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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
53.50
Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 53.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

Wasatch loop before heading back to Cedar. 7:38 average, had to put some effort into it the last couple miles to make it under 7:45, wasn't feeling the best.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 8.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
11.00

Today after warmups and the form mile we ran to Bicentennial Park the long way and did a couple laps, some strides, then ran back to the track. I added on the track to 11. 7:28 average.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
10.50

After warmups and the form mile we piled into trucks and drove to the pond, did a half mile warmup then started. It was 50%/80%. So 50% for a mile, 80% for a mile. We did it 3 times. There was a hill we had to go down and up each lap that was hard but broke it up so mentally I could refocus a little, each mile was about 2 laps around. We switched directions each mile. It was really hot (coach switched practice from morning to afternoon today) and I think I was dehydrated. Time to drink tons of water! My times went 6:26, 6:54, 6:55 so I was definitely out of the range. Coach wanted it to be 5:50-6:10, hahaha. I wasn't feeling too great, but still worked through it. Effort wise I was probably giving 80% :) Like I know that I could have gone faster, but I was still pushing myself. So mission accomplished! Then coach gave us the choice of half mile cool down or running back to the track. I chose to run back to the track, but because I did I missed the team ice bath in the pond :( ah well. Mileage rules.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 10.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.25

Warmups, form mile, then 6 miles - Dice run. We did it the other direction this time, I like that way a lot better. At first I was just going to relax and take it easy, the first mile or so all of us stayed pretty close together. Once we got to that random trail before Walmart we had to go single file and I was closer to the back, rolled my ankle on a rock and I'm lucky it isn't hurting. But it was a bad roll. I feel no pain right now but I'm going to be careful about it. Anyway, then when we got to the road I surged to catch up to Angie and Ashley and hung back with them for a bit, Maggie and Ashley gapped us a bit. When we got to the lights they waited for us and I stuck with them for the rest of the run, we were going pretty fast. Ashley and Maggie averaged 7:11 so I'd guess I averaged 7:13-7:14 (accidentally left my garmin at home). Then 6 x 100 meter strides.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 6.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.25

My mileage kind of slipped, I was planning on a second run yesterday but totally forgot about study hall, but that was beneficial cause I got my homework done. Then this morning I must've missed the part where coach said to do a run on your own in the morning before meeting at the track, I feel really dumb. But I can do two runs tomorrow.

Anyway, we drove to California then went to the course and ran through it once (well we kind of got lost haha) then did a little under an 800 at 5:40 pace. Then some strides and ran back to the hotel.

I'm kind of nervous for tomorrow, its my first collegiate race and first time running a 6k, so no idea what to shoot for timewise and really how to run it. But I'll do the same thing I did for the road race I guess: get out good and race the race and not worry about time. Everyone has said that everyone goes out pretty fast at the start so I guess just run hard until the top of the hill and then settle into a comfortable pace :)

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 6.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: UC Riverside Invitational (3.728 Miles) 00:22:25, Place overall: 47
Total Distance
11.00

First race! It's definitely going to take a little bit to get used to college racing, but I think once Maggie and I do Ashley, Angie, Maggie and I can be a good pack and work together in each of the races. Our girls team is pretty young, so in the next few years we could be really good! Coach says we're faster than we were last year which is awesome! Ashley Hawks of course kills it up front, then we have our pack and we are all hard workers which is super nice cause in high school we had a lack of them and it was frustrating. I absolutely love it here at SUU, coming here was the best decision I could have possibly made.

Okay, now to the racing part! As a team we did a mile shakeout in the morning, didn't feel so good. My legs hurt a lot more than usual. Once we got to the course we did another 2 miles of warmup, some drills and stretching.

I got out alright, got trapped on the inside curve going up the hill so I slowed a lot right there, but then moved up a lot afterwards. I moved pretty well the first mile, maybe too much. I came through at 5:29, at which point I panicked a little. Next mile I slowed down a lot, at 1.5 I started to lose my rhythm and feel the burn as I fell off the large pack. Came through the 2 mile at 11:33 (6:04) according to results, my Garmin had it at 5:59 but whatevs. My third mile was awful, I tried to match Angie, then Ashley but could only hang for like 100 meters. I kept trying to match as people passed. That mile was 6:22 (17:55 or 17:50, you choose). Then the last 800 coach was there and said something, I don't know what but I got all motivated again and tried to pick it up, had a really hard time doing so though. Once I got in sight of the finish I did what coach calls the lazy kick which is what he doesn't want us to do, he wants us to kick with 800 left, but basically my kick was for 150 meters. At least I have one now tho :) I passed one girl but got passed right at the line, so it was an average kick I'd say. Anyway, finished with 22:25 and was 47th, haha. I was our fifth runner, Maggie had passed me around 1000m left. Overall happy with it, I didn't feel the best but I know that at one of the next races I can do really well. By Conference I know I can improve tons and am really excited to see what this season brings! 4 miles cool down.

Shout out to the men's team for winning the meet, we had 4 guys in the top 10, and Eric said we had 10 go sub 25:00 for 8k!

Shout out to Garek cause Angie said he's ranked number 1 in the country on milesplit after his win at Murray!

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
53.50
Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 53.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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