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Christmas Gift 5k

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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: 14.00 Month: 117.00 Year: 3200.38
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 8047.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 573.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 663.00
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 849.00
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 925.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 530.00
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 528.86
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
173.6227.1112.724.00217.45
Runs With Moxie Miles: 60.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 25.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 37.11Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 25.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 33.00Altra Impulse Miles: 43.07Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 33.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5 miles with Moxie in a good snow. (Guide)

5 miles in the cold windy conditions at lunch.  Snowed but the path was mostly cleared off. (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6am...8 miles with Moxie on a cold morning. (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 8.00
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Race: Christmas Gift 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:19:15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.003.110.000.0011.11

6:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie, lots of other runners out on the Sunnyside path today.  Heading to the Christmas Gift 5K to run to honor our friend Amy. (Guide)

We all went down to participate in the Christmas Gift 5k put on by Gray at Bill's Bike and Run.  Before the event started, I gave a prayer to remember Amy Thorne, had a moment of silence then release purple baloons to memorialize her.  It was a cold and breezy day.  Justin, Matthew and I all took off at the front of the race running at marathon pace.  At mile 1, Justin had a bit of a lead but then his leg started hurting and I pulled ahead.  From 1.25 on, I was running along with Justin and Matthew just behind.  At the finish line I was up by about 10 seconds.  As I turned to the finish, I stopped, kneeled, said a prayer and stepped off the course in memory of Amy Thorne not finishing her race.  Matthew and Justin came through for 1-2.

Stayed around and talked to lots of friends and remembered Amy with all the people runinng in the matching shirts we had made to honor her.  A good day.  

Katelyn and I started running home, she ran a mile then caught a ride and I ran another mile home solo.  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 11.11
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5:30am...8 miles with Moxie in nice weather before going to church to serve at the brunch during the cantata.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Slept in and went out a bit late. Only 4 miles due to time and a twingy knee.  More later if time allows. (Mirage)

5 miles on a cold but sunny day at lunch. (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Slept in this morning, no run.  I was going to try to run at lunch and preempted with lots of issues at work.  Unplanned day off (maybe try to go after work...).  3 miles after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Tired, twingy knee and really cold outside...skipped the run and slept in. 

After a lot of stuff at work, snuck out for a lunch run.  5 miles in sun but cold.  Not ready for frigid cold conditions. (Ride 5)

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Too cold to run outside, and did not feel like driving to the gym.  I did rehab, stretching and situps/pushups this morning after some lengthened prayer and devotion time.  Try to run at lunch.

Slammed today, no lunch run and retirement drinks for a friend after work...day off.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

6am...6 miles with Moxie through the neighborhood, then 1 mile more after dropping her off. (Guide)

3 miles later in the day after errands.  Then 4 more miles in the dark and snow before the Board of Directors meeting for a local charity. (Xodus) 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 4.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

Rain, slush, ice, wind combo outside this morning, so I decided to do the first TM run of the winter after dropping Justin off to take the ACT.  11.25 miles in 1:10...first 5K slow (20:30), next 5k faster (17:20), slow 5K (20:10), then the last 2 miles easy.  Got me motivated to do the gym again this winter.  (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 11.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Slept in this morning.  Did some Christmas prep stuff then went to the gym with my family.  5k on the treadmill before our potluck this afternoon. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 3.11
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Legs fried and very twingy knee this morning so I did not get up to run today.  Situps/pushups and stretching before work. No lunch run as I took my team out for a holiday lunch and staff meeting.

4 miles after work at the gym.  Legs and knee still aching. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Still sore, tired and legs tweaked.  No run, stretching, rehab leg exercises (bridge, pistol squats, one leg bend over rows), pushups and situps.

What the heck...legs are still trashed from a ok workout on Saturday?!? Worse that after a marathon.  5 miles on a cool clear day before storms roll in. VERY slow and sore. (Ride 5)

Yoga with Kami tonight at Alana's class.  This was really good and felt great.  Didn't even embarass myself as a runner doing yoga.

