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American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon

2011 - 4:11:52 

2017. -4:01:17

2021 - 4:03:05

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

Utah Valley Marathon

2019 - 4:05:37 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Mt Charleston Marathon

2019 - 4:05:33

West Mountain Marathon

2015 - 4:42:34


St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Hobble Creek Half Marathon

2001 - 1:40:00**

2011 - 1:45:00

2012 - 1:43:00

2013 - 1:43:00 

2022 - 1:48:53

American Fork Half Marathon

2013 - 1:48:24

2014- 1:53:23 (pacing Tim)

2017  - 1:47:54

2018 - 1:48:12

2019 - 1:47:50

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

2022 - 1:49:40 (AF Cancer course)

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

The Haunted Half Provo

2018 - 1:51:28


Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

Red Mountain 55K

2018 - 7:31:37

Antelope Island Fall Classic 50K

2017 - 6:14:23

Antelope Island 50 Mile

2015 - 10:10:00

Antelope Island 100 Mile

2018 - 26:53



**Personal Best 



Short-Term Running Goals:



Long-Term Running Goals:

To qualify for Boston


Married for 23 years. I have 18 year old triplets and a 15 year old. I love to sew, garden, and run!

Favorite Running Quotes: 


"Sooner or later the serious runner goes through a special, very personal experience that is unknown to most people.

Some call it euphoria. Others say it's a new kind of mystical experience that propels you into a elevated state of consciousness, a flash of joy.

A sense of floating as you run. This experience is unique to each of us, but when it happens, you break through a barrier that separates you from casual runners. Forever. And from that point on, there is no finish line. You run for your life. You begin to be addicted to what running gives you."  

~Nike Poster

2.           A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


You’ve no doubt heard this.  And you’ve probably recited it in your mind on a run or at the gym when you’re just beginning to get in shape.  You have a goal in sight and this quote brings you back to the current moment.


But the problem is that many runners forget all of the steps between the first one and the goal.  If your goal is to run under two hours for the half marathon then you need to be honest about all of the little steps to get to that goal.


…and what I’d rather see you do is to get the goal out of mind completely, but rather focus on the process, not the outcome. -Jay Johnson Process orientation, not outcome orientation.


You should have goals, but you should take it one step at a time.  And you should be honest about the fact that you don’t know how many steps it will take to get there. ~ Vernon Gambetta


3.  Human beings are made up of flesh, blood and a miracle fiber called COURAGE! ~ George Patton 


4.   Find the courage to be patient.

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Miles:This week: 29.00 Month: 12.00 Year: 135.00
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 416.00
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TT:  1:46

AP: 9:40

A very slow and creaky run on the home TM.  I had lots of hop offs and stops.  My legs were definitely heavy and my hammies were tight!  My TM was super loud this morning too....maybe time for a tune up?

Off to ski for MLK day.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 106.00
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20 minute warm up on bike - hard push

power pump - new routine

2014 - Minutes Miles: 80.00
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2 mile - 24:45 - AP:  12:39 - 13:36, 11:08

accidently hit the save button on my watch

3 mile - 35:59 - AP:  11:54 - 13:45, 11:11, 10:41

Trail run at Lambert Park.  I decided to head up closer to the mountain and get some elevation.....it kicked my tail!  I was huffing and puffing!  And the snow was a bit tricky.

I registered for the Antelope 50 miler last night.  I put my "training plan" on the Trail and Ultra running FB page for some feedback.   I know I will have very minimal training, but I can't handle tons of miles.  So there were a few haters and a few encouragers......I should've kept my thoughts to myself :)

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TT:  3:56:34

AP:  13:12

12:49, 12:40, 11:24, 12:21, 13:57, 13:01, 11:11, 12:09, 13:08, 12:28, 14:09, 12:34, 14:57, 14:58, 14:39, 14:44, 13:32, 11:44

I met Wendy at the Potato Hill trail head.  We headed south this time and I enjoyed learning a new section of the trail.  That section of the trail was in alright condition, but still a slow go.  This was my first time running with Wendy and we had a great conversation.  I really liked hearing about her Wasatch 100 experience.  I hope I wasn't too slow!

I dropped her off at the car at 7 miles.  I refilled my water, took a GU, and headed onto the trail that I usually go on.  Oh my...it was SO icy and when it wasn't icy, it was muddy.  I was feeling a bit frustrated because it was taking forever.  But I know any time on my feet is a good thing.  But I could have run a marathon in the amount of time I was out there!!!!

These long runs are such a reality check for this 50 miler.  Man....that is a long way to go!  But after talking with Wendy about her training (she didn't have high miles either), I think I will be able to finish.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 120.00
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Rest day.  Massage

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5 miles before power pump 46:00

power pump

2014 - Minutes Miles: 110.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 416.00
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