El Burro Blanco Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/ Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:24:49 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Jan 17, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-17-2019.html <p>8.25 miles this morning with Steve along the River Trail. 44 degrees so I was in short sleeves. Slight drizzle made it a lot of fun. Steve is a good dude.&nbsp;</p> <p>5 miles this afternoon with the TEAM. Did our card game with dirt hill repeats behind the school. Ground was soft and had a little bit of rain. Felt nice.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 16, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-16-2019.html <p>3.5 miles this morning. Did something slightly different for our morning run. Focusing on quality this spring season. Warm up jog, 8x150m strides, 5 minute cool down.</p> <p>7.25 miles this afternoon with the boys looping around Webb Hill. 7:22/mile. Ended up dropping back with some of the younger boys. Excited for what these 9th grade boys are doing right now.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 15, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-15-2019.html <p>5.5 miles this afternoon with the girls on their progression run. Solid workout in the rain. Had to leave early to get Oliver to The Grip.</p> <p>5 more miles along Washington Fields Road getting drenched. 7:11/mile. Fun to run in the rain because it doesn&#39;t always happen here in St. George.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 14, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-14-2019.html <p>4 miles this morning around Bloomington. Cleaning out the system. Cooler temps.</p> <p>7.5 miles this afternoon looping on the trails behind the school with the girls. Cooler temps means the girls were going faster. Fun to hear them joke around with each other. Such a fun group. The trails are always nice to talk about things.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 12, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-12-2019.html <p>Not the best week being under the weather but wanted to finish it off on a positive note. I went and ran the Barrel Roll Trail in Santa Clara in the afternoon. 58 degrees and sunny. Absolutely perfect. Fun chasing down mountain bikers and keeping the pace honest. Threw up my apple two times from lunch so that felt great on the run. Should be good to go again for next week.</p> <p>I did 10x:20 sec. hill sprints after I finished. Felt good doing these.</p> <p>9.25 miles total.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 11, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-11-2019.html <p>4 miles with the girls over to Little Valley Park and back. Still not feeling 100%.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 10, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-10-2019.html <p>3 miles with some of the kids did the Kosmin test. Very excited for the track TEAM this year. We have 50 distance runners coming out right now plus 20-30 sprinters, hurdlers, and jumpers right now. Buzz in the air.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 09, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-09-2019.html <p>7 miles with the girls out along the Arizona Strip. Still feeling a little under the weather. This week is my sick week of the year I guess.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 08, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-08-2019.html <p>3 miles while watching the kids do the progression run on the track. Lots of positives from today.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 07, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-07-2019.html <p>7.5 miles with the boys around our Little Valley loop. 7:00/mile.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Sat, Jan 05, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-05-2019.html <p>Felt better today but still didn&#39;t want to overdo it with the legs still recovering. 10 miles along the River Trail with no watch. Fun stuff. Good way to end the week.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 04, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-04-2019.html <p>4 miles in the afternoon. Great weather. Lots of kids for a Friday afternoon so I was pumped about that.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Thu, Jan 03, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-03-2019.html <p>3 miles in the afternoon while the TEAM did a workout. Body feels&nbsp;tired still from Tuesday.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 02, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-02-2019.html <p>Giving the legs a rest today. Went for a walk.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Tue, Jan 01, 2019 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-01-2019.html <p>Today was quite the adventure to ring in the New Year. I have wanted to do a 50 mile run for a while now and today was the day that it all happened.</p> <p>I ran the original Zion 50 mile trail race in 2012. It starts and ends at Virgin Park. Decided to do the same route again. Happy because a few cross country kids came out and ran and biked with me. This helped a ton.</p> <p>I didn&#39;t realize that today was going to be so blasted cold. It was 19 degrees at the start and warmed up to 31 degrees with lots of wind on the day. My water bottle turned to slush of Powerade Zero and Red Bull for most of the run. My hydration pack finally warmed up around mile 30 so I could drink out of it.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ran from Virgin Park and then up to the top of Gooseberry Mesa, down the mesa across to the other side of the highway and up Little Creek Mesa, down to the old golf course, down to the old Diamond Ranch Academy, up to the Jem Trail and then back to Virgin Park.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>No chaffing, hydration or food issues today. I was freezing cold but felt good. My right hip flexor got really tight around mile 36 but I stopped and stretched it quite a bit which helped loosen it up. I think I could have gone faster if it was warmer and not so windy. Oh well.</p> <p>50 miles in 9:34. Great way to start the year! 2019 should be awesome.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2019 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 31, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-31-2018.html <p>3 miles around Bloomington. Tomorrow will be an adventure.