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World Junior Cross Country Championships

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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)

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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 337.42 Year: 1955.92
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174.25
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11.50

     1.25 warm up(atleast), then 8X1000m with about 1:00 rest at the same pace as Friday.  First two were a little quick, but I felt good. 2:57 and 2:59, then 3:00, 3:02, 3:03, 3:03, 3:04, and 2:59.  I then cooled down with the team(they did some 200s and 400s. Coach has me doing different stuff to get ready for worlds), then I did 4 at home after I recovered.  It started snowing during these and it was quiet and nice. 

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12.00

      12 miles.  I wore a GPS watch to see how fast I go on these days.  It turned out to be 5:57 pace, which was quicker than I thought I was going today because I felt super sluggish and tired, but that's okay.  I did 11.5, then ran and jumped some hurdles to get ready for the obstacles in China.  I need to work on jumping. 

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Total Distance
6.00

     6 miles.  We did some easy hill stuff where we counted our stride and tried to see if we could get it faster, then Ethan, Stockton, and I extended.  

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10.00

    About 5.5 at Blue and White  My legs still felt very tired so I switched my schedule so I could do my workouts on Friday and Saturday, which will make it interesting, but hopefully it'll still workout.  I did 2.5 miles before the meet, warmed up a tiny bit with Ethan(we didn't know when the 2 mile was until 10 min. before), then got to the start line, stalled the start so some people could switch into their spikes, then we started.  I planned on pacing Ethan to run a sub-10 again, but I paced awful, so he hit 10:03. I sprinted my last 200m, so I hit 9:56.  Then ran a lap with Alex, then 4.5 miles when I got home. 

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10.50

    I had a rough day on the track. I did a few russian intervals, but went too fast on them and I ran the rest too quick(22 sec, so I had to wait for 8 more), but I think it was still a good day.  I did an all out 300m after in 42, which I am happy with because I was alone and it was after the workout.  I then ran to Mack Park and found Ethan and Stockton, ran back to the school, ran 2 more miles with them, then 2 more when I got home.

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10.00

    A little over 10 miles today.  5 miles tempo. I didn't feel great, and my left leg just felt strange, like it was .. shorter than normal or something. Anyway, after my first two miles, I was able to get into a good groove push myself a lot.  5:14 average.  Then I ran to Sky View, did a few laps, then we got the hay bales out to practice on.  2 miles with 50m strides every lap(when I jumped the hay bales). 

    Oh, one more thing. I got my mission call yesterday.  I have been called to the Ghana Accre West mission, and report to the Ghana Missionary Training Center on July 23. 

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Total Distance
11.00

     Speed workout today. I struggled, but it was still a good day. The original workout was 8X400m at mile pace, but after the 6th, everyone else was starting their 200s, so I asked coach if I could just do 4X200 instead of the last two 400s.  He was nice and let me.  The 400s were 59, 59, 61, 60, 63(this one was just hard.  Felt like I hit a wall), 61, then the 200s(supposed to be at mile pace, but since I was running with people I got competitive) were 27, 28(relaxed start, then kick), 29?(forgot to start watch), and 28. Warm up before, Cool down after. then 4 miles later at night. 

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Total Distance
8.00

     8 miles.  Rough day.  I need to stop having those.  Did a few hay bale practices after.

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Total Distance
4.50

   Leg hurts a bit. I did some 1000s at 4:40(too quick for the day. They were supposed to be slower) pace then my leg that had hurt yesterday started hurting so I cut it short and ended it there.

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4.00

    Pre-meet. Leg hurt a little less than yesterday. We did a few 200s that were supposed to be at mile pace, but they were a bit quick. 

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0.50

    Started a shake-out run, but my leg freaked out on me and it really hurt, so I was told to be better safe than sorry and take it off. 

     3100 yards of swimming later and some aqua jogging. I hate the pool.

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0.00

Pool running for about 80 minutes.  It felt a bit better than yesterday, but I didn't even try running on it. My team did pretty well at Weber, and it was cool to cheer them on, but it was hard not to be running.

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Total Distance
2.25

    About 2.25.  Ran to the golf course hill, then ran back because coach said it was better to play it safe than sorry and it hurt a bit. I then did 50 min. on the bike and I attempted to simulate some russian intervals.  Later that night I did an hour of pool running.  This was actually a pretty good day as training goes, but hopefully I'll be running tomorrow.

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Total Distance
1.00

     1 mile running, then an hour of pool work(50 min of aqua jogging, 10 of swimming), then a bunch of core stuff.  Hopefully tomorrow it won't hurt my leg to run.

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Total Distance
1.50

    2 laps of shake out before a mile of jogging, then cutting it because it kept hurting.  I need to get better.  After I did a bunch of pool stuff and core.

