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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: 0.00 Month: 290.40 Year: 3820.52
Total Distance
114.40
Total Distance
3.00

      Ran a fast 3 miles. tapering for the Freedom run on Monday.

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Race: Freedom Run (9.3 Miles) 00:52:59, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
9.30

       The race started in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, and ended in Hyrum. My dad drove me and Greg Law up at about 6 or something. 

      Last night I had a sore throat that hurt and so I did what I could to end the sore throat, drink tons of water.  Before the race I started to regret it. I had to go to the restroom every 5 minutes or less, but anyway onto better stuff to talk about.

      I got to meet and talk to a lot of runners.  My first few miles were at the pace I wanted.  There was someone who came up to me around mile 3. I talked to him and luckily for me he didn't sign up for the race - he later told me he ran for Weber State and bandit ran it. He passed me in between 6 and 7, which is when I started to slow down and started going slower than I wanted to.

      At around mile 7.5 there was an aid station where I stopped running for the first time in a race to get a drink.  I was a little dehidrated. I then just ran it from there trying to push it.  I looked back to see Jeryl (sorry, I can't spell names) getting closer, so I tried for the last mile to push it, but for some reason I didn't feel like I could.  After, talked to Jeryl for a bit.  I talked to a bunch of new people, and ones I'd already known from past races, which was pretty fun.  I talked to Jason who was a friend I'd just made that week at EFY who was wearing a red, white, and blue mowhawk wig, which he told me later made him really sweaty, especially at the first mile.  Nice run.  I recommend the course to anyone who is wondering if they should run it.

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Total Distance
5.00

     Ran at 7P.M, which wasn't a good idea.  It was still about 80 or 90 degrees outside.  I've now learned the lesson that I should never run in the heat or while the sun is still shining.  I stopped at the turn around spot, took off my shirt because I was getting way too hot, and then I ran home.  I was sweating so much, that I drank 1 liter of ice water in about 5 minutes after it, and was still thirsty. 

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Total Distance
3.25

      Ran part with the XC team, but then cut off and ran with my dad. Went slow.  Made sure it was just a little run.

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Race: Farmington Festivals (6.2 Miles) 00:35:14, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
6.20

     It was a great morning to be running a race.  They had the half marathon start 15 minutes before us. 

     I was hoping for a personal best this race, but I wasn't really prepared for parts of it.  I started off slower then I wanted to. I was running about 40 yards behind 2 people.  I thought they were both running the 5k, so for my first mile (which is probably the reason I went slow) I didn't have a need to go way fast.  Sadly, the one ahead of the 2 guys didn't turn for the 5k turn and kept going.  I tried going faster at that point. 

     Later I ran on the same street as the 5k and half-marathon runners, which made me feel like I was flying when I passed them, but I was going just my regular pace.  I tried to keep in eyesight of the guy ahead of me that was running the 10k. I lost sight of him after the second or third mile. At the 4th mile or so I went onto the Lagoon trail.  I went way slower on the trail then I hoped, which is probably the reason I didn't get a PR, mostly because it turned a lot and was bumpy. 

     After I ran up a hill, and for the last third of a mile sprinted down a hill to the finish.  I still am happy about my time, I just wish I could have gotten a PR, but oh well, maybe another day.

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Total Distance
11.50

      Ran up Smithfield Canyon to a turn around spot and ran back home.  I felt good the whole time, except the mile before I turned around because I kept thinking I could just turn around now and still get some good miles in.  I went early so I wouldn't get overheated or dehidrated. At mile 6.5 or so my dad drove up and brought me some water which helped me a ton. I'm just getting ready for the Smithfield Half-marathon ("Not your momma's half") which is going to be a new challenge.  I'm excited and nervous about it.

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Total Distance
3.25

     Just ran my old 3 and a quater mile route.  I'm getting ready for the Smithfield Half Marathon. I was going to run 5, but I'm going to Lagoon for the day and I'm going to be walking a ton, so my dad said to just go 3 or 4 miles.

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Race: Not Yo' Mamma's Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:14:21, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
13.10

     I woke up at 5 AM, and just started getting ready for it.  My younger sister and my dad also were running the race.  The Smithfield City Youth Council helped with the race a bit, and my older brother was in that so he also had to get up early.  We weren't sure what time it started at, but we thought it was 6. When we got there, we stretched and drank some water to get ready. 

     When it started I felt pretty good, and ran a little behind Paul for the first half mile, and ran with another guy, who was next to me at the start, for the rest of the run.  I started slowing down when the race started going up 6th south, and then the guy I was running with (I later found out his name was Jacoby) staretd going ahead of me by a bit, so I just pushed it up the hill.  I knew that after it there was a pretty nice downhill.  At the top of the hill there was my older brother and a bunch of Youth Council members handing out water and gatorade, which felt good, but I didn't really need it much like I do on other runs. 

