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Walt Disneyworld Marathon

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Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007



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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

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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.

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Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 699.90
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Race: Walt Disneyworld Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:40:32, Place overall: 16, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Final time: 2:40:32  16th overall, 4th Master Overall, 2nd in my Age class.

Overall a good race that is well supported and pretty well laid out.  Mostly flat but with some smallish hills late in the race that you really feel.

5M: 30:00  (6:00 pace)

10M: 59:23 (5:56 pace)

1st half: 1:17:49 (5:56 pace)

20M: 1:59:54 (6:00 pace)

Last 10k: (6:32 pace, ouch!!!  Need more longer distance training runs!)

2nd half: 1:22:43 (6:18 pace)

Overall pretty happy with the race, but my lack of any really distance training since October combined with the 2 previous nights with 4 hours of sleep affected my second half.  1st half ran steady with young guy named Samuel, but lost the pack at about 14M and really started to slow down about 20M or so.  Running as 1st master through the half, then got passed between 15-25M to slip to fourth.  Lesson is that going out too hard after short training just doesn't work and I need to try to get better sleep the days before the run.  Legs were just dead afterwards, but not painful just out of fuel and endurance.  I just need to work on my last 10K finish stamina by running longer training runs at a faster pace and also by carbing better during the race.  Overall I am mostly happy with the result as it is what I thought I was trained for and I competed in the master's class as well.


1  6:12  Running easy with Sam Jurek, easing into the race.

2  6:02 Starting to pick it up and enter Epcot.

3  5:58 Get to target pace and start passing folks.  Running through Epcot at this point.

4  5:48  Now we are on track and feeling good.  See a large pack (7 guys or so) ahead and plan to catch by mile 5

5  5:51  We catch the pack and tuck in and go on cruise control.

6  5:51  Cruising down the roadways with the pack.

7  5:50  Still feeling really good at this point.

8  5:53  Coming up on Magic Kingdom, pass the Contemporary resort.

9  5:51  Running steady and feeling good.

10  5:51  We enter the Magic Kingdom. 

11 5:47  Run throught the castle.

12  5:52 Leave Magic Kingdom. On the backroads again and now am working a bit harder.

13  5:56  Hit the half mark in 1:17:49 and the pack is begining to split up.  I am starting to feel the lack of sleep and long training runs so I let the pack move up a bit.  Don't know if this was smart or not.

14  5:53  Still keeping the pack in sight.

15  5:57  Still about 15 seconds behid the pack.

16  5:56  Enter Animal Kingdom.  Pack is out of sight now on the turns in the park.  I am passed in here by 2 guys, one of which I see later walking on the road.

17  6:08  Now I am feeling the training.  Running in Animal Kingdom, but don't remember much about this park.

18  6:02  Ok but not the greatest pace.

19  6:09  Starting to see the pace slip as I am feeling the lack of endurance.

20  6:19  Legs are feeling lethargic.  We are running on the highways again and at this point have to go up a slight incline on an overpass and then do a 180 turn.  See Sam J. heading the other direction, about 2 minutes ahead.

21  6:14  Still trying to push, but it is getting harder.  This is where my pace really suffers and I start to get passed from here to the finish.

22  6:24  Run up another overpass here.  See a guy who passed me walking on the side of the road.  Enter Hollywood Studios in this mile, I remember running down through New York section of the park and seeing Frozone and the toy soldiers from Toy Story. 

23  6:50  Oh, bad mile!  But, I do pass one of the youngster's from the initial pack I was running with. Lots of turns through the Studios.

24  6:09  That's better!  Head into the Boardwalk in this mile and feel a bit of energy.

25  6:41  Enter Epcot again.  Energy fading, nothing much left, just hanging on.

26  6:38  I get passed in the last mile, which sucks.  Think about kicking but don't want to crash and burn this close to the finish.

0.41 2:32 (6:16 pace) (this is the distance on my GPS)

1M w/u before the race.  Afterwards, showered and spent 12 hours walking in the Magic Kingdom (count as 3M easy).  Managed to stay up to watch the fireworks (mostly awake even!).

Saucony Tangent 3 Miles: 30.20
From rockness18 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 21:39:43

Been waiting to see the report...congrats on a race well run! 16th isn't too shabby for a field that large.

From Bill Mandler on Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 08:00:02


Nice job on the race. It is tough to train here in the winter and do that well!!!

From Robert on Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 11:23:53

Great job in the race and most importantly surviving 12 hrs at Animal Kingdom right afterwards!! You must have stopped at every food stand along the way.

From JimF on Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 11:58:23

Great job on the race! Winter marathons are tough since it is hard to get in the proper training. Like Robert said I am impressed that you could spend 12 hours at Disney after the race! Also cool to be mixing it up for the win in the Masters category.

From JD on Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 20:46:26

Nice race!

Just thinking about twelve hours at the zoo (Magic Kingdom) makes my feet hurt!

From josse on Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 00:44:36

Good job Jeff. Running on empty isn't fun but you pulled it off nicely:)

From Jon on Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 10:03:03

Nice job, Jeff! Sounds like you had fun. Next time you'll be able to hold on to the Master's win, since you won't be training in snow while everyone else isn't.

From James on Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 13:45:08

Excellent job staying in shape and running a 2:40 in January!

From walter on Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 10:43:37

I dont know how ive been out of the loop but I just noticed this! Nice run Jeff! a 2:40 for a january marathon. Very very jealous am I!

From Mark on Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 14:42:04

Great job Jeff! It was nice to finally meet you and your family. I hope you had a great time in Disney. See you in Boston!

From Brent on Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 19:24:27

Jeff, very nice race. That course is cougher than you would expect, have ran it twice. 500 commando points for the second in your division. I'll bet you did not stop for pictures with Micky or Mini?

Stay Kool, Run hard, B of BS Rools out

From paul on Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:02:56

Nice job. That's a very solid performance for being in "winter mode".

From Superfly on Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 16:35:53

Good job Jeff. You always run so consistently "Great".

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