Dont hate me cuz you aint me Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:50:37 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Oct 16, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-16-2018.html <p>AM: Hospital Loop and South Ogden</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 15, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-15-2018.html <p>AM Double: Hospital Loops.</p> <p>PM: Reverse Upper. Love that run. Some barefoot on the turf and then strides.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 13, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-13-2018.html <p>Sick long run on Ben Lomond mountain with Coach, Carson, Zach, and Nathaniel. First three mile climb was sweet. Next two miles are normally really nice but there was a lot of snow and then people went on the snow, made footprints, they froze, and it was kinda sketchy on the ankles. Even though those miles weren&#39;t as good, the view was amazing and it was a really fun time!</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 12, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-12-2018.html <p>Unpopular opinion: Reverse upper is better than normal upper. Nice chill run, beautiful weather. Finished with a few strides.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 11, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-11-2018.html <p>Drove over to the Parkway with the boys for a workout. It was 5x3min @ 5:30ish, 1 min @ 7:00ish, 1 min @ 4:30ish, 3 min @ 7:30ish. Apparently this type of workout is one of Riley Cooks favorites. Legs were sore from Tuesday but were fine. After the last 1 min we got moving well and they were tired. Coach biked along with us which was fun. Got a nice cooldown in.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 10, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-10-2018.html <p>Ran out towards Pipe, turned around a lil earlier than the guys to go to the bathroom. After that I went exploring on some other trails. It was cool at the start but then I didn&#39;t want to keep climbing and had to bushwack my way down towards the school lol finished with strides.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 09, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-09-2018.html <p>Lit workout at Beus. 2x400,8xK,2x400. 75&#39;s for the 400&#39;s. 3:07&#39;s on the k&#39;s and 70&#39;s on the 400&#39;s. It was a great workout. I felt great, it was smooth like a hot knife through butter. Cool down and got yoked.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 08, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-08-2018.html <p>AM: Ran with Tyson around 10am. It was beautiful outside. 4.5 easy.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: Upper with strides.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 06, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-06-2018.html <p>Parked at the Ridge and ran all over the Jail Trails. I was trying to take it easier cuz it was a chill day but fetch there was a lot of elevation gain and some pretty tough spots. I ran across the face of the mountain to Suncrest/Highland Blvd, where I would run in jr high, and then back to the school with some barefoot on the grass to finish up.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 05, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-05-2018.html <p>USU Invitational&nbsp;</p> <p>2.58 warm up with Beej. Changed into my spikes and headed over to the line. Did the normal drills, got a good amount of strides in. They were playing some good music so I was just having a good time singing along and chillin.&nbsp;</p> <p>Goals for the race: Drop as much time off my time from the race a couple weeks earlier (22:43) Being the last race of the year and not having anything to lose, push myself and see where the fitness I have is. Feeling like I ran too conservative last time, I wanted to push the middle miles. Watch splits of the Autumn Classic were 5:08,5:24,5:21,5:08. They have&nbsp;more accurate mile splits online but since I only have watch mile splits for this race (a lot smaller race)&nbsp;thats what I&#39;ll compare.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Splits today were 4:58, 5:01, 5:19, 5:20. First mile was good, was in&nbsp;25th place maybe. Second mile I continued to move really well, was right where I wanted to be. After the downhill, a side-ache formed on my right side which was not fun. Instead of continuing to&nbsp;move&nbsp;up, I went to the same speed as the guys around me. Eventually it went away and with a few hundred meters to go I picked up the pace and passed a couple guys and had a good kick. I finished at 22:20, 23 seconds faster than on the 15th, something that you have to be happy about. I pushed myself, ran hard, am moving in the right direction, and getting more fit every week. The season was great while it lasted. Now we got a couple months of training for track where I&#39;ll have my first hard workouts. Its gonna be exciting!</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 04, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-04-2018.html <p>30 minutes easy and some strides.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 03, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-03-2018.html <p>Easy 50. Glute got slightly worse as the run went on. Paul worked on it along with my hips for a while.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 02, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-02-2018.html <p>Warm up, drills, strides.&nbsp;</p> <p>Workout was 2(8x400&#39;s at alternating paces) We were hitting 74&#39;s and 95. 5 minutes recovery inbetween sets. Then 2 200&#39;s.&nbsp;</p> <p>Some barefoot miles and then back to the weight room for lifting. I went hard on them squats&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 01, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-01-2018.html <p>AM: 4.65 around the hospital.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: Chill 60&nbsp;on middle and then strides.