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South Weber,UT,

Member Since:

May 09, 2012



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Records:

800 Meters 1:50.14 (Track-BYU)

1500 Meters 3:42.07 (Track-Stanford) Likely the best race of my life; converts to a 3:59.85 Mile

5000 Meters 14:20 (Track-Stanford)

8000 Meters 23:53 (Cross Country-Pre Nationals Iowa)

10000 Meters 29:57 (Track-Stanford)

Half Marathon (Mesa-Phoenix Half) 1:05:11

Marathon (St George) 2:16:09

Short-Term Running Goals:

2017 Races:

Mesa-Phoenix Half - 3rd Place 1:05:11 PR

Ogden WRC 10-Miler - 1st Place 55:46

Provo City Half - 1st Place 1:06:33

Ogden Marathon - 2nd Place 2:25:46

Long-Term Running Goals:

My main goal is just to stay healthy.  I was injured every year in my college career except for one.  I would like to reverse that trend and always stay injury-free.



I am a family man.  I am married to my beautiful wife Amy (who also ran at Weber and is quite the runner).  We have four beautiful daughters named Evelyn (6 years old), Hannah (4 year old), Nora (2 year old), and Iris (5 months).

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Salomon Pro Wings 2 Lifetime Miles: 161.10
Brooks PureCadence 5 Lifetime Miles: 101.85
Brooks Adrenaline 17 Lifetime Miles: 161.85
Brooks Transcend 4 Lifetime Miles: 219.45
Brooks Ravenna 8 Lifetime Miles: 225.10
Brooks PureCadence 6 Lifetime Miles: 188.10
Brooks Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 107.50
Brooks Glycerin 14 Lifetime Miles: 101.47
Brooks Hyperion Lifetime Miles: 92.13
Brooks Caldera Lifetime Miles: 31.10
Race: WRC 10-Miler (10 Miles) 00:55:46, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


I met Ben, Dave, and Jason for a warmup at the Dee. We warmed up just over four miles. I did one stride, wanting to be warmed up, but not so much that I started too fast. My workout this morning was 6 miles at marathon effort, 3 at half marathon effort, and 1 at 10k effort. The key word being effort, since this course is a hilly beast, with essentially no flat sections.

Ben ran the first two miles with me and we joked around a bit, kept it pretty conservative. During mile 3 he said, "Have a good one!" and dropped back a bit. I stuck with the conservative, marathon-paced effort through mile 6, which is right in between the two monster uphills and then I turned it up a notch for mile 7 and the second half of the hills. Finished really strong and felt great afterwards. Finished in a time of 55:46 and 1st place.

Mile markers were off quite a bit, so here's Strava splits (the lead cop vehicle DID NOT want me running tangents, so my watch actually had 10.18 miles, so these splits are faster than what the mile markers would've yielded had they been placed in the correct spots):

5:36, 5:05, 5:25, 5:33, 5:48, 6:18, 6:02, 5:05, 4:54, 5:13, and 4:34 for the last 0.18.

Not quite the CR, but they lengthened it once it was certified in 2014, and this is the fastest time post-certification and extension.

Brooks Ravenna 8 Miles: 9.90Brooks Launch 4 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 152.00
From allie on Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 06:46:17 from

that is such a brutalfun race. great time and W.

can you cut off a cop car to run the tangents? maybe just tap on the window and tell them they are driving all over your tactics.

From RileyCook on Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 12:51:10 from

They certainly were driving all over my tactics :) I like that...

Anytime I tried to go to the left side of the road they would motion me back over and several times they had more cops coming the other way forcing you to the right side. I guess the cops don't care if the course was certified using the entire road or not.

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