Believe to Achieve Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:43:50 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Oct 12, 2017 <p>6am run with summer and jane and then jenny and angie.&nbsp; 8:37 avg. first 7 we were at 8:48 avg.&nbsp; it was a nice hilly run in the beautiful scenery of Alpine.&nbsp; Started at Jane&#39;s house in Highland.&nbsp; Courtney&#39;s mission call came.&nbsp; She is opening it tomorrow night.&nbsp; &nbsp;She will be serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for 18 months.&nbsp; She is currently going to college at Brigham Young University.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 11, 2017 <p>starting fast metabolism diet that requires 2 days cardio, 2 days weights, 3 days relaxation--yoga, massage,&nbsp; repeat.&nbsp; so no big miles for a bit.</p> <p>cardio day one of diet-- ran two miles warm up then on/offs x 10 (60 sec each)-- 6:27, 6:44, 6:33, 6:41, 6:54 (uphill), 6:44, 6:43, 6:27, 5:59, 6:15.&nbsp; offs were at 8:05-8:32. one at 8:41.&nbsp; &nbsp;avg pace for all five miles 8:10 including warmup at 8:58avg for 20 min.</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 09, 2017 <p>first mile 9:37.&nbsp; Last mile 8:08.&nbsp; Avg 8:49.&nbsp; pelvis a little stingy.&nbsp; first run since marathon.</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 07, 2017 <p>Nice drive down with Jane, Kim, Jenny, Angie, Julie E and Summer.&nbsp; &nbsp; I was quietly pondering whether I could pull off the entire run.&nbsp; So I was full of self doubt physically with the left hamstring and burning pelvic pain.&nbsp; I scraped my left hamstring with the real deal tool onThursday hoping to waken it out of pain.&nbsp; It was pretty bruised up with petechiae.&nbsp; Bed by 1030 pm.&nbsp; I awoke at 405am.&nbsp; We picked up&nbsp;Melanie and Julie E at 435am and 440am.&nbsp; Got on 5 am bus.&nbsp; Race started late by 15 minutes.&nbsp; Didn&#39;t bother me. Stood between 3:25 and 3:35 pacer.&nbsp; In first mile I knew it was going to be tough.&nbsp; Hamstring was very sore and at mile four I naturally picked it up and my hamstring zapped me into submission.&nbsp; I thought for sure I would have to stop and get a ride back.&nbsp; But i just ran at a cadence that my hamstring stayed calm and as I climbed veyo it calmed especially going slow.&nbsp; My pelvis started to act up as soon as I began the descent at mile 15 so I just kept an even effort.&nbsp; My hamstring could only handle a 7:40 pace or slower.&nbsp;Felt hopeful at mile 22 that&nbsp; I could finish this.&nbsp; I put ice in my shorts that some people were handing out hoping it would calm my pelvis/lower back but instead it felt like icing in the AF river--- firey ice pain then numbness.&nbsp; So I&nbsp;retrieved all the pieces and tossed them aside.&nbsp; I was on a roll at that point and that played a little with my mind but &nbsp;only cost me 30 seconds.&nbsp; As soon as my bum was no longer numb I picked it up again.&nbsp; Never felt taxed aerobically. Felt easy.&nbsp; So not very sore at all.&nbsp; Just hamstring and left IT band. And my burning pelvis.&nbsp; Weather was PERFECT.&nbsp; So beautiful!!&nbsp; Never hot.&nbsp; The volunteers were incredible.&nbsp; Thanked every aide stations for being here. They are so NICE!!&nbsp;&nbsp; Here are splits:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>1:51:26 first half; 1:44:11 second half</p> <p>8:27</p> <p>8:30</p> <p>7:52</p> <p>9:00 (potty)</p> <p>7:56</p> <p>7:41</p> <p>7:41</p> <p>9:00 (veyo)</p> <p>8:41</p> <p>8:20</p> <p>8:37</p> <p>9:58 (2 minute potty stop avg pace went from 8:20 to 8:33)</p> <p>8:01</p> <p>8:05</p> <p>7:46</p> <p>7:57</p> <p>8:00</p> <p>8:00</p> <p>8:27 (the hill at mile 19)</p> <p>7:49</p> <p>7:28</p> <p>7:46</p> <p>7:45</p> <p>7:51</p> <p>7:55</p> <p>8:09</p> <p>and 7:51&nbsp;for 0.35&nbsp;miles.