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December 2015

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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 - 17:55 3 mile split)

SUU Road Race (4 miles)- 23:30

Local Road Races

5k- 18:40

10k-41:31

15k-1:03:55

Short-Term Running Goals:

18:00 5k

5:10 mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

17:30 5k

5:00 Mile

Go to Nationals

Run a marathon (after college)

Personal:

Junior at SUU majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Psychology. Served an LDS mission in Independence, Missouri. Planning on graduating with my bachelor’s degree in Spring 2020 then going to PTA school after. Haven’t decided yet but I might take out my fifth year of eligibility. If I do, I’ll declare psychology as my second major and work on that my 5th year. We will see how running is going, if I’m doing really well then I’d like to stay and see what I can do. This is an opportunity not a lot of people get so I want to make the most of it and chase down my dreams. We will see what life brings. 

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Miles:This week: 45.07 Month: 89.49 Year: 1561.12
Nike Flats Lifetime Miles: 50.00
Nike Spikes Lifetime Miles: 10.35
Adidas Adizero Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 551.05
Adidas Boston 6 II Lifetime Miles: 607.21
Adidas Boston 6 III Lifetime Miles: 477.75
Adidas Boston 6 IV Lifetime Miles: 410.47
Adidas Boston 6 V Lifetime Miles: 474.41
Adidas Boston 6 VI Lifetime Miles: 123.24
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Total Distance
247.85
Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 81.00Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 147.60Nike Pegasus 30 V Miles: 11.25
Night Sleep Time: 161.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 163.00
Total Distance
12.00

I was late to practice today (whoops) so I only got in the last lap of warmups. Then did the form mile and started the workout. Did a mile warmup (7:30something) then went straight into the 60%. It was only 4 miles, I was 6:28-6:29 average. Lunch wasn't as good the second time around. Then ran back to the track and I did main street short loop to get to 12.

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Total Distance
8.00

Didn't feel very good today, I've felt kind of sick since lunch yesterday (didn't help that it came back up right after the 60 yesterday) I don't think I'm ever gonna get Frichos from Sonny Boys again. They were delicious for the little while I consumed them, but after that it was just bad news. And they're so bad for you. I think. I'm out of food and need to go to the grocery store. So for lunch I had Chickfila, I'm really killing it. Or myself. But it's whatever :) Anyway, today was an easy 50%, legs were tired. I'm just tired. Then did 15 x 100 meters at 800 pace, but mine was slower than that. I struggled.

In a week I'm completely finished with my first semester of college! I'm so stoked. My first final is on Friday, then I have 2 more on Tuesday and Wednesday and I'm done :)

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Total Distance
8.25

Ran after I was finished with classes. Took it easy, legs are a bit sore still and I'm really tired, early bedtime tonight.

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 8.25
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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6.50

Warmups, form mile. Today was a 60%, we ran past bicent again. Didn't have my Garmin so idk what my average pace was, but I think it was slower than earlier this week. I just wasn't focused enough and ran really relaxed, like I was pushing but not as hard as I know I should've. I need to work on being focused.

On the way back going past the crosswalk by the PE building I hit the metal plate on the sidewalk with my toe and fell into the gutter (cedar has deep gutters). Got pretty scraped up and toe hurts, hit my hip bone pretty hard too but its feeling a bit better now.

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
8.00

Met Angie, Brighton, Annalee, and Sharlie at the track and did main street loop.

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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7.00

Had a hard time today, struggled to keep up. 7:29 average. Was much harder than it should've been, I'm kind of frustrated. But I will just be positive and work extra hard. Didn't have time to finish miles so I'll just do higher miles later this week.

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.25

I had a final today so I had to do the workout on my own. It made it kind of difficult cause I was going off of feel and couldn't guage off of the group, but I managed to hit them all on pace. It's been a while since I've done speed too so I wasn't sure how accurate my "feel" of the pace would be but I did alright! I warmed up 2 miles then changed shoes, stretched and did 4 strides and began. Workout was 10x400s at 85 each with 90 seconds recovery. I did it active recovery cause I think that's how we're supposed to do it? Not sure. I hit 82,83,81,82,81,83,84,83,82,84. Cooled down 5.25 on canyon run.

