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Mesa Falls Half Marathon

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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

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) 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 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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
49.5013.100.000.0062.60
Runs With Moxie Miles: 20.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 20.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 19.50Addidas Boost Miles: 4.00Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 14.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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5:15am...4 slow miles with Moxie...sore hip.  Time to watch the olympic marathon! Go Meb! (Mirage Gray)

15 mile bike ride with Kami around the greenbelt and Freeman Park.  Nice ride with my wife! 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:45am...5 slow miles with Moxie on a nice morning.  Pretty sore. (Mirage)

5 slow miles at lunch.  Sore, tired...need a day off tomorrow. (Fastwitch)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Took the morning off and slept in.

4 miles in the afternoon after work.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Hip sore this morning, skipped runnning and stretched and rolled.  Extra devotions with the extra time too.  Long run at lunch.

8 miles at lunch...nice temps but the air was horrible with the wildfire just outside of town (over 43,000 acres burned so far!).  Left leg started off sore.  Ran the last couple with DanS. (Fastwitch)

The fire has burned lots of area just east of Idaho Falls, including the area that DanS and I ran on July 22 (Henry's canyon, in fact this is where it started...man caused).

We took Kami to a doc we know to check out her back/leg issue...she has a tear in a disc, causing nerve pain down here leg.  Doc thinks therapy and some rest should fix it...good news. 

I had talked about going to see her for my hammy isssue, she convinced me to come in and chat about PRP (Platlet rich plasma) therapy.  I will see what she has to say.

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

4:30am...5 slow and sore miles with Moxie on a chilly morning. (Mirage Gray)

6.5 miles with DanS at lunch.  Nice run with a good friend. (Fastwitch)

The first day of high school for both kids today. Man, that was a fast summer!

Ryan and Sarah Hall are in town this weekend for the Mesa Falls marathon and will be giving a talk at the store/concert tonight.  Running, food, music, beer...good times!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 6.50Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

5:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie.  Decided spur of the moment to sign up for the Mesa Falls half tomorrow, running it for fun but will try to keep Ryan and Sarah in sight.  (Mirage)

Driving to Afton, WY to watch the kids' first XC meet of the season.  Then stopping at Mountain River Ranch for a work social.  Busy day!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Race: Mesa Falls Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:24:16, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.0013.100.000.0014.10

Drove up to Ashton, ID starting at 5am to run the Mesa Falls Half.  Hung out with Chris, Fran and Roger at the school and on the bus before the start.  At the start on the front line was Ryan and Sara Hall, BJ Christensen, me and a few others. My goals for this race: have fun and not have my hammy blow up on me.  I took the first half really conservative down the hill and to the campground and back up to the top. Ran with Brandon (great kid, nice to have the company).  We hit the halfway point at around 43+ minutes and my hammy was doing good.  I could feel it but it was not limiting me.  On the rollers I started to pick it up and ran solidly in the 6:00-6:15 pace the rest of the way. I separated from Brandon around mile 10 and kept pushing to finish in just over 1:24 for a negative split on the course.  Slower but I will take it on this tough course, no leg issues and had a fun time.  I finished behind Sara and Ryan Hall, BJ, Erika (OT steeplechase participant) and one other guy...not bad for a gimpy old guy.  Splits: 5:55, 6:18, 6:21, 6:24, 6:43, 7:06, 6:43, 6:12, 6:00, 6:07, 6:22, 6:23, 6;11, 1:20 (0.21M).  (Tangent)

Congrats to Gray and Lynette on the win in the full marathon!

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 14.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
49.5013.100.000.0062.60
Runs With Moxie Miles: 20.00Saucony Mirage 3 Gray Miles: 20.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 19.50Addidas Boost Miles: 4.00Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 14.10
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