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Location:

Washington,UT,USA

Member Since:

Dec 29, 2016

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Highschool Champ

Running Accomplishments:

Back to back to back 2nd at State XC

Short-Term Running Goals:

Win 3200m at Utah State track

Sub 9:10 3200m

Sub 4:15 1600m

Sub 1:56 800m

Goals above subject to change based upon events that occur in my life

Long-Term Running Goals:

Maintain a 4.0 and score higher than a 32 on the ACT

Get a good Scholarship and run super good in college

Go to the Olympics 
 
Become a famous Ath-e-lete.
 
Above goals may seem farfetched, but I believe that anything is possible, and I am going to work my b*tt off to accomplish them.

Personal:

My name is Carson Horspool and I like to party. I'm a Senior at Pine View High School in St. George Utah. Captain of the Cross Country team. I’m 18 and a good kid and have a great life because I make good choices.. most of the time. Love competing and Track and Cross country are perfect examples of competition. 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 93.94
(Retired) Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 235.90
Adidas Adizero Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 431.77
(Retired) Saucony Freedom ISO Lifetime Miles: 367.75
Nike Airzoom Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 160.61
Adidas Energy Boost Lifetime Miles: 69.27
Total Distance
89.72
Nike Airzoom Pegasus 34 Miles: 61.42Adidas Energy Boost Miles: 19.40
Night Sleep Time: 56.24Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 56.24
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10.02

10.02 mi

70 min 1-1-2 pickups with 5 min recovery between each

7:02 avg

Ran at like 11 Bc of New Years. Mikey was nice and came with me. Pretty quick run and leg defs sucked with like 15 min left because we hit like 3 traffic lights and had to stop. Take a few seconds to get going and it hurts like a sunuva. Managed to get the full minutes in but it hurts pretty bad. Did some yoga and iced when I got home. 

Nike Airzoom Pegasus 34 Miles: 10.02
Night Sleep Time: 7.28Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.28
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Woke up and was hurting so didn’t run today

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Playing it safe and didn’t run again. I really really really hate not running but I also really really like not being injured so just playing it safe. I’ll probably run tomorrow though

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8.03

8.03 mi

51 min 30 min death run x_x

5:40 avg for death run 6:25 avg for whole run

Death ruuuunnnnnnnnnnnn. Freaking epic. I executed my strategy exactly as planned and ran 2 miles really fast. Was shooting for 10:50ish but ended up running like 11:30 or soemthing. Held my ground about 125 meters ahead of the chase pack and 200 in front of the chase pack chase pack. Chase pack chase pack ended up catching the chase pack and became the chase pack. I was dying towards the end and they were definitely gaining on me. Alex made it about 100 meters behind me and wasn’t really gaining any ground because I just went ham. I had those thoughts like “oh I’m so dead they’re definitely gonna catch me” but I shut them tf down and I think it was actually very good practice for times like that in races. Overall like a 5:40 tempo for 5 miles so hats was super fun. Leg didn’t hurt too bad after and but I iced it for a while.

Turns out it was my hip flexor not my IT band. I asked the wrong person I guess.. but luckily I’ve been doing the wrong stretches for an it band and I’ve actually been stretching my hip flexor so thats good. Ready for the 6 min test tomorrow

Nike Airzoom Pegasus 34 Miles: 8.03
Night Sleep Time: 9.45Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.45
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6.60

6.6 mi

45 min with 6 minute test

7:30 avg

6 minute test was cool. Started first 200 a little slow but picked it back up for a 1:12 lap. The rest were about the same and picked it up lap 3 but still barely ran a 1:13 so now I see why we are supposed to speed up at the start of it. Was super dead after 4 Laps amc was zoned out first 100 m of lap 5 but kicked way strong from 100-300 and then was dying but still finished strong. Ran 2019 meters beating the record (which I hold) by 3 meters so yeet. Headed into the last lap I actually didn’t think I was gonna beat it but barely got it so yeah that was cool. Solid 2 days of running. 

Nike Airzoom Pegasus 34 Miles: 5.30
Night Sleep Time: 7.43Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.43
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Recovery day because I slept in and didn’t want to run and figured it would be good for my hip anyways

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12.28

12.28 mi

85 min 3x 1-1-2 pickups with 5 min recovery between each

6:56 avg

Good long run up Turkey Farm Hill. Quick on the way back. My hip didn’t hurt until like the last 10 minutes either so that’s good. Wasn’t a difficult run at all so I was very blessed. Wanted a PB and banana sandwich with some chocolate milk when I got home, but we were out of bread AND milk. So I just put peanut butter on a banana and it was actually pretty good. 

Nike Airzoom Pegasus 34 Miles: 12.28
Night Sleep Time: 0.17Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.17
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5.75

5.75 mi

45 minute trail run

7:49 avg

Dino Cliffs trail run today. The rain made the trail nice and puddley. More tight today than during yesterday’s run. Ice and stretched real good when I got home. 

