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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
Total Distance
45.06
Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 19.91Barefoot Miles: 2.00NB Zante Gray Miles: 5.50Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 6.65Clifton 2 Green Miles: 11.00
Total Distance
6.00

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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Total Distance
7.50

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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Total Distance
7.09

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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Total Distance
6.65

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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Total Distance
6.82

45 min / 6.82 

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

 

Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 6.82
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Total Distance
11.00

Saturday long run / 75 minutes 

Some guesses on the run today. Huge shout out to Matt Todd for being my running buddy today! It had been 38 months since we had last seen each other. I brought him a bike to ride next to me but I learned that he's starting his marathon training and wanted to do 4 miles before riding the bike the rest of the way. We ran 2 out, nearly to Smiths and back. With .5 left to his house we ran by an older couple who I thought I recognized as the Norby's. We passed them and I was pretty sure it was them so I asked them "Is that the Norby's?" and they said "Yes!" They returned home from the France Paris mission around the time I reported to the mtc. Sadly that was after Elder Norby was one of four missionaries seriously injured in the bombing of an airport in Brussels, Belgium. They came and spoke at the mtc while I was there and then, after first arriving in France, I served with a missionary who knew them very well and talked about what amazing people they were. Turns out they live right across the street from Skyridge and I just so happened to cross them out on my morning run. It was fun being able to talk to them and reminisce on the good old days. 

We got to his house, grabbed the bike, and headed out on the mct. After a mile or so my watched died and we had no idea what minutes we were at. We did our best guess at 11 total. On the way back we come up on this lady running the same way as us and it looks a lot like mama heaps. Well it was mama heaps. Her and papa heaps were out on the mct. They are insane! They did 23 miles today! She was like yo go catch Papa Heaps so I was like ok and started booking it to try to catch papa heaps. After a lil bit we saw him up in the distance. It was maybe the last two miles and we were pushing the pace tryna catch him lol. He was running a strong pace, especially for a 23 miler. We eventually caught him and said hello. Got back to Matts house and I was a lot more tired than I would have been if I didn't push the last part haha. 

Waffles after. It was funny how even after 38 months of not seeing someone, you can just meet up and have a great time like you had just seen each other the day before. Matt is seriously the funniest person alive and as usual we were laughing most of the morning. Grateful for xc and the great friends that I have because of it.   

Clifton 2 Green Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
45.06
Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 19.91Barefoot Miles: 2.00NB Zante Gray Miles: 5.50Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 6.65Clifton 2 Green Miles: 11.00
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