Dont hate me cuz you aint me Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/ Sat, 18 Aug 2018 02:07:51 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Aug 17, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-17-2018.html <p>45 min / 6.82&nbsp;</p> <p>Willowcreek, Olympic Park. Nice enjoyable run. Forgot to do strides.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 16, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-16-2018.html <p>15 minute warm up and then 3 mile tempo, goal of 5:30 pace. First mile was 5:36. Pace started dropping farther away from the goal and so I made some new goals and just tried to hit those but I kept getting slower and more tired. Second mile in 5:46. Third mile I got .27 in 1:40, a culmination of a few things and I decided to call it good there. Sad that I didn&#39;t finish and wasn&#39;t on goal pace but it just wasn&#39;t my day. It&#39;ll come more and more, little by little. No rush, I got plenty of time.&nbsp;Cooldown about 15 minutes.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 15, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-15-2018.html <p>50 minute&nbsp;recovery / 7.09&nbsp;</p> <p>Started at the church on Redwood and ran on Centennial to Fairway by the golf course. Up Fairway and Colt and Fox Pointer onto the Village Parkway which ends and then turns into a few different trails. Went on the one heading North for a few minutes and then turned back. Came back trying to take the most straight shot to my house. Came out by my church and climbed most of the hill before getting to 50.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 14, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-14-2018.html <p>6x800 at 2:35-2:40&nbsp;</p> <p>Parked at Westlake and did my 15 minute warm up. I had 6-7x800 at 2:35-2:40. Decided to do them on the long straight road right in front of Westlake which is&nbsp;just under a half mile long. Times were 2:35,2:37,2:30,2:38,2:38. 90 sec rest. It took me longer than I wanted to to find the pace and settle into it. I would either start off too fast or too slow and have to adjust. Got it figured out tho. After six I felt good about it and chose not to do a seventh. Cool down on the grass behind the school which felt really nice. Need to do more barefoot running.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 13, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-13-2018.html <p>46:45 / Bonneville Shoreline Trail (Draper)</p> <p>Went with my man @Ryguy and we hit up the BST. Climbed for the first 23 minutes, came back and still had some left cuz it was so much faster on the way down. Finished up to 6ix for the day. Good times.</p> <p>First run in my new&nbsp;Ultra Boost uncaged version shoes. I was interested to see how they would feel with the whole sock elastic thing on the ankle but they felt good the entire time. I&#39;m excited to use them in the rotation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 11, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-11-2018.html <p>Weber Gang,&nbsp;77ish minutes / 11.11&nbsp;</p> <p>Stayed over at my grandparents house in Bountiful. They just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary so shout out to them!&nbsp;</p> <p>Met the guys at the locker room. We had a nice group of guys there: Tracen, Jacob, Joe, Taylor, Zach. Austin was there but I think he cross trained. We ran on Upper, dropped down to the Parkway and after that instead of turning right like normal we went left. I think, I just followed. The last few miles of the run weren&rsquo;t very fun as it was gradual uphill and we would climb a street, cut over, climb another. Joe went back with me at 75 (the others did 90) and we hopped on this trail at Mt.Ogden to get back and it was a pretty good climb hahah it was great. Good week of building.</p> Sat, 11 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 10, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-10-2018.html <p>50 minutes / Provo River Parkway&nbsp;</p> <p>Great run in&nbsp;the canyon. Nice temps, good time. Upper 6ix&#39;s going out, lower 6ix&#39;s on the way back.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 09, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-09-2018.html <p>Deer Creek / 45 minute progression run&nbsp;</p> <p>Because of a fire in Spanish Fork, the valley filled up with smoke once again this summer. After my doctors appointment my dad said I could do my run at&nbsp;Deer Creek and it would be better so I did that. @steadyparker met me at AFHS and we drove up. By the time that we started it was already like 1pm which sucked parce qu&#39;il faisait chaud quoi.</p> <p>Started off slower than yesterday cuz I had to negative split. 7:26,7:14, 6:28, 6:19, 6:22, 6:19 #slaythedragon, 6:00 pace for .79. Wasn&#39;t a great progression looking at the mile splits but thats cuz you cant decide where the hills are. I just made sure that the effort progressed. Happy with it. Great time in the solw after.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 08, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-08-2018.html <p>Skyridge XC Camp, Deer Creek trail! 60 minutes easy.&nbsp;</p> <p>Rode up to Deer Creek with @steadyparker and got to go run on probs my fav trail ever. It was kinda sad I only had 60 minutes but grateful to run there after well over 2 years. 60 minutes easy pace, got 8.8. Feeling good.&nbsp;</p> <p>The team went down to Deer Creek and swam around. It was a really fun time!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 07, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-07-2018.html <p>First workout back in the 801! 4x3minutes @ 10k pace, 3 min off, 51 minutes / 7.76 total&nbsp;</p> <p>Started at Wynes&nbsp;and ran into Willow park. 16 ish minute warm up.</p> <p>3:05/ .56 / 5:30 Felt relatively easy and decided to run faster on the second</p> <p>3:01/ .56 / 5:23 Felt good&nbsp;</p> <p>3:03/ .56 / 5:26 Starting to feel harder, little slower pace</p> <p>3:00/ .55 / 5:27 Nice medium workout. Cooldown back.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 06, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-06-2018.html <p>45 minutes with 6x100 strides.&nbsp;</p> <p>Met my main man Steadyparker at North Lake and we ran up into Lehi, returning on 3rd west. It was a nice chill run, not too hot. I ran in my Zantes for the first time since being back. They felt good. Got 6.78 in the 45 (6:38pace) and then the barefoot strides on grass.