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Member Since:

Apr 24, 2020

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

I ran for three years in high school, first for Pleasant Grove, then for Lone Peak. My times were never very competitive, but I enjoyed the feeling of being in good shape and the distance running camaraderie. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • Qualify for and run in the 2022 Boston Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Complete an Ironman Triathalon
  • Stay fit throughout my life!

Personal:

I'm an undergraduate student studying Economics at Utah State. I enjoy reading and basketball. 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 18.00 Month: 41.40 Year: 276.39
Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Lifetime Miles: 92.05
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 1.80
Brooks Ricochet 2 Lifetime Miles: 406.94
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
276.390.500.00
Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 276.39
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.000.000.00

I've been really bad at logging my runs lately, but it's a new year so I need to get back on it. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.000.000.00

Roads were super slick so I ran indoors on the track and treadmill. Felt dehrydrated because I didn't drink enought water last night. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
3.100.000.00

Early in the morning. Roads were quite slick. Super busy day today, wasn't able to go as far as I wanted. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 3.10
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.600.000.00

Felt pretty good. Picked it up a bit the last few miles. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.60
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.300.000.00

Wasn't feeling too good so I just jogged it. Breathed through my nose the entire time. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.30
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.500.00

Swim.

Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.100.000.00

Felt pretty good. Cold out. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.10
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.000.000.00

I never know what to write in here. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.200.000.00

Today's run felt a lot harder than it should have. Not sure why. I'll probably go at a chill pace tomorrow. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.20
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.750.000.00

Nice and easy. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.75
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.500.000.00

Felt good today. Picked it up the last mile. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.50
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
7.800.000.00

Solid run in the morning. Felt good. 

Played full court basketball for two hours in the afternoon. Not counting that mileage, but a good workout nonetheless. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 7.80
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.500.000.00

Today's run was okay. Was really struggling mentally during it. I need to find a few people to run with consistently, I think that will help me get closer to where I want to be. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.50
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
3.000.000.00

Been sick this week. Felt decent on the run today, hoping to get a long one in tomorrow. 

 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 3.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
8.800.000.00

Good run in the fresh snow.

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 8.80
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.000.000.00

Cold out. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.000.000.00

7 degrees out this morning. Cut my run a mile short because my hands were super cold, despite wearing gloves. I'll make it up later this week. Had some hot chocolate after and that hit the spot. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Zack on Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 11:44:35 from 128.187.116.19

good to see you getting some consistent mileage!

Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.600.000.00

Had some bad stomach cramps for like a quarter mile or so about three miles in. They left as quickly as they came, was weird. Felt really good besides that. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.60
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.000.000.00

Was kind of a grind but got through it. Felt off. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.000.000.00

Ran up into and around Hyde Park. I've been struggling with consistency these past few weeks. It's not that I've been lazy, on the days I haven't ran I've been studying more. I need to find a few people to run with regularly to push me on runs, and get me on runs the days I'm not enthusiastic about it. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.000.000.00

I need to be more consistent, so my runs this week are going to be shorter, but I'm going to try to run every day this week. Was kind of dehrydrated on the run. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.000.000.00

Nice weather, wore shorts and a short sleeve shirt which was nice. Didn't feel very good though. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.000.000.00

Quick run, really busy day today. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.400.000.00

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.40
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.300.000.00

Left calf was tight for most of the run. Reading Shoe Dog by Phil Knight right now. More of it is about running that I though woud be. Enjoying it. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.30
Comments
From Zack on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 15:47:27 from 174.23.180.113

It's a good book!

Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.250.000.00

Felt good!

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.25
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.380.000.00

Nothing noteworthy from today's run.

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.38
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.800.000.00

Didn't feel very good, but the weather was incredible! First time this year in both shorts and a t shirt. Still brought the gloves along. Decided today that Underdog by The Script is my favorite running pump up song (I was not listening to music on my run haha). 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.80
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.000.000.00

Felt good. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.000.000.00

Nice weather again, felt good. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
3.500.000.00

Rolled my ankle in the morning playing spikeball, and it was hurting pretty bad on the run so it ended up being a short one. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 3.50
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.000.000.00

Ankle was still a little tender from Saturday. Got an inch of snow last night. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.500.000.00

Very windy out. 7:37 AP.

