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May 2017

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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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52.850.000.000.0052.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.750.000.000.000.75

First run that my ankle hasn't hurt in a long time, finally I can start running again, hopefully. We'll see if it feels good again tomorrow. My Achilles/calf is still feeling tight in the mornings but today's run was good. Its been a very long and annoying injury that won't seem to go away. But if I'm able to come back now I can put together a really good summer of training before my first real college season.

I made the deans list this past semester which was a really big goal. So despite not getting to run life has been good! My goal is to be up to 2-3 miles by the end of the week, 4-5 miles next week, then jump to 6-8 the week after, if I could be at 10 miles by June 1st that would be awesome but we'll see how things go. If this summer goes perfectly I will get at least one 7 day 100 mile week and be running 13-15 miles per day by the end.

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1.200.000.000.001.20

An hour long bike ride with my dad and then I stopped at the park and ran a little over a mile, Achilles felt prety good, a little weak towards the end. Now going to shower and then ice. Hopefully 1.5 miles tomorrow.

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1.500.000.000.001.50

Took Thursday off because my ankle was feeling kind of sore, when I woke up this morning it felt so good! No weakness or soreness at all, so the day to let it rest was a good idea. I ran two laps at about 7:30 pace at the park with my brother.

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2.250.000.000.002.25

3 laps around the park, I'm only running on soft surfaces for the foreseeable future. Cause I think that's why this comeback attempt has been working, whenever I've tried running on concrete or road it gets really tight and starts hurting. So until there's absolutely no weakness during the day or while running for like a week I'm going to stay on the grass. It will start to really suck next week when I'm at like 5 miles, maybe I will go to sugarhouse or liberty park for my runs once I get up that high. I'd like to try the gully but I don't want to risk it yet because I've also been trying to avoid hills.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Good 3 mile run around the park.

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3.750.000.000.003.75

Solid day of running, my lungs are pretty weak. My ankle felt slightly weak at certain points of the run but not too bad. Also hot tubbed today.

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Probably no run today, my ankle is feeling a little worse than it has been so I think it might be prudent to take it easy and rest it before I try for 4-4.5 tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Good run today, it was wet so the ground was even softer. Finally getting up to decent mileage. If things go well I will be up to 6 miles by Saturday/Sunday

Monday would be fine too.

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4.500.000.000.004.50

Solid run

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1.500.000.000.001.50

Ankle was feeling weird, needed to rest it for a little.

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5.200.000.000.005.20

Good run today, hot and tough though. I'm at the point that I need to get out of that park and go somewhere new. The last lap I decided to go faster and ended up running 6:17 for the last full mile. Probably closer to 6:00 because my phone doesn't recognize part of the lap, it always says I slow down to like 8:30 pace when I go through one part of it and I never slow down there haha. So I think my average pace is a little faster than it always says. Today was the fastest average yet at 6:49, so I bet it was about 6:45 which is good.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

First time trying out running on pavement, it felt ok while I was on it but later in the run my ankle was feeling kind of weak so I stopped a little early.

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Both Achilles were hurting this morning, I will hot tub and ice and see if they feel any better. Might not run.

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I tried out the sauna today, its not very enjoyable but supposedly it has cardiovascular and other health benefits. After that I went running at sugarhouse to test that out. It went pretty well, my ankle hurt a little but it wasn't the Achilles as much as the lower right part of my ankle, my left and back part felt good, even strong which is encouraging. Cut it at 4 miles, I think 10 miles by June 1st was a little optimistic. Perhaps 10 miles by June 15th haha. Probably going to try and so 5-7 next week, maybe 7-8 the week after that. But it all depends on the ankle.

Also I'm very excited to see my teammates Kasey, Mike, and Matt race at ncaa regionals as well as Kramer, its so awesome to see Kramer come back so well, I'm really excited for him and what he will be able to do over the next few years!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

Such a great run! Seriously the best I've had in months, even when I was running earlier this year, of course it was incredibly cold last time I was fee llamo ing completely healthy back in... January. But my Achilles felt perfect, not even a hint of pain or weakness. My left ankle felt a little less than perfect but that's not the ankle I'm struggling with, either way I will continue to ice both. I think this injury may finally have run its course and I will be back to training hard! I think I will do another 6-7 the next few days and hopefully try an 8 mile run by the end of next week! If its still feeling good by then I will start doing some miles on the road.

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4.200.000.000.004.20

Decent run, ankles didn't feel as good as yesterday but they were fine. Hopefully a 6-7 mile run at liberty park tomorrow.

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6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles at liberty park after first day of work training, felt kind of drained left ankle was hurting, right ankle was great.

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Left ankle not feeling good today. I will ice it and then tomorrow try hot tubbing and running at the park for maybe 4 miles. Depends how its feeling. Really annoying how just as my right Achilles gets better my left one gets messed up! Oh well, this can still be a 30 mile week if its feeling better after taking care of it the next few days.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.850.000.000.0052.85
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