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August 08, 2020

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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)






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.

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.  

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 66.24 Month: 87.04 Year: 2470.80
Total Distance

50 minutes of pool running.  Hard.  3X3 min. interval, then 3X2 min. interval, and 2X1 min. interval.  It was hard, but not really hard.  I need to run.

1800 yards of swimming.

From Ashton Arndt on Thu, Nov 06, 2014 at 20:12:54 from

You are on the verge of greatness Conner! We are all behind you. Keep going, don't give up! :)

From MarkS on Fri, Nov 07, 2014 at 14:53:53 from

Way to hang in there Conner.

Have you ever tried doing "Tabata" in the pool.

One of the kinds of training that I like to do is Tabata.

I don't know the details of your injury and if you could do this or not but if you can, it might be worth trying.

What you do is go to the deep end of the pool, and then sprint in place in the water moving your arms and legs as fast as you can, a full out sprint 200% for 20 seconds. Then rest 10 seconds and repeat this 8 times. The total exercise only lasts 4 minutes, but it done correctly is a real killer. I recommend doing it the last thing at the end of your workout, or you may not be able to finish the other part of your workout in the pool.

Doing Tabata every day will maintain and maybe even improve your VO2max while you are injured.

From Conner Mantz on Sat, Nov 08, 2014 at 12:57:40 from

Thanks Mark and Ashton!

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