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February 2016

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Location:

Riverton,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1600m- 5:10

1 Mile- 5:12

3200m-11:03

XC 3 mile-17:55

XC 5k- 19:00

XC 6k- 22:25

Local 5k- 18:42

Local 10k- 41:31

Local 15k- 1:03:55

Unofficial Half (2020)- 1:45:46

Official Half (2021)- 1:49:28

60% (5 miles)- 32:32 (6:30 average)

80% (3 miles)- 18:52 (6:17 average)

16x400s- 82.0 average

20x400s- 82.6 average

SUU Road Race- 23:30 (3.9 miles/6:02 average)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get up to 45-50 miles/week

Run a sub-19:30 5k again

Train for and race a half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

18:45 or under 5k

Run a marathon

Personal:

I graduated from East High School in 2015 and ran for Southern Utah University for a couple years. In 2016 I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri. I also attended BYU-Idaho in 2019. I am currently living in Salt Lake City where I have access to the best health care that I need. I'm currently taking classes online through SUU. 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 19.25 Year: 272.41
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 430.33
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 493.60
Nike Pegasus 34 II Lifetime Miles: 216.91
Nike Pegasus 36 Lifetime Miles: 480.43
Nike Pegasus 36 II Lifetime Miles: 319.00
Total Distance
128.00
Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 116.00
Night Sleep Time: 89.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 89.50
Total Distance
5.50

Roommates woke me up to tell me campus was closed today because of road conditions! Best news ever. Coach later texted us to say that due to the snow and closure of campus, for one of the first times ever practice has been canceled. He then said if we try to run today be careful because the roads are packed but remember practice is canceled and you should take the day off. I originally planned on not running because the snow was coming down, but then it cleared up and I got sick of doing homework so I just decided to run. Now I see why coach gave us permission not to run. The roads are terrible. Found a road that wasn't nearly as bad as the rest, but coming back up it was going against the wind and I was still slipping a ton. What was probably 8:00 effort was actually 8:38 average.
 

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Drove to Mesquite today, was really nice to get out of the snow. Warmups then a mile warmup and a couple strides. Workout was 800, lots of 400s, 800. I did it in trainers. We were supposed to hit the 800 in 2:50 or faster, I hit 2:50 exactly. Had 90 seconds recovery. Then the first set of 400s (4 in each set) was supposed to be 86-90s, I averaged 89. We had 30 seconds recovery after all the 400s. The next set was supposed to get faster, 78-86 I think? I hit the first two maybe then I just hit a wall, I couldn't go fast anymore and started hitting above 90s, hit a 97 and then did cool down cause I was just getting more and more discouraged. Did 16 laps (some in lane 7 and some on the grass on the inside) plus some. I'm just so frustrated with how slow I am right now.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.00

Today was 50%, we did Cross Hollows to Airport. Felt pretty good actually, for once the pace didn't feel forced. Oh I slipped on some black ice which was a blast! My hip is a real trooper for taking all those hits. Speaking of which it was a little out of alignment today, but doesn't hurt. My hip flexor though is super tight.

Met with Coach today to discuss a few things, feel a lot better now. I think a big reason why I'm not doing well is that I expect too much of myself. I expected to be running PRs but in reality I have to adjust to the training. Coach said he's not worried about my slow times and assured me that I will get better with time I just have to be patient. Many people on the team I guess struggle their freshman year then go on to do great things by their senior year. I have a new appreciation for college running, its a lot more intense than I was expecting but I know that I will adjust eventually and when I do everything will click, and then I'll run crazy PRs.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Total Distance
9.00

Went to Mesquite again, we did warmups then like 2 miles warmup and some strides, then started. The workout was 2 sets of 400 (30 seconds recovery), 800 (60 seconds recovery), 300. We walked a lap in between sets. I hit 73, 2:50, 57 for the first set and 72, 2:52, 58 for the second. Then cooled down to 9 and went to a buffet afterwards!

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Warmups, then two miles warmup and a few strides. Then started the workout. A mile on the track and out to Zions Bank (2 miles total), the mile out to Zions Bank is slightly uphill. I hit 12:16, then did 2 more miles up the canyon (a lot more uphill) and hit 14:15. Then cooled down back to the track.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.50

Met up with the team today, we did Dikes + Cross Hollows. I was a bit tired from the hard effort for the week, but it was a good run. Hamstring was bugging before the run but I ran through it, probably not smart.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 10.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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0.00

Biked 10 minutes until my hamstring hurt too bad so Haley said I was done for today. Iced and STEM. Core at home.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
2.00

Pool workout in the morning, 3 sets of 4 red liners. 60 minutes.

Haley realigned my hip then said I could do warmups, if hamstring felt good I could do form mile, if it felt good then I had to talk to Clinton. Well it felt pretty good pain was about a 2 out of 10 so Clinton said I could do another mile. Wanted to go more but Clinton wouldn't let me. Said I could bump it up a mile tomorrow.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

Morning Pool workout, just an easy day. Later did 3 miles.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

Pool in the morning, 30 second pickups with 30 seconds recovery.

