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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 ~5,700days (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 Im in trouble,
and you will answer me. - Psalm 86:1-7

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Miles:This week: 6.00 Month: 83.00 Year: 915.00
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 11888.90
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 137.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 965.36
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1474.19
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1243.03
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1096.50
Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1264.25
Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1572.50
Zoot Solana Tigers Lifetime Miles: 290.00
Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 807.90
Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 394.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2664.00668.52119.6115.703467.83
Runs With Moxie Miles: 898.45Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 938.30TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 69.30Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 52.25Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 31.10Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 40.00Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 487.56Saucony Cortana Miles: 587.10Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 502.75Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 81.25Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 28.50Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 95.37Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 331.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 50.85Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 74.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

Happy New Year to the FRB!

Slept in after staying up with family and friends to ring in the new year...good food, good company, good fun (and a good workout playing Just Dance 3 on the Wii!).  Went out at 9am with Moxie for a nice and easy 10K in 46 minutes.   Afterwards, Kami and I went to the gym to lift weights.

1 more mile outside after lifting weights with Kami when she tanned...in shorts!  

I learned yesterday of the death of one of the best runners I have known, Tom Borschel, from Lou Gehrig's disease.  Tom was a great guy and a fantastic runner from Idaho Falls...he was the World Master's Mountain Running Champion in 2004 for the 45-49 age group!  Tom, you will be missed.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.20
Comments
From Jon on Sun, Jan 01, 2012 at 18:31:16 from 98.71.175.203

That's sad news about Tom. I remember running with him once and thought he was a very nice guy. Please give condolences to his family.

From James on Sun, Jan 01, 2012 at 20:01:16 from 174.23.146.70

Sorry to hear about Tom! I plan on getting back into the running scene this year and hope to see you around at some point. Happy New Year!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.007.502.000.5016.00

11 miles at the gym in 1:05:30.  1 mile warmup, 6.5 miles at MP, 2 miles at 5:33 pace with a couple of quarters at 4:30 pace thrown in.  1 mile cooldown at MP to finish off the run.  Day off then back to work tomorrow. (Mirage)

5 miles outside in the early afternoon with Moxie, meeting Trevor and Coach Smith at Community Park.  A great January run outside in perfect weather (45 degrees, sunny, calm) and in shorts...wow!  (TSD5)

Kami and I did the Yoga video we got for Christmas (thanks, Alana) to help improve flexibility...still need a lot of work.  My back was a bit stiff so some of the moves were not only hard (even if I was flexible) but impossible.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 11.00
Comments
From Curt on Mon, Jan 02, 2012 at 11:05:06 from 69.20.189.206

Nice run this morning Jeff. Just when I think I had a fast run I read your post and you go a mile further and shower in the same amount of time I run my run. I'm use to it though:) Enjoy that last day off.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.005.000.000.007.00

I woke up with a very stiff back today, but managed to get out of bed and go to the gym to see if it would loosen up (plus I could stop at any time).  I managed 7 miles (2 easy, 5 at very easy MP).  Back was still sore afterwards...when I got home I laid down and couldn't get back up.  Took some ibuprofen and treated with heat and is a bit better...finally made it to work after 3 hours in bed!

Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 7.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 13:49:45 from 205.127.70.66

That sounds like a lot more than a "stiff back". Sorry about that.

I reccomend dead lifts with heavy weight. To me they are magic for avoiding back problems.

From Jon on Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 21:24:20 from 98.71.175.203

Is your soreness from the yoga?

From Curt on Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 21:50:55 from 69.20.189.206

Sorry to hear about the back Jeff. Hopefully it loosens up and gets feeling better for you.

From Bonnie on Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 21:55:50 from 150.135.114.152

yikes ... good luck Jeff.

I like these a lot: http://www.salonpas.us/products/salonpas-large

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.006.500.000.508.00

Decided to hit the gym just in case my back acted up this morning...feeling much better than yesterday!  1 mile warmup, 6.5 miles MP progession (6:22 - 5:42).  0.5M at 4:26 pace.  8 miles in 48:35.   A good run, only run for today. 

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 8.00
Comments
From crhudman on Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 11:57:52 from 207.225.37.253

Your back problem was most likely due to that dang yoga video. You know stretching stuff that hasn't been stretched in years. That will mess you up every time.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.201.000.000.0013.20

4:30am...8.1 miles in 1:01 on a nice morning for a run.  Met up with Curt and ran through SRL and back down Sunnyside for a bit (6.5 miles with Curt).  A good easy morning run with a great friend and running partner, thanks Curt.  (TSD5)

5.1 miles in 34:15 (6:42 average, last mile at slow MP) on a nice day at lunch...sunny, calm and decent temp (33 degrees) so I ran in shorts, long sleeves, vest, earband and gloves.  A good easy run at a decent clip to get in some nice outside running in this awesome weather.  (Ride)

Gray and I just registered for and set up travel for the Surf City Marathon on February 5 in Huntington Beach, CA...should be a fun trip (inexpensive too from Idaho Falls!). 

TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 8.10Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 5.10
Comments
From Curt on Thu, Jan 05, 2012 at 12:14:45 from 69.20.189.206

Thank you Jeff. I really enjoyed it and value your friendship as well.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.600.000.000.0014.60

4:15am...8.6 miles with Moxie on a warmer (30 degrees) but breezy morning.  Pathways a mix of clear and icy patches in the shaded spots.  No watch, just out for a run.  (Ride)

6 miles in 43:20 around the river at lunch.  Not bad weather, just not nearly as good as it has been.  Gettin' in the miles.  (TSD5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.60TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 8.60
Comments
From Curt on Fri, Jan 06, 2012 at 15:18:47 from 69.20.189.206

I must have just missed you this morning. I was slacking a little this morning and slept too late. Let me know what you're plan is for tomorrow.

From jtshad on Fri, Jan 06, 2012 at 16:44:46 from 204.134.132.225

6:30am at the corner...18-20 miles for me.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.252.000.000.0019.25

6:00am...I took Moxie out for a couple of miles before meeting the group for a long run.  Craig, Curt, Gray, Lynette and Trevor were all at the corner at 6:30.  Did an initial 6 mile loop through SRL running mostly easy with Lynette and Curt, then a bit faster with Gray. We dropped off Trevor and headed back out. Lynette and Curt stayed with us and ran for a few more miles, then Gray, Craig and I finished off about 16.5 miles.  Gray really started pushing the pace the last 5 miles (he was feeling good!) and we were running sub 7:00 pace and coming back to the corner I was in the 6:20 range...at the end of an 19 miler, not too bad.  Eased home for a 19.25 mile run in 2:20 (about a 7:17 average pace, negative split big time). 

I was really feeling it by the end of the run, longest run in a while, good training run for Surf City.

Now for a day taking down all the Christmas decorations and going to Tom's life celebration.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 19.25
Comments
From Jake K on Sat, Jan 07, 2012 at 17:05:29 from 67.177.21.60

Nice run Jeff. Surf City sounds pretty great right now! When we were there for the Long Beach 1/2, I got the sense that area had a lot of pretty good races - flat course and great weather too!

From jtshad on Sat, Jan 07, 2012 at 17:08:44 from 69.20.183.178

Thanks, I am looking forward to getting away, running at sea level on a flat course...will work but run as an overdistance training run for Boston shooting for around 2:40-2:45.

From JPark on Sat, Jan 07, 2012 at 19:30:30 from 67.177.59.66

Solid long run Jeff. Great pace there at the end. Best of luck as you get ready for Surf City and then Boston after that. The elevation change should provide a nice little boost.

From Curt on Sat, Jan 07, 2012 at 19:38:15 from 69.20.189.206

Really enjoyed it this morning Jeff. Fun to get out with you guys, I always know I'm in for it when it's that group that shows up.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles with Moxie in about 56 minutes on a nice morning before church.  

Long frustrating day at the church meeting...Kami and I went to the gym to lift weights while the kids were at a church activity.  It didn't burn off the stress.  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 8.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jan 08, 2012 at 21:58:14 from 76.27.122.13

Sorry about that. I'm no theologian, but I'm pretty sure church isn't supposed to be that way.

Hang in there.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.250.000.000.0012.25

4:00am...4 easy miles with Moxie in 30 minutes on a cool morning (15 degrees).  Short run before an early flight for a quick business trip.

8.25 miles in 1:00:30 after a long day of meetings.  55 degrees so I ran in short sleeves!  A good run.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 8.25Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

No early morning run due to a very early departure to the airport. I will run this afternoon outside in the nice weather.

7 miles in 51 minutes just as a storm was starting to blow in, so the run back from SRL was a bit windy and tough. 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.006.002.500.5010.00

4:15am...to the gym for an up-tempo run.  1 mile easy warmup, then MP progression to mile 7.  From 7-10 bumped up to threshold pace or better (5:42) with 2 quarters at VO2Max (4:30, 4:18) to finish the 10 mile run in 59:50 (5:59 average).  Felt really good and mostly easy for the run. 

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.006.503.000.5016.00

4:15am...1 degree outside, headed to the gym.  Typical TM run, 1 mile warmup, 2 miles at MP then (19:30 for the first 3M) then a pit stop.  Back on the TM for another 8 miles in 47:15 (5:54 average) progression with a 0.5M pickup at 4:30 pace.  11 miles total in 1:06:45 for a 6:04 average. (Tangent 1)

6 miles in 37:40 at lunch.  It was a cool but glorious day for a run.  Easy pace with about 0.75M running with Saige at a very slow pace (she is 9 months pregnant and ready to have her baby any day...and she is out running in the cold!).  (TSD5)

Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 11.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 6.00
Comments
From crhudman on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 12:46:48 from 207.225.37.253

I'm in a serious experimental phase right now so my training has been all over the board. I'm just glad you let me tag along on Saturdays. You're TM speed work has given me some motivation. I can't believe your body holds up so well. Thanks for the support and encouragement.

From jtshad on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 12:53:26 from 204.134.132.225

Hey, Gray is hosting the Olympic Trials get together at his house at 1:30pm on Saturday. Private message me your email and I will send you the specifics.

From Curt on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 15:46:32 from 69.20.189.206

Another great run this morning Jeff. It's always nice to see you there in the mornings, as it helps get me motivated. Definitely up for a long run Sat. but I need to be done a little early for Alana's class. I can go out earlier and then catch up with you guys somewhere into my run if need be though.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.009.000.000.0015.00

4:30am...cold outside so I again headed to the gym.  This was a tough run this morning as I was tired and stressed out from the church meeting last night (and thinking about the next week or so).  I nearly didn't even get out of bed, then the first 5 miles were hard mentally.  Finally started feeling like running after that and just set mini-goals to keep going (8 miles...done, 10 miles...done, just one more!).  Nice to have Curt running next to me to talk for a bit.  Also saw Andrea, Marlin and Mauri.  (Mirage)

Day off today, but have to get some church work done then hopefully have some time to just chill for a bit. 

4 miles in the late afternoon in 30:25 with Moxie.  Warmer, sunny and calm...a nice easy run to keep stress level down. (TSD5)

Looking forward to watching the Trials tomorrow, it should be exciting!!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 4.00
Comments
From Rye on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 11:19:55 from 174.27.101.157

Nice running this morning Jeff. I hoping to chill out today too. Good luck with your 2012 goals.

From Marlin on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 13:10:22 from 174.253.182.197

It was nice to see you this morning Jeff, and thanks for the encouragement this morning.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.0012.003.000.0016.00

I woke up with a bit of a stiff back (stress related) and to temps hovering around 10 degrees, so I opted for a TM run today (even though I was going longer).

Got to the gym and saw Curt and Lynette already there, then Marlin showed up shortly after I started.  To get through my planned 16 mile run, I broke it up into 2 8 mile segments.  I ran the first in 51 minutes for an easy 6:22 pace.  This was very manageable and fun as I talked with Marlin for most of the run.  I took a little break to hydrate and stretch (2 minutes), then started the second 8 mile segment much faster.  The second 8 miles was completed in 47 minutes (5:53 pace) progressing from 6:11 pace to 5:25 pace.  This was bit tougher as my back was getting more stiff but manageable.  Overall 16 miles in 1:38 (6:08 pace)...a good run.

Going to Gray's house for a running group get together to watch the Olympic Trials coverage this afternoon, looking forward to the time with the group and seeing the race!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 16.00
Comments
From Curt on Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 15:04:41 from 69.20.189.206

Very nice run today Jeff. Always good to see you there, even if you opt to the fan over your friends.j/k Looking forward to the get together today as well, should be fun.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles in 34 minutes in the mid afternoon after another long day of church and church meetings.  I will be relieved once we get through next Sunday.

Congrats to my friend Rachel who ran a stellar 1:46 half marathon at the PF Chang RnR Arizona race today!!!

TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Curt on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 08:52:54 from 69.20.189.206

I seen you out there yesterday in those warm temperatures. I was a bit jealous to tell you the truth. Good luck this week with the church things, too bad it has to get stressful for you. Have a better week.

From Rachel on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 23:09:37 from 67.40.232.70

Thanks Jeff, missed you this year!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.508.505.000.5016.50

It is Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, a federal holiday so I have the day off.  I decided to sleep in today and get caught up on sleep after yesterday (I was mentally exhausted).  I slept for 9 hours...I can't remember the last time I slept that long!  

After dropping the kids off at school, Kami and I went to the gym...me to run, she to spin then weights afterwards.  We were there for 3 hours!   I wanted to use today as my last long hard run before Surf City. 

1 mile at 6:50ish pace, then started at 6:40 and every quarter mile I would bump the speed up 1 click and progressed up to 5:27 pace, then started to back it down one click until 9.75 miles with the last quarter before 10 run at 4:18 pace.  Took a small breather (2 minutes), mile 11 was at 6:22 pace then started clicking up by 1 until 5:27 pace again.  Hit the half marathon mark at 1:19:20.  At 14.75 miles, ran a hard quarter at 4:18, then backed down to 5:39 pace and backed it off 2 clicks to mile 16.  Finished off 0.5M at an easy 6:40 pace to finish 16.5 miles in 1:38:50 for an overall 5:59 average pace.  I was beat...but then we lifted weights for about 45 minutes. 

I now need a nap and lots of food!

Working on my computer this afternoon I encountered a malicious website (via a trusted site) that put a nasty piece of malware on our home computer that totally crashed our system.  Likely going to have to do full system restore.  Luckily we had recently backed up most of our data, but will lose a few things in the process.  Why can't people with the skills to do this type of thing put them to good use rather than evil?

Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 16.50
Comments
From Andrea on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 14:51:44 from 72.37.244.100

Great workout. Are you going for that sub-2:35 at Surf City?

