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Idaho Falls,ID,United States

Member Since:

Oct 15, 2016



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

My slow and steady marathon progression (left out Huntsville 2015):

  • Salt Lake City Marathon 2014 (4:24:34)
  • Salt Lake City Marathon 2015 (3:41:55)
  • St George Marathon 2016 (3:37:44)
  • Salt Lake City Marathon 2017 (3:28:49)
  • St George Marathon 2017 (3:11:52)
  • St George Marathon 2018 (3:02:43)

Half marathons (Missing several):

  • Provo Haunted Half 2014 (1:40:31)
  • Utah Valley Half 2015 (1:34:30.1)
  • Inaugural Everglades Half 2016 (1:36:28)
  • Canyonlands Half 2017 (1:33:22)
  • Bryce Canyon Half 2017 (1:31:49)
  • Pocatello Half 2017 (1:32:04)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Learn how to continue running with an ever more packed schedule of other things.

Upcoming races: Ogden Marathon (May), Pocatello Marathon (August), Big Cottonwood Half (September)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finishing a marathon in under 3 hours. This is actually my goal in my upcoming marathon in August 2019 (Pocatello).


Happily married with one kid. Chemical engineer, now studying statistics. Although I've always maintained a healthy level of fitness, I didn't pick up running until junior year at BYU. Now I live in Idaho, where I leave for work at 4:30am and don't get home until 5:30pm. I try to get a short run in before work and usually something during lunch. My focus in running is improving my marathon time, but I like to participate in all the races I can. I am a Honey Stinger Hive ambassador and hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon for the first time this August by completing the Pocatello Marathon in under 3 hours. Say hello!

Miles:This week: 56.62 Month: 232.68 Year: 1824.13
Saucony Guide 10 Lifetime Miles: 791.15
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Lifetime Miles: 278.67
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Lifetime Miles: 705.64
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5 miles on the treadmill at work. Felt abnormally sluggish for the pace, not sure why.

4.5 miles at home. My normal easy pace still felt a little too hard...


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5 miles easy on the treadmill at work. Felt significantly better than yesterday.

Skipped my afternoon run to look at some houses in Idaho Falls. We really liked one on the west side of town, as it is a lot closer to work for me. Anything to cut down on the commute time (about 80 minutes one way right now).

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5 miles at work on treadmill. 30+ mph winds outside and still below freezing temperatures. March winds are rolling in!

4.5ish miles outside on the hill. The winds were astounding to say the least.

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5.22 miles outside at work. Did a 20 minute tempo, 10 minutes head first into the wind, and 10 minutes with a lovely tail wind.

4.5 miles at home on the hill. Also windy, but it's warm!

Just 9 days until my first race of the year! Canyonlands Half Marathon, here I come. Also, in other news, we bought a house in Idaho Falls and should be moving in sometime in April, so that'll be a busy month.

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5 miles at work on treadmill

4.5 miles at home after work on treadmill

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15 mile progression run. I stopped about 10 paces from the beginning to retie my shoe, and paused the garmin. I didn't remember to start it again until about 0.4 to 0.5 miles in, so I just manually entered my lap where I knew the first mile would end and autolapped each mile after that. This was my first time trying a progression run, and I found it to be as good of a mental exercise as a physical one. I definitely have some room for improvement in the pacing department. Miles were: 

Mile Pace
1 9:02
2 9:23.98
3 8:16.36
4 8:30.10
5 8:15.62
6 8:11.29
7 8:14.82
8 8:02.29
9 7:48.25
10 7:58.01
11 8:02.46
12 7:53.23
13 7:43.14
14 7:29.71
15 6:58.35

I really enjoyed pushing myself. It was exciting to feel some fuel left in the tank after 13 miles, and I really tried hard to let it all out in the last 2 miles, with a nearly all-out quarter mile at the end.

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