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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 

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 - 4:23:03 

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35**

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

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 Time)

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Dogtown Half Marathon

2012 - 1:52:14

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Rex Lee 10K

2011 - 52:03

2012 - 52:23 

Pioneer Day 10K

2010 - 49:31** 

Goblin Valley 50K
2014 - 5:58
Antelope Island 50 Mile
2015 - 10:10:00

**Personal Best 



Short-Term Running Goals:

2016 Tentative Schedule


Long-Term Running Goals:

To qualify for Boston

Run a 100 mile race


Married for 17 years. I have 12 year old triplets and a 8 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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2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Gait analysis with Joel.  Recovery day=did nothing but take a long nap.

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Easy recovery miles - TT:  48:00  AP:  9:33 HR:  160  (10:09, 9:44, 9:11, 9:10, 9:29) Worked on gait cues flipping sand and tapping elbows


shoulder press

Arnold press

curl press

lateral raise

front raise

upright row

back row


1x (ran out of time)

20 squats

20 jump squats

20 walking lunges

25 push ups

30 mountain climbers

50 crunches

1 min plank saw

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AM #1

100x dead lift

200x LLL

100x bridges

100x skull crushers

100x bridge/adductor on TRX

60x side lunge with tricep

1:20 trx crunch


AM#2 at gym

60 mins on step mill

100x adductor

single leg leg press




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I don't run well (or even function well) when I run SUPER early.  At least I did remember to work on gait cues.  Flicking sand and tapping elbows felt a bit easier today than last time.

MCT - TT:  1:06, AP:  9:32  HR:  159 --10:39, 10:05, 9:35, 9:20, 8:57, 8:51, 9:09

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back row on TRX

ball fly

tricep dip

bicep curl

front row

30-trx pull up


LLL--1:30 trx crunch


AM #2  at gym

6 minutes on step mill


leg press



front row

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TT:  1:58:52 AP:  9:09 HR:  164 -- 10:01, 9:48, 9:21, 9:17, 9:07, 9:09, 8:52, 9:02, 8:35, 8:44, 8:53, 9:01, 8:53

All my buddies flaked on me today, so it was a solo early run.  I was one layer too short and a tad bit chilly!  Still worked on the flicking sand, but harder to do over a longer distance.  

Caught a large group of girls and a couple on the way back.  Nice motivation.  


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