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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007

Gender:

Male

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) http://jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-My-alarm-went-off-I-got-up-eventually-/11-29-2012.html

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy life...de 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.

 

Personal:

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 24 years with two children (18 and 15).

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: 76.20 Month: 193.95 Year: 193.95
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 6891.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 557.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 336.53
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 706.17
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 983.01
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 566.26
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 494.40
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 521.37
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 504.94
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
252.805.005.101.00263.90
Runs With Moxie Miles: 92.50Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 138.50Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 32.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 15.00Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 29.40Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 21.00Addidas Boost Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

We went to the gym as a family this morning and lifted weights.  I went out for a run in the early afternoon with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Cold but full sun made it an ok run.  (Ride 3)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.003.002.000.0010.00

5:30am...6 miles on the treadmill at the gym as it was really cold outside.  1 mile easy, 3 miles at MP, 2 miles at 5:45 or faster.  (Fastwitch Red)

4 miles outside with Justin in the cold (3 degrees).  (Ride 3)

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 4.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

7:15am...4 miles with Moxie before going out with Justin.  We ran 6 miles into SRL and back.  Cold (but warmer than yesterday) and had a fun time with him.  Justin ran in my Xodus to keep his feet warm and for better traction.  10 miles total this morning.  (Ride 3)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

6:30am...7 miles with Curt before church on a warmer morning.  (Ride 3)

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

5:15am...6 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a very warm (37 degrees) but windy morning. Hammy a bit tight.  (Ride 3)

10K at lunch on the greenbelt in warm but very windy conditions (25MPH, 40MPH gusts).  Shoes are done. (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:45am...6 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a warm and calm morning.  Tired and stiff. (Ride 3)

5 miles with Erik T. after work along Sunnyside.  Nice to catch up while he is in town.  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

5am...7.5 miles with Erik T. and Moxie along Sunnyside.  Great morning and even better conversation with a good friend to get the day started right!  (Ride 3)

5 easy miles on a beautiful day at lunch.  Pathway was a bit slick in some spots...legs were a bit dead today so I just took it easy and enjoyed the sunshine to battle SAD. (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.50Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 7.50Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

5am...tired and cold.  4 miles with Moxie is all I had time or energy for, mostly got out due to the dog.  (Ride 3)

10K untimed at lunch on a very nice day (sunshine, 27 degrees, calm).  I got tangled up with a dog less than a half mile in, tweaked hammy a bit, took another mile for it to feel "better".  Nice to get some sun!  (Mirage Red)

2 miles after work with Katelyn outside.  (Fastwitch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 6.20Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.902.003.101.008.00

6am...too cold outside for a workout so I went to the gym.  1 mile warmup then into a 5K effort run.  5k in 16:45, 1 mile recovery, 1 mile at 4:52, 2 mile recovery with a fast finish.  First workout in a while where I felt I had to puke (several times).  Calves are fried.  Now for a busy day off.  (Fastwitch Red)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

I was tired and a bit sore from yesterday's workout, plus we have a busy morning with Katelyn's swim meet so I decided to sleep in and I will try to squeeze in a run later today.

8 miles in just at an hour.  Started off with Justin and Matthew and ran to SRL.  They turned around at 2.5 mile mark, I kept going to 3 miles and ended up catching them back about 0.1 from home.  I went back out for 2 slow miles,,.really feeling yesterdays workout.  (Fastwitch Red)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7:00am...I missed the text from Curt about running and went out for 2 miles with Moxie before Justin joined me.  As we were out, we ran into Curt, Alana and Gama and finished off our run together.   (Ride 3)

After church, Kami and I went to the gym and I did a good workout with weights...kinda made me miss when I lifted a lot more!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

5am...4 easy miles with Moxie on a warmish but slick morning.  Left hammy and ankle tweaked a bit.  (Xodus)

A long travel day.  I was hungry by the time I got to the hotel and had to eat, then was too full, tired and too cold outside to run.  So I relaxed and watched part of the game.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Too cold outside to run and rested my ankle before a long day of meetings.  Got the hotel and ran 9 miles in 58 minutes on the TM.  Good to get it in tonight.  Heading home early tomorrow.  (Ride 3)

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4:00am...4 miles on the TM in the hotel in 27:15 before my early flight home.  Legs and glutes tight.  (Ride 3)

3 more miles later. Tired.

