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Alta Run time trial

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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
51.350.005.400.2557.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

Warned up 1.5 and the ran 9 miles in the gully. I ran with Coach Murphy and kind of Ashton. It was a good run, I liked the pace and we ran a really big hill I had never run, that was interesting!  I need to get Chase to practice. I also passed my AP US History test, I'm really happy about that! It's my greatest academic achievement of highschool up until now, maybe my only one haha. I'm grateful that I had two great teachers for the class, all the homework and the packet of death really payed off! Since I've already run over 10 miles today I will probably just relax (besides work) and do some core.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.750.000.000.255.00

3 miles around the region course, 8 hill sprints, 30 mins of ultimate frizbee, my team won 6-5! No run at night, my knee started hurting earlier in the day so I rested it.

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Race: Alta Run time trial (5.4 Miles) 00:37:03, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.600.005.400.0010.00

We did the first Alta time trial in about two years. Last time we did an Alta time trial I was close to last, this time I won in a comfortable 25 second lead. I was a little conservative going up to the campground, 2.7 miles uphill can be very long if you burn out. I was fine, I could have gone faster. I was still a bit tired when I got to the top and it was time for the flight downhill. 37:03 is an ok time, next time I plan on running under 35:00. I want to race the gully, hopefully on Monday! And then draper days 5k is that Saturday, if I pace correctly, wear a watch, warm up, and do my best. I know I can dip into the 16 minute range. The goal is to run 15:40s at highland. This week will probably only be high 50s for mileage. Also a 10k is in the near future for me, that will be very interesting, but first I am thinking about draper days. I ran just over 2 miles with my brother at home, I was going to do that at night but he wanted to do it then, I was tired. But when the run was at level ground it felt good. Good training day, time to get ready and go on a river rafting trip.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

I've been blogging for the wrong days this week. I went to flaming gorge for Thursday-Saturday. I ran Thursdays run around a campground, up a trail, and around some parking lots. Not bad, 80 minutes of running, so I will just say 10.5

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

A little over 80 minutes of running. I ran over dam and a police officer pulled me over and said I couldn't run on the dam, I guess there's no more dam running for me! I found a new trail and then went around a campground for the last 15 minutes. Also had some fun river rafting. I will just say 10.5 for the day, probably more.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

The group did a 3 mile hike this morning, so I ran the trail 3 times. I also got lost for a while at the beginning and ran probably 2 miles or so trying to find the trail. I ran witha girl from my ward for a little because we were both trying to find the entrance, which was a fence. Again I will just say 10.5. Glad to be home, I've had my elevation training week for sure, alta time trial and the 3 runs at 6000 feet, not bad considering elevation is exponentially hard on your breathing. i read that sea level to 5000 feet is the same as 5000-7000.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
51.350.005.400.2557.00
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