10091 total / 0 in 2018

Run more on trails than roads. Bag 52 peaks in 2015. Break 20 min for 5k. Convince my wife to let me do the Bear 100.

Jeremy Haddock ran: Decided I needed to d...

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  • 6 miles
  • 00:48 time
  • 07:43 pace
  • 906 calories
  • 643 ft climb
  • 171 max hr
  • 159 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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USU loop tempo 6.2 mi 00:48 07:43 pace

Decided I needed to do a little tempo run today. I was going to go 8 and tempo 4 of it but I had a hard time peeling the mattress off my back with all the crap I ate yesterday. Did the first 1.5 normal to easy Then I did 5k a bit faster; 7:14, 6:56, 7:07, .57 (.14 miles). For just over a 22 minute 5k. Not too bad but it felt more difficult than I hoped.

Lately I've been feeling slow. My nephew recently broke 5 min for the mile (4:57) which is super awesome and he's going to be a junior next year. My best was 5:02. I know that running trails is my passion more than speed but there is part of me that wants to be able to run really fast or far on any given day.

I've been thinking about this more lately because I received an email inviting me to pace the Top of Utah marathon again this year. Part of me wants to do it to help others and redeem myself for last year but the part of me that wants to be fast would rather just run the race to try to attempt a PR or at least a decent time. If I pace, it will most likely be my slowest mary so far.

Sorry about the rambling. Just some of the thoughts in my head these days. Have a great day everyone!

  • Kelly L.
    Kelly L.

    Jeremy, great run today. I understand the mixed feelings. I struggle with having fun with running and racing and really pushing myself. I think it is amazing that you are asked to pace races. That is a huge testament to you as a runner and as an individual. It is a very noble, selfless endeavor. I remember reading your post about pacing a race a month or two ago and you seemed to be on a huge high and have the best time. Go back and read that post of yours. It might help you decide.

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Trent L.
    Trent L.

    Ditch the pacing. Set your PR! Whoop your nephew.

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve

    Jeremy - Your nephew is awesome...that is is your 5:02...CRAZY. I say go race and let someone else pace this one. If you feel the need for speed, you gotta get at it. STUPID MATTRESS. Have a good one.

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • David L.
    David L.

    If there's one thing I understand . . . it's a sticky mattress! I think ultimately, you just have to follow your heart . . . one day it may tell you to go run trails . . . the next day it may tell you to go be speedy in a race. Who says you can't do both? Great run, Jeremy!

    almost 6 years ago Like