comfort = no improvement Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/ Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:16:10 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-21-2018.html <p>AM-- This was a bad race. I died really hard and my mind just wasn&#39;t in it at all.&nbsp;I feel like I let down myself and my team... I can&#39;t change it now though so I just have to learn from it. It was just one bad race though. They can&#39;t be amazing all the time. I won&#39;t let it get me down!&nbsp;Like coach was saying, next race I&#39;m going to just focus on one thing: going fast. Not letting my mind get in the way of what I&#39;m trying to do and having fun. I&#39;m excited for the next race actually! (Jeez I tend to overthink things.)</p> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-20-2018.html <p>AM-- Morning usual and then yoga</p> <p>3.5 mi 25 mins</p> <p>PM-- Had to cut run short because of family at my house but still a solid run. My body felt&nbsp;pretty exhausted for some reason though...</p> <p>4 mi 30 mins</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 19, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-19-2018.html <p>AM-- waits n shoart ruhn</p> <p>15 mins 2 mi</p> <p>PM-- Beast and feasts then chill run around middleton w/ 6 striders</p> <p>50 mins 6.09</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 18, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-18-2018.html <p>AM-- epic morning workout today. 3*1000m @ CV, 4*400m @ 1600 pace, 4*200m @ 800 pace, and a 300 @ F pace. Great way to start the day and work on my form/sprinting. Legs pretty tired after that (in combination with weights yesterday).</p> <p>70&nbsp;mins 9.5 mi</p> <p>PM-- short run around town and then hosting the youngster meet</p> <p>25 min 3.5 mi</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 17, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-17-2018.html <p>AM-- weights and short run!</p> <p>2 mi 15 mins</p> <p>PM-- mid distance run</p> <p>7.12 mi 55 mins</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 16, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-16-2018.html <p>AM-- long run w/ 5 min EZ temp then straight into 10 mins @ CV pace (+10 secs). Finish with 5*30sec hills at 1600 effort. Pretty fun run I must say. Another great confidence builder for the week! My goal is to get more and more sleep these next few days&nbsp;because I feel like I could&#39;ve performed better if I had rested more&nbsp;(had to stay up for some HW... yeah I know it&#39;s dumb). But yup just keepin at it and ready for another good week.</p> <p>80 mins 12 mi</p> <p>PM-- normal 25 of chill past AC. Exceptionally windy today.</p> <p>25 mins 3.5 mi</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-14-2018.html <p>AM-- Aw heck yea another PR today in the 2 mile! Pr&#39;d by like 8 seconds this time! This race was awesome. Still things to learn of course and still gonna improve. I just need to focus on lap 6 and 7. My splits were like 4-5 secs slower than other laps and if I just stay mentally tough again that&#39;s like 10 more seconds off my time! Not to mention getting good sleep (cause I didn&#39;t sleep well last night) and maybe trying like a nose strip + wintergreen to help me breathe. I&#39;m just trying all these little things to give me racing confidence (like taking a freaking cold ice bath yesterday but it healed my legs like a babe). Anyways, if I keep this up I&#39;ll have a state Q in no time.</p> <p>30 mins 4 mi of warm and cool</p> <p>Today I am grateful for my mom</p> Sat, 14 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 13, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-13-2018.html <p>AM-- AC w/ some refreshing yoga. Shavasana was found.</p> <p>25 mins 3.5 mi</p> <p>PM-- Had the 16 today! It was alright. I felt like I pushed well but I did not PR. I think I can do better (you know I will) next time. Was crazy windy and Nathan beat me... bleh. Oh whale gonna gun the 2 mile like I always do.</p> <p>45 mins 5.5 mi</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 12, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-12-2018.html <p>AM-- Gettin huge then recovery run</p> <p>15 min 2 mi</p> <p>PM-- Beast and Feasts the a crazy windy run on Kick It route. Pretty fun I must say. Nathan got a gnarly bloody nose so that happened. Finished off with some strides</p> <p>50 mins 6.5 mi</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 11, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-11-2018.html <p>AM-- usual morning past arctic circle</p> <p>25 mins 3.5 mi</p> <p>PM-- Beast and feast then mid distance run. Legs feeling good</p> <p>50 mins 6.5 mi</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 10, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-10-2018.html <p>AM-- Morning run and weights!