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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)
  • Ogden Marathon 2019 (3:09:41)
  • Pocatello Marathon 2019 (3:08:10)

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: Big Cottonwood Half (September), Utah Valley Full (June 2020), Idaho Falls Half (July 2020)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finishing a marathon in under 3 hours. This is actually my goal in my upcoming marathon in August 2019 (Pocatello). a 2020 marathon.


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 a 2020 marathon in under 3 hours. Say hello!

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 190.43 Year: 2729.48
Saucony Guide 10 Lifetime Miles: 1149.55
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Lifetime Miles: 478.36
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Lifetime Miles: 809.20
Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Lifetime Miles: 120.06
Total Distance
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 20.76Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 29.72Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 22.20
Weight: 147.50
Total Distance

Easy on my standard 3:30am greenbelt path in the morning. Felt meh. (8.05 in 1:06:33)

Very nice easy run with Jack at lunch time. It was pretty warm, but it wasn't bad with the very slight breeze and being distracted by conversation. Felt better than this morning. (5.15 in 0:44:42)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.15
Weight: 148.00
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Easy run on the greenbelt. A little better than yesterday. (8.05 in 1:06:12)

Easy lunch run. Felt warmer today than yesterday. I was wanting to do a workout tomorrow morning, but I think I'll give my ankle a break until the weekend. (5.23 in 0:45:07)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.23
Weight: 147.00
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Some fast splits, but otherwise very relaxed effort. My stomach felt like it was set with concrete for most of the run... Not sure how else to describe it but it wasn't nice. (10.16 in 1:23:13)

Easy run at lunch time. The heat was uncomfortable today, but I felt like my body got into sync by the end of my run, because it became progressively easier to maintain an easy pace, and the heat stopped bothering me as much. (5.22 in 0:44:10)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 10.16ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.22
Weight: 147.00
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Greenbelt before the bus. (8.06 in 1:07:20)

Lunch time run at work. (5.16 in 0:43:01)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.06ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.16
Weight: 148.00
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Very easy treadmill run with a fast finish. Tomorrow will be my longest run for marathon raining. (11.5 in 1:31:40)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
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Well this went as well as I'd hoped. In the past I've gone for 3 hours. I definitely felt fine enough to go another 15 minutes, but the ankle started feeling slightly off. It might've been nothing but there was no reason to risk it. I got what I needed, which is to wrap my mind around the marathon distance before I start winding down to race day. I am pretty excited for the big day!

(22.2 in 2:45:03)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 22.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 20.76Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 29.72Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 22.20
Weight: 147.50
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