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Member Since:

Apr 07, 2010



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Running Accomplishments:

5K - 17:11 (Cougar Run)

10K - 34:35 (Deseret News)

15K - 57:33 (Utah Running Club)

1/2 - 1:22:26 (Mountain View Trail)

50K - 4:22:31 (Sapper Joe)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub-2:45 at Saint George Marathon

Win the Antelope Island half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd like to run the Angeles Crest 100 at some point. And I'd still like to go sub-4 at a trail 50k. Other than that, I'm open to suggestions.


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I was a competitive cyclist for years. In 2009, after racing in the Tour of Utah, I decided I had plateaued as a cyclist--I could continue to improve, but I wouldn't break through to a new level. So, I started looking for a new challenge.

I thought that challenge would be mountain biking, but I'm a terrible bike handler. I married Catherine in January 2010 and a couple of weeks later I entered the SLTC Winter Training Series with her. A couple of weeks after that I decided I'd like to run ultras, so I signed up for a couple of 50Ks to get started.

Those first races came and went, with varying results. I was looking forward to running more and possibly pushing into the longer distances, but I injured my knee in June 2010 and I've never been consistently healthy since.

I started law school in August 2010, which meant less time for training. In June 2011, Baby Elliott was born, which meant even less time for training. But she's worth it. 

Baby Nora joined us in October 2013, with the same effect on training as Elliott (who, incidentally, is no longer a baby). 

I (finally) finished school in April 2014 and now I'm an evil corporate lawyer in Salt Lake. I have no illusions that I'll ever get back into the shape that I once was, but I'm perfectly at peace with that. I still have many goals to accomplish and many years in which to do it. 

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Race: BYU Law Alumni 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:26:44, Place overall: 99
Total Distance

Elliott ran her first 5K this morning.


It was a family affair, and Catherine has more details over on her blog. (I don't know what my placing was since I never bothered to check. But it wasn't really 99th, since there weren't 99 people racing.)

As for me, I had a good time running with my two favorite girls. This was the first time I've run with the jog stroller, and it was pretty tricky at first but I got the hang of it. Elliott was a great little passenger, and she even slept through the last half mile. Yeah, she was working that hard. 

Anyway, Elliott's blessing is tomorrow and I've got a ton of homework. Today is looking to be very busy. Still, I'm hoping to get out for a short ride this evening. If I do, I'll update later. If I don't, this is it.

UPDATE: I did get out for a ride. Awesome.

Mizuno Ronin Miles: 3.10Singlespeed Chain Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
From allie on Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 22:35:37 from

congrats to the whole family. sounds like fun. good luck with the busy weekend and the blessing.

From Kam on Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 18:29:44 from

Your time confused me, but now it makes sense. Congrats with the little one!

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