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Location:

Cedar City,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

High School

800m-2:23.47 (Pine View Invitational)

1600m-5:12.39 (Pine View Invitational)

1 Mile- 5:12.97 (Arcadia Invitational-sea level)

3200m-11:08.34-altitude (Utah 4A State Championships), 11:03.68-sea level (Arcadia Invitational)

XC 3 mile- 18:42

XC 5k- 19:37

College

XC 5k- 19:00 (UNLV Invite)

XC 6k- 22:25 (UC Riverside)

SUU Road Race (4 miles)- 23:30

Local Road Races

5k- 18:40

10k-41:31

15k-1:03:55

Short-Term Running Goals:

17:30 5k

5:05 mile

Lose 10 lbs healthily

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 17:00 5k

Sub 5:00 Mile

Go to Nationals

Run a marathon (after college)

Personal:

Sophomore at SUU, majoring in PE-Coaching and minoring in Psychology and Family Life/Human Development.

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Miles:This week: 23.75 Month: 71.75 Year: 1573.49
Flats Lifetime Miles: 34.00
Spikes Lifetime Miles: 4.10
Adidas Adizero Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 551.05
Adidas Boston 6 II Lifetime Miles: 462.96
Total Distance
220.40
Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 208.90
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Total Distance
6.50

6.5 in the morning, was originally going to do a double today but then I realized I had committed to a second shift at work.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 6.50
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Total Distance
9.15

Ran with East today, we first did a lap at Sugarhouse then did cemetery run with a lap in the cemetery. I felt awful, I think it might be that I'm still used to running in the evenings and I didn't eat anything before coming, when I run in the mornings I usually eat a piece of toast or something. And the air wasn't so great today? Idk I just felt sluggish and lightheaded, and had a hard time breathing.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 9.15
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8.00

There's an issue with the track house that doesn't make much sense but I'm hoping it gets worked out soon. 8 miles on my own cause I slept through my alarm. Decided to explore the U campus. Found myself up by JCC so I went over to 11th Avenue and took Shriner's run back.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 8.00
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8.00

Met the team at Sunnyside then did Shriner's run + VA loop. Afterwards did 2 flannigan circuits and went to the Randalls for a delicious breakfast!

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 8.00
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8.50

Had to wake up much earlier today, I needed to be home by 7:15. It actually wasn't as bad as I was expecting, it was really cool out and I really like running during the sunrise or sunset. It's weird how fast it'll get light out though... by 6:30 there's no touch of darkness. Anywho, 8.5 miles at 7:00 pace. Dang I was really hoping to bring it below 7:00 average. Ah well, the last 7.5 were 6:52 average. It was windy out, especially by emigration canyon. My cold just keeps getting worse, I'm starting to sound like a dying horse.

I'm really anxious about my low mileage, I wanted to bring it up this week but so far it hasn't gone all that well. I've actually wanted to bring it up for many weeks now but it never happened. I just hope that I can build throughout the season. This summer has just been super busy, and many things got in the way. I'm hoping I can be confident enough with the things I have been able to do so I can perform well at SUU. I really just needed to focus on running the past couple of months, but I didn't as much as I should have. On the bright side I think I have a place to live again! But of course living on the streets would have been quite the experience. 

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
8.00

Ran to Sugarhouse, did a 10 x 1 minute on 1 minute off fartlek then ran part of the state course and ran home. Finished to 8. Fartlek was 6:55 average.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 8.00
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8.00

Met Angie at Sugarhouse, we did a lap then out and back on 1300 E. 7:40 average.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
7.25

Ran with Angie and Jaden from my house to Sugarhouse where we met up with East and did the run to Tanner park. Angie, Eleanor and I turned around once we got to Tanner park and ran back to Sugarhouse, where we found Jaden again and ran back to my house.

Side note: don't use the restrooms at Tanner park. I got locked in, it's a miracle I got out of it! Shout out to my roommate Jenny who is actually a distant cousin of mine, we just found out today!

