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St. George,Ut,USA

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 36 years old and married to my beautiful wife, Katey. We have a 8 year old girl, Norah, a 6 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 also coach the cross country and track teams at Desert Hills High.

Miles:This week: 45.00 Month: 151.00 Year: 914.10
Saucony Type A (2) Lifetime Miles: 63.00
Hoka Bondi Red Lifetime Miles: 67.50
Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Lifetime Miles: 335.45
Hoka Clifton (Gray) Lifetime Miles: 112.75
Brooks GT-2000 Trail Lifetime Miles: 162.25
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 99.25
Adidas Boston Lifetime Miles: 85.25
Total Distance
Brooks Launch (New) Miles: 40.40Baby Jogger Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch Miles: 8.00Brooks Racer ST Miles: 13.50Brooks PureGryt Miles: 20.00
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I slept in today for my last day off of work. I wanted to go longer but I decided to spend more time with Norah. I started at the house and then ran out along Snow Canyon Parkway and almost made it to the old running store. I averaged 6:35/mile. Very happy with that. Nice way to start off the new year.

Brooks Launch (New) Miles: 12.00
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8 miles this morning over into Santa Clara and back. 7:36/mile. Nice temps this morning. 

I came home and pushed Norah in the jogging stroller for 4 miles around Ivins. It was funny when I was spitting and Norah turned around and said, "Daddy is a camel." She then proceeded to spit like a camel. I need to be very careful. It was pretty funny. Apparently I spit a lot.

Baby Jogger Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch Miles: 8.00Brooks Launch (New) Miles: 4.00
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10.10 mile club run this morning with Dave and Clyde. The temps were nice and cool at 28 F. We kept the pace honest and it was nice to get a good run in with the guys. 

6 miles this afternoon. Ran with a bunch of the kids today for a little bit and then I decided to do a 2 miles a little faster than goal marathon pace (I needed to see what the legs had in them. It has been forever since I've moved fast). I hit them in 5:16 and 5:18. I was happy with this effort. I didn't die and I actually felt pretty good. I need to do this more often. Good way to end the day.

Brooks Launch (New) Miles: 16.10
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I was not feeling very good this morning so I slept in. I ended up going out after work. What a glorious afternoon! I did my Bloomington Hills Loop with the actual loop. I just kept everything relaxed and enjoyed the weather. My legs were a little tight. I ended up averaging 7:15/mile.

Brooks Racer ST Miles: 13.50
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3 miles with the team this afternoon and I then did another 5.30 miles around Webb Hill. The best part about the run was that the dirt section by the freeway is getting paved. This will help so when the team or I do tempo runs we do not have to slow down for that section due to all of the rocks. I wanted to get a little push and ended up averaging 6:20/mile. Excited for a long trail run tomorrow with the guys.

Brooks Launch (New) Miles: 8.30
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Great long run with Dave and Clyde this morning at Little Black Mtn. We did two loops out there. It was mostly dark on the first lap and we ended up running 1:13:33. I told Clyde my record for the loop (1:03) and I could see that look in his eyes and how bad he wanted to go after it. It was amazing to see his true grit and determination. I ran with him for the first couple miles of the second lap and then I stayed back for a minute because I knew Dave was still recovering from being sick so I wanted to help him out a little. I pushed the pace but felt controlled. Clyde smashed the record and I ran 1:00:02. That is comparable to running a 4:01 mile and never going under 4:00 minutes. I should have gone under 60 minutes for the second loop. Dave came in just a little after me so it was nice to see all three of us have a solid second lap. Great weather this morning. 

Happy with the first week of running for 2012.

Brooks PureGryt Miles: 20.00
Total Distance
Brooks Launch (New) Miles: 40.40Baby Jogger Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch Miles: 8.00Brooks Racer ST Miles: 13.50Brooks PureGryt Miles: 20.00
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