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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

 

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Miles:This week: 21.00 Month: 218.20 Year: 218.20
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 6897.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 336.53
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 706.17
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 990.01
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 566.26
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 502.65
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 521.37
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 507.94
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
242.3516.0011.002.00271.35
Runs With Moxie Miles: 66.50Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 64.50Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 153.10Addidas Boost Miles: 48.25Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 5.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

4:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie.  (Ride)

4.5 miles in 31 minutes on a beautiful day on the desert.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:40am...4 easy miles with Moxie.  Got up late and had to go short.  (Ride)

6 miles in just under 44 minutes on a nice day at lunch (7:19 AP).  Nice and easy before the weather turns later tonight.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.005.000.000.008.00

Pouring rain and cold outside, so went to the gym for an 8 mile progression run in 50:30.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.003.000.008.00

I slept in and went to the gym with Justin and Kami.  Justin and I did a hill workout today, wu, 2.0 - 5.0% incline intervals.  He did awesome and ran very strong (in fact gym friend came up and said "Is that your son, he is quite a runner!").   8 miles total in 50:35 (6:19 average).  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 8.00
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No run today due a a full day traveling.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

10 miles early from the hotel and out and back on the Rogue River gateway trail. Warm with a steady rain the whole run, kinda of fun!

4 miles on the TM after the first night of the conference. (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

6 miles around the neighborhood before our full day at the conference. 5 miles on the TM after the dinner. A good fufilling day.

Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 11.00
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No run today.  Hammy was tight in the morning and the day was too full.

My father in-law had a heart attack this morning.  Thanks to God that he at our house, since we are traveling he was in Idaho Falls instead of their small town and he received quick and effective medical care and is doing well.  Praise God for his timing in this situation.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.100.000.000.006.10

6.1 miles before our conference.   Heading home today.

Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 6.10
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No run today.  Slept in because I was tired and took the day off from work (mostly) to help deal with my father in-law...getting him home from the hospital, getting meds, etc.

I was going to go out this afternoon on a very nice day but instead ended up going to the community care to diagnosis my own issue...Shingles!  When it rains it pours.

Hope to get a long run in tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Slept in and went out for an easy 6 miles with Moxie after dropping Justin off at XC practice.  (Ride)

8 miles with Gray at lunchtime around SRL and the greenbelt.  Great time running with a great fun on a nice day.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

6am...17 miles in 2:12 on a cool morning.  Started off with Curt and Lynette for 8 miles, then ran about 4 with Corwin then 3 with Marlin.  I also saw Gray, Mauri and Bruce Peterson during the run.   A really good tiime with friends.  My left hammy was tight the entire the run and energy was low but it was good to get out.  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 17.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.503.000.000.005.50

Went out for a training run with Justin after church and homework time.  We ran easy to Community Park then did a race simulation for 1.6 miles (distance of the championship race this week).  Afterwards talked about the run then easy back home with a few hard pickups.  5.5 miles total today, fun time and good connection with Justin.  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.001.000.000.0013.00

Slept in and went out with Justin and Moxie for 2 miles before school.  Then went out a bit later for 8 miles easy in 1 hour around the south loop of the greenbelt/SRL.  Nice morning for a run.  (Ride)

Went to the gym to lift weights with Kami then stopped by XC practice.  Ran 2 miles with the coach then ran intervals pacing the fast boys.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 10.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:15am...6 easy miles on a cool morning with Moxie.  (Ride)

4 miles on a beautiful day at lunch, untimed.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Did not make it out for an early morning run...my hammy was quite tight, my shingles were burning and itching and I felt blah! 

8 miles in 57:40 on a nice day.  Just an easy cruise. (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:30am...6 slow painful miles with Moxie on a cold morning.  Left hammy is very tight and was yelling at me the whole time.  (ride)

6 miles in 41 minutes on a nice afternoon.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.004.002.0010.00

I went to the gym this morning to run on the TM while Kami was spinning.  A good hardwork:  3-2-1-0.5M.  Easy warm up then 3 miles (5:39, 5:30, 5:21), 2 miles (5:21, 5:13), 1 mile (4:57), 0.5M (4:36 pace).  0.5M recovery in between and 1 mile cooldown.  Overall 10 miles in exactly 58 minutes.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

Slept in and went out around 7am for a 12.5 mile run with Lynette.  From our meeting spot through SRL and around the greenbelt.  On the way home we ran by the store and ran with the folks at the group run (mostly with Gray) then headed home.  Total time of 1:35...left hammy tight the whole time.

