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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: 35.50 Month: 157.50 Year: 1547.24
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 8573.41
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: 817.76
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 1126.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1022.72
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1041.32
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
77.004.003.110.0084.11
Runs With Moxie Miles: 23.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 33.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 16.00Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 9.11Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 11.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5 miles early with Moxie.  Right ankle a bit sore. 

We drove up to Grand Teton National Park today to do some bike riding on the bike path...amazing what a great place.  Kids did great on the "big" bikes and we had fun doing a 12 mile ride from Windy Point to Jenny Lake and back.   What a fun day!  I will count the riding as 4 easy miles.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:30am...out the door for 5 easy miles with Moxie.  Right ankle still a bit sore.  After a quick pit stop and to drop off Moxie and see Kami off to work, I went back out.   Ran into Curt, Andrea and Rob this morning and ran or chatted with all of them.  Finished off another 5 miles in an easy 39 minutes.  (Ride)

No lunch run due to work and a bit of a headache and to let the ankle rest.  Maybe run with kids tonight.  5 mile family bike ride around the neighborhood instead.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:30am...7 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  Tired and everything was tight, barely made it out the door this morning but glad I did as it was perfect for a run (60 degrees, no wind). (Ride)

4 hard miles on the desert in 28 minutes.  Hot (88 degrees) and a strong wind (27mph, 37 mph gusts) for most of the run which made for tough running.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00
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Race: FIrecracker 5K (3.11 Miles) 00:17:14, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.003.110.009.11

Justin and I ran over to Tauphaus Park for a warmup, then did a bit more warmup with Jeremy Smith.   Saw lots of other friends at the race, this is getting to be a big race in SE Idaho (over 1000 runners).  I saw a pretty fast crowd including Gray, Kurt, Corey, Madison coach (I forgot hisname), Zach, etc. 

Went out an easy pace and was sitting in about 10th place at the first mile (5:21), then the second mile got mile...again (5:45).  Passed a couple of kids through here though to move up in placement.  Around the start of the third mile my hips started to really tighten up so it was a slower finish than I wanted.  Also had a bit of a bronchial spasm during this mile which inhibited my breathing.  I held off a couple of young college guys who were charging at the end to finish in 17:14 for 7th overall.  (UPDATE:  Somehow the "official" results now have me 9th after awarding me 7th at the race and counting the people ahead of me...which was 6.  So how does this change after the fact?)  I still haven't mastered this course to get under 17 minutes so I am a bit disappointed...gotta master getting into a faster gear.

I ran back to find Justin and run him in (around 30 minutes).   Stuck around to talk to friends and for the awards.  I won $25 for placement and our team (Kurt, Gray, Lynette and myself) won the first place team award ($200).  So got a bit of cash for the effort.

Thanks Jon for the encouragement along the way!

Now for a day at the parade and a BBQ with friends and family.

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 9.11
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.004.000.000.0018.00

Started out about 4:40am this morning and ran 2 miles to Community Park to meet Jon Allen for a run.  We ran about 9 miles together through SRL to Broadway then back home having some great conversation.  These early morning runs are a lot easier when you have company of good friends.  Thanks Jon, see you tomorrow morning!  11 miles in 1:26.  (Fastwitch)

7 miles in 46:30 at lunch on a cool, overcast and breezy day.  2 miles easy, 5 miles at slow MP.  Started to rain right as I was finishing.  Right ankle had a bit of a tweak. (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

11 miles this morning in 1:28.  Ran to Community Park to meet Jon and we did the same route as yesterday through SRL to Broadway.  Nice conversation again, thanks Jon!  Have a great vacation. (Cortana)

5 miles at lunch in 35:20.  First 4 miles with Dan, then the last solo.  Needed this one just for stress relief.  (Cortana)

Looking forward to camping this weekend. 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 11.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I slept in and didn't get out running until almost 8am...nearly didn't go as I was enjoying just sleeping in for a change.  Moxie and I took off from camp and went up the hill to the observation lookout (2 miles uphill) then ran back past the campground to Fall Creek falls.  We went back to camp for 10K in about 49 minutes.  Everyone else was still asleep so I went to the falls and back again to finish off 10 miles. 

Now for a fun day of camping with the family...games, riding bikes, ice cream, campfire, etc.  It rained in the late afternoon and keep things cooler (but humid)...good time for a nap too!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
77.004.003.110.0084.11
Runs With Moxie Miles: 23.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 33.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 16.00Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 9.11Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 11.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 10.00
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