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Location:

Washington,UT,USA

Member Since:

Dec 29, 2016

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Highschool Champ

Running Accomplishments:

9:28 3200m

Back to back 2nd at State XC 3A

Pretty good at State track 3200m Sophomore and Junior year

Short-Term Running Goals:

Win 3200m at Utah State track

Win Cross Country State Championships individually and as a team

Qualify for Nike Nationals

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 not married and don't have any children because I'm only 17 and 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: 39.50 Year: 1499.19
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 235.90
Adidas Adizero Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 431.77
Saucony Freedom ISO Lifetime Miles: 367.75
Nike Airzoom Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 7.60
Total Distance
231.87
Saucony Type A Miles: 53.20
Night Sleep Time: 237.43Nap Time: 0.07Total Sleep Time: 237.50
Total Distance
7.22

60:00

 

Nice workout with the 3-3-5-3-3 things at slower to faster to slower paces. Started the first one and Coach was running next to me and asked if I felt like we were on pace, I told him no we're too slow, and he was questioning it for a second but I picked it up and hit the exact distance I was supposed to. He said he should've never doubted me, and that he doesn't doubt me often. Feels good to have a coach be proud of you and understand what you're capable of. Thanks buddy :))

Night Sleep Time: 9.30Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.30
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Total Distance
8.51

55:00 + 15:00 morning run & weights

 

Wowwww. I woke up late for the first time this whole YEAR. Year as in since school started. I woke up at 6:15 exactly, and I woke up to a text message sound, and my phone said that the alarm was going off, but there was no sound. Laaammmeee. I usually have good habits and automatically wake up like 5 minutes before my alarm, but I had a super crazy dream that I'd rather not share on here, so I'm guessing that's why I didn't wake up.

Anyways... Run was hilly up to Green Springs, and I don't know why but I was just going slow up the hills. I didn't feel tired or anything, but I felt like everyone was going really fast.

Night Sleep Time: 8.70Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.70
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Total Distance
9.68

65:00

 

Nice tempo run. I felt like garbage all day and I'm not sure why. Started out the workout with the main pack, and I felt so much better once we started. After 2 miles coach and I busted ahead and went from 6:20 straight to 6:05 and we were on pace the whole time. Picked it up the last minute. Nice workout and not stressful at all. 

Night Sleep Time: 9.53Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.53
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Total Distance
7.86

60:00

 

Nice chill run by my lonesome. Ran from my house out to the Fields and did Roller Coasters. It was epic. It's like a real roller coaster bc it's just up down up down up down wheeee and it's fun. On my way back home I saw some birds flying and it was pretty interesting. Rather than flying In a "V" shape, they were all lined up diagonally. I was watching and was very interested in how they were all the same distance between each other and flapping their wings at the same time. Then suddenly, the front 3 birds started going a little quicker and to the left. The rest of the pack started slowing and drifting to the left, and they all started making noise. Then the front of the back pack zoomed and reconnected with the front pack, and all of the others followed without question. 

I connected this back to Cross Country races. We try our hardest to keep a nice pack, and the front people always break off and the next pack never really pushes with them. I feel like the communication was the most important part of the birds' packing. The front group left, started to leave, then they all communicated and regrouped back together. I honestly learned a lot from these birds and I'm pretty sure I'm going to use this lesson whenver I talk about teamwork. I konw it's probably not that easy, and these birds fly together every day to practice. It's just going to be something that we have to work on together, and master the art of packing.

Night Sleep Time: 8.98Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.98
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Total Distance
0.00

Night Sleep Time: 9.25Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.25
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Total Distance
13.26

1:35:00

 

Long runnnnnnn. Went under the new underpass and ran all the way up a hill to Leads I think? It was ALL up hill and it blowed. Not hard but just long and slow. The way back was fun though because it was all downhill! Achilles kinda started hurting, but it went away mid run. Iced it when I got home with a bag of Dino nuggets because our ice machine doesn't work. Win-Win-Win because I got to eat dino nuggets, ice my achilles, and Idk what the other win is but I was happy.

Night Sleep Time: 9.22Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.22
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Race: Root Beer Mile (1 Miles) 00:08:10, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance
7.30

45:00 +  15 morning run and weights

 

ROOT BEER MILLLEEEEEEE!!!! Dope. Congrats to Mitch for breaking his own record by 8 seconds. Congrats to Dylan for pushing the last lap (unlike me who had to stop with 200 to go so I didn't throw up) and throwing up hard (into the trash can, luckily) right after the finish line. 4th place is still pretty good, and I'm guessing I'll get 2nd next year. Not really my strongest event, so I think I'll just continue to work toward the 3200 and 1600...

