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Member Since:

Jun 03, 2012

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Highschool Champ

Running Accomplishments:

3A Utah Cross Country State Champion

Short-Term Running Goals:

Come to practice  and work my hardest everyday.

Do core, stretches, hydrate, and the other "little things"

Run a 4:25 or faster in the 1600

9:43 in the 3200

Top 8 in State in both the 1600 and the 3200

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

RUN FOR MY WHOLE LIFE!!!

Be that old grandpa that runs around the block every morning until the day he dies

Get a Collection of crazy short-shorts (ie American flag, fireworks, Canadian flag, a tiger, etc)

Prove my friends wrong and never have a pot belly

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Altra Lone Peak Lifetime Miles: 230.30
Aasics GT-2000 Lifetime Miles: 398.80
Aasics GT-2001 Lifetime Miles: 152.50
Total Distance
207.21
Altra Lone Peak Miles: 57.50Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 69.05
Total Distance
7.00

We ran 6 miles today then some striders.  It was nice to have a break, and now it's nice to get back into the swing of things.  Hoping for a good season!

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6.00

Fun run on the trails today.  Apparently now we have to run faster than 10 minute miles, oh well.  Lovin' life, morale is high

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5.00

I actually went snowshoeing today at Brian Head. I have no idea how far we actually went, but we hiked for 3 hours at high altitude, so I figured it's gotta be worth at least 5.

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6.00

I couldn't make it to practice today because I had to get some plates removed from my jaw.  Yup, real fun.  I got done and played mom driving my sisters around all over town.  By the time I got done, the numbing medicine had worn off, and my jaw told me not to run.  But I just thought of some Crispy Creme lyrics, "I'm tough as nails, you're slower than a snail," and with that in mind I buckled down.  And guess what, once my face got numb from the cold air, I was fine!  Whoot whoot! It's the grind.

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Total Distance
8.00

We did a fun run off of Navajo Drive.  Coach gave me a new nickname of "Alvin" because I was swollen in the jaw area.  Also, Dallin was his usual chirpy/annoying self and threw rocks the whole time.  I love my team, really!

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8.50

What a run!  We went a faster pace than we usually do on our "easy runs", but it was still a blast.  I'll get used to the new pace soon, so no big deal.  My biggest problem was I was hungry, but I guess that's nothing new, I'll pack more snacks or something, like another can of beans (shoutout to Joseph Buenning).  In other news, me and Coach had a nice talk about how good the fish from Costco is, and coincidentaly, we had talapia from Costco for dinner!  It ruled!

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7.50

Good run today out to "witch mountain."  Coach wasn't with us, and Josh Mcphie put Rex in charge of the run, so it was pretty adventurous. I don't know if all the boys loved it, but I did!  I think it's good to mix it up and go on these crazy runs, keep it loose, ya know?  Also, Coach wants us to remember the 5-to-one rule.  I means five positive thoughts to every negative one.  I think this could really push me to the next level.  All in all, a pretty dang good day!

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6.50

Just a fun run with the team.  I honestly love running with the guys so much, it's so fun, and they're some of the best friends I've ever had.  The only problem I have is deciding who to talk to!  Haha.  Well, the only thing that didn't go very well was I had to miss tabatta to go move some speakers and equipment for the "Roc Dox."  I took forever!  I ended up getting home at 1 that night, but at least I got paid!

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9.66

What a busy day!  I went to orchestra rehersal all morning, and then I went to sing at a funeral at  two, which was actually a very touching experience.  I then went on a nice loop that ended up being a little long, but that's ok.  My legs felt a little flat, but that's the good thing about running, once you get in a rhythmn, it's easy to keep going!  Another good day, hopefully my concert goes well tonight!

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7.50

Today we did the Vo2 max test. I wasn't really looking forward to it (then again, who was?) but it went really good!!  I ended up going about 4 inches over 11 laps, which is a personal best for me I believe.  I thought that last time I did 11 and 3/4 laps, so I went into this thinking that 11 would just be expected for the beginning of the season, but it turns out I was around 10 and 3/4 for cross, so I'm hoping for big things this track season!  I also got some new shoes, including some Altra Lone Peaks, so I'm excited to try those out tomorrow!

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9.00

We did a nice dirt road run out in the werner valley area near little black mountain.  I was pretty fun, but the funniest part was while we were 4 miles out, a truck tried to avoid us by going into the deepest sand ever.  Needless to say, it got stuck.  We pushed it out most of the way, but then the driver reved the engine to much and dug a hole in the sand.  It tooks us a little bit to gather some sticks and what-not, but we got it out, even though some pessimistic dirt biker lady told us it was impossible.  Huh!  Little did she know we were state champions!  It was really funny though because as soon as the truck got stuck we were all just joking about surving out in the wild & building shelters and stuff.  Way fun!  I also had a really interesting conversation with John, Josh, Dallin & Micah about work.  Pretty much the consensus was that we weren't going to be lazy like the rest of America, and I think our choice of sport reflects that...  haha, life's good!

Altra Lone Peak Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
7.30

Nice Tempo run today.  Ran for 15 minutes at a solid 5:45 pace.  Felt pretty good, and the team held together very well.  I was impressed with how well a lot of the sophomores did, they're going to rock the running world when they're seniors!  In other news, Josh Mcphie had to borrow my short shorts when I was done, so that was new.  

Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 7.30
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6.50

We did a nice ridge run today.  I love that run, even though some kids think it's "hard."  What?  It's great!  I just love that run because it provides a good overlook, and you feel like you're on top of the city!  It also has a really fun downhill section.  We also did some striders today, and after that we did "plybatta"  good stuff.  

Altra Lone Peak Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
6.25

We did a really nice tabatta style workout on the track.  It was nice because it was at your own intensity, so you get out of it what you put into it.  Our team is shaping up to be really good, we have a lot of really hard workers, especially our sophomore class.  I also enjoyed the basketball game tonight even though we got creamed, but I saw By-run and Abel there, so that was fun!  Good long run coming up tomorrow!

Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 6.25
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10.00

What a great run! I met up with the Thatchers, Kale, Dallin, Chloe, Rachel and Brianna and we went out and ran the Zen Trail.  It's only a 6 mile loop, but us guys extended so we got 10.  I forgot that when you run with the Thatchers you need to book your entire day, because we took every side route and climbed every boulder.  Haha, I actually love that it makes the runs so much more enjoyable, so much longer too...  Well, anyway, just another beautiful day in Paradise!  Stay dry.

Altra Lone Peak Miles: 10.00
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6.00

Wow!  What a crazy workout!  Coach had us run the cosmond workout, and it rocked my world.  The last two 60 second repeats I felt good for the first 50 or so meters, then it felt like a cowboy lassoed me & then let me drag him around the track.  Suffice to say, I was tired.  Then coach started talking to us and mentioned that we weren't done yet, and I almost cried.  We did some 300 meter progresions with pushups in between, and they weren't to bad.  All in all, it was a great workout, cudos to coach for continuing to find good ways to push us, and I'm looking forward to a fun season!  Our team is going to lay the hammer down on some people!  Such a resiliant group of young runners, they keep me going!

Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 6.00
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11.50

AM- First morning practice.  Nice and easy and very enjoyable.  Courtney took off like a bullet out of a gun, like usual.  I quadruple layered, and it was to much.  Next time I'll just triple layer.

PM- Ran out at Church Rocks for the first time.  I didn't even know it was out there, and it was awesome.  Apparantly Pine View knows about it, because they were out there also.  In other news, I got into Josh's group for Junior Prom, so now I need to make some swords for larping!! It's going to be a blast!

Altra Lone Peak Miles: 8.50Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
9.00

Four mile repeats today!  I felt great on this workout.  Me & Rex found the pace, and just crusied to victory.  The last mile was the best, we went out at the same pace, and we stayed way relaxed, didn't even push it at all, and we came in way under our time, just over 5.  It was beautiful.  I love running, it just brings me so much joy!

Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 9.00
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10.00

AM- Nice easy run to the Spectrum and back.  Josh and John weren't there, which means they probably didn't get to bed before 10. Haha

PM- We did a fun loop around the "ridge."  We kept it pretty flat.  We also found some chain/bead necklaces in an abandoned couch out in the desert, so not a bad day!

Altra Lone Peak Miles: 7.00Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 3.00
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7.00

Some nice hill repeats on McGruff's revenge.  Not much to say, just another good workout.  Oh wait!!  Boston had some great new short shorts, they were out of this world, literally!!!  Haha, oh man!

Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 7.00
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10.00

Did a way fun trail run out at Church Rocks with Courtney and Jake.  We also ran into some of the other girls and Scott, Joe and Model-T, so I think this is now one of the teams favorite trail spots!  There's something about 10 mile trail runs that is just fun.  I loved it.  Maybe I'm crazy.  Also, a bunch of my friends think that when I'm older I'm going to have a pot belly, well I decided my new long term goal is to prove them all wrong! haha!

Altra Lone Peak Miles: 10.00
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8.00

Nice 20 minute tempo run today.  We went out at 5:40, then 5:40 again, and then hit a 5:44, and then finished with 3.5 miles total.  I felt like it was a pretty good workout, I started fading at the end a little, but I was able to stay positive and finish, so yipee!  

Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 8.00
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10.00

AM-Nice run out to the bridge and back.  Talked a lot about larping

PM-We ran the Zen trail!  I love this trail, it's so great!  Also, Scott did not stay very dry today, it was like a monsoon!!

Altra Lone Peak Miles: 7.00Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 3.00
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11.50

AM- Just a the lone faithfuls this morning, not to many people made it to practice, oh well!

PM-Two mile warm up, and then we rocked out some mile repeats.  I hit all of my times pretty methodically, it felt great.  I went a bit faster the last one at 5:08, and that didn't feel bad at all.  Rex hit his at like 4:54, and as we were running around the track I just looked at him and smiled, he's going to be such a good runner.  The other sophomores did awesome also, they're going to be a ferocious group of runners!  Also, Kale did the Cosby (Kosmin) test, and he almost got 1600 meters!!!  Fortunatly for me he didn't, because then I would have owed him 20 bones (dollars)

Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 3.00
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7.50

AM- 3 mile run to Hidden Valley and back.  It was pretty good.  Nothing out of the ordinary

PM- We did a 4 mile Kenyan run (we all ran in a single file line) and cleared our inner chi.  And can you believe it?  We were even quiet for a whole 5 minutes!!! WHOA

Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 7.50
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6.00

Did some fun hill repeats out in Little Valley, it was the first time we have ever ran on that hill, and I liked it!  I'm pretty sure all the neighbors and people driving were wondering what in the world we were doing... haha

Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
207.21
Altra Lone Peak Miles: 57.50Aasics GT-2000 Miles: 69.05
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