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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: 178.50 Year: 178.50
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 11678.40
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 137.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 965.36
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1469.19
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 946.03
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 938.00
Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1256.25
Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1469.00
Zoot Solana Tigers Lifetime Miles: 265.00
Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 699.90
Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 375.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
268.000.000.000.00268.00
Runs With Moxie Miles: 81.00Altra Impulse Miles: 44.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 86.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 84.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 47.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5am...6 miles with Moxie on a nice morning. (Altra Impulse)

A pit stop and change of shoes for 3 more miles. (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Altra Impulse Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:30am...6 miles on a nice morning. (Launch Red)

4 miles in the evening to enjoy the weather and burn off stress. (Glide Black)

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

6 miles early (Glide Black) then 3 miles with Katelyn and Moxie before work (Altra Impulse).

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Altra Impulse Miles: 3.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles early before a very busy day, just struggling with things. (Launch Red)

#BLM

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

6 miles, then 3 miles with Katelyn and Moxie, then 2 miles solo. (Fastwitch White)

3 miles on a warm evening. (Glide Black)

#BLM

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 11.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

5;30am...6 miles solo, then 5 miles with Moxie. (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Too chilly, windy and rainy before worship service. Went out for 5 miles with Moxie in the early afternoon, slow and not feeling it but got it done. (Altra Impulse)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Cold outside, not motivated and sore plus very busy day at work, no run.

3 miles later in the evening to just get out. (Glide Black)

Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles early on a cold (35 degrees) morning.  (Launch Red)

Heading to SLC to take stuff to Justin's apartment for the fall (his roommate is in SLC all summer).  Lunch with the Murphy's then seeing his cool new apartment for the first time...nice!

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

6 miles early on a cool morning. (Launch Red)

4 miles in the later afternoon with Katelyn on a nice day, needed the break from work. (Glide Black)

3 miles after dinner to relieve work stresses late in the evening. (Glide Black)

Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 7.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:30am...6 miles with Moxie on a nice morning before a very busy day at work. (Fastwitch White)

4 miles in the evening to enjoy the weather and reflect on stuff, catch up with a friend as my family was otherwise disposed. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 6.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

5:30am...4 miles solo, then 3 miles with Moxie. (Fastwitch White)

6 miles with Rick at SRL catching up after a while and working through some stuff. (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 7.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

5:30am...7 miles with Moxie in the neighborhood, then 8 miles solo to SRL and back followed by 3 miles with Katelyn.  18 miles total.  Right into yardwork to taken advantage of cool weather.   Now very tired, hungry and dehydrated. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 18.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles to SRL and back, chilly morning. (Launch Red)

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

5am...6 miles with Moxie on a cool morning. (Altra Impulse)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Altra Impulse Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Rainy and cold day.  6 miles between rain at lunch.  Slow, got light-headed and hard to breathe a couple of times.  Work and family anxiety causing my running to suck now. (Altra Impulse)

3 miles after work with Justin. (Glide Black)

COVID-19 is starting to really hit SE Idaho.  First death in our county over the weekend, more cases being report as confirmed and many potential starting to be recognized.  My work indicating not going back in any measurable way until after July 4.  INL indicating teleworkers going in after August 4, on a 4 days 10 days out cycle.  A new normal for the foreeable future (as most people here are not paying any attention to safety measures).

Altra Impulse Miles: 6.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles between rain on a cool, windy and wet morning. (Glide Black)

Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today.  Early to work to tour the Secretary of Energy through my facility, long day counseling an employee then beers with a coworker after work...ok too many but needed it after the last couple of weeks. Mentally and physically exhausted. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6 miles on a beautiful morning. (Launch Red)

4 miles with Justin in the afternoon. (Fastwitch White)

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

6am...7 miles with Moxie on a cool morning. (Altra Impulse)

Dropped off Moxie and changed shoes, back out for 7 miles through SRL then 3 miles with Katelyn in the neighborhood. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Altra Impulse Miles: 7.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

5am...7 miles with Moxie on a warm morning.  Dark clouds, a bit of rain. (Fastwitch White)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Great day with my family yesterday for Father's day.  However, twisting my ankle throwing the football around in the backyard.  Not bad but still a bit tender so I skipped my early run this morning.  Wait and see how it is doing later today.

4 miles later in the day, achilles and ankle were very sore afterwards (maybe due to the wrapping as well). (Glide Black)

Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Resting my ankle/achilles today.  2 miles easy just to get out on a beautiful day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Katelyn's 18th birthday, wow how did that happen!  5 mile hike/run with the family on Menan Butte after taking a conference call for work...ok some during the hike up.  Now for a day to celebrate our youngest becoming an adult! (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

5am...4 miles with Moxie, then 6 miles solo on a warm and cloudy morning, some light rain. (Launch Red)

4 miles after work on a nice afternoon.  Needed to burn off work stress, a bit faster. I am not really liking work right now, battles on all fronts. (Altra Impulse)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Altra Impulse Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

6am...6 miles in the neighborhood, then 4 more with Moxie.  Nice morning. (Glide Black)

2 miles later with Katelyn, faster to make it back for a work meeting. She kicked my butt! (Fastwitch White)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 2.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

7am...11 miles to SRL and back and through the neighborhood, 2 miles with Katelyn and Moxie. (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

6am...7 miles with Moxie through the neighborhoods on a warm and cloudy morning before the rain starts for the day. (Altra Impulse)

4 miles after a short pitstop and change of shoes. (Fastwitch White)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Altra Impulse Miles: 7.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

6 miles with Moxie on a beautiful day for a run...sunny, cool...in between rain clouds.  Good run until the end when two big German Shepards from a neighbors house charged us and attacked Moxie.  Pissed, called Animal Control. (Fastwitch White)

5 miles in the evening during a nice weather window. (Glide Black)

 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 6.00Addidas 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

Cold, rainy morning, skipped early run.

5 miles in nice weather at lunch to work off work stress...didn't happen.  5 miles after work to try again...still not much help. (Launch Red)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
268.000.000.000.00268.00
Runs With Moxie Miles: 81.00Altra Impulse Miles: 44.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 86.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 84.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 47.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00
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