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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

Long trail run with the guys.  It was a beautiful morning for a run.  We had a great group out this morning.  We started the run with Brett, Bryant, Ken, Albert, and Ben.  The first mile was up Beus Canyon and we gained 530 feet in that first mile, so it was a slow split of 10:10.  After that it was mostly down with some rolling up and down until Rainbow Gardens at the mouth of Ogden Canyon.  There Jon and Taylor joined us, but Bryant and Brett left us (turned around to get home earlier)

We then climbed back up to the canal trail and from there to North Ogden.  Ben was behind a bit by this point and we were running to his house.  But his wife needed to leave by 8:15 for work and I didn't think Ben was going to make it in time so Ken and I did an unplanned pickup to try to make it for him to watch his kids until he got there so his wife could leave for work.  So we ran a 5:34 (mostly flat) 4:47 (downhill about 150 feet of drop) and a 5:08 (little less downhill about 100 feet of drop).

We got there with one minute to spare.  I knock on the door and Ben answers! He cut down early and took a shorter route.  So the pickup ended up being unnecessary, but it felt good to get the legs moving that fast!  After providing us with a drink and a powerbar, Ben drove us back to our cars.  It was a good run, but I was pretty tired through most of it.  It will be nice to have a rest day tomorrow.

Pearl Izumi EM Road M3 Miles: 15.50
Weight: 154.40
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