Philippians 4:13

Run, Rock and Roll Half Marathon

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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 (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

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

No racing, retired.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.


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:

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Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 8600.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 652.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 821.77
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 968.44
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 827.76
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 1126.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1033.72
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1047.32
Race: Run, Rock and Roll Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:16:42, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

3rd Annual Run, Rock and Roll HM here in IF.  I won it in 2006, didn't run it last year and hit it again this year as a training run.

Overall a good run.  1st place overall, new course record, ran a comfortable pace that I hope to keep at TCM and got a new pair of Asics shoes (any model!) to boot for the win.

The RD changed the course this year to make sure it was closer to the right length and because the county told him to make some changes on Thursday.  I had it just over 13M, but with the tangents it should be right near 13.1M.  Only about 35 runners, no other fast men but a great race on the women's side with the top 4 breaking 1:40!  My friend Andrea was neck and neck for third until Lynette out kicked her with less than 0.1M to go! 

I had forgotten how hilly this course really was.  Started off fast (5:44) during the flat/uphill first mile (had to back-off to a 5:44, started way faster and knew I needed to slow down) then eased into a groove at around 5:50ish.  But the hills started accumulating, especially 7-11.  Mile 7 was all uphill, and miles 8-10 were uphill on a wash-board gravel road, so really bad footing and my slowest mile  at mile 9 (6:08).  Overall happy with the pacing considering the course though.  Makes me feel pretty confident for TCM and for Poky and Salmon as training runs.

Did a 2M wu, 3M cd.

After the race, got home, showered and took the family to Craters of the Moon National Monument for the day and some hiking on the cinder codes and in the caves.  About 4M of hiking, will call it 1 easy mile. 

We also stopped at the Experimental Breeder Reactor - 1 National Historic site to show the family about the birth of nuclear energy and to explain how a nuclear reactor works.  The kids really enjoyed playing with the hot cell manipulators!

Tangents - 248 miles

From Jon on Sat, Aug 02, 2008 at 23:17:36

Good job on the win at your "training run", though you should have said there were 350 runners or 3500 runners rather than 35- we would still believe you won! Are you doing both Poky and Salmon marathons?

From James on Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 00:29:16

A win is a win is a win! Nice job!

From rockness18 on Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 09:52:01

Nice work!

From JimF on Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 13:00:55

Good job on the race and win. Sounds like a nice confidence builder for your upcoming marathons.

From jill on Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 14:26:01

awesome work Jeff! you are such an inspiration-- not only for your running, but also for making all the time for your family! Makes me want to finish up my rest hour and do something nice for my husband!

From Superfly on Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 16:35:54

Good job Jeff. Winning is the most important thing in racing. So way to represent... J/K.

Your going to run, rock and Roll your next marathon too!

From Pam L. on Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 18:27:22

Way to go Jeff. Keep up the good work. You are truly and inspiration.

From jtshad on Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 18:42:39

Thanks everyone, it was a fun run and a good confidence booster on a rolling course with some steeper hills.

Jon, I am currently planning on running the Poky HM and Salmon marathon as training runs.

From Tom on Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 18:46:17

Great job on the race! Looking good for Twin Cities.

From Adam RW on Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 12:37:55

Always nice to make something out of a training run. But, win, course record, new shoes... you really know how to pack it in. GREAT JOB!!!

From Mark on Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 10:45:57

1st place and new course record, sweet!

Great race and then you had a full fun day with the family afterwards. You should also get the Super Dad award!

From Chad on Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 11:10:42

Great job, Jeff. I'm wondering whether it is safe to have the kids play with "hot cell manipulators," however.

From jtshad on Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 11:27:19

They almost cause a criticality!! No, they had manipulators out for display for an interactive experience just like the one's on the older and newer hot cells.

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