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Location:

Cedar City,Ut,United States

Member Since:

Apr 25, 2015

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

800- 2:22 (2017)

1500- 4:52 (2019) 

1600- 5:19 (2016)

Mile- 5:11 (2018)

3000- 10:28 (2019)

3200- 11:33 (2017)

5k- 17:48 (2019)

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Be consistent

Stay healthy

Sub 17:30 5K

Sub 5 mile

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Be a main contributor to my team 

Never lose the joy of running!

Personal:

I’m a Sophomore at Southern Utah University on the Cross Country and Track teams. Majoring in Accounting. Pine View High School 2017 grad. I love to run. 

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Miles:This week: 17.00 Month: 49.75 Year: 884.60
Nike Zoom Structure 20 (Indigo And Mint) Lifetime Miles: 393.25
Nike Vomero 11 (White) Lifetime Miles: 443.90
Nike Zoom Structure 20 (Black) Lifetime Miles: 201.80
Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Lifetime Miles: 471.20
Brooks Launch 6 (Teal) Lifetime Miles: 136.75
Adidas Solardrive (White) Lifetime Miles: 33.70
Adidas (White And Teal) Lifetime Miles: 2.00
Nike Vomero 13 (Grey) Lifetime Miles: 28.50
Total Distance
179.10
Brooks Launch 6 (Teal) Miles: 49.85Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 94.25Nike Vomero 11 (White) Miles: 21.80Nike Zoom Structure 20 (Indigo And Mint) Miles: 3.00
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6.00

Finally got out about 11:00. Did 6 miles on parkloop x2. It was freakin cold and the little breeze made it colder. It was pretty icy and snowy, so I kept it pretty slow. Achilles felt awesome tho. It kinda tightened up at about 4 miles in, but nothing crazy. Woohoo! HAPPY NEW YEAR :)) 

Brooks Launch 6 (Teal) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
9.25

7 miles pretty easy. I felt like I was pushing hard but pace doesnt show it. Achilles felt soooo good.

I hate running in the snow. There is no winning. You can’t run in the street or you’ll get hit, you can’t run on the edge of the road cuz it’s combination of a sloshy and hard and new snow and slick from the cars driving on it. And you can’t run on the sidewalk cuz there’s 6 inches of powder on them. It’s the worst. I just ended up running on the sidewalk. It kinda feels like running though the sand. Maybe I would tolerate it more if I would have had to run in the snow before. But I never really have and it just makes for a cold run. 12 degrees when I went out. 

Pm- 2.25 miles. Just chilled and it was lovely :))

Brooks Launch 6 (Teal) Miles: 9.25
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4.40

Achilles felt great through 3 miles no pain at all. and then all of a sudden a sharp pain hit. Idk what’s going on or what to do. Cut my loop short and now it feels fine waking around. 

Brooks Launch 6 (Teal) Miles: 4.40
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Biked for an hour in the training room before they closed it up. Would have liked to go a little longer but didn’t realize they were done at 1:00  

Yoga 

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4.40

70 minutes aquajogging today. 10 minute warm, 1,1,2,3,4,5,4,3,2,1,1 with equal recovery. It was rlly hard, 6ish cool. I thought I liked aquajogging alright, but it’s a whole different experience when you’re the only person in the pool for over an hour lol 

There were no belts so I did it he majority of it just holding a kick board. I tried the first one minutes with nothing and tried to hold myself up and it Was so difficult. After about 30 seconds of the second one, I thought I was gonna drown so I stuck with the kickboard.

(s run)

 

Brooks Launch 6 (Teal) Miles: 4.40
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0.00

4.4 with Alison at noon. Achilles felt great, no pain. :) 

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6.00

6 miles easy with the team. First day of practice and it was nice to be back. No Achilles pain. Didn’t realize how tight my calves were. I knew they were a little and I’ve been working them, but they were soooo much tighter than I realized. On the mend tho! 

Brooks Launch 6 (Teal) Miles: 6.00
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6.50

6 minute test. Going in, i was a little worried, but excited. I felt like i trained good over the break, but was nervous beucase i also took more days off than i wanted to due to my stupid achilles. Anyways, through almost 3 laps i was with a large chunk of the girls, and then i started getting tired. i pushed but lost contact with the group. ended up finishing 1710, which isnt quite where i wanted to be, but with the given circumstances, i will take it. I was 10 meters farther than last year, which actually makes me happy beucase, before i read my blog from last year, i thought i didnt improve at all. Im excited to see what i can do. 

Brooks Launch 6 (Teal) Miles: 5.30
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6.00

5 easy on Main Street with 15xstrides at 3k. Felt really good.

