Philippians 4:13

Pocatello 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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Miles:This week: 23.00 Month: 23.00 Year: 2763.07
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9076.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
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Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1200.07
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.1031.200.000.0063.30
Addidas Boost Miles: 16.10Runs With Moxie Miles: 16.10Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 8.00Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 12.50Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 26.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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7am...5 solo miles along Sunnyside on a cool morning with SUNSHINE!  Nice and easy and happy to not be in clouds or rain.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.504.500.000.009.00

4:45am...4 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Taper week.  (Ride 3)

5 miles in 31:35 at lunch on a nice day (cool, cloudy) for a run.  0.5M warmup then 4.5 miles at MP (3:10, 6:00, 6:09, 6:09, 6:17) feeling controlled and easy.  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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5am...5 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a cool morning.  Saw 6 runners including Curt, Alana, Shannon, Becky and Rachel...nice to see friendly faces out in the dark. (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Taper week so I got to sleep into as I am only doing a single.  7.5 miles in about 51 minutes at lunch on a beautiful day!  I didn't want to stop and go back to work!  Nice easy run and feeling good for Pocatello this weekend.  (Mirage Red)

Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

5am...4 easy taper miles with Moxie along Sunnyside. (Ride 3)

Excited to watch the kids in the first XC meet today.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.100.000.000.006.10

6am...5k run on a nice morning with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Last taper run before Pocatello marathon tomorrow. 3 more miles in 27 minutes with Kami around Community Park.  (Boost)

I am very proud of my kids for their good runs at the first XC meet of the year.  They ran hard on a hot day!  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.10Addidas Boost Miles: 6.10
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Race: Pocatello Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:39:03, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.700.000.0026.70

We stayed the night in Pocatello which made the early morning much nicer.  I got on the bus at just after 5am and sat next to Justin Park on the way up and had fun getting to know him better.   When we arrived at the start, is was a pretty nice morning with a good temperature and light wind.    Looking forward to a solid race but I knew it was going to have some fast guys running including Justin, Mike Anderson and Jason Howe.   Justin and I did a short warmup.  Got to see lots of friends at the start including Marlin, Lynette, Richard, Bill, McKay, Mike, Takara, and a few more.  I had an Access bar before the start and was ready to go!

Started off pretty conservative and let Justin take off.  At about the 1 mile mark, Mike Anderson came up on me and said he was gunning for a 2:30 so I told him to go stay with Justin and off he went.  They ended up in quite a duel with both men running strong!  I was cruising down the hill staying easy at about 5:45ish pace through mile 6 when Jason caught up to me and started to push harder.  I just tried to stay consistent and run easy to attempt to keep something in my legs for the rollers in the second half.  I took a PowerBar Gel at mile 8 and felt good.   I hit the 10 mile mark in just over 57 minutes and the half at 1:16 and change.  I knew the tough part was to come.

Through the second half I tried to just stay easy and consistent effort wise and hold strong.  The rollers in the second half are tough especially the hills in mile 17 and 21.  I didn't push too hard and watched the gap between me and Jason grow just a bit as he continued to run strong.  I was trying to be patient but my body would not respond and get back to my desired pace. Hips started to tighten slightly on the bigger hill at 17 miles but I was able to run through it with no lingering effects (besiding slowing down!).  I took PowerBar Gels at mile 15 and mile 20 which helped but I was still fading and could not get back up to goal pace so I settled in around 6:20-6:30 and just ran to get a sub-2:40 (wish I would have pushed for a 2:37 looking back now).

The last 4 miles are just a grind and a mentally hard stretch that seems to last forever (not very scenic either).  These miles are "downhill" but I really don't feel it plus there was a slight headwind this year through the city.  I was hoping to see my son out on the course to run in with me but he didn't get there early enough as my daughter was sick back at the hotel room.  I pushed with what I had left and was happy to get another sub 2:40 marathon this year (Age graded at 84.7% or equivalent to 2:27:34).

First time having two marathons under 2:40 since 2010...and neither one is SGM!  Now to get some solid work in for St. George and go for a marathon PR!

After the race we stuck around a bit to say congrats to our friends and say hi to friends but had to leave before the awards to check on Katelyn.  Now for a lazy day to catch up on sleep and let my legs recover.

Splits: 5:26, 5:36, 5:39, 5:45, 5:41, 5:42, 5:53, 5:56, 5:55, 5:42, 5:51, 5:37, 6:08, 5:51, 6:06, 6:17, 6:34 (hill), 6:16, 5:59, 6:18, 6:22 (hill), 6:41 (lingering hill), 6:28, 6:25, 6:29, 6:34, 1:51 (0.3M).

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 26.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.1031.200.000.0063.30
Addidas Boost Miles: 16.10Runs With Moxie Miles: 16.10Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 8.00Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 12.50Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 26.70
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