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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 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: 16.00 Month: 114.00 Year: 2934.41
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7973.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 640.78
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 832.00
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 901.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 426.25
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 443.86
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.8022.452.000.0080.25
La Sportiva Fireblades Miles: 5.00Saucony Stratos 3 Miles: 6.20Saucony 2010 Tornado 1 Miles: 41.75Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 15.25Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 12.05
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5M before church on a warmer but cloudy and snowy day.  The pathway had about 1 inch of snow on it and was slick so this was just an easy run in 38 minutes.  

La Sportiva Fireblades Miles: 5.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.103.202.000.0012.30

It was warmer outside, but the pathways had not been plowed, so the snow was still deep and slick so I headed to the gym.  10K in 37:50 (6:07 avg) with 1M w/u, 2M at tempo pace (5:45) and the rest between 6:22 - 6:00 pace.  Nice early morning run that felt nice, easy and controlled.  Good start to the work week.  (Stratos)

6.1M around the greenbelt at lunch in 45:50 (7:32 avg).  Very snowy and slick on the pathway.  Left achilles was talking to me at the start of the run (time to retire the Stratos) but got better as the run progressed.  I want warm weather and clear running surfaces!!! (Tornado)

Saucony Stratos 3 Miles: 6.20Saucony 2010 Tornado 1 Miles: 6.10
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.507.000.000.0012.50

Didn't fell like facing the cold this morning, so once again headed to the gym.  1M easy w/u, 7M slow MP for an easy 8M in 50:41.  Nothing special, just an easy early morning run.  Decided to retire the Stratos and ran this morning in my older Tangents.  (Tangent 1)

4.5M at lunch in 31:25 (6:59 avg) on a cold, calm and partly sunny day in the desert.  Nice easy paced run just to get outside for a while.  (Tornado)

Kami signed up for "Little Red Riding Hood" Century ride in Logan, UT in early June!  It will be fun to switch roles and support her during this event as she has done for me over the years!

Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 8.00Saucony 2010 Tornado 1 Miles: 4.50
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.006.250.000.0011.25

Couldn't get myself out in the cold as I was tired and had a bit of a sore throat and stuff head, so I hit the TM at the gym again for an easy early morning TM run.  1M w/u, 6.25M at slowed MP except the last 0.25M going into mile 7 which I ran at 5:27 just to get some turnover.  7.25M in 46 even for a 6:21 average pace.  (Tangent 1)

4M at lunch in 29:45 on a cool, gloomy day.  (Tornado)

Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 7.25Saucony 2010 Tornado 1 Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.052.000.000.0013.05

4:30am...32 degrees (but it felt colder)...skiff of snow, slick path...7.05M SLOW (58 minutes)...tired...left calf twingy...wanna go back to bed, too early for this...running feels more like something I have to do rather than want to do...to top it off I have to go to work instead of sleep...sigh.  (Trigon)

6M at lunch in 41:46 (6:58 avg).  Warmer but cloudy with no wind.  The pathway was pretty good.  Ran just over 2M with Dan S (7:36, 7:17), then he had to stop and I sped up a bit.  Mile 3 in 7:00, mile 4 6:53.  Just past mile 4, Bill Mandler was driving by so we stopped and talked for a bit to catch up.  Last 2M I push it up a bit to very slow MP (6:30) which felt really easy and controlled...good for a day lacking motivation to run.  (Tornado)

I am trying to decide if I am going to run a marathon at the beginning of March.  I am travelling back to the Baltimore area for work meetings and the day before official travel day is the B&A Trail marathon in Severna Park.  Can get flight covered so all I have to do is pay for hotel, car and some food.   I feel I have the miles, but I am unsure if I am ready mentally.  About 75% convinced that I will...just need to make the decision and stick with it (and fast so I can book the flights).

Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 7.05Saucony 2010 Tornado 1 Miles: 6.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

I had a very hard time getting up and out the door this morning, so I only could muster up a short and slow 5M outside in calm and warmer (28 degrees) conditions.  The thought of going longer at this slog pace was not feasible so I turned home to end this torture rather than continue.  I will try to go longer at lunch today at a better pace to make up for this crappy run.  (Trigon)

6M at lunch in 42:20, first 1.5M with Dan.  Snowing but warmer...pathway was either clear/wet or snowy/slick...went down at just before 5M mark, ouch!.  I want spring to come now!  (Tornado)

Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 5.00Saucony 2010 Tornado 1 Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.154.000.000.0015.15

It was warm this morning, 35 degrees, and a good day for a long run.  I met Dan and Andrea on the corner and we ran through Snake River Landing, around the greenbelt and back.  Andrea dropped off at about 11M and Dan and I continued on through most the rest of the run.  Several times during the run I sped up to get some faster miles in, at one point running 0.25M in 5:45 pace.  Overall I ran about 4M at a slow MP between 0.5M - 1.0M pickups.  Overall time for the 15.15M run was 1:54 for a 7:30ish average pace.  Last few miles I had lots of energy and could have run faster but wanted to help Dan through his first long run in a while and I was being cautious on the pathway as there were some slick spots.  Good run to end the week. 

Saucony 2010 Tornado 1 Miles: 15.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.8022.452.000.0080.25
La Sportiva Fireblades Miles: 5.00Saucony Stratos 3 Miles: 6.20Saucony 2010 Tornado 1 Miles: 41.75Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 15.25Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 12.05
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