Weights and tissue work after. 

Gonna start increasing mileage slowly!

 

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 5.00
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8.00

2 miles to Main Street and home. Kept it chill. Retired my favorite shoes this morning. Discovered they were the root to the pain in the ball of my foot a while ago. 

6 miles on dikes. Part with everyone, part with just Alison. Kept a good pace, 7:24 average. Achilles felt good through 4 miles and then started hurting. 

Some scraping today, with stem and icing. Not tons of pt cuz it was hurting quite a bit 

Brooks Launch 6 (Teal) Miles: 6.00
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5.25

mile warm, and then 4x1000 with 3 minute recovery. a mile(ish) cool. 

So i just did a short warm becuase coach told me to cut back miles again cuz my stupid achilles. anyways, i got back and was just talking to coach, and he told me that me and sam were almost on the record board for the 6 minute test (which is the best 25ish people ever since hes been coaching). It was kinda fun talking to him, becuase sometimes i forget that if i was on the team literally any year before i got here, i would have been one of the faster girls. We also talked about mileage goals for when im healthy. I dont want to get too excited, cuz first i have to get (and stay) healthy, but im a little excited knowing that coach wants me around and has future thoughts about me on the team. 

We split into two groups and i was in the 5k group, which makes me happy. its kinda hard cuz all the girls near my speed are in the 1500 group, but it will be soooooo good for me. We had 7k's with 3 minute recovery but i did a half workout as to not put too much stress on my achilles becuase i actually want it to heal. It honestly felt really good so thats a relief.  I started wayyy too fast and by the fourth one i was dying. 3:30, 3:38, 3:40, 3:50. I need to figure out a good strategy for me personally. I can hang with the group for a few repeats and then completely die and hopefully get better every time, or start slower at my own pace, and be consistent the whole workout. I need to figure out how coach wants me to do it. anyways, it was an overall good workout.

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 5.25
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6.00

6 miles easy on dikes with Alison. Max joined a mile in and Sarah joined us after 2. It felt good and my Achilles has been feeling good. Hopefully I can start bumping up again

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 6.00
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7.00

drills, and then a mile warm and 5 miles @ 60%. quite possibly one of the best workouts of my college career. Coach split us into two groups. My group was Morgan, Haley, Sam, Brighton, Me, Sarah. our goal pace was 6:25-35. we averaged 6:28. Not only was i with the group the whole time, i even lead the group for alot of it. I ended up just a few seconds behind sam, morgan and brighton, but they picked it up at the end and i just kept it consistent. Anyways, it was soooo good and im so happy with it! cooled a mile

achilles excercises, and then weights. its the hard week of the rotation, which is good, just hard. 

we have 3-4 days of effort this week, but im going to be cautious. I will not do it if i am gonna end up injured. i am gonna stay healthy, even if that means im gonna stay slow. No more of this injury bs, it makes me soooo ornery when i cant run because of stupid stuff

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 7.00
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7.50

tough workout today. mile warm and then strides and a 3k. the first 5 laps of the 3k were really solid. like a little too solid, then i died kinda hard, but it was still a good effort. ended up hitting 11:3x, idk the actual second. then a lap. and 6x400, 5x300, 3x200. the 400's were tough but still a good effort. 76-77 average, and just a bit off the main group, usually with haley. the 300's were really good. i was with the main group the whole time and hit 59 on most of them. the 200s were really hard, which was a bummer cuz usually those are my favorite haha. it feels good to be working on leg speed again tho! little less than a mile cool to get to 7.5. 

sooooo sore today. 

Not doing the workout tomorrow, which i think is a good call on my part. I want to stay healthy, and i think that building my mileage slowly and doing a zillion workouts at the same time is not the best call for me. I am glad that i feel confident enough talking to coach about what is smart for me without feeling like he is thinking i am just trying to get out of stuff. I hope it pays

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 7.50
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7.00

Wasn’t gonna do the workout, but I’m not racing this weekend, and I’m glad I did it. Me and coach decided on three days of effort this week. Started with mile warmup and then 3 miles at fast 50% (6:55,6:56,7:30 around the parking lot by the hill). Then 1x700 m hill in 3:10 (that was supposed to be a 400). Only 4 of us even went all the way up, cuz everyone just stopped for whatever reason. Then 10x15 second hill sprints, followed by a 400 meter uphill in 1:44, right with Morgan, Madison and Haley.. I love the long up hills, it seems so easy to just keep a steady pace all the way up, and it’s so fun to be one of the best girls at it. The shorter sprints were a little harder. I think part of that is the fact that I haven’t done anything fast, fast in a year. I think it will come, it will just take a little bit of working at it. 

