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Cedar Hills,Ut,USA

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2015



Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

Freshman Year

400 - :58 4x400 JV region
800 - 2:12.60 Alpha Invite
1600 - 4:41 Region
3200 - 10:24.02 Utah County
3 mile - 16:20 Westlake Invite
5k - Didn't run it ever.

Sophomore Year

400 - :56 LP Time Trials
800 - 2:01.55 Utah County Invite (with the sprint medley team)
1600- 4:20.41 Davis Invite
3200 - 9:33.33 Utah State Championship
3 Mile - 15:20 Nike Cross Regional, 3 mile split
5K - 15:52 Nike Cross Regional

Junior Year

400: 56 Time Trials
800: 1:57.58 Region IV Championship
1600: 4:16.59 State
3200: 9:09.39* Arcadia Invite
2 mile: 10:31 Grass Relays
3 mile - 15:02 Nike Cross Region, 3 mile split.
5k - 15:37 Nike Cross Regionals

*Sea level


400 - 54
800 - 1:57.04
1600 - 4:14.47
3200 - 9:07
3 mile: 15:15
5k: 15:26

Short-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for state in the 1600 and 3200. (YES)

Get top 5 in 5A for state in Cross Country junior  (nope)  and senior year.

Qualify for Footlocker Nationals or go with the team to Nike Nationals. (YES)

Break our school record for 800 1600 and 3200.

Senior Goals:

3200 - 8:47 (sea level) 8:59

1600 - 4:05 (sea level) 4:11

800 - 1:53

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a Marathon

Run in college--- Gonna run at BYU!

LDS Mission---- ARGENTINA Córdoba Mission!


Graduated from the good old LP! I will be attending BYU after my 2 year LDS mission in Argentina!  email is zachary.ericksen@myldsmail.net if you want to update me on your running or anything else. 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Kinvara 4 Red Lifetime Miles: 486.64
Kinvara 4 White Lifetime Miles: 472.89
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 8.24
Pink Nike Victory Spikes Lifetime Miles: 52.66
Bike Lifetime Miles: 93.39
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 762.50
Kinvara 5 Lifetime Miles: 496.00
Nike Pegasus 32 Blue Lifetime Miles: 621.53
Saucony Guides Lifetime Miles: 408.21
Endorphins Lifetime Miles: 5.35
Kinvara 6 Green Lifetime Miles: 404.23
Brooks Lauch 2 Gray Lifetime Miles: 328.08
National Spikes Lifetime Miles: 20.26
Brooks Launch 3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 98.08
Pegs 33 Lifetime Miles: 411.00
Asics Dynaflyte Lifetime Miles: 198.95
Pegs 33 #2 Lifetime Miles: 174.88
Pegs 34 Lifetime Miles: 119.42
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Pegs 33 #2 Miles: 43.24Pegs 34 Miles: 114.29
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Been increasing the mileage but didn't want to increase too fast so went from 4.59 to 4.63.  Just being careful.  

Also sad day because it is the last time I will see clayson til after my mission.  I played frisbee golf with him which was sick! but sad cuz it's the last time I see him for a while.

Pegs 33 #2 Miles: 4.63
Race: Ragnar leg 1 (2.28 Miles) 00:11:11, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
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Good short leg.  Went out a little quick and my back tightened up but was still able to cruise in.  4:43, 5:06 and change.

Some warmup and some cool down

Pegs 33 #2 Miles: 1.00
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Race: Leg 2 (8.08 Miles) 00:47:28, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
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This leg wrecked me.  Timpanogas was in front of us by a little bit so I chased brennan down in like two miles... oops.  Went 5:20 then 5:26.  Slowed to I think two in the 5:40's then 2 in the 5:50's, then a big hill came and went 6:48 and last mile was 6:12.  Good times though.  Also wrecked my stomach for some reason and I couldn't sit up straight for more then 5 minutes without it cramping really bad.

Then ragnar hill was a beast! I caught Riverton near the top which gave us the 3rd place finish overall.  Also the top was snowy which how the heck are you supposed to run up a super steep hill while sliding back.  So i pretty much walked that entire part.  Only Davis and an elite local team including jared beat us! Pretty impressed that our coed team got 3rd overall and top coed by over 3 hours.  Super fun!  

Some cool down and warmup for each.

Pegs 33 #2 Miles: 15.89
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Ran in the New Pegasus 34's!  They felt soooo good!  Just 4.62 at 7:42 pace.  It was pretty tough lol.  My legs are wrecked but Ragnar was a good time for sure! Lots of new kids still, hopefully they all stay.  Gonna do some gnarly night runs if anyone wants to come on any of them!

Pegs 34 Miles: 4.62
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Dang! Lots of mileage!! Our first few miles were all right around 8:00 pace which is so hard right now lol.  Last few we picked it up some.  Less then a month until I leave for my mission!!

Pegs 34 Miles: 6.20
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Didn't make it to practice cuz I was able to go through the temple this morning, super cool experience!  Then went to work later and after ran 4.75 with Joe.  Did parts of Charlie Brown, Mtn. Run and Aviary.  Good time and good talks with Joe! He's going to the world mtn running championships representing USA so congrats to him!!! Super sick!!!

Pegs 34 Miles: 4.75
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Good little run! Started out slower then picked it up a bit!  First part was tiring but it got easier as we went more.  

Hard core bball in the night! Good times! Then off to prank some people which we pranked ryan which was kind of lame but whatever then pranked others which was super funny!

