My 40yr Old Liver

Draper Days 5k

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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
Race: Draper Days 5k (3.09 Miles) 00:19:19, Place overall: 31, Place in age division: 8
Total Distance

My goal was sub 19. My splits were 5:48,6:07,6:50. Last tenth of a mile at a 6:15. Not fast enough. I took the first mile too fast. I should have taken the first easy then the second and 3rd harder.

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 11:53:42 from

Good racing today Ashton. Yes, you probably took it out a little too fast but you still shouldn't have dropped all the way down to 6:50 for the last mile.

Some slowdown is normal in the last mile. The key is to remain positive and mentally into the race in the last mile.It's a learning process and you are making HUGE steps in the right direction just by being out there battling.

From Ashton Arndt on Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 16:20:26 from

Thanks. Any mental tricks how not to kill it the first mile?

From Jake K on Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 16:36:46 from

In cross country, you have an automatic reason to stay "engaged and fighting" in the last mile - your teammates are depending on you to pass as many runners as possible and don't get passed by anyone!

In individual races, its good to have some levels of goals (like times) that will keep you motivated to keep pushing.

Like Rob said, just getting out there and getting some races under your belt over the summer will pay off.

From Ashton Arndt on Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 16:49:55 from

Alright. Thanks a ton Jake this will help me much more throughout the season. Nice job today! 15:10!

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