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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 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

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 75.50 Month: 195.50 Year: 1028.95
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7170.16
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 336.53
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 750.67
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 1085.76
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 718.26
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 688.15
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 670.12
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 655.19
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
218.0024.6117.990.00260.60
Runs With Moxie Miles: 80.25Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 77.50Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 32.44Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 48.16Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 10.00Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 71.25Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Miles: 7.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5 miles with Moxie, she is getting sick again and threw up on the run.  Time for a vet visit.

5 miles after kids left for school. Getting house decorated today for Christmas...not my favorite activity but Kami loves doing it (and has lots of stuff!). (Guide 7)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 10.00
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Race: Christmas Gift 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:19:45, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.003.110.000.0013.11

6:30am...ran 9 miles solo through SRL and back.  Then picked up family and Deborah and went to Bill's for the Christmas Gift 5K (last minute sign up last night).  1 mile warmup then an easy 5K at marathon pace to finish 5th OA and first in AG with a 19:45.  Nice morning with friends and family in good weather. First race of the year! (Ride Orange)

Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 13.11
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

6am...7 miles solo through SRL and back on Boulevard in warm weather. (Guide 7)

4 miles with Justin in the neighborhood, still nice weather before the storms hits this afternoon. (Mirage)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 7.00Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5am...5 miles on a slick and snow covered ground.  Sunnyside pathway was impassable due to snow from the plows blowing it up on the path, had to run in neighborhood in ruts. (Xodus)

5 miles on a nice day at lunch, path mostly cleared some slick, some puddles, some snow. (Guide 7)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5am...5 miles along Sunnyside, either dry and clear or ice. (Guide Blue)

Was outside returning from a meeting...really cold! Decided to skip lunch run and stay warm did not feel like freezing.

Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Trying to fight off a cold.  It was 15 degrees outside and I did not feel like going to the gym so I slept in.  Try to get a run in at lunch work permitting. 3 miles after work 

 

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:30am...got up and it was 11 degrees outside. Thought about skipping or going the gym, neither idea sounded good so I went out for a run.  Was not as bad as I had thought it would be (dressing right helps a lot!). 5 easy miles. (Guide Blue)

6 miles on a cold, foggy day at lunch.  I did not see any other runners, only 4 walkers and 1 XC skier (in the park). (Guide 7)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 6.00Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.004.001.330.007.33

5:45am...15K on the TM at the gym, 5K progressions. Total time 59:10 (6:21 AP). (Mirage Red)

Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 9.33
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.003.004.000.0013.00

7am...went to the gym (11 degrees outside).  10 miles in 1:01:40 (6:10 AP), 15K in 56:55.  Hard, tired, sore. (Ride Orange)

3 miles with Justin outside. (Guide Blue)

Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

My legs are trashed from the last two days...4 easy in the sun and warmer weather after church.  If you can call that running...(Guide Blue)

Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Still sore, skipped early run today.

5 miles at lunch. (Guide 7)

Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off, tired this morning.  No time due to work and Christmas Party tonight.  The entertainment was Oz Pearlman, a mentalist.  He was great, amazing how he can pull of the stuff he does!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4:30am...5 miles with Moxie on a cool morning. (Guide Blue)

No lunch run, took my team out for a holiday lunch.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4:30am...5 miles with Moxie, seems familiar...did the same thing as yesterday. (Guide Blue)

Office Christmas party at lunch, work party after work and men's group tonight...busy day.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.006.502.000.009.50

5:45am...went to the gym and ran while Kami did spinning class.  9.5 miles in 60 minutes (6:19 AP) with progressions each 5k.  Felt a bit tough today. (Mirage Red)

Errands...all day!

Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 9.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.005.007.330.0014.33

7:30am...snow and freezing fog outside so off to the gym.  15K in 58:55 (6:19 AP) with progressions (fast finish each 5k, each 5k faster...20:30, 19:30, 18:55).  (Ride Orange)

Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 9.33
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

6:30am...5 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside, pathway plowed so the running was easier than expected. (Xodus)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4:15am...5 miles with Moxie. Early day at work. (Guide Blue)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

5am...woke up unmotivated and sore. Nearly did not go but the warmish temps (19) and the expected sub-zero temps got me out the door with Moxie for 5 miles. (Guide Blue)

6.25 miles on a great day for a run at lunch. (Guide 7)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 6.25Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

4:30am...44 degrees outside!  6 easy miles with Moxie on this very warm morning. (Guide Blue)

3.25 miles at lunch on a busy day just to hit 3000 miles. (Guide 7)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 3.25Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.003.003.330.0012.33

6am...15K at the gym in 59:20 (6:22 AP).  Off until 2018! (Mirage Red)

3 miles later in the day.

Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 9.33
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

8:30am...7.25 miles with Moxie on a chilly morning then weights at the gym with Justin and his buddy Ryan.  (Guide Blue)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.25Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 7.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

6:45am...7 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside, the dropped her off and finished 3 more for 10 miles.  3 miles with the kids after they got up to get to 13 miles for the day. Pretty good morning for a run!  (Guide 7)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

After getting food ready (Christmas eve dinner, Christmas morning breakfast), Kami and I cross country skied at the park then I took Moxie on a three mile run.  

Merry Christmas!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 miles to get some fresh air on a lazy Christmas day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles. (Guide Blue)

Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

7am...5 miles with Moxie, then two more solo for 7 miles.  Ran an errand then ran 4 miles with Katleyn.  Later in the day Kami and I X-country skied for an hour.  (Guide 7)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

6am...6 miles with Moxie on a warmish morning, then 2 more solo before heading to breakfast with Justin and my Dad's "old guy" group. (Guide 8)

Cross country skiing at the park with Katelyn, fun times with my girl!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

6:20am...6 miles with Moxie, then 2 more solo on a warm and breezy morning. (Guide 7)

4 miles with Justin in the neighborhood...I love our runs together, we have such good conversation. (Mirage 2017)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 8.00Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

6am...6 miles with Moxie, then 6 more solo on a warmish but windy morning (temps cooling the longer I ran, started off at 43 degrees).  (Mirage 2017)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

4 miles in 16 degrees with Moxie before church to hit 3,100 miles for the year.  Over 1,000 miles with Moxie this year! 3.25 miles with Justin through the neighborhood on a nice afternoon. (Supernova)

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 2007-2016: 34,409 miles (2963 - '07, 3706 - '08, 3760 - '09, 3659 - ‘10, 3725 - '11, 3468 – ’12, 3256 – ’13, 3395 – ’14, 3306 – ’15, 3171 – ‘16)

Mileage to date 2017: 3,104 miles (12/31/17).  Ran the equivalent distance from New Meadows, ID to Key West, FL!

Total lifetime miles:  44,392 miles

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Miles: 7.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
218.0024.6117.990.00260.60
Runs With Moxie Miles: 80.25Saucony Guide 7 2016 Miles: 77.50Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Miles: 32.44Mirage 2 Red 2017 Miles: 48.16Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 10.00Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Miles: 71.25Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Miles: 7.25
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