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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

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.004.000.000.0011.00

OK 7.1M morning run in pretty cool temps. Nice morning, but just couldn't get going so it was an easy run today.

It was fun watching the Idaho State XC championships here yesterday...some great young runners. I will try to run the course a couple of times next week at lunch.

It was such a beautiful day I had to go out for an afternoon run.  After we finished carving pumpkins and before dinner, I went out for a 4M MP run...can't beat days like this.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.003.100.0011.10

Nice early morning 6.1M easy paced run on a great morning...40 degrees felt great.  Just took it easy this morning and will try to go hard at lunch, maybe run the XC course at the park and see how my time compares to the state champions.

 Ran the Idaho State Cross Country Course in Freeman Park...3.1M in 18:05. I can tell that this is a whole different type of racing from straight road races...hairpin turns, hills and uneven terrain. Man those kids were fast!  I take solace in that I ran 6M this morning and ran it in my trainers...yeah, that's the reason I was so much slower. 

Followed it up with 1.9M cooldown run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.004.800.000.009.80

Very easy early morning 5M run.  Left achilles was bothering me a bit, so I took it slow.

Running into a little scheduling issue for running Zeitgeist, seeing if we can still get away this weekend...also my motivation to drive 4 hours over there is waning.

Easy MP (6:28) 4.8M run on IF hills...which means VERY small hills.  4 loops around Freeman Park (on wet, slick asphalt path) then one up to the memorial and back to the office...at least it wasn't raining. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.005.100.000.0010.10

Nice easy early morning 5M run...a bit cooler today (32 degrees) but no wind. 

Very nice MP (6:17) 5.1M run at lunch on a beautiful crisp day.  Pace felt very relaxed.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Slow early 5M run...left achilles really started bothering me about 3M in, so I slowed way down.  After the run, it has been painful and hurts a bit when I walk.  I have been massaging it and took Ibuprofen, but still hurts.  Haven't registered for Zeitgeist HM (deadline today) and am now very uncertain if I should do it.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.007.100.000.0013.10

Easy early morning 6M run...planned 4M but went longer at a slow (7:16) pace as achilles was not too bad...still couldn't push off as much as I would like.  Probably best that I scratched Zeitgeist HM as the hills would not have been good on the achilles.  I am still somewhat pissed that I scratched another planned race...also considered doing the Tri-cities marathon last weekend but couldn't quite get travel arranged...looking at the results it would have been a likely win.

Nice day for a lunchtime run...7.1M at moderate/very easy marathon pace (6:33).  Achilles felt ok on flats, but on the hills I could feel it and felt like if I pushed any harder it would really not do well. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.008.000.000.0015.00

Good longer run after watching the OT recap (motivation for my run). First 8M at good pace (6:10ish), last 7M at crappy pace as the wind really kicked up and my leg started bothering me. Overall an ok run.

Total time: 1:36:50.

Congratulations to Paul and Sean!  What a shame to hear about Ryan Shay...you just don't think this can happen to an elite athlete...my prayers are with his family on this sad day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
43.0029.003.100.0075.10
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