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Firecracker 5K

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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: 20.00 Month: 72.00 Year: 3155.38
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 8020.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 663.00
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 849.00
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 922.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 515.00
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 511.86
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
200.845.003.110.00208.95
Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 44.45Runs With Moxie Miles: 85.00Addidas Boost Miles: 48.50Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 47.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 11.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 7.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 21.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

It was a perfect morning for a run, unfortunately I was not up for it as my hip was really sore and I felt nauseous.  Not quite sure what is going on but I went back to bed for a while and will continue to watch this issue.

6 miles on a warm day at lunch, but it really wasn't too bad being in the low 80's.  Total time of 45 minutes.   3 miles solo, 3 miles chatting with Dan.  Hip twinge still there but not as bad running, no nausea anymore.  I wonder if it could be a tight groin as well?  (Cortana)

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

4:15am...7 easy untimed miles with Moxie on a beautiful morning.  Hip feeling better today but still no speed.  (Boost)

4.25 miles in 28:30 out on the desert at lunchtime.  Hot (90 deg) with a very light breeze.  I didn't heat up until I got back inside to shower, now steaming at my desk! (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 4.25Addidas Boost Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Another perfect morning for a run and another skipped run.  I was up way to late last night and my hip was jacked again.  Getting tired of this.  Plus just some crap last night and some issues to deal with have me tired.

The 5K tomorrow may be just a race to pace my son to a PR and not a full on effort.  

Screw it....10 miles in 1:15 on a warm day.  Hip didn't bother me.  I'm done. Bye. (Cortana) 

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 10.00
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Race: Firecracker 5K (3.11 Miles) 00:17:20, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 9
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.890.003.110.009.00

I ran over to the 5K course with Justin and did a light warm up.  My hip was feeling better but still not 100%.  I decided to race it afterall as I was on a team and we wanted to win it. 

17:21, 9th overall behind mostly young guns. Barely beat the 1st woman (collegiate runner at Weber).  $25 for the place, $50 for the team win so not too bad for a slower race due to the hip.  About the same as last year's time even with the twinge so ok today.

 

  Did a cooldown back home then some solo...9 miles overall this morning.  After sitting at the parade for a couple of hours, now my hips is really sore!  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Slept in and went out a bit later in the morning. 6 decent miles with Moxie. Hip is there but not as bad. I will try to go out later with Justin after a day at a baseball game and the pool in Poky.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

18 miles today.  13 miles early running with Andrea and Lynette on the Bellin/Grandview loop.  Easy in 1:41 talking with the ladies most of the time.

5 miles with the entire family...Justin, Katelyn and Kami.  Katelyn rode her bike and Justin did a couple of faster loops of Community Park. 

Hip still noticeable but not too sore, hammy a bit stiff.  Decided to skip the race in Island Park to run in town and get some things done around the house, be with the family and go to the Chukars baseball game tonight.  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 18.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

24 mile bike ride with Kami before church on a beautiful day.  Hip felt really good today! 

Went to see Marlin and cheer him up after his shoulder surgery last week. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

I felt like crap this morning...stomach ache and headache, glute was sore from the basketball "bump" from Saturday night.  Also, dealing with a bit of an ant issue so I just did not get out the door this morning, kinda pissed off. 

8 slow crappy miles at lunch on a warm and humid day...gotta get out of this bad mood.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

I meant to get up early and get out for a bit longer before and early day at work, but alas I hit the snooze a few too many times.  6 easy untimed miles with Moxie...everything was a bit stiff.  Probably the only run for the day.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...tired (Mirage).

No lunch run, too busy at work.  I may go for a run after work with Kami.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

4:30am...it was already 75 degrees out when I left for my run!  8 easy miles with Moxie.  No pain issues finally and I didn't feel tired, just no energy and my legs were heavy.  Need the vacation time coming up!  (Ride)

6 miles at lunch untimed on a cooler but humid day.  Nice to get out, though still not feeling like running hard.  (Cortana)

Ok, maybe it is time to start giving my wife a hard time as she is not alone in her deficiency in bike maintenance...she and 4 other talented women went out for a long ride this morning.  On the way home one of them got a flat tire...and NONE of them knew how to change it!  I keep telling her she needs to learn (I offered to teach her) but she won't do it...maybe now she will actually pay attention!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 8.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Slept in and just got up when I woke up...nice!  Had a cup of coffee then took Moxie out for 4 miles.  (Vibram)

32 mile bike ride from home with Kami up the Iron Rim hill then on the Shelley loop.  Great morning for a ride with my wife!  She is such a strong rider...started racing me in the last mile home and I had a hard time keeping up with her.    Nice start to the day.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.500.000.000.0017.50

6am...12.5 miles with Craig around the river having a great time talking and catching up. We was Marlin, Lynette and Andrea out too.

5 miles with Kami and Moxie from home to Community Park and back.  Nice to run with her!  (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Addidas Boost Miles: 17.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.000.000.000.0022.00

Camping all from July 13 to July 26 with my family above Ketchum in the Wood River Valley.   I have not really run this week, but we did a lot of hiking and biking.  We rode a 33 mile out and back from our campground to the Galena Lodge and back...Justin did great (Katelyn is at Luther Heights Bible Camp this week).

 

Great relaxing time spent focusing on rejuvenation and family.  9-10 hours of sleep a night!!!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 14.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Another week camping in Ketchum with my family, this week Justin is at Luther Heights Bible camp so we have one on one time with Katelyn.  More hiking, biking, relaxation and family time playing games, reading, building fires, etc.  

Just got home today, 13 days and 12 nights of camping...lots of fun!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 15.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

15 miles in 1:57, most of them with Andrea, Curt and McKay and Lynette on her bike.  McKay is moving to Highland next week so our last run with him for a while. (Boost)

Katelyn had a swim meet this morning and did great!

Addidas Boost Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles with Moxie before church. (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.203.000.000.0012.20

3 easy early miles with Moxie.  Trying to get back in the swing of work again...got up late.  (Ride)

6.2 miles on a nice day at lunch in 42 minutes.  A few faster miles in some intervals thrown in.  (Cortana)

Kids at a swim party, Kami talking to the neighbor...Moxie and I go for a run after work, 3 easy miles.  (Vibram)

 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 3.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No morning or lunch run today, hopefully get out this evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.002.000.000.0010.00

4:15am...6 easy early miles with Moxie.  (Mirage)

4 miles on the desert at lunch (85 degrees) in 27:45.  Out in 14:50, back in 12:55.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
200.845.003.110.00208.95
Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 44.45Runs With Moxie Miles: 85.00Addidas Boost Miles: 48.50Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 47.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 11.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 7.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 21.00
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