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Member Since:

Feb 18, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Marathon: 4:13:10 (Utah Valley Marathon, June of 2013)

Half-Marathon: 1:26 (St George half, January of 2015)

5k: 16:10 (region junior year)

3200: 10:07 (split from region xc junior year lol)

uphill 1.5: 8:18 (summer 2016)

1600: 4:22.44 (region track junior year)

800: 1:58.6 (Orem tiger trials junior year)

400: 53.31 (Lehi/lp dual junior year)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Half-Marathon: sub-1:20

5k: sub-15:20

3200: sub-9:20

1600: sub-4:10

800: sub-1:55

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

I want to be successful at a college level and be able to make running a part of the rest of my life.

Sub-1:10 half marathon

Sub-14 5k

Sub-8 3k

sub-4 mile

Sub-1:50 800m

Personal:

-Skyridge Alumni, class of 2017

-Freshman at Idaho State University, competing on respective XC and Track teams.

-Planning on serving an LDS mission beginning in the summer of 2018.

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 116.08 Year: 1902.84
Bare Feet Lifetime Miles: 84.04
Brooks Mach 14 Lifetime Miles: 97.98
New Balance Rc1500 V3 Lifetime Miles: 11.35
Hoka Clifton 2 Lifetime Miles: 297.31
Hoka Rocket MD Lifetime Miles: 11.74
New Balance Zante V2 Lifetime Miles: 248.93
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 123.80
Brooks Pureflow 6 Lifetime Miles: 23.00
Nike Victory 3 Lifetime Miles: 6.00
Nike Lunarepic Lifetime Miles: 312.97
Skechers Go Meb Speed 3 Lifetime Miles: 27.56
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 261.85
Adidas Supernova Lifetime Miles: 294.72
Adidas Supernova #2 Lifetime Miles: 63.22
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
226.450.000.000.000.000.000.00226.45
Nike Lunarepic Miles: 44.26Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 101.19Brooks Mach 14 Miles: 10.21Hoka Clifton 2 Miles: 16.29Adidas Supernova Miles: 49.50Skechers Go Meb Speed 3 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Soleus definitely felt pretty good the whole time. Nothing too difficult, except my legs are wrecked from aquajogging yesterday... That never ceases to amaze me.

Nike Lunarepic Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 pretty chill miles, nothing crazy. Shout-out to Hershel for coming to practice and to the team for killing the workout

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

I was going to do my hill workout today, but decided against it because I can do it tomorrow while the team is doing whistle hills. Pretty good distance run. My legs have been so dead recently... I think it's because I'm not eating very well. Quantity or quality so I'll go home and eat some veggies 👍

Weights and core at home

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.260.000.000.000.000.000.007.26

Gill and Chuck came to my house to get me to run this morning so shout-out to them. I did 4x400m hills @mile effort up center street and that was kinda brutal... Especially after lifting yesterday... Splits were 83,86,93,79. I went hard on the last one and shout-out to Chuck for doing that last one with me.

Also. Everybody who is in HS and needs xc spikes, come to Utah run tomorrow from 5-8. I'll hook you up with a discount and there will be snacks and a raffle

Nike Lunarepic Miles: 7.26
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

12 mile trail loop with Gill, Parker, and Ryan. We thought it was gonna be 10 but we took a wrong turn and it made 12. Haha which is awesome because I needed 12 anyway! We were cruising which was awesome but miles 9 and 10 were a little rough because we though we were getting close but we definitely weren't and it was a 9.4% grade. Definitely had a blast though so shout-out to them

Weights and core after 💀

Definitely noticing much improved recovery with a green smoothie every morning

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.000.000.000.009.00

The workout today was 10,8,6,4,2 (minutes) with half rest, so 5,4,3,2. I decided to do this one on grass, in spikes. My paces were 5:41 for the 10min, 5:48 for the 8min, 5:46 for the 6min, 5:38 for the 4min, and 5:25 for the 2min. This was a tough one, especially alone. During the 6min one I realized that I was just trying to hang on to the pace, rather than consciously pushing the pace. I made that switch and although it hurt pretty bad, I was able to do the 4min and the 2min faster. I'm happy with the effort.

Weights and core after, aka death to my legs.

