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February 2015

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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

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 197.20 Year: 197.20
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: 497.65
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
283.201.501.500.00286.20
Runs With Moxie Miles: 90.60Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 103.40Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 58.05Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 105.75Addidas Boost Miles: 27.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Slept in a bit and watched a movie with Kami before going out for a run (staying home from church due to sickness in our house).  5 miles slow with Moxie along Sunnyside. 

At home ate and did stretching/rehab exercises then we went to Community Park and did some laps, Justin and I ran 4 miles.  Nice time to connect and chat.  (Mirage Red 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy 5 miles with Moxie on warmish morning with a light mist.  Hammy/glute continuing to improve, a bit tight this morning though.  Stretching afterwards.  (Ride 3 2015)

5 easy miles with DanS at lunch. (Ride 3 2013)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4:30am...4 slow miles with Moxie on a warm but windy morning...all I could muster this morning.  Hammy feeling better, piriformis is sore.  I am feeling better but my running is worse.  Still in a recovery/standby mode trying to figure things out. (Ride 3 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

I did not feel well when I initially woke up (considered staying home from work), but after getting up and having coffee, I felt a bit better.  Took Moxie out for a 5 mile easy run and felt a lot better afterwards (headache, glutes, etc.).  Nice invigorating run...since it was not at 4:30am!  (Ride 3 2015)

6.5 easy miles with DanS at lunch on a good day for a run!  (Ride 3 2013)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.50Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

4:45am...5 slow easy miles with Moxie.  Still feeling better, but running is still very slow.  Stretching afterwards.  (Mirage Red 2015)

6.25 easy miles with DanS at lunch on a beautiful day!  Still improving, still slow though.  (Ride 3 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.25Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

6:30am...slept in, first time I have slept 8+ hours in a long time.  5 easy miles with Moxie before taking the kids to school, 5 miles walking with Kami at Community Park then PT.

After PT, we went to lunch and then walked 5 miles again to just chat and enjoy the nice weather! 

4 miles after school with Justin then 2 miles with Katelyn.  I am tired and hungry! (Mirage Red 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 21.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

5:30am...very warm out this morning but some good wind and some rain as well.  I met Andrea for a few miles before meeting Jeremy and Rex.  Ran a total of 12 miles this morning nice and easy just catching up with friends.  The last half was tougher with the wind and rain but a good run.  Afterwards some stretching, foam roller and rehab exercises.  (Ride 3 2015)

Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

1:30pm...10K after church on a beautiful afternoon...55 degrees, sunny with  a light breeze.  Nice easy run to SRL and back slow to keep up the recovery and to just enjoy the weather!  (Mirage Red 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

A bit tired and tight this morning, so I focused on rehab exercises, stretching and foam rolling this morning.  I will run later today.

10K so slow that I can barely call it running.  Warmish but windy, overdressed by the end of the run.  (Ride 3 2013)

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

4:30am...10K with Moxie along Sunnyside in nicer than expected weather.  Slow and easy.  (Mirage Red 2015)

4 miles solo then 2 miles with Katelyn afterwork on a nice afternoon.  Best my hammy/glute has felt in a long time! (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Addidas Boost Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie.  Cool morning. Slow and easy.  (Ride 3 2015)

Ran on a beautiful day at lunch with DanS.  Shorts, short sleeves (plus light arm sleeves and gloves)...nice!  5 miles with Dan then 1 mile solo around the park.  Nice easy run, hammy and glute feeling good.  (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
10.500.000.000.0010.50

Horrible sleep night last night (brain turned on at 2am thinking about HS training/running with Justin and his buds...didn't ever really get back to sleep).  Skipped morning run and instead stretched, rehab exercises and foam rolled.  Run at lunch and after work with kids.

6.5 miles on a beautiful day at lunch.  First run in a while where things are really feeling better.  5 miles at 7:30-7:45 pace, the last 1.5 miles were slower to not push my hammy/glute too much too fast. Overall a great run, everything feels really good afterwards.  Total time of 50:40. (Ride 3 2013)

Went to community park as a family.  Ran 2 miles or so with Justin and Katelyn then Justin and I ran 2 more while Katelyn walked with Kami enjoying the nice weather.  (Mirage Red 2015)

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.50Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

4:45am...1.5 miles before meeting Curt, Alana and Sarah.  Ran together to SRL and back (ran into Marlin) for about 7 miles.  Cooler morning but good run.  (Ride 3 2015)

Full morning of breakfast with a friend, PT, work call then lunch date with Kami.  After a quick nap (yeah!) out for a short run through the neighborhood with Moxie...shorts and shirtless (yeah again!  sorry for the paleness it is winter in Idaho). (Mirage Red 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 8.50Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

5:00am...3 miles with Moxie before heading out with a good group...Alana, Andrea, Curt and Gama.  Nice run along Sunnyside and into SRL and back for a total of 12 miles.  (Ride 3 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

10K on a nice morning before church.  Stretching and foam rolling, legs and glutes feeling better!  (Mirage Red 2015)

Went to the gym after church to lift weights then to Community Park to run/walk a few miles.  2.3 miles at the park with the family! (Mirage Red 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.001.500.0010.00

Day off for President's Day so I slept in and had an easy morning...coffee, Bible study, stretching, rehab exercises and some chores.  Made a big breakfast for my daugther's sleep over, then went out mid morning for a run in the sunshine, cool weather and wind.  6 easy miles along Sunnyside in shorts, and jacket.  Nice day off!

