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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
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles easy on the base perimeter road with 3 strides at the end.  Well I'm still on the mend and I think I'm about three days out from being over this nasty cold.  I feel a bit better each day.  The sore throat is completely gone and now it's a really just a stuffy nose and some occasional coughing.  The energy seemed ok this morning but I kept the pace slow enough to keep my heart rate under 140 bpm; so, it's hard to say for sure running that easy.  My resting heart rate is still up 4-5 bpm too this morning, but it was as high as 7-8 bpm above average early in the week.  So, progress is coming.  The question is, how much progress will I get in the next 24 hours. 

Who am I kidding though, I'm pretty stubborn and it's very likely I'm going to race tomorrow come hell or high water!  In the past I've run sick and/or injured and don't see why I should stop now.  So, I'll likely give it a go tomorrow and just see what happens.  If I run poorly, then I run poorly and I just move on.  But if I run well it will be a confidence boost and it will serve as a good workout two weeks out from Duluth.  I'll just have to be smart and if I feel really weak and fatigued in the race I will have to force myself to back off.

So as of now, that's my plan. 

Asics GT-2000 (Yellow) Miles: 5.00
Weight: 153.80
Comments
From Trevor Baker on Fri, Jun 07, 2013 at 10:00:52 from 71.37.92.137

Excellent! Look forward to seeing ya out there tomorrow. Worst case scenario, you get a good workout. Glad you're running.

From Josh E on Fri, Jun 07, 2013 at 17:01:39 from 75.162.197.132

And of course at least some circuit points. Good luck!

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jun 07, 2013 at 17:13:10 from 24.10.249.165

See you at the start Riley. I'm in the same boat as you this week only I think mine is allergies. Miserable all week!

That gun goes off and we'll be fine though!

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