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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 (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) 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.

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.

 

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.

Married for 24 years with two children (18 and 15).

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: 14.00 Month: 205.25 Year: 1841.30
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7509.16
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 425.78
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 774.67
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 796.15
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 810.94
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 154.00
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 129.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
40.006.004.000.0050.00
Runs With Moxie Miles: 15.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 18.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 12.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 19.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6:30am...Moxie and I went out in a light snow and warmer temp (25 degrees) for a run along Sunnyside.  First and only tracks in the snow on the path coming and going on about 1-2 inches of snow.   (Xodus)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

5am...6 miles on the treadmill at the gym.  Left calf tight, crappy run.  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Woke up stiff, will run later.  6 miles on a clear but very cold day at lunch.  Wore lots of layes including a balaklava.  These work good but for the fogging of sunglasses and the icing over of the breathing hole.  Good to get a run in the sun in, helps with SAD issues  (been bad this past month).  (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.002.000.007.00

7 miles on the treadmill at the gym this morning as it was -15 degrees outside…brr!  6:18 AP with some easy and fast stuff (left leg a bit stiff still).

Looking back, this has been a really good year (running and personal/work wise).  This was probably my best racing year ever in terms of number or races and performance in those races.  I have NEVER had a year where I ran as well in my marathons (three sub-2:40 races, AP for all three marathons was 5:58!).   This was also a great year for running with my family, especially watching my kids have a passion for running and doing so well in cross country and track.

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 2007-2013: 24,537 miles (2963 - '07, 3706 - '08, 3760 - '09, 3659 - ‘10, 3725 - '11, 3468 – ’12, 3,256 – ‘13)

Mileage to date 2014: 3,395 miles (12/31/14).  Ran the equivalent distance from Boca Raton, FL to Vancover, BC, Canada this year!

Total lifetime miles: 34,811 miles

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

We went to the gym as a family this morning and lifted weights.  I went out for a run in the early afternoon with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Cold but full sun made it an ok run.  (Ride 3)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.003.002.000.0010.00

5:30am...6 miles on the treadmill at the gym as it was really cold outside.  1 mile easy, 3 miles at MP, 2 miles at 5:45 or faster.  (Fastwitch Red)

4 miles outside with Justin in the cold (3 degrees).  (Ride 3)

Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 4.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

7:15am...4 miles with Moxie before going out with Justin.  We ran 6 miles into SRL and back.  Cold (but warmer than yesterday) and had a fun time with him.  Justin ran in my Xodus to keep his feet warm and for better traction.  10 miles total this morning.  (Ride 3)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
40.006.004.000.0050.00
Runs With Moxie Miles: 15.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 18.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 12.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 19.00
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