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St. George Marathon

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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 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

 

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Easy early morning 4M on a chilly morning. Felt good...get a good 5-6M in at lunch today and then coast through the rest of the week. St. George here I come!

Good MP 5.85M run at lunch today...felt great and not hard at all for a 6:20 avg. pace (even heading into the strong wind).  Now, all easy miles for the rest of the week (5-6M each the next 2 days, Thurs off, Fri a short 2-3M). 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.001.000.000.005.00

Pretty easy 5M run at lunch today averaging 6:34 pace. Splits were pretty good: 6:44, 6:40, 6:30, 6:33, 6:23. Pace was very easy...feeling good for this weekend, no aches, pains, injuries (knock on wood right now).

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4.800.000.000.004.80

Nice easy 4.8M run at a 6:34 pace that felt pretty effortless.  Ran in my marathon race shoes, unless I wear my Saucony Tangents.  No run tomorrow and we are off to St. George! 

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Planned day off.  Drove to St. George on about the windiest day ever!  Had the gas floored a few times and it seemed like we were barely moving.  ALso got stuck in a major traffic jam in Sandy, Utah...45 minutes to clear a wreck.

Got to town, checked into Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, grabbed some dinner, took the kids swimming in the pool (bumped into Brett Zundel from Rexburg!).   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Nice easy 3.5M run on the trails behind the HGI and Dixie Center at 6:30am this morning in 23:29.  Just a quick shakedown run to keep the legs moving.

Looking forward to seeing everyone today and about running the race tomorrow.

Going to the expo early probably, then taking the kids to the dinosaur museum and my wife shopping.  Heading to the bloggers party tonight.

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Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:32:06, Place overall: 20, Place in age division: 9
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0.0026.200.000.0026.20

Great race overall!  Nice day for a race...the weather really cooperated after the winds the past few days.  Cool but not bad at the start.  Hooked up with the bloggers in the starting area.  Gun went off early (barely had dropped our bags when it sounded!).

1st half:  1:18:36

2nd half:  1:13:30

Felt great afterwards, but feel I left it out all there for this race.  Great meeting and running with all the Bloggers!  Way to go everyone.

Splits:

1-6:00  Running with James Barnes and Brett Hill.  Cold but not bad, glad I have the gloves but anymore clothes would have been too hot.

2-6:05  Easing into the race here still on the uphill.

3-5:42  First downhill.

4-5:37  Downhill feeling good so opening up a bit

5-5:47

6-5:32  Pass the first place woman

7-5:29  First GU.

8-6:35  Vejo Hill, what a climb

9-6:20  Recovering after the hill.

10-6:16  (I remembering hearing a 59:25 time at this point).

11-6:33 Don't know what happened here, but slowed for some reason

12-6:10  The end of the hills!

13-5:51  Half way mark in 1:18:36ish.

14-5:47  Drop Brett Hill and running with the 1st place woman again. She indicated a goal of 2:34.

15-5:27  Drop first place woman.  Second GU.

16-5:14  Great downhill and feeling good.  Start to feel my left hamstring...a little tight but nothing bad and it feels better when opening up on the downhills.

17-5:30  One guy passes me here (Pepi Peterson).

18-5:31 

19-5:56  Pretty good hill here.  Pass 2 guys.

20-5:42 

21-5:21  Nice downhill, pass 3 more guys, including first place master. 3rd GU.  Look at my GPS and see a 4:23 pace on the screen, at 21 miles!

22-5:51  Can see town and the downhills continue.

23-5:31  Feeling strong.

24-5:27  Nice downhill into town. Pass 2 guys here.

25-5:44  Still feeling pretty good and running strong.

26-5:54  Pass a guy before the turn onto 300 South, feeling great!

0.2-1:17 (5:31 pace).  Push hard at the end but can't quite make sub 2:31, but very happy with the result...right on target!