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 7.25
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Total Distance
5.75

Was busy today, when I finally found a time to run it was getting dark out. I did shortened Wasatch loop, was going to add on Foothill, but then it was extra dark and I decided against it. Felt good though and wanted to continue. When I got home my mom asked me to run Penny around the circle, so I did that but then at the end of the street her leash broke and she sprinted across the street and I sprinted after her, eventually caught her but it took a while. Dang she's fast. Kind of scary too, glad there weren't any cars. Also, I went to get my physical today and on top of the blood work I was dreading they told me I needed to get another vaccination, ask me if I liked it. My quad is on fire.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 5.75
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Total Distance
11.75

Nat and I started at Granite and ran towards Liberty, then turned around at 1.5 and found the rest of the group, then ran back to Granite. Did a mile of speed changes then another lap. Workout was 3 sets of 4x400s with 2 laps recovery between sets, we were supposed to go at a slower pace than we did in track so about 85s for me. I hit 1) 87, 81, 80, 81 2) 82, 81, 80, 81 3) 82, 81, 80, 79. Haha that 87 I still don't know how we slowed down that much we were 42 seconds at the 200... Weird. Anyway, felt good and was happy with the workout. The last set was kind of tough but I gutted it out and finished. We then ran back to Liberty and got to 11.75.

Shout out to Garek for being a homie and buying me a Jamba

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 11.75
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Total Distance
8.50

Last practice with East, it was great! We ran on pipeline. Legs are kind of sore and tired. I'm just tired. 4-5 hours of sleep for the past 3 nights in a row is not such a good idea. Great breakfast at Bill's afterwards, huge thanks to the Coblers! I'm moving to Cedar City tomorrow, so long Salt Lake!

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
5.50

5.5 miles before I left, was planning on a second run later but moving in took a lot more time than I expected.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 5.50
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Total Distance
9.50

Good(ish) run this morning with some of the girls on the team. Felt really good the first 6 miles and 7:30 pace felt easy, then we stopped for a minute and i started coughing, once we started again it subsided somewhat, then later around mile 8 I coughed again. The last mile and a half were just me, Ashley and Maggie (maddy turned earlier and Ashley and Kamryn stopped by the trainer's office) I fell off cause my throat and chest were burning so they were a slow last 1.5 miles. 7:33 average. I got some cough drops and they work wonders! Maybe I'll bring one on my next run

Just kidding we hit 7:01 and 7:07 for two miles so not all of it was 7:30 pace. The slow parts brought it back up to the 7:33 average.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 9.50
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6.00

I felt awful today. Idk why. But I'm really nervous for the progression run tomorrow... I just want to feel good. If I felt like I did today I'll be one of the first ones pulled from the track.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 6.00
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5.00

I'm really disappointed with the outcome of the progression run. I don't know what place I was, but I made it to camp so I was in the top 15. I don't think I made the traveling team, which I'm really upset about. But maybe if I work really hard I can make it later in the season. I'm frustrated because the progression shouldn't have been that hard. I'm uncertain on what the pace was exactly, but we first did 3 laps at 2:15/per lap then went out and did a loop that I believe was a mile at about 8:15 pace, then the progression started I think? No maybe we did 3 more laps at 7:30 pace? Idk. The progression then began, 6:30 for 4 laps, 6:20 for 4 laps, 6:10 for 4 laps? Then 3 laps at 93, 92, 91 I think? I'm not sure. I didn't make it that far. Then it was supposed to be a mile all out. I think I made it the 6:30 and 2 laps of the 6:20 which is shameful. I'm so discouraged because that shouldn't be that hard! I fell off the pack, then got all motivated again and was gaining ground on the pack but coach still took me off the track. There were a lot of girls that got pulled that lap. I think my plan for right now will be to build up mileage for reals this time and hope that I can gain enough confidence for the road race, which could potentially land me a spot on the traveling squad. 

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
12.00

Today was the second day of camp, we are at 10,000 ft elevation so its harder to run/breathe. In the morning I felt alright, it was really cold out but it felt good. Coach wanted everyone to go at least a mile after the warmups, I went 3 with Ashley even though everyone else turned at the half mile. Ashley added after to 6 cause she's amazing and does 16 miles a day. Later we went to Navajo lake and did a loop that started on the dirt road then turned into trail after the first 4.5 miles. It's beautiful up here! So the first 3 miles were 7:20 average with some rolly hills (though not nearly as steep as Jeremy ranch, just longer) and I was dying. I fell off at about 4 miles, stopped for a sec because I was breathing heavily and I was discouraged that I couldn't keep up. I think I was mostly bugged because a girl I was much faster than in track was still with the group. I had to remind myself that this wasn't a race just a run and that these are my teammates, I guess I'm just not used to running with only girls. I gotta stop being so competitive. Coach was waiting at the trailhead so I felt like an idiot bringing up the rear of the pack (I had chosen to run with the longer distance group). The girls had all waited for me, so that was nice. On the trail as we kept going I felt more and more fatigued, and it was hot. At one point I felt really light headed and out of it, was exhausted and embarrassed that I was the weakling of the group. I soon fell off and completed the last mile and a half on my own at an awfully slow pace, just trying to finish. Ahhh I want to make the travelling team so bad, but if I feel like this for much longer I don't see how I can. I tried so hard to keep up today to show coach that I work hard, but all he must've seen was me tailing behind everyone else. Coach has had some really motivating speeches, and I'm holding fast to some of the things he's said. On a more positive note it's so much fun up here, I love the team and have had a blast.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
9.00

