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Steve Reeder Memorial Invitational

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Location:

Smithfield,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 18, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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)

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.

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, but I lost 10 of those before I returned home.  I graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. I currently run for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 45.70 Month: 171.20 Year: 811.82
Race: Steve Reeder Memorial Invitational (4.35 Miles) 00:21:39, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
10.50

Good race. In a gist, warmed up 2.2 miles, then raced. It was my first time being back in Cache Valley since August. The race went out well. Jason Lynch took a commanding lead, and not knowing who he was, I expected to reel him back in. I had 10 m on the pack and was about 20m from Jason. After a mile the pack caught me, then I took the wind for the next 2.75 miles or so for the pack. Slowly people fell off, but I never made a surge. At 5k there were 3 of us, and I sped up a tad bit to try and catch Hason, whose lead has grown to 40 to 60 meters. Then the mud slipped Connor Ross and he had a bad fall, and Cody, from USU fell off a bit. I tried to kick it in to catch up to Jason, but he had a sizable lead, plus a kick over the last 350 m so I just didn't have enough room to catch him. Good race. Hopefully by track I'll improve a lot. 4 miles cool down, then ate a nice home cooked meal with the family. 

Comments
From nofacetimber on Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 08:25:05 from 76.23.61.109

Congrats on the runner up finish Conner!

From Shawn H on Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 08:38:48 from 67.160.85.33

Nice race, Conner. I saw a video of it on Facebook. You looked very strong for just getting back into it.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 13:10:27 from 163.6.216.114

You're future is bright. Wear sunglasses.

From Glory in the long run on Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 13:59:27 from 67.2.79.156

I'd love to hear more about your mindset as you race. How are you so objective? And also about your competitive fires. To do so well so soon must come from an inner passion.

From Jason D on Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 14:57:33 from 73.144.91.168

Well done, Conner. I look forward to continue watching your progress.

From Conner Mantz on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 21:50:07 from 69.169.179.76

Thanks everyone!

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