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NCAA Indoor 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)

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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Miles:This week: 15.00 Month: 257.70 Year: 2514.02
Total Distance
392.20
Total Distance
12.70

AM-5.2 easy miles with Talem, Josh, and Michael.

PM-7 miles on grass and then strides.

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Total Distance
14.00

AM-Long run for the week. Wasn’t too long, but felt good.

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Total Distance
15.70

AM-5.2 easy miles alone.

PM-2x(1000 at tempo, 600 at 1:35, 400 at 61, 300 at 44, 200 at 28 and 26) pretty easy workout.

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Total Distance
14.70

AM-4.3 easy miles

PM-10 easy miles watching a time trial for some of our teammates, and then strides.

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Total Distance
10.30

AM-4.3 easy miles.

PM-Easy run and a 400 at 62, 2x200 at 29

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Total Distance
7.50

AM-3 with Milly.

PM-4 with Clayton and Milly and then strides

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Race: NCAA Indoor Championships (3.107 Miles) 00:13:51, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 10
Total Distance
9.80

AM-Shakeout over 2 miles

PM-It wasn’t my best race, but it wasn’t terrible. My teammates ran great, Clayton placing 3rd and McMillan placing 4th! 

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Race: NCAA Indoor Championships (1.864 Miles) 00:07:55, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 7
Total Distance
12.00

Wish I had more time to write about this race, but due to school and other responsibilities, I've fallen behind on the blog.  

Warmed up about 2 miles with Clayton and McMillan. Felt a lot more loose this time around then yesterday.  After reviewing yesterday's race, I seem to figure out that the problem with the race for me was I was so outcome orientated.  I wanted top-3 and thought I'd worked for it, was in great shape, and I expected that the execution process would take care of itself without the effort that was necessary in the qualifying races.  Well, after realizing this, I told myself at the start line that I needed to enjoy the race and be ready for everything.  At the start line I told myself that there was no where else I'd rather be than on the start line for this race. 

The gun went off and I got out well.  The 3k is easier to prep for because you know that it's fast and hard, and that pacing isn't really something I do.  I just run hard in the 3k, and let what happens happen.  At 150m we came across the cut in(I was on teh outside waterfall start) and I let instincts kick in.  I took the front from Clayton.  He said, "Have some fun out there Mantz."  and I decided to push.  I tried to keep pushing the pace, but I could feel that it wasn't there.  I heard a Coach yelling that we were running 32 seconds per lap.  This was frustrating, but I just kept pushing.  Around 1600m Robert Brandt passed me.  There was a fall while I was leading it and Clayton, who was still right behind me, yelled at me to keep going (I had looked back when it happened) and then I sped up.  As the race went on McDonald made his move, and with 300m to go, I was in the top-5 pack.  The sad thing was I felt like I was all out kicking to keep up at this point; however, I felt great.  Until 150m to go.  Then I booty locked, got passed by 2 people, almost 3, and I just dug enough to make it to the finish.  Last 400m was 58.2, which is one of my best kicks.  I was so relieved to finish 7th.  I had the goal of top-8 in this race because it seemed realistic and out there.  

After the race, Clayton, McMillan and I went on a long cool down.  It was a good weekend for us, and with just the 3 of us, we finished 13th at nationals, which was fun.  Clayton led the team, finishing 3rd and 6th, McMillan finished 4th and 11th, and I finished 10th and 7th.  While this weekend was slightly disappointing, I learned a lot, and I'm excited for outdoor track season.  During our cool down, Clayton jokingly said that he would race us to the end of a road.  The road was about 400m long, and sprinting it hurt!  But it was fun.  

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Total Distance
18.00

AM-5 easy miles with Doc Hunter on the grass.

PM-13 miles with strides.  

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Total Distance
16.10

AM-5.2 miles.

PM-Just under 11 miles.  Watched the team run a killer workout.  Jared Ward was there and he is in incredible shape.  Should be fun watching his half marathon this weekend. 

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Total Distance
16.00

AM-5.2 miles with Michael

PM-11 miles

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Total Distance
17.30

AM-6.6 miles, went on my regular route and then past by the track and heard Doc and Micah and went and ran with them for a bit.

PM-10.7 miles, mostly grass loops mostly with Clayton while we watched the other guys workout.  It was a good run.  

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Total Distance
16.20

AM-11 miles, some strides thrown in.

PM-A little over 5 miles.  

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Total Distance
20.00

AM-Beautiful long run with some of the guys, we started in Bluffdale and went to South Jordan area and back.  Great weather, suprisingly, and I felt pretty good.  We averaged just under 6 minutes per mile as well, which made it a little more fun.  

