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Honolulu Marathon Clinic Prediction 10 mile Turkey Trot

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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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Miles:This week: 34.00 Month: 132.00 Year: 2952.41
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7973.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
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Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 901.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 437.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
156.0524.004.000.00184.05
Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 31.55Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 78.50Addidas Boost Miles: 36.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 23.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 26.50Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.003.000.000.0012.00

7:30am...ran with the XC boys (Justin, Matthew, Ben) for a 10 mile loop around the river.  Progression run started slower and the boys pushed hard at the end.  Justin ran close to or under 6:00 pace for the last 3 miles.   10 miles in 1:13.   I went back out for 2 miles with Katelyn to finish off 12 miles on a beautiful morning!  (Mirage Red)

Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 12.00
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Rest day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.001.000.000.007.00

Took Katelyn to the gym to show her how to use the treadmills (getting ready for winter).  2.5 miles next to her...she did great!  (Fastwitch Red)

4.5 miles with the boys at Shamrock Park for some hill workouts.  Getting cold and dark at 5:30pm now!   The team is registered for Nike Cross Northwest...go Tigers XC!  (Mirage Red)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 2.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.000.000.0011.30

No early run, slept in as I was planning on a lunch run.  I hooked up with Erik Teig (2:26 at TCM for 22nd) who was in town and we did a greenbelt loop and into SRL around the lake for 6.3 miles.  Nice and easy just catching up and having a good talk about life.  Fun times even though my hammy was talking to me.  (Mirage Red)

5 miles with the boys after work through the neighborhood in about 37 minutes.  Hammy really tight, taking this weekend off...not running Open race at NXN.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 6.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.750.000.000.008.75

5:45am...2 miles with Katelyn and Moxie through the neighborhood to get Katelyn out. Hamstring(s) still sore.  (Ride 3)

3.25 miles around Freeman Park (3 loops).  Beautiful day, had to get out to work off some stress.  (Mirage Red)

3.5 miles with the boys and Katelyn at the track for a speed workout (them, not me..ok 1 400m interval in 72 sec.)  (Fastwitch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 2.00Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 3.25Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 3.50
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5 miles easy with Moxie on a nice morning.  (Fastwitch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

We did not get to the hotel until about 1:45am and to bed after 2am.  We slept in and had a bite for breakfast and I went out for a run about 10am.  6 miles from the hotel, by the high school and on the Tunnel Trail to the Plainfield, IN water tower and back in about 44 minutes.   I overdress and was pretty warm but was able to shed a layer and it was good.  Hammy ok, much better than last night on the plane.  On our way to Shelbyville to see family and my ailing grandmother.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 6.00
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5 miles from the hotel in Shelbyville on the country roads.  Cool and windy morning. Full day visiting with family today.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00
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Slept in.  Another full day with family, I decided to take today as a rest day to give the hamstring a break.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.000.000.007.00

Early flight back to Idaho Falls after a late night last night (watching a movie, "Oblivion", and talking to the IF XC Coach late).   Slept the whole flight back...still tired.

I went out with Katelyn and Moxie for 2 miles right after school then took the boys out for some fartleks and hills for 5 miles.   Overall a good workout.  We had a discussion about team dynamics, running as an analogy for life, miscommunication and forgiveness, and synergy.  Dealing with some issues from a run when I was out of town.  (Fastwitch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.503.001.000.0012.50

I have the day off.  I went to the gym with Katelyn before school for her to get a run in on this cold day (15 degrees outside!).  I ran 3 miles, the last quarter at 4:17.   After taking the kids to school, Kami and I went back to the gym.  I ran 7 miles in 43:45 (6:15 AP) as a progression, starting easy then up to MP or better for the last 2 miles before a mile cooldown.  Not ready to be back at the gym but the time is here.  (Fastwitch Red)

2.5 miles with Justin and Matthew at Community Park.  Legs were very stiff and in the frigig cold it was really bad.  Matthew was underdressed for the temps so we called it off early to try to get warm.  (Ride 3)

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 2.50Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Too cold to go outside and my entire left leg is twingy.  I also have a bit of a sore throat so no run this morning or likely today.

5 miles at lunch on a nice but very cold day.  Had to work off stress from church, coaching, family...work going good.  (Mirage Red)

Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.002.001.000.009.00

5:30am...4 miles in 24:40 at the gym with the kids.  Progression from 6:58 to 4:55 pace.  Kids did great and lots of folks came up to them to say how impressed they were that the kids were that committed to workout early in the morning!  (Fastwitch Red)

5 miles around the river at lunch on cool day to blow out some stress.  Got it done before the snow started.  (Mirage Red)

Gresham, OR to Titusville, FL as of today in mileage for the year.

Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 4.00
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5.005.001.000.0011.00

5:00am...9 miles at the gym in 56:50 (6:19 AP).  Progression run started easy for a few miles then into MP and 1 mile at 5:40 or better including a 400m in 64 sec.  Hammy starting to feel better.  (Fastwitch Red)

Trying to decided if the team and parents are going to make the trip to Boise for the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest meet tomorrow...roads are crappy and staying bad through tonight.  Boise is hammered with 6+ inches of snow and all schools are closed and roads are bad.  Worth it for a 20 minute race?  5+ hours of white knuckle driving both ways?  We have decided not to go due to the treacherous traveling conditions.  A bummer for the boys, but not worth the risk to all the families.

