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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 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 23.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 23.00Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 3.50Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 12.00
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6 miles in the morning.

6 miles in the afternoon.

I ran this morning over into Santa Clara and then back to the house.  The moon was out which made it really easy to see the road.  Perfect temps this morning.  I can't complain about anything.

I ran another easy 6 miles this afternoon along Snow Canyon Parkway while Katey biked alongside me.  We had a great time talking about baby things and just enjoyed the wonderful weather.  Not really liking how quickly it gets dark.  Nice to get a double in today.  Great start to the week.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 6.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance

6 miles in the morning.

3.5 miles in the afternoon.

3 miles in the evening.

Nice and easy run this morning.  Temps were awesome once again.  I ran this afternoon up along the Arizona Strip right before Parent/Teacher Conferences.  I got home later than originally planned but ran up to the elementary school so I could vote and then came back home.  I'm sure the elderly women were wondering what I was doing with shorty shorts on to come and vote.  I enjoyed the reaction I got from them :)

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 3.50Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 9.00
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8 miles this evening.

I had Parent/Teacher Conferences again this evening.  I was a little tired when I got home but I needed to get out.  I went over into Santa Clara and did a little route which isn't too demanding.  I was in a short sleeve shirt at 8:30pm.  The weather down here is incredible this time of year!

Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 8.00
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12 miles in the evening.

 I needed to hit the trails today so I decided to wait until after work to go and get my run in.  I got home and it was already dark so I made sure I grabbed my headlamp and then went over to the Barrel Roll trail.  I did 12 miles in the pitch black dark.  It was something totally different but really quite fun.  I might do these every once in a while.  I just need to make sure I take it easy.  My depth perception isn't the best when it is dark.  The run felt good though!

Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 12.00
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I woke up and headed back over towards the Barrel Roll trail.  It is so nice having this very close to the house.  I went along the wash that ran along the mountain and headed out towards Utah Hill.  It reminded me a lot of Goblin Valley.  I came back and decided to run the opposite way of Barrel Roll.  It is so much easier to run this trail in the daylight.  I got up to a couple mountain bikers struggling up the hill (they were pushing their bikes!).  I felt a little guilty running by them but oh well.  It happened to be a fellow teacher I work with and her boyfriend.  I just love catching the mountain bikers to see their reaction.  

I figured out that if I put a little Redmond salt in my water it seems to help out a ton with feeling pretty good.  It doesn't taste that but it sure helps.  This run was a nice end to the week.  I felt pretty good about everything.  I wasn't feeling that great on Thursday so I didn't get a run in.  Oh well!

I got a massage from April this afternoon and it felt awesome to great everything fixed and ready to go again. 

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 17.00
Total Distance
Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 23.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 23.00Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 3.50Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 12.00
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