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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: 0.00 Year: 1735.20
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: 392.30
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: 404.75
Brooks Launch (New) Blue Lifetime Miles: 234.55
Hoka Clifton (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 180.10
Hoka Clifton Gray Lifetime Miles: 441.65
Hoka Clifton (Black) Lifetime Miles: 217.00
Brooks Launch (Green) Lifetime Miles: 284.60
Hoka Bondi Red Lifetime Miles: 67.50
Hoka Clifton Black (2) Lifetime Miles: 71.50
Hoka Clifton Yellow Lifetime Miles: 47.25
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6 in the morning.

6.5 in the afternoon.

I was a bit tired this morning so I did not push it to much.  I did the 6 miles at a 6:26 pace.  I also knew that I had a long day of work ahead of me so I wanted to take it a little slow.  I got out the door at 8 PM.  The wind was blowing a bit but I was surprisingly not tired.  I did a tempo run for the first 3 miles.  I was just under 18 minutes.  I slowed down just a little and finished with an average pace overall of 6:11.  I was a little taken back considering their were a couple hills with the wind.  I'll take this run.  It was a nice start to the week.  Something interesting did happen on the run though.  3 birds came really low and started following me and continued to chirp at me for about a quarter of a mile.  It was really different.  Hopefully I didn't hurt there feelings and make them mad!

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8 miles in the morning.

6 miles in the evening.

I did a nice slow recovery run this morning at a 6:58 pace.  It loosened up the legs and felt really good.  I ran into those crazy birds from yesterday again.  I don't know what the deal is.  I was pretty tired after work but once I started running, I was feeling really good.  I did the first 3 miles at a 6:20 pace and then did the last 3 miles at marathon pace.  The sun was still beating down and it was fairly hot.  The legs were feeling really great tonight.  I was quite surprised considering how tired I was.  Another good day of running.

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7 in the morning.

7 in the afternoon.

The morning run was pretty decent.  I did it at an average pace of about 6:30.  I didn't push it to much but it did feel good.  After work I was going to do a little bit slower paced run but I ended up having to go faster than I originally wanted due to church responsibilities.  I pushed at threshold pace for a mile or so and ended up with an overall pace of 6:18.  Not to bad of a day for running.

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6 miles in the morning.

8 for the speed work out.

I did a nice slow run this morning.  It was pretty hot but I was glad to get out anyways.  I did the entire run at about a 7:10 pace.  I did  12 x 400m this evening at Weber High's track.  I did 2.25 miles to warm up and another 1.25 miles to cool down.  Here are the times as follows:

1- 1:12         7- 1:11

2- 1:10         8- 1:10

3- 1:10         9- 1:09

4- 1:10         10- 1:10

5- 1:09        11- 1:10

6- 1:10        12- 1:10

I did 200m recovery runs in between.  My times were faster than last week which made me very happy.  I got to my speed work a little late tonight because I was out with my wife.  It was nice to get this in though.

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I was a bit sore this morning and slept in a bit.  I had to pick up my Mom from the airport so I didn't get my first run in until about 10:30.  It was hot to say the least.  I did my run at a 7:06 pace.  I will probably do another 6 miles this afternoon.  I have my "redneck" family reunion this evening and it goes all day tomorrow.  I went out after work and ran a 5 mile trail run at about a 7:15 - 7:30 pace.  It was a good run.  I kicked a black animal that came out of the bushes.  I think it was a bird but I was pretty scared.  Hopefully I didn't hurt it!

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My "redneck" reunion got started off last night with lots of people drinking.  I wasn't amused and went to bed.  This people are still family and I only see them once or twice a year.  I woke up at 5:30 and went out for a run from Cherry Hill.  I went through Farmington and got all the way to Centerville.  I could not believe how many rolling hills their were.  It was quite a hilly run.  Some hills were pretty steep and went on for close to a mile or so.  I tried pushing it and was only able to hit VO2 max pace once for half a mile.  I would be running along and then another big hill would come up.  I tried pushing it up the hills and it was a nice workout.  My overall pace was 6:31.  I was really happy with this week of running.  I found out the other day that I am doing the Wasatch Back Relay next weekend.  I am doing it with my friend's brother-in-laws.  It will be something different and should be fun.  I have the 1st, 12th, and 25th legs.  I was pleased with my running once again this week.  I am slowing trying to increase my mileage per week.      

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