Great race, ran with James Barnes (through 3) and Brett Hill for the first half and then solo for rest of race. Much more uphill than anticipated or advertised but second half is a fast course (new HM PR of 1:13:30ish!).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Nice easy 6M run at a 7:15 pace just to stretch the legs out.  Feeling good...even better after the run (I was a little stoved up when I woke up).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

Nice easy early morning 5K.  Got up late so I went short, again to stretch the legs out.  Will try for a good easy run at lunch today.

Nice 6M run at lunch at a decent easy pace (6:42) that felt really good.  Recovery is coming along nicely.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Nice easy 6.5M trail run in the dessert at an easy 7:12 avg. pace.  Left hamstring/groin is a bit tender, so I backed off the speed and distance today...may have pushed it too much yesterday at lunch (but not bad).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Nice easy early morning 5M run.  Legs are continuing to feel even better.  Left hamstring is nearly there and calves are mostly back.

Good 6:42 avg. pace 6M run at lunch. Legs are getting nearly back, still feel left hamstring the most.

Not looking forward to next week...I am on an audit team for the next two weeks and next week will be slammed at work from 7am - 6pm pretty much every day.  I hate it when work gets in the way of my running!  Hope to get in a moderate amount of miles next week...40 maybe!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Good 9M run in the early afternoon at a good pace (6:48).  Left hamstring is still a bit tender but otherwise feeling great. 

Kami and I are going out with one of her best friends tonight for her birthday at "Lost Horizons", a $100 a couple 7-course Asian restaurant in Alta, WY.  Heard good things about it, it had been there for 37 years and I have never been to it.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Decent 7M run this morning.  Left hamstring feeling better, a little tenderness in right calf and hip.  OK pace at 7:09 for a cool early morning.

Dinner at "Lost Horizons" last night was a mixed bag.  Food - really good!  Atmosphere - very eclectic but fun.  Hosts - Very sweet old couple who have traveled the world and were extremely nice!  Company - Horrible!  Kami's girl friend (birthday girl) was fine as was the other couples wife.  But the other 2 guys were jerks...making fun of the food and hosts right in front of them constantly.  The other guy, whom I had never met, upon introduction and hearing that I was a marathon runner, called me an idiot to my face because he used to run cross country and couldn't hack the mileage!  Additionally, they monopolized the conversation with talk of the legal cases and golf and never once asked about us.  Fun stuff.

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12.002.000.000.0014.00

Early morning 7M easy run with no pain or soreness left after SGM.  Feeling good.

Afternoon 7M run at a decent pace (6:40ish).  Getting in extra mileage due to this weeks's work schedule. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

Easy early morning 5.5M run.  Ugh, I don't want to go to work this week!

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6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy early morning run.  Very tired as I couldn't fall asleep last night, about 4 hours of sleep.  Work this week sucks...12 hour days all this week and most of next week, so light running week is expected.  Man, do I hate auditing!

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4.000.000.000.004.00

Approximately 4M (GPS died) in the wind and rain this morning. Short due to having to be at work early to get to the site. Audit going ok, but another 12 hour day expected.

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4.002.000.000.006.00

Good early morning 6M run at an avg 6:45 pace. Felt really good in the cold and wind.

Work load is going good this week (despite 13 hour day yesterday). Still, no lunch time run possible today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.008.000.000.009.00

5M run on the TM at home...too wet, windy and cold to want to run outside this morning plus have to get to work early again. Good run at a 6:25 avg pace (last 0.75M at 6:00 pace and 3.5% incline).

Good fast 4.1M run at lunch (6:18 - 5:51 pace).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.005.000.000.005.00

5M morning run on TM at home due to weather outside and time.  Yuck.

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

Good early morning 10M in the cold (25 degrees). First run of the season with cold weather gear (tights, cap, thermal gloves). Much better than yesterday's crappy 5M on TM! Feeling good, but looking at a light week again due to work.  Avg 7:00 pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Nice early morning 5M run. Progressively faster from a 7:22 pace to a 6:40 pace. Short due to work (early again!).  Weather was nicer this morning...no wind and warmer (37 degrees!).

