Philippians 4:13

December 2015

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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: 20.00 Month: 72.00 Year: 3155.38
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 8020.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 663.00
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 849.00
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 922.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 515.00
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 511.86
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
239.909.202.000.00251.10
Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 59.75Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 20.20Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 102.15Runs With Moxie Miles: 69.50Addidas Boost Miles: 17.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 38.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6am...4 miles at the gym in just under 28 minutes, so pretty easy.  Katelyn joined me on this very cold morning. (Fastwitch 6)

4 miles with Moxie before leaving on a overnight business trip.  (Launch 2)

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 4.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 4.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Early morning meetings.  After getting done with meetings, I had time to get a run in before my flight home.  Very nice day for a run (50 degrees, sunny)!  I ran 6 miles at the Clark County Wetlands Park on the path.  Wow, they have really improved and expanded the park since I was last here!  Lots of trails, 13 mile loop if you have the chance plus all the criss crossing trails everywhere and a new exploration center.  Great run, fastest outside run in a while in just under 44:30 (~7:25 AP).  (Ride 5)

Glad to be leaving this town.

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Stretching and exercises this morning.

5 easy miles at lunch on a pretty nice day.  Amazing though what 25 degrees difference makes (50 yesterday, 25 today...muscles never did fully loosen up).  (Launch 2)

Good luck to all my friends and FRB'ers heading to Foot Locker West today, safe travels!

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Taught the weights class at the MS this morning.

6 miles outside with Moxie, then 3 more solo. (ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 9.00
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5:45am...6 miles with Moxie on a nice morning.   Then took the kids down to the Christmas Gift 5K and I ran with Katelyn...she did great!  Fun times with lots of friends on a cool run morning.  The sunshine came out afterwards and was a good end to the morning! (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 10.00
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5 miles, 3 with Katelyn on a warm day...in shorts! (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00
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4 miles early on a warm morning (in shorts!), then I took the kids to weights class at the middle school with the team.  (Ride 5)

5 miles at lunch easy (in shorts!) right before the rain/snow started. (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:45am....6 miles with Moxie on a warmish morning along Sunnyside..in shorts!  Ran with or into lots of people today...Curt, Alana, Gama, Janalyn, Andrea, Corwin...just needed a few more to get the old running group (Craig, Lynette, Gray, etc.)  (Ride 5)

No run at lunch today, busy at work.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.00
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3 miles at 5am with Moxie on a warm morning...ran in shorts again.  Then with the team at the gym for an Iron Core workout...pretty killer workout!  (Boost)

7 easy miles around the greenbelt on a nice day (warm, sunny, but windy!) in shorts. Hammy/glute still there but I think improving over time.  (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Addidas Boost Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

4:45am...tired and a bit stiff and sore.  4 miles on a cooler morning (no shorts) with some black ice on the pathway.  Just could manage 4 miles, not feeling it this morning, mostly got out for the dog.  (Ride 5)

5 easy miles with DanS at lunch on the greenbelt.  Glad he was there because I had no motivation to run. Good to catch up after not running together for a while.  (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 4.00
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4:45am...8 miles with Curt and Patrick through SRL and back.  (Ride 5)

2 miles after school with Katelyn.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 2.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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5:30am...10 easy miles with Alana, Andrea, Curt and Gama around the river and back.  Slow easy and fun to talk with friends. Pretty warm out considering it is 12 Dec, but my hands were frozen when I stopped.  Maybe a run later with the kids. (Ride 5)

Did some chores, watched the FootLocker XC championships (great race!) then I went out for 5 miles with Justin on a nice morning.  (Boost)

More Christmas chores in the afternoon.  Busy day.

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 10.00
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4 miles before church (1 solo, 3 miles with katelyn), 2 miles later.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Addidas Boost Miles: 2.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 4.00
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9.000.000.000.009.00

5am...4 easy miles with Moxie in snow and windy but kinda warm conditions.  Winter is back. (Xodus)

5 miles at lunch. Wintery weather and slushy pathway.  (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

4:30am...4 miles with Moxie on Sunnyside and back through the neighborhood.  Cold and calm, short to protect Moxie's paws from the icy conditions on the path and roads. Stretching and rehab exercises. (Ride 5)

6.25 miles at lunch on a beautiful day, but kinda slick pathways. (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 6.25Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Early morning IronCore workout with all the kids at the middle school. Tough!

