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Sep 15, 2011



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

5k: 17:20

10k: 35:34

Half Marathon: 1:18 (Snow Canyon 08)

Marathon: 3:06 (Beaver 20)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for Boston Marathon (Run a 2:55 marathon)

Help PV athletes develop a love for running. 

Be the 1st male athlete to run all 4 years at Dixie State University. Done! 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Be a life-long runner

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Miles:This week: 22.21 Month: 157.58 Year: 356.86
Hoka Rincon Lifetime Miles: 742.47
Hoka Clifton Lifetime Miles: 531.68
Saucony Ride Lifetime Miles: 805.46
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 86.29
Hoka Napali Blue Lifetime Miles: 335.18
Hoka Napali Red Lifetime Miles: 468.76
Hoka Instinct 2 Lifetime Miles: 288.34
ASICS Noosa Fast Lifetime Miles: 104.21
Nike Pegasus 32 Lifetime Miles: 354.64
Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 470.04
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 304.12
Hoka Speedgoat 3 Lifetime Miles: 482.59
Hoka Clifton Blue Lifetime Miles: 400.15
Hoka Carbon X Lifetime Miles: 427.57
Hoka Carbon Rocket Lifetime Miles: 111.52
Brooks Launch 7 Lifetime Miles: 492.70
Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 373.32
Hoka Bondi 6 Lifetime Miles: 347.01
Hoka Challenger 5 Lifetime Miles: 485.68
Kinvara 11 Lifetime Miles: 560.55
Hoka Rincon 3 Lifetime Miles: 709.54
ASICS Novablast Lifetime Miles: 429.86
Saucony Ride 13 Lifetime Miles: 871.11
Trail Runs 2022 Lifetime Miles: 85.00
Hoka Bondi 7 Lifetime Miles: 190.37
Kinvara 13 Lifetime Miles: 695.65
Hoka Carbon X 3 Lifetime Miles: 114.06
Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 290.08
NB XC Spike Lifetime Miles: 9.01
Nike Pegasus 37 Lifetime Miles: 257.53
Hoka Challenger 6 Lifetime Miles: 272.06
Trail Runs 2023 Lifetime Miles: 59.00
Nike Steelers Pegasus 39 Lifetime Miles: 124.95
Nike Air Zoom Tempo Lifetime Miles: 29.27
Saucony Ride 15 Lifetime Miles: 364.16
Kinvara Pro Lifetime Miles: 300.14
Clifton 9 Lifetime Miles: 212.70
Pegasus 40 Lifetime Miles: 50.36
Trail Runs 2024 Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Total Distance
Kinvara 11 Miles: 33.88ASICS Novablast Miles: 21.19Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 80.72Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 9.00Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 47.25Brooks Launch 7 Miles: 16.48Saucony Ride Miles: 8.23Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 8.08Hoka Challenger 5 Miles: 17.71Hoka Speedgoat 3 Miles: 7.69Hoka Rincon Miles: 4.02
Weight: 193.17
Total Distance

AM- Better go around Bloomington. 6 miles 

PM- Runing around before and after the kids ran either a 400 or 1600. 5.04 miles 

PM2- Added some random miles around town. Saw Patrick Lameka and Paul Durant. Started to get chilly and windy. 5.27 miles 

Kinvara 11 Miles: 10.31ASICS Novablast Miles: 6.00
Weight: 198.00
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AM- The mornings are still rough but made something out of it. Did 1 mile fast then 4 800s. 400 recovery between intervals. I know they are not fast....I guess I don't know how to run fast in the cold mornings.  7.04 miles 

1600- 7:06

800- 3:24

800- 3:20

800- 3:26 (thought this was going to be my fastest one)

800- 3:20

PM- Temple Quarry with the girls, I can't really keep up with the boys or else I'd run with them. Very windy and chilly! Milked some mileage chasing down Holt because he was recovering Macy's jacket. Then added even more by myself. I tried to do another 800 but best I could muster was like a 7 minute mile pace. Cold is not my favorite. 9.23 miles 

Kinvara 11 Miles: 9.23Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 7.04Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 198.00
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AM- Tired of the cold and chaffing, hope for a better afternoon. 1.42 miles

PM- Washington with girls. Then ended up running with Brooklyn and Adri. Added more mileage on the Mayors Loop. 10.97 miles 

