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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

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

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: 60.00 Month: 209.10 Year: 2529.93
Total Distance
335.80
Total Distance
12.50

AM-No run. 

PM-12 miles plus 5 strides after. Felt pretty good, had my foot taped up before the run. Probably went a bit too fast.

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Total Distance
15.00

AM-4 easy miles on the treadmill. It was pretty cold this morning. 

PM-Recovery workout today. It was 3x(800, 400) on the grass. I’m not 100% sure on what we hit, but I think we were around 2:10-2:12 range on the 800s and 62 for all the 400s. Grass is tough some days. 

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Total Distance
15.00

AM-4 easy miles

PM-10.5 miles and strides. Got Matt and Zac to run the strides with me, so that was nice. I felt really good today, hopefully it carries over to my workout tomorrow. 

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Total Distance
16.00

AM-4 miles

PM- 20x400m @66 with 30 seconds recovery. This workout wasn’t horrible. We hit probably eight at 65, one at 64, a couple 67s, and finished with a 60-61, and the rest were 66s. Clayton, Danny and I switched off leading every one, which made it nice. Jake led one near the end to help. It was just a fun good workout. My calves are pretty toast after. The only thing I’d change is to be more ready for when the next repeat is going to start, because sometimes I wasn’t ready to run.

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Total Distance
10.00

Carterville extended with some strides after. I felt pretty tired all day, and I guess that’s just what happens at the end of a long week of workouts and schoolwork.

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Total Distance
17.00

17 miles from a gas station up Provo canyon. It was a beautiful run. Now too sure on our average pace, but I know we were ran a few miles in the 5:30-5:45 range going up the canyon. The mountains looked wonderful, the company was good, and it was perfect weather.  It a bad way to end the week’s training.

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Total Distance
17.10

AM-4 easy miles

PM-13.1 miles. 4 strides. We ran on the bonneville shoreline trail, then I did my strides and then ran a bit with Connor McMillan. I felt pretty good. 

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Total Distance
15.00

AM-4 easy miles

PM-4Xmile workout today.  It went well at the start, but I may have overdone it early on and started dying on the last one.  If I can remember correctly we went 4:25, 4:21, 4:23, then I did 800m in 2:15, then a 400m a minute later in 65(pretty much just ran with Clayton here, but taking a break in the 3rd 400m).  Pretty disappointed that I called it after the 3rd on.  My last 400m of the 3rd repeat I got dropped a bit, but didn't get too worried. Well, I just had a mental problem during the 4th one, I felt pretty great, and I feel good now, so I just need to get ready to gamble at the end of workouts and end of races.  I haven't really blown up super bad in a workout or race, and this makes me wonder if I just don't go for it at the end.  Work to do mentally.  

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Total Distance
13.00

AM-4 easy miles

PM-9 miles total. Easy run with strides. Majority of it was on soft surface. The weather was fantastic. 

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Total Distance
13.50

AM-3.25 easy miles on the grass fields.

PM-lake loop tempo with the group. The goal was to stay together as it was super windy and be consistent. We ran 5:12, 5:05((both into the wind), 5:08, 4:55, 4:50 if I remember correctly. I liked this, it wasn’t super tough and we ran in trainers. Since Tuesday was pretty tough, it was kinda a recovery workout. 

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Total Distance
10.00

10 easy miles

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17.00

Ran early with Zack Jacklin so we could go up to the USU invite to cheer for some of our guys up there. 5:57 pace

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15.00

AM-4 easy miles

PM-1200, 800, 800, 400, 400.  Pretty easy workout, but I was feeling super tired.  It was also super windy.  School and running have just taken out most of my energy.  I don't get how others on the team can do this when they are more into their majors, have jobs, and have other things going on in their lives.  Anyway, the 1200 went well, we hit 3:15.  The 800s were both in 2:09.  The wind didn't seem too bad, until it was my turn to lead it, and then it felt like I was barely moving even though I had to put a spring effort in.  The first 400m was a 60, but felt super taxing.  After the first 100m of the second I just felt super out of it and just stopped and jogged around the track to finish.  Just need to find a way to be more focused/less tired.  It's weird for me to be this tired, as I always get between 8-9 hours of sleep at the least, and felt like I rested pretty well yesterday.  Guess not.  

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13.00

AM-4 easy miles 

PM-Ran earlier than usual because I had a presentation for a class at 4.  I went with the 880 group, and then did some strides after.  Felt better as the run went on, but still quite a bit tired.  Hopefully I'll be good for the race this weekend.  

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Total Distance
8.20

I felt better today.  We did 2X400m, 2x200m.  I didn't bring my flats just because I didn't want myself to be competitive at all, and to just run my own pace.  I think we went 63 or 64(also didn't use watch), and 59.  Felt pretty controlled.  200s were probably around 27.  After the run I felt pretty good.  

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Total Distance
5.50

Today we ran an easy run around El Camino College.  It was a lot of fun.  After we did strides.  Watched some great races too for a bit. We had two guys run times in the 10,000m that should get them to regionals, so it looks like we have 6 guys so far in the 10,000m that have run 29:35 or better, which has been fun to see.  We also had another teammate run sub-9 minute in the steeple, so that makes 8 guys for our team in that event.  I'm excited for tomorrow!

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Race: Mt Sac relays (3.107 Miles) 00:13:52, Place overall: 21, Place in age division: 21
Total Distance
12.50

Good race today. Lots to work on, but it was a fun experience and I learned a lot. 

