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BYU Collegiate Indoor Invitational Mile

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Member Since:

Jun 01, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

1600m: 4:27

800: 1:59

Copper Hills Invitational 2015 1600m Champion.

Ran for Alta and SUU on their Cross Country/Track and Field teams

2014-2015 Alta Track Athlete of the Year

Have a had a couple good placements in mountain races

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and and build mileage

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running

Run the Boston Marathon at least once

Make a glorious return to spartan racing

Personal:

I ran for Alta high school and was trained by Coach Murphy, he is a great coach, one of the best there is. I ran for Southern Utah University for a year or two. I am currently a doctoral student at Bowling Green State University studying industrial organizational psychology. Right now my main goals are to stay healthy and run consistently.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 22.80 Year: 317.65
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Race: BYU Collegiate Indoor Invitational Mile (1 Miles) 00:04:38, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 11
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Thought I'd at least make an entry for my first track race for 2017. I was feeling really sick leading up to the race, I think it was mostly just nerves because I hadn't run a track race in almost two years. I did two miles of warm up and then stretched out. I was seeded last and we haven't really done any speedwork yet so I wasn't sure how this was going to go. I was pretty sure my time would be in the high 4:30's, 4:35 at best. The gun went off and I just tucked in at the back for the first lap trying to hang on, I was feeling pretty good and during the 2nd lap one of the guys started dropping off so I passed him and tried to mantain the gap with the lead pack, after a while another guy dropped off and I passed him too. It seemed like those two both kind of ran themselves out and died. I kept strong and tried to give a little extra the last lap and a half. Felt pretty finished by the end, was really hurting and wishing it was over with 200 left and I didn't let up at all, maybe right before the finish line a little (need to fix that) but overall I felt that was a good effort. There was a gap between me and the pack but all those BYU and UVU guys have been doing speed work over the break so I will certainly close that gap soon. Maybe I could have kicked harder, thats one thing I can do better next time. But to be fair there was no one around me to race and I was pretty dead by the end, but you can always be more dead so.. anyways it was lots of fun and that's a really good time to start out with with no speed yet. Only 11 seconds off my PR. So its looking good, I can make some big strides this season. My body has had 2 years to mature and I'm a lighter, more efficient, and mentally tough runner, I think good things are going to happen this year,

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