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 04, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-04-2018.html <p>60 minutes / 6:36ap / MCT&nbsp;</p> <p>Had the pleasure of having my dad bike next to me while I did 60 minutes on the Murdock Canal Trail. Slept in and went a lil later in the day, it was pretty hot. Not unbearable, but undesirable enough to make me want to go to sleep earlier and get up earlier. Ice bath in the solw with the Heaps who had just completed a 22 miler!&nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 03, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-03-2018.html <p>50 minutes / 6:33ap</p> <p>Met the guys at Dry Creek. We did the good ole fishy park run. More technically speaking we hopped on 900 N, straight shot passed the fishy park which is actually named Hunter Park but we call it that because part of the playground has a giant fish. Good time with the homies.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 02, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-02-2018.html <p>6.25 in 40 minutes. Started at the&nbsp;Jordan River trail but didn&rsquo;t run the normal way. Went East on the path and came out by North Lake Park. Crossed over to the street and came back by the Broadbents house. Finished with 6:25 avg.&nbsp;Had strides again.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 01, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-01-2018.html <p>Met up with Steady Parker at Dry Creek. Ran over to the cemetery where the team was and got Satchell, Thomas, Ben. Fast downhill mile by Sego Lilly&nbsp;6:00, Wynes 6:06,&nbsp;down main 6:08,&nbsp;to Pioneer 6:10. I wanted to run faster today but went too hard cuz my body couldnt keep it up. 6:19&nbsp;Came back by the rodeo grounds, trafalga. Finished up to 60 minutes and 9.25 6:30 average on the day. Good time at the Hinckleys house after.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 31, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-31-2018.html <p>Herriman Trails 50 minutes / 7.3 and then 6x100 strides.&nbsp;</p> <p>Went with Steady Parker up to the ol Herriman cross country course and met Christian and Jamison. From the start Christian and Parker went out hard, but I was taking it easy. Ran all around the old course and other trails out there. It was really fun. If you wanted to run hills, there are some pretty large ones out there. Did my 50 minutes and got just over 7.25. Then went to a flat street and did 6 strides.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 30, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-30-2018.html <p>Met up with past teammate, fellow Lehi alum, Ryan Raff. We started at Lehi and had a very chill run down to Willowcreek, over one street to the north, and then back. 40 minutes and got in 6 miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>So my Hoka Clifton&rsquo;s were packed away safely during my mission and they don&rsquo;t have an insane amount of mileage so I wanted to get them out, see how they feel and all that. Very first part of the run I was a little scared, they felt interesting, but after the first part they started to feel really good, really soft. Excited to run more in them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 28, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-28-2018.html <p>9 at 6:41 on the Jordan River trail with my dad on the bike.</p> Sat, 28 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 27, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-27-2018.html <p>7.75 at 6:38. Started at Discount Tire and ran to Lehi on main, turned and went over to Wynes. Checked to see if the spring was on, it was. Sami&#39;s mom was in the park and so I got to catch up with her for a while. Went up airport, down to Costco, and back to Discount.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ice bath in the spring.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 26, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-26-2018.html <p>6 at 6:41. Ran with my main slim Christian. We started at Riverton High School and ran down to Red Wood. Out and back.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 25, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-25-2018.html <p>7.50 at 7:05. Run with my main man Garek B. Started at Sugar House Park and ran one of the classic Bill Cobler summer street runs.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 24, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-24-2018.html <p>First trail run back in Utah! Met the LP gang at Lambert. It was Galen, Jamison, Cole Gray, and an older guy whose name I didn&#39;t catch. The first couple miles up the mtn were tough, after not having hills to run up in FR. It was a good time nonetheless. 40 minutes, 5.5 miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>Went and ice bathed after.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 23, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-23-2018.html <p>Didn&#39;t have my watch. I had 30 minutes and used the timer on my phone. Started at Skyridge and climbed the dirt trail on the other side of Timp Highway (where we did our super legendary run the last xc practice I went to before the mish) I had a doc apptment earlier so I had to run later and it was hot. Hadn&#39;t run much hills so after a bit of that I decided to turn around and do something different. Ran down to pretty much Brady&#39;s house and then back to Skyridge. Estimated miles is 4.25.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 21, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-21-2018.html <p>4.5 out on the Jordan River path. Had my dad bike next to me and we had good conversation. 6:23 avg pace.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 21 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 20, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-20-2018.html <p>First run back in UTAH!!! Ran on the path on Redwood where I would do my am runs. 6:46 avg pace. Elevation wasn&#39;t bad.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 17, 2018 http://connorballer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-17-2018.html <p>5 at 6:04</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:00:00