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March 2013

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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

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 10.00 Month: 197.00 Year: 2724.66
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7916.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 601.78
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 809.67
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 885.15
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 881.94
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 387.25
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 383.61
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
265.4018.0014.005.50302.90
Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 111.70Runs With Moxie Miles: 65.10Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 98.80Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 57.90Saucony Cortana Miles: 12.00Addidas Boost Miles: 11.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.007.000.000.0011.00

11 miles in 1:08:10. (Cortana Black)

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 11.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

I met Andrea at the corner and went out on new route (Bellin to Grandview to the river) and back.  Nice to have the company on a nice morning for a run and to take it easy.  We saw Marlin twice on the run and had to stop a pitstop at the Marriott (nice to warm up a bit too).  I ran 14 miles with Andrea then did an extension down Sunnyside to finish of 17 miles in 2:17 for a really easy pace long run...but I am still tired and my legs were getting heavy at the end.  (Mirage)

3 miles at Community Park with Justin, Moxie and Matthew...in shorts!  (Cortana Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 3.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 17.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy miles with Curt before church on a nice warmish and calm morning.  Good run with great company.  (Cortana Black)

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 7.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy miles. Saw my old boss and running friend Roger out on the trail.  He was kind of an inspiration for me to start racing marathons so I was nice to run with him (first time since he retired last year). (ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.752.004.000.2510.00

Speedwork day...3x2 miles.  1 mile warmup with a little twinge in my right groin but not too bad after a stretch.  Intervals: 5:40/5:35, 5:25/5:20, 5:18/5:10 with 0.75M recovery.  I threw in a quarter at 4:17 then cooled down for a total of 10 miles in 58 minutes.  I ran next to Andrea (she was doing 800's) most of the run and Kami showed up and ran 3-4 miles before her bootcamp (yeah!).   As I was stepping off, Curt showed up for his speedwork.  A good morning of running.  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 10.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.006.000.000.008.00

An early morning run at the gym even though I could have gone outside (just wasn't up for the dark and cold).  The first 3 miles were a drag and my stomach felt jacked the whole time.  After getting past this, I started to feel better but was still an unmotivated run (tired, stress at work, stress with church issues) so I just kinda of cruised through the rest of the run.  The last 2 miles were decent and between 5:30-5:50 pace.  Overall 8 miles in 49:35.  (Cortana Black)

I will try to get another run in later today depending on meetings, a planning meeting for a school 5k and family and church stuff.

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 8.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.401.007.001.0016.40

4:30am...at the gym early for a tempo run.  1 mile warmup, then 8 mile tempo (2-5:42, 2-5:39, 2-5:36, 5:33, 5:24).  1 mile cooldown for a total of 10 miles in 57:50 (5:47 avg).  It actually felt good to start running faster as the run progressed so this was a good workout! Lots of friends there this morning:  Kami, Curt, Marlin, Rex, Lynette, McKay, Steve, Melanie, Craig, Aaron)!  (Cortana Black)

A really easy recovery run at lunch time on a nice day for a run...in shorts and partly sunny skies.  This was a very easy run with the first two miles slower with Dan and Bill (my original running group from 9-10 years ago) then solo for a total of 6.4 miles.  Started feeling the run this morning and lack of fueling due to a busy morning, so after work off to get some carbs at IBC...Black Ale you will be mine!  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.40Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 10.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

My legs were hammered from yesterday and I was really tired so I slept in and went out for a run after the kids left for school.  It was warm and calm and nice...up til I walked out the door.  We (Moxie and I) spent the whole run in a snow storm...though the temp wasn't bad and there was not wind but at points it was snowing pretty good.  Nice and easy pace for 8 miles (I would have gone longer but needed to get ready for a meeting at church).  I might go out later today with Kami!   This was the last run on the old Cortana's, time for retirement. (Old Cortana)

4 miles in the late afternoon solo very easy. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.002.003.000.0019.00

