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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: 7.18 Month: 142.55 Year: 341.83
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: 360.91
Kinvara Pro Lifetime Miles: 300.14
Clifton 9 Lifetime Miles: 205.80
Pegasus 40 Lifetime Miles: 45.48
Trail Runs 2024 Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Total Distance
Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 Miles: 26.77Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 21.64ASICS Novablast Miles: 8.48Kinvara 13 Miles: 73.18Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 56.93Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 27.32Hoka Rincon Miles: 4.09Kinvara 11 Miles: 7.12Kinvara 6 Miles: 3.57Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 180.12
Race: St. George Marathon 2022 (26.21 Miles) 03:26:15, Place overall: 543, Place in age division: 53
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Beyond frustrated today! I felt I ran really smart. Got some quick miles in with Zach Holt as we approached Veyo. Then I left him on the hill, not intentional. I didn't go too fast in the first half marathon (like at Charleston) and overall I felt pretty good and was satisfied with my efforts.

Between 17-18 miles my IT band started flaring up, it was right around this time that Zach Holt re-passed me and told me sub 3 was mine if I just kept my miles at around 7 minute pace. I knew that and it sounded so easy. I packed some anti cramping pills in my little running pouch to avoid future cramping, they must've fallen out somewhere. I prayed for the IT flaring to not be an issue. It wasn't an issue.....but my inner thigh and quads started to seize up a little. At this point I had flashbacks to Charleston and my quad struggles there. I was running cautiously. I stopped at every aid station and had someone rub icyhot on me. It didn't really help. At one aid station I accidentally stopped my watch too, maybe cost me 20 seconds. I loved seeing PV at aid station 22. They were excited to see me and I wish I was in a better state to show off for them. 

Once I hit all the spectators on the north end of Bluff my quads seized and then my calfs seized. My legs went stiff and I awkwardly fell to the ground ( kind of hard). I tried to stretch out my legs but each time I did they got worse. Some spectators came and helped. My quads get so tight it looks like someone shoved a baseball into my quads. They will not loosen for anything! I probably spent 4-5 minutes on the ground. Cooper passed me and saw me struggling! Eventually I got up and walked to diagonal. Then I got brave again and tried to jog. Immediately seized up and fell hard again. Runners yelled for someone to help me. Justin Snyder and Scott Bushar wanted to stop and help but I told them to carry on. A really nice man took the time to help me and stretch me out. IT WAS A PROCESS! I am so grateful he helped me out. I was debating dropping out because I was embarressed to keep falling over and it was really painful. People probably think I am just being dramatic. 

I got going once again and Dawson found me. I could tell he was struggling too. We made a pact that if I fall over he would help and if he fell over I would help him. We jogged, we walked, we hobbled, and we got closer to the finish. It was great to have him there! I left him on the last turn and finally made it to the finish. 

I am grateful for running examples in my life. Aaron has been an amazing mentor! PVXC and Marieta have been great training partners! Marieta ran a 1:43 in the half! I was really consistent in my training in preparation for this race! I am not sure what else I could have done different? I was ready for sub 3. I really can't blame myself for this one. My body failed me a little bit today. Back to the drawing board! 

Shout out to Noe for throwing down a 2:43! 

1. 6:39

2. 6:47  13:26

3. 6:32  19:58  5k- 20:48

4. 6:26  26:24

5. 6:33  32:57

6. 6:22  39:19  10k- 40:05

7. 6:21  45:40

8. 7:18 (Veyo)  52:58

9. 7:03  1:00:01

10. 6:52  1:06:53

11. 7:03  1:13:56

12. 6:46  1:20:42

13. 6:38  1:27:20  13.1- 1:28:26

14. 6:38  1:33:58

15. 6:20  1:40:18

16. 6:18  1:46:36

17. 6:35  1:53:11

18. 6:52  2:00:03

19. 7:45  2:07:48

20. 7:26  2:15:14

21. 7:28  2:22:50

22. 8:52  2:31:42

(accidentally stopped watch somewhere between 22-23) 

23. 8:37  2:40:17

24. 14:18  2:54:35

(Fell to the asphalt)

