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July 21, 2019

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Cedar City,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1 Mile- 5:12


XC 3 mile-17:55

XC 5k- 19:00

XC 6k- 22:25

Local 5k- 18:42

Local 10k- 41:31

Local 15k- 1:03:55

6th place in 3200m at State 2015 (UT)

60% (5 miles)- 32:32 (6:30 average)

80% (3 miles)- 18:52 (6:17 average)

16x400s- 82.0 average

20x400s- 82.6 average

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

Short-Term Running Goals:

Relax and enjoy running

Get up to 45-50 miles/week

9+ mile run

Run a sub-19:30 5k again

Long-Term Running Goals:

18:45 or under 5k

14+ mile run

Run a half marathon

Run a marathon


I ran for Southern Utah University for almost 3 years, but recently decided to step away from the competitive environment of the NCAA to focus on improving my mental health. I also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 59.74 Year: 723.12
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 207.14
Total Distance

I took the side road today. I thought I’d try out how I felt staying in zone 3 and allowing myself to slow down. My average HR was 148 bpm (zone 3.6) and my max HR was 164 bpm (zone 4.1). It felt like a good recovery pace. Should I do my recoveries based on HR or pace? I feel like when I focus on hitting pace I worry about it a lot more and push harder. But idk if zone 3 is too slow? It felt good though. 8:06 average 

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.25Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.25
From Connor Baller on Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 00:05:14 from

I'm a fan of taking my recovery runs slow to help get the most out of them and hopefully ensure that I'm actually recovering. It isn't as important right now in June, but its good to be in the habit for later in the season when recovery is vital. So I would do heart rate because the difficulty of hitting a certain pace can change drastically depending on the days and circumstances leading up to it.

From Eugene on Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 09:02:29 from

When I first got a watch with a heart rate monitor I remember obsessing over the heart rate vs pacing, but it's not essential, rather just an indicator. On a cool fall morning it might be accurate, but when you have things like heat, humidity, and even elevation to a smaller degree affecting the heart rate it can add up in bpm even if it doesn't effortwise. I've always viewed zone 2 as the ideal easy run, but with other things I mentioned before affecting you zone 3 can be easy too. high zone 3 or above is probably too much for easy paces imo, unless the heat is brutual or you're coming off an absolute monster workout and the heart rate probably won't get much lower anyway. But in fairness, I have a low-30s resting heart rate, so maybe for someone with a higher RHR the same amount of effort for me means a bit higher heart rate for them.

I'd personally do a little bit of training how you normally do so you can get some good data on what effort coorelates to heart rate and zones for you before you base training off of it.

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