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Location:

Saratoga Springs,Ut,USA

Member Since:

Jan 15, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Received a scholarship to run in college 

3rd place at State senior year 

Footlocker Nationals Qualifier 

PR's

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 in my comeback from my mission. 

Run hard at USU and depending on who comes, run near the top 10. 

Attain the Strava course record on Luge (Bobsled) 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

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

Break 4 minutes in the mile

NCAA All-American in the 10K and Cross Country     

Olympic Trials Marathon 

Become a Semi-Pro runner with a contract/deal 

 

 

 

Personal:

I grew up in Lehi, Utah where I ran for Lehi High School and made many incredible memories. In the summer of 2018 I returned home from a LDS mission in Paris, France and am now a student athlete at Weber State University #gocats  

Follow me on instagram @connor_baller

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 28.04 Month: 146.16 Year: 1415.29
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 88.70
Clifton 2 Green Lifetime Miles: 854.90
Saucony Shay XC4 Lifetime Miles: 52.75
NB Zante Gray Lifetime Miles: 328.43
Pegasus 32 Blue Lifetime Miles: 501.41
Ultra Boost Blue Lifetime Miles: 123.03
Solar Glide Blue Lifetime Miles: 162.99
Adios Black Lifetime Miles: 62.47
Avanti Black Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Race: USU Invite (4.35 Miles) 00:22:20, Place overall: 15
Total Distance
7.78

USU Invitational 

2.58 warm up with Beej. Changed into my spikes and headed over to the line. Did the normal drills, got a good amount of strides in. They were playing some good music so I was just having a good time singing along and chillin. 

Goals for the race: Drop as much time off my time from the race a couple weeks earlier (22:43) Being the last race of the year and not having anything to lose, push myself and see where the fitness I have is. Feeling like I ran too conservative last time, I wanted to push the middle miles. Watch splits of the Autumn Classic were 5:08,5:24,5:21,5:08. They have more accurate mile splits online but since I only have watch mile splits for this race (a lot smaller race) thats what I'll compare. 

 Splits today were 4:58, 5:01, 5:19, 5:20. First mile was good, was in 25th place maybe. Second mile I continued to move really well, was right where I wanted to be. After the downhill, a side-ache formed on my right side which was not fun. Instead of continuing to move up, I went to the same speed as the guys around me. Eventually it went away and with a few hundred meters to go I picked up the pace and passed a couple guys and had a good kick. I finished at 22:20, 23 seconds faster than on the 15th, something that you have to be happy about. I pushed myself, ran hard, am moving in the right direction, and getting more fit every week. The season was great while it lasted. Now we got a couple months of training for track where I'll have my first hard workouts. Its gonna be exciting!

Saucony Shay XC4 Miles: 4.63Solar Glide Blue Miles: 3.15
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