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.50
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.500.000.00

Very windy again. Allergies are starting, made breathing more laborious than usual. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.50
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.300.000.00

Ran around in North Logan today, went on a few streets I haven't been on before. In another week or two the trails should be in pretty good shape to run on. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.30
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.210.000.00

Ran a 10k this morning. 7:38 AP. Felt decent. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.21
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.600.000.00

Very nice day out.

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.60
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.500.000.00

Good run. 7:23 average pace. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.50
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
7.000.000.00

Cold and rainy. Probably saw over 1,000 worms on the roads and sidewalks. 7:38 AP. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 7.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.500.000.00

Didn't drink enough water yesterday so struggled some on the run. 7:23 AP. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.50
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.500.000.00

Busy day, only time for a short run. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.50
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
2.500.000.00

Very busy week, wasn't able to run Wednesday or Thursday unfortunately. On the run today my left arch was hurting quite a bit. Not a sharp pain, but a dull one. I'm planning on doing 10 tomorrow, so I decided to cut it short today and hopefully not have it hurt tomorrow. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 2.50
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
10.000.000.00

First ten mile run since my senior year of high school! I drop up to Smithfield for my run, wanted a change of scenery. Parked my car at a park (pun intended?) then ran up Smithfield canyon to the campground, then around it for a while until I hit five miles. I enjoyed running in the canyon, I ended up almost gaining 1,000 feet of elevation, but it was mostly pretty gradual. Just before eight miles started to feel pretty tired. Good run overall. There's a creek right next to the park, so I'll be up here in the summer some for runs and an ice bath after. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Zack on Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 16:59:32 from 136.36.6.204

Nice!!

From Eugene on Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 17:49:21 from 174.223.128.65

cheers, brother

Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.000.000.00

Was a little dehyrdrated since I didn't drink very much water yesterday. The temperature wasn't too cold, but it was super windy. It made the run kind of miserable. 7:34 AP. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Eugene on Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 02:17:51 from 104.189.16.160

spenstar my boy, if i end up coming up to provo this summer like i plan to we gotta get a run in together. i hope i can keep up ;)

From Spencerdude on Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 14:41:56 from 72.52.67.154

For sure dude! I'll be the one struggling to keep up though haha.

Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
7.000.000.00

Weather was great today. That seems to be what I write about the most in here haha. 7:30 AP. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 7.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.600.000.00

Not too much time for a run today, so a shorter run. A half mile in I decided to do a tempo 5k and see how it felt. 6:32 average pace. Felt pretty good and controlled during it, I'm confident I could hold that pace for over a 10k if I prepared for it. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 4.60
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.000.000.00

Busy day again, only time for a shorter run. Went up green canyon today. There was a lot more snow on the trail than I thought there would be. However, I should have anticipated that since most of the trail is on a north facing slope. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.400.000.00

Down in St. George for the week! Before the sun came up it was in the high 50's and felt amazing. Went on the river trail. Air is quite a bit drier here, I need to put forth a conscious effort to drink more water while I am here. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.40
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
7.400.000.00

Started on Bearclaw Poppy and went into Stucki Springs. Was a good time! Went out 3.5 and zig zagged my way back for a bit extra mileage. Need to drink more water. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 7.40
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.000.000.00

Six miles at 7:36 pace. Felt pretty easy. Aiming for 38 miles this week. Really need to start being consistent with my runs, I'm running the Utah Valley half in early June. Need to start getting ready for it. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Eugene on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 07:26:10 from 104.189.16.160

you aren't on the lone faithfuls yet but i figured i'd make a preemptive move by commenting first.

good luck with the half! don't have too much fun training for it

Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.000.000.00

Today was one of my most miserable runs in a long time. It was in the low 30's with 20mph wind gusts, made it feel about 20 degrees out. I decided to run into the wind to get it over with. I obviously had just woken up, because I wasn't paying very much attention. When I turned around, I realized I had not been running into the wind. The way back was just as windy if not more. Came across a handful of guys on the XC team so seemed to be having just as much...fun as I was. I was cold and not enjoying it so I cut the run 1.5 short. I will make it up later this week. 

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 5.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
7.000.000.00

The weather today was worse than it was yesterday. About 30 degrees out, 35mph winds, and snowing. I decided to be a softie and go on the treadmill. My stomach wasn't agreeing with me for miles four and five, but besides that a good run!

Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 7.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
276.390.500.00
Brooks Ricochet 2 Miles: 276.39
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