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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: 0.00 Month: 94.00 Year: 857.10
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: 147.75
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 78.25
Adidas Boston Lifetime Miles: 63.75
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8 miles in the morning.

12 miles in the evening.

I am glad that I didn't race the half marathon on Saturday.  My legs felt great yesterday and even better this morning while I was doing my 8 miler.  Can't wait until the Striders Half!

I did .25 miles to hurry to track practice this afternoon.  I couldn't run with the distance runners because I was timing some of the sprinters.  I went up to Weber State and had my workout with Paul Pilkington.  We ran on the outdoor track today which still had a bunch of snow on it which made the track really wet.  I did a 3 mile warm-up and then he had me do 2000, 1600, 1200, 800, and a 400 with 2-4 minutes recovery jog in between each.  Here are the times as follows: 2000- 6:15, 1600- 5:00, 1200- 3:41, 800- 2:22, 400- 1:06.  The times were not as fast as I would have liked but their was a nice little headwind which probably slowed me done a touch.  The effort was their though.  I did a 5 mile cooldown afterwards and was happy to get home.  It was nice running at 7:30 at night when it is not completely dark.

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8 miles in the morning.

12.25 miles in the afternoon.

The weather was a touch chilly this morning but it felt good to have the fresh air.  I could smell the trees which made the run that more enjoyable.  It was pretty dark so I wore my flourescent yellow shirts.  Sweet!

I ran in 56 degree weather for 6.25 miles with the track team.  It was not a good day because one of the runners got bit by a dog!  I guess the same dog bit a girl during cross country last year.  I don't like dogs at all.  I did another 6 miles fairly easy by myself.  Luckily I didn't get bit by a dog.

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8 miles in the morning.

12.25 miles in the evening.

8 easy miles this morning.  My hip flexors were a little tight at first but loosened up during the run.  I will make sure I stretch them out really good.

I heard some great news from two of the girls I coach.  One of them is going to run at Utah State and the other is going to run at SUU.  They both got scholarships so it is going to be great for them.  I am very excited.  I ran 3.5 miles with the girls and then did another 8.75 miles around Plain City after practice.  The weather was quite nice.  We have our first track meet tomorrow against Box Elder and Weber.  It should be good.

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10 miles in the morning.

10 miles in the afternoon.

I did a couple extra miles this morning due to the track meet.  I won't have as much time to run after the meet so I added 2 extra miles this morning.  I am thinking of running the Chicago Marathon instead of St. George this fall.  What does everyone think?

The meet got cancelled so I went home a little early today and got my run in.  I did a 4 mile warmup and then did a 4 mile tempo run.  The first 2 miles I averaged 5:20 and then about 5:15 for 1.5 miles and then kicked it in for the last 1/2 mile doing 5:00 pace.  The legs felt good and I made sure I did a 2 mile cooldown afterwards.  My dad came up to watch my brother play soccer so we all went out to dinner and got on a discussion about Chicago.  I guess it was kind of like everyone making comments on my blog.  Lots of things to think about.

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8 miles in the morning.

12 miles in the afternoon.

I did an easy 8 miles right at 6:20/mile overall.  The legs felt nice and fresh this morning.  Lots of fluids and a good night's sleep are helping out a lot.

I did a 12 mile run after practice today.  It was pretty cold and a little windy but I ended up doing the run at 6:12/mile overall.  I went from the high school out past Smith and Edwards.  I was very happy with the time due to the elements.  The legs are feeling good lately.

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Huge workout for me today.  I went with some of my students snowmobiling this morning and then hurried home to get my run in.  I left in the early afternoon and planned on doing 2 and 1/2 hours.  This is actually what Paul Pilkington wanted me to do.  It was cold outside so I got all my warm stuff on and went out.  I ended up dropping off my warm stuff and my cousin's house 2 miles in because it started to get really warm.  I went up into North Ogden and all the way out to Highway 89 going up towards Brigham City.  This is my long, rolling hill route that I do every so often.  I was at 12.15 miles at 1:15.  I did a quick potty break and then started heading back.  Katey was sweet enough to drop some water and GU off at Weber High for me.  I took that at 16.40 miles and it helped out a ton.  The weather got really hot for the next 3 or so miles and then got windy and cold again.  I kicked it in and finished up in 2:29:13 for 24.50 miles which turns out to be at 6:05/mile overall.  I was stoked after this run.  It was a nice push considering all of the elements.  This is one of the best workouts I have done in a long time.  I hurried home and got a lot of fluids and food in me.  I was happy with this workout because it was at the end of a huge week of running already.  I need to keep pushing and getting ready for Ogden.

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