I was looking at the option of running the Tri-cities marathon in Richland, WA this weekend but family commitments and work have nixed this thought.  Now I am most likely looking at running the Zeitgeist Half in Boise, Id on Nov. 3.

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0.0014.150.000.0014.15

Really good early moring 7.75M run at MP (6:25 pace).  GPS screwed up and logged the third mile a 4 minutes and 4th mile at 7:30 and recorded 8M, so I estimated a .25M reduction based on route knowledge.  Will be able to put a run in at lunch today.

Very nice 6.4M MP run (6:15 pace) at lunch on a beautiful sunny fall day. No wind, temp just right, pace felt great...can't ask for much more!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.502.500.000.0012.00

Early morning 6M run at an easy pace.  Checked the temp before heading out, but it seemed colder than the 35 degrees indicated so the first few miles were a bit chilly.  Will try to get another run in at lunch today...work is slowing up a little as the audit is coming to a close (report writing now trying to get 15 people to generate one consistent report).

Nice easy 6M run at lunch today.  Middle 2.5M at easy MP (6:25ish), rest more up near 6:35-6:40.  Wonderful day once again...sun, no wind and great temp.

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7.203.102.000.0012.30

Nice easy 7.2M run early this morning.  Temp a bit cold again (35 degrees)...did not push the pace (7:17 pace) but did go longer than initially planned.  Hope to get a lunch run in today.

Very nice up tempo/MP 5.1M run on a beautiful day at lunch.  Great pace and splits:  1-6:28, 2-5:49, 3-6:08, 4-5:55, 5-6:15, .1-:36.  This was  a good running day!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Early morning weight training.  I could tell this was my first weight day in quite a while...my strength was way down from the last time I lifted.  Took it really easy on upperbody routine and hit core exercises about the same as usual.

Good long run at noon time on a pretty nice day, a bit cool to start then it warmed up. Took it nice and easy at a endurance building pace (6:52). Felt great. 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.550.000.000.005.55

Very easy early morning 5.55M...could not get up any momentum today, so just took a easy 7:30 paced run.  Still feeling yesterday's workouts. 

I am going to try to head over and watch the state XC championships being held today in Idaho Falls...cheer for Brett Hill's teams and see what kinds of time these young folks can drop on a pretty decent course.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.004.000.000.0011.00

OK 7.1M morning run in pretty cool temps. Nice morning, but just couldn't get going so it was an easy run today.

It was fun watching the Idaho State XC championships here yesterday...some great young runners. I will try to run the course a couple of times next week at lunch.

It was such a beautiful day I had to go out for an afternoon run.  After we finished carving pumpkins and before dinner, I went out for a 4M MP run...can't beat days like this.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.003.100.0011.10

Nice early morning 6.1M easy paced run on a great morning...40 degrees felt great.  Just took it easy this morning and will try to go hard at lunch, maybe run the XC course at the park and see how my time compares to the state champions.

 Ran the Idaho State Cross Country Course in Freeman Park...3.1M in 18:05. I can tell that this is a whole different type of racing from straight road races...hairpin turns, hills and uneven terrain. Man those kids were fast!  I take solace in that I ran 6M this morning and ran it in my trainers...yeah, that's the reason I was so much slower. 

Followed it up with 1.9M cooldown run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.004.800.000.009.80

Very easy early morning 5M run.  Left achilles was bothering me a bit, so I took it slow.

Running into a little scheduling issue for running Zeitgeist, seeing if we can still get away this weekend...also my motivation to drive 4 hours over there is waning.

Easy MP (6:28) 4.8M run on IF hills...which means VERY small hills.  4 loops around Freeman Park (on wet, slick asphalt path) then one up to the memorial and back to the office...at least it wasn't raining. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.005.100.000.0010.10

Nice easy early morning 5M run...a bit cooler today (32 degrees) but no wind. 

Very nice MP (6:17) 5.1M run at lunch on a beautiful crisp day.  Pace felt very relaxed.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
174.6583.705.100.00263.45
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