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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 (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.

 

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 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: 1810.85
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
2.300.000.000.002.30

2.3 miles easy, avg pace 6:42/mile. That concludes the training block! Tomorrow, like a young kid at Christmas, I wait to see if I've earned a great gift or coal!

This has honestly been the most fun I've had building for a marathon. Ben and Ken have been with me through the whole thing. It's rare that I have company on my toughest and longest workouts, as no sane person would want to join in. But they've done it all with me this time. I've seen them and myself grow stronger, faster, and more confident.

This block has included hard work, yes, but also smart work. It's our smartest buildup yet.

I've enjoyed seeing my brother, Denver, almost every morning this buildup and throughout all the cold days of winter out there dedicated and determined. Running and training with the crew and me, has brought him a happiness that wasn't there just a year ago. I'm so proud of him!

This block has felt like a team effort, and it has been. I appreciate the crew for being out there with me every morning while the world sleeps. I appreciate my wife, willingly taking a back seat with her training and taking on more than her share of watching our kids, so that I can train for this marathon. She has goals and aspirations too, but she's been incredibly selfless and supported me 100%. I appreciate my parents watching my kids several days, mornings, and even overnight so Amy and I could train. I appreciate those on this blog and others on Strava who have encouraged me, especially our Irish friend John for helping me tailor this training schedule to maximize my fitness.

Whatever happens tomorrow, whatever I am able to accomplish may appear as an individual achievement, but the truth is, it's been a team effort, and I will do my best the make the team proud tomorrow morning!

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 Miles: 2.30
Weight: 151.60
Comments
From allie on Fri, May 20, 2016 at 09:42:55 from 24.99.46.55

good words. best of luck.

From Ben VanBeekum on Fri, May 20, 2016 at 12:59:14 from 75.162.244.119

Freaking Love it! You will destroy it tomorrow no doubt in my mind! So stoked for you man, should be a great day!

From Jason D on Fri, May 20, 2016 at 17:26:27 from 68.80.27.222

Have a good one tomorrow, Riley.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, May 20, 2016 at 17:31:47 from 24.10.247.181

I'll look for you at the finish. Good luck!

From Ryan Achatz on Fri, May 20, 2016 at 21:11:17 from 174.22.36.229

I hope that you have as good of a race I just have!

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