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 03, 2017 <p>easy pace 38 frigid degrees, shorts.&nbsp; yup.&nbsp; but long sleeved shirt and gloves.&nbsp; frost everywhere.&nbsp; at mile five hamstring spoke up again.&nbsp; before that didn&#39;t notice it.&nbsp; so i had to forego my 10 min at steady state and 3x2 min at half marathon pace that my friends told me they were doing.&nbsp; I ran&nbsp;home very slowly at that point and was at 6.5 miles.&nbsp; Avg pace 8:50 for the run.&nbsp; then I got on the mile with two ties around my lower and middle hamstring.&nbsp; And did my 10 min on the TM at 7-7:30 pace, using the hand rails at times to let up on some weight.&nbsp; Dang nab it!! this is not going to be good at mile five in sg!!&nbsp; blah blah blah.&nbsp; drama.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 30, 2017 <p>Everyone met at Art Dye-- jane, kim, angie, marissa, jenny and summer.&nbsp; Didn&#39;t know that just asked late last night what everyone was running.&nbsp; I have been chomping at the bit to be in ready shape to try leg and back out.&nbsp; I believe it is piriformis/disc lower back radiating to left hamstring and lower side of left calf.&nbsp; The disc has probably stopped pushing on the nerve as the pain is lessened.&nbsp; Possible IT band as well.&nbsp; Anyway they all got a ride up&nbsp; AF canyon at two miles from top.&nbsp; I ran from where are cars were parked.&nbsp; I met up with Angie and Jenny (they ran up only 1) at my mile 7 exactly. Stopped and chatted for a few minutes then I got to the calves less than a half mile later.&nbsp; Looked for some water at the fountain but they turned it off.&nbsp; so I decided to stretch and see if&nbsp; Isaw Jane and Kim as they were doing six of theirs at race pace.&nbsp; I think Jane&#39;s race pace is 6:25.&nbsp; YUP she is going to be super fast!! she is amazing.&nbsp; Kim is dealing with similar pains to me so I struggling to be where she wants but will probabably get sub 3 anyway.&nbsp; I started to run up from caves and got to 7.75 when I saw Jane but she was not stopping we talked as she flew by.&nbsp; Didn&#39;t want to slow her down.&nbsp; Then Kim was like 90 seconds later and I turned as she sped by.&nbsp; After 7.75 miles of uphill it was interesting to turn and go down.&nbsp; First mile was 6:52, then 6:49 then we stopped at 0.75 of next mile, don&#39;t know pace but when we started up again at an easy pace when it got to a mile it was 6:57 so if I had not slowed (that was the end of their six miles at race pace) with them it would have been my fastest mile.&nbsp; The stop however made my hamstring pain loom over me.&nbsp; I didn&#39;t want to rock the boat.&nbsp; One false move and I would be back to square one.&nbsp; So I had to let them go while I walked it out and massaged if for a bit.&nbsp; I was able to jog in just fine.&nbsp; It really was a nice run and beautiful weather.&nbsp; Paces-- 9:14, 9:03, 8:42, 8:37, 8:53, 9:03, 9:28, 8:39 (up 0.75 down 0.25), 6:52, 6:49, 6:57 (jogged 1/4 mile), 7:50, 8:12, 7:53 and last 0.36 at 7:33.&nbsp; Pretty much ran this by myself but had some encouragement and interaction.&nbsp; Stopped thrice&nbsp;on way up (bathroom by golf course for water, then jenny and angie talk, and waiting at timp caves trail head) and twice on way down-- mouth of canyon where kim and jane finished their fast 6 miles and when I had to walk for a&nbsp; few minutes and massage my&nbsp; leg nd piriformis.