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Location:

Medford,OR,USA

Member Since:

Aug 07, 2014

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

High School:

I broke Alan Webb's HS mile record with a... well, if anyone is actually reading this, I guess I'll be honest:

XC 5K: 15:57

1500: 4:04.55

800: 2:01.05

400: 53.07

College 

5000: 14:23.1 (Mike Fanelli Invite 2019)

Indoor 3000: 8:21 (@ Weber State indoor Track converted from 8:39.28)

Mile: 4:13.9 (converted from 4:18.99 at altitude)

Road race 10000: 32:23 (alt)

800: 1:55.6@ (solo time trial at Provo high school)

400: 51.84h

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

It's XC TIME!!!!!! I want to be on and travel with BYU's first men's XC national champs.  

Long-Term Running Goals:

I want to continue running as long as possible. I don't feel a need to run marathons; I would rather simply be able to run 5Ks and 10Ks for much of my adult life and at least get in a few miles until I'm pretty old.

Personal:

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I served a mission in Rome, Italy from 2015 to 2017. I like chocolate shakes.

Miles:This week: 20.50 Month: 153.50 Year: 1404.50
Adi-zero Tempo 9 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Saucony Ride 10 GreyB Lifetime Miles: 287.00
Saucony Ride 10 BlackB Lifetime Miles: 48.50
Total Distance
325.50
Saucony Ride 10 Grey Miles: 179.00Saucony Ride 10 Blue Miles: 143.00
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17.00

And that's a cap to the week. My Achilles felt alright. I ended up feeling tired at the end even though I was only averaging like 6:05s but that's ok. I actually started out pretty fast and overall I sort of gradually slowed down...yea. 

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AM: Yesterday was a blizzard (what a perfect day for it to snow, if it's going to!) and today there was a lot of snow but it wasn't too bad. I ran really slow (I could tell by how long it took me to reach my normal turn around) but felt fine. 

PM: 11 miles. Nice and easy. Three strides. The roads were pretty clear. I had some weird body problems which I'll research now but other than that was fine. 

Getting pumped!!! My dad ran a four mile tempo at 8:00 pace!! That's huge for him! This is the year!

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12.00

It actually wasn't as cold as it could have been. I ran 3.5 miles to warmup. Unfortunately I was supposed to meet Aidan at 4:00 but he met meet at 4 to warm up. Oops. So I ran laps around the track complex/ Helaman halls for 15:30 for the three mile tempo. Idk my splits, it was a little concerning that my first lap (over a mile) was 5:43 and my second was about 5:55. The third was probably a bit slower. I tried to control it but I was still tired, even after my nine minute rest. Update: I looked it up on google maps and was impressed. I obviously was running tighter than the roads would be, always on the inside, but it was also hilly so maybe those can discount each other... Anyway, the first lap would have been 4:50 pace and the second lap 5:00 pace, meaning I averaged 9:50 through the two mile for the first nearly 12 minutes of running!!!  Then I did 4 by 800 with 2:30 rest, in 2:18, 2:21, 2:22, 2:16. Thankfully my fibularis longus and brevis tendons, which had been acting up, felt fine the whole time. Then I did quick weights since I had to go. 

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10.00

Ankle hurt a little more today during the run. Hurt isn't the right word- I felt it. But it wasn't much worse than yesterday when I wasn't running. It still feels no worse while running than walking. I'll have to research this.

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Today I was thinking about my peroneal tendons a lot. Despite this, I miraculously felt fine once again during the workout. I think this takes the cake for weirdest running issue to date. Afterwards I did some stretches and stuff to strengthen them. I'm also gonna take NSAIDs, elevate, and ice. The treatment is quite similar to Achilles treatment actually. Today we did 4 by 800 with 2:30 rest and 4 by 400 with 90 seconds rest, with 5 minutes in between. At first I didn't feel so great but I warmed up throughout the workout. (2:18, 2:16, 2:16, 2:16) and (64, 62, 62, 60). Hopefully I have enough speed to run a fast 3K next week. 