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.203.002.000.006.20

4:45am...10K on the treadmill at the gym in 40:30 (6:30ish average).  Legs are feeling better. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I got no sleep last night....skipped a work trip to Boise as I was just not up for it.  Did some weights at home (pushup, situps, legs) then went for 5 mile run with Moxie is the snow. Then into work a bit late this morning. (Xodus)

5 miles in the neighborhood after work....in the rain! (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.203.002.000.006.20

5:30am...10K on the treadmill at the gym before a busy day getting Christmas stuff accomplished.  It was raining when we went to the gym...then we were hit with a blizzard that dumped a foot of snow on us today.  (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.002.500.007.50

Beautiful sunny day outside...but -13 degrees.  Headed to the gym with my family.  7.5 mile progression run on the TM n 48:30.  Felt good. Now for a day of holiday cheer and chores. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off.  Very stiff neck and just not feeling it today. 

My mom's birthday today...also 60 years since she immigrated to the USA from Hungary.  Good times to celebrate.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.203.001.001.008.20

Still had a stiff neck this morning, -8 outside, nearly skipped. Had a cup of coffee then went to the gym for a 10K in 40:30.  Glad I ended up getting off my duff. (Altra Impulse)

2 miles after work.

Altra Impulse Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.223.001.001.0011.22

4:45am...10K on the treadmill at the gym in 39:22.  Felt ok, but I think the Fastwitch are now dead. Last day of work for 2016!  (Fastwitch)

5 miles at lunch in a balmy 20 degrees.  Snow and ice covered pathways, went slow. Left ankle and knee tweak.  Time to retire Ride's too. (Ride 5)

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Slept in on my first day of vacation...ok only to 5am.  Ran some errands early and took care of sick kids.  Went out in the sunshine and 25 degree weather on snowy/slushy/icy pathway for 7 miles.  Good to be outside but the conditions were slow. (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Slept in a bit then did some Christmas preparation before heading to a funeral for a friend's mom who was a great lady.  Second funeral in a month for someone passing away from a brain related issue. Sad.  Funeral talks stressed making relationships right...have a couple I need to contiue to work on.

After lunch, went out for a 5 mile run in the neighborhood in 15 degrees (and sun!) with Kami riding her new fat bike.  She loved it! Good time with my wife. (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

6:30am...7 miles on the TM at the gym.  Pretty hard 10K in 39:25 (6:20 pace) and a cool down.  Twingy left knee the last couple of days. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

6am...4 miles with Moxie along the path on Sunnyside.  I dropped her off then went back out ot meet Curt and Stewart for a run through SRL and back.  Another 8 miles for 12 total for the day.  (Xodus)

Merry Christmas to the FRB!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Snowed in!  Lots of shoveling and playing in knee deep snow!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.223.001.001.006.22

Went to the store early then did some chores before taking the family to the gym.  10K in 39:15 on the treadmill.  Afterwards a date with Kami to see "Arrival".  Not as good as I had heard. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 6.22
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.223.001.001.0011.22

10K on the treadmill at the gym in 39:30 (6:21).  Cold outside again. (Fastwitch)

5 miles of cross county skiing at the park with Kami.  If we have to have snow, might as well use it.

Picked up my parents from their return bus trip to Boise.  Then had a crappy end to the day.

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 6.22
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Was awakened at 4:30 by the snow plows clearing the streets in our neighborhood.  Chilled for a bit then went for a run in the neighborhood with Moxie and Kami on her fat bike.  7 miles meandering on the icy (but no longer clogged with snow) streets. Got home and found a car high centered in the driveway then a backed up and overflowing toilet upstairs.  (Guide 7)

4 miles of XC skiing at the park with Kami.  Beautiful sunny day...needed it because I feel like SAD is starting to sink in. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 7.00
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Took the day off from running and lifted at the gym with my family instead.  Felt good to rest the legs after the past two days of XC skiing.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.003.002.220.006.22

10K on the treadmill at the gym in 38:43 (6:13 avg) for a good hard run this morning (too cold outside). (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 6.22
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

7 miles in a balmy 16 degrees and fog outside with Moxie, the frost covered dog.  (Guide 7 2016)

Then home for a bit to wake up the kids and head to the gym for a run on the treadmills.  4 miles in 26:15. (Fastwitch)

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 2007-2015: 31,238 miles (2,963 - '07, 3706 - '08, 3760 - '09, 3659 - ‘10, 3725 - '11, 3468 – ’12, 3256 – ’13, 3395 – ’14, 3306 – ’15)

Mileage to date 2016: 3,171 miles (12/31/16).  Ran the equivalent distance from Yakima, WA to Miami, FL!

Total lifetime miles: 41,287 miles

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
173.6227.1112.724.00217.45
Runs With Moxie Miles: 60.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 25.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 37.11Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 25.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 33.00Altra Impulse Miles: 43.07Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 33.25
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