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Lost Dutchman Marathon

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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 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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Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
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Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 901.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 437.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Addidas Boost Miles: 16.20Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 12.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 45.40Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 45.20Runs With Moxie Miles: 56.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 57.00Altra Impulse Miles: 34.50
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Weights with kids, lifteda bit heavier and tough core workout today.

7 miles after work.  2 miles really easy, 5 miles in 34:20.  Still cold outside and some really slick spots slowed up the tempo (along with nearly getting hit 3 times, though 3 cars saw me and pulled back too!). (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 7.00
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4:45am...6  mile progression run on the treadmill at the gym this morning (3 degrees outside).  1 mile 7:00 pace, then progression from 6:52 to 5:30 over next 5 miles.  Total time 49:45 (6:38 AP).  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 6.00
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IronCore workout with the track team.  Good workout!

5 miles on a very cold day at lunch.  Pathways were either dry and clear or glass ice.  Brrrr. (Launch 2)

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00
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4:45am...TM run.  1 mile wu (7:10 pace), then into a progression.  Started at 6:53, bumped up a click every 800m until mile 4, then up a click every quarter.  At mile 5, bumped up a click every 200m then last lap every 100m to finish at 5:22 pace. Overall 6 miles in 39:20 (6:33 AP).  Felt easy and controlled.  (Fastwitch)

6.3 miles at lunch.  Seemed warmer than 16 degrees and the surface was ok with the new snow on the path.  (Launch 2)

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 6.30Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Katelyn and I went to do weights, but unfortunately coach forgot his key.   I ran at the gym after dropping the kids off at school...pretty busy.  2 miles easy, then 3 miles at goal MP or better (6:20-6:30).  The last 1.2 miles I kept bumping up the pace and ende the last 0.1M at 5:00 pace.  10K in 40:34 (6:33 AP).  Now for a busy day off doing errands with Kami. (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 6.20
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6:30am...last workout before the marathon.  10 miles at goal MP or better.  1 mile warmup (6:45ish), then 6:22-6:27 for next two miles.  Bumped up to 6:15-6:18 for next 3 miles.  At 6 miles, bumped up incline to 2% then started increasing pace.  Last mile, bumped pace and incline alternately to end at 3.5% and 5:39 pace.  Overall 10 miles at 6:21 pace in 1:03:25.  Good workout and feeling pretty confident for next weekend. Took one PowerBar Gel at mile 5 to check stomach with the fuel.  (Tangent)

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 10.00
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Planned day off.  Trying to fight off a cold.  3 mile walk with Kami.

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Took the morning off from running and weights to sleep in.  Feeling much better.

6.25 miles at lunch on the greenbelt.  Weather was pretty nice, the surface was either dry, slushy or icy making the pace hard to keep consistent.  My watch died right after mile 1 (7:10 pace) and I kept it this fast or quicker.  I felt better at the end of the run than at the beginning...good sign. (Launch 2)

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 6.25
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4:45am...It was 8 degrees outside with a freezing fog, so a TM run.  5 miles in 31:45 (6:21 AP).  Easy first mile, then at goal MP or better.  At mile 3, increased incline and started bumping up pace. Last mile was faster than 6:00 pace and 2.5-4% incline.  Overall felt pretty easy.  (Tangent)

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 5.00
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5 taper miles at lunch time on the greenbelt.  Focusing on form (but easy).  Pathway either clear or ice so hard to be consistent.  Feeling pretty good for this weekend. (Launch 2)

IronCore workout at home with the family after work and before Ash Wednesday service. 

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00
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5 easy miles at lunch on the greenbelt...pathway no better than yesterday, a little more slick.  Ran 3 miles with Pat just chatting.  Looking forward to warm weather for the weekend. (Launch 2)

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00
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3mile walk before flying to Arizona.

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4 miles with Justin to the expo and back. Feeling ok.

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 4.00
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Race: Lost Dutchman Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:10:16, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
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Not a good race.  Felt ok to 10 miles, injury started barking loud.  Nearly dropped out every mile from 11 to 19 miles.  Found a pace that was runnable but slow to keep going. Justin took me in from 22 miles and helped keep me going. Did not want to DNFin what may be my last marathon.  More later.

The story.  Got up early and my father in-law (who is snowbirding in Apache Junction, AZ) drove me to the buses.  Met the RD and thanked him for the entry.  Told him my goal and about my injury.  Rode the buses to the start, nice area with about 80 little 1 log fires right at the base of Superstition Mountain.  Lined up and chatted with a few runners up front and we were off right at 7am on a nice cool morning (55 degrees).  The first 10K is on dirt road and mostly easy downhill.  A couple of young guys took off and I was just running easy at around a 6:20 average.  Right at 10K we come back onto asphalt and turn onto the highway 60 at mile 7.  Lots of police and lane closures for the race which was nice.

About 8.5 miles, another runner (a guy from Toronto, just turned 40) caught up to me and we ran together for the next few miles.  Turned into Gold Canyon area and into a neighborhood loop.  We both missed a course marker and ran and extra 0.35M (into a culdesac, we knew we missed something).  At mile 10, my hammy/glute tendonitis started barking pretty bad.  I knew going into this race that I could handle the pace or the distance, but the combination was my worry.  It was a true concern. The guy pulled away at mile 11, then I was passed at mile 12 by two other guys.  I was really struggling and figured I would drop because physically I did not know if I could finish.  Just past the half, I slowed and the pain subsided and it was runnable.  It was a hard decision to not drop at the 14 mile aid station.  From that point to mile 20 it was mile to mile, gauging whether my body could handle the running.  I did not want to quit and give up mentally, but if physically I had too that was ok.  

