miles. 

Peg 37C Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM: 10 miles. Little Achilles tenderness 

Peg 37 B Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Total Distance
17.50

AM: MLR

PM: 5 miles. Cooler cuz of storm today.

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

AM: 10 miles

PM: 5 miles before work. Bad chafing ;(

Peg 37C Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
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
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

MLR, strides. 

Peg 37 B Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
1969.00
Hoka Clifton 7 Miles: 628.25Nike Pegasus 36 Grey Miles: 28.00Peg 37 Miles: 469.25Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 23.75Peg 37 B Miles: 361.75Peg 37C Miles: 425.00
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