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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.

Member of 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:

Get in shape for the progression run.

Top 15 on the team for the progression run and road race.

4:15 mile

3:55 1500m

15:00 5k

9:15 Steeplechase

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running

Race a few 5ks each year

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

Run the Boston Marathon at least once

Run some fast marathons

Sub 15:00 for a track 5k

Personal:

2nd year running for Southern Utah University, it's a privilege to run there, I have so many amazing teammates. 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. After a couple more years at SUU 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: 563.50
Race: Cottonwood heights 5j (3.107 Miles) 00:17:35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.500.003.000.003.50

Nice race, for being at about 10 miles per week I did alright. Conditions were really nice and I had fun, might train for a marathon this summer and break 3 hours, maybe 2:50 if I really get into it. I'm considering not doing collegiate level running anymore, I graduate from suu in 17months, maybe I will try going to the first indoor meet but I think with all the injuries (pinched nerves still giving me trouble) and other priorities overtaking competitive running, maybe I should just run for health and fun.

Comments
From Glory in the long run on Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 04:50:14 from 99.13.16.111

It's a fine line between running on the edge and not being injured, it's always hard to find that balance. 17:30 on 10 miles a week is sick enjoy your genetic ability. Health and fun is good, you may not be ultra-competitive but you can be competitive, Happy Thanksgiving

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