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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 (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

50,000 lifetime miles from spring 2000 to October 2019.

Logged (on computer) 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.

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 from competitive racing.

Married for 26 years with two children (20 and 17).

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: 12.00 Month: 47.00 Year: 773.50
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9462.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 744.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1024.19
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1276.26
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1288.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 401.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 582.50
Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Lifetime Miles: 195.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
83.000.000.000.0083.00
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 18.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 37.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 26.00Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 18.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

8:15am...10 miles in nice weather in between storms.  Ran through 8 neighborhoods that are all essentially contiguous.  Good run spent pondering the times and in prayer. (Glide Black)

4 miles in the afternoon before helping a neighbor pack their stuff to move, sad to see them leaving. (Glide Green)

Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 4.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

4:45am...5 miles with Moxie in the neighborhood.  (Guide Yellow)

6 miles at lunch to deal with work issues and not thinking about the crazy times.  Beautiful weather was nice. (Glide Black)

3 miles after dinner with Justin. He was very encouraging about my work stresses and helped me a lot, a really good man and son.  (Glide Green)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 3.00Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 5.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:30am...5 miles with Moxie. Got up at 3:30am, I haven't had a full night of sleep in over a month, neck and shoulder locks up and wakes me up a lot. (Glide Black)

Listened to the song "My Defender" by Jeremy Camp on the way to work, helped focus during these trying times.

As of today, officially <5 years to being retirement eligible...now if I have $ to do it with the current market issues.

5 miles on a beautiful day at lunch. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 5.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 5.00
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5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on a cooler day at lunch. (Glide Black)

Westminster College just cancelled all in room classes for the reminder of the term (and May Term) and is letting kids out of their housing contracts early.  We will be going to SLC soon to get Justin's stuff.  Just a crazy time with lots of anxiety for everyone.  At least he was not in SLC for the earthquake, but he has not idea of the status of his apartment (his roommate is away as well).

Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

5am...5 miles with Moxie. (Guide Yellow)

6 miles on a beautiful day at lunch. (Glide Black)

4 miles after work. (Glide Green)

So this chaos and anxiety were are facing in the world right now has made me do some hard and deep thinking and praying.  A perspective that I come back to mostly is thinking about the role that God assigned us (humans) for this world…Stewardship.   From the beginning, this was our assigned responsibility and it was corrupted early (think Adam and Eve) and is still the most egregious issue today (which is very easy to see) in our lives…Greed.  We cannot be good stewards if we are greedy.  Stewards of our resources or our relationships.  All “isms” are corrupted by greed, they work on paper but fail in implementation when you insert greed (e.g. people) into the system.  This is true of our economic systems, our political systems, our industrial/technology systems, our relational/social systems.  We must use this opportunity to have us as individuals, as communities, as nations and as a society/world as a whole come back to stewardship for all as our focus and responsibility, not on the greed that then separates and corrupts this role.  We should focus on our society, not our industry; our relationships, not technology; our shared values, not our political differences; our common goals, not our personal differences (e.g. race, color, culture, dress, etc.).  We have seen that God’s nature is good if we think on stewardship not greed and need to balance our societal advancement against our greed.  Look at the air quality in China and Italy, the water quality in Venice as examples of a balance and nature’s goodness if we do not focus on our greed for our accumulation of stuff and experience.  We should focus on helping and caring for each other more (as we are seeing) not continuing to tear each other down (as we are also witnessing).  We should prop up what is important and our relationships with each other and forward values and contribution to others.  We should reward better jobs that matter (teachers, scientists, care providers, food producers and distributors, manufacturers, safety and security officials, etc.) with due compensation and not those that foster greed (entertainers, athletes, politicians, CEO’s, etc.).   If we focus on stewardship, we could have drastic impacts on improving our society and relationships, our resources and our environment.  Let this time be a lesson to us individually and as a whole.  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 5.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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5 miles early in a light snow storm before getting on a work conference call and touching base with my staff to instruct full telework starting today. (Glide Green)

5 miles with Moxie around midday in nice weather. (Fastwitch White)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

I woke up early, so got on the computer and worked for a couple of hours sending emails and doing a training course.  Out around 6am for 6 miles with Moxie in some light rain. Got back right before the rain picked up, so finished my taxes and waiting to go back out for more miles. (Glide Black)

6 miles after the rain stopped. (Glide Green)

3 miles in early afternoon after helping my daughter make Churros...already feeling penned up. (Guide Yellow)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 6.00Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 3.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
83.000.000.000.0083.00
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Miles: 18.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 37.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 26.00Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 18.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.00
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