Philippians 4:13

January 21, 2020

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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:

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Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 719.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1003.19
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1197.01
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1203.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 339.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 435.50
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Slow, easy 7M run early this morning. Legs still a bit fatigued (??). Hope to get a faster run in today at lunchtime if work will allow.

Kinda crappy 6M run at lunch. Just couldn't get going today so the pace was slower than I wanted (6:40). No pain, just lethargy I guess...

From wheakory on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 14:44:07

Somedays our mind and body our elsewhere, but the important thing is you got your run in. I think you mentioned you work at the site, do you run from your office on different routes or do you travel to a particular place and then run. I know it must be hot out there with no cover.

From jtshad on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 14:53:55

I actually work in the Idaho Falls offices, but do travel to the site about once a week and run out there on the trails. Normally, I take off from our offices and do a loop around the IF greenbelt of various distances.

I can't believe I am still feeling the hill workout from Sunday...I am hitting it hard tomorrow and running a longer 15-18M downhill tempo run with Brett Hill as train for STGM (both of us are running it and shooting for about the same time). Maybe an easy day is not so bad...

From Jon on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 15:21:47

Easy days are your friend...

From wheakory on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 15:51:54

Jon, I hear Paul is going to pace you in the TOU. What's your planned pace? I will be running the Pocatello Marathon two weeks before I run TOU, and if I have any left after two weeks I might want to run with you guys... only if that's ok.

From Jon on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 17:08:39

6:00 pace. He said he would do 23 miles or so, and then decide to drop out, finish with me, or try to catch some guys. He's doing it as a training run, I'm doing it as my all-out race.

From Jon on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 17:09:50

More are always welcome, as long as you promise not to take my water and do not expect a thriving, lively conversation the whole time. I'll be saving my energy to be able to make "Paul grunts" at the end of the race.

From wheakory on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 17:43:51

No conversation. I don't think I could hold that pace the whole way. But I could try depending how my marathon goes two weeks before this one. Thanks... I would only steal your water if it was the last drop on earth. Take care.

From jtshad on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 18:02:08

With the way you both are running right now, anything is possible.

What a guy, that Paul...a 6:00 training run two weeks before running for the OT standard.

From Jon on Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 11:53:37

3 weeks this year. Sept 15 vs Oct 5.

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