Philippians 4:13

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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 (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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

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



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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6M this morning in cold weather once again...37 degrees and wind (at least no rain this time, but it was threatening).  Just nice and easy.  Now that I am home, this week I will do more up tempo runs at lunch per my norml routine.

Try to get a couple of honey-do's done around the house with my father in law while he is here.  Got the Basketball poll installed in cement, but we hit the sprinkler pipe and had to do a repair on it as well.

total time: 44:15  (Trigon - 288 miles)

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Easy 7M run early this morning...back to the 4am runs.  Easy progression run from a 7:40 warmup mile to the last 2M at 6:40ish pace.  Good run on a nice tomorrow is supposed to stink again.

total time: 50:00  (Trigon - 295 miles)

6M at lunch time on a windy and cloudy but warmer day.  Not a very good run...left hammy was twinging, right hip was creaky and my stomach was sloshing for the last couple of miles.  Got it in and a bit faster than this morning, but not quite the run I was looking for.

total time: 40:07  (T2 - 509 miles)

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A weird morning for motivation for the run.  Hit the snooze button about 3 times before getting up a bit later than planned, then checked the weather outside to find very gusty wind and rain (but a balmy 52 degrees!) and almost went back to bed.  Got dressed and went outside to start the run and was hit with a downpour...thought about it and decided to head to the gym for a TM run.  So I changed clothes and started driving to the gym (not enthusiastically) and noticed the rain had settled down and then I saw a guy out walking and determined that if he can walk, I can run.  So, back home to change back into outside clothes (jacket and cap) and out I went for a now planned 5M.  As I was heading back from my 5M turnaround point, decided the weather wasn't that bad (in fact I overdressed) and plodded on for an extra mile.  As I hit my house at 6M, I further decided that I was being a wimp and went for 1 more mile around my neighborhood to finish off a 7M early morning run.  So, I went from almost not running to running 2M more than planned when I started.

total time: 51:15  (T2 - 516 miles)

5.25M at lunch in 35 mph winds, not fun.  Sunny and relatively warm.  Ran for a while with Dan S.  Last 1.25M ran at a 6:20 pace to end the run which felt good.

total time: 32:25  (Trigon - 300 miles)

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4M early this morning in cold, windy and wet conditions.  It was only 36 degrees with a stiff breeze and I encountered rain, hail and snow during a 4M run!  This is June, what is going on?  As I was driving to work, I had to go through a snow storm...argh!

total time: 30:25  (T2 - 520 miles)

4M run at lunch in the very strong wind.  First 2M mostly with the wind and good MP splits (5:59, 6:03) then the 2M back were against a 32mph headwind (6:28, 7:05) which was not fun.  At least the temp was decent.

total time: 25:38  (Trigon - 304 miles)

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Pretty standard 6M early really easy run in cool temps and a pretty good breeze...nothing exciting just miles.

total time: 46:00  (T2 - 526 miles)

6M MP run around the greenbelt with a 0.25M cooldown on a nicer day (slight wind but not bad).  Decent splits: 1- 6:19,2- 6:15,3- 6:18;4- 6:12,5- 6:01,6- 6:05, 0.25M - 1:38.  Hit 6M at 37:10 and may last 2M were my fastest and included the most uphill.  Right quads is a bit twingy after the run, but not bad. 

total time: 38:48  (Trigon - 310 miles)

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After a horrible night of sleep (only about 4 hours of real sleep), I got up to a nice, but NO WIND!!   A decent early morning run with slow warmup mile (7:42) then progressing to a 6:40ish pace for the last 3.5M.   It is supposed to be a great day so I will go long at lunch to enjoy the weather.

total time: 46:10  (T2 - 532 miles)

Nice day at lunch time so I went a bit longer and got in a 8.1M run.  First mile warmup with Dan S these a mile at about 6:29 to ease into MP.  The next 5M were at MP ranging from 6:18 to a 6:08.  Last 1.1M at a ease 6:55 pace.  Overall a really good run, but I have a bit of a twing in my left hammy and right quad.  Plan to stretch today to help loosen things up.

total time: 52:33  (Trigon - 318 miles)

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9.25M early on this beautiful morning...what a day 45 degrees, no wind and a beautiful sunrise.  Ran over to Community park to see if anyone would show up for the group one!  I even got a cool raffle prize from the RD of the Pocatello marathon:  for ever IF group run you show up for between now and July 26, you get 1 entry into raffle for a free entry in the race of your choice at Poky on August 30.  

I stopped short of my planned 10M as right achilles started really twinging hard about 8.5M, and at 9M in knew I just needed to stop so I headed home via a shortcut.

Had a weird animal encounter this morning...I was running along Sunnyside and all of a sudden 4 small black birds start pacing me while chirping away.  Suddenly, they start diving at me and swooping right by my head!  They followed me for about 1/4 mile before stopping. 

Yard work this afternoon and some play time with the kids.  Took them to see "Nims Island" last night, cute family movie.

total time: 1:08:22  (T2 - 541 miles)

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