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Gully Time Trial 1 2014

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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: 8.00 Month: 12.80 Year: 307.65
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3 years of high school gone by, fastest 3 years of my life! I am going to do some great things senior year. I ran in the gully today, tough 9 miles. I think I will do another 1.5-3 miles tonight and then 10 tomorrow, 12 wednesday, 6-8 thursday, Gully Time Trial and 10 overall on friday, 12 saturday. That will give me a 60+ mile week. I ran into my friend Alex Joseph after the run, he's changed a ton in the 2 years that I've known him, and he's going to the Naval Academy! Something I would never have guessed when I first met him, he's an interesting guy! I also saw my cousin and his girlfriend going to 24 fitness after the run, I didn't even know they lived around here! Well its finally summer time, and I am looking forward to a nice 11 weeks of summer mileage and lifeguarding.

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12 good hard miles.

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Race: Gully Time Trial 1 2014 (6.25 Miles) 00:43:00, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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Its been a bad week for my running, I missed two days, although not completely without cause. My knees started bothering me last week and they still hurt on monday, so thats partially been the reason for my 2 days of rest, the other reason is because this week has just been a little crazy. Staying up until 2 or 3 and waking up around 11, one day I went to bed at 12 and woke up after 11. So I have just not been feeling like a run and really having no events to schedule my runs around, I've been lazy. But that's over, time to get back on track. No more staying up past midnight! I will try to get to bed around 11 for the rest of the summer, maybe even 10. But considering this was my 7th run since I started training for cross country, and I've only been running since last wednesday, 43:00 isn't too bad. Oh I got a watch, I tried to get some guys out to run with but no one came, I like my new watch. I also ran the first two miles in less than 13:00 so that was too fast for today, I was feeling pretty tired. Overall I am satisfied with the time and I am sure that running under 40:00 in 2 weeks is possible. In perspective, this is faster than I ever ran during the summer last year or even the cross country season. I also need to stop drinking milk again, I've been drinking a cup a day or so this entire week and theres a lot of mucas in my throat. This will be a good season.

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I went to the gully with Ashton and I ran the top of the gully while he started a time trial. I got to the parking lot and he wasn't there so I started down the big hill, I found him a ways down and did the rest of the time trial with him, he was really tired. It was a tough run, we got through it though. It felt really good to be finished, I am going to do another 4 miles tonight to add up to 10 miles. That will be a 40 mile week which isn't bad. Next week will be about 40 as well and then the next week I will bring it up to somewhere in the 50s. Then once the team starts meeting the following week I will start doing two a days for 60 miles and work it up to 70 or 75 in july.

Later- 4 miles, took me a while to post this. I started feeling sick on sunday, I will try to get an easy 4 in today after EFY. If i'm feeling better tomorrow, I will do 8. The goal is 40-45 miles for the week. This will be my last post untill saturday, have a good week everyone!

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