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Member Since:

Jun 01, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

1600m: 4:27 (Utah 5A State Championship 2015)

800: 1:59 (Time trial the last week of school, timed by Coach Murphy.)

5K: 16:20 (ran under 16:00 for the 3 mile) @ Nike SW 2014

Copper Hills Invitational 2015 1600m Champion.

Ran on the SUU Cross Country/Track and Field teams

8th fastest 1600m runner in Alta history

 

2014-2015 Alta Track Athlete of the Year

8th place and 1st in age division at 2014 Jupiter Peak Steeplechase (16 mile La Sportiva championship race) time of 2:02:47. Sprained my ankle with a mile left, hobbled to the finish as fast as I could.

 

3rd place and 1st in age division at the 2015 Leadville Heavy Half, a 15.5 mile course that started at over 10,000 ft and had over 4500 meet elevation gain, tons of shifty rocky areas, ice, snow, rivers, and an out and back with 500+ runners on a narrow path at the top. I ran 2:13:09 and beat a guy from the Junior National Mountain Running team.

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Spartan Race Goal Levels- 1-Finish top 10 (Happy) 2-Finish top 5. (Very Happy) 3-Finish top 3. (So much happiness) 4-Win (Extraordinarily happy)

Top 3 at Skyline Half

Win the Cottonwood Heights Thanksgiving 5k

Study really hard for the GRE and LSAT

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running

Keep breaking 5:00 in the mile at least once per year

Run the Boston Marathon at least once

Personal:

I ran for Alta high school and was trained by Coach Murphy, he is a great coach, one of the best there is. Served an lds mission in Montreal Canada. I ran for Southern Utah University for over a year but have decided college track and xc isn't something I want to do, working out on my own is more enjoyable and helpful to suceeding in my academic goals. I still love running and plan on doing it as long as I can. Training for Spartan right now. I will graduate suu with a degree in psychology spring of 2019, after which I plan on getting my a Masters or PhD in industrial organizational psychology.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 395.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.004.500.009.00

Today I did 2 minutes hard, 3 minutes easy for 60 minutes. Actually 63 or so. I did the hard minutes at about 6:00 pace, maybe a little faster. I stopped at the cottonwood heights rec center so I could see my pace and stuff. At the rec center I did the hard mintes at 6:00 and the easy at 8:00, I think 7:;30 for the first one maybe. It was a tough workout, I also did one of the 2 minutes down a steep downhill, and another up a steep uphill. It was a good, I felt really good. This is a very important trianing week, maybe the most important, 2-3 weeks out before region, and the next two weeks both have 2 day meets. I am the only Alta athlete registered for the Woods Cross Invitational, the fastest time is seeded at 9:57 and there are 2 other guys close to my level that have run 10:10 and 10:06. My goal is to win the event, hopefully they give out medals for this invite.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 19:11:47 from 24.10.249.34

Nope, I just registered Braydon in the 800. See you in the morning.

From Blake Bennion on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 19:31:32 from 204.14.22.58

Awesome, looks like it will be Brayden vs Kyle in the 800m and Me vs Coby in the 3200m. See you then!

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