     After that we run down hillside and I saw my mom doing my paper route. I tried to say thanks, but I wasn't sure she heard me. As soon as we turned onto Summit (Starting mile 5) I saw my neighbor taking pictures.  I tried to say something to him but my mouth had some saliva in it that I couldn't even understand what I was saying and just stopped talking.  We kept going down Summit, down the golf course hill, which I tried to go really fast down, and then started up the canyon. 

     I had talked to Jacoby about how this would be the worst part of it, and when it started I think I was ready for it. The first mile up the canyon went great. Same with the second. Same with the third, they were all faster than I was hoping to get.  After another half mile we turned around.  Jacoby and I went down the canyon way fast.  A little after mile 10 he told me that we should try to get a 17 minute 30 second or something like that for the last 5k. I said he probably could, I was getting pretty tired, and I wasn't sure if I could keep up the pace.  He kept incouraging me to keep going at the pace and our first mile of the last 5k was 5:10.  I then felt like stopping, but he kept incouraging me.

     Our next two miles were kinda fast too.  I don't know about the time of them, but I tried to get pretty fast. I think I got ahead of Jacoby for the last quarter mile or something like that. After I finished I was surprised at my time.

     If anyone should want to run this race, I definately recommend it. It is a pretty nice race. There were some people that it was there first half marathon. My Dad did great in it. My sister also did great. It was her first half. I later talked to a ton of people after the race.  Paul told me he thought it might be 400 meters short. I talked to Russel Olsen and his brothers, who ran the 5k. His younger brother took 1st in it, his older took 2nd and Russel took 3rd, which I thought was pretty cool. Their sister took first in the womans in it too.

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Total Distance
7.00

      5-Cross Country. Then waited for my mom to pick me up, but my brother lost her keys so after she didn't come for over an hour I just ran home which was 2 miles.

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Total Distance
5.50

      XC- Ran with Tyson and Matt.  Went through a stream and my feet were wet and cold, but still was a good run. We went slow for part of it, and did some sprints in it. After did some core workouts that nearly killed me. I had to take small brakes in the middle of most of them, but I did better than the last time I did core workouts, so I felt okay about them.

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Total Distance
5.00

     Smithfield Canyon-Went fast, felt pretty good.

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Total Distance
8.00

      XC- Went the whole time with Nick and coach. The first mile was a little slow, the next three were pretty fast, the last 4 were medium or something like that.

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Total Distance
3.00

     Went to BYU XC camp for 4 days. We did a threshold run which was 2.5 miles.  I did a small cooldown after.

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Total Distance
8.00

      Did 4 miles in the mourning. 3.6 were with the camp, then I did a .4 cool down, which I didn't like how it went, but it was pretty good.  Later did some fartleks in the afternoon.  It was pretty hot at first.  Did 4, 3, 2, 1.  Ran around 4 miles including cool down.  Maybe a bit more.

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Total Distance
8.00

      Ran 4 in the morning again.  In the afternoon ran on a hiking trail to a waterfall by Aspens Grove (or something like that).  It was 2 miles up and then went under the waterfall. The water was soo cold. Some people said it was probably 50 degrees. Later we ran 2 miles down. The trail was a very hard trail due to the rocks and roots that I tripped on, but it was fun.

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Total Distance
2.50

     Did a 2 mile race. It was pretty fun. At first I was in the back and got crowded in.  After a bit I ran around a bunch of people to get more towards the front.  I was a little behind Tyler Roberts (who also went to the camp). We ran through some soccer fields, baseball fields, and then ran to the track. After 300m on the track we had run a mile. Right before the track I passed Tyler and some other guy whose name escapes me. One guy was in front of me, and then at the end of the first mile, Eric passed me.  The first mile was at 5:03 or something.

      The next mile didn't have much happen after that, or at least for me. The two guys in front of me battled it out and were pretty far ahead of me, maybe by 200m. At the end I didn't feel like I could sprint, but I tried. I don't think I did go much faster, but oh well. No one passed me at the end but some were pretty close. I barely stayed in front of them at the end. Another person on my team named Chase (AKA Georgia) was 2 people behind me. My time was a 10:47, which I was happy about because it was in the heat and all. After Tyler and I did a half mile cool down.  Tyler was one of the people who almost passed me at the end, and he helped his team out a bunch. They took first place, which I thought was pretty cool. It was way fun to run that little race.  They called Tyler an "unidentified runner" early on in the race when he was fighting for first. He later told me he didn't want to start out fast, but he didn't want to get caught into the group and go slower. Overall it was awesome.

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Total Distance
7.80

      XC- Ran with the team for the first time in a week. I think I was laughing for over half the time at the jokes Nick, Matt, and Steve were saying. At the last mile they started going a lot faster. It felt good to run at home again. After running we did this excercise jumping over people, and I'm afraid I hit a few people. :-)

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Total Distance
5.00

I wanted to get a week of training in that went over 30 miles, and I knew I was close, so i just ran up smithfield canyon. I felt good the whole way.

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Total Distance
114.40
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