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Location:

Provo,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 18, 2010

Gender:

Male

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)

Post-mission:

1,500m-3:45

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

5k-13:29

10k-28:18

Half marathon-Deseret News 2018-1:05:08(aided)

National finishes: Cross Country: 10th(2018); Indoor: 3k-7th(2019) 5k-10th(2019); Outdoor: 10k-22nd(2018), 4th(2019), 5k-7th(2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Become an all-american in cross country and track.

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.  

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 and came back out of shape. I graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. I currently run for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  

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269.30
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10.30

      8.3 miles then I went home because it was really cold. After an hour of warming up I went 2 more miles. 

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10.00

   A little over ten miles, but I'm not sure how much, so I'll just call it 10. 2 miles warm up, then 2 miles in 10:00 on the treadmill, a break, then one more mile at 5:00, then 1 mile, then 1.5 miles at 5:00 pace, then a mile jogging, then .6 miles at 5:00 pace with a progression of the incline, then a mile cool down.  It's so hard mentally on the treadmill, but it's easier than the 10 degree weather outside. 

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12.00

     It was rough today.  I tried to push it, but I struggled(I didn't time it, but it just felt slow).  I hope this high mileage thing works.  I need to work harder.

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10.00

      5 miles tempo, 5 miles cool down.  26:06 overall, I'll post splits later.  I gave it a good effort, and it hurt like heck. I went out too fast for the first 5k(sub-16) and then just tried to hold on.  I struggled the last two miles, but it was a good day anyway.  I saw Stockton, Ethan, and Jordan Hunt doing hill repeats on my cool down.

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12.00

     Ran with Ethan. I did a mile while he was getting ready, then we headed out. I was going to run with Stockton and Jordan Hunt too, but Stockton isn't recovered from getting his wisdom teeth out, so he took it easier and Jordan went with him. Ethan and I started out hard, but not crazy quick. About 6:30s, then we started up Smithfield Canyon and had some faster miles(for up the canyon, that's really quick), then we hit some 5:30s on the way down, before a cool down mile.  Our averaged pace was about 6:02 or something for the 11 miles, so I guess that's good for us both having hard workouts yesterday and not giving it everything today. 

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10.00

     2 miles in the gym while Stockton and Ethan got ready, then 8 more miles with them and Jordan Hunt.  I didn't feel great, but it was an easy day, so that was good. 

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9.50

     9.5 miles.  I tried to keep it at a good pace, and then tried to run hard on some grass to get ready for USA Juniors.  No where was great, but I did about 2 miles on the grass.

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6.10

       6 miles with some short strides indoors.  The air wasn't great(and hasn't been great for a while. I've had a bad cough the last week, but it might be from the bad air quality), so I decided on running indoors.

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Race: Utah State Indoor (1 Miles) 00:04:21, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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12.40

       I ran a few warm ups, but did them all too early.  I need to work on that with track, I've always struggled with it.  Got to the line and took the outside. I really like the outside because I hate getting boxed in, and my top speed(especially at the start) is not the best. The race started and I planned on going out slower and sticking with someone. The pace wasn't bad at all.  64, 66ish, 66ish(I think) 34(maybe faster?), and then 29.  The race felt quick as could be at first, but then it felt a little comfortable(the 66 high laps).  It just felt like a time-trial, so I kept the pace good, or atleast what I thought was fast, and I looked back and saw I had some time on Garek, so I didn't think he would catch me. I was completely wrong.  With 150m to go he came close, with 100m to go he was right on my tail, and 60 to go he was side-by-side.  I then had all the thoughts of state and stuff go into my head and I sprinted as fast as I could right then. I barely got him.  He ran incredible. 

      After, the sickness I've had for a while came in, and I went by my stuff and coughed like a smoker who just ran a marathon for 20 minutes. I felt awful.  It didn't help that the track is a small indoor one that always makes my throat sore.  Originally I had only planned to run the 3200m, but after I talked to a doctor/teamates dad and he said it would just make my cough worse, so right before I lined up I said bag it and dropped. I'm a little disappointed in myself, with this, but oh well. 

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10.00

     5 miles tempo, 5:13 average.  Good day, last 1.5 miles my calves were hurting and my shoes felt so heavy.  2 miles cool down. It rained lightly at first, then slowly got more wet, and then sleet-like moisture was everywhere and I was soaked, but the time and effort were good, so I'll take it. 2 miles cool down.

     3 easy miles later in the snow.  It snowed a bunch in those few hours. 

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11.00

     Well, today was interesting.  I had originally planned on 10-13 miles at a slower/longer tempo pace.  After 3 miles. I realized I went out a little quick, but just tried to stay maintained and kept the pace feeling alright. After that, my next mile was too quick(5:01) and I started to have stomache issues, so I raced to my friends house(5:07 last mile) just to find he wasn't home.  My five mile average was 5:18. After I stood around and thought of where to find a bathroom.  I ran to the North Logan Library, then took my break before running back home.  Next 5 miles were 5:56 AP, then 1 mile slow because I wasn't feeling much better.

