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Mountain Crest Dual Meet

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Location:

Provo,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 18, 2010

Gender:

Male

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)

Post-mission:

1,500m-3:45

3k-7:50 at dr. Sander Invitational and MPSF

5k-13:39

10k-28:18

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

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.  

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 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: 52.30 Month: 347.90 Year: 1539.30
Total Distance
45.00
Total Distance
8.00

       We did a mile and half warm up, then did 10X400m at 1:04( or that is what I was supposed to hit.) with a minute break in between.  The rain and wind was terrible, and I feel like I really should have had more 1:04s.  I hit a 1:02 for the first lap, but my next lap was the last one that was on target.  The rest were slow, anywhere from 1:06 to 1:10.  I was dissappointed in myself for not getting these where I needed them.  I need to work on my work ethic during speed workouts, because that's where I get lazy.  2 mile cool down with Kyler afterward.  After that my legs still felt super fresh from the taper, so I put in 2 more miles.  My legs still felt super fresh after that, but coach advised me to not put in extra miles if I'm not hitting the splits I need to. 

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Total Distance
12.00

    Ran up Smithfield Canyon for our long run today.  Kyler said it was 11.5 up to the green spicket at the campgrounds and back, and that seemed about right.  After I did around an extra half mile to bring me up to a whole number of twelve.  I felt good. 

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Total Distance
6.00

     4 pre-meet.  I felt great.  It's a dual meet tomorrow, so I didn't really run that slow.  I'm planning on getting a few speed workouts in during some events, maybe. 

    2 extra miles at about 6.  My legs felt great, and I didn't want to taper too much for a dual meet. 

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Race: Mountain Crest Dual Meet (2 Miles) 00:10:12, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
7.00

       Ran 1600 and 3200 at a dual meet.  I didn't push it too much.  4:41 for the mile and that felt good.  Goal was 4:40, but I slowed the last two laps.  I ran the 3200m, and my goal was my tempo for my VDot (I think) which is 5:09.  I was on pace the whole way for 5:08 pace, and I just pushed my last lap a bit more.  It felt great!  I love pushing it, but not as fast as a race pace. That pace was perfect.  I did some good cool downs/warm ups in between these.  I also did an 800m in a medly leg just for fun.  We won. . . . .  because we were the only team.  I ran a 2:19, and it didn't hurt.  It was a fun meet though. 

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Total Distance
2.00

    2 easy.  pre-meet.

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Race: Grizzley Invitational (2 Miles) 00:09:23, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
10.00

     I warmed up, and the weather was terrible.  It wasn't too cold, but with the wind and occasional rain, I didn't want to run.  I warmed up (not a very warm one) and went to the start line.  I had the fastest time this season, becuase Jerrell hadn't ran yet (He's had an achielles injury and has only been able to run a few easy runs a week). 

      The gun went off, and Jerrell and Rory had a pretty big lead, about 20 meters on me.  After a little while Rory fell off Jerrell who was going way strong.  I slowly reeled him in.  I'm not sure about our splits, but I know I was around 4:40 (maybe under?) for the mile.  Jerrell still had 20 meters or so on me, but I was catching him.  We ran a bunch of 73s (I wanted to be running 70s) for the next laps, and I caught up to him on the last lap at the 300m to go mark.  I was sprinting, because I had to run a 62 or 63 to get sub-9:20, but I couldn't pass him, and the wind had suddenly gotten really bad.  With 200m to go I should've passed him and gone for the faster time, but I held back a bit.  I passed him with about 50 meters left, and sprinted in for a 9:23.  I'm happy with this race, but I am dissapointed on the time.  I really felt like I should have been running a sub 9:20, because two weeks ago at Cache-Box I ran a 9:24 and it felt easy. I blame it on the wind, the bad sleep these last few nights, and my bad diet. I was really hungry in between the 1600 and the 3200, but I didn't want to take the chance of over eating.

          After I cooled down with Kyler, and rested up a bit.  The wind got worse, and it started raining more consistently.  I didn't have any motivation.  I just tried to push it, but didn't feel like it was all out.  I really think I could have ran a lot faster for this race.  I took 5th and ran a 4:30ish.  Not a good race at all. Jordon Cross won it, with Elijah Armstrong in second, then Rory, Mike, and then me.  After I cooled down with Jordon Cross and Mike Buckly of Ogden, who both had spectacular races.  Another thing I think that effected my race is the dual meet two days ago.  I should not have gone a 4:40 for that mile.  My legs were sore before the race started today, but I still thought I could do well and possibly PR in the 1600.  Maybe next time

    PM- 3 miles at a pace that felt like I was pushing it.  The weather was better.  Less wind, warmer, but more rain.  Goals for next week: sub-9:20 3200m, and sub-4:22 (PR) 1600. 

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Total Distance
45.00
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