My Improvised Liberty Park Run

My Grandma had a saying whenever she had to do something she didn’t really want to do. She’d exasperate, “you gotta do what’cha gotta do, when gotta do it!” And, she’d usually follow that up with, “well Josher, you can’t win them all!” You could pretty much sum up my Saturday long run with those words. This weekend has been on my calendar for a loooooong run. Initially, I wanted to do a self-supported ultra…

When we simply give our best …

It’s kinda late and all logic says I should be asleep right now. But, there some things you can’t ignore and I feel like I’ve got to write them down somewhere. Typically, I’d write them in my journal, but I felt this was EXTREMELY applicable to my current situation and the purpose of this blog. So I am sharing it here. It’s been frustrating this summer dealing with the number of nagging little health issues…

Running down Emigration to a 5K …

Dealing with my foot injury the past couple of weeks has been kind of (that’s an understatement) frustrating for me. Well, the past couple of months have been somewhat frustrating for me. Whether it’s been my foot, my thyroid, weight or testosterone medication … I haven’t really felt the same. Especially for a week window of time when the doctor (falsely) thought I had the diabeetus. As I said last week my goal is still…

Fartlek Friday XXXII

It feels so strange for me not to have a race this weekend. Well, I do have a race, it’s a 5K, but not a half marathon. It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve had a weekend somewhat off. I am still planning on getting 10-12 miles in though. The plan tomorrow is to run down Emigration Canyon to Liberty Park where my 5K is at 8am. I am still going to have to work…

Fartleking in the Park

Post by Joshua Snow Hansén. So … I want to get faster. TWSS. Okay, I should be more specific. I want to be a faster runner. I want to have the agility of a quick rabbit, the grace of an antelope and the power of a hungry cheetah. Unfortunately, most of the times I have the agility of a buffalo, the grace of rhino in a china shop and the power of a mama grizzly. Yes,…

Working towards a goal …

Training wise this summer has been a bit frustrating for me when it comes to speed work for the half marathon. I just haven’t been as fast as I want to be. I contribute this to a couple of things … there’s the whole marathon running. That kills my half marathon training like nothing else, mainly because it takes SO much out of me. In addition, I’ve been dealing with a few health issues. My…

RACE RECAP #70: DesNews Half Marathon

If I have learned anything this year, it’s that races come in many different ways. Some are for speed, some are fun, some are for you, some are for others and some are just for the challenge. I’m sure that there are others I could add that list. But, this run was just perfect. It was sublime. It was a challenge. I felt like it was a great push towards Nebo as well. It was…

Happy Canada Day!

I love Canada Day. It might have something to do with the fact that I am 25% Canadian or it might be just because Canada rocks! Either way, I try to celebrate it like any good American would … with another Canadian. Tonight some of my running friends met up at Liberty Park (fitting place to have a Canada Day run, eh?) to run. In actuality it was just an excuse to socialize, even though…