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Utah Valley Half Marathon

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Location:

South Weber,UT,

Member Since:

May 09, 2012

Gender:

Male

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.

 

Personal:

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: 1810.85
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
47.750.0017.100.0064.85
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 Miles: 12.20Salomon S-Lab XT 6 Miles: 11.10Brooks Pure Cadence 4 Miles: 10.00Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 Miles: 12.15Hoka One One Constant Miles: 6.30Asics DS Racer 10 Miles: 13.10
Weight: 152.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

12.2 miles easy with Ken, Denver, Jared, Dave, Matt, and Jason, avg pace 7:04/mile. The sunrise was a brilliant, bright orange. The weather was easily the hottest morning of the year so far.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 Miles: 12.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.100.000.000.0011.10

11.1 miles easy on the trails with Ken, Moss, and Brandon avg pace 7:58/mile.

Salomon S-Lab XT 6 Miles: 11.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.004.000.0010.00

POND TEMPO

I met Ken, Ben, Jason, and Jared at the 21st Street Pond. We warmed up to the canyon and then I tempo-ed four miles back to the pond. It was my quickest tempo on that particular route.

Splits: 5:01 4:55 4:51 4:57

It was an eventful morning. When we showed up to the parking lot, there was a drugged out guy in his mid-30s acting crazy shining a flashlight at us and then we realized he was also waving a knife around. He pointed at Ken and then raised the knife to his own neck, while Ken was still safely in his car. Ken called 911. The guy wandered off up the Parkway without ever saying a word to us or responding to us. Five minutes later he was face down on the concrete, handcuffed and surrounded by 4-5 cops.

Then later on the warm-up we had to run through some sprinklers and Jason, trying to avoid getting wet tried to cut in front of me and go around the sprinklers, but ran into me, caught my trail leg and I hip-planted hard on the Parkway. My right hip hurts still; I think it's going to have a big bruise.

Brooks Pure Cadence 4 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.050.000.000.009.05

9.05 miles easy from on home, avg pace 7:01/mile.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 Miles: 9.05
Weight: 153.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.006.30

6.3 miles easy on the Riverdale Parkway with Dave, avg pace 6:47/mile.

Tomorrow, I am racing the Utah Valley Half. I'm hoping I have enough residual fitness from my Ogden Marathon training block to run a fast race. I haven't done much at all since then and mileage is low, but my only workout (this week's tempo) indicated that I did still have some fitness in these old legs. So, it should be fun tomorrow. It could still be pretty dang fast, but it could be a bit blah too. We'll see...

Hoka One One Constant Miles: 6.30
Weight: 151.60
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Race: Utah Valley Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:07:17, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.0013.100.0016.20

UTAH VALLEY HALF MARATHON

As I mentioned yesterday I wasn't sure if today would turn out well or not. I had a good tempo run Wednesday, but other than that had zero workouts since mid-May and was three weeks back from Ogden Marathon. I also wasn't sure if I could run a good half marathon off of marathon-specific training that I'd had done. I think today I learned that I may need a bit more time to recover after marathons now that I'm getting older; the legs just didn't have their normal power.

I went out behind Hales in second place and I figured I would try to run under 1:06 to get the $250 time bonus. I thought if I blew up I'd still take second place anyway. But I had underestimated Travis's fitness and once I faded at the end he reeled me in and crushed me in the last mile! I was on pace for 1:05:50 at the halfway point, and thought I had a chance, since the first half has all the uphills. But I started slowing quickly at mile 8 or 9 and then just held on the best I could.

Splits: 4:55, 10:09 (two miles), 5:07, 4:59, 5:01, 5:04, 4:56, 5:15, 5:11, 5:14, 5:16, 5:20, and 44 seconds for last tenth.

Asics DS Racer 10 Miles: 13.10Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 Miles: 3.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
47.750.0017.100.0064.85
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 Miles: 12.20Salomon S-Lab XT 6 Miles: 11.10Brooks Pure Cadence 4 Miles: 10.00Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 Miles: 12.15Hoka One One Constant Miles: 6.30Asics DS Racer 10 Miles: 13.10
Weight: 152.70
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