Philippians 4:13

Footlocker West Open 5k

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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 (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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy 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.



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


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 26.50 Month: 213.50 Year: 2741.16
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7925.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 601.78
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 813.17
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 885.15
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 881.94
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 391.25
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 392.61
Race: Footlocker West Open 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:18:46, Place overall: 32
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

We got up and the weather was good temps but very humid and foggy.  We loaded the buses and headed to the course aroung 6:30am.  Got there in time to set up the Idaho XC camp and get in a short warmup.  About 130 men runners.  Lined up with Ty Draney and Sean Schmidt.  Gun goes off and we head out.  The first mile is mostly flat and I get into an good groove and and hit the mile at 5:31.  Feeling ok, Ty had moved up a bit on me and I was running in a group of guys I would see back and forth the rest of the race.  Hit the Switchbacks and am patient going up but my hamstring is not doing good, so I only have quads to attack and the hammy is yelling.  On the downhill open back up and catch a few of the runners I lost ground to but also have a few others pass me.  I see Bill Cobler running and try to stay with him.  At around 1.75 miles we hit Poopout hill and it is not fun.  Crest it with what I have and try to get back to speed on the mostly downhill back side of the course and my legs just do not have it.  I come around the corner for the last climb and it is pretty pathetic.  Get passed again including by Bill C.  As we get to the top I run the downhill pretty good but the flat on the airstrip and through the gauntlet I am just surviving.  Try to push on the track and I am able to hold off a guy and finish in 18:46.  Not my best effort but a tough course and not used to XC.  

Get out in time to watch Justin start and see his whole race, he does really good.  Finishes in the top half of the field.  Team Idaho XC has a good set of races and have fun.  

Get back on the buses at 12:30 and head out for Las Vegas.  Get into town around 5:30am, head out at 6:30 and spend the night til about 11:30.  Kids hated the town and the hotel (so did I).  Will be glad when we leave.  

Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 3.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 5.11
From Jason D on Mon, Dec 08, 2014 at 22:51:08 from

Good to mix things up. Sounds like Justin did well on a difficult course too. Hope you are able to sort that hamstring out.

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