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Location:

Ogden,Ut,

Member Since:

Jan 15, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

World Class

Running Accomplishments:

Received a scholarship to run in college 

3rd place at State XC 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:

Travel during XC season

Qualify for XC Nationals

Break the Weber State Freshman record in the 5k (14:36) and 10k (30:06)

Long-Term Running Goals:

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

Break 4 minutes in the mile

Weber Top 10 in 1500 - 10k  

NCAA All-American in the 10K and Cross Country

 

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 #weareweber  

Follow me on instagram @connor_baller

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 16.49 Month: 104.53 Year: 939.39
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 100.40
Pegasus 34 Gray Lifetime Miles: 104.08
Pegasus 35 White Lifetime Miles: 341.98
NB 880v9 Lifetime Miles: 200.60
GT-2k 7 Lifetime Miles: 161.52
Adios 4 Lifetime Miles: 70.82
Total Distance
55.30
Barefoot Miles: 3.65Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 18.97Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 10.93Adios 3 Black Miles: 5.25Solar Glide Blue Miles: 7.25Clifton 2 Green Miles: 4.50Saucony Shay XC4 Miles: 4.75
Total Distance
7.17

Zach, Tracen, Carson, Tyson, and I. Easy 53:30 on upper but we ran up Luge to get there and wow that thing is awesome. It was a good time, good temps. My right hamstring randomely tightened up a lot after we finished, even when I was stretching it. Barefoot strides, it didn't cause too much of a problem.

Barefoot Miles: 0.45Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 6.72
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Total Distance
8.75

4xMile repeats  @ Beus 

15ish minute warm up. Stretches, strides. 400 @ 72. Workout was mile repeats. I had a goal going forward of doing better to feel the pace during workouts by not looking at my watch, going off of feel and adjusting accordingly. Well I forgot my watch today lol so I had no watch to look at which actually was kinda nice. Goal pace was 5:06-5:12. I hit 5:12,5:07,5:08. Legs were feeling great, it was really hot but I did a good job of fueling and hydration today. Coach was originally thinking to have me do 3 miles and then an 8 and 400 but I was running really smooth and consistent I just did a 4th mile. It was 5:11. Good day, really happy with the workout. Cooldown, lifting, ice bath. 

Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 3.50Adios 3 Black Miles: 5.25
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Total Distance
7.70

Easy 50 on Pipe with strides. 

Barefoot Miles: 0.45Solar Glide Blue Miles: 7.25
Comments(2)
Total Distance
8.68

AM: 4.5 towards South Ogden 

PM: 4.18 easy. I get to race other people for the first time in soooo long tomorrow!!!

Clifton 2 Green Miles: 4.50Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 4.18
Comments(1)
Race: CSI XC Classic (4.35 Miles) 00:23:46, Place overall: 15
Total Distance
10.75

Drove up to good ole Twin Falls to race at CSI. Warm up. I was sweating a bunch even just during the warm up. Got the spikes on, a few strides. First mile: Nice and chill, was running with guys from Group three. Hit 5:29ish. The second mile you get a bit of downhill and so I used that and picked off people. On the watch I had it as a 5:24. Mile three, coming back up is where it started getting harder physically and mentally. I think my mind got into race mode and I made moves like I was running a 5k but it was a 7k, and I still haven’t been home that long so I slowed quite a bit but not terribly. I was still moving up places at least. 3.5-4 kinda hit a tough spot and some guys who had been by me for a bit moved ahead of me on the uphill towards the final stretch. I let them go for a sec, gathered myself and then threw in a nice kick the last couple hundred meters. Tbh it was a faster kick than I thought I was capable of and felt nice to have those fast twitch muscles working at the end and to leave guys. I mean it felt terrible, I was so tired at the end but ya know the good tired. 

 

Positives: Even tho I was really tired from the last couple k’s, I kept working and didn’t just throw in the towel. Put up a nice last couple hundred, got the legs moving, passed a few guys. 

 

Things to work on: Staying patient, remember it’s a longer race. Working together with teammates. 

 

Cooldown around the course barefoot, briefly ran up to the waterfall. Good day

Barefoot Miles: 2.75Saucony Shay XC4 Miles: 4.75Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 3.25
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Total Distance
12.25

Went over to the Parkway for our long run. My legs felt pretty good for having raced the day before. I can tell I'm getting stronger. Nice weather, good morning, delicious bagels after. 

Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 12.25
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Total Distance
55.30
Barefoot Miles: 3.65Pegasus 32 Blue Miles: 18.97Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 10.93Adios 3 Black Miles: 5.25Solar Glide Blue Miles: 7.25Clifton 2 Green Miles: 4.50Saucony Shay XC4 Miles: 4.75
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