Philippians 4:13

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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 (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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

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

No racing, retired.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.


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: 6.00 Month: 142.75 Year: 2630.57
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9044.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 666.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 999.69
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1086.76
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1180.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 272.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 307.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Saucony Stratos 2 Miles: 28.00Saucony Stratos 1 Miles: 48.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

6M easy miles (6:58 - 6:30 paced, progession) mid morning. It was in a steady rain, almost had flashbacks to TCM!  But, I was dressed right and it was not near as bad.  The hammy was still a bit stiff, but not as bad after massaging it last night. 

Off to the gym so Kami can workout and I will swim with the kids.

Saucony Stratos 2 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

6M slow on a warmer morning (40 degrees) with a bit of wind.  Just an easy run for a 4:15am start in 46 minutes.  Hammy feeling ok.  (Stratos 2)

7.1M at lunch on a cool overcast day, not bad for running.  Started with 3 easy warmup miles (6:35 avg.) then ran 4.1 M at MP (6:04 - 6:14) to just get the blood pumping and it felt good, overall avg of 6:22.  Hamstring was pretty good today too. Shoes may be close to their limit as I felt a little stress in my right achilles today. (Stratos 1)

My friend Lynette ran the Zeitgeist HM in Boise over the weekend and scored 2nd Master (1st in AG) with a 1:39..smokin' time and yet another great showing for her (after winning the Master at the Poky HM).

Saucony Stratos 2 Miles: 6.00Saucony Stratos 1 Miles: 7.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I got up early to run (early day at work every Tues and Wed from now on) and it was pouring rain outside, so that didn't look enviting.  Plus my hamstring was sore, so I laid down for about 20 more minutes and finally convinced myself to get up and hit the TM in the basement...I am not ready for the TM yet.   4M at a 6:40 pace watching sportscenter.  Hot, sweaty, unmotivating.  I will try to get a decent run in at lunch today.  (Stratos 2)

4M at lunch in between work activities so it was short.  Also short due to the weather:  40 degrees with 35mph sustained winds (26 windchill) swirling so almost always buffetted by them making it a slow go.  Ran in shorts, long sleeves, gloves and a vest so not exactly the best gear for the conditions. (Stratos 1)

Saucony Stratos 2 Miles: 4.00Saucony Stratos 1 Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

5M run very early this morning so I could leave for work by 5:45.  Got outside today on a decent morning (30 degrees, a little wind, no precip) without a watch.  Ran the first 2.5M easy.  At 2M, I passed another runner heading the opposite direction.  I turned around at 2.5M and didn't see him right away, but by around 3.5M into the run, I saw him so I used this as motivation to push the pace up to catch him, which I did by mile 4.  Ran the rest of the way at a decent clip, so I will count 1 MP mile.  (Stratos 2)

No run at lunch today.  I was just about to change and head out when I got notified of a need to be at a meeting which took 2 hours to finish up.  So, I will maybe try to get a run in after work or maybe just call it good for today (no real need to push mileage right now anyway, just habit).

4.5M easy after getting home from work, 0.5M playing tag with the kids in the backyard for about 30 minutes.  Felt much better for getting out.  (Stratos 1)

Saucony Stratos 2 Miles: 5.00Saucony Stratos 1 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

7M very slow this morning in the cold (20 degrees).  Nothing really to report, slow, hammy ok.  (Stratos 2)

7M at lunch on a nice but chilly (32 degrees) day with Pat.  Just easy (6:58 pace) and conversational, nice run.  (Stratos 1)

Saucony Stratos 2 Miles: 7.00Saucony Stratos 1 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

My wife convinced me to sleep in this morning and go to the gym with her to run since it was cold, windy and rainy outside.  After dropping the kids off at school, we hit the gym.  I did a 15K fartlek run on the TM.  1M easy warmup then starting hit it hard.  I did a lot of work at a fast pace, including 2.5M (1K, 1K, 0.25M) at 4:50 avg. pace!   This was a pretty hard workout this morning.  56 minutes for 9.3M (avg. 6:00 pace).  Felt good and hamstring not a problem.  (Stratos 1

Saucony Stratos 1 Miles: 9.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

My quads are sore from yeterday's tempo workout!  I would roll over it bed last night and wake up from the twinges in my quads.  Today's run was therefore just nice and easy.  13M this morning in foggy and cool (34 degrees) with Lynette and McKay down to the river through Snake River Landing and back down Sunnyside a ways.  Just an easy run at 7:30 pace (they both had hard days yesterday so we didn't push too hard).  My last 3 miles I ran at 6:45ish pace just to try and push a little running home alone during this stretch.  Had to end at 13M so my wife could head to the gym before some other appointments.

It was such a nice day and the kids and I were having some fun playing tag and doing yardwork outside.  So, my son and I went for a run.  We did 1M together in 10 minutes flat then I finished off a 5K before my wife had to leave for a movie with a friend.

Saucony Stratos 1 Miles: 16.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Saucony Stratos 2 Miles: 28.00Saucony Stratos 1 Miles: 48.50
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