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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
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377.90
Total Distance
17.75

AM-12 miles with some of guys. 

PM-5.75 miles.  Was planning on doing strides on the grass loops near the track, but as soon as I started one I got yelled at because they are keeping some of the fireworks for the 4th on the grass.  I was a bit annoyed, but then did my strides on the track.  

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14.00

AM-10, out and back. Felt a bit tired.

PM-4 easy miles with Patch.

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15.00

AM-10 easy miles around st George. I had to leave at 6 AM due to the heat.

Am2- 5 easy miles around 11:20. It was about 90 degree or so, but it was going to be 100 for the rest of the day so I went earlier.

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15.60

AM-7 miles early in St. George before the long drive back to Provo to make my class.  Pretty tired and felt a bit off.  Probably good for me.  

PM-8.6 miles with Kramer.  Felt tired early on during the run, but after a while I got into a good rhythym and felt good.  It was hot. 

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10.10

AM-10.1 miles. Felt good.

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17.00

Long run at Spanish fork canyon. It got very hot and after about 12 miles the heat started beating me. At 14 and after all I could think of was the water in the car at the end. After I drank 2 liters of water. 

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17.00

AM-12 easy miles. We had a few alumni run with us so that was cool. 

PM-5 easy miles.

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15.30

AM-10.3 miles. Long carterville and strides.

PM-5 easy miles with some of the kids at the camp.

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14.00

AM-10 miles running Walmart loop. Felt tired.

PM-4 easy miles. It was hot.

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10.00

10 miles running river trail.

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16.00

AM-10 easy miles. Felt a bit tired, so I’m excited for the weekend and ready to take a couple days where I’m not thinking about school.

PM-6 easy miles.

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17.00

Long run up at deer creek. At halfway we saw a couple yelling at each other using colorful language. The woman told the man he was the drug addict and then she told us to never get married. A bit interesting, but sad to see.

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17.75

AM12 miles.

PM-5 miles and then strides.

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15.00

AM-10 easy miles

PM- 5 easy miles.

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15.00

AM-10 easy miles.

PM-5 miles with Danny and Weaver at Kiwanis.

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15.00

AM-5 miles up hobble creek canyon and 5 down. Felt a bit tired.

PM-5 easy miles.  

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10.00

AM-10 easy miles.  

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13.00

13 mile "long run" today up at Jeremy Ranch. Saw Coach Murphy as well as a few runners from others schools.  Cut it a bit short as I'm racing next week and coach said to treat the race as the long run. 

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9.50

8 easy miles with a quarter mile stride after to see how it feels to run sub-5 min. pace.  

Short run with Weston at Sugar House Park.  

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Race: Deseret News Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:05:08, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
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14.00

I came to Salt Lake City yesterday with Weston, and then stayed the night. Woke up early(4AM), ate some fruits snacks and a granola bar, then we drove over.  I dropped Weston off at the 10k start line and then drove to the busses that drove us to the top.   About 15 minutes before the race I went for a short warm up up the canyon and then came down.  I felt pretty good, not ready for an all out race, but decent.  When I talked to Coach Eyestone about running this race, he said to treat it like a long run, and I asked if I could run it at 5 flat pace, and he said that would be good. I was pretty nervous going into the race though, becuase the fastest mile I've run since nationals was 5:40 and now I was trying to run 13 miles 40 seconds faster. Then the race started.  

I knew if I wanted to run 5 flat pace, I should run with Brett Hales and Riley Cook.  Well, the first mile was out of my comfort zone for sure.  It is pretty downhill, but usually I work into races like this as they're long.  Well, they didn't.  That first mil was hard, and then after going through the second and seeing we were at about 9:25, I asked them what time they were going for.  They said 1:04-05, so I thought that maybe if I was going to run 5:00 pace, maybe I'd just put a bit in the bank.  I was feeling pretty good at 3 miles into it and it felt like we were just cruising, however I had new shoes I was trying out and they were hurting my feet.  I was a bit scared of getting an injury, but gambled it and kept going.  At mile 4, Riley seemed to speed it up, and Brett fell off.  After another half mile, I also fell off. I could've stayed with him here, but made a conscious decision to slow it down, and if I'm close to Riley with 5k to go(when it gets flat), then I'll go for it to catch him, I didn't want to overdo it and have this race put me out for a few days.  Slowly he built a small gap on me from miles 5-7.  I felt pretty good during these portions of the race.  At one point I heard Garrett Barton call out and tell me to catch him, so that gave me some encouragement.  I came through 10km somwhere around 29:30 and halfway around 31:10 I think.  I thought at this point I may have overdone it and gone out too hard, but I felt good.  At mile 8 I started to feel fatigued, and that was about the same time I stopped thinking about my feet hurting.  

The next few miles felt like they went on forever.  I knew I was going to run a good time, but was feeling pretty tired. It's been a long time since I've ran a race this long and it was hard to focus.  After mile 8 I started passing people, and I wasted some energy weeving through people.  I should've just focused on getting to one side of the path and staying on it.  The last few miles were hard to push, I was tired and it took a while for me to set a goal for the next few miles.  I decided to try and go 1:05 and that seemed doable.  With 2 miles to go, it seemed that I needed to run 10:30 for them and I'd do it.  Well, my watch started to get a bit off the distance the mile markers were, so when I thought I had it at the end I cruised it in.  

It was a good effor tthough for the day.  I believe I can go faster, but it might take better preparation, mentally and physically; however I do think that I underestimated how hard it would be to run 65 minutes even on this course(the majority of the course is considerably downhill), and I think I paid the price as it took more out of me.  I don't know if Coach will allow me to run another during the next few years, but it was a fun experience.  I'm excited for cross country even more.  

Mile splits according to my watch: 4:39, 4:47, 4:48, 4:42, 4:48, 4:48, 4:43, 5:09, 5:00, 5:08, 5:15, 5:10, 5:18, 49 for the last .16(watch said it was .16, but it was likely just the extra I was weeving through people the last 4 miles).  

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15.00

AM-10 easy miles. Legs a bit sore, my left foot has a couple big blisters and those hurt quite a bit, but I can still run.

PM-5 easy miles. Foot pain due to blisters.  Had them drained, but they still hurt. 

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14.80

AM-9.7 miles.  Lots of foot pain from the blisters.  Also felt more tired than yesterday.  Hopefully a good nights rest will help me recover.  

PM-5.1 easy miles on grass

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11.30

AM-7.3 easy miles. Lots of foot pain so I turned earlier than planned.

PM-4 easy miles on a trail in Ogden with Garrett Barton.

 

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Total Distance
16.30

Long run in Smithfield/Hyde Park/North Logan areas. It felt cooler than Provo, and was a lot more peaceful. I think the soreness caught up to me because it was a slow long run, but it was still a nice one.

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18.00

AM-13 easy miles up the canyon. Felt good. After I did weights for the first time since nationals. Didn’t feel good.

PM-5 easy miles at Kiwanis park.

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14.50

AM-10 miles.  Lots of foot pain, which makes me a bit worried.  Due to having a test today, I didn't ahve time to stop by the trainer, so I'll have to do that tomorrow. 

PM-4.5 miles of grass loops.  

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Total Distance
377.90
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