So, most of the day was pretty simple. Just hung around the hotel, slept, ate, and studied for finals.  We did a small shakeout around 11-12. At about 6:30 or so we went to the meet.  I was feeling prett good, but I think I ate too much before my race becasue I could feel a bit of food still in my stomache, as if it hadn't digested adn was just sitting on top of everything.  I checked in, and Dallin, Jake, and I started to warm up around 50 minutes before our race.  After getting back, we stretched out and right before I was about to go to the tent to report for the race, I heard them announce that they were combining both of the heats, and that they would run both of them 15 minutes after the first was scheduled.  So, know I had another 15 minutes or so.  I ran a bit more, stretched, and tried to lengthen out my preparation time.  Got to the track, they talked to us for a bit, then quickly put on my spikes, did 3 strides and lined up. 

Gun went off, and I went to the inside of lane 5(They had a double waterfall start) and tried to stick with it.  The first 200m was very quick, I was near the back at 31ish.  Next 400m was pretty relaxed, and about in 68-69, so I was at 1:40 at 600m.  I tried to relax and I gradually got into lane 1.  I was feeling really relaxed.  The next few laps I stayed in position and as people went outside to pass others, I would move ahead, staying in lane one.  I slowly passed a few people in lane one.  Right before the mile marker Danny Carney got on my shoulder and then moved passed me.  I tried to follow, but he was moving up pretty quick. We hit the 1600m mark at 4:25.  The next mile was just about consistency.  I was so excited.  I just kept thinking that today was going to be the day I run 13:45.  I stayed in position, and the front pack had people slowly falling off, so I tried to stay on that train.  I came through 3200m at 8:50.  I was feeling really good.  Hurting, but it felt controlled.  I knew I could go faster.  Somewhere in the next few laps, I either lost sight of what was going on, or just didn't have the strength necessary to continue to speed it up.  I remember with 800m to go, I saw that I had fallen off pace, and changed my goal to 13:49.  At 800m to go I passed Jerrell Mock and told him to come with me.  I looked back 100m later to see him over 10m behind.  We'd both fallen off the train, but him more so than me.  By the time we hit 400m to go, I was in no man's land.  The pack had about 30-40m atleast on me, and the next guy back was about 20m behind.  I saw I needed to run 63 to run under 13:50, so I thought it was easily plausible.  I tried moving up, telling myself not to lose sight of the goal.  It felt like a workout where I was falling apart though.  With 100m to go the guys behind me had caught me, and one flew by me.  I ran 66 my last lap, so that was a bit frustrating.  I was happy to see 13:52 because it was a PR and I knew I had given an honest effort.  I had put myself where I needed to be, but just didn't run the necessary 4:22 last mile necessary to accomplish my goal.  

After it was fun to find out that we had a 5 guys in the heat run PRs.  We cooled down with Cam Levins after.  He's a pretty standup guy and it was a lot of fun to talk to him and hear how he's doing.  He didn't race near his capabilities, but it was a lot of fun to be in a race with him.  

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Total Distance
15.00

We got back to Provo around 2:30 and I went to take a final while most of the team went on their long run.  And then I went on my long run alone.  I ran from the fieldhouse up the canyon and back.  I planned to extend the run to get me to 70 miles for the week, but when I was at 14.5 and went to run grass loops, my body was extremely tired, so I decided to finish it at 15.  I felt super tired.  I think tests can take a lot out of you when they take a lot of mental strength. I felt the 5km yesterday in my legs as well.  

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Total Distance
17.50

AM-12 easy miles before taking some finals.  

PM-5 easy miles then some strides.  Feel like there is a HUGE weight lifted off my back with these 2 finals done.  

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Total Distance
15.25

AM-8x1000m with 1 minute rest. Around 3:02-03 average at intermueral Field. It felt really relaxed.  

PM-4.25 easy miles with Josh. 

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Total Distance
15.00

AM-5 easy miles

PM-10 miles up on fire trail. 

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Total Distance
10.00

I did part of the workout today due to the race coming up on Saturday. For me it was 400, 800, 1200, 400. 4 at mile pace, 800 at 3k pace, 1200 at 5k pace. Hit about a second fast on each one. 59, 2:07, 3:17, 59. I’m very excited to race a mile again, but I have to try and remember how to pace it. 

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Total Distance
7.00

7 easy miles with strides 

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Total Distance
15.50

shakeout, warm up, felt really nervous, then the race started. Coach said to pace it on the third lap if the other pacers had a problem happen, and to NOT get in the way of those hoping to qualify for regionals. Well, I felt good at 1200m and the other pacers did their job. I started to lead here, but then Talem ran into me, so I jumped out of the way, and ran into Marcus, and didn’t want to get in their way, so i panicked. This was bad. I jumped off the track and realized I just messed up my chances of running a fast mile(or any mile race for that matter). I should’ve just dropped back and finished. I get really good, and I’m sure I can run 4:07-08 at altitude right now. Lots of running later

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Total Distance
15.25

AM-5 easy miles

PM-8x400 @ 1500m pace with short recovery.  Went 59, 60, 60, 60, 60, 59, 62, and then ran 32 for the first 200m of the last one. I felt really tight on the last two, and the last one I didn’t push as hard as I should’ve. Felt really good on the first 6 and had to tell myself to stay relaxed.

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Total Distance
335.80
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