Philippians 4:13

St. George Marathon

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Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007



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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy

No racing, retired.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.


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: 34.00 Month: 110.00 Year: 110.00
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9212.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 707.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1003.19
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1197.01
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1203.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 339.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 429.50
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Nice MP (6:08) run on a beautiful afternoon on a pancake flat course today...felt very easy like I was running closer to 7:00 pace. Thick of the taper, so shorter run at a faster pace today was great.

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Easy early morning 4M on a chilly morning. Felt good...get a good 5-6M in at lunch today and then coast through the rest of the week. St. George here I come!

Good MP 5.85M run at lunch today...felt great and not hard at all for a 6:20 avg. pace (even heading into the strong wind).  Now, all easy miles for the rest of the week (5-6M each the next 2 days, Thurs off, Fri a short 2-3M). 

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Pretty easy 5M run at lunch today averaging 6:34 pace. Splits were pretty good: 6:44, 6:40, 6:30, 6:33, 6:23. Pace was very easy...feeling good for this weekend, no aches, pains, injuries (knock on wood right now).

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Nice easy 4.8M run at a 6:34 pace that felt pretty effortless.  Ran in my marathon race shoes, unless I wear my Saucony Tangents.  No run tomorrow and we are off to St. George! 

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Planned day off.  Drove to St. George on about the windiest day ever!  Had the gas floored a few times and it seemed like we were barely moving.  ALso got stuck in a major traffic jam in Sandy, Utah...45 minutes to clear a wreck.

Got to town, checked into Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, grabbed some dinner, took the kids swimming in the pool (bumped into Brett Zundel from Rexburg!).   

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Nice easy 3.5M run on the trails behind the HGI and Dixie Center at 6:30am this morning in 23:29.  Just a quick shakedown run to keep the legs moving.

Looking forward to seeing everyone today and about running the race tomorrow.

Going to the expo early probably, then taking the kids to the dinosaur museum and my wife shopping.  Heading to the bloggers party tonight.

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Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:32:06, Place overall: 20, Place in age division: 9
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Great race overall!  Nice day for a race...the weather really cooperated after the winds the past few days.  Cool but not bad at the start.  Hooked up with the bloggers in the starting area.  Gun went off early (barely had dropped our bags when it sounded!).

1st half:  1:18:36

2nd half:  1:13:30

Felt great afterwards, but feel I left it out all there for this race.  Great meeting and running with all the Bloggers!  Way to go everyone.


1-6:00  Running with James Barnes and Brett Hill.  Cold but not bad, glad I have the gloves but anymore clothes would have been too hot.

2-6:05  Easing into the race here still on the uphill.

3-5:42  First downhill.

4-5:37  Downhill feeling good so opening up a bit


6-5:32  Pass the first place woman

7-5:29  First GU.

8-6:35  Vejo Hill, what a climb

9-6:20  Recovering after the hill.

10-6:16  (I remembering hearing a 59:25 time at this point).

11-6:33 Don't know what happened here, but slowed for some reason

12-6:10  The end of the hills!

13-5:51  Half way mark in 1:18:36ish.

14-5:47  Drop Brett Hill and running with the 1st place woman again. She indicated a goal of 2:34.

15-5:27  Drop first place woman.  Second GU.

16-5:14  Great downhill and feeling good.  Start to feel my left hamstring...a little tight but nothing bad and it feels better when opening up on the downhills.

17-5:30  One guy passes me here (Pepi Peterson).


19-5:56  Pretty good hill here.  Pass 2 guys.


21-5:21  Nice downhill, pass 3 more guys, including first place master. 3rd GU.  Look at my GPS and see a 4:23 pace on the screen, at 21 miles!

22-5:51  Can see town and the downhills continue.

23-5:31  Feeling strong.

24-5:27  Nice downhill into town. Pass 2 guys here.

25-5:44  Still feeling pretty good and running strong.

26-5:54  Pass a guy before the turn onto 300 South, feeling great!

0.2-1:17 (5:31 pace).  Push hard at the end but can't quite make sub 2:31, but very happy with the result...right on target!

Great race, ran with James Barnes (through 3) and Brett Hill for the first half and then solo for rest of race. Much more uphill than anticipated or advertised but second half is a fast course (new HM PR of 1:13:30ish!).

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