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Member Since:

Dec 29, 2016



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.


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: 0.00
(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
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Night Sleep Time: 63.67Nap Time: 0.50Total Sleep Time: 64.17
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Took a nap on accident today. Was reading Running for My Life (about Lopez Lomong-defs best book) and just dozed off. I haven't taken a nap since like XC season and I rarely even took them then. It definitely messed up the rest of the day.

Night Sleep Time: 9.45Nap Time: 0.50Total Sleep Time: 9.95
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Long runnnn. Recovery week so we did less minutes than normal. Had to go to the bathroom SUPER bad so I had to break off of the pack and stop halfway through the run. I ended up finding them near the end of the run, so I finished with them then ran 10 more minutes by myself. Not a hard run at all

Night Sleep Time: 9.05Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.05
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50:00 + 15:00 morning run


Nice trail run up through Mustang Pass. Southern Utah is pretty.

Night Sleep Time: 8.65Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.65
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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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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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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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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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Night Sleep Time: 63.67Nap Time: 0.50Total Sleep Time: 64.17
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