Philippians 4:13

City of Trees Half 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 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

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 70.50 Month: 190.50 Year: 1023.95
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7170.16
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: 750.67
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 1085.76
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 718.26
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 688.15
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 670.12
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 650.19
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
195.0016.101.500.00212.60
Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 81.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 94.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 32.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 4.25Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 2.00Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 23.35Addidas Boost Miles: 3.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 50.00Altra Impulse Miles: 15.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.003.000.000.007.00

7:15am...7 miles from the hotel in Park City on a great trail.  Nice run this morning.  (Mirage) 

Heading home after shopping, lunch with Murphy's (Happy Birthday, Rob!) and seeing friends in Ogden.  (

Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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8am...5 miles with Moxie after the rain stopped. (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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4:30am...5 miles with Moxie in between rain storms.  Taper week, planning on running the marathon Sunday.  (Mirage)

Busy but exciting first day on the new (and still old!) job today.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4:45am...5 easy miles with Moxie. (Ride 5) 

Busy day today, maybe a run after work.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

4:30am...5 good miles with Moxie.  Best I have felt on a early run in quite a while. (Mirage)

4.25 miles around the park on a cool, sunny day...really nice.  30 minutes, little over goal MP for this weekend. (Fastwitch)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 4.25Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

No run this morning. Feeling like a cold is coming on so I rested and stayed warm (31 degrees this morning).  Take the day off to be ready for Sunday's race.

2 miles running around at the Bob Conley Invitational to watch the kids. (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

Drove to Boise with Justin. After resting at the hotel for a spell, Justin and I ran easy on the greenbelt for 4.25 miles on a beautiful evening.  Dinner at Bar Gernika afterwards with Erik T.  Good day except for the head cold and congestion coming on. (Tangent)

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 4.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Boise State University for most the day with Justin.  Cool school!

After resting, Justin and I went out for his workout.  Ran on the greenbelt then found a straight section for him to run his 0.4M intervals.  I ran 3 of them with him and jogged the rest.  He ran fast!  Then ran easy back to the hotel.  (Tangent)

Feel like crap and have a cough.  Glad I downgraded to the half...if even running that based on how I feel. 

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 5.00
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Race: City of Trees Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:25:16, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.0013.100.000.0014.10

I got up feeling terrible, hacked up a lung last night....after a cold pill and some coffee felt a little better and decided to go aheard and run since it was a glorious morning.

Started off easy and got into cruising pace and essentially ran the entire race varying only +/- 15 seconds per mile.  Ran steady.  Ran first three miles with a nice young guy then he pulled away (beat me by a minute for fourth) and finished right where I thought I would based on training, hammy/glute and missing a lung.

Long drive home...stiff legs. (Tangent)

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 14.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

I slept in on this holiday off.  After taking kids to school, went for 3 miles at the park.  Still have this cold and hacking cough.  Only 3 miles, light headed at the end.  Home for a nap and a movie with Kami. (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Sick as a dog.  No run just sleep today.

3 mile walk to get some fresh air and sunshine (get out of the bed cave).

Addidas Boost Miles: 3.00
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Feeling better but did not run in the sub freezing temps. Maybe at lunch.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Still battling this cold.  Planning on taking this week off and recovering from cold and resting glute/hammy (first time in a while).

3 miles on a nice evening after work just to get something in.  Feeling better and needed to get in a run after a busy workday.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:45am...7 miles on a nice morning with Moxie. (Mirage)

3 miles on a windy afternooon. (Guide 7)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 7.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

7am...slept in.  Went out for 7 miles with Moxie then 3 more solo.  Nicer morning than expected. Starting to feel mostly over the cold.  (Guide)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Slept in and went for a run after church.  3 miles with Katelyn in the neighborhood, focusing on form.  Later, 3 miles with Justin going over form and strategy for the district race.  He is fit and ready to PR and help the team get the state berth. (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Cold, windy, raining...no run. Rolled and did leg strengthen exercises which are helping with hammy.

5 miles in a cool windy day at lunch. (Ride 5)

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4:45am...5 miles with Moxie on a cool morning. (Mirage)

2 miles after work.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

4:30am...6 miles on a pleasant but chilly morning with Moxie. (Guide 7)

3 miles in the neighborhood after work on a beautiful afternoon. (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 3.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Too cold to go out this morning (26 degrees), so stretched, rolled and did leg exercises.

No time at lunch to run, left early to watch district XC race.  Ran ~2 miles at race then 4 more in 28 minutes when I got home. (Guide 7)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5:30am...5 miles with Moxie on a cool morning.

3 miles after a long day (work sucked today, all else was really good). (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

6:15am...10 miles easy with Moxie on a cool morning. (Altra Impulse)

2 miles warm up with Justin.  Was going to more to help him with his workout but had to cut it short as he was having calf/and achilles issues so we stop.  Will try for more later.  Heading to an open house for our friends' new CrossFit gym. 2.25 more miles waiting to do a workout then my first CrossFit workout: 400m/21 kettlebell swings/12 pullups three times.  Total time of 9:05. Fun but not changing my mind about running.  (Guide 7)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 10.00Altra Impulse Miles: 10.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on a beautiful afternoon!  Sore from the CrossFit workout yesterday. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:15am...5 miles easy with Moxie on a cool and calm morning. (Mirage)

5 miles on a nice day at lunch. (Ride 5)

2 miles in the evening. (Guide)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

4:30am...5 miles with Moxie. 3 miles in the evening after a long day at work.  Beautiful weather. (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5:15am...really tired.  Nearly did not go out, went short on a cool but nice morning with Moxie. (Mirage)

6 miles on the greenbelt on a beautiful day at lunch. (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:45am..5 easy miles with Moxie.  My hands were freezing by the end. (Mirage)

6 miles on a beautiful day at lunch...shirtless in later October! But...weather changes tomorrow (supposed to improve for state XC Saturday, I hope).  (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

6:30am...7 miles with Moxie on a warm but rainy morning.  Busy weekend, family and friends coming in for Katelyn's confirmation and Justin's State XC rrace. (Guide 7)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

5am...8 miles with Moxie on a nicer morning than expected.  State XC meet today. (Mirage)

3 miles running around at state xc on the sloppy wet grass. (Guide)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 8.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6am...5 easy miles with Moxie on a nice morning. Katelyn's confirmation today!

3 miles around the greenbelt with visitors after reception. (Guide)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 8.00
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Day off, not feeling so hot.  2 mile walk with Kami in the evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
195.0016.101.500.00212.60
Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 81.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 94.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 32.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 4.25Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 2.00Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 23.35Addidas Boost Miles: 3.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 50.00Altra Impulse Miles: 15.00
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