Philippians 4:13

December 14, 2019

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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 (Course Record), 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), Master's Course Record (still!)

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

50,000 lifetime miles from spring 2000 to October 2019.

Logged (on computer) 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.

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 from competitive racing.

Married for 26 years with two children (20 and 17).

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: 21.25 Month: 62.25 Year: 2802.32
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9091.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 666.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1003.19
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1131.01
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1200.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 311.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 365.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Wow, my calves are hammered!  At least my hips and ankle feel better this morning.  Long drive home today so hopefully I can survive the ride.

Spent a couple of hours visiting with the Murphy's in SLC, great time chatting, letting the kid's play and burn off some energy and talking about the R2R2R in 3 weeks.  Had some good conversation about the race yesterday as well.

I have come to the conclusion that my racing results this year have been a bit lackluster as I have focused of the balance of my life roles as opposed to pouring excess energy and thought into running.  Kids, family, work and church have taken a lot of my focus and time and my training (at least "quality time" and speedwork) just have not been there.  I have put in a heavy amount of miles and my endurance is good and I have enjoyed running for fun and stress relief.  I have not really missed the "stress" of big workouts except for at races where my mind is thinking I can do things that my body and training just are not ready for.  But, the rest of my life has been good and I have been blessed with so many good things that a few "bad" races just doesn't matter in the big picture.

I think I have also come to realize the appeal of trails and ultras that Jon found in the approach to training differently and will see how the translates to a real trail run later this month with Rob, Steve (and maybe my friend Gray who is think of joining us!) in the Grand Canyon.

Comments
From Tom on Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 10:35:46 from 67.199.180.90

Glad to see you got home safe and sound. I like your perspective on "bad" races vs the big picture, this is exactly what I've been thinking about as well as I've reflected on the last couple years.

Best of luck to you in the R2R2R.

From Superfly on Wed, Oct 05, 2011 at 12:57:02 from 74.211.21.81

Good to find the right balance. Your doing great at it.

My calves haven't been sore at all... but quads are JACKED!

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