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South Weber,UT,

Member Since:

May 09, 2012



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 (Mesa-Phoenix Half) 1:05:11

Marathon (St George) 2:16:09

Short-Term Running Goals:

2017 Races:

Mesa-Phoenix Half - 3rd Place 1:05:11 PR

Ogden WRC 10-Miler - 1st Place 55:46

Provo City Half - 1st Place 1:06:33

Ogden Marathon - 2nd Place 2:25:46

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.



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 four beautiful daughters named Evelyn (6 years old), Hannah (4 year old), Nora (2 year old), and Iris (5 months).

Twitter handle: @RunnerRiley7

Instagram RunnerRiley7

I am supported by Brooks

I am a Generation Ucan elite athlete

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Salomon Pro Wings 2 Lifetime Miles: 161.10
Brooks PureCadence 5 Lifetime Miles: 101.85
Brooks Adrenaline 17 Lifetime Miles: 161.85
Brooks Transcend 4 Lifetime Miles: 219.45
Brooks Ravenna 8 Lifetime Miles: 225.10
Brooks PureCadence 6 Lifetime Miles: 188.10
Brooks Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 107.50
Brooks Glycerin 14 Lifetime Miles: 101.47
Brooks Hyperion Lifetime Miles: 92.13
Brooks Caldera Lifetime Miles: 31.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

No run. My knee hurts, but not at all where it was hurting before. It's in a completely new area and it feels like I twisted/sprained it or something. I do remember a step on the run yesterday where it kind of gave out a little and I stumbled a bit. I wonder if that is the cause. It was a half mile later that I couldn't run on it anymore. Hmmm. Anyway, letting it rest/heal today and maybe tomorrow.

Weight: 153.60
From Trevor Baker on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 09:22:06 from

It's prob getting close to a time where you should get a definitive diagnosis from an orthopedist or a PT. That might accelerate your recovery just knowing exactly what is going on with your knee. That way you'll know how to most efficiently wrap up your prep for Boston. Just an opinion....

From Sasha Pachev on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 22:06:39 from

Probe around the quad on the affected side and see if there is any tension. If there is stretch/massage it out. Once you can run, keep the pace slow and the surface soft. Be patient.

From Sasha Pachev on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 22:10:03 from

You can think of it like this - you have the muscle power of a sub-4:00 miler in the infrastructure of a 2:21 marathoner (rather than 2:06). Until the infrastructure (bones, joints, ligaments, and whatever else is there) catches up, the muscles will keep tearing at it unless properly restrained. It is just a matter of patience.

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