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Teton Dam Marathon

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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

 

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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
190.7081.820.000.00272.52
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 10.50Addidas Boost Miles: 77.62Runs With Moxie Miles: 64.70Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 62.60Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 80.95Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 18.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.006.000.000.0015.00

5:30am...solo run up Iron Rim and back on a very nice morning (no wind, just a bit cool).  47 minutes up, 37 minutes back down for a total of 12 miles in 1:24.  Saw several other runners and bikers on the hill (including Alana and Gama) Nice run, except for 2 pitstops and some rude and less than encouraging comments from another runner.  (Boost) 

3 miles with Justin easy through the neighborhood.  Wore the Vibram for the first time in a while.  (Vibram)

Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 3.00Addidas Boost Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

6am...7 easy untimed miles with Moxie on  a gorgeous morning for a run!  (Cortana)

Out for a 50+ mile bike ride with Kami on the rollers through Osgood and home on a very nice day, even a bit warm on the way back.  Man, that kicked my butt...and Kami does 2 of these consecutively for her sport!  She is a strong rider and she dropped me hard the last 5 miles.  Now I am starving! 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.502.000.000.007.50

Slept in this morning (since it is taper week) and caught my early flight.  After making it to the hotel, drove up to Dodge Park and ran 7.5 miles in53 minutes on the Clinton River Trail and a very nice afternoon.  Now for dinner and to watch game 7!  (Cortana)

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5am...5 easy miles out and back on Common Rd. from the hotel.  Very nice morning for a run before an all day meeting.  (Mirage)

Skipped the run this evening after work and went to the game where we watched the Tigers whomp the Rays, 10-1.  Great cheap seats in right field and nearly got the ball that Prince Fielder hit out!

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Slept in this morning, will go out after work probably back at the Clinton River Trail.

9 miles in 1:05.  Meetings ended earlier than expected and got out for a nice run in the late afternoon.  Great day to run on the Clinton River Park Trail, except for all the cotton in the air (in my eyes and sucked a few down too!).  Free beer and dinner at the hotel tonight!  (Mirage)

Early meetings tomorrow then flying home so likely no run tomorrow.  That's ok, my normal day off before a marathon. 

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 9.00
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Day off due to taper and early meetings.  Heading home today!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.501.600.000.003.10

Slept in and went out for a short shake out run around 6:45.  Nice morning, bumped into Alana and Shannon.  3.1 miles in 21 minutes, about half easy and half at MP.  (Tangent)

Busy day between kids' activities including Justin running the 1600m at the Hershey's meet this morning. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.00
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Race: Teton Dam Marathon (26.22 Miles) 02:47:28, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.220.000.0026.22

Quick report...2nd overall in 2:47:28 behind Ryan Jones (recent BYU grad and XC/track runner - 3:51 in the 1500m in May!).  Running together with Ryan thru 16 miles at about a 6:15ish pace, then 2 pitstops due to GI issues caused me to fall back and never catch up, behind Ryan by about 3 minutes.  Overall happy with the time on a hard course and was on track for a 2:44ish finish before the GI issues.  I used 3 PowerBar Gels during the race for fueling, nice to promote and use their products! A nice day for a run!  I wore the Adiddas Boost...not sure these are my marathon shoes as I developed a hot spot around mile 8 that lasted to the end of the race.  (Boost)

Splits: 5:55, 6:05, 6:03, 6:12, 5:58, 6:08, 6:09, 6:04, 6:13, 6:14, 6:18, 6:12, 6:10, 6:17, 6:21, 7:06, 6:18, 6:23, 6:47, 7:04, 6:59, 6:43, 6:47, 6:40, 6:14, 1:27.

Addidas Boost Miles: 26.22
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Day off with the family.  Church then time with both sets of grandparents.

