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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 (Course Record), 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), Master's Course Record (still!)

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

50,000 lifetime miles from spring 2000 to October 2019.

Logged (on computer) 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.

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 from competitive racing.

Married for 26 years with two children (20 and 17).

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: 16.25 Month: 57.25 Year: 2797.32
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9086.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 666.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1003.19
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1131.01
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1200.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 306.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 365.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
179.7528.007.000.00214.75
Runs With Moxie Miles: 76.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 70.25Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Miles: 14.00Guide 8 White 2018 Miles: 46.50Altra Impulse Miles: 22.00Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 24.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 28.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

6:30am...6 miles with Moxie in the neighborhood then 3 more miles solo.  Colder and really slick roads due to temps and light snow last night, tricky footing.  Just passed 8,000 lifetime miles runinng with Moxie (who is about to turn 9 years old).  My most consistent running buddy! (Supernova Green)

Weights at the gym with Katelyn afterwards.  Making the 'Christmas explosion' happen at our house today, going to be a long day.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles easy in the afternoon. (Glide Boost)

Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles early.

This is going to be a long month, doing my two jobs still and now have to act for the month for my retired boss (other team leads have already had their month in the que).  Just advertised my bosses job...really don't want the headache and poor working environment that job would entail so very unsure if I even want to put in for it.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5:15am...5 miles on a mild morning. The path on Sunnyside was actually pretty clear. (Guide White)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Guide 8 White 2018 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.005.001.000.008.00

Day off due to national day of mourning (all feds off).  Slept in then went to work for a bit before meeting a friend for coffee.  Then to the gym with Kami for a 8 mile run at 6:25 AP.  Felt great. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Too cold this morning, busy during the day (at lunch). Try to get in a run after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.006.000.000.009.00

5:30am...9 miles on the TM at the gym in 60 minutes.  Calves sore from the run Wednesday in my Altra's.  (Tangent)

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

5:15am...5 miles with Moxie. Then stopped by home to get Katelyn ready and off to take the ACT.  Back out for 5 more solo miles.  (Supernova Green)

Volunteering at church for a shut-ins concert today.  3 miles after dinner. (Guide Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Miles: 3.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

6:45am...6 miles with Moxie, then 4 more solo before church and Christmas stuff today. (Guide White)

4 miles in the sun on a nice afternoon. (Glide Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Miles: 4.00Guide 8 White 2018 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Too cold outside (13 degrees) and I was sore (back, hammy, shoulder).  Did some stretching and PT this morning, including adding "nordic drops" to my rountine to help with the HHT.

6 miles at lunch on a cold day. (Supernova Green)

Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

2+ inches of fresh snow but warmish (26 degrees).  5 miles with Moxie. (Xodus)

5 miles at lunch, 27 degrees plowed path with some light snow/icy spots. (Guide White)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00Guide 8 White 2018 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5:15am...5 miles in warmish temps and a light snow.  Did this one solo. (Xodus)

Took my staff out for lunch today to celebrate the holidays.

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

5:15am...5 miles along Sunnyside with Moxie, some icy spots.  Ran into Curt for the first time in quite a while. (Guide White)

Office Christmas party for lunch today then a BOD meeting tonight, so this is the only run today.  Driving to SLC to pick up Justin tomorrow for Christmas break.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Guide 8 White 2018 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Got up to run before driving to SLC to get Justin...7 degress outside, decided to have coffee instead.  Likely a day off due to travel and my wife's company Christmas party tonight.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

6:45am...6 miles with Moxie, then 5 more miles solo.  A bit warmer morning (32 degrees). (supernova green)

The rest of the day was pretty crappy on the whole.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5:20am...14 degrees outside, but needed to run to work of frustration and stress.  5 miles with Moxie but just too cold to be any kind of pleasant or fun. (Guide White)

3 miles in the late afternoon in nice weather. (Glide Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Miles: 3.00Guide 8 White 2018 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie.  18 degrees outside, but did not feel bad today. (Supernova Green)

No lunch run as we took out a coworker for his retirement.  5% of my office is retiring this month alone.  Since 2017, out of a workforce of then ~200 we have had over 45 people leave and hired >12.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie on a warm morning (32 degrees).  (Supernova Green)

