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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: 21.00 Month: 218.20 Year: 218.20
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 6897.91
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: 706.17
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 990.01
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 566.26
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 502.65
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 521.37
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 507.94
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
249.2019.103.110.00271.41
Runs With Moxie Miles: 71.80Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 47.80Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 4.50Altra Impulse Miles: 63.21Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 32.70Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 46.00Addidas Boost Miles: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

5:30am...7 miles with Moxie on a beautiful morning.  Moxie was dragging today. 4 miles solo after dropping off the truck at the shop. 30:30.  (Mirage Gray)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

5am...5 easy miles with Moxie.  Taking the kids on a trail run at Menan Butte this morning with friends. (Mirage Gray)

4.5 miles with Katelyn, Tim and Isabelle on Menan Butte on a beautiful morning.  Proud of the girls for doing so well! (Xodus)

We spent the day in Afton, WY with my sister in-laws family for a BBQ, family pictures and fireworks.  Nice day but long drive home at 11pm.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 4.50Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

730am...5 easy miles with Moxie on a warm morning. 3 miles with Justin a little bit later in teh morning. (Altra Impulse)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Altra Impulse Miles: 8.00
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Race: FireKracker 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:18:12
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.003.110.009.11

I ran the annual FireKracker 5k.  Just ran it to try to have Justin and a buddy run fast, not full on (beacause I really can't right now).  Slowest time I have run it.  Lots of friends at the race. Went to watch the parade with family and friends then 3 more miles.  (Altra Impulse/Launch 2)

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 3.00Altra Impulse Miles: 6.11
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 slow miles with Moxie.  Tired from the late night at the fireworks. (Mirage)

Instead of an evening run, I did yoga, stretching and rolling with Katelyn and Kami.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 2.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

4:45am...5 easy miles with Moxie in a light rain. Left leg talking to me this morning. (Ride 5)

5.5 miles at lunch, slow as my glutes was yelling at me (moved from talking to yelling). (Fastwitch)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 5.50Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

5am....5 easy miles with Moxie. Chilly this morning. Leg still sore. (Ride 5)

6.5 miles on a nice day at lunch.  Leg better, just stiff but not hurting. 7:22 avg.  (Fastwitch)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 6.50Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

6am...6 miles with Moxie, easy.  (Mirage Gray)

23 mile bike ride with Kami, Eloise and Steve.  Nice to get back out on the road bike.

My 30 year high school reunion starts tonight...I am old.

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

6am...I ran to Curt and Alana's house and we drove (with Gama) up to Iron Rim.  Met Patrick and Blake and took off for the run.  After the first mile I was totally solo, so I just kept up the pace and ran at tempo to mile 10 in 1:04 (6:27 avg) then ran a cooldown back to the house to finish off 12 miles.  As soon as I got home, had to rinse off and jet out to Katelyn's last track meet of the summer (she ran a 1600m PR!).  Tired, need a nap. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Sore this morning and it was pouring rain, so I skipped the early run.  Taking kids to Luther Heights Bible camp today for them to have fun in the mountains for a week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

7 miles in the morning on the Wood River Pathway from the hotel.  Then Kami and I rode the Harriman Trail from the SNRA to Galena Lodge and back, about 40 miles of hard riding.  Good day in Ketchum!  (Ride 5)

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Sore this morning.  22 mile ride on the Wood River Pathway then drove home to IF (VIP visitors at work so we had to come back).  Great ride with Kami! 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4:15am...5 slow and sore miles with Moxie before a busy day at work. (Ride 5)

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

4.8 miles with Moxie on my 48th birthday.  Glute/hammy sore this morning...feeling old. (Mirage Gray)

Hiking with Kami after getting to Wood River Campground near Ketchum, ID.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.80Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 4.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 miles hiking with family at Wood River campground.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles hiking to Titus Lake and some more back at camp.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 mile hike with Kami before heading home from camping.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

I took some sleeping medicine last night to try to get some sleep and it worked...had a tough time getting up this morning and missed the early run.

