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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 

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.

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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445.25
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15.40

AM-2.5 mile warm up, strides, then a mile time trial with 3 guys. Casey and I have been talking about this for over a month, but today things are finally a little less stressed(Utah now says we're good to meet in groups of up to 20), so we decided today would be a good one. It was pretty windy, and we were all a little nervous due to no speed work prior. Our pacer did a pretty good job, bringing us through 1209 in 3:06. I felt like garbage for the first 600m, but once my legs were used to running quick again I felt great. At 300 to go I tried to go around Casey, but the wind was really bad, so I sat on him and tried to pass him on the last straight. He was 4:08.0 and I was 4:08.1. It was pretty fun, nothing too crazy, but it was a nice change from what we've had. 

PM-9.4 miles.  I feel like the morning run was longer. 

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20.00

Long Run.  I forget that 20 miles at deer creek feels harder than 20 anywhere else.  But I got it done.  

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20.20

AM-14 miles in Smithfield Canyon.  This is the farthest I've ran up the canyon.  The snow that covered the road the last time I was up there is melted.  

PM-Just over 6 miles around Smithfield, to the canyon, to Birch, and back around. 

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18.00

AM-7 miles. 

PM-3 mile warm up, an attempt at a 5 mile tempo, then cool down until I was at 11.  The goal of the tempo was to start around 5:00, maybe a little slower, and then bring it down to 4:55.  I thought this was practical due to tempos being my best workouts.  I started and things felt fast, but I just never got into a rythym.  First couple miles were 5:01, then the third, which was downhill, was 5:08.  I stopped at a porta-potty just after 3, thinking it would be easy to run the last two miles around 10:00. After about 200 meters of killing myself to run slow, I called it a day and finished up my mileage.  The finishing up mileage was really slow and tough.  I think I forgot to eat enough between my runs and that just left me depleated.  

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17.00

AM-13 easy miles up Birch, down Birch, and up Smithfield.  Lots of people were camping, which was fun to see.  

PM-4 easy miles up Birch and back.  Fairly short due to the longer run this morning, but it was much needed to get out of the house. 

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15.00

AM-Warm up, strides, felt like garbage, did the first 200m of a workout, still felt like garbage, had a short cool down and called it. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.

PM-10 miles on grass and dirt. Kept it flat as I could. Maybe I'm just too fatigued. 

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15.25

AM-5 miles

PM-10.25. Did half a workout. I felt exhausted before I began, but better than yesterday. 4x800 at 2:10-2:11 with equal recovery. Felt good about hitting those times for how I felt. I wish I could've done a few more, but I was pretty fatigued.

 

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20.00

AM-20 mile long run. No pickup, but averaged just under 6:00. 

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19.15

AM-12.75 up Smithfield Canyon, and then strides after.

PM-6.4 on the Steve and Donna Reeder cross country course. 

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18.40

AM-3.5 warm up, then 8x1000m with 60 sec recovery. I think the markers were off, but it was very similar to what I had measured(just different starting and ending spots) with my watch. At the end of my warm up, I wondered why use my watch to measure instead of the course's markers, so I ran according to those. 2:40, 2:44, 2:46, 2:45, 2:39, 2:39, 2:38, 2:35. While I felt a ton better than any run last week and this was on dirt and grass instead of only grass, I don't believe the 1000m I was running was accurate, especially with the hill. Regardless, I'm happy I finally felt good going fast again. 3.65 cool down. 

PM-6.4 in Provo

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17.30

AM-13.2 with Milly and Micah. It was great catching back up. 

PM-4.1 easy miles.  

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21.25

AM-5 easy miles.  Workout this afternoon, so easy for the morning. 
 

PM-4xmile at 4:39, 4:36, 4:32, 4:28. I didn't feel too good, and was surprised that even with 12 mph winds it was tough to run the 4:39. 3.5 warm up, 3 cool down, 600 in between.

PM2-A recent grad from my high school asked me to pace him for an 800. He ran a PB by 5-6 seconds, so even though my pacing was inconsistent, I'll count it as a win. 

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Total Distance
14.00

AM-6 easy miles.  Felt like garbage from yesterday.

PM-8 easy miles up the canyon and back.

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20.00

AM-20 mile long run. Planned on 18, which turned into 19.5 when I decided to take a different route because I thought I was at 15 not 16. Then just added on an extra half mile to get a solid number. 

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17.00

AM-3.5 easy miles, goal was 8x400, but the wind was pretty bad and I was tired from last week, so I switched it to 10x300.  First 400 was 60, 200 at 31, then 300s in 45 or 44. 100m jog/walk in between.  5 miles cool down. 

PM-6 miles.

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18.00

AM-10 with Ethan.

PM-8 with Clayson. 

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17.00

AM-9 easy miles. Felt like garbage. 

PM-8 miles with 2x400 and 2x200 at 59, 58, 29, 26.

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Total Distance
11.50

AM-7.5 easy miles.

PM-4 easy miles 

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12.10

AM-12.1 miles with a fartlek at the end. 1 min on, 1 min off about six times.

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18.00

AM-18 miles.

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17.00

AM-5 easy miles. 

PM-12 easy miles back in Provo.

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Total Distance
16.00

AM-10 easy miles at fire road. 

PM-6 miles with Talem and Troutner 

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Total Distance
17.20

AM-10 miles.  1 warm up, 8 at about 5:20 pace. Our watched differed, with mine conistently being 4-5 seconds slower each mile.  That's normal for everyone, so we went of Casey's watch. 1 mile cool down. 

PM-7.2 miles, first 5 were with Talem. 

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Total Distance
17.00

AM-I forgot I'd already done an MLR this week, so I went for 12.  It felt smooth. 

PM-5 easy miles.  

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Total Distance
15.50

AM-10 easy miles with strides during the last mile. 

PM-5.5 easy miles. 

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Total Distance
18.00

AM-18 mile long run. Felt pretty beat the last couple days, so I took it slower. I did one minute on one minute off for a mile and a half. 

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Total Distance
445.25
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