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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

NCAA finishes:

Cross Country: 10th(2018);

Indoor: 3k-7th(2019) 5k-10th(2019);

Outdoor: 10k-22nd(2018), 4th(2019), 5k-7th(2019)

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:

Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from July 2015-July 2017.  I gained 30 lbs. during the service and came back out of shape; however I knew that if the Lord wanted me to once again run competitively, he would bless me to return to fitness. 

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: 59.30 Month: 291.40 Year: 4284.47
Total Distance
416.97
Total Distance
8.50

AM-3 easy miles on my own.

PM-5 miles and strides.

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Race: Payton Jordan Invitational (3.107 Miles) 00:13:29, Place overall: 16
Total Distance
15.20

AM-2 mile shakeout

Race-that hurt, got out way too slow, sped up and the last 800 was a death march instead of the monster kick I was hoping for, but it was a big personal record.

Warmed up with Clayton, then did a few strides on  my own before doing some on the track.  My stomache felt a little more full than I would've liked, so that's something to work on.  The gun went off, and I immediately cut into lane 5.  We were on the outside waterfall, which was very favorable because then I didn't have to fight for position too  much early on.  The race strung out, and the pacer was a bit slow(he was supposed to lead us through 3k at 8:00), so I came across 400m at 1:08.  I told myself to relax still. After going through 600m at 1:40, I was a little nervous still, but then I came across 800m at 2:12 and knew we were speeding up.  Sometime around here Kejelcha and Eric Jenkins passed me, and I expected the race to speed up.  It did.  I came across 1600m at about 4:20-21.  I remained in lane one for the majority of the race, and did my best to stay with the guy in front of me.  Every couple laps, someone would fall off the front pack and I'd pass them.  At halfway the leaders were at 6:45(or atleast that is what they announced), so I knew I wasn't too far off pace from my goal of sub 13:30.  Clayton was a few spots ahead of me.  Around the 7th lap, I felt a blister begin on the bottom of my foot and it hurt quite suddenly.  I thought I had somehow cut my foot by the way it felt, but I kept pushing. The guy in front of me was pretty consistent with splits(or atleast I thought so), so it made averaging 65s pretty easy.  I came across 3200m at 8:40, so right on pace to run 13:32.5.  With 3 laps to go, I started to feel pretty fatigued.  With 2 laps to go, I didn't think I could finish in the necessary 2:08 to run sub 13:30, and was afraid I was going to start going backwards and run 66s or slower.  At 600m, I caught up to Clayton and tried to encourage him.  At 500m to go, I passed him and then we were both passed by Tyler Day.  With 400m to go, I had kinda given up on my goal and just wanted to finish, knowing that I would run a good time either way, but I was in a lot of pain.  With 200m to go, I was hurting, but told myself that I'd spent way too much effort to slow down now.  I came across the line right at 13:29, and I was pumped!  It was cool to be in such a fast heat with so many talented runners. Clayton was 2 seconds behind me at 13:31.   I personally think he could've ran faster than I did, but it wasn't his best day.  

Long cool down after with Clayton and, for part of it, the NAU boys.  

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Total Distance
16.47

AM-5 easy miles 

PM-18.5 km with Clayson.

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Total Distance
18.00

AM-Long run in St George with Milly, Weaver, and Dallin.

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Total Distance
18.40

AM-6 miles with Jared.

PM-12 miles and strides. 

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Total Distance
17.20

AM-5 miles with Clayson and Michael

PM-3x "2 mile" at Intramural field. The "2 mile" was 4xloop at Intramural field, which GPS watches always measure way off what Coach measures with the wheel, but this time it wasn't measured with the wheel and GPS watches said it was long as usual, but that always happens on loops.  We still had cones out to measure it.  Went 9:55(I think), 9:42, 9:40.  It was wet, but not as bad as I expected it to be.  Legs felt good until the 3rd one.  Jared and Clayton did the majority of the leading.  