5 miles on a cold windy day at lunch...brrr! (Launch 2)

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

No morning run, too cold outside and the gym is under renovation.  Ran 6.25 miles at lunch on a cold but very nice day (felt better than yesterday even if it was colder).  (Launch 2)

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 6.25
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Went to the weight workout with the kids at the middle school early.  Errands in the morning then I met Jason, the new Associate Pastor at our church, for a run.  About 5.5 miles with Jason through SRL and around the river back to the church then I extended a few more for 8 miles total.  Nice day with a snow covered path.  (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 8.00
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Slept in, went out at 7:30 with Justin and Moxie for 3.3 miles. Dropped off Moxie then ran 5 more with Justin down to the river and back.  Went back out in the neighborhood with Katelyn for 2 miles then finished off another mile solo.  11.25 miles total on a cool morning.  (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.30Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 11.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7:15am...5 miles with Moxie before church on a warmish morning.  Pathways kinda slick.  (Ride 5)

2 more miles solo later.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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5:30am...got up and my glute/hammy were on fire. Stretched and rolled then felt better and decided to take Moxie out short on the warmish morning.  4 miles, last 2 miles with Curt and Patrick.  Felt better after the run.  (Xodus)

Slower 6.25 mile run at lunch on the slick path around the river.  Went out a little early to beat the storm...wind and snow was just starting when I came back out of the locker room! (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.200.000.000.009.20

5am...went out for a run after stretching and rolling my achy glute/hammy.  4.2 miles with Moxie on a cold and windy morning. Slow since the pathway was slick and icy. (Ride 5)

5 miles (plenty considering the conditions) at lunch around the river.  I was either ice skating or snow shoeing the whole way.  Quite a leg and ab workout even though I was going slow. (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.20Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 4.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:45am...warmish morning with no wind.  Pathway was a mix of a light ice or completely dry for the first 3 miles, then the snow started and it made it a tough run back as now I could not see the icy patches.  Skated a few times (Moxie dragged me!) but made it home with no mishaps. Between the snow, ice and cold weather coming, it looks like TM time for the rest of the year (mostly!) on the new equipment at the gym!  (Xodus)

No second run, too cold, windy at lunch then I got busy with chores and helping our Pastor pack up his stuff to head back to Iowa this week.  We are going to miss Pastor Tom!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 6.00
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First day of an 11 day holidy break off from work!  Slept in and I was going to go out with a couple of running buddies, but Curt was injured and Craig was snowed in.  So I took Moxie out for 5 miles along Sunnyside then came home and grabbed Justin to go back out.  As we headed out the door, the snow started...and it kept getting heavier throughout the run til is was a white out for the last mile!  Cold and ice covered by the time we got home!  Another 6 miles with Justin to get 11 miles for the day.  Then I shoveled the driveway,.,now I am tired. (Xodus)

Merry Christmas to all the FRBers!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 11.00
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No run, spent time with my family.

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Slept in after a long day yesterday with family.  My family went to the gym, Katelyn and I ran, Kami and Justin did weights.  

10 miles in 1:04 (6:26 AP).  Some easy, some fast on the new treadmills.  They have courses with videos in differnet places with you can watch and the incline adjusts, pretty cool.  I did a California Trail run and a run in Germany.  Got the machine up to 11, 12, 13, and 14 mph.  Have not run that hard in a while.  Hammy and glute felt ok.  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 10.00
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5 miles at the gym on the treadmill.  Started slow, finished fast.  Really sore from the run yesterday. (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00
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10.700.000.000.0010.70

10K on the treadmill at the gym in an easy 41:30.  Hammy and glute ok, felt better after rolling.  (Fastwitch)

I took Moxie outside because it was pretty nice, but she started to come up lame on her front left paw so we just turned around.  Hope it is just the cold, she is walking around the house just fine.  Went back out for 3.5 more solo miles. (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 4.50
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10K on the treadmill at the gym in 40:45. Some faster miles. (Ride 5)

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.20
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Went to the gym later in the morning for an easy 6 miles in 40:45.  (Ride 5)

2 miles later in the day.

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.00
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10 miles in 1:06:40 on the treadmill at the gym this morning as it was -20 degrees outside. (Ride 5)

A quick review of my running stats (for my own validation) since I started training for marathons and really tracking mileage in 2005. Prior to 2005, I didn't track mileage and ran at most 3 times a week for about 2-5M each time for the previous 5 years (2000-2004) as I was more focused on weight lifting and tennis in this period. Estimate that I ran about 3,000 miles total prior to making running my central athletic focus in 2005.

Mileage pre 2005: 3,000 miles (est.)

Mileage 2005-2006: 3,878 miles (Coolrunning.com)

Mileage 2007-2014: 27,932 miles (2963 - '07, 3706 - '08, 3760 - '09, 3659 - ‘10, 3725 - '11, 3468 – ’12, 3,256 – ’13, 3395 – ‘14)

Mileage to date 2015: 3,306 miles (12/31/15).  Ran the equivalent distance from Bend, OR to Key West, FL this year!

Total lifetime miles: 38,116 miles

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
239.909.202.000.00251.10
Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 59.75Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 20.20Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 102.15Runs With Moxie Miles: 69.50Addidas Boost Miles: 17.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 38.00
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