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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: USATF Cross Country Championships (3.107 Miles) 00:16:15, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

USATF Cross Champs

I ran this race to move up in the circuit standings to secure 3rd place. If I didn't run I could've dropped out of the top five, depending on who showed up. This was only my 5th race and they score 7, so just showing up was going to gain a lot of ground for me since the others mostly have already scored 7 and can't score too many points today.

I really wasn't in the mood to drive down to Provo for a XC 5k, but it ended up being fun (and more competitive than I thought). I was in 3rd early behind a Provo HS kid and Jake. I took the lead after the first inner loop and thought I had a decent cushion. As such I fell asleep a bit on the 2nd mile and around 2.4 or so in Jake came up and passed me. This kind of surprised me as I thought I  had more of a cushion. So, this woke me up and I passed him back shortly after and pushed to the finish, winning in 16:15. I had 3.29 on my garmin, so I thought I was running faster, but I guess not.

Garmin Splits: 4:54 5:04 5:01 and 0.29 in 1:15 or 4:20/mile pace.

I cooled down with John Coyle after for a couple miles.

Not the best race, but it got the job done and it didn't aggravate my knee too much, which is a huge plus.

Brooks Transcend 2 Miles: 4.30Brooks Pure Cadence 4 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
From Fritz on Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 11:32:19 from

Nice job Riley! I chose golfing over the race this time :) Any halfs coming up?

From Steve on Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 13:40:23 from

Awesome Riley!

From Ben VanBeekum on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 10:29:03 from

A win is a win! Congrats on the great year so far. A lot more training to come!

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