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Just Cuz 5 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

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
190.3522.7010.100.00223.15
Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 52.75Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 50.50Runs With Moxie Miles: 47.40Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 87.00Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 15.60La Sportiva Fireblades Miles: 17.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

6 miles early on a cool but windless day.  2 miles with Moxie, then 4 more solo.  Nothing special besides the fact that I got up (almost slept in again but didn't succumb this time).  (Ride Black)

6.5 miles in 46:30 with Pat B.  Spent the whole run talking about the state XC meet results and coaching.  Nice run on a pleasant day in between meetings.  (Ride Red)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 6.00Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 6.50Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00
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6 slow miles on a cool morning.  3 miles with Moxie, then 3 more miles solo.  Just a slow easy run. (Ride Black)

Went to a school activity with my kids and then took the rest of the day off.  Got a 6 mile run in around 3pm in wonderful weather...shirtless in November!  2 miles with Moxie then 4 solo.   (Launch)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 6.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

3 miles solo early then 3 more miles with Moxie for a good morning run.  Much of the same as my normal easy early runs...just gettin' it done.  (Ride Black)

Only one run today due to business travel.  

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 6.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00
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No run today due to a busy day with work meetings on travel.  Fly home tonight though!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.001.000.000.0010.00

I slept in and went for a run about noon after taking the kids to school, taking down Halloween decorations and planning a family vacation (got it booked!).  1 mile with Kami and Moxie then they went the rest of the way home at a walk.  I finished another 9 miles in 1:08:41 for a nice easy run before tomorrow's race!  (Launch)

Now for a busy remainder of the day (vet visit, errands and Guitar Hero at a friend's house tonight)!

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 10.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.00
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Race: Just Cuz 5 Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:17:50, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.507.006.100.0015.60

I finished in 1:17:50 (1:17:36 on my watch) in 3rd place...officially.  Rode the bus to the start with Jeff Fogg, then saw lots of friends and other runners I know.  Bumped into Rob Murphy and Rob Rohde and got the start.  This was either going to be a hard fast day or an easy fun day.  The lack of any real training since St. George ended up making my decision for me.

Started off fast and felt good through 4 miles, then my left hammy and glute and lower back started to lock up.  Mile 5 was a transition, then from 6 on I felt the issues were not going to let me run fast so I went into cruise mode for the rest of the race.  Rob M. passed by me running great at 6 miles and was moving out.  If I had seen Rachelle driving again after about mile 9 I would have asked for a ride (my hammy and back were on fire!).  At around 11 miles, Rob R. passed me as I was just running easy, then John Taberna as well.  Oh well, just one of those days!  At 12 miles I start to push a bit to catch Rob and John and we all finish within about 13 seconds of each other.  Since I stuck in it, I wish I would have pushed harder for the 15 seconds, but once you are out of race mode it is hard to dig deep.  To our surprise, Rob Murphy missed the one and only turn on the race and ended up doing and extra mile and finished 4th...a real bummer as he was tearing it up.  

 Stuck around to see friends, run a buddy in, eat some food and talk and get the award for 3rd place.  Now off to home for chores and seeing the band that played at Kami's birthday party this summer at a local restaurant.  My left leg is really sore...hammy and lower back are killing me!

Went out tonight to see the band that played at Kami's party this summer and drown my aches and pains (and blow off some more steam from the race and the recent work stresses).

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 15.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

I didn't sleep worth a darn last night.  Got up early and decided to take Moxie out for a run.  I then remembered that the NYC marathon will be on TV at noon, so we cut the run short at 1.5 miles to get home go to early church.  After church while the kids were in Sunday school, I finished another 6 miles in 45 minutes with beautiful weather (ran shirtless!)...took advantage of the day before the bad weather hits later today.  As I was on the home stretch, 2 young punks started razzing me which really made me mad...damn hoodlums!   Left hammy, glute and lower back are still tight as our my quads from yesterday's race.

Watched the NYC marathon then helped with some chores around the house.