Easy in weights today. Just 2 sets of everything:)) lots of rolling, and strengthening stuff with the trainers. 

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 7.00
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8.00

2 miles rlly rlly easy. legs are trashed

Pm- 6 with Haley and Sarah. It was soooo unbelievably windy. It was very difficult to run and sometimes I felt like I wasn’t moving. 7:40 avg which is good considering the first few miles haha. It felt sooo good to chill. 

Nike Vomero 11 (White) Miles: 2.00Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 6.00
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9.00

8 miles with Haley. It felt so good. 7:16 avg. I’m feeling fit and I looooove it. 15xstrides @3k pace after. Those also felt great. Took miles a little longer today but I’m gonna stick with 8 tomorrow and then see how next week goes! 

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 8.00
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11.50

8.5 with Haley on cross hollows to airport. 7:17 avg. it felt AMAZING!! Snuck in to the trainers after, through the visitors football locker room, and rolled. Super pumped about running rn. 

s run

Nike Zoom Structure 20 (Indigo And Mint) Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch 6 (Teal) Miles: 8.50
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3 easy. 7:50 avg

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5.00

5 with Alison. It was fine at first and then the snow came and the wind. We went up canyon and on the way back down I literally could not see anything. The snow felt like baby pins stabbing my face and eyes the whole time. Only did 5 cuz it just was getting worse. 

As soon as I got out of the shower it stopped. Rip 

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 5.00
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10.00

1.5 miles realllly slow in the snow and ice. It was awful. I don’t know how to run in it effectively  9:17 avg lol 

8.5 in st George with Alison Sam Julieta and Haley. It was so nice. And the whether was great. 7:20 avg. froyo after :))

Nike Vomero 11 (White) Miles: 10.00
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8.50

3 mile warm and then strides. 2x(400,800,300). Honestly pretty good workout. I stayed with or close to the group on everything except the second 800. Splits were 80, 2:47,  57(everyone was wayyyy slow on this), then 76, 2:58, 54-55(can’t remember)

3 mile cool with Madison  

Weights 

 

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 8.50
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9.00

went to bed at 10:30 Slept in til 8;40 and then did 3 miles easy. My body is tired today. Hopefully this afternoon is a little better 

I have been so tired all day. i came home from class and literally did nothing for 3 hours before we met to run at 2.

ran 6 with brigton and sam behind the rest of the girls. i was exhausted. we averaged 7:53 pace and it was the hardest run ever. both of them thought so too. i was planning on 7 miles but thought it would be less beneficial to do so. 

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 6.00
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9.80

Am- 7.5 before class. My body is feeling much much better than yesterday but still tired. Kept it pretty chill, especially the first few miles. Finally got goin after 4 miles 

Pm- 2.3 miles with Sam. I need a new watch ASAP. According to hers we went 2.4 miles and 7;30 pace. Mine never matches up with everyone else feels pretty good to be done with miles at noon. 

Nike Vomero 11 (White) Miles: 9.80
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12.00

woke up at 8ish and drove to st george for the weekend planning to run there. knew i needed to go 10-12 miles today depending on how my legs were feeling considering they have felt pretty crappy the last few days. 

anyways pretty much the best long run of my life. it didnt even feel like 12 miles (it probs would have in cedar lol cuz idek where to run 12 miles). 7 with my dad and scottie, bathroom break and then 5 more with bent on his bike. it was soo good and rlly fun. 7:36 avg. 

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 12.00
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9.00

am- 2 miles easy with christian

pm- 7 miles @50% with haley sharlie and madison. everyone else did a workout that is traveling this weekend. 

For sure red shirting becuase, yeah. there is a lot of good girls and id get to race once. feel like i should maybe get a chance over a few not healthy girls, especially because ive been doing really great, but its fine. hopefully it all works out in the end. I just wanna be fast. 

lololol before weights (which was a beast tbh) julieta did this old wives tale that her mom taught her with a ring and a hair, that apparently is really acurate (who actually knows lol), but according to it, i will have 2 children and they will both be boys. but dont worry, neither of them are in the near future. thank heavens. 

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 7.00
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2.00

Am- 2 miles easy. 

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 2.00
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2.00

2 really easy 

Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 2.00
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Total Distance
179.10
Brooks Launch 6 (Teal) Miles: 49.85Nike Vomero 11 (Fuscia) Miles: 94.25Nike Vomero 11 (White) Miles: 21.80Nike Zoom Structure 20 (Indigo And Mint) Miles: 3.00
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