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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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Orange Gel-nimbus Lifetime Miles: 598.21
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 395.50
Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 232.15
Launch 3 Lifetime Miles: 364.80
Brooks Puregrit 4 Lifetime Miles: 136.40
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Nike Lunarmax+ Miles: 10.30Saucony Triumph 9 Miles: 6.25Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Miles: 20.00Brooks Ghost 4 Miles: 4.00
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AM: I'm back! At least after this run it sure feels that way.  The IT band felt a bit tight but loosened up all the way during the run, and was pain free.  The first 4 miles were with my wife @ her pace, that helped me take it easy.  Then the last 2.25 I picked up the pace.  The first mile @ 7:10, the second I slowed quite a bit and finished in 7:42.  It didn't have anything to do with the legs, just the fact that the lungs weren't used to the work! Then I took it super easy the last .25. 

PM: a bit stiff, but not bad at all!! Love the double digit day! 

Nike Lunarmax+ Miles: 4.00Saucony Triumph 9 Miles: 6.25
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AM: a bit stiff this morning, maybe I'm not back like I thought I was.  No pain, just stiffness . . . I'm going to wait and see how I feel this afternoon.

 Too tired and soar to get back out again tonight.  I'm really starting to worry about st george :( 

Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Miles: 5.10
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AM: as big of a baby as I was yesterday, today I was determined to be tough, but I didn't need to be!!! ZERO PAIN this morning!!  first 2.75 I took it easy, then kicked it up a bit.  First 2.75 was @ 8:35 then the last 1.25 @ 7:25.  Everything started to feel really smooth at the end.

PM: DOUBLE ZERO PAIN!!  Went way better than expected!  It was my first real day of doubles in a while.  Did a loop around the hood.  With some NICE hills in it!  Avg pace was 8:19, and I pushed a little over a mile @ 7:39.  Nice stretch after, and with some ice and stem tonight I will be ready to go! 

Brooks Ghost 4 Miles: 4.00Nike Lunarmax+ Miles: 6.30
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nice and easy, trying not to do anything stupid this week :)

Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Miles: 4.30
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Basketball, kind of tweaked the IT band, STUPID!!!!!

Lost our football game, my o line played poorly, and my best player got injured . . . . 

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Race: Racing For a Passion 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:21:24, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
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Sore, stressed and tired I woke up this morning with ZERO motivation to even show up at this race.  But I had to see how my body would react . . . . the situation today basically simulated what it is going to be like to race st george, if I make it.  

Anyways, wanted a big warm up today because I needed some miles.  Woke up at 6, went through my routine and got up to the race LONG before the start.  I ran on the road the race was on, up by the capitol and through memory grove for 5.25 miles.

At the start of the race is when I first started to feel the competitive juices get moving, but having just run the course I new that I couldn't go out too fast.  The first part of the race was uphill, even though it looks downhill, and it was into a strong head-wind.  So I took it pretty easy for the first mile and ran it in 7:19, the next mile was also up hill, but the wind was at our backs, so I was able to push it a bit more but was still holding back 7:06.  Mile 3 I turned it on down-hill with a tail-wind and ran it in 6:21, with the last .1 taking 37 sec.

Overall I was pretty happy that everything went well during the race, with no pain and feeling good.  The only problem was that I probably would have pr'd if I had run hard the whole way, oh well.

Then after the race is when the real negatives set in as I went on my 2.25 cool down run.  Simply put, the IT band tightened up, and is really bothering me. 

Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Miles: 10.60
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Nike Lunarmax+ Miles: 10.30Saucony Triumph 9 Miles: 6.25Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Miles: 20.00Brooks Ghost 4 Miles: 4.00
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