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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

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 56.00 Month: 176.00 Year: 1009.45
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7160.16
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 336.53
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 750.67
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 1085.76
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 713.26
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 688.15
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 660.62
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 650.19
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
249.8011.250.000.00261.05
Runs With Moxie Miles: 87.25Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 77.50Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 82.30Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 14.30Altra Impulse Miles: 52.95Addidas Boost Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 13.50Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 8.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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No morning run as I had to be at work very early.  Not lookin likely for a lunch run due to work commitments, maybe this evening.  Too busy at home, unplanned day off due to other life issues.

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12.300.000.000.0012.30

4:40am...6 easy miles with Moxie. (Ride 5)

Beautiful day at lunch for a run, warm but a bit breezy.  2.5 miles with Dan then I extended down to Pancheri and back for 6.3 miles.  Much needed, lots of stress right now.  (Mirage gray)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.30
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6.006.250.000.0012.25

4:45am...6 miles with Moxie.  Ran with Curt for about 2.5 miles, nice to catch up wish we could get more regular on our early morning runs. (Ride 5)

Calm day (45 degrees and cloudy) and feeling good so I decided on a tempo run. 6.25 miles in 41:15 (6:36 AP)...7:02 (easing in), 6:18 (trying to catch my rabbit, Ron, who was running 6:45), 6:28, 6:33, 6:32, 0.25M recovery, 6:24.  Hammy feels better after the run than before!  (Mirage Gray)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

5am...met Curt for an early run.  11 miles from home through SRL around the greenbelt and back.  Started easy for the first 3 miles then kept a steady pace (7:00-7:30) for rest of the run.  Mile 4-5 kinda sucked, but around mile 6, we simultaneously said that we final were feeling loose and warmed up...been running with Curt for a while now!  Felt good, nice start to the day.  Total time around 1:25. (Ride 5)

After running some errands, Kami and I went out for a ride on a glorious day!  25+ miles at a good clip (first 6+ miles at 21+ mph!).  That was so fun...such a beautiful day.

I finish my first tri today.  Run with Curt, ride with Kami, time in the...hottub!  Hey, I rotated around...it counts!

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

6:30am...10K with Moxie on a nice morning along Sunnyside.  Going to a seminar on "keeping kids safe in a digital age" this morning.  Try to go back out for a run or a ride this afternoon.  (Altra Impulse)

I did not make it home in time to help with the track workout today.  After some chores, I went to the gym with some fantastic ladies (wife and daughter) for a weights workout...worked legs pretty hard. 

I started to do taxes and was looking out the window on the beautiful 60 degree day...had to go for an easy 3.3 mile run in the neighborhood..just because.  Taxes will be pretty easy. (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 3.30Altra Impulse Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

7.25 miles with Moxie on a very nice morning before church and the rain storms are supposed to roll in later today. (Altra Impulse)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.25Altra Impulse Miles: 7.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.250.000.000.0015.25

5:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a nice morning. (Ride 5)

6.25 miles around the greenbelt on a cool day at lunch.  Nice easy, stress reliever run not a training run. (Mirage Gray)

3 easy miles after work in the neighborhood.  Next couple of days will be light due to work.  (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Addidas Boost Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4:45am...5 slow and tired miles with Moxie.  Left ankle has been sore every morning when I wake up for the last week or so. (Ride 5)

Likely only run today.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4am...5 miles with Moxie in a heavy, wet snow storm.  About 1 inch of slushy wet snow on the ground and the flakes would sting my eyes when they hit in my face...spring in Idaho! (Ride 5)

5 easy miles on a cool and breezy day at lunch. (Mirage Gray)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

4:45am...6 easy miles with Moxie on a nice morning along Sunnyside.  Tired and bit sore.  For the last week I have been having some light shortness of breath for short periods of time during the day.  I think it is stress/anxiety due to some stuff going on...will get it check out soon if it does not go away. (Altra Impulse)

6.5 miles on a really nice day at lunch today.  I overdressed and had to strip down on the way back when sun came out and it warmed up. Mirage shoes were rubbing strange for the first few miles...had 2 rabbits during my run which helped me pick up the pace: 1) A guy on a bike smoking (caught, passed and dropped in 0.5M); 2) A runner on the other side of the river moving out...caught him (starting behind him).  Overall a good run except the shoe issue. (Mirage Gray)

Got home and after seeing my bloody sock and shoe, maybe these Mirage won't work for me.  Will try to adjust, run short one time then either give to Justin (if they feel ok for him) or return/retire to yard work.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Altra Impulse Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Slept in as I was up to midnight last night waiting for Justin to return from the track meet.  After a busy and very stressful morning, I made it out around noon.  11 miles from home around the greenbelt and back in ~1:15 (6:49ish AP).  Love the shoes and the pace was nice...great stress clearing and prayerful run, (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.505.000.000.0011.50

7am...City Creek with Reverend Rob, Abby and Justin.  Rob and I ran up 5 miles and back (Justin and Abby ran 8).  Leprechaun Lope was going on! When we got back, I ran 1.5 miles with Katelyn.   (Altra Impulse)

Now off to a church youth event in Sandy, UT.  Service projects (15 youth and adults) at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore and the Green Urban Lunchbox farming plot.  Hard work but rewarding!