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Total Distance
10.00

      Today I said screw it and just ran 8 miles. It hurt, but I think it's going to get better.  It felt better as the run went on. 
      2 miles later.

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8.00

    Kept it pretty easy on the leg in the warm up, then coach had the team do 6X1000m at Tempo effort/pace.  I went out way too quick, but haven't ran anything fast in a while, so I didn't have anything to go off of.  Goal was around 3:00, but anywhere lower than 3:03 was good.  Splits:2:51(a bit quick), 2:56, 2:57, 2:56, 3:02(before this one I thought of quitting because I was hurting, but it was just fatique and not my leg so I kept going), and 2:58.  Usually I would've done 2 more, but I'm racing in a week, so I kept it at 6 with the rest of the team.  Cool down, then a few more laps with Ethan and an extra mile when I got home.

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Total Distance
8.00

     8 miles up the canyon. Pain in the right quad and left leg, but it'll be good by next week.

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6.00

      We just got to China. They designated a "park" for us to run on. It was mainly a road around a lake, but it was still beautiful. It is a bit dreary here, thick clouds cover everything, so it's a bit strange compared to the weather I left in Utah.  The run was fairly easy.

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8.00

     Ran with Eric Hamer, Paul Roberts, and John Dressel for my warm up, then did about 6:50 at tempo effort, then 4X200 at a quicker pace to get my legs moving. They were on a road marked every 100m for 400m. They went 29, then I missed the timer, 29, 26. Then I cooled down back to the hotel. 

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5.00

     I ran with the same guys as yesterday, then did strides and ran back to the hotel.

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3.00

     3 miles around the course with some strides.  The course is in 2 kilometer loops and windy with lots of short steep hills and one big not as steep hill.

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Race: World Junior Cross Country Championships (4.971 Miles) 00:25:28, Place overall: 29, Place in age division: 29
Total Distance
11.50

     Not my greatest race.  I'll write more when I have time.  Time for track.  Caution-long report below.

     Did a shakeout in morning.  I didn't get much sleep, but it was more than the night before.  I just never adjusted to the time.  People would tell me to stay up late so I would sleep in, but I would stay up late and wake up at 2-4 AM.  That's not good.  Anyway, the course should've played into my strengths(hills and it was 8 kilometers instead of 5) but I wasn't as mentally ready today.  We got to the course and I warmed up with Eric Hamer. My goal was top-10(possible a bit un-realistic) and if that wasn't happening, sub 25 minutes or top-20.  We did our strides and the team was focused.  I was a bit over-confident and not ready to work hard.

      The gun went off and everyone else did too.  It was a quick start, but unlike any race I've ever run, it didn't slow down after 200m.  It actually sped up. I got spiked by a Qatar runner, and was stuck in the back.  I slowly moved up, but had to run on the outside of the all the turns on the windy course.  I got stuck behind a South African barefoot runner because I wanted to be super cautious around him with spikes.  I ran a sprint around him at the top of the hill and after the first loop I could start to see the other US guys; Eric, Cerake, and John.  I was struggling. I just told myself to hang on until the last loop, then explode and pass a lot of people.  I was about 6:07 at 2k and in about 54th place.  I moved up on this loop but slowed signficantly. I was about 12:30 at 4k and in 46th place.  I had thoughts of dropping out here, but couldn't because that would be betraying my teamates. 

      The next loop I really had more in me, but emotionally and mentally wasn't there.  I know I could've given it more, but I wasn't ready to hurt.  I was at 19:00 at the 6k mark.  Way too slow.  I'd have to kick hard to get my time goal.  My place was 35th. There was a big pack ahead of me with John Dressel falling off.  I caught up to him and then he saw me and threw in a surge and got back in the pack. I fell off the pack and just passed anyone else who fell off harder than I did.  With 600m left I tried to pick it up, but it was hard and mentally I had given up on the second loop, so I wasn't able to really dig deep.  I passed two guys with 250m left, but they were mentally ruined too. 

      After the race I just felt awful. I felt as if I let myself, my family, and teamates down.  I haven't given up like this in a race before.  I've had days where I'd had trouble pushing it and taken it a step easier, but not like this. I had a lot more left after.  My last 4 kilometers were pitiful and while I passed plenty of people, they weren't where they could've been. 

     Overall, this was a great experience and it motivates me to want to be better.  I need to work harder.  The Africans destroyed me, and this shows I have a long way to go to be where I want.  I'm going to work a lot harder this track season than I ever have.

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Total Distance
10.00

      71 minutes of running in Bejing because our flight got delayed so we missed our flight back home. 

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Total Distance
12.00

     Got home and ran.  I didn't feel that great, but I haven't had any good sleep in the last week and a half and I haven't eaten too healthy either due to limited options, so hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things pretty soon.

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Total Distance
174.25
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