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)
3k-8:02 at dr. Sander Invitational and MPSF
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.
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.
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.
PM-12 miles and 2 laps on the indoor track doing strides. Lots of coughing still. It's been 3 weeks since this started. It might be a problem.
From Shawn H on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 20:50:31 from 18.104.22.168
Conner, sometimes you just HAVE to give your body a break. I'm amazed at how quickly you've come back AND improved after not running while on your mission. I thought, too much too soon, but you proved that wrong by running so well and not getting injured. But don't forget, it's bitter cold in Northern Utah in the winter, there are a lot more bugs going around when people are cooped up indoors, and it's normal to get some sniffles and coughs. Sitting in school classes is about as bad as sitting on an airplane when it comes to germs. Your resistance to illness is obviously really good, but you can't always escape it. Sometimes you have to take your foot off the gas for a little bit and get yourself back to 100%. I hope your cough goes away and you keep up the amazing progress you've made.
From Conner Mantz on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:25:46 from 22.214.171.124
Thanks for the advice. I'll talk to the trainer today about what he recommends. Right now I'm in Provo, so it is warmer than Logan, but yeah, I'll try to play it safer.
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