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Location:

Cedar City,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

East High (2015 grad):

3200m-11:03

1 Mile- 5:12

1600m- 5:10 (official split from above Mile)

800m-2:23

XC 3 mile-18:42

XC 5k- 19:37

Local 5k- 18:40

Local 10k- 41:31

Local 15k- 1:03:55

6th place in 3200m at State 2015 (UT) in 4A with an 11:08; 9th in 1600m with 5:13, and 13th in 800m with 2:26.

Southern Utah University (2015-present):

XC 5k- 19:00

XC 6k- 22:25 (17:55 3 mile)

1 Mile- 5:39

SUU workouts:

60% (5 miles)- 32:32 (6:30 average- 18:44 3 mile split)

80% (3 miles)- 18:52 (6:17 average)

5x500s- 96 (76 400 split) average 

16x400s- 82.0 average

20x400s- 82.6 average

Progression run- 2 progressions, 3 laps

Road Race- 23:30 (3.9 miles/6:02 average)

6 minute test- 1688 meters (first/only attempt)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Improve off of my high school times

17:45 5k

5:10 mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

17:00 5k

5:00 Mile

Go to Nationals

Run a marathon (after college)

Personal:

I run collegiately for Southern Utah University and I’m majoring in Exercise Science. I also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri. 

Number of seasons I’m still eligible for in NCAA collegiate running:

Cross Country- 2

Indoor Track- either 1 or 2 (hoping to get a medical redshirt approved by the NCAA)

Outdoor Track- 3

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 56.40 Year: 614.88
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 98.90
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0.00

I just didn’t want to run today. I was kinda dreading it. I kept pushing it off until 8pm came around and decided I’d just take today off. Idk, today just wasn’t my day.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 3.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Total Distance
5.00

Main to Dikes then turned at 2.5 to get to 5, 7:58 average. I might’ve just convinced my friend Stephanie to try out for sprints! Tryouts are in August, we talked to Coach and Paul after work so she knew what she needed to do. She’s still on the fence about it but she’s talked about how she’s missed track. It’s a lot of work and she’d just be a walk-on, so she’s still deciding if she will or not. She said after she starts to get back in shape she’ll decide :) I’m not sure about sprints times so idk what’s good or not, but coach said her time was good. She ran 46 in the 300 hurdles. She also qualified for State in 5 events for 3A in 2016, but had to choose which 4 events she’d run of course. I hope she does end up walking on, that would be awesome :) as she gets back in shape Coach suggested she come run 2-3 miles with me sometimes and I could show her how to do pickups and Brent will have a sprints workout schedule for her. 

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Total Distance
7.00

AM: I ran with Sam, Josie and Alison today :) the pace felt alright until the long gradual uphill towards cafe rio, but then Alison asked if I wanted to slow down for a bit. I was good with that haha. But then we sped up again and around 4 miles or a bit after is where it got rough. It was the small uphill right before the downhill and I was breathing hard, my legs were burning and I fell off them about 10 meters. I caught back up to them on the downhill. Sam and I went 5 while Alison and Josie added a mile to get to 6. I wasn’t feeling great so I didn’t want to go another mile. But it felt really good to run with people again, I like being pushed. That’ll help me get back into it quicker, and being with people makes it seem not so bad. I started my watch before it got GPS so I’m not sure how accurate it is, but according to it 5 miles at 7:36 average 

PM: Went in for weights, did Day 1’s workout. It felt a lot easier today. I was surprised, must’ve been a lighter workout. Added 200 crunches at the end. I also talked to Coach and asked for running tips for summer training, he said he’ll be emailing the packet out later today. He said to do nothing on the track and I can tweak the workouts if wanted, like make the pickups longer or something. And he said that we’d decided 10 miles was too much for me but 8 miles seems to be a good distance. And then once I get up to 8 for a few weeks see if I can throw in a 10 miler on Saturdays (all at once). Then if I feel good after a couple weeks I could try to go 2 10 milers a week, Wednesday and Saturday. So first I’m going to get up to 8 miles, I’m a lot more motivated now

Later PM: 2 mile shakeout with Maddy, 7:15 average. It felt good, a little faster than I’m used to but I was expecting that because Maddy always goes fast :) We talked about how we both put a lot of pressure on ourselves to hit a certain pace and even 50%s can be rough sometimes. For example, only going 7:45 and being discouraged because you’re working hard but 7:45 is “supposed” to feel relaxed. She said she’s started wearing a heart rate monitor and it’s helped her a lot to ease the pressure. Rather than going for pace you’re running in a zone and giving effort that your body can handle rather than pushing so hard to hit a pace and dying while feeling discouraged. I’m looking into getting one for myself because I think that would help me a lot to not feel so bad about not being able to hit a certain pace. Then gradually as I get into better shape hitting my heart rate zones will be at a faster pace. 

Also, random fact: my freshman incoming class of 12 girls at SUU (it was a lot) is now down to 2: Maddy and I. Everyone else quit and Brighton decided to be done after this last track season because she graduated, didn’t want the extra year. And Maddy graduates next spring. I looked at a picture of those who traveled to a race my freshman year, about 10 of us, and the only person still running for SUU in that picture is me now that Angie and Brighton are gone. In another picture, our top 7 had gone up the mountain to train at 10,000 ft and I’m the only one from that group left. Ironically I’m one of the slowest on our team now- that’s how much faster our team has gotten. Plus I haven’t run well for a while. Kinda sad and weird. I’m gonna be an old nanny because I still have 2.5 years left, it’ll be a completely different team my last year here. I just hope that I can find my old groove and start running well again. 

