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Location:

Riverton,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1600m- 5:10

1 Mile- 5:12

3200m-11:03

XC 3 mile-17:55

XC 5k- 19:00

XC 6k- 22:25

Local 5k- 18:42

Local 10k- 41:31

Local 15k- 1:03:55

Unofficial Half (2020)- 1:45:46

Official Half (2021)- 1:49:28

60% (5 miles)- 32:32 (6:30 average)

80% (3 miles)- 18:52 (6:17 average)

16x400s- 82.0 average

20x400s- 82.6 average

SUU Road Race- 23:30 (3.9 miles/6:02 average)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get up to 45-50 miles/week

Run a sub-19:30 5k again

Train for and race a half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

18:45 or under 5k

Run a marathon

Personal:

I graduated from East High School in 2015 and ran for Southern Utah University for a couple years. In 2016 I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri. I also attended BYU-Idaho in 2019. I am currently living in Salt Lake City where I have access to the best health care that I need. I'm currently taking classes online through SUU. 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 19.25 Year: 272.41
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 430.33
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 493.60
Nike Pegasus 34 II Lifetime Miles: 216.91
Nike Pegasus 36 Lifetime Miles: 480.43
Nike Pegasus 36 II Lifetime Miles: 319.00
Total Distance
904.94
Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 298.25Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 39.25Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 329.59Nike Flats Miles: 14.50Nike Spikes Miles: 4.10Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 172.60
Night Sleep Time: 799.50Nap Time: 10.50Total Sleep Time: 810.00
Total Distance
8.75

Wasatch and VA loop. I read an article today that I thought was relatable. I realized I haven't been enjoying running. In high school it was often the highlight of my day. Now it's an obligation, and I continue to let myself down. This article said that motivation is what gives you the push you need to work through pain, and is closely tied to enjoyment. If you don't enjoy running, why would you want to make yourself suffer? Honestly, I haven't truly enjoyed running for months. I used to look forward to workouts but I just don't anymore, unless it's a long run at a slower pace. I've felt guilty about this, because I labeled that as lazy. I'm becoming one of the people I despised in high school: those who don't work hard and waste their talents. And I hate it. I want to work hard, improve, and have fun. I'm finding it difficult to do so. The article labeled this as a burnout. Maybe I'm burnt out. Maybe that's my real problem. I kinda thought it was just a lame excuse for not working hard, but maybe it's a real thing. For right now, I guess I'll just look for ways to enjoy running. I won't bother with trying to meet some standard, I just want to be pleased with what I can accomplish.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.75
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Comments
From Salem Lake Dragonfly on Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 17:11:57 from 71.49.36.145

Hey,

I havent been running as long as you, nor as fast...but I understand the feeling you describe. I think everyone battles with it at least once but the important thing is to enjoy running. Last time I felt as you do, I backed off a bit, took some rest days and did a lot of easy running. Any running, even easy will work your aerobic systems, so you can keep your fitness while you think things through. Im sure withing 3 weeks you will feel that competitive spirit resurface. Another thing, so many people are starting their running/weight loss journeys with this new year...perhaps helping them learn to run and be healthy will bring back the Joy the sport provides. Motivation is contagious. Have fun and RUN!

From Sarah Spiro on Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 20:06:28 from 104.169.173.29

Hey Sarah, I totally went through that exact same thing during track season my freshman year, all the way through the summer too. It just really sucks, and I think that a big reason for it for me was that I was very used to being up front in workouts and winning or in the front pack at meets in high school. And it's hard when you transition to college and you usually don't get continued replenishment of your motivation by your success, you have to learn to have motivation just by the fun of running itself and personal improvement. For me, 2 things that would always re-spark my running love were to enter a fun little road race where you know you can do well and just enjoy a fun-spirited running community environment instead of the super serious realm of the NCAA. And then also to take a few days to run in new places, maybe the next town over or whatever, and explore a bit. Use your stopwatch instead of GPS. Stop and look at pretty things when you want. :)

I'm super sorry you're feeling burnt out!! It's 100% a real thing and you aren't at all being lazy. I'll be praying for your season! I'm rooting for ya, even over here across the country haha!

From Connor Baller on Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 21:53:44 from 75.169.56.21

I'm not sure when your indoor meets start, if you are supposed to be training for them but if you took a couple days to cross train or just take totally off that would help. I took 2 weeks off after footlocker and I'm cross training this week so I have taken a good long break from running so when I come back I can be running and working hard till may. I like Sarah's suggestion of switching up where you run. It's always fun when we drive somewhere and go for a trail run or just run in a different city so the roads aren't as boring. Hopefully everything works out for you!

Total Distance
9.25

AM: 2.25 miles, breathing was hard but that's to be expected since it's my first day back and it's also higher elevation

PM: Warmups and form mile, then went for our run. It was 50%, we averaged 7:29. I had a rough time, probably because I haven't run for the past couple of days. I decided to take off a few days to see if my motivation would return, and I think it did help. I also talked to coach yesterday, he thinks it's because I haven't been seeing success lately. He told me to think about how my motivation would be if I were to run a 5:00 mile. I realized that then I would be a lot happier with running and it wouldn't feel like a chore anymore. He also told me to think back to my freshman year of high school, was running much fun then? It wasn't and I almost quit. I'm in the same situation here, but like back then deep down I know I will never quit because deep down I really do love it too much to let it go. So I've just got to endure through the tough times and eventually I will see results. Patience is key, I know my motivation will come back.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 9.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

I felt much better today! I was surprised actually with our average pace once we finished because I felt like we hadn't pushed as hard as yesterday. But I guess yesterday was rough for everyone so... Anyway, glad to see I've still got it and maybe more than I realize. I am definitely feeling my motivation come back, and am actually getting excited for our first meet. I really hope I can make the traveling team for track! I am starting to believe I actually can! We did Hospital loop today, 7:15 average. I added on 2 more miles at 7:45 pace.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
6.00

Did main street loop today, 7:45 average.

HR 50

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Felt good again today! 8 miles at 7:30 pace.

HR 50

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
10.00

Workout was 20x400s, longest speed workout I have done. We split it up into sets of 5 starting out slower and progressively got faster with each set. I hit:

1) 89, 89, 87, 86, 88

2) 83, 83, 84, 85, 84

3) 82, 82, 81, 80, 81

4) 78, 78, 78, 76, 77

Then cooled down a mile.

HR 50

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Comments
From allie on Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 18:07:06 from 24.99.46.55

really, really good!

From Connor Baller on Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 18:37:09 from 75.169.236.196

We've done 20x400's a couple times. One time we had 5k pace as the second set i think, one time 5k pace was the first set and it was one of the toughest/best workouts ever

Total Distance
9.00

AM: 4 miles easy PM: Today coach said we could go easy and not to go too fast, which I was really excited about! It was farm run out and back. I felt alright, but I'm sore from yesterday. Though coach said we could go slow we still went 7:31 average, which I was a bit bugged about cause I was thinking we'd be going closer 8:00 pace. But you know it's ok I don't want to complain.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Today we did wmups, form mile, then did a mile warmup and started the 80%. We did 3.5 lps on the track, then went out on the road up to Home Depot where we finished. It i just over miles. I looked back to the last time we did it and it was shorter because we didn't run as long on the track. This time around I hit 21:32, 7:00 pace. It is all uphill and it was really windy today and we were going against the wind, so that made it difficult. Last time I averaged 7:06 and I believe the conditions were good, and I feel like I worked hard today. So I am happy with it. I maybe would have stuck on the front pack if I were to do it again, I was iffy about it this time because I didn't want to go out too fast and crash but I think if I could have kept up with the group I could have gone faster. My first mile was 5:44, then we hit the uphill and it slowed us down. But I'm satisfied with what I did and will just use it as a learning experience for the next time we do it. Afterward whistle hills on the hill by Chevron (the dirt hill ind Home Depot was now a mud hill).

