you've gotta believe it if you wanna achieve it Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:08:46 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fri, Aug 18, 2017 <p>abs and hips and push-ups and a&nbsp;medium recovery run with the girls! my legs felt like bricks but it was really solid. also it was my last run with gan which is so sad, i am really gonna miss that girl. huge shoutout to her for being such a good friend. she&#39;s gonna kill it in college!&nbsp;:&#39;)</p> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 17, 2017 <p>first race haha oh man what a struggle. this was our first time running in the real heat this whole summer&nbsp;so that was quite the adjustment! pretty much i went into the race feeling super pumped and ready to be positive but i went back and forth during the race from being positive and telling myself i couldn&#39;t do it. the time was a lotttt slower than i was expecting so that was a bummer,&nbsp;but it&#39;s fine!&nbsp;had a great time watching the team race, shoutout to my lil bro for killing his first xc race ever today!! abs and hips and push-ups. also tonight was awesome because mashed potatoes make some pretty fun revenge lol</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 16, 2017 <p>mile wu and first premeet day of the season! hit 3:10 for my 800 which should be good for tomorrow. did some strides and starts as well. i&#39;m excited to start racing! abs and hips and push-ups.</p> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 15, 2017 <p>nice low recovery today with the girls! good times and i felt good :) abs and hips and push-ups</p> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 14, 2017 <p>mile wu and some really bad cramps. did 10x60sec pickups at race pace (6:17) with 90sec rest. felt really strong until after the 6th rep during the rest and the cramps were so bad i just needed to sit down. sat out for one rep then finished up,&nbsp;shoutout to gan for doing the last one with me! average for the pickups was about 6:15, so just perfect :) abs and hips and push-ups</p> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 11, 2017 <p>yay for another low recovery! wu was faster than i would have liked since i was late haha oops. other than that, took it pretty easy and it was good. abs and hips and push-ups after. shoutout to my best friend dallin just because :)</p> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 10, 2017 <p>it hurt to get out of bed but i actually felt really strong during the run, 8:18ap.&nbsp;thank goodness for recovery and gan :) abs and hips and push-ups</p> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 09, 2017 <p>last day of camp up at potato hill! the trail was super fun and the view was amazing! i loved being able to see the temple the whole time :) i almost fell lots of times and rolled my ankle a ton (it kinda hurts to walk now) but i guess that&#39;s pretty usual for trail running haha. did abs and hips.&nbsp;my legs are definitely wrecked but i am happy with all of my efforts at camp! #believetoachieve</p> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 08, 2017 <p>camp day two was SO AMAZING! went to deer creek trail which is always fun&nbsp;because the views are gorgeous. also the weather was perfect again. we were supposed to have an easy pace feel today, but not necessarily be in easy pace range because of the hills. went out at 8:33ap&nbsp;for the first half and when i turned around i felt really strong so i decided to pick it up and had 7:40ap on the way back. 8:07ap overall which i was way happy about for a trail run. i stayed positive the whole time and i realized running is a lot better when you believe in yourself :) partied it up after for jamie&#39;s birthday, swam in the lake, and did abs and hips and push-ups!</p> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 07, 2017 <p>went to jeremy ranch for day one of xc camp! ran on a nice trail there, saw some pretty views, and the weather was perfect :) started out slower and got faster at about halfway. breathing was really painful for some reason, but other than that it was awesome!</p> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 05, 2017 <p>cross-train day/seventy-minute saturday! 14x5min aqua jog with&nbsp;1min rest with hannah! shoutout to her because she&#39;s seriously&nbsp;the coolest.</p> Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 04, 2017 <p>low recovery again, it hurt so much haha. i am definitely feeling the workout a lot more today than i was yesterday. abs and hips. shoutout to dalpal just because he&#39;s a pal! :)</p> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 03, 2017 <p>mile wu and low recovery! felt pretty tired from yesterday but got a little better towards the end. after did push-up rows, running arms, abs, and hips.