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Cottonwood Heights Thanksgiving 5k

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Member Since:

Jun 01, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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

2022 goals:

Sub 18 5k

Sub 38 10k

Sub 5 mile

Massage gun and calf raises every day

2023 goals:

5k sub 17

10k sub 36

Half marathon sub 1:20

Sub 3:00 fall marathon

Sub 4:40 mile

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: 0.00 Year: 504.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Race: Cottonwood Heights Thanksgiving 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:16:46, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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5.500.003.110.008.61

Its been forever since I posted on here, I've been getting lazy and just going to the caf after running haha, but i'm starting up again. I ran into Coach Murphy at the starting line which was really cool! To give an idea of what shape i'm in I ran 17:08 at this race my senior year the week after running my pr 16:20 5k, so I could probably run under 16:00 on a fast course or track right now. Also it was a lot colder and it snowed a ton last night and it was clear and warmer last time. So I started out in 3rd behind a high schooler and another guy, the first mile and a half is all uphill but I worked my up to the front by the end of the first mile and mantained it until the last hill where a guy (I think daven) caught me and started gapping me. I wasn't feeling great and didn't want to go into oxygen debt so I let him go a little. When we got to the top and turned down I started feeling really good and picked it up, I'm assuming he did too because for the next mile I mostly just maintained the gap. With 1200m to go I started kicking up the only hill in the 2nd half of the course, I still wasn't getting much closer by the time we got to the top and started heading down the final half mile straightaway. I started my kick there because I knew I needed everything if I was going to catch this guy, I kept picking it up and caught him with about 200 left, he was still kicking pretty hard after I passed him so I turned it up another gear to make sure I stayed ahead. After the race I did 4 more miles 2.5 on the treadmill and ran 1.5 home. It felt good to finally win this one!

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Ran with Coach Murphy and Kramer in the gully, it was fun and I felt good, the ground was frozen solid so it made for a unique gully experience haha. We went to einstiens afterwards, always great seeing those guys!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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