Philippians 4:13

Foothills to Freedom 5 miler

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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

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.

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 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

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 23.50 Month: 145.50 Year: 1535.24
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 8568.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 652.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 816.77
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 957.44
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 810.76
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 1126.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1017.72
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1041.32
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
42.005.003.000.0050.00
Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 20.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 19.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 23.65Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Woke up to crappy weather...cold, windy, rainy.  Likely just going to take today off.

Good day at church, then resting a bit before heading over to a friends for a dinner get together.

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Race: Foothills to Freedom 5 miler (5 Miles) 00:29:02, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.003.000.0010.00

Got up a bit early to have a cup of joe and take Moxie out for a couple of miles before our family headed up to the foothills for the Memorial Day 5 mile race.   Got in about another 0.5 mile warmup with Justin before the race (he did the 1 mile race).

About 125 people in the 5 miler, Gray and I took off hard for the first mile, including a bit of a climb then a good downhill.  From the getgo I knew something was off but still went with Gray.  About 1.5 miles in, he started to really pull away as my hips were not really ready for a fast run today for some reason.  Gray kept pulling away and my hips kept getting tighter.  At the start of mile 4, they were really screaming and my back yelled too which then caused a side stitch about 1/3 mile from the finish so crawled home in 29:02, about 2 minutes behind Gray for second place.  Not a good race day for me, but had fun with friends and family. 

I finished off a about 2.5 miles more to try to work the kinks out of my hips to no avail. 

Splits:  5:23, 5:35, 6:08, 5:42, 6:13.  A fun course but challenging with the hills and foothill winds from the south. 

Now for a fun day with the family and doing a few chores around the house, then having our friend Deborah over for a BBQ. 

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 10.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.350.000.000.0012.35

4:30am...untimed easy 6 miles with Moxie on a nice morning for a run.  Hips still a bit sore.  (Ride)

6.35 miles in 47 minutes on a beautiful day at lunch.  Park to Pancheri greenbelt loop the opposite direction for a bit of a change.  Hips still tight so very easy progression run.  (Cortana)

Busy the next few days with visitors at work...only monring runs if I am lucky.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.35
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today.  My hips were still really sore last night and when I woke up, so I am going to rest today.  Busy today at work and afterwards with a school program, so today is a rest day instead of running meaningless miles.

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:15am...6 slow easy miles with Moxie.  Hips are better but still noticable.  Busy day again today...I am mentally thrashed after yesterday's meetings.  (Ride)

13 hours at work yesterday almost totally in deep meetings...my brain hurts and is making my whole being tired.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.650.000.000.0011.65

Out the door at 4:30 for 5 very slow easy miles with Moxie.  Came back for a pitstop, drop off Moxie and help Kami get out for work.  Back out for a few more through SRL at a better pace (about 7:20-7:30) for the rest of the run.  Overall and easy 11:65 miles this morning before last day of school activities.  Justin is now no longer in elementary...we have a teenager, yikes!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 11.65
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.003.000.000.0010.00

Out the door from the hotel to try and find the BST trailhead at 6am.  Drove to the B but could not find it.  Back to the hotel to start the run.  Run up 400N to Davis Blvd and back.  Nice uphill (1 mile in particular was tough, just over 8:00 pace!), good rollers on Davis Blvd then a good downhill for10 miles in 1:08:31 (6:51).  Last 3 miles I used the hill and kept up the pace on the last flat mile average sub 6:00.  Overall a really good run.

Now off for a day at Lagoon with the family and some friends from IF!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 10.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
42.005.003.000.0050.00
Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 20.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 19.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 23.65Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.35
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