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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: Draper Days 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:15:22, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


I ran the Draper Days 5k this morning. I rode down with Ken, Ben, and Wolpert. I have felt pretty terrible all week long, and just since Thursday my lymph nodes have swollen up and I have had a substantial amount of fatigue. So, I wasn't sure how well this morning would go. Turns out the first two miles went about as I would expect, but I was simply out of oomph in that last mile and just really felt blah!

They changed the course since the last time I ran it in 2013, and I think I like the old course better. But the elevation profiles are pretty simlar. I finished first in 15:22, Ben was 2nd in 15:36, Ken 3rd in 15:46, Wolpert won the master's in 16:52. So our car left with the max amount of money we possibly could! It was fun to have the Ogden Crew sweep.

Splits: 4:53, 4:47, 5:04, and 5:02 pace for last tenth.

PM: 7 miles on the Parkway with Ken taking turns every half mile pushing Hannah and Everett in the double stroller, avg pace 6:45/mile. It's the first time this week (including this morning) that I actually felt decent; maybe I'm turning a corner and getting my legs and energy back.

Asics DS Racer 10 Miles: 3.11Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 Miles: 9.69
Weight: 154.20
From steve ash on Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 11:27:20 from

Nice sweep guys:) Feel better soon Riley.

From Sasha Pachev on Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 22:40:55 from


This course is significantly slower than three years ago, I think. First mile has more uphill, second mile has a rhythm breaking dirt section, and last mile has a long steady climb which I think hurts your pace more than a short bump with a quarter to go. Physiologically the climb might be better, but psychologically it is easier to deal with a bump when you are kicking than with a long climb when you are not yet ready to kick.

From allie on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 15:13:39 from

^i agree, i think the old course was faster.

nice race and win. must have been fun rolling back into ogden in the car o' cash. :)

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