Philippians 4:13

February 18, 2019

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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: 8.00 Month: 125.52 Year: 325.73
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 8146.66
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 641.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 717.77
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 882.44
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 952.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 641.00
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 636.13
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Got up a bit earlier and got to the gym by 4:15.  Speedwork day..ugh!  1.5 mile warmup then 6x0.5M intervals with 0.25M recovery.  Pace on intervals: 5:39, 5:33, 5:27, 5:18, 5:15, 5:00.  0.5M recovery then 0.25M at 4:55 pace.  Finished with 1.25M at 6:07 pace.  Overall time of 48:55 for a 6:07 average.  

Only run today due to work conflicts.  

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 9.00
From Burt on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 10:05:11 from

Good luck at PF Chang's. Do you know of any other bloggers that are running it? I know Marathon Dreamer is.

From ReedRunner on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 11:45:19 from

Hi Jeff, Sounds like your training is going well. Sorry you are having to endure the treadmill like me. I was wondering if you ever dial up the incline on the treadmill or if your runs are all flat? You may have noticed I try to get some hills in, but wanted to get your take. I'm excited to see your results at your upcoming marathon. Good luck. Rock the house! Reed

From Mae Mae on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 12:58:09 from


From jtshad on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 14:22:43 from

Burt, Rachel is going to try the HM (I hope her shins are feeling better).

Reed, I always set the TM at a minimum of 1.5% and during some runs will try to increase the incline to 2-3%. If I am trying for a hill workout, maybe more but usually just try to run faster on the mill rather than a much higher incline. Thanks for the encouragement, I hope to just have a fun race and run somewhere around a 2:40.

From Curt on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 18:18:59 from

Jeff I'd like to join you at the gym in the morning sometime, but I just haven't been able to pull myself out of bed that early. I have a hard time in the winter when it's staying dark so late in the morning. We should try to do something outside Saturday morning if weather permits.

From ReedRunner on Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 18:38:02 from

You are the man. Why do you always have to do everything more aggressively, faster and longer! Hope you have a good Saturday run. I got a weird blister on the tip of my second toe. No biggie though.

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