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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
Brooks Adrenaline 10 (2) Miles: 23.00Asics Gel Kayano 13 Miles: 6.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 5.20Asics DS Trainer 15 (2) Miles: 20.60Saucony Fastwitch 4 Miles: 18.10
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Same route as usual over into Santa Clara in the morning.  Nice and relaxed for good start to the week.

Ran around Webb Hill with some of the kids this afternoon.  Averaged right around 7:30/mile.  Absolutely perfect running conditions.

Brooks Adrenaline 10 (2) Miles: 6.00Asics Gel Kayano 13 Miles: 6.00
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8 miles over into Santa Clara again.  I didn't wear a watch and just enjoyed the cooler temps.  I shouldn't have worn gloves and a hat.  Still warm enough to not wear gloves.  I finished with 8 x 100m strides at the end.

5.20 miles this afternoon.  Ran a little with the kids today.  They went out and then we met back up to do 6 x hill repeats.  We did it on dirt over by the school.  It was just over .25 miles.  The kids did awesome.  I had to hurry back to get ready for our banquet.  I was pleased with how the kids did today.  Some of them were complaining about it being to hot still.  Yikes!

Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 5.20Brooks Adrenaline 10 (2) Miles: 8.00
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Ran with Clyde this morning.  For some reason I was feeling a little sluggish.  It worked itself out over the run but not as crisp as I have usually been.  We ended up averaging 7:12/mile which was respectable. 

Clyde and I have decided to run for county commissioner next time around.  Look out!  We are ready to change the world.  

Asics DS Trainer 15 (2) Miles: 12.60
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I ran 6 miles this morning from the high school over by Clyde's house while doing a little loop.  I had to take a VPB which lasted 5 minutes.  Everything was okay.  I then came back and with the kids on their morning 3 miler.  Nothing fancy and exciting.  I wore my new compression sleeves this morning for the first time.  Absolutely love them!

Only run for the day due to morning Parent Teacher Conferences this evening.

Brooks Adrenaline 10 (2) Miles: 9.00
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6 miles in the afternoon running with the kids.  We did the Webb Hill loop backwards.  I was planning on running this morning but Norah was up at 3:30am.  I think she is getting more teeth.  Yeah! 

The weather was perfect and really great to run in.  I did another 2 easy miles around the track for kicks and giggles.

Asics DS Trainer 15 (2) Miles: 8.00
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Met up with Clyde this morning to do the first part of the marathon course as a tempo run.  I wanted to go and run the Mesquite course but I am glad I ran with Clyde today.  The elevation is higher and the course is a little tougher.  We have wanted to run the 1st part of the marathon some what hard to see how it goes.  I wanted to make sure the run today had at least 4 miles of hills and this part of the course does.

We parked a couple miles from the start and ran up the starting line to get a decent warm up in (3 miles).  It was pretty warm and I knew I was going to have to drop everything on the way back down.  The plan was to do about 5:35/mile for 13 miles because that is all I am needing to shoot for in Mesquite.   This was planned to be the longest tempo run I have done all year.  A little nervous but excited at the same time.  I just relaxed until Veyo and then had to work for the next couple miles of up hill.  We ran into the start of the Snow Canyon Half which was kind of fun.  I was okay until about mile 10 and then really needed to push through.  I did the 1st half of the course in 1:13:51.  We finished with a 2 mile cool down.  It was nice to deal with the lady sitting in her truck smoking.  Nothing like a wonderful morning of running to be ruined by someone smoking!  Nothing spectacular but a very good workout heading into the half in a couple weeks.  I will take the time due to a couple big workouts already this week and not really tapering.  Happy to get this one in.

I couldn't believe how warm it was.  Crazy to think I was in a short sleeve shirt for most of the run.  Another solid week and I am happy with hitting only about 70 miles a week for now.  It seems to keep me more fresh.

Saucony Fastwitch 4 Miles: 18.10
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Brooks Adrenaline 10 (2) Miles: 23.00Asics Gel Kayano 13 Miles: 6.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 5.20Asics DS Trainer 15 (2) Miles: 20.60Saucony Fastwitch 4 Miles: 18.10
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