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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: 10.00 Month: 203.00 Year: 1995.41
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 6452.66
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 547.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 336.53
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 672.84
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 662.98
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 471.01
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 399.90
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 152.36
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 175.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
66.859.000.000.0075.85
Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 13.30Runs With Moxie Miles: 14.90Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 45.30Saucony Cortana Miles: 13.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 4.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

10K in 44:40 with Moxie before church and before the blizzard hit.  It was a very pleasant morning for a run.  I saw Alana out as I was about to get home as she was heading home as well. (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 6.20Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.000.000.009.30

An untimed 10K with Moxie on a cold windy morning.  Feel like the cold is coming back as I have a bit of a scratchy throat and tightness in my chest...this sucks! (Ride)

1.5 miles with Justin outside after work, then another 1.6 miles solo to get a short 5K in before dinner.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 3.10Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.20
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

My cold (sore throat and body aches) is back so no run and no work today. Trying to get healed up to get back to real training and ready for the race on Sunday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Up and out the door early for a run with Curt on a very nice morning.  Better part of 9 miles with Curt at a good clip, then finished off 10 miles before heading to work early today.  Total time of 1:13 (7:18 avg. pace) including a very easy first mile.  I will try to get a short run in with Justin after work.  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.003.000.000.0017.00

Out the door at 4am for a couple of miles with Moxie before meeting Curt for a run.  Nice morning, a bit cool but no wind.  We ran through SRL and saw Marlin running his tempo run.  Nice pace for most of the run (7:00-7:15 pace).  On the way back we saw Andrea as well.  Overall 13 miles in 1:35 (including a warmup and cooldown) for a good longer morning run.  (Cortana)

4 miles in 25:20 on a beautiful day at lunch...in shorts and no shirt!  A great short quick run (1 mile easy, 3 miles at MP).  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 4.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.50Saucony Cortana Miles: 13.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.100.000.000.0017.10

We are moving to Roxborough Park, CO (just kidding but I wish!).  I slept in and went out around 8:30.  An awesome run from our friends house over to the Highline Canal trail then into Chatfield State Park for 14.1 mile run in 1:39 (about a 7:05 avg).  A mix of paved trial, dirt trail and single track and it was fantastic...I wish I had access to running trails like this in IF!  On the way back I ran into a couple of runners and slowed up to run and chat with them.  A couple (Dan and Lisa Adams) from Fleming Island, FL who are visiting friends and also running Boston this year.  Good to have a bit of company on the run.

Now I have a dilemma...run the 20 mile race on Sunday in Westminster (about 45 minute drive away) or just go have some fun for a long run on the trails and not have to drive the 2 hours.  Plus later on Sunday we are driving to Colorado Springs to visit an old college buddy so the second option would save a lot of time but I might be tempted to not run quite as hard doing a solo trail 20 miler.  Thoughts on which option to do...hard focus on training or fun and family?

3 mile hike with the kids up Waterton Canyon, about half of it carrying a 4 or 7 year old on my shoulders.  At the bottom I talked with two pro marathoners from Boulder (Trent Briney and Tyler McCandless), both who ran OT in Houston) after their 15 miler.  Asked about the training run this weekend and they said just run Waterton Canyon (6-7 mile out and back) with a good honest uphill grade then back down as the better training for Boston.  Think that is what I am leaning towards.

Now for a beer before heading to Casa Bonita for our friend's daughter's 9 year birthday party!

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 17.10
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.256.000.000.0016.25

Drove up to Waterton canyon with the ladies and I did my run while they walked.  6 miles up (to about 5900 feet) in just over 7 minute pace into a stiff morning canyon wind, a pretty tough workout.  Turned around and ran back down at just over 6 minute pace for a total of 12 miles in 1:20.  (Ride)

We got back just in time to hook up with the families and get off to the soccer game this morning.  Now for a day of fun with the families in the beautiful weather!  Maybe a short run later today and getting prepped for the 20 miler in Waterton Canyon tomorrow morning. 

After a day with the family and helping put together some Legos, went out for a short 4.25 mile on the pathways through the Village in 30:45.  Nice and easy, now ready for grillin' and beers!  Oh, and two bottles of "Las Rojas" wine too!

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 12.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 4.25
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
66.859.000.000.0075.85
Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 13.30Runs With Moxie Miles: 14.90Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 45.30Saucony Cortana Miles: 13.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 4.25
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