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
3.00

Today was a really busy day and quite honestly I was just out of it. But you know, we all have those days. I had to cover my hours for study hall before tomorrow because we are traveling to the meet, and so I did that before the team meeting, then after the team meeting I wasn't expecting to have to fill out insurance info, so I ran out of time faster than I realized. Part of the probem was that I forgot that we had weights today, so instead of having 1.5 hours to run I had less than a half hour. Got in 3 miles then went to weights.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
9.00

AM: 4 miles

PM: Pre meet once we got to NAU. About 5 miles total? With 2 x 300s (actually 309m). 54, 53.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Race: NAU Lumberjack Team Challenge (1 Miles) 00:05:41
Total Distance
10.25

First collegiate track meet! Wasn't an awesome meet for me, but coach said to expect slow times. It's at 7000 ft elevation and its the first meet of the season.

AM shakeout mile

Warmup 1 mile, mile race, 1 mile cool down. 1 mile warmup, 3k race, 3.3 mile cool down.

Mile Race: I felt like I didn't go as fast as I could have, I relaxed maybe too much. Kind of felt like I was just running it, never really transitioned to competitive mode. I felt kind of lethargic for both races.

3k: My plan going into it was to find someone to stick to and not let them go. I was surprised when it went out slow. Just tucked behind Kaylee cause she was closest to me, and ran with her for 2-3 laps. It began to feel slow, I felt I could go faster. But told myself to wait, it would get harder. Then Brighton and another girl caught up, Brighton went right in front? Of Kaylee and the other girl kept going. She started to make a gap between us, that's when I said what the heck and surged up to her and tucked behind her. This pace wasn't too bad but was fast enough to make me push. With about 2 laps to go I mentally died because I didn't know how many more laps were left (same thing happened in the mile) and thought we had more than we actually did. Feel off the girl and Brighton caught me, then another girl, tried to go with. Ended up with 11:24. I was again disappointed with the time, but I know my inexperience contributed and I'm maybe still in XC mode. I need to work on mentality, everything else is there.

After the 3k my hip started to hurt, it doesn't feel like muscle pain it feels more like the joint. It warmed up on the cool down though.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
8.00

Today was on our own, I did dikes and canyon run once we got back from Zion. About 6 miles in my hip started to hurt again.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
5.00

Warmups, form mile. Then warmed up a mile. Workout was 5x1000s with 90 seconds rest. I got through 3 of them, then my hip started killing. On the 4th I did 500 meters then went straight to the training room. Haley says my hips aren't aligned properly. She reset them and told me to stretch, ice and take ibuprofen.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
1.00

Had class right before practice, so I couldn't come early to the training room. I went there instead of doing warmups and Haley realigned my hip. Then got out in time to run like 200 meters and then do the stretches. Then did the form mile. Hip was bugging, especially on the turns. It would sometimes be a sharper pain than the ache. It wasn't super intense pain like my knee has been in the past. But I could feel that was favoring it. So Haley told me to get on the stationary bike. I biked for 40 minutes with Koi. Then did some stretches Haley showed me and afterwards she attached me to the STEM machine, felt weird and hurt for the first couple minutes but after that it felt good. Did that for 15 minutes. Hopefully my hip feels better soon.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
7.00

Went to the training room before practice and Haley reset my hip. She said that if I didn't feel any pain on the warmup I could do the workout. Did the warmups and form mile and it was feeling alright. Felt a little discomfort but not pain. When splitting into groups Coach told me to just go for a run. I was a bit disappointed, I wanted to do the workout (it was a tough one today but idk I just wanted to do it). I won't be doing tomorrow's workout either because Coach said I have to go 2 days without pain before hopping back into workouts. It was probably smart though because I wouldn't want to make things worse by jumping into things too quickly. So I did 6 miles at 7:42 average. Was surprised actually with how much my hip has improved from yesterday.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
8.00

Hip was feeling great today, I even said to Maddy when going into the training room "it doesn't feel like my hip is out today." Sure enough, Haley said it was in! I was stoked. Unfortunately I still had to go two days without pain before I could do any type of speed, so I was super disappointed when I found out they were doing the 6 minute test today. I had heard about it a while ago and was really looking forward to the day we'd be doing it. But it's okay we're bound to do it again sometime, it just sounded really cool. I did the warmups and form mile, and the warmups and cool downs. It was fun to watch!

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
8.50

Did Cross Hollows, 7:32 average. To give some perspective fastest mile was 7:00 and slowest was 8:09. It's gotta be the wind and hills!

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 1.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Total Distance
10.00

Good day today, Haley set my hip (it was slightly out) then stretches and form mile. Today was an "easy" day, felt pretty relaxed actually but my calves were a little tight. We did main street loop and hospital loop, then added to finish to 10. Averaged 7:32, fastest mile 7:14 slowest 7:44. Then exercises for my hip, rolled out and iced.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Exercises in training room, form mile, warmup 2 miles, workout 6x800s range was 2:45-3:00. Hit 2:54, 2:54, 2:53, 2:57, 3:08, 3:13. Had 90 seconds recovery between each. Last 3 I had fallen off of Angie and Brighton because they sped up. I feel kind of weak right now, time to increase the mileage.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Total Distance
12.00

Exercises in the training room to realign my hip, then form mile and we got out on our run. I backed off on the pace today, I felt like I needed it. I didn't pay attention to pace or keeping up with anyone, I literally just went off of what I felt was "easy". Jana ended up staying back with me for the first 5ish miles, then she headed back to campus and I continued. When I was finishing I ran into Angie, she needed a little more so I did another mile with her to get to 12. Ended up averaging 7:58.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Hip was in today! Warmups, form mile then Cross Hollows. We leave for NAU tomorrow! I feel much more prepared for it this time around, so I think I will run a lot better this time :)

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

Pre meet today, ran from the hotel to the indoor track, then another loop to add more miles. Then warmups and 2 x 300s at goal race pace, first one was too fast at 58 but the second was on pace at 65. Then starts and a mile cool down.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Race: Mountain T's Invite (1.864 Miles) 00:11:51
Total Distance
5.00

1 mile shakeout in the morning 1 mile warmup with Kaylee then warmups and strides Splits: 60, 66, 66, 68, 68, 72, 76, 78, 78, 74 Mile: 5:52ish, 3k 11:51 Was surprised cause NAU girls got out super slow but I guess I got ansy and went out super fast, then slowed to the right pace. Kaylee and I switched off leading up until that 72, that's where the NAU girls passed us and I died. (There were only four of us in the 3k). Am super discouraged about it. Positives are that my mile was good. I know I am better than I'm running right now.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
5.50

Roommates woke me up to tell me campus was closed today because of road conditions! Best news ever. Coach later texted us to say that due to the snow and closure of campus, for one of the first times ever practice has been canceled. He then said if we try to run today be careful because the roads are packed but remember practice is canceled and you should take the day off. I originally planned on not running because the snow was coming down, but then it cleared up and I got sick of doing homework so I just decided to run. Now I see why coach gave us permission not to run. The roads are terrible. Found a road that wasn't nearly as bad as the rest, but coming back up it was going against the wind and I was still slipping a ton. What was probably 8:00 effort was actually 8:38 average.
 