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9.00

      4 miles in the gym, last 1.5 with Ethan, then 5 miles on the treadmill. I didn't bring sweats, and it was cold outside, so I just decided to stay inside.  Last 5 miles were a bit quick(28:30), but it's alright.  It still was comfortable enough. 

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9.00

    Things weren't feeling good today, so I did 9 easy with Stockton and Ethan.  It's always fun to run with them and I'm excited to see what they do this season. 

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12.00

      12 miles.  It was a busy day so I didn't run until it was pretty late.

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12.50

     Kept trying to find a track or an open grass area not covered in snow, but couldn't find one, so I changed my workout.  I decided to do 4Xmile with 1 min. recovery down smithfield canyon.  I was tired from all the miles these past few weeks that I cut it down to 3.  The first one I went out too hard, but still ran fast-4:32.  The next one I wasn't as mentally there to push myself and I might've ran a little far(which made the next one a tiny bit shorter)-4:44 The next one hurt like heck, but it was quite quick(maybe a bit short)-4:18.  I'm happy with this workout, but I think I should've done one more. My calves are sore, so that's good.  I ran back up, saw my dad, ran with him for a bit, then ran back up again.

       3 miles later.

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10.00

     Rough day.  I planned on tempo, but as soon as I started I had a lot of trouble breathing.  The cough I've had for about three weeks hasn't gotten better.  It might just be the bad air, but that's never bothered me before. After a third a mile I stopped and dry heaved for a bit before starting out again slow.  Had to stop a few times to cough.  Hopefully tomorrow is better. The weather was wonderful.

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10.00

     1.5 mile warm up, then 4Xmile with 1 min. break at goal effort/pace for the 8K.  I planned to do 5, but then had to stop and use the bathroom after the fourth.  After that I did the fifth.  Average was around 4:54, so that was great, but my cough was awful.  It just keeps getting worse, and I have a really bad stuffy nose so I can't breathe well either.  I started dry heaving after the first repeat, and after that I knew it was going to be a rough day.  After the fourth I dry heaved for a long time. Atleast it's over now. 1 mile cool down.

     3 miles later.

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8.00

     8 miles all on grass.  My cough/sickness/whatever it is is awful.  I go into these insane coughing fits when I even go 6:30 pace.  I can't breathe.  I had to stop a few times because I almost fell over and needed to hold something to keep me up. 

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8.00

      8 miles easy.  Coughing was awful. I just don't get why.  We talked to a doctor and he did a stethoscope and said there wasn't anything wrong with my lungs(no fluid in them), so it must just be a bug.  It's been over 2 weeks and it is still getting worse.  I wanted to do a workout today, but I can't even start one.  I'll get one in tomorrow though. 

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10.00

      Another rough day. I tried a workout for a bit, but I want to get better from being sick, so I kept it easy after one 800m.  I just don't get why it's getting worse.  Today was better than yesterday.  I ran with Ethan for six miles and I almost threw up about a mile into it.  It sounded and felt like it.  Not a good feeling.  Ethan is sick too, but he'll still probably run a PR tomorrow. 

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10.00

     I'm getting better, but still had to stop after a minute of a workout because I couldn't stop coughing.

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10.00

      The coughing has died down a little, but my nose is still really stuffy. I did some 800s with 2 min. rest and then a 200m for good measure.  I wish I would've done more 800s, but I was a bit of a mental case today, but they were farely quick, so that was okay.  200m was 27. 

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10.50

      I will go more later, just had some stomache problems and didn't feel good after the workout.  I did 4 miles tempo.  I planned on 5, but went out on my first 3 miles too hard, so my 4th burned and I stopped, but it was still a great day.  Splits: 4:41(way too quick) 5:29(slow, but that mile is uphill), 5:01, 4:45. During the cool down I had a bad stomache ache, hopefully it goes away quick. 

     3 miles when my stomache ache went away

 

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7.00

     7 miles with Ethan and Jordan for a bit.  I have about a week and a half until USA's, so hopefully it goes good. I felt really fresh today, so tomorrow I'll hit it hard. 

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12.00

      Ran to Beauty, then did 5XBeauty/Beast loop(hill repeats.  One is about 300m and the other is about 200m.) Then ran 2 easy miles, then 1 more hill repeat at sunnyside, then 3 grass hill repeats before cooling down home.  It hurt, but I know it was good for me.

     For some reason my legs felt super fresh, so I had to run a little more later. 

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8.00

    8 miles. I felt sluggish, but it was good. 

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10.00

       A little over 70 minutes in Kearns while waiting for my flight to visit Princeton and for Claire's(my younger sister) race to start at the oval(sadly she didn't race until after I had left)

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269.30
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