At mile 17 one of the guys in front of me dropped.  I came up on him as he was nursing a cramp and a car stopped to pick him up.  At the turn around just past mile 19 I saw a couple of guys closing on me.  At the 20 mile mark it is a straight shot for about 1.5 miles and lots of rollers (from mile 10-26 it is all rollers!).  I knew if I could make it to 21/22 Justin would help me in.  Justin was waiting at 22 miles right after another guy passed me.  I was hanging on with what I had.  He helped me not walk and kept me motivated (and threw water on me to keep me cool...it was not too hot but it helped).  I limped in with what I had left for 6th place and 1st in my AG.  Only beat the women's winner (45 years old!) but 3 minutes.

I feel proud that I did not quit mentally and was able to adapt my race to my physical capability today. I knew my injury was still a question mark.  I did not want to DNF unless I had too (do not like that feeling, don't like the message to my kids, felt bad if I did to the RD for giving me an entry).   I am still dealing with this injury, this may be a year of continued recovery (strength training, track) and a focus on shorter stuff (1 mile, 5K, maybe HM).  No more plans for marathons in the near future for now.  

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 26.20
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Travel day home to IF from Arizona...early flight.  Not ready for the cool weather back home.  3 mile walk with Kami in the afternoon.  Legs feeling tired but not too sore due to the slow pace for the last 16 miles of the race.  Still processing this one but feel ok that I did not "quit" when it could have been easy to do.

Addidas Boost Miles: 3.00
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5.25 miles around the greenbelt at lunch on a warm (but slushy) day.  Legs feel good, loaded up a bit but good.  (Launch 2)

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.25
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3 miles with Moxie early before weights then Katelyn and I went to IronCore workout with the track kids.  Good morning, needed to get Moxie out as it has been a while. (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 3.00
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4 slow miles on a warm and windy morning with Moxie.  Legs still feel loaded up, but no HHT pain (just know it is there).  (Ride 5)

Was going to go for a run at lunch...headed outside and it is VERY windy, rainy and cold...naw, I am still recovering and don't feel like battling the weather.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Took the kids to weights...noone there.  We went home and took Moxie out on the nice morning.  4 miles with Justin and Moxie (Katelyn turn off at 2.75 miles).

After taking the kids to school, Kami and went to the gym.  I did a pretty heavy leg workout (trying to fix my glute weakness).

Before lunch I went for a run with Pastor Jason (going to be the last one of those...AH!).  From the church to Bill's and back around the greenbelt.  6 miles loop back to home.  Good workout day with very nice weather! First shorts run of the year in Idaho Falls! (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 10.00
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5:15am...7 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a windy morning.  Legs doing ok.  (Ride 5)

3 mile walk with Kami after the swim meet and my Dad's 70th birthday party.  Nice to see the weather starting to change from winter to spring like conditions.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 7.00
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Slept in and went for a run after church when the sun was up and temp pretty nice too.  5 miles with Moxie in the new Altra Impulse shoes I won last fall from Gnarly Bear.  Once I got used to the ride, I liked the shoes,,,need a few more runs to make a final call. (Altra Impulse)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00
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4:50am...6 easy miles with Moxie in the cold. (Ride 5) 

6.3 miles on the greenbelt on a nice day at lunch.  Went long to work off work/church stress.  Looking for a new church in IF very soon.  (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 6.30Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.00
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4:45am...5 miles with Moxie on a cool morning. (Ride 5)

I am in a horrible training class at work!  Not enough time to run at lunch, so I ran after work in the neighborhood.  4.25 miles...I think I am going to love these Altra Impulse shoes! (Altra Impulse)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00Altra Impulse Miles: 4.25
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4:30am...4 miles on a cold morning with Moxie then IronCore workout with the track team (last one...official practices start Friday!).  (Ride 5)

Another day of bad training and busy during lunch, so I will try to get a run in after work. 4.25 miles after work in the neighborhood before church (checking out a different church).  (Impulse)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 4.00Altra Impulse Miles: 4.25
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4:45am...7 miles with Moxie.  Saw Curt in front of me so caught up and we ran for a bit, nice to chat.  (Ride 5)

Last day of worst training class I have ever taken at work.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 7.00
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I slept in and went to the gym with Kami after dropping off the kids at school. Lifte legs heavy (squats, dead lifts, bridges, box step ups and box jumps).

In the early afternoon went out for a run in glorious weather...in shorts!  11 miles around the river in 1:20 for an nice run.  Love the Impulse shoes!  (Altra Impulse)

We got the Camaro out for the the first time this year! Man, I missed driving it...fun!

Altra Impulse Miles: 11.00
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Slept in a bit and did some errands before heading out for a run around 9:45.  7 miles into SRL and back for 7 miles, then grabbed Katelyn and we ran 3 miles in the neighborhood.  It was starting to sprinkle a bit and the wind was kicking up when we finished.  (Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 10.00
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7:30am...5 nice miles with Moxie before church. (Ride 5)

Kids had a great time at the Thrive Youth Group tonight!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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5:30am...after Kami left for work I went out with Moxie for a 6 mile run in cool and breezy conditions.  Felt really good, low on fuel though. (Ride 5)

6.3 miles around the river at lunch on a nice day.  Time to retire the Launch shoes. (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 6.30Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Addidas Boost Miles: 16.20Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 12.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 45.40Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 45.20Runs With Moxie Miles: 56.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 57.00Altra Impulse Miles: 34.50
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