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
8.50

Drove to Mesquite today, was really nice to get out of the snow. Warmups then a mile warmup and a couple strides. Workout was 800, lots of 400s, 800. I did it in trainers. We were supposed to hit the 800 in 2:50 or faster, I hit 2:50 exactly. Had 90 seconds recovery. Then the first set of 400s (4 in each set) was supposed to be 86-90s, I averaged 89. We had 30 seconds recovery after all the 400s. The next set was supposed to get faster, 78-86 I think? I hit the first two maybe then I just hit a wall, I couldn't go fast anymore and started hitting above 90s, hit a 97 and then did cool down cause I was just getting more and more discouraged. Did 16 laps (some in lane 7 and some on the grass on the inside) plus some. I'm just so frustrated with how slow I am right now.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Today was 50%, we did Cross Hollows to Airport. Felt pretty good actually, for once the pace didn't feel forced. Oh I slipped on some black ice which was a blast! My hip is a real trooper for taking all those hits. Speaking of which it was a little out of alignment today, but doesn't hurt. My hip flexor though is super tight.

Met with Coach today to discuss a few things, feel a lot better now. I think a big reason why I'm not doing well is that I expect too much of myself. I expected to be running PRs but in reality I have to adjust to the training. Coach said he's not worried about my slow times and assured me that I will get better with time I just have to be patient. Many people on the team I guess struggle their freshman year then go on to do great things by their senior year. I have a new appreciation for college running, its a lot more intense than I was expecting but I know that I will adjust eventually and when I do everything will click, and then I'll run crazy PRs.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
9.00

Went to Mesquite again, we did warmups then like 2 miles warmup and some strides, then started. The workout was 2 sets of 400 (30 seconds recovery), 800 (60 seconds recovery), 300. We walked a lap in between sets. I hit 73, 2:50, 57 for the first set and 72, 2:52, 58 for the second. Then cooled down to 9 and went to a buffet afterwards!

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Warmups, then two miles warmup and a few strides. Then started the workout. A mile on the track and out to Zions Bank (2 miles total), the mile out to Zions Bank is slightly uphill. I hit 12:16, then did 2 more miles up the canyon (a lot more uphill) and hit 14:15. Then cooled down back to the track.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

Met up with the team today, we did Dikes + Cross Hollows. I was a bit tired from the hard effort for the week, but it was a good run. Hamstring was bugging before the run but I ran through it, probably not smart.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 10.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

Biked 10 minutes until my hamstring hurt too bad so Haley said I was done for today. Iced and STEM. Core at home.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
2.00

Pool workout in the morning, 3 sets of 4 red liners. 60 minutes.

Haley realigned my hip then said I could do warmups, if hamstring felt good I could do form mile, if it felt good then I had to talk to Clinton. Well it felt pretty good pain was about a 2 out of 10 so Clinton said I could do another mile. Wanted to go more but Clinton wouldn't let me. Said I could bump it up a mile tomorrow.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

Morning Pool workout, just an easy day. Later did 3 miles.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

Pool in the morning, 30 second pickups with 30 seconds recovery.

Warmups, form mile, 3 more miles.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

Clinton wanted to slow me down on the mileage. I'm still coming back a lot faster than everyone else though. 4 miles on my own.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles on the treadmill.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

Had a hard time breathing but I don't know why because the storm cleared out the inversion. Ah well it was still a good run. Hamstring feels really good, hoping I can do speed this week.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

I got to do speed today! And since I'm at 6 miles I no longer have to go to the pool :) Did the warmups and form mile, then 2 miles warmup. I could only do half of the workout because Clinton said he wants to bring me back into it slowly so we don't make things worse, but I was just happy I got to do some of it. I was definitely feeling the time off, they felt a lot harder than they used to. But no worries, it'll just take a little bit to get back. I'm guessing my indoor season is over because Coach said I'm not racing this weekend and Conference is next weekend, which you have to qualify for. Seeing as my two races sucked I don't think I'm anywhere close to getting in. I was hoping for one last chance to qualify but I know it's best to play things safe. Anyway, workout was 10x400s so I got to do the first 5. These were at 82-87 (3k pace) and we had 60 seconds rest. I hit 83, 84, 82, 84, 85. Then cooled down to 6.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
1.00

Back to square 1. Last night my hip killed whenever I put weight on my left leg and ached when no weight was on it. This morning it felt a bit better but still hurt. When walking to the track I couldn't feel it, but when I stopped I could feel it again. It wasn't nearly as painful as last night, but I still thought I should play it safe. Haley said to do the warmups then if it hurt I had to stop. I did the warmups and it was bugging, but I still did the form mile cause I wanted to get at least some running in, stupid I know. Pain wasn't super intense but I could still feel it and I would occasionally get sharp pain in the front. Haley told me to get on the bike and just go easier than I did last time and see if that felt alright. I lessened the resistance and it didn't bug my hamstring too much so I did that for 30 minutes then did some exercises in the training room. Iced after that. Frustrated because I really just want to be back and running like normal.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Comments
From Zack Ericksen on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 18:21:38 from 74.81.234.23

Sounds rough! Get better soon!!

From allie on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 18:46:59 from 24.99.46.55

sorry to hear that. i'm battling a gimpy hamstring as well -- it's a bugger.

i hope everything starts feeling better soon.

From Natalie on Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 17:08:03 from 50.168.245.195

These little injuries are the worst. See your time of cross training as important time to strengthen yourself mentally. Make the biking and swimming count and it will pay off even though you aren't running and feel like it's not the same. Injuries and cross training also give an opportunity to step back, set new goals and get at it again! Be patient- it will get better!

Total Distance
0.00

Morning pool workout for 60 minutes. Shout out to the wind for blowing a pine tree over on top of the institute building #HurricaneStatus

Good quote for today: Helaman 5:12

And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Total Distance
0.00

Bike ride today, 17 miles total. 15 of it took 69 minutes, didn't catch the first two because they were about a half hour before the rest. Went up the canyon until I hit 5 miles then down to bicent and back home.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

Hip was feeling good so I thought I'd try running. It kind of hurt the first half mile but it wasn't nearly as painful as a few days ago, so I kept running and a mile into it I barely noticed it. Hamstring feels good too. Hopefully it'll continue to improve! 7:32 Average. I'm probably going to have to build mileage really slowly again, but it'll be good to make sure it doesn't get worse. I think the reason my hip problem started was because after the speed workout we did squats at weights, so as long as I don't do that again I should be fine.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
5.00

Did the warmups and form mile then 4 more with Ashley. 7:37 average. Hip felt pretty good, barely noticed it. I'm catching the cold that went around my house, I was the only one that hadn't caught it up until today. Dang it. Right now it's a sore throat, my chest was burning on the run. I'm hoping I can skip the cough but we'll see!

HR 56

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
5.00

Form mile then 4 more with Ashley and Amber. 7:47 average. It was a great run! I enjoyed it. Throat and chest are still burning. Voice is gone now and I am beginning to cough. Hooray! But I am just happy to be running. I'm not redshirting outdoor anymore, I really need to get back into race shape! I'm hoping to be able to do my rhythm by the start of outdoor (in 3 weeks) and be completely healthy again.

HR 58

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles on my own. Still don't feel too awesome because of my cold, but the weather is really nice!! Hamstring was bugging a little bit. Hip feels good! 7:53 average.

HR 53

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 10.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00
Total Distance
6.00

I was tired today. It's super nice outside! 8:04 average. Hamstring started bugging when going uphill. But it's not bad. Super happy with the way things are going, last week I thought I was gonna be out for a long time. It's really weird how much things have improved.

HR 54

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 10.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00
Total Distance
5.50

It's Ashley's birthday today! We did Razorbacks, it was a blast!

HR 52

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
9.00

This run felt like an eternity. It's kind of frustrating that I'm getting tired so soon but I know I just have to have patience as I get my endurance back. If any good has come out of getting injured it's that I am itching to run more miles again, running no longer feels like a chore and I am excited to run. Getting injured has reminded me of the reasons I love running and I have been really lucky so far with how my hip and hamstring are feeling. My other hip hasn't hurt in a long time (though I still have to get my SI joints realigned before practice. They've stayed aligned a lot more lately! So it is doing well). I underestimated the distance of the loop I was doing so I cut across campus and finished at Kacey's house (Clinton's probably gonna shoot me for jumping up in miles). 7:52 average.