Went to the track with the family and Justin and I did speedwork (or so to speak) for a total of 4 miles.  Ran pretty well for the intervals, not to exhaustion but hard for current situation and fitness.  Justin ran good and set his pre-season marks for the 200, 400, 800m to gauge his improvement (already had a 1600m mark set). (Mirage red 2015)

36 men run sub 4:00 miles this past weekend...incredible!  3:55 from a Montana State runner (relative unknown guy) to top the collegiate ranks is cool too!

Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Sore from the intervals yeterday and cold outside. Stretched, rehab exercises and foam rolled.  Will run later today.

4 easy miles on a nice day on the desert.  (Ride 3 2013)

4 miles after school with Justin, Katelyn and Moxie. (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Addidas Boost Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Just too tired and sore to get out the door this morning.  Stretched and foam rolled.  Will try to get a run in later (lunch is out due to work schedule) if I am not helping with a school project after work.  May end up a day off...ok by me today.

5 miles in shorts on a nice afternoon after work.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.350.000.000.0018.35

4:45am...6 slow easy miles on a nice morning for a run with Moxie.  Hammy/glute a bit tight.  Busy on the dark pathway this morning, we saw 9 other runners!  (Ride 3 2015)

6.35 miles with DanS around the greenbelt on a nice day at lunch.  Some wind, but nice temps and sunshine made it a comfortable shorts weather run.  Pretty easy pace, still not back to form yet.  (Ride 3 2013)

3 miles with Katelyn then 3 miles with Justin after work.  Great time running and chatting with my kids!  Great weather too!  (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Addidas Boost Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.35Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Really bad night of sleep last night so I slept in.  I went for 3 miles at Community Park after dropping Katelyn off at school.  After coffee and errands, I ran a bit with Moxie before Justin got home and we ran a few more.  Tired but got a lot done today.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 3.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

6:45am...6 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Dropped her off then 6 miles into SRL and back solo.  Ran into some kind of race going on.  2 more after a break with Katelyn in the neighborhood.  She was running some fast intervals, looking good for track!

Heading to Simplot Games and McFarland USA today!  (Ride 3 2015)

Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.001.500.000.006.50

COLD outside this morning so I skipped the early run and stretched.  I went out after church on a nice afternoon with Katelyn and Justin.  2.25 miles with both really slow.  Dropped off Katelyn and went out solo (Justin ran by himself) and did another 4.25 miles with some MP tempo thrown in...felt pretty good.  

So much for the movie being motivation.  

Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

skipped workout this morning, not feeling very well.

3 miles at Community Park with family to get some fresh air after sleeping all day.

Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Woke up feeling really bad again.  Slept in a bit before going to work.  Hope to get out to enjoy the weather later.

6 miles...in shorts. (Ride 3 2013)

2 miles with Katelyn after school, focused on her form for track.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 2.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

4:45am...5 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a warmish morning.  Feeling better than earlier in the week.  (Ride 3 2015)

6.5 easy miles on a warmish day.  Wind kicked up on way back and was a steady headwind to battle.  (Ride 3 2013)

Stretching and rehab exercises before bed.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.50Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

4:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Stretching and foam rolling.  (Ride 3 2015)

5 miles on a nice day at lunch.  Pain is going away, speed is not coming back very fast though.  (Ride 3 2013)

2 miles with Katelyn through the neighborhood.  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

5:00am...11 miles on a nice morning.  1 mile solo then met up with Curt and Alana for a run along Sunnyside (5 miles then dropped off Alana) and some more with Curt into SRL and back.  Nice to run with good friends.  (Mirage Red)

Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Slept in a bit and went out just before sunrise.  Still cold (17 degrees) and ran 7 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Dropped off Moxie, fueled, pit stop and took Justin to track practice.  Went back out for an easy 4 miles down Boulevard and wandering through the numbered streets.  Came home and took Katelyn out for 2 more miles.  13 miles total for the day.  (Ride 3 2015)

4.5 miles walking (2 miles easy pace) with Kami around Community Park, just enjoying the weather and conversation.  (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Addidas Boost Miles: 4.50Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
283.201.501.500.00286.20
Runs With Moxie Miles: 90.60Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 103.40Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 58.05Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 105.75Addidas Boost Miles: 27.50
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