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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
23.006.000.600.0029.60
Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 18.50Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 8.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

6:15am...4 miles in 30 minutes around the village on a cool morning with a light rain.  Another long day yesterday at work (10 hours) so this has been a long week.  Good evening catching up with an old friend on my team.

Justin did great at his XC meet on Friday...2 miles in 14:01.  Getting faster each week, but more importantly he is having fun!  He went out with 6 buddies and was out running/hanging out for 2 hours yesterday.

The declared list is finally out for the Master's marathon championships...some fast old guys so it should be fun.

Another long day at work today.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

5:15am...5.25 miles in just under 40 minutes on a cool and foggy morning (again).  Starting to wrap things up here, it has been a lot of long days.

Went for a great drive in the countryside yesterday with the guys to see the scenery, the rainbow of colors of the trees is amazing!

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 5.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.253.000.000.009.25

5:30am...5.25 miles around the village on a warm and drizzly morning.  Finally wrapping things up here and should close out today and start the trek home.   A bit tired today after another long day yesterday but the end is in sight.

3:45pm...FINISHED!!!!  Closed out the review and drove the hotel near the airport.  Had a few hours to waste before dinner so I went out for a run.  Nice progression run...6:51, 6:24, 6:19, 6:12.  4 miles in 25:49.  Felt good to run a bit quicker with a free mind now that the review is over.  Plus, early fllight tomorrow so likely no run. 

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 9.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Finally home from the work trip...I have been gone in western New York since Sept. 22, man it is nice to see my family!

We got up at 4am EST to get to our flight home and now spending time with my family so no run today.   I just flew through Minneapolis today, I get to fly back on Friday morning.  Getting excited and nervous for the race. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5:45am...5 easy miles in 38 minutes.  I ran early in the cold (27 degrees) with Moxie, was she ever excited to be out running after not running during my trip. 

Day off with my family, watching my son run another XC meet today.

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 5.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.003.000.000.003.00

5:00am...3 miles at goal MP (6:00) with Moxie in the cold (31 degrees).  Just a last fast run before leaving this morning for the race weekend in St. Paul.

Made it to St. Paul and met lots of great folks, including seein Kristin Zaitz and her coach Craig.  I ran with Kristin 4 years ago so it was great talking with her again.  Also saw Tracy Lokken and met others (Jennifer and Russ, Alex, Rebecca - from Boise, Clint).  Talked with Lee Pollack, a 62 year old marathoner who ran with and knew lots of the legends when he was in Boulder (Frank Shorter, Mary Decker, Kenny Moore, etc.).  I was reading Kenny Moore's book on the plane and was reading about all these folks before talking with Lee...need to hear the stories first hand.

I checked in with the elite registration, hung out a bit in the athlete's lounge then went to the expo to pick up some gloves for the race tomorrow (colder than what I saw on the weather forecast, didn't have all the right gear).

Went to the VIP reception and talked with Kristin, Craig, Rebecca and several other ladies.  Kristin, Craig and I left a bit early and went to grab a bite at a local pub and had a great conversation.

Back to the room to relax and watch "Adjustment Bureau".

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 3.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.600.003.10

8am...went out for run along the river with Kristin.  3.1 miles in 22:40, nice and easy with some striders.  Cold (~30 degrees) but I wore the gear that I am going to race in tomorrow and I was ok.

Good luck to all the St. George marathoners this morning, I can't wait to read the reports!

Off to a massage this morning, then the technical meeting.  I will decide on the course tour later otherwise will chill out in the athlete's lounge or my room then the pasta dinner tonight (or dinner with some other runners).

Met some more great athletes today including: Alan Webb, Kara and Adam Goucher, Janet Cherebon-Bawcom, Carl Rundell, Chad Johnson, Malcolm Campbell, Ed Haywood (who knows Kory Wheatley!).  It is great getting to know all these great athletes.  Also chatted with Doug Morton whom I will try to work with tomorrow to meet our goals (2:35-2:37). 

Got a call this morning and was told I can put out bottles on the elite tables...cool, now I don't have to worry as much about carrying my gels!

Getting excited for the race.

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.006.000.600.0029.60
Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 18.50Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 8.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.10
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