25. 18:09  3:12:44

(Fell to the asphalt again)

26. 10:44  3:23:28

.21. 2:38  3:26:06

3:26:15 7:52 mile pace

Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 Miles: 26.77
Weight: 173.00
Total Distance

Jogging around Sullivan warming, coaching, and cooling. Legs will get back soon. 2.01 miles 

Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 2.01
Weight: 177.00
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AM- Had a goal of just running a mile then turning around. My legs were decent so I kept running with the girls. Yoga after with the boys. 3.04 miles 

Afternoon Thoughts- Where do I go from here? As my legs get back under me I am going to be in pretty good shape. I didn't get the satisfaction of the marathon I wanted. Part of me wants to rush out and find another one in a couple of months and give it another shot. Reality tells me I will have to wait for another chance. I can do some other road races but it won't be the same. I could just focus on staying in really good shape and increasing my speed? For the rest of year I know I will get over 3,000 miles. That will be a new record. 

PM- Washington with the girls. We had some great conversations. My IT started to feel some soreness. Everything else is feeling fine. 5.34 miles 

ASICS Novablast Miles: 5.34Kinvara 13 Miles: 3.04
Weight: 177.00
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AM- Weights and run with the girls. 1.91 miles

PM- Middleton with the boys. Half the team almost got hit by a car running a red light. Knee felt pretty sore. 3.80 miles 

Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 3.80Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 1.91
Weight: 178.00
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AM- Normal Friday with the chicas. 3.47 miles

Kinvara 13 Miles: 3.47
Weight: 178.00
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Ran around the Cedar Invite course. Legs still feeling a little dull. 4.09 miles

Hoka Rincon Miles: 4.09
Weight: 178.00
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AM- 60 minutes with the girls up in Green Springs. Did 6x1 minute pick ups. At times my legs felt great. Other times some dullness. We talked about staying positive. 7.08 miles

PM- Running inside the school because of lightning. Had a great meeting/conversation with the girls team. 2 miles 

Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 2.00Kinvara 13 Miles: 7.08
Weight: 180.00
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Back Grass with the girls. They stayed together (with some minor cutting off). I felt pretty good. Excited for this crew to come together at the right moment. 7.06 miles 

Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 7.06
Weight: 181.00
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AM- 20 minute run and yoga. Had some fun talking about gettting ready for state. Yoga afterwards. 2.67 miles

PM- Out towards Pine View Middle with the boys. Had some fun kicking around a ball and talking. Strides. 4.27 miles 

PM2- 2 mile run by baby with Marieta. 2.04 miles 

Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 6.31Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 2.77
Weight: 179.00
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AM- Grass workout. Warmed with boys. Then 4x3 (2 min @race, 1 min @vo2). I ran with Laney and Alianna for 3. It was fun to push and motivate that pair. Then I hopped in with the top girls for the last interval. 4 fast 200s on the track. I took an early lead on the last 2. Emmalee tracked me down on the 3rd one. Adri got me on the last one. I had fun teasing the girls that I was faster. 7.10 miles 

PM- Running in the homeless streets of Vegas. I've been feeling exhausted when I run twice in 1 day. Probably some marathon hangover. 3.52 miles


Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 3.52Kinvara 13 Miles: 7.10
Weight: 177.00
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Ran an old route in Vegas. Felt tired so I did 5x1 minute increased speed to get the legs moving. 7.12 miles 

Kinvara 11 Miles: 7.12
Weight: 179.00
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6:47 Saturday. Every Saturday I'm going to try and run a ton of miles at 6:47 mile pace. Today I alternated chill mile with a little bit faster mile. 11.12 miles 

Faster splits: 

1. 7:38

2. 7:46

3. 6:48

4. 6:51

5. 6:39

Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 11.12
Weight: 178.00
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AM- Morning 25. Just following that pvxc schedule. 3.14 miles

PM- Over by PVMS with the girls. We talked about scary movies. Strides afterwards. 3.98 miles 

PM2- Sunriver with Marieta. Chill. 3.12 miles 

ASICS Novablast Miles: 3.14Kinvara 13 Miles: 7.10
Weight: 182.00
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AM- Woke up and drove to school and ran some miles on my own. Then met up and ran 25 with the boys and a little extension with Dave. 7.02 miles 

