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February 22, 2020

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Location:

Jensen,UT,U.S.A.

Member Since:

Jan 28, 2020

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

400 m 58.6 (2018)

800 m 2:13 (2014)

1600 m 4:49.5 (2014)

3200 m 10:11.96 (2014)

5000 m 16:44.54 (2014)

Short-Term Running Goals:

I want to be able to beak all my PR's soon.

P.S. I set most of my PR's in Alaska where it was about sea level. Right now I live like over a mile above sea level.

Long-Term Running Goals:

sub 4:40 mile

sub 10 2 mile

sub 16 5k 

sub 1:15 half

sub 2:40 marathon

Personal:

I like peanut butter and reeces. And hanging out with friends.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 13.19
Total Distance
6.11

Hello everybody! I am exited to be a part of the fast running blog. What really got me into running was all because of my dad. I was in elementary school when I first started going on runs with him. He was trying to keep in shape for the military. He's been in all of the branches except for the Marines. He told me he was able to run 2 miles in 12:XX minutes which was good enough for him to max the run. Anyways there were sometimes where he would leave me and I had to find my way back home. One time we were on a base that I was not familiar with. He left me, I didn't know where I was, so I just sat on a corner of a street what seemed like an eternity before they found me. That was up in Alaska when we were there the first time between 2003-2008. Then we moved to Dugway, Utah, and lived there for a couple of years until Feb of 2011, where we moved up to Alaska for the 2nd time. In Dugway, I would still go on runs with him. There was a time where I though we were going to only go for 3 miles. Instead, my dad wanted to go for a second round, and I remember passing my house and telling dad that I didn't want to go, and I was crying....So yeah. My 7th grade year I ran with the high school XC team, but it really wasn't a team.... There was one girl and one boy. The girl was better than the boy, with a PR in the mile of about 5:43 as a school record at the time. In XC her times were about 20ish minutes. Her father was the band music teacher and his wife was the principle of the school. I moved up to Alaska in the 8th grade and that is where my running took off. XC season my freshman year of high school I did a mile time trail in gym class, ran 5:43. That was at the end of XC. My first indoor track meet freshman year I also ran a 5:43! My 8th grade PR for the mile was a 5:45, and that was one of my last races I had 8th grade year in Alaska. Brought my mile PR down to 5:08 by the end of 9th grade, and an 11:29 2 mile PR that I did in the middle of the season. Sophmore year, I had PR's of 10:49 for 2 miles and 5:05 for the mile. Junior year is where I set most of my PR's. Senior year came and I was really wondering to myself "Why am I still running?" because my mile raised to a 5:47. I didn't really like running at the time. But here I am about 4 and a half years later loving running again. (Even though I haven't been able to set PR's in awhile. I'm in pretty decent shape now. The 6.11 mile run that I did felt pretty good. First 3.3 miles were uphill then the rest of it was downhill. The plan was to run 6'50" pace for the last 5k, but rather I ran 6:26 pace running about a 19:57. That felt good and I was thinking if I can keep up that pace for a whole marathon. Do any of you guys have any suggestions on what marathon I should run?

Comments
From Kenny the Apache on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 17:01:37 from 65.48.74.201

Welcome to the blog man! I think that you will definitely enjoy it!

From Jon on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 19:30:31 from 96.33.83.28

Yes, welcome to the blog.

If you haven't run a half marathon yet, start there for a while before moving up to a marathon. All the challenge and fitness benefits without the injury risk.

That being said, I'm a fan of making the first marathon the one closest to your house. It's nice to be able to train on the course, sleep in your own bed, and have a cheering squad at your first one.

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