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Member Since:

Sep 15, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

5k: 17:20

10k: 35:34

Half Marathon: 1:18 (Snow Canyon 08)

Marathon: 3:13 (STG 12)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for Boston Marathon (Run a 2:55 marathon)

Run a sub 30 minute 8k

Be the 1st male athlete to run all 4 years at Dixie State University

Long-Term Running Goals:

Be a life-long runner

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 97.43 Year: 676.15
Total Distance
97.43
Weight: 194.31
Race: Sawmill Relay (Solo) (17.63 Miles) 03:28:02, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
18.04

I had zero expectations for this race. I knew I wanted to compete and race well but was also fearful that I wasn't ready for the mileage.  

Loop 1 (4.3 miles): I took no hydra pack with me because it was a shorter loop.  The start of this loop (2 &3 as well) was basically all down hill.  That gave me a false sense of hope...I ran with the top 5 in my group for about the first 2 miles. Eventually the hills got ugly and I had a hard time breathing. I was still competitive and survived. My calves were getting really tight on the uphills in my speed instinct 2.  I've loved these shoes but they don't have the hoka cushion I have loved in the other models. As I transitioned into loop 2 I had Marieta help me with a hydrapack and I switched into the more cushioned Napali.  Running Time: 43:57

Loop 2 (8ish miles): The shoe change was an amazing idea! No more calf problems.  I ran smooth for the first 4 miles. I ran with a guy named Ricardo for maybe 2 miles.  He told me how sucky our current loop was going to get. I was not excited for the horror that lied ahead. Following a sandy dried up creek bed then some eventually tough climbing.  I had no energy when I got to those places. My overall mentality changed.  I went from being competitive into safety mode.  I didn't want to burn out after only 8 miles into the race so I slowed my roll. For the last 2 miles I cruised into the last leg.  Running Time: 1:30:38

Loop 3 (5ish miles): The last leg was mainly a hike.  I ran smooth on anything flat or downhill.  This race was brutal on my legs.  Even on the downhills my knees were getting beat up. I ran with some shot bloks last week and those seemed to work well for my energy. The running center did not have any this week so I settled for honey stingers. I don't think those sat well. I felt nauseated and light headed.  I knew I was going to pass out or throw up.  I didn't know which was going to happen first. For about 2.5-3 miles I walked.  I eventually feel to my knees and start throwing up all over the place. A runner came and helped me but I didn't want that.  I think throwing up actually helped me feel better.  I slowly toughed my way through the last 2.5 miles, running where I could.  My IT band was giving some problems on this last leg too.  In the back of my head I just kept thinking don't push anything that will do some damage and ruin xc practice.  I think I found a good middle ground. So I finished the dang race! Nothing amazing to report, other than I finished my first trail race. Running Time: 1:17:53

Total time: 3:28:02

Weight: 193.00
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Total Distance
3.95

Great first day of xc! Ran a little with the Wilsons, Carter, Hadlock, Kase, and Stacy. 3.95 miles 

Weight: 196.00
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Total Distance
6.01

AM- Tuesday grass with striders. 4.01 miles 

PM- 2 miles then some river swimming with family. 

Weight: 196.00
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Total Distance
6.53

AM- Out to Desert and back with Gage, Caleb, and Carter. Got some Jason minutes as well. 4.03 miles 

PM- Got bored so I went out in the heat. My legs feel better running than walking/sitting thanks to lunges. 2.5 miles 

 

Weight: 195.00
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Total Distance
3.24

I hurt my ankle playing basketball last night so I tested it out today on the run. Then on the run Caleb H hurt his ankle so I walked with him back to the school. 3.24 miles 

Weight: 195.00
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Total Distance
8.01

AM- Sullivan to Dam road. Ran with a good group. As we headed back Gabe and I picked it up and ran low 7s for the last 2+ miles. 5.73 miles 

PM- 2.28 miles around the hood. 

Weight: 194.00
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Total Distance
10.02

Took Prospector out 3.75 miles then flipped back. To add some mileage and for Jason and giggles I tried to go to Snake Tunnel. It was closed off so I hit Dino Cliffs instead. Ran with a hydra pack again. About 5 miles into my run I heard the voice of what appeared to be Carson Wentz. Some how my phone opened the ESPN app. The last 3 Saturdays I have covered 40+ miles with a pack. Steve Wallenfels would be proud. 10.02 miles 

Weight: 194.00
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Total Distance
3.13

Just ran around 25 with some beginners. 3.13 miles 

Weight: 194.00
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Total Distance
7.16

AM- Half road half grass. 4.13 miles 

PM- 3.03 with Metler in 100 degrees. 

Weight: 194.00
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Total Distance
7.20

AM- Dog pound with Gabriel Holt. 4.13 miles 

PM- Double date with the Metlers again. Ran the same loop and Maritza ran a portion with us. 3.07 miles 

Weight: 194.00
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Total Distance
6.01

Out towards snake tunnel. I lost the nose guard to my glasses. Kenneth Nosewater, Bryan, and new Zack passed me as I was searching. I finished off my pick ups to catch up with them. Then I ran the 4 pick ups with them. 6.01 miles 

Weight: 194.00
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Total Distance
6.22

Running in the ghetto streets of Vegas. No actually it was decent. 6.22 miles 

Weight: 194.00
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Total Distance
11.91

Start of VRRT to Willis Creek all the way to cabin. George ran with me and eventually got worn out. First time in my history being faster than George. Probably says more about his lack of training than my training. 11.91 miles 

Weight: 193.00
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Total Distance
97.43
Weight: 194.31
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