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BYU Invite 1600n

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Jun 01, 2013



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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


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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Amazing run, felt really good. We went to the gully and ran the gully longer run.

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Good workout today! We did 10x400 in between 1600 and 3200m pace. I decided to go for 70 or 71. I ran all of them in 67-69, they were tough but I felt good. I really hop I can run in the low 4:30 range for the 1600m on saturday and under 10:00 for the 3200m on friday. Big weekend, and then it all comes down to next week. Off to a speghetti dinner for mutual!

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Easy day today, we warmed up and did 20 mins. I felt good, I am ready for the meet! I want to win my heat and make a big PR.

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We warmed up a mile with the whole team, and then another mile before a small workout. We did an 800m and 2 200s. The 800m was a little slow for me, I followed Kramer because he was going for 2:15 for his 3200m pace and I want to run a 4:32 or maybe better. We ran 2:20, so it was slow. The 800m felt pretty easy though, and the 200s felt good too. Then we went to Coach Murphy's room and watched some of the movie Endurance and talked about the BYU meet. After that I cooled down a mile and went home. The cooldown felt great! I am going to do very well this weekend.

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Ouch, I hit my knee on a rail as we were walking out to do the 2 miles. I hit it pretty hard, walked straight into it. My leg hurts. I still did the 2 mile warm up and 4 striders. It hurt a little on the warm up, and a little more on the striders. My philosiphy was that if I couldn't do the warm up and striders, I couldn't do the race tomorrow. I will be fine, I will rest it all night watching movies and playing games and then get a good 9 hours of sleep and I will be ok. I might even do a little light biking for 5 mins or so just to keep get it moving. Tomorrow I am going to race, and then kick the last lap as hard as I can.

Race: BYU Invite 1600n (1 Miles) 00:04:31, Place overall: 51, Place in age division: 7
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I had a very good race today. I went out and got myself into the top pack and I stayed there. The first lap was 65 which was faster than I had planned but thinking back, it was about right. The 2nd lap was the slowest, I ran 70 or 69 so that was slower. Thats an area I can work on. I ran the first 800m in 2:15, I was feeling fine but kind of suprised at the pace. I tried to make a move on the third lap but when Albert sped up and closed the gap I was going for so I had to fall back for a little. That was really the only thing that didn't go well in the race, if I could have gotten that I think I would have placed a little higher. I can't remember the time for the 3rd lap, it was pretty good as 3rd laps go, it was something like 3:23 or 3:24 . I don't remember a whole lot about the last lap, but I gave it everything. I kicked past a lot of guys, including Albert. Albert has good ambition, he's a good competitor. Coming into the final straight I saw the clock was at 4:14 or 4:16 and I knew I had to go, I really kicked and hard and passed some more people. I watched the time as I came in, not even thinking about it, I guess I was going for sub 4:30 because the second I crossed the line and knew I ran 4:31 I only had two feelings. The first was joy, and the 2nd was dissatisfaction. I really want to run sub 4:30. Region will be a big race, lots of competition, lots of goals that I am very close to. Its going to be a battle, this is what I've always been hoping for.

Later- 6.6 miles from Brighton to Alta. I needed to go pick up the van from Alta so I had my brother drive me to Brighton and then I ran to Alta from there. A little longer than I was supposed to but I enjoyed it! I am number 14 all time on alta's 1600m list! I am very close to the top 10 ever! It was a very good day, hopefully next week will be even better. I need to run with that top group of guys at region, I know I can do it. Region will be very intense and exciting. I always feel good about the mile, theres enough time for me to relax a little, but it's not long enough that I have to worry a ton. I just love it. The 2 mile is fun too, I am going to run under 10:00 next week for sure. Next week is going to be huge! Nice sunset on the way home too.

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