Philippians 4:13

February 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 (CR), 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)

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 stress.

No racing, retired.


Long-Term Running Goals:

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

Support my wife's endeavor to do long distance road biking and her renewed interest in running! Keep biking more with her as cross training maybe do a Century ride.



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


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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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