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La Verkin,UT,USA

Member Since:

Feb 17, 2005



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Post College

10K- 33:49 (Enterprise 09')

Half Marathon-1:16:29- (Hobblecreek 06')

Marathon 2:44:59 (St. George 07')


I live in La Verkin, Utah. My wife, Sunny and I have 3 boys and 1 special little girl
I teach 7th grade Utah History at Hurricane Intermediate School and Driver's Education at Millcreek High School.

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I was going to do a track workout today, but ran over to Hurricane High School and found Cross Creek working out on the track, so I decided to put my track workout off until tomorrow, which might be fine.  I'll run hard tomorrow, then get ready for the 10K race on Saturday.  Anyway, after 3 miles over to the high school I was able to flag down my father in-law and had him drive me out to the Brentwood Bowling Alley and I ran 8 miles back into Hurricane over the 600 North Trail.  The last two miles I decided to do a tempo, actually a little faster than tempo pace from the substation to my house.

1-5:58 Good mile with some downhill

2-5:51 I thought this mile would be quite a bit slower than the first, since it didn't have as much downhill.  Anyway, it turned out to be faster and I felt really good.  I was especially happy, since I had already ran 9 miles and I was feeling a little tired.

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An easy 6 mile run up past Pah Tempe, did 3 miles out and 3 miles back. I've been curious to do this run before, but always got scared off by the No Trespassing Sign, anyway today I just decided to go for it and take the risk of getting shot by some angry landowner. It was a nice trail run right along the river. For some reason legs were a little sore today.


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1.5 hours of basketball this morning, feeling a little tired now. Did a 6 mile run tonight, Sunny dropped me off at the Chevron and I ran out to my school 2 miles easy, copied a bunch of papers for next week when classes start back up then I did 4 miles pretty easy home 7:30 average.


Had a guy come give us an estimate for a swimming pool today. We are now thinking of not selling our house and not building, maybe just stay put. Build a pool, do some remodeling inside, and put in a nice basketball court with a breakaway rim. I used to spend hours shooting baskets when I was younger, but never really had that nice of a court. I guess now since I'm the parent I might build the court I always wanted as a kid. Actually, I don't want that to sound like I'm complaining, my parents were awesome and I have great memories of growing up.

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Good club run, we did a preview of the Spectrum 10K course. Mike was kind enough to drive us up, then we ran down through Snow Canyon State Park. I'm excited for the race, but I'm not convinced it will be any faster than last year's course, so I guess we'll have to wait and see. We ended up finishing at Mike's house which made the run 10 miles, a little farther than I was planning on going and the pace was a little faster 7:20 average, but it is all good.


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An hour and twenty minutes of basketball this morning. Legs and hips hurting from the run last night, anyway feeling some fatigue this morning, but hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow. I'll just do a few easy miles this afternoon.

Did two easy miles with Sunny, up to her parent's house and back, then I did 2 more miles to the fire hydrant and back.  Legs still feeling a little heavy. 

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Race: Spectrum 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:35:52, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 2
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Decent race for me today. I was a little worried going into the race, I didn't feel that great this morning and my legs were still tired from the last few days. Anyway, did 1 mile warm-up up by the starting line, then shed the warm-ups and got ready to race. Quite a few fast guys so I knew it would be a fast race. My goal was to try to run under 36:00 and place in my age division. I was 3rd overall last year, but knew I wouldn't place that high this year with Nick, Clyde and Dave all in the race.

1-5:06 Good first mile and in decent position top 12

2-5:50 Catch up to Ryan and run with him for awhile. We traded off between miles 2 and 3. I passed Lindsey here which made me feel better, he smoked me at Painter's 5K.

3-5:38 Another good mile, however at the beginning of this mile I was ready to just bag the race, I really wasn't feeling too good or having that much fun. Steve Hooper caught up to me and we worked the downhill section together which helped me mentally

4-6:00 Felt pretty good going through the neighborhood. A guy from Vegas that also smoked me at Painter's caught up to me on this mile and then him and I started battling. Steve dropped off just a bit.

5-6:07 Still battling the Vegas guy at this point I figure I'm at least in the top 10. I took the lead for awhile, but couldn't seem to drop him

6-6:10 On this mile, the Vegas guy actually put some distance on me and I really thought I wouldn't be able to reel him in, but I did. It was a nice challenge to the finish, I would pass him and then he would pass me. With about .30 he passed me and I figured it was over, however I just kept pushing it and was able to out kick him at the finish.


Overall, pleased with the race, I feel like I'm in quite a bit better shape than a few months ago at Painter's. I ran the first three miles today in 16:35 compared to 18 something a few months ago, granted much of the first three miles is downhill. I ran 35:52 (5:48 average) so I met my first goal of breaking 36 and ended up placing 2nd in 30-34 age group, so I was happy about that. Actually going back and looking at last year's time I was 3 seconds faster, so even with the change of course I think it was similar to last year.

Anyway, the Fast Running Bloggers did quite well. 5 out of the top 10 places.


Ran 2 easy miles tonight with Sunny up to the fire hydrant and back. Going up we hit 10:37 and on the way back we were flying 10:02. Actually, my wife is getting in better shape and I think she is targeting the local La Verkin 5K on the 4th of July as her first race in a long time. Even though I think she could run a 5K right now and be able to finish without any problems.

The two miles tonight, put me over 60 miles for the week, so I hit my weekly goal again. The next two weeks are going to be a struggle as I am teaching a driver's education course the next 10 days, I guess I might just have to get up early like Dave, Logan and so many others and try to get in some miles in the mornings.

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