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 10.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
11.00

Decided to run into the wind the first half but it backfired. Stinking wind. I guess the plus is that it slowed me down so my legs can recover. Sometimes I feel like I don't get enough recovery, but I know I probably just need to adjust. 8:01 average.

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Warmups, form mile, then mile warmup and started the workout. It was 80% and canyon run. Basically 2 miles at 80% pace (I was 13:02, I struggled again today) and then 2 miles hard up the canyon. I was like 15 something. I'll come back and write in my real time later. Then cooled down back to the track. Hip flexors are tight.

Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.50

Did what I could with the time I had.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
10.25

Shriner's run + VA loop, 7:55 average. Felt pretty good, but just relaxed and enjoyed the run. I debated continuing to 15, but was feeling minor pains in my knee and shin and decided to play it safe. I'll just have to raise my miles next week. I've been meaning to bring them up for a while but was so busy with schoolwork. Now the semester is over so I'll have a lot more time and can focus more on running.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 10.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
12.00

Ran to East and met Bill, Angie, Jaden, Hannah and Clara. We ran to Liberty and ran laps on the sidewalk. First couple of miles were pretty slow but we picked it up to 7:35-7:45 for the last 6ish miles. Total average was 7:58. My ankles must've been so numb cause I didn't really feel the cuts I got, I think from rubbing on the back of my shoes (I just switched to a new pair). The heels of my shoes are now completely red and I destroyed my socks.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
11.25

Thought the group was going out to the oval, I didn't have time so I ran on my own. Turns out they didn't end up going but it's whatevs. I ran to sugarhouse, did a lap, then did cemetery run, another lap in sugarhouse, and back home. 8:02 average. I had switched shoes to give my heels time to heal, but they aggravated my ankle.

Nike Pegasus 30 V Miles: 11.25
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Total Distance
11.60

Met Bill, Garek, Angie, Jaden, and Joey at East and did Shriner's run to Memory Grove and came back up South Temple. I like this run a lot, although if you're tired coming up South Temple can be rough just cause it's a long, gradual hill. But today I felt pretty good so it wasn't hard until the last .25 and up the small hill on 1300 E was a little hard for me as well, but after that it's flat and maybe slightly downhill so I was fine. I'm surprised how easy a lot of the runs I used to think were hard are. I remember I would die up South Temple and today we had picked it up a little at that part. Then Bill told Garek to take off and thats when I realized we had picked up the pace. I guess I'm just used to pushing to keep up with the group. It was a good run, my Garmin died tho so idk what the average was but I'm guessing 7:35?

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 11.60
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Met the group at East and we ran down to Liberty and went the long way to the fountain on the sidewalk. Then changed shoes and went to the mile mark, or close to it cause the snow was covering the line. We ended up guessing where it was based on another mark on the other side of the sidewalk. So the distance could be a little off, but it's pretty close to 2 miles. We did 3 x 2 mile tempos, aiming for 12:30-13:00. I wasn't expecting 3, but ah well adding another wasn't that bad. It's good to know where I'm at. My times were 12:26 (6:09, 6:17), 12:58 (6:19, 6:39), 13:12 (didn't get my mile split this time around, 6:36 average). On the first I felt pretty good. I had debated going with Angie when she started to move but decided to tuck behind Bill and feel the pace. I fell off of Bill and Angie right after the mile on the second one, I just lost focus and then tried to pick it up again but found myself just maintaining the distance between us. The third I just kind of ran it which I know is bad. I should've tried harder to stay with Bill and Angie but I just kind of let them go. Meh. We did a half mile recovery in between each.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
7.50

Ran up to Wasatch and took it to Thunderbird then turned around and ran back along Wasatch to the zoo. Then ran down Sunnyside to the second crosswalk and back home. I'm thinking I'll run a few more miles after I'm done babysitting.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 7.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
11.25

My legs were dead today. Idk what it was but 6 miles in I was already struggling. I know I'm short on miles, if I have time later I will finish. I just was short on time cause I had to go to work.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 11.25
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Total Distance
0.00

Thought I'd take my heart rate today cause I haven't in a while. It was 46.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
11.00

Didn't feel very good today but still had a decent workout. We did cemetery run, once we got to the cemetery we did 10 x 1 minute on 1 minute off. I fell back about halfway in but kept a good pace on the ons. I stopped at the entrance to the cemetery before leaving to stretch because my calves were tight. My legs are still tired and I'm dehydrated. I'll feel better in a couple days though.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Total Distance
10.00

Did Shriner's run before work. Felt a lot better than I did yesterday! It was a nice snowy run.

