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Striders Half Marathon

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Member Since:

May 06, 2006



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2006 Ogden Marathon 4:19:33.

2006 St. George 4:05:31

2007 Riverwoods 1/2 Marathon 1:34:47

2007 Speedy Spaniard 10K 43:20

2007 Riverwoods 10 mile race 1:12:38

2008 St George Marathon 3:43:37 

2012 Spectrum 10K 43:54

2012 St. George Marathon 3:42:17 PR!

2014 St George Half  Marathon 1:40:34 C/PR

2019 American Fork Half Run Against Cancer 1:40:31 C/PR

2019 Nebo Half Marathon 1:38:09 2nd in my Age group 55-59.C/PR

Short-Term Running Goals:


I'd like to just run more overall. 

Be more consistent.

Work on Speed.

Cross Train.

Run More races.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and keep running until I'm really old, and maybe get a Boston Qualify.


I am Married and my wife Cindie and I have 5 kids. I am an insurance agent and have been for over 30 years.

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Rest...  I rested pretty good this morning and I hope for a little mini taper for the race on Saturday, I would like to preform well,  but we shall see:)

Time to get ready for church and getting the kids ready can be a chore, so wish us luck!:)

See ya tomorrow.

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I was not running In the snow this morning the wind was blowing it sideways and I just didn't have it in me. So, I waited until after work and decide to get her done:) I noticed that I only needed 9 more miles to get 200 miles for the month so I went for that. I ran the Payson Park loop and then headed up to the new payson swimming poll which is my 4 mile mark, and then I headed for home.  When I got home I did a mile loop around my house to get in the 9 miles... I wanted to do a 3 mile progression run and I wanted my last mile to be my best and those miles went as follows; 8:00(146), 7:53(154), 7:18(160) I felt pretty good about that last mile and I had done a lot of hills on this route and those tempo miles were towards the end, so very pleased with that part of the run... I did a 3 mile warm up at a 8:30 average and then cooled down with 3 miles at slightly faster pace, so my average pace was 8:11 with my heart rate average at 150 and total time was 1:14:12... I will now start to taper for the race on Saturday and hope for the weather to warm up I have had enough of the snow and cold! 

See Ya Tomorrow

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A very easy run this cold morning, it felt like January out there it was brutal. My legs were trashed from yesterday's late afternoon run, my legs were still feeling the affects from the mini tempo run and the extra miles... So I went really easy this morning and I will take it easy the rest of the week, I think I will do 4 miles tomorrow and then go 3 for Thursday and then just a couple on Friday if any at all and then hopefully I will be ready for the Strider's Half on Saturday. I have a little bit of twinge in my right hamstring but it didn't seem to bother me much when I ran although the pace was very sloooooow:) I will have to keep an eye on that the rest of the week and if I have to I will take Friday off just to make sure, it doesn't get worse. I also did my standard core strength training with the rubber ball and the push-ups alternating between sets of each...

Well, that's about it I guess I will see ya tomorrow.

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Another easy day of running, I did do one mini marathon pace mile (7:46) but then I just jogged home after that mile and completed a 5k type run. Tomorrow I will do a real easy 3miles and then Friday I will do at least 1 or 2 miles just to keep my legs awake. My legs felt a lot better this morning and I am hoping they will continue to recover each day and be ready for Saturday.

Average Pace was 8:41 with my heart rate at 138 total time was 27:05, my wife and I won't be able to leave for Ogden until after 6 or so, and that won't put us up there until around 8:00 or maybe later depending on the traffic. I hope they will let me pick up my packet the morning of the race because picking it up on Friday won't work... We are staying at the Red Moose Lodge which is where the buses load so hopefully I will be able to pick up my packet  there, I'm sure it will all workout:)

Asic Nimbus 9 (181)

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I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning but I was able to get it done:) My legs still aren't feeling warm and fuzzy, maybe by Saturday morning they will have their zip back! I kept the pace nice and easy average was right around 9:15 or less..

See ya tomorrow.

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Race: Striders Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:41:06, Place in age division: 13
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Tough race I will give a full report later this evening...

PM- I can finally sit down and get this race in the books, between Dance competitions and the General Priesthood session I haven't been able to find any time! All I can say is that the first 7 miles I felt really good but then when we turned  back towards Eden it was very tough, we had a head wind the last 6 miles and I think it was colder towards the end which was kind of weird... When I made it to the starting line it was great to finally meet Clyde and Andy and Cody and Logan. The are great guys and they run at a pace that I am not familiar with, they are incredible. It was also good to see Tom and Kim they are always so nice and very encouraging they both did very well  too, I just feel privileged to know them:-).

Well, back to the report when we got to the start it was surprisingly warm and I was slightly over dressed but by the time I got to mile three I was shedding my jacket, that cost me about 2 minutes! Ehhh!!! I think I started to quick but not as quick as I usually do, but I felt pretty good until mile 8 and then I really started to loose it. I was just working to hard and once I was at mile 10 I was in no mans land and I just tried to hold on. I didn't give up, and I really was pushing as hard as I could but I had noting left and I can't figure out if it was the hilly ups and downs combined with the head wind or I was just spent from not enough tempo work but it does give a pretty good idea where I'm at. My legs are really trashed right now as I'm writing this so I will have to see how they recover and then go from there for next weeks training work.

Here are my splits,


2-7:11(161) Downhill Heart rate out of control.


4-7:30(160) Still feeling pretty good.

5-7:19(162) Better

6-7:40(161) Starting to struggle.

7-7:29(166) Hearts working way to hard, slightly uphill

8-7:48(166) rolling hills and head wind, the wheels are coming off!

9-7:55(165) Really struggling.

10-8:31(162) felt like I was still pushing hard! Och

11-8:14(164) Giving it all I had, Literally!!!

12-8:13(165) Still pushing:-)

13-8:21(166) losing it.

.10 29.81 7:04(166) Done:-)!!!!!

I was about 6 minutes of a PR but this course was a lot tougher than the Riverwoods 1/2 the rolling hills for the last 6 miles were pretty tough, at least for my tired legs they were...

I am happy with this for the simple reason that I never gave up and I pushed until the very end, I have some hill work to do and some tempo work to do in the up coming weeks, to help get me stronger and with that said, goodnight Gracie....

Average pace was 7:43 and my heart rate average was 162, total time was 1:41:06.

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