Philippians 4:13

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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


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7.25M run on a nice morning.  Roads and sidewalks are still very slick so pace was slower, but better than yesterday (7:28ish).  Feeling better and starting to get ready for PF Chang's marathon in 2 weeks.  Now, my whole family is coming down to Phoenix as my wife got the day off from work and wanted to come along with our it is now a family affair, yeah!

Total time:  54:02  (Fireblades - 29.5 miles)

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5M early this morning on our home TM because my wife had to be at work 6:00am.  Not too motivated and still waking up with a bit of the crud but it is improving each day.  Pushed myself just to get 5, but at least at a decent clip.  Try to get a longer run at lunch today depending on how things go with getting my truck checked out.

Total time:  32:00   (Saucony Trigon - 124 miles)

6.75M run at lunchtime around the river with Jon Allen.  We planned on hooking up and decided about 1 hour before the run to go for it even with the pretty bitter cold (weather site said 7 degrees with -10 degree windchill before I left for the locker room)  but beautifully clear skies.  

After dressing down into my winter running gear, discovered I forgot one running shoes!  I had taken the home to run in over the holidays and forgot to bring my locker room shoes back with me today.  So, I ran in my Rebok hikers that I wore to work today...a bit on the heavy side but they did the trick. 

Great run with Jon at a nice even 7:00 pace...once again good company and conversation.  Heading south into the wind was really cold, but coming back with the wind at our backs was not too bad.

Happy New Years to everyone!

Total time:  47:45 

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6M run on a beautful, but crisp day.  Nice easy run that I underdressed for (starting getting cold all over by the time I stopped).  Good pace for the slicker conditions on the pathway (6:45).  Good start to the new year.

2007 recap:

2963 miles (a new mileage high) including highs for weekly (89 miles) and monthly mileage; 3 marathons all under last year's PR (2:41, 2:44, 2:32) and a new PR this year by 14 minutes; new PR in 5K, matched PR in 10K; won a half marathon and placed 8th in a very tough HM; started on the FRB!. 

total time:  40:28  (Fireblades - 35.5 miles)

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4M run on the TM at home before my wife went to work early again...this was all that I could stand this morning.  I will get out again at lunch.

total time: 25:45  (Saucony Trigon - 128 miles)

6.1M run around the river at lunch.  1M warmup with my buddy Dan (starting his training program for the Ogden marathon...he got in a 6.5 mile run, yeah!) then a "fartlek" type run...slower on the ice and snowy parts, tempo on the dry pathway (5:30-6:10ish spurts).  Good run overall on a beautiful day...clear, no wind, 12 degrees.

total time:  40:00  (Saucony T2 - 262 miles)

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7.5M on the TM at the gym this morning.  Did this as a MP run in preparation for the Jan. 13 race.  I warmed up 1M easy (6:50), then hit goal MP for 3M (5:52), 1M slow MP to get rid of stich in my side (6:25), 1M at MP (5:52), .25M easier (6:30), 0.5M at VO2max (5:00), 0.25M cooldown (6:35), 0.25M VO2 max (5:00), 0.25M cooldown (6:45).  Overall a good TM workout trying to get body acclimated to goal MP for PF Chang's.

total time:  45:15  (Saucony Trigon - 132 miles)

4.9M run at lunch in really cold weather (10 degrees, 3 degrees with wind chill) at an easy 6:45 pace.  Just a easy run to keep legs fresh and taper madness down.

total time:  33:00  (Saucony T2 - 267 miles)

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7M run after walking my son to school today (day off every other Friday).  Very cold again (10 degrees) and dressed warm including a neck gaiter.  Overall a decent run, just easy on the snow cover pathways and shorter since my wife had to get to an appointment shortly after I got home.  Getting excited about the marathon in a week and especially about getting someplace warm!

total time: 50:16  (Fireblades - 43 miles)

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6M run this morning in warm temps (32 degrees) which made the pathway slushy and slippery, so easy was the result.  Feeling really good, no pain or issues heading into taper week.  Next week plan for about 35-40 miles. 

Spent almost the whole day organizing and cleaning the house...taking down all the Christmas stuff and organizing the kids bedrooms while they were at a birthday am I beat.

total time:  43:25  (Fireblades - 49 miles)

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