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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-Only 10k on a track.

15K: Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run (aided) 48:10(2013).

Half Marathon: 
Utah Valley Half - 1:11:24(aided)(2012)

Post-mission:

3k-8:02 at dr. Sander Invitational and MPSF

5k-13:52

10k-28:57

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.

10k-sub 29

5k-sub-13:45

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: 25.00 Month: 132.75 Year: 3970.73
Total Distance
26.50
Total Distance
6.00

    I was supposed to go 4-5 miles relatively easy tempo.  Nothing that would take anything out of me for Saturday.  I started, and I felt pretty good, except a little knee pain.  I hit my first mile in 5:02, way too fast.  I slowed my next mile to a 5:42, still pretty fast, then a 5:30, and then a 5:32.  It felt like I was holding back, but I knew my time was fast, and so I decided to not do the full 5 miles of tempo, and save what I have for Saturday.  I then did an easy mile, then a mile with Claire with 4 ups/accelerations. I'm so excited for FootLocker, I know I should do well.

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Total Distance
4.25

   4 and a little easy with Alex, and for the first part, Kyler, Stockton and Ethan.  I then did 4 strides.  It was freezing.  24 degrees, and it was windy! Not snowing significantly though, we luckily missed the snow in cache valley.

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Total Distance
3.75

    1 mile warm up inside (why the crap is it not even 10 degrees in Smithfield, yet we have no snow on the ground! It snowed in Logan yesterday, but missed Smithfield.), and then Alex and I ran to the track and ran 2X400m at 1:07(they were supposed to be race pace/effort at 1:09.  We kept starting our first 200s at 31, and 32), and then ran 2X200m at controlled mile race pace(31 was the goal) we were 28, 31(felt way too easy and slow), and then 200m sprint in 27.  It felt good.  1 mile cool down inside.

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Total Distance
3.00

   3 easy in Nevada with coach and Alex.  We ran to the Arizona border,and a bit. The border was only a mile away.  2 strides afterward.

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Total Distance
2.50

    2.5 miles, 2 miles were of the course, with Alex, Claire, Coach Wright and Storrs.  I forgot to do my strides until I got back to my hotel though.  I'm nervous, but ready.  

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Race: Foot Locker West (3.107 Miles) 00:15:42, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 4
Total Distance
7.00

     I didn't get the best sleep the two nights leading up to the race.  This made me more nervous than ever, and I was scared.  The morning of I woke up at 3:50, and couldn't fall back asleep. I ate a little cereal and a banana, read a book for english, and then get my stuff ready.

     Warmed up with Alex about 50 minutes out.  We ran some, then my dad (who surprised me and came to the race:)) brought our spikes and stuff to the start line.  We stretched, and it was freezing! Rainy, and cold. Who thought California would be like this? They announced it different this year than they used to, so I was able to keep stretching, and stay by my dad so I could give him my shirt when we were close to lining up.  We lined up, and Clayson said he forgot his chip. I looked down at his shoe, and then they said runners to your marks, and then the gun went off before I was even ready.  I still was able to get out well.  I was running, and halfway through the first loop I knew I was in the right spot.  It felt easy.  On the second loop, Joe Hardy started talking to me, and I talked back.  I usually don't have any energy to talk in a race, but I was in the position I wanted to be, and I could talk.  interesting.

       We came across the mile around 4:54, and then I made a move to catch the leaders on the first part of the hill.  This was a mistake, because it was done wrong.  I went out too hard at the start of the hill, and quickly was in the front pack.  I then just stayed in the same spot for the rest of the hill, and just kept running in the pack.  On the downhill I held back too much, and just let people in front of me sometimes, and it still didn't feel like a race.  Races hurt like Heck.  This didn't hurt.  On the second hill, I stuck behind someone, and just kept running.  It still wasn't hurting.  This is where I probably should've made a move.

       Second mile was probably really slow, because then everyone sped up, and the pack was huge.  Elijah said something incouraging, and gave me a high five.  We ran up the hill, and Matthew and Johnny made moves to get to the front.  I should've sped up here.  I just kept running the same effort.  It was starting to hurt. We hit the track and I was in fourth.  I passed Elijah, and tried to keep the lead, but with 100m left my hamstring tightened up, and it hurt quite a bit.  I slowed down because it hurt, not because I thought it'd be smart.  Elijah, who was already starting to gain ground on me again, passed me and put a full second on me in the last 50 meters.  I took 4th again, just 1 second slower this time though. 

       Good to qualify again, and still have my muscles feel so good.  Kramer was 7th again, and Rory ran very well, but bearly missed out on qualifying, and took 11th.  My calves and quads feel great, but my hamstrings were tight for the rest of the day, and on Sunday, but now(Monday) they're almost perfect.

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Total Distance
26.50
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