From jtshad on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 14:53:14 from 69.20.183.178

I don't know about sub 2:35, but am thinking about 2:40 and a top 3 finish as a good over distance training run for Boston.

From Andrea on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 14:58:25 from 72.37.244.100

So is Boston the big race of the year? Your calendar is quite full and looks pretty challenging!

FYI - Jake and I are planning to visit Saucony on Tuesday after Boston if you want to join us.

From Marlin on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 16:22:18 from 174.253.182.126

Wow, nice run Jeff and you should be hungry

From crhudman on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 16:36:26 from 207.225.37.253

Sleep and food are a good thing. That was a great workout.

From Curt on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 18:17:40 from 69.20.189.206

Great run today Jeff. Very impressive, and you seem to be running a lot harder than I can remember since I've known you. You have always run a lot, but I don't remember you running so many fast paced runs. You're running very strong right now.

From Rachel on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 23:08:52 from 67.40.232.70

Seems like you're getting awesome interval runs on the TM. My intervals are ALWAYS better on the TM, makes the time go faster :)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.001.000.000.009.00

4:30am...easy early run on the TM. 9 miles in 58:58. Nice easy run after yesterday's run.  (Tangent 1)

Approximately 9 miles to my milestone...24,901 miles by tomorrow!

I didn't feel like going out at lunch in the cold, blustery wind.  Plus I had some work conflicts. 

Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.008.250.250.009.50

4:15am...run at the gym.  1 mile warmup, 8 miles at MP progression (6:18 - 5:52), 0.25M at 4:30 pace, 0.25M at 6:18 pace.  9.5 miles in 58 minutes for a good run.

Hit my milestone today after 209.5 miles to date this year.  Lifetime running mileage (at least since I started running to "run" and tracking actual runs)...24,901 miles which is enough to circle the Earth at the equator!   (~22,000 miles since 2005 when I was more focused and accurate in my mileage tracking and training). 

Pretty happy with this cool milestone that I know many others have accomplished (AdamRW got me thinking of this a year or so ago when he blogged about hitting this milestone), but it is still something to put all the hard work into perspective.  Now for a good day at work, then some drinks tonight to reflect on what running has brought to my life. 

Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 9.50
Comments
From Claudio on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:42:17 from 216.99.185.50

That is a very cool milestone, congratulations! Now on to the moon!

From Rob on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:42:48 from 72.254.48.169

That is a nice Milestone! Good job, It's going to take me a really long time to hit that at my rate.

From Marlin on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:44:48 from 174.253.161.220

Great job Jeff, you are truly an amazing inspiration to Mauri and I, Keep going and make it two times around!

From Superfly on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:58:19 from 74.211.21.81

Tough run at 4:15 but at least you can say you ran around the world:) Now start working on around the world and back again..

From crhudman on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 14:32:13 from 69.20.180.92

Great job, that takes a lot of dedication to reach a milestone like that. It would be amazing to look back and see how far you've come since the first mile. Now your the wise man on top of the hill we all look to for advice and inspiration.

From Mauri on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 18:09:05 from 216.231.158.26

You motivate and inspire so many people Jeff. What a memory you have created for yourself that you will look back on for the rest of your life. Be proud because we all are!

From Jon on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 20:04:28 from 98.71.175.203

That's a long stinking ways.

From Rachel on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 20:22:30 from 67.40.232.70

Congrats on your milestone Jeff, I've said it before, you're amazing, I couldn't even imagine!!

From Curt on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 21:02:45 from 69.20.189.206

Congrats on that milestone Jeff. That is so many miles. You have inspired so many people along the way and I know, speaking for myself, people are very greatful that you do what you do. What a cool accomplishment.

From Holt on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 10:07:28 from 204.113.55.41

Kind of cool!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.007.000.000.0010.00

4:15am...10 miles on the TM at the gym as it was very windy outside (but relatively warm).  3 miles easy, 7 miles MP progression from 6:22 to 5:49.  Overall a good run. 

Justin's beginning band concert tonight was amazing...for these kids having just learned and practiced their instruments since the beginning of the school year, they did awesome! 

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Curt on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 19:08:14 from 69.20.189.206

Good to see you this morning Jeff. So much easier to drag myself to the gym when I know friends are going to be there.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.007.500.000.5014.00

I got to the gym a bit late this morning so I on was able to fit in 9 miles in 55 minutes.  1 mile easy, 7.5 mile MP progression, 0.5M VO2Max (4:30) to finish off the run.  (Kinvara)

5 miles at lunch in 39:36.  Ran really easy with Dan and had some good conversation on this overcast, blustery but pretty warm day.  (TSD5)

As I reflect upon what running has meant to me or brought to my life in the past 6 years, I have a lot to be thankful for which through God’s blessing I would otherwise have not been able to experience.

Strength through Faith:  I am thankful to God for giving me the strength to keep training and competing.  I know that without Him, none of this would have been possible.  I thank God for leading me to discover this skill and leading me to the running community at a time in my life when I really needed it.

Friendships:  I have made new friends from coast to coast, from the east coast (Sergio, Mark, Dorothy, Mike W, John P., Bret, etc.) to the central US (Jim F, David, etc.) to all my friend’s in Utah (too many to name) to the west coast (Janet, etc.) and so many others!  The running community is so very supportive and motivating that I could not imagine my life now without this fantastic group of people!  I think that my best friends in my life now are centered on my passion for running.

Challenges and perseverance:  When work life was tough to stomach and I was having trouble finding meaning and purpose, running provided me the opportunity to set and accomplish a goal, maintain focus on accomplishing something and overcoming the challenges and barriers that try to get in your way.   From this inward strength and perseverance, I have been able to be more focused and stronger in other aspects of my life.

Mentoring and Leadership:  From the focus that I mention above, I have been able to use the lessons of running to apply to mentoring others and leading activities and people in other areas of my life (church, work) in addition to trying to give back knowledge to other runners.  From this effort, I have been able to forge and strengthen the friendships I mentioned above. 

Travel experiences:  Through running, my family and I have been able to experience many places in the United States that we may or may not have thought of traveling to and spending time:  Boston, Minneapolis, Virginia Beach, Indianapolis, Annapolis, Orlando, Phoenix, and  all over Utah!   I hope to continue this broadening of our knowledge of our country (and perhaps the greater world in the future).

Physical well being:  My physical fitness has dramatically improved since I started running to help offset known risk factors in my family.  I had previously been fit, but not at this level and not doing it in a way that was to be sustainable (mostly from a time commitment) due to family and work time commitments (tennis was only practical at night when I was committed to family activities). 

Financial reward:  Who would have thought that a 40-something old guy who be able to gain sponsorships from large corporations to help support his running passion! 

To sum up what running has meant to me is to say that I have grown as a person in my faith, my physical well being, my friendships and support structure (to me and to others) and my ability to focus on important things and overcome challenges.    I truly believe that I am a better person for having be led to running as a passion of my spirit. 

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 9.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 5.00
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From Jake K on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 10:24:47 from 155.100.226.54

Great post Jeff. I really enjoyed reading your reflections - you definitely see the "big picture" of what this sport can be all about.

Nice workout this morning, too. I'm glad I joined onto the FRB crew heading to Boston - we're gonna run fast and have a great time!

From crhudman on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 10:26:11 from 207.225.37.253

I will say you're one of the best people I know and am thankful for your help and friendship. Great reflection, running is more than just running as I'm quickly finding out.

From Marlin on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 11:33:20 from 174.253.179.230

Jeff, I cannot tell you just how much your friendship and running dedication and knowledge means to Mauri and I, I want you to know what an incredible person you are and an amazing runner. All the giving that you do from Church to the running community is incredible, you are truly blessed with your abilities and we are blessed to have you as a friend and mentor.

From Andrea on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 11:59:01 from 72.37.171.52

It's pretty amazing what running can do.

From shellberns on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 15:51:35 from 72.24.22.238

Jeff, thanks for the tip about the TM's at Apple. I ran up there today and was able to get a TM right under a fan and it was much better! I also would like to formally meet you one day! Alana says the greatest things about you and your family, and your son is in my daughter's class at school and in her HS group. Your running career has also been a great inspiration to me and I enjoy reading your blog!

From Curt on Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 08:38:35 from 69.20.189.206

Great post Jeff. I agree with you 100% with all of it. It is just amazing to see where something like running takes people, and the influence it has on them. I thought a fitness benefit was what I would gain when I started running. I had no idea it would change my life in a complete 360. We are all very blessed to be able to do this and experience the the benefits it brings to us. I am very grateful to have met you and become the friends we have Jeff.

From JPark on Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 21:35:51 from 174.52.0.144

Amen brother. Thank you for this post. Reflecting on all the positive things this sport gives to our lives is something we all should be doing often.

From Adam RW on Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 21:43:00 from 67.182.248.141

Jeff, That is a very nice post. I am happy that I have gotten to know you both through the blog and the few times I've had the fortune to run with you or meet with you at races. You have been an inspiration to me and obviously many others over the years. Thank you.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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I got to sleep in a bit this morning as my son had a swim meet today.  He swam 2 relays (50m free) and the 100m free and did great!

I went out for a run around 1:30pm in overcast, warmish (40 degrees) and  bit breezy weather.  A loop through SRL and then down Sunnyside for 10 miles in 1:10:42.  Nice easy run later in the day, but still a bit tired. 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00
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From crhudman on Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 16:58:31 from 207.225.37.253

Wish I could've gone out with you this afternoon. I need to get outside more.

From Marlin on Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 17:30:16 from 174.27.113.101

Nice job getting out side Jeff, glad to hear J-man did so well at his meet. I was able to sleep in alittle myself and it was sooooo nice.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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I slept in and got some extra rest before our congregational meeting at church today (which went amazing smooth and well!). 

Went to the gym with the family and swam with my kid's while Kami worked out.  Afterwards I ran 4 miles home with some exitement...nearly got hit by 2 cars, one an accident (inattentive driver as usual), one on purpose.  The driver turned left across the road (with no o coming traffic) as I was in the middle of the cross walk and got close enough that I had to swerve and fell down to avoid getting hit!   I got the license plate and make of car and as soon I as got home I called the police...this type of behavior has to be addressed for all runners safety. 

TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 4.00
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From Jake K on Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 19:50:03 from 67.177.21.60

Whew, glad you are OK Jeff. I had a somewhat-similar situation last March and actually got bumped by the car. When I confronted the driver, he wanted to fight me! A true psychopath. Cars drive me nuts sometimes!

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 10:09:26 from 205.127.70.66

Way to go Jeff! You'll have to let us all know how the deal with the driver turns out.

From crhudman on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 14:48:16 from 207.225.37.253

Glad to here church went well. I know that's been stressing you out lately.

Maybe you'll have to run in the country with me. I only encounter yahoos in town. People just need to be more respectful of others.

From Mauri on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 22:49:06 from 174.27.102.71

So glad you got the license plate and called the police. Keep us posted.

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No early morning run today as I had to leave for work by 5:30.  I will try to get a run in after work today...a busy day.   I didn't get home until 6:45pm, then had to get Justin to swim practice.  Then I spent 45 minutes shoveling snow...needless to say I had no time for a run today.

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From Adam RW on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 23:18:51 from 155.101.152.123

I feel your pain. Hopefully tomorrow will go better...

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.007.501.000.5010.00

4:30am...very slick outside due to the snow and warmish temps, so off to the gym.  10 miles in 1:00:40.  1 mile warmup, 7 miles MP progression, 0.5M VO2Max (4:20 pace), 1 mile fast MP, 1 mile threshold (5:40 pace).  A good run, the only one for the day.

Here is a good quote from a great book that I just finished reading ("To Be A Runner" by Martin Dugard, a good motivational read to help put running into perspective in one's life).

"That's what running does to lives.  It's not just exercise.  It's not just achievement.  It's a daily discipline that has nothing to do with speed, weight, social status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, where you live, what car you drive, or whether anyone anywhere loves you.  It's about the slow painful process of being the best you can be.  That's why the first step out the door is always so hard.  That's when we choose between settling for average and being a superhero version of ourselves.

Some days, average wins.

But man, when you go superhero...."

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 10.00
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From Curt on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:09:24 from 69.20.189.206

Thanks for sharing Jeff, I absolutely love the quote. Nice seeing you this morning. Looking very strong.

From Rob on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:16:57 from 206.71.84.68

Yep, good quote, Thanks.

2:10 1/2 mile is pretty superhero!!

From Bret on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:41:31 from 64.128.133.66

Awesome quote!

From Marlin on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 10:03:06 from 174.253.165.109

Very nice quote, and a nice run also good to see you this morning Jeff

From Rye on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 16:45:08 from 71.209.34.12

I love inspiring quotes and that's a good one. Thanks!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.008.750.250.0010.00

4:30am...another TM run (though I have really not been bothered by it this winter).  1 mile warmup, MP progession from 6:22 to 5:52 over the next 8.75 miles, 0.25 miles at VO2Max (5:00-4:17).   10 miles in 62:26...I was tired this morning and was only thinking 8 miles but I was able to push through for 10 miles for my only run of the day. 

Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 10.00
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From sflores on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 08:26:21 from 65.202.194.210

Good run! I do not know how you do it! I feel like the TM messes up my stride and my form. I have found that when I run on the TM at a good pace the next day my groin will bother me.

Also I do not think I will run the B & A race...

From jtshad on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 09:47:05 from 204.134.132.225

The TM hasn't bothered me this winter at all and I actually have come to enjoy pushing the pace in the mornings.

Your form does change on the TM (good for fitness, not the best for efficiency) as your turnover can be really good, but you lose your push/power on the mill, which is why you still need to hit the pavement.

From Rachel on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00:24 from 63.224.154.44

Jeff, it seems like you're in the gym more often this year even though it's been the mildest winter in several years. I LOVE the treadmill for interval training, I seem to get it done better than on the pavement, great job!! Your next race is almost here :)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.107.750.250.0012.10

I woke up this morning very tired and with a sour stomach and almost went back to bed.   I thought about going outside (35 degrees, no wind, mostly clear pathways) but with the way my gut was feeling, I forced myself to the gym so I could control my distance and break capability if needed.  (Kinvara)

1 mile easy warmup, then 2 miles at slow MP (6:18).  A quick pitstop then back on the TM to try and make the 10K distance.  Got to 10K and decided to keep going, progressing the pace up to 5:52 by mile 8.  I was able to push a little longer and did the last 1/4 mile at 5:30 pace to finish 9 miles in 56:40.  I was glad to have made it this far.  Not too worried about my mileage as I am starting to taper for Surf City, just hope to get outside for a few more runs if my work schedule (and early morning motivation) will allow it.

