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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

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Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1288.07
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
73.6012.501.500.0087.60
Saucony Tornado 3 (T3) Miles: 31.00Saucony Stratos 2 Miles: 8.00Saucony Tornado 2 2008 (T2) Miles: 33.10Saucony Stratos 3 Miles: 8.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy 6M run early before church this morning.  40 degrees and no wind was great (it is blowing and snowing outside as I write this at 2:30!).   Effort was easy and I focused on a nice easy turnover rate and increased my power and toe-off which really felt good.

Saucony Tornado 3 (T3) Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.507.000.500.0014.00

8M on the TM at the gym this morning as it was blowing snow/sleet outside...not happenin'!  2.5M easy (6:40) then the rest of the way around 6:20 except for one 0.5M pickup at 5:30.  Overall felt good, actually better after the run than before.  (Stratos 2)

Supposed to warm up and stop snowing/raining today so I hope to get about 6M in at lunch.  I just checked out the results from the Shamrock Marathon from Sunday, which I almost ran...dang it, dang it!  Master's winner was a 2:46...could have been the Master's winner in a big race (and maybe even top 5!).  Oh well, hindsight is 50/50 (and the pocket book appreciated it) and I gotta remember that Boston is the goal race for this spring.  Shamrock 2010...here I come (and watch some really fast master's show up next year...seems that I run my spring marathons 1 year off either way preventing me from getting a higher placement).

6M at lunch around the greenbelt.  42 degrees, cloudy and about 13mph wind...ok day for running.  Nice easy run at avg. 6:54 pace, left hammy a bit sore so I didn't push anything.  I tried to focus on running with more toe-off and no worries about turnover rate and when it hit, my effort was easy and the pace was good.  (T2)

 

Saucony Stratos 2 Miles: 8.00Saucony Tornado 2 2008 (T2) Miles: 6.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

8M easy this morning early outside.  Cool (29 degrees) and a bit windy.  Nice and easy pace though I did get faster and felt more peppy as the run progressed (no pace, did not wear GPS).  (T3)

4.5M at lunch on a good day...38 degrees, no wind, party sunny. Overall a good even paced run aroung 6:50ish with the hammy feeling a lot better. This was one of those ethereal runs...it felt almost like my body was on auto-pilot while my mind was on other things and I barely noticed running, kinda strange. (T2)

Saucony Tornado 3 (T3) Miles: 8.00Saucony Tornado 2 2008 (T2) Miles: 4.50
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.502.001.000.0011.50

7M early this morning in cool temp (29 degrees) and light wind. Very easy run as I was really tired for some reason and just didn't have the get up and go this morning. No hammy issues though!(T3)

4.5M at lunch on a warmer (36 degrees) day with no wind (which meant I was overdressed). Ran 1.25M with Dan then pushed harder. At the 2.25M turnaround, I noticed Dan about 0.75M ahead (turned around earlier) and I tried to catch him before getting back to the building. End up about 0.1M short of catching him. Good run, tired legs! (T2)

Saucony Tornado 3 (T3) Miles: 7.00Saucony Tornado 2 2008 (T2) Miles: 4.50
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.003.500.000.0013.50

8.5M run on the TM at the gym since it was so cold and windy outside.  Averaged 6:32 for the run, but increased the speed up at the run progressed and bumped up the incline from 2 to 3.5%.  Overall a good run but I was tired and the motivation to keep going was tough. (Stratos 3)

5M at lunch on sunny but cold and very windy day.  I ran the 1M loop around Freeman Park to try and get some relief from the wind (it helped a little).  An amazingly consistent paced run today (7:00 exactly for each of the first 4M, 6:55 for mile 5).   I was ready to be done.  (T2)

Saucony Tornado 2 2008 (T2) Miles: 5.00Saucony Stratos 3 Miles: 8.50
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.100.000.000.0017.10

13.1M run on a cold (10 degrees) but calm morning.  I slept in a bit since it was my day off and got out the door at 6:15.  First 2M really easy then I picked up the pace for the next 8M averaging about a 6:55 for these miles.  At 10M, I started to feel the lack of fuel (and tired from staying up a bit late with friends watching a movie and having a few beers) and dropped pace back down to about 7:15 average for the remainder of the run.  Overall an OK run at a 7:09 average pace.

Family is heading up to Driggs, ID to spend the weekend with some friends at their condo.  Will probably take the kids skiing for their first time to see if it something they might want to do more of next year.  Besides that, relax, party a little and just have fun getting out of town. 

4M cross country skiing in Driggs with our friends. Great weather and lots of fun with the families!

Saucony Tornado 2 2008 (T2) Miles: 13.10
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

10M run in Driggs, ID early.  Ran south on Main for 3M into a stiff headwind then turned back and went up the Targhee Mountain road for 2M then headed back to the condo.  Cold at the start but was very hot by the end.  Overall a good easy run in 1:14.  (T3)

3M running down the bunny hill (magic carpet run) healing the kids try out downhill skiing for the first time.  The hill is about 0.1M long and I was running down and sometime back up for most the day as the kids learned to "make a pizza" and "french fry" down the hill.  By the end of the day my daughter had it down and was going by herself while my son nearly got the hang of it by himself.  A good intro to skiing that we will do more of next winter.  I am pooped after doing this in snowboats!

Saucony Tornado 3 (T3) Miles: 10.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
73.6012.501.500.0087.60
Saucony Tornado 3 (T3) Miles: 31.00Saucony Stratos 2 Miles: 8.00Saucony Tornado 2 2008 (T2) Miles: 33.10Saucony Stratos 3 Miles: 8.50
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