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Red Mountain 30k

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Member Since:

May 21, 2007



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

15:28 5K, 31:25 10K, 1:07:11 Half-Marathon, 2:21:45 Marathon, 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials - DNF = bummer!, 50k - 3:59:03, 50 mile - 7:56:00

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:10 half by the summer.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Enjoy running and fight off heart disease or diabetes that has been passed on for many generations. Try and break the cycle.


I am currently 35 years old and married to my beautiful wife, Katey. We have a 8 year old girl, Norah, a 5 year old boy, Oliver, and a 2 year old girl, Myla, who are wonderful. I am a Learning Coach and Student Council Advisor at Desert Hills High in St. George, Utah. I coach the cross country and track teams at Desert Hills High.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 130.00 Year: 730.50
Baby Jogger Lifetime Miles: 145.50
Brooks Cascadia Lifetime Miles: 292.85
Saucony Type A (2) Lifetime Miles: 63.00
Asics Super Js Lifetime Miles: 159.65
Nike Pegasus 31 Lifetime Miles: 406.90
Nike Pegasus 31 (Black) Lifetime Miles: 625.70
New Balance 110s Lifetime Miles: 125.45
Hoka Clifton (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 579.10
Nike Pegasus 32 (Black) Lifetime Miles: 381.30
Hoka Challenger Lifetime Miles: 336.25
Nike Pegasus (Water Resistant) Lifetime Miles: 662.90
Saucony Ride Lifetime Miles: 660.05
Adidas Boston Lifetime Miles: 183.35
Asics DS Trainer 20 Lifetime Miles: 191.20
Hoka Clifton (Gray) Lifetime Miles: 554.80
Brooks Launch (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 321.05
Brooks Launch (Red) Lifetime Miles: 282.45
Brooks Launch (Blue 2) Lifetime Miles: 398.75
Brooks Launch (New) Blue Lifetime Miles: 168.55
Hoka Clifton (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 92.25
Hoka Clifton Gray Lifetime Miles: 378.15
Total Distance
Brooks Launch (Blue 2) Miles: 28.50Hoka Clifton Gray Miles: 19.00Brooks Launch (New) Blue Miles: 27.00Hoka Clifton (Blue) Miles: 51.50Saucony Type A (2) Miles: 4.00
Total Distance

7 miles this morning in between weights and running with the TEAM. Timed the kids in the workout this afternoon.

Brooks Launch (Blue 2) Miles: 7.00
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4 easy miles this afternoon with the TEAM and then added another 3 marking the course for Brooks Barney's Eagle Scout Project.

Brooks Launch (Blue 2) Miles: 7.00
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Race: Red Mountain 30k (19 Miles) 02:22:55, Place overall: 5
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Have finally been getting back into a pattern and routine since the new job started in January. A lot less stress and am very happy with the direction I am going. Decided to do the Red Mountain 30k today. Love the trails out there and I knew it would be a lot of fun. A lot of the TEAM did the half so it makes for a very fun day.

Started out and just decided to relax the first couple miles and not stress too much. I ended up being in 4th place for the first two loops. I got to the aid station after running Barrel Roll and got passed by the 5th place guy (ended up being Zac Marion). He started to hammer the downhill and so I went with him. He gapped me quite a bit but I could still see him. He started running up Santa Clara Drive and I closed the gap on him quick. He was checking his phone (changing his playlist) and I asked, "Candy Crush?" He got a little chuckle and we talked for a bit. He was hurting so I pushed it on an uphill section. This cost me because he got his second wind and caught me on the downhill section with just over 2 miles to go. He gapped me again and I kept trying to close on him. I was within about 20 seconds of him when we crossed the highway but it was too much. Finished the race in 2:22:55. Not bad all things considered.

I felt pretty good throughout but I think I was a little too conservative at the start. I just need to trust what I am doing and continue to move forward. It was a lot of fun racing today and felt good to pound the quads again. Realized why I had blisters on the inside of my feet. I ripped the inside on both of my Hokas. Lucky they didn't rip more during the race. Time for a new pair now.

Lots of fun seeing James and Cody Draper today. Both good dudes. Talked with Zac Marion after the race and he said he was happy trying to chase me down for the first half marathon of the race. Glad I could help with that. Also, a good dude. 

I went over and helped Brooks Barney's 3 mile race for his Eagle Scout Project. Got in another 2 miles. Pretty tired now. Time for a nap.

Brooks Launch (Blue 2) Miles: 2.00Hoka Clifton Gray Miles: 19.00
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7 miles this afternoon with the boys towards Sunriver. 7:14/mile. Legs a little sore still.

Brooks Launch (Blue 2) Miles: 7.00
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5.5 miles this morning with the TEAM along with weights.

Brooks Launch (Blue 2) Miles: 5.50
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6 miles easy this afternoon.

Brooks Launch (New) Blue Miles: 6.00
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5 easy miles this morning along with weights.

Brooks Launch (New) Blue Miles: 5.00
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12 total miles this morning. I went from the house to SunRiver and back. I did 10 x 1:00min. hard/1:00min. easy + 4 x :30sec. hard/:30sec. easy on the way back. Felt good to get some fast turnover in the legs. 7:04/mile.

Brooks Launch (New) Blue Miles: 12.00
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Looped from the house out around the parkway and back around by the high school. 70+ degrees on my run. 14.5 total miles. 7:14/mile.

Hoka Clifton (Blue) Miles: 14.50
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Went up to the high school to do another Fartlek workout on the track. Did a 3 mile warm up and then put on my Type As. I haven't worn these in years so it felt a little weird putting them on. Glad that I did though. Made me feel fast again. 1:1, 2:2, 3:3, 4:4, 3:3, 2:2, 1:1 and then did 1.5 miles worth of barefoot cool down. 9 total miles. Starting to feel in shape again.

Saucony Type A (2) Miles: 4.00Hoka Clifton (Blue) Miles: 5.00
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11 miles this morning along the River Trail. 7:22/mile. Overcast and cloudy with a slight breeze made it perfect running weather. Thought I was going to get rained on but it didn't happen.

4 more miles this afternoon right after the rain storm.

Brooks Launch (New) Blue Miles: 4.00Hoka Clifton (Blue) Miles: 11.00
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Ran from the house over to my parent's house. 10 total miles. 7:19/mile. Felt good. Sat in the pool after ward to wake the legs back up. Felt great. 

Hoka Clifton (Blue) Miles: 10.00
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Helped with the food drive this morning so I couldn't join Dave on his epic run. Ran from my house over to my parent's house again but took the loop longer into the fields. Decided to push 4-5 miles in the middle with some uptempo stuff. Miles ranged from 6:05-6:25. Felt really good. 6:53/mile overall for 11 miles.

Solid ending to the week. Wish I could have joined Dave on his really long run though.

Hoka Clifton (Blue) Miles: 11.00
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Brooks Launch (Blue 2) Miles: 28.50Hoka Clifton Gray Miles: 19.00Brooks Launch (New) Blue Miles: 27.00Hoka Clifton (Blue) Miles: 51.50Saucony Type A (2) Miles: 4.00
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