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Member Since:

Jun 01, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

1600m: 4:27

800: 1:59

Copper Hills Invitational 2015 1600m Champion.

Ran for Alta and SUU on their Cross Country/Track and Field teams

2014-2015 Alta Track Athlete of the Year

Have a had a couple good placements in mountain races

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and and build mileage

Run a marathon in under 3 hours once marathons start taking place again.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running

Run the Boston Marathon at least once

Make a glorious return to spartan racing

Long standing goal of running a sub 5:00 mile every year for as long as I can. Started 2012 (8 year streak).

Personal:

I ran for Alta high school and was trained by Coach Murphy, he is a great coach, one of the best there is. I ran for Southern Utah University for a year or two. I am currently a doctoral student at Bowling Green State University studying industrial organizational psychology. Right now my main goals are to stay healthy and run consistently.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 9.80 Year: 408.03
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
48.600.000.000.0048.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 easyish miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

4.5 in 30 mins. Felt pretty good, a little fatigue towards the end. Finally warming up.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

4.5 miles at about 7:00 pace as well as 3 miles walking before and after. The plan is to run tomorrow after my recitation. I will indeed be running the glass city marathon at the end of next month haha. So that's a big motivator to get in shape. This weekend I should be looking at an 8-10 mile run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Chest day at the gym with Ian after I finished up at the psych building, went pretty well. Walked home to put my laptop away and ran back to the gym and ran 2.62 miles on the treadmill at 6:44-6:49 pace. Then ran to the psych building because I was really hungry, I had to run around a bit to get to 4 miles total. I walked home as a cool down. Planning on doing an 8-10 mile run this weekend/Monday.

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Race: Top 5 bgsu mile times get a free t-shirt (1 Miles) 00:05:01, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Warmed up on the way to the rec center. Last time I'll be on bg campus for a while. I needed my free t-shirt though. Took a while to find the guy proctoring the mile time trials, which were on the treadmill btw. BG is a ghost town ever since they cancelled classes for the semester. Wow that happened fast.

Anyways, the fastest time on the board was 5:01 and since the treadmills only go 12 mph I figured the best I could do was tie it. So tie it I did. Started hurting at the quarter mile but just pushed through it. Had a little doubt with .4 left but then I just thought of it as a completion thing rather than a race and that got me through it.

So tied for 1st, wish the treadmill went a little faster so I could cross off my 2020 sub-5:00 mile. But I'll do that soon enough.

Cooled down and went home. Probably driving to Utah tomorrow. No need to be here in BG.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

Back in Utah after a couple long days of driving. Beautiful drive, and a beautiful run. Perfect weather today. Took it easy, walked the uphills to avoid strain on the Achilles. Averaged 7:00 but a good deal of the run was a slight downhill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

Ran with Jake, we tried doing a tempo but it didn't go super well. Good workout nonetheless and a fun day!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

Good run today. Was supposed to be rainy but it was perfect weather, slightly chilly but that's good for running.

Ran up to Wasatch boulevard and went about a mile and a half on that before turning back. Achilles felt fine... potentially some mountain runs this summer, finally.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.000.004.80

Ran while my dad biked up the canyon. Pretty gassed but I managed to stay under 7:00 the whole time. Achilles didn't give me any problems on the hilly route. I'm still massaging it out every day and that seems to be doing the trick. Averaged 6:38, started having asthma problems and wheezing at mile 2 so pushed through it pretty well.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Ran up to the canyon and back. A little slower today but pushed it on the big uphil at the end of the way up.

Felt good, more smooth and effortless than running has in a while. All signs point to one of the best summers for running I've had in a long time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.600.000.000.004.60

Ran up to the mouth of the canyon and back while my dad biked. Stayed around 6:50 on the way up and then averaged 5:35 the last mile and a half. There was a good amount of downhill the last mile and a half. Feeling the post-run high. Averaged 6:26, which is pretty good. Tomorrow I'll probably run with Jake, so probably another hard day, but who knows.

School work has been kind of weird, just kind of making to do lists and doing the tasks on them whenever feels good. I like it, but it does feel weird. Lots of time for working out, I did 15 wide grip and 20 side grip pull-ups, some bent over rows with rock salt bags, some curls with plates, and then a bench workout of 2x8@150, 2x5@170, and 1x3@180. I have a old small bench and a 15 pound bar, so it's not ideal, but it's something. Bar is really small so it hurts my hands a little on higher weight. Definitely better than not being able to exercise. Back workouts are hard without a gym.

Core later.

I looked and this has been my highest mileage month since 2018. Only by a mile though, let's hope in April I run about twice as many miles as in March. Goal is 100.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
48.600.000.000.0048.60
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