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syracuse,Ut,United States

Member Since:

Jan 31, 2012



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Half Marathon- 1:45 (Provo Halloween Half) 1:43:37 @ Thanksgiving Point 2012  1:42:51 @ Ogden Full 2012 Porter Rockwell 1/2- 1:31:52 (Aided)

Marathon- 4:58 (TOU) 3:43:57 @ Ogden 2012

3:34:19 @ Ogden 2016

5k- 23:37 (Hunter High Run For Funds) 22:06 @ Magna 4th of July 5K 2012 20:55 @ Draper Days 2012

10k 42:52 @ Legacy Midnight Run 2012 


Short-Term Running Goals:

Run A Sub 3:30 Marathon

Get Back into REAL shape.

Long-Term Running Goals:

  •  Win the Clydesdale division in a marathon
  • Qualify for and run Boston
  • Run a sub 3 hr. Marathon




I am a former collegiate football player (offensive lineman) who took up running to lose weight, and in the process I have become addicted! I started running at 290 lbs.  I am married and we are expecting our first child in September 2014. 

Miles:This week: 60.00 Month: 160.50 Year: 1929.36
Orange Gel-nimbus Lifetime Miles: 598.21
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 358.50
Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 178.65
Launch 3 Lifetime Miles: 168.50
Brooks Puregrit 4 Lifetime Miles: 16.00
Race: Pony Express 50 (50 Miles) 10:08:07
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First 50 mile race, and it was a challenge! It was in the middle of nowhere west of tooele, and ran on a dirt road West, along the old pony express trail. It was mind numbing and incredibly difficult.

I think the hardest part was the fact that there are not many natural hiking spots, and you feel like you should be running the entire race. Which made it easy to get discouraged.

The other difficult part about the course is that there isn't much to look at, just desert and more desert!

Anyways, had some blister problems pretty early, but they were manageable. I was probably about an hour slower than I wanted to be, mainly because of my mental weakness. Anyways, great experience and a well run race. Look forward to building from here!

Speedgoat Miles: 38.00Brooks Puregrit 4 Miles: 12.00
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Easy jog 4

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Good effort. Nervous for the race on Friday.

Speedgoat Miles: 6.00
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Speedgoat Miles: 44.00Brooks Puregrit 4 Miles: 12.00
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