Philippians 4:13

December 06, 2019

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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

50,000 lifetime miles from spring 2000 to October 2019.

Logged (on computer) 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 from competitive racing.

Married for 26 years with two children (20 and 17).

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: 23.00 Month: 23.00 Year: 2763.07
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9076.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 666.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1003.19
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1124.76
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1200.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 301.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 342.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

4M easy early this morning to help front load the taper week.  Decent pace (7:15 avg) for an early morning run, getting psyched for TCM this weekend.  Forecast right now for TCM...scattered showers, low 50, high 68.  Temp perfect, not happy about the showers but things can change in 6 days!

Can you believe what Haile did at Berlin...2:03:59 for a 4:44 average pace!  Amazing!

Stratos 2 - 237 miles

Great 6M run at lunch on an awesome day.   1M warmup with Pat B (7:20), 2M at Threshold pace (5:35, 5:26), 2.5 at MP (5:58, 5:48, 5:50ish) and a 0.25M cooldown back to the office.  Overall the pace felt very manageable and comfortable, though the 5:26 mile was fatiguing and took my breath away a bit.  A good last hard paced run before TCM.  Ran in my Tangent's that I am planning on using for the race just to make sure they are feeling good and are comfortable.

Saucony Tangent 3 - 32 miles

From Jeff Fogg on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 11:21:47

Enjoy this final week. Just go in healthy and you will do great. I only managed one run last week, but will be out for a solid week starting today.

Congrats on the trailer...they are great! It really changes the whole experience.

From wheakory on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 12:28:06

Great to see you enjoy family time and life itself, and your new trailer. What's your plan for mileage till the marathon this week? Your going to really do great.

From wheakory on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 15:06:59

Great lunch run. Your ready to excel and keep a consistent pace in the race.

From jtshad on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 15:09:28

Kory, thanks. I am planning on 30-40 miles this week, the rest of them easy to get rested for the effort at TCM.

From Melody on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 16:55:25

Thanks for the warm welcome! Best of luck to you in the your upcoming Marathon!

From Lucia on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 10:20:40

I'll be sending dry thoughts to keep the showers away on race day! Great running, you're going to rock on Sunday!

From josse on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 14:38:56

Thanks for the well wishing. It really helps to have this support system. I hope the marathon goes well for you and is a great experience:)

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