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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4M in the morning after getting up a bit later to allow it to warmup (3M easy, 1M tempo) then got back to came to break it down and head home.  Family had a great time, starting getting Kami and I to think that we need to look into a camper as we are outgrowing the tent approach.

Trigon 1 - 504 miles  Total time: 26:17

4M in the early evening after getting home and the rest of the family resting/watching a movie.  Easy mile (6:35), MP (6:16), slow MP (6:26) and a final slow MP mile (6:28).

Trigon 2 - 447 miles  Total time:  25:57

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8M early this morning down standard Sunnyside route.  Nice and easy 7:45ish pace.  Left leg about 99% back, right ankle twinging a bit but nothing to worry about.  Felt good.  Will try to get a good run in at lunch then the next 3 days on business travel so I have no clue what kind of mileage I will get in.

Trigon 2 - 455 miles   Total time: 1:02:44

6M at lunch on a hot and calm day.  Got in 1 MP mile and the rest were between 6:35-6:50.  Overall an ok run but started to feel a cramp coming on in my leg hamstring so I just finished it up easy at an avg. 6:38 pace for the run.

HRC Stratos - 19 miles

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Out the door at 4:15 for my standard 8M on the Sunnyside route.  Nothing special to report, just a nice easy run with a pit stop at home at 7M.  Now off on business trip where I hope to get at least a few runs in before and after meetings and flights. 

Total time: 1:02:00  (Trigon 2 - 463 miles)

Arrived in Maryland and got the hotel, then went out for a run before hooking up with the other guys for dinner.  5.75M around town at a decent clip with a 6:20 and a 6:06 mile in there.  Found the HS track and did a 1/4 in 65 seconds then headed back to the hotel. Good weather for Maryland in August, not too hot, low humidity and a slight wind.

total time: 35:30  (HRC Stratos 26 miles)

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7M around town from the hotel early (4:45) as we have early meetings today.  Same basic route as yesterday to downtown and back via the HS, only this time did 5X400 with 200m rest.  Slow 400's as I was still trying to wake up (avg. 1:32) but at least got some MP work in.  Now off to meetings and maybe a run this evening (unless we go to an Orioles game!)

Total time: 50:45  (Stratos - 33 miles)

6.65M on a beautiful evening in Baltimore.  Went out after a good dinner with the guys, but too soon after such a big dinner (too much salad bar, and that last beer was too much!)  About 2M in, I had to stop and puke as the pressure on my stomach was too much.  Feeling better but still running a little slower, I followed the map I had for a 5M run, but obviously got a bit lost and ended up going long on a pretty hilly course.  Heading back tomorrow, but plenty of time in the morning for a good run.

Stratos - 40 miles  Total time: 48:30

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9M on a very nice morning and feeling a lot better than on the run 9 hours ago.  Took the same basic loop as last night but in the light this time.  Got onto the BWI trail for a while, I will have to run this one the next time I am in town (it is a nice looking 9M loop around the airport).  Felt good for a early morning hill workout.

Total time: 1:05:35  (Stratos - 49 miles)

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After a long day of travel yesterday (a 3 hour delay in Cincinnati due to mechanical problems with the plane), I got out for an easy 7M on a chilly morning.  Started out wearing my Trigon's and immediately ran back home to change shoes and retire these as my achilles started feeling it right away.  After changing into the Stratos, a good run at a 7:27 pace.  Will get out for 6-8M at lunch today.  It is good to be home.

Total time: 52:10  (Stratos - 56 miles)

Nice 7M run on a beautiful day at lunch...65 degrees, sunny and a light wind.  1M warmup (6:39), then some 50/50 miles of tempo and MP for the next 5M, then a cooldown mile.  The total run ended up with a nice and easy 6:22 avearge pace.  Felt great, no pain or any fatigue, just a simply fun run.

total time: 44:30 (Stratos - 63 miles)

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16M solo run early this chilly morning.  Got up early to start the run at 5:15 and head to Community Park to see if anyone would show up for the group run (no one did).  Went out for the rest of the uneventful run at an avg. 7:35ish pace for the entire run.  Not too motivated this morning as I had not run this cold in a while, so I almost quit at 8M but kept going to finish it off.

Total time: 2:02:00

2M with the kids at a Kids Run this morning.  Ran 0.75M with Katelyn as she finished 6th out of about 100 kids.  Then I ran 1.25M with Justin with him finishing 7th out of about 90 kids.  A fun event put on by a local ped's clinic to promote physical activity.  Every kid got a medal, a t-shirt and a backpack...and it was free!

New Stratos (2) - 18 miles

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