HR 57

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50
Comments
From Sarah Spiro on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 17:55:42 from 199.190.174.120

That's exactly how I feel too! Sometimes it just takes missing something to appreciate having it. Keep up the good work! :)

Total Distance
5.50

Felt great today energywise and my cold is almost gone, but I had bad cramps so I had to cut my run short. Not my greatest day. Shout out to Ashley for breaking up some of the scar tissue in my hamstring last night, I didn't feel any pain at all today! 8:00 average

HR 54

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
8.00

Felt pretty good today! Ran after weights (it was optional so there were a solid 6 of us there). Ran up in the neighborhoods. It was good to mix things up a bit! 8:04 average

HR 54

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
7.25

I was dead today. I think the combination of hills and weights yesterday is what made my legs so heavy. I have been kind of frustrated because I am getting tired around 5.5 miles where I used to get tired around 9-10 miles. But I know I just have to be patient and build my endurance back up. 7:55 average

HR 53

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 7.25
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Total Distance
8.00

Ran to practice today, maybe did it too quick at 7:08 average (2 miles). Then warmups and form mile after Alesha checked my SI joints (they weren't in alignment today so she helped me realign them). Today's workout was 60% on farm run. Started out feeling alright (a bit sick to my stomach but that's probably because I ate a ton of cookie dough at lunch, I have a bit of a sweet tooth haha). We started with a mile warmup at 7:41, then my splits for the 60% went 6:28, 6:44, 7:37, 7:33, and 8:07. It was the worst 60 I have done. I maybe should've done my extra miles after practice cause literally once I hit 5.5 to 6 miles I hit a wall. And today it was extreme, the last mile I had no energy and was just trying to finish. Clinton was a pal and encouraged me to keep going, it probably would have been much worse if he hadn't been there. So thanks Clinton! Coach wants me to get my iron tested, I sorta stopped taking my supplements which was a big mistake. Time to get some more iron in my diet too.

HR 60

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM: 2.75 on Dikes + Main Street, 7:48 average

PM: Felt a lot better energy-wise today, but legs were dead and I couldn't get my legs to move fast so I was in the back with Kamryn and Clinton for a lot of it. We did Cookie Jar run after warmups and form mile. We all stayed together as a group for the middle, but the first 2 miles and last half mile we spread out. Honestly I was just happy to be able to keep up because my legs were so heavy, I fell behind on the huge hill but other than that I could stay with the back end of the group. Added a lap at the track to get to 10 for the day. Once I get adjusted to the mileage I know I will be able to push up to the front group again, but for right now I know my main problem is just getting my strength back. 7:54 average.

HR 52

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
9.25

Legs are still heavy. Wind was extra strong today, though it was nice because I didn't pay attention to pace at all because I knew with the wind it was going to be slow, so that sort of forced me to relax and go slow. Did Dikes to Canyon, then back up to sheep tunnels. Unfortunately the wind blew so many bushes in front of the third one that it completely blocked the entrance, so I turned around and took main street back home. 8:15 average.

HR 50

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 9.25
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
9.25

VA loop + Shriner's run to the fire station. Back the same way. Breathing was harder than normal, thought it was a bit odd considering I had dropped in elevation but oh well it is what it is. 7:58 average. Still felt really tired around 6 miles.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 9.25
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
7.25

Wasatch loop to the zoo then cut across foothill instead of doing VA loop because I needed to get home. 7:42 average.

Happy birthday to my younger twin sisters! They turned 4 but Tess got upset because she wants to be 5.

HR 52

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 7.25
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
11.00

Felt much better today, didn't start to feel tired until 8.5 and the I-want-to-stop tired didn't come until 10 miles (that usually comes around 6.5 miles). I think it's because it was flat (cemetery run), and I got a lot of sleep last night (not intentional. When I woke up I was so surprised at how long I had slept, but I guess I needed it!) 7:53 average.

HR 46

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 11.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 11.00
Total Distance
10.00

Felt good today, ran up to the zoo trail and took it to the Red Butte drinking fountain. Went up the road towards the yellow fence until I hit 5 and back the same way. 8:16 average.

HR 48

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
10.25

Felt pretty good again today, did Wasatch loop again but cut down 13th to Foothill and did VA loop to the cemetery, 2 laps, then back up to guardsman and back home along 17th E and added to 10.25. 7:56 average.

HR 46

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 10.25
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
11.25

Went over to the Avenues then ran up death hill and over to City Creek then down to South Temple and up to 13th and back home. Felt good.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 11.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Warmups and form mile then a mile warmup. 5k group was doing 25x400s. It consisted of Ashley, Ashley, Angie and I so that was great! When coach first said it was speed today I was nervous because I haven't done speed in a long time, but then I thought it really wouldn't be that bad. I did 20x400s a long time ago just fine. I knew that it would be a long workout and that's what I usually do best at. The first five were supposed to be at 10k pace, then 5k pace, then I think 3k pace, then mile pace, and lastly coach was going to set the last set's pace. The rest was very little starting at 30, 45, 60, and 90 seconds. We started out and 10k pace felt harder than it should have and I was getting a bit worried, but I kept going. I think it's the rest that killed me. I averaged 86 for that set. The next set was where disaster set in. Also forgot to mention that wind was so strong today. I was literally getting blown over once we hit the curve a few times. Anyway, I just couldn't get my legs to move fast. It was the most frustrating feeling in the world, my legs were like lead. I think if I had remembered my flats that would have helped but I physically couldn't get my legs going. I wanted so bad to be able to keep up but I couldn't. I think if I was also in a better mood I could have done better, mentality wasn't there when I fell off. Ashley was a pal and encouraged me to work through. I hit that set in 94-97. That was discouraging. Coach told me to stop after that set.

Did cool down with Ashley afterwards, main street loop. Today just wasn't my day, even on the cool down I felt awful and we went super slow.

HR 56

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
5.00

Warmups, form mile, then 50% today for 5k group. It was a bit bigger today, Kaylee joined us and Clinton ran with us as well! He was going to show us a new trail, Ashley said it was really pretty so I'm bummed I couldn't do the whole thing. My hamstring was hurting, the exact same way it did on the Saturday before the week I was sent to the pool when I ran through it so I was nervous about running through it again. I know it was just aggravated by the speed yesterday. I told Clinton and he said to turn at 2. I did STEM and iced, it seemed to help. Other than the hamstring I felt pretty good, legs are still tired but with it just being a 50% I could hit the pace just fine and that was going uphill. So I know I'm just not used to speed work. Might be unfortunate for the meet this weekend but I am excited to be racing outdoors! I also was sore today which is kind of sad because I hit those 400s super slow. But oh well it was my best effort yesterday so that's what counts and I shouldn't get so discouraged.

HR 58

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.50
Total Distance
9.00

Felt better today and I finally wore my watch! So I got the pace. Warmups, form mile, then another 50%. We did Dikes the guys way which added on a bit. I fell off Angie and the Ashleys around sheep tunnels. Clinton stayed back with me cause he's supposed to stay at the back, but he never told me to speed up or anything so I feel accomplished. Going 50% pace uphill is harder than you'd think. Averaged 7:26. Then did 10x100 meter strides at mile pace with 15 seconds recovery between each. Again, I'm lacking in the speed department. Also, I am sore from Monday's workout and weights yesterday.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
7.00

Warmups, form mile, then 50%. I felt awful today, super tired and legs are definitely feeling it. We did hospital loop, pace was fast again. Once we hit the uphill I just crashed, probably because I could no longer use the downhill to keep me going. Paul tried to get me to pick it up but I couldn't. Iron is low, I've started taking supplements again to get it back up. I should never have stopped taking them.

