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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:

Run more and stay healthy

Run Saint George Marathon in under 2:50:00 in October

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

Do Spartan again and finish well, without burning or spraining something

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 a year or two. Working out on my own is more fun, and I can be lazy. I still love running and plan on doing it as long as I can. I will graduate suu with a degree in psychology, after which I plan on getting my a Masters or PhD in industrial organizational psychology or going to law school.

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Miles:This week: 2.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.900.000.003.5016.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Trying to get in better shape for race next month, ran two kind of fast miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Ran

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.003.508.50

Ran 4 miles with Cameron, a friend from my mission. When we got back I saw Kasey on the track and we talked for a bit, I ended up joining him for his workout. He did 3x3 miles, because I'm not one the best runners in the country I ran every other lap with him.

Kasey is in crazy good shape, he split 14:56, 14:55, 14:30. And considering the 6000 ft elevation pretty much turns those 3 miles into 5ks and he's a miler, it makes that workout even more impressive!

Considering I've been running about 10 miles per week, that workout was pretty tough. I averaged 4:51 per mile on strava during the workout so that puts my average 400m repeat at 72 seconds with about the same rest. That's a good workout for being fairly out of shape! Afterwards we got recovery frosties, extra good after that workout!

I brought a bike down to cedar so I could run while Wenda bikes but it got a flat tire, so I'm working on that, I think there might be a hole but I'm too busy to concentrate on it. Hopefully Cameron and I are going to race a mile and break 5 soon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.900.000.003.5016.40
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