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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 everyday, do the little things

Break a Weber State freshman record in track 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 16.53 Year: 1589.44
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 91.63
Ultra Boost Blue Lifetime Miles: 184.32
Solar Glide Blue Lifetime Miles: 198.33
Adios Black Lifetime Miles: 81.95
Avanti Black Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Solar Glide Cookies&cream Lifetime Miles: 10.00
Pegasus 34 Gray Lifetime Miles: 11.87
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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