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 (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)

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 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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7M recovery run this morning on the standard path down Sunnyside with a couple of loops around Shamrock Park.  Nice run, no soreness and good pace considering yesterday's run, did a 7:35ish pace.  Feeling good and ready for another higher mileage week, shooting for 85-95 miles.

total time: 53:13  (Trigon 2 - 341 miles)

1M playing "tag" and racing my son in the backyard for about an hour...he is fast!  Essentially did a whole bunch of barefoot strides.

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Standard 7M early this morning down Sunnyside.  Felt great this morning, so I pushed the pace a little more than usual and ended up with a 7:15 avg. for today.  The last 3M were actually sub-7:00.  Will try to get a good lunch run in today, kinda hectic week as I am acting for my boss while he is on vacation, so a lot more meetings than usual.

Bought Kami new running shoes yesterday that are a 1/2 size large so she can run without causing blisters on the end of her toe from rubbing.  She broke them in this morning with a 4M run, and she was excited to get back out running...yeah! 

total time: 50:45  (Trigon 2 - 348 miles)

7M at lunch on a beautiful day, a little breeze and about 77 degrees.  Easier first mile (6:35) then 2M at slower MP (6:13, 6:24), a easy mile (6:34), then 3M at slow MP (6:21-6:24) for an overall avg. of 6:26.  Felt great, a good day of running.

total time:  44:59 (Trigon 1 - 471 miles)

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Not feeling very peppy this morning at 4:30 when I got out the door for the run, so instead of trying to run faster, I ran a bit longer.  8M down my standard Sunnyside pathway and back home at just under an 8:00 pace, tacking on a mile towards Yellowstone Highway.  OK run, started feeling like a runner about mile 5 and my last 2M were my fastest at around a 7:37 pace.   Will get out for a run at lunch and maybe a bit with Kami tonight around Community Park.

Trigon 2 - 356 miles

Nice run at lunch in the heat (83 degrees with no wind).  Started off with a slightly upset stomach from the midmorning snack...Tabasco Cheez-it's are not good before a run!   Kind of a "step-down" progession workout today.  1.5M warmup (7:00 pace), 1.5M MP (6:00), 1M slow, 1M MP (6:12, felt left hammy tighten slightly so pace slower than I wanted), 0.5M slow, 0.5M MP (6:05), 0.25M slow, 0.25 TP (5:37), 1.5M cooldown.  Nice run with an overall average of 6:35.  Good running day!

total time: 52:40  Trigon 1 - 479 miles

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8M early morning on standard Sunnyside pathway, similar run to yesterday morning.  Slow - a tad over 8:00 pace - but felt ok, just a bit tired.  This may be my only run for today due to work schedule, but I will try to squeeze a 4M run in at lunchtime if possible.

Trigon 2 - 364 miles

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10M early this morning.  A warm morning (65 degrees at 4:30am) with a slightly breeze out of the NE which is unusually.  Went longer today as I was feeling guilty for only getting in 1 run yesterday.  Good pace this morning, ending up with a 7:33ish avg. pace.  Started off a bit quicker (8:02) then pushed it up to the 7:30 range then saw another "rabbit" runner and pushed down to a 7:00 pace for the next mile to catch her (a good runner name Nikki who was moving this morning!).  From then on averaged about a 7:25 pace for the remainder of the run which felt nice and easy.  I WILL get a lunch run in today (7 or 8 miles).

Trigon 2 - 374 miles

8M at lunch on a nice bu warm and very humid day so it was hard to really get a good gear for this run as I ended up with a 6:49 avg.  Ran 1.5M wu with Dan S then increased the pace some and got 1 MP mile in, then the humid started taking its toll.  Ran around a 6:40ish pace for the remainder of the run. 

Trigon 1 - 487 miles

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13M on a very nice morning, warmer and a bit muggy due to rain storm that blew through last night.  Slept in a bit more this morning as I am taking the day off to help with my son's birthday party so I started with a bit more energy that usual morning run.  Nice easy run consistently averaging 7:33, ran through Snake River Landing and around the greenbelt down to Northwind and then back.  By the end I was getting tired and very hungry, but it was a good run.  Saw my buddy Scott riding his bike to work, good to see a friendly face! 

Trigon 2 - 387 miles   total time: 1:38

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17M run early this morning with the IF running group.  Started off early and ran 2M to Community Park to meet Deb and Andrea for a 3M out an back to the hospital.  Met up with McKay, Brian M. and Briam J. after returning to the park.  We then did a 7M loop out to Sandcreek Golf Course and back to the park.  Briam had to leave and Deb should have due to her knee issue.  Then continued on to Snake River Parkway for a 6M out and back.  I dropped off as we passed my neighborhood as McKay and Andrea went back to the park to finish of their run.  Overall a good run with about 2M of MP thrown in at point, overall avg 7:55. 

Total time: 2:14:30 (Trigon 2 - 404 miles)

After heading home, we back to the park to pick up soccer stuff for my kids teams this fall and stayed around for a coaches clinic and did some drills and practice to get ideas for the kids, about 1M of additional running.

Went to friends house for  BBQ last night and met the track/XC coach from Skyline high school.  Chatted for a bit with him and may help run with the boys this fall sometimes.  Also got a see a friend whose son was a stellar runner for Arkansas in college and talked with him for a while.  His son will be in town in a few weeks and I hope to hook up for a run.

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