</p> <p>15 min 2 mi</p> <p>PM-- Today was super fun! First off I would like to say that whoever took last in the 4*400m owes Nathan, me, Evan, and Julien doughnuts because we won. Also all of the other races went really well! I think the twinkie race was the fastest I&#39;ve sprinted in my life. I did not complete all of my minutes today...</p> <p>25 min 3.5 mi</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 09, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-09-2018.html <p>AM-- long run w/ 5min EZ tempo directly into 10 mins @ CV(add 10 secs). Then 5*30sec hills at 1600m effort.</p> <p>Overall a really fun run but I felt sick all morning. I hammered our CV and almost caught up with the other guys even though my pace was supposed to be slower... heheh. But after the hills I felt pretty sick so I took it in early for 70 mins total.</p> <p>70 mins 11 mi</p> <p>PM-- chill run with the crew. Finished at the kiddy slide today.</p> <p>25 mins 3.5 mi</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 07, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-07-2018.html <p>AM-- Today&#39;s race went really well! I don&#39;t know what exactly what I was thinking beforehand&nbsp;but my mindset was a lot different from before. Coach Robs recommended counting steps and stuff to refocus my race game and that helped a lot when I started to zone out and get tired. I had a lot of fun today and I&#39;m remembering how to really race now! I think it&#39;s important to realize that your coaches and team can do everything in the world but until you are racing for yourself, you won&#39;t become what you want to be. I only PR&#39;d by like 2 secs but I can see a lot better things in the future, whether it be some crazy-A perfect race or 2 sec PR&#39;s like the one today. Afterwards I had to hurry and cool for Preference and stuff and then I dipped.</p> <p>Today I am grateful for kind people</p> Sat, 07 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 06, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-06-2018.html <p>AM-- usual morning w/ yoga</p> <p>25 min 3.5 mi</p> <p>PM--Today&#39;s races were pretty good! I felt like I was pushing hard and I was pretty surprised when I heard that I didn&#39;t PR. It&#39;s all good though becase I&#39;m almost there. I just need to transfer everything I have worked at into racing. Overall, just more and more focus. I&#39;m excited for this season though! Nathan and I are on our way to smashing it.</p> <p>Today I am grateful for the strength my teammates give me.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 05, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-05-2018.html <p>AM-- weights and short run</p> <p>15 mins 2 mi</p> <p>PM-- mid d run w/ 6 striders at the end</p> <p>50 mins 7 mi</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 04, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-04-2018.html <p>AM-- nice recovery run</p> <p>25 mins 3.5 mi</p> <p>PM-- workout w/ 15 mins warm (5 of which is EZ tempo), 2*800m @ CV, 4*400m at 1600 pace, 4*200m at 800 pace, then hill ciruit finisher.</p> <p>65 mins 8.5 ish mi</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 03, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-03-2018.html <p>AM-- weights and short run</p> <p>15 mins 2 mi</p> <p>PM-- mid distance run</p> <p>55 mins 7 ish mi</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 02, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-02-2018.html <p>AM--&nbsp;2*5 min EZ tempo, 2*7min tempo, 5min thresh. Long workout run with a solid crew today. It&#39;s good to have Julien and others running with us again. Overall really good run except that I threw up for the first time in months... just forgot my medicine so it&#39;s cool. Another great confidence booster and I can&#39;t wait for Hurricane!</p> <p>12.6 mi 85 min.</p> <p>PM-- short run by myself later in the day.</p> <p>25 min 3.4 mi</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 31, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-31-2018.html <p>PM-- mid distance run by myself with a sick new playlist. Went out to Warner and back</p> <p>7.5 mi 55 min</p> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 30, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-30-2018.html <p>AM-- amazing run with the crew we had out around silver reef</p> <p>70 mins 9 mi</p> <p>PM-- was feeling pretty&nbsp;sick but got my run in anyways</p> <p>25 min 3&nbsp;mi</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 29, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-29-2018.html <p>AM-- weights and short run after. Almost got decapitated due to a loose clip but I I&#39;m alive and well now.