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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: Top of Utah Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:32:09, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


I did the Top of Utah Marathon this morning for my final steady-state long run. The plan was to run 5:45-ish pace. I ran 2:32:09 or 5:48/mile with one quick, potty break. The weather was great and organization of the race is first class. Three more weeks.

Brooks Pure Cadence 4 Miles: 26.22
Weight: 0.00
From Ben VanBeekum on Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 16:28:44 from

And the big win!! Don't be so humble, flippen love ya bro and I think I am more excited for your race than mine! Great work!

From Jason D on Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 16:48:32 from

Way to stick to plan and for the win! Hopefully the dress rehearsal test items worked out okay.

From butlerbrunning on Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 17:23:49 from

Nice steady state! congrats on your win too.

From RileyCook on Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 12:27:23 from

Thanks guys. I did fail in one aspect and that was I packed three Gu gels with me and didn't take a single one!

I was supposed to practice that, but just didn't want...haha.

I also over-hydrated and hence the quick potty break to whiz during mile 10. I could also hear sloshing in my stomach first 10 miles. So, at Chicago I will drink very little morning of if I properly hydrated the day before. But no stomach issues, so food digested well.

The Muccinex worked somewhat well. I still had a huge buildup and was gagging/dry heaving during mile 25 but was able to finally clear it. In the past I haven't been able to clear it while running, so it helped a little bit.

From SpencerSimpson on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 23:29:38 from

#youhatedoingatemporunfor1500bucks #itdoesnotsuck :) MIH

From Ryan Achatz on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 22:53:33 from

I wish that I could my marathon this weekend that fast at 100% I think that 2:38:XX is possible.

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