All it takes is all you've got Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://nan.fastrunningblog.com/ Wed, 23 May 2018 10:48:04 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Jul 16, 2016 http://nan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-16-2016.html <p>Jogged over to Draper City Park from my house, about 2.5 miles. Did some strides and stretches, saw Sariah Long on the starting line and chatted with her. I didn&#39;t recognize anyone else, but could see there were some young, fast looking ladies.</p> <p>Race went out fast. Angie Nickerson, a collegiate runner from SUU&nbsp;led pretty much the entire first two miles, while Sariah and I just hung on. I was in no position to be pushing the pace since I have not done more than 3 speed workouts this summer. In the final mile, muscle memory and eye of the tiger took over and I pulled in the lead despite the lactic threshold choking my lungs.</p> <p>With a quarter mile to go, I was unsure if I could sustain the lead. I was dying. But when Angie crept up on my shoulder with about 100 meters to go, I gave everything I had left and&nbsp;barely held her off by a second or two for the win. Most exciting finish for me in a long time! My watch said my splits were 5:43, 5:28, 5:40, with a 4:44 pace for the final .1. Thanks to Angie for lighting a torch under my butt for that final sprint! Fun stuff.</p> <p>Cooled down with a big group of ladies, basically the top 6 finishers. I was definitely the oldest one. Fun to get to know the younger ladies. Runners&nbsp;super cool people.</p> Sat, 16 Jul 2016 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 04, 2016 http://nan.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-04-2016.html <p>Last week, I decided to run the Sandy City 5K. Did one workout with Tawny Bybee in preparation,&nbsp;to dust the rust off my speed legs.&nbsp;</p> <p>Got to the race 40 minutes before start time.&nbsp;Warmed up with&nbsp;Tee Perry and had a feeling she was more fit than I was. Indeed she was. I couldn&#39;t really hang with her from the gun, so I just tried to keep a consistent space behind her for the whole race. Ended up in 2nd place, about 15 seconds behind her. Felt good to run fast again! Got a $75 gift card to Wasatch Running Cener...yay! New shoes!</p> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 06:00:00