3.1 miles in 21 minutes on the TM at home watchhing "Run for your life", the story of Fred Lebow and the NYC marathon while the kids were at the pool swimming with friends. (Launch)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 9.00Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 3.10
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From Curt on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 12:37:21 from 69.20.189.206

Sorry to hear about the stomach episode Jeff, I can relate and it was not fun. Good job finishing a good run though, as I wouldn't expect anything less from you.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 23:26:57 from 76.27.122.13

I just spent the last ten minutes laughing over your comment on Steve's blog. Of course I've had a couple adult beverages which made it even funnier.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.009.000.000.0010.00

10 miles in 61:58 on the TM the gym.  1 mile warmup, 9 mile MP progression from 6:22 to 5:52 to start mile 9.  1 click up every 1/4 to finish at 5:42 pace.  Good run, now for a day off (except for a quick trip to work early this morning).  Glad this long work week is over.

Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 10.00
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From Curt on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 08:52:02 from 69.20.189.206

Nice seeing you this morning Jeff. Enjoy your weekend and tell Justin good luck for tomorrow.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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I got to sleep in today since Justin had a swim meet at 7am.  I didn't get out for a run until 10:30, at which time it was great outside...sunny, calm and about 33 degrees.  I took Moixe out for an easy 5 miles along Sunnyside in 35 minutes, then dropped her at home and went back out for a run through SRL...6 miles in 39:30 for a total of 11 miles in 1:14:30.   Pushed the pace up for a couple miles in the second half which felt pretty good.  Low energy today but if felt great being outside for this run. 

I decided it was time to retire a few pair of my old shoes today as the mileage and wear was just getting too much and it was showing up after runs in my ankles being sore.  So, my Launch, Tangent 1 and Mirage all went to the box in the garage (soon to be followed by my Defyance test shoes).  Which means I broke out a few new pair...2 shoes I have never ran in before!  Saucony Cortana and Saucony Fastwitch 5...both look to be good shoes, we will see if either could replace my Tangents as marathon racing shoes.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 11.00
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From Jake K on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 23:09:32 from 67.177.21.60

My bet is that you are going to love the Fastwitch for the marathon

From jtshad on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 16:47:21 from 204.134.132.225

So far the Fastwitch are nice but I am unsure if this old body could use them for a marathon. The Cortana felt a bit more substantial (especially in the forefoot thanks to the low drop design) albeit a bit heavier.

Still want Saucony to bring back the Tangent.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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I had a great time on a date with my daugther last night at the "daugther/daddy" dance at the church where my wife works...fun time treating my daughter like a princess!

After church today I went for a run with Gray...6 miles in 40 minutes for a great run.  Had a chance to catch up about church, service, running, strategy for the race next Sunday. 

Now off to volunteer at the senior's center helping with the chapel service that the chaplain who goes to our church coordinates...a good example for our kid's to see what it means to others to volunteer.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.00
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From Rob on Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 17:37:46 from 65.46.16.226

Just one more way you make the rest of us look bad.

Just kidding, nice job on being a great dad, great runner, and great example.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Taper week, so I slept in this mornig and went for a run at lunchtime...glad I did as it was 43 degrees, sunny but a bit windy.  I ran 6.5 miles in 47 minutes the whole time just having good conversation with Pat.  A good taper week run, just what I needed.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.50
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From Curt on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 22:29:10 from 69.20.189.206

Nice Jeff. I was wondering where you were this morning. You know you're die hard when you think taper week sucks. I'm always like, "thank goodness, I get a little rest." So either you're die hard or I'm just lazy. It could be both I guess. Hang in there through it anyways. I'm getting anxious for your race, so I can imagine how you're feeling.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.001.000.000.004.00

The worst night of sleep ever, I think I remember seeing every hour on the clock between 10pm and 4am.  Needless to say, getting up at 4 or 5am for a run was out of the question...I just hope I can stay awake at work.  Coffee, lots of coffee.   Glad this is a taper week so I won't worry too much about missing an easy run but if I can get some time I might go out for a few after work just to shake out the legs...if I am not asleep.

4 miles in 27:30 after work with Moxie on a nice evening for a run.  Started slow then sped up to goal MP for most of the last mile.  A good run considering how tired I am.  Really liking the Cortana, considering running the marathon in them this weekend to give them a try.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00
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From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:51:09 from 205.127.70.66

The day off will do you good Jeff.

From crhudman on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 13:58:56 from 207.225.37.253

I feel your pain. Not sleeping stinks. I'm going 3 out of 4 nights now. I hope it gets better you need the rest this week before your marathon.

From Jon on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 20:22:28 from 98.71.175.203

Good luck this weekend.

From Curt on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 21:09:25 from 69.20.189.206

Sorry to hear about your night last night. Good job getting out after all that. Hope the rest of the week goes better.

From Marlin on Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 10:11:53 from 174.253.178.221

Miss seeing you at the gym Jeff. Hope to be running outside before long

From Superfly on Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 10:24:06 from 74.211.21.81

Sucks about the sleep. I hate those nights. Have fun at Surf City- Good luck man.

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4:30am...4 easy miles with Moxie outside in 20 degree weather.  Just an easy taper run trying to focus on the toe off and push in my stride. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4:30am...easy run with Moxie on a warmer morning, but the pathways were icy from the light rain and near freezing temps.  A good easy run getting ready for the marathon Sunday.

I was notified this morning that I once again was invited to be on the PowerBar TeamElite sponsorship program for 2012/2013!   Now I just waiting to here back from Saucony as well, hopefully next week.

No problem making it the hotel even on the busy freeway. Nice hotel! Ate a pizza for dinner from a good local joint, Rubino's.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 4.00
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From crhudman on Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 10:50:41 from 207.225.37.253

Good luck on the race this weekend and have a fun time in the warm weather.

From Kory on Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 15:03:04 from 134.50.89.24

Good luck Sunday Jeff! God Bless Your running and make it an enjoyable run in your heart for yourself.

My prayers are with you.

From Curt on Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 20:39:43 from 69.20.189.206

Congrats Jeff on the Powerbar sponsorship again. You deserve it for sure. Your ability is absolutely amazing and you work harder at it than any one I've ever met. Good luck this weekend and have a good time down there with Gray.

From Alana on Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 09:04:49 from 69.20.189.206

Jeff! I am so excited for you! I think about you every time I eat something from Power Bar! :) Good luck Sunday!

From Mauri on Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 12:29:01 from 216.231.158.26

Congratulations!!! You always do so well and inspire so many to run.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.503.400.000.005.90

We drove to Tustin and ran on the trail along the drainage canal that runs from the hills to Newport beach. Easy paced on the way out then eased into goal MP for a couple of miles which felt pretty comfortable. Ate breakfast at a cool little local joint, the old vine cafe...awesome! Drove down to Huntington beach and previewed the course. Spent the day at the beach and walking around the town before going to the expo. Looks to be about 10 to 15 elites in the marathon. Some cool gear at the expo and talked to the PowerBar guy for a bit. We had a bite to eat and a beer before heading back to the hotel. Gray could not quite convince me to join him in a wheatgrass shot. A good day in great weather and good company.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.90
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From Alana on Sat, Feb 04, 2012 at 10:54:12 from 69.20.189.206

I am SO jealous! I love Huntington Beach. You guys should eat at Carvellas tonight. I think that's how you spell it. It's a great little Italian place. If you are interested call and I will get directions for you!

From Andrea on Sat, Feb 04, 2012 at 11:14:02 from 67.177.21.60

Good luck at the race! What a nice area to have a marathon.

From Curt on Sat, Feb 04, 2012 at 13:20:03 from 69.20.189.206

Sounds like you guys are having a good time. Good luck to both of you tomorrow. I am also jealous and bet you guys will do great.

From Marlin on Sat, Feb 04, 2012 at 19:21:29 from 75.174.5.239

Sounds like a fun time down there, wheatgrass is so good for you as Jamba Juice has it here in town. Good luck in the morning

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.100.000.000.004.10

We slept in then went to the beach to run a bit of the course. After a few easy miles we had a nice breakfast at the Sugar Shack Cafe in town then some time at the expo.  (Cortana)

A couple of hours on the beach including boogie boarding. On the way back to the hotel stopped by Snails Pace running store.

A nice dinner at Nello Cucina then rest time getting prep for tomorrow before an early night.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.10
Race: Surf City USA Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:46:27, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

First off, Congratulations to Gray who did awesome running a negative split for a 2:37 and second overall!  He just took off from me at the half point and sucked up runners and ran a strong race to the finish!  Look out, he is a force in the marathon to come.

Now the rest of the story...

Gray and and I awoke around 3am and made our way to Huntington Beach around 4:30am to get a close parking spot.  As we were leaving the hotel, two guys who were at the hotel for a Fox convention that we had seen on Saturday were just stumbling back in from a hard night of partying.  When the saw us and found out we were heading out to run, one guy blurted out a loud "WTF!".

We chilled in the car for a bit and went down to the start to use the facilities and check out the logistics.  We waited in the lobby of the Hilton for about an hour to stay warm then worked out way to the elite starting area and met a few other runners and did an interview with a Podcast guy (MarathonRadio).  Due to the fuel for this race, I wore a fuel belt with 5 PowerBar Gels...glad I had them as I would really need it later in the race!  PowerBar is the best!  I hated wearing the fuel belt and it frustrated me all day.  Around mile 6 as we were running through a park and past an aid station, some young girls started laughing.  Another runner (Martin) indicated that due to all the messing around I had been doing with the belt to get it to ride right, my split shorts had hiked up and my buttcheek was full hanging out...so I was flashing the crowd!  Hope you liked the view girls!

Started off well and had a great group of runners through mile 11 just running easy and chatting alot.  This section ran you along the beach for 3 miles then turned inland and uphill for a bit to a big park which we circled then headed back to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) which was totally closed down for the race.  At 11 miles we turned north on PCH and ran about 2.5 miles then did a 180 degree turn. 

Gray and I and a 2 other runners were right together at the half (around 1:19).  Gray and Craig started to pour it on here and I let them go as I was feeling a bit fatigued but not running too bad.  Martin also started to pull away around mile 15.   I ran ok through 17 miles, then after that my left hammy started to get that crampy feeling so I dialed it back a bit which I hated!!  At the 16.5 mile mark you do another 180 degree turn and head north again on the boardwalk adjacent to PCH.  I was running solo here and it was lonely fighting the wind plus the cramping was starting to hurt. 

At 21 miles, the last of the 180 degree turns to head south to the finish on the boardwalk.  Still fading a another runner (Ben) who was with us early passed me.  But, I also passed Craig who went with Gray at the half way mark (he was fading bad, poor guy).  At mile 23, my left knee twinged a bit and just another issue to cause me to slow down.  A runner passed me at mile 25 and I just couldn't go with him.  I tried to push with all I had to hold off 2 more runners who were coming on and just made it to the finish ahead of them. 

Overall I am pretty happy with the race as it taught me what I need to work on for Boston (longer progression runs with Gray!).  I felt mostly good through 18 miles then just started to feel it in my legs.  I was shooting for a few minutes faster but will take a top 10 result and notching a marathon in my 10th state. 

I wore the Cortana's for the race to see how they would work as a replacement marathon racer.  They were ok but my forefoot kept getting really sore (starting around 11 miles) so I had to change my stride periodically to a heel strike to wake my foot back up.  For Boston I will definitely stick with the Tangents and keep my search up for the replacement (probably the Saucony Mirage).  I think the Fastwitch or Mirage will be the next go to marathon racing shoe.

I also had a recurrence of something that happened right after St. George.  While standing in line for the massage, I suddenly and for a short period of time had a hard time taking a deep breath and talking, like I had a touch of exercised induced asthma.   I might have this checked out this year.  I did ask a doc about this issue and he indicated is was likely just a bronchial spasm which are not uncommon after hard exercise..whew!

Gray and I hung around the expo afterwards for a while, got a massage a beer and our awards  (they only went 1 deep in the marathon for OA but 3 deep in the half, what gives?  So Gray got second place but only an AG award).  Drove back to the hotel, showered and hit the road for the airport. 

We had a great trip and will try to the get our IF running group to put this on the calendar for a destination race for everyone in the next couple of years. 

Splits:  6:08, 6:09, 6:04, 6:08, 5:45, 6:02, 6;00, 5:58, 5:58, 5:54, 6:07, 6:19, 6:07, 6:10, 6:19, 6:10, 6:14...crash 6:36, 6:36, 6:50, 6:49, 6:29, 6:44, 6:56, 7:02, 0.2(0.31) - 1:54.

Post script:  Now after running Boston in April in my Tangents in horrible heat, I know that wearing the Cortana's affected my running ability and time for such a long run. My feet were great after Boston in much worse conditions.  The pronounced forefoot strike and low heal drop on the Cortanas are great for training but not racing marathons.  I think I lost 3-5 minutes just due to the impacts the shoes had on my feet and stride.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 26.20
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From Curt on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 06:36:27 from 69.20.189.206

Well done Jeff. It sounds like the two of you had a lot of fun. Congrats on the 7th place finish, that is just so amazing to me when you have a field like that. You are so inspiring to a lot of runners and especially your friends. The way you set your bar so high influences others to try to raise theirs. Good job and I can't wait to hear more about it.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 09:59:19 from 205.127.70.66

Nice job Jeff. I saw the slow down at the end as I was following your splits. That happens sometimes.Hope you aren't too bummed.

I think you'll get a lot of strength gains and mental gains out of this as you approach Boston.

From Steve on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 11:02:27 from 205.214.239.197

Nice spring race Jeff. I saw you on the leaderboard this morning on the results. It was so cool! It never gets old, seeing a friend on the leaderboard! I was imagining all those cold winter mornings in Idaho Falls to run a marathon time like this in February. I'm heading out this morning on the course for a long run. I'll be thinking about your pain..

From Jake K on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 11:04:07 from 155.100.226.54

Nice race Jeff. Congrats on the Top 10 finish!

From Tom on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 11:19:59 from 67.199.179.59

Great job Jeff. Another stellar effort!

From Neil on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 11:26:04 from 164.165.24.5

Congrats on another impressive performance. Enjoyed the report. Best of luck preparing for and performing at Boston.

From I Just Run on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 12:07:38 from 67.79.11.242

Great race Jeff, even with the slow down. It had to make you feel good to hold off those two other runners at the end :-)

From Bret on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 14:09:29 from 64.128.133.66

Good effort Jeff - seems like you always learn something in a race. Looks like you learned how to deal well with a few unexpected issues and were positive about it afterwards. Congrats.

