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Location:

South Jordan,UT,United States

Member Since:

Feb 04, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2010 Ogden Half Marathon 1st overall

2010 Bryce Canyon Half 2nd overall 1:12

2010 St. George Marathon 10th overall

2011 American Fork Half marathon 1st overall New PR 1:10:37

2012-Mt. Nebo Half 1:08:00

 

 

 

 

 2009 St. George Marathon 11th overall 2:31:43

2009 Ogden Marathon 4th place overall

2008 St. George Marathon 2:40:46 18th overall

2008 Tou Half 1:14:35 7th overall

2008 Bear Lake Half marathon 1st place Win. Set Course record.

2008 Provo river Half  PR 1:13:28

2008 Boston Marathon 2:49--Beat Lance Armstrong by 2 minutes.

2008 Ogden Marathon 10th overall.

Ragnar Relay Del Sol 2008--1st Place Team Overall. Set new course record! 17 hours 4 minutes 5.38 average pace per mile!

Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back 2008--2nd Place Team overall. 17 hours 54 minutes.

2007 Top of Utah 1/2 Marathon 1:14 4th overall

2007 Wasatch Back Relay 3rd team overall---Very Fun!

Boston, Rock & Roll Arizona, Carlsbad are my favorite marathons.

2007 St. George Marathon 2:40 with puking!39th overall

 

 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

My short term goals are to stick to a good regime.

To bring my marathon pr down in mid 2:30's

World Championship Maters Marathon July 17, 2011

USATFLDR Competition Series: Stiders Half, Salt Lake Half, Hobblecreek Half, Heart of Holiday 5k, Running with Leopards 5k, Draper Days 5k, Minuteman 5k, Top of Utah Half.

Great Potato Half marathon--Boise

Running with Ed 41 mile relay. Team Probar

St. George Marathon 2011

Get Sponsors and make money in Masters.

Sponsors so far:

Probar, St. George Running Center

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:


My long term goals are to beat sasha.

To get my marathon time to 2:20's

 

Personal:

I have three girls-Sarah, Brooke, and Bailey and a baby boy born in Jan. 2010 named Boston. I own a Concrete Construction company called Quality Footings and Foundations. If any of my fellow bloggers are in need of concrete work just drop me a line or call 801-381-7089 I'll give you the friendly runner discount. Its hard work thats why between work and running I maintain my girlish figure! I own the American Flyers Race Pacers which is on Facebook to join. www.americanflyersracepacers.com 

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

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Ran at Willow park with Misty, Sarah and Lily.  Lily and I did 2.5 out and made it back about 1.5 with a tempo and then finished the rest off. Very Hot! I may run another 4 if I can digest my dinner in time. 

I ate dinner (chili) and waited till 8:40 to run and figured it was long enough wait to digest my food.  I went up to the lake and did 5.66 more miles to make it an even 12. I made it to mile 10 when I thought I was going to throw up! that chili was a brewin!  I made it home with some short slow strides. 


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I really cant wait for my new job to begin so I can run in the morning again! I dread these heat killing runs! I took a water bottle with me this time which I dread but I found myself having to drink every mile from my house going up to Butterfield Canyon. It was around 7 minutes every mile going up. I walked to drink and ended up drinking the whole bottle by mile 7. It was a monument of a family that settled in Herriman just off 130th. I saw a boy playing soccer in his front yard and had him fill my bottle up with water for the run home. I stopped every mile to drink and kept running down this time and was getting close to 6:40 pace. When I hit mile 11 I decided to try and get under 6 minutes for the next 2 miles. I hit 5:59 and 5:32. I had to walk by this point as I was thrashed. I have a hard time running with something in my hands. It definitely slows me down. I jogged the last mile home and ran in 1:39. 

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I ran right when I got home because I had a dinner date. I went right when the weather was full sunlight. It sucked so I cut it down to 10. I was spent but glad I did it.

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I went from my house up to Daybreak and around the lake and back to make 8 miles. 

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I ran from my house and did a 20 mile run today 10 was up to Butterfield Canyon and there was a bike race going on that started at Herriman High School. I carried water for 7.5 miles and then ditched it and kept going to mile 10 which was .25 miles up the Canyon thank goodness. I hit 5500' Elevation. Then it was a nice all down hill drop from there to 4400' at my house. I shouldve left earlier cause it got hot. Saw my neighbor Telisa and ran and talked with her a bit. Then tried to hit under 6 minute pace the last few miles but wasnt happening. Finally a good mileage week for me without issues. 

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Went to the base of Butterfield and did 5 up and 5 down. Started at the base at 5400' Elevation. Mile 5 was at 7030'! What a climb! The first few miles coming down were so steep i had to force myself to run slower but still hit 5:30's my 5 coming down were 5:47, 5:33, 5:30, 5:27,and 4:58. The last mile had some good drops but let me get in a rythm like American Fork Canyon Half was. Good Workout. Oh I suppose you want to see my uphill times? ok 8:01, 8, 8:25, 8:54, 9:50. 