&nbsp; Really just going to have to try my best at saint george.&nbsp; not sure 3:20 still in the stars.&nbsp; as of last week I honestly could not have run a marathon any of those days I didn&#39;t run.&nbsp; so glad it is mellowing out.&nbsp; one week to go.&nbsp; Plan 1:45 first half then see how I feel.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 25, 2017 <p>left leg so tight and painful.&nbsp; bruising noted behind knee above and below due to hamstring.&nbsp; Then didn&#39;t run rest of week as it didn&#39;t really let up until Thursday and I worked all shift.&nbsp; But letting up is all it did.&nbsp; not cured.&nbsp; seeing chiropracter tomorrow to do the usual adjustment I need when this happens, stretch table, laser and ultrasound to SI joint and pirifomris areas of left side.&nbsp; Tomorrow meaning monday October 2nd.&nbsp; Did not run all week except Sept 30, Saturday.</p> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 23, 2017 <p>17.5 painful miles. Not so bad first three miles. &nbsp;Ran up af canyon to tibblefork reservoir (from caves). First mile like the Kenyans -10:07. &nbsp;It is the steepest mile of the half marathon down hill course. But I also wanted this to feel like a breeze. &nbsp; My left hamstring just tightened more and more. Kim massaged it at mile 3-4. Not much relief with running. &nbsp;Jane dough into it at the top. &nbsp;On way back down I left before them letting g them know I was not going to be able to go fast at all. &nbsp;Fastest mile was a 7:29. If any faster I could feel the pressure of a possible snap. &nbsp;I managed to make it all the way to our cars. &nbsp;Shockingly. &nbsp;I just listened to music and talked my leg into it. &nbsp;Avg for down just under 8. &nbsp;Today (Sunday it is still very tight even with ice and heat. &nbsp; And antiinflammatories and compression. So probably have to take five days off. Avg pace for entire run--8:20.</p> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 22, 2017 <p>No run. Resting pulled outer lower to midhamstring on left leg.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 21, 2017 <p>Ease miles no watch. Just know Course. &nbsp; Easy pace but darn hamstring. Why oh why did I pick up pace last mile of speedwork yesterday. &nbsp;Last 30 seconds yesterday no worth the hamstring pulll.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 20, 2017 <p>pelvis aches if I sit for too long. &nbsp;went to rec center at 115 pm. &nbsp;ran two warm up miles looking at video of road to hana then two miles also looking at road to hana footage (maui, Hawaii) at 4 % incline 7:30 pace. &nbsp;It was good to distract myself but when it felt like I should be going down hill I was still running up. &nbsp; The footage does go up but only like 1-3 percent at times and some down. &nbsp;It is a 3.5 mile video of the Road to Hana. &nbsp;Anyway. Stretched, pottied and got on wtih the show. &nbsp;6 miles (nausea at the start I thought I would have to bail but I just kept at it and it went away by mile two) at 6:44, 6:44, 6:40, 6;40, 6:35 and 6:27. &nbsp;Ap 6:39. &nbsp;39:56 &nbsp;(13 seconds slower I just read than two weeks ago. &nbsp; I started differently, for the 6 miles. &nbsp;I am just glad to finally get in some speed. It&#39;s been two weeks!! (due to marathon) and I was worried this burning pelvis might prevent it. &nbsp;I just sent out good vibes and ignored the more minimal than monday burning in the pubic bone. &nbsp;I was positvie for the HLA-B27 gene for Inflammatory joint disease marker. So this has been on going for years. Lots of my posts talk of SI joint pain and butt pain (bone area). &nbsp;Anyway celebrex in the works. &nbsp;Dr sent in that I need it so it should be covered. &nbsp;Worked a few years ago when he had samples but its soooo expensive!! but my insurance will pay if I tried other stuff and have an inflammatory process going on. &nbsp;PHeW! &nbsp;even being generic now as of last January!! crazy. