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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-Only 10k on a track.

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

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

Post-mission:

3k-8:02 at dr. Sander Invitational and MPSF

5k-13:52

10k-28:57

Short-Term Running Goals:

Become an all-american in cross country and track.

Sub-14 min 5k in indoor season.

Sub-8 min 3k

make outdoor track nationals.

10k-sub 29

5k-sub-13:45

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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Miles:This week: 56.00 Month: 156.95 Year: 1827.58
Total Distance
336.60
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16.00

AM-ran with JD and James. It was pretty cold, but even though we ran around town, we still only saw 3 cars driving. I liked it, everyone was enjoying sleeping in. Saw a lot of deer this time around. 11.7 for the run.

PM-Ran alone. It was pretty warm(35 degrees or so). Felt a lot better than this morning.

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Total Distance
14.50

3 easy miles in the morning. 

11.5 miles in the afternoon. The workout was 4xmile at 4:30-36. It didn’t go great, but I did it on the road and alone. Plus it was 26 degrees, so I don’t feel too bad about being slower than the guys doing it on the track in Provo. I went 4:30, 4:50, 4:44, 4:47. Kinda tough. After I did 4x200m and I was about 30-32 on all of those. 

 

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10.10

AM-5.1 easy miles with James and JD. It was really cold, only 15 degrees. And it’s not supposed to warm up much today. It has been fun running with these guys. 

PM-5 easy miles up Smithfield Canyon.  Still pretty cold, but I warmed up well.  I'm super excited for the race next week.  Excited to get a PR!

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Total Distance
10.00

3 mile warm up, then 10X400m with a little less than 90 seconds rest.  My splits:64, 62, 60, 60, 60, 61, 61, 61, 60, 59.  4.5 miles cool down.  This workout was fun, and I was super happy I came down last night to do it.  Doing this on the road in Smithfield or Logan would have been pretty terrible.  I stuck with the group on the first few, then after the 5th or 6th, things got pretty seperated, but I still finished with Kramer and Clayson.  It all felt pretty controlled for me, except the starts, they always seemed really fast.  

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Total Distance
12.50

Icy run today. We ran on a trail from Clayson’s house to Kramer’s. The trail had a section that was super icy for at least two miles. It felt like the run was never going to end. Lots of sliding and falling. If I do this run again, it won’t be in the winter.

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Total Distance
15.00

Good long run today. It felt easier than usual, probably because we didn’t hit very many 5:30-40s in it. Our average pace for our group was 5:56. It felt hard, but not too bad. This week is a new high in mileage for me. Hopefully it contributes well in my races this next season. 

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Total Distance
16.00

AM-4 easy miles

PM-Easier workout today. Mile at tempo, 800 at 5k pace, and 400 at mile by 3. It went 4:55, 2:13, 61, 4:57, 2:16, 58(I got a little excited on this one), 4:55, 2:12, and 58(everyone went fast on this one, so I don’t feel bad about that). Good run today.

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Total Distance
13.60

AM-3.25 easy

PM-10 easy miles then strides 

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Total Distance
13.40

AM-3.4

PM-warm up, then tempo mile, 800@3k pace(I think), 400@mile pace, 200 @ 30, Times two. Mile was 5:00, then 2:09, 61, 29, 2:09, 60, 28. Cool down after. I felt super sore before the workout due to weights on Monday, but I’m feeling better now. I’m excited to race this weekend.

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Total Distance
9.70

Took it easier today.  Felt pretty beat from the last few days, but I think I'll be good by Saturday. 

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Total Distance
5.40

5 easy miles with some strides. 

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Race: BYU Indoor Invitational (1.864 Miles) 00:08:18, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
10.00

Good race, not great. I prepared near perfectly as far as running, eating, and workouts this week, but not mentally. I just wasn’t ready to race, but it was only a few seconds slower than the goal time. I’ll write more tomorrow about it.

