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).
Utah Valley Half - 1:11:24(aided)(2012)
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.
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.
8 miles with some pushes. I pushed my 4th mile a ton, but running up the canyon sucks sometimes. It ended up being 6:01, so it was okay. It was humid, and hot, so it was not the best weather either. Happy to be running though.
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:38:25 from 188.8.131.52
Welcome home Conner. Fair about of success you've had lately hey?
From Conner Mantz on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 13:17:58 from 184.108.40.206
Thanks Murphy, it's great to finally be done with it all. Yeah, it's been great to have a lot of success lately, hopefully it doesn't stop anytime soon.
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 13:25:09 from 220.127.116.11
Want some advice?
From Conner Mantz on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 14:31:45 from 18.104.22.168
Sure, I don't see how it could hurt.
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 15:18:38 from 22.214.171.124
Relax for a while. Always be thinking about how to keep the sport fun, fresh, and challenging. Don't forget to re-connect with why you came to this sport in the first place, why you love running.
From Holt on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 16:12:14 from 126.96.36.199
I agree with Rob. Often we see great runners burned out after college, or even high school (not saying that will happen to you). The thing that causes it is losing touch with all of the amazing things about running. Go hit some trails, run with some buddies, relax for a little bit and just love running for running's sake.
From PRE on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 18:43:43 from 188.8.131.52
I agree with Rob. I kind of thought the same thing when I read your comments about your run a couple days after the race Conner! "I loved just running without caring about anything. It just felt so good." For sure get more of those care-free runs in there!
From Shawn H on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 19:31:02 from 184.108.40.206
I agree wholeheartedly, Conner. Keep it fun. When you get to college on a scholarship, it will sometimes feel like a job. Enjoy this time of your life and you'll have the best memories when you get old like me. :-)
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From Conner Mantz on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 10:14:24 from 220.127.116.11
Thanks for the advice everyone, I really am struggling a little bit with making running fun, but I can finally run with my team again(hopefully. No more track workouts!), so that will make it more fun.
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