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A little over 11 miles. Today I felt a lot better, HALLELUJAH!! I don't regret skipping my double or strides though, "a healthy runner beats an injured one every time" -Ed Eyestone

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Well, that's a wrap! I'm thankful today that my peroneal tendons seem to be doing just fine. I kept on keeping my pace up even though I had no intention to just because to be honest, it gets kind of boring to run that far if you're just chilling! Also nice that it wasn't too cold. I ran in the afternoon since I was in charge of a temple trip this morning. 

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Where to start... 

Workout today meant no time for weights before FHE. We were supposed to do 3 by (1000,800,400) with 90 seconds rest in between and 3-4 min rest between sets. The problem is, as a group, we are  or very consistent. Derek, Aidan, Josh and I could all be a bit better with pacing. The workout got changed on our second K when we went slow. I felt like we were warming up in the middle lap of that. Oh well, I had hoped for a shorter workout anyway so I'm not complaining. 

(2:56, 2:17, 65) followed by 5 minutes rest, then (2:59, 2:14, 64). Then we took like 10 minutes off and ran (63, 63). Yea so not really sure what to make or that workout. Oh well! 

I ran in spikes for my last two 400s. That felt kind of uncomfortable tbh. I might try out my flats on Wednesday. I'm not sure if I would get used to them or not, but afterwards my hip felt a little funky. It's great though to put them on for the first time since 2017!! 

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Pretty chill day. I tried to run nice and slow (although for future reference I think 7 minute pace is even slower than I thought it was). 3 strides. They still don't feel quite as snappy as they could be, that's ok though. It'll come. I did a light weights workout. Can't wait to start doing bench and power cleans. 

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9.00

Extended warm up since I had class right afterward (and yes I iced right there in class) and then we did 400, 400, 200, 200 with like 2 minutes rest. 64, 63, 29, 28. I need to make sure I get a solid warm up in on Friday, not just distance wise, but also intensity. The first one I felt a little flat on. 

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5.00

If my estimate is correct, I haven't run this little since July 20th, excluding Sundays. Contrary to how I felt then, this time it was by choice and I felt great afterwards! I also did three pretty quick strides. I really don't know quite what to expect tomorrow, but my expectation is to leave it all on the track! :) 

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Race: BYU December Invite (1.864 Miles) 00:08:39, Place overall: 7
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12.00

Currently feel like a smoker after running in the field house. That is not good for your lungs. Anyway, today's race was really good. My plan was to go out in 70s with my teammates and then go from there. One of the smartest things I think I've done was to about 20 minutes prior to race time go run a 70 second 400 on the outdoor track. That helped get my legs going and remind me what it feels like to run that pace. Everyone went out way fast, I was in the back. Eventually I caught Josh and we ran together for like a lap before I passed him. The rest of the race was a blur. I was passing people the whole way. Eventually Michael Ottesen and Brandon Garnica outkicked me but at least I still broke 8:40. Third place was only two seconds in front of me. Idk if I'll make the team off this but it's a good confidence booster as I prep to maybe run the mile in January. We'll see. My strength is definitely my strength right now. Another good lesson I learned was a mental one. I was thinking about how I ran so well at the Freedom Run this year and I went into it not even planning to race it. I figured I shouldn't stress out beforehand so I tried to not worry and prayed for help. That worked well and after I had been getting kind of antsy earlier, I felt fine around race time. 

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16.00

I'm in an ice bath right now since we passed our cleaning check yesterday and I feel like for once I can trust the floor of our tub. Ran 16 today nice and easy 6:15 pace. Both my left achillles and my lateral anterior crural region were feeling sensitive the whole way so hopefully I can get better!

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AM: 5 miles. Warmish cloudy day. Loved it.

PM: 11 miles. Felt really relaxed and chill the whole way. It started lightly raining. I had no problem with that!  

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I worked out with Aidan, Mason, and Easton. We did a 8-5-3-2-1 fartlek. Aidan did a great job making sure we didn't get any more rest than we were supposed to. Fine by me. Unfortunately I got a little overzealous. This reminds me of a 1600 cutdown I did freshman year. On the 8 I thought I should be able to do the Helaman loop well under 5 flat pace again to start. I was right. I tried a little too hard though and hit the lap in 5:30 (4:40 pace). On the uphill to close I got a little slower. Then the 5 was about the same, but the 3-2-1 on the track were kind of weak. Ran one K on the 3, Hit 400 in 68 on the 2, and ran 64 for the 400. Couple things to improve: a) I was significantly ahead of my teammates. I need to find a way to still fight even when I'm not running with others. Having said that, my left Achilles was not doing hot. So I need to take care of that. B) When I came through the first lap so fast, I thought "dang this is fast I'm gonna pay for that". I know I went out hard, but I wasn't doing myself any favors mentally by telling myself I was gonna have a bad workout. Weights.