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Total Distance
6.49

50:00

 

Up north to tour some colleges. Check for some high schools near my hotel on maps, and found Alta High 2.2 miles away. Got to the hotel at like 9:20 and I quickly changed and went running towards Alta to see if I could do my workout tomorrow morning. It took my about 17 minutes to get there and the workout calls for 15 minutes of warmup, so I figured it was pretty good. I ran down the street a little further and then flipped and ran back to the hotel. It was kinda scary being there alone in the dark and not knowing exaclty where I was, but I'm still alive so it's okay.

Night Sleep Time: 7.62Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.62
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Total Distance
9.21

70:00

 

After doing the math last night about how far away from my hotel Alta High was, I deided to do my workout there. It was super dark and I was way tired when I woke up, but I had to get it done. Went and hopped the small fence onto their track and did the workout. All one minute with equal recovery, I did 4 CV, 3 threshold, 3 tempo, 3 thres and 4 cv. Hit all of my paces right on, except for the first two tempos were a bit quick. Overall good workout. 

On the way back, however, I almost got killed...... by a plastic bag stuck to a tree. At 5 in the morning in a place you don't know anything about, you get a little paranoid. When running around corners or next to parked cars and such, I ran with my fists clenched ready to fight. Although I was ready to fight, the plastic bag scared the freaking crap out of me. I jumped so far that if there was a car coming they definitely would have hit me.

Night Sleep Time: 6.20Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.20
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Total Distance
9.40

65:00

 

Nice tempo run. Went from 6:20 to 5:50 by the end. Just short of 5 miles. That's a lot of laps on the track, but it doesn't bother me one bit, because I plan on spending the rest of my life on the track.

Night Sleep Time: 9.73Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.73
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Total Distance
7.67

65:00

 

Very slow and hard run. I'm not sure why but I am so fatigued from this week. Traveling up north and back and doing both runs within 8 hours of each other and aahhhhh. The whole run was just long and I couldn't get myself to go faster than 8:30 pace and my legs wouldn't take my knees higher. It's alright though. I still got a quicker finish of about 7:50 and went home and then went straight to work. Although I had a rough start to my morning, I went to a pokemon tournament after work and I won! So overall it balanced out as a decent day.

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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0.00

Night Sleep Time: 10.97Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.97
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Total Distance
13.42

95:00

 

Looonnnnnnnnng jacket. Long run was dope. Went clear out to the fields and around Shinob Kibe or however you spell it and we came back on the trail to Sullivan park. Was pretty chill and not stressful at all so that's good. I definitely need some new shoes so I'll proabably go get some today

Night Sleep Time: 9.80Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.80
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Total Distance
7.51

45:00 + 15:00 morning run

 

#TrailRunTuesday

Church rocks trail run. The tunnel was spooky. I was the first one in on the way out and I was worried I would fall over and everyone would kill me, and one the way back I was the last one in and I was worried someone would attack me from behind and no one would know. But as you can see, I survived.

 

I went and got some sick new Saucony running shoes. Lightweight pair for workouts and such. Now I can start keeping track of shoe mileage so that's cool.

Night Sleep Time: 8.30Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.30
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Total Distance
12.93

70:00 + 25:00 morning run

 

Dope workout. 12x400 at CV 1:18-1:19. Started about 1:21 and went down to 1:19 on the 4th one and kept it pretty constant the whole workout. Chest kinda started hurting with 2 to go, but the workout wasn't hard enough for it to prevent me from finishing. Really long cool down. 

Did the workout in my new shoes and they are siiicccckkkkk. Saucony Type A racing flats. Feel pretty nice but now I need another pair to do normal runs in and stuff because these shoes probably won't last too long.

Saucony Type A Miles: 12.93
Night Sleep Time: 8.23Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.23
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Total Distance
6.53

50:00

 

Nice run out to Washington and up a really big hill and back down another one. Went and bought 8 corn dogs for only $4 and sold two of them to my sister for $1.50 so I got one of my corn dogs for free pretty much. Finally move a giant dresser that's been sitting in my living room into my room. It was extremely heavy and I am extremely weak so it was pretty difficult. Good thing I got my old man who is a beast. Hurt my back and shoulders a little, but at least now I don't have to put all of my clothes on the ground like I have been for the past month and a half.

Night Sleep Time: 8.23Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.23
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Total Distance
12.02

65:00 + 25:00 morning run

 

Old man hills. Nice easy pace and just pushing up the hill. Coach said it work more on letting your quad and your butt and hammy pull your leg up rather than pushing so hard off of your calf, and I found that this actually really helped. It's a total different feeling in each bound and it's a lot easier to drive the knee up. I'll probably start running like this more to work on picking my feet up. But yeah overall a cheese workout and felt good in the legs.12.

Saucony Type A Miles: 12.02
Night Sleep Time: 8.22Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.22
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Total Distance
10.94

75:00

 

Nice chill saturday run by my lonesome. Started to rain during the end and it felt really good. I want to race in the rain again like at State track last year. It just feels so different and thrilling... As long as it's not absolutely friggin freezing. Ran a lot of hills and went at a pretty quick pace and it felt really good. Excited for Dogtown Half next week. I've never race a half marathon before, but I'm guessing I can do pretty good. Maybe like a 1:10-1:20. We'll see I guess.

