Matt Todd Running Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:11:29 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Apr 24, 2018 <p>Spaced out and missed the turnaround point by a bit (hence the extra .12), just got in some miles today. Average was exactly 8:00/mile on the dot, which is what I was going for. Just an easy recovery from yesterday before I hit some hills tomorrow.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 23, 2018 <p>Tempo run today!!</p> <p>I warmed up a mile and then the plan was to hold a 6:30 for 3 and then cool down after to finish up 5. I ended up going 6:30, 6:22, and 6:21 so that was awesome. I felt way stronger (maybe just mentally) after my long run on Saturday, so 5 seems pretty easy now. It still felt really fast and I was way tired afterwards but it is definitely a sign of improvement to be able to average a 6:24 by myself on a training run.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 <p>Long run today. Well, relatively long that is. Kept my pace right around 7:30 for the whole thing so that was great. I actually felt genuinely fantastic when I finished. Also maybe a bit sunburned, but that&#39;s also a win.</p> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 <p>I ate a ton of food right before running today so I went way slow haha. It was a beautiful run! I was super pumped to be running with all of the long grass and flowers and blossoms out until I almost went into a pollen induced anaphylactic shock. Grabbed some allergy stuff when I got back though, and after a brief coma, I was good to go.</p> <p>All in all it was a good run.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 18, 2018 <p>Went a little faster today than yesterday, I still&nbsp;wasn&#39;t trying to push it though,&nbsp;just settling into a good cruise pace by the last mile. Splits were 7:56, 7:17, 7:30, 6:54.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 17, 2018 <p>Kind of a messy run this morning with Jaxon. Every dang road in provo is under construction so we made a lot of detours. Somehow we ended up hitting the mileage though and I was glad to finally wake up on time to get a morning run in.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 <p>Decided I needed to step up my&nbsp; game in the distance category. Jaxon didn&#39;t join me haha. My route was fairly hilly, but I managed to stay pretty steady on the pace so that was good. Nothing too fast haha, I averaged about a 7:47.</p> <p>Felt good! That&#39;s the farthest I&#39;ve ran since June. I may have accidentally signed up to race the St George Marathon yesterday so I need to stop messing around I&nbsp;guess.</p> Sat, 14 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 12, 2018 <p>Nice and slow. pace over 8.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 11, 2018 <p>Easy warm up around 7:40. Then I decided to see how fast I could run a 5k haha so I picked it up a bit. 5k in 19:48. If I ran that during senior year of high school I might have cried myself to sleep for the next month. But I&#39;m outta shape so it was a good mark of where I&#39;m at.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 09, 2018 <p>Can&#39;t remember how fast haha</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 07, 2018 <p>Good&nbsp; 5 mile run with Jaxon. Proud of that dude, kept with me for everything but the last mile. We kept a steady 7:55 for the first four, but I felt really good and wanted to go fast on the last one. Also I took a scoop of preworkout before hand so that might be part of it.</p> <p>Last mile was 5:43. Not bad for being fat. Honestly, I&#39;m probably in good enough shape for sub 5:20 if I was fresh. I came in pretty quick though so I did a mile cool down after for good measure.</p> Sat, 07 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 06, 2018 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 05, 2018 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 04, 2018 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 03, 2018 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 06:00:00