From Claudio on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 15:19:26 from 173.75.184.104

Congratulations on top 10 and another great marathon JTShad. I bet the increasing temperatures were a factor in your slow down, but I wish I knew how to only lose less than a minute a mile when crashing! impressive how you found the motivation and strength to push and hold off those two runners at the last mile.

From derhammer on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 15:50:58 from 192.156.110.39

Very nice job, Jeff. Way to hang in there at the end.

I have the Cortanas but think they are a bit too heavy for racing in. I have run 3 marathons in the Kinvaras and they have worked fine for me. Looks like you have tried those already, though. Good luck in the search.

From TBean on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 16:45:16 from 134.24.147.249

Great race for mid-winter training! Go Boston!

From Teena Marie on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 19:35:42 from 75.162.92.164

Congrats on another amazing race, especially considering the shoe and knee issues. Seriously, AWESOME!!! :)

Very bizarre about the awards.

Hopefully I will run into you in Boston at some point. It shouldn't be an issue ... really not too many runners there! ;)

From Tom Slick on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 19:45:23 from 69.171.160.241

Hey Jeff, congrats on a great race and the where-with-all to know when to back off and save the equipment for another day! Congrats on that 7th place overall, what a well run race!!!!!

From Jon on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 20:07:15 from 98.71.175.203

Congrats on a strong race- sounds like you have a good plan to set you up for an even better Boston.

From JamesH on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 21:31:25 from 208.117.127.7

Good job Jeff. I knew you would go down there and show that course what for. Someday I want my revenge on that race.

From Mauri on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 23:15:07 from 174.27.116.96

You did amazing Jeff. It's so great to see you succeed! You are truely an amazing runner and we are so lucky to have you here in I.F.

From Smooth on Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 10:35:11 from 76.1.85.84

CONGRATZ on another amazing race! Sorry about the cramp and shoe issue! Still a great training run gearing up for Boston! Did I read that there're three hairpin turns on the course?

From Superfly on Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 13:11:54 from 74.211.21.81

Good job Jeff. Way to hang in there and get a Top 10 finish. Good job to your friend Gary too! Keep working hard and Boston should be a great race for ya.

From SlowJoe on Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 13:31:42 from 132.3.53.68

Great race, and an interesting race report. Congrats on the #2 AG and good luck on your Boston training.

From prlman on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 01:25:04 from 96.25.110.207

great race it is inspiring to runners like me to see and read about your race experiences

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

I slept in and am taking today as a rest day.  Hard to be back in chilly Idaho Falls after 4 days in So Cal...but seening my family certain makes up for it.

One mile powerwalk around the park just to get outside and in the nice weather.  Left hammy still a bit tight so I will continue to rest it.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 16:57:00 from 205.127.70.66

Yes! Please take care of yourself. You have a nice fitness base and you can afford to rest. Let's all be ready in April!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.501.000.000.004.50

An early morning flight. After arriving at the hotel I drove up to the Hanson's running store in Utica, MI to check it out. Nice store but nothing on Teton Running! 4.5 miles on the nice TM at the hotel in 30 minutes before beers and dinner. (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 4.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

I slept in and felt a bit stiff but managed to get to the TM before breakfast and a full day of meetings for a 5K in 21:30.  Nice start to the day. (Ride)

After a great day of meetings, we drove to the hotel by the airport and I ran 5 miles on the TM in 34 minutes before drinks and dinner with the guys.  A good day (besides being away from home) and feeling mostly recovered from the race on Sunday. (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 8.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.000.000.007.00

7 miles on the hotel TM in 48:20.  A nice progression run (6:58 - 6:15) early before breakfast and heading home.  A good trip, but it will be nice to be home for a while (before the next business trip!).  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00
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From Kory on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 00:13:37 from 184.155.135.194

Nice workout... and nice week of running for you. Get some rest and enjoy the family.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

11 miles with Curt in 1:22 early this morning.  We ran through SRL to Broadway and back then down Sunnyside for a bit.  A great run with a great friend having a great time.  We ran into Marlin and Andrea out on the run...good to see people out on this warm snowy morning. 

Kami convinced me to go to spinning with her, so I did 25 km (~5 miles equivalent at an easy pace) in 55 minutes.  THEN she had us lift for about 30 minutes...I am tired!

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 11.00
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From Curt on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 09:42:24 from 69.20.189.206

I really enjoyed it this morning Jeff. It's been a while since we've been out in the morning and it was a lot of fun. Have a great day off.

From Marlin on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:10:17 from 174.253.177.27

Nice seeing you this morning Jeff

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

I got up early and went out for an untimed 5 mile run with Moxie.  I got home and started to get ready to take my son to his swim meet, but he woke up feeling pretty sick, his throat so sore he had a hard time breathing...so no swim meet. 

I was able to then meet up with the group on the corner and ran with Curt, Andrea, Lynette and another for about 4 miles.  They kept going on around the river, I turned around at Broadway and headed back home through SRL.  I ended up with 9 miles in 1:09 for a good 14 miles for the day. (Ride)

Time with the family today and a get together with the running group at The Cellar tonight.  Yesterday my son and I played some chess and he was very close to beating me so he wants a rematch today.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 14.00
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From Curt on Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 10:25:35 from 69.20.189.206

So glad you were able to join us this morning Jeff. I always enjoy those runs with you. What great mileage for coming off a marathon last weekend. Your an animal.

From crhudman on Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 14:15:54 from 69.20.180.92

Watch out, when the kid takes over you won't live it down. Sad to have missed you this morning. Enjoy tonight with the group. I get there next time.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 19:38:59 from 76.27.122.13

I just checked out The Cellar's website.

Almost looks like it's worth a trip up to IF. I'm jealous. Have fun. Nothing more fun than a group of runners, lots of food, and libations!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles in 1:01 on a warm and foggy morning with the pathway being a bit icy at times.  Ran with Moxie and met Curt with whom I ran about 6 miles through SRL and back.  Nice run and great time with Curt.  (Ride)

A great day at church starting off with an interesting and challenging Bible study on the book of Job, then good to see Gray and Kari and her parents (Alan and Glenda) attending today.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

7 easy untimed miles with Moxie early on a warmish morning.  Pathway was a mix of snow and slush.  My feet were a bit tender at the start but started feeling better as the run progressed.  I will try to get another run at lunch before afternoon training class. (Xodus)

6 miles in 44:25 on a wonderful day at lunch.  Warmish, light breeze, partly sunny...nice. (TSD5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 6.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 miles with Curt on a warmish and breezy morning.  A good untimed run as my Garmin died and I couldn't get it to turn on.  I will try to hard restart or just return it to Teton Running and exchange for a new one as I have had issues with this one since I got it last summer.  Only run for today. (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 9.00
Comments
From Steve on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 11:22:56 from 209.235.31.148

Getting right back into it, nice run!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Early morning 7 mile run with Moxie.  This was an "un" run...untimed, unmotivated, unrested, unwell, unhappy.  (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00
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From Rob Murphy on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 10:31:52 from 205.127.70.66

Be thankful that you're not unemployed.

From Curt on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 13:51:22 from 69.20.189.206

Good seeing you out this morning anyways Jeff. Sorry to hear it was so bad, but it should be real easy to have a better run tomorrow. Hope the rest of your day turns around for you.

From crhudman on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 19:04:05 from 207.225.37.253

Habit keeps you going some days. Dogs help too.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.350.000.000.0010.35

I was supposed to get up at around 3:45 to meet Andrea for her long run this morning.  After a late night getting to sleep (finally around midnight), I awoke at 4:40 to my alarm going off...that was the first I remember hearing it.  Realizing that I was really late, tired and still had a stiff back, I went back to sleep for another hour and skipped the morning run. (Fastwitch)

7.25 miles in 49:30 on a cold windy day at lunch.  Normal loop around the river with a bit extra in the park.  A bit underdressed as I thought it would warm up...it didn't. 

3.1 miles in 21 minutes with Moxie after work.  (TSD5)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.10TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 3.10Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.25
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From crhudman on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 14:46:01 from 75.244.235.244

3:45 for a long run is just wrong. I've pulled 4:30 long runs before. It's admiral that you would even accept and try, even if you did sleep in. Better take some cookies or baked good to Andrea in hopes of forgiveness.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.600.000.000.0012.60

Tired again this morning, so I ran an easy untimed 10K with Moxie on a nice but cool morning.  (Ride)

6.4 miles in 48 minutes on a nice day at lunch.  Right foot is a bit tender with a little heel twing.  Nothing bad, but watching it.  Kinda like these Fastwitch shoes. (Fastwitch)

I received word today that I made the Saucony Hurricanes Team again for 2012!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.20Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.40
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 15:11:23 from 76.27.122.13

That's a lot of miles you put in today!

From jtshad on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 15:17:18 from 204.134.132.225

Fat fingers!

From Curt on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 17:42:14 from 69.20.189.206

Congrats on making the team again Jeff. I'll see you in the morning, dark and early.

From Clay on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 20:51:34 from 71.195.211.7

Congrats!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.050.000.000.0014.05

14.05 miles in 1:46 early on a warmish morning.  Met Lynette, Curt and Craig at 5am for a good run around the greenbelt via SRL.  Both Craig and I have gimpy ankles so it was little tougher this morning.  Craig dropped off at about 9.5 miles (get healed up and rest, Craig!) and Nate joined us at the corner for the run.  I ran about 2 more miles and turned around as my ankle was starting to twing more and ran the last 2 miles home at a very slow pace. (Ride)

Ran into our friend Corwin who is training for Boston.  He told his about his experience about a week ago running early on Sunnyside when a car turn around, verbally acosted him the took a "shot" at him with either a small caliper gun or pellet gun.  Who thought we would experience a drive by shooting at a runner in Idaho Falls?

Our visitor from Uganda, Africa who is staying with us for 11 days arrived last night around midnight, so I am a bit tired.  After a church meeting this morning, plan to spend the time chilling with family and our guest watching movies and catching up. 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 14.05
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From Curt on Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 08:05:25 from 69.20.189.206

Thanks for the company this morning Jeff, always appreciate your company. Enjoy your weekend.

From crhudman on Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 08:43:39 from 207.225.37.253

Thanks for nursing me home. I feel much better now after ice and drugs.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

A great day...a fulfilling time at church in Bible study and worship with Robbie, Gray and Kari.  Then we went to the hill for some sledding in the new snow from yesterday.  Afterwards, we went to the gym...Kami and Robbie lifted weights while the kids and I played in the pool.  Then I did a nice easy 5 mile run home in 37:36.  (TSD5) 

Gave my pair of Tornados to Robbie as he had no workout shoes and was wearing a 1/2 size too small in the shoes he did have.

A really good day, thanks be to God!

TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 5.00
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From Shan on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 08:52:18 from 69.20.174.2

love reading your blog from time to time Jeff! You exude positive energy!! love it :)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.0011.750.000.2515.00

I wanted to run faster this morning and it was cold outside, so I headed to the gym and had the pleasure of running next to Marlin for most of the run.  We chatted and ran about 1 hour next to each other, then I continued on and finished up 15 miles in 1:33.  Kami was there and did two spinning classes as well.  I also saw Lynette, Mauri and Deborah and numerous other friends.  A good morning at the gym. (Cortana)

We are heading to Jackson Hole today for some fun and a sleigh ride at the elk refuge with great views of the Tetons.  Should be a good day!  We had great weather for the drive over and the sleigh ride amongst over 7300 elk!   This was our first time to the reserve, and it was quite an experience in the cold and with the elk for a guy from Uganda!

The drive back home got a bit dicey for a while but we made it safely.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 15.00
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From Marlin on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 07:37:56 from 174.253.186.203

I hope you and the family have an amazing time in Jackson Hole, and am looking forward to meeting your visiting friend on Wednesday. Drive safe today

From Jake K on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 08:38:06 from 155.100.226.54

That sounds fun - have a great day in Jackson!

From Curt on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 11:40:10 from 69.20.189.206

Nice longer run today Jeff. Have a good time in Jackson and I hope you're having a fun time with your guest.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.008.000.000.0010.00

The pathways were icy and slick from the snow storm yesterday, so I headed to the gym. I could tell this was going to be a rough morning as my stomach was a bit upset and I felt like I was going to throw up for most of the run.   I was able to get in a decent 9 mile progression run in 56 minutes running about half of it next to Marlin.  I also saw Curt, Lynnette and Rex there today.    On the drive home I was bummed that I didn't just finish off another mile, so I ran a mile on the TM at home in 6:30.  Overall 10 miles in 1:02:30.  (Cortana)

Hope I can make it through the day today, not feeling too hot.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Curt on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 07:48:15 from 69.20.189.206

Nice seeing you this morning Jeff. You could have finished ten at the gym if some guy wouldn't have been trying to steal your treadmill:) Hope you get feeling better.

From Marlin on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 08:22:14 from 174.253.178.126

Way to hang in there Jeff, and as for the last mile that sounds like something my wife will do

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 12:36:44 from 205.127.70.66

If not, I just wanted to say how honored I've been to have known you.

From jtshad on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 08:21:55 from 204.134.132.225

Rob, you are such a smart ass!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.007.000.000.008.00

I was really tired and sore this morning, nearly didn't make it out of bed.  Got up late and to the gym (there were 30mph winds outside although it was nearly 40 degrees).  I ran next to Marlin for whole run...1 mile warmup, 7 miles at progression MP for 8 miles in 50:22.  I felt better at the end of the run, though I am still tired.  (Fastwitch)

Giving part of of a presentation at the Teton Running Co. tonight.  My focus is nutrition and I will be using some great information that PowerBar put together as the basis of my talk.  Should be a fun time. 

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 8.00
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From Andrea on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 09:06:49 from 72.37.244.100

Nice tempo today! Hope your presentation this evening goes well.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.007.001.000.0017.00

It was relatively warm and mostly calm outside, but I already had it in my head to run at the gym due to the wind noise last night.  So, when I got there at 4:30 Marlin was already 15 minutes into his run...and I thought I was the early riser! 

I ran 10 miles in 1:02:45 (6:17 avg).  2 miles easy, 7 mile MP progression, 1 mile at 5:40ish pace to finish up the run.  I also saw Mauri, Lynette, Kami, Deborah, Rex, etc.  A busy morning at the gym on the TM's and in spinning class.  (Cortana)

Had a fun time at the running store presentation last night.  Too bad a few more folks from Mauri's work didn't show up but we had a good discussion with those in attendance.  We are taking our visitor from Africa to a concert tonight...Richard Marx and the Teton Chamber Orchestra (for whom our neighbor is the conductor).

7 miles in 50:30 around the greenbelt on a nice morning at lunchtime.  Just a nice easy run to shake things out.  (Ride) 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 10.00
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From Curt on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:34:12 from 69.20.189.206

Good presentation last night Jeff. Even though the get together was targeted for new runners, the information was useful to all.

