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Location:

Vernal,Ut,United States

Member Since:

Aug 29, 2015

Gender:

Male

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. 

PR's

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

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Miles:This week: 28.10 Month: 71.60 Year: 2275.58
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
253.2028.220.000.00281.42
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.500.000.000.0015.50

AM- 10.5 easy from Vernal Park. 7:40 average. Legs felt great!

PM- 5 miles out to Naples and back. Still pretty warm out for September, but nothing terrible.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM- 5.5 TM miles this morning. Giving the legs a bit of a break from the pavement. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

AM- 16.5 making random loops around town lol! 7:56 average. Legs felt good.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.500.000.000.0015.50

AM- 10.5 on HW 40. 7:52 average. Even though I had a pretty high blood sugar level this morning, legs and everything felt good!

PM- 5 mid afternoon on Naples HW.  Hot out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

PM- Loops at Legacy Park at around noon. 8:05 average.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

AM- 12.5 on Kid's Canal Rd. 7:31 average. Then finished up with two more miles around the church and neighborhood where I parked the car. Felt pretty decent today!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.501.000.000.0010.50

AM- Easy with the last mile in 6:34 at around marathon effort. Felt really sluggish throughout the run, but woke the legs up on the mile pickup. Tapering some this week for Big Cottonwood on Saturday. Really the only thing that I am worried about for that race is the major downhill, and what it might do to my recovery time for Chicago. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

AM- 8.5 on HW 40. Turned around at the junior high, since it started to downpour pretty good. Did some pickup surges on the way back. 7:34 average.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.301.000.000.007.30

AM- 7.3 with a one mile pickup thrown in towards the end. Rained throughout the night, which made it nice and cool this morning. Worn a light jacket for the first time in a while.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.000.000.009.30

AM- Made sure to take today slowe, because of Big Cottonwood on Saturday. Had a few thoughts in my mind on this run about my race strategy for Saturday. I would love to run anything under 2:55, yet I am not completely convinced that I can hold that for all 26.2 miles. Although I have a better chance for this race, because of the major downhill in this race. I am going to give it my best to hold 6:30-6:35 pace for as long as I can. This week I have done a few pickup miles at around this pace to see how it feels with my low iron/hemoglobin. Sometimes it feels pretty good, and other times it is a difficult effort. I just need to stay confident!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM- 4.5 shakeout on Naples HW. Legs are feeling good, and I am excited for tomorrow. 

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Race: Big Cottonwood Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:55:03, Place overall: 21, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.220.000.0026.22

RACE- Actually had a fairly decent race today, considering that I have been struggling with low iron/hemoglobin levels lately, which did still have somewhat effect on me towards the end of today's race. 3 am wake up call this morning to make it to the buses for the drive up the canyon. Didn't really any jogging prior to the race, since I knew I would warm up in the first couple of miles or so. This race had major downhills that in places were somewhat painful, and my quads could already feel it by mile 5. Kept a pretty consistent effort of around 6:25-6:30 throughout the race, until I got to the out and back section of the course. Legs started to tighten up and cramp at this point in the race, which was around miles 18-20. Got somewhat back into a good pace the last 3 miles, and tried to stay strong until the finish. Overall happy with the effort today, and excited for Chicago in four weeks!

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AM- 4 mile walk listening to different podcasts.

PM- 2 mile walk with the fam. Starting to recover some after Saturday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM- Easy 10k. 8:49 average. Took it very slow this morning, first mile was like a 9:45 lol. It did feel good to get a run in today though, and I actually loosened up a lot towards the end. The downhill parts of this run hurt.

PM- 4.3 easy around my neighborhood. Listened to music on this run for the first time in a while. 8:44 average. Very enjoyable fall evening!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

AM- Another easy 10k jog from Vernal Park. Legs are still somewhat sore, but getting better everyday. Might hit up another easy shakeout tonight like I did last night. Going to keep things slow this week though.

PM- 5.3 from home, up to Maine St. and back to home. 7:41 average. With the last two at 7 flat, which felt good!

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

AM- Was planning to go only around 10, but once I got to 10 I decided to do a bit more. Easy half marathon to start the day off nicely!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

AM- 16.5 this morning, mostly on the canal trail. Legs were pretty tired this morning, but it felt good to be out in the cool weather! 38 degrees out this morning, so I wore a light jacket. Only three weekends till Chicago Marathon, which is exciting!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM- Walked 3 miles, then jogged the last one in 8:43. Had to wear some gloves. My achilles was acting up a bit on the jog, which is something that I am not too concerned about, but I will keep an eye on it to make sure that it does not turn into an injury.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

PM- Didn't end up getting in a morning run, but just a little bit of walking instead. Went out later this afternoon. Up to the middle school, did 2 miles around there, then ran back home. Achilles was a little bit tight, so I stopped a couple of times to stretch it out. Other than that, good run!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM- 10.5 on a new route that I think I will start using more often. With two miles left, I am glad I made the decision to stop at 7- 11 convenient store, because I knew I wasn't going to make it back to the park bathroom's in time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.100.000.000.0012.10

AM- Woke up this morning with pretty high blood sugar levels, which also made me quite dehydrated. I was just going to walk a couple of miles, but once I got going, I actually felt ok. Nothing great, but still got some miles in this morning. Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.300.000.000.0013.30

AM- 13.3 miles out past Naples and back to the park. 7:42 average. Felt much better today! After a failed attempt to make the cutoff time at Las Vegas in 2017, and missing it by only 1 minute and fifteen seconds, I was successfully able to make the cutoff time this year. This just lets me realize that consistency is key in running or anything in life. To all those that missed the cutoff time this year, don't worry there will be more opportunities and races in the future. Boston Marathon 2020, I am coming for you!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.000.000.0011.30

AM- 11.3. Some on Kid's Canal, then more over by Quailbrook and the rec center. 7:49 average. This is probably the last warm weather week for quite a while.

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20.600.000.000.0020.60

AM- A little over a 20 mile long run this morning. 7:30 average. Happy to hit 70+ miles this week, and getting more excited for Chicago as it approaches in just two weeks!

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AM- 10.5 just before noon. 7:36 average. Somewhat windy out, but overall good weather.

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253.2028.220.000.00281.42
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