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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
Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 10.00Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 27.80Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 21.00
Total Distance

Hello everyone!  I am still alive and back running finally.  I read the book "Born to Run" and have really just enjoyed the running lately and not worried about my pace and how far I've gone.  My Garmin is currently collecting dust in my house and I am just worrying about making sure I start my Timex on time.

 I have been running anywhere from 3-20 miles a day over the last couple months.  It helped once cross country got started so I can run with my kids everyday (I have 40+ this year!)  I have been mostly doing a lot of trail running.  I am going to try a trail race sometime soon and see how I like it.  I hope everyone can forgive me for not blogging for a while.  Sorry!  I have missed all of you!

The great news about the last couple months is my wife Katey is pregant.  We are a expecting our first little girl in January!  I don't know if Katey really likes the name Prefontaina for a girl though.

 I ran 7 miles this afternoon with the cross country kids.  We did 2 meat grinders up Webb Hill.  The team did well expect I lost my lunch after the first one.  Oh well!

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 7.00
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4 miles with the cross country team.

It went nice and easy because we have the meet tomorrow.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 4.00
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Nice long run this morning with Clyde and Paul H.  I had to hit the last couple miles hard so I could get to work on time.  Only if I didn't have a job and could run all day?  Felt really good this morning.  I am thinking of doing St. George with Clyde as a training run to pace anyone to shoot for under 3 hours.  We are serious about doing this!

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 16.80
Total Distance

7 miles in the hot afternoon with the cross country team.  I am trying to get the boys to run in a pack more and push each other.  It is a work in progress.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 7.00
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Another hot day.  Close to 110 degrees when we started running.  It was a nice 3 mile run with the cross country team to shake the legs out.

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 3.00
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Today was a breakthrough run for me.  I am looking at doing more trail races to see if I would like to do them.  I was planning on doing 3 hours out on the trails with the wildman, Kamm Davis.  

We started over by the Jacob Hamblin home and did 1 hour loops on the trails by the Santa Clara River.  We would come back each hour and refuel so we could go out for another loop.  I was curious to see how I felt.  This was one of the funnest runs I have done in a long time.  It was really peaceful and quiet since it was just Kamm and me out on the trails.  I didn't wear my Garmin so I didn't worry about my pace at all.  

I am really excited to keep training on the trails and see how a race goes.  My legs were a little sore afterwards but I think I will survive.  The only casualty I had was that I got sunburned on my back pretty good. 

The leg felt good so I will see how everything goes as I slowly started putting in more miles.  This was probably the best week of running I've had all year.  To bad it is already August!  Enjoyed spending time talking and running with Kamm though.

Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 21.00
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Total Distance
Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 10.00Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 27.80Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 21.00
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