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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


Well that sucked! That's my first ever DNF for a half! The high temp/dew point combo blew me up. I was light-headed, fatigued, and had tingling in my arms by mile six. I dropped at mile 8, luckily four blocks from the hotel.

Certainly a disappointing result, considering I have trained since late November for this one race.

After doing some research post-race, I learned that with that weather I should have backed off pace 2-3%. Instead I forged ahead at 1:04:40 pace the first two miles. Live and learn.

I have very limited experience running hard/fast in humidity, and what I'm beginning to learn is I can run normal pace and feel normal for about 3-4 miles and then like a switch is flipped I bonk extremely hard. This happened in New York last summer in a workout I had to quit halfway through and also at Ibigawa Half where I battled through it but ran my worst half in years, and now here.

Splits: 4:57, 4:56, 5:09, 5:03, 5:21, 5:20, 5:22

Brooks Glycerin 14 Miles: 1.62Brooks Hyperion Miles: 8.83
Weight: 0.00
From Eugene on Wed, May 03, 2017 at 15:57:35 from

Sorry it didn't go your way Riley. You still have a big PR coming, I'm sure of it.

From Jason D on Thu, May 04, 2017 at 19:18:38 from

Sorry, Riley. I've never been able to run well in the humidity. People from Florida seem to do okay because they deal with it throughout the year. I've run 5ks and felt incredible the first mile and absolutely died after a mile and a half. It comes without warning as you experienced.

Best wishes going forward.

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