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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, get some races in this year. 

Help train with my kids for XC and track, ride my bike more (Century this year?) with my wife and try to stay healthy and overcome old man niggles.

Lift weights more...lots more.

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun and occasional race here and there, mostly retired from competitive racing. Now in the 45-49 AG.

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 23 years with two children (17and 14).

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: 33.36 Month: 230.86 Year: 1488.16
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 6241.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 521.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 336.53
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 667.84
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 527.98
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 465.01
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 378.90
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 36.11
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
46.500.000.000.0046.50
Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 18.50Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 23.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 11.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

6:30am...5 miles from 700E up past Highland Dr. from the church and back. Just nice and easy after a hard day of running and servant projects yesterday. (Altra Impulse)

Long drive home...tired.

Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5am...5 miles in a light rain and wind.  Tried the Mirage shoes again with thicker socks, better but still not quite right. (Mirage Gray)

5 miles on one of the windiest day that I can remember...tough conditions. (Ride 5)

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie on cold and windy morning.  Only run today, busy day. (Mirage Gray)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

No morning run this morning, going to the Doc this morning to talk about this "fluttery" feeling and shortness of breath I have been having the past two weeks.

Diagnosis (after and EKG since my BP was 112/64 and HR of 51 and no other indications): Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are extra, abnormal heartbeats that begin in one of your heart's two lower pumping chambers (ventricles). These extra beats disrupt your regular heart rhythm, sometimes causing you to feel a flip-flop or skipped beat in your chest. 

Due to my physical condition, likely caused by stress or caffeine.  Since my caffeine intake has not changed but my stress the last 3 weeks has, we made the diagnosis that it is stress related.   Remedies:  1) Reduce stressful situations (already in progress to remove the recent stresses from my/our lives); 2) relax (next week…Florida for Spring break and time with a friend, family fun, sun and surf!).   No Beta blockers or calcium channel blockers (good!).

Back to work for a 7 mile run around the greenbelt on a nice day in just under 49 minutes.  I feel better when I am running than when I am sitting around. (Ride 5)

 

Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

4:45am..5 slow miles with Moxie on a cool, foggy morning.  Very tired this morning.  Shoes were ok this morning. (Mirage Gray)

6.5 miles at lunch in 50 minutes, about 3miles running and chatting with DanS.  Good run.  Have not felt PVCs at all today!  (Ride 5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 6.50Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Slept in a bit so I can be prepared for the redeye flight tonight!  After getting kids off to school I ran 7 miles on a cool morning.  All I had time for as this is a busy day with packing/preparation and school/track stuff.  (Mirage Gray)

Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 7.00
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Redeye flight (which was delayed and we missed our intended connection, luckily one 1.5 hours later) to Orlando.  Kevin met us and we spent the day with him.  Really tired (all of us) so no run, plus it was raining buckets!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
46.500.000.000.0046.50
Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 5 2015 Miles: 18.50Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 23.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 11.00
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