Philippians 4:13

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

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Went out a bit later with Craig, Cache and Curt for my last mid-long run on a glorious morning, I was overdressed and had to stash gear about 4 miles into the run.  Ran most of the run with Craig as we pushed the pace a bit more than Curt and Cache.  Dropped down into slow MP for a few miles and then backed off a little as Craig was doing 22 miles today.

Overall 14 miles in 1:35 for a 6:47 average pace which felt very easy and controlled, a good confidence run for Boston prep. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 14.00
From Curt on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 10:09:16 from

Nice run this morning Jeff. You two were running a pretty good pace. I was glad to be able to get out with you this morning. Have a great weekend.

From crhudman on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 11:20:38 from

Thanks for the tempo push this morning. Wasn't planning on going that fast but it worked out.

From Hamdog Alum on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 12:07:03 from

Nice run today, looks like you'll be ready for a good race at Boston. What's your goal time? What are your chances for cracking the top 10 in the Masters class?

From Marlin on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 13:36:20 from

Looks like you are ready for taper now, you are going to do great in Boston Jeff!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 19:43:55 from

Nice job Jeff.

I think I'll have to do one more 18 miler this Tuesday at the beach. Other than that, I'm takin' it easy.

From jtshad on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 08:53:32 from

Erik, I want to shoot for 2:37 or at least sub-2:40. If I can run 2:37 or faster, maybe a shot at top 10 master it just depends on the other runners as well. Hoping our Master's team has a shot at top 3 as well.

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