Philippians 4:13

December 07, 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
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Yesterday afternoon my throat started to feel really scratchy and my head started to hurt...what a time to come down with a summer cold!  So today I am staying home and resting and trying to kick this or get over it quickly before Sunday's race.  Feel ok, but the throat is still a bit raw and my ears are plugged up and have some body aches.  Lots of vitamin C, echinechea and rest on tap for today and possible staying home tomorrow as well.  Mind over matter....I will not be sick, I will not be sick!

On a good note, the IF airport opened today after a month long closure for runway repairs.  So my flight to Minneapolis on Friday is on!  Yeah!

From Lucia on Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 15:59:23

You are NOT sick, Jeff!!! It's probably just some allergies... rest up and you'll be fine, I'll send good vibes from here!

From JimF on Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 16:00:42

I hope you get to feeling better. Hopefully, you will get over it quickly and be able to focus on the race. I saw this link that gives an hour by hour forecast for the TCM and thought you might be interested. Looks good. Here is the link:

From rockness18 on Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 20:47:05

Hopefully rest will help. Best of luck this week!

From Dale on Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 21:04:23

IF you were sick (which you're probably not...this crazy weather has everyone feeling strange), you would be just getting the sickness out of the way before the race starts. Plenty of time to shake it...but don't dawdle!

Have a great race!

From Adam RW on Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 22:11:46

I have to take a lesson from you on positive thought. Way to push through and as long as the cold stays up top you can run through it with no problem. Just think about HG during the race and what he must be going through hauling tail at 4:44 and everything else will have to feel easy.

From wheakory on Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 22:16:17

Way to be smart and get the rest no need to run.

From Sasha Pachev on Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 15:44:58

Pay particular attention to hydration during the race. If they let you do water bottles, put a few big ones out with a salty drink, and drink a few sips at a time for a good half mile each station after 5 miles into the race. Start out 5 seconds per mile slower than originally planned even if feeling good, and even slower if not. Those colds can throw a nasty surprise after 15 miles.

From jtshad on Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 15:47:48

Thanks for the advice and concern everyone.

Thanks Sasha! It looks like cooler weather and rain for the race. They are letting us position bottles/gels and I plan to use a few of them. Feeling pretty good today and hopes it gets better by Sunday. Good luck Saturday at SGM!

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