Pegs 34 Miles: 6.00
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Just 4 with the team.  We were gonna play capture the flag but then that didn't happen. 

Good time in the night with the Tellie Benrod! 3.03 more, super windy though.

Pegs 34 Miles: 7.00
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Hiked Mahogany at 3:30, slower paced hike cuz the guys I was with weren't all xc kids but it was still stellar.  Decided that I still wanted to run and if I didn't go to xc it would be boring cuz I don't like running alone, so I decided to haul down mahogany and made it to practice on time! Took over an hour and a half to hike up and made it down in 28 minutes of moving time, I'm gonna be feeling it tomorrow.  6.35 at practice, good old black trail.  

Pegs 33 #2 Miles: 2.65Pegs 34 Miles: 6.35
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Just the usual.  Kind of boring.  Thankfully Josh took one for the team and started "pushing the pace" and started going just under 7:00 which was really nice then we started going a little faster til we were low six which felt amazing compared to the 7:45.  3 weeks to the day until I am set apart as a missionary!!  Breakfast at T-Motts after

2.12 miles from fugitive

Pegs 33 #2 Miles: 2.12Pegs 34 Miles: 6.11
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Started out slower again, then last two miles went 6:20ish which felt amazing!  Gonna do a 5k on the track and gonna try to break 15 next week with Josh and Craik pacing me so excited for that!  Also gonna do a downhill mile, maybe the AF canyon half cuz I think I could blaze a quick time in that and then end my running on the 4th of july 5k up at davis!

4 in the night with Joe!  Good times!

Pegs 34 Miles: 10.01
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Pace was quicker today which was fun! Felt kind of tired but oh well. Legs are starting to feel a little better from running down mahogany but my quads are still wrecked.  

Pegs 34 Miles: 6.02
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Started out extra slow but then we started picking it up.  Went 5.01 with the team then decided to run home and got a little excited that I could go a quicker pace I ended up going 5:30 ap for that part.  Good times though.  

Pegs 34 Miles: 8.31
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Just balling today cuz of youth conference.  

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Black trail today. None of the seniors are gonna be here this week, at least not josh craik or justin.  Made it kind of boring but I talked to some of the newer kids so that was a plus.  

Pegs 34 Miles: 7.71
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6 with AF! Good times, pretty quick also which was fun!

Pegs 34 Miles: 6.00
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Took a weird step yesterday on the run and my foot was hurting so I decided not to run today, unless it feels better tonight. Planning on running tomorrow.

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Race: Downhill mile! (1 Miles) 00:03:53, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 105023
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Today was the day!  Was deciding whether to do it coming down near lambert or down the canyon and decided Lambert cuz it was easier to make a loop instead of running straight back up.  Felt like it was too steep after though so I wish I chose the canyon.  Did .2 mile warm up, then took off, first 10 seconds my hammy's were tight but I kept going and they didn't get much worse.  Checked my watch at 2:37 and I thought it said .53 and I was like well that's a bust, but decided to keep going and seeing what I would finish at. Then I check it at 3:02 and saw it said .80 and I realized I must have misread it.  Cruised in to the finish and finished with 3:53!  This was just for fun, definitely doesn't count as a PR or having a better mile time then all those fast guys who almost/do break four on the track.  Lots of fun, next up will be a 5k on the track trying to break 15 minutes.  

Pegs 33 #2 Miles: 4.22
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Good times, just did 4 with the girls cuz that's how far all the other guys went.  Had a grand total of 5 guys so that was a joy.  Started picking it up at the end which was fun. Also I forgot yesterday but Happy Blog Birthday to the one and only Parker!  One year old on the blog so shout out to him!

Pegs 34 Miles: 4.09
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Good times with the team. Felt pretty tired in the morning waking up, probably cuz I only slept a tiny bit last night but still came to run. Went and ran by lone peak, and ran against the wave of AF half marathoners and got told we were going the wrong way like a thousand times. Looped around, got 9.5 at the park and looped around more to get to 10.1. Basically a third of my weekly mileage so good times.

Went and did some trails with joe later in the night! Super sick! Good times!

Pegs 33 #2 Miles: 6.70Pegs 34 Miles: 10.10
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Good times with skyridge! Did the kicker which was fun! Also did some of their ab stuff and I was dying lol. Sad day though cuz it might be the last time I see a lot of them for two years. Wish them all the best in their endeavors!!

Yay! Kinley was home from China and that was super exciting so some of the work crew hung out! Good times, but before that Joe and I did extended Mt. run and got 7 miles. Stellar time but I don't know how I would feel after doing multiple weeks of these kind of mileage days like college!

Pegs 34 Miles: 13.00
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Did a half mile warm up thing, then we did 6 mile version of black trail, dropped the other guys off at the park then went pretty quick for the last 2 miles.  The team was giving me flak for going to skyridges practice yesterday.  

Pegs 34 Miles: 8.02
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Camping with the crew then a sick trail run with collin and Joe.  Collin started pushing the pace to sub 5 on the down hill which was fun! Good times.  Plan is to go more with Ryan Raff tonight!

Pegs 33 #2 Miles: 6.03
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Just a good camping trip with some of the xc super seniors! little hike in but no run.  But some cross training with kayaking later today which I'm stoked for!

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Hiked to red pine lake

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Pegs 33 #2 Miles: 43.24Pegs 34 Miles: 114.29
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