Philippians 4:13

Thirteenpointone 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 (CR), 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)

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

Logged 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.

Support my wife's endeavor to do long distance road biking and her renewed interest in running! Keep biking more with her as cross training maybe do a Century ride.

 

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.

Married for 24 years with two children (18 and 15).

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: 19.00 Month: 199.90 Year: 2784.42
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 6733.66
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 547.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 336.53
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 706.17
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 855.31
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 471.01
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 423.90
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 429.21
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 421.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
50.4021.200.000.0071.60
Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 30.80Runs With Moxie Miles: 21.20Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 21.20Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 19.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7:30am...Rob and his family came to our hotel so the kids and our wives could hang out and we went for a Gully run with Justin and Walter along too!  A beautiful morning for a run and a great run!   7 miles in about 56 minutes.  (Fastwitch Red)

Spent the morning at the pool and then made the long trip home.  Time to get a nap and a beer!  

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.005.000.000.0013.00

4:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  (Ride 3)

A really nice day for a workout today!  Felt pretty good going in but did not quite hit the marks I wanted for this workout - 2x2Mx400m recovery, 1M.  1 mile warmup then the intervals.  2 miles in 11:49 (5:57, 5:52), 2 miles in 11:35 (5:48, 5:47), 1 mile in 6:08 (legs really heavy, uphill sections).  Cooldown for 7 miles in 44:50.  OK workout but was hoping for better.  (Mirage Red)

 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.400.000.000.0010.40

4:30am...10K with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Easy and untimed.  (Ride 3)

4.2 miles through the neighborhood after work on a nice but windy afternoon.  (Fastwitch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 6.20Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 4.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.600.000.000.0010.60

4:40am...4.5 miles very slow with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Not feeling it this morning, tired and stiff (e.g. old!).  (Ride 3)

Great day for a run at lunch...sunny, 60 degrees, light breeze!  Unfortunately, my gut was not quite as nice.  I wanted a bit of a tempo today, but ended up at cruise pace instead as my GI issues kept me slower (with pit stops there too).  Kami needs to lay off the flax and fiber in our dinners.  6.1 miles in 42 minutes (6:50ish pace).  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.50Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 4.50Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.903.100.000.0011.00

4:30am...short run of 4.5 miles. Cold...windy...tired...unmotivated...Moxie made me go...saw Andrea and talked for a bit...too old for this time of day.  (Ride 3)

Ran with DanS at lunch on a very cool and windy day.  Ran to the start of the Tiger/Grizz XC course then we ran it easy to preview it and have Dan see the course.  I then ran it again at somewhat hard effort (MP).  I can tell I am a road runner not and XC runner..used to the rebound of the road not the squishy feeling of the grass.   19:34 (6:11, 6:28, 6:33, 0:22) for the 3.1 miles (tried to run mid hard as I have a HM Saturday). 6.5 miles total with cooldown. Going to be fun to watch the kids run it tomorrow!  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.50Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 4.50Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Noon...5 miles in 36 minutes easy to SRL and back.  GI issues the whole time including and emergency pitstop in the bushes...not what I wanted the day before a race.  (Fastwitch Red)

Excited to watch the races at Tiger/Grizz XC today!  Very proud of my kids efforts today...Katelyn ran a PR and Justin ran a XC PR and stayed on the varsity team!

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 5.00
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Race: Thirteenpointone Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:23:38, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.5013.100.000.0014.60

I ran the local race put on by Bill's Bike and Run (race three in the HM series), the Thirteenpointone.  Gray is a sadist for designing this course and we are all masochists for running it! Second hardest HM behind The Race to Robie Creek that I have run.  Started off fast with Pat Bragassa then he started to take off about mile 2.  Miles 3-6 are straight uphill...tough!  I stop just past mile 5 to shed a layer (it was getting hot fast...too much clothes to start on the cold morning).  I had a emergency bushes stop at mile 6 then started into the downhill to chase Pat (a billy goat uphill, but I am faster downhill).  I started to really close the gap on the downhills running in the low 5:00's but had to make another emergency stop (desperately!) in the bushes just before mile 9.  I was getting up to speed again after that but just ran out of real estate and finished about 30 seconds behind him.  He ran very strong today and deserved the win.   I finished in 1:23:38 on a tough course and simulator for St. George (this was a much tougher hill though).   I have to figure out my gut issues (Immodium on my next long run to test it out).  (Fastwitch Red)

Great job to all my friends running this today including Lynette, Saige, Mike, Takara, Jeremy, Ron, Jodi, Nate, Eloise, Amy and to Marlin and Craig at Big Cottonwood (Craig: 1:11 and 4th place...outstanding!).

 

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 14.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
50.4021.200.000.0071.60
Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 30.80Runs With Moxie Miles: 21.20Saucony Ride 3 2013 Miles: 21.20Saucony Mirage 2 Red 2014 Miles: 19.60
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