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

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Miles:This week: 16.00 Month: 196.00 Year: 2138.15
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 12235.10
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 137.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 977.61
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1557.34
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1403.78
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1105.50
Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1791.00
Zoot Solana Tigers Lifetime Miles: 497.00
Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 920.90
Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 535.00
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Lifetime Miles: 135.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
243.900.000.000.00243.90
Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 116.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 15.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 96.15Altra Impulse Miles: 52.15Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 18.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 8.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles walking. Got in late so just a relaxing day. Loving driving my Camaro again!

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6 miles with Andrew. Initially disappointed with the pace he said we were running but then said we finished progressively going faster with the last quarter mile at 6:55. 4 miles with Andrew walking kami to the gym then coming back and then to the pool. Birthday celebration day for almost all of us. (React Blue)

Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 10.00
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10 miles walking, 5 with my wife's dad and 5 with kami and Katelyn. (Solana)

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 10.00
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5 miles walking with kami and her dad. Head back to idaho today. (Solana)

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

6 miles early with Moxie, working of frustration. (React Blue)

3 miles between lunch and right after work, then 3 mile run with Katelyn. (Altra Impulse)

So much for celebrating our country.  6 killed celebrating in the heart of the country where the "conservatives" who loves guns just renominated a person for Congress who came out and said recently a win for "white lives".

Also, locally where a group was expressing their free speech at the parade in support of women's rights (which have been reduced), "God fearing" conservatives reaction to their expression:  thrown firecrackers at women and kids, yell obcenities and threaten to shoot them!  So these "gun loving GOOD guys" are threatening violence against others and no response from the crowd or law enforcement.  

So, what is to celebrate?

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Altra Impulse Miles: 3.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5 miles with before work on a nice cool morning. (React Blue)

4 miles walking.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 5.00
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5 miles with Moxie, tried to push the pace a bit. (React Blue)

Went to the hematologist today and had promising news. Need to get results from blood tests to know any real answers but he did not seem overly concerned and indicated it is more common than I knew.  

University of Idaho Alumni Association happy hour in the evening at the local brewery..Vandal drinking beer...go figure!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 5.00
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Woke up early, did some work then went for 6 miles with Moxie on a nice morning. (React Blue)

4 miles walking aftwards.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Woke up very early and could not sleep. Watched a movie then went for a 7 mile run with Moxie. (React Black)

4 miles walking.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Could not sleep...again.  Up at 3am, watched the last episodes of "Anatomy of a Scandal" then went for a run with Moxie at 5am. 6 miles on a nice morning.  Moxie now surpassed 12,000 miles running with me in less than 12 years.  My most eager and trusted running mate! (Altra Impulse)

6 mile walk to SRL and back with Kami. (Launch Red)

 As we were in SRL, saw a sign that warned dog owner's that due to 'excessive' dog waste on the grass that owners must keep dogs on leash and pick up poop or they would be asked to leave the property. This was I was walking on their pathway so covered in goose droppings that are shoes nearly were sliding on the path!  You clear the goose poop and I will consider then picking up my dog's crap on your grass! 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Altra Impulse Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.00
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5 miles with Moxie early on nice cool morning.  I had a rabbit to chase down for the first time in quite a while...felt good to run faster. (Altra Impulse)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00
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5 miles with Moxie. (React Blue)

I will be in Syracuse, UT today representing the Department of Enegy at the Davis Community Summer Job Fair to try to recruit for DOE and our organization to build our workforce for the future in Clean Energy!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with Moxie. (React Blue)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.400.000.000.008.40

5.4 miles with Moxie early, reflecting and thinking about the past and future. (Altra Impulse)

3 miles at lunch.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.40Altra Impulse Miles: 5.40
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Up early and did some work then ran 6 miles with Moxie. (React Blue)

4 miles walking. (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Had a great time with friends at a summer BBQ last night, including Rob Murphy who came up from SLC.  Kami, Katelyn, Rob and I hiked the Menan Butte Tuff Cone this morning in beautiful weather.  After Rob left, Kami and I went to the gym to lift weights and then clean up the house/yard after the party. (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 5.00
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7 miles solo wandering through neighborhoods I have not run in for some time. (React Blue)

3 mile walk with Katelyn. (Launch Red)

Moved Katelyn out of the Cohort AirBnB today, COVID is running amok and she only has two weeks left.  Had two negative tests and has not been there since Thursday, so to be safe and prudent she will stay home until it is time to go back to school.

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 3.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 7.00
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5 miles solo. (Altra Impulse)

Had dinner at a former colleague who retired recently.  She and her husband are a fantastic example of what retirement should be and we plan on following their model.  They showed us a slide show of one of their recent adventures that looked really cool and may get on our bucket list...they hiked teh Inca Trail to Machu Pichu!  Next trip is to New England for fun and to follow a concert they want to see!  They are more busy now then when they worked.

Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Up early, ran 7 miles solo fairly hard to work on my 6 "F's". (React Blue)

2 miles walking around downtown with an old friend (my first professional mentor at work after I gradutated) who is back in town for a job interview. 

Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 7.00
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5 miles with Moxie, trying not to think about the frustrations at work. (React blue)

At home after work, I took a nap immediately after getting home then was asleep before 9pm.  Work is so busy that I am mentally and physically exhausted!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

5 miles with Moxie very early (could not sleep).  Very productive run in regards to work...figure out a whole project approach in my head while running.  Got home, wrote it all down then went into work early to get it formatted and sent out for comment/collaboration.  (Altra Impulse)

2 miles walking for lunch to help clear head and think about work issues. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with Moxie early. (React Blue)

Got a blood draw today to further investigate m pulmonary embolism.  17 vials of blood for the tests!  So much that by the time we got to 10 vials I was lightheaded and ended up with a vasovasal syncopy event.  Not fun. Very tired the rest of the day even though I had to do work (on my day off).

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

3.75 miles hiking/running the Menan Butte with Kami. (Xodus)

5.75 miles running the neighborhood with Moxie. (Altra Impulse)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.75Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 3.75Altra Impulse Miles: 5.75
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Could not sleep...again.  10 miles down to the greenbelt and back and through the neighborhood.  Trying to work through and get rid of stress. (React Blue)

Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 10.00
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7 miles solo on a nice morning.  Let's see what this week brings at work. (Altra Impulse)

3 miles walking.

Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Still not sleeping.  Out very early with Moxie for a 5 mile dog limited pace run.  Looking likely that more walking with Moxie than running is here. (React Blue)

4 miles power walking after work to deal with work stress.  So frustrated on a couple of things that I am ready to go to the Inspector General. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles fuming about work after not sleeping much last night.

Altra Impulse Miles: 6.00
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Very little sleep again, work issues keep waking me up.  Out VERY early again for 6 miles then into work by 530am.  (React Blue)

Today is my daughter's last day at her summer internship/fellowship.  While it was valuable experience there were many issues with the program and cohort, so she is glad to be done.

Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5 miles solo early, got some good work thoughts worked out. (Altra Impulse)

4 mile walk with Kami and Moxie. (Launch Red)

Finished reading "The Bourne Identity".  While both good in their own right, the book and the Matt Damon movie have very little in common besides a few names and a man with amnesia.  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Altra Impulse Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 4.00
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7 miles early on a nice morning, then lifting weights at the gym. (React Blue)

3 mile walk with Moxie before heading to get a beer with a friend.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles solo on a nice morning, another good run to stimulate ideas for work. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
243.900.000.000.00243.90
Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 116.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 15.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 96.15Altra Impulse Miles: 52.15Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 18.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 8.75
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