PM- Running around at Region. 2.16 miles 

Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 2.16Kinvara 13 Miles: 7.02
Weight: 180.00
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AM- 20 minute run with the girls then yoga. 3.40 miles

PM- Green Springs with the girls. Good time. Got to know Ma'a a little better. 5.45 miles 

PM2- Ran towards home because I am carless at the moment. Marieta picked me up. 4.21 miles 

Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 13.06
Weight: 180.00
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Speed on the grass pushing with fast girls. 5.64 miles 

Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 5.64
Weight: 180.00
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PM- Quick jog to Star Nursery with the girls before I had to turn around for a stupid department head meeting. 2.57 miles 

PM2- Got out late for a cool night stroll. Even hit some 200s to make up for the ones I missed with the team. 3.57 miles 

Kinvara 6 Miles: 3.57Kinvara 13 Miles: 2.57
Weight: 183.00
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AM- Pre State workout with boys. I didn't do some of the fast stuff with them. They look calm and ready. I did push for the trippy loop segment when prompted by Porter. 4.87 miles 

AM2- Little jog with Marieta. 3.04 miles 

PM- Pre State with girls. Mixed in the speed with them. They are also calm and ready. A little windy towards the end. 5.17 miles 



Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 7.91Kinvara 13 Miles: 5.17
Weight: 184.00
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AM- 20 minutes with the boys. 2.83 miles 

AM2- Went out for more miles after spending time with Marieta. 2.42 miles 

PM- Running around at the old park by the Sandy Hampton Inn. Fun cool run with the girls. 3.57 miles 

Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 5.25Kinvara 13 Miles: 3.57
Weight: 184.00
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AM- Solid morning run with Jason running around Sandy trails. Then ran around the mall with the team. 8.09 miles 

PM- Running around the State course. Girls took 2nd to a great Cedar team. Boys took 4th with Trey taking the W. Great season! The kids are really getting a good culture going ! 2.22 miles 

Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 2.22Kinvara 13 Miles: 8.09
Weight: 185.00
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PM- Chill 30 with girls. 3.54 miles 

PM- Claim Jumper with Marieta. It was pretty fun! Perfect weather! 4.21 miles 

Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 7.75Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 183.00
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PM- Sandbergs and into Washington with the girls. I always enjoy the Washington run, it brings out different energy. 4.3 miles 

Kinvara 13 Miles: 4.30
Weight: 183.00
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AM/PM- Running around like a crazy person at T2 for Iron Man. The kids were amazing. I think the Iron Man set up fell apart once we left. 10.34 miles 

PM- Same ol Bloomington trails. Noticed the new trail by Bloomington Park so I had to explore it for a minute. 4.55 miles 

Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 10.34Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 4.55
Weight: 181.00
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Parked a mile away from the transition area. Ran up and joined the gang. Today was a lot more chaotic but our team handled things well. Ran 11.58 miles doing the bike handling. Then 2 miles back to my car. 14.67 miles 

Kinvara 13 Miles: 14.67
Weight: 183.00
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Race: Artic Circle Halloween Run (1.4 Miles) 00:08:30, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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AM- Chill morning run with the boys. 3.20 miles 

PM- Halloween run over to Artic Circle. I wore a hippie costume I found in my parents attic. The race part I just increased my speed every quarter mile and kept myself close to Bridger and Diego hoping they wouldn't know the correct finish for the race. Sure enough I came barreling around the school and asked them if they'd touched the tree, they had not. So I sprinted to the tree and won the correct way. 3.31 miles 

Race part: 1.40 miles, 8:30 time, 6:05 mile pace

Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 3.31Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 3.20
Weight: 180.00
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Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 Miles: 26.77Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 21.64ASICS Novablast Miles: 8.48Kinvara 13 Miles: 73.18Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 56.93Hoka Bondi 7 Miles: 27.32Hoka Rincon Miles: 4.09Kinvara 11 Miles: 7.12Kinvara 6 Miles: 3.57Trail Runs 2022 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 180.12
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