Philippians 4:13

October 23, 2018

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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: 26.50 Month: 213.50 Year: 2741.16
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7925.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 601.78
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 813.17
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 885.15
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 881.94
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 391.25
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 392.61
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

No early run today.  I tried to get up but didn't feel very good.  Very stiff neck and tender shoulder and just tired.  I will try to get in a snowy run at lunch and hit the gym after work with Justin for a hard mile repeat workout for him.

5.25 miles doing loops around Freeman Park on a snowy and icy pathway in a cold wind.  Just got this one done and glad of it. (Xodus)

Hit the gym after dinner with Justin for some speedwork.  1 mile easy, 1 mile at 5:10, 0.5M at 4:52, 0.25M at 4:17.  A total of 5 miles in 29:50. (Tangent)   Left hip was a bit sore but marshalled through.  Justin got down to 4:52 pace during his speedwork!

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.25
From Steve on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 11:04:01 from

The speedwork is such a different animal. I have to let myself get in the mood for it. That gets more rare as I get older...

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 12:07:55 from

I am going to ask you two gentlemen to correct your terminology. Mile repeats are not speed work. They will improve your VO2 Max, but to little to improve your speed.

Maximum efforts of 7 to 10 seconds will make you faster and qualify as speed work.

I apologize if this hurts your feelings. Rest assured, Jeff and Steve, I still have high regards for you as human beings.

From Steve on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 12:19:17 from

Anytime I run faster than a 9 minute pace for any duration of time, it's speedwork.

From Steve on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 12:21:50 from

Maybe you could help Jeff with the correct term for niggles too (Short term running goals).

From jtshad on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 16:36:38 from

Tell Justin that running a 5:46 mile will not make him faster...or that a quarter at 4:17 won't help me.

From now on I will just say "fast running" to not offend.

Niggle: A small concern or annoyance.

From Steve on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 17:18:03 from

Fast running will do. But can you find something for "niggles"?

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