HR 46

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
7.00

Had a 9 hour shift at Steiner today so I didn't have time to run in daylight. Instead I went up to the treadmills afterwards and did 7 miles at 7:35 pace. I'm not a fan of treadmills.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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7.50

Met at liberty today, I went early to get a few more miles in because I had to leave early. I got 3 in before joining the group. We did a lap warmup then went to the mile mark (side note: last time we gave up trying to find the line and went off a mark on the other side of the sidewalk, and it was spot on! The line was right across from that mark.) I was dumb and didn't bring flats, I should've known that if we were meeting at liberty it was going to be a tempo or speed day. Ah well. I could only get one in, wish I had more time so I could've finished it. I hit 12:54 for 2 miles. Cooled down .75.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 7.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Shriner's run to the end of 11th avenue, 7:40 average.

I realized today why I haven't felt as good about running lately, and its because of a drop in confidence. Because of how my Cross season ended it suffered a huge blow, and I don't think it has quite recovered. But I've realized that's because I'm stressing too much about getting a spot on the traveling team for track, when I need to be looking at how I'm progressing individually. When I had CMV I knocked 30 seconds off of my XC 5k PR from last year. When I was healthy my 3 mile split in my first race was 17:55, 47 seconds faster than last year's 3 mile PR. I PR'd for the mile in the first mile of the road race, a 4 mile race (though I don't count it as an official PR because it was slightly downhill). Even though I had a hard blow to the end of my Cross season it doesn't mean I'm not a good runner. I am the same person that ran those races and I will run even better races in the future. I just need to believe in myself and trust my training. I know that Coach Houle knows what he's doing and I know our training works, I have already improved a ton and will continue to do so.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Total Distance
6.50

6.5 at a faster pace after work. I wanted to go out to the oval for a speed workout but unfortunately couldn't make it.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
15.00

AM:

Met Bill, Garek, Natalie, Laura, Mary, Tresa and Diwas at Sunnyside. We did Shriner's run to the roundabout then turned down a street and ran to T street. We then did the Avenues hill run, where you run hard up the hill to the next street, turn left and recover to the next, then turn right and run hard up the next street, and so on zig-zagging up to 11th Avenue. The hills gradually get steeper as you go. I haven't done this run in forever! I felt fine until the last two hills, which is when I started to bind up. I pushed through the best I could. Then Shriner's run back and I ran home.

PM:

6 miles with Bill, Garek, and Natalie.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Total Distance
10.00

Went up to the treadmills after I got off work and did 10 miles at 8:00 pace. I wanted to go easier today, especially cause work wore me out more than I thought it would.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Total Distance
10.50

Workout was out at the oval today. It was 1 mile (not 1600), 800, 3 sets of 3x300s. We had 8 laps warmup, 4 laps speed changes, then changed shoes. Then did a lap before starting. We had 2 laps recovery after the mile, 1 lap after the 800, and went from the finish line to the 300 start after each 300 (a little over 100 meters), 1 lap in between sets. I usually like this workout, but today it was awful. I'm fatigued again, which makes me both frustrated and nervous. I thought I was over CMV. I know that once you get it you have it forever, the symptoms may flare up periodically. I just thought that it would stay away for a long time? I have had less sleep for the past week so that could be why. I was on pace for the first 3 laps of the mile, then died. I was shooting for 5:45-5:50, hit 6:01. Then the 800 was dreadful, 3:08. 1st set of 300s went 61, 62, ? Missed that one, it was probably 62. Started the next set with 66. That's when I bagged it. I wasn't getting anything out of the workout except for more discouragement. I can usually hit 300s in 54-56 pretty easily but a 66? And I felt like I was working them pretty well but again couldn't go fast. I feel like I'm going backwards. Hopefully a lot of sleep will help. Did 8 laps cool down.

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 10.50
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Total Distance
247.85
Nike Pegasus 30 VII Miles: 81.00Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 147.60Nike Pegasus 30 V Miles: 11.25
Night Sleep Time: 161.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 163.00
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