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>My watch died so I couldn&#39;t put in the info for friday and saturday but just went and did that so feel free to check it out.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 29, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-29-2018.html <p>Did about 65 of my 90 with the guys. We ran on the River Trail which I&#39;ve done before while in St George. Its right below the house of a family friends house that we&#39;ve stayed in. Its flat and fast so that plus the guys being a little antsy made it a medium effort. I&nbsp;got some of the run on my watch and then some on Juliens. About 6:25avg for 14 miles. Had some nice chocolate milk after and a lil nap.&nbsp;</p> <p>The rest of the day was pretty sweet with going to Pine Valley and playing pickleball.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 28, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-28-2018.html <p>Carson and I embarked on our totally lit weekend in St George right after my History class. We got to the Cedar invite with a JV race to go and then the varsity. The team raced well and got 1st for boys, 2nd for girls. After it was all done, Carson and I did our 60. It was perfect timing. Light when we started, dark when we finished, and an amazingly beautiful sunset during it. We ran down Thunderbird way and got on the Coal Creek trail going into the canyon. Good times.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 27, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-27-2018.html <p>Drove over to 21st street Pond for the tempo run. I like that place. It&#39;s really nice for tempo runs with each lap being a&nbsp;lil over a mile.&nbsp;</p> <p>Warm up, strides, drills. Workout was 2mile tempo, 90 sec rest, 2 mile tempo, 8 min rest 6x400.&nbsp;I hit 10:28 and 10:23. It felt smooth, good strong effort, my achilles was fine, fun times. The 4&#39;s were faster to open the legs up a bit. Cooldown and then lifting.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 26, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-26-2018.html <p>Easy 40 minutes. Going down to St. George this weekend! I&rsquo;ll be at&nbsp;the Cedar invite so I get to see some Pine View homies :)&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 25, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-25-2018.html <p>Warm up to Beus, drills, strides</p> <p>Workout was 2x400,7x800,2x400,2x200. Faster on the first two 4&#39;s. Then 2:26&#39;s for&nbsp; the 8&#39;s. Back down on the 4&#39;s and 2&#39;s. We were running pretty smoothly on the 8&#39;s. It was all feeling pretty good.&nbsp;</p> <p>Cooldown and lifting.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 24, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-24-2018.html <p>AM: Chill morning run on the Hospital loop.&nbsp;</p> <p>PM: Ran Middle for the first time. It was sweet. Really liked it.&nbsp;Bonus, the fountain of speed was on! Apparently middle has more verticle than upper.... Strides.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 22, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-22-2018.html <p>Ran from Coach P&#39;s house. It was my first 90 since being back and it was also the most difficult trails that I&#39;ve done since being back which made for a tough run but we made it out alive haha. Im really pleased with it and with this whole week. It was a hard week but a great week for building the base that I need for the months to come.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 21, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-21-2018.html <p>Soooooo today I took my very first college exam!!! It was great but the one down side is that it took a really long time. A long enough time that I couldn&#39;t run home and get lunch so I had to buy lunch on campus and eat 15 minutes before running. I got to the locker room and realized that since I didn&#39;t go home I didn&#39;t get my running clothes either lol smh. Carson stepped up big time and supplied me with shorts, socks, and shoes haha.</p> <p>We had a distance run that I took pretty easy. We went on Pipe and finished on Mt. Ogden and Gibbs, that was a tough last mile or two. Strides.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 20, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-20-2018.html <p>3x2k, 1xmile&nbsp;</p> <p>Warm up over to the soccer field. Drills, strides. Workout was 3x2k. First one was at 6:27 but adjusted a lil slower after that. We then hit 6:32&#39;s. Pacing wasn&#39;t very smooth on the two but third was a lot better. Then 1 mile and I hit 5:08 and it was really smooth. Started dry heaving the last 200 of the third 2k but finished and then the mile was fine.&nbsp;</p> <p>Some barefoot on the grass and then finished up. Lifting.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 19, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-19-2018.html <p>Recovery 60 on Pipe. Strides.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 18, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-18-2018.html <p>4 sets of 3x600 with an additional 600 at the end @ Beus</p> <p>Warm up, drills, strides, workout. Paces for each set of three 600&#39;s got ever so faster. If I remember right, first set was 1:51, then 1:49.5, then 1:48, and 1:47.&nbsp;It took us a few of them to find the right pacing but we got it down for the most part. They were faster than the other stuff we&#39;ve been doing at Beus but it didn&#39;t feel that much harder. The last one he had us run fast but a controlled fast at 1:38-1:40. Good workout. On Thursday its supposed to be cooler so we are gonna do our workout on the grass! I like the grass.&nbsp;</p> <p>Cooldown. Lifting.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 17, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-17-2018.html <p>AM: 2 Hospital Loops with Jamison. On the second one we did a couple laps around the pond.</p> <p>PM: Did the full Upper run for the first time! Pretty excited. Ran it with Carson. Strides after.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00