Philippians 4:13

Just Cuz 5 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
48.008.006.100.0062.10
Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 24.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 12.00Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 6.50Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 16.00Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 15.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

I slept in and skipped the run in the morning as I had to get ready to teach Sunday school today then a long day at church.  After lunch, I went out on a warm but windy day...3 miles with Moxie (in 22 minutes) then 3 more for a total time of 44:15.  I went out too soon after lunch and had a bit of stomach issues.  

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 6.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

6 miles early on a cool but windless day.  2 miles with Moxie, then 4 more solo.  Nothing special besides the fact that I got up (almost slept in again but didn't succumb this time).  (Ride Black)

6.5 miles in 46:30 with Pat B.  Spent the whole run talking about the state XC meet results and coaching.  Nice run on a pleasant day in between meetings.  (Ride Red)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 6.00Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 6.50Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

6 slow miles on a cool morning.  3 miles with Moxie, then 3 more miles solo.  Just a slow easy run. (Ride Black)

Went to a school activity with my kids and then took the rest of the day off.  Got a 6 mile run in around 3pm in wonderful weather...shirtless in November!  2 miles with Moxie then 4 solo.   (Launch)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 6.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

3 miles solo early then 3 more miles with Moxie for a good morning run.  Much of the same as my normal easy early runs...just gettin' it done.  (Ride Black)

Only one run today due to business travel.  

Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 6.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today due to a busy day with work meetings on travel.  Fly home tonight though!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.001.000.000.0010.00

I slept in and went for a run about noon after taking the kids to school, taking down Halloween decorations and planning a family vacation (got it booked!).  1 mile with Kami and Moxie then they went the rest of the way home at a walk.  I finished another 9 miles in 1:08:41 for a nice easy run before tomorrow's race!  (Launch)

Now for a busy remainder of the day (vet visit, errands and Guitar Hero at a friend's house tonight)!

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 10.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.00
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Race: Just Cuz 5 Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:17:50, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.507.006.100.0015.60

I finished in 1:17:50 (1:17:36 on my watch) in 3rd place...officially.  Rode the bus to the start with Jeff Fogg, then saw lots of friends and other runners I know.  Bumped into Rob Murphy and Rob Rohde and got the start.  This was either going to be a hard fast day or an easy fun day.  The lack of any real training since St. George ended up making my decision for me.

Started off fast and felt good through 4 miles, then my left hammy and glute and lower back started to lock up.  Mile 5 was a transition, then from 6 on I felt the issues were not going to let me run fast so I went into cruise mode for the rest of the race.  Rob M. passed by me running great at 6 miles and was moving out.  If I had seen Rachelle driving again after about mile 9 I would have asked for a ride (my hammy and back were on fire!).  At around 11 miles, Rob R. passed me as I was just running easy, then John Taberna as well.  Oh well, just one of those days!  At 12 miles I start to push a bit to catch Rob and John and we all finish within about 13 seconds of each other.  Since I stuck in it, I wish I would have pushed harder for the 15 seconds, but once you are out of race mode it is hard to dig deep.  To our surprise, Rob Murphy missed the one and only turn on the race and ended up doing and extra mile and finished 4th...a real bummer as he was tearing it up.  

 Stuck around to see friends, run a buddy in, eat some food and talk and get the award for 3rd place.  Now off to home for chores and seeing the band that played at Kami's birthday party this summer at a local restaurant.  My left leg is really sore...hammy and lower back are killing me!

Went out tonight to see the band that played at Kami's party this summer and drown my aches and pains (and blow off some more steam from the race and the recent work stresses).

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 15.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
48.008.006.100.0062.10
Saucony Progrid Ride 2 (Black) 2010 Miles: 24.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 12.00Saucony Progrid Ride 2 2010 (Red) Miles: 6.50Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 16.00Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 15.60
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