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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).

Twitter handle: @RunnerRiley7

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
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: Ogden Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:25:46, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


I didn't train at all for this race. I haven't done a long run of 20 miles since October! I didn't do any long tempos or marathon pace training. I also didn't do any downhill training. But this is my hometown race and I really enjoy it and I had the free VIP entry from winning last year. So I figured I'd try to hit the podium and collect some circuit points. Ben, Bryant, and I ran the first half together in 1:13:10. At that point Bryant surged, wanting a huge negative split to attempt the course record, and Ben slowed down a bit. I kept chugging away at roughly the same pace. With my lack of marathon prep I was too scared to try anything faster, not wanting another miserable Ogden finish. I ended up with a slight negative split and finished about 80 seconds back of Bryant for 2nd place in 2:25:46. So second half in roughly 1:12:36. I felt decent the whole way. Cardio-wise the pace was a walk in the park, but the legs didn't have the full strength needed to really get after the pace. Overall, I am pleased with the result. Once I get some marathon training in, I'll be cruising this fall.

Brooks Hyperion Miles: 27.00
Weight: 0.00
From JPark on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 13:48:04 from

Great race Riley, despite the lack of marathon-specific training. It was cool to see Bryant, you, and Ben go 1, 2, and 3 on the home turf. You guys make it look too easy! Cheers to a great summer and fall of training and racing.

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