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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
45.700.000.000.0045.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.500.000.000.000.50

Decided on a 2nd rest day because my legs are still beat up and I need to be careful about the achilles. Gully tomorrow. I did work up a sweat twice today, I played some soccer with my brother and got some jogging during that. According to the pt I met with about my achilles a year ago, kicking with my left foot will build up the muscle in my right hip that will take pressure off of my achilles. So... yeah I've been trying to do that.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Solid gully run. I gave a little harder than average effort, didn't push it too much but I also wasn't taking it easy. The last mile I realized I could go under 45 minutes so I ran a 6:10 to finish in 44:46. Not bad, I'm not sure if I could break 40 minutes in an all out effort right now. Averaged 7:07 which isn't bad for the gully. I finished with 1.7 miles in the lower gully. My garmin died on the way back to the car, but I ran out .85 and then turned around so fortunately I knew the distance.

Last week of school, I have one final the week after this. Need to finish writing one proposal, write another. Do a group project. Present for one of the proposals, and study really hard for that exam. Also have some thesis work that's been going well. It's really interesting, but there's also a ton to read. In 10 days I'll be done, and will just have my thesis and other research probects to worry about. Time to finish strong. Hopefully keep up mileage unlike the end of last semester.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

A little over 6 miles up on wasatch with my Dad while he biked. Slowest mile was 8:08 (gained 200 feet elevation) and fastest mile was 6:31 (lost 140 feet elevation). Averaged 7:20, it was a comfortable pace and talking felt easy the whole time. I just let my legs go and didn't push it at all, also didn't pull back when my pace dipped under 7:00. Good easy day. Tomorrow will either be a rest day or a very light day. Finger is healing well but still a couple weeks out from being good to go.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Warmed up 2 miles and then did a 12x400 meter work out in which I averaged 72 seconds. 200 meter jog between 400s and a bigger break between the first 6 and last 6. Ended on a 68. Cooled down to 8 miles. So pretty solid run. Felt good and smooth, I think I can run a pretty good 5k in a few weeks.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Ran up to the mouth of the canyon and back, cut off the last part. My foot has been aching so I'm probably going to have tomorrow be a rest day too. Then maybe gully again on sunday if its feeling better. Averaged 7:19 for the run, besides my foot everything felt very nice and relaxed.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Warmed up and ran a 5k course preview in 17:30. Not what I was hoping for. But go be fair my ankle is messed up so I was holding back and only going as fast as my ankle felt okay with, never really pushed it like I would in a race. But it didn't feel easy.

I have no idea what's going on with my ankle. It started in my foot a week or two ago and has slowly crept up to my ankle. I took 4 days off but it seems to just somehow have moved the injury into the front/right side of my ankle.

So idk what I'm supposed to do with that. It feels kind of like a sprain injury, but I haven't sprained it... so... idk what the heck is going on. I'm going to ice it today and then maybe try out a couple easy miles this weekend.

Goal for this race is sub 17. If I'm going sub 16 this summer it's going to be in bowling green on the track.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles with one 2 and a half minute pick up in which I covered half a mile. Got an orthotic for my foot so I can run on it now, but it's not perfect. Still need to be careful.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Ran up to the mouth of the canyon. Ran a 5:22 on the flat mile on the way back, felt good so I should be ready for the race next saturday. Certainly lost some shape, but today felt decent, averaged 6:40 something. But really low 7s outside of that mile. Hopefully I can average that mile pace on Saturday but I'd be pretty happy with averaging 5:30 right now. Foot felt better than wednesday. A little sore after, my pinkie is also still sore and it's a battle to return it to mobility.

Need to finish my thesis intro draft 1 next week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Warmed up half mile and then ran a 5k in 17:42. So 5-10 seconds slower than last time. But I've been resting my ankle. So it works out. Had a good time!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.700.000.000.0045.70
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