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Total Distance
18.20

AM-5.2 easy miles with Michael, Josh, and Aidan.

PM-12 miles, a grass loop, and then strides on the track.  

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Total Distance
17.30

AM-5.3 easy miles with Michael.  We extended onto grass loops instead of our regular extension and we ran with Rory, Doc, and Micah for a bit. 

PM-Tough day.  So, I was pretty confident about today being a good day to start workouts again. We ran 2x(mile, 1200, 800) with about 400m jog recovery between.  We got out pretty fast and I felt pretty good.  The first mile was in 4:23, so nothing too crazy, but I was a bit surprised at how it started to feel a little less smooth at about 1500m.  Then the workout went 3:15, 2:07, 4:22, 3:14, and 2:05.  On the last two repeats, I was feeling more fatigued than usual and so Rory led and took the wind for me.  It's great having teammates who are willing to take some of the hard work.  

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Total Distance
17.50

AM-7.3 miles

PM-10.2 miles

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Total Distance
18.20

AM-5.2 miles.

PM-Michigan workout with 1200m on grass instead of track. We went 4:27, 4:55, 3:21, 4:47, 2:08, 4:45, 60, 4:39. Felt pretty sick today, but was able to still run without any problems. 

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Total Distance
13.00

AM-8 miles with Ethan 

PM-5

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Total Distance
18.00

AM-18 miles up the canyon and on Murdock.

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18.00

AM-4 miles with Talem and Michael and then two on my own.

PM-5x800m, 2x400m.  Race wek so the workout wasn't too killer.  At first Coach said 3x800m and 2x400m except for Rory, Milly, and Clayton.  I wanted in on that, but wanted to see how I was feeling.  The first two were 2:06 and 2:07.  I felt good, so I asked Coach if I could do an extra one.  He agreed.  The next two were 2:06, 2:04.  I expected to finish after this, but then Coach had us do another one at 2:05, and then we did two 400s at 62 and 59.  Felt pretty good except for the fifth 800m.  

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Total Distance
17.90

AM-5.2 miles.

PM-Medium Long Run. 12.7 miles with strides.

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Total Distance
14.10

AM-4.3 easy miles.

PM-9.8 miles, 2x400, 2x200 at 67, 61, 28, 27

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Total Distance
8.70

AM-3.3 miles before the flight 

PM-5 miles, strides

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Race: Stanford Invitational (6.214 Miles) 00:28:18, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
16.00

AM-2 mike shakeout.

PM-Race: So this meet we weren't really taking it too easy training wise, but just to work hard in teh week and then to run with whatever we had left.  I had planned, if Coach didn't say anything, to try and push the pace and make it a quick race.  When disucssing the race plan with Coach, he said that I wasn't allowed to lead atleast until a mile to go, so my plan was to just chill until then and then react to any moves.  Warmed up with Danny and Clayton, had a good start, and then just fit myself in the pack.  The race didn't feel very quick.  We were running about 68-69 seconds per lap, and I just stayed in the middle of the pack.  I wanted to move up, but knew there was no point early on.  At 3k or so, the pacer stepped off.  I stayed in the same place. At 5k we were 14:18, which was slower than I wanted, but I stayed patient.  The pace was all over the place.  I got right behind Clayton after 5k.  It felt very familiar to be right behind him, and I'm used to his pacing, so it felt easy running behind him.  At 8 laps to go, I didn't think we would run my goal time of 28:20, especially after we ran a 70 on lap 17 or 18. When Clayton heard this, he went to the front, and I followed.  When he got up there, he looked around, and then took the lead and pushed the pace.  I went with him, but was being thrown around for a bit by other runners.  After that I just stayed on Clayton's tail.  I wanted to pass him, but wasn't sure if I could continue dropping the pace.  As every lap went on, I felt better and better.  With a lap to go, the announcer said we had a gap on the field, so I looked back.  I then tried to get on Clayton's outside and pass him, but he kept the pace quick, and with about 50m to go, I passed him.  I could tell he wasn't sprinting all out because he never has problems responding in practice and I was right.  He was smiling as if it was a workout. 

Fun race, it was cool to get the win, even if it meant Clayton wasn't kicking hard.  5 mile cool down afterward

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Total Distance
15.00

AM-Rough long run.  Up a hilly area near the campus to a beautiful lake where a woman on a horse informed us that we were on private property that, supposedly, had a lot of signs that we never saw.  It was pretty, but good to have over with. 

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Total Distance
392.20
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