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May 16, 2021

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Member Since:

Jun 01, 2013



Goal Type:


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

Run a marathon in under 3 hours once marathons start taking place again.

Sub 26 for 8k or sub 16 for 5k this fall

Sub 33 minutes at the Deseret News 10k

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running

Run the Boston Marathon at least once

Make a glorious return to spartan racing


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: 12.50 Year: 287.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Ran to the track and ran a 10x400m workout. 200m recovery between each rep with 600m after first and 2nd 4. Don't have all my splits but the first 8 were between 75-79, the last 2 were 71 and 70. The workout felt good for the most part, although the last two reps felt way too fast to be 70.

The plan for the workout was for goal may/june goal 5k pace, so I wanted to run 80 seconds or faster for the first 8 and then 75 or faster for the last 2. So I ran satsifactory times, and on fairly dead legs. I'm still sore from leg day at the gym. There's a 5k bgsu is doing this weekend so I'll either jump in that or try to do a 3 miler in mid-high 16 minute range this weekend.

I took albutoral before todays workout which helped a lot, but getting back on cingular will be life changing. So can't wait for that. I think I'll get in reasonably good shape this summer... we'll see.

Tuesday will be a nice easy run, and then Wedneaday I'm planning on am 800m workout at sub 2:40. Or maybe 6x1000 with 90 seconds rest at sub 3:20 if I'm feeling really crazy. Sub 3:25 might be a bettee goal, and that would be on pace for a sub 17 5k. Sub 16 5k is the goal for some point this year, so breaking 17 would be a kind of important step towards that.

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