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Total Distance
16.80

AM-6 miles, mostly with Talem. 

PM-10 miles and then strides with McMillan and Clayton. 

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Total Distance
17.00

AM-5.25 miles with Clayson and Michael.  

PM- 2x(1600, 1200, 800) at 4:23, 3:14, 2:07-8, 4:22, 3:16, 2:05. Not the greatest workout, but it was still a good one. In the second 1200 we started slow(67), but finished fast. 

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Total Distance
17.30

AM-15k run near Provo canyon. Went with Clayson, Rory, and Brandon Davis up some pretty trails. It was really windy, but it settled down after a while.

PM-8 miles with strides.

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Total Distance
19.25

Long run with Rory at the rail trail. 2 hours of running in beautiful park city is a great way to start a Saturday.

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Total Distance
18.70

AM-6.1 miles with Josh. 

PM-12.2 with 4 strides.

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Total Distance
16.70

AM-6 easy miles with Talem.

PM-3.15 mile warm up, 5 mile tempo, then cool down.  The tempo had 1 mile at 5:20 before running 4 miles in the 4:45-4:49 range.  It was hot, and I'm still adjusting to the heat and was running shirtless, but McMillan was in a black long-sleeve shirt and seemed to be doing just fine.  With this I convinced myself I could finish the workout if he could do it and not overheating.  

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Total Distance
16.70

AM-6 miles

PM-10 miles and strides.  

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Total Distance
15.50

AM-workout at the old provo track.  We did 3x(1000, 600, 400), at 2:44, 1:35, 62, 2:41(I led this one and did a terrible job at pacing it), 1:35, 62, 2:40, 1:34, 60.  Felt good, traded off the lead with everyone.  I didn't feel too great at the start, but as the workout progressed I felt better.  

PM-5 miles with McMillan. 

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Total Distance
15.00

AM-10 with Rory, Adam and Weaver at deer creek.

PM-5 with Kramer and Garnica.

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Total Distance
16.00

AM-Long run. Ready for a day off.

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Total Distance
15.20

AM-5.2 miles

PM-10 miles about. 1200 at 3:27, 400s at 62, 62, 60, 60

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Total Distance
13.50

AM-4.5 miles early.

PM-9 miles

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Total Distance
8.00

AM-3 miles

PM-5 miles with strides.

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Race: NCAA West preliminary (6.214 Miles) 00:29:00, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 5
Total Distance
14.00

PM-2 mile shakeout

Race-2.5 warm up, strides, race where I spent a lot of time getting jostled and on the outside, saw 6 of my teammates qualify for nationals(!), then cool down. Time to prepare for the 5k.

Late race report: After the warm up, a prayer with the team, and strides, we got to the track.  I felt pretty good, but I just tried my best to confident, but not cocky/too confident.  Heading into the weekend, I had thought more on recovering for the 5k, and less on the 10k.  Race plan was to let the race play out until 5k, then move up.  Gun goes off, I get pushed around, but I'm in decent positioning on the inside middle pack.  As the race went on, I got pushed to the back.  Dallin and Michael were leading the first few laps and I was a bit surprised, but not too much. Dallin wanted a fast race and had been talking about it all season.  During the first few laps I looked around and saw Brayden directly behind me.  Later on in the race, I made a move to the middle of the pack and then after 2 laps, was pushed to the back again.  When I was in the back, I looked around again, and realized I was just ahead of Brayden and in the same spot I was in before, and that my earlier move was wasted.  After 5k, I moved up.  I realized Rory had taken the lead and was pushing the pace.  I was likely 30-40 meters behind the lead pack and I quickly made a move to the top 12.  It hurt, but it wasn't terrible once I settled back into pace.  Eventually I got right behind Rory and Tibebu Proctor from Washington and just sat on them.  After a lap or so, I realized that Rory was pushing the straights and jogging the turns.  I was annoyed with this and eventually took the lead from him with 7 laps to go.  After a lap of leading, I wasn't feeling great, so I let Tibebu take the lead, and I just stayed in the top 4.  Later Rory took the lead and I just sat on him until 200m to go.  At this point Tyler Day passed me and I was pretty sure I was going to qualify, so I just kept the pace for a 100m, then let up just a bit.  A few people passed me at the line, but because this is a qualifying round, it didn't matter.  2nd was the same as 12th to me.  After finishing, I turned around to see Connor Weaver cross the line.  I asked him if he made it(to the top 12).  He then asked me the same question, then turned to his family, and they were screaming for excitment.  Not only did Connor Weaver qualify for nationals, but Dallin Farnsworth did too, which was awesome!  We ended up having 6 guys qualify for nationals in the 10k in total, and it was great! Way excited for nationals!

