Philippians 4:13

Mesa 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: Mesa Falls Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:24:16, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Drove up to Ashton, ID starting at 5am to run the Mesa Falls Half.  Hung out with Chris, Fran and Roger at the school and on the bus before the start.  At the start on the front line was Ryan and Sara Hall, BJ Christensen, me and a few others. My goals for this race: have fun and not have my hammy blow up on me.  I took the first half really conservative down the hill and to the campground and back up to the top. Ran with Brandon (great kid, nice to have the company).  We hit the halfway point at around 43+ minutes and my hammy was doing good.  I could feel it but it was not limiting me.  On the rollers I started to pick it up and ran solidly in the 6:00-6:15 pace the rest of the way. I separated from Brandon around mile 10 and kept pushing to finish in just over 1:24 for a negative split on the course.  Slower but I will take it on this tough course, no leg issues and had a fun time.  I finished behind Sara and Ryan Hall, BJ, Erika (OT steeplechase participant) and one other guy...not bad for a gimpy old guy.  Splits: 5:55, 6:18, 6:21, 6:24, 6:43, 7:06, 6:43, 6:12, 6:00, 6:07, 6:22, 6:23, 6;11, 1:20 (0.21M).  (Tangent)

Congrats to Gray and Lynette on the win in the full marathon!

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 14.10
From Bret on Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 14:30:44 from

Nice race Jeff. Glad the injury did not bother you too much.

From Jason D on Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 21:08:19 from

Glad this went well for you, Jeff.

From Bob on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 08:08:06 from

Fun race + No leg issues = Yay!!

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