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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
Asics DS Trainer 20 Miles: 24.40Adidas Boston Miles: 32.60Hoka Challenger Miles: 25.00
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Happy 4th of July! Ran over to Huntsville Park to get some miles in. I was planning on doing the 5k but Norah really wanted to do the 1 mile race so I did that with her instead. She ran a 10:45 and only walked for 20 seconds. She had a great finish! In the middle of the run she said, "This is fun!" Music to my ears! I did another 8 miles around Huntsville and my average was 6:59/mile. 12.4 miles total.

Grateful for the freedoms in which we all enjoy.

Asics DS Trainer 20 Miles: 12.40
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Ran from the condo over to the monastery and back. Absolutely beautiful morning. Kept it nice and realxed. 7:11/mile. 12 miles total. Now for a long drive to Reno to visit family.

Asics DS Trainer 20 Miles: 12.00
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Was going to do a workout this morning in Reno but I didn't know the routes around town and was feeling a little flat. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law live in a very hilly area so I went exploring this morning. My legs were tired from the long drive yesterday. Reno is a pretty hilly place. 7:21/mile and ended up doing a decent amount of climbing. 

I think we are going to Lake Tahoe tomorrow so I plan on running around there for a while.

Adidas Boston Miles: 13.00
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Item off the Bucket list was checked off today. We drove over to Lake Tahoe and I really wanted to run some of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Started at Mt. Rose Summit and ran to Spooner Summit. The whole run I had incredible views of Lake Tahoe. It was absolutely breathtaking. The first 10 miles were nice and relaxed high fiving hikers as I ran by them. I had the next 7 miles be a lot of climbing back to one of the peaks. The last few miles were rolling hills which were a great release from the legs. I didn't start until a touch later but the temps were mid 70s with lots of mountain breezes throughout the entire run. I kept seeing signs saying to watch out for bears and cougars. Luckily I didn't see either of them. I also was grateful to find three big patches of snow so I enjoyed sucking down on that. Probably not the smartest thing but oh well. It was great! One of the best parts of the run was finding a well pump that had freezing cold water to refresh myself. It was on top of the mountain in the middle of nowhere. Awesome stuff. I ended up hopping in Lake Tahoe to reward myself for the run. Spent the entire run above 7500 feet! 

25 total miles and a memory I will never forget. Ate at T's Mexican Rotisserie after wards. The veggie burrito was to die for!!!

Hoka Challenger Miles: 25.00
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Legs were a little flat this morning but felt suprisingly good. Ran around Reno again and all of its rolling hills. The last two miles back up to the house were straight uphill. 7:35/mile for 9 miles total. Now to relax for the rest of the day.

Adidas Boston Miles: 9.00
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Didn't have enough time for more mileage because we have a long drive back from Reno. Did 10.6 total miles around Reno and finished with the last 2.5 miles which was straight uphill with 30 seconds hard/30 seconds easy. Felt suprisingly good. Good end to the week! 

Now I am ready to get back into the routine and back with the TEAM.

Adidas Boston Miles: 10.60
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Asics DS Trainer 20 Miles: 24.40Adidas Boston Miles: 32.60Hoka Challenger Miles: 25.00
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