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

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 34.00 Month: 110.00 Year: 110.00
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9212.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 707.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1003.19
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1197.01
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1203.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 339.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 429.50
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7M on a warm and muggy morning down Sunnyside and through Snake River Landing to the Iggy's and back.  Nice early morning run, the pace started to pick up as the run went on, including charging the 0.75M long uphill at about a 6:50 pace.  Nice start to the week and feeling good after yeterday's easy long run.

total time: 53:58  (Trigon 2 - 411 miles)

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8M on a much cooler and windier day than yesterday, but it was still pleasant (55 degrees).  Ran the same route as yesterday through Snake River Landing and then added another mile through our neighborhood.  Easy pace (8:00 avg) and my left achilles was tender after the run.  I only have ~420 miles on these shoes, but it feels like it is time to retire them.

total time: 1:04  (Trigon 2 - 418 miles)

5M run at lunch on a beautiful day...70 degrees and a slight breeze.  Short run due to work conflicts, but just as well as my left achilles started getting really tight at about 2M and I had to slow up to about a 6:45 pace for the remainder of the run (trying for some quicker stuff, but from the get go couldn't do it because of the achilles).  Better after the run, but need to stretch and ice it tonight.

total time: 32:50  (Trigon 1 - 492 miles)

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7M easy early this morning.  My achilles was still a bit sore, so I broke open new pair of shoes to see if that help, and it did for a while.  At about 5M, I started feeling it a little again but nothing like yesterday.  So, I think it is time to retire both pair of Trigon's Rides (between 400-500 miles each).  Overall a decent run at about a 7:40 avg. pace.   Saw 1 shooting star and 3 other runners out at 5am (I knew all 3 of the women, good for them getting out this early). 

Saucony HRC Stratos - 7 miles

6M at lunch on another perfect running day.  Unfortunately, not a perfect day for my body running.  My left achilles is still aching pretty good so my pace today was an easy one (planned some speed work!).  In addition, my GPS went out about 0.33M into the run, so the time is approximately, but it felt like and ended being about a 7:00 pace.  Will stretch and try to ice the achilles tonight and I may take some time off the remainder of the week to get it feeling better.

Saucony Stratos - 13 miles

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Well, I took my own advice and took it easy this morning and only did 4.25M at a easy 7:10 pace.  After icing my calf last night, it felt a lot better and was feeling good this morning but I still wanted to be cautious.  So, I slept in an additional hour and got up at 5:00 which only left me time for a short run.  No real issue with the calf, though I did ice it while watching Olympics highlights.  Most likely only run for the day due to work schedule.  First soccer practice for my son's team tonight as well.  I may try to get a short 3-4M in later tonight, but not pushing it.

Trigon 2 - 422 miles

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Got up early this morning and got in a solid 9M at a decent pace (7:38 avg) on a pretty cool morning.  Calf/achilles is feeling better although I did feel it but it didn't hurt at all.  Afterwards I iced it for about 20 minutes which helped.  Only run today due to work schedule.

Trigon 2 - 431 miles  Total time: 1:08:35

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12M on a breezy and cool morning.  I got up early and did the first 8M at a decent pace (7:35ish) before Kami had to head to work.  After the kids got up, I went back out and finished off another easy 4M at about a 6:45ish pace.  Passed the IF girls soccer team out for a run around Community Park during this portion of the run...need to work on their cardio conditioning.  Calf/achilles is feeling a lot better, still noticed it but no pain.  Still take it easy this weekend (mileage might be low if we are out camping, but I will try to get in 10M tomorrow some how).

total time: 1:30:05  (Trigon 2 - 443 miles)

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Up at camp in Island Park at 6200 feet.  Got up early and it was cold!  I brought a long sleeve shirt but no gloves, so my hands got cold!  Ran about 3.25M through the campground then came across a fellow camper from our group who offered a hot cup of coffee, so I ended the run there! 

Took the family on the float trip down the North Fork in the late morning/early afternoon and had a great time.  After we got back, most folks kicked back and the kids took off on the bikes to play and explore.  I went for a 4.75M run through the camp for a couple of loops and spent the last 0.75M racing the kids on the bikes.

Trigon 1 - 500 miles

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