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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
17.500.000.000.0017.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Signed up for the elite heat of the Spartan race in July today. I've also made a commitment to increase my mileage and start blogging here again.

The past few months I've been running about 10 miles per week and lots of strength training, haven't put on too much weight which is good. Also this semester has the potential to be my first 4.0 ever!

I will be in Romania and Italy (Germany a little) for all of May, so mostly I will be running and doing core there.

I've been doing pretty well at benching, my typical workout is 3x10 at 185, 175, 175. Once I get up to 3x10 at 205 I will stop increasing weight and just maintain and maybe increase reps at a lower weight, but I started at 135 so I'm almost there. I've also been doing pull ups, rope pull, ab workouts, and this awesome jumping machine at my gym.

Going forward I plan on doing more core, and giving myself less rest between workouts at the gym. Also I'm staying in cedar city this summer and will be doing an intership for the school.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Good day of training, monkey bars, pull ups, rope pull, abs at gym with running before between and after.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Ran to the gym and did pull ups monkey bars, and some abs. I was about to do rope pull but I noticed my hands (which hand been pretty blistered) were in pretty bad condition, one of the blisters had popped and they weren't feeling good at all so I washed them off and ran home. Later went rock climbing with my Wenda, hands still beat up but were better. I should invest in some good workout gloves to prevent my hands from getting too nasty. Tomorrow is probably rest day as I'm gonna be pretty busy, and its probably good for my hands. Might go for a run if I get some time.

Also learned that the Spartan I signed up for is gonna be pretty intense, it's on the national championship circuit so all the pros will be there. So top 10 chances definitely take a hit with that but we'll just see how things play out. I mean most the pros are ex trail/mountain runners and I've had some success with that so if I can get up my mileage, and keep working my upper body, I think this might be a really good fit for me. Regardless of how I finish, I'm really liking the new challenge and am looking forward to the race!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Ran to the gym at 7:00 pace and did bench, some other arm workouts, monkey bars with a lot of different stuff and pull ups, rope pull, and ab workouts. Then I ran back averaging 6:20. Pretty good workout. Hands are still pretty torn up, I have gloves which make it easier on them but they still burned a little today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.500.000.000.0017.50
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