From Rob on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 12:26:54 from 204.15.86.95

Your logging your lunchtime run the same time I'm logging my morning run. Now I feel like a slacker.

From Kam on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 12:43:04 from 68.66.163.179

Big miles for a Thursday. Nice job.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.508.500.250.2516.50

11 miles on the TM in 1:08:50.  2 miles easy, 9 mile MP  progression with 2 0.25M pickups near the end at threshold (5:30) and VO2Max (4:20).  Ran next to Marlin for the first half of the run and Mauri for the second half.  (Fastwitch)

We had an amazing time at the Richard Marx concert last night, it was spectacular.

We are heading to Harriman State Park today to do some cross country skiing with Robbie, another first experience for him. 5.5 miles of XC skiing, that was a lot of fun and very beautiful!

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 11.00
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From Neil on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 09:34:32 from 164.165.24.5

"Hold onto the night, hold onto the memories." Reminds me of my senior prom. haha.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.000.000.000.0021.00

I was meeting the group at 6am, so I was only able to get Moxie out for about 1.5 miles beforehand.  I met Andrea, Curt, Deborah, Lynette and Marlin (and a GUEST) and we took off on nice morning...clear, warmish (31 degrees) and calm. 

We ran through SRL and Deborah turned around at 1.5 miles (wisely as she still is dealing with her serious injury).  We keep going on along the river and to Freeman Park.  On the way past the Red Lion, I stopped for a quick pitstop then we ran to the park.  I was running a bit faster than the group and we separated in the park but met back up on the way to the greenbelt. 

I ran a bit harder back to the Red Lion Hotel and restaurant as nature was calling again at about mile 10.5.  The group stopped as well for pit stops, to fuel up and get some water.  Andrea looked outside and said, "Oh look it is starting to snow!". 

Within 3 minutes, it was a driving, blinding blizzard outside with the wind coming hard from the south (the way we were heading).   As we headed out to run, EVERYONE in the restaurant looked out at us as if we were insane!  The snow was so hard and fast that you could not look up because it stung our face and eyes so bad.  For the next 3 miles, we ran right into this weather and about 1 inch of wet, heavy snow fell.  The snow would stick to the bottom of my shoe and accummulate so it felt like I was wearing high heels until it would fall off. 

Most of the rest of the group peeled off at mile 12, Marlin and I continued on outside so he could finish off his last 2 miles.  I kept going and the snow stopped but the wind really picked up to about 40mph! 

I finished off 19 miles in 2:26.  This was a real character building run. (Ride)

Now off to a big breakfast at my parents with my family, my parents, Kami's parents and Robbie!

2 hours of roller skating on tired legs, I am going to count that as my extra miles for today...I am pooped and sore!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.50Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 19.00
Comments
From Curt on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 09:26:39 from 69.20.189.206

Character builder no doubt! Nice run this morning Jeff and way to finish it off in those conditions. Have a great rest of your day.

From Jon on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 10:41:20 from 74.177.120.222

Sweet- gotta love the snow runs!

From crhudman on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 11:15:40 from 207.225.37.253

So I missed out on character this morning?

From Marlin on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 14:06:23 from 174.27.98.82

Great job Jeff, weather wasn't to bad for the most part, just 12.5 to 17.5 miles was the worst with the driving snow. But the group did great and we will remember that run for awhile.

From jtshad on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 17:49:58 from 69.20.183.178

A good run with my best friends! Thanks guys!

From Shan on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 19:20:23 from 72.24.23.123

WOW! Character building is right. I'm writing this about 7:18 tonight & wondering if you are already in bed:) always good to see everyone out running! I made it back with 7 miles...just in time to be stretching looking outside at it coming ~ wow!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

My legs are trashed this morning!  Slept in (as much as I could) especially since Moxie keeps barking at the neighbors teenager and his friends who are out screwing around at midnight...jerks! 

Church with Robbie today, then swimming at the gym...maybe run home.  Played with the kids in the pool, I swam 10 laps (Justin 25 laps, Katelyn 50 laps!).  I went upstairs and ran 5k in 21 minutes while they sat in the hot tub. (TSD5)

Gray and Kari came over for dinner to close out another good day!

TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 3.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.002.000.000.0013.00

My legs were still very sore, so I wimped out and went to the gym for a very easy recovery run.  Ran most of the run next to Marlin and chatted a bit.  7 miles in 47 minutes, 1 mile at easy MP.  (Fastwitch)

Thanks for the eggs, Marlin!

6 miles on a nice day at lunch in 41 minutes.  A good run, started slower and progressed every mile to a 6:25 pace for the last mile really focusing on my power in my stride since I need to get it stronger after all the TM running this winter.  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.00
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From Marlin on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:01:01 from 174.232.130.207

Any time, hope you enjoy them!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

It was a pretty nice morning outside...27 degrees and a light wind and lightly snowing.  Curt and I met up and ran 10 miles in 1:19 through SRL to Broadway and back.  Great to have a friend to talk to on a dark wintery morning, it certainly makes the run a lot better!  This run was  bit slower than I wanted as my quads are still a bit thrashed.  (Ride)

5 miles in 38 minutes around the greenbelt at lunch on a cool and windy day.  The pathway was very inconsistent and vary from dry to icy and snowy.  (TSD5)

TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00
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From Rob Murphy on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 11:05:41 from 205.127.70.66

I did a hard, hilly 22 miler last Monday with lots of downhill and several MP miles or faster. I was sore until Friday and my legs were still flat on Saturday when I was racing on Saturday.

I used to recover much faster than that.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.008.000.000.009.00

Went to bed last night with the intent on running outside with Curt.  I woke up this morning to warm but windy weather, an achy foot and a very upset stomach.  Decided to hit the gym instead in case I needed to call it quits.  Ran next to Marlin who was there really early.  9 miles in 56:20 for a decent run today.  My foot stopped hurting around mile 4, but it took 6 miles before I felt like I was not on the verge of throwing up (stomach was that bad). 

Now it is snowing pretty good outside and I won't get a lunch run in...probably need the low mileage day.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 9.00
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From Fritz on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 09:34:52 from 65.116.116.6

Jeff, I would be up for an early morning Sunday run around Sugar House. Maybe we could even get Rob, Adaw RW and ACorn to join us. What time would you want to get started?

From crhudman on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 11:06:27 from 69.20.180.92

I heard the wind and went back to bed. I feel your pain. Hope you feel better.

From jtshad on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 12:27:18 from 204.134.132.225

Fritz, that would be good. Probably pretty early as our class starts at 8am and we have to pack up and get the airport area by then. I will Private message my cell phone number and we can try to connect.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

I skipped my morning run as we had to get Robbie to the airport early this morning and I was not getting up at 3:30 to run today (I didn't even get to sleep in though).  Hope to get a decent run in at lunch.

8 miles at lunch in 59 minutes.  I had every type of surface to run on the path today...icy, slushy, snowpacked, wet, puddles and even dry.  A windy day that started off cool then heated up at the end when the sun broke through.  I almost skipped today based on the weather earlier, glad I didn't.  (Xodus)

Registered our Fast Running Blog Master's Team for Boston today, this should be fun!  Hope they approve the team with a mix of Idaho/Utah runners (Rob M, Steve A, Walter, Marlin and myself so far). 

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 8.00
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From Rob on Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 07:55:34 from 206.71.84.68

Seems dumb to say, but I wish I was 1 year older.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.009.001.000.0012.00

It was cold (10 degrees) and slick outside so I headed to the gym for a mid-long run (at least for early morning).  2 mile warmup (7:00/6:27), then into a MP progression run from 6:22 to 5:56 over the course of the next 9 miles.  Mile 12 I pushed it up to finish in about 5:35 for 12 miles total in 1:14:40.  A good run...ran next to Marlin for most of the run.  Also saw Rex, Deborah, Lynette, Andrea, Mauri and McKay...the running group was well represented at the gym. (Kinvara) 

A friend of mine gave me a copy of the Rocky Mountain Running Race 2012 Guide.  I knew about half the people on the 2011 Marathon AG top finishers in the Rocky Mountain area...Jake, Ben, Paul, Marci, Lynette, Rob, Steve, Pat, Tyler, Scott, Fritz, Sasha, Julie, Joe, James, Allie, etc.  

I am not sure where the got the time for the top time in the women's 35-39 category because there was not a finisher by that name with that time at Pocatello marathon (top finisher was Penny Parrish with a 3:04). Lane Marley doesn't even show up on Marathonguide.com for 2011...could have done a bit better QA (plus they spelled my name wrong).

How about good ol' Idaho Falls, ranking 3rd overall in number of marathon finishers per captia in the Rocky mountain region (not including Ammon which is essentially Idaho Falls, could have been 2nd!). 

Congrats to the Pocatello marathon for being well represented in the marathon stats.

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 12.00
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From Lybi on Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 08:58:18 from 68.3.188.21

Wow, that's cool that so many people run marathons in Idaho Falls. You would think that the cold weather would discourage people from the year round training that marathons usually require...but I guess sometimes awesomeness can't be held back! Great job on your run!

From crhudman on Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 09:48:49 from 207.225.37.253

I didn't know Jeff was that hard to spell.....I intend on putting the thriving metropolis of Shelley on some list even if its cleanup duty.

Have fun in SLC learn a lot, you know I need all the help I can get.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.200.000.000.0018.20

18.2 miles with Rob, Rob R, Caleb and Gray in the Sugarhouse area and up to the zoo and back, really early before we go to the USATF Level 1 Coaching Class.  Thanks to the Murphy's for putting up 3 wayward runners for the weekend.  A really good run, total time of 2:17:30 (roughly a 7:33 average pace...some slower warmup and uphills, fast down and a quick finish for last 0.2M).  Early morning long runs are much more fun with good friends to share the pain.  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 18.20
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From Rob on Sat, Mar 03, 2012 at 09:54:37 from 204.15.86.95

Hey, nice running with you this morning. And nice little kick at the end, I just couldn't quite get my legs moving to keep with you.

From Jake K on Sat, Mar 03, 2012 at 11:44:26 from 67.177.21.60

Nice run Jeff. Hope the coaching clinic goes well!

From Hamdog Alum on Sat, Mar 03, 2012 at 15:34:30 from 24.240.65.116

Solid run, I've got get my coaching level I done one of these days. I've been meaning to do it for quite some time now.

From Steve on Sat, Mar 03, 2012 at 18:26:43 from 66.87.66.11

You guys are some sick individuals

From Steve on Sat, Mar 03, 2012 at 18:27:28 from 66.87.66.11

4 am?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles in 33:55 two loops arond Sugarhouse park and back to the house. Focused on something we were talking about at the class yesterday...the importance of front side mechanics (mostly relative to sprints) but it has application to endurance events.  I think by incorporating a better knee drive I will have more efficient power in my stride.  (ride)

Finishing up USATF coaching ed class today then heading home.   This will be a long day of sitting!

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 5.00
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From Shan on Sun, Mar 04, 2012 at 08:45:32 from 174.126.28.198

Cool you and Gray are taking the courses...excited to hear about it!

From Jon on Sun, Mar 04, 2012 at 16:24:07 from 98.84.69.209

Are you becoming a coach?

From jtshad on Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 08:21:54 from 204.134.132.225

Jon, I am looking to get involved with the local JHS and HS track and XC teams and the Level 1 course was in SLC for the first time in like 5 years.

From Rachel on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 at 09:27:03 from 174.19.161.19

Congrats on your course Jeff, I bet you loved every minute of it :)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.252.200.000.0013.45

Got home a little late last night (10:30) and had a bit of a scratchy throat, so when Kami got up to go to spinning, I almost slept in.  Ended up going outside on a great morning for a run with Moxie.  10K untimed, but it was at a very honest pace with about 1.2 miles at a quick pace (MP).  I am focusing on my front side mechanics a bit to make my stride better.  I am a hamstring runner but have been neglecting my knee drive lately to help develop effcient power.  If I can just get that as a natural aspect of my stride, the cost of the USATF coaching education class was worth it! 

A beautiful day at lunch, I wish I had shorts but I didn't bring them so I was almost overdressed!  Sunny, warm (42 degrees) and calm made for a good run.  7.25 miles in 48:37...1 mile w/u, 5 miles at fast easy pace/slow MP (6:20, 6:30, 6:34, 6:28, 6:26), 1.25 miles cooldown.  I again focused on knee drive and straight power down and it made the run pretty easy in combination with my normal stride...this should be a good improvement.  (Cortana)

Kami finished her spinning class competition (Ride Across America) in third place...she worked really hard!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Cortana Miles: 13.45
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From Marlin on Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 08:26:49 from 174.253.183.96

Nice job getting out Jeff, I have and the same thing and congested also and ended up running on the TM on Saturday but this morning I was fine and the weather was great

From Rob on Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 08:33:46 from 206.71.84.68

So it's you who brought this cold down from Idaho :)

Glad you had a good class, it was nice seeing you again.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.750.000.250.009.00

I had a hard time getting up this morning, a bit tired and with a scratchy throat. Managed to get up but decided on the gym due to the windy morning and waning motivation. Ran next to Marlin for the whole run which was helpful in keeping going instead of stepping off. I ran 9 miles in 59:25 with the last 1/4 at 5:02 pace. A better run than I was expecting this morning. (Kinvara)

I am in a training class for the next three days, so lunch run timing is unknown.  We did have a longer break today, but when I went outside it was getting colder, very wind (30mph) and starting to snow...so I went back in to eat lunch and catch up on work instead.

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 9.00
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From Curt on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 at 07:51:49 from 69.20.189.206

Nice job getting your run in. That scratchy throat thing is going around everywhere, good luck getting rid of it.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

No run this morning, felt like crap so I slept in. Sore throat, headache, bodyaches.  If I am feeling better and have a decent break at lunch I will try short one then.

