Eric Nelson's Running Blog

January 16, 2019

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesEric Nelson's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!



Member Since:

Aug 13, 2015



Goal Type:

Highschool Champ

Running Accomplishments:

800m - 2:06.17 (Sky View Invitational 2017)

1600m - 4:36.01 (Region 1 Championships 2017)

3200m - 10:01.01 (UHSAA 3A State Track Championships 2017)

5k - 16:28 (Bob Firman Invitational 2016)

10k - 34:26 (Deseret News 10k 2017)

15k - 54:03 (Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run 2017)

Half Marathon - 1:23:52 (Top of Utah Half Marathon 2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Junior Year

800m - 2:02

1600m - 4:30

3200m - 9:55

5000m - 16:30 (Accomplished)

Senior Year

800m - 2:00

1600m - 4:27

3200m - 9:45

5000m - 16:00

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run for a good D1 college.


Freshman Year

Joining cross country my freshman year I didn't know what to expect. I came during the summer and did the workouts, I wasn't too serious about them but I didn't screw around either. At the alumni I got 21:51, not that fast but I still made it to Highland. At Highland I got 18:29, I was really suprised I did so well, I know the course is only 2.9 miles, but still. After that I started getting really serious with cross country. After a couple of more meets I made it to varsity. At the beginning of the year I would have never guessed that I would run varsity. At the end of the year I got the outstanding freshman award, I was proud to get it. My PR for this year was 17:52. My first year of cross country was really fun and it motivated me to work hard the next summer for the next season. I also did track, which wasn't nearly as fun as cross country. I only ran the 1600m and the 800 and I pretty much ran the same times for the whole season.

Sophomore Year

Sophomore year for Cross Country went pretty well. We all trained hard during the summer and it really payed off. The season was a bit bumpy for me, I wasn't really getting consistent times. One meet I would run a low 17 and the next a high 17. In the end the season turned out really fun and I hit a really big PR from last year.

Track went pretty well too. We started training and had some meets during the winter. This year I actually ran the 3200m and liked it a lot. I PR'd in pretty much every race that I ran in, it felt good. As I raced this season I felt more controlled and like a much more mature runner, even more than cross country.

Junior Year

Ridgeline High School Junior

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Saucony Shay XC 4 Blue Lifetime Miles: 745.50
Saucony Shay XC 4 Red Lifetime Miles: 118.78
Nike Victory XC Lifetime Miles: 29.00
Adidas Powerblaze Red Lifetime Miles: 429.00
Adidas Powerblaze Black Lifetime Miles: 616.20
New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Lifetime Miles: 23.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 719.40
Saucony Shay XC 4 Blue (2016) Lifetime Miles: 8.00
Adidas Adios Boost 3 Lifetime Miles: 112.70
Total Distance

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements