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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: 5.00 Month: 182.33 Year: 2509.32
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 6645.66
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 547.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 336.53
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 685.17
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 789.31
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 471.01
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 399.90
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 333.11
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 353.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
212.582.000.000.00214.58
Runs With Moxie Miles: 59.00Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 81.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 50.33Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 72.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:45am...5 miles with Moxie.  (Ride Orange) 

Came home to help kids prepare for school, then 5 miles more. 

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7.000.000.000.007.00

6:30am...7 miles in 45 minutes with Moxie after dropping kids off at the bus for the XC meet. (Guide 7)

Meet went well for the team, not well for my kids...both dealing with injuries that they just cannot shake. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 7.00
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7am...20 miles solo from home around the greenbelt and back with some extra loops and extensions.  Spurts of decent pace, but overall still slower than I wanted.  2 gels and 3 water stops...probably underfueled.  Still under BQ pace, but not by much.  Solo long run, not at a race (St. George) so probably faster if I decide to run it. (Mirage 2017)

Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 20.00
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7:15am...7 easy miles with Moxie through both parks and back.  (Ride Orange)

State fair today.  3 miles later after the fair.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 7.00
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4:30am...5 miles with Moxie. Very smoky due to the fires in Montana, nearly unhealthy to be outside. (Guide 7)

5 miles at lunch...still smoky.  Need a day off soon. (Mirage 2017)

First recruitment call with a college coach for Justin.

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Tired and sore.  Taking day off...good thing because the smoke is horrible outside.

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Foot and leg was sore, rested again this morning.

6 miles at lunch, easy while eating the smoke in the air. (Mirage 2017)

Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 6.00
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10:15am...slept in a bit and helped get the kids off to school then went to breakfast with a friend.

Ran 5 miles with Moxie around the neighborhood. (Ride Orange)

Went to the park to help set up the course, ran around helping out and helped take down.  Katelyn ran really well, Justin was injured and did not run, hoping to get his leg healed up.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

5:45am...11 miles solo from home thru SRL and around the greenbelt then home.  (Ride Orang)

Chores and appointments today.

Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6am...6 solo miles in a light rain.  Good run. (Mirage 2017)

Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 6.00
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4:45am...5 miles solo.  Moxie has been limping around for the past few days, time to take her to the vet to check it out. (Ride Orange)

Justin had another recruiting conversation with a college coach last night. Cool.  Hope we can figure out his injury issue though, this senior season is not working out well right now. College coaches have been great in telling him to focus on getting healed up instead of pushing it. Not the same locally, sad.  5 offers from coaches to run on their college teams so far, several more in discussion.  Kansas schools really like him!

Saw doctor, appears to be a sartorius strain/tear.  Getting MRI this week and will find out more Thursday.  Resting from running until we know more.  

Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:30am...6 miles solo, still resting Moxie's paw...it seems to be better.  (Guide 7)

5 miles at lunch, just over 35 minutes.  (Mirage 2017)

 

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 6.00Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 5.00
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4:45am...5 easy through the neighborhood, some light rain. (Guide 7)

5 miles at lunch.  My hammy and glute have really been talking to me the last few days. (Mirage 2017)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 5.00Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 5.00
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4:30am...5 miles easy with Erik T.  Nice to catch up.  (Ride Orange)

Results of Justin's MRI later today.  Justin has a labral tear in his right hip likely caused by his fall at the USNA this summer.  His knee has no structure issues but a bad case of tendonitis.  Now we need to work with the docs on the path forward...knee most likely rest after and an investigative injection; hip look at PRP or maybe surgery, need to get some opinions (vary widely on the internet).  He is out of racing for at least 3 weeks for a miraculous return or rest of season. 

Too busy today for a second run.

Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 5.00
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Heavy rain this morning, skipped running early may go after breakfast with my Dad.

5 miles in a light rain. (Guide 7) 

This running thing is treating my family like crap.  First my 3 year old injury won't heal up, then Justin's injury and now Katelyn was forced to DNF at her race today due to calf issues. Time to just quit.  Need to try to chill...need a drinking buddy right now.

 

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.002.000.000.0010.00

6am...8 miles solo.  Cold, rainy, sore, hurt all over. Crappy run. (Ride Orange)

Had breakfast and did some chores then went to the gym.  The girls did yoga, I lifted then ran 2 miles on the TM, 2 miles at 6:30 avg.  (Guide 7)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 2.00Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 8.00
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Day off.  Woke up at 3am.  Lots of chores and running around. Tired.

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4:30am...5 miles solo on a cool morning. (Ride Orange)

5 miles at lunch. Sucked, left leg locked up.  Just sucked. (Mirage 2017)

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Nasty outside, slept in. Busy day, maybe a run after work.

Went to sit on a chair at work today and it rolled out from under me and I landed on my butt, hard.  Sore, no run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

Glute still very sore, crappy weather, tired...no morning run.

4.25 miles at lunch, still sore but needed run for sanity. (Mirage 2017)

Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 4.25
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Came home from work yesterday feeling like crap, nearly puking and passing out.  Stayed home today in bed.  Feeling better by late in the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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5 easy miles with Moxie (first run with her in a couple of weeks to let her paw rest).  Glute better, feeling better.  (Ride Orange)

Drove to Boise and spent the evening with Erik, walked the dog, had pizza and watch Strange Things.

 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 5.00
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8am...11 miles on from Erik's house along the Boise greenbelt.  Ran into the "FitOne" half marathon and ran a few miles with the runners then past the finish line.  Could have tried to run this one if I had known...maybe not. (Ride Orange)

Drove to Eagle Island State park for the Bob Firman race to watch Katelyn and the IF teams run.  

Drove home to IF.  Tired.

Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

8am...6 easy miles with Moxie before church.  Hammy sore. (Guide 7)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 6.00
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No run this morning, not feeling well. 

Justin went to the doc, appears to be good news on his hip and knee.  No knee issues, just referred pain from the hip. Hip prognosis is full recovery with 99% no surgery or more advanced treatment (e.g. PRP) necessary.  Probably not back by end of this XC season, but no long term issues!

Cancelled St. George today, leg just not ready.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Skipped morning run, cold still hanging out. Maybe at lunch.

5 miles at lunch. Hammy/glute sore. (Mirage 2017)

Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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4:45am...5 easy miles with Moxie. (Guide 7)

5 miles at lunch on a perfect day for running! (Mirage 2017)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 5.00Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:45am...6 slow miles with Moxie on a cool morning. (Ride Orange)

6 miles on a beautiful day at lunch. (Mirage 2017)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

4:30am...dropped Katelyn off for the bus to Portland for the XC race.  8 miles with Moxie. (Ride Orange)

Heading to Westminster College for Justin's visit at the Honors College and with the XC coach! 

Great day, looks like a good opportunity and this is very high (top?) on his list.  Good chance to run maybe?

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.330.000.000.009.33

15K with Rob Murphy on the Pipeline trail.  Awesome trail and views with a good friend!  Thanks for the hospitality!  Great to spend some time with special friends.  (Guide 7)

Lunch at Wasatch brew pub then the drive home.

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 9.33
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
212.582.000.000.00214.58
Runs With Moxie Miles: 59.00Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 81.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 50.33Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 72.25
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