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 1.50Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 6.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.50
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No run today, I woke up feeling like crap and the weather outside is nasty (blizzard!)...so I slept in.  I wouldn't have gone to work except for lots to get done today for the rest of the week.  Skipped lunch run too due to sickness and work stresses...I needed the break anyway and have to be healthy for later in the week.

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Home sick today, no run.  Light headed, upset stomach and my legs are still sore.  I wonder if I was coming down with this on Saturday which then affected my performace?

 Need to get rested up for a couple big important days at work on Wed/Thurs.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6 miles early this morning in 30 degree weather.  Not a bad morning for a run, 3 miles solo and 3 miles with Moxie.  I am feeling much better than the last 2 days, but my legs are still kinda hinky...left calf sore and right groin not good.  I feel old!   Only run today as I have a very busy work day today (and even bigger day tomorrow!).  (Ride Black)

One quick email and...poof!  Our best laid plans out the window.  Work expectations suddently changed this morning for today and tomorrow...so I had time for a run at lunch, 4 quick miles!  Plus, now I have tomorrow off for Veteran's day instead of having to work.  (Brooks Launch)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 4.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

I slept in since I now have the day off, so I went for my run after taking the kids to school.  3.15 miles with Moxie, then dropped her off and finished off 11 miles in 1:22:30 for a pedestrian 7:30 pace.  There was not much fun about this run, I think I am reaching the point where I need to take some time off to get my mojo back. 

A day with Kami get some things done around the house and a few errands.

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 11.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

I took my own advice and after a conversation with Kory last night, I decided that I need to chill a bit with my running to find the "fun" again, so I decided to sleep in this morning and do a solo run today at lunch.  I am heading home early today to take my wife and daughter to the airport so they can have a girl's weekend in Denver with their best friends who just moved there.  So my son and I will have a guy's weekend here! 

8 miles after dropping off the girls at the airport.  Cool, cloudy weather but a nice easy run with my mp3 and running music...a better run than yesterday! (Ride Red)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

A first in a long time...the core of the IF running group together for a run this morning!  I ran with McKay, Andrea, Lynette and Deborah which was great.  5 miles with the whole group, then another 5 with McKay in cool and windy weather in 1:22:00.  A good easy run with friends...a nice run for my chill period!

Went back out for another mile with Justin and Moxie...yeah!  A good day of running!

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 11.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

6 miles solo this morning on  a warmer but cloudy and dreary day in 47 minutes.  Then went back out with Justin and Moxie for another 1.25 miles..fun!

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 7.25Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.600.000.000.006.60

No AM run due to being up until 12:30am picking up the girls from the airport.  I will get a good lunch run in today in the nicer weather.

A beautiful day at lunch...45 degrees and bright sunshine...all the snow is gone!!! 6.6 miles in 50 minutes.  2.5 miles with Dan S., then another 3.5 miles with Pat B. talking about training/burnout/breaks for us older runners. Our conversation reinforced my current plan to run easy and for fun for a while. My left leg was very tight/sore as my hammy just didn't want to play nice so I just ran very easy and to enjoy the weather and the company.  A good day of running.

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 6.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

No early morning run today for several reasons:  1) Left hammy yelling at me, 2) 40 mph winds outside (even though it is warmish at 40 degrees), 3) Tired and the bed felt nice!, 4) Just didn't feel like it!    I will see if I go out at lunch depending on work, weather and how I feel. 

6.25 miles at lunch in 47:45 on a decent running day.  Cool but not bad, mostly calm winds and mostly cloudy...not bad.  Left hammy still singing to me, so this was just an easy run.

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles at 4:15am on a warmish (33 degrees) morning.  2 miles solo then 4 more miles with Moxie.  Left hammy still talking to me, but a bit better.  Probably the only run for the day due to work schedule. 

