Philippians 4:13

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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
55.1011.200.200.0066.50
Runs With Moxie Miles: 23.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 21.00Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 10.10TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 20.20Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 15.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy miles on a wonderful morning before church in 44:55.  Felt good overall for a nice recovery run.  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.600.000.000.0012.60

4:30am...7 easy miles with Moxie on a nice morning for a run, 40 degrees and calm.  Right foot was twingy by the end so this is still just hanging on as an annoyance, no serious just bothersome. (TSD5)

5.6 miles on a cool and windy day at lunch.  I ran easy with Pat and just talked the whole time.  My right hip was (and still is) a bit sore and stiff.  No watch...my Garmin indicated it was fully charged yesterday after my run but was total dead when I started today, what gives with this model?  I like the unit, but really don't like the charge interface and battery life that much.  (Tangent 1)

Only single runs the next few days due to work conflicts so my mileage will likely decrease this week, probably not a bad thing.

Also, if you have the chance check out the African Children's choir during the tour through SE Idaho and Utah:

Venues

Date/Time

 

Venue

 

State

 

Address

 

Oct 26, 2011
7:00 pm

 

Grace Lutheran Church

 

ID

 

1350 Baldy Ave
Pocatello  ID

 

Oct 28, 2011
7:00 pm

 

Lifechurch

 

UT

 

3818 W 4700 S
Salt Lake City  UT

 

Oct 30, 2011
10:00 am

 

Mountainview Christian Assembly

 

UT

 

300 E 8000 S
Sandy  UT

 

Oct 30, 2011
6:00 pm

 

Park City Community Church

 

UT

 

4501 N Highway 224
Park City  UT

 

Nov 2, 2011
7:00 pm

 

Calvary Chapel St. George

 

UT

 

3922 S Pioneer Rd
Saint George  UT

 

 

 

Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 5.60Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 7.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.004.200.000.006.20

Went to bed last night with the thought that this morning would be cold and windy...it wasn't too bad but I had already had it in my head to hit the gym instead of outside.  Plus, my right hip and foot were both really sore so I wanted to run where I could stop if needed.  The gym was really hot (remodeling so they had the doors open which kicked the heat on!) and the fans were not on!

10K in 39:40 for a 6:24ish average pace.  2 miles easy then 4 mile progression to 5:45ish pace.  Foot and hip really hurt the first 2 miles then calmed down a bit (but are now more noticeable!).  When I would take a drink of water, my stomach would flip flop so I decided to stop after 10K before I vomited.  

Busy day at work, no lunch run...good thing based on how I am feeling.

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 6.20
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today.  After a long day of meetings yesterday (work from 7:00am to 5:00pm, church from 7:00pm to 10:00pm) I am exhausted.  In addition, my son woke up at 11:00pm with an earache for which my wife took him to the readicare facility and returned at ???.  So I slept in!  I also feel the beginnings of a cold coming on and my hip still hurts.  

Lots of reasons, but the bottom line...a rest day.

I did a quick look back on my running log since partial (2000) and then detailed tracking (2005) started.  I calculate that by the end of January 2012 I will have run the circumference of the Earth (at the equator, it is 24,901 miles).  I am just over 24,000 "lifetime" miles now.  Pretty cool milestone, I think. 

Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

4:30am...7 easy untimed miles with Moxie just trying to get my mojo back. I just passed 3100 miles for the year and Moxie is less than a mile from 1,000 since joining our family!(TSD5)

4.5 miles around the greenbelt at lunch on a nice but kinda cool day, 31 minutes exactly for just under a 7 minute mile.  Just a good run to get outside and enjoy running.  (Tangent 1)

Spent a great evening yesterday in Pocatello at Grace Lutheran Church seeing the African Children's Choir again.  We had a chance to see the boys again and say happy birthday to the adult chaperone who stayed with us last week.  They are truly inspirational!  We also got to see Kory and his family at the event and catch up, it was great being around such positive people and a real boost to our spirits!

I was invited to talk to the Idaho Falls High School Cross Country team at a team dinner before they leave for the state meet tomorrow in Boise.  What an honor to chat with these great kids to motivate them to have fun, do their best and reach their goals on Saturday.   I love talking about running to others and getting them excited, to embrace that "running is a passion of the spirit."

Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 4.50Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 7.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.007.000.200.0015.20

I had a massage last night that seems to have worked wonders!  I had my best run this morning since St. George...on the TM at the gym (it was 19 degrees at my house, not ready for that yet) but it felt great.  Got up with bit of a stiff back and stomach ache, but when I got on the TM everything was great. 

An easy 1 mile warmup then into a 10K at goal MP or better.  I hit the 10K mark at 36:20 (5:51 average) and it felt easy and effortless!  Next 0.8 mile was an easy 7ish pace, then another final mile at slow MP (6:15ish).  Overall 9 miles in 55:40 for an average 6:11 pace.  That felt really good this morning...pretty jazzed to have some mojo today.  (Launch)

10K at lunch in 44:50 on a chilly but nice day.  Another really good run.  Pace was very easy, started slow (7:30ish) and progressed easily to a 6:47 for mile 6.  A good day of running! (TSD5)

The African Children's Choir is performing tonight at 7pm in SLC at "Lifechurch" (3818 W 4700S)...they are very inspiring!

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 9.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 6.20
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

A great run this morning.  Went out early for 3 miles with Moxie before meeting up with the group...a big one today.  Curt, Craig, Andrea, McKay, Marlin, Deborah and Sarah.  A great run through SRL and around the greenbelt, mostly with Craig and having some great conversation.  15 miles total in 1:52:50.  

Afterwards, got the kids off to some activities then Kami and went to the AAC for Alana's yoga class to start improving my flexibility.  It was good, but has some work to improve the flex in my hips...I really felt it but it was good!

Now for a day of family fun...pumpkin patch and carving, Boo at the Zoo tonight!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 15.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.1011.200.200.0066.50
Runs With Moxie Miles: 23.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 21.00Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 10.10TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 20.20Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 15.20
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