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Winter Series 15k

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Member Since:

Mar 01, 2004



Goal Type:

World Class

Running Accomplishments:

PRs 15:34 5 K (loop course in Liberty Park), 1:08:21 (Top of Utah Half Marathon (downhill).

As a 14 year old in 2013: 4:31.58 1500. 9:35:32 3000m (Utah Youth boys state record). 17:01 5K (Draper Days). 1:15:21 half (Utah Valley (aided)).


Short-Term Running Goals:

Get the marathon under 2:20.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Make it to the Olympics in the marathon. Keep training throughout my life.


 I have five brothers and five sisters,
all younger. I'm currently studying applied mathematics at BYU (masters degree) and plan to get a PhD in applied mathematics. Not married (yet).

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 236.00
Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1237.31
Racing Flats Lifetime Miles: 251.40
Total Distance
Race: Winter Series 15k (9.321 Miles) 00:48:38, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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This race was a surprise for me - and everyone else. My target time was 49:12, the course record in my age division. This required me to run 16:24 per 5K, or about 5:15 per mile. I started out with Fritz. We went through the first three miles in 15:47 (5:16, 5:17 and 5:14). We were a little behind the target pace, and I was worried about the second half. Just two weeks earlier at the 10K, there was a terrible headwind in the last two miles. Although I felt like I could keep the pace to the end, I was worried about that happening again. The next mile was in 5:15 (21:02 at 4) and we were 24:34 at the half-way point.

Throughout the entire first half, me and Fritz kept throwing little surges at each other. He had responded to all of mine, and I had responded to all of his. I didn't know how strong he was, and didn't know how much longer I could keep the pace. After mile 5, however, something happened that surprised us both. Mile 5 was in 5:18 (due to the turnaround). That was unacceptable. So more to get back on pace than anything else, I surged. And Fritz didn't go with me.

Once I realized that he was letting me go, I turned up the heat. Perhaps Fritz thought that he'd catch me, just as he had when I attempted something similar during the 10K. Except this time there was no 20mph headwind. The next four miles surprised me. I did 5:12, 5:08, 5:13, 5:11, and kicked to finish in 48:38. The engine turned on. By the time Fritz realized what was happening, it was too late. My last mile (from the Mile 1 mark to the finish) was 5:03.

I guess my training has been paying off. Sure helps when there is no headwind :-).

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