Philippians 4:13

City of Trees 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 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

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 16.00 Month: 114.00 Year: 2934.41
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7973.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 640.78
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 832.00
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 901.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 426.25
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 443.86
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
46.7513.500.000.0060.25
Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 15.50Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Addidas Boost Miles: 13.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.20Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 6.50Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 16.05
Race: City of Trees Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:20:33, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0013.500.000.0015.50

Short report, more later.  2nd OA in 1:20:33 for 13.5 miles (missed an unmarked turn, had to turn around and pass 3 runners).  In 1st until nearly 11 miles, ITB really started to act up, lost first to a guy young enough to be my kid.  Beautiful day, ok course (unscenic greenbelt the whole way).  Slower than I wanted, but 2nd is ok for a race with 720+ runners.  Great weekend overall except for a few things. 

The day started off good, easy wake up and breakfast at the hotel before heading downtown to the race.  Got there in time to see the marathon start (sigh!) then I did a 2 mile warmup...stomach was sour during the warm up.  Got in a few drills, striders and some stretches before the half started.  

From the beginning I was running in the lead.  First mile in an easy 5:46, then I started to just run easy on flat/rolly greenbelt course.  Second mile around 5:50.  At the 2.5 mile mark, there is a turn followed by another quick turn at a "multiple Y" split than was not marked...I went the wrong way.  A guy from across the river yelled that I was heading the wrong way so I turned around and got back to the right turn in time to see the next three guys finally heading down the path...so I had to catch and pass them again.  From here to the turnaround the greenbelt is rolly and exposed and not very scenic.  At the turnaround I was up about 20 seconds on 2 and 3.  I was slowing a bit on the ups and downs but still running ok.

By the mile 9 mark my ITB was starting to ache and at the 10 mile point it was getting painful.  Erik ran with me a bit at 10, and told me a couple of guys were moving up.  Garrett passed my around 10.5 miles and we ran together a spell before I had to back it down as my leg was locking up.  I kept him in sight until mile 12 when he started to push and pull away. I was working hard to keep 3rd place behind me.  Justin picked me up at the bridge for the final 0.25M and was telling me he was coming.  I held him off by 20 seconds but was behind 1st by 45 seconds...what a crappy finish.  Still, ok for a 47 year old to run in the lead for nearly 11 miles and run strong against 2 guys in their 20's (and strong triathletes!).  

Thanks Jeff U. for putting on a good race!  (Fastwitch 6)

Back to the hotel after the awards to clean up. Tried to meet up with my brother but they had to run "errands" instead of seeing us...oh well, old ways don't go away easy.  

Long painful drive home but good to be back at home.   Would still love to retire in Boise...what a great downtown and place to live.

 

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 15.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Slept in on my day off.  Feel like crap, cough and congestion like the cold did not leave.  Hips/legs/glutes sore.  

Chores around the house then an easy run in the neighborhood with Moxie (slow, painful) for 4 miles and some more miles later at the park with Kami.  Old, tired, sick, sore...what a mess. (Boost)

Moxie started limping this evening and has a blister on a foot pad.  Will stop running her for the rest of the week to let it heal.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Addidas Boost Miles: 4.00
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I am home sick again, now this dang bug is in my chest and I can't get a deep breath and feel lightheaded.  Sick for a month now of and on. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

Slept in to continue to try to get over this illness.  Will try for a run at lunch today.

A slow 10k at lunch.  Congestion and feeling weak, so just a blah run.  Had to get out to enjoy the beautiful fall weather after spending most of the day yesterday in bed.  (Mirage Red)

Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Trying to resolve this cold, so I slept in and will run later today.

9 miles in the afternoon after Katelyn's last XC meet (she did awesome!).  4 with Trevor, 3 with Kami, 2 solo.  Good run after a busy day (work and meet).  (Boost)

Moxie is no longer limping but will still not run her for a spell.

Addidas Boost Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Slept in and went to coffee with our church youth group.  Went out with Tevor at 8:45 and ran about 4 miles with him and a few more solo. 6.5 miles in 49 minutes, easy before my first trail race (25k) tomorrow.  (Launch 2)

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 6.50
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Race: Gnarly Bear 25K Trail Race (16.05 Miles) 02:25:30, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.050.000.000.0016.05

My first trail race!  Craig picked me up around 7am and we drove to Kelly Canyon Ski Resort (start and finish) to check in and get ready for the race.  Our plan was to run easy and for fun to enjoy the weather and scenery.  Lots of locals that we know (about 50 25k, 30 50k who started earlier).

Craig and I ran together for the first few miles, trading places with a few other runners.  At mile 3 I was in around 6th place.  Just past mile 4 when we got off the single track onto the road I passed a guy to get into 5th (this guy dropped I think).  Climbed up a bit and fell around mile 5 on a steep downhill on scree.  Ran down to Table Rock campground (mile 7) then back up the hill (lots of walking!).  A bit more of a climb then a good downill back to the lodge before monster climb up the face of the ski hill!  17+ minute mile and some confusion on which way to go.  My ITB starting to talk to me around mile 10.5 but got better once I was back on runnable trails on top of the hill. Passed 4th place at mile 11 and was running strong to the end of the out and back turn around (saw 1st, Erika, running strong, Brandon, 2nd, walking and Brett, 3rd walking heading back).  I kept running strong along the return and picked it up on the 2 mile downhill to the finish.  Very steep and loose rock, but passed Brett with about 1/2 mile to go.  Finished 2nd male and 3rd overall.  OK with the result.  

This race in NO WAY would convince me to give up road racing for trails.  I like the consistency and peace that road racing has, not this up and down in pace and aerobic stress of trails.  Glad I did it to get in my first trail race though.  

Done racing for the year!  (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 16.05
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
46.7513.500.000.0060.25
Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 15.50Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Addidas Boost Miles: 13.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.20Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 6.50Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 16.05
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