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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
30.000.000.000.0030.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy 4 mile run. Ran around my neighborhood and surrounding area. It was nice, split 7:59, 8:06, 8:03, 7:40. Tomorrow will be a nice long run, tuesday will either be another easy day or rest day. And then wednesday is a track workout with Jake. We'll see what the rest of the week brings.

If I do get to 100 mile for the month, it would be something like 10 miles tomorrow (possible), 4 miles tuesday, 7 miles with jake wednesdays, and 4 miles on thursday. I'll play it by ear, but its possible.

I'm starting to believe more in the easy pace. I want to do a half marathon at goal marathon pace soon, but probably not this week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

Solid run today, I ran 8.7 up wasatch and and then about a mile on the trails. My knee and foot started bothering me a little on the way back but I massaged them out and they felt better.

Got home and took a 10 minute break before running up to the canyon with my dad while he biked, solid 4.5 mile run but I stopped walked it in once I got to half marathon distance. I averaged 7:32 for the day and had almost 600 feet of elevation gain. Not a ton, but it felt good besides the foot and knee ache/pain in the middle. I was drained the last couple miles but not as drained as when I ran a half marathon last fall.

Tomorrow will be a rest day.

I'll easily hit 100 miles for the month, I only have 11.4 miles left and I'm there. Which means 7 with jake and then a 30 minute easy run on thursday. Also means I'll get over 30 miles this week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Warmed up a mile.

5x1000m on the track. Fastest was 3:05, slowest was 3:10, which was also the first one. We walk/ran a lap and a half in between each. Awesome workout, solid pace and good effort.

Cooled down until I got to 7 miles. Probably had closer to 7.5 with all the times I forgot to start my watch on the recovery laps. We did some strides at during the cooldown.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.400.000.000.005.40

Ran up wasatch while my dad biked. Started raining on the way back down. Splits were 7:27, 7:59 (150 feet elevation gain), 6:31, 5:52, 5:42 (150 feet elevation loss), and then I cooled down at 7:00. Averaged 6:43.

Solid run and puts me above 100 miles for the month. Plan is to do it again in may.

Tomorrow is probably going to be a rest day, and then I'll play the weekend by ear. Maybe another gully run.

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0.500.000.000.000.50

Decided on a 2nd rest day because my legs are still beat up and I need to be careful about the achilles. Gully tomorrow. I did work up a sweat twice today, I played some soccer with my brother and got some jogging during that. According to the pt I met with about my achilles a year ago, kicking with my left foot will build up the muscle in my right hip that will take pressure off of my achilles. So... yeah I've been trying to do that.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
30.000.000.000.0030.00
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