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April 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 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:

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Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7170.16
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: 718.26
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 688.15
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 670.12
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 650.19
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218.5029.300.000.00247.80
Addidas Boost Miles: 140.25Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 34.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 57.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 18.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 53.80
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Still sick and a long travel day to Honolulu, HI.  Got in late afternoon and just chilled with the family.

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6.25 miles with Kami and Justin from the hotel uo the front side of Diamond Head and back. Later a loop around the fort. A good day.

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5:45am 7 miles around Diamond Head from the hotel in 50 minutes. Then 2 miles hiking up Diamond Head with the family. Drove to the Cemetary of the Pacific then back to the hotel for pool time. 5 miles to Ala Moana park and back in 33 minutes with a fast old dude named Dave. Now off for a dinner with Kami at Duke's. A great vacation.

Addidas Boost Miles: 14.00
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7 miles with Kami and Justin around the Diamond Head crater. Now off to the Polynesian cultural center in Laie.

Addidas Boost Miles: 7.00
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Early departure with the family to Sea Life Park. 4 miles later that day

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Woke up feeling like crap again. Instead of running I slept in and spent the day on the beach with the kids and having a few beers. Good choice for the right balance today.

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Early morning departure for Pearl Harbor with the family. Came back and rested since my whole family is catching my crud. Spent some time in the pool then went for an easy 7 mile run up to Diamond Head and back just to get one in. Last day in Hawaii tomorrow.

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Last day in Hawaii.  Got up and still have the crud, but went out for a 7 mile run up to Diamond Head and back...really nice morning.  Justin and Kami were not feeling good so I let them sleep in.  Big breakfast buffet then time at the beach and pool before heading to the airport for our flight home.

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A long travel day that started last night.  We had mechanical difficulties on the plane departing Honolulu so we arrived at LAX 2 hours late and missed our connection.  Got a later flight which arrived in SLC about the time we should have been getting home to IF.  After the drive home, we were all tired and hit the rack early after getting things settled at home so no run today.  On top off it all, my entire family has this crud still and my daughter is especially bad right now.  I have had this for 3 weeks and it still won't let go!

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I was tired and it was cold outside (22 degrees) so I slept in and will catch a run at lunch.

6 miles around the greenbelt in 42:30 during a late lunch run (trying to catch up this morning).  Still only about 75% of my energy level and I was having a very hard time getting a deep breath, this cold is a hard one.  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
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5 easy miles with Moxie on a nice morning.  Shorter today as I got up late due to < 4hours of sleep with a sick daughter last night...poor girl has the crud worse that any of us has had it.  Still tired and congested.  I saw Curt and Becky out running, made plans to run with Curt the next couple of days.  Running in the Cortana's left a slight pain in my right foot. (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 5.00
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14 miles easy on a cool morning.  7 miles with Curt through SRL to the greenbelt and back, then 7 miles with Andrea out and back on Sunnyside.  Still hacking, low energy and hard breathing...this cold sucks!

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Out for a group run with Curt, Andrea, Lynette and McKay.  We were going to run the rollers from the top of Sunnyside hill out to Bone and back, but the winds on top were terrible (30mph sustained).  We decided to run down the hill and through town to get out of the wind.  Unfortunately the wind had kicked up in town too so most of the run was into a stiff crosswind/headwind.  Curt and I ran together most of the run and he ran very strong!  I ran about 16.5 miles with the group then finished off another 4 miles solo for 20.5 miles in 2:23 (6:58 average).  A good run on a very windy day...almost like most of the run uphill!  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 20.50
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7 miles in 50 minutes with Moxie before church on a cool but calm morning (20 degrees).  I was really sore from yesterday in the glutes and calves!  (Cortana)

3 miles with Justin in the late afternoon and good weather focusing on form drills.  He did great and listened well today.  (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 7.00Addidas Boost Miles: 3.00
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4:30am...7 slow painful recovery miles on a nice morning with Moxie.  I hope to get a run in at lunch if the snow stops out on the desert, I didn't bring gear expecting this weather (way different than in town).  (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Addidas Boost Miles: 7.00
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4:30am...8 easy recovery miles with Curt on a cold, windy and snowy morning.  Nice to have the company in this weather and to try to process yesterday's events.  Left calf and right achilles a bit achy still.  (Mirage)

6 miles at lunch in 43 minutes.  Decent day, a bit windy.  My legs felt much better, a bit of a hard twing on my achilles around 2.5 miles in then it felt really good.  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 8.00
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Happy Anniversary to my wife Kami who has been my rock, my blessing from God and my inspiration for 20 years.   Thanks for your example of being a parent, partner and faithful person who constantly shows me how to live a life dedicated to Jesus Christ.   Looking forward to many more years together.