Coach said I'm not racing this weekend which I'm bummed about. But as I've thought it out it's probably for the best, I'm obviously not in race shape right now.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Comments
From Natalie on Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 18:43:36 from 128.187.97.22

That darn low iron is the worst! Keep taking it and keep giving your best every day. It will come!

Total Distance
8.00

Decided to try out C trail today, the one that is steep uphill. I thought it would flatten out after 2ish miles cause that's how the trails back in Salt Lake area are but nope this one literally scales the mountain. It's more of a hiking trail than running trail but it can be done! The view was absolutely amazing. I went up by the houses/cabins all the way up there, and past a few. I turned when snow was covering the path and I realized what time it was otherwise I probably would have kept going just to see how high up I could get. I was almost to the top of the mountain at that point though, I bet in another mile I would have been at the peak. Cedar has baby mountains though compared to those up north. But it was still cool to see exactly how far up the mountain I had gone when I got back to the bottom. 4 miles of steep uphill and 4 of steep downhill to average out at a whopping 10:18 pace #killingit

Shout out to the entire SUU student body cause everyone and their dog is getting engaged.

I've been thinking a lot about how my approach to running this year has differed from my approach last year. Last year I was confident in myself and in my training and knew I could be a top runner in the state. This year the field of competitors is completely different, everyone was once a top runner. I have lost confidence in myself and have been approaching workouts with the attitude that I'm sub par and out of shape. While it is partially true it shouldn't affect my attitude or drive because I can and will improve with time. Just because I suck right now doesn't mean that my current performances define who I am as a runner. If I work through the hard times I will eventually be able to experience the good times. And they could even come this year, I am capable of PRing and running a fast 5k this season and I will do everything I can to make sure that happens. I know I will have an outstanding end to my freshman year at SUU.

HR 56

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
1.75

Hard core momma jogging with Maddy

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 1.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

I had Alesha check out my knee cause it's been hurting, I'm just breaking and it's the worst. This one I will be running through unless it becomes more painful. I missed the warmups because of it but jumped in for the last of the stretches and did the form mile. Today was a 50%, we did End of the World and Kaylee picked us up. It was really nice because it's all slightly downhill and the wind was to our backs. We averaged 7:14, without the wind and downhill it probably would have been closer to 7:30. I started to feel tired at 3 today which wasn't fun but I stuck it out until the end. Thought that was a bit weird but I think I'm getting better at maintaining/pushing through. Stayed with Angie and Brighton for the whole thing, felt good about that cause usually they kill it on the 50s and I usually can't keep up for the last 3-4 miles. Once we got back to the track we did a lap to get warmed up again and did 10x100 meter strides with 15 seconds rest, this time on the turf. I did mine barefoot, don't know if I should feel embarrassed or accomplished because of my killer sock tan. Then ice and STEM.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
8.75

Knee was more painful today. I only feel it when going uphill, downhill and up or down stairs. Haley thinks I irritated the Bursa underneath my kneecap. She wanted me to stay as flat as possible. So I did the form mile and mile warmup, then 2 laps before starting the 80%. I stayed on the track, did 1.5 at 6:23 pace and another .75 at 6:13 pace. Then since I couldn't do whistle hills I did 100 meter strides. Then cooled down on the short 2 mile main street loop.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 8.75
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
7.00

Warmups, form mile, then coach told us today was 50% but he didn't care if we hit the pace. I ran with Amber. Everyone was doing main street loop and knee was feeling good so I decided to try it even though it's not flat. Felt good until we turned to go back uphill towards the track at the end. Weird cause it was sudden, not gradually getting worse. Iced and STEM.

I have decided to serve an LDS mission and received my call today! I have been assigned to the Missouri Independence Mission and leave for the Provo MTC on June 22. I am beyond excited to serve these people and share the happiness of the gospel with them!

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Comments
From Connor Baller on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 22:40:54 from 75.169.179.209

You are so cool and are gonna be an awesome missionary

From Sarah! on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 21:19:21 from 174.23.23.52

Thanks Connor! :)

Total Distance
6.50

Warmups, form mile, then mile warmup and strides. Workout was 5x1000s with 90 seconds rest. Legs actually felt loose and felt like I could get them moving! That hasn't happened for a while. Workout still wasn't the greatest, I ate a huge lunch before practice and puked a few times. :) Splits went 3:37, 3:36, 3:49, 3:59, 4:09. I know I faded and I need to work on it, but oddly I still felt good about the workout because I know I worked hard. Then got in a mile before weights.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 3.00Nike Flats Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
6.84

Started running Cross Hollows then decided I wasn't in the mood for the long uphill at the end so I turned at 3 then ran up into the neighborhoods. Was going to add on along Dikes to 10 but .75 away from my house there's this teeny hill on the trail and as I went up it I got sharp pain in my knee. Stopped because it was unexpected, then walked a few steps and it felt fine, then started again and as soon as I went to my right leg sharp pain again. I couldn't run up this puny little hill, I shouldn't even call it a hill. So I walked up it to where it was flat, and started again. A little sharp pain but as I kept going it was fine. So I ran to my house and stopped because I didn't want to risk making it worse. It just scared me because it hasn't been that sharp before, and just the fact that the pain come on suddenly, not gradually getting worse as the run goes on.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 6.84
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
6.00

Ran to the track and did a couple 400s with equal recovery, hit 77, 80, 82. Wind was really strong so if it was a perfect day with no wind they would've been faster. They weren't awesome but they weren't terrible either so I'm satisfied. I figured I should attempt to do some faster speed because I haven't done fast speed in forever, and if I race it'll be a shock to my body. Coach was going to put me in the 1500 this weekend (though he missed the registration deadline... hence why I'm not racing) but I'm kind of glad he didn't because I know that if I race that short/fast of a race I will be dying. Not really sure why he wanted to put me in the 1500, maybe to see where my speed's at. Knee felt pretty good today, was a bit painful on the uphill. Haley thinks I've irritated the bursa around my kneecap.

HR 56

Nike Flats Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
8.00

VERY windy day today. Warmups and form mile before the run. Today was survival day on End of the World (meaning don't fall off the pack into no-man's land, so that when we go up into the mountains we don't get eaten by a bear. After all bears don't like fast food). Haha anyway, pace was pretty quick at 6:57 average but the wind obviously helped, though I bet without it we still would've been under 7:15 average. I started feeling it around the 4th mile but didn't start to struggle until the 5th, fell off the pack at 5.5, though my last 2 miles were consistent at 6:49 and 6:50 so they must have sped up. We all hopped into coach's truck at the 6 mile and I did another mile back at the track.

HR 54

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Shout out to Connor for getting called to Paris, France and my Roommate Megan for getting called to Jacksonville, Florida!

Had class right before practice, I made it on time but had to go to the training room for my knee exercises before I could start running. I got out in time to do the last half mile of the form mile. Real cold and windy. 5k group consisted of Angie, the Ashleys, Brighton and I. Our workout was a 60%. We did it on Cross Hollows and started at the trail. It just wasn't a very good day. It was supposed to be 5 miles at the 60 but I broke down at the 4th. Splits went 6:31, 6:34, 6:54, 7:48. Then gave up on the pace because I was just so frustrated with myself. Everyone in the 5k group are our top runners for Cross and then there's me. I couldn't even keep up on the warmup, they just go so fast and I'm just so discouraged that I can't keep up.

