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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
279.000.000.000.00279.00
Runs With Moxie Miles: 124.50Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 85.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 36.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 84.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 18.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 16.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 29.00Altra Impulse Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Woke up early, did some work then went to a discussion group over coffee.

Went for a run at 9am, beautiful and perfect morning (brisk, sunny...nice).  10 miles total, 6 miles with Moxie then 4 miles solo.  Awesome run to think about work and had a few epiphanies on staffing and next year's goals and focus. (React Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

6am...10 miles on a chilly morning, 6 miles with Moxie then 4 miles solo.  Right hip still sore. (React Blue)

4 miles run/walk with Kami. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 4.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles later in the morning on a beautiful fall day. (Launch Red)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5:30am...5 miles with Moxie on a chilly morning.  Weather forecast shows it getting colder over the next week and snow possible by next week. (React Black)

4 miles after happy hour with a couple of buddies. (Launch Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 4.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5am...6 miles with Moxie on a nice morning. (React Blue)

3 miles. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 3.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 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 the warmest morning in weeks, a bit wet from last night's rain. (React Black)

4 miles at lunch. (Fastwitch White)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 4.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

5am...5 miles with Moxie. (React Blue)

5 miles at lunch from work with a new running co-worker, Tyler.  Good to have someone to run with again! (React Black)

3 miles after work, stress reliever. (Guide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 3.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 5.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5 miles in a light rain, still working on stress at work. (React Black)

Work stresses...in the words of Rob Lowe/Chris Traeger, my head "literally" blew up due to frustration...led to words coming out...led to home stress...led to a 4 mile run to clear my head. (Glide Black)

Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 4.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6:15am...not much sleep last night.  10 miles solo, second half with some light rain. (React Black)

Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6 miles with Moxie on a chilly morning. (React Blue)

4 miles on a very nice fall afternoon. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 4.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

5:15am..13 miles on a surpising nice morning (warm, no wind or snow...yet).  5 miles with Moxie then 8 miles solo.  Wind and stormy weather started to pick up in the last 1-2 miles. Saw a house that already had a lit Christmas Tree up in their window?!?!?! (React Blue)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles after work with Moxie, felt like winter with the cold wind and all the snow on the grassy areas (6-12 inches last night here).  Stress reliever. (React Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

5am...6 miles with Moxie. (React Blue)

5 miles later in the day solo. (React Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 5.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:45am...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
7.000.000.000.007.00

Told cold outside early this morning, so did some early work before meeting friend's for coffee (great discussion!).  Then went to work for a few hours.  

Got home and went for a run before my head exploded. 7 miles with Moxie. Sometimes I hate my job, less than 3.5 years to retirement and it cannot come soon enough. (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
16.000.000.000.0016.00

6am...cold outside this morning and a bit hungover (too much Proper No. 12 yesterday).  12 miles total, 6 miles with Moxie and 6 miles solo. (React Black)

4 miles on a beautiful afternoon after a nap...glorious. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 4.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6:30am...7 miles with Moxie. (React Blue)

3 miles. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 3.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:45am...7 miles with Moxie on the warmest morning in 2+ weeks. (React Blue)

3 miles at lunch.

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
7.000.000.000.007.00

4am...7 miles with Moxie.  I have never seen so many vehicles out this early in the neighborhood!  (React Black)

Moxie became my best running buddy 11 years ago.  Since then, we are over 11,500 miles of running together...and she is still eager every day to go run!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:45am...6 miles with Moxie on a wamer morning. (React Blue)

5 miles. (Fastwitch White)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Could not sleep last night, up at 2am.  Out for 6 miles with Moxie in the neighborhood at 4pm.  Going to be a long day. (React Black)

4 miles. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 4.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

5am...9 miles total, 5 miles with Moxie early before getting to work (on my day off). (React Black)5

4 miles on a beautiful afternoon.  (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 4.00Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Our friend Erik T. was staying with us on his way to MN.  Great to run with an old friend who I haven't seen in a while.  Easy 6.5 miles to SRL and back...Erik is a 2:19:30 marathoner who is taking a break from competition due to busyness in life, glad we got out to just chat a bit.

5.5 miles with Moxie after Erik left.   (React Blue)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.50Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

6 miles with Moxie, hip a bit sore. (Launch Red)

3 miles easy run/walking with Kami. (Glide Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.00
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Rest day to give my hip some time off and due to inclement weather.

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Flew to AZ to help parents move in stuff from their old house.  

Got the Camaro out for a drive for the first time in several months.  She was mad!  Needs to drive more regularly.  Once I got her pampered, we drove to Canyon Lake then to Goldfield Ghost town.  Afterwards, drove to Mesa to visit with Marlin and Mauri. 

Too much fun today, no run!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

More walking than any running due to being busy and my hip really hurting so I am going to rest it a bit this week and walk instead of run.  I think I have hip bursitits.

8 miles around the neighborhood in the warm sun and perfect weather before helping with the unloading of stuff from Idaho. (Solana Tigers)

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles of walking and moving furniture and other items as we unpack stuff into parents' home in AZ. (Solana Tigers)

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles, walking, still unpacking stuff.  (Solana Tigers)

Had a great lunch with the Roberts' at Handlebar Pub and Grill with friends.

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles, this time tackling the garage. (Altra Impulse)

Altra Impulse Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles, mostly walking and still helping unpack and organize the AZ house.  (Solana Tigers)

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
279.000.000.000.00279.00
Runs With Moxie Miles: 124.50Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Miles: 85.00Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Miles: 36.00Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Miles: 84.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 18.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 16.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 29.00Altra Impulse Miles: 8.00
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