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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 (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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

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



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 25+ years with two children (19 and 16).

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


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5M easy before church this morning in the cool (27 degrees) and wet (snowing, 1 inch on the ground) weather.  I am NOT ready for this weather, however it is supposed to get back into the 60's by later this week.  Feet are feeling better, I think it was the old running shoes I was wearing around as my "knock around" shoes that were creating the problem.

Stratos 2 - 262 miles

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8M easy mid morning today after dropping off the kids at school (I have today off as it is Columbus Day!).  Nice easy run (averaged just under 7:00 pace) in cold weather (28 degrees but no wind).  My feet are hurting again, along the side on left foot and a little in the right arch.  I thought about going 10M, but the pain told me to stop when I did.  I know it is just a bit of bruising, but when it hurts!  May be a lower mileage week to let this heal up.

Stratos 2 - 270 miles

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4M very early this morning as I had to got to the site today (Tues and Wed will now both be site days!).  Colder (23 degrees) but no wind.  Feet still hurting.  Might get another 4M in at lunch depending on how the feet feel and schedule.

Stratos 2 - 274 miles

4M easy at lunch on nice (sun, 37 degrees) day.  Feet felt ok. 

Total time: 29:00  Stratos 1 - 272 miles

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I decided to rest my feet this morning and not do a morning run before work to help them heal up.  At lunch, I ran 4M in approximately 25 minutes in the cooler weather.  Feet felt good, legs felt great and I feel totally recovered.  Was planning a longer run but meetings/issues at work got in the way.

Stratos 1 - 276 miles

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7M easy early this morning.  I overdressed as it was warmer (36 degrees) than I anticipated.  Not the best run as my left foot was painful again and made the run less than fun.  Ran without Garmin, pace felt easy except for struggles with foot pain which slowed me down a bit.  Hope it starts feeling better soon or I will just have to take a week off to let it heal. 

Total time: ~54:00  Stratos 2 - 281 miles

7M on a beautiful day at lunch...48 degrees, partly sunny with a slight breeze.  Easy run, just over 3M with Dan S. then the rest by myself.  I picked up the middle 2M to slower MP and the feet felt great during the run.  Now, sitting down afterwards they are hurting again (maybe it is my work shoes?).  Overall a good run, time of 47:10. 

Stratos 1 - 285 miles 

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No running today to let the foot rest.   Based on the location of the pain, I think I may have a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal.  I have an appointment for next Tuesday to check it out to see if it a possible avulsion or Jones fracture (No Jones fracture...please!).  Looks like rest or cross training for at least the next few days.

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Resting my foot until at least Tuesday when I have the Doc appointment (I am betting on a Jones fracture).  16.2M on the stationary bike at the gym this morning pedalling hard on a hill workout.  Haven't done this for a up a good sweat but not the same as a good run.  I will count 4.5M easy run mileage.

My daughter's last soccer game today (won 1-0)...yeah!  We get our weeknights and Saturday mornings back.  It would have been a great weekend to go camping but alas we had other things scheduled (game, party, volunteer appreciation movie). 

Got some yardwork done as well in preparation for winter, at the end of the day I could feel my foot.  I need to borrow my buddies boot to see if that helps until Tuesday.


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