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SLC Half Marathon

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Member Since:

May 02, 2014



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Post-High School/Road Races

  • 1/2 Marathon (Aided): 1:33:38 (Top of Utah, Aug. 2014) 
  • 15K (Aided): 57:23 (Freedom Run, July 2016) 
  • 10K: 37:07 (First Dam Scary Run, Oct. 2016) 
  • 10K (Aided): 36:24 (Deseret News Classic, July 2016) 
  • 7K XC: 24:33 (Sagebrush Invitational, Sep. 2016)
  • 5K: 16:58 (Red Ribbon Run, Oct. 2016)
  • 5K (Aided): 16:18 (DesNews Split,  July 2016)
  • 3200m: 10:31 (HOKA Postal Nationals, Oct. 2016)

High School

  • 5K XC: 17:39 (Cache-Box Invitational, Sep. 2016)
  • 3200m: 10:36.71 (Grizzly Invitational, Apr. 2016)
  • 1600m: 4:36.00 (Region XI Championships, May 2016)
  • 800m: 2:00.23 (3A State Championships, May 2016)

Short-Term Running Goals:

2016-2017 TENTATIVE Race Schedule w/ Goals & Results

6/17- Ragnar Wasatch Back: HJP Team 20:57 for ~190mls 5th Ovl, 1st HS.

7/04- BSF Freedom 15K: 57:23, 10th Ovl, 3rd AG

7/25- DesNews 10K: 36:24, 39th Ovl, 19th AG

8/13: FDPR 5K: 17:31, 1st Ovl

9/03- Sagebrush Invitational 7K: 24:33, 48th Ovl

9/24- Running of the Bulls 5K: 14:57 (2.84 miles), 1st Ovl

10/08- Red Ribbon 5K: 16:58 (time is adjusted for the course length) 1st Ovl

10/27- HokaOneOne Postal 3200m: 10:31, 5th Ovl

10/29- First Dam Scary 10K: 37:07, 3rd Ovl, 1st AG

11/19- Smithfield Turkey Trot 5K: 18:12 (2nd Ovl)

2/11- Mountain States Indoor Mile/800m: 4:58/2:12

3/11- Shamrock Shuffle 5K: 17:56 (3rd Ovl)

4/22- SLC Half Marathon: 2:21:24 (17th Ovl, 1st AG)

5/20- Ogden Marathon: 2:58:47 (24th Ovl, 1st AG)

6/24- Logan Peak Trail Race (28 Miles): 4:00:00

Long-Term Running Goals:

After my mission (tentatively June 2017-June 2019), which will be two years of virtually no running, I want to build my fitness back up stronger than it ever was before. Then when I think I am ready I may attempt for a spot on the USU roster again. We'll see how long I have to do that based on age and eligibility and stuff. If I don't ever do it that's fine, I'll still have a lot of fun with running. Some times I want to beat someday:

15:30 5K 

1:10 HM

2:40 Marathon

I have a fantasy in my mind of really breaking through in the marathon and making the olympic trials but we'll see about that haha. That would honestly be a dream come true. I definitely want to run the Boston Marathon at least once. Also maybe when I'm old but not too old I might try a 100 miler to qualify for Western States. 




Freshman at Utah State University. I still have not chosen a major. Just graduated from Logan High School in May 2016. One thing I enjoy aside from running is music, weather it's playing or listening. I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and plan on serving a two-year mission after two semesters of school.


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Brooks Ghost 7 Lifetime Miles: 446.02
Bare Feet Lifetime Miles: 41.03
Brooks Pure Drift 2 Lifetime Miles: 170.92
Brooks Mach 15 Lifetime Miles: 43.65
Adidas XC Lifetime Miles: 14.50
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HOKA ONE ONE Clifton Lifetime Miles: 500.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT 2 Lifetime Miles: 158.85
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Just did an easy 5 miler before work to the river trail. 7:28 ap.

Opened my mission call last night and I am pleased to announce I've been called to serve in the Washington Tacoma Mission! I report to the Provo MTC on July 5th, so it's coming up pretty quick.

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Went for a really nice 11 miler around town today. Was kind of just all over the place doing a loop in each park/nature location I hit. Was just fun and I felt relaxed. Perfect weather out. Man I love running! 7:07 ap.

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AM: 2 Miles easy in the morning on the normal 2 mile loop. 6:57 ap. Happy Marathon Monday!

PM: 6 miles easyish from Old Maine down to Merlin Olsen, the up Canyon Road to First Dam and back on the Canal. Air was very humid and I could feel the effect. Did some strides on the grass at the Dam. 7:01 ap. 


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Pretty decent workout as a tuneup for the half on Saturday. When I was walking from class to class the weather was pretty rainy and miserable but it got really nice when it was time to run. Warmed up two miles around Lundstrom and on the canal trail then did some drills and changed shoes then strides. The workout was 3 x 2 mile w/ 3 minute rests on a flat two mile road loop (I've done a couple long tempos on this same loop before). I had some music or motivation. Times were 12:10, 12:13 and 12:02. Didn't feel too bad on any of them until I had a heart palpataion on the last one but honestly I think it made fight against and go faster so that's why #3 was quicker. Got warm enough that I even took my shirt off for the last one. This whole time there were some students filming some kind of video and I'm sure they were laughing at me haha. Didn't really feel smooth today but got the work in and I should hopefully be ready for Saturday.