HR 57

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
8.00

Went in to talk to coach today because I have been discouraged. I told him about feeling tired and how my legs have felt so heavy for months. He says I look really fatigued in practice and he's trying to figure me out :) I'm going to see if I can get some blood tests done cause coach wonders if there's something going on, he says I'm the only one who hasn't adapted to his program. Usually by now freshman start to bring their times down a lot, but I still look so tired in practice. Hopefully the tests show something, if not I don't know why I'm struggling so much. Missed the warmups and form mile because of our talk. Did a mile warmup then started the workout. 5k group did 6x800s at 5k pace, coach put the range as 2:38-2:48 so I decided to shoot for 3:00. Hit 2:58, 2:53, 2:57, 2:58, 3:02, 3:02. Cooled down to 8.

HR 62

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
7.25

Easy run on my own, Dikes + Canyon run.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 7.25
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Race: UVU Invite (3.107 Miles) 00:20:46
Total Distance
7.50

Carpooled to UVU with the other redshirts, I ran their warmup as a shakeout and added to 2. Warmed up 2 more miles then strides, stretching and drills.The meet was behind and took forever to start the races, I warmed up too soon. Worst race of my life (okay second worst, Roy Griak definitely takes the cake there). I considered dropping out halfway through but decided against it. Came through the mile at 5:49 then died. 6:45 (12:34), and 7:22 (19:56) were my other splits, then 50 seconds for the last .1. Skipped the cool down because we needed to head back to Cedar.

I've thought a lot about my race, and I know that mentally I wasn't there and I could've improved my time a lot if I would have been more positive. It was a good learning experience. I've also thought about how I am running right now and think it is almost a blessing. Obviously I wish that I could be running as fast as I was last year, but it has made me more grateful for signing with SUU. Coach, instead of cutting my scholarship out of frustration that I can't hit the times he wants me to, is genuinely trying to figure out a way to get me better for the years to come. He doesn't think any less of me because of how I am performing right now and instead sees the potential in me and every other athlete that he has had and focuses on what we can become. I know of a few coaches that would do the opposite. It has also pushed me towards serving a mission, I don't know what my choice would have been if I was doing really well right now. I know that I am going to have the best and hardest times on my mission, but know I will love it and be extremely grateful for serving one.

Nike Spikes Miles: 3.10
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
5.75

Easy run on my own after conference. Calves are sore from wearing spikes for the first time in months yesterday.

For those looking for an uplifting message I'd encourage you to watch tomorrow's general conference sessions at 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM MDT. They are available online at lds.org or on the radio or TV.

"As you prepare for general conference, I invite you to ponder questions you need to have answered. There are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations."

- President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 5.75
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
3.75

50% run, 5 steps into it my calves were burning. Made it a mile before I had to stop because they were so painfully tight. Stretched them for a bit, then continued. After a bit my hamstring tightened up. Still continued hoping it would be okay, but turned a little while later because I did not want to injure my hamstring again. Feel bad about how little I ran but I know that if I had gone to 8 like I planned it would have been bad news for my hammy. On the bright side it's been doing really well up until now, hopefully it feels good tomorrow.

HR 52

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 3.75
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
7.00

Because of the festival of excellence we had no classes today! Practice was held in the morning and it was really nice. Warmups, form mile, then redshirts did a 50% on Dikes. 7:34 average. Felt good for the first 2 miles and then not so much, but managed to stay within range for the rest of it. Had to hurry to make up a test I missed on Friday so I couldn't add to 8, but I'll probably go for a second run later today.

HR 52

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Comments
From Connor Baller on Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 12:53:38 from 104.175.134.136

Getting you off the Lone Faithfuls list. Were you able to get another run in?

From Sarah! on Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 20:09:51 from 174.23.226.57

Oh thanks! Haha probs not, had a bit too much fun with the roomies partying it up :)

Total Distance
7.25

50% again today on Cross Hollows. Decided to go the slow end of the pace. It was nice to actually relax for a couple miles of downhill. 7:45 average. I'm very sore from weights yesterday.

HR 52

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 7.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM: 3 miles easy

PM: 50% on canyon run, took the trail on the way back which slowed us down. Ended up averaging 7:39. Felt relaxed, but it still felt fast. But you know it's okay, the pace really isn't too much to ask, I think I've just been trying too hard to keep up with the other girls and on days when I can't it has been discouraging despite being well within the range. Having that meeting with Coach was good because he suggested staying at the back end of the pace and was totally fine with it, which relieved a lot of pressure I put on myself. The run was GLORIOUS thanks to Clinton :) Knee and hammy were bugging a bit today but weren't too bad, iced and STEM afterwards. Might see if Ashley can rub out my hamstring later tonight.

HR 53

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50
Total Distance
7.00

50% on Main Street, 7:40 average. Clinton's stories are hilarious! I'm gonna miss these runs. Less than a month left until I move back to Salt Lake, and even crazier: 74 days until I report to the MTC!

HR 53

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
4.00

Annalee and I had the great idea of pulling an all nighter. It was a blast. I went for a 4 mile run at 7:30.

Update: I crashed real hard at noon.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 5.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Total Distance
7.00

Warmups, form mile, then 2 miles warmup and strides. Redshirts workout was 10x300s. The first few felt weird, like I had forgotten what it felt like to go fast. Unfortunately after a few it wasn't so fun anymore, it was definitely a shock to get going again. Times went 53, 54, 55, 60, 62, 61, 60, 62, 60, 61, averaging out at 58. Obviously my speed is lacking because I've been doing the 5k group's workouts, but it felt good to open up the stride again. Cooled down to 7.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 3.00Nike Flats Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
6.00

I hurt all over. Sore from yesterday and my hamstrings were bugging. Cramps. Just a sucky day for running. Ran with Kacey and Ashley and Maddy followed us on a bike :)

HR 60

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
7.00

Apparently practice was on our own today, but none of us got the memo :) We did Razorbacks. I just relaxed and enjoyed the run, my legs are still a bit sore. Once we got to the trail I went up a little and my hammy wasn't feeling it so I came back down and continued along the road up the canyon (gradual uphill hurt less than the steeper hills on Razorbacks) and took Canyon run trail back to the track.

HR 56

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
4.00

Have 2 tests tomorrow and 2 huge assignments coming up, it's a stressful time. Next week is dead week and the week after that finals week. You know it's real when you have to skip the Jungle Book premier. Cut my run short, 4 miles.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles, out and back on Cross Hollows. Wind was very strong today, I was almost blown off the path a few times.

Motivation to run is very low right now, the fact that I'm going to be out of shape for 18 months has me a little less excited to be working hard. After all, it's all going to waste. I have senioritis all over again, this time with running.

What got me out the door today was the crazy statistic Ashley learned in class (she's majoring in exercise science): if you go 6 days without doing cardio exercises you lose 60% of your cardio, but if you go 30 days without working out your muscles you only lose 7% of your muscle mass. Runners are screwed.

I feel bad because I should want to run all I can before I go on my mission, take advantage of the time I have to workout before I get limited to a half hour a day. But like I said before, I won't get a pay off for any hard work I put in right now. So on days like yesterday when it turned back into winter I lose the desire to run. #sorry

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

Today was a 50%, I ended up averaging 7:45. So technically I hit the pace, but once we hit the uphill my hamstring was really bugging and I fell back to above 8:00 pace, which is considered "too slow." The downhill was fast enough to make up for the slow uphill. Iced afterwards.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.50
Total Distance
7.00

Sheep Tunnels! It was my first time running all the way through. Fun but also kind of scary! Then went back up to Main Street, down the road by the hotels to campus (but not before filling up on good old electrolytes!) Finished to 7. Weights afterwards was death. Jk, it really wasn't that bad I just have really weak arms.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
3.50

Today was a speed day, I was pumped for the workout because I actually was hoping to do 400s just so that I can kind of feel where I'm at pace-wise. I did 3 and they felt awesome, I was surprised actually because I don't feel like I'm in that great of shape and didn't think I could go below 80 on any of them so I was extra pumped when I hit 76, 78, and 79. We were supposed to do 6 of them (coach put me in the 800 group today) at 1500 pace. On the 4th my hamstring really tightened up with 200 to go, I was on pace for another sub-80 but my hammy! Ended up with a 90 and Paul told me to go to the training room. Bummed cause it was turning out much better than I expected.

