My 40yr Old Liver

January 22, 2020

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Draper,UT,United States

Member Since:

May 30, 2013



Goal Type:

5 K Finish

Running Accomplishments:

2018 PR's

Indoor 1600m: 5:59

5k: 22:05

Overall PR's

400m: 56s

800m: 2:14

1600m: 4:58

3200m: 10:39

3mile: 17:16

5k: 17:09

*10k: 41:20

*Just over 10k, in Dimple Dell Gully


Long-Term Running Goals:

Train Daily. 

Be happy. 

Enjoy the journey.



My Mom donated half of her Liver to me when I was 6 months old. I have now taken care of it for 21 years. I hope to do so for years to come.

I served my church mission in Fort Worth, Texas speaking Spanish 15'-17'. I am a Healthcare Administration Major at BYU-Idaho.

Alta High School XC & Track 2015 Alumni.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Brooks Ghost Rider (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 163.33
Total Distance

Did a 1.34 mile warmup. Then we did a time trial of the Gully Long Run. I ran 6th at 48:19. We ran as a pack until the bridge, then we separated I was sore from Saturday and when I got to the road I mentally started to drop my pace Jake K dropped back a bit to help me out. In other words dropped to push my pace. I was able to run half the hill then walked the rest and made the top at 28:10. I started to pick up my pace since my shins stopped hurting. About the park Davis caught me and was running really hard. I was able to stay within 150m of him to the finish. So I had a strong start and finish. I just need to have more mental toughness the second third of the race.

Saucony Ride 6 (Green) Miles: 7.67
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 12:46:09 from

I think the way to approach this run is to break it up into parts. First part, to the bridge - stay with the pack. Try to relax and save energy, but take advantage of the downhills. Then you have an uphill section to the road, so you have to stay focused there, but once you hit the road it gets a little easier (for a while). The hill is a killer, but the key is to just keep moving. You know once you get to the top, its all downhill, and you can sort of recover while still running on the downhill section.

You did good today. Like you said, its about nailing that middle section. A lot of it is mental. You know you can do it. So next time, I think the road should be your focus. Run that section well, and your time will drop a lot.

From Ashton Arndt on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 13:06:55 from

Thanks for the great advice! It's encouraging to be coached by knowledgable runners. (Rob Murphy, Jake K) Thanks a ton!

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