Christian Ricketts Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:14:41 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Dec 18, 2018 <p>Two loops and some around Miramar lake with my dad on the elliptiGO, was pretty quick. 5xminute pickups</p> <p>3 miles doing loops around neighborhoods, there&#39;s no possible way to escape these steep inclines.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 17, 2018 <p>Loops around the chula vista golf&nbsp;course&nbsp;in the morning,&nbsp;it&#39;s just over a 3 mile dirt loop. Always a good amount of people getting their exercise in. One of those days where the body takes&nbsp;5 miles to finally feel good</p> <p>2.3 miles easy, loops around the neighborhood, bout 3/4 mile around. One turn is a super super steep incline, the other is super steep downhill</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Dec 16, 2018 <p>Flight landed right around noon,&nbsp;parents picked me up, and I went for a nice run around Mission Bay. My dad showed me around, he has his athletes run here a lot for interval work on the grass and just mileage (it&#39;s his second year as the Head XC &amp; Track coach at San Diego Mesa College). Legs feeling good, ready to chow down on some mexican food-it&#39;s been awhile.</p> Sun, 16 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 15, 2018 <p>10 in the morning in Payson, body took awhile to warm up. Trying to figure out what to do today in salt lake today&nbsp;while saving money</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 14, 2018 <p>Ran after my finals, 5x30 sec pickups. Body felt decent, mentally exhausted from my back to back finals. Headed up north a bit after my run with josie, met everybody else up at alison&rsquo;s house in Payson to attend our friend&rsquo;s/ ex teammate&rsquo;s&nbsp;wedding reception. Was fun, good to see Dakota, I&rsquo;m glad he&rsquo;s happy. Crashing the night over at Alison&rsquo;s, got&nbsp;another wedding reception to attend to tomorrow up closer to salt lake</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 13, 2018 <p>11 after my first of three finals, incorporated some minute on pickups with 90 sec rest. Wind was calm today. Also was invited to go to the Gala Ballroom dinner, with all the big Uninversity boosters and hall of fame inductees. Our program was introduced due to the success we&#39;ve had the past few years, twas perty cool. Aidan if you&#39;re reading this, you looked good boo</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 12, 2018 <p>4 in the morning, grass loops.</p> <p>10 with the twins and josh. Was gonna do pickups, but it was pretty windy where we were gonna do them on the run. The wind was gonna be in our face the whole time, so I cut it. Pretty quick anyways, 6:31 avg.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 11, 2018 <p>10 in the morning-ish</p> <p>grass loops in the afternoon, 4 miles. I haven&#39;t been able to do these in awhile since there&#39;s been snow on the field, but i enjoyed it. I usually do my doubles on the grass (when there&#39;s no snow), or either up towards the canyon from my house. I enjoy the grass more, its nice and cushiony. Also peaceful since there&#39;s no one usually out there.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 10, 2018 <p>Ran the first 1/3&nbsp;by myself, till I ran into josh and max. Ran the rest with them, felt good. Came back home to find Paul (our assistant coach) in my house waiting for me to sign some stuff about hosting a recruit this&nbsp;past weekend. Yep that&#39;s about all the fun I had&nbsp;today, the rest is full of paying for&nbsp;procratinating with school work</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Dec 09, 2018 <p>Ran 8.6 with the recruit &amp; jiraa, Walmart canyon and some other small loops</p> <p>3.5 miles with josie on park lewp&nbsp;</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 08, 2018 <p>Ran 6 with the recruit, 2 miles to and back from his hotel.</p> <p>2.3 with josie in the afternoon</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Dec 07, 2018 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Dec 06, 2018 <p>2 in the morning&nbsp;</p> <p>Attempted a 80%, my body wasn&rsquo;t ready for that. Stuck around 5:00 pace, stopped at 2.5 miles cause there&rsquo;s no point in having to really push that type of effort at this point. Cooled down longer after, as fun running with some guys again</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Dec 05, 2018 <p>Just over 12 miles after my classes. Incorporated 5x30 sec pickups in the middle. The buildup before workouts start is always interesting, your legs feel so fresh constantly since there&#39;s no intensity (in our program that is, just some power runs at the most).&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Dec 04, 2018 <p>10.7 before class</p> <p>2.3 after creating a podcast with Angie&nbsp;for a class&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Dec 03, 2018 <p>Woke up at 6:30 to run most of my mileage before weights. It was 8 degrees outside. Went back to sleep and missed weights. Ran 8.3 at around noon, could only fit in that much between a class and a project. I interviewed some of the top girls on the team for my Sports Writing class I&#39;m taking&nbsp;as an elective. It&#39;s crazy how every single one of those girls on the top 7&nbsp;has gone through a rough time in their running careers due to health issues. Yet they made nationals for the first time&nbsp;and took 25th despite a pretty mediocre day. The Houle factor baby.</p> <p>Added on 3.7 later on after sunset, went slower and was feeling that second lunch brew up in my stomach. Good thing my double was barely anything.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Dec 02, 2018 <p>AM- 8.5 with the recruit, Nate and I covered the rest running to the hotel and back. Pretty easy run due to the snow</p> Sun, 02 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Dec 01, 2018 <p>6 with the recruit, 4 running to and back from his hotel. Nice morning, love how the snow looks on the mountains. This route was almost an exact replica of a run on my visit, running with Mike and Cam when he was in town. Deja vu, except in different shoes.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 30, 2018 <p>My girlfriend Josie Bushar convinced me to start up on this. We agreed if I do this, she&rsquo;ll start up on Strava.&nbsp;So here we go! I won&rsquo;t be up to my full mileage my coach has me bumping up to for another two weeks, so for now I&rsquo;ve been just taking it easy after the Cross Season.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Nov 29, 2018 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Nov 28, 2018 Wed, 28 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Nov 26, 2018 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Nov 25, 2018 Sun, 25 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Nov 24, 2018 Sat, 24 Nov 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Nov 23, 2018 Fri, 23 Nov 2018 07:00:00