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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, get some races in this year. 

Help train with my kids for XC and track, ride my bike more (Century this year?) with my wife and try to stay healthy and overcome old man niggles.

Lift weights more...lots more.

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun and occasional race here and there, mostly retired from competitive racing. Now in the 45-49 AG.

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 23 years with two children (17and 14).

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: 18.00 Month: 217.20 Year: 1185.62
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 6147.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 521.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 336.53
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 658.84
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 476.38
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 354.18
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 289.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
155.3227.5014.220.00197.04
Altra Impulse Miles: 26.77Runs With Moxie Miles: 29.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 18.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 74.77Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 20.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 18.00Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 24.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.330.000.000.009.33

15K on the treadmill at the gym in 59 minutes (6:21 avg).  Good start to 2017. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 9.33
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7am...5 miles along Sunnyside with Moxie. (Guide 7)

Took Katelyn to the gym and we ran next to each other on the treadmill.  5 miles at 6:32 average (32:32).  Nice progresion and fun to watch Kate pump up the pace to 6:27. (Fastwitch)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 5.00
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Left ankle twingy this morning.  I will try to go at lunch or after work.  5 miles at lunch on a chilly day and on slick paths. (Ride 5)

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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4:30am...5 snowy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Snow today, very cold tomorrow and Friday. I am tired of winter. (Guide 7)

Frigid cold today (and supposed to get colder the next two days).  Weights, stretching, rolling at home.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 5.00
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6.220.000.000.006.22

4:45am...-14 degress outside with windchill so off to the gym. 10K in 40:20 (6:30 avg).  Busy day at work. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 6.22
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Slept in a little on my day off, went to breakfast with a friend and then went to the gym with my family (no school today, -20 degrees this morning before windchill).  10K in 37:25 (6:01 average), 20:20 first 5k, 17:05 second 5k. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 6.22
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5:30am...woke up at 3:30 and could not get back to sleep.  Had some coffee and finally decided to just go to the gym to run (-16 degrees outside). 8 miles in 51:20 (6:25 avg)...I was the only one in the gym when I started and only about 10 people when I left. (Fastwitch)

Went to a men's group with Justin this morning (good that he was willing to come).  Good start, not a good finish with a pretty wacked End times prophecy guy talking about his predictions.  Yet another strike for this congregation for Justin.  

 3 more miles then weights with Justin and Katelyn,

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 8.00
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11am...5 miles on the treadmill at the gym.  Kids swam, Kami did stairmaster.  2 miles in my right calf cramped hard and I had to stop at 5.  It is really sore and hard to walk now. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00
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Sick day.  Feeling awful.

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Feeling better but right calf/achilles still sore.  Weights, stretching and rolling this morning.  Slick and snowy outside so no run today.

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Nada...sick again.

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Still not nearly 100%...no workout this morning.  See how long I last at work.

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First workout in 5 days.  Feeling more energized but now have a cough I can't get rid of.  5 miles easy on the treadmill at the gym in 33;40.  Felt ok, never coughed while running.  Calf issue seems to be resolved. Good thing sickness and calf coincided.  (Guide 7)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.330.000.000.009.33

9am...15K in 60:30 (6:30 avg) on the treadmill at the gym.  Cough was not bad and calf was not an issue.  Felt good to run and feel ok for the first time in a week. (Guide 7)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 9.33
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Still have a cough I can't get rid of.  Plus busyness of the day with Church and hosting a dinner party for our elderly friend's led this day to be a day off.

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Busy day on day off.  Chores and and a massage late. Still cannot get rid of this cough.

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Slept horribly due to cough.  Weights and rehab work before work.

3 miles after work. (Guide 7)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

4:45am...8 miles at 6:32 average pace on the treadmill at the gym.  Did not cough while running...not the story when I am just going through my day...must need to run more. (Guide 7)

A very busy day...melancholy due to a colleagues retirement but a good day of activities.

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 8.00
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4:45am...7 miles on the treadmill at the gym at 6:38 average pace.  Cough still hanging around (and waking me up) and my calf was a bit sore so I took it easier today. (Guide 7)

3 miles after work.

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 7.00
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5.006.002.000.0013.00

5:45am...10 miles on the treadmill at the gym in 1:04:30 (6:27 average) including a warmup and cooldown. Felt good overall...coughing down a bit. (Ride 5)

3 miles outside with Katelyn in the neighborhood.  Nice to be outside in warm weather (34 degrees). (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 10.00
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9.113.000.000.0012.11

7:00am...12.11 miles on the treadmill at the gym in 1:19.  Good run, ran out of fuel and have developed a hot spot on the bottom of my left foot.  Cough getting better. (Guide 7)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 12.11
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7am...5 miles on the Sunnyside path wtih Moxie in warmish weather before the winter storm is supposed to hit later today.  Hammy and calf both sore. (Xodus)

4 miles of XC skiing after church on a nice afternoon before the storm rolled in.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00
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4:30am...5 miles along Sunnyside with Moxie on a warmish morning. (Xodus)

5 miles at lunch...warmish but snow coming down pretty good.  Nice run going out, pelting snow coming back. (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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No run this morning, snowed in with over a foot of snow.  Had to help dig out 3 cars in the neighborhood heading to work.  Site closed, what a storm.  Spent over an hour trying to clear the driveway...piles on the side are as tall as me and can't even get the snow over the top anymore. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.002.000.007.00

4:45am...treadmill progression workout.  Started easy then kept pushing up the pace.  I hit the 10K mark at 39 minutes (6:16 avg) and finished off 7 miles in 44 minutes (6:17 avg).  Pushe the last part of the 10K at between 4:17-5:00 pace.  Felt strong and controlled, no hammy or calf issues. (Guide 7)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.002.001.000.0010.00

5:15am...got up early but could not face the Treadmill at the gym.  After a cup of coffee, decided to run with the dog outside and it was ok.  5 easy miles. (Xodus)

7:15pm...5 miles in 32:44 at a very crowded gym.  Gotta keep going in the morning instead. (Fastwitch)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.335.003.000.009.33

5:45am...treadmill run.  15K in 59:22 (6:22 avg).  Good progression per 5k...21:07, 19:30, 18:45.  Tough but glad I got up, pushed and succeeded with this one.  A day off full of errands and a date night tonight for couples Fitwall at the gym.  (Guide 7)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 9.33
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1.003.503.000.007.50

8;30am...7.5 miles on the treadmill at 6:24 avg.  Progressed from first 5K (20:50) to next (18:40).  (Guide Blue)

Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 7.50
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4 miles on a nice day after church with Katelyn and Moxie.  Good to get outside. (Guide 7)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 4.00
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Early flight today.  After arriving at the hotel, 7 miles out and back on Common Road and around the library on a 30 degree day (still cold).  A bit of an ankle twinge during the run. (Guide Blue)

Afterwards pizza, beer and great conversation with Jason Dodge...love the blog for all the friends I have made over the years and all across the country (and world).  I can honestly say that most of my best friends are from running and the FRB! 

Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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5:45am...5 miles out Common Road and back in snow (2+ inches).  Ankle was twingy again when I woke up and nearly did not go out.  Full day of meetings. (Guide Blue)

Good day of meetings.  Another 5 miles in the snow.  Beers with coworkers and friends afterwards. A good day all around. (Guide Blue)

Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
155.3227.5014.220.00197.04
Altra Impulse Miles: 26.77Runs With Moxie Miles: 29.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 18.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 74.77Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 20.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 18.00Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 24.50
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