Night Sleep Time: 8.63Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.63
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0.00

Night Sleep Time: 9.60Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.60
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Total Distance
12.35

95:00

 

Sick trail run out in Hurricane. Don't remember the name but we ran out on the rim trail and just had a nice view of a river from way high up. Stopped half way through and chucked some rocks of and they took FOREVER to hit the water. Legendary. Pretty easy long run and we kept a good pace for trail running. I felt 100% until about the last 10 minutes, and my heart area started hurting and my left back started tensing up pretty bad. It's happened quite a few times, but this one hurt pretty bad. I tried a new pain tolerance technique, and I just focused on my breathing, and ONLY my breathing. It actually really worked when I had all of my attention on my breath, but when I would slip away from focus it would hurt more. I was only able to focus for like 5 minutes, and suffered for the last 5 of the run. Felt perfectly fine once we started running, so it's not like a permanent pain so that's good.

Night Sleep Time: 7.37Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.37
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Total Distance
8.57

50:00 + 15:00 morning and weights

 

I am so tired. I don't know why but I feel like shizzzzzz. This run wasn't necessarily hard, but I was tired the whole time and I didn't feel good. Probably just fatigue from school and running and whatever I'm not sure. But I have a really bad headache and I'm just really tired but I have a lot of homework so hopefully I survive.

Night Sleep Time: 7.88Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.88
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Total Distance
13.20

70:00  + 25:00 morning run

 

I DID NOT SLEEP LAST NIGHT HOLY CRAP. I had the worst headache when I went to sleep last night and I would close my eyes and open them like 40 minutes minutes later. This literally happened more than 10 times and it frigging sucked. Felt like crap all day and fell asleep in my classes and was just brain dead I don't know. Maybe it's from the twitter fights, maybe from the tests and class assignments. Either way, I felt SUPER good during the workout, and I was very worried because the morning run was really hard becasue of my headache. #BlessedATH

Nice workout consisting of 2x(4x400 and 1x800) at CV pace of about 1:19 per lap. Was within 1:18-1:20 every time and wasn't too tough. The 800s were a little tougher-- not because I couldn't keep the pace but because I got antsy and went too quick on the second lap. Ran about 1-2 seconds faster on both 800s, but that's okay I think. Need to work on feeling the pace just a little better. I think I'm already pretty good at that, but I need to practice for longer distances.

Saucony Type A Miles: 13.25
Night Sleep Time: 7.33Nap Time: 0.07Total Sleep Time: 7.40
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Total Distance
8.50

50:00 + 15 morning and weights

 

Super cheese run but it was foofing cold. We were joking chanting "INDOORS! INDOORS! INDOORS!" because it was so cold and running inside would be warm. I was totally joking, and so were a few of us, and when we said "Go" to start our run, and like 90% of the guys went into the school and ran inside! I was just kidding and those guys are wussies lol. It really wasn't THAT cold, it was just really windy. OH AND IT SNOWED HOLY COW. But haha no it really wasn't cold enough to run inside. So there were only like 6 of us on the run and we went to the Squaredesack and it was epic. 

Night Sleep Time: 8.48Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.48
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Total Distance
8.80

40:00 + 25:00 morning run

 

 

Night Sleep Time: 8.23Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.23
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Race: Dogtown Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:17:18, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance
15.00

1:30:00

Warning: Contains Explicit Content

 

Half marathonnnnnn. Was a fun race and I would've won, but I had to stop twice to take a dump. Just kidding about the winning part, but I bet I would've done better. Ran with Mitch Julien Coach and Alex, and I stopped before Hell Hole to poop, and then I ran really fast and tried to catch up with them, and the stuff was about to fall out of my body so I stopped at Sullivan again and got it all out. Then I ran like 30 seconds slower than our avereage pace for like 2 miles before I realized how slow I was going. But I wasn't sore at all after and I wasn't completely exhausted, so it shows that I could've done better, and I definitely will next year :)

Saucony Type A Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.02Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.02
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0.00

Night Sleep Time: 9.13Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.13
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Total Distance
7.50

30 + 25 morning run

Decathalon

Ran a 12.67 100m

long jumped a 16' 9" (I think)

threw a shotput 22' 1"

Night Sleep Time: 8.68Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.68
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Total Distance
8.00

30 + 15 morning & weights

Decathalon

Ran a 59.49 400m (Garbage.. I'm defs not running the 800 this year lol)

High jumped 5' 0"

Threw a Discus 43' 4"

Night Sleep Time: 8.28Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.28
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Total Distance
231.87
Saucony Type A Miles: 53.20
Night Sleep Time: 237.43Nap Time: 0.07Total Sleep Time: 237.50
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