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 29, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-29-2018.html <p>8 miles with Kale this morning out off Navajo Dr.&nbsp; Didn&#39;t go as long because of what I want to do on Tuesday. 7:27/mile. Nice pace considering the hills out there. Great way to end the week.</p> Sat, 29 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 28, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-28-2018.html <p>Ran with Kale this morning from Confluence Park and looped out into Washington Fields and then back down along Stone Cliff. It was fun running with him. Kept it honest and started to pick it up the last couple miles. 7:04/mile overall. Felt pretty good. 12.5 miles total.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 27, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-27-2018.html <p>31 degrees this morning. Did the SunRiver loop backwards. 7:26/mile. Warmed up quick. Probably will do a small workout later.</p> <p>Took Oliver up to the high school to do a workout. He rode his bike while I warmed up two miles and then he rode his new skateboard around while I started 800s. I ran 2:41 for my first one (windy and cold) and he said he needed to go number two and I didn&#39;t have a key to the school. Had to hurry home so we didn&#39;t have an accident. Bummer!</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 26, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-26-2018.html <p>Got out when it was a little warmer. 51 degrees. Ran from the house and then caught the River Trail. Got past River Road and then came back. Kept it relaxed and felt great throughout. 7:08/mile overall. I thought it would be a little slower. 12 miles total.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 25, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-25-2018.html <p>Merry Christmas to everyone. Such a fun night and morning with the kids. Fun to see them get so excited. So many blessings right now and much to be grateful for.&nbsp;</p> <p>It rained last night and so I waited until it let up a little bit to go out. I ran from the house over to Dixie Drive, up Valley View Drive, back around along the mountain, and then caught the River Trail back home. I did .25 mile pickups for the last 3 miles. 5:15 - 5:30/mile pace. Felt good to get the body moving a little quicker. 7:00/mile total for 11 miles.</p> Tue, 25 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 24, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-24-2018.html <p>Went for my run at 9am. Absolutely perfect weather. Ran from the house and did my SunRiver loop. I extended out on the dirt where they are starting to develop way too many houses. Might as well run on the dirt while I can. 12.10 miles at 7:21/mile. Good start to the week. Probably will go out for more later.</p> <p>3 more miles this afternoon with Norah as she rode her bike alongside me. Good times. Short sleeves this afternoon.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 22, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-22-2018.html <p>A skif of rain and snow but it &quot;fun&quot; on the trails today. Felt like I was ice skating more than anything. Happy with the effort though. Ran from the hotel and caught the Jordan River Trail again but headed north this time. Lots of fun stuff. Quite a few people on the trail. 25 degrees when I started but it felt much warmer. I was steaming all over and it &quot;frightened&quot; some of the other hotel guests when I got back.</p> <p>12.5 miles total. 7:26/mile. The pace felt slower because of all the ice. Not a bad way to end the week.</p> Sat, 22 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 21, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-21-2018.html <p>Lots of family stuff today so I didn&#39;t get out until 4pm. Started at my sister&#39;s house in Herriman and went exploring up by the high school. Beautiful with the mountains as the backdrop. Tons of building and growth taking place around there. No wonder they needed another high school. 7:10/mile.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 20, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-20-2018.html <p>Long drive last night to Salt Lake. Staying in Murray for a couple days and doing Christmas a little early with my side of the family in Herriman.</p> <p>Slept in and it actually felt really good. I went from the hotel and caught the Jordan River Trail and took it South. Nice little head wind for pretty much the entire way out. 7 miles out and then 7 miles back. Loved the tail wind on the way back. Blue skies and clear air for this run. Loved looking at the beautiful mountains along with the 48 degree weather. Awesome. 7:16/mile.</p> <p>Added another mile on the treadmill at the hotel just to cool down the legs. Added some swimming and then 15 minutes of aqua jogging.</p> <p>15 miles total today. Lots on my mind but very happy today. Today is our 13th Wedding Anniversary! I love Katey so much. She is an amazing women and puts up with a lot from me. I am truly blessed.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 19, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-19-2018.html <p>9.2 miles with Steve this morning looping through SunRiver. Warm again this morning.</p> <p>4.5 miles with the girls over to Little Valley Park and park. Such an incredible group of young women. Fortunate to know them.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 18, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-18-2018.html <p>10.25 total miles this afternoon.&nbsp;</p> <p>5 miles with the boys along the golf course. Great group and optimistic about the upcoming track season.</p> <p>White Elephant Gift Exchange after. Lots of fun.</p> <p>5.25 miles with Kale around Webb Hill. He is such a great young man and is going to great things in life. Always fun talking with him.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 17, 2018 http://logan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-12-17-2018.html <p>4.5 miles this afternoon. Great to have everyone back together as a TEAM. Doing some things to help strengthen the kids a lot more. Fun stuff.</p> <p>4 more miles when I got home.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:00:00