Lots of family challenges (nuclear, extended) right now...prayers needed.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

5:30am...slept in a bit and went out with Moxie for a short run (4 miles) in warmish weather. (Guide White)

6.25 miles on a nice day at lunch...some icy spots where the snow is melting and the pathway is wet. (Supernova Green)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Guide 8 White 2018 Miles: 4.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles on a nice day at lunch.  Last day of work for 2018! (Supernova Green)

Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.004.001.000.0012.00

5:45am...7 miles at the gym in 6:25AP. (Tangent)

1pm...5 miles in the neighborhood with Justin just talking about life. (Supernova Green)

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 7.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.005.002.000.008.00

7:30am...Kami convinced me to go to the gym instead of running outside in 22 degree weather.  8 miles in 51:30 for a 6:26 AP.  Second 5k faster than the first. Last mile easy with a sprint finish (.25 at sub-5:00 pace). (Tangent)

Have a friend who is a runner (half marathons) and tries to make a connection via running which is great. But sucks up with BS and it is a bit annoying. They run a 2:10 HM on a downhill course then try to tell me they run on the TM and hit marks such as 3 miles in 15:00 and today 7 miles in 39 minutes.  To someone who does not know what that pace is like it might fly but I know it is BS.  Have not called them on it as it is no issue for me, but just stop.

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

6:45am...5 miles on a cool morning (18 degrees) with Moxie before church. (Supernova Green)

2 miles later in the day just to get out a bit and relax. (Guide White)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Guide 8 White 2018 Miles: 2.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.002.000.0012.00

7:15am...went to the gym for the run, faster today. 10K in 38 flat (6:06 AP) with the last 1K at 12,13,14 MPH every 0.2M, TM stopped keeping speed the last 0.1.  Finished 7 miles at an AP of 6:11.  Going to be sore from this one. (Altra Impulse)

3 miles in the early afternoon after getting all the food ready for tonight and tomorrow. Time for a nap as I did not sleep well last night. (Xodus)

2 miles with Moxie before church, she was getting anxious because I had run her recently. (Xodus)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00Altra Impulse Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Merry Christmas to the blog! 6.5 miles in the neighborhood, half with Justin. (Guide White)

Guide 8 White 2018 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Kami got me up early to go to the after Christmas sales for gifts and supplies.  After breakfast, went out aroun 10:00 for a neighborhood run in very nice weather...cool but sunny and I was warm.  Moxie ran 6 and i dropped her off as she was limping the last mile, then finished off 1 more for 7 miles total.  (Xodus)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6am...6 miles in fresh snow solo. Went to the gym afterwards with Justin to lift weights. Then breakfast with my Pastor. (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.004.001.000.007.00

7am...3 degrees outside, nope! 7 miles at the gym in 45:20 (6:29 AP).  Good run. (Altra Impulse)

Really frustrated the last two days with customer service from a bank and our doctor's office, workers being total jerks and not being accountable for their mistakes and jobs.  I try to maintain my cool but am getting to the point with this crap (and with people at work sometimes) that maybe I just should be an ass to get my way instead of being coolheaded.  Very frustrated with people's BS right now.  

Altra Impulse Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today, started getting a cold yeterday and did not sleep well, woke up feeling like crap.  Not the way to end the year.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Slept in a bit and am feeling better.  Church then dropped off in-laws at the airport.  Went XC skiing with Kami, Jeff and Lacy at the park on fresh snow.  If I have to be hear in the winter, at least this was fun. 6 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles in 16 degrees with Moxie to hit 3,298 miles for the year.  (Guide White)

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: 37,513 miles (2963 - '07, 3706 - '08, 3760 - '09, 3659 - ‘10, 3725 - '11, 3468 – ’12, 3256 – ’13, 3395 – ’14, 3306 – ’15, 3171 – ’16, 3104 – ‘17)

Mileage to date 2018: 3,298 miles (12/31/18).  Ran the equivalent distance from Gresham, OR to Key Largo, FL!

Total lifetime miles:  47,690 miles

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Guide 8 White 2018 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
179.7528.007.000.00214.75
Runs With Moxie Miles: 76.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 70.25Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Miles: 14.00Guide 8 White 2018 Miles: 46.50Altra Impulse Miles: 22.00Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 24.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 28.00
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