Philippians 4:13

April 21, 2024

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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 Iím in trouble,
and you will answer me.† - Psalm 86:1-7

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7.5M early this morning.  It was cool with a little breeze...not bad but still cold enough to make it difficult to want to run hard, so it was just an easier run (avg. 7:35 pace).  Started slow and picked it up to 7:10ish pace for several of the miles.  Will try to go hard at lunch.  (T3)

8.1M at lunch with Pat B. down on the greenbelt on a very windy day. We had 6X800's planned. We ran 2M warmup then hit our half mile intervals with quarter's for recovery:

1 - 3:00 directly into a hard headwind

2 - 2:54 Mostly into a head wind and on rolling hills

3 - 2:41 Half and half with/in wind, on rolling hills

4 - 2:54 Into wind, on hills

5 - 2:40 Mostly with wind at our backs, on rolling hills

6 - 2:39 Wind at our backs, flat

3M cooldown back to the building. Overall a good speed workout. (T2)

I am still 50/50 on running Strider's HM on Saturday. Pros: good measure of fitness, competition good for last hard workout, make MP effort feel easier, fairly close, have a place to stay. Cons: $, time, take a deposit away from family, travel all next week, weather predictions. Plus the weather here is looking really good and I could go out for some hills are/or 10K time trial. Decisions, decisions (may be made at last minute!)

Saucony Tornado 3 (T3) Miles: 7.50Saucony Tornado 2 2008 (T2) Miles: 8.10
From Harris on Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:07:04 from

So what is your taper plan? Today was my last long run. I plan to hit about 60-70 this week, 45-50 next week, then about 25 leading up to the marathon.

From jtshad on Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:12:29 from

Greg, looking good for Boston!

My plans from here are ~80 miles this week, 50-60 next week, then ~35-40 the week leading into race weekend. I will run a long tempo or HM race this weekend, then a 10-12M on 4/11 and some last speedwork on 4/13-14 then all easy until the race on th 20th.

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