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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**

2023 - 3:57:09

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

2022-  1:42:45**

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

Ogden Half Marathn

2024 - 1:48:58 - 3rd place in AG

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: 3.00 Month: 73.10 Year: 588.34
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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TT:  2:02:00 AP: 8:51

1.25 warm up

6x2:00@8:13 (7.3mph)——90 second recover (6.2 mph)

2:00 recover (6.2mph)

3x2:00@8:06(7.4mph)——90 second recovery (6.2mph)

3x2:00@8:00 (7.5mph)——-90 second recovery (6.2mph)

Cool down till hit 7 miles


40 lunges

50 squats

40 side lunges

firehydrant holds


calf raises

100 crunches

trx side plank up/downs

trx row

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Single leg overhead press

Front raise

Bicep curl

Triceps kickback 

Trx crunch 

Trx Y

Hammer curl

Tricep bar

Reverse fly


Trx side plank up/downs 


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 TT: 1:33:09  AP: 9:36 —9:48, 9:36, 9:12, 9:14, 9:04, 9:27, 9:50, 9:51, 10:06

JRP with Rachel.  HOT!  I rode the struggle bus for the entire run. Everything felt heavy and slow. 



Squat to curtsy lunge

Goblet squat

Trx mountain climbers 

Dead lift to squat

Trx lunge with overhead press

Trx dead lift

Trx side lunge

Trx single arm town with overhead press

Trx crunch




Side plank reach through

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Foam roll ALL DAY LONG.

My quad and hip flexor were SO tight.

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Heather and Jeanine.  West MCT.

TT:  45:54 AP:  9:06–9:02, 8:59, 9:19, 9:10, 8:58

I felt surprisingly good this morning given how tight my hips were yesterday.  Guess all that rolling helped.  We discussed what everyone was making for dinner.


Lunge matrix, squat, 60/60/60, calf raises, hammie roll out, Trx Y, LLL

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MCT. TT:  54:57. AP:  9:09———10:00, 9:39, 9:17, 8:54, 8:35, 8:26

This summer I want to focus on my half marathon speed.  And then hopefully run the Mt Charleston marathon in a year from today.  My goal is to focus on specific workouts.  I have a tendency to just run.  I need workouts!!!  Maybe I can chase that BQ.

Foam roll

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