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Jun 01, 2013



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Running Accomplishments:

Ran for SUU on their Cross Country/Track and Field teams

2015 Alta Track Athlete of the Year

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and and build mileage

Sub 1:20 half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running

Run the Boston Marathon at least once


Married, we have one daughter so far. I ran for Alta high school and was trained by Rob Murphy, he is a great coach, one of the best there is. I also ran for Southern Utah University.

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Miles:This week: 5.00 Month: 5.00 Year: 970.50
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7 miles on porter Rockwell. 4 easy, 2 hard, 1 easy. Good run, but my body still hasn't adjusted to the cold weather. Feeling a little sick but I'm taking care of it and will be feeling good by Nike.

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Warmed up and did 4x400m at max effort with 7 minutes rest. Kind of slowish times but it was fun and felt good, I ran 58, 59, 60, 59. Both of the 59s were run with an untied shoe. So not bad, and what's most important is that I was feeling strong during them. Probably could have run a little faster the first 200m of the first 3, the last one I had a pretty good first half but my shoe came untied haha, still a decent 400m and cubby did really well on the last 400m and made a PR! Tomorrow is my last practice of high school cross country, today was my last speed workout. I need to make this last race count, it needs to be great. I'm going to research new mental strategies for dealing with more pain throughout the race, I need to find ways to push my limits a lot harder. My 1600m time says I have potential, I need to do my best to discover that potential for cross country. I've heard a lot of negative things about having potential recently, like that having potential just means your not good at something or haven't worked for it, but I don't think it's a negative thing. Sometimes it's hard or just takes time to reach your potential, that's why people train so many years for things. They have lots of potential when they're freshman and 10 years later they might be at their full potential, and its not bad that they have a lot of potential as a freshman, its good. I think I should be running faster in the 5k and if I can find a way to run faster by being more mentally tough and motivated during race, I need to find the way.

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7 miles in the gully easy, with one small hard section, a little longer than a strider. I felt pretty good today, tomorrow won't be an incredibly awesome day, maybe getting one of those medicines that stop car sickness will help. Friday will be a lot of fun though! Saturday is the race!

Race: Nike SW Championship (3.15 Miles) 00:16:20, Place overall: 130, Place in age division: 130
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Did pretty good, felt like I was running with a lot of fast guys all race! More later. Had fun! It's amazing how many guys pass through in 20 seconds. I was right, the last guy who ran under 16:00 took 75th place. I was only 20 seconds behind and took 130th. High school cross country is finished, my next crosscountry race will be in almost 3 years, and hopefully for a division 1 school. I finally ran a sub 16:00 3 mile, only the race was over 3 miles. I also ran a faster pace for this race than any other so far so good stuff! I was way up there the first half of the race but I was worried about how fast I was going and I started doing worse, 2nd mile was bad but I finished ok. No cool down unfortunately. Alta didnt place so well, 22nd out of 30 teams. Time to try to win the cottonwood heights 5k and then take my break, I'm going to be so motivated for track! This is my time, I want that 4:18 so much!

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