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Snow Canyon Half Marathon

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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
Saucony Guide Miles: 18.25Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 17.00Asics Gel Stratus Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 15.25
Total Distance

6 miles in the morning.

8 miles in the afternoon.

The hamstring was a little sore this morning due to April beating the crud out of it on Saturday afternoon.  It felt much better though and I know it will loosen up here soon.  Good run through Santa Clara this morning.

8 miles along the Snow Canyon Parkway.  I will have to get used to never seeing the sun again when I run.  With the time change I will mainly be running in the dark.  Yeah!

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Total Distance

6 miles in the morning.

6.25 miles in the afternoon.

6 miles around Santa Clara Heights today.  Don't forget to vote.  Katey and I watched the SNL Presidential Bash and I had thought how spot on all the actors and actresses were with the presidential and vice presidential candidates.  Maverick!

Another fun run in the afternoon.  I got rained on a little bit and so I cut it a little short.  No worries.  Trying to keep the legs fresh for Saturday to see if anything good comes out of it.

Saucony Guide Miles: 6.25
Total Distance

6 miles in the morning.

6 miles in the afternoon.

Nothing to exciting once again except I was pretty cold this morning.  40+ degrees and I am complaining about the cold weather.  I thought I would never say that it my lifetime!

A quick 6 miles this afternoon.  I pushed the pace the last 2 miles.  This felt good.  Couldn't go longer due to family activities for the rest of the night.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 6.00Saucony Guide Miles: 6.00
Total Distance

6 miles in the morning.

7 miles in the afternoon.

Another cold morning.  Still keeping this week fairly light and easy due to the race on Saturday.  It should be fun!

Fun club run this evening.  Good conversation about the joys of life and everything else that goes with it.  I was going to add on some more at the end with Clyde and Dave but I friends in town from up north.  Cold weather!

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 7.00Asics Gel Stratus Miles: 6.00
Total Distance

6 miles in the morning.

4 miles in the afternoon.

First time wearing the tights while living in St. George.  Legs feel good for tomorrow.  We will see how everything goes.

A nice and easy shakeout this afternoon due to the race tomorrow.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 4.00Saucony Guide Miles: 6.00
Race: Snow Canyon Half Marathon (13.05 Miles) 01:10:35, Place overall: 1
Total Distance

Perfect weather for a race and I am glad that I did it.  My goals going into this were not to worry that much about pace but run on feel and see how the legs would handle some speed.  I haven't done any fast stuff in over a month. 

The race started off fast due the steep downhill.  I went out and about a mile into it I heard footsteps right behind me.  It was Tony Jones.  This was his first half marathon and said he was going to pace off of me.  We talked about him running at Utah State and SUU.  We had good conversation throughout the entire race.  He told me to take off because he wasn't feeling that great but I told him I had nothing to gain by blowing away from him.  It was fun to run with somebody.  I kept it relaxed and felt great throughout the entire race. 

We came down Snow Canyon State Park and then went back up the West Canyon Trail for about 2 miles of dirt and then came back down.  It was a nice change of scenery but the legs slipped a couple times.  Tony stayed with me right until the end where I kicked it in once we reached the high school.

The course was a touch short but I was happy with the time.  I averaged 5:23/mile overall.  My legs felt good and I was really happy about that.  Katey is going to give me some strength exercises to help me with my leg strength and also other core exercises.  I am excited to see what will happen.  I am most likely going to do the Painter's Half Marathon in January but I will see how I feel over the next little while.  No sense of racing anymore races for the rest of the year. 

Congrats to all who ran today.  It was fun meeting some new bloggers for the first time.

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 15.25
Total Distance
Saucony Guide Miles: 18.25Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 17.00Asics Gel Stratus Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 15.25
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