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 18, 2017 <p>easy miles from church by canyon road to discovery park (0.25 miles) and around the perimeter x 12. &nbsp;NO watch. &nbsp;Just course tooled a lap which equals 0.74&nbsp;miles. &nbsp;Then back to car. &nbsp;Stopped at potty there for 1 minute at lap 8. &nbsp;Rounded down to 9.3 miles from calculated 9.38 miles. &nbsp;Pelvis in a lot of pain earlier today. &nbsp; 40 percent better during run but still burning so took it nice and slow. &nbsp;Probably 8:50 to 9 avg. &nbsp;It was 626&nbsp;PM when &nbsp;I left. Air nice and cool. Watch sun set every lap until the lovely mosquitos came out in patches. &nbsp;Back to car at 7:46. &nbsp;So 80 minutes for 9 plus miles and potty stop. &nbsp;Just glad &nbsp;I was able to run. &nbsp;Each lap I felt better mentally and physically. &nbsp;Except for burning pubis bone. &nbsp;Went to dr today. &nbsp;He said it was an inflammatory response and that &nbsp;I should stop running. &nbsp;yah right. &nbsp;Coming from a non-runner its hard to listen to that advice. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 16, 2017 <p>went with kim to riverwoods to meet Summer&#39;s brother who then drove us up Provo canyon to Wallsburg. We ran up two miles (3.5 miles into Wallsburg) then turned around and ran to Canyon Glen park. Well Julie E picked me up at 17.7 miles. &nbsp;I told her I wanted only 18 like her and Melanie. &nbsp;So nice of her :D. &nbsp;But I wanted to run the last 0.3 miles so when she dropped me off at riverwoods to wait for Kim, Jane and Summer I ran up to mouth of canyon (Will&#39;s at Mouth) at the gate to go to parking lot and back. &nbsp;course tooled it at 1.11 miles there so 2.22 additional miles. &nbsp;Just shy of 20 but all this is done via course tool. The girls all said it was 18.4 to Canyon glen and course tool said 18. 3. &nbsp;so I think its safe to say 20 or at least round up. &nbsp;Felt really good the entire time. &nbsp;The temps were NIPPY and I love nippy fall weather. Wore shorts and short sleeve and long sleeve and gloves until mile 7.5. &nbsp;With no watch I felt liberated. &nbsp;No need to stare at splits or worry if slow. Totally by feel. &nbsp;Summer was just in front of me and said she was going 7:50 on down and 8:15 on hills. &nbsp;so I am sure my average was probably 8:15?? &nbsp;Won&#39;t ever know but wow I feel great. &nbsp;Ok well &nbsp;my symphisis pubis did hurt quite a bit but I never felt winded, pushed, taxed like &quot;get this over now&quot; feeling. &nbsp;Just a nice long run to help my body learn to burn glycogen slower. &nbsp;And ONE WEEK POST MARATHON &nbsp;I am quite happy that my body cooperated. &nbsp;I couldn&#39;t even thought to run tuesday or wednesday this week. &nbsp;I thought but KNEW not a good idea. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 14, 2017 <p>timp hs up provo canyon on murdock canal then provo trail. &nbsp;1/2 mile past water fountain is turn around. felt good except nagging burning symphisis pubis bone. &nbsp;and some aches in the pelvic bones. &nbsp;8:33 avg. &nbsp;First mile 9:31. &nbsp; it was a lot cooler out and it was 230 pm. got rained on for about five minutes of my run. &nbsp;Wore my new kinvara 7s. &nbsp;Finally new shoes. &nbsp;had 600 plus miles on last pair and lovely holes on top and sides. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:00:00