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Member Since:

Jan 04, 2018

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2:38 in the St. George marathon 2017

2:35 St. George marathon 2018

1:12 Bryce Canyon half-marathon 2018

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a sub 2:30 marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Become a lifelong runner, and eventually a xc coach

Personal:

I'm a student at BYU, I love being active and living life to the fullest

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 14.00 Year: 321.50
Adidas Zero Lifetime Miles: 476.79
Solstice Lifetime Miles: 68.60
Duo Lifetime Miles: 125.40
IQ Lifetime Miles: 304.65
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 146.35
Escalante Racer Lifetime Miles: 51.65
Torin 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 224.40
King MT 1.5 Lifetime Miles: 79.05
Timp Trail Lifetime Miles: 127.80
Vanish Lifetime Miles: 52.40
Instinct 4.5 Lifetime Miles: 219.65
One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 161.10
Duo (sample) Lifetime Miles: 110.10
Olympus 3.0 Lifetime Miles: 62.50
Escalante Racer (Chicago) Lifetime Miles: 179.05
Lone Peak 4.0 Lifetime Miles: 129.80
Saucony Type A5 Lifetime Miles: 69.70
Kayenta Lifetime Miles: 93.70
Escalante Lifetime Miles: 106.00
Paradigm Lifetime Miles: 36.70
Race: Red Mountain 55k (35 Miles) 05:37:14, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 3
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
35.000.0035.00

Ultramarathon number 2!! This race was honestly harder than I thought it would be, but I loved it just the same. The course was set up where it had kind of this central aide station, and then loops that would go out from it. I started out pretty conservative, and just kept a good pace throughout. The hardest parts of the race was the last loop, the red loop, which was the longest, at just over 10 miles. There was a long stretch of uphill, which was very tiring, but I did catch quite a few people on it. The very hardest part though was the last 6-7 miles from the aide station, along the outskirts of town and to the finish line. When I got to the aide station, my parents were there, and told me that there were two people ahead of me that I could probably catch. I was feeling pretty good mentally, knowing there was just a few miles left, and sped through the aid station and out after those people. I caught them both within about 1.5 miles, but from there, it was an absolute mental battle to the finish. The last few miles were along this ridge, and just a slow uphill in the heat. It seemed like the end would never come, but it did, and it felt so good to finish, and eat some bean and cheese quesadillas! I was truly surprised to find out I came in third place overall, so that was kinda fun to know. I think I have the potential to do better in the future! I was most proud though of Sam. He powered through that with sheer mental tenacity, and it was just epic to watch. What a freaking animal. 

Lone Peak 4.0 Miles: 35.00
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