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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
26.300.000.000.0026.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Solid gully run. I gave a little harder than average effort, didn't push it too much but I also wasn't taking it easy. The last mile I realized I could go under 45 minutes so I ran a 6:10 to finish in 44:46. Not bad, I'm not sure if I could break 40 minutes in an all out effort right now. Averaged 7:07 which isn't bad for the gully. I finished with 1.7 miles in the lower gully. My garmin died on the way back to the car, but I ran out .85 and then turned around so fortunately I knew the distance.

Last week of school, I have one final the week after this. Need to finish writing one proposal, write another. Do a group project. Present for one of the proposals, and study really hard for that exam. Also have some thesis work that's been going well. It's really interesting, but there's also a ton to read. In 10 days I'll be done, and will just have my thesis and other research probects to worry about. Time to finish strong. Hopefully keep up mileage unlike the end of last semester.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

A little over 6 miles up on wasatch with my Dad while he biked. Slowest mile was 8:08 (gained 200 feet elevation) and fastest mile was 6:31 (lost 140 feet elevation). Averaged 7:20, it was a comfortable pace and talking felt easy the whole time. I just let my legs go and didn't push it at all, also didn't pull back when my pace dipped under 7:00. Good easy day. Tomorrow will either be a rest day or a very light day. Finger is healing well but still a couple weeks out from being good to go.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Warmed up 2 miles and then did a 12x400 meter work out in which I averaged 72 seconds. 200 meter jog between 400s and a bigger break between the first 6 and last 6. Ended on a 68. Cooled down to 8 miles. So pretty solid run. Felt good and smooth, I think I can run a pretty good 5k in a few weeks.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Ran up to the mouth of the canyon and back, cut off the last part. My foot has been aching so I'm probably going to have tomorrow be a rest day too. Then maybe gully again on sunday if its feeling better. Averaged 7:19 for the run, besides my foot everything felt very nice and relaxed.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.300.000.000.0026.30
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