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy miles at lunch on a clear, cool and beautful day.  Legs still tweaked plus the Mirage are now retired after this run (likely at least one other pair as well).  (Mirage Red 14 last run)

Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

5:30am...7 miles this morning.  5 miles with Justin (wearing my Xodus) and Moxie along Sunnyside on a cool but nice morning.  (Ride 3)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

6am...met Alana, Curt and Rex for a run.  A few miles with Alana and Rex then they turned around and Curt and I did a full river loop.  11 miles in 1:30+ just taking it easy and chatting and giving Curt a hard time for now joining the Master's ranks!  Happy birthday buddy!  Waited a bit to see if Justin wanted to run (no) then took Moxie out for 4 miles. 15 miles for the day.  (Ride 3)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6am...10 easy miles before church on a warm morning.  8 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside, dropped her off at home then went back out for 2 more.  Felt good, no niggles (but still just easy).  (Ride 3)

Weights at the gym after a long day at church (Bible study, service, wedding, movie afternoon).  Needed to get up and move.  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:30am...same run as yesterday, 8 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside then 2 more solo for 10 miles total.  Very nice morning for a run...32 degrees and a very light breeze.  A bit tired, hammy/glute ok, left ankle was tweaked at the start but got better.  Saw 5 other runners out this morning.  (Ride 3)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:45am...6 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Warmish still but tired and leg a bit tweaked.  Ran into Curt, Alana and Gama and ran about 1/2 mile with Curt.  Broke out a new pair of shoes for the rotation.  (Ride 3 2015)

5 miles at lunch on a nice day.  Pathways were mostly dry except in the park where they were sheets of ice.  (Ride 3 2013)

I think that my hamstring issue is proximal/high hamstring tendinopathy, not just a hamstring strain.  Might be looking at some time off from running to get over this.  Time to spin with Kami in the mornings and lift more?

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Gave my hamstring a rest this morning and went to the gym to lift weights.  Way weaker than when I did this as my primary exercise, but it is coming back.  May do a light run at lunch schedule depending.

5 very easy miles on a cold day (14 degrees) at lunch.  Leg felt pretty good, have it wrapped again. (Ride 3 2013)

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Skipped a morning workout to sleep in a bit and did some rehab exercises at home before work.

6 very easy miles at lunch on a sunny, calm and cool 18 degree day.  Hammy felt good, glute a bit tight.  (Ride 3 2013)

Spinning class with Kami after work, good workout to help with rehab.  Got a really bad calf cramp right at the end of the class...hard to even get off the bike and walk.

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

6am...spinning class for recovery and rehab.  Hammy/glute feeling good but calf still sore from yesterday.  Keeping up with rehab exercises too.

4 easy miles with Justin through the neighborhood after school on nice afternoon.  Spent the whole time just chatting...pretty fun! (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

5am...4 easy miles with Moxie in a freezing fog. Hammy and glute sore from yesterday (sitting for 3 hours on a hard chair last night) plus feeling a cold coming on.  Another day at a great church activity but sitting again all day.  (Ride 3 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 4.00
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I tried to run before church today but it was a sheet of ice everywhere...could not even walk on the concrete/asphalt surfaces!  

After church, Kami and I went to the gym to lift weights.  I was going to run outside (it warmed up and melted off) but I didn't fee like it and wanted to hang out with my family.

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Woke up not feeling the best plus freezing fog and sore from lifting...went back to bed.  Will try to run later today.

Came home to watch a sick daughter.  I went out in the late afternoon when my wife got home from her work for a few miles.  5 miles with Moxie then 3 more with Justin.  Left ankle tweaked, hammy not happy with anything faster than 7:30.  Mountain to Fountain nearly 95% out of the picture.  Nice day, ran in shorts in January in Idaho!  Retiring the Fastwitch after this run...think it was the cause of the ankle tweak.  (Fastwitch)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

No run today, staying home as I am feeing pretty lethargic and having a cold.  Ugh. I slept all day and started to feel much better.  I went out in the late afternoon to get some fresh air after being cooped up for so long.  Hammy was even ok.  (Ride 3 2015)

Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5am...spinning class to continue with rehab on hammy.  Felt good this morning (cold and hammy!).

5 miles on a warmish but sloppy day at lunch with DanS.  Easy paced (slow) but no hammy issue at this pace.  (Ride 3 2013)

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:45am...6 easy miles outside with Moxie on a warmish morning along Sunnyside.  Ran into Curt, Alana, Gama and Aaron during this run...busy pathway this morning.  (Ride 3 2015)

6 miles at lunch.  No energy, no pace...pathetic.  Only good thing about this run was being outside in the sunshine.  (Ride 3 2013)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

6am...spinning class with Kami, good workout just spinning out my legs (no hill climbs).

I went to my friend who is a PT and IronMan competitor. Good visit!  I do have hamstring tendonitis caused by pelvic misalignment and also some hamstring weakness.  We readjusted my SI joint, stretched and did some soft tissue work and laser treatment on the tendon.  She showed my some good stretches and strength excercises to do to help with the alignment and will work on the weakness issue more after ensuring my SI is back right.  I should have done this a while back if I would have known I had this issue.

2 miles after school with Katelyn in the neighborhood.  Felt good and kept it really easy.  

Addidas Boost Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6am...easy 7 mile run through SRL with Curt and Craig.  Nice to run with the guys again, been a while.  3 miles with Moxie afterwards. (Mirage Red 2015)

Weights and stretching with the kids in the basement (rehab focused for me).

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
252.805.005.101.00263.90
Runs With Moxie Miles: 92.50Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 138.50Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 32.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 15.00Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 29.40Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 21.00Addidas Boost Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 10.00
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