Philippians 4:13

December 07, 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: 23.00 Month: 23.00 Year: 2763.07
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9076.91
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: 1124.76
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1200.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 301.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 342.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Got to Minneapolis/St. Paul no problem today.  Once at the airport, the support from the TCM staff and volunteers has been amazing.  Friendly folks who are very willing to help and make the experience the best.  Got to the host hotel via a van with just me and the driver who was great.  Met Ed Torres (from the CU Buffalos, I just read about this guy) and Chad Johnson from Hanson-Brooks team.  Got checked in at the hospitality suite, signed up for massages and then headed to my hotel about a 5 minute walk away.  The driver who drove me to the hotel was from Pocatello, ID...small world. 

Waited at the hotel until Logan, Seth and Megan called then walked over to meet them at the "suite".  They got checked in, then we went for a easy ~4M (32:00) run along the Mississippi River.  As we were heading back, we ran into Alberto Salazar and Kara Goucher out for a run and said hello!  How cool is that! 

Got showered and then went to the VIP reception with Logan and Seth (and Megan) for some food and to listen to the presenters...man the TCM does a lot for kids charities and to promote kids health.  Then Logan and I went to the "suite" for the massage and had a nice relaxing and revitalizing massage.  Met and talked with Tracy Lokken, last year's Master's champ.

Now off to sleep, then and easy run in the morning, a course tour, technical meeting, souvenir shopping and the pasty party.  Then, the race on Sunday!

Tangent 3 - 36 miles

Comments
From Lucia on Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 22:02:43

WOW!!!! How cool you got to see Salazar and Goucher! You have to brag about it in Jill's blog!

Sooooooo excited for you Jeff! Get some good sleep and take it easy before the race!

From JimF on Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 22:18:41

Sounds like an awesome experience! You are keeping some cool company. Glad to hear it is going great and good luck in the race.

From Mark on Sat, Oct 04, 2008 at 10:48:07

Wow! sounds like they are treating you a-ok there. Good luck on the marathon!

From johnr on Sat, Oct 04, 2008 at 13:25:10

Jeff,

Have a great race. You should feel great about how your training has gone. I'll send some positive vibes your way Sunday morning.

John R.

From Jeff Fogg on Sat, Oct 04, 2008 at 17:35:17

You better stay away from that pasty party. No distractions! Good luck. Run your race and enjoy the experience. We'll be anxiously awaiting the report.

From walter on Sun, Oct 05, 2008 at 09:21:35

Thanks again for the marathon spot Jeff! You missed out on one hell of a wet race! lol The bloggers are now known as the soggy bottom runners. lol

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