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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:

  • 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)

Half marathons:

  • 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:

Running under 3:10 at Salt Lake City Marathon in April 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finishing a marathon in under 3 hours!


Happily married with one kid. Chemical engineer. 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 5am and don't get home until 5:40pm. I try to get a short run in during lunch time at work and then a little something else after work. Some might call that a weekend warrior, but I make an honest effort during the week as well. Say hello!

Miles:This week: 7.26 Month: 146.05 Year: 2206.23
Skechers GOmeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 684.23
Skechers GOrun 5 Lifetime Miles: 737.22
Saucony Guide 10 Lifetime Miles: 254.82
Total Distance
Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 20.60Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 16.30
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6.4 easy miles with some strides on the treadmill at lunch time. 49:13

4 easy miles before dinner. Then we went to the Festival of Lights, which Ellie really enjoyed. She unfortunately dropped her favorite toy and now it is probably gone forever.

On a brighter note, I got a Most Miles Run prize at work for the year: a gift card to Bills Bike & Run, wahoo!

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 4.00
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Treadmill workout at lunch: 4x(4 minutes I, 3 minutes recovery) + 4x(1 minute repetition, 2 minutes recovery). I ate a big creamy peanut butter brownie thing about 30 minutes before starting this workout. That was definitely a mistake! (7 miles in 49:47)

Treadmill before dinner (5 miles in 39:10)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 5.00
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Treadmill at work. This time was right when I got to work (6:45), so that I wouldn't miss the white elephant gift exchange at lunch time. There were some decent strides in the run. (6.6 miles in 49:39)

5 easy before dinner. Busy day today.

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Easy lunchtime run on the treadmill. (6.3 in 49:12)

Short treadmill run in the evening before dinner. Had fun watching Ellie count from 1 to 5 for the first time! (2.5 miles in 19:40)

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Early morning treadmill: 15 minute warmup. 2x(10 minutes @ LT, 2 minute recovery). 45 minutes at an easy pace. 2x(10 minutes @ LT, 2 minute recovery). 15 minute cool down. (16.3 miles in 1:59:56). LT = 6:36/mi.

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 16.30
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Serene 90 minutes in the early morning. (11.6 miles in 1:29:46)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 11.60
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Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 20.60Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 16.30
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