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4:15am...4.25 easy untimed miles with Moxie on a warm and calm morning.  Still a bit sore but feeling good after the race. (Mirage)

4.75 miles at lunch in 36:30 with Dan.  Nice day but starting to get a bit warm.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.25Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 4.75Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 4.25
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4.250.000.000.004.25

4:30am...so very tired and sore this morning, nearly did not get out of bed then had a hard time getting out the door.  When I did I nearly turned around before leaving the neighborhood.  Some how managed 4.25 miles, very slow.  (Ride)

No lunch run today as I was busy at work.  Plus, it was a windy bugger out at the site today!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.25Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 4.25
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I just could not get up this morning...tired and legs were sore.  So, I slept in rather than pushing for a worthless run and will try to go out at lunch today.

No lunch run, busy with meetings.  No evening run as we were hosting the Murphy's on their travel through IF.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.504.000.000.0013.50

5am...7 easy miles with Rob Murphy through SRL on a nice morning for a run.  Great company and conversation.  It was fun haning out with the Murphy clan for the evening...safe travels to you!  (Mirage)

6.5 miles at lunch in 42:30 (6:32 avg.) on the greenbelt.  Warm and windy day, ran to Bill's Bike Shop to say hi to Kami who was there having her bike checked out and a tire replaced before the Spinderella Century ride in Pocatello on Saturday.  Good day when I get to run and see my wife at lunch!  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.50Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.502.000.000.0011.50

I slept in this morning.  Got up, had some coffee and read the paper before going out with Moxie around 6:15. 7 miles in 52:30 out and back on Sunnyside.  Dropped off Moxie and went back out for 3 more for a total of 10 miles in 1:15 on a cool and windy morning.  (Mirage)

1.5 miles with Justin after his XC practice to get his mileage for the day. (Vibram)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 1.50Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.0013.000.000.0019.00

I was SAG support for my wife during her Spinderella Century ride in Pocatello today.  Got up early and got her down to the ride with her friends.

I ran the whole run on various portions of Marsh Valley Road in between meeting Kami at the stops to grab gear and ensure she was doing good.  End up running in 3 sections:  2 miles, 7 miles, 7 miles.  The total time of the run was 1:45 for a 6:33 average. A couple of slower miles then most at decent MP.    Even raced a few ladies up a hill on the course...and won!  Kami and her friends did great...she is now asleep on the couch!  (Cortana)

3 miles after dinner with Justin and Moxie and Katelyn riding her bike.  Just nice and easy through the neighborhood with the kids on a nice evening.  (Vibram)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 3.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.400.000.000.008.40

5 easy miles with Moxie on a beautiful morning. 3.4 miles with Justin after breakfast. (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Addidas Boost Miles: 8.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.200.000.000.0010.20

4:30am...the lack of sleep the last 2 nights really sapped me this morning.  4 miles with Moxie.  Only 2 good things about this run - the weather and the fact that I got Moxie out.  Hope for a better run at lunch.  (Ride)

10K in 46 minutes at lunch on a beautiful day.  First mile really easy then into an easy cruise pace around 7-7:15 for the rest of the run.  Left hammy a bit tight during the run so I didn't push it at all.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.20
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0.004.000.000.004.00

Feeling old and like a total wimp. I didn't get up this morning and skipped the run.  My left leg (knee, hammy) were both a little twingy and so I gave into the doubt and did not want a repeat of yesterday's run.  I will try to go hard at lunch if time allows.

Meetings ran late but I was still able to get out for a short run.  4 miles in 25:13 (6:18 avg) on a very hot (86 degrees, full sun and no wind) early afternoon run.  Now sitting at my desk trying to cool down!  (Cortana)

No run after work.  Dinner with the family then a couple of beers with Gray, Kari and Suzie the New Balance rep. 

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

4:30am...easy 10K with Moxie on a warm and breezy morning.  Left leg (hammy) still twingy and hips a bit tight.  Need to schedule a massage this week before the "To Bone and Back" relay.  Looks like it is going to be Lynette and I as a two person Master's team...2 fast old farts!  (Mirage)

6.8 miles in 49:30 on a nice day at lunch.  Nice temps and a bit breezy.  Left hammy still tight as is my right hip...getting old.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.80Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:30am...nearly did not make it out the door, my right hip was tight and it was cold and windy out.  Got out mostly to get Moxie out for a run and ended up with 5 slow miles (I originally planned 3).  Got it done.  (Ride)

