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Spectrum 10k

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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
Total Distance
Baby Jogger Miles: 3.00Nike Pegasus Miles: 33.80Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 24.00Saucony A2 Blue (1) Miles: 15.00
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Big long run this morning. I have the week off for Spring Break so it was nice to go a little later when the weather was nice and warm. It is supposed to be great all week. Up into the 80s by this weekend.

I did a giant loop from my house over to Snow Canyon Parkway and back. 13 miles total with 7:14/mile. Glad I caught the 7:15 guy. Decent start to the week.

3 more miles this afternoon pushing Norah in the jogging stroller. Nice and warm this afternoon.

Baby Jogger Miles: 3.00Nike Pegasus Miles: 13.00Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 3.00
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10 miles this morning.

I think I am going to do the Spectrum 10k this weekend so I wanted to get some faster miles on the course. I did a 6 mile warm up around Ivins and then up towards Snow Canyon State Park. I wanted to do a 3 mile tempo run to see how I feel. I hit 5:19, 5:21, and 5:21. I felt like I could have gone a little faster but I had a decent headwind for most of it. I did a mile cool down back to the house. Happy with the effort today. I might go out for a few more this afternoon.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 10.00
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Ran with Clyde this morning doing our usual DC loop. Temps were a touch chilly but felt great. We extended a little around Little Valley after we got back. Nice and easy this morning. 7:38/mile. Good start to the day.

5 more miles this evening checking out the course some more for Saturday. Katey and the kids are in Las Vegas for the next two days so I will do a lot of house work that needs to be done (i.e. painting). I cannot believe how hot the weather is. It is amazing!

Nike Pegasus Miles: 14.30Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 5.00
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I decided to do a small workout at SCHS this afternoon to get used to running in the heat a little. It should be warm on Saturday morning for the race. I did a 4 mile warm up from the high school to my parent's house and then did some strides and agility drills before I started. The plan was to do 4x1000m to get the legs moving. I hit 3:10, 3:07, 3:05, and 3:08. Decent times for today. Legs felt pretty good. I did a short cool down and then sat in my parent's pool to help the legs. Ended up with 10 miles total.

More painting for the rest of the day.

Saucony A2 Blue (1) Miles: 3.50Nike Pegasus Miles: 6.50
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Lots more painting today. I don't have the patience for it. Went and picked up my race packet and then ran 6 easy miles around downtown St. George. Nice and relaxed. 7:24/mile. Hopefully things go well tomorrow.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 6.00
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Race: Spectrum 10k (6.2 Miles) 00:33:06, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 2
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I decided to do the 10k this weekend since it was literally in my backyard and I could jog to the start. I didn't have too many expectations but just wanted to run hard and see how I did.

Did a couple mile warm up to the city park and jogged with Steve for a minute. Took the bus up and then jogged some more with Scott Hughes. He is looking good for Boston. I saw a couple guys I sort of recognized and knew it would be some good competition. 

We started out and the pace was fast due to the downhill start. I didn't want to look at my watch because the pace felt fast (4:50 for the first mile/I found this out after the race). Brad Osguthorpe took it out hard and Mike Nelson and myself established 2nd and 3rd behind him. I stayed with Mike for the first 3 miles and then he gapped me a little bit. I could feel the legs start to get heavy so I knew it would be fun for the last couple miles. It climbed back up a couple times before the finish so I continually tried to close the gap with Mike but it was not happening.

Pushed it in the last little bit for a 3rd place finish overall. Not a terrible race for me but not my best as well. Happy with the effort and good to get in a solid run. Nice to talk with Karl Siebach and Mike Nelson after the race. Both are solid guys and great runners.

I did a little cool down with Steve and one of my freshman runners from the high school. He ran a PR today so that was cool.

Need to just keep working and doing my best. Excited for Utah Valley!

Saucony A2 Blue (1) Miles: 11.50
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Baby Jogger Miles: 3.00Nike Pegasus Miles: 33.80Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 24.00Saucony A2 Blue (1) Miles: 15.00
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