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Simplot Games 3200 Prelim

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Member Since:

Dec 14, 2013



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


800m-     2:06.2   2:05.x(relay)

1600m-     4:38.57   4:37.51

3200m-     10:16.40(indoors) 9:56.88

3 mile(XC)-     16:29

5k(XC)-     17:02.91(Mt. SAC/Foot Locker)

5k(Road)-     16:55

Half Marathon-     1:17:38

Marathon-     2:43:40

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run Fast, Eat Slow! Improve my nutrition. 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 710.95
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Night Sleep Time: 50.78Nap Time: 0.80Total Sleep Time: 51.58
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Night Sleep Time: 7.74Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.74
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Warmed up inside. We did some race simulation intervals today. My workout was 8x400's with about a 75 meter walk recovery. My two slowest were 75's. I was happy, that pace definitely feels reasonable. My legs were feeling the races and my run Saturday night. After I went out and did a 30 minute run. I went out at about 7 minute pace and came back in 6:45/50's. It was a real solid effort. I could feel it in my head. Physically I know I've got a sub 10 race in me, I just need to mentally relax and know I can do it.

Stretched and some abs after.

Night Sleep Time: 7.17Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.17
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The plan was for an easy run today, but it was still probably a little faster than it should have been. I felt pretty good in the first two miles, but then my legs started to get tired. My legs just felt dead. It was one of those days where I felt like I had no form what so ever. I did not feel ready to run fast at all. Hopefully I'll be ready to go on Thursday. 

My left foot started hurting after. I probably need to get something other than Pegasus next time I get shoes to mix things up a bit.

Night Sleep Time: 7.40Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.40
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I'm not dealing with life very well right now, and the lack of sleep is starting to take a toll on my body a little. I ran five miles in the rain which was nice. I was not going fast at all, which was frustrating. My legs weren't ready to run fast today either.. I did two strides on the outdoor track after. I also stretched and did some abs..

I'm just having faith things will work out tomorrow. I've just got to not get frustrated with anything between now and then.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.20Total Sleep Time: 7.20
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Race: Simplot Games 3200 Prelim (1.988 Miles) 00:09:56, Place overall: 16, Place in age division: 1
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I was a little tired driving up there but feeling pretty good. Once we got there I went out and tested out the track with Zach and Fessler. It felt really nice and made my legs feel good. I relaxed between then and my race time. I warmed up for ten minutes and then went through my dynamic drills/stretches. The legs didn't feel too rested, which was good because I knew that my legs work better that way. I just didn't think about it and tried to just run. 

I had pretty good position coming off the line. Everyone backed off about 450 meters in though, so I had to navigate a little then. I was pretty money with my pacing. I ran 5:00 at the mile and was able to hold on and just push hard that second mile. I was about a second off with 400 meters to go, and I knew I just had to go. I ended up moving into the lead and just gave it everything. I could feel the energy from my TEAM, which was awesome. I crossed the line, and just knew I had done it. I never really had a big celebration though, I think that is because I've been ready for that race for a year and a half, and finally did it. 

I talked to everyone for quite a while after. Then I went out with Fessler and we cooled down over two miles. It was a good and relaxing cooldown. I ended up missing the finals by two spots, but I had mixed feelings. It wasn't really disappointing. It was a long night cheering on all my TEAMmates, and then I took an ice bath after.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.10Total Sleep Time: 7.10
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Race: Simplot Games Sprint Medley Prelims (0.497 Miles) 00:02:06, Place overall: 15, Place in age division: 2
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Spent the day hanging out and watching track at the dome. I warmed up with Zach before his 800 just to get my legs going a little. I did a normal warmup routine before the relay.

Nick and Karson got us into the lead, and Yardley just held on to it. I knew it was going to be a good battle because our B Team was also in our heat. I could tell that 50 meters in Carson had caught up to my heals. I just tried to run. After 200 meters, I could tell that my legs were not going to quite have it. Carson passed me with about 300 meters to go. I hung on, but he pulld away over that last 150 because my legs were dead. We both had run well. It was funto race against each other and have the whole TEAM going crazy over it. 

I went out and did a 20 minute cooldown. I came back to find out that the B team had made it into the finals, but we had missed it by 3 spots, even though they were only one second ahead of us. It was a really fun race and I had tried my hardest, so I was overall just happy for Titan Track. #ohsoclose

Night Sleep Time: 6.80Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.80
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Race: 'Simplot Games 4x800 (0.497 Miles) 00:02:05, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 4
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I warmed up with Carson, Ryan, and Loren. We knew going into it that we had a shot at the school record. We knew Loren was the weak point though. I went through a normal routine, and was feeling better than Friday after another ice bath and rolling. 

I ran second and felt a lot better. I was able to get us in the lead and Carson held on. My legs felt much better than yesterday. We just cheered like crazy because we were watching the clock and knew that we were close to the record. Loren really died that last 300 though, and we missed it by 2.5 seconds. It was fun though, and everyone was cheering. We ended up 7th overall, missing medals by .5 a second. That was a bummer. This time it was a double #ohsoclose 

I cooled down for 15 minutes. My legs and body were glad I didn't have to race anymore.

Night Sleep Time: 7.67Nap Time: 0.50Total Sleep Time: 8.17
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Night Sleep Time: 50.78Nap Time: 0.80Total Sleep Time: 51.58
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