AM:

After warmups I did 3 with Ashley, Angie and Maggie. I wasn't feeling too great, I think I was still half asleep. But I got it in and that's what matters. Coach has me doing an 8, 10, 12 mile cycle so I think that'll be good, he says he usually doesn't have freshmen do that but since I have more confidence with higher mileage I can go farther, as long as I can handle the intensity of the workouts. I think that'll be my struggle for the next few weeks, but I can handle it. I'm not sure when that cycle starts, I'm gonna guess next week?

PM:

I felt a little better today, not much but any improvement is better than none! I think staying positive is what's going to get me through the transitioning stage. 6 miles on a dirt road, there's a large hill that we ran down on the way out and up on the way back that lasts for maybe a little over a mile, it was pretty tough. The last 2ish miles were tough for me, I started to feel the lightheadedness I felt yesterday. But it wasn't as bad! I think my cold has taken a larger toll on me than I realized, so I think once I recover fully I will be fine!

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
8.75

AM:

I went 3 miles with the other Ashley before we headed back down to Cedar. Camp was a blast!

PM:

I'm learning it's super windy here all the time, which is kind of a bummer but maybe it'll help me not hate wind so much, and maybe I'll get used to it so if it's windy on race day I'll be prepared! Haha. Anyway, I ran on my own later, it was nice to explore. 7:34 average. Cough isn't so wet today, and I've had to cough less because of it. Right before I went running though I had a dry coughing fit and it took forever to stop. I've had a headache all day and still am lethargic. But it's improvement!

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 8.75
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Total Distance
4.50

AM:

Ran at Bicentennial Park with Ashley, Kacey and Nano. 4.5 miles on the high school course. Then ran the high school meet, it took a lot longer than I expected because we had to take everything we put up back down, then unload it all into the shed. But it was kind of fun I guess, shout out to the Desert Hills boys, they killed it!

Side note: I watched the video of the progression run (Paul's fall was defs the highlight) and counted what place I was when I got pulled from the track, I was 8th! I thought I was 12th, so turns out making the traveling team isn't as far out of reach! So once I feel back to normal I know I can make it on the team. 

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 4.50
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Total Distance
8.50

After warmups we did 2 laps easy then started the 80% run. I finally felt a little better, I felt like I had a bit more energy today and actually felt ready to run. We did 3 laps of the 80% on the track, we hit 90-91. Then we went out from the track to Home Depot, which is mostly uphill with the exception of like .25 I'd guess of downhill. I started out strong and could hang with Angie, Ashley, and Maggie (Ashley H had a large gap on us) and stayed with them for a while, probably like 2 miles, then I tightened up a ton and tried to relax but wasn't really able to. I fell off towards the end, and Sharlie and I think Brighton?  Closed on me. We got stopped at the light just before Home Depot, and I wasn't paying attention so I got a slow start from there. Sharlie took off pretty fast and I tried to go with but couldn't, so Brighton and I were running together for a little bit, then when I got the view of Home Depot I picked it up and managed to pull away from her. I really pushed myself and was happy with it. Coach said my time was like 20:33, but that was including the time we had to stop at the light, so I'd guess it was closer to 19:30. I had a watch on it I was just stupid and included the two laps before the 80% started and forgot to reset it. 

Anyway, so that was like a 3 mile tempo pretty much but I worked hard. After that we did whistle hills, I think it was 3x15, 20, 25 seconds? Not sure we just ran until coach blew the whistle. Those were hard especially after how tired I was, but I worked hard on those too.

