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August 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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82.500.003.000.0085.50
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10.000.000.000.0010.00

Solid run, went out kind of just playing it by feel, I was ok with anything from 5-10 for today. I did 2 at the rec, a little at the park, 3 at the Brighton track and then came back. I'd say I averaged 6:20ish. My 2 on the treadmill were at 6:10 and that felt good, I originally put it slower but my legs wanted to go faster. And being on the track always makes me accelerate. Kind of deciding between a progression simulation or another 3 mile tempo for my last true hard workout before going back to cedar. Progression in less than 2 weeks now I think, maybe 15 days. I think I can make the last mile, we'll see.

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Left ankle wasn't feeling good so I took team injury protocol and came back after 2 days with 50% mileage, still wasn't feeling great but I realized at the end I wasn't using my newer, safer shoes so that's likely why. Will try again for 7/8 miles probably for saturday. If that goes well then I will go for mock progression sunday and mountain run monday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Workout with Jake Talon and Mckenna, I didn't do too great but it was fun and cool to workout some amazing Weber runners.

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Just 10 hours after the workout last night did a pretty intense mountain run with Jake, got my legs cut up pretty well haha. Really beautiful area up there, and a solid workout!

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Raced my dad on his bike up to the mouth of the canyon, I trailed a good portion but the last section is pretty steep so I made it up first and then on the way back it wasn't really a race cause it's downhill haha. Good workout, ran hard but at the same time this past week or so I've been feeling weak in the lungs, I'm taking my asthma medication again. I'm going to try using albuterol before running these next few days, especially before pick ups on Thursday. If I can get my lungs feeling good I will be fine next week, if not I could be in a tough position going into the progression run. Ankles weren't feeling too good today so I called it when I got home from that. I think they are better from last week at least because this morning was one of the first this summer that they weren't stiff/in pain when I woke up, I will ice them and maybe hot tub before I run tomorrow.

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6.500.000.000.006.50

Ran up to the mouth of the canyon with my brother and dad on their bikes

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8.000.000.000.008.00

Ran to the mouth of the canyon with my parents on their bikes and then ran over to Redbox to return split. Pretty bad movie, m night shyamalan is an awful director and has terrible weird ideas. It bewilders me that movies like this and gravity get great reviews while movies like the new King Arthur get horrible ones. But it's been a great week, going back down to cedar on Monday.

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Good run before heading down to Cedar City, did some pick ups. Hopefully will make camp haha.

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Such a good run! I though I was toast after I did bad on the progression run last week, really need to update my eateries. My foot has been having some issues. Today we did 80 and hills and I did well, ran about 16:50 for the 80 with a good kick and then kept strong for the hills. Love my team, so good to be back!

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8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles plus weights

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6 miles, came back early cause my ankle was feeling weak/sore. Ran into my advisor so talked to her about switching a class cause I'm thinking about maybe trying out some accounting, management, or economics classes cause those are probably useful for what I want to do. All the intros were gone though, so I'm thinking of switching my philosophy class for a psych class that would really help me with my research project. Kind of worried about taking an upper division philosophy class, I don't know if I even want a minor, I just want to test out some different subjects and learn about things that might be intersting or useful.

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Road race today

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Foot might be messed up, has not been a good year for injuries. Metatarsal could take me out for a while if it doesn't stop hurting.

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Coach told me to concentrate on getting healed up for now so I went straight to the trainers and get heated pads and ultrasound, they checked out my achilles and foot and then had me bike and ice.

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More biking with heat pad ultrasound and ice.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
82.500.003.000.0085.50
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