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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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2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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55 degrees MCT  TT:  55:14  AP:  9:01----9:57, 9:25, 8:56, 8:43, 8:39, 8:23, 1:08

I'm feeling kinda rusty after spending last weekend at Trek.  

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MCT with Janice - 8 mile loop.  She was recovering from her 100k on Saturday.  My calves and feet were tight and achy.

TT:  1:16:53  AP:  9:09


bohemian lunges


firehydrant kick outs

calf raises


push ups

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Ughhh...this was BAD.  Like really bad.  I almost called home for a ride several times.  I walked a lot.  The fire smoke is SO bad.  And it was crazy hot.  5-6 more weeks of hotness, then it will start to cool down.  I've felt bad all day (head ache and runny nose).

Most people get seasonal depression in January/February in Utah.  I get mine in August.  Mid July-Mid September make me depressed.

The first 4 miles were with Heather and I struggled.  Last 1.6 miles on the TM.  Silo road up to elementary school to LP hwy to SR 92 to 100 east to golf course to 700 n.

TT:  1:41:49  AP:  9:49 (10.40 miles)  soooooo many walk breaks.

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4.3 miles on the road TT: 37:48. AP: 8:47–9:24, 8:44, 8:28, 8:22, 2:48

1.3 miles on the TM

It was still crazy smoky today, so I shortened my run.  I threw in lots of strides.  The first two strides were very uncomfortable....breathing hard, stride off, legs heavy.  But things eventually fell into place.  I really see the benefits of doing them.  Bonus ....I didn’t aggravate my hamstring.  Side note....I wore my custom inserts in my shoes to see if it would help my shin splints/PF.  It helped.  



Bohemian lunge



Fire hydrant kick outs 

Calf raises

Dead lifts 

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