Then we ran back to the track and I added a mile to get to 8.5

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
11.00

AM:

After warmups we did a mile on the turf, then some form work. Then we did a 50% run, I guess the range is from 6:45-7:45 so it's really not that bad! I averaged 7:29 for 6.25. Felt pretty good, and on some parts had to conciously slow down because I kept accidentally inching ahead of the girls. Once we hit the uphill though it felt like Angie and Brighton picked up the pace, and the group spread out. Overall it was a good run. My calves are really sore.

PM:

Went out for another run to finish up today's miles, found a trail! I didn't know it existed so I was pretty excited! It's really hilly, I'm gonna call it Cedar City's puke hill. It just keeps going up and is pretty steep, I'm gonna go farther the next time I do a long run on my own cause I was really digging the view. I want to see how far the trail goes!

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
13.50

Went to the track a little earlier today to get about a mile in before practice. Then we did warmups and a mile on the turf. Then we ran over to Bicentennial Park and started pickups, 7x3 minutes on 2 minutes off. The first few were fine but then I like hit a wall, at the end I was discouraged and at the back. But I tried to do everything the coaches said, and worked on my form throughout the pickups. I had class at 8 so got a ride back to the track then ran to class, but was still late.

Weight workout later, it wasn't that bad! Just the abs... I'm working on getting those stronger.

Later I went for an easy run with Jenny. It was 3.75 in the rain and it was awesome!

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 13.50
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9.75

​​​Today I ran to the track (about 2 miles) then we did warmups, and the form mile, and then started the 50% run, I actually felt pretty good today! We did like Dice run or something, on the uphill the group spread out a lot and I kept up with Ashley and Maggie for a while, towards the top of the hill I started to fall back. I caught back up with them like 1.5 miles later when they had to stop at a light :) Average pace was 7:25ish

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 9.75
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6.00

Easy run today because of the road race tomorrow! I'm pumped, I'm on Coach's team! We did the Pond run, 7:36 average. On the way back I talked to Paul about my blood test results (they came in yesterday) and I guess I'm low on iron. My ferritin levels are 33, when the nurse called she just said that my tests were all normal but I pushed for the numbers. I guess above 30 is normal for the average person but for runners Paul said you want it to be up closer to 50 or 60.

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 6.00
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Race: SUU Road Race (4 Miles) 00:23:30, Place overall: 3
Total Distance
11.00

We did warmups at the track then piled into cars and drove to the boys start line, then ran to the girls start line (1 mile) for warmup, then 3 strides right before.

I started out quick cause I wanted to give myself some room, but then I realized I was just behind Ashley Hawks, I didn't feel like I was going too fast and going about the same pace as her so I surged to get right behind her. I think Paul said we were like 5:11 at the mile (!!!) but it honestly didn't feel like I was going that fast! It was also slightly downhill so that definitely helped :) The next mile both Ashley and I backed off a little cause I guess that was faster than she was expecting too! Around a mile and a half I started to tighten up and felt myself faltering, I soon fell off but I didn't let that get me down because I always knew Ashley was going to create a gap on me it was just a matter of when that was! I kept pushing, but I know I slowed down a lot. Angie came up on me around the 3 mile and I tried to go with a little, I think maybe if I had focused right there and latched onto her I could've done better. I sort of just let her go which was bad, but I still tried to pick it up the last mile and kick it in. When I was hurting I tried to focus on my form because Coach has been emphasizing form a lot and how it slows you down a lot if you cross your arms. 

I was third! Ashley Tyndall didn't run because of a hamstring issue so if she had I probably would've been fourth. But I think that means I'll be on the traveling team! I was the top freshman, which I think is an accomplishment! Coach said he liked how I didn't let Ashley intimidate me and how I went for it, at first I was worried it was stupid but in hindsight I'm really glad that I did! Overall really happy with it!

Ran back to the track as a cool down! 6 miles. http://m.ustream.tv/recorded/71925102

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Total Distance
11.00

Warmups, the form mile, then started the run. 7:24 average, one of the miles dropped to 6:47 and 2 of them were 7:07s. Then some strides on the turf once we finished. Afterwards went to the trainers and got rolled out cause I was tight, it hurt so good.

Weights later, then afterward went for 2 miles. I'm not going to Idaho this weekend (that's our first race) but I suppose that's a good thing because I think that means I'll be going to the bigger one in California! So I'm stoked because sea level feels so good :)

Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
220.40
Nike Pegasus 30 VI Miles: 208.90
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