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).
Utah Valley Half - 1:11:24(aided)(2012)
Short-Term Running Goals:
Lose enough weight to get back to my small self and prepare to run at BYU's team. Become an all-american in cross country and track.
Sub-14 min 5k in indoor season.
Long-Term Running Goals:
Make sure I have fun, not get burned out, and get faster.
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, but I lost 10 of those before I returned home. I graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah.
About 8.5 miles. Ran up Birch Canyon to the 3rd gate through Smithfield Canyon. I was going time it, but my calves were super tired, so I just kinda went off feel and distance. I think yesterday's run took more out of me than I expected.
From James on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:21:07 from 188.8.131.52
You're back! Awesome. I look forward to reading about your increase in fitness. No pressure, you must just let it come and know that you'll be back stronger than ever, but you have to let it just flow. You're older, wiser and can have more speed and strength, you just need to let the fitness come.
From Conner Mantz on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:41:12 from 184.108.40.206
Thanks for the support.
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