Philippians 4:13

January 26, 2022

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Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007



Goal Type:


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.  Computer logged 50,000 miles from Jan 2005 to September 12, 2020. 

Logged (on computer) 49,802 miles (2 x circumference of the earth) in ~5,700 days (8/23/20)

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  Stay fit as I enter retirement in < 4years.

No racing, retired.

Long-Term Running Goals:

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


 I started running competitively in 2005 and ran my first marathon in 2005. Now retired from competitive racing.

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:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 7.00 Month: 171.50 Year: 171.50
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 11678.40
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 137.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 965.36
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1469.19
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 946.03
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 938.00
Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1256.25
Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1462.00
Zoot Solana Tigers Lifetime Miles: 265.00
Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 699.90
Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 375.00
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Easy 4.75M run around Fountain Hills.  Ran from our friends house around the fountain then up to the Fountain Hills Middle School (Exchange 24 for Del Sol Relay).  Relaxed easy run in cooler temps (for AZ). 

Going to hit the expo today and take the kids to the AZ Science Center right next to the expo.  Getting excited (and nervous).

Ok, more nervous now...I just read that 13 Kenyans had to withdraw from PF Chang due to political strife in Kenya and couldn't make it, only 2 runners from Kenya are scheduled to run...could I make a top 10 finish???  Based on last year's times, I would be about 17th if I hit a 2:35.  Don't think about it, Jeff, just run...

total time:  33:30 (Saucony Stratos - 105 miles)

From Logan on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 12:39:54

Go for it! Top 10 baby!

From Jon on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 13:01:11

Aim high, go for the win! Remember, you have the altitude advantage, plus the blog advantage.

From Cody on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 13:12:35

Wow, you only have to trip 2 guys to win. I am pulling for ya!!!

From Lybi on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 13:20:58

Wow, exciting stuff! Good luck, and welcome to the wonderful state of AZ. Tell me your didn't really go swimming though! You get softer when you are used to the warm weather. I really don't like swimming unless the water is at least 86 degrees. he he!

From wheakory on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 14:28:49

Top 10 if your there go for it. You've got the skill and determination.

From Superfly on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 14:42:29

Your the man Jeff. Go get it baby. I wish I was there too.

From Dustin on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 15:02:34

Good Luck with the race. Top 10!

From Dan S on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 16:20:06

Kick butt! You can do it How did you manage to start all that trouble in Kenya?

From jtshad on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 19:33:06

Great day in downtown Phoenix. Kids to the Science Center, Rachel and I to the Expo...pretty big, it rivals Boston.

Lybi, yes I went swimming with the kids this afternoon, the pool is heated to 92 degrees!

Dan, well as a government employee, I can pull some strings (just not in our office)! :-)

Weather is looking to be perfect...anticpated start temp...46 degrees.

When I got my bib today they said I was the faster runner to check in to that time and wondered why I was even there and not in the elite category...if only. Hopefully my pace will be where I want it and we'll see what comes.

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