Warmups, form mile, 3 more miles.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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4.00

Clinton wanted to slow me down on the mileage. I'm still coming back a lot faster than everyone else though. 4 miles on my own.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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5.00

5 miles on the treadmill.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.50

Had a hard time breathing but I don't know why because the storm cleared out the inversion. Ah well it was still a good run. Hamstring feels really good, hoping I can do speed this week.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.00

I got to do speed today! And since I'm at 6 miles I no longer have to go to the pool :) Did the warmups and form mile, then 2 miles warmup. I could only do half of the workout because Clinton said he wants to bring me back into it slowly so we don't make things worse, but I was just happy I got to do some of it. I was definitely feeling the time off, they felt a lot harder than they used to. But no worries, it'll just take a little bit to get back. I'm guessing my indoor season is over because Coach said I'm not racing this weekend and Conference is next weekend, which you have to qualify for. Seeing as my two races sucked I don't think I'm anywhere close to getting in. I was hoping for one last chance to qualify but I know it's best to play things safe. Anyway, workout was 10x400s so I got to do the first 5. These were at 82-87 (3k pace) and we had 60 seconds rest. I hit 83, 84, 82, 84, 85. Then cooled down to 6.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
1.00

Back to square 1. Last night my hip killed whenever I put weight on my left leg and ached when no weight was on it. This morning it felt a bit better but still hurt. When walking to the track I couldn't feel it, but when I stopped I could feel it again. It wasn't nearly as painful as last night, but I still thought I should play it safe. Haley said to do the warmups then if it hurt I had to stop. I did the warmups and it was bugging, but I still did the form mile cause I wanted to get at least some running in, stupid I know. Pain wasn't super intense but I could still feel it and I would occasionally get sharp pain in the front. Haley told me to get on the bike and just go easier than I did last time and see if that felt alright. I lessened the resistance and it didn't bug my hamstring too much so I did that for 30 minutes then did some exercises in the training room. Iced after that. Frustrated because I really just want to be back and running like normal.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
0.00

Morning pool workout for 60 minutes. Shout out to the wind for blowing a pine tree over on top of the institute building #HurricaneStatus

Good quote for today: Helaman 5:12

And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Total Distance
0.00

Bike ride today, 17 miles total. 15 of it took 69 minutes, didn't catch the first two because they were about a half hour before the rest. Went up the canyon until I hit 5 miles then down to bicent and back home.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

Hip was feeling good so I thought I'd try running. It kind of hurt the first half mile but it wasn't nearly as painful as a few days ago, so I kept running and a mile into it I barely noticed it. Hamstring feels good too. Hopefully it'll continue to improve! 7:32 Average. I'm probably going to have to build mileage really slowly again, but it'll be good to make sure it doesn't get worse. I think the reason my hip problem started was because after the speed workout we did squats at weights, so as long as I don't do that again I should be fine.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Total Distance
5.00

Did the warmups and form mile then 4 more with Ashley. 7:37 average. Hip felt pretty good, barely noticed it. I'm catching the cold that went around my house, I was the only one that hadn't caught it up until today. Dang it. Right now it's a sore throat, my chest was burning on the run. I'm hoping I can skip the cough but we'll see!

HR 56

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
5.00

Form mile then 4 more with Ashley and Amber. 7:47 average. It was a great run! I enjoyed it. Throat and chest are still burning. Voice is gone now and I am beginning to cough. Hooray! But I am just happy to be running. I'm not redshirting outdoor anymore, I really need to get back into race shape! I'm hoping to be able to do my rhythm by the start of outdoor (in 3 weeks) and be completely healthy again.

HR 58

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 miles on my own. Still don't feel too awesome because of my cold, but the weather is really nice!! Hamstring was bugging a little bit. Hip feels good! 7:53 average.

HR 53

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 10.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00
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Total Distance
6.00

I was tired today. It's super nice outside! 8:04 average. Hamstring started bugging when going uphill. But it's not bad. Super happy with the way things are going, last week I thought I was gonna be out for a long time. It's really weird how much things have improved.

HR 54

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 10.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00
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5.50

It's Ashley's birthday today! We did Razorbacks, it was a blast!

HR 52

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
9.00

This run felt like an eternity. It's kind of frustrating that I'm getting tired so soon but I know I just have to have patience as I get my endurance back. If any good has come out of getting injured it's that I am itching to run more miles again, running no longer feels like a chore and I am excited to run. Getting injured has reminded me of the reasons I love running and I have been really lucky so far with how my hip and hamstring are feeling. My other hip hasn't hurt in a long time (though I still have to get my SI joints realigned before practice. They've stayed aligned a lot more lately! So it is doing well). I underestimated the distance of the loop I was doing so I cut across campus and finished at Kacey's house (Clinton's probably gonna shoot me for jumping up in miles). 7:52 average.

HR 57

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50
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Total Distance
5.50

Felt great today energywise and my cold is almost gone, but I had bad cramps so I had to cut my run short. Not my greatest day. Shout out to Ashley for breaking up some of the scar tissue in my hamstring last night, I didn't feel any pain at all today! 8:00 average

HR 54

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
128.00
Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 116.00
Night Sleep Time: 89.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 89.50
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