Nearly immediately went into doing yardwork...getting tired.  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 12.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6  easy untimed miles with Moxie before church on a nice morning for a run.  (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:30am...slept in, tired...4 easy untimed miles with Moxie on a cold morning.  (Ride)

6 very easy miles at lunch today on a beautiful day for a run.  I think that my chronic left hammy pain may be sciatic pain.  Have to look into this more.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 6.00
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No run this morning as I had to get to work early and I was a bit tired.  Hope to get a run in at lunch or afterwork before evening activities kick in.

My father in-law went back into surgery today to get two more stents placed in his artery.  Praying for a steady hand of the surgeon and a successful procedure that leads to some improved and long life for him.  Dad did great and the surgery was a success.

No run today, too busy at lunch and after work.

Learned a bit more about coaching kids tonight.  Saw an example of how not to coach and motivate kids (despite other non engaged parents singing praises).  I have not in the past, don't now and won't in the future try to motivate kids like the example I saw.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.003.002.000.0012.00

Went to the gym with Justin this morning to run next to each other on the treadmills, that was fun and exciting to be able to do this with him.

6 miles in 37 minutes.  Started easy, progressed to 5:30 for last mile.  (Ride)

6 miles at lunch. (Mirage)

Addidas Boost Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 6.00
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No run today too busy at work.  Tried to get up at 3:45am to run...didn't happen.  One of those days.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4am...5 easy miles with Moxie in the cold and dark. (Ride)

Tired after a long day at work yesterday, but it was a VERY good day.  Proud of my team at work as a couple of Senate staffers left our meeting indicating that we set a new standard.  More visits today and they left very impressed and all of us very happy.

7 miles in 50 minutes in the afternoon after work...beautiful day for a run! (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.750.000.000.0016.75

5:30am...11.25 miles with Curt and Lynette on a river pathway loop through SRL.  Nice to such good company for these runs!  (Boost)

I ran with Justin on a beautiful afternoon. 1 mile warmup around Freeman Park then we ran the State XC course...a pretty tough run.  Justin ran a new 5K PR!  We then cooled down for a nice 5.5 mile run.  Very proud of Justin!  (Tangent)

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 5.50Addidas Boost Miles: 11.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy untimed miles with Moxie before church.  (Mirage)

Booked our flights for the Boston Marathon in April.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Got out a bit later for 5 miles with Moxie on warm and windy morning (50 degrees!).  When I returned home, I grabbed Justin and we went out for 4 miles.  Started easy then he pushed the pace.  I couldn't catch him in the last push...he is getting fast!

5 miles at lunch on a nice morning in a slow 37 minutes.  Just crusing and my left hammy was really tight. (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.252.002.000.009.25

Went to the gym with Justin.  Progression run of 5 miles in 30:35.  Started easy, last mile 5:07 pace.  (Boost)

4.25 easy miles at lunch on a cool, rainy day...shorts and jacket were just barely enough.  4 loops around Freeman Park then back to the office. (Mirage)

Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 4.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie out on a cool and windy morning.  My left hammy is still very tight and a bit painful this morning on the run.  I am registered for a half marathon this weekend but am not sure that it is race ready right now.  Still runnable, but not for a race.  (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.750.000.000.0010.75

4:30am...5.5 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  Cool morning, still have a tight hammy. (Ride)

5.25 slow miles around the greenbelt on a cold and windy day.  Hammy about the same.  HM is 99% off due to this issue...too bad, looking forward to this fun race.  They have embroidered personalized duffle bags for the participants...have to figure out how to get mine!  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.50Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.50Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 5.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
242.3516.0011.002.00271.35
Runs With Moxie Miles: 66.50Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 64.50Saucony Mirage 2 2013 Miles: 153.10Addidas Boost Miles: 48.25Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 5.50
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