16 miles in 1:55 with Curt and Craig (Lynette and Andrea also came out but turned back early).  A tough run from the flats of the valley up the Iron Rim hill.  A really good workout on a nice morning for a run...clear and calm, cool to start but great for the second half.  A trudge up the hill but then a few fast miles coming down and a couple more easy MP and then a honest pace to end it.  Nice to get this one in the books.  Congrats to Craig for his 100 mile week.  (Mirage)

 3 miles with Justin and Moxie nice and easy.( cortana black) 

Now for a day of fun with the family and Newsboys concert tonight.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 3.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off today, too busy with Church and family activities.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

8 easy untimed with Moxie on a very nice morning for a run.  Some pretty slow, some faster at an honest clip.  I will try to get another run in at lunch on the desert if time allows.  (Cortana Black)

4 easy miles in 28 minutes on a nice day for a run on desert...in shorts.  (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.004.258.50

Speedwork.  1 mile wu. 2 - 4x0.5M with 0.25M recovery between intervals, 0.5M between sets.  Splits: 2:30 first set, 2:28 second set.  0.25M at 4:17 pace after intervals then a cooldown.  Total of 8.5M in 48:40.  (Cortana Black)

Crappy day already at 6am.

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 8.50
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.750.000.000.0013.75

4:30am...7.5 easy miles with Moxie on a nice morning.  It must have been dog days as I only saw three other runners and they too had dogs running with them!  (Cortana Black)

6.25 miles around the greenbelt at lunch.  (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.50Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 7.50
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

4:30am...7 easy miles with Moxie on a morning like the last few, very nice.  I almost turned around at 1 mile mark as my right legs was really creaky (knee, groin) but it settled down and I was able to pick up the pace.  I was thinking about a tempo run last night but my old body did not want to do that today.  Planning on a run with Gary at lunchtime today.  (Mirage)

6 miles in 42:45 with Gary on the greenbelt and through SRL.  A GREAT day for a run with good company, conversation and pace.  Hope this weather sticks around for a while!  (Ride)

2 miles with Justin after work. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 2.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 7.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

I was very tired and felt pretty bad (fatigue, cough, achy) when the alarm went off so I slept in this morning.  After getting some coffee, a bite to eat and getting my son ready for school, I decided to get out for an easy run on a nice, warm morning.  I ran through SRL and back with and extended down Sunnyside at a pedestrian pace for the most part.  It was a bit cooler than I thought and my hands got cold but besides that I felt better for going for the run.  8 miles in 1:02.  (Cortana Black)

Now for some work at church, lunch with my girls and some errands then a run later with my wife and son.  2.5 miles to and from the Maverick store to get a movie to watch tonight. 

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 10.50
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.150.000.000.0015.15

6am...12.4 miles with Gray from his house up to the top of the hill and back through Iron Rim in 1:30.  Good hill workout, but I had a hard time getting going as this cold is settling into my chest and I have some congestion that made it a bit hard to take a deep breath and my energy level is really low.  Got it done though with good company and conversation.  Plus the view of the valley from the top was worth the climb! 

2.75 miles with Justin, Matthew and Moxie around the neighborhood on  a great morning.(Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.75Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 15.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run, sick today.

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Still sick, stayed home from work today.

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

I am still a bit fatigued and tired from being ill and my right foot is very sore for some reason.  Plus I had to leave for work really early which all lead to me skipping my morning run.  I will try to get one in at lunch and after work (with Justin or at the store).  Glad to be feeling better.

4 miles in 28 minutes out on the desert in between meetings.  Just was able to get this one in.  (Ride) 

4 miles after work really easy with Justin and his buddies on a fantastic evening.  (Cortana Black)

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 4.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

My foot was very sore when I got up this morning.  Since it was fairly nice outside, I thought I would do a very easy run to see if the foot was ok...it wasn't.  I made it to the corner of Sunnsyside and decided to to shut it down.  I had to even walk for a bit.  So, I am going to rest it this morning, see how it feels at lunch and probably just call it a day.  No need to push it.  (Mirage).

Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 1.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

I woke up with the foot still a bit sketchy and a bit of congestion.  I had to get to work really early so I ran on the treadmill in the basement for 5 easy miles...ugh!  Foot did not hurt so that is a good sign.  (Mirage)

5 miles in 35:50 out on the desert on a nice noontime.  Cool, sunny and a bit windy but it was nice to get out and work out some frustrations.  (Ride)

3 miles after work along Sunnyside.  Very windy.  (Cortana Black)

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 3.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

I just couldn't get up this morning early to face a cold outside run or another run on the mill.  Plus my foot was a bit twingy again.  My wife dragged me out of bed and to the spinning class this morning.  It was a good workout but got me motivated to want to run again instead.  This was just one of those weeks where I was just off my game...hopefully a good long run tomorrow (or even a run later on today) will get me past my malaise. 

8 miles in 58 minutes on a nice afternoon with Moxie.  Up and back on Sunnyside in pleasant weather...just the run to get my mood up.  (Cortana Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.650.000.000.0020.65

17 miles this morning with Curt and Craig in 2:05. It was very cold (12 degrees) but calm. Two good things about this run...the company and it is over, not one of my better long runs as I had no energy.

3.65 miles with Justin, Moxie and Matthew through the neighborhood.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.65Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 20.65
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

I slept in and had a nice leisurely morning before church.  I went running after church and doing some errands on a very nice afternoon...sunny, mostly calm and cool.  A great 6 mile run through SRL and home.  Spent the evening with my family watching "The Bible" and having great conversation. 

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

I didn't sleep well last night and couldn't get up to face the cold or the TM.  I went out on very nice day at lunchtime (sunny, slight breeze, cool) for 8 easy miles in 57 minutes.  Just a pleasant run to clear my head.  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

4:30am...7 easy untimed miles with Moxie in the cool and dark morning.  (Mirage)

4.5 miles in 30 minutes on a cool and cloudy day out on the desert at lunch.  Left hamstring was a bit tight.  (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 4.50Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

4:30am...way to early after a long meeting at church last night.  Got out the door on a very nice morning for a run and bumped into Curt and Andrea on my way back.  Easy untimed 10K with Moxie.  (Cortana Black)

I got together for a run with Spencer at lunch today and we did a greenbelt loop of 6 miles in 43 minutes.  Good to meet another FRBer (another good runner to push with on some runs!) and had a great conversation.  Thanks, Spencer!  See you tomorrow morning. (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.20
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:30am...nearly slept in as I was very tired and not feeling well (still have a cough from my cold that I can't shake) but was committed to meeting Spencer for a run.  Low and behold I missed his text from late last night saying he wasn't going to make it.  So...a very slow run solo on a cool but nice morning.  Nearly went home after waiting for Spencer but decided to run...no coughing while running.  A very busy day at work, I will have to see if I can get a lunch run in.  (Cortana Black)

One of those days I should have just taken the day off from running!  After a very busy morning got out a bit late for a run...gorgeous at noon with 55 degrees sun and no wind.  I was starting out great enjoying running shirtless (to get sun and scare people with my white tanless body) when...wham! 

About 0.6M into the run through the park I run by a family with little kids.  I move over to the side of the path to avoid running over the little kids when suddenly from under the picnic table jumps a dog which hits my legs, nips me and draws blood.  Nice apologetic owners and a nice dog, but still!!!

Clean off the wound, finish off the run (with some adrenaline!) of 6 miles in around 40 minutes then go to our medical for a bandage and ointment.  What a day!  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

Slept in and went out with Spencer after taking the kids to school.  A nice SRL and greenbelt from the corner on Sunnyside.  Good conversation and company.  11.25 in 1:22 in the new Addidas Boost...actually pretty nice shoes!  (Boost)

Had to go get a tetanus shot today!

Addidas Boost Miles: 11.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Sick, feel like crap right before vacation really sucks.

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Easter and still sick.  Drove down to SLC and met the Murphy's for dinner. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
265.4018.0014.005.50302.90
Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 111.70Runs With Moxie Miles: 65.10Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 98.80Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 57.90Saucony Cortana Miles: 12.00Addidas Boost Miles: 11.25
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