I started running when I was 14 in hopes of becoming a better basketball player.


The following year the basketball coach told me if I wanted a shot at playing on the varsity team I had better be in the gym every day that summer.

I wasn’t old enough to drive, and we lived 4 miles from the school, so I wasn’t left with a lot of options. I ran there nearly every day. And the next year I did play on varsity basketball team. That spring however I also won state championships in the mile and the 2 mile, being only 5’3” I decided perhaps running was a more suitable athletic pursuit.

I had the typical high school to college transition.


I didn’t lose a race my last 3 years of high school, and I didn’t win a single race in my first 3 years of college.

But I hung in there, and with some great coaching my last year, managed to win the Mountain West Conference 10,000m my senior year. I think it was after college though when I really fell in love with running.

In grad school I was fortunate enough to have some amazing training partners


since then I have found some incredible running buddies, and they have been invaluable resources.

But, the majority of my training is completely solo. I don’t have a coach, and I don’t follow a specific training regimen, which means I’m constantly looking for new ideas for workouts and training options to continue to better myself as a runner. As far as looking for elite training plans (that I don’t have to pay for) I’m always coming up dry. Everyone acts like their workouts are top secret information. But I prefer an open access policy, so I intend to use this website to do just that. Each week (or so) I’ll post my detailed training log in hopes of providing some ideas and inspiration to other runners out there looking for the same thing.

Races


  • All Races
  • Marathon
  • Half-Marathon
  • 10K
  • 5K
  • 3K
Phoenix Marathon 2017

Phoenix Marathon 2017

2:47:32
Rock & Roll Phoenix 2017

Rock & Roll Phoenix 2017

Second Place

2:50:53
Phoenix Marathon 2016

Phoenix Marathon 2016

Second Place

2:51:06
Rock & Roll San Diego 2016

Rock & Roll San Diego 2016

First Place

2:56:16
LA Marathon 2016

LA Marathon 2016

2:57:52
Rock & Roll Phoenix 2016

Rock & Roll Phoenix 2016

Second Place

2:47:39
Prarie Fire Marathon 2016

Prarie Fire Marathon 2016

Third Place

2:51:33
Orange County Marathon 2015

Orange County Marathon 2015

Second Place

2:58:43
Rock & Roll Phoenix 2015

Rock & Roll Phoenix 2015

Third Place

2:53:22
Phoenix Marathon 2015

Phoenix Marathon 2015

Fourth Place

2:49:38
California International 2015

California International 2015

Fourth Place

2:45:06
Phoenix Marathon 2014

Phoenix Marathon 2014

First Place

2:50:49
Rock & Roll Phoenix 2014

Rock & Roll Phoenix 2014

Second Place

2:58:59
Chicago Marathon 2014

Chicago Marathon 2014

2:53:44
OKC Marathon 2013

OKC Marathon 2013

First Place

2:53:30
Dallas Marathon 2012

Dallas Marathon 2012

Third Place

2:54:24
Chicago Marathon 2011

Chicago Marathon 2011

2:48:08
Dallas Marathon 2011

Dallas Marathon 2011

Fourth Place

2:47:06