</p> <p>15 mins 2 mi</p> <p>PM-- dank workout of 10 mins warm, 5 mins EZ tempo, 4*800m @ CV pace, and then 3 hill circuits to finish. My legs are so chiseled it&#39;s ridiculous. I think more runners should be proud of their buff legs. And by buff I mean super lean and strong.</p> <p>65 min 9 mi</p> <p>Today I am grateful for my coaches&#39; insights and experience.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 28, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-28-2018.html <p>AM-- earlier run of 60 mins. I really enjoy doing our longer runs before school.</p> <p>8 mi 60 mins</p> <p>PM-- short run after shool and then on to the kids meet. These things are where&nbsp;legends begin their journey to greatness.</p> <p>3.5 mi 25 mins</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 27, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-27-2018.html <p>AM-- weights and short run</p> <p>15 mins 2 mi</p> <p>PM-- mid distance run</p> <p>50 mins 6.5 mi</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 26, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-26-2018.html <p>AM-- beast morning run. Great confidence builder and the fastest i&#39;ve gone on a long run before. Just kickin trash.</p> <p>13 mi 85 min</p> <p>PM-- short afternoon run</p> <p>3.2 mi 25 min</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 24, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-24-2018.html <p>PM-- Extremely windy solo run out around the new neighborhoods in little valley south of where I live. Saw the new school and I feel like an old guy thinking about what that area was like before everyone and their grandma&nbsp;moved in. I miss my old dirt biking trails ); anyways good run but went on the shorter end for today cause I&#39;m really tired. Over the weekend I got a nice tan and I actually really enjoy helping out with track meets. It&#39;s also fun to call scrubs out over the stadium speakers.</p> <p>55 mins 7.5 mi</p> <p>Today I am grateful for deep thoughts I have while running</p> Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 23, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-23-2018.html <p>AM-- Morning run w/ some yoga</p> <p>25 min 3.4 mi</p> <p>PM-- 1600m Race at the 2018 PV Invitational</p> <p>55 min 7.6 mi</p> <p>Well bluh. This race was not a PR and in all honesty I did not prepare for it in the way I should have. I was tired, dehydrated, and not in it mentally. I&#39;m actually glad with the time I got considering how lame of an&nbsp;effort I put into it. I just was not in it mentally and I was not having fun. Now that these races are happening I don&#39;t think I&#39;ll psych myself out anymore. The main thing I&#39;m going to do is eliminate anything that can hinder my racing confidence. Things like not getting enough sleep, water, stretching, etc. Secondly, I&#39;m simply going to have fun and relax. Last year in track I found no enjoyment in the sport at all and I do not want a repeat. I actually really love running and I can&#39;t get in a funk again. Lastly, I&#39;m just going to be brave. Brave not only in racing, but in every aspect of my life. In what I believe, who I am, and where I come from. I feel like that&#39;s what running is all about. Living and running greatly is something I need to focus on. Living openly and honestly and just relaxing during meets oh my heck. I know that I&#39;ve put the work in and I deserve it! Nathan and I had a pretty beast talk after our lame races (and they actually weren&#39;t that bad for a first race). I feel like there&#39;s gonna be a lot of cool things happening from us two in the near future (;</p> <p>Today I am grateful for how applicable running is to life.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 22, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-22-2018.html <p>AM-- weights and short run after. I seriously can&#39;t miss an alarm again cause that&#39;s the worst. the only other time this has happened has been on another weights day so at least I didn&#39;t have to catch up on a long run or something...</p> <p>15 min 2 mi</p> <p>PM-- Decent swag run w/ crew. Had to stop and use the bano and carry out on my own. 6 strides after.</p> <p>45 min 6 mi</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 21, 2018 http://Mychell.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-21-2018.html <p>AM-- usual morning run</p> <p>25 min 3.5 mi</p> <p>PM-- Solid workout of 4*1200m @ CV pace and hill circuit finisher</p> <p>70 min 10 mi</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:00:00