The College Dropout

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2020
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Member Since:

Mar 16, 2020

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

High School: won a few state championships, ran some decent times

College: Ran in some cool meets, ran some fast times, competed as a NCAA Division 1 athlete

Post-College:

1mile: 4:55 (May 23rd 2020 solo time trial) 

Short-Term Running Goals:

I'd like to be able to run 16 miles at 6:25 pace at 6,000 feet comfortably again. Maybe run some road races and hop into some track races? 

Long-Term Running Goals:

OTQ? 

Personal:

Desert Hills High School Alum 2016

Southern Utah University Alum 2020

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90.36
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3.50

ran 3.5 after work with brady from my place. felt pretty good! also got an indoor trainer so i can do bike sessions, stoked about that

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5.25

woke up, did a 10min warmup on my indoor trainer, then went out and ran 5.25 easy, 7:13 avg. felt pretty hard to be honest. i think the reason i was able to train at such high volumes and intensities when i was on the team at SUU was because i was able to have access to the caf for free; i could burn 4,000 calories throughout the day, but replenish as much or more calories at the caf for free. there's no way i eat nearly that much now; i really gotta figure out a way to eat a lot and track my calories so i can recover. 

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Total Distance
6.00

ran 6 total after work; did 11x1min pickups with 2min recov jog in between. kept the pace around 4:50-5:15. felt really good! gotta take advantage of the days you feel good. 

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10.00

morning: did a 10min spin on the trainer, then 5 miles in the morning. 2.5 with aaron and my friend Kiyena who runs for washington state. felt good.

evening: ran southview with nate and kiyena, 5 total. super nice to hit the trails again! crazy to have done a 10 mile day. haven't done that in ages. 

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0.00

took today off because i didn't wanna push it after my first 10 mile day in over a year. 

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5.30

ran main street loop from my place, 6:46 avg. felt really good! i think i like running in the evening after work more than waking up early for it. glad i have the choice 

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Total Distance
2.25

morning: did a 30min bike sesh on my trainer, avg HR of 111, max HR of 136. i want to gain more benefit from these bike sessions, so i'm gonna try to go harder to get my avg HR up, without being too tired to run 

evening: easy 2.25. didn't feel like more 

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0.00

rest day

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rest day, doing mothers day stuff

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7.00

morning: 18 minute spin followed by some core before work

evening: 7 miles, ran from my house on park loop, 6:52 avg. felt good. went for a few segments on strava but just missed them. i'll be back 

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Total Distance
7.40

had the day off of work so i decided to dedicate a few hours to training. 

morning: started with a 4 mile shakeout, 7:59 avg on grass loops. felt good!

followed that with a hard 20min bike sesh, made sure to get the heart rate up and work the quads and posterior chain.

followed the bike sesh with another shakeout, 3.4 on park loop, 7:17 avg.

good day for training! the grinder in me is coming back. 

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taking today off of running just in case. i figure i don't really have to push it hard day after day, so why would i?

played pickleball with brady, got the heart rate up and it's always good cross training

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Total Distance
7.80

morning: shakeout on grass loops, 2.3 miles. 8:15 avg. felt hard, need to focus on recovery.

evening: felt a little better after getting some food and a 9 hour work shift in me. drove over to southview, ran the trail, saw a huge rattlesnake, then when i finished the trail loop, i did 4x30sec hill reps, jog back to the start for recovery. 5.5 miles total, 8:53 avg. i love and miss running single track trails like that with a big group of people. felt good! 

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Total Distance
6.66

ran 6.66 miles lol 7:47 average. can't remember when or where, as i'm blogging this a week later haha

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7.00

morning: 25min bike sesh, avg HR 106

7 total, did my first workout on the track since being a runner again. warmed up, strides and drills, then did 2x800m with 800m jog rest, hit 2:30, 2:28, then 3x(2x150m), 30sec between reps and 12min between sets. my friend brady, who's a 400/800 guy, wanted to do a sprint workout so i joined him for funsies. threw in the 800s so i could feel like i was actually doing something lol. felt good! cooled down a half mile

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0.00

rest

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4.00

morning: 20min bike, avg HR 101

evening: 4 miles easy, 7:33 avg

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20min bike, avg HR 98. taking this week a little easier

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5.40

5.4 mile run at night, 7:06 avg. felt good to run at night again. followed that with a 20min bike, avg HR 125. love it

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6.30

ran 6.3 after work, 6:53 avg. sub 7 average pace is starting to feel easy again! got held up trying to cross main street because of the high school grad parade. kinda fun to watch them celebrate their graduation socially distanced. can't believe i graduated highschool 4 years ago. and college 4 weeks ago! getting old. followed that with a 20min bike, avg HR 124. 

 

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2.00

decided to do a time trial this weekend; taking it easy leading up to it haha. 2 miles easy, 7:40 avg, followed by a 10min bike, avg HR 116

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Race: First of Many (1 Miles) 00:04:55
Total Distance
4.50

morning: 10min bike to shakeout before i time trial

afternoon: mile time trial! wanted to see where my fitness was at following my abandoning of my sport lol. got to cedar high's track with brady around 3:00pm. it was super windy, as it always is in cedar. warmed up, did strides, and started. got out in about 1:10, a bit too fast for where i'm at but it's hard not to be antsy when you know you're trying to go all out. 800 in 2:30, slowed down quite a bit haha. 1200 in 3:45, then finished for 4:55. felt spent! it's crazy that i used to be able to hold that pace for races much longer than a mile, now it's all out for a mile haha. either way, i'm so glad to be training agian. now i have a benchmark time to base my future training off of. back at it! 

followed the time trial with 4x200m finishes, 33 33 33 32. felt smooth despite going all out 5 minutes earlier. 

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90.36
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