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ran 14 miles late this evening. Ran up to Daybreak and picked up Danielle, who I havnt been able to run with for months because of my work schedule.  She is doing SGM and TOU half as well.  We ran  a loop around the lake plus a few to  put me at 8. Then I  went from her house  back around the lake and made my way to Telisa and Mikes house who is helping me sell a 2006 VW Passat. I drove it  the .25 miles home and then had to finish the .25 to make my 14.

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Morning runs are here again! yeah! 6 miles with Danielle before work.

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Met with the famous BBK runners this morning at 5:15 and did a 3 mile warm up. Then another mile on the track with 4x100 sprints and then did 4x800s. 2:26, 2:32,2:35,2:32. Then had to go to work.  I could tell I was excited to do these 800s from my first one.  I hope to be able to bust out a 2:26 marathon! Sweet! As per Yassos method. But I could see my average for 4 is 2:31. So Ive got more work to do. Fun to see those Butt Kickers! Its been a while!

Went to Liberty park and did 8 more miles. 1.5 warmup then 2x800s (2:32, 2:36) then did progressive running afterwards. I did my 3rd loop in 7:50 and my 5th loop in 6:34 pace. Very hot out but glad I got it in. Tons of runners in the park today! And the water fountain saved my butt!

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Met with the BBK's and ran 3 easy with a few of them and then did a tempo workout. I did a 4 mile tempo with the following splits: 5:34, 5:40,5:47, 5:42.  I love running in the morning! I wished I could do these splits in the evening without trouble.  Oh by the way...I saw a huge Crawdad along the river on the asphault. It was a baby lobster! about 6" long.  A real beauty! (he says in his Steve Irwin voice) 

I went on my lunch break to Liberty Park and did 4 loops to hit 6 miles total in 41 minutes.

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Met up with Danielle early this morning for a run around Daybreak and my neighborhood.  She just got back from her coast trip which we took a month ago. Similar to what we did. Fun stuff! 

Ran during my lunch break at Liberty Park. I did 4 loops on the wood chips and then made up the extra to make 6.5.  I ran into Dane Raushenberg and chatted with him a bit. He is the guy that ran 52 marathon in 52 weeks.  

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I ran from my house up to Danielles and immediately ran into deer on my street! One was a buck. I couldnt believe it. They didnt move for me either. Just sat there and watched me run by them. I went up around the Daybreak Lake and back down to my house to make 6.5. 

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Went to Liberty park and ran 5 loops on my lunch break in the smoldering heat. I was supposed to run this morning but got a text from my running friend telling me to go back to sleep. lol So i did!  I did 1 mile of tempo in 5:30 and thats all I could muster up with as hot as it was. I was tired.

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Ok I made it home finally. I went up to the race start with my wife Misty and Daughter Sarah and inlaws. Bill, Charity, Sandee, Debbie, Beckie and a neighbor.  We did our waiting around and then I did a mile warmup. It was unusually warm up there. I forgot my warmup  clothes and watch so I lucked out on freezing like last year. I found Paul and lined up with him and chatted a bit. So since my watch was left, I had a plan to just try and run this race by feel. When I say that I mean, I will push myself and give myself a bit of leftover for the start. I did this and I went through the first mile 5 or so seconds behind Paul. I knew I was in the high 4's but didnt ask as I was just behind the main pack that had started to spread already at this mile. Mile two I think I was near 25 or so seconds behind Paul. I knew he wanted to do a 1:05 so in my mind I thought if I could stay with in losing 20 seconds or so a mile I would be right near the 1:10 mark.  I felt really good but felt really thirsty so every water station I really drank as much as I could grab. I was in 5th overall behind a runner from Orem area to mile 3. I passed him at this point and could tell he was trying to stay with me so I did a 25 second push and I couldnt hear him after that. I knew he would be there close so I started concentrating on my form and pushing as hard as I could on any downhill stretch. These are my strong points on this course. I got out of the canyon and had a glance to see behind me and saw that I had made up about 300 yards on him so I knew he was still within striking. I dread this section for some reason every year Im not sure why but I just cant keep my leg turn over going. I got to mile 11 which I was saving everything I had left to go up it. When I looked on a turn my gap was shortening. I thought Id take it a bit easy because I really am not in uphill running shape.  I got to the last up and he was only a block behind me. I turned and hit the last straight and used the downhill to help me go as hard as I could. This helped me increase the gap and I eased into the finish. 1st for Masters with a course record.  4th overall.  I talked with Steve after and chatted with him and a few other runners.  Oh I cant forget I ran back to help my wife in.  I got in 6 more miles plus my mile warmup to make 20. Great race, I love this one and never miss it every year.

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Wow I actually ran more miles than I biked today! lol I went for an evening run up to Herriman High School and then back down to Daybreak Lake and around it 1 1/2 times and then down back home. I am  now soaking in an Ice bath. ahhh... Did 13 miles in 1:26 No rest or water and it was difficult by I averaged a 6:39  pace.

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My legs really would not cooperate this morning. I went to meet Danielle halfway and I was walk running the first mile. She wasnt there so I kept running to her house and the lights were off so I figured she slept in. I did my first 2 miles in 20 minutes! My last 3 miles were in 7:30 pace though. I need ice.

I did another 10 miles on my bike and my right knee was thanking me for it.  I did 20 minutes in ice and wow what a difference that makes. I wanted to run another 5 or so but my body is telling me no. 

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