"Unfettered Sage Thoughts" Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:26:35 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Aug 21, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-21-2017.html Morning: first day of practice! 11 miles on farm run, 6:25 avg. Felt good. Love to be back with the whole team. Weights after Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 19, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-19-2017.html Morning: last run of camp, marathon. 7:08 avg for 14.75 miles. Kinda lame bc everyone did different mileage, I was the only one who did this mileage so I ran alone for probably 8 miles. It's all good. Time to recover and get ready for the road race! Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 18, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-18-2017.html Morning: 2 easy shakeout at camp, 7:45 avg. Cold out Afternoon: Navajo plus virgin rim trail, 12.5 at 6:58 avg. Almost 2,000 ft of climbing at 9500ft elevation means my legs are booooones. Good stuff though! Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 17, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-17-2017.html Morning: 6 easy, 6:55 avg whilst watching the girls progression run. Excited for camp, love high altitude. Afternoon: 4 miles up at camp, 7:13 avg. Felt good up above 10,000 ft. Fun night as well, gonna make some good memories Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 16, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-16-2017.html Morning: form drills and small shakeout. Progression run tonight, hopefully next time I post it can be about a good performance Evening: progression run. It wasn't bad, I just kinda got screwed over. Hit 6:49, 6:42, 6:00, 5:55, 5:40, 5:30, 5:17, and then coach pulled me one lap away from the all out mile. I was on pace and in the pack, but since I was on Haydens (our back end pacers) shoulder rather than right in front of him, I got pulled. I was on pace!!! It's whatever, the road race I can show my actual fitness. Cooled down, now off to camp! Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 15, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-15-2017.html Morning: 4 shakeout before meetings, 7:10. Evening: 10 miles on the mountain with the guys, 7:10 avg. Progression tomorrow! Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 14, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-14-2017.html Evening: 10 miles on the mountain with kasey, mark, jiree and jiraa. 6:44 avg, felt alright Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 12, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-12-2017.html Evening: long run with Christian and mark. Windy and rainy and lightning, mentally hard run. I got pissed a lot lol. 6:55 avg for 13 miles. Puts me at 79 for the weej, gonna run one more tonight or maybe tomorrow morning. Legs handling the high mileage Well! Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 11, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-11-2017.html Morning: slept in for the group run, Dangit. 4 mile shakeout, 6:58 avg. Hot out again, but the stomach problems are getting better Night: 10 miles with George, josh, mark, and max for the last 4. 6:34, closed in 5:43 and 5:55. Felt solid! Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 10, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-10-2017.html Afternoon: 3 shakeout solo, 6:50 avg. Too hot out Night: back at 9200ft with Josh, Christian, and mark. 10 miles at 6:33 avg, closed in 5:39 Just to stride out a bit. Good run, nice weather and good conversations. Felt a lot better tonight than I have recently Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 09, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-09-2017.html Morning: worst session of my life. The plan was a 6mile tempo with aidan, hoping to average 5:35 ish, but I got 2miles in (5:53, 5:41) and threw up, told the guys to just go. Then I tried to salvage the workout by trying pickups, then threw up again, then just tried jogging home and had to dump on the side of the road. Then I got back to bicent and just tried to run the last mile a little harder, 6:02. 10 total, 6:44 avg and felt like garbage. Gotta have a bad day every now and then Night: 5 total with mark, 4 miles then 4x200m finishes in 32, 31, 31, 30, small cooldown for 5. Good stuff, but a continuation of my stomach problems from this morning. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 08, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-08-2017.html Morning: 10 on drop the city boy with another solid group. 6:57 avg, good stuff Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 07, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-07-2017.html Morning: 10 mile pickup session with Dylan, Mike, aidan, and Christian. 6:13 avg for 10 miles, pickups were around 5:30-5:00 pace, but the recovery was like 6:20 pace. Different way of doing pickups than I'm used to, I like to run 4:30 pace and then recover at like 10min pace. Felt good though. Evening: 4 shakeout miles with a good big group, 6:50 avg. Fun run Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 05, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-05-2017.html Another lightning run, 9 miles at 7:24 avg. Gonna have to do 2 more miles on Sunday to hit 80, Dangit Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 04, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-04-2017.html Afternoon: had to go enjoy some hype miles after watching worlds. Not the podium I expected, but an incredible performance from the medalists. 