Qualifying for Boston Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Ty.fastrunningblog.com/ Sat, 22 Feb 2020 18:26:17 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Jan 28, 2020 http://Ty.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-28-2020.html <p>I call this run hills and snow covered trails. I basically ran to the top of a hill where there is a one mile&nbsp;downhill stretch that loses about 175 feet. Then I ran on some snow covered trails for a little over a mile, which was kind of hard considering it was like running single track because of some tire tracks. Overall good run, 8&#39;16&quot;/mile average.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:00:00 Mon, Jan 27, 2020 http://Ty.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-27-2020.html <p>Hello everybody! I am exited to be a part of the fast running blog.&nbsp;What really got me into running was all because of my dad. I was in elementary school when I first started going on runs with him. He was trying to keep in shape for the military. He&#39;s been in all of the branches except for the Marines. He told me he was able to run 2 miles in 12:XX minutes which was good enough for him to max the run. Anyways there were sometimes where he would leave me and I had to find my way back home. One time we were on a base that I was not familiar with. He left me, I didn&#39;t know where I was, so I just sat on a corner of a street what seemed like an eternity before they found me. That was up in Alaska when we were there the first time between 2003-2008. Then we moved to Dugway, Utah, and lived there for a couple of years until Feb of 2011, where we moved up to Alaska for the 2nd time. In Dugway,&nbsp;I would still go on runs with him. There was a time where I though we were going to only go for 3 miles. Instead, my dad wanted to go for a second round, and I remember passing my house and telling dad that I didn&#39;t want to go, and I was crying....So yeah. My 7th grade year I ran with the high school XC team, but it really wasn&#39;t a team.... There was one girl and one boy. The girl was better than the boy, with a PR in the mile of about 5:43 as a school record at the time. In XC her times were about 20ish minutes. Her father was the band music teacher and his wife was the principle of the school. I moved up to Alaska in the 8th grade and that is where my running took off. XC season my freshman year of high school I did a mile time trail in gym class, ran 5:43. That was at the end of XC. My first indoor track meet freshman year I also ran a 5:43! My 8th grade PR for the mile was a 5:45, and that was one of my last races I had 8th grade year in Alaska. Brought my mile PR down to 5:08 by the end of 9th grade, and an 11:29 2 mile PR that I did in the middle of the season. Sophmore year, I had PR&#39;s of 10:49 for 2 miles and 5:05 for the mile. Junior year is where I set most of my PR&#39;s. Senior year came and I was really wondering to myself &quot;Why am I still running?&quot; because my mile raised to a 5:47.&nbsp;I didn&#39;t really like running at the time. But here I am about 4 and a half years later loving running again. (Even though I haven&#39;t been able to set PR&#39;s in awhile. I&#39;m in pretty decent shape now. The 6.11 mile run that I did felt pretty good. First 3.3 miles were uphill then the rest of it was downhill. The plan was to run 6&#39;50&quot; pace for the last 5k, but rather I ran 6:26 pace running about a 19:57. That felt good and I was thinking if I can keep up that pace for a whole marathon.&nbsp;Do any of you guys have any suggestions on what marathon I should run?</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00