Speed only kills if you don't have it! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/ Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:42:07 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Oct 18, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-18-2018.html <p>Cool morning run out to Cove Pond and back.&nbsp; Last 3 miles were 6:35, 6:31, and 5:55 last 3 miles.&nbsp; 6:56 ave.&nbsp; Beautiful morning run!&nbsp; Coughed a bunch of junk out and felt better after.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 16, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-16-2018.html <p>Afternoon loop from home by myself.&nbsp; Needed to get out and run again and work out some of the junk in the body.&nbsp; 6:08 last mile.&nbsp; Kind of felt out of shape, but ran decent pace.&nbsp; 6:58 ave</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 12, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-12-2018.html <p>Easy run on the grass at Monarch.&nbsp; Started to feel like I was getting sick, but the run felt nice.&nbsp; Nice weather after 2 weeks of rain and cold.&nbsp; 8:01 ave</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 06, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-06-2018.html <p>Maybe I didn&#39;t taper enough for this one, because the legs were tired very early on in the marathon.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The day started off rainy and stayed that way for me most of the day.&nbsp; I got to the park to board the bus at 4:50 and waited at the front of the line until 5:30 for a bus to come.&nbsp; I knew there was no way we would start on time at that point.</p> <p>When I got to the start I found Chris and hung out with him and some others in the elite chute.&nbsp; It was cold and damp, but not as cold as last year.&nbsp; We started 20-25 minutes late and I left the gloves on to start.&nbsp; I kept them on for about 14 miles.</p> <p>Started out at about 6:20 pace, and might have taken it down to 6:12ish by Veyo, but then back to 6:30s by half way.&nbsp; Legs, especially calves were shot after Veyo, so I was worried about hanging on after that.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>It drizzled on me for most of the marathon, so I was pretty wet at times and my feet were yet at 3 miles.&nbsp; I struggled with feeling decent throughout, lack of training and racing was catching up to me.&nbsp;</p> <p>The legs did hold up,but barely.&nbsp; I could feel cramping coming on at 22, so I took some cramping meds.&nbsp; I missed my first drink at 12.5 and that might have been part of it.&nbsp; I was able to hang on, but not able to blow by anyone or even race anyone at the end.&nbsp; This one was good to get done.&nbsp; I decided after my body was so shot at the end for a while that maybe I should actually train next time.&nbsp; I was hoping for a better time since I felt like I was in better shape than last year, but I will take the 2:48 per how I felt.</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 03, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-03-2018.html <p>Ran 4 miles out to Fort Herriman and back in the rain while the kids were doing hills.&nbsp; 7:19 ave</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 02, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-02-2018.html <p>Loop from Rosecrest around the Cove Pond in the rain.&nbsp; Ran down Butterfield Parkway at 5:40 pace.&nbsp; 6:51 ave.&nbsp; Calves still tight from Saturday.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 01, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-01-2018.html <p>Ran on the grass in the sun and rain at Butterfield Park.&nbsp; Legs are still sore, but the run wasn&#39;t bad.&nbsp; Nice weather!&nbsp; Kids did mile repeats.&nbsp; 7:29 ave</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 29, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-29-2018.html <p>Alta down with Kyler, Seth, Josh, Ty, Bridger, and Paul.&nbsp; The boys wanted to go sub 60 min, so led the way.&nbsp; They ran tough, and it was nice to have the company.&nbsp; Hopefully this will help with St. George next week.&nbsp; Now it is time to taper!&nbsp; 5:53 ave, 58:55.&nbsp; Nice morning!</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 28, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-28-2018.html <p>Mile jog at Park City Meet</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 27, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-27-2018.html <p>Easy run past the Jone home to the splash park and back from Monarch.&nbsp; 7:13 ave</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 26, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-26-2018.html <p>Morning Run on the grass at Monarch with some striders.&nbsp; 7:19 ave</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 25, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-25-2018.html <p>Had Allie drop me off up Butterfield and I ran home.&nbsp; Legs were tired and tight, the day had been long and hard, but the weather was great!&nbsp; I even had a head wind the entire time, but it felt good.&nbsp; I wasn&#39;t sure how well I would do, but I was able to break 60 min.&nbsp; 59:40.&nbsp; First mile was 6:06, 6th was 6:01, and the last mile was 6:13 uphill, everything else was sub 6:00.&nbsp; I will take it, good to get this one done!<br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 24, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-24-2018.html <p>AM- Ran over to Rosecrest and then went Up Emeline to Ashland and back with the boys, then back home.&nbsp; Legs beat up, but way better than last week.&nbsp; 7:29 ave</p> <p>PM-&nbsp; Ran from Rosecrest back up to Emeline to the hill with no name.&nbsp; Kids did repeats.&nbsp; I went to the Res and back to make it 4 for me.&nbsp; 7:27 ave</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 22, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-22-2018.html <p>Last 20 miler!&nbsp; Met Zach, Kyler, Bridger, Ty, Seth, Paul, and Josh up Butterfield Canyon at 7:00am.&nbsp; The wind was about 15 mph from the SE blowing the nasty smoke back in to our area.&nbsp; Down the canyon and highway to almost the HS was decent air and then it got nastier as I went.&nbsp; The boys kept me good company for 11 miles down to Daybreak Lake, then it was just me and the nast air and wind.&nbsp; Ran down 11800 S to Redwood over to 12300 S and then down to 1300 W..&nbsp; Took that road over to 11400 S. and then added on .5 into the south wind then back to the park.&nbsp; Still had .4 to go after that so I finsihed out going north and then turned around.&nbsp; Last mile was 6:25.&nbsp; Ave was 6:44.&nbsp; Ave with the boys was 6:45, so the last 9 were a bit faster.&nbsp; Mile 1 and 5 were just over 7:00, every other mile was under 7:00.&nbsp; The smoke was bad again at the end and my legs were still tight.&nbsp; I could feel them pretty good right off the bat, but held on.&nbsp; Nice to be done with those long runs.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 20, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-20-2018.html <p>AM- by myself.&nbsp; Allison put my head lamp somewhere and I couldn&#39;t find it so I was limited and short of time, so I went out to the end of Butterfield Park and back.&nbsp; 7:56 ave.&nbsp; Legs still hammered.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>PM-&nbsp; Went out for a long mentally tough run before practice.&nbsp; Luckly it was a beautiful day and the temps were high 70s with a north with that blew all of the nasty smoke out.&nbsp; 7:36 ave.&nbsp; Legs still shot.&nbsp; I will take tomorrow off.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 19, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-19-2018.html <p>AM- Suffered though a morning run Rosecrest Monarch Juniper loop and there and back for me.&nbsp; Ouchy legs still!&nbsp; 6.5 miles&nbsp;at 7:52 ave</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PM- Ran at Butterfield Park on the grass for 5.5 miles 7:33 ave.&nbsp; &nbsp;Legs were better, but still sore.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 18, 2018 http://monaflash.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-18-2018.html <p>Missed morning practice because the legs are still so sore.&nbsp; Ran this afternoon on the new trail above the Res with Greg.&nbsp; He went with me since I was going to be so slow and I forgot my watch.&nbsp; We went up Blackridge and then the long way up to the south overlook.&nbsp; Then down the east side trail that was completed anout a month ago.&nbsp; Great trail!&nbsp; Legs were more sore on this run then in years on any run.&nbsp; It was slow and painful.&nbsp; 1:07:30 for the 7 miles.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:00:00