Philippians 4:13

Thirteenpointone 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:

Miles:This week: 26.50 Month: 213.50 Year: 2741.16
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7925.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 601.78
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 813.17
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 885.15
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 881.94
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 391.25
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 392.61
Race: Thirteenpointone Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:23:38, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I ran the local race put on by Bill's Bike and Run (race three in the HM series), the Thirteenpointone.  Gray is a sadist for designing this course and we are all masochists for running it! Second hardest HM behind The Race to Robie Creek that I have run.  Started off fast with Pat Bragassa then he started to take off about mile 2.  Miles 3-6 are straight uphill...tough!  I stop just past mile 5 to shed a layer (it was getting hot fast...too much clothes to start on the cold morning).  I had a emergency bushes stop at mile 6 then started into the downhill to chase Pat (a billy goat uphill, but I am faster downhill).  I started to really close the gap on the downhills running in the low 5:00's but had to make another emergency stop (desperately!) in the bushes just before mile 9.  I was getting up to speed again after that but just ran out of real estate and finished about 30 seconds behind him.  He ran very strong today and deserved the win.   I finished in 1:23:38 on a tough course and simulator for St. George (this was a much tougher hill though).   I have to figure out my gut issues (Immodium on my next long run to test it out).  (Fastwitch Red)

Great job to all my friends running this today including Lynette, Saige, Mike, Takara, Jeremy, Ron, Jodi, Nate, Eloise, Amy and to Marlin and Craig at Big Cottonwood (Craig: 1:11 and 4th place...outstanding!).


Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 14.60
From Julie on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 12:04:27 from

Great job on what sounds like a tough course. Immodium has saved me on my last couple of races.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 12:08:16 from

Good to see Pat running.

Did Justin race today?

From Teena Marie on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 12:30:22 from

Nice!!! You crazy gluten for punishment types!!! :-)

From Bob on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 13:35:03 from

Great result given the GI issues. Hope you get it figured out.

From Wesley Hunt on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 17:04:49 from

Great race, Jeff. Way to fight through the gut issues.

From crhudman on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 20:06:37 from

That's one nasty course great job staying on track with gut issues.

From jtshad on Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 05:40:11 from

Thanks everyone, a tough race today.

Rob, no Justin ran the Tiger/Grizz XC meet yesterday. He cannot run outside races during the XC season by state rules.

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