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Location:

South Weber,UT,

Member Since:

May 09, 2012

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Records:

800 Meters 1:50.14 (Track-BYU)

1500 Meters 3:42.07 (Track-Stanford) Likely the best race of my life; converts to a 3:59.85 Mile

5000 Meters 14:20 (Track-Stanford)

8000 Meters 23:53 (Cross Country-Pre Nationals Iowa)

10000 Meters 29:57 (Track-Stanford)

Half Marathon (Top of Utah Half) 1:05:16

Marathon (Phoenix) 2:21:42

Short-Term Running Goals:

2014 Races:

USA Half Champs 61st Place 1:08:42

Salt Lake TC Winter 5k 1st Place 15:06

Salt Lake TC Winter 10k 1st Place 31:41 CR

Phoenix Marathon 1st Place 2:21:42

Deseret News Half Marathon July 24

Long-Term Running Goals:

My main goal is just to stay healthy.  I was injured every year in my college career except for one.  I would like to reverse that trend and always stay injury-free.

Personal:

I am a family man.  I am married to my beautiful wife Amy (who also ran at Weber and is quite the runner).  We have two beautiful daughters named Evelyn (3 years old) and Hannah (1 year old).

Twitter handle: @RunnerRiley7

I run for Brooks I.D. Elite

And I train with the Ogden Crew

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 3.10 Year: 712.68
Brooks Pure Cadence 3 Lifetime Miles: 55.87
Brooks Ravenna 5 Lifetime Miles: 195.29
Brooks Transcend Lifetime Miles: 44.25
Brooks Racer ST5 Lifetime Miles: 25.17
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I had an IT Band Release this morning down in Provo. Matt was my surgeon and he went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and informed. There was a lot of scar tissue covering the bursa under the IT attachment to the knee there. He also had to shave down the bone just a little bit where the IT band crosses over. This should help the band glide more smoothly over the bone there. I'm in a straight-leg brace for a week and then can resume weight bearing as tolerable.

8 weeks is the most likely timeline before I can resume running. I am very happy to get this done. I was sick of being in an eternal running purgatory of always thinking I was healing and never would. I had lost complete faith it was ever going to heal. At least now I can see some light at the end of the tunnel. This year has been a loss, but I look forward to training this fall and hoping for a bright 2015! Thanks for everyone's support and comments of encouragement you've given me over the last four months. And I especially have to thank Matt, he's truly been there for me through it all and has been not only professional but has really gone far beyond what you'd expect a doctor to do for you.

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