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Saratoga Springs,Ut,USA

Member Since:

Jan 15, 2015



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Received a scholarship to run in college 

3rd place at State senior year 

Footlocker Nationals Qualifier 


800- 1:57.85 (Region IV)

1600- 4:21.03 (State) 

3200- 9:07.59 (Arcadia Invite) 

5k- 15:20 (Nike Southwest)


Short-Term Running Goals:

Become a little better every day, make sure I do my core, stretching. 




Long-Term Running Goals:

 Break 4 minutes in the mile

All-American in the 10K and Cross Country  

Leave a legacy/ Help Weber become a school that is very competitive on the national stage.   





Hello, I grew up in Lehi, Utah where I ran for Lehi High School and made many incredible memories. After returning from a LDS mission in Paris, France, I am a student athlete at Weber State University. 

Follow me on instagram @connor_baller


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Miles:This week: 34.06 Month: 115.84 Year: 913.00
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 74.75
Clifton 2 Green Lifetime Miles: 797.83
NB Zante Gray Lifetime Miles: 328.43
Pegasus 32 Blue Lifetime Miles: 421.08
Ultra Boost Blue Lifetime Miles: 19.91
Total Distance
Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 58.08Clifton 2 Green Miles: 16.42NB Zante Gray Miles: 19.43Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 19.91Barefoot Miles: 2.00
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Met up with Steady Parker at Dry Creek. Ran over to the cemetery where the team was and got Satchell, Thomas, Ben. Fast downhill mile by Sego Lilly 6:00, Wynes 6:06, down main 6:08, to Pioneer 6:10. I wanted to run faster today but went too hard cuz my body couldnt keep it up. 6:19 Came back by the rodeo grounds, trafalga. Finished up to 60 minutes and 9.25 6:30 average on the day. Good time at the Hinckleys house after.  

Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 9.25
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6.25 in 40 minutes. Started at the Jordan River trail but didn’t run the normal way. Went East on the path and came out by North Lake Park. Crossed over to the street and came back by the Broadbents house. Finished with 6:25 avg. Had strides again. 

Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 6.61
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50 minutes / 6:33ap

Met the guys at Dry Creek. We did the good ole fishy park run. More technically speaking we hopped on 900 N, straight shot passed the fishy park which is actually named Hunter Park but we call it that because part of the playground has a giant fish. Good time with the homies. 

Clifton 2 Green Miles: 7.62
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60 minutes / 6:36ap / MCT 

Had the pleasure of having my dad bike next to me while I did 60 minutes on the Murdock Canal Trail. Slept in and went a lil later in the day, it was pretty hot. Not unbearable, but undesirable enough to make me want to go to sleep earlier and get up earlier. Ice bath in the solw with the Heaps who had just completed a 22 miler! 

Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 9.07
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45 minutes with 6x100 strides. 

Met my main man Steadyparker at North Lake and we ran up into Lehi, returning on 3rd west. It was a nice chill run, not too hot. I ran in my Zantes for the first time since being back. They felt good. Got 6.78 in the 45 (6:38pace) and then the barefoot strides on grass. 

NB Zante Gray Miles: 7.14
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First workout back in the 801! 4x3minutes @ 10k pace, 3 min off, 51 minutes / 7.76 total 

Started at Wynes and ran into Willow park. 16 ish minute warm up.

3:05/ .56 / 5:30 Felt relatively easy and decided to run faster on the second

3:01/ .56 / 5:23 Felt good 

3:03/ .56 / 5:26 Starting to feel harder, little slower pace

3:00/ .55 / 5:27 Nice medium workout. Cooldown back. 

Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 7.76
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Skyridge XC Camp, Deer Creek trail! 60 minutes easy. 

Rode up to Deer Creek with @steadyparker and got to go run on probs my fav trail ever. It was kinda sad I only had 60 minutes but grateful to run there after well over 2 years. 60 minutes easy pace, got 8.8. Feeling good. 

