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Location:

Medford,OR,USA

Member Since:

Aug 07, 2014

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

High School:

XC 5K: 15:57.3

1500: 4:04.55

800: 2:01.05

400: 53.07

3000: 9:18.43

College 

5000: 13:59.58 (UW Indoor Invite 2021)

Mile: 4:07 (converted from 4:12.07 at altitude; also converted by NCAA to 3:48.8 for 1500)

10000: 29:38.73 (Mt. SAC relays 2022)

Indoor 3000: 8:13 (converted from 8:24.76 at BYU indoor race, 1/16/21)

800: 1:55.6@ (solo time trial at Provo high school, 2019)

400: 51.84h (solo time trial at NMHS, 2015)

 

Post-College

Half Marathon: 1:06:23 (Garry Bjorklund Half, June 2023)

Road race 10K: 30:27 (Get in Gear, April 2023)

13.1 miles: 1:06:16 (Hobbler Half, July 2023; not counting this as a 1/2 PR because of ~1100 feet net elevation loss)

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

-Qualify for the 2024 Olympic marathon trials

Long-Term Running Goals:

-Run a few fast marathons. Grandma's, St. George, and Boston are on my target list. An Olympic Trials qualifier would be amazing. 

-Break stroller records? 

-Stay fit for a very long time. I believe what goes into making a competitive runner at age 60 is much different than age 20, just like what goes into making a good marathoner differs from a good sprinter. I hope that by taking care of my body, I can be very fast for my age as I get older. 

 

Personal:

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I served a mission in Rome, Italy from 2015 to 2017. I eat a whole food, plant-based diet, which I believe helps my running. I like chocolate shakes on sunday nights and I will always call the Pacific northwest home. 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 176.75 Year: 1269.25
Adi-zero Tempo 9 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Nike Vaporfly Next% Lifetime Miles: 141.00
Peg 39C Lifetime Miles: 664.00
Saucony Triumph 20A Lifetime Miles: 683.25
Saucony Triumph 20B Lifetime Miles: 92.75
Asics Gel Nimbus 25 White Lifetime Miles: 303.75
Asics Gel Nimbus 25 Blue Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Nike Vaporfly 3 Lifetime Miles: 7.25
Total Distance
16.75

We were going to go down to Minnehaha falls for my wife's race and I was planning on doing a loop around pike island but she wasn't able to do it, so I wanted to try something new. So I went as if I was going to do resevoir woods, but then went straight north for a few miles all the way to Lake Johanna. I ran through that park, then looped around and ran by Bethel University (which looks super nice, btw). This was a really fun place to run. Felt very warm and humid, but tbh I'm really surprised I only ran 6:27 pace. Feel very tired. 

Saucony Triumph 20B Miles: 16.75
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9.25

6:39 pace, como classic. Little light rain at the end. 

Asics Gel Nimbus 25 White Miles: 9.25
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Started my run at 5:45 this morning. I had planned to go shorter and double for the first time in two years, but I woke up and couldn't fall back to sleep. I had my PhD qualifying exam today, and wanted to at least run somewhat to engage my brain. As I write this, I am feeling kind of gross and really hope I can get the rest I have fallen behind on. Felt tired and slow but still ran 6:43 pace on a beautiful, overcast morning on east river road. I've only run once in the morning when it was dark, and it was sure nice this morning to have light despite the early hour. 

Asics Gel Nimbus 25 White Miles: 9.25
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I had been anticipating this workout. I'm grateful for running, and separately for training. It's just fun. I hope that as my fitness declines over the years to come, that I can still enjoy getting out there and doing workouts, some of which will go well and others less well; I want to still enjoy the work and feel accomplished afterwards. Today I wanted to test my super shoes head to head, as the new ones didn't feel as good as I had hoped during my race. The end result is that they felt too similar to make a clear call. If I could buy a brand new pair, it would definitely be the Vaporfly 2s instead of the 3s. But I don't think it is a good idea to revert to my old 2s for upcoming races. I was supposed to do 2 miles, then a couple of 400s in each of the racing shoes separately, then another 2 miles. As usual, the first 400 was telling. It felt fast, so it wsa a good thing that I ran 70-71. 4:48 through the first 1600 before it caught up to me a bit and I finished in 9:47 for the first rep (goal was 10:00). I got 3-4 minutes rest between that and each of the 4s, which were run in 70-71, because it took a while to change shoes. On the last one I wasn't sure what I would do. I focused on trying to do a good or ok job on each lap, just like I had on my way home from my fast long run a few weeks ago. Once again, each split turned out ok. I hit 1600 in 4:50 and finished in 9:43. When you look back on previous workouts like miles or 800s, that's not bad at all. I'm not sure I'm in way better shape than I was when I ran Ks a little ways back, but either I've improved a lot or the rain and wind that day really slowed me down, as my 3K split was faster than I averaged for each K that day. 

Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 0.25Saucony Triumph 20B Miles: 8.75Nike Vaporfly 3 Miles: 0.25
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Things can change fast. This morning was super nice out. We ran to 11th, then my wife fell on her knee on the way back, one week after I did the same. You'd think running was like this extreme sport or something. So then I just did the same abbreviated farmers fields run that I did recently. 

Asics Gel Nimbus 25 White Miles: 9.25
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I ran from work for the first time ever. I unfortunately have gotten used to waking up in the morning, opening the weather app on my phone, and being dismayed to see that the air is still very smoky. Thus it was this morning. Now thankfully, right around my deadline for heading out on my run this afternoon, the AQI started to improve a lot such that I hardly noticed it. So it was actually a nice run on west river. But I have to say, I'm definitely a morning run guy. It feels better on my body, and the roads are a lot quieter at 7:30 AM than 4:30 PM. 

Asics Gel Nimbus 25 White Miles: 9.25
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63.00
Asics Gel Nimbus 25 White Miles: 37.00Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 0.25Saucony Triumph 20B Miles: 25.50Nike Vaporfly 3 Miles: 0.25
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