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South Jordan,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 09, 2007



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:


All Time
2001 Provo River Half 1:18:25
2000 St. George Marathon 2:46:53
45-49 AD
2012 5K - Sandy July 4th 18:33

2011 10K - Des News 36:12,

2011 Provo River Half 1:22:10
2010 UVM 2:58:42

50-54 AD

2015 Scandinavian 10K 42:52,  2015 SLC Haunted 1/2 1:26:14, 2015 SGM 3:06:56




I've run 30 marathons.
Ran Boston in 2003

Short-Term Running Goals:


5/25/19 - Scandinavian Days 5K - 20:01

6/8/19 - CornerCanyon Half

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to stay healthy and happy.


Married to a beautiful woman. We have 5 great kids.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 2.50 Month: 79.10 Year: 988.46
Race: Deseret News Half (13.1 Miles) 01:35:12, Place overall: 82, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

My new job actually has the 24th as a holiday so I decided to run the race even though I hadn't trained well and I'm coming off a stupid summer cold that really hit me hard.  

I drove Austin (Darcies boy friend) and his brother Cody to the Rice Eccles stadium to catch the buses.  I hadn't had a good run the last week since starting to run again after the cold but I was hoping for some race day magic that didn't occurr.

This is an overall down hill race which drops about 1,500 feet.  

Miles 1-3 (6:32, 6:40, 6:45) My body was letting me run but I didn't feel good.

Miles 4-6  (6:55, 6:55, 6:50) My body had no pep no energy but I was hoping instead of 6:30's I could keep going near 7:00's.

Miles 7-9  (7:05, 7:33, 7:10)  Starting to feel worse and worse.  The cold is catching up.

Miles 10-13  (7:45, 7:45, 7:40, 8:40)  Feeling aweful.  My body wanted to lay down and go to sleep and die.  Don't know what happened on the last mile that I got a 8:40, must have been getting luppy.  When I finished I was dissy and had a hard time walking in a straight line.  I got a drink and went and sat down which felt much better after awhile.  

I did manage to get 2nd in my 50-54 AD out of 29.  Last year I ran a half marathon 9 minutes faster.  I'm blaming the slower race in small part due to fitness and in large part due to the cold that I must not quite have shaken yet.  

Austin got a 1:15:29 which was darn fast!!  Cody got a 1:32


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