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Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008



Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

3K: 8:58 Pocatello, ID 2003 (indoors at Idaho State)

5K: 14:55 Salt Lake City, UT 2010 (Law Day 5k)

10K: 29:33 Salt Lake City, UT 2010 (Des News 10k)

1/2 marathon: 1:06:59 Provo, UT 2010 (Utah Valley Half)

marathon: 2:22:01 St. George, UT 2009 (St. George Marathon)

Short-Term Running Goals:

To get running higher mileage more consistently without getting injured

Sub 2:19:00 marathon


I grew up in Washington and started running regularly in junior high. After high school I came out to Utah and ran with BYU for 1 year before going on a mission.  BYU cut me from its team after my mission and I started running with Sasha starting in 2007. In 2010 I moved to Las Vegas, and I began having issues with a mildly elevated heart rate in late 2011.  I am still on a long road to try and figure out exactly what is causing the problem.

I am also the proud daddy of three little ones, as Anita Maryam McClellan was born on March 16th 2010, Shayon Ray McClellan was born on July 8th 2011, and Kamran Kiou McClellan was born on September 18th 2013.  I am loving the opportunity that I have to be a daddy, and now my challenge is to balance my family responsibilities with work, school, and running.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Pearl Izumi Surge Lifetime Miles: 1596.80
Asics Speedstar Lifetime Miles: 2009.85
Asics Gel Ohana Racer Lifetime Miles: 2278.30
Brooks Axiom Lifetime Miles: 1776.02
Adidas Adizero Lifetime Miles: 1359.20
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 183.10
New Balance 758 Lifetime Miles: 1578.60
Nike Free 5.0 Lifetime Miles: 2207.85
Crocs Lifetime Miles: 13.35
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 738.25
Puma Faas 200 Lifetime Miles: 310.80
Puma Faas 250 Lifetime Miles: 402.20
Altra Adam Lifetime Miles: 1595.35
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I ran about a half mile today (on relatively flat ground this time) to see if the soreness from yesterday would persist.  Thankfully there was no soreness today.

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I have noticed that my knee aches a little bit whenever I go up stairs, so I decided to try and run a little bit again today, and made a point of running uphill to see if my knee would hurt or not.  Within just a few minutes my knee was starting to bother me, so I stopped running.  My knee ended up feeling achy and sore for pretty much the entire rest of the day.

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