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Utah Distance Challenge

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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



Half marathon-Deseret News 2018-1:05:08(aided)

National finishes: Cross Country: 10th(2018); Indoor: 3k-7th(2019) 5k-10th(2019); Outdoor: 10k-22nd(2018), 4th(2019), 5k-7th(2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Become an all-american in cross country and track.

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.  

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 328.10 Year: 2969.67
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      I met up with Tyson, Calvin, and Kyler to run today.  Tyson checked the track, and it still had a bunch of snow on it, so we didn't run there.  Calvin suggested hill repeats, so that's what we did.  We did 2 on beauty (which were really slow for me), then Kyler and I did 2 on beast, and that's when I really started dying, Kyler almost beat me on both of them, then we did 3 on beauty, but I wasn't able to keep up on one of them.  Then Kyler and I went up the canyon and did sunnyside backwards, and I did a repeat on the hill up to sunnyside, then on the way back Kyler sped up a ton and we just flew down sunnyside.  I was just starting to feel better, but then we sped up and I felt worse.  After I took about a 30 min. break, and then tried to do 2.5 miles easy, but that's all I could do. Easy.

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    I decided to do some tempo today.  It felt great outside, so I stuck with one layer.  It was sunny around 34 degrees.  Splits: 5:04(downhill), 5:49(uphill), 5:25(uphill then downhill.  I really pushed it this mile and tried to go really fast), 5:33 (downhill.  It's the second mile just backwards.  I was hoping for this mile to be faster, but my stomache started acting up a bit), 5:51 (Uphill. My stomache was a bit worse this mile.  I'm really happy with how I still ran it at a good pace though.)  3 miles easy afterward. 

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     I didn't know what to do for a run today, so after a while I decided to do 8 miles.  Not such a great idea.  My body needs a break or some easy days, and I really felt that during the last few miles.  My first 4 or 5 must have been at a good speed though, not as fast as tempo, but still at a good pace.  Now to get ready for the meet on Friday. 

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    2 easy for the meet tomorrow.  I'm still a bit sore from the last few days though, so I don't know how I'll do tomorrow.  Hopefully sub 9:30 in the two mile though, and sub 4:30 in the mile. 

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Race: Utah Distance Challenge (1 Miles) 00:04:25, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
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     1600-4:25 2nd place.  3200-9:30 2nd place

     I went to this meet just hoping to drop my time into the 9:25s in the 3200, and to just run the 1600 and hope to go sub-4:30, but the 1600 wasn't as important to me as the 3200.  I did a good warm up with Rory and Conner from Herriman, and then went to the bull pen for the 1600.  I didn't know what strategy to have at all, and I just wanted to get a good time, while going out at a good pace.  No kicker's race. 

   1600: The guy said, "to your marks" and some other guy was blowing a whistle repeatidly, so I stood back up, but then they shot the gun.  Absolutely my worst start ever.  Then they shot the gun again because there was still a runner from the other race running, so they had to restart our race.  We got back to the line, and the gun went off, and everyone went out pretty fast.  I was in the back by a ways, but still just tried to hang on.  On the back stretch I passed a bunch of people, but didn't pass the lead pack.  Once we hit the 400 mark I heard someone yell out 70, even though the leaders really ran a 61 (I ran around a 64-65), and I thought that this pain for a 70 second 400 wasn't worth it.  We kept going, and I kept hearing 70s for some reason, but I somehow slowly moved up to 2nd place at a little before the start of the last lap.  Isaac Faux was ahead of me and I tried to catch him and with half a lap to go I was trying to pass him, but I couldn't, and this is where I got beat.  I kept pushing it, but I didn't think I could get him that last 200, and tried to make sure that no one would pass me.  I was really happy with my time and place, and pretty surprised.  After I tried to relax to get ready for the 3200 which was 2 or 3 hours later.  I got a shirt for taking 2nd.

    3200: I went out into this race cocky.  It's amazing how big my head can get in just 2 hours.  I didn't see anyone who I thought could beat me in the 3200.  The Davis guys only had a few people running, and some of them were injured, and I didn't think Ricky Faure was that fast in the 3200, so I thought I would win it.  I was wrong.  We started out, and I led the whole race until the last half lap.  I ran my first 400 at where I wanted it 67, but then I slowed down to 72s and 73s for the rest of the race except for the last lap.  I came across the mile at 4:45.  I could hear Ricky breathing in back of my, and I knew he was there the whole time because how loud his coaches were screaming.  Anyway, nothing exciting really happened, he passed me with his great kick with half a lap to go and mentally I just fell apart.  I wanted to take first and atleast breat 9:30, but it just wasn't in me.  Maybe I was too worn out from the mile, or didn't have anyone to help me push the pace.  I got another shirt for taking second, (first place got shorts) but I was just disappointed in myself.  After they announced that the athlete of the meet for the boys went to the winner of the 3200m, and so Ricky also got a nice Nike jacket.  Next time I'll get him though. 

After it I did a cool down. 

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    I went really easy today.  My calves were really sore.  I was planning on going 8, but my legs felt really tight and tired, so I decided I'd better turn around early.

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