HR 60

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 2.50Nike Flats Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
2.00

Hamstring felt better than yesterday, still bugged a bit but wasn't bad. STEM before practice. Did the form mile and Clinton said I could do another mile. Then stretching, ice and STEM afterwards. Haley says I can still race on Saturday which I'm pumped for. I figure it's my last one before my mission so why not just go for it? Hopefully my hamstring doesn't bug me too bad in the race.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
3.00

3 miles then biked a half hour. Last day of classes!

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Race: BYU Collegiate Invite (1 Miles) 00:05:46, Place overall: 26
Total Distance
5.00

A mile shakeout in the morning with Ashley and Kamryn

1.5 warmup at BYU

Mile race: felt like I was going a lot faster than I actually was, most likely because I haven't gone that fast in months. Also, wind is currently 20 mph (though it was stronger earlier) so conditions aren't ideal. It's fortunate we live in Cedar City because that's become almost the norm so I was kind of used to it. Anyways, got a bad start and was out in lane 3 the whole first lap, then lane 2 for about 1.5 laps and finally moved into lane 1 for the last 1.5. Sort of died towards the end, I'm not used to racing. Amber was just ahead of me and I was ahead of all the other redshirts until the last lap when, just like in high school, I got outkicked by all but Kaylee in the last 200 meters. Yay. But, it was fun to race again and experience some of the joys of running once more. A little bummed about the time but I really just raced for fun so it doesn't really matter. Also, to put it in perspective, there were 12 girls seeded under 5 and only one broke it, so it was just a slow day for distance. Glad I can still break 6:00, I'm sure that'll be a struggle when I get back from my mission :)

Cooled down 1.5.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 4.00Nike Spikes Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
4.50

Practice was at 8 today. Hamstring has been bugging but it's feeling much better than I expected it to after racing. Did main street loop and cut down the road by the hotels.

Coach told us redshirts that today was the last day we had to come, I was kind of sad :(

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 2.50Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
7.00

Ran with the Ashleys, neither of them could run this morning so they had to do the workout later. Did warmups and a mile warmup, then I just ran at a comfortable pace to Home Depot and timed their whistle hills. Then did their cool down back to the track.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
10.00

Decided to run slow until I felt about as tired as I would after a quick 6 mile 50%, which ended up being around mile 9. At that point I thought I might as well go to 10. Pulled out the winter gear once again, the weather in Utah is unpredictable. 41 and rainy, but the rain felt good, at least until it started to pour.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
0.00

Basketball and rock climbing after my last final! It was a blast.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

Took the day off

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles through the neighborhoods, hamstring was bugging a bit.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
2.25

2.25 with Maddy at 6:57 average then Humans vs. Zombies with the crew.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 2.25
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
0.00

Hiked Kannaraville Falls with Paige and Morgan, beautiful day!

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
8.00

Started out with Cross Hollows, then hooked onto Cookie Jar. Once I got to the top of the hill I felt adventurous and went up another hill, then when the road hooked up with another I took it until it turned into a dead end. But that didn't stop me! Took some four wheeler trails until I ran into a construction site, which is where I realized I didn't even know if the trails were going to lead to the road I was hoping they would. But I didn't admit defeat! Kept going and found that they did in fact lead to that road :) went past the aquatics center and took Dikes back home.

It's going to be a change to go from hot and dry to hot and humid, I'm excited for it but also not because I've heard heat and humidity can be miserable. The dryness was getting to me today but I know I'll probably miss it in a few months. Though I am excited to go down to 1000 ft elevation instead of 6000, even dropping to 4000 (Salt Lake) feels awesome so I bet running in Missouri is going to feel amazing.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
0.00

Hiked the C trail with Maddy (9.5 miles). I wonder what the running equivalent would have been? It was a solid workout on its own, took about 4 hours (it's pretty steep). When we got home Paige and Morgan had decorated the house with balloons for an early birthday party! I have the best teammates.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
6.00

Dikes + Canyon run, last run in Cedar for a while!

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

Wasatch loop, legs were a bit tight.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Shriner's run, hamstring tightened up a lot towards the end. Other than that it was a great run.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

Ran to sugarhouse, did a grass lap, back along 1700 E then up to foothill and to 900 S then back home along Military Dr.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

VA loop, 4 miles. My runs have been 7:55 to 8:00 pace, nice and relaxed which feels awesome. I'm becoming more like the average American, running solely to stay in shape. Oh also to have fun, but that's probably what separates me from them. The average American most certainly thinks running is torture, only those of us dedicated enough to get past the wall of death (AKA actually getting in shape) can experience the joys of running. Luckily I'm not (yet) down to the level of making completely unrealistic new year's resolutions only to discover getting in shape actually requires effort.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

Wasatch loop again, it's getting toasty! Granted I ran at the hottest part of the day. Had trouble breathing today, allergies? Kneecap pain is back, I will be icing it later.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Bruised my foot playing soccer barefoot so that was smooth. Today I could feel my hip was out of place so I did my best to get it back in. Did Shriner's run, felt pretty good. 8:06 average.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

VA loop. Started out real slow at 8:50 first mile and brought the pace down, fastest mile being 6:45. Averaged out at 7:45. Felt good to open up the stride.

It must be my time for stupid injuries. Whacked the back of my heel on my dresser, it kind of hurts to walk now. We'll see about running tomorrow.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

Went on a walk with Olivia, was limping the first half but the pain numbed towards the end. I think I'm gonna play it safe and take today off so that I don't screw something else up by limping.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

Biked with Isaac up the zoo trail, was a good workout!

Met a guy who is running his 399th marathon tomorrow. He has run a marathon in every state plus DC, as well as on every continent. He has run a marathon a month for the past 270 something months. #goals

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

VA loop. Took a different way back home, going up Sunnyside. Breaking my running habit is going to be much harder than I originally thought. I've been busy the past couple days which I thought would distract from running (especially since I'm not training for anything, I'm just running to stay in shape) and even then I couldn't stop thinking about it and felt guilty for not running. Why am I guilty? I'm going to be out of shape on my mission so why am I still trying to stay in shape? I just love running too much. I've accepted the fact that I'll be out of shape on my mission but I think it's the transition from being fit to being out of shape that terrifies me.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

Wasatch loop. 7:57 average. Was definitely feeling the days I took off, maybe I will just wait until I get to the MTC to stop caring about being in shape. And who knows, maybe I will be walking or biking more than I think I will on my mission.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Comments
From Sarah Spiro on Wed, Jun 08, 2016 at 19:55:55 from 104.169.185.57

When do you leave??

From Sarah! on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 16:54:27 from 70.212.42.7

I leave the 22nd! :)

Total Distance
4.00

Nice and easy. 8:04 average.

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

Long time no blog! I have been running, not as consistently as I would like but now I've got time. But with my farewell out of the way I've got nothing to distract me from what little time I have left! 9 days and counting.

If anyone wants to email me while I'm on my mission I would love it! My email is sarah.sargent@myldsmail.net. If you want to recieve my weekly emails either text me or comment your email below!

Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Comments
From Connor Baller on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 18:04:33 from 199.201.103.65

Arnellconnor@yahoo.com

Total Distance
3.00

Oh my, I'm so out of shape. 3 around the neighborhood with Clara. I did feel better than I expected though, so that was a plus!