Started Bear Gryll’s book “A survival guide for life” today. And I’m listening to it on Audible because one of my favorite youtubers talked about how dope it is and he’s super smart and it’s free for a month, so I figured I’d try it out. It’s pretty good so far

Adidas Energy Boost Miles: 5.75
Night Sleep Time: 7.72Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.72
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7.60

7.6 mi

 

good workout today. Took like 3 reps to get into it and hit the pace but did the rest of the workout was solid. Not much to say besides that haha. Leg is feeling good. 

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Nice tempo today. Not very many people at practice today because coaches weren’t here and it’s a holiday weekend. Ran up Washington Pkwy for the first 8 min of tempo so we were a little slow and everyone broke off from me Alex and Jose. Kept it at 6:20 the whole time. Shoutout to Jose for being a beast. Not very hard for me so that’s good. 

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Ran pioneer parkway with Colton. It was like 10 when we went so it was nice and bright outside. I’ve never really seen that trail in the light because we always do it at 6 in the morning. I was looking at the part I fell at forever ago and holy cow it’s so terrible looking. Like I’m surprised I didn’t die because there are so many big rocks everywhere. #blessed

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11.51

11.51 mi

91 minutes

7:55 avg

Got to run Suicidal Tendencies since there was no school. Didn’t push too hard and hip felt fine but kind of spread to my butt area. Also hbd to Robs yesterday glad we could celebrate with donuts and choc milk, even if you weren’t there..

Nike Airzoom Pegasus 34 Miles: 11.51
Night Sleep Time: 7.52Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.52
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We did some fast workout thing before we ran with just two little reps of 20 seconds going super fast. Coach wants to start doing these often and I support Bc we could use the speed. Nice easy run today legs felt good

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Same workout as last week. We got into the paces a lot better than last week. Focused on fomcaclot and each rep we did something different. My personal favorite was neck stability. 

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We stopped at like 15 lights on this run but I think it’s fine. Was gonna play church ball today but my game was at 4 so I couldn’t make it. Really long short run and my shin is kinda hurting but I stretched it real nice when I got home. Also I’m being lazy but one day I’ll go back and add the mileage to all of these runs lol

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Tempo but in styyle. Was fun and pretty easy. Was tired on like the 6th one but the rest were fine. 

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Rainy run w logan and Jose. Went 60 Bc I was really tired and I definitely haven’t been drinking enough water. Super dehydrated today. Won my basketball game so that was cool. 

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14.28

14.28 mi

97 minutes 1-2-1-3-1-3 pickups with 3 min recovery

6:48 avg

Longest run. Almost made it to The Canyons baseball fields which are the best because fun fact: high school musical 2’s “I Don’t Dance” number was filmed there. Really good run and felt great the whole time. 

Nike Airzoom Pegasus 34 Miles: 14.28
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So tired today. Mustang pass and my legs were way tight and I was just sleepy all day so I was exhausted when I got home. 

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Solid workout with Alex and logan. Paces were a little quick toward the end but only by like a second or two. I liked doing 5 reps of 1 min CV pace rather than 10 reps of 30 sec. just that little longer push made it feel more like a workout. 

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9.85

AM 2 mi

weights and 15 min run


PM 7.85 mi

62 min

Figured out a route for “hill circuits”. Not sure how they will work but sounds cool. I was DEAAAADDD today and the run was really long and sucky and I climbed up the side of foremaster instead of running up it and that was funny. Saw a cool accident by artic circle and that was cool too. Iced my shins af when I got home Bc they hurt reaaaaaly bad. 

Adidas Energy Boost Miles: 9.85
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3.80

3.8 mi

30 min

7:59 avg

Yeah today’s run sucked last night I told myself I was gonna run 60 min but then when we started I was like ow maybe I’ll go 45 but then a mile in I was dying and was practically dragging my leg so I only did 30. Super sad because it actually hurts really bad and I can’t walk much. I iced and stretched and rolled so hopefully it’ll feel better so I can play in my basketball game but I prolly won’t be able to:((

 

UPDATE: I felt waaaayyyy better later in the day so I actually played the whole basketball game and I felt good the rest of the day. There is defs still pain but it’s not nearly as bad as it was this morning

Adidas Energy Boost Miles: 3.80
Night Sleep Time: 7.08Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.08
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Oucccchhhhhh. Decided I would man up because my knee didn’t hurt all day but then I went out 35 and felt fine but the whole way back sucked Major and now I’m gonna die. I’m going to take tomorrow off and rest a ton because it just hurts to even run. I might even take Wednesday off. I wanna see we’ll see how I feel but I think it’ll just be best to avoid all possible chances of a serious injury. 

 

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89.72
Nike Airzoom Pegasus 34 Miles: 61.42Adidas Energy Boost Miles: 19.40
Night Sleep Time: 56.24Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 56.24
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