ASICS Novablast Miles: 1.42Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 10.97
Weight: 198.00
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AM- 3 miles on my own listening to JRE and then met up with the team to warm up for their 800. They were tough in the cold. Cooled with boys. 7.27 miles 

Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 7.27
Weight: 198.00
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Sickness has finally found me at least during the night. Barely got any sleep last night. I was feeling ok today so I snuck in some miles. Ran from Larkspur down to the trails then into the desert and home. Felt good to get something in. I'm trying to be patient with myself and not force more. Just need to get healthy and roll into next week ready for some great runs. 7.11 miles 

Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 7.11Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 198.00
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AM- Had a sick day with Marieta. We slept in to try and kick this stupid sickness. Went out at about 9 and ran a Bloomington Hills to Bloomington loop. Saw too many bikes, dogs, and quail. Ran by a Hot Air Balloon. Could tell I'm running skinnier (a lot of experience with weight fluctuation). I've lost 8-9 pounds since doing Aaron's diet. 10.6 miles 

PM- Out to the desert after 2 miles with Marieta. Once again had a dog running towards me. 6.43 miles 

Brooks Launch 7 Miles: 6.43ASICS Novablast Miles: 10.60Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 191.00
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AM- Morning grind, didn't feel great but got some miles in. 5.04 miles 

PM- Felt more sick in the afternoon than the previous days. Felt like I was carrying around a corpse as I ran the rollers (multiple time) by Shinob Kibe. I ran miserably trying to keep up with the team once I found them. 8.23 miles 

Saucony Ride Miles: 8.23Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 5.04
Weight: 190.00
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Terrible night of sleep, this is the most sick I have been in years. 

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Had another sick day at home feeling better as the day progressed. Ran over to South Mesa to hitch a ride with Marieta. Felt skinnier but limited energy. 8.51 miles 

Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 8.51
Weight: 193.00
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Race: Root Beer Mile (1 Miles) 00:08:30, Place overall: 2
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PM- Since I've been sick I thought maybe I'd drop out of the Root Beer Mile after a lap or two. I felt obligated to race for the kids that sponsored me. Then the race started and became competitive. I remember Talmage, Trey, and Coleman getting out early. I assumed some of those guys would throw up so starting 4th wasn't bad positioning. Trey threw up I think after the 2nd lap and Coleman after the 3rd? 2nd place was handed to me with Dave chasing. Talmage showed no slowing down and easily won. Kate Jones won for girls. Honestly, even before the root beer, I felt worse than yesterday. Seems like I'm alternating days when I feel like garbage. 1.16 miles 

PM2- Added 2 miles with Marieta in the hood. I wanted to get more mileage but I don't see the point right now. I keep hoping a new day will bring me some physical refreshment, maybe tomorrow? 2 miles 


Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 3.16
Weight: 193.00
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Runnin down by the river with George. Down below from where Travis runs on Saturdays. I didn't feel great (still) but was happy to get out. 6.08 miles 

Hoka Challenger 5 Miles: 6.08Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 193.00
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AM- Exhausted morning. 3.17 miles 

PM- Coughy afternoon hill circuit. 8.18 miles 

ASICS Novablast Miles: 3.17Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 8.18
Weight: 195.00
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Forced myself to be asleep by 8:30 last night, hoping more sleep will help me feel better. Today I felt much better. Still climbing out of what ever this thing is. Maybe it's because I drastically changed my diet? 

Ran all over the desert by Dino Cliffs before finding the team. Added with top girls then another branch off with Adri and Brooklyn. It was really windy. I probably should've added some more miles but if I keep feeling better I can make up those miles later in the week. 7.69 miles 

Hoka Speedgoat 3 Miles: 7.69Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 194.00
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AM- Morning 3

PM- Track workout. My stomach (new day, new problem) was making things rough on me. I mixed in with some different groups and tried to forget about myself. It was really windy and cold so I tried to block the wind for some of the athletes. My legs got all cut up from my shorts again, so hopefully that doesn't set me back too much. 7.03 miles


Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 7.03Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 3.04
Weight: 191.00
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Green Springs with girls and Dalton. Still in a lot of pain with chaffing. Tape up for tomorrow I guess. 5.26 miles 

Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 5.26
Weight: 192.00
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AM- Taped up my legs but the tape didn't stick so the chaffing was going to continue. .68 miles 

PM- Compression shorts for the win! They didn't ride up where my chaffing problems are. Best run I've had in a while. Into some desert and road. A perfect mix. 10.05 miles 

Brooks Launch 7 Miles: 10.05Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 0.68Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 192.00
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Ran 4 with Marieta on the Mayors Loop. She had to walk the last mile so I ran ahead and around. Made 6.2 miles out of it. 