The team went down to Deer Creek and swam around. It was a really fun time!  


Clifton 2 Green Miles: 8.80
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Deer Creek / 45 minute progression run 

Because of a fire in Spanish Fork, the valley filled up with smoke once again this summer. After my doctors appointment my dad said I could do my run at Deer Creek and it would be better so I did that. @steadyparker met me at AFHS and we drove up. By the time that we started it was already like 1pm which sucked parce qu'il faisait chaud quoi.

Started off slower than yesterday cuz I had to negative split. 7:26,7:14, 6:28, 6:19, 6:22, 6:19 #slaythedragon, 6:00 pace for .79. Wasn't a great progression looking at the mile splits but thats cuz you cant decide where the hills are. I just made sure that the effort progressed. Happy with it. Great time in the solw after.   

NB Zante Gray Miles: 6.79
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50 minutes / Provo River Parkway 

Great run in the canyon. Nice temps, good time. Upper 6ix's going out, lower 6ix's on the way back. 

Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 7.63
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Weber Gang, 77ish minutes / 11.11 

Stayed over at my grandparents house in Bountiful. They just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary so shout out to them! 

Met the guys at the locker room. We had a nice group of guys there: Tracen, Jacob, Joe, Taylor, Zach. Austin was there but I think he cross trained. We ran on Upper, dropped down to the Parkway and after that instead of turning right like normal we went left. I think, I just followed. The last few miles of the run weren’t very fun as it was gradual uphill and we would climb a street, cut over, climb another. Joe went back with me at 75 (the others did 90) and we hopped on this trail at Mt.Ogden to get back and it was a pretty good climb hahah it was great. Good week of building.

Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 11.11
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46:45 / Bonneville Shoreline Trail (Draper)

Went with my man @Ryguy and we hit up the BST. Climbed for the first 23 minutes, came back and still had some left cuz it was so much faster on the way down. Finished up to 6ix for the day. Good times.

First run in my new Ultra Boost uncaged version shoes. I was interested to see how they would feel with the whole sock elastic thing on the ankle but they felt good the entire time. I'm excited to use them in the rotation.  

Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 6.00
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6x800 at 2:35-2:40 

Parked at Westlake and did my 15 minute warm up. I had 6-7x800 at 2:35-2:40. Decided to do them on the long straight road right in front of Westlake which is just under a half mile long. Times were 2:35,2:37,2:30,2:38,2:38. 90 sec rest. It took me longer than I wanted to to find the pace and settle into it. I would either start off too fast or too slow and have to adjust. Got it figured out tho. After six I felt good about it and chose not to do a seventh. Cool down on the grass behind the school which felt really nice. Need to do more barefoot running.  

Barefoot Miles: 2.00NB Zante Gray Miles: 5.50
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50 minute recovery / 7.09 

Started at the church on Redwood and ran on Centennial to Fairway by the golf course. Up Fairway and Colt and Fox Pointer onto the Village Parkway which ends and then turns into a few different trails. Went on the one heading North for a few minutes and then turned back. Came back trying to take the most straight shot to my house. Came out by my church and climbed most of the hill before getting to 50.  

Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 7.09
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15 minute warm up and then 3 mile tempo, goal of 5:30 pace. First mile was 5:36. Pace started dropping farther away from the goal and so I made some new goals and just tried to hit those but I kept getting slower and more tired. Second mile in 5:46. Third mile I got .27 in 1:40, a culmination of a few things and I decided to call it good there. Sad that I didn't finish and wasn't on goal pace but it just wasn't my day. It'll come more and more, little by little. No rush, I got plenty of time. Cooldown about 15 minutes.   

Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 6.65
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45 min / 6.82 

Willowcreek, Olympic Park. Nice enjoyable run. Forgot to do strides. 


Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 6.82
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Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 58.08Clifton 2 Green Miles: 16.42NB Zante Gray Miles: 19.43Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 19.91Barefoot Miles: 2.00
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