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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

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

Hobble Creek Half Marathon

2001 - 1:40:00**

2011 - 1:45:00

2012 - 1:43:00

2013 - 1:43:00 

American Fork Half Marathon

2013 - 1:48:24

2014- 1:53:23 (pacing Tim)

2017  - 1:47:54

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

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 18 years. I have 14 year old triplets and a 11 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: 8.00 Month: 37.80 Year: 1665.99
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Silo Road-MCT

TT:  46:44  AP:  9:20  HR:  167

9:59, 9:36, 9:33, 8:52, 8:40

Hip tight and stiff when I started, but looosened up.

Hip myrtle and foam rolling

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3 mile warm up @6.3 (9:31)


4x20 second stride


3 min @ 7.4 (8:06)

RI 3:00 @ 6.5


2 min @ 7.4

RI 2 min @ 6.5


1 min @7.4


RI 3 minutes @6.5


3 min @7.5 (8:00)/2 min/1 min

RI @6.5


Cool down @6.5 till hit 8 miles 


I’m not huge fan of running on my TM, but I was nervous about the ice in the dark :/.  Took 3 miles to warm up my hip, felt ok...out of shape.


Hip myrtle and foam rolling

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60 minutes spin bike.  30 minutes lifting.  Bike butt.

PM 50 minutes yoga

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TT:  1:17 AP: 9:52

On home TM...horrible run.  I hate the TM and should have gone outside.  Hip buggy.  Grumpy 


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I went to a new PT today to get a set of fresh eyes on my running/injury.  He did a gait analysis and found several issues...right knee collapsing into left knee...no glute strength.

Feeling hopeful.

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9 mile loop TT:  1:26:41 AP: 9:27


5 mile warm up—2-3 mile tempo @8:10-8:20 (8:14 & 8:17)—cool down till hit 9 miles


I felt soooooo much better on this run than I have in weeks hip wise!  I felt VERY out of shape however.  I planned on doing 3 mile tempo, but was DONE at 2 miles.  I was breathing SO heavy and my heart rate was crazy high.  I’m not even discouraged though because I felt SO much better.


On the warm up, I set my Garmin screen to HR to kee the pace slow.  I realized that I put my watch over my shirt which messes with the reading.  Switched it around mile 3.



Trx single leg lunge

Single leg dead lift

Single leg bridge on ball

TA march

Calf raises


Very tempted to run tomorrow, but I won’t :). Cadence: 172

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 Up/down LP Hwy. TT: 1:12:17 AP: 9:02 HR: 176

3 mile warm up


2x2 mile tempo @hm pace (8:28)

(8:31, 8:29) (8:21, 8:11)

Cool down till I hit 8 miles

Hip felt alright, but high hamstring was pulling near the end.  

PT stuff 


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