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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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) 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.  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.

Personal:

 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: 14.00 Month: 227.00 Year: 2734.90
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 11625.40
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 137.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 900.36
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1463.19
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 937.03
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 878.50
Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1227.25
Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1402.00
Zoot Solana Tigers Lifetime Miles: 213.00
Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 651.90
Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 329.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
263.000.000.000.00263.00
Runs With Moxie Miles: 147.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 106.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 128.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 24.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

7 miles with Moxie on glorious day. (Solana)

4 miles after work. (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 4.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Busy day with some work, carpet cleaning, outside chores.  Got in 5 miles. (Glide Black)

Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles on a very nice morning, 7 of them with Moxie.  Now for a day of work outside in the yard. (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Happy Easter!  He is risen, He is risen indeed!

6 miles on a very nice day!! (Solana)

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with Moxie. Started to get chilly at the end as the storm is on its way into the area...snow expected.  (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.00
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No run today.  Woke up to a blizzard, busy at work and had some stress with our son's job search (good stress, but stressful nonetheless).  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

A beautiful day, ran in a tank top.  7 miles with Moxie. (Solana)

Just wish I could sleep.  Have not had a full night's sleep in a long time.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 7.00
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No run today.  Busy at work and VERY strong winds just made it a bad day for a run.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

7 miles on a sunny but chilly day. (Solana)

4 miles in the early evening. (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 4.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

9 miles with Moxie through SRL and back, then 1 mile solo before the wind kicks up later today. (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 9.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

7 miles solo along Sunnyside on a cold and windy morning.  Got a decent night sleep and this was one of my faster runs in a while. (Solana)

4 miles in the afternoon. (Launch Red)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 4.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

After a crappy day yesterday with stress then a horrible night sleep, I awoke at 3:15am.  Drank a pot of coffee, did some work then went for a run early in the cold and dark.  7 miles with Moxie.  Hope the stresses go down today. (Launch Red)

4 hard miles at lunch to burn of stress.  Stress did not go down today, just got worse. (Solana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 7.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:45am...5 miles with Moxie on a cold and windy morning. (Solana)

5 miles on a windy afternoon after work. (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5:15am...8 miles solo on a cold windy day before the snow is supposed to start. (Launch Red)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Skipped the early run today, too cold and wet outside.  Maybe later depending on work.

6 miles after work and before getting drunk. (Solana)

Ah, 7&7's!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Woke up at 3:45am, drank a pot of coffee while watching the news about the country going to crap.  Went for a run at 5:30am for 10 miles with Moxie just pondering all the crap. (Solana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 10.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

10 miles, 6 of which were with Moxie, on a cool but nice morning. (Launch Red)

4 miles in the early afternoon. (Glide Black)

First full night (uninterrupted) of sleep for the first time that I can remember!

28th anniversary with the love of my life, Kami.  Going to have a fun day together.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

6 miles with Moxie on a nice morning. (Solana)

3 miles in the early afternoon after yard work and building a planter box. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 3.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5:15am...6 miles with Moxie. (Launch Red)

3 miles after work. (Solana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

7 miles with Moxie at a late lunch on a nice day. (Solana)

4 miles after work. (Launch Red)

Verdict...guilty!  Accountability and hopefully the start of change.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 4.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

5am...5 miles with Moxie on a chilly morning.  I am tired (literally) of not being able to sleep through the night. (Launch Red)

6 miles solo on a nice day at a late lunch. (Solana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles in nice weather after a busy and frustrating day at work.  (Launch Red)

 

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

6am...7 miles with Moxie and 1 mile solo. (Solana)

4 miles later in the day. (Glide black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 5.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

5:30am...7 miles with Moxie, then 5 miles solo. (Launch Red)

Another day of yard work.  3 miles after in nice weather. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

5:15am...6 miles in the morning before the rain starts later. (Solana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with Moxie early after the first full night of sleep in a while. (Solana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

5am...7 miles with Moxie. (Solana)

Going to be a busy and frustrating day at work.

4 miles later in the day, between this and beer trying to work off my frustration...beer works better. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 4.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

4:15am...back to bad sleep at night.  Woke up at 3am and could not get back to sleep.  Out the door early for 8 miles with Moxie then 2 more solo. (Solana)

Hoping for a better day today.  Can finally dial back some anxiety as of today both of my kids have jobs!  My daughter, finishing her freshman year of college, has a summer internship with a local engineering company!  My son, who graduates college the first of June, just got confirmation of his job with an organization he wanted to work with since high school!  Whew!

6 miles on a nice day at lunch in new shoes.  Maybe if I can wear myself out I can sleep tonight. (Nike React Infinity Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 10.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5am...5 miles with Moxie. (Launch Red)

Got to drive my Camaro in 92 degrees with the windows down and the radio blarring on one of the most fun roads ever!  SR88 to Canyon Lake.  Awesome!  

Now for some beers in the warm weather!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Restless night sleep.  Up to chat with in laws and have coffee then out for a 10 mile run in the neighborhood with warm weather shirtless.  (Solana)

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
263.000.000.000.00263.00
Runs With Moxie Miles: 147.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 106.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 128.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 24.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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