Handcart Days Half Marathon

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Vernal,Ut,United States

Member Since:

Aug 29, 2015



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Freshmen Year-  When I started on Uintah I really didn't know how I would do. Ran a 5k or two and then just started running with the team. The older kids really liked me and called me the good freshmen. I then made varsity, which kinda ticked Nathan off but I was happy with it. Time trials I ran like 18 flat. Along with Mason,Connor, and other people. The first few races went really good then I went to the doctor and he told me to get fat because he thought I was too skinny so the second part of my season was pretty crappy. I didn't get to go to state and was ticked because Nathan beat me at region.


Sophomore Year- This was the year that I got that dark Cherokee blood running through me and then I decided to just haul butt the whole season because I was ticked at what happened to me freshman year. The first few meets of cross country and the whole season was great. I was able to go to state and got a low seventeen for 3 miles. And track went better too. Because normally I love cross country more than track. It was a pretty good year for this Cherokee kid. 


1600m: 5:08

3200m: 11:05

3 mile: 16:56

5k: 17:41

Half Marathon: 1:15:30

Marathon: 3:01:23

Plank PR: 20:04




Short-Term Running Goals:

Short term goals

Sub 3 hour marathon

Sub 17:00 5k

Qualify for the Boston Marathon 2020

PR in the mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

Long term goals

Run a 50 mile ultra race

Run in all of the World Marathon Majors

Sub 1:13 half

Sub 2:40 marathon

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 39.20 Month: 123.55 Year: 2467.16
Race: Handcart Days Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:23:09, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
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Had to wake up at 4 am cause the race started at 6 and I wanted to be ready to go. It was pretty hot. Like 75 most of the race, but a good overcast. Warmed up about a mile with several strides and dynamics. Got to the line and there were about 300 to 350 people in the race. It didn't look too competitive. I thought it was possible I could take the win on this one. The race was off. From the start it was me and this other guy. Who looked pretty competitive. First mile 5:53. A little fast but nothing crazy. 2 mile 11:54. Keeping the pace steady. Mile 3 came in about 17:51. Still ahead of goal pace but nothing crazy. I led for about 4 miles then my legs really started to cramp up on me. I've been quite dehydrated lately and I should have prepared for it better but oh well the past is the past. The guy started to get a bigger lead on me and I knew I probably wouldn't catch him. So I just tried to set it on cruise from there some races just aren't as good as others. It was hot, my shoe lace came untied, thoughts things happen its part of the process. Sverage pace was 6:21. Just never give up!!!! #CherokeeNation#TooBlessedToBeStressed

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From steve ash on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 11:19:42 from

Way to go:) Love the attitude you approach with it also.

From RileyCook on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 12:31:30 from

Nice race.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 19:44:47 from

Awesome. Half marathons give you serious mental toughness for cross country !

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