7 miles 47:45 on a beautiful day at lunch on the break from the worthless training course I have to take for my work.  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00
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From Curt on Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 12:33:49 from 69.20.189.206

Hope you get feeling better. Friday works great for us and I would be up for a run in the morning. I'll plan on usual time and place if that works.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.401.000.002.0014.40

8.4 miles with Curt early this morning in 1:02:30.  We ran through SRL and to Broadway (ran fast for about a mile to catch Marlin).  On the way back we ran into Andrea who was just heading out.  A good run (with Moxie too!) with a good friend, always a fun thing to start the day.  Now for the last day of my horrible training.  (Ride)

Got done with training (early!) and had a chance to get out on a beautiful day at lunch for a bit of speed work.  Warmed up for 1.5 miles, then into 4x0.5M with 0.25M recovery (~2-2.5minutes).  Odd splits with a bit of tailwind, even with headwind:  1-2:34, 2-2:41, 3-2:34, 4-2:40.  During the last two intervals I had a bit of intestinal distress and back stress, so I decided to forgo a 5th interval.  1.75 miles back to the office for a total of 6 miles in 41 minutes.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.40Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 8.40Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.00
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From Marlin on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 06:41:54 from 174.253.180.183

Great seeing you two this morning, looking forward to this weekends run

From Bret on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 07:16:01 from 64.128.133.66

SRL = Snake River Landing? I see your reference to it frequently, and finally decided to figure it out. Looks nice.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Got out the door at 4:30am to meet Curt for a run. His knee was really bothering him so he decided to cut the run before we started.  I ran home and grabbed Moxie and we ran down Sunnyside.  On the way back ran into Lynette and we ran together for about 3 miles.  We peeled off to home and finished off 9 miles in around 1:13 for a nice easy recovery run.  (Ride)

3 miles in the late afternoon just to enjoy the 50 degree weather.  It was great!

Kami is off for the weekend to Moab for the Skinny Tire Festival with some girl friends, so the kids and I are going to have some time together!  Have fun Kami enjoying the beauty and warm weather in Moab.

Had a great time with running group at The Cellar last night.

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 3.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.30Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 9.00
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From Curt on Fri, Mar 09, 2012 at 11:50:02 from 69.20.189.206

Good to see you still were able to round up some company. Wish I could have joined you for it.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.500.000.000.0018.50

We went out a bit later to try and get some warmer weather and sunshine.  Cache, Craig, Curt, Marlin and I drove to the top of the Sunnyside hill and ran down then onto the big rollers out towards Bone.   A good 14 mile run with a bit extra at the end in 1:44:35 (7:13 average).   A really great hill training run, glad we did it...gonna have a to do a few more of these before Boston!  (Ride)

Now for a day with the kids...swimming, movie, games...fun!  20 laps swimming with the kids,

I went out with Moxie when the kids were playing at the neighbors to enjoy the 55 degree weather.  Ran with Caleb for about a mile as he was finishing his 32 mile run!  4 miles in about 30 minutes for a nice easy warm weather run.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 14.50
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From Curt on Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 11:40:57 from 69.20.189.206

Thanks for the run Jeff. I had a great time out there this morning. I just love being up there.

From crhudman on Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 12:33:35 from 207.225.37.253

Soon, I swear, you won't have to baby sit me on a run. It seems like I've had more bad days than I'd like to admit. Thanks I do appreciate everything.

From Shan on Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 13:10:01 from 174.126.28.198

Way to go! Nice, strong run out in the hills ~

From Marlin on Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 13:43:28 from 174.27.85.173

We had a great group of guys this morning didn't we, alot of fun and thanks for the advice, it help alot! I will be up there next weekend.

From Mauri on Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 13:43:38 from 216.231.158.26

Sounds like such a amazing time you guys had! What a great way to spend Sat. Tell your son congrat's on the reading test. I love to see a kid read!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 14:26:23 from 76.27.122.13

Nice run. Nice day.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

4 miles with Moxie and the kids riding their bikes.  We stopped at the park to play, then I dropped everyone off at home and finished off a couple more miles in the warm but bit windy conditions.  A nice day with the kids after church before Kami gets back from Moab.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.250.000.000.0014.25

7 miles untimed with Moxie early on a warmish but windy morning.  Another early morning run to start off the week.  (Ride)

7.15 miles on a beautiful day at lunch in about 55 minutes. I was a bit overdressed in shorts, long sleeve shirt and light running jacket so I had to carry the jacket for about half the run. Ran easy for a mental health run...didn't help all that much to gear down work frustration but I liked being outside. (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.25
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From crhudman on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 15:28:01 from 207.225.37.253

I overdressed too. Tricky day that way. Hope work gets better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I didn't sleep well last night and woke up at 4:15am feeling tired and puny with a really bad sore throat (every morning for over a week now with this!).   It was really warm outside but a howling wind...I stood there trying to decide if doing a crappy run was worth the effort (I was not going to the gym!) or getting some extra rest was better.  I decided on the latter and will try for a decent run at lunch. 

No lunch run due to training schedule and work.  Maybe after work. 

Got news yesterday about our daughter's 6 year issue with intestinal issues.  The medical establishment has continually downplayed the issues and tried to pacify my wife's concerns.  She continued to push (going to SLC and  Boise to see specialists) with no results.  Finally we heard of a new practitioner in IF (only about 1-2 years) and went to her and have seen dramatic improvements.  We did some tests and come to find she may have some food sensitivities (as my wife suspected but poo-pooed by doctors) to gluten, cassein and peanuts...foods she loves.  So we are going on an adventure to move her (and to an extent all of us) to change some eating habits in a logical and thoughtful approach to see if this helps her with her issues.   Lots of debate out there on the usefulness of IGg tests and food intoleranace and the "doctors" we talk to are at either extreme position.  

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From Shan on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:02:59 from 69.20.174.2

did not know about your daughter - keep me posted! changing diet will most likely help out in BIG ways. prayers your way as you continue to sort this out!!

From Jon on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 20:20:25 from 98.71.138.90

Good to hear about improvements with your daughter.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

I felt like crap again this morning but managed to get out for an easy untimed 10K with Moxie.  My first early morning outside run in shorts this year.  I wish this scratchy throat and congestion goes away soon.   (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.20
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From Marlin on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 07:36:02 from 174.232.130.30

Sorry you are not feeling so well Jeff, hope you are better soon

From crhudman on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 08:19:59 from 69.20.180.92

Hope you get feeling better. It was a really nice moring to get out.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 19:00:13 from 76.27.122.13

Sorry about Kaitlyn - and the new diet. I love dairy and I love my gluten stuff. Good luck.

I've got a couple of sick kids myself and I feel right on the verge. Better than around Boston time though right?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

No run today, I feel terrbile and am staying home from work to try to get well.

5 miles with Caleb and Glen in 36:44 just to get out for some air.  (Kinvara)

I finished my test for the USATF Level 1 certification, so I am now official and have the creds to be a coach!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 5.00
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From Jake K on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 08:25:49 from 155.100.226.54

Hope you feel better soon Jeff! Better to feel like junk now rather than in 4 weeks, right? Hopefully a couple easy days and you'll be feeling good to hit the last set of harder workouts before boston.

From Curt on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 12:18:28 from 69.20.189.206

I can't believe that's lasting as long as it is for you. Hope you get feeling better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.350.000.000.0016.35

Feeling much better this morning, so I went out on a very nice morning for a run (47 degrees, light breeze, cloudy with a chance of rain).  6 miles through SRL and back home to pick up Moxie for another 4 miles up and down Sunnyside.  10 miles in an easy 1:16 (7:36 avg).  It is nice to not have the scratchy throat and bodyaches, taking yesterday off from work and resting was a good idea.  (Ride)

6.35 miles in 44 minutes (6:55 avg) around the greenbelt on a decent running day...warmish with a light rain which wasn't bad as I had the right gear (hat, rain jacket, long sleeve shirt, shorts).  Good rainy progression run!  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.35
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From crhudman on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 08:53:07 from 207.225.37.253

Good to see you're feeling better.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 15:53:56 from 76.27.122.13

Everyone is in Wave I, Corral I at Boston except me. I'm back with the masses because I'm so slow.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.004.000.000.0018.00

A great but very hard long run today up in the foothills going to Bone.  A big group today...Marlin, Lynette, Curt, Alana, Lyndsi, Gary, Alicia, Cache and myself (then we saw Mauri up there as well).  This was a tough run on the rollers, on the way out we had a 35mph headwind then had the wind to our backs on the way home which was nice.

9.09 miles out in 1:09 (7:35 average), 8.91 miles back in 1:02 (6:57 average) for 18 miles total in 2:11.  About 4 of the miles coming back I was pushing a bit hard down into MP range.  I also spent a bit of time going back to check on the group and encouraging them during some of the harder sections.  A good character building run for my Boston training with some great friends!

Speaking of Boston, bib numbers are up!  My number is 215!  We should have a great Master's team:

Me 215

Steve A. 257

Walter 233

Rob M. 1077

Marlin 8168

Saucony Cortana Miles: 18.00
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From Curt on Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:27:58 from 69.20.189.206

Good times up there today Jeff. At least it felt good to finish:) What a tough run, glad it was with all of you or I don't think I would have made it.

From Marlin on Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 13:01:50 from 174.27.84.133

Nice job Jeff, you did awesome this morning, and thanks for coming back and helping me out when I was in need of it.

From Jake K on Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 13:16:40 from 67.177.21.60

Nice LR Jeff! You guys have the master's dream team for Boston... I really think you guys can win it!

From Mauri on Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 13:42:06 from 174.27.84.133

Thanks for the encouragement up on the hill today!

From Adam RW on Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 16:01:32 from 67.182.248.141

Last year 212 oa was a 2:39.43. So all you have to do is beat your 2009 time. Seems like how everything is coming together that will be easy.

From Rye on Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 16:51:36 from 174.27.82.66

Amen to that. Conditions were tough today! Way to slug it out! Good luck at Boston.... You should catch a Sox game while your there!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

10K in 44:40 with Moxie before church and before the blizzard hit.  It was a very pleasant morning for a run.  I saw Alana out as I was about to get home as she was heading home as well. (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 6.20Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20
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From robpod on Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 14:31:05 from 69.20.166.91

I started a bit later than you and got caught in it! Fun!

From Steve on Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 23:50:56 from 66.87.67.253

Blizzard here too, and I wanted to catch a trail run tomorrow.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.000.000.009.30

An untimed 10K with Moxie on a cold windy morning.  Feel like the cold is coming back as I have a bit of a scratchy throat and tightness in my chest...this sucks! (Ride)

1.5 miles with Justin outside after work, then another 1.6 miles solo to get a short 5K in before dinner.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 3.10Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.20
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From Curt on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 07:58:39 from 69.20.189.206

You are an animal for going out in that this morning. I hope that cold leaves you alone. Have a good day. Maybe catch up in the morning?

From crhudman on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 08:24:42 from 207.225.37.253

You have an awesome will to go out in stuff like this. I woke up let the dog out and then went back to bed. Good luck with the flu, it took me about 2-3 weeks to feel better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

My cold (sore throat and body aches) is back so no run and no work today. Trying to get healed up to get back to real training and ready for the race on Sunday.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Up and out the door early for a run with Curt on a very nice morning.  Better part of 9 miles with Curt at a good clip, then finished off 10 miles before heading to work early today.  Total time of 1:13 (7:18 avg. pace) including a very easy first mile.  I will try to get a short run in with Justin after work.  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00
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From Marlin on Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 08:42:17 from 174.253.179.203

Nice run the two of you had, thanks for the help this morning

From shellberns on Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:33:04 from 174.126.57.128

Hey Jeff, I'm so glad you're feeling better. Good luck in your race!

From Neil on Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 16:27:11 from 164.165.24.5

Good luck Saturday. I googled RMRR Training Series. Very cool idea to have a 20 mile training run that is fully supported. Wish we had that here.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.003.000.000.0017.00

Out the door at 4am for a couple of miles with Moxie before meeting Curt for a run.  Nice morning, a bit cool but no wind.  We ran through SRL and saw Marlin running his tempo run.  Nice pace for most of the run (7:00-7:15 pace).  On the way back we saw Andrea as well.  Overall 13 miles in 1:35 (including a warmup and cooldown) for a good longer morning run.  (Cortana)

4 miles in 25:20 on a beautiful day at lunch...in shorts and no shirt!  A great short quick run (1 mile easy, 3 miles at MP).  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 4.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.50Saucony Cortana Miles: 13.00
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From Curt on Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 20:20:11 from 69.20.189.206

Thanks for the company this morning Jeff. Have a great vacation with the family, and good luck in your race Sunday.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.100.000.000.0017.10

We are moving to Roxborough Park, CO (just kidding but I wish!).  I slept in and went out around 8:30.  An awesome run from our friends house over to the Highline Canal trail then into Chatfield State Park for 14.1 mile run in 1:39 (about a 7:05 avg).  A mix of paved trial, dirt trail and single track and it was fantastic...I wish I had access to running trails like this in IF!  On the way back I ran into a couple of runners and slowed up to run and chat with them.  A couple (Dan and Lisa Adams) from Fleming Island, FL who are visiting friends and also running Boston this year.  Good to have a bit of company on the run.

Now I have a dilemma...run the 20 mile race on Sunday in Westminster (about 45 minute drive away) or just go have some fun for a long run on the trails and not have to drive the 2 hours.  Plus later on Sunday we are driving to Colorado Springs to visit an old college buddy so the second option would save a lot of time but I might be tempted to not run quite as hard doing a solo trail 20 miler.  Thoughts on which option to do...hard focus on training or fun and family?

3 mile hike with the kids up Waterton Canyon, about half of it carrying a 4 or 7 year old on my shoulders.  At the bottom I talked with two pro marathoners from Boulder (Trent Briney and Tyler McCandless), both who ran OT in Houston) after their 15 miler.  Asked about the training run this weekend and they said just run Waterton Canyon (6-7 mile out and back) with a good honest uphill grade then back down as the better training for Boston.  Think that is what I am leaning towards.

Now for a beer before heading to Casa Bonita for our friend's daughter's 9 year birthday party!

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 17.10
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From Rob on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 14:41:14 from 204.15.86.95

Sounds like you're have a good time!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.256.000.000.0016.25

Drove up to Waterton canyon with the ladies and I did my run while they walked.  6 miles up (to about 5900 feet) in just over 7 minute pace into a stiff morning canyon wind, a pretty tough workout.  Turned around and ran back down at just over 6 minute pace for a total of 12 miles in 1:20.  (Ride)

We got back just in time to hook up with the families and get off to the soccer game this morning.  Now for a day of fun with the families in the beautiful weather!  Maybe a short run later today and getting prepped for the 20 miler in Waterton Canyon tomorrow morning. 

After a day with the family and helping put together some Legos, went out for a short 4.25 mile on the pathways through the Village in 30:45.  Nice and easy, now ready for grillin' and beers!  Oh, and two bottles of "Las Rojas" wine too!

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 12.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 4.25
Comments
From Curt on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 13:12:56 from 69.20.189.206

Sounds like you're having a good time there, glad to hear it. Soak up that new running terrain because when you get back it's back to Sunnyside:)

From Marlin on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 14:16:50 from 174.27.75.205

Sounds like you are having a great time there, I have family in Boulder and they talk about all the great trails around there.

