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.
You beat Day and Dressel. I know you're probably wanting to be able to switch gears more quickly, but I think you have the capability of sustained drives, like Solinsky, and as you do so your speed and power will increase. You'll still be able to take a few seconds off your 400 time, no doubt about it.
From Shawn H on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 03:59:10 from 188.8.131.52
Nice job, Conner. I agree with the comment above. You don't have a bad kick, but your real strength is your STRENGTH, just like Eyestone's. He never had much of a kick back in high school, but none of us could hang onto him late enough to show it. You could strike hard from, say, 600-800 meters out and really make people hurt. Of course, you know better than anyone where your real talent is--in races at 10K or above. Outdoor track should be much more rewarding, and next XC season will be special, I think. One day you'll be an excellent marathoner just like your coach. By the way, I don't comment as much on this blog because my wife and I are now retired and living in Thailand.
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