6 miles in 46:45 with Dan on another nice day at lunch...sunny, a bit cooler and a light breeze.  Great time chatting with Dan and just resting my legs for Saturday's relay.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I slept in and went out later this morning. I ran 3 miles with Moxie then came home and ran with Justin before his XC team practice.  He did great, pushing through the "pain" and keeping up with me.  We ran 3.5 miles together and he did a 5K in 23 minutes!  I then ran long home and finished off 7 miles in just over 50 minutes.  10 miles total this morning.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 10.00
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Race: To Bone and Back 2 person Relay (40 Miles) 04:35:05, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0020.000.000.0020.00

I ran the To Bone and Back 40 mile relay as a two person team with Lynette (a Master's team).  8 legs total. 

I ran the uphill leg to the dump at the top of the hill (leg 2) in 37:19, my fastest time ever on that segment...1350 feet elevation gain in 5 miles.

 I ran leg 4 into Bone with some good rollers and a big uphill in mile 4 in 32:48.

We changed the plan up and Lynette ran the next 10 miles up to the top of the big hill, and I ran the last 10 miles back down the hill and the last 5 into the finish line.  Leg 7 in 27:40 (including a quick pitstop), leg 8 in 31:03.  Last 10 miles in 58:43.  Total time for our team was 4:35, second to Gray and Tim at 3:57 and an eight person high school team at 4:33.  Thanks to my supply of PowerBar stuff (gels, Power Energy Gel Blasts) we had a good deal of fuel in the car!

Lynette and I beat the time of her and Tim from last year...just barely!

The race organizers changed the definition of Masters to 50 because that is the age of the youngest person on their team.  And I quote..."it is our race and we can do whatever we want".  So, in order to ensure they won, they changed the rules...because Lynette and I kicked their butts by about an hour!  I did win and IPod shuffle at the raffle drawing though, cool since I lost mine this winter at the gym.

Good day of running with good friends.  Nice to see so many other friends and runners out today for this event.

Now for some rest and a BBQ tonight! (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 20.00
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I am taking the day off.  I feel totally wasted, everything in my body hurts and I have no energy at all.   I feel worse today than after most marathons.  Ugh.

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I still feel like crap, even taking the day off from work just to rest and try to recover. 

Happy birthday to my daughter who turns 11 today!  Man, between her birthday and how I feel physically, makes me realize I am old.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.350.000.000.0010.35

4:30am...5 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  Glutes and hips still tight. (ride)

5.35 miles at lunch in 40 minutes...hips and glutes are no better.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 5.35
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4:45am...4 slow miles with Moxie on a nice morning for a run.  Hips, glutes and lower back still tight, this morning was to get Moxie out, not for me.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4:30am...7 easy miles with Curt on a beautiful morning for a run.  Good company, but my right hip is still jacked up a bit.  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

I slept in and didn't get out the door until about 5:30am.  7 miles solo through SRL and back.  Stopped by home and picked up Moxie for a 4 mile run.   A total of 11 miles in an easy 1:26.  Right hip still sore, getting a massage later today.  (Boost)

Took the kids to the club to spend some time in the pool.  Afterwards had my massage (which hurt like @!#& but really helped my hip, glutes and hammy issues).  I then ran home nice and easy on a hot afternoon...3 miles in 22 minutes.  (Vibram)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 3.00Addidas Boost Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.003.000.000.0011.00

Got out the door at 4:45am.  Ran a total of 11 miles in 1:20:30, some solo and some with Curt, Craig, Lynette and Andrea.  I had to be home early to get my daughter to her swim meet.  So proud of her, she took 1st, 3rd, 1st and 3rd in her events!  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Went out with my wife on a beautiful morning for a ride.  26M on the Shelley/Country Club route.  Lots of fun and great ride and conversation.  Felt good to do this instead of a run due to my hip still being a bit tight.  Great start to the day!

Deck umbrella fell off the deck and broke, steamcleaner is not working...not a good finish for the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
190.7081.820.000.00272.52
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 10.50Addidas Boost Miles: 77.62Runs With Moxie Miles: 64.70Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 62.60Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 80.95Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 18.25
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