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Location:

Smithfield,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 18, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Pre-high school: I ran a lot of local 5ks and a few half marathons.  I didn't do a ton of training, but I just had fun, and I got more serious about it as high school got closer.

High school: I enjoyed running a lot, especially cross country.  I originally did track to keep my in shape for cross country.  I ran at Footlocker Nationals, the Adidas Dream mile, Brooks PR Invitational, world xc junior championships, and a few local 5ks. 

PRs: 800: 1:56.80-State Track 2014

1600: 4:10-State Track 2014/Mile: Sea Level-Adidas Grand Prix-4:07

3200:Alititude(4500ft): 8:57.99-State Track 2014-2 Mile:8:53 at Brooks PR Invitational

5K: New Balance Indoor Nationals(2014) - 14:24

10K:USA Junior Track Championships (2014)-31:01-Only 10k on a track.

15K: Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run (aided) 48:10(2013).

Half Marathon: 
Utah Valley Half - 1:11:24(aided)(2012)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Lose enough weight to get back to my small self and prepare to run at BYU's team.  Become an all-american in cross country and track.

Sub-14 min 5k in indoor season.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Make sure I have fun, not get burned out, and get faster.

Personal:

I recently returned from serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana.  I gained 30 lbs. during the service, but I lost 10 of those before I returned home.  I graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. 

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Miles:This week: 22.50 Month: 176.60 Year: 527.37
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Solid workout for me today.  First we did a 2.5 mile warm up, then the workout was 3X2 miles progressively getting faster.  The front group was the top-15 from the race on Saturday.  I was 15th on the team, so Coach let me run with them.  First 2 miles was supposed to be pretty controlled.  It was uphill, and I hit 9:42 and was with the group.  We jogged a bit, then did another.  This one had a u-turn.  I was with the group until the u-turn, then I kinda hit a small wall.  I tried to push, but my legs just didn't have it.  Like, I'm just not in the same shape as the other guys.  That two mile was in 9:45 for me.  Our first mile was 4:47.  The other guys negative split it on top of that.  The next one I decided to just stay with the group for the first mile, and get a solid mile in, and then call it(mainly because I got dropped on that 2nd one).  I wasn't ready when coach said go, so I got into a flight-or-fight instinct and took off.  Well, after about 2 minutes at that, I let the guys pass me, and I slowly got put near the back.  I ran 4:42 for that mile.  The other guys were just 2 seconds ahead of me, and then they negative split it.  Cool down back to the park, then cool down to the school.  

I have a lot of good takeaways from this workout.  Even though I'm not in the same shape as most of those guys, I was able to stay with them for parts of the workout.  I had the goal of staying with them(the top 10) for the full workout by October, so hopefully I'll get there.  

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