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
3.50

Today was rough. Did VA loop, but with quite a bit of stopping/walking. Got down to 7:30 pace for a bit! That's the fastest I've gone in a loooong time. Averaged 8:29. Adjusting to altitude, losing weight and getting in shape will be more difficult than I thought.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 9.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.50
Total Distance
3.25

Hard time breathing but effort was good. That's what I'm going to start going off of because my body just can't go as fast as it used to. Kind of discouraging but I'll do what I can! 8:32 average with 6 stops, hoping to be able to run through without stopping here in the next couple weeks.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 3.25
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
5.00

Good 2.5 run with Clara. Felt better than yesterday! Got a nosebleed towards the end, probably from the dry air.

Later felt my depression getting deeper so I went on another 2.5 mile run. Seemed to help a little.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
4.25

Took 1900 E to Sunnyside and up to the zoo and back the same way. Started at just over 9:00 pace and finished at just under 8:00 pace. 8:32 average. I'm worried that I'm not going to be in good enough shape by January to start training with the team. But then again I'm less than a week into getting back into shape. Any advice on the best way to get in shape?

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.25
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Comments
From allie on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 at 18:19:21 from 24.99.46.55

consistency and patience :)

you'll gain a lot over 6-7 weeks of consistent running, and i think you'll be surprised by your fitness come january.

my opinion: don't try to force any workouts to get in shape quickly over the next month+. just focus on running steady, and slowly bring your easy pace down over time as you regain fitness. better to show up healthy and hungry in january rather than worn out from a fitness cram session. maybe throw in some fartlek runs or strides to get the dust out, otherwise just get the miles in. your body will find its groove.

welcome back, btw. hope all is well.

Total Distance
4.00

VA loop, 7:53 average. Fastest mile was 7:08 (downhill). It's good to know that I haven't lost everything, just need to get my endurance back.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

3 with Clara

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
4.00

Today was the first day I actually felt good! I was relaxed and enjoyed it! Did VA loop again.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
1.00

Went to Regionals and got to see coach and the team! Probably ran a mile or more from booking it to cheer the team on.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
0.00

I'm allergic to something. Have hives everywhere and itch like crazy. It's painful to walk and I kind of limp to avoid putting my weight on areas that hurt, so thought it best not to run so I don't get tight from limping.

Night Sleep Time: 11.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 11.00
Total Distance
0.00

Feet have swollen goose eggs on them. Way too painful to walk let alone run.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
3.10

Ran towards sugarhouse. 8:12 average.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 3.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

2.5 with Clara and added on after. Felt good. Walking no longer seems to be an issue, so I'll take that as improvement!

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

VA loop, felt good

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
7.25

I've been itching to get up on 11th Ave for a while and gave in today. Shriner's run. Maybe it wasn't smart to go so far but I enjoyed it haha. Felt good, I'm getting back into running quicker than I thought I would. 8:20 average.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 7.25
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 1.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
3.75

Felt crappy (pun intended). Other than that had a fun time in the rain

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 3.75
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
0.00

Travel day

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

A couple laps around the island and added a little, the road was iced over.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
4.00

Two laps around the island.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

1.5 laps around

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

Yikes, another day of not running. I need to make running a bigger priority. Since deciding not to go back to SUU until the fall (many factors went into the decision, it's for the best) I've developed the awful attitude of "if I miss running today it's not going to be that big of a deal." I'm making it my goal to not miss a day of running for the next 3 weeks (excluding Sundays of course).

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

I'm catching a cold. Did VA loop, didn't feel very good but it wasn't awful either. Went faster than I did in Idaho.

Core later. Gonna make another goal to do core every night.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
4.00

2 out and back on Foothill. Felt okay, my cold is hitting me pretty hard. 7:58 average.

On a brighter note, noticed that my pants were loose today so out of curiosity I hopped on the scale and realized I've lost 10 pounds! Was surprised actually because I've had more junk than food with nutritional value. Maybe I should be better about that...

Core later.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles + core

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

Wow I'm off to a great start with my goals... yesterday I was incredibly busy, surprising I know. I suppose it's time to start again! 4 late in the dark. Felt good.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles. Felt okay.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

VA loop. I've been having weird lower abdominal pain the past couple days, trying to figure out what it is, doesn't feel muscular. Quite uncomfortable to run, though it seemed to numb out throughout the run.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
3.25

Not the most enjoyable run but it was good to get out. Felt kind of nauseous.

Turns out I'm not so great at this whole get back in shape thing. The only thing holding me back is my lack of motivation (especially when it's below freezing outside) and constant justification of things that shouldn't be justified, such as not going for runs. Having the goal of getting back in shape is great, but it's hard to meet it when I'm missing objectives. I'm looking into local races that I can sign up for to further my motivation and give me something to work toward. I think I might do the Salt Lake Running race series that starts in February, it's far enough away that I can get into decent shape and at least not feel like I'm going die when I race.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 3.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

Felt good today! Went at my relaxed pace for the first bit, then picked it up. Ended up hitting 50% pace the last 2 miles with the last one being 7:13. Not bad for how out of shape I am. 8:00 average pace.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 5.25
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
5.50

Felt good today. Wasatch loop.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
4.00

Felt good, VA loop. I tripped on a rock right at the beginning (don't worry I caught myself before I fell) but think I must have twisted my ankle. It was fine throughout the run but now it hurts. It'll probably be fine though.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
3.50

Today it was really hard to get out the door, so I'm happy I did.

Took 1300 S up to 2100 E, 2100 S, and took 1900 E and Harrison back home.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Total Distance
4.00

4 with Clara, windy day! Felt like fall. Went to sugarhouse and did a road lap.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
4.00

Squoze in a run between jobs. I might have to start running early in the morning because my days are really busy.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
4.00

VA loop

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
6.00

Wasatch loop and added to 6

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
5.25

Nice relaxed run. Felt good.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 5.25
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance
6.00

Same as yesterday but added to 6. Felt good.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
5.00

Ran to Liberty, did a lap on the wood chips and back. Focused on the hill, was nice to work a little harder at the end.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
6.00

Ran to Sugarhouse, 2 road laps, then back home and added to 6. Yesterday was certainly a white Christmas, and now everyone is taking advantage of the snow! The only other time I have seen Sugarhouse that busy was at State. All those hills make for good sledding. On the second lap a woman passed me, I was a little startled (I had only seen 2 other runners) but decided to match my pace to hers. She seemed to be going a lot faster than I was so I wasn't confident I could keep up, but surprisingly it felt good and I seemed to be stronger than she was on hills. I miss running with a team and having people faster than I am to push me.

Good news! I have lost 15 pounds now since coming home from my mission, 5 to go to get back to my normal weight!
 

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 1.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Total Distance
3.00

Work went an hour longer than it was supposed to. Shortened the time I had allotted for running, did as much as I could with the time I had.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
4.00

I'm just guessing on the mileage (Garmin is dead, I need to remember to charge it). Got a lot done today, feels good. Went to the bank, bought a car, registered said car, and worked.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
6.25

Didn't feel so great today. Felt lethargic. Inversion is getting pretty bad, can't see the mountains across the valley anymore. I went up past the zoo and took Wasatch for a while, then turned around and came back down 1300 S.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 6.25
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
2.00

Couldn't breathe. Felt like I was suffocating, asthma must be acting up.

Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Total Distance
904.94
Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 298.25Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 39.25Nike Pegasus 32 II Miles: 329.59Nike Flats Miles: 14.50Nike Spikes Miles: 4.10Nike Pegasus 31 II Miles: 172.60
Night Sleep Time: 799.50Nap Time: 10.50Total Sleep Time: 810.00
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