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 6.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.050.000.000.0010.05

4 miles early with Moxie in warm weather.  Left hammy still very tight, so this run was just for getting Moxie out.  I will try for a better run at lunch today.  (Ride Black)

6.05 miles at lunch on a warmish but very windy day.  5 miles with Dan then another loop around the park for a total time of 45:30.  My hammy was still not a happy camper...not an "injury" feeling, but I sure can tell it is there and it doesn't like to move well.   (Ride Red) 

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 4.00Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 6.05Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I slept in and went out for my run at around 6am with Moxie intending to do about 4 with her and a bit more solo.  Instead, we ran into Curt and McKay and ended up running 6.5 miles with them.  After coming home and getting the kids ready for school, I went back out solo for 3.5 more miles.  Total time for both runs was 1:17:30.  Left hammy is still tight and talking to me...it is getting very annoying as it doesn't outright hurt it just kind of nags all the time.  (Ride Black)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 10.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.50
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4.300.000.000.004.30

4.3 miles at 6:40 pace at 4:15 in the afternoon after a good day with the family at the museum.  Man, I love running at sea level.  Maybe I have to come back here in the spring for my next marathon!!!

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 4.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.700.000.0010.70

10.7 miles in 1:13 around the neighborhood and on the Peter Canyon Mountain to Sea Trail...nice run in great weather!

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 10.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.003.000.000.0011.00

Slept in and went for 11 miles in 1:19:30 up the trail to Pter Canyon vai Jamboree.  Uphill for half the run, then downhill and flat back home.  Now for a day at the tidepools with the kids.

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles easy before heading out with the whole family for Legoland.  My left hammy and glute were really tight today.  

7 hours walking around Legoland and the car ride caused my lower back to lock up a bit. 

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.003.000.000.009.00

9 miles in 1:02:28 on a glorious morning outside.  3 miles at good MP (5:30 - 6:15 pace during this stretch).  Run felt great, lots of other runners and bikers out...didn't really want to stop but came back to spend time with family.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. 

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 9.00
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No run this morning as my glute/piriformis was pretty sore and we have a long day of traveling so I didn't want to make the trip more sore for my body.  It was a fun trip but it will be good to get home...even if it is in the tundra and way too cold (good buy sunshine and 65 degrees!!).  But, at least I don't have to deal with traffic and millions of people!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.004.004.000.0010.00

It was 12 degrees with a 6 degree windchill when we were going to head out this morning so the group convinced me to hit the gym for a TM workout...first one in about a year!  10 miles in 1:01:40 for a 6:10 average pace.  2 miles easy warmup then the next 8 miles a mixture of mid to fast MP with 4 miles at sub 5:40 pace.  Felt really good to run fast and in the warmth to help the transition back to Idaho weather.

Now for a day of getting settled again around home and start to get the Christmas decor up...mostly the tree today.

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.300.000.000.007.30

Went out for a run in 3 inches of new snow and some coming down in big fluffy flakes.  3 miles with Moxie, then 4.3 more miles with Andrea.  It was warm (25 degrees) and fun to run in the snow even though it was really slow.  A good first real winter run!

La Sportiva Fireblades Miles: 7.30Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.100.000.000.0011.10

5 miles in the dark and cold on the icy roads, 3 solo then 2 with Moxie.  Heading back to work after a week of vacation...not too excited about it but it has to be done and it should be a busy day.  (Fireblades)

6.1 miles at lunch on a cold but clear day.  A little wind made it chilly but it was a good run on the slick pathway around the river at a relaxed pace due to the footing.  Good midday break from the first day back at work.  (Ride Red)

La Sportiva Fireblades Miles: 5.00Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 6.10Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles in the cold and on the slightly icy pathway with Moxie.  Ran early so Kami could get off to work...almost didn't make it out of bed but somehow got my feet on the floor and then out the door.  (Fireblades)

I wanted to go for another run today but I got slammed at work so I couldn't go at lunchtime.  In the afternoon we had conferences at school for the kids, then afterwards I spent time with Justin instead of getting out...then it was just too late to go.  So, only one run but some fun time with my son instead....a good trade.

La Sportiva Fireblades Miles: 5.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
190.3522.7010.100.00223.15
Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 52.75Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 50.50Runs With Moxie Miles: 47.40Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 87.00Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 15.60La Sportiva Fireblades Miles: 17.30
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