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Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011



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Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1600m- 5:10

1 Mile- 5:12


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


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: 4.00 Month: 23.25 Year: 276.41
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: 220.91
Nike Pegasus 36 Lifetime Miles: 480.43
Nike Pegasus 36 II Lifetime Miles: 319.00
Total Distance
Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 25.55
Night Sleep Time: 14.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 14.00
Total Distance

Main Street loop but turned down 300 W. I felt pretty good but I was tired by the end. Effort was good, 7:35 average. Knee was noticeable again but I think it’s probably something I’ll have to run through. Training room was closed when I went today, I’ll try to go in earlier tomorrow.

Side note: I’ve been having weird involuntary twitches anytime I start to fall asleep... I looked it up and it’s a rare side effect of Lamotrigine. Hmm.

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 4.25
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance

Canyon and added up 300 W. 5 miles, 7:50 average. Felt pretty good. 

I’ve sort of lost motivation and I need to find a way to remotivate myself. Usually I’m really driven to work hard and improve, but I feel like right now I’m just not. And I think it’s because I don’t really have anything in mind that I want to work towards, anything that makes me excited to get out and push hard. I feel like right now I’m just trying to prove to myself that I can still run and that I am fast enough. What even is fast enough? I don’t know. But I do know I’m not at my best fitness at the moment.

What matters more? Hitting a solid pace or running more miles? My high school coach taught me miles were more important. But my college coach wants us to go no slower than 7:45 pace, except on rare days when he says go slow. I know right now I’m not really hitting either of those. But anytime I tell myself to go slower I still pressure myself to run faster because I feel like I need to, because what kind of college athlete am I if I don’t?

But I think for right now I need to relax and just run, not caring about pace. I do believe that having a strong base pre-season makes you stronger and faster in the coming season. I think maybe quantity is better for off-seasons and quality is better in season. But what do I know?

I’m going to make it my goal to get up to 60 miles a week by the end of the summer. It doesn’t matter about pace. I’ll probably throw in some fartleks, hills, or tempos in a month or so, but for right now I think getting in the base mileage might be better than pressuring myself to run harder to meet a certain pace and only do a few miles. 

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Total Distance

Canyon, 7:45 average. Didn’t feel so great. Super hot and windy

I was pressed for time yesterday, at 9:30pm I got ready to run but it was dark and I was super tired, so I opted out of it. Motivation’s low. I’ll be better from here on out, just need to make time for running and stop pushing it off until the last second

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 4.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Dikes, 7:40 average. I started slow, like 8:00-8:30, thinking I’d go longer at a slow pace and, well, that didn’t happen. I just get antsy and pick it up because I get stressed about going too slow. Idk why, maybe it’s just because I’ve been trained to always go 50% pace. I felt good today though. Maybe I’ll try to wear my watch face down so I can’t look at it while I’m running, and just focus on running miles. But it’s so hard to not worry about pace

I think I might start running early in the mornings. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday the training room is (most likely) open from 7-10am. It is a little iffy because it’s summer and there aren’t many teams practicing on campus or summer camps or whatever, but our new trainer Nate said that those are the safest times to come in. I do start work in the mornings, but if I run at 6 to 6:30 and be done by 7-7:30, I can spend a little time in the training room before doing what I need to get ready for work. It would be good to get on a good sleep schedule anyways. I’ve always been a night owl but the past couple months I’ve eased into going to bed around 10-10:30, sometimes I’m tired by 9:30. But I still stay up late until 11pm-1am if I’m having fun with friends lol. So maybe instead of staying up pretty late and sleeping in a bit, I could start training my body to wake up earlier at 6-6:30 and sacrifice those late nights. Plus then I’ll be ready for early morning XC practices in the fall :) I still am unsure about weights though, I haven’t been able to catch Coach I in the weight room and he hasn’t texted me back :( but I really want to start lifting soon, I’ve softened up and I’m weak lol. Maybe I’ll start with whatever I can do without equipment, I’m just not sure exactly how to create a workout/training plan for weights :/

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance

Today I decided to go slower and longer. I still wanted to push and go 50% pace. I found it kind of difficult to force myself to run slow. I had to keep reminding myself that pace didn’t matter and that I should stay relaxed and comfortable so I could go longer. It felt nice, but it was a different kind of hurt by the end. It took more out of me than I expected, I was really tired. The good workout kind of tired, but kinda not since it wasn’t fast? Ha. But I think I need that right now because my endurance isn’t great and I keep wanting to stop after a few miles. 

I have been getting light-headed on my runs and today in my last mile (up Main Street) my vision started to go black. It has happened on my runs a couple times this week. Not sure if it’s because I’m out of shape and am not getting enough oxygen or if I’m just dehydrated. Not enough oxygen sorta makes sense since I’m training at 6000 ft vs Salt Lake’s 4500 ft. But I’m probably not getting enough water either. I’ll try to fix that. 

Dikes to Canyon, 8:00 average. 

This weekend was AWESOME for those on my team who went to NCAA D1 Nationals! Kasey took 6th in the 1500m with 3:42.43 (Wednesday’s prelims he ran 3:46.47) and earned first team All-American status, Frank took 7th in the high jump with 7’3” and also earned first team All-American status, Skyler took 16th in the Javelin with 218’9” and earned second team All-American status,  George took 19th in the 800 with 1:51.14 and earned honorable mention All-American status, and Angie took 18th in the 5k with 16:38.08 (impressive because of the 90+ degree Austin heat) and earned honorable mention All-American status. 

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 25.55
Night Sleep Time: 14.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 14.00
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