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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
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It felt good to be running again.  I want to start this week a little slow just to make sure the strep doesn't come back.  I will hit it hard again starting tomorrow.  I did the run at 7:18/mile pace overall.  I was glad to get moving again.  I don't like being sick and I don't like being sedentary.  I am glad to have 2007 come to an end and am looking forward to a great 2008.  This year has been good to me with my wife, job, and running.  I truly have been blessed and can't wait to see what happens in 2008.  It should be another good one.  Happy New Year to you all!

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15 miles in the morning.

5.25 miles in the early evening.

Happy New Year everyone.  I can't believe it is 2008.  I wanted to start the year out on a good note so I decided to go and do a longer run this morning.  It was beautiful weather.  It was nice and sunny and not to cold.  The roads were still snowy and slick with very few dry spots but I enjoyed this run a lot.  I did my North Ogden rolling hills out and back.  I hit about 2 miles of wind blowing in my face going uphill in quite a bit of snow.  It worked me but it was a good push.  I had to stop at my Grandma's house for a potty break.  My aunt opened the door and said, "Idiot!"  She told me I was crazy for running in this cold weather.  You got to love family!  I did the run at 6:42/mile pace overall.  Not bad considering the road conditions.  I did another 5.25 miles in the early evening to keep the legs loose and get 20 for the day.  Good start to 2008.  Good luck to everyone this year.

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8 miles in the morning.

12 miles in the afternoon.

Back to the early morning runs before I head off to work.  Felt good to get back on schedule and get back into the normal everyday routine.  I got home from work and was a little tired but had a good 12 miler.  I ran the first 11 miles at 6:39/mile pace and then finished with a 6:00/mile.  Not a bad push.  Sat in a cold bath afterwards to loosen up the muscles. 

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6.50 miles in the morning.

14 miles in the evening.

I didn't go as far as I wanted to this morning due to sleeping in a touch.  It is nice to get a little extra sleep every now and then though.  We had our first indoor track practice today.  It went pretty good.  I have some great runners that hopefully will do well this year.  I am coaching the distance runners (800, 1600, 3200) so if anybody has any suggestions for workouts they did in high school or track, please let me know.  I am new to this coaching thing.  I came home late and hopped on the treadmill.  I did 14 miles while watching Prefontaine.  What a classic!  I did the run at 6:49/mile pace overall.  I am still building a base this week and will hopefully get some speed workouts in next week.

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6.10 miles in the morning.

13.90 miles in the afternoon.

I have the greatest wife in the world.  She massaged my legs out last night and it helped them feel much better this morning.  I think we are going to get a massage on Saturday afternoon.  Yeah!  Nice easy run this morning.  I ran with the track team today.  We did 5.5 miles pretty easy.  I was running from the fast group back to some of the slower runners.  It was a nice little push going back and forth between the two.  I got home and did another 8.4 miles on the treadmill at 6:44/mile pace overall.

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The weather was crazy last night and into this morning.  It rained and then turned into wet, slushy snow during the night.  I was planning on doing my run on the Ogden Marathon course but decided to stay around town.  I woke up and the roads were slushy and very wet.  I waited a little bit until the snow plows cleaned the roads but it didn't help to much.  I ran from the house up into North Ogden.  I ran all the way through North Ogden into Pleasant View and almost got the Highway 89.  I got sprayed with water and wet snow from a couple cars.  You got to love it.  When I started back at 10 miles, the sun came out a little bit and really cleaned up the roads.  I was carrying a little extra weight due to all the water in my pants and shoes.  It was still slushy and slippery but their was a lot of water on the road due to the snow melting.  Thanks global warming!  I saw a temperature gauge on the city offices and it said 41 degrees.  I couldn't believe how warm it was.  I nearly slipped twice but it was a nice run today.  I finished the run with a 6:39/mile pace overall.  I was happy with this due to the road conditions and the fact that 10 miles of this route is gradual uphill. 

I haven't done a 20 miler in a while now.  I forgot how much better it is to have other people to run with on the long runs.  I could have used some company to pass the time.  This week is a first on many levels.  It was my first time ever running 20 miles 5 days straight and it is also the first time I have hit the 110 mile mark.  Not a bad start to 2008.  I will do some more speed work next week.  I need to go and take a nap now!!!

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