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BYU autumn classic

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Member Since:

May 18, 2010



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)



3k-7:50 at dr. Sander Invitational and MPSF



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.  


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: 107.50 Month: 311.45 Year: 3409.62
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AM-13 miles to the lake and back.

PM-6.1 miles with strides. 

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AM-5.25 miles with Michael and Talem.  Micah and Josh Ward joined us for our last mile of grass loops. 

PM-5xmile at grass loops near the track. Ran with Jared and Clayton. 4:45, 4:41, 4:40, 4:39, 4:38.

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AM-9.7 with Josh, Jared and Micah.

PM-7.5, mostly with talem. Strides included.

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AM-5.3 easy miles with Josh, Michael, and Jake.

PM-2x2 loop, 1x1 loop at tempo effort at K park. It was HOT, so coach had us run this instead of a straight tempo on lake loop. Paces we’re about 4:58 for the 1.9 milers, and 4:37 for the last one. Weights after.

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AM-10.4 miles with Weaver, Clayton, and Machlin. 

PM-5 miles and then strides on the track. Didn't feel super smooth early on, but after a few I felt better. 

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Long run.  20 miles at Murdock, ran the majority of the run with Weaver and Milly, due to having to run farther.  Milly was going 25 and had a pickup to run, but he ran with whole 20 with me before continuing on his own.  At 20 miles, I'm pretty beat, I don't know if I could run the next 5 with a tempo at the end.  

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PM-12x1000m at tempo effort with 60 sec rest. Started around 3:01, then Coach had me slow it down to 3:06 for a few. Last four were 3:01, 3:01, 2:53, 2:54. Felt good. Lots to work on for this season personally though. 

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AM-6.2 miles. Beautiful lightning at 5:45AM. Then the rain came and it wasn’t as great.

PM-11.1 miles with strides at the end.

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AM-not 100% sure on this mileage, but it will be fine. 2x(mile, 1200, 800) with 400-600m jog recovery between.  Mile and 1200 were on the wet grass, 800s were on the track to check the relative effort.  Ran 4:46, 3:32, 2:10, 4:44, 3:29, 2:08.  Matt and Talem were there too, we all seem to have classes during practice on Wednesdays.  

PM-6.2 miles on my own. Felt tired.

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AM-5.2 with Michael and Jake.

PM-11.3 with strides. Felt a bit tired on the strides, but it was a great run. 

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PM-just over 5 and then strides.

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Race: BYU autumn classic (4.45 Miles) 00:21:12, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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AM-race:  2.5 mile warm up, then some strides.  Warmed up a bit earlier than my liking, but it was alright.  I felt better than yesterday; however, still a bit stiff.  I got a great start, for me atleast, and didn't worry about any trouble.  The pace felt really quick after 200m, and it didn't really slow until about 600m.  I slowed down a bit, and just let the front guys go, before slowly catching up.  I took the lead with JQ at the start of the first 2km loop.  The course had a 1km loop, then 3x2k loops.  The guys behind me said that they heard they were sub-4:40 at the mile mark, and so JQ and myself were likely around 4:35.  After a bit, JQ fell off, then Jacklin ran by me for the next loop plus a little more.  On the 2nd 2k loop, Garrett Marsin got a bit ahead of me, and shared some of the work.  He was going pretty quick, but then he asked me if that was our last loop, and I told him we had one more.  He wasn't with us to run the course yesterday, so he wasn't sure about the course.  At the end of that loop, he was slowing.  I decided to speed up here and see what I could run the last 2k in.  I wasn't all out, but I did speed it up.  4 mile cool down after.  This meet was fun because there were a lot of friends and family that came to support too.  I'm not sure how long the course actually was, as I've heard both 7km and 7.5 km.  

PM-6 miles around k park.

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AM-6.2 easy miles with Jake and Michael.

PM-13.6 miles with strides. Coach follows us on a sketchy bike that didn’t have brakes, but he was fine. 

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AM-6 miles with Josh, Jake, and Michael.

PM-hobble creek. Progressive run up a canyon that’s around 8.3 miles. Kramer and I ran it in 44:51, which is quite a bit quicker than I’ve ever run, so it was a great workout. 

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AM-9.7 miles about. Ran from my apartment, saw Luke just after halfway and ran with him to the fieldhouse.

PM-8 miles with strides. Felt pretty good for the first 7, then some pain from a blister/callus. It’s all good though.

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AM-5.2 miles with Jake, Talem, and Michael.

PM-Michigan today. It was hot and windy, but I think Coach gave us more rest than usual, so it wasn’t terrible. Went 4:28(track), 4:50(grass), 3:19(t), 4:48(g), 2:11(t), 4:46(g), 60(t), 4:42(g). I felt pretty good after the first grass mile. Lots of switching of who was leading between Jared, Milly, and Clayton. All of them were coming off hard Tuesday workouts and/or races from the weekend, so I led a bit more than usual. Jared always seemed to be holding back, but I guess that’s what you can do when you were 6th in the last Olympic Games. 

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AM-5.2 easy miles with Michael. 

PM-10.1 miles with Kramer and Clayson. We ran up to the Bonneville Shoreline trail and then down a nice dirt road in the foothills. 

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Long beautiful trail run. Mostly with Kramer and Adam wood. I felt pretty tired, so I stopped just after 19 instead of going the full 20.

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