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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

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


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: 9.00 Month: 9.00 Year: 284.15
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Ran half a mile with Wenda and then ran to the gym, did my usual workouts, I'm realizing more how large a part breathing and technique of doing some of these workouts for longer reps. So I will figure that out, monkey bars are easy though and that's probably the hardest Spartan workout, well the weird handle monkey bars, fortunately my gym has a good simulation for that. But I want running low 6 minute pace to be recovery over 8 miles by the time of the race, and I want to be good enough at the obstacles that I don't even feel them.

So training shall continue, and when I get back from Romania I'm going to increase the load to every day, maybe one rest day per week. In Romania I will concentrate on running and core, and burpees.

I also worked out with Wenda tonight and we did a 5 minute burpee challenge at the end, I did 77 and she did 55. Spartan burpees include a pushup so it's a good leg and arm workout, I guess. Certainly was pretty tough. On the list for males my age the categories go hire a coach, do more burpees, healthy, and Spartan fit. Healthy is 70 and Spartan fit is 85 so I got right in the middle for my first time. When I come back for Romania I will try again and so over 85, and the next time I do it I will get 100 in 5 minutes.

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In Rome, tried running to the pantheon but Google maps was going crazy and my phone died so I just found my parents and walked with them. Pantheon was amazing, kind of wonder what it looked like before the Catholics got to it too. It was raining, which was really pretty, they had the middle of the pantheon closed off so people wouldn't slip on the wet marble.

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