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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:

Get more consistent like I was 5 to 6 years ago. 2020 I'd like to just run more overall.

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 am hoping to get in some tempo miles this weeks and keep my mileage between 45 and 50 miles. I really want to build my base miles up over the next couple of months and then in June start training harder for the SGM!!! Mainly doing more hill work and tempo work and getting my mileage up to and above the 50 mile mark...

See ya tomorrow...

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I ran the Payson Park loop this morning, and what a beautiful morning it was I was slightly over dressed, but I did have shorts on for this run which was nice:-) I started with a warm up mile of around 8:30 pace and then I slowly eased into my tempo run, I really tried to push it on the hill portions of the run and it seemed to work out really well... My second mile was 8:17(140) and then my third mile has a pretty good 300 meter hill in and that was 8:17(148) and then I started to pick up the pace and those splits went as follows;7:38(150), 7:40(155) this had a 800 meter hill pretty good grade, 7:36(159), 7:38(160), I then cooled down with a .14 jog... I felt okay on this run not great but okay, my average pace was 7:57 with my heart rate average at 152, total time was 56:51, my time was okay but I felt like I was working hard in parts of the run, but I'm happy with it. I also did my standard upper body weight training on the bowflex, 25 minutes worth, a pretty good start to the week I think.

See ya tomorrow.

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Uneventful recovery run this fine warm morning:-) I ran out towards the old BYU farm, out and back I ran into some deer about 2 miles into my run so that was pretty cool! My legs were pretty tired from yesterdays tempo run and I was really feeling it towards the end of the run... My average pace was 9:05 and my heart rate average was 135 with my total time at 1:04:11. I also did my usual lower body workout with my legs and then also my core training with the rubber ball and that is about it... Now I am off to the Hershey track meet to watch my 2 10 year old kids compete, should be real fun!!!

Goooo Ethan & Sophie!!!!!

See ya tomorrow.

Asic 2130 (250)

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I ran my flat course this morning. I ran it because its flat, hence the name flat course. I first run out towards Payson and then just as I get to the 300 meter hill and then turn and head towards my house, that would be the first leg. I then head out towards Harry's Hill but when I get to the T in the road I turn towards mini GU corner for about a .10 and then I head back for home, that is the second leg. Anyway, it all adds up to 8.34 miles and its all flat... I kept my pace at an easy tempo pace but not really a tempo pace (8:40) and heart rate was in no-mans land at 144. I would rather have it above 150 and below 140, that's something I need to work on and  get it down. Well, that's about it, pretty boring I know but hey its Wednesday what can you expect.

See ya tomorrow.

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I ran out to the old BYU farm, out and back. I did a warm up mile and then my legs started to feel pretty good,  miles 3,4,5 felt pretty good but then something odd happened, I hit the wall... My legs totally shut down on me and it took everything that I had just to get back home. I have never understood this part of running, it wasn't like I was pushing the pace for those 3 miles I felt great but my pace was still easy, around a 8:50 mile... I ate pretty good yesterday, at least for me I did. So what gives here? I did do a stride on the last mile and that pace was around 8:30 mile but most of that was in the first half and then I cooled down for the last half mile, I will have to see how I feel for tomorrows run and see if my legs respond and bounce back! I felt like the stride woke my legs back up but I couldn't of held that pace for very long, just a really weird run today. It was cooler this morning and I had to pull my tights back out maybe that had something to do with it, I just don't know!

I also did the standard weight training on my legs 1 set of each exercise with high reps and then I also did my core strength training push-ups and then crunches on the rubber ball alternating between each set...

See ya tomorrow.

Asic 2130 (257)

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I ran the flat course again today via canal road, I really kept my pace easy... I didn't go as far as I usually do,  I was about a mile and a half short of the usual flat course that I ran on Tuesdays... My average pace was 8:57 with my heart rate at 137 (better), total time was 1:01:33. I did not do my usual strength training on my upper body as I have a Pro Am that tees off at 10:00 so I don't want to wear myself out, I will finish that later this evening... It was a pretty morning, cold but beautiful, and I sure hope that it starts to warm up now:-)

That's about it for today, boring as usual but oh well...

See ya tomorrow.

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I ran out towards the riverbottoms via canal road, once I got to the middle of tree line road I turned and headed for home. My son Ethan had Baseball practice at 7:30 so I had to be back to give him a ride... After I dropped him off I headed out for a few more and my legs felt so good for those three miles that I felt like I could have gone a lot more, but I stopped at 13.14 miles. Today was a far cry from Thursday when I hit the wall after about 4 miles, so go figure, such is the life of a runner! I had a few marathon pace miles in those last three, well they were close to marathon pace more like a tinman tempo pace and those were; 7:44(157), 7:55(145) they were about 30 to 40 seconds off my actual MP pace... My average pace was 8:34 with my average heart rate at 140 and total time was 1:52:32.  I felt good today and I will have to hold on to this for the weekend and then let it go come Monday, as not to get to prideful! I didn't see any of the spanish fork group out this morning I must have just missed them, I did steal some Gatorade at GU corner.  Then I passed Kent Wing on my way back home, but he was the only one I saw. Oh well,  maybe next week!

I did pretty well in the Pro Am yesterday, I shot 74 two over par. I had one bad hole where I hit a ball out of bounds and I took a double bogey...My putting was fair, I feel like its coming around I just have to get my confidence back and I should be alright..

One more thing My son Ethan won the 200 Meter at the Hershey Track meet and my step daughter Sophie won first for the 100 meter, I am so proud of them!

Good Job guys!!!!


See ya on Monday.

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