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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
Total Distance
Brooks PureGryt Miles: 17.00Asics GT-2000 Miles: 16.00Nike Pegasus Miles: 11.75
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Ended up marking the dirt mile before practice so I ended up getting two miles in on the dike. Took the team over and ran 2 x 1 mile repeats with some of the girls. Hit 7:19 and 7:18 for the miles. Cooled down back to the Thatcher's place. It was nice running on the dike.

6 more miles in the heat today. I went out this afternoon and was glad I took water. It was nice and toasty. Went into Santa Clara and back.

Brooks PureGryt Miles: 7.00Asics GT-2000 Miles: 6.00
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The team went up to run at Navajo Lake to get a break from the heat. It was very nice and extremely beautiful. Lovely little single track all the way around the lake. Extended just a touch at the end to get a total of 10 miles for the day. 

Too much going on the rest of the day so no second run.

Brooks PureGryt Miles: 10.00
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Ran with the Circle this morning. Lovely temps and great conversation. Had a blast with the guys. Felt a little tired for some reason.

6.5 miles with the boys at practice. We did close to a 3 mile warm up and then did a 3 mile tempo on the trails. The boys looked really good and we ended up averaging 6:02/mile. It was faster than they were supposed to go but they were chomping at the bit.

Asics GT-2000 Miles: 10.00
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Katey is gone to girls camp this week so I ended up taking the kids to practice and pushed them around in the double wide. The kids had an easy run so I took them around Little Valley for a total of 4 miles. Norah loved the kid's camp after wards.

2 more miles this evening marking the trail for our dirt hill repeats tomorrow.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 6.00
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Did the warm up with kids and pushed the kids up the trail to time the repeats. Someone moved all of my rocks and other markers from last night. Tools! Leave stuff alone. Now I will mark it up with paint and really make those people mad.

We ran over to Hidden Valley Park after practice and got a drink of water. Kind of hard pushing the kids in the double wide.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 5.75
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Met up with Dave this morning at Vernon Worthen to go and do 20 miles down the course. Clyde was supposed to come but he had to go and pick a beautiful piece of equipment in Los Angeles. He was greatly missed. 

Dave and I started at the bottom of Veyo Hill and just kept it easy the first 10 miles or so and then worked into some faster miles. The goal for me was to hit 7 miles all under 5:30/mile. Here are my splits: 5:34, 5:21, 5:24, 5:20, 5:19, 5:13, and 5:20. Felt pretty good considering I had major stomach issues this week. Cooled down a little to get 20 miles for the day.

I was supposed to do Bryce Canyon today but with Katey gone and the stomach acting up it didn't work out. Happy with a solid workout to end the week though. Speed is slowly coming back.

Total Distance
Brooks PureGryt Miles: 17.00Asics GT-2000 Miles: 16.00Nike Pegasus Miles: 11.75
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