Nike Streak 6 Miles: 6.20New Balance V2 Miles: 4.00
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Ran up Green Canyon after class today. Usually I feel good running up there but I just wasn[t really feelin it. Still went a mile further than I was planning because of the excellent quality of the trail. (First time I've been able to go more than a mile up) 7:14 ap.

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 2 Miles: 7.40
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Got up way early (before 6:30) for a pleasant morning run with Sylvan. I've been trying to run early (around race start time) all week but this was the first day I managed to do it, helps when you've got a buddy. I ran by his house and picked him up there then we went canal trail and came back through campus. Was a really nice morning for a run. Only thing that wasn't good about this run was that I fell on the pavement and got a scrape, and I had had a stream of blook down my shin by the end of the run (looked like Galen Rupp in like ever track race he's ever done). Wasn't bad though once it got cleaned up. 6:59 ap.

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AM: 4 mile shakeout to the gold course and back through Willow Park. Made sure to keep it super easy and didn't look at the watch once. 7:20 ap.

PM: Went for another shakeout from my grandparent's house in Bountiful after I hit up the expo for packet pickup. Was goingt to be two miles but ended up being 3. (Jogged to an elementary school, ran one lap around the field, got board so I jogged to the high school and did a few strides on the track. The strides felt really nice and I felt better after them. 7:00 ap.

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Race: SLC Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:21:24, Place overall: 17, Place in age division: 1
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Hey Everyone! I know I haven't posted on here in forever but I wanted to write an entry about this race while it was still fresh in my mind. I'll probably go back and do short entries to make up for all the months I missed when I have time after finals. Here's the entry:

AM: Woke up at 4:30 thanks to my Grandma, because I guess I had forgotten to set my alarm clock, close one! Got up got ready, and had an assorted breakfast of a banana, an egg on whole wheat toast and some pineapples. Left with my dad for the race. Took us a bit longer to get to the start because of road closures but eventually I just got dropped off up the hill from it and walked/jogged down. Great atmosphere there already, and the very first signs of light were showing. Went to the restroom which was like a 30 second wait (very impressed) then headed to the track to warm up. Jogged three laps, did stretches and drills then stripped the warmups and did some strides, dropped off my gear then headed to the start. I got to be in the fastest corral so that was really nice. Talked to fellow Loganite Jesse Dunn who was running the marathon with a goal time of 2:30. Perfect, perfect weather for a race. Pretty soon, we were on our way. 

I really made sure to just feel it out in the first few miles, and stayed super relaxed, putting out very little effort but was still doing low 6s high 5s because of the downhill. There were a couple uphills I wasn't expecting but they werent bad at all. As we made our way downtown a lot of the people I was running with had dropped me but I stayed calm. There was this guy in tights that I ran with all the way down City Creek Canyon then we turned onto South Temple which was gradual uphill for about a mile and he pulled away a bit. This was also where I turned up the effort level and was running 6:10-6:20 pace. Sun was blinding me for this whole stretch which wasn't very nice. I passed the same guy right before we turned south. It was downhill again at this point and I was back to 6 flat pace and tried to relax. Ran for about a mile in this direction and the I sort of felt a heart palpatation I guess? But I'm sure if it was full fledged. Here I decided to take a gel which was ironically right before I came to an aid station with a ton of it, but good to be prepared. Turned up a pretty steep hill and I suffered for two blocks climbing it, and I could feel it in my legs from there until the finish. Didn't have much of a pop that you would hope to have at the end of a race but I just pushed myself and kept the pace under 6:30 and no faster than 6:15. Was really starting to suffer right before mile 13 but just hung in there. By now the bikers were on the course with us which was fetching annoying having cyclists fly by you when you are trying to focus on the race. The guy in the tights had passed me again and I caught him with a half mile to go but then faded again and he pulled away from me. Held that position to the finish and just kept my eyes on the arch. I looked at the elapsed time for the first time in the entire race and it said 1:18 so that was really a mood boost knowing that I would finish in the low 1:20s. Pretty great race relative to other long races I've had. Love that feeling after you finish, it's what running is all about. 

Stuck around for a few hours waiting for my age group award and watching the marathon finish. Turns out they never gave them out and they'll ship it to me. Haha my age group is proably the easiest to win anyways because all the high school runners are doing track this time of year. The next guy in my age group was like 8 minutes back. Cooled down a mile eventually. I was having doubts in my mind that I could break 3 hours at Ogden but they have been completley blown away after this race. Ogden has the same ratio of elevation loss as this race had, and the common formula is half marathon time x 2 + 10 minutes. That comes out as 2:52. Of course I'm going to take a more conservative and approach though and will probably just shoot for 1:30 through the half.

PM: 2 miles really easy back at home to shake out the legs, but really to hit 60 for the week and almost 18 for the day. Could really tell that I had raced a half marathon that morning haha.

Nike Streak 6 Miles: 13.10New Balance V2 Miles: 4.70
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New Balance V2 Miles: 49.50Nike Streak 6 Miles: 19.30HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 2 Miles: 7.40
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