10 miles with Moxie on a cool morning.  Ran with Corwin for a bit and for Andrea for about 4 miles.  Nice run but cold (21 degrees outside!).   Kami and I are heading to SLC for a few days for our anniversary and a church meeting with my parents coming over to stay with the kids.   A wonderful 20 years!  (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 10.00Addidas Boost Miles: 10.00
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We slept in and went to breakfast. Afterwards I went out for 5 miles while Kami napped. Then we drove to Sugarhouse park and ran 6 miles together. Had a fun day with no agenda just spending time together.

Addidas Boost Miles: 11.00
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got up early and drove to Rob's house for a run. 7.45 miles on an extended foothills drive loop.  Nice conversation with good company thanks Rob.

 3.5 miles with Kami in sugarhouse park. her ITB achy as is my right achilles. 

Addidas Boost Miles: 11.00
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7 miles in west valley before our church meeting and driving home. my achilles was still achy (Boost).

3 miles after getting home and in between rain storms. Nice and easy with Moxie while my family was "plugged in".  Achilles still very sore so a small run.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 3.00Addidas Boost Miles: 7.00
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8 easy miles on a nice morning with Moxie in 56 minutes.  I saw Curt and Rob out this morning.  Achilles still achy, bad at 1.5 miles but barely felt anything by 3 miles then just a tad more at the end.  Still going to nurse it along.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 8.00
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4:30am...7 easy miles with Curt in 55:30.  Warmish but a light drizzle which later turned to snow!  Achilles still a bit tender.  (Boost)

5 miles on a windy and cool day at lunch. At least it was sunny, I got out right between two storms.  Time fo 37:50, achilles still aching...dang.  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.00Addidas Boost Miles: 7.00
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No run this morning as my achilles is still bothering me, my stomach was upset and it was cold outside...good reasons to stay in bed and rest a bit more before work.  Appears to have worked as my achilles is not aching at all later in the day.

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4:15am...7 miles with Moxie on a cool morning.  Achilles a lot better, no pain but I still feel it a bit.  80% recovered so I will still take it easy.  (Ride)

A beautiful day at lunch...sunny, warm and calm!  Plus my achilles was not hurting so a good recipe for a harder run.  My first decent "workout" run in a while...6.3 miles in 39 flat with the last 0.3M just coolilng down.  6:11 overall average, felt harder than I wanted it to but good after being sick and out of it for so long.  (Mirage) 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 7.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.30
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4:20am...achilles was a bit tight again when I woke up.  Got out the door and could tell this was not going to be a good morning...tight achilles, no energy.  So I cut it way short and came home, stretched, heat pad on achilles.  Feeling much better now.  I will see if I get a run in at lunch depending on work schedule and how I feel.  (Ride)

7 miles on a beautiful day at lunch, shorts and shirtless!  Really needed a good run after a long work meeting.  Achilles felt good.  Nice to get out and get a decent run in.  Total time 48:45.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 3.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 7.00
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5:30am...slept in and went out for a 10 mile run with Curt around the greenbelt.  Really good run with great company and conversation.  Achilles felt pretty good.  Nice morning for a run.  Total time of 1:14.

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5:30am...Iron Rim run with Andrea, Cache, Craig, Curt and Lynette on a beautiful morning. Really good run mostly in pairs. Craig and I finished the 15 miles up and back down the hill in 1:47 for about a 7:10 average. Achilles felt mostly good, nice to get this one in. (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 15.00
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3 miles at the track with my kids.  Ladder workout:

100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 200, 200m, 100m.  With some recovery jogs in between.  The kids did great and Justin pushed pretty hard! 

Glad I skipped the morning run, achilles is feeling really good right now.

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 3.00
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No morning run today. Got up to go but found a puddle of water in the kitchen from a now defunct garbage disposal which leaked water from the dishwasher last night.  Spent time diagnosing the problem and cleaning.  Project today, replace disposal and hope the floor recovers from the water.  Well at least it is a taper week for the Lake Lowell marathon in Boise plus gives my achilles more rest. 

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4:15am...7 miles with Moxie on a cool but calm morning.  Nice run down Sunnyside and back home at a decent early morning clip.  Finished up the run in 49 minutes and had no achilles pain or issues!  The day off paid dividends afterall.  (Ride)

4 miles in 25 minutes (12:55 out, 12:05 back) at lunch on a nice day, a good head wind going out but nice coming back.  Last harder run before Saturday's race.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 7.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 4.00
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218.5029.300.000.00247.80
Addidas Boost Miles: 140.25Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 34.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 57.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 18.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 53.80
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