Rampage Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://boyer.fastrunningblog.com/ Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:16:09 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Nov 18, 2017 http://boyer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-18-2017.html <p>Nike race day. The past couple of weeks I&rsquo;ve been working really hard and looking forward to this day, but the night before I&nbsp;started to get really nervous. I think I&nbsp;was worried that the race would end up like most of my other races and I&#65039; would end up sucking. It didn&rsquo;t help that i got almost no sleep the night before because people in my room were either snoring or didn&rsquo;t want the AC on (no offense but I almost went insane). Luckily I just shook those thoughts off as soon as the gun went off and suddenly I knew I was physically ready and had mentally prepared myself throughout the past couple of weeks. The starting shoot was really hectic but I found a pack of Pine View guys and I don&rsquo;t remember who was all there except Mikey and Scottie. The first mile was actually pretty rough and longer than I expected, but I stuck up in pretty good. The beginning of the second mile was when Colton found me and we were able to push off of each other for quite a while. One part when I was next to him tho some jerk kid shoved me and then didn&rsquo;t even have the sense to pass me after doing so. That pissed me off hardcore and that fueled me for a while, and then Colton fell off me. Probably from mile 1.5 through 2.5 was a pretty rough chase of Mikey and I would end up catching him and then falling off and it was a battle to always have him within reaching distance. The last half mile came up and I&#65039; was trying so hard to kick but it just wasn&rsquo;t happening as I wanted. Even when I saw the finish my kick didn&rsquo;t come in as until later. i still ended up passing Mikey near the finish, but I was pissed at myself because I could tell he had had stomach problems when I passed him and if he hadn&rsquo;t he would have beaten me. That really made me mad at myself because i feel like for the past 4 week training block like coach was talking about I was pushing ahead of Mikey and should have bean ahead of him earlier. OverallMost of this race was really reassuring and it felt like a lot of hard work had payed off, but it also showed me what I need to work on in racing and to keep working on staying with the team during practice.</p> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 09, 2017 http://boyer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-09-2017.html <p>weights and 15 run</p> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 08, 2017 http://boyer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-08-2017.html <p>milage probably off because of workout</p> <p>25 min morning run, felt a little tired but thats okay.</p> <p>60 min afternoon workout. 15 warm, 4 strides, and 5x1000s for workout. the first 2 were pretty basic in getting over. the 3rd was where it got rough. the 4th one was where i really contemplated at least falling off a little because most people behind me were not with the lead group but i made myself stay with them. i did a little over half of the 5th one and i got pretty mad at myself for dropping off but i decided to shake it off and just tell myself that it happens and just to get over it. Julien talked to me afterwards and i told him that lately ive really been focusing on staying with the pack and making sure i never wuss out of anything but today i let myself do it even if it was only for some of the work out. Julien told me that everyone has those days and it made me feel better because&nbsp;i did basically the whole workout just fine and that that was just a thing that happens everynow and then. 10 of cool</p> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Nov 07, 2017 http://boyer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-07-2017.html <p>weights and 15 min run, easy peasy</p> <p>60 minute afternoon run. there was sometime in the run where it got hard to keep pushing and i had to fight. it was before the huge hill that we had to run to extend and also during that.&nbsp;but like most runs once i got over that it was smooth sailing. pretty dope run</p> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 06, 2017 http://boyer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-06-2017.html <p>65 min run. woke up this morning and had a super sore throat so i got ready fast enough to make myself some broth in a mug and drank that on the way to the high school. the whole time i felt like lumps of mucus in my throat and it was nasty ac. basically kept with the team most of the time then a little past dixie rock i had to go to the bathroom so i turned back and went to the one right by dixie rock. just continued back and saw jose and julien at the door by the high school, asked julien if he got the time and he told me i probs went 70 so i took 5 off for the bathroom. overall a decent run, but not the best and im feeling a little sick. ill be fine tho.</p> <p>25 min afternoon run with Mikey, we really tried to work on form and i tried not to heal strike and my calves were hurting so im pretty sure i did descent at that</p> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:00:00 Thu, Oct 19, 2017 http://boyer.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-19-2017.html <p>60 min. run. went down on the river trail and then up past target and back. over by strarbucks i was strarting to get low on energy and every step afterthat was me forcing myself forward. i think Coach noticed that too because he made me go get up in the pack. i ended up leading but still all the way back was a lot of pushing and forcing myself forward (not like extremely horrible thos, rough but doable).&nbsp;today was one of my fav runs in a while. lately i havent been finding as much joy in running as i used to so i decided to stop acting so uptight and worried about everything and instead i just focused on running in that moment. it took me back to this summer which was really great and i think i can use this next part of the season as its own mini-summer, whether that be for nike or track. im gonna go and end this season on a positive note.</p> <p>Alsoo finally getting new shoes probably helped a lot.</p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:00