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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 2140 (Red) Miles: 21.00Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 10.25New Balance 903 Trail Miles: 14.30Asics 2140 Trail Miles: 27.05
Total Distance

To much inversion up in Logan today so I decided to not worry about running.  I got a little sick over the weekend so I didn't want to chance anything.  Planning on hitting some long runs this week due to not having any school.

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3 easy miles this morning.

18 miles around noon.

I ran with Clyde today out in Warner Valley.  It was a nice dirt road that went out a ways.  We ran all the way out to some dinosaur tracks which we didn't know were out there.  They looked like parent and child tracks.  Lots of big ones and then some little ones.  It was really cool to see these.  We had a little headwind going out and we hoped that we were not going to have any headwind on the way back but we did.  We did some up tempo miles on the way back and it was a good push due to the headwind.  We were low 6:00/pace for a while.  It was fun exploring new running routes.  Nice to be back in the warmer St. George weather. 

Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 21.00
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I went exploring a little bit in the rain today.  I ran up along the Red Mountain and found a trail that is a decent 6 miler.  I ended up working my way into Tuacahn and really enjoying all the beautiful red rock.  I did some extra stuff around Ivins to get just over 10 miles for the run.  Cooler temps with the weather we had today.  Kept it nice and easy.

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 10.25
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Clyde came over to my neck of the woods and we did some exploring along the Santa Clara River.  We found tons of Indian Art and even collected some fancy rocks.  We did a little bit of power hiking/climbing.  Overall it was a fun run to end the year.  We both realized we live in one of the most beautiful places around.  Happy to end the year on a positive note.  Really looking forward to a much better 2010.  I will have to see how it unfolds.

New Balance 903 Trail Miles: 14.30
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Ran with Clyde, Dave, Bill, and James this morning out south of STG.  We did a nice loop on the dirt roads.  We found some more petroglyphs.  These were by the Little Black Mountain.  It has been really fun seeing tons of petroglyphs the last couple days.  I need to get Katey out to see some of these.  Nice start to the new year.

Asics 2140 Trail Miles: 9.25
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Ran with Dave, Steve Shepherd (Dave's cousin's husband), Trevor, Austin, and James today.  We did Little Mountain twice but ran it reverse from yesterday.  Absolutely gorgeous weather today.  Dave lost his hat on the first lap so James and I went out longer to find it.  No luck.  Oh well!  It was fun running today and the legs felt good.  I have been getting over a little sickness so I was happy with another solid week.  

I will be doing probably 2 or 3 30+mile runs here in a few weeks to get more prepared for the Moab 50K+ in February.  I am excited for this race.

Asics 2140 Trail Miles: 17.80
Total Distance
Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 21.00Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 10.25New Balance 903 Trail Miles: 14.30Asics 2140 Trail Miles: 27.05
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