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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: 45.00 Month: 151.00 Year: 914.10
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: 162.25
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 99.25
Adidas Boston Lifetime Miles: 85.25
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 Miles: 24.65Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 18.15Asics 2150 (Blue) Miles: 7.00Brooks Adrenaline 10 Miles: 16.10Asics DS Trainer 15 Miles: 20.15
Total Distance

3 miles in the morning with the kids.

7.15 miles in the hot afternoon with the boys.

It was a nice turnout of about 15 kids for our first day of doubles.  I think this will really benefit the team as the season goes on. 

It was so stinking hot this afternoon.  I put out water for the kids and I am glad I did because I would have had a bunch of roadkill to clean up.  All the kids on the team are running very well right now.  I am excited for what lies in store for the rest of the season.  Kept it nice and easy both runs.  I was planning on doing a little more after practice but it was way to hot.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 Miles: 10.15
Total Distance

Big workout this morning starting at Clyde's house (13 total miles).  It was 80+degrees at 4:50am.  Yikes!  The plan was 2 miles-1mile-2miles with 2:00min. recovery in between each one.  I was a little worried about the heat but I knew I could get through the workout.  I pushed with Aaron for the first two and hit 5:12 and 5:18.  The third mile was 5:11.  The last set was 5:18 and 5:17.  I was happy with the workout but was extremely dehydrated after the run.  I tried to drink water throughout the day at work.  Still could do better with this.

5.15 miles this afternoon with the kids.  I did a short warm up and then had the kids do 1:1, 2:2, 3:3, and 4:4 intervals on the track.  I ran with the girls today so I could help push them.  Everyone is running great right now.  I am really excited!

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 18.15
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Total Distance

6 easy miles into Santa Clara this morning.  No watch.  Katey got mad at me when I got home because I was dripping sweat all over the tile.  Oops!

7 miles this afternoon with the kids.  A little bit of cloud cover made it nice to run this afternoon.  I finalized the time trial course today.  It should be fun to see how the kids do.  I had another girl join the team today who has been dealing with pneumonia lately.  She will help the girls team out a ton.

Asics 2150 (Blue) Miles: 7.00Brooks Adrenaline 10 Miles: 6.00
Total Distance

12 mile run this morning with Clyde.  It rained quite a bit last night so it was really muggy.  Of course I was sweating everywhere.  It never really cooled down at all.  Kept it relaxed.  The only problem today was that Clyde's watch kept beeping because it was needing to be charged.  You have to love the Garmin.

Nice 2.5 miles and then had them do a 2 mile time trial.  It went well.  I will be missing two of my top varsity boys on Saturday so it will be interesting to see if others step up.  We will see.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 Miles: 14.50
Total Distance

3 easy miles with some of the kids and then 7 more miles when I got to my parent's house.  I was feeling great and ended up hitting the run with 6:38/mile overall.  Not bad considering all the heat.  I got into a nice rhythm and just kept it going.

Brooks Adrenaline 10 Miles: 10.10
Total Distance

Up at 3am this morning in order to be running by 4am.  We needed to get done early because of the XC meet today.  It was not hot but it was not as cold as I would have liked.  The usual St. George morning throughout the summer.  We met up at Clyde's and did the parkway loop.  I tried to make the run enjoyable by taking about an original episode of A-Team I watched yesterday.  After watching A-Team, I got some good dance moves on an original episode of Soul Train.  I used some of those moves this morning to lighten the mood with the guys.  Everything was nice and relaxed for this morning.  We picked it up the last 5 miles to finish up for the day.  I hit the last 2 miles really quick and caught up with Aaron at the end.  Another solid week.

Happy to be getting closer to the race this fall.  I just need to stay healthy and see what happens.

Asics DS Trainer 15 Miles: 20.15
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 Miles: 24.65Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 18.15Asics 2150 (Blue) Miles: 7.00Brooks Adrenaline 10 Miles: 16.10Asics DS Trainer 15 Miles: 20.15
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