Philippians 4:13

July 19, 2019

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesJtshad's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!


Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2007 St. George Marathon 2:32:06 (marathon PR)

2014 St. George Marathon 2:32:45 (close to old PR...7 years later!)

2014 Boston Marathon, 2:39:00, 298th OA, 8th AG, 1st Idahoan

2013 Lake Lowell Marathon, 2:48:34 (Course Record), 1st Overall (#6)

2012 Boston Marathon, 2:43:26 (HOT!!), 114th OA, 9th Master OA, 1st Idahoan

2010 B&A Trail Marathon (MD), 2:40:18, 1st Overall (#3), Master's Course Record (still!)

2010 Mesa Falls Marathon, 2:48:55, 1st Overall (#4)

2009 Pocatello Marathon, 2:37:22, 1st Overall (#2)

2011 The M.A.D. Marathon, 2:55:14, 1st OA (training run) (#5)

2006 Teton Dam Marathon, 2:50:48 1st Overall (#1)

2015 Hood to Coast Relay (195 miles), 1st Masters Team (6th OA), 19:59:57, 6:03 avg pace for the team

2008 Ragner Relay Del Sol (182 mile relay) 1st place team 17:04:37, 5:38 pace avg for the team

Logged 24,901 miles (circumference of the earth) in 2,889 days (11/29/12)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy

No racing, retired.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.


Born in 1968.  I live in Idaho Falls, ID.  I started running competitively in 2005 and ran my first marathon in 2005. Now retired.

Married for 25+ years with two children (19 and 16).

Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help.
Protect me, for I am devoted to you.
Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
You are my God.
Be merciful to me, O Lord,
for I am calling on you constantly.
Give me happiness, O Lord,
for I give myself to you.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,
so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord;
hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble,
and you will answer me.  - Psalm 86:1-7

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 35.50 Month: 157.50 Year: 1547.24
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 8573.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 652.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 816.77
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 957.44
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 817.76
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 1126.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1022.72
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1041.32
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

10M early this morning.  A warm morning (65 degrees at 4:30am) with a slightly breeze out of the NE which is unusually.  Went longer today as I was feeling guilty for only getting in 1 run yesterday.  Good pace this morning, ending up with a 7:33ish avg. pace.  Started off a bit quicker (8:02) then pushed it up to the 7:30 range then saw another "rabbit" runner and pushed down to a 7:00 pace for the next mile to catch her (a good runner name Nikki who was moving this morning!).  From then on averaged about a 7:25 pace for the remainder of the run which felt nice and easy.  I WILL get a lunch run in today (7 or 8 miles).

Trigon 2 - 374 miles

8M at lunch on a nice bu warm and very humid day so it was hard to really get a good gear for this run as I ended up with a 6:49 avg.  Ran 1.5M wu with Dan S then increased the pace some and got 1 MP mile in, then the humid started taking its toll.  Ran around a 6:40ish pace for the remainder of the run. 

Trigon 1 - 487 miles

From Jon on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 10:20:56

You saw another runner? Wow! I don't think I've ever seen one in the early AM. A few walkers and lots of bikers (heading to work), but no runners.

From jtshad on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 10:22:47

I actually saw 3 runners this morning! The last few days I have seen at least 3 runners each day...other masochists and people who don't get enough sleep.

From wheakory on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 13:36:35

Nice run Jeff and nice easy pace not trying to beat yourself up after the awesome half marathon you had.

Did you decide on what shoes your going to get?

From jtshad on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 14:50:51

Thanks! I ordered the Banditos.

From Tom on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 14:57:04

Jeff I've been running in Banditos once a week or so for that last couple of months and I really, really like the shoe.

They are only a little bit heavier than the Adidas Adizero flats I've used for 1/2 marathons and considered for a marathon, but they are MUCH more comfortable after running a few hard miles in them. The Adidas seem to always give me blisters by the end of a hard tempo run or race of more than 5-6 miles and I feel beat up for a couple of days. But no blisters with the Banditos and I felt pretty good last week after running in them just over 11 miles at a decent pace down a steep, pounding canyon run. I'm looking forward to using them for SGM. Hope they work well for you.

From Tom on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 14:59:50

Oh BTW the Banditos look pretty snazzy too. I think Kim told me the other day they looked 'sexy'.

From jtshad on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 15:00:21

Tom, thanks for the feedback, look forward to trying them out. I have only ever run in Saucony's (I do have some La Sportiva trail shoes that I have logged about 150 miles in), so trying a new brand will be interesting.

Keep up your great training. Are you running the Provo River HM this weekend?

From Tom on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 15:04:20

Yes I'll be running PRHM sporting my sexy Banditos ;) With the latest race changes it looks we could be in for a faster course than we've had for a few years.

From jtshad on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 15:05:57

Good luck, I will await reading your race report...go rock that master's group!

From Tom on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 15:12:14

Thanks Jeff. With you just entering the ranks of the Masters it certainly makes it much tougher for the rest of us to crack the top 3 but we'll give it our best shot.

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements