Philippians 4:13

July 20, 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

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
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Standard 6M early on this warm morning (66 degrees at 4:30am!) on Sunnyside.  Took me about 4M to feel like I was even running, so this was a super slow-mo morning run.  Felt ok, just had no juice.  In blog lingo, I was not even close to the "8 minute guy".  At least I didn't have a skunk for running company like Jon on his early morning run.

Trigon 2 - 331 miles

No lunch run today due to meeting conflicts.  At least I am in a mini taper so it is not so bad.  Maybe a few miles tonight?

From Jon on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 09:52:33

Yeah, very warm- 65+ deg. And I even wore a long sleeve for some reason. And dark.

One good thing about not wearing a GPS in the morning- you can plead ignorance on true pace and just say you were going 8 min pace the whole time. I don't know how fast I was going, though I did get my last mile at 7:35 (so I'll act like I went that fast my whole time) ;)

Just curious- what exact time do you leave for your runs in the morning? I want to know who starts first. I left my house at 4:23 this morning, home at 5:10. You?

From jtshad on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 09:56:01

I shouldn't wear my GPS on my morning runs anymore, I know the exact distances and the times are depressing!

It varies a little when I leave depending on work schedule and # of times hitting the snooze, but usually between 4:00 - 4:30. Today I was out the door at 4:30, home at 5:20. Usually my Wednesday morning runs start at 4:00 due to being at work early, but today we are leaving later for the site.

From Jon on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 10:06:06

That's why I often run on a golf course- soft grass plus unknown distances! Plus no cars, though skunks are a risk.

I guess somedays I start first, somedays you.

I read something yesterday about overtraining- it said one sign is "Difficulty getting out of bed in the morning"- I just laughed! We must be overtrained, even when I manage to go to bed at 9 pm. 4 am is always too early. I sit in bed trying to get myself energized, but eventually just throw off the covers to freeze myself so I have no choice but to start moving.

From Adam RW on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 18:50:48

I look at it that you two are always primed for a Ragnar Relay...

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