St. George Gobbler 5k

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St. George,UT,USA

Member Since:

Apr 03, 2012



Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

High School PRs:

800- 1:57.22 (2015 BYU Invitational)

1600- 4:25.25 (2015 Chandler Rotary Invitational)

3200- 9:46.40 (2015 Snow Canyon Invitational)

3 mile XC- 15:06.9 (2014 Woodbridge Cross Country Classic)

5k XC- 15:52 (2014 NXR Southwest Regional)

2014 Speedgoat 50k finisher (8:38:02)

Collegiate PRs:

800- 2:02.50 (2018 UCR Spring Classic)

1500- 4:04.41 (2018 UCR Spring Classic)

Mile (indoor)- 4:40.81 (2018 Wildcat Open)

3k Steeple- 9:35.08 (2018 UCI Spring Break Classic)

Short-Term Running Goals:


Indoor 2019:

- 1:56 800m; 4:15 mile; 8:20 3k; 14:50 5k

Outdoor 2019:

- 1:54 800m; 3:55 1500; 8:45 3k steeple; 14:35 5k


Long-Term Running Goals:

NCAA All-American; UVU 3k steeple school record holder; 2020 U.S. olympic trials; enjoy running and help others enjoy running


Born and raised in St. George, UT. I ran at Desert Hills High School from 2012-2015. I spent the next 2 years in Rancagua, Chile as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I currently run for Utah Valley University.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 6.72 Year: 1261.92
Adidas Terrex Agravic Speed Lifetime Miles: 85.00
Adidas Adizero Adios 3 (white) Lifetime Miles: 258.35
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 268.93
Nike Zoom Pegasus 34 (green) Lifetime Miles: 86.73
Nike Zoom Pegasus 34 (white) Lifetime Miles: 102.54
Adidas Adizero Adios 3 (black) Lifetime Miles: 25.08
Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 292.29
Nike Zoom Mamba V Lifetime Miles: 2.61
Race: St. George Gobbler 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:16:07, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Happy Thanksgiving! 

AM- I arrived at the race feeling quite fatigued from the workout on Monday, then weights and basketball on Wednesday (most certainly a poor decision the day before a race). Nevertheless, I did a couple miles warm up and started to loosen up. Unfortunately I had to wait in line for the bathroom for what seemed like an eternity (probably like 15 minutes) and sort of tightened up a little. I got out of the bathroom right as the 10k was starting, so I had 5 minutes before they started the 5k. Basically I had enough time to strip down into my traditional robes of combat and get to the line. I quickly made note of the competion near the starting line: one collegiate athlete, a few high schoolers, some middle-aged men, and a handful of  overly-ambitious prepubescent children. The countdown reached its end and we all shot out from behind the line. After about 100 meters, it seemed as though my competition had narrowed down to one high schooler from Lone Peak. We quickly ran into the back of the 10k pack (I'm not sure who decided 5 minutes would be enough time to separate the 2 races), and had to weave our way through them. The pace felt a little too comfortable, and sure enough, we came through the first mile in 5:27. I picked it up and tried to press the pace and he didn't go with me. When we hit the turn-around and hopped onto the river trail heading back to the finish, I saw that I had about a 20 meter lead on the next guys, so I just kept pressing. With about a half mile left I assumed that I had a pretty sizeable lead, but I passed some people who then started cheering for the guy in second not long after I'd passed them, so I tried to pick it up a little more. My lead was big enough and I was able to get the dub. I cooled down a mile with Drew, Preston, and Laynee, then ran another 3ish miles to my house. 

PM- In what I now recognize as a very poor decision, I got in some more miles after going to town on a tasty Thanksgiving meal. Fortunately I was able to keep it all in.

Hoka Cavu Miles: 4.23Nike Zoom Pegasus 34 (white) Miles: 3.10Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 Miles: 6.35
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