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Davis High School Invite 1600m

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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

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

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: 15.80 Year: 310.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.380.000.006.8534.23
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.403.60

Short sprint workout today that left me pretty sore. We did 2x80, 2x100, and 2x150. I learned that I am a huge amount better at sprints when I have a jogging start. I did the first two just starting of into a sprint, I was terrible and ran slow. Then I started running into them after the first 100 meter rep and I started running a huge amount faster! It was weird, like I couldn't even keep with the other guys before when I was just starting off and then I was running faster then them when I ran into the sprint. I also learned that its a lot easier and helps you go faster to just extend and keep at you top speed than just go all out. I learned a lot about sprinting today, I have never done a workout anything like it! My achilles was hurting during the workout but I think it will be ok. I will definitely do a few more miles today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.001.255.25

We warmed up and did a nice easy recovery run, 2 miles into the run we did a mile hard, it was pretty hard but I don't know what pace it was. We did another mile after that and then 4 striders. It was a nice day, really windy though. I was sore, at first just my hamstrings were sore but later most of my legs started feeling sore. I am sure I will be recovered for tomorrow after a nice easy day though. I made the Davis invitational for the 1600m and the 3200m so I will be looking to make some huge PRs there. I am going to win both of my races on saturday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.001.606.00

We warmed up with the sprinters and then did the lower loop for warm up. This workout was tough! I was sore which contributed to that. Today I was as sore as yesterday, my thighs were even more sore! But I am really happy about being sore, this is the time to have soreness! And I will be recovered for the Davis invitational, where I hope to run some really good races. We did 4 600s at goal mile pace, I went out in the first one at 1:42, so 4:32 pace, I would be happy with that time. I ran the next one in 1:41, the third one in 1:43, and the last one was 1:39 or 1:40. So I did this workout at an average of 4:30 pace, which I would be very happy to run on saturday. The last one was probably harder than I should have gone, but I love the challenge! Hopefully a nice easy long run tomorrow and a nice premeet on friday and then I will be ready to go on saturday! This has been a great week of training.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.680.000.000.254.93

We did an easy 30 minutes and then 4 striders after we warmed up a mile with the rest of the team. I felt good today, a little sore but I am already starting to recover. Tomorrow is premeet and then we have the Invitational! This is going to be a really fun meet!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.355.45

We warmed up with the sprinters, and then we did 4 miles and 4x80m hard. I am kind of tired, hopefully the storm will clear for tomorrow. I am going for the win.

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Race: Davis High School Invite 1600m (1 Miles) 00:04:38, Place overall: 18, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.003.009.00

I was a little worried about the race with all the bad weather and everything. I went out kind of slow, I actually don't know the pace, but I was boxed in for the first lap. I came through the 2nd lap at about 2:18. I was pretty far from the lead, so I just concentrated on running a good 3rd lap. I passed some guys but didn't have many thoughts about winning it. I was 40 meters away from the lead with a lap to go, my legs had fealt tired since the 2nd lap but I realized that I still had plent left to give a big kick. I started kicking with 300m left, I passed the first group or 4 or 5 guys in front of me and started chasing the next group, I really had to give it everything, I caught up to them and got in front and held it for the win and a new personal best. It was possibly the best last lap of my life so far, one of the best races, if not the best. I wasn't really feeling good but I had the ability to do it and I did it. Thanks to Coach Murphy's training that has gotten me to this point, and has taught me to race hard even when I am feeling bad! I felt really good after the 1600m, so I went inside and cooled down and just waited for the 3200m. I kind of had high expectations for just a few hours after the 1600m. I went to slow the first lap of the 3200m, the first 200m was good at 37, but the 400m was a 77 which was too slow. The 2nd lap was also 77, I kept slowly passing people every lap until the 6th or 7th when I gave in. I didn't completely fall off, and it wouldnt have really mattered. I stayed on long enough to give a kick and finished right with Davis, we were shoulder and shoulder at the finish but I let him go ahead in line, and also this other kid cut me in line but I didn't really care, I am not going to look at my 3200m time, I don't want to know, just move on. I know if I concentrate on the 3200m on a sunny day, I can run under 10:00. BYU invite is next, looks like just the 1600m right now. I want to run 4:32 or 4:33, maybe even faster. With good conditions, I will run a lot faster. I love the sun. Good 1600m today!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.380.000.006.8534.23
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