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American Fork,UT,USA

Member Since:

Nov 07, 2009



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

50+ marathons, a few ultras, a slew of halves. Love the trails

Short-Term Running Goals:



St. George

Hopefully a BQ this year


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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Saucony Guide TR Lifetime Miles: 324.09
Montrail Hard Rock (Red) Lifetime Miles: 139.39
Asics GT-2150 Trail Lifetime Miles: 135.13
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 167.47
Five-Fingers KSO Lifetime Miles: 7.25
Saucony Xodus Lifetime Miles: 18.18
Saucony Guide 5 Lifetime Miles: 126.03
Saucony Hurricane 12 Lifetime Miles: 99.65
Saucony Guide 5 (black) Lifetime Miles: 88.54
Brooks Cascadia 7 Lifetime Miles: 4.50
Saucony Peregrine Lifetime Miles: 7.78
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 3.10Saucony Guide 5 (black) Miles: 26.20
Race: Race for Red 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:24:01, Place overall: 18, Place in age division: 1
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This never happens--so the fact that it did meant I had to find an internet connection and report about it.

The Race For Red is a 5k (and a 1 mile fun run) put on by Intermountain Healthcare/Utah Valley Regional Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Services to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle. It's a fun little race.

I had rolled my ankle earlier in the week on a trail run and the joint and muscle soreness from that stuck with me through Friday. I figured the 5k would end up being an easy, fun run with a finish line.

The jog over to the start, however, was discomfort-free so I figured I might as well 'rub some funk on it,' as it were...

3 miles at a pretty consistent 7:41/7:42 and a faster final .1 put me at a 7:39 average pace--at least that's what the Garmin said. RunnerCard officially gave me an average pace of 7:43.

But the important part to all of this is that in my age division, I was the fastest! Today, I reign supreme!!! 2nd place in the division was 5 minutes slower.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 3.10
Race: 2013 Ogden Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:17:25, Place overall: 1442, Place in age division: 89
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Finished stronger than I should have. Happy with the results. Started out loving the rain. Ended up cursing the stuff. Never got cold until after the finish. I owe Toby a whole heck-of-a-lot for helping me get going down Ogden Canyon.

Saucony Guide 5 (black) Miles: 26.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 3.10Saucony Guide 5 (black) Miles: 26.20
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