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Total Distance
5.35

This morning I was so tired and kept hitting snooze and actually fell back asleep for a sec. The next thing I knew it was 6:57 and I was supposed to meet Morgan at Coach’s office at 7. I started to panic and was about to jump out of bed, but right then Morgan texted me saying sorry it was last minute but she was going to take the day off. Yes! I was so relieved and went back to sleep because for whatever reason I was extremely tired. Definitely not in the mood for running. After work I went running, unfortunately at the hottest part of the day. If it was cooler I would’ve gone longer but it was kinda terrible at the end. Took Dikes to Canyon road and then ended up taking side streets to see if I could get home that way. I certainly can but I overshot it and ended up farther up Main than I meant to go. But hey I found a new way home :) knee was hurting a bit and I was tight again. Still a bit sore. 7:48 average 

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 5.35
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.50

AM: Ran with Morgan again, I rolled out yesterday for the first time in forever and it was crazy the difference it made for my legs. My range of motion has improved drastically and I could run so much easier. Welp, now I’ve again learned the importance of rolling out and recovery :) Anyways, I felt like I could go 6 or 7 miles easily. Unfortunately I was short on time because I had to get to work. Morgan went 4 with me then I added as much as I could after. Bonus- no knee pain! But I’m sooo sore from weights yesterday especially my quads, which is sad because it was only body weight haha

PM: Weights was mostly tissue work today to help recover and loosen any knots. Ohhhh flip it hurt so bad. First off, sore muscles. Especially quads. Well, the PVC pipe always hurts so I was prepared for that, as well as the golf ball and lacrosse ball. But then it was these quad and adductor smashes where you get the 45 lb bar from the rack and hook it in this thing so it can be moved around and have one end up a bit off of the ground. Then you put 20 lbs on the other end and put the end of the bar on top of your thigh and roll it up and down. Ohh my gosh I was in so much pain. My quads could hardly handle it, I had to keep lifting the bar up just a bit so it wasn’t quite as painful. I lasted 2 minutes on my right leg before taking 10 lbs off, it still hurt like crazy so after another minute I took off 5 more lbs and finished the 4 minutes. Still hurt terribly but it wasn’t quite as unbearable as before. I kept it at 5 lbs on the bar. The adductor one wasn’t nearly as bad. My quads were so tight and sore. Still sore but not as tight. Ended up having to cut the last 10ish minutes because I had somewhere to be.

I also went in and talked to Paul today just to catch up. I wanted to especially since he’s the one that walked me over to CAPS twice and cared enough to know something was wrong, even though I never admitted to him that I had been suicidal or was depressed. He just knew. Anyways, I asked him how many miles I should shoot for and I was surprised with his answer. He said not to worry about it and just do what I can, not to push it if it feels like too much. Instead of feeling pressured to hit a certain amount of miles a week I should run at what my body feels good doing. And that if I’m dreading the high mile week I feel I should hit, not to worry about it and go a shorter distance.

He also said that I shouldn’t feel pressured to hit a certain time, that he wants me to have fun with running and not dread it so much. He said not to be so fixated on breaking 5:00 in the mile for example and be so discouraged about not being able to hit it. Instead go out and have fun, enjoy running and take the pressure off. He said he doesn’t care if I run 5:20 or even 6:00 in the mile as long as I’m enjoying it. And then if racing still gets me down, he said I could even decide not to compete and just train with the team. I don’t plan on that haha, but I didn’t realize how much pressure I’d been putting on myself until he said that. I haven’t been running for fun, I’ve been running to measure up and prove to Coach that I’m worth the investment he put in me. And that got me down a lot because no matter how I ran I always felt like I never measured up. Anyways, going at it with the mindset that I’m here to enjoy myself and see how much I can improve has helped me to relax and I feel excited for the first time in so long to see what I can do. To run because I want to not because I have to. I haven’t felt like that since high school. 

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Total Distance
4.00

AM: I ran with Morgan today! Parks loop, 8:00 average. I’m happy to run with her again. She and I are both trying to build up and get back in shape. The pace felt faster than it was and my legs were burning at the end. I was pretty tight. I was planning on adding and going 5 or 6 miles, but opted out of it so I’d have time to go to the training room before work. Good thing too because there were a few freshmen from the football team getting physicals and only one trainer, so it took longer than I thought it would. I probably could have run 2 miles instead of waiting so long. I’m glad I erred on the side of caution and had planned for things taking longer in case they did. Nate checked out my knee and says it’s most likely a tight hamstring, IT band or quad, or all of them, since they all run by and connect at the knee. I haven’t been rolling out like I should due to break time without access to a foam roller until this past week (mine was still in Cedar) and even then forgetting to roll out. Whoops I’ll be better. He says to take ibuprofen 2-3 times a day for a week to help lower the inflammation and roll out and ice cup my knee after I run. 

PM: After work I went to the weight room because Coach I said I could come in later during a small window of time after I got off work. I think because that was when he’d be there. So I did the workout the best I could, Coach I corrected me on a few newer exercises because I was doing them wrong. Whoops. They were mostly body weight exercises because this is week 1 of cycle 1. By the end my muscles were very fatigued. I’ve lost a lot of strength. After I finished the workout Coach I looked at my paper, I’d grabbed the wrong one and did workout 2 instead of workout 1 which was on a different piece of paper. Oops. Oh well, I’ll just do day 1 on Thursday. Tomorrow is tissue work. 

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
26.85
Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 26.85
Night Sleep Time: 27.00Nap Time: 3.00Total Sleep Time: 30.00
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