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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: 1403.95
Saucony Type A (2) Lifetime Miles: 63.00
Hoka Bondi Red Lifetime Miles: 67.50
Brooks GT-2000 Trail Lifetime Miles: 179.25
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 144.25
Adidas Boston Lifetime Miles: 129.35
Hoka Rincon Lifetime Miles: 221.60
Brooks Launch Gray Lifetime Miles: 159.15
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10.10 miles in the morning.

10.05 miles in the evening.

I ran just over 6 miles with the cross country team this morning.  I took some of the team on a 5 miler at a moderate pace with a good kick at the end.  We went out along River Road going towards the Arizona Strip.  After we finished, many of them stated they had never done a 5 mile run before.  I couldn't believe this.  I am going to push them this year.  I want them to get to the point where 5 miles doesn't feel like a "long" run.  Some did a 3 mile run this morning.  Everyone did great this morning.  I am very excited for the team this year.  I did another 4 miles afterwards.  Meat Grinders this evening.

Another 3 Meat Grinders for the evening.  It was nice and hot.  I was feeling better than last week so I wanted to push them to see how well I could do.  I hit 7:10, 7:03, and 7:12 for the hill repeats.  It was a solid effort and I am very happy with tonight's workout.  It was nice to see everyone push it this evening.  These will make us stronger runners.  Bedtime now!

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11.15 miles in the morning.

9 miles in the evening.

Everyone on the cross country team ran 5+ miles today not including the mile warmup.  It was good to see everyone do this.  I then ran another 5 miles afterwards.  I realized once again how great the weather is down here to run in.  I love it!  Legs felt fine after last nights big workout.

I got home from working at the store and was really tired.  I took a 3 hour nap.  I have the luxury of doing this during the summer.  Once school starts it will be hard to find time for naps.  I went out and did an easy 9 miler out into Ivins.  Katey rode the bike alongside me while we had good conversation.  It was my kind of date.  I can run and I don't have to spend any money!

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10.20 miles in the morning.

10 miles in the evening.

I ran with the cross country team and then added on a few miles by myself.  I went from the high school over to the trail by the Dixie Center and then around Bloomington Hills.  It was nice to get another decent run in.  Speed workout at 8pm at Snow Canyon High tonight if anyone is interested.

Katey's family is in town for the next 3 days so I will really have to focus on getting the runs in over the next couple days.  Her family is really supportive and understands I usually go for a run when everyone is lounging around and then we go and do something.  That was the case this evening.  I met up with Steve H. at the Snow Canyon High track for a big workout.  I did 8x1000m repeats with a 400m recovery jog in between each one.  I started out with a 2 mile warmup and then got right into it.  Here are the splits: 3:01, 3:03, 3:03, 3:02, 3:03, 3:01, 3:02, and 2:56.  I really kicked in the last repeat.  I haven't done these for a while so I wanted to see how I would feel.  I got into the groove and kept it there.  Really happy with the workout tonight.  One mile cooldown afterwards.

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9.10 miles in the morning.

10.20 miles in the evening.

I ran some myself and then with the cross country team.  Legs were a little tired but everything was alright.

I went golfing at the Ledges with my father-in-law and two brother-in-laws.  I didn't lose too many golf balls so it was an overall good day at the course.  Broke away long enough to run with the club tonight.  I kept it easy and then pushed the last 3 miles with Dave.  It was still pretty warm this evening. 

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6 miles in the morning.

I wish I had more time for a longer run today but it wasn't going to happen.  I went hiking in Zion all day with the in-laws.  Angel's Landing was a blast though.  It is only a couple hour hike but it turned into an all day event.  It is 5 miles round trip.  I got a good workout because I carried my nephew in the hiking backpack for most of the way up.  The calves and quads were really feeling it.  I was too tired to run when I got home so that is life.  Big run tomorrow morning with the club.

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I met up with Dave, Clyde, James, Wildbull, and Austin at the Dixie Center for a good 20 miler.  We did part of the Painter's Half Marathon course for one full loop and then did the Bloomington loop an extra time.  It was quite muggy this morning due to the storm we had late last night.  We kept the pace nice and easy for the entire run except for when I took the bait from Clyde and really kicked it in the last 1.5.  It was nice to finish off the week on a great note.  I have had 3 weeks straight of solid 20 mile runs on the Saturday mornings.  Looking forward to Bryce next week.

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