6.5 miles on a hot day at lunch, 4.5 miles with DanS catching up. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4:30am...5 slow crappy miles with Moxie. Glute and hammy really sore. (Ride 5)

2 miles easy in the evening around the neighborhood. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.206.000.000.0017.20

5am...met Curt, Patrick and Blake for a run up and back down Iron Rim.  Reached the top (4 miles) in 33:55.  Had to hurdle a rattlesnake in the middle of the road around mile 3...that woke us all up!  Back down in 26 minutes (ran with the guys for about half then pushed a bit harder for the rest )for a total time of 59:57.  Good start to the day, leg and glute felt great today. (Altra Impulse)

10K on a warmish day at lunch (good breeze though) at a mostly easy pace. 1 mile faster racing Ron on the other side of the river from bridge to bridge.  Hammy/glute ok on this run. 48 minutes. (Fastwitch)

3 miles giving some coaching to our young friend Isabelle.  Good run and she was very eager to learn some tips.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 3.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 6.20Altra Impulse Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy miles at lunch on nice but warming up day.  Starting temp ok, started to get hot by the end.  Early in the run I was munched on by a horse fly on my head...ouch! (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

7am...met DanS at his house and we ran to Ammon Rd and then up through Henry's Canyon up over the top to the Iron Rim road and back down to his house.  14 miles in about 2 hours on a very warm morning (near record temps). (Ride 5)

After a quick breakfast, 12 miles on the mountain bikes around the greenbelt with Kami and Katelyn.  Windy. 

Massage today, good timing!

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

5:30am...5 miles with Moxie then 4 more solo. (Altra Impulse)

3 miles with Katelyn after breakfast with a friend. (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Altra Impulse Miles: 9.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

6:15am...5 easy miles before church with Moxie on a nice morning. (Mirage Gray)

6 miles with Justin. (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Addidas Boost Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6:30am...5 miles on a nice morning, 2 miles with Moxie. (Altra Impulse)

Left for camping near Bear Lake (St. Charles, Porcupine CG).  1 mile around camp after setting up.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

We dropped Justin off at Summit View CG for the SHARC camp.  5 miles around the CG and on the North Fork Trail...hot and dusty.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Loops in the CG with Katleyn (3 miles), then 4 miles solo.  Spent the day at Bear Lake...nice! 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

3 miles before breaking camp to go get Justin and head home.  Nice to be home.

5 miles at Community Park (with Katelyn for 3 miles) then home.  Warm still at 8pm. (Mirage Gray)

Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

7:00am...2 miles with Moxie then 3 more miles with Katelyn through the neighborhood.  After lots of yard work.  (Mirage Gray)

Half marathon tomorrow.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Race: Idaho Falls MAD Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:20:23, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0013.100.000.0015.10

I ran the Idaho Falls MAD half marathon this morning. Beautiful weather and lots of friends running.  Mike Stutz was back and won easily in 1:15:18 and I was second in 1:20:23.  Started conservative with Mike on the downhill then he pulled away at mile 3.  Legs was ok until mile 5 then started talking and mostly blew up at mile 7 and I limped home trying to stay ahead of Beau Seegmiller.  My leg is good for about 7-10 miles at decent pace, less if we start fast (hit 5 mile mark in 28 minutes, slower than last year!).  Overall happy with the result and effort.  Not sure I like the pacing of racing much anymore...may go to strictly recreational running and stress relief (I need it).  Splits: 5:20, 5:42, 5:58, 5:28, 5:47, 6:07, 6:17, 6:29, 6:36, 6:42, 6:40, 6:28, 6:32, 0:20. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 15.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

7am...5 easy shake out miles with Moxie. Sore when I first woke up but this easy run loosened things up from yesterday's race.  Still ok with the race, but hard to think that I was 5 minutes slower than last year.  Slow easy running and and injury sure hamper racing. (Ride 5)

3 more stress relieving miles in the evening.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
249.2019.103.110.00271.41
Runs With Moxie Miles: 71.80Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 47.80Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 4.50Altra Impulse Miles: 63.21Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 32.70Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 46.00Addidas Boost Miles: 9.00
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