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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
Race: Utah Valley Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:07:17, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


As I mentioned yesterday I wasn't sure if today would turn out well or not. I had a good tempo run Wednesday, but other than that had zero workouts since mid-May and was three weeks back from Ogden Marathon. I also wasn't sure if I could run a good half marathon off of marathon-specific training that I'd had done. I think today I learned that I may need a bit more time to recover after marathons now that I'm getting older; the legs just didn't have their normal power.

I went out behind Hales in second place and I figured I would try to run under 1:06 to get the $250 time bonus. I thought if I blew up I'd still take second place anyway. But I had underestimated Travis's fitness and once I faded at the end he reeled me in and crushed me in the last mile! I was on pace for 1:05:50 at the halfway point, and thought I had a chance, since the first half has all the uphills. But I started slowing quickly at mile 8 or 9 and then just held on the best I could.

Splits: 4:55, 10:09 (two miles), 5:07, 4:59, 5:01, 5:04, 4:56, 5:15, 5:11, 5:14, 5:16, 5:20, and 44 seconds for last tenth.

Asics DS Racer 10 Miles: 13.10Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 Miles: 3.10
Weight: 0.00
From Jason D on Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 20:33:22 from

Nicely done! I can't do WORKOUTS three weeks after a marathon.

More and more I'm a firm believer that marathon specific training is the best for half marathon training. Or rather marathon training workouts are more beneficial than lots of speed. Particularly at your level the paces aren't that far apart.

From butlerbrunning on Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 20:44:50 from

way to get right back after it. nice race Riley

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