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Total Distance
7.50

AM-3 easy. Felt stiff.

PM-4.5 with strides. Felt better during the last stride

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Race: NCAA West Prelim (3.107 Miles) 00:13:48, Place overall: 5
Total Distance
16.50

AM-2 mike shakeout

PM-3 mile warm up with Eric Hamer, strides, race, 8.5 mile cool down with Clayton.

Updated race report: Went out for a warm up alone, but quickly ran into Eric Hamer.  He is one of the nicest people in the sport, and it was great to warm up with him to calm nerves and to have someone to run with.  We were both on the world cross country team together in 2015, so we've known each other for a while.  Anyway, on the warm up, I tripped on a wire fell forward on the pavement.  Scrapped up my hand, knee, and jacket.  It hurt.  It took my mind off the race, but I would've much rather had something else to distract me from being nervous. After did some strides, got to check-in tent, stretched, did some strides on the track during Clayton's final lap, and was super nervous to know if he qualified or not(the announcers were only talking about John Dressel's dive for 4th, but not who took fifth, and the scoreboard had it in tiny letters, so I couldn't tell).  Eventually I found out he was 5th, so that was good to hear.  He said he went into it a bit too confident, and almost paid the price.  I knew my heat was stacked, so I was going to do my best to race smart.

Gun goes off and I get into good position in the middle pack.  The race started quick with Wyatt Didrickson leading the way for the majoriy of it.  Through this race, I always felt like I was in good position compared ot the 10k.  Robert Brandt took the lead with 5 or 6 laps to go and started hitting 65s.  I moved up to the outside of the second line (so fourth) and stayed there until about a little over a lap to go.  Then I was in 5th or 6th, but I knew we would have 7 qualifiers in our heat.  At 150m to go, I was in 6th, and I looked back and saw Robert Brandt was close, but I didn't see if anyone else was close.  With 100m to go, Luis started coming back to me, so I made a small move to pass him and finish in fifth.  

8.5 mile cool down with Clayton, some wiht Garnica, and Tyler and Robert from UCLA.  

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Total Distance
18.75

AM-6.2 with Talem and Michael.

PM-12.5 with the group. Felt good.

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Total Distance
16.25

AM-5.25 miles. Mostly with Talem.

PM-11 miles with strides.

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Total Distance
15.70

AM-5.1 miles with Josh and Ethan Cannon.

PM-3x(800, 300) at 2:07, 42, 2:05, 42, 2:04, 44. Great workout other than the last 300. Got off to a bad start on the first and last 300s, but the last one Clayton was so far ahead of me that it was hard to find motivation to run fast even though I couldn’t catch him. It was windy, so we switched taking the lead on the 800s.

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Total Distance
14.10

AM-5.1 easy miles mostly with Talem.

PM-9 miles with strides. Mostly with Kramer and Clayton.  

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Total Distance
14.75

AM-5 easy miles.  Slept in, but still somehow ran into Clayson within 200m of when I started.  

PM-2x(mile, 800, 400) at 4:35, 2:07, 59, 4:34, 2:05, 58. During the miles we worked on taking water and drinking while running that pace.

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Total Distance
416.97
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