Philippians 4:13

Idaho Falls Half Marathon

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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 (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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy 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.



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:

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Race: Idaho Falls Half Marathon (12.95 Miles) 01:15:39, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I ran the IF Half marathon today.  Got a good time (1:15:39), faster than I thought I would, but the course logistics were a bit messed up and the course is short.  I ended up in 2nd to a guy who missed a turn at mile 8 then I missed a turn at mile 12 and ended up within about 5 seconds of one another at the end (he got me).  I went back and checked the course and I was "short" by about 0.05M (measured it).  The photographer (a friend) was parked and sitting over the arrows and never said anything when I turned the wrong way.

Post scipt: Feel pretty crappy about my behavior, and missing the turn in the park.  This is why I don't want to race...just run.

PSS: I went for drinks with my buddy who was the RD.  He said he checked with the photogapher and the time stamp on our pics were only about 10 seconds apart.  Just enough that the guy in front of me had just turned the corner when I came around the previous turn so I just missed seeing him at the turn.  Their claim to "2 minutes or so in the lead" is not true!

Still a fast downhill  for 6 miles then a grind for 7 miles of mostly flat.   GI issues now bad after the race.

Justin did great and got a new PR (1:26 and change), as did several other friends (Jeremy, Ron, Mike, Pat, etc.).

Glad to be done, love running but getting tired and too old for racing.  (Tangent)

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 15.00
From crhudman on Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 12:00:01 from

Good job. Sounds like the course is changing every year now.

From Steve on Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 12:14:01 from

That's a killer time. Also, you still have another 30 years of good racing left.

From Jason D on Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 20:08:40 from

Fast time! Sorry about the course. That's frustrating.

To getting old, I say pshaw! You are a prime example that many of us "late bloomers" have our best years ahead of us. At least I hope I do.

That's great about Justin's PR. Looks like he's working both end of the spectrum.

From Jon on Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 05:49:39 from

Too old for racing, or too old to race 3 times in a month? ;)

Nice work on 2nd place

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 06:50:00 from

Great race Jeff and great time for Justin too.

Jon's comment is true. Racing ain't training and if you're racing hard, it takes a lot out of you.

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