Shakeout in the morning.  Felt good.  It was a little harder to stay busy and not overthink the race when you don't have classes to think of the whole day.  Went and watched the mile around 1.  It was a bit sad to see that most of the guys I have been training with just races that didn't reflect their fitness.  This made me doubt my training and fitness because these were the same guys I trained with. This was a big mistake, and I think this was a problem for me.  After I warmed up, got my spikes, and prepared.  I was running in uniform, so I was super excited about that.  Well, I lost track of time and didn't get as many strides in as I wanted.  After that things went pretty much perfect.  The gun went off and Clayson was to the right of me, and things were just nice.  I got right behind Chase who was pacing us.  We went out kinda fast, but then slowed down.  At 1200m our splits were 64, 66, 68. Clayson realized the pace was slowing and passed me and well, him and Chase just kept going.  I think my mental state wasn't there as much as it needed it to be.  I was about 4:27 at the mile.  They had got about a half second on me.  Probably 4 meters.  After that every lap Clayson just got another half a second ahead of me.  The race just happened so fast.  I should've stuck it harder, but just didn't want focused.  The pacing was great for me, and if I would've just stuck with Clayson(he was going the exact pace I wanted to go) I would've been right where I had make a goal to be.  With 200m to go I made a move and got fairly close to Clayson (one second behind him), and then with 100m left I just stopped focusing in the moment.  I think if I would've pushed that last 100m, I could've been 8:16.  

Overall, this race was a good learning experience.  I learned that I prepared great, and that everything seemed to be in my favor today.  I just wasn't focused, as well as I doubted myself when I shoud'nt have.  I plan on focusing more in the next race. I'm pleased to run a new PR as well.  I'm happy for Clayson, as he ran a great race.  He didn't have anyone pushing him for the last 1000 meters, and I bet if I would've been close to him he could've ran faster.  Fun race though.  

4 mile cool down with Clayson, Noah Jacobs, and Michael after.  Another cool takeaway is that I did more mileage this week than any week in high school and still ran a PR.  

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Total Distance
16.00

AM-12 miles.  5 with JD, then 7 more on my own.  Felt a bit tired at first, but after a bit felt great.  

PM- 4 easy miles with McMillan. 

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Total Distance
15.00

AM-4 easy miles with Talem. 

PM-11 miles. Warm up, then 5 mile tempo. Not sure on all our mile splits, but we were something like 4:57 for the first and then 3 and 4 were 4:45ish. I wasn’t too far behind the front group. I ran 24:13 overall, so I’m pretty happy about it. Cool down then weights, then some studying. Lots of studying. 

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Total Distance
11.00

Easy run with some strides.

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Total Distance
14.50

AM- 4 easy miles

PM 6x800m with 2:30 rest, then 4x200 with 122m jog. 800s were 2:09, 2:10, 2:09, 2:07, 2:06, 2:07. 200s were 29, 28,28,28. 

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Total Distance
8.50

I was pretty tired from yesterday. I did a lot of homework, probably more than I’ve ever dated in a single day. Today I was just feeling worn out, so the 8.5 easy miles were nice. Strides afterward.

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15.00

Looks like winter finally decided to come. Today was pretty wet and snowy. I felt super cold and just not into it. During the run Adam got covered by snow when a snow plow came by on the way back, but he kept a good attitude. About half the team did the run pretty quick. I was with the other half that took it slower. 

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14.00

AM-4 easy miles. Felt really good. Cold. 

PM-workout. Mile breakdown. Felt more tired than I should’ve. Went 4:29, 3:16, 2:08 and 61. Felt harder than the last time I ran a mile at sub-4:30 during a workout, but maybe that’s good for me. 

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Total Distance
11.00

Felt super tired and sluggish. I just need to rest a bit. 10, then strides, then 3 laps. 

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Total Distance
14.00

AM-4 easy miles with Talem. 

PM-mile breakdown. 4:29, 3:16, 2:08, 61.

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10.00

am-7

Pm-3

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6.00

AM-3 near the pier.

PM-3 in Central Park with strides. 

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Race: Dr. Sander Invitational (1.864 Miles) 00:08:02, Place overall: 13, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance
15.00

Great race. The race went out slow, then Clayson made a big move from behind and took the lead. I eventually made it back to the front group, tried to take the lead with 270m to go, but the guy sped up. I got passed by Danny Carney in the last 30 meters and he won our heat. Fun race, more to come. 

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Total Distance
16.40

AM-4 easy miles with Talem.

PM-12 easy miles then strides.

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Total Distance
14.00

AM-4 easy miles

PM-4xmile with 400 jog recovery in between. It was pretty tough. The first one I just tried to stay by Clayson and Danny and we hit 4:27. The second one felt easier, and I hit 4:26. Third one felt good for the first 800 then my legs hurt. I decided to dig a bit and take a chance to stay consistent instead of playing it safe for the last one. 4:26 again. The last one after 800m the group started gapping me and I just couldn’t get my legs moving. 4:32 with the last lap in 70. I’m happy with the workout. It was good enough weather to run on the outdoor track. I’m pretty tired now. 

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Total Distance
10.00

10 easy miles with strides. 

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Total Distance
336.60
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