Philippians 4:13

April 07, 2020

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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

50,000 lifetime miles from spring 2000 to October 2019.

Logged (on computer) 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 from competitive racing.

Married for 26 years with two children (20 and 17).

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: 12.00 Month: 47.00 Year: 773.50
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9462.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 744.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1024.19
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1276.26
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1288.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 401.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 582.50
Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Lifetime Miles: 195.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Drove up to Waterton canyon with the ladies and I did my run while they walked.  6 miles up (to about 5900 feet) in just over 7 minute pace into a stiff morning canyon wind, a pretty tough workout.  Turned around and ran back down at just over 6 minute pace for a total of 12 miles in 1:20.  (Ride)

We got back just in time to hook up with the families and get off to the soccer game this morning.  Now for a day of fun with the families in the beautiful weather!  Maybe a short run later today and getting prepped for the 20 miler in Waterton Canyon tomorrow morning. 

After a day with the family and helping put together some Legos, went out for a short 4.25 mile on the pathways through the Village in 30:45.  Nice and easy, now ready for grillin' and beers!  Oh, and two bottles of "Las Rojas" wine too!

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 12.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 4.25
From Curt on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 13:12:56 from

Sounds like you're having a good time there, glad to hear it. Soak up that new running terrain because when you get back it's back to Sunnyside:)

From Marlin on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 14:16:50 from

Sounds like you are having a great time there, I have family in Boulder and they talk about all the great trails around there.

From crhudman on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:21:54 from

Sunnyside?? I thought Bone was the new route? Enjoy the great terrain I've been wanting a good trail run lately.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:26:18 from

Have fun tomorrow. I wish I could snap my fingers and join you.

From jtshad on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:27:16 from

Craig, Bone is a great route, but Marlin is talking about being back on our normal borning morning Sunnyside run. I really want to move here for the running!

From Marlin on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:34:15 from

No, that is Curt talking about Sunnyside as your route of choice

From crhudman on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:41:59 from

So I got that I was just having fun. Maybe when you get back we could take the more scenic SRL route to highway 20 and enjoy the scenery or you could come my way and we could look at spud fields not to mention goats and other animals that might want to follow us. hahahahahahaha have fun.

From jtshad on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 17:32:16 from

Sorry Marlin, you are right.

Craig, anything to get off the normal route!

Have a great weekend guys!

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