Then I ran a 4 mile tempo, 3 mile tempo, and a 1 mile tempo. 1 mile recovery between. I knew my splits would be slower than when I bomb down the marathon course. 

4 mile: 7:17, 7:08, 7:16, 7:06

3 mile: 7:06, 7:13, 7:09

1 mile: 7:07

Not my best Saturday but I'm moving in the right direction. Saw Noe again and that always puts a smile on my face. 17.42 miles 




Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 17.42
Weight: 190.00
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Great Suicidal tendencies run. 11.63 miles 

Hoka Challenger 5 Miles: 11.63Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 193.00
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Conservative run with the boys then a sub group with Porter, Coleman, and Bridger. 4.02 miles 

Hoka Rincon Miles: 4.02
Weight: 193.00
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AM- Bloomington out and back with some snow flakes. 4.03 miles 

AM2- Found the boys and ran the Wednesday morning route. Nice to see the numbers grow from last year. 3.03 miles 

PM- Cold with some snow peppered in. Did some 400s as kids did 600s. I remember a 400 with Laney, 400 with top girls, 400 with top girls, and 300 with Bentley. Still chaffing......probably need to let things heal up before going crazier. Very frustrating because I feel good while running except for this random problem. 6.59 miles

PM2- Ran to George's with Marieta and then back home. 2.02 miles 

Kinvara 11 Miles: 7.06Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 8.61
Weight: 193.00
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Had a feeling I shouldn't run today so I could have a better outing Friday and hopefully Saturday. Still figuring this stupid chaffing. Took out my frustrations by lifting weights. .26 

Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 0.26
Weight: 193.00
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AM- 2 in Bloomington then Chic-fil-A run with girls. Good convos with Brooklyn, Brinley, and Adri. Crisp striders. 9.05 miles 

PM- Dang stupid Vegas one lane traffic made it so we got to Vegas late. So I had to run in the dark. Hit the abandoned golf course and had several dogs wanting to kill me. Good run. 7.28 miles 

Kinvara 11 Miles: 7.28Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 9.05
Weight: 189.00
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Got out on the Mt. Charleston Marathon course. I ran well. Got a little nauseous towards the end. I like the course  other than seeing all the miles in front of you. There was a head wind the entire time so I bet I will be able to run next time. Marieta and her family hiked while I ran and I had to wait for a while for them to come down the canyon. The more I sat around the worse I felt. I asked an elote vendor for some water. He didn't have any. So I walked off and felt the need to throw up so I hunched over to ralph. A couple of minutes later a lady checked on me. Then the elote guy brought me elote, Jamaica, and chips. It helped relieve some of the nausea. 21.18 miles 

1. 6:36

2. 6:25

3. 6:32

4. 6:42

5. 7:02 (eased up for a mile) 

6. 7:00

7. 6:33

8. 6:33

9. 6:29

10. 6:47

11. 6:48

12. 6:52

13. 7:02 (1:28 half marathon split)

14. 7:11 (eased up on my effort)

15. 7:04

16. 7:56 (probably more like a 7:10-7:15, stopped to film me run, forgot to stop watch) 

17. 7:18

18. 7:11

19. 7:10

20. 7:31 2:18:58/6:57 mile 

21. cool down mile 


Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 21.18
Weight: 189.00
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Hobble run with team as they prepared for 1600 time trial. Then 2 miles with George in the desert. 6.24 miles 

Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 6.24Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 189.00
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Kinvara 11 Miles: 33.88ASICS Novablast Miles: 21.19Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 80.72Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 9.00Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 47.25Brooks Launch 7 Miles: 16.48Saucony Ride Miles: 8.23Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 8.08Hoka Challenger 5 Miles: 17.71Hoka Speedgoat 3 Miles: 7.69Hoka Rincon Miles: 4.02
Weight: 193.17
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