Philippians 4:13

July 18, 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

Logged 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.

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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4.75M very early this morning as I had to be at work by 6:00am to head out to the desert.  Easy progression run from a 7:44 pace to a 6:35 pace with about 0.75M at around my MP for this weekend (6:18).  Felt pretty good and the weather was great (30 degrees, no wind), but I almost did not get up as I was dead tired last night and thought about skipping the run for an extra hour of sleep, but alas I awoke at just before 4am and could not get back to sleep.   Taper continues so no lunch run today.

total time:  33:57  (Trigon - 514 miles)

From Jon on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 08:42:07

Very early runs- good character builders...

From jtshad on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 08:56:51

Thanks, nice run for you yesterday.

BTW, I hope you took my responses back to you yesterday in the joking fashion they were intended (I did get the humor in your comments as well). Gotta infuse some humor here and there. Of course, just post a pic of your green shorts and we will all get a laugh!

From Jon on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 09:15:36

No worries, I never take anything on the blog seriously. I dish out far more than my fair share of trash talking and sarcasm and humour, so expect equal amount in return.

From johnr on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 21:08:42


Have fun with the marathon this weekend. I'm sure you'll do a great job with the pacing.

Your comments about my training run for Robie Creek were right on: I stopped where it started getting tough. I think I climbed just over 1000' in 5.2 miles and had 900+ more to go in just 3.2. The road was a big mucky where I turned around but with the warmer weather should be clearing soon. I'll make a shot for the top this weekend, probably. That last stretch is a beast!

From Lybi on Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 00:25:19

Jeff, what do you do for a living? I had assumed it was something from the medicine field because of your advice about IT band stuff when you were here. But then why would you be driving off into the desert in the wee hours of the morning?

Great job getting up. And have a great race this weekend--good luck!

From jtshad on Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 08:51:43

Lybi, I am a project manager for the Department of Energy at the Idaho National Laboratory, a nuclear energy research laboratory. I oversee projects that involve infrastructure (roads, utilities, new buildings).

Thanks everyone for the well wishes (I got to make it through this taper madness period!).

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