Philippians 4:13

Ogden Marathon 2008

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Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007



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

Logged 24,901 miles (circumference of the earth) in 2,889 days (11/29/12)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy

No racing, retired.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.


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

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No running today as I focused on getting more honey-do's done around the house for Kami for Mother's day, took the family to lunch and had my mom and dad over for dinner. 

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7M easy early this morning, nothing special just got in some easy taper week mileage.  Will try to get a faster run (shorter) in at lunch today after meetings. 

Hopefully get my truck into the repair shop today to get it fixed up this week.

total time:  51:53  (Trigon - 121 miles)

5M at lunch around the greenbelt on a cooler and windy day.  Averaged a 6:15 mile with a 0.5M warmup and a hickup mile in the middle (6:24) that I can't explain.  Not as fast as I wanted, but overall an ok taper week run.

total time:  31:20  (Saucony T2 - 481 miles)

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4M very easy this morning in cold temps...27 degrees (I had to wear tights again, dang it!).   Taper, taper, taper...

Taking truck to the shop for repairs this morning (should be done by Thursday!).  Overall estimate is below the limit that does not increase my rates due to a claim! 

total time: 30:11  (Trigons - 125 miles)

5M around the greenbelt at lunch on a glorious day, I hope Ogden is like this.  Easy warmup  for 2M miles, then slow MP for 3M for a final avg. pace of 6:28 for the run.  Legs felt a little heavy and I could feel my left hammy and calf, but that is just taper nerves I think.  I am getting a massage after work tonight and hope that helps.

total time:  32:18  (Saucony T2 - 386 miles)

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5M easy early this morning. Easy progression run from a 7:45 to a 7:06 pace on a nice morning. Legs felt really good after the massage yesterday, the tightness in my left left is gone and they don't feel as heavy. It really seems to have cleared out a lot of the lactic acid.

Total time: 36:21 (Saucony T2 - 491 miles)

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No run today, planned day off.  Good thing as work would not have allowed any time to run today.

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4M on a beautiful morning.  3M at a very easy pace with about 1M of MP pickups (5:50ish) pace just to get the feeling in the legs of what to expect tomorrow.

Feeling really good and ready to go.  Heading down to Ogden today after the kids get out of school.  Will stay with friends in Pleasant View tonight and Saturday.  Hope to make it over to the bloggers party to say hi, otherwise will see folks at the buses or the firepits in the morning.

total time: 29:06  (Trigons-130 miles)

Race: Ogden Marathon 2008 (26.2 Miles) 02:37:29, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
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Updated report:  Finished in 2:37:29 and 5th overall. 

It was a really nice day for a race, but the sun did heat things up too quickly and impacted nearly everyone I talked to.  Overall feel really good about the results, even though I would have liked to have been in the 2:35 range, but I will take it.  I ran with Chad Derum through about 17.5M then pushed it on the downhill after the dam.  It was a real blessing to have Chad to run with as there were times in the middle miles where my legs were feeling really heavy and without Chad there to help keep us on track (both on pace and from pushing too hard which he reminded me of more than once).  The water stops never felt good (either from an organization standpoint in getting the hydration or how it went down).  Then, once on the Ogden valley floor things slowed down just a bit but this was expected.  I started to cramp up just before 26M mark and had to slow up and shake out the leg so I could finish, otherwise I think I could have been under 2:37.    I had the course at 26.34M, most likely due to the tangents I took on the course.

Great day for the blog, as we took 8 of the top 10 spots and had the 2nd place female finisher (congrats to Michelle!).

All my IF buddies did really well in their races as well as our friend we are staying with in Ogden (Pam did great in the HM!).

 Once again, Ogden marathon experience is a great one!


1-5:54   Running nice and easy with Chad, chatting a bit to get to know one another, keeping the lead pack in sight.

2-5:59   Still just rolling down the hills feeling good.

3-5:57   The lead pack is now starting to pick it up and Chad and I are starting to put some distance on the 2:40 pack.

4-5:47  Still running nice and easy with Chad, the miles are feeling pretty good right now.

5-5:46  The sun is starting to come out and hit our backs a little, but the temp is still good (for now!)  First Gu in this mile.

6-5:45  One of the lead pack guys (Ken) is starting to come back to Chad and I, we are still running smooth and easy, awaiting the start of stage 2 of the race.

7-5:48  I think it is this mile, or mile 6, that we pass Ken and the heat is now starting to come on as the sun is rising to hit our backs full on.

8-5:49  Off the initial descent, onto the rolling hills above Huntsville.  Now the patient stage of the race begins, where the pace will decrease slightly and we must run nice and relaxed (as Chad will remind me).  We start taking turns at 0.5M lead changes about here.

9-5:58  Rolling hills and heat building up.

10-5:58  Still running patiently, but I can start to feel the legs getting a bit heavy.  So I make sure to take good hydration and take a second Gu at the water stop.

11-6:07  Legs are feeling heavy, but with Chad's help keep running at our expected pace.

12-6:03  Pretty good mile in the growing heat and rolling hills and we start to come to the reservoir.

13-6:10  Heading into Huntsville and the halfway mark.  I think with hit the HM at 1:17:30ish.  Take another Gu coming into the waterstop (I think).

14-6:02  Pass the HM start and crowds and we get ourselves ready for the only real hill.

15-6:32  Try to power up the hill and stay relaxed without burning ourselves up on the ascent, which again was not that bad. 

16-6:06  On the rollers above the dam, Chad is pushing the pace everytime I take the lead.  I am hoping that I was not holding him back at this point.  Legs are feeling kinda heavy and think about telling Chad to go if he feels like it, but I refuse to give in. 

17-6:07 Rolling on towards the dam.  Take a Gu at the water stop and marshal on.  This water stop kinda sucked as I missed the water when the volunteer dropped the cup.  As we were running, however, a young guy came speeding up with a cup of Powerade and said "It looked like you needed this!".  What a great volunteer!  A slight downhill to the dam, but can't seem to get the legs moving to use the slight decline.  Just being patient until we cross the dam.

18-5:44  Cross the dam and hit the hill hard and start pulling away from Chad, but hoping he would stick with me.  Hit sub-5:00 at one point coming down here.  Start passing more and more slower HM runners now.

19-5:54  Running relaxed and using the hill, but the legs are still having problems getting going.  Grab another Gu at the water stop just before 20M mark.

20-6:02  This mile flattens a bit and also a slight uphill.  Legs still heavy and the heat is still coming up.

21-5:57  Just running and trying to get the most out of these late miles!

22-5:48  Looking forward to this mile and mile 23.  Running pretty well here.  Starting to have to weave at times through HM'ers and calling out to move over so I can try to hit the tangents right.

23-5:30  Let it loose on this part of the hill and really feeling good, but I know what is coming up. 

24-6:04  Hit the valley floor and the pathway, dodging HM'ers and now on the curves and up and down.  Take another Gu.

25-6:23  Just want this to be done now. 

26-6:19  Turn onto Grant street and can see the finish line ahead.   Left leg threatens to cramp just before the 26M marker, hobble a bit to keep it going. 

2:07 (last 0.34M or 0.2M)  See Jeff and Maria with 0.1M left and hit the chute with whatever I have left. 

(Tangents - 217 miles)


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