2 miles with Katelyn in the neighborhood on the snowy roads.  (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 2.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.003.001.000.0015.00

6:00am...went to the gym early as it was pretty cold outside and I was going to meet the kids when Kami brought them.  10 miles in 1:04:15.  Mostly easy (6:30ish) but the last few I pushed into slow MP and the last mile was at 5:40 AP.  (Fastwitch Red)

Bummed the kids are not running, but glad we made the decision we did. Justin's calf is really bothering him today so maybe that is a good indication too.  Taking the boys out later for a fun run in the snow and a pizza party at our house to ease the let down from not going to NXN.

5 miles with the boys in the snow.  Ran through SRL, had a snowball fight, dunked each other in the snow banks, ran to Bill's and snowballed Gray and Cody, then ran home to have pizza, brownie sundaes and hang out.  My pleasure and honor to have coached such a great group of young men and runners!  (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 10.00
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Rested my hamstring today and went to the gym to lift weights with Kami.  Still not ready for winter.

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No run today...home sick and spending most the day in bed.

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Feeling much better today but decided to take the day off to fully recover and to take the break that I kept meaning to do to rest my hamstring. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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4:30am...5 easy miles outside with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Feeling better...hammy and glute a bit tight.  Warmer morning and needed to get Moxie out for the first time in a few days.  (Ride 3)

Too busy at lunch and hammy sore.  Skipped the run, maybe tonight before church activity.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4:30am...4 easy miles with Moxie (this run was for her).  Hammy and glute tight and cold.  Looking forward to next week's runs!  This week turned into my down/recovery week. (Ride 3)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5am...8 miles early.  I met with Alana, Curt and Gama and we ran for 6 miles together catching up after not seeing each other for a while (since St. George Marathon?).  Hammy and glute feeling better.  (Ride 3)

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 8.00
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Got into Honolulu late last night and to the hotel late.  Nonetheless, we were up early and I took the whole family to Kapahulu Park to see the sunrise.  On the way home, we stopped by Leonard's for malasadas and Pao doce wraps.  Then we went for a run, the whole family!

We ran 3 miles down Waikiki beach to the aquarium and back then Justin and I ran an additional 2 miles by the Hilton Hawaiian Village to the Honolulu Yacht Club (HYC).  Good start to the vacation!

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

Kami, Justin and I got up early and ran along Waikiki to the view point on Diamond Head crater to see the sunrise.  We through in a few intervals up and down the hill too.  We ran back dropped off Kami and ran a bit more.  The I took Katelyn out to the HYC and back.   A total of 9.5 miles before a Sunday brunch and day at the beach swimming and snorkeling. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 9.50
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Woke up in the middle of the night with a horrible earache!

We got up early to see the sunrise then went up to Diamond Head Crater for the hike to the top.  Fun time on a beautiful day.  Hit Leonard's on the way home for a Pao Doce Wrap.  3 miles. (Boost)

Lazy day at the pool and beach today.  Ear was still hurting and I was antsy so I took a run to the pharmacy to fill an anitbiotic prescription we had and for a run along the Ali Wai canal.  5 miles. (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 8.00
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5 miles with Justin up to and around Kapiolani Park and back before a day at Ko'Olina on a cruise and snorkeling boat tour.  Fun day! (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Justin and I ran from the hotel and did the loop around Diamond Head crater and back.  Had a great time running with him!  Pushed some speed in this run too. (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 7.00
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Race: Honolulu Marathon Clinic Prediction 10 mile Turkey Trot (10 Miles) 01:07:57
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.005.000.000.0013.00

Justin and I got up early and ran to the bandshell at the Kapiolani Park to register for the Honolulu Marathon Clinic Prediction Run 10 mile Turkey Trot.  It is a training run for the marathon.  $6 for a supported run..not bad.  Got our tongue depressors and put down 1:10 as we were planning on running together plus dealing with the heat and windy conditions.  Met a few nice folks waiting for the run to start.  No watches or GPS...idea is to gauge your pace and try to come in as close to your prediction as possible.  From what we heard, you need to be within 10 seconds to have a chance of winning.

We went out in the front group and did the loop around the park before heading up the crater road.  Still near the middle of the front pack but Justin's stomach was causing him to drop back from me.  As I was running up the hill I would look back to check on him and see if he was staying close.  After getting up on over the crater and starting our way up the back side we took off down towards the neighborhood on the back side towards Kahala.  I stopped and waited for Justin at the turn off from the crater road and ran with him for the next couple of miles trying to motivate him to dig deep.  His stomach was hurting so he said go.

I picked it up a bit at the halfway point (or where I thought it was).  I started to pick off the runners ahead as we made our way back to Kahala and up the crater.  It was getting warmer through here as the sun was coming out and shining brightly.  On the way back down towards Kapiolani Park I was really cruising and passing runners.  Along Kalakaua I kicked in and passed a few more to catch all the runners except for about 5 of them.  Ended up at 1:07:57 so a bit under the prediction.  I ran back to bring Justin in at 1:13.  He said he threw up a couple of times but still had a kick at the end. Proud of him and his effort.

We ran back to the hotel and rested before the Thanksgiving buffet and pool time.  Justin did not feel good all day.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 13.00
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Took Kami to see the sunrise at Kahala Park instead of running and spent time with the family and getting packed up before heading home on our last day in Hawaii.  

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Got back to IF after a long night of traveling and fitful sleep on the plane.  Cold and very windy.  Too tired and windy for a run.

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Got about 12 hours of sleep last night to catch up from the trip home.  Went out late with Moxie for 5 miles before helping put up the tree and Christmas decorations.  Not used to 25 degrees outside but it wasn't too bad.  (Ride 3)

Sad news as my grandma passed away tonight.  My Dad was flying home from seeing her when she passed.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
156.0524.004.000.00184.05
Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 31.55Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 78.50Addidas Boost Miles: 36.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 23.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 26.50Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 7.00
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