Altra Impulse Miles: 11.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

6:30am...5 miles from 700E up past Highland Dr. from the church and back. Just nice and easy after a hard day of running and servant projects yesterday. (Altra Impulse)

Long drive home...tired.

Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5am...5 miles in a light rain and wind.  Tried the Mirage shoes again with thicker socks, better but still not quite right. (Mirage Gray)

5 miles on one of the windiest day that I can remember...tough conditions. (Ride 5)

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie on cold and windy morning.  Only run today, busy day. (Mirage Gray)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

No morning run this morning, going to the Doc this morning to talk about this "fluttery" feeling and shortness of breath I have been having the past two weeks.

Diagnosis (after and EKG since my BP was 112/64 and HR of 51 and no other indications): Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are extra, abnormal heartbeats that begin in one of your heart's two lower pumping chambers (ventricles). These extra beats disrupt your regular heart rhythm, sometimes causing you to feel a flip-flop or skipped beat in your chest. 

Due to my physical condition, likely caused by stress or caffeine.  Since my caffeine intake has not changed but my stress the last 3 weeks has, we made the diagnosis that it is stress related.   Remedies:  1) Reduce stressful situations (already in progress to remove the recent stresses from my/our lives); 2) relax (next week…Florida for Spring break and time with a friend, family fun, sun and surf!).   No Beta blockers or calcium channel blockers (good!).

Back to work for a 7 mile run around the greenbelt on a nice day in just under 49 minutes.  I feel better when I am running than when I am sitting around. (Ride 5)

 

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

4:45am..5 slow miles with Moxie on a cool, foggy morning.  Very tired this morning.  Shoes were ok this morning. (Mirage Gray)

6.5 miles at lunch in 50 minutes, about 3miles running and chatting with DanS.  Good run.  Have not felt PVCs at all today!  (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.50Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Slept in a bit so I can be prepared for the redeye flight tonight!  After getting kids off to school I ran 7 miles on a cool morning.  All I had time for as this is a busy day with packing/preparation and school/track stuff.  (Mirage Gray)

Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 7.00
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Redeye flight (which was delayed and we missed our intended connection, luckily one 1.5 hours later) to Orlando.  Kevin met us and we spent the day with him.  Really tired (all of us) so no run, plus it was raining buckets!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

We slept in the went to Palm Sunday service at a very nice local church.  We we came back, I went for a run and Kami joined me on a bike.  5 miles in 36 minutes.  Afterwards spent time by the pool and hanging out with Kevin and Sonja.  Made a very nice dinner and had a great day.  

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

We got up early and met Richard Hirst and his wife Cheryl...great time!

We spent the whole day at Universal Studios and focused on all the Harry Potter areas.  Fun but long and VERY crowded.  Left several hourse before closing and when we got back to Kevin's Katelyn ended up with food poisoning and not sleeping well.

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

We slept in and I took Kevin to work.  Afterwards Justin and I went for a run along the beach and had a great talk and fun time for 6 miles.  Then I went for out with Kami for 2.5 miles to the beach and back.

We spent time at the beach then we met Kevin's neighbors and borrowed the 2 person kayak.  We went out to the Grand Canal and saw dolphins and manatees!  Katelyn was overjoyed!!  

What a fun day (better than Universal)...hoping my family wants to do this again rather than Universal Studios tomorrow.

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

6 miles with Justin, then another 2.5 with Katelyn.  Relaxing day on a boat and at the beach. Dolphins again in the grand canal, then a fun dinner with Kevin at Long Doggers for sea food and trivia! 

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Kennedy Space Center, fun day.

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Universal Studios again.  not as crowded as Monday but the rain hit hard around 3pm then we were done. Met Kevin and Sonja for dinner then checked into the hotel for an early night for the departure tomorrow

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

3am (EST) wakeup to get to airport for a 6am flight.  Very long line at checkin (we checked in curb side instead) then a quick TSA precheck to get to the gate.  Long drive to IF from SLC after the 5 hour flight.

6 miles with Moxie on a very nice day after unloading.  have to get used to the altitude again!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

He is risen, He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

6 miles with Justin after church.  Trying to get us both used to the altitude again after last week.  (Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

4:30m...6 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a nice morning.  (Mirage)

Lunch run, 5 miles with DanS then 1 more loop of the park to finish off 6 miles in 47:30. (Ride 5)

3 miles after work. (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Addidas Boost Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie.  Expecting 2"+ of snow...none!  Warmish but windy. (Mirage Gray)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

4:45am...6 easy miles on a very nice morning with Moxie. (Mirage Gray)

7 miles at lunch in 49 minutes on a warm and sunny (but windy) day.  Stress reliever run. (Ride 5)

Have to deal with a coaching issue and stress management stuff with Justin today.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 7.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:20am...5 easy miles on a warm morning with Moxie. Short as I needed to get back before Kami left for work. (Mirage Gray)

7 miles on a frustrating day...did not help with stress.  Fed up. (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 7.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
249.8011.250.000.00261.05
Runs With Moxie Miles: 87.25Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 77.50Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 82.30Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 14.30Altra Impulse Miles: 52.95Addidas Boost Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 13.50Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 8.50
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