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Location:

SLC,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 12, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

High School: 

5th place 2007 Region 2 cross country

2nd place 2008 Region 2 1600m

3rd place 2008 Region 2 3200

9th place 2008 5A State 1600m (4:27)

4th place 2008 5A State 3200m (9:36)

800: 2:04

Road Races: 

5k: 16:06 (sea-level)

5k: 15:50 (Rex Lee Run '09)

5k: 14:52 (Running with the Leopards '09)

10k: 32:19

Half Marathon: 1:14:34 (Provo Halloween Half 2011) 

Marathon: 3:11 (Utah Valley 2017)

Walked on the BYU cross country team as a freshman.

Short-Term Running Goals:

-Get back in prime running shape.

-Rebuild my base:

16:30 5k

34:00 10k

1:13 Half

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

-Boston Qualifier

Personal:

-Got married March of 2018. No kids yet, but we have a cat name Chaco.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 5.00
Nike Skylon Lifetime Miles: 639.40
Nike Skylon 2 Lifetime Miles: 239.80
Brooks Defyance 4 Lifetime Miles: 118.46
New Balance 1400 Lifetime Miles: 130.01
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Long time away from the blog. Quick update. I've done three marathons over the past year and a half. Utah Valley X2 and Big Cottonwood. My times were 3:11, 3:17, and 3:39. I've struggled at the end of each to varying degrees. After talking with Sasha, I need to rebuild my base and start with shorter races. Starting with a goal of 16:30 for 5k. My goal for my next marathon will be under 3:00, but for the next little while I wil focus on shorter races.

My first workout with the SLC Track Club. Did 8 400s with Jon Hansen (a friend from high school) and Kirkwood. This was my first speed workout in a long time, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I did better than I thought I would. I was consistently 6-7 seconds behind Jon and Kirk except for the seventh one, where I was right with them. My splits were:

1:19 
1:19 
1:20 
1:19 
1:19 
1:15 
1:06 
1:09

Overall I felt really good. It helped having others to run with on intervals. I pushed it a little too hard on the seventh one, and I was struggling at the end of the eighth, but I was very happy with this workout.

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