Thatcher's Running Blog Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Mon, 21 Jan 2019 23:05:03 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Sep 18, 2018 <p>Long time away from the blog. Quick update. I&#39;ve done three marathons over the past year and a half. Utah Valley X2 and Big Cottonwood. My times were 3:11, 3:17, and 3:39. I&#39;ve struggled at the end of each to varying degrees. After talking with Sasha, I need to rebuild my base and start with shorter races. Starting with a goal of 16:30 for 5k. My goal for my next marathon will be under 3:00, but for the next little while I wil focus on shorter races.</p> <p>My first workout with the SLC Track Club. Did 8 400s with Jon Hansen (a friend from high school) and Kirkwood. This was my first speed workout in a long time, so I wasn&#39;t sure what to expect. I did better than I thought I would. I was consistently 6-7 seconds behind Jon and Kirk except for the seventh one, where I was right with them. My splits were:</p> <p>1:19&nbsp;<br /> 1:19&nbsp;<br /> 1:20&nbsp;<br /> 1:19&nbsp;<br /> 1:19&nbsp;<br /> 1:15&nbsp;<br /> 1:06&nbsp;<br /> 1:09</p> <p>Overall I felt really good. It helped having others to run with on intervals. I pushed it a little too hard on the seventh one, and I was struggling at the end of the eighth, but I was very happy with this workout.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:00:00