Also, I leave for ISU in a week so that's kinda scary

Brooks Mach 14 Miles: 6.71Hoka Clifton 2 Miles: 2.29
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Packing on those miles. 10 today at camp, and I was pretty darn tired the whole time... But James and I did do the last mile in 5:37 so that was interesting. Legs are dead.

Nike Lunarepic Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

The run today for camp was at potato hill and it was pretty darn fun. We were cruising and my legs were definitely super tired, but what's new? We had 3 sub-6's on the trail, chasing various course records. Although we didn't end up getting any because strava counts elapsed time and we were stopping to mark the course at every fork. So that was a bummer. I took the last couple miles pretty easy because my body is very very tired.

HAHAHA however. Parker, Gill, and I are going to attempt the FKT for Lone Peak tomorrow morning up Jacob's Ladder. 17% grade, 6.55 miles, and we have to do it in less than 89 minutes to get the record. 15min miles. IT'S GONNA HURT but that's alright 5672 FEET OF ELEVATION. OWWWWW.

Hoka Clifton 2 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.580.000.000.000.000.000.0011.58

Alrighty. A quick introduction to Jacob's Ladder/Lone Peak. We gained 5,416 feet in  5.86 miles. Mile 3 has 1,554 feet of gain. In the last .86, you have some pretty sketchy scrambling up to the peak, like it's seriously steep and legitimately dangerous. Also, the "hike" has an "HC" classification, which is: HC climb - "Hors Categorie" - (a French term for above category) climbs are the hardest rating/score given to any climb. All climb scores are based on distance, grade/elevation change, and maximum elevation. The combination of these factors drives all final climb categories and there is no subjective analysis used in the final scoring of any climb score. HC climbs will traditionally be very long (over 10 miles), very steep (average grades above 8 to 10%), or very high (above 11,000 feet) but again some extremely steep or long climbs could alone qualify it as an HC rated climb. 

We wanted the FKT (fastest known time), which is just under 90 minutes. Since we weren't anticipating taking forever, we didn't bring any water and we had just a couple gu's.

We  got going, and the first couple miles went by pretty smoothly and I felt pretty strong, alternating between powerhiking in steep spots and running in runable spots. 546 and 722 feet for those miles. Then mile 3 came. I was still feeling fairly strong but it's simply not runable so we powerhiked it. 1554 feet. 668 and 774 feet for miles 4 and 5, we hit some insanely beautiful views and meadows. Somewhere in mile 5 we lost the trail, and ended up climbing up the rock face to try to get to the peak. the last .86 had 1,025 feet of gain. On the way down we ran into a couple people and asked for water, which luckily they had because we were all hurting as far as water goes. I barely kept my sanity.

This run/hike/whatever you want to call it was an insane experience and although we didn't get the FKT, it was still very worth it. Now I gotta rehydrate and rest...

Shoutout to Gill and Parker for being my buddies, my last week in Utah has been a good one.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 11.58
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.420.000.000.000.000.000.007.42

Recovery. My legs are absolute trash today, so tired from yesterday.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 7.42
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

I did this one with Herschel, and while I felt better today, my legs were definitely still pretty heavy the whole time. We did average under 7 though so that was good. I hit 60 miles this week, more than I have ever done. I'm tired, but I feel no injuries or anything. And the miles this week weren't easy, I had some hard workouts/runs. Things are looking up for the season!

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 with Gill and Parker, big shout-out to them

Nike Lunarepic Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

2 mile warmup with the team, and I got my spikes on for the cut-down race when my coach came up to me and said I couldn't practice with the team yet because the health department wanted to clear me for activity themselves because of all the health stuff that happened last track season... so that was lame. It was cool to watch I guess. I finished up miles later with Joe. Hopefully I'm clear to be at practice tomorrow because I saw the doctor today and got everything figured out. Hopefully it's processed tomorrow.

The first full day in Idaho was a success. The guys I'm living with are awesome so I'm looking forward to this year. It's a relief to finally be here after stressing about it for so long.

Also, the gear Adidas gave us is sweeeeeet. A lot of clothes, and a bunch of shoes!

Adidas Supernova Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles alone this morning. I'm still not cleared for practice so hopefully that's taken care of tomorrow. I showed myself around town and even checked out our XC course. My legs are super super heavy, I'll really focus on eating well today.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

I still couldn't practice with the team today so I sat in the van while they did their run. I did 4 at about 9pm with them and then 2 on the treadmill.

