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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: 40.68 Month: 175.28 Year: 408.58
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Ran with Karen/Mark on the MCT - 37 degrees with a little rain.  Not sure what my deal was, but I felt like crap.  My left hamstring was very tight and I just didn't feel good.

TT:  2:33:33

AP:  10:17

HR:  159

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700N to 100 E/1120N to 300 N

TT:  58:40

AP:  10:41

HR:  161

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N County - SR 92 - 100 E - 30 N - 43 degrees and pelting rain.

I was reading over my old MTC training plan and looking at the long run tempo runs.  I've been doing my current tempo runs too fast.  Goal was 9:00-9:20 for 5.5 miles.  I couldn't see the times on my watch since it was dark and all the times listed below are 100% by feel.  A small drop of confidence.

This run about broke me though.  Not because of the paces, but because of the weather.  Today was 100% self discipline and the rain/snow pelted my contacts and went up my nose.  This has been my hardest training cycle ever.

Got a 90 minute massage with Felisha.  Feeling the life come back into me again.

TT:  1:25:06

AP:  9:15 (8:56, 8:47, 8:45, 8:43, 8:36, 8:31 - tempo paces)

HR:  166

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Pam's route- snowing like crazy.  Decided NOT to do the speed workout because the roads were too slick.

TT:  1:01:11

AP:  10:12

HR:  159

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On home TM because it was crazy icy out.  We got another HUGE storm yesterday.


Lift legs

.5 WU@ 10:00

.5 @8:00/8:00/7:53



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