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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: 5.00 Month: 182.33 Year: 2509.32
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 6645.66
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: 685.17
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 789.31
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 471.01
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 399.90
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 333.11
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 353.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
30.251.000.000.0031.25
Runs With Moxie Miles: 11.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 4.25TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 6.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 15.00Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Wow, my calves are hammered!  At least my hips and ankle feel better this morning.  Long drive home today so hopefully I can survive the ride.

Spent a couple of hours visiting with the Murphy's in SLC, great time chatting, letting the kid's play and burn off some energy and talking about the R2R2R in 3 weeks.  Had some good conversation about the race yesterday as well.

I have come to the conclusion that my racing results this year have been a bit lackluster as I have focused of the balance of my life roles as opposed to pouring excess energy and thought into running.  Kids, family, work and church have taken a lot of my focus and time and my training (at least "quality time" and speedwork) just have not been there.  I have put in a heavy amount of miles and my endurance is good and I have enjoyed running for fun and stress relief.  I have not really missed the "stress" of big workouts except for at races where my mind is thinking I can do things that my body and training just are not ready for.  But, the rest of my life has been good and I have been blessed with so many good things that a few "bad" races just doesn't matter in the big picture.

I think I have also come to realize the appeal of trails and ultras that Jon found in the approach to training differently and will see how the translates to a real trail run later this month with Rob, Steve (and maybe my friend Gray who is think of joining us!) in the Grand Canyon.

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

3 easy early miles with Moxie, mostly to get her out.  Calves are still trashed so this was slow. (TSD5)

4.25 miles at lunch on a beautiful day.  I had to get out and do an easy run in this weather with the forecast that is upcoming.  Forgot to take my racing shoes out of my bag so ran in my Tangent 3. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 4.25TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 easy miles with Moxie in a rain.  Calves still tight, almost didn't go out but Moxie needed the run.  Only run today due to work and need for recovery time.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 3.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles early and easy with Curt and Moxie.  Curt is in full on taper and I in recovery so this was slow.  Wore the new Xodus trail shoes to try them out...pretty nice but jury is still out for another run or two.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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No early morning run.  Woke up to rain, wind and 38 degrees...decided to rest and get an extra hour of rest/sleep for this recovery period.  I will try to get out at lunch time in warmer (but I am sure still wet) weather. 

UPDATE:  No lunch run, it is snowing and 33 degrees with a stiff breeze and and I have is shorts, long sleeve shirt and light jacket.  Today may end up just being a day off unless I decide to head to the gym after work (or hit the TM at home for a few miles).

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Got up to another blizzard outside...yuck!  Drove to the gym only to find a power outage and the whole section of town in the dark, so I turn around and head home for a run on the TM in the basement.  6 miles in 41:15...hot and no air flow down there, I am not ready for TM weather.  

Day off with the family (4 day weekend in fact!) in horrible weather.  I hope it does indeed improve over the weekend and next week so I can winterize around home (camper, a/c, sprinklers, deck furniture) and we can harvest some more apples and plums (assuming they survive these past 2 days!).

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 6.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.001.000.000.0010.00

5:30am...10 miles in 1:18:01 on a windless and warmer morning than expected (40 degrees).  Ran with Craig and Lynette through SRL to John's Hole bridge and back home.  Pushe mile 9 pretty hard and my calves and right foot felt it. 

Now for a day with the family and doing some work around the house. The kids and I went to the gym and did enough laps in the pool that we swam for 1/2 a mile! 

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
30.251.000.000.0031.25
Runs With Moxie Miles: 11.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 4.25TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 6.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 15.00Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 6.00
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