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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: 6.13 Month: 182.19 Year: 1773.64
Saucony Guide 10 Lifetime Miles: 766.95
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Lifetime Miles: 261.58
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Lifetime Miles: 696.44
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Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 25.26Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 15.10Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 8.71
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Early in. Easy one hour run outside. (7.4 in 1:00:02)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 7.40
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Early in. 1 mile warm up outside, then to the treadmill. Another half mile of warm up. Then three sets of 2 miles at threshold pace with quarter mile recoveries in between. First set at 8.8 mph, then 8.9 mph, then 9mph. Last 0.2 miles of the last set were at 10mph. Good cooldown, followed by a little strength training and stretching. Really satisfying workout. Coming back just in time for STG. (9.71 in 1:09:21)

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Early in. First 2 outside, then inside to get away from the smoke. (8.85 in 1:09:39)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 8.85
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Early in. Half outside and then half on the treadmill as foot traffic picked up. Finished with 6 strides. Pace went up more than expected throughout the run outside and on the treadmill with no perceived increase in effort. Feeling good. (9.01 in 1:09:14)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 9.01
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2 mile warm-up. 2x2 miles at threshold pace with 2 minute recoveries. Immediately went into 8x200 meters with 200 meter recoveries. Immediately went into 4x1 mile at threshold pace with 1 minute recoveries. I tried Maurten for the first time. It really is a nice product, but also pretty pricey. I highly recommend it if you are having trouble finding a suitable race fuel. This workout had me completely beat at the end. 2 mile cool down. (15.1 in 1:49:28)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 15.10
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Unhappy stomach. Felt tired still from yesterday so I just went at a relaxed pace without looking at my watch. The mile splits were in the normal range, so I figured it was okay. Stomach has been unhappy the rest of the day though... (8.71 in 1:12:04)

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 8.71
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Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 25.26Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 15.10Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 8.71
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