Good news though, I FINALLY got cleared for practice just in time for mile repeats tomorrow morning lol

BIG shoutout to all the skyridge homies who had their first meet today!

Adidas Supernova Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.000.000.000.009.00

Speed today! The workout was changed from 5x1500 with 100m jog in between to 5x1000m with 600m @6:00-6:10 in between. Still pretty brutal. My paces for the 1k's were 5:09, 5:12, 5:32, 5:32, 5:30. Paces for the rest were 5:43, 6:07, 6:21, 6:20, 5:52. It's crazy how easy 6 flat feels right after going fast. I stuck with Ricky and Garrett (the two other freshmen) for the first couple and fell off them about 30m, but I caught back up at the end so that was good. 5:43 average for 5 miles so I'm happy with it.

Hoka Clifton 2 Miles: 4.00Skechers Go Meb Speed 3 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles up this really funky trail with the guys, there were some crazy switchbacks. Felt pretty crappy but it was a good time.

Adidas Supernova Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles after weights, and ooohhh that was a very bad idea. My legs felt like complete trash. It didn't help that we decided to do trails today so that was super rough. I survived though. Hip hip hurray. Shoutout to school because class starts tomorrow

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.000.000.000.009.00

More speed today! The workout was 6x800m on the grass with 3 minutes rest. Let it be known that my legs were destroyed before we even started this sucker, from weights and the subsequent run last night. It was in the heat of the day, so that was rough. My splits were 2:31, 2:35, 2:38, 2:37, 2:37, 2:36. The first couple were rough, and I was struggling to keep my cool mentally. Nate came up and talked to me, asking how I felt. I told him I had nothing in my legs, they just didn't have much to give. He told me that regardless of how I felt physically, I needed to stay in it mentally. I relaxed, got into a groove, put my head down, and drove through the rest of the workout.

I'm very proud of my effort today, even though the workout wasn't that crazy. I was always towards the back, but I never completely fell off the pack and I was able to negative split the last couple reps. Really tough stuff today. Got it done. I'm excited to see what's next, haha at least after I can walk normally again.

Brooks Mach 14 Miles: 3.50Adidas Supernova Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Wow my legs were so freaking destroyed today. It was hard to walk because my hammies were so sore so running was interesting 😂 Got it done though

Nike Lunarepic Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.000.000.000.006.50

Weights first, then running again. That was terrible.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Somehow I dragged myself over 12 miles. It wasn't fast and it wasn't pretty but it's done.

Adidas Supernova Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Crazy fatigue. Idk what to do.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.690.000.000.000.000.000.005.69

A sad attempt at a run. 9min pace felt difficult. I'm gonna get liquid iron today because I don't think the pill is working

Lifting in the afternoon

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 5.69
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

SO. MUCH. BETTER. The workout was 3x10min, 5:45, 5:30, 5:15. Just a progression so no rest. I totalled 5.29 miles, so 5:40 average. I'm definitely not feeling 100%, if I had to put a number on it, I was feeling 60-70% today. Still a big improvement. Splits were 5:52, 5:41, 5:27, 5:36, 5:42, and 6:02 pace for the last .29. I fell off a bit but I'm happy with the improvement today especially since we lifted yesterday.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 10.00
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10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Felt pretty tired today from yesterday, but still had a good run. 6:34 average. We were hitting 6:10-6:30 until mile 8, where my legs stopped working lol those last couple were 6:50.

Weights in the pm

Adidas Supernova Miles: 10.00
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6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles total at 6 freaking am. We did 8x400m @70-75 to get our legs moving for Saturday. Splits were 72, 71, 71, 71, 70, 69, 69, 71. 90sec rest. Not a very difficult workout, but legs are tired as heck. Haha we did weights on Monday, speed Tuesday, weights Wednesday, speed today, and a race on Saturday. I'm toast.

Nike Lunarepic Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
226.450.000.000.000.000.000.00226.45
Nike Lunarepic Miles: 44.26Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 101.19Brooks Mach 14 Miles: 10.21Hoka Clifton 2 Miles: 16.29Adidas Supernova Miles: 49.50Skechers Go Meb Speed 3 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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