2 miles, 6:31 avg. Night: awesome long run in the lightning with Dylan, mark, and mike. 14 miles on everclear loop, 6:42 avg. Good stuff, felt strong. Good group of guys Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 03, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-03-2017.html Morning: 4 easy shakeout with mark, 8:45 avg. Hot out, also starting to feel all these altitude runs Evening: no mountain run due to lightning, dangit!! This was gonna be every day. Ran 11 total, 10 @7:03 avg with a 5:28 last mile, then a quarter mile of strides and cooled down home. Lots of slower runs this week, so I'm gonna see how I feel for a longer tempo tomorrow. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 02, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-02-2017.html Evening: 10 miles easier pace up on the mountain with mark kasey and Christian, 7:08 avg. Nice to go slower after a really hard hill effort yesterday. Might run 4 more later tonight Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 01, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-01-2017.html Morning: 4 mile easy shakeout with mark, 8:12 avg. Feeling decent Evening: 10 miles on great value marathon with kasey, mark, christian, and Josh. Day 2 of mountain week. Fastest avg on gvm so far, 6:47. Not bad with 1200 ft of gain at 9200ft! Good group, enjoyable run Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 31, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-31-2017.html Morning: 4 mile shakeout with mark and Bryan, easy 8:03 avg. Goal is 85-90 miles this week, with every longer run up on the mountain. we'll see how it goes Afternoon: day 1 of mountain week. 10 with mark and kasey, 7:08 avg. Saw lots of deer and elk, dope! Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 30, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-30-2017.html 3 easy shakeout Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 29, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-29-2017.html Mud run on the mountain. Kinda felt like crap. 6:39 avg with cam kasey mark and Josh. Next will be good, getting back into the routine after that race. Practice starts soon! Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 28, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-28-2017.html 3mile shakeout solo this morning, 6:33 avg. Feeling less sore Nighttime: 10 on daisy main street and park, ended on the track. 6:50 avg with the guys. Good run, still tight and feeling deseret Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 27, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-27-2017.html 9 this morning with Aaron and aidan, dikes at 6:47 avg. Calves incredibly sore still, but can't waste any more time off. Might run more later, who knows. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 26, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-26-2017.html Day 2 of rest. This will be good, this week will prepare me for lower mileage in August, to get ready for harder workouts when practice starts Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 25, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-25-2017.html Taking 2 days off from des news, incredibly sore and I don't want to risk anything right before the season. I did, however, see glass animals with Josh last night, and it was electrifying. They are so much better live than one would think Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 24, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-24-2017.html DES NEWS! I was stoked for this race all summer. Love local road races. The goal going into this was just sub 32 minutes. Warmed up with Josh, about 2 miles with strides and drills. Then the race starts, and I settle right behind Nico and Josh and the other BYU guys. Ran with Colton Riemann for a sec, he pulled away quite early, thought I'd go with him but I've never raced a 10k before so I was a little more conservative than I should've been. No watch, no mile splits. Ran in no man's land for a while, then a BYU guy came upon my shoulder, and I raced with him til the finish. He gave me two mile splits, 5:03 and 5:15. Then we caught Travis Feeny, future teammate. Ran with him for a while, then he outkicked me to the finish by a second. Finished in 31:57, tasty lil PR and achieved my goal. Threw up right at the line lol. Cooled down after with Travis. Great race today, Josh was second in 29:33! That's what he wanted too so good stuff from both of us today. Start to a good vacation with Josh, uo next is summiting timp, then glass animals concert on Wednesday. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 22, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-22-2017.html Ran 10 and a quarter this morning on little black mountain loop with my old high school coach, coach fielding. Good conversations and nice to catch up. Good recovery pace finally, 7:26 avg. 9 pm: 3 shakeout miles with Josh up in midway, 6:58 avg. Josh warned me about a lot of skunks during this run, so I was on edge the whole time lol. Gonna see what I can do in this race on Monday after another solid 80 mile week! Sunday: I like to consider Sunday the end of the week, so I'm putting this 3 mile shakeout here for this week's mileage. 3mile shakeout with Josh, ready to race! Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 21, 2017 http://Ducote.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-21-2017.html Long ish run effort. 12 miles up on the mountain with Josh, 7:03 avg but closed hard. Started pouring and lightning when we were up there, kinda scary but oh well. Love being at 9200 ft. Confidence for deseret! Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00