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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: 25.00 Month: 132.75 Year: 3970.73
Total Distance
334.85
Total Distance
17.50

AM-12 easy miles

PM-5 easy miles and then some strides. I felt really tight and tired still. I felt like I had to put in a lot of extra energy to run than usual.

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Total Distance
16.20

AM-8 easy miles before class. 

PM-8.2 easy miles. 

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Total Distance
11.00

6x800; 2x400 at 2:12, 2:11, 2:11, 2:11, 2:10, 2:11, and 63, 63. I wasn’t feeling great today, but I still feel like it was a good workout. Nothing exceptional, but still within the range we were supposed to run. 

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Total Distance
10.10

woke up feeling kinda sick and it got progressively worse as the day went on. I watched some races at the BYU invite after class, and then went on a run with the guys at 3. It was hot! I felt super sick as the run continued with a headache. This may explain why I’ve felt extra tired this week. 

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Total Distance
15.00

Long hard run. Not very fast, but I felt very tired. Felt very sick during the run and the 2 hours following it.

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Total Distance
16.00

AM-4 miles

PM-12 miles at Spanish Fork Canyon trail.  

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Total Distance
15.50

7AM-4 easy miles with Talem

9AM-Some of the guys decided to work out in the morning, so I thought that it would be best to work out with them in the morning than in the heat at 3.  It ended up being the best idea, even though I had just finished my run less than 2 hours before.  We did a fartlek of 10, 5, 3, 2, 1.  We ran it on the grass at intermeural park.  We went 4:47 pace, 4:40 pace, 4:36 pace, 4:22 pace, 4:07 pace.  

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Total Distance
14.00

AM-4 miles

PM-10 easy miles.  Went on the rope swing during the run for a fun little break.  

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Total Distance
11.80

2X1200m at 3:15 and 3:14, then a 400m at 59.  

PM-Short easy run

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Total Distance
8.50

AM-3 easy miles

PM-5 miles and strides.  I felt really good, so tomorrow should be fun. 

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Race: BYU Invitational (1 Miles) 00:04:17, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
15.50

Not a great race today. Our pacing was fairly inconsistent (I heard we were at 28 at 200m, but around 64 at 409 meters), and it just felt off. After the first 409 meters I didn’t see a PR coming. After the 809 mark being 2:07, I really didn’t see it. After that, Marcus and Kramer took off and ran a 59 the next lap, and I just didn’t respond. It kinda seemed like a bad dream. With 400m to go I saw I was at 3:11 and just didn’t have any motivation other than to not let anyone else pass me. Finished in 4:17 and felt fairly good after. It didn’t feel like a race even though I prepared well. After ran a long cool down with Michael with a 3 mile pickup at 5:06 pace. Felt like I could keep going, but wanted to make sure I would be recovered for next week’s workouts.

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Total Distance
16.40

AM-4 easy miles

PM-12 easy miles with strides after.

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Total Distance
15.00

AM-4 easy miles

PM-5 mike tempo with last mile at fast finish. Splits were either 5:00 or just a couple seconds faster, then my last mile was 4:36-37 I think. It felt good and my time was around 24:30 so it was a good workout overall. It helped me visualize regionals.

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Total Distance
10.30

Had a test that went long so I ran on my own today.  Felt tired. Strides at the end.

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Total Distance
11.00

AM-Fast finish 800s. Due to the state meet, we worked out on Provo High School's track.  The 800s were supposed to have the first 400m at 65, then the next at 60.  They first one had splits of 65, 57.  The next one was 64, 59, and the final one I went 66, 60.  I kinda got dropped by the top guys no the last one, but I was with them for hte first two.  At the start of the last one, one of our guys was tying his shoes or something, and then coach said go.  I expected him to call us back, so I didn't start out for nearly a second.  After about 130m I caught back up to the guys.  At the start of the home strech, they started speeding it up on the first lap. On the second lap I just gave it all I had and told myself to just hold the speed I could, and see if I could still run a 62.  I was happy to run a 60 on it.  Fun workout.  Looking forward to regionals, especially with this added confidence. After I watched some of the races at the statemeet and saw fellow blogger Ryan Raff break my 3200m 4A record, running 8:54! 

PM-3 easy miles.  

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Total Distance
10.00

10 easy miles with Brayden in the afternoon.  Felt kinda tired.  

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Total Distance
12.00

12 mile long run.  Felt pretty good and relaxed.  I actually had energy to be productive for the rest of the day, so this long run didn't take much out of me.  

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Total Distance
11.00

AM-4 easy miles

PM-600, 400, 300, 200. Fairly easy workout. 1:32, 59, 40, and 26 to my memory. Lots of fun. 

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Total Distance
8.00

AM-5 easy miles

PM-3 easy miles

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Total Distance
5.50

AM-2 easy miles

PM-3 miles and strides

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Race: NCAA West prelim (6.214 Miles) 00:29:16, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 11
Total Distance
12.20

Ran a shakeout around 12, then relaxed most of the day.  Did some studying, took a nap, ate lunch, and I felt good.  I felt really confident in preparation for this race, as I've had great workouts and I'm in a lot better shape than I was a few months ago.  We warmed up about 45 minutes or so before the race was supposed to start, then went to the bull pen, had a team prayer, did strides, and then started.  Possibly the biggets factor in helping me throughout this race was the fact that we had 8 runners from BYU in it.  It made for a good time. 

