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July 22, 2018

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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.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 99.70 Year: 313.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

A little over 5 miles but I'm not sure because I didn't have my phone. I ran up to the mouth of the canyon while my mom and Adam biked. I sprinted down the hill to the park on the way back and did monkey bars, twister simulation, and monkey handles. I ran about a quarter mile in between each of those. I did abs with Adam after that too. And 30 more burpees before I showered.

Earlier today at the gym I did a good workout on the bench, I wanted up with 10x155, then 10x175, then 7x185, 8x185, and finished with 2x205. I was careful with the 185 and 205 because it would be bad if I messed up on those. I also did curls with 80 on the machine, and one set of 10 at 35 and one set of 10 at 40. Both felt good. I did 3x10 at 55 for the dumbell rows. I also did a couple sets on the oblique machine, abs, pull downs, weighted rows, 40s for dumbell overhead press, I also did a set of squats at 225. I finished with rowing machine and wide grip pull ups. Still to come are shoulders and some back work outs tonight.

Shoulders, lower back.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 20:39:18 from 67.177.28.4

Join us at Alta tomorrow!

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