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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: 18.58 Month: 136.70 Year: 1405.83
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 88.45
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: 119.43
Solar Glide Blue Lifetime Miles: 162.99
Adios Black Lifetime Miles: 56.86
Avanti Black Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Total Distance
136.70
Barefoot Miles: 4.90Clifton 2 Green Miles: 17.33Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 25.44Solar Glide Blue Miles: 43.57Adios Black Miles: 13.16Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 27.67Saucony Shay XC4 Miles: 4.63
Total Distance
13.42

AM: 4.65 around the hospital. 

PM: Chill 60 on middle and then strides.  

My watch died so I couldn't put in the info for friday and saturday but just went and did that so feel free to check it out. 

Barefoot Miles: 0.40Clifton 2 Green Miles: 4.65Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 8.37
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Total Distance
10.13

Warm up, drills, strides. 

Workout was 2(8x400's at alternating paces) We were hitting 74's and 95. 5 minutes recovery inbetween sets. Then 2 200's. 

Some barefoot miles and then back to the weight room for lifting. I went hard on them squats 

 

Barefoot Miles: 1.10Solar Glide Blue Miles: 3.10Adios Black Miles: 5.93
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Total Distance
6.80

Easy 50. Glute got slightly worse as the run went on. Paul worked on it along with my hips for a while. 

Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 6.80
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Total Distance
4.29

30 minutes easy and some strides. 

Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 4.29
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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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Total Distance
11.46

Parked at the Ridge and ran all over the Jail Trails. I was trying to take it easier cuz it was a chill day but fetch there was a lot of elevation gain and some pretty tough spots. I ran across the face of the mountain to Suncrest/Highland Blvd, where I would run in jr high, and then back to the school with some barefoot on the grass to finish up.  

Barefoot Miles: 1.20Solar Glide Blue Miles: 10.26
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Total Distance
12.99

AM: Ran with Tyson around 10am. It was beautiful outside. 4.5 easy. 

PM: Upper with strides. 

Barefoot Miles: 0.40Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 12.59
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Total Distance
11.50

Lit workout at Beus. 2x400,8xK,2x400. 75's for the 400's. 3:07's on the k's and 70's on the 400's. It was a great workout. I felt great, it was smooth like a hot knife through butter. Cool down and got yoked. 

 

Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 4.27Adios Black Miles: 7.23
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Total Distance
8.51

Ran out towards Pipe, turned around a lil earlier than the guys to go to the bathroom. After that I went exploring on some other trails. It was cool at the start but then I didn't want to keep climbing and had to bushwack my way down towards the school lol finished with strides. 

Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 8.51
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Total Distance
10.47

Drove over to the Parkway with the boys for a workout. It was 5x3min @ 5:30ish, 1 min @ 7:00ish, 1 min @ 4:30ish, 3 min @ 7:30ish. Apparently this type of workout is one of Riley Cooks favorites. Legs were sore from Tuesday but were fine. After the last 1 min we got moving well and they were tired. Coach biked along with us which was fun. Got a nice cooldown in.   

Solar Glide Blue Miles: 10.47
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Total Distance
8.77

Unpopular opinion: Reverse upper is better than normal upper. Nice chill run, beautiful weather. Finished with a few strides. 

Barefoot Miles: 0.49Clifton 2 Green Miles: 8.28
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Total Distance
12.00

Sick long run on Ben Lomond mountain with Coach, Carson, Zach, and Nathaniel. First three mile climb was sweet. Next two miles are normally really nice but there was a lot of snow and then people went on the snow, made footprints, they froze, and it was kinda sketchy on the ankles. Even though those miles weren't as good, the view was amazing and it was a really fun time!

Solar Glide Blue Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
13.99

AM Double: Hospital Loops.

PM: Reverse Upper. Love that run. Some barefoot on the turf and then strides. 

Barefoot Miles: 1.31Clifton 2 Green Miles: 4.40Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 8.28
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Total Distance
4.59

AM: Hospital Loop and South Ogden

Solar Glide Blue Miles: 4.59
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Total Distance
136.70
Barefoot Miles: 4.90Clifton 2 Green Miles: 17.33Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 25.44Solar Glide Blue Miles: 43.57Adios Black Miles: 13.16Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 27.67Saucony Shay XC4 Miles: 4.63
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