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BYU Autumn Classic

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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. I ran track and cross country for SUU the following year. In 2016 I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri. I was honorably released from my mission due to severe depression. I returned to SUU in the fall of 2017, continuing in collegiate running as well. In the spring 2019 semester, I emergency withdrew due to suicidal ideation. I sought medical help including 11 ECT treatments at the University of Utah, then moved back to Cedar City for the summer to train for the next season at altitude. However, mid-summer my plans changed and I left SUU and my scholarships behind to transfer to BYU-Idaho. There I met a man that got a ring for me and promised me everything, all but officially proposing. Then I crashed mentally and had to be hospitalized for suicidal ideation, and he broke up with me while I was in the hospital. I was devastated. But somehow, I decided to fight for my life rather than to end it. I decided to give life another chance. I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, and I decided to drop out of school for the time being and work full-time so I could pay off my medical bills. In January 2021 I decided to take classes online to finish my Associates degree through SUU while still working full-time. I graduated with my Associates in July 2021.

I'm hoping to go back to school probably at UVU in the spring. I just have to figure out what I'm going to study first. Right now I'm thinking either ASL interpreting, massage therapy, or accounting. All very different careers. 

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 5.00 Month: 16.25 Year: 350.91
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: 295.41
Nike Pegasus 36 Lifetime Miles: 480.43
Nike Pegasus 36 II Lifetime Miles: 319.00
Total Distance
58.50
Grey And Blue Nike Pegasus Miles: 48.75Natalie's Magic Flats Miles: 6.25Blue Matumbo Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

AM:

5.5 miles. Late start mornings are awesome!

PM:

Mile warmup mile speed changes then changed into flats an ran up to Sunnyside. We did 6x800s with jogging recovery to the white tree. My splits were 2:41, 2:41, 2:48, 2:47, 2:40, 2:43. The first and second felt great, third I lost focus because I was trying not to laugh at something that I'm pretty sure no one else found funny, the fourth one was just hard, fifth Bill told me to hold off the boys that were closing in on me so I tried, they caught me at the end but hey I worked hard, and sixth did the same thing. Then did arm swings and finished the lap and went back down to the track for a cool down. Felt like a good workout.

Grey And Blue Nike Pegasus Miles: 12.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
13.75

AM:

morning practice! We went to the cemetery and did 3.5 laps then came out the top and went back to the track, where we did 3 progressive 300s. Legs felt heavy

PM:

We did 2 grass laps, then went to the asphalt hill and did 8 of those, then VA loop to the cemetery and did 5 hills, then did a lap and went back to the hill and did 5 more, and finished the lap. Then went back along 13th and added a lap on the track to get to 8.5. Eleanor and I pushed each other and did pretty well, averaged 7:24 for everything. Legs were still heavy and tired.

Grey And Blue Nike Pegasus Miles: 13.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.25

Mile warmup, mile speed changes. Then we did a lap and started the workout. We did 2 sets of 5x400s with a lap recovery between sets. Between each 400 we did a 200 recovery. I was supposed to hit 80-85, no slower than 85, but I hit 76, 80, 78, 77.5, 78, and for the second I hit 77, 78, 78, 79, 78. It got hard towards the end, the last 3 were the hardest. But 400s honestly don't feel as hard as I remember them being last year, so that's a plus. :) I did 4 grass laps cool down.

Natalie's Magic Flats Miles: 6.25Grey And Blue Nike Pegasus Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
12.50

 AM:

We did Shriner's run. Turned around at where we thought the 3 was because no one else had garmins and mine was off, I think I just forgot to start it at the second light. 

PM:

My legs are seriously so tired. It wasn't that today was hard, they just hurt. We went down to Liberty and went long way around to the drinking fountain, then we went over to the one hill in the park and did hill relay things, then did step ups and strides, and finally did a lap and went back up to the track. Once again forgot to start my garmin, I gotta get better at that, so now I'm just guessing how far it was.

Grey And Blue Nike Pegasus Miles: 12.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

Mile warmup mile speed changes mile cool down in the rain :)

Grey And Blue Nike Pegasus Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: BYU Autumn Classic (3.19 Miles) 00:20:12, Place overall: 26
Total Distance
8.50

Today was the BYU Autumn Classic! I did a half mile warmup showing the freshmen girls where the course goes. Later when it was actually time for me to warmup, I warmed up with the varsity girls.

So I tried to turn off GPS in my garmin like we're supposed to, but I guess I'm still not a master of working it because it didn't turn off... Oh well. Before the race I honestly didn't feel ready, I didn't feel like I normally do before good races.

I had 2 goals for today, top 30 and break 19:50. First mile felt great, I didn't even feel like I was pushing that hard. I was up in the front pack. The only thing i didn't like about it was i got boxed in a ton and literally came to a stop at least twice going around the turns. The girl next to me made me crazy because she kept cutting in front of me on those curves, i almost tripped once when she spiked me. First mile was 5:48, which surprised me. The second mile got harder. I saw Megan from bountiful and tried to stick with her. Then at one point I let her go, and I crashed pretty bad. I should've stayed with her, it would have been easier if I could've just gotten over that barrier. Second mile was 6:28, third 6:56. So I crashed pretty bad. On the third mile people were passing me and I tried to match but had a hard time. Candas passed me towards the end and I worked with her for a while, then tried to pass her back when we were close to the finish. I worked hard at the finish, but 3 people passed me in the last 100 meters. There are a lot of things I wish I had done differently, but at least I'm coming back and heading in the right direction. I did get in the top 30, I may have broken 19:50 3 mile split was about a 19:14, so maybe. The course was long.

oh yeah, I forgot to mention that it was super muddy and humid, so that sucked.

i did 3.25 cool down, some with varsity girls, some with varsity boys, some by myself. 

Blue Matumbo Miles: 3.50Grey And Blue Nike Pegasus Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
58.50
Grey And Blue Nike Pegasus Miles: 48.75Natalie's Magic Flats Miles: 6.25Blue Matumbo Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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