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Hmm. My peroneal tendons hurt every once in a while, and, of more concern, my left Achilles felt very tender. I need to be consistent so I might decide to be conservative tomorrow.

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Well, that was a blessing just that I was able to do this workout. I feel very grateful that I felt alright. I didn't run super smart though. I really wanted to go out in 5:30 but I forgot what that means apparently. Mile one was 5:12. Hit mile 3 in 15:33. Next two miles I think we're about 5:15 and 5:20 but I don't really know. Then 6 and 7 were 10:51 and I decided to call it early. This was one of the rare occasions I wish I had a GPS watch to keep me more on pace. 7 miles @ 5:17 pace on the river trail. 

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I'm home! It was fun to run in Medford again. I thought about extending my run or doing strides since I thankfully felt pretty good today, but decided to play it safe. Can't wait to run Roxy tomorrow. 

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That was interesting. I did about 3.5 Roxy loops at 6:45 pace. I wanted it to be really chill. Thankfully my tendons did alright considering how holly it was, but my hips were killing me. I took an ice bath afterwards. I wonder if it had to do with all the hills I'm not used to. On the plus side, it was super misty and foggy at the start of my run but by the time I got to the loop I had risen above it! Also, people in Medford are friendly in their own way. Pretty much every person who has driven passed me has waved. That's super cool. 

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Rain... there was nice things about today too though. At least I was able to do my workout. I planned and re planned this workout like six times because of family plans changing. It wasn't as fast as I had hoped for, but I really think that running in the morning is tough for me. You don't even start your workout until you've run 8 miles (and gone ice skating, in today's case). I ran 5 miles in the AM, and then went to the NM track for 4 by 2K with 2:30, 3:30, and 2:30 rest. It was supposed to be tempo pace on 1 and 3 and 10K pace on 2 and 4. I ran 6:11, 6:09, 6:17, and 6:12. Felt a little junky besides being tired. 

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Hmm. I'm not sure if it's because I'm just out of my schedule or that I'm not used to running so many hills but I've felt tired and sore since I came home. On the bright side, my Achilles' tendons have been fine. Merry Christmas!

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AM- 10 miles on the bike path. It was kind of bleak- misty, there were some burnt out woods, and lots of homeless camps :( I felt fine, still a little rusty. Then I did weights at the nice club my family belongs to. 

PM- 5 miles up Aerial heights. I think I'm getting used to the Hills!

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We decided to go to the temple as a family last minute so I did my workoutas the sun was setting at the North track. This was actually an improvised workout. I have another one on Saturday but I want to get fast. I'll have to talk to my coach about a plan to get me on the team as quick as possible. I did 8 by 400 with 90 seconds rest and 2 minutes before the last two. Miraculously I didn't throw up the Indian food I had eaten. (66, 63, 63, 63, 64, 64, 63, 61). I would always go out in 30 point and then slow down. Hopefully soon I can maintain that and average 60s on this which is what I need to run a fast mile. 

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I don't like to cut into my mileage, but I'm going to have to do it. I felt great on my 11 mile run on the bike path this morning except my platar fascia which have not been doing well. I'm going to try to be very careful in protecting it. Weights afterward. I was rushed and hurt my back a bit doing some of the new ones. I'll need to research how to do them correctly. 

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Good run on Roxy. I averaged 6:33s. I assume most of the pace increase had to do with doing one loop, or about 2.6 miles, hard. I'm guessing normally I would do that at 6:30 pace and for my third lap I was at 5:30 pace. It was kind of hard to switch gears. It just didn't feel like I had worked out super hard afterward. Hmm. I got home and felt great, almost like I could run again today (which I won't). Plantar fascia felt better today, which is great. 

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Two nice runs! Cold but I felt good all around on both. It also feels SO good to lift. I can almost feel myself getting stronger and I actually can see it in some places. 

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325.50
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