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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: Deseret News Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:05:53, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


I've been a little sick the last few days with a sore throat and some fatigue. I knew that Brett Hales was racing and also Ben. So, I figured I couldn't take first; even with full energy and my A+ game Brett would've beat me (he ran 1:04:17). So I started the race conservatively. I felt terrible in the early miles. So I eased up a bit and let Ben, who was 5 seconds back, catch up. I told him I'd help pace him to his sub-1:07 goal for as long as I could, but that likely I'd drop back or drop out at some point. So I paced him to about 9.5 or so. At that point he fell back a bit, but we were well ahead of 1:06:59 pace, so I figured he was good.

I was starting to feel a bit better, best I had in the race, so I pushed the last 5k and finished decently in 1:05:53, which is better than I could've imagined at mile 3 when I felt so terrible. Ben got his goal and PR in 1:06:47, so that was awesome. I don't have splits as my watch didn't charge properly last night, but the splits are basically same as Ben thru 9 miles and then 15-20 seconds faster per mile for last four.

PM: 5.1 miles on the Centennial trail after work, avg pace 7:08/mile.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 Miles: 5.10Brooks Pure Cadence 4 Miles: 17.90
Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 18:35:37 from

Way to hang in there and kudos on the race day double in 100 plus heat!

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