Philippians 4:13

December 12, 2019

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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 (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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy

No racing, retired.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.


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: 16.25 Month: 57.25 Year: 2797.32
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9086.91
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: 306.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 365.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

17 degrees this morning, did not feel like going outside or to the gym.  5 miles in cool but sunny and calm weather. (Guide Blue)

4 miles after work with Moxie in nice weather before Men's group, continued efforts to work off stress. (Fastwitch White)

With this run, I have reach 50,000 miles for my lifetime.  This includes years 2000-2004 where I estimated 3,000 based on paper logs, and 47,000 in just under 15 years (>3,130 miles/year average during this period from 2005 to 2019).   Before this period I was primarily a tennis player and weight lifter...big life change (Lots of miles on the tennis court not included in the total above).

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 4.00
From Jeff L on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 12:49:32 from

Congrats, Jeff. I'm curious to know what led to the big life change? Did you just want to try something different? Do you still play any tennis?

From Jason D on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 13:33:32 from


From jtshad on Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 08:26:25 from

A few aspects of the change in my athletic focus. First to tennis…I had played competitive through High school and college and then into my early adult life on USTA club teams, making it to regional championships. Once kids came along, tennis took time away from family as the only time I could play was in the evenings/weekends and at least 3-4 times a week to even stay proficient. Additionally, the team captains and environment was getting toxic and nasty competitive and taking the fun away from the game from most of the players. At the same time since college I focused heavily on weight training and trying to “get big”. I got stronger and bigger but not really fitter and was growing my waistsize.

We bought a treadmill after our first child for my wife to use when she got pregnant again (the NordicTrack is not good for a pregnant belly). I started using it then some work friends asked me to join them a couple days a week at lunch. I started to like running. A friend at work ran the Pocatello Marathon and I started reading Runner’s World magazine and committed to my first marathon in 2005. I was hooked as I was more personally fulfilled with the competition and challenge of runner, the environment and other participant’s and the mental and physical changes (fitness) I gained in running.

As to tennis now, I still like the sport and have enjoyed watching it and plan to get back to playing probably more in retirement. I have not really played in years at do miss it at times, but not enough to stop running in exchange for the time commitment.

From Jason D on Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 21:02:20 from

Moxie's lifetime miles are also pretty impressive :-)

From jtshad on Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 08:00:03 from

Yeah, she will hit 9000 in a little over 9 years. She loves to run and gets mad when I do not take her, she knows when I am getting ready and gets really excited to go out.

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