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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
Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 Miles: 16.60Asics DS Trainer 15 Miles: 31.35Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 25.10Brooks Adrenaline 10 Miles: 6.00
Total Distance

8 miles in the morning over into Santa Clara.  The cooler weather made it quite enjoyable.  No watch on the run.

6 miles in the afternoon with the cross country kids.  Slight breeze felt alright in the heat.  It is nice to see the kids pushing each other more and more each day.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 Miles: 6.00Asics DS Trainer 15 Miles: 8.00
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3 mile warm up.

10 miles at 5:51/mile overall.

3.10 mile cool down.

The weather was amazing this morning.  It was in the low 60s which felt like heaven today.  I can't believe it was that cool this morning.  Clyde was feeling a little frisky so we had some faster miles thrown in there.  I felt really relaxed and comfortable for the run which made me really happy.  It feels like the body is coming around to what I need for the big race this fall.  Nice to push with Clyde and Dave again.  Put it in the bank.

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 16.10
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Easy 6 miles this morning.  No watch as I went over into Santa Clara.  I am going to be done for the day since I have the cross country meet this afternoon.

The meet went well today.  My top girl took 1st place overall in the girls race.  This was really fun to see.  The boys ran awesome as well.  I am ecstatic for what lies in store this season.

Brooks Adrenaline 10 Miles: 6.00
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Big workout this morning with Clyde and Steve at Desert Hills High.

2.75 mile warm up.

8 x1000m (goal is 3:10 for each one) w/ 200m recovery.

3.5 mile cool down.

One of the better workouts I have had in a long time.  Here is how everything went today.

1- 3:11

2- 3:08

3- 3:07

4- 3:06

5- 3:07

6- 3:05

7- 3:06

8- 3:03

It was nice to push with Clyde and get into a good rhthym.  I felt really strong through out the work out.  This is really encouraging.  I really enjoyed the cool down listening to Steve and Clyde banter about which weekend a race was 2 years ago and also learning about Clyde's dreams.  Fascinating stuff!


Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 9.00Asics DS Trainer 15 Miles: 3.25
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Nice and easy run with Clyde this morning.  The weather was awesome and I can't complain about anything.  The lower mileage this week has been good for the body.  Nice to look forward to a good 20 miler tomorrow up north.  I will try and run with Ben.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 Miles: 10.60
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I ran with Ben Vanbeekum this morning in the North Ogden area.  We didn't get into town until about 11pm this morning so I was a few minutes late to his house.  I was really tired but knew it would be a good workout.  We started at his house in Harrisville and then climbed up in to North Ogden and then went over towards Weber High along the mountain.  It is not an easy first 10 miles climbing for most of it.  I wanted to hit at least 4 decent quicker miles on the way back but with how windy it was I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out.  

We started picking it up at mile 13 and I hit 5:29, 5:21, 5:25, and 5:44 (wind was right in my face and ready to blow me over) for the 4 quicker miles.  It was a flat section of our route and very windy so I was glad to get some okay miles in at the end.  We just cooled down for the rest of the run.  The cool thing was we saw 2 huge bucks along the mountain.  Sweet!

Happy to get in a good 20 miler while I was up for my cousin's wedding.  Mileage was a little lower than I wanted but my legs feel more fresh and I am feeling strong for St. George.  We will see what happens.

Thanks again Ben!

Asics DS Trainer 15 Miles: 20.10
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Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 Miles: 16.60Asics DS Trainer 15 Miles: 31.35Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 25.10Brooks Adrenaline 10 Miles: 6.00
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