We got to the start line, the gun went off, and then I got shoved around a ton!  People were throwing arms like a boxing match where you hit only with your elbows.  Then the gun went off again and I was super grateful because they called us back.  I didn't get out terrible the first time, but I was super started that I freaked out a bit.  The second time we started the shoving was probably half as much, but I did get out worse.  I started out close to the back, not sure where exactly.  I saw Michael Ottison, Connor Weaver a bit ahead and assumed our top 3 were in the top few.  At 200m the pace started to go really slow, and I debated making a move.  This uncertainty is someitmes what hurts me most in races, but Farnsworth turned back to me and told me to relax.  I was in the outside of lane 1, so I wasn't running really wide comparitively.  Farnsworth talked to me for a bit during the next few laps, and then Brayden came up on my left shoulder and said something.  After this I started to lose track of where we were on our laps and just tried to be patient.  There were a lot of surges throughout the pack.  I just told myself to relax. This lasted until about 4km.  Then I started to get a bit nervous.  No one had dropped off the pack yet, and I was still close to the back and was starting to feel fatigued.  I had the thought pop in my mind that I may not qualify or finish close to it.  I told myself to relax and be fast over and over again, but I started to panic a bit.  

I tried to catch up to the front pack a few times, but didn't want to risk spending any extra energy that was needed for a kick.  I made a few hard moves around 5km, but all these were in vain as I kept getting pushed out of the pack or pushed back.  Around 2 miles to go I was around 30th, maybe a bit behind. I didn't know the exact distance we had left until the announcer said that we had 3200m to go.  I told myself I felt good, and that 2 miles really isn't that far, so I made 2 hard moves to get up to the front.  I again felt confident I could qualify.  The first one I really had to struggle to get up, and as I went back on the inside of lane 1 for position (after having gone out to lane 3 to get around part of the pack), but was pushed really hard to the outside.  A few people cut in where I was and passed me, and I was a bit bummed.  After that I later made another hard move to the front, cutting out into the outside of lane 3 to pass a lot more people.  This was around 5 or 6 laps to go.  Then the pace started rolling. Clayton was on my inside and heard me moving up and encouraged me. This helped a lot.  I started counting guys somewhere around here, and there were exactly 12 ahead of me.  With about a mile to go the announcer said that there were 16 in the chace pack, with Robert Bradt up ahead of us.  I just remembered our fast finish tempo last week and kept telling myself to just stay in it until a mile to go.  Then, with a mile to go, I told myself to grind it.  Then with 3 laps to go it started to slow down again.  Hitting the home straight with 900m to go people started coming around on both sides of me and passing me.  I just told myself to relax and run fast.  I did my best to be in the top 12.  I counted myself as number 10 with 600m left (or maybe it was 200m left...).  As we were moving during these laps, I just remembered our fast finish 800s were had last week.  During that workout I told myself to just stick with Rory, Clayton, and McMillan and I would run fast.  And we did.  So, during the race, I told myself to run with them, and I'll qualify. I stayed fairly close to them all until about 200m left.  With 150m to go, I was sure I was going to qualify, and trid to ramp up the pace.  With 90 meters to go, I got a terrible booty lock.  My arms stopped moving fast, my legs were hurting, and it took everything in me to get to that line.  I got passed right at the line, and was fairly certain I had qualified; however, when they had the list come up on the screen on the field, I was nervous.  It was slow, and I didn't see my name for a while.  Then at number 10, they had me.  Turns out I took 11th, so maybe I didn't see the screen correctly or they didn't put it on correctly.  

After the race it was great talking to the guys on the team and having so many good races.  Farnsworth ended up being 19th, so that was a great race for him, and Michael and Weaver really put themselves in it in the race, both finishing in the top 30.  McClelland didn't have his best race, but he seemed happy to be there.  The cool down was great, I really love the team culture we have, and now we have 4 of us going to nationals as well(the goal was to get 5 to tie the record for most athletes in a single event, but 4 is still really good).  It's been quite an adventure getting back from serving a mission and doing my best to get in shape, and I'm very grateful the support I've received.  On to Nationals!

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Total Distance
10.10

AM-5.1 easy miles with Rory and Clayton.  

PM-5 easy miles with a few of the guys.  

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Total Distance
15.00

15 mile long run with Clayson.  We went all over the area, mostly on trails near the river though.  It was a nice long run to hear his thoughts on his race.  He ran really well.  Some of our other teammates ran really poorly, which was heartbreaking to see.  

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Total Distance
16.00

AM-12 easy miles on the Spanish Fork trail.  It was beautiful up there, and for some reason it was less rocky then I remember it.  The weather was wonderful.  I felt pretty good.  

PM-4 easy miles with McMillan and Clayson.  

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Total Distance
11.50

AM-5 easy miles with Farnsworth.  

PM-6 with strides

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Total Distance
8.25

mile, 1200, and fast finish 800. Went 4:35, 3:21, 1:59(splits were 62.x, 57.0)

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Total Distance
11.50

AM-8 miles and strides

PM-3 easy miles

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Total Distance
334.85
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