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Member Since:

May 06, 2006



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2006 Ogden Marathon 4:19:33.

2006 St. George 4:05:31

2007 Riverwoods 1/2 Marathon 1:34:47

2007 Speedy Spaniard 10K 43:20

2007 Riverwoods 10 mile race 1:12:38

2008 St George Marathon 3:43:37 

2012 Spectrum 10K 43:54

2012 St. George Marathon 3:42:17 PR!

2014 St George Half  Marathon 1:40:34 C/PR

2019 American Fork Half Run Against Cancer 1:40:31 C/PR

2019 Nebo Half Marathon 1:38:09 2nd in my Age group 55-59.C/PR

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get more consistent like I was 5 to 6 years ago. 2020 I'd like to just run more overall.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and keep running until I'm really old, and maybe get a Boston Qualify.


I am Married and my wife Cindie and I have 5 kids. I am an insurance agent and have been for over 30 years.

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Miles:This week: 23.65 Month: 23.65 Year: 1359.23
Kayano 24 Sage Green Lifetime Miles: 118.79
Kayano 24 Blue & Yellow Lifetime Miles: 135.41
Nimbus 19 Red & Blue Lifetime Miles: 154.65
Kayano 24 Blue & Yellow Lifetime Miles: 128.31
Nimbus 20 Boston Blue Lifetime Miles: 149.74
Nimbus 21 Blue Lifetime Miles: 183.80
Nimbus 21 Red Lifetime Miles: 160.84
Numbus 21 Yellow & Black Lifetime Miles: 248.15
Nimbus 21 Grey Lifetime Miles: 197.27
Kayano 26 Gray Lifetime Miles: 32.07
Nimbus 21 Bright Green Lifetime Miles: 133.16
Kayano 25 Grey & Black Lifetime Miles: 58.71
Nimbus 21 Lite Blue Lifetime Miles: 77.52
Race: Saint Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:55:06
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

I really had hard time today! I was pretty good through 16 and 17 miles but after that my legs just blew up and they were done... The last 9 miles I had to run walk the rest of the way in, I know some had to do with the heat and I also think the lack of proper training really failed me today... I was injured from March to the middle of July and I just couldn't get enough training in and certianly not enough downhill training. I haven't had to walk in a race for along time and it was truely humbling, but with heat and the legs letting me down it just made for a bad combination. Its my first full marathon since 2008 (SG) which I did in 3:43:00 so I thought maybe with some race day magic I could pull off a 3:30 but it just wasn't to be. I really need to work on my base mileage over the winter and try and get stronger in the legs so I can start improving, I can't run marathons just to run them, if I'm not getting faster and improving then I feel I'm wasting my time, I'm just not built that way and I feel like I have been going backwards the last couple of years. I'm sorry that I'm complaining but it was a real tough day and it has been a ruff couple of years. I'm going to hold off on the splits till later cuz I feel like its really not meaningful to list them at this point.  Don't get me wrong I really gutted it out today and I'm proud of myself for that cuz it would have been real easy to catch the shuttle down but I didn't... My time is un-offical but its close enough for today until I get the results. My legs feel pretty good but I have a real narly blister on my left pinky toe and it is really sore, which is kind of wierd cuz I usually don't get blisters, and I think the lack of downhill training is the reason for that. There just wasn't enough time. I will take a week off and let all my wounds and blisters heal and then pull up my boot straps and get after it again, I know I am and can be a better runner than this but that will depend on my body co-operating and staying injury free.

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From Brent on Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 00:00:40 from

Clay, your too hard on yourself, I have a different take, you could have packed it in this year, your toughed it out with the injuries and training, given the hurdles, ups and downs, really be proud of yourself, effor tand sticktoivenss sometimes means more than any thing. 3,000 commando points for the year and effort.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From MCKENZIE on Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 00:28:17 from

I had hoped to see you today! Great job finishing~ thats tough and the heat/head wind didnt help much! Your a great runner.... See you out there :)

From allie on Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 00:35:07 from

sorry about the tough day out there, but great job on finishing it out. rest and recover well.

From Tom on Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 11:30:01 from

Clay I think this is a great effort considering the heat and the setbacks you've had this year. Good job!

From Superfly on Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 11:58:51 from

Clay that's not too bad considering the heat and training. I never get blisters... ever and I got one yesterday. I think it's because I kept dumping water on my body at aid stations. Then my feet got wet... and wetness leads to blisters.

From Clay on Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 13:51:42 from

Thanks everyone! This is a great blog and I'm so thankful for all your thoughts and encouragement. It helps keep me going and working towards my goals!

From Kelli on Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 00:01:07 from

Sorry about the race not going as well as you had hoped, but you toughed it out, you finished, and after that little break, you are ready to go again---that says a lot!

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