</p> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 02, 2017 <p>mile wu to the junior high for mile repeats! we did four (with 5min rest between each)&nbsp;and it was supposed to be at tempo interval pace, which is 6:29-6:41 for me. every time i ran the course i only got .98 but i was told to still write down those times&nbsp;even if i was a little short on distance. so my splits were 6:13 6:28 6:31 6:30. i am not very happy about my negative thoughts, but i am happy with my splits and with having a better kick on the last stretch every time!&nbsp;it&#39;s an improvement from last time and that&#39;s what counts :) abs and hips</p> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 01, 2017 <p>good ole recovery run with my good ole buddies, including sami for a little bit which was fun :) did two barefoot grass miles and my achilles kinda hurt but it was fine after. did&nbsp;butterfly arms, toes-to-bar, abs, and hips!</p> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 31, 2017 <p>mile wu hurt to breathe because elevation i guess? i was pretty worried about doing the kicker but it turned out good! i felt like i ran pretty well until the top of the hill, i really need to work on having more of a kick! this definitely wasn&#39;t as bad as i was expecting after last week so that was a win! it feels so good to be back to running full mileage and be back with everyone again :) abs and hips</p> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 29, 2017 <p>had a 15 hour car ride today haha</p> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 28, 2017 <p>easily the hardest, prettiest, and FUNNEST cross-train day in the history of ever! biked on the beach on some super sweet bikes that were killer to ride haha! did about 65min total, 45min like an endurance ride. sad because it&#39;s my last day at the beach, but it was a great day!</p> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 27, 2017 <p>mile wu that was like 2min faster than the last few days so that was a win! did 10x17sec hill sprints followed by 4x22sec and then 1x28sec. this was pretty solid, but training alone is kinda tough.&nbsp;running is getting easier here, but now the problem is there isn&#39;t anywhere i can go that&#39;s safe so i just run in circles around the yard or up and down the driveway haha. the struggle is real but i&#39;m just glad i can run :) abs and hips and also climbed lotsa stairs to a cool tower and threw airplanes off the top so that was cool! later played some super intense ultimate frisbee on the beach which was a blast!</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 26, 2017 <p>mile wu then a grass mile! it&#39;s still hard to run here, but today went a little better than the last couple of days. did 10x17sec sprints up the gravel hill up to the driveway so that was good. one more mile on the gravel and a little on the grass. abs and hips</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 25, 2017 <p>running still feels really hard here and my legs hurt a lot. did a slow mile then one mile of .1 fast/.1 slow because i still feel bad about yesterday.&nbsp;after that i was gonna finish to 2.5 but i had a bad feeling about being outside alone so i went inside and ran stairs. abs and hips and raced my brother on the beach later :)</p> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 24, 2017 <p>got to oregon today and it&#39;s so pretty! did some fun, easy hikes and my arms are sore from carrying my little brother&nbsp;:)&nbsp;finding somewhere to run has been a struggle though. tried to do the workout, let&#39;s just say running up and down a gravel hill doesn&#39;t work that well haha.</p> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 22, 2017 <p>abs and hips and medium plus two recovery run. twas really hot but a super pretty morning so it was fantastic :)</p> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 21, 2017 <p>mile wu and then 4mile steady state run! my steady state pace range is 6:49-7:07. i really liked the loop we did because there were some solid uphills but also some really nice downhills! i felt really strong the whole time and stayed super positive. it definitely helped to be running in a pack! my average pace ended up being 6:48 (or maybe 6:46-47, my watch was being kinda weird). i was way happy with how this went! :) huge shoutout to collin for pacing mario and i and to mario for pushing me and being amazing! abs and hips after</p> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 20, 2017 <p>abs and hips before practice. mile wu didn&#39;t feel so good, but everything got better after that! did two grass miles and then finished up mileage and i felt really strong :) did weights after</p> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 19, 2017 <p>wu to skyridge for the six minute test. came through the mile mark at 5:50 then made it like 32 more meters. so about 1632m total and that&#39;s better than last time!&nbsp;it was weird to go faster than 5k pace and my throat kinda burned but it was fun! i love the six minute test :) solid cd and abs and hips</p> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 18, 2017 <p>mile wu then crosstrain day! 40min total biking with 30min endurance ride. average heart rate was 150. weights and abs and hips</p> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:00:00