Philippians 4:13

Teton Dam Marathon

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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:

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Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 900.36
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1450.19
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 880.03
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 878.50
Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1051.25
Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1087.00
Zoot Solana Tigers Lifetime Miles: 177.00
Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 218.00
Race: Teton Dam Marathon (26.22 Miles) 02:47:28, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Quick report...2nd overall in 2:47:28 behind Ryan Jones (recent BYU grad and XC/track runner - 3:51 in the 1500m in May!).  Running together with Ryan thru 16 miles at about a 6:15ish pace, then 2 pitstops due to GI issues caused me to fall back and never catch up, behind Ryan by about 3 minutes.  Overall happy with the time on a hard course and was on track for a 2:44ish finish before the GI issues.  I used 3 PowerBar Gels during the race for fueling, nice to promote and use their products! A nice day for a run!  I wore the Adiddas Boost...not sure these are my marathon shoes as I developed a hot spot around mile 8 that lasted to the end of the race.  (Boost)

Splits: 5:55, 6:05, 6:03, 6:12, 5:58, 6:08, 6:09, 6:04, 6:13, 6:14, 6:18, 6:12, 6:10, 6:17, 6:21, 7:06, 6:18, 6:23, 6:47, 7:04, 6:59, 6:43, 6:47, 6:40, 6:14, 1:27.

Addidas Boost Miles: 26.22
From Bob on Sat, Jun 08, 2013 at 16:57:41 from

Great job with 2 Johnny stops no less!

From steve ash on Sat, Jun 08, 2013 at 17:04:13 from

Nice work Jeff especially on that course. Congrats man.

From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Jun 08, 2013 at 18:30:00 from

Well done Jeff. Sorry to hear about the stomach issues--that can ruin a race pretty quickly. Recover well and good luck with the next one!

From Steve on Sat, Jun 08, 2013 at 19:16:18 from

Great time on that course, wow!

From Jon on Sat, Jun 08, 2013 at 20:35:26 from

2nd place to a guy half your age- not bad. Congrats, Jeff.

From JimF on Sun, Jun 09, 2013 at 13:14:16 from

Great job! Sorry about the GI issues but way to push on.

From SpencerSimpson on Sun, Jun 09, 2013 at 16:05:33 from

very cool marathon Jeff...glad you are running well right now and having fun...what it is all about

From Neil on Sun, Jun 09, 2013 at 23:13:07 from

Great time on a tough course Jeff. Sorry bout the GI issues cropping up again. I suggest you try out PREV ( ) on some long runs and see if it works for you. Helped me the couple of times I tried it.

From Jake K on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 09:20:54 from

Nice race Jeff. I looked up the course profile - that's a MONSTER hill in the last 1/3rd of the course.

From Superfly on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 14:00:30 from

Way to represent at good ol Teton. I'll always remember that one. Sucks about the the potty stops. Seems like everyone has been getting hit with that lately. Must be something in the bacon.

From Jason D on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 15:01:24 from

A minute or so faster than last race on what sounds like a tougher course. That hill does look very strategically placed. Well done!

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