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BYU 2000m Steeplechase

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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.

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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
Nike Pegasus 30 IV Miles: 57.75Nike Pegasus 30 III Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance

Ran from the school to Cottonwood Complex, 4 Bessies, and back to my house. Felt really off, I think because of the change in elevation and all the travelling plus my sleeping schedule is way out of whack. Somehow I slept in until 1:30 this afternoon... we did get in really late last night but 1:30 is really late to wake up. I was expecting like 11:00 or something, but nope! I wonder if the motion sickness I began to feel last night is lingering. I swear our plane made 1000 different turns it felt like a roller coaster.

Nike Pegasus 30 IV Miles: 12.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance

Normal warmup, 3 x 1 mile, 2 x 800, cool down. Need to get back in the swing of things. Did not feel good at all, pounding head ache.

Nike Pegasus 30 IV Miles: 10.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance

Good run today, feeling back to normal. Ran to the school then we did Shriner's run + City Creek and went a mile up the canyon and back, then to South Temple and zig-zagged back to East. Legs began to hurt around mile 12. Felt good to make myself work into tired legs again. Finished up mileage in the teacher parking lot to 14. Then we pulled out a hurdle at the track and I practiced getting over it. I'm terrible at hurdles, but Bill says form doesn't really matter as long as I run fast in between the barriers (I'm doing steeple on friday! This will be interesting.) I'm tall so jumping high enough is not a problem, it's getting the technique right and not wimping out last second. I'm gonna practice more tomorrow at the meet.

AAAANNNDD it's official! I signed with SUU!

Nike Pegasus 30 IV Miles: 14.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Today we did cemetery run, the one past Sugarhouse. Felt nice and easy, 11 miles. I practiced hurdles (a lot more successful than yesterday) while Bill made a makeshift barrier by the long jump pit. I then practiced jumping up on it and continuing my stride after landing on the barrier. After spending a long time practicing that Bill showed me the steeple chase pit (ours isn't in great condition because we never use it but I bet if we cleaned it out it would be usable. Not that we're really ever gonna need it though.) Landing on a slant is really the only thing that worries me, that and chickening out right before the barrier. But I'm a lot more comfortable with it and I can clear them all, I just don't want them to slow me down too much. I can see how they tire you out though, it wouldn't seem that hard on first thought but after doing them over and over I started to get a bit worn out. But 5 laps doesn't seem that bad. 

Oh yeah, meet was cancelled :) That's okay I don't like tri meets much.

Nike Pegasus 30 III Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: BYU 2000m Steeplechase (1.25 Miles) 00:07:54, Place overall: 2
Total Distance

Hahahaha that was fun! It wasn't bad for my first time but now that I know what it's like I know I could cut a lot of time off. I think I would do it again if I could, it was interesting. Didn't feel like a race though, it was weird racing at BYU with hardly anyone there. I probably could have pushed harder too I sort of just ran between a lot of the barriers. The barriers slowed me down a ton, my hurdling skills are spectacular ya know? No they're awful I was just happy to clear them all :) The water pit was fun. I did it the way Bill said not to do it a couple times though and would pause on top of the barrier for a minute before continuing, or so it felt. Anyway, it was fun, great experience. Did a 2 mile run then 1 mile speed changes and 1 mile cool down on the track (they weren't using it anymore.) I'm gonna get that state qualifier in the 3200 tomorrow!

Nike Pegasus 30 IV Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Race: Taylorsville Invitational (2 Miles) 00:11:35, Place overall: 1
Total Distance

4 miles warmup for the 3200. I got out fast, went out in 74. Was surprised cause it didn't feel that fast. Then relaxed never quit like I have in the past, I kept going but I think physically I was just tired. Two laps in the middle slipped too much. A little disappointed, but we've had a tough week of training plus I was sore/tired from steeple yesterday (and was still half asleep 2 minutes before we lined up.) But I won! It was really hard being in the front the whole time, I was in first from gun to finish. Happy though cause I got myself to kick a little.

2 miles cool down then 1 mile warmup for the 1600.

Eh. Wasn't good. I think I was still in 3200 mode. Hard to get myself moving. Came through 800 at 2:37 though so it wasn't bad at that point, for some reason I really slipped the third lap. Wind really picked up for this race and 3rd lap was when I felt it most so that may have contributed to the slow time. But I actually kicked. 5:27, yikes. But again, I was tired.

1.5 cool down with Jakob, Diwas, Garek and Bill to cafe rio and back. 2 big disappointments - the quesadillas we ordered were really small and I broke my garmin. More sad about the second one but I'll get it fixed, it's just the band part. I think it will be a cheap fix I was just worried at first that I'd have to pay for a whole new garmin. I love my garmin so much we are buddies.

.5 warmup for the 400. Hahahaha I'm not a sprinter but Bill put me in it because it's supposed to be part of our training. It was a 67, for being in lane 8 and windy I'd say that's pretty alright. And I didn't react to the gun as quick as I should've. Haha the girl in lane 7 asked if I prefer not using blocks. I have never used blocks and don't think I ever will. But it is a little awkward being the only person standing up. Distance runners.

.75 warmup for the 800. By then I was exhausted but I never gave up. Came through at a 72 and closed with 75. Outkicked a girl the last 100! Feels a lot better to be the one catching others not the other way around. 2:27.

5 cool down with Garek, Bill and Chris. Then added another .25. Good day, got me a good workout and it'll help big time for State. Sure times were slower but I don't care cause I worked hard and know it's gonna pay off. After all, it's not every weekend you run the 2000 steeple, 3200, 1600, 400 and 800. 

Shout out to Garek cause he PR'd twice.

Shout out to the boys Medley for qualifying for state.

Shout out to Sarah Spiro cause I followed her on Instagram.

Nike Pegasus 30 IV Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Total Distance
Nike Pegasus 30 IV Miles: 57.75Nike Pegasus 30 III Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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