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Member Since:

May 18, 2010



Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

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

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

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



3k-7:50 at dr. Sander Invitational and MPSF



NCAA finishes:

Cross Country: 10th(2018);

Indoor: 3k-7th(2019) 5k-10th(2019);

Outdoor: 10k-22nd(2018), 4th(2019), 5k-7th(2019)

Long-Term Running Goals:

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

Eventually get the school records in the 5km and 10km.  


Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from July 2015-July 2017.  I gained 30 lbs. during the service and came back out of shape; however I knew that if the Lord wanted me to once again run competitively, he would bless me to return to fitness. 

I graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. I currently run for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  

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      XC-I struggled pretty bad today.  It was 6-8X1000m at Mack Park. The pace was I(two mile race pace) with 3 min. jog recovery. I was only able to do 6, and only hit 2:55-3:00 for them, instead of 2:45.  Mack Park is killer though, and I have trouble with this workout on the track, so I knew it wasn't going to be easy.  It went better than last year when I did this though, so that was a positive.

     When I got home I ran 5 miles at 6:10 pace.  It felt pretty good. 

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 13:20:10 from

I've said it before and I'll say it again, for guys who take Sunday completely off, it's difficult to do a workout on Monday.

Monday should be a no stress mileage day with maybe a few fast pick-ups thrown in. Then come back with the workout on Tuesday.

What do you think?

I would also say that 8 X 1000 meters at 3200 pace with 3 minutes rest is borderline impossible. Especially your 3200 race pace.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 13:34:57 from

Oh, and if you're wondering why, here's my theory. After a day off, you generally feel rested but also a little sluggish. It's hard to "go to the well" for a killer workout. Better to ease back into it with a distance run at a moderate pace.

From MarkS on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 15:15:43 from

I totally agree with Rob, even though I am not one to follow my own advice.

However, the reason for running the repeats is to be running at a certain target pace and times, and if you aren't reaching them it would be better to change the workout. I don't believe that workouts are written in stone. You have to listen to your body.

You had a long, hard track season...and it seems from reading some of your posts that you are still very tired from that.

From Conner Mantz on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 17:20:40 from

Thanks Murphy an Mark, and yeah, I agree that it is hard to come on a Monday for a workout. My coach said not to care about the times after 3 or 4, just said go off effort and see if I could run 5 or 6.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 18:36:05 from

I have to be honest Conner, I used to always schedule Monday as a hard workout day - usually on the track. One of the main reasons I switched to Tuesday is because my runners actually asked me to. Coaches listen sometimes.

From Nephi Eschler on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 22:31:02 from

I totally agree with Rob Murphy that workout seems ridiculously hard, but good job at staying tough and completing it, you're going to do awesome this year!

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