Philippians 4:13

Just Cuz 4 Half Marathon

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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: 22.00 Month: 132.25 Year: 355.50
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9314.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 744.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1008.19
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1254.26
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1224.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 339.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 486.50
Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Lifetime Miles: 50.25
Race: Just Cuz 4 Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:17:04, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Drove down with Andrea and Kari.  Finally got to the start after waiting for the small shuttle and instead drove along with Keary Tonks.  Saw lots of folks I know from past races.  1 mile warmup and 0.4M afterwards bringing Andrea in (ahead of a couple of other runners trying to catch her).

Overall:  1:17:04, first overall.  Fast first half then rolling second half.  The wind picked up in the second half and it was head on so this slowed me a bit, especially in the rolling/uphill sections the last few miles.  Ran alone for the entire run so this was just a nice harder but not full out race.  Felt tired at the end but good.  Won a gift certificate to a local sports store and a free entry into next years race.  

Not a bad result considering my motivational issues of late and coming into this run 3 weeks out from Indy and untapered (then end of my longest week in over a month).

Andrea and Kari both got PR's, so big congrats to them!

Splits:  4:59, 5:14, 5:47, 5:42, 5:52, 5:57, 6:06, 5:47, 6:01, 6:07, 6:19, 6:21, 6:22, 0:30. 

Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 14.50
From JimF on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 19:36:12 from

Congrats on the win and great race! Looks like you have recovered nicely from the marathon. Always nice to pick up some prizes as well.

From Barry on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 19:58:51 from


Congratulations on you win. Kory and i were talking this morning during our six mile run and we both agreed that we knew that you would win.

From JD on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 20:35:48 from

Congratulations on the win!

From Kory on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 21:40:01 from

Great job and nice run. The wind is hard up there when you come down past the 6 mile mark. I remember when I ran the course last year (1:14:40) how the wind picked up. Man! I would have ran it with you if I didn't have so many issues going on.

Barry and I both wanted to run it, but we both just couldn't. Barry and I had a great run this morning and his company was worth it.

From Jon on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 21:53:43 from

Wow, an untapered, unmotivated, and unrecovered win. Not too shabby! Good work, Jeff.

From Bill Mandler on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 21:55:46 from


Nice job today with the win. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who feels "tired" after a long year. Great to see you as always.

From Sandy Dune-Howard on Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 09:25:23 from

Well Jeff, Im Jealous, only 3 weeks after a big race and no tapering urghhhh

but on a good note well done thats just amazing excellent race especially as you didnt go all out Well Done. ;-)

From Rachel on Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 09:43:57 from

Great job Jeff, just the pick-up you needed since Indy...

From Twinkies on Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 11:56:53 from

Great race. Congrats on the win. Keep up the good work.

From rockness18 on Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 20:23:36 from

Great run as usual!

From josse on Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 10:38:27 from

Great job, congrats on the win:)

From Neil on Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 11:29:26 from

Great job! congrats on the win!

From Christi on Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 08:04:38 from

Woo-hoo! Looks like we bothed raced this past weekend. Only I didn't GET FIRST PLACE!!! ha ha. CONGRATS!! What an great race for you!!

From Mark on Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 10:03:23 from

Congrats on first place! "Just Cuz" is a perfect reason to run a fast half marathon. This should put some gas back into your tank of motivation.

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