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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

Favorite Blogs:

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
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 666.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1003.19
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1124.76
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1200.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 301.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 342.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.2023.750.000.0046.95
Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 12.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 11.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 8.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 21.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.000.000.005.00

Headed home today from camping, hip still a bit sore.  The dog stepped on my hip and I about cried!

Decided to test it out after unloading from camping and dinner.  Went out in the evening and tried for some MP miles.  6:40, 6:20, 5:53, 6:17, 7:00 for 5 miles in 32:10 for a 6:26 avg.  Felt pretty good at the start, but after the 3rd mile it was getting sore.  Poky is about 90% off.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.005.000.000.008.00

No run this morning.  It was pouring rain when I was about to go out and my hip was sore, so I decided to skip a wet, painful run.  Might go out at lunch.

Got out for decent run at lunch, my hip really responded well to the tylenol this morning.  8 miles in 54:55 (6:52 avg).  1 mile easy, 1 mile at 6:30, 1 mile easy (6:55), 4 miles at between 6:35-6:40 (calling it MP effort with the hip), 1 mile easy.  Back to 50/50 about Pocatello, I will see how it feels tonight and tomorrow.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

5am...slept through my alarm and got out a bit late.  4 easy miles trying to just keep the body ready and ok for the marathon Saturday.  (Mirage)

I talked to the RD for the Meas Falls marathon and he indicated that the PowerBar PowerGels and Energy Blasts went over great, the most positive comments he has ever received about the aid stations!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 4.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

4:15am...easy 4 miles with Moxie, picked up the pace a bit on the way back.  Quitest morning I have ever run along Sunnyside Rd, only saw about 6 vehicles the whole run!  (Mirage)

Impactful Bible study this morning after dealing with some issues at church meeting last night.  From Romans 7:  21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, 23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

Easy form run at lunch to focus on easy, smooth running for Saturday.  4 miles in 27:35 each mile trying to make the energy less and adding all the form elements together (7:22 wu, 6:54, 6:34, 6:46 w/cd).  Felt very easy and controlled, a good sign for the marathon (and no hip issues).  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

Traditional day off before a marathon for me.  I set my alarm just in case I wanted to get up for an easy run, I didn't.  I might get out at lunch today for a mental/sunshine break.

3.2 miles on a nice day at lunch.  A very easy 3 laps of Freeman Park in 24:15.  Used my race shoes for this run, likely last mararthon in them this weekend as they are about done (or will run in my Boost).  (Tangent)

Pretty cool of the BAA to increase the Boston Marathon field in 2014 to 36,000...should be an interesting race!

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Slept in and went out for an easy 3 miles with Kami and Moxie.  Justin has his first XC meet today then we head to Poky for the marathon tomorrow.  (Tangent)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0015.750.000.0015.75

My first marathon DNF, kind of sucks.  I thought that I could "fake" a full and now realize that my hip issues were just not up to the combination of speed and distance.  At least I was smart enough to stop before I caused real injury rather than just a really hard niggle that I need to get over.

I meet a lot of great folks today (Mike Kirk...very nice to meet you, Mike Chewar, from Jacksonville, Adam Braddock from Kentwood, WA) and saw lots of friends (Marlin, Rex, Shannon, Rex, Ron, Bill, Dan, etc.).   Mike and I decided to try to go fairly strong but not too hard for the first half then see what we had for the second half.  I ran most all of the first half solo and hit the 13.1 mile mark just under 1:17.  I knew today was going to be rough at mile 8 when my left glute and hammy started getting tight, then again at mile 12 when my hips started to hurt and get tight.  Right at the half mark a young guy passed me (went on to win in 2:35ish) and put about 1.5 minutes on me between there and when I dropped.  I ran up a small hill in Inkom and was only able to hit 8:15 pace at which point I knew I was done.  My friend Andrea was waiting in Inkom in her car to cheer us on (she has two stress fractures in her leg, is in a boot and couldn't run today) and I got a ride to the finish line to meet my family and get my gear.  Back to the hotel to soak in the hot tub then headed home.  A tough day, I know I did the right thing dropping (hard though) but probably should not have run in the first place.   A tough pill to swallow but I will learn from this (training, injury, etc) and run again another day.  Finished the day at 15.75 miles at 1:33.

Splits: 5:13, 5:43, 5:45, 5:50,5:45, 5:45, 5:54, 6:01 (first signs of issues), 6:04, 5:46, 5:57, 5:40, 6:21, 6:06, 6:33, 0.75M-5:15

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 15.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.2023.750.000.0046.95
Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 12.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 11.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 8.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 21.95
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