Eric Nelson's Running Blog

Recent Entries

Previous WeekHomeJoin 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 MessageMonth View
Graph View
Next Week
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!



Member Since:

Aug 13, 2015



Goal Type:

Highschool Champ

Running Accomplishments:

All-Time PR's

800m - 2:09.95 (Orem Tiger Trials 2016)

1600m - 4:47.96 (Region 1 Championships 2016)

3200m - 10:10 (Hoka One One Time Trial 2016)

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

10k - 36:06 (Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run 2016 10k Split)

15k - 55:21 (Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run 2016)

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 - 4:20

3200m - 9:30

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: 187.37
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

Seven mile run in the morning today. I wanted to try and do some speed stuff today but the roads were just too snowy I couldn't make it work how I wanted it to. There were some spots where the snow was gone from the pavement so I did little surges in those portions.

7:03 AP - 7:14, 6:56, 6:45, 7:13, 7:06, 6:55, 7:12

50 Push-ups, 100 Sit-ups, 2 Minute Plank

Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 7.07
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 7.07
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements
New Kids on the Blog
(need a welcome):