From crhudman on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:21:54 from 207.225.37.253

Sunnyside?? I thought Bone was the new route? Enjoy the great terrain I've been wanting a good trail run lately.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:26:18 from 76.27.122.13

Have fun tomorrow. I wish I could snap my fingers and join you.

From jtshad on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:27:16 from 71.208.169.35

Craig, Bone is a great route, but Marlin is talking about being back on our normal borning morning Sunnyside run. I really want to move here for the running!

From Marlin on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:34:15 from 174.27.75.205

No, that is Curt talking about Sunnyside as your route of choice

From crhudman on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:41:59 from 207.225.37.253

So I got that I was just having fun. Maybe when you get back we could take the more scenic SRL route to highway 20 and enjoy the scenery or you could come my way and we could look at spud fields not to mention goats and other animals that might want to follow us. hahahahahahaha have fun.

From jtshad on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 17:32:16 from 71.208.169.35

Sorry Marlin, you are right.

Craig, anything to get off the normal route!

Have a great weekend guys!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.0010.000.000.0020.00

Up early for a cup of cofee and an PowerBar.  Started my run at 7am up Waterton Canyon to the trailhead for the Roxborough Park trail just past the Strontia Creek dam (a good size concrete dam) at approximately 6000 feet elevation (uphill into a canyon downhill wind).  Decent pace up (about 7:00) then back down to the parking lot.  

Stopped at the top for a PowerBar but had to stop 3 times during the run for pit stops and had a bit of a sour stomach from 11-15 miles.  Nearly bailed when I got back to the car at 13 miles, but forced myself back up the hill...glad I did. 

Finished off 20 miles in 2:18 (6:54 average pace) and about 1200 feet of climbing and faster running back down. 

Over 53 miles of running in the past 3 days, most all of it on trails or dirt roads!

Now for a big family breakfast then off to visit a college buddy and his family for the afternoon.

Had fun catching up with our friends and visiting Garden of the Gods!

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 20.00
Comments
From Curt on Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 10:17:32 from 69.20.189.206

Awesome run Jeff. Sorry about the stomach issues, but great job finishing it off. That's a ton of miles lately. Enjoy the rest of the vacation w/ family.

From Jake K on Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 10:48:37 from 67.177.21.60

Good long run on top on the back of some big miles the last couple days. Way to tough it out and get it done!

From Jon on Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 13:23:09 from 74.177.96.130

You're making me homesick. I grew up near Chatfield- I used to run down the Platte river trail to Chatfield all the time. And my high school was right next to the Highline Canal, so we trained there almost daily. Denver definitely has great bike/running trails in town, and even better in the mtns. If you have time, head up to Red Rocks/Matthews Winter to do the loop up there...

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 18:16:41 from 76.27.122.13

Great run.

For some reason I thought you were RACING 20 miles today in Colorado and I was eagerly awaiting the results.

Big post run breakfasts are one of the best things in the world!

From jtshad on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 09:41:09 from 184.99.241.227

Rob, I decided to skip the race due to the logistics (1 hour drive away) and instead do a hill workout as part of the long run up the canyon and back down. Worked better for our family plans for the day as well.

From jtshad on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 09:41:55 from 184.99.241.227

Jon, yes this is a very cool place to be a runner/biker! Thinking of finding a job or retiring here!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Slept in, ate half a PowerBar then went out about 7:30.  9 miles from the house onto the Highline Canal trail at a very slow recovery pace.  I kinda bonked the last mile as I was getting tired and VERY hungry.

Taking the families to the acquarium and some play time this afternoon.

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 9.00
Comments
From sflores on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 14:03:42 from 65.202.194.210

I hate bonking!!!

Wanted to send you a quick note.. got the garmin 210..love it!

From Rye on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 19:09:32 from 174.27.86.29

Sleeping in...... you lazy bumb! Have a great week with the fam. Are the layoffs at the site effecting you in any way? Hope not.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles in 52 minutes.  Slept in and went out a bit later after the sun was up and the smoke from the forest fires had cleared.  Still a bit smoky (can barely see Waterton canyon), so I cut the run short and might run later. (ride)

Now we are off to take our son to the Museum of Nature and Science.  A full day walking around the museum, my feet are tired and a dinner and a beer are calling...and the smoke is back from the fires.  So, no additional run today, I will just go longer tomorrow on the single tracks in Chatfield State Park.

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00
Comments
From Jon on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 15:44:10 from 74.177.96.130

Waterton canyon, aquarium, museum- you're doing all the fun stuff. Make sure to stop by Red Rocks ampitheatre and see the museum there, if you have time. Pretty cool. And free.

From Jon on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 19:03:40 from 74.177.96.130

If you're at Chatfield, head over to Roxbourough (sp?) State Park, too, right by there. Even better.

From Glen on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 19:27:08 from 174.19.96.101

My first week in Colorado I raced from Clear Creek (Golden)to the "M" with a 10 lb rock in my hands. I finished second, but I did beat the shirtless cowboy with jeans and boots on!

From jtshad on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 19:46:54 from 184.99.241.227

Jon, our friends live just below Roxborough State Park, thinking of heading up there but Kami doesn't want me to due to the report of a mountain lion in the area.

Thanks for the tip on Red Rocks.

From Jon on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 19:53:40 from 74.177.96.130

Eh, don't worry about mountain lions. They never attack anyone, especially adult males. You're far more likely to have dog problems in a neighborhood. Go enjoy Roxborough.

Glen- are you a fellow Oredigger, by chance?

From Glen on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 20:07:55 from 174.19.96.101

Like every honest fellow I drink my whiskey clear or as my former boss (UT) called us "the Mines Mafia"

I will be in your neck of the woods in a few weeks looking for some runs.

From Jon on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 20:12:50 from 74.177.96.130

I'm a rambling wreck from Golden Tech...

You'll be in SC?

From Glen on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 20:40:06 from 174.19.96.101

Haile Mine staying in Lancaster SC

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Slept in, downed some coffee and a PowerBar then went out for my run about 8:00.  I took Jon's advice and ran up in Roxborough Park.  I am glad I did as the air was clear unlike the air at the lower elevations...could barely see downtown from the smoke and haze.

I ran from the Community center up through the neighborhood and into the backside of the state park.  Wow, what a climb and a great scenery.  12 miles total in 1:32, over half of the run over 6000 feet (highest elevation around 6400 feet!)...big climbs and rollers. 

I was going to do a loop through the park but couldn't find the trail head I was looking for so I did an out and back...half on single track and dirt paths, half on the paved pathway in the neighborhood.  (ride)

Went for a hike with the families in Roxborough State Park.  3 miles around the loop, most of it pushing a stroller with a sleep 1 year old or doing a bit of running catching up with everyone after doubling back to get forgotten water bottles.  Kids did great on the hike!  Stopped for a lunch break in the great weather then headed back home for play/nap time (nap time for me too!). 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 12.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 3.00
Comments
From Marlin on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 12:14:27 from 174.232.128.198

Nice run Jeff, you are one lucky guy to have those trails to run on.

From Jon on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 15:58:39 from 74.177.96.130

Glad you enjoyed it and avoided the smoke.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

Went out after eating a PowerBar and just before sunrise for my last run on vacation.  10.5 miles in 1:19 from the house then onto the Highline Canal trail for 7.5 miles.  Good early run, now we are heading home later today.  (ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.50
Comments
From Marlin on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 08:38:29 from 174.255.143.78

I am glad you and the family have had a great time in Colorado.

From Bec on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:02:07 from 68.206.133.141

You love those PowerBars! I take PowerBar gu, does that count?

Glad you and the fam could enjoy Colorado. Lots of happy running. :)

From jtshad on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 13:00:28 from 204.134.132.225

It helps when you are sponsored by the company...plus I do like them! I like the PowerBast Energy Gels better than GU. Try the PowerBar Energy Blasts, they are great!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

Returned home from our Colorado vacation very late last night so I didn't get to sleep until after mid-night.  As a result, I decided to sleep in and catch up rather than push for an early morning run.  Picked up Moxie from the "doggy social club and bathhouse"...she did great but was excited to see us (and we to see her in return!).

5.5 miles in the cool, windy and drizzly weather at lunch around the greenbelt in 38:30.  Just nice and easy, got done just before the rain started to pick up.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.004.000.000.0014.00

Went out a bit later with Craig, Cache and Curt for my last mid-long run on a glorious morning, I was overdressed and had to stash gear about 4 miles into the run.  Ran most of the run with Craig as we pushed the pace a bit more than Curt and Cache.  Dropped down into slow MP for a few miles and then backed off a little as Craig was doing 22 miles today.

Overall 14 miles in 1:35 for a 6:47 average pace which felt very easy and controlled, a good confidence run for Boston prep. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 14.00
Comments
From Curt on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 10:09:16 from 69.20.189.206

Nice run this morning Jeff. You two were running a pretty good pace. I was glad to be able to get out with you this morning. Have a great weekend.

From crhudman on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 11:20:38 from 207.225.37.253

Thanks for the tempo push this morning. Wasn't planning on going that fast but it worked out.

From Hamdog Alum on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 12:07:03 from 24.240.65.116

Nice run today, looks like you'll be ready for a good race at Boston. What's your goal time? What are your chances for cracking the top 10 in the Masters class?

From Marlin on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 13:36:20 from 174.27.75.205

Looks like you are ready for taper now, you are going to do great in Boston Jeff!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 19:43:55 from 76.27.120.194

Nice job Jeff.

I think I'll have to do one more 18 miler this Tuesday at the beach. Other than that, I'm takin' it easy.

From jtshad on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 08:53:32 from 204.134.132.225

Erik, I want to shoot for 2:37 or at least sub-2:40. If I can run 2:37 or faster, maybe a shot at top 10 master it just depends on the other runners as well. Hoping our Master's team has a shot at top 3 as well.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles recovery and slow on a warm, sunny but windy day.  1.5 miles with Justin and Moxie, 2.5 miles solo.  (Vibram Bikila)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.50Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.256.000.000.007.25

Woke up with the alarm at 4am, saw that is was 23 degrees and snow on the ground...went back to sleep and will run at lunch.  Ah, taper time! 

Ran at lunch on a beautiful day for a run!  I ran a MP tempo run today but had some trouble breathing during the run due a constricted airway.  I hit the 10K mark in 38:20 (6:10 pace) including the first half mile as a warmup.  After that I cooled it down and finished 7.25 miles in 45:45 (6:19 average).  Overall a good run except for the breathing issue, I don't think it is a real problem but I will watch it.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.25
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 09:35:49 from 184.48.120.88

Sunny and 70 here by the pool watching the kids swim at 8 AM.

Just couldn't resist. Sorry. I'll comment more after my beach run this afternoon.

From crhudman on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 10:13:11 from 207.225.37.253

No taper for me, woke up, saw snow, put on the down jacket and headed out. It really was much better than wind. Enjoy the rest and taper.

From Rachel on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 12:31:32 from 174.19.175.174

LOVE IT!

From Rye on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 15:57:37 from 75.174.55.82

Greenbelt? Must have missed you again. Enjoy the taper.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Cold this morning (20 degrees) but went out anyways for a nice easy untimed 7 mile run with Moxie.  (Ride)

Had the "birds and the bees" talk with my son last night since today they are watching "The movie" in class today.  Discussion went well, we will see if there is followup tonight after school.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00
Comments
From crhudman on Tue, Apr 03, 2012 at 12:12:15 from 207.225.37.253

I did that last year and even attended the "movie". I think I ended up into going into way more detail and explanation than the movie did but it went well. Good luck after school, you might have to pry a bit to get any questions.

From Jon on Tue, Apr 03, 2012 at 17:55:07 from 74.177.96.130

Wait, isn't he still like 6 or something? Your kids are growing up so fast!

From jtshad on Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 08:21:45 from 204.134.132.225

Jon, he is 12 and finishing up 6th grade. Next year middle school and things about girls start changing! Just wait, your kids will be next!

From Superfly on Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 08:29:17 from 74.211.21.81

Dude... you crossed a big bride there. I'm still at the Mickey Mouse and Disney conversation... hope they last a while.

From Superfly on Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 08:29:37 from 74.211.21.81

"big bridge"

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

A repeat of yesterday only 10 degrees warmer.  7 easy untimed miles with Moxie at 0430.  Probably a bit faster than yesterday but still easy.  (Kinvara)

First time running on the desert in a LONG time.  A beautiful day at lunch (50, sunny, light wind) for a run.  Untimed 4 miler, but based on perceived effort and rough estimate from the clock somewhere between 6:45-7:00 pace.  A front is supposed to roll in this afternoon..ugh!  (Cortana)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 7.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.005.000.000.0012.00

4:30am...7 miles with Moxie on a cool morning.  Untimed fartlek run, hard to get up this morning.  (Kinvara)

A beautiful day at lunch, I just could not pass it up.  Did loops around Freeman Park.  0.5M warmup, 3.1 miles at MP, 0.4M cooldown.  4 miles in 24:48 (6:36, 6:03, 6:02, 6:11). Good MP effort felt pretty easy.  (Cortana)

1 mile with the kids before dinner on a glorious evening.  (Vibram)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 7.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 1.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00
Comments
From runninggray on Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 09:40:13 from 63.155.12.222

Definately Chilly this morning Jeff. I need to get out and run with you.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.805.001.000.208.00

I woke up to a cold, windy and SNOWY (almost 2 inches) morning...so I slept in a bit more and went to the gym with my wife after dropping the kids off at school.

I had a good hard tempo run this morning.  1 mile warmup then into a 10K progression run starting at 5:56 pace then kept pushing up the pace to 5:27.  The last 0.2 of the 10K was at 4:17 pace.  Overall 10K time of 35:30 for a 5:43 average pace.  Cooled down to get 8 miles total in 47:55.  (Kinvara)

Now for a day of running errands with my wife on my day off and our running groups Pre-Boston motivational get together tonight!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 8.00
Comments
From Curt on Fri, Apr 06, 2012 at 12:24:44 from 69.20.189.206

Great run this morning, you're making me jealous. Looking forward to the get together tonight.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

10.5 miles in 1:11:40 (6:50 average) including the first mile warmup at 8:00 pace.  Ran with Gray through SRL to Broadway and back at a decent clip (6:40ish) for the run.  We saw more runners out this morning (about 2 dozen) on the pathways outside of a race...even though it was only about 20-25 degrees outside.

Now for a day of Easter egg hunts, coloring eggs, etc. 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.50
Comments
From Marlin on Sat, Apr 07, 2012 at 16:16:58 from 174.27.73.227

Boy, I am glad I didn't run with you two this morning!!!!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

He is risen, He is risen Indeed!

Went to a great church service then had brunch with my parents and brother and his family.

2.5 miles in the late afternoon with Moxie and while the kids biked just to enjoy the wonderful weather and family time.  Ran after playing in the backyard and making drawings on the driveway. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.50Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 2.50
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From Rob Murphy on Sun, Apr 08, 2012 at 17:58:03 from 24.10.249.165

Almost the same here. Church and then the kids playing outside all day. Just had a nice dinner in the backyard.

Stay healthy this week - lots of extra sleep!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.506.000.000.007.50

I slept in and went out on a beautiful day at lunch...sunny, light breeze, 58 degrees.  I ran with no shirt to get some sun (and to scare the locals with my white skin tone!). 

7.5 miles total in 48 minutes (6:24 avg).  10K in 38:45 (6:15 avg) with the last 0.3 miles slower due to a debilitating stitch in my side...ouch. Last 1.3 mile easy cooldown around the park. (Cortana) 

Had to stop once for a pit stop, otherwise a mostly comfortable run.  Last hard run before Boston, all easy from here on! 

The Boston Teams are posted!

http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/team-entrants.aspx

 

Thanks to PowerBar TeamElite and Saucony Hurricanes for all they are doing in Boston for the athletes!  Looking forward to seeing all the company reps!   Stop by their booths for some great products!

 

Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.50
Comments
From Jake K on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 14:14:37 from 155.100.226.54

Last chance workout! Good run Jeff, and good job getting in some vitamin D :-)

From crhudman on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 15:52:42 from 207.225.37.253

Good Luck at Boston. Good Run.

From JimF on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 09:06:51 from 98.222.218.178

Good luck at Boston! Hope you have a great time and a great race!

From Rachel on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 11:58:54 from 71.35.30.102

Jeff, I don't see your name on the Fast Running Blog team, are you on a different team or not on a team?

From jtshad on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 13:44:30 from 204.134.132.225

Rachel, you are probably looking at the men's open team, there is also a men's master's team (mine) and a women's open team.

From Rachel on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 20:21:54 from 71.35.30.102

Got it thanks Jeff... How fun! Run hard and have fun!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

6.5 miles at 6:45 pace on a beautiful and warm day at lunch. Sunny, 68 degrees and a light breeze...nice!  Just a good taper week run. 

Getting excited for the trip!  Have some fun family plans as well as fun friend activities and a few get togethers with Saucony and PowerBar folks. 

Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.50
Comments
From Jake K on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 14:24:13 from 155.100.226.54

Hey Jeff - we are going to meet Jess and the Saucony crew for dinner on Saturday night. She said we could bring our two friends that we are staying with, so that worked out well for us. Maybe we'll see you there.

Safe travels and see you in Boston.

From jtshad on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 14:25:42 from 204.134.132.225

Yeah, we are going to the dinner too and bringing our kids. Hopefully she will tell us where soon!

See you then!

From Jake K on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 14:26:37 from 155.100.226.54

haha I know - all we know is "somewhere near the expo" :-) close enough i guess, that's where we'll be anyways

From sflores on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 14:27:31 from 65.202.194.210

Jeff and Jake good luck kick ASS!!! I am looking forward to the race report from both of you!!!! you both have inspired me to train harder and run more! Gracias!

From Hamdog Alum on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 20:10:03 from 24.240.65.116

Sounds nice in your neck of the woods. We had 37 degrees and very windy today. Needless to say no shirtless running today. However, I did make my track team run outside today :-) When they started complaining I mentioned my 20 mile + runs in sub zero temps. Nice pace, it's nice to feel good!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy untimed miles with Moxie early on a warm morning (41 degrees).   A nice morning for a taper week run.   Feeling pretty good.

A good new fun option/dilemma for Boston.  My brother secured us seats at the Red Sox game on Wednesday night (great seats on third base line near home plate at ground level!).  But we are scheduled to check out of our hotel and go to Plymouth that afternoon and the downtown hotel rooms are still expensive that night!  So, trying to figure out a way to make it work...probably check out, get our rental car, park at the hotel (or delay getting the car if possible), go to the game, drive to Plymouth that night (only about 40 minutes away...a doable drive later in the evening, especially with our GPS in hand).   Either way, another good thing for the family on our trip!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 4.00
Comments
From Marlin on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 06:47:08 from 174.232.130.218

WOW---- that baseball game is something I would try to work in. Lucky guy

From Rye on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 06:50:07 from 75.174.55.82

I try not to be too envious, but a Sox game !!!!!!! Have a great race and may the Bosox win!

From Steve on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 18:35:13 from 12.218.63.2

Touph choice!

From Jon on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 19:07:42 from 74.177.96.130

Good luck, Jeff.

From Neil on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 13:41:26 from 164.165.24.5

As a baseball fan, Fenway and Wrigley are definitely on my bucket list. The last of the old landmark stadiums. Hope you can make it work. Good luck on Monday. I'll be watching.

From Mauri on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 20:00:47 from 173.13.115.252

Very nice! I love baseball! Marlin and I will need to do to that some day!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 easy miles with Moxie on a warmish but windy morning.  Just another taper run...getting antsy to go!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 3.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00
Comments
From Marlin on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 09:30:22 from 174.253.86.165

I know what you mean about getting antsy about going as I was also but much better once we got boarded and in the air and now you can't slap the smile off my face. See you in BOSTON! !!!!!!!!

From Curt on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:18:01 from 69.20.189.206

The butterflies are pretty much nonstop now for me. I can't wait to see all you guys in Boston. Travel safe!

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 17:48:57 from 24.10.249.165

I hear ya! Time to get this show on the road.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run as we are on our way!  See you soon, Beantown! We watched "Fever Pitch" last night to get in the Boston frame of mind...it will be fun.

Comments
From Curt on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 05:40:24 from 69.20.189.206

Have safe travels Jeff, we will see you soon.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 05:50:45 from 24.10.249.165

See you soon.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 05:51:34 from 24.10.249.165

I watched Good Will Hunting.I'm getting in a bar fight as soon as I get there!

From JFogg on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 07:34:26 from 204.134.132.225

Good luck, Jeff. We will be watching in and cheering you on.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Plane ride was good yesterday and we got on the T and to the hotel (nice, great location right off Hereford St, about 0.2M from the finishline!) with no problems.  We checked in, grabbed a bite to eat (starving kids!) and found the Whole Foods to stock up on some breakfast and gluten free stuff for our daughter.

What a great morning for a run...sunny, about 45 degrees!  Ran from the hotel down Mass Ave and across the bridge to the other side of the Charles River.  I stopped by MIT, ran along the river and back over the bridge near Cambridge. Ran along the river back to Mass Ave then onto Commonwealth, turned on Hereford then down Boylston to the finishline (starting to see up for th race, still hadn't painted the new finish line yet).  Took a picture from a runner from Japan, then ran to the hotel.  Lots of runner out everywhere, I saw several of the elite Kenyan women and men on the river path...of course they didn't recognize me! 

5 miles in about 39 minutes.  Great start to the day.  Now off to the expo later, hooking up with friends and dinner with the Saucony Hurricanes!

Had a great day...met a VP for Saucony (Fred Doyle) on the T and talked the whole way to the expo.  Saw the PowerBar folks (Dave, Drew, Chad) and listened to Desiree Davila, Time DeBoom and Josh Cox give a talk.  Met Jess at Saucony.  Ran into all the gang wandering around.  The kids last about 2 hours before we were all on overload.  So we left, ate lunch at Flour Bakery and took them to the Boston Children's Museum. 

For dinner met the Saucony Hurricane's for dinner at Pasta Beach on the Rowe's Wharf.  Met lots of good people (Carrie and Shawn with Saucony) and several athletes (Neil, Matt, Matt, Kelly, Nick) most of which will be running around the same time goals.  So between the FRB and Saucony folks we could have a big crew!

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Jon on Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 06:16:45 from 74.177.96.130

They didn't recognize you... yet. They will after you win the race on Monday!

From Alana on Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 06:42:36 from 69.20.189.206

Awesome Jeff! We are just heading to the airport! I wish we could have been there sooner! Have a great day and see you soon!

From Shan on Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 07:50:55 from 174.126.28.198

Wow! How inspiring Jeff! Good for me to read about your morning back East!! You will ROCK IT

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.650.000.000.003.65

3.65 easy miles to the Charles River (ran with LOTS of African runners today!!).  Ran back to Commonwealth and run under the Mass Ave road then to the finish line and back to the hotel.  I wish we had today's weather tomorrow!!!

May head back to the expo to see Curt, Alana, Rob, etc. and to do a video shoot with PowerBar.  Maybe take a bay cruise then dinner with the gang at Maggiano's.  Hotel with the kids to swim then to bed early to get to the 6am buses at the Common. 

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.65
Comments
From Jake K on Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 11:31:20 from 50.138.183.237

Good luck tomorrow Jeff. Sorry we missed you guys @ the Saucony dinner - by the time we got out stuff at the expo it was already too late to make it over.

Run smart, run strong!!!

From derhammer on Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 19:24:19 from 24.34.199.36

Good luck, tomorrow!

From Rob on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 11:10:29 from 72.254.84.106

Wow! Jeff, very impressive 2:43. Probably the best performance of the day. Way to go!!

From Bret on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 13:56:00 from 96.45.118.12

Incredible Jeff - great job!

Race: Boston Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:43:26, Place overall: 114, Place in age division: 8
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

Short report: 2:43:26 total time. Good enough for 114 overall, 103 male, 9th Master OA, 1st Idahoan (highest place by Idahoan since at least 2000).  

First and foremost, thanks be to God for the strength to run today in these conditions and to be able to use His strength for this accomplishment.

1:19:56 first half, 1:23:30 second half.  80 degrees at the start, but the heat did not bother me too bad today, I don't know why!  Ran solid, including a pit stop in mile 18 for my slowest mile.  Picked off lots of runners the last 8 miles. 

Feel like this is one of my best runs (probably my best RACE ever) ever considering the conditions (one of the 2 hottest Boston's ever!). 

FRB Masters Team took 4th OA...we kicked the defending champion Whirlaway Racing Team's ASS!!!!

Spent time with family afterwards. Saw Christine Kennedy, Tony Phillippi and Chuck Engle after the race.  An Italian dinner in the room and cupcakes from Sweet bakery.  Went to the PowerBar party...talked with the PowerBar folks (Chad, Dave, Drew, etc.), Josh Cox and Meb Kehflezghi (Meb and I talked for 10 minutes about running and being a Christian athlete)!  Quite a day.  More thoughts later...time for bed.

Details now (after awaking early and being sore).

Met up with Marlin, Rob, Steve and Walter at the Common and rode the buses to Hopkinton where we ran into Cash and spent the morning relaxing and chatting.  We saw Teena (always full of energy!).  Made our way to the start down a back street and found some private PoPs then got into the corral with about 5 minutes to go to stay out of the sun and 80 degree temps.

At the gun, we were deep in the corral and had to start slower and bumping elbows trying to find room to run, which was good and made us start conservatively.  Steve got anxious and bolted ahead and we never were able to hook up with Rob as Walter and I ran together. 

We got right on pace in the next few miles picking it up a bit and weaving through runners.  We were running well and strong but man the heat...taking lots of fluids and dumping water over our heads at every stop and from the folks in the crowd handing out water!  I saw Alana and Rocky at mile 6 and got a boost from their cheers.  I was so wet from all the water I was dumping over my head that my shorts with gels kept feeling like they were falling down around my butt!

About mile 7, we caught up with Steve and kept rolling.  About mile 8 I pulled away from the guys and just kept running consistently, feeling very strong and running with a nice easy pace.  Hit the halfway point in 1:19:56 and I was feeilng really good and ready to challenge the second half!   As we ran through Wellsely College, gave lots of high fives to all the girls!

I remember hearing lots of good music on the course and singing along a few times and having a big smile on my face!  There were several times myself and the guys around me would pump up the crowd and they would respond with roars!!  Several of the small towns along the route were every bit as loud as the run up Boylston.

I remember running a good race in my approach to the hills.  As I would hit an uphill, I would go to my quads and focus on knee drive and direct force to the ground and not hamstring activation, then on the downhill go back to my hamstring strength and fly down the hills.  It worked great, thanks USATF coaching clinic for the tip!

Hit the PowerBar Energy zone at 17 miles and saw the PowerBar folks (Chad, Tim DeBoom, etc.) and got a boost but had to take a pit stop just after to clear out from all the water Gatorade.  Felt much better and didn't loose too much time.  Ended up passing all the folks that I remember passing before so the stop paid off. 

The official water stops were plentiful, but the warm water and Gatorade were not!  I liked the spectators supply better because it was cold!  The last 5 miles I didn't drink any Gatorade because it just upset my stomach.

I felt very strong on the Newton Hills and up Heartbreak never wavering and passing folks and just easing up the hills at a good pace.  Once over the top and coming back down I felt great and was able to pick up the pace through Brookline and into Boston.  The hill at mile 25 sucked, but I knew I was almost done.  Once we hit the underpass at Mass Ave I knew what I had left and was all smiles!!

Picked off a few more runners on Boylston and was running well with no one behind me so I slowed to make sure I found my family in the grandstands!  Gave a wave and a kiss and thanked God for the strength today as I finished to hear my name and PowerBar mentioned on the PA!!

After finishing and walking the long walk to the gear bags and to get medals, food, water, etc. I was thanking all the volunteers for being out there, they make this possible too.  There were and incredible number of volunteers and medical folks in downtown Boston..wow!  Thanks Boston for a great race!

Overall probably my best race ever and an event I will never forget!

Splits: 6:30, 5:51, 5:57, 5:45, 6:02, 5:56, 5:56, 6:04, 6:01, 6:10, 6:21, 6:15, 6:15, 6:10, 6:15, 5:52, 6:24, 6:57 (PoP), 6:09, 6:28, 6:38, 6:00, 6:13, 6:11, 6:23, 6:29, 2:31 (0.4).

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 26.20
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 20:27:18 from 173.166.7.18

Once again, great race Jeff.

From runningafterbabies on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 20:28:32 from 173.13.81.177

Great job, Jeff. Not a lot of people can say it was one of their bet runs today. You clearly ran a smart, well executed race. Great job!

From Rachel on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 20:36:07 from 71.35.30.102

Awesome run Jeff, congrats!!

From Neil on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 20:49:59 from 97.121.40.61

Enjoyed following you online. Quite a performance in horrible conditions. You kept it together and ran strong while so many around you were falling by the wayside. Very inspiring!

From Adam RW on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 20:50:45 from 155.101.152.123

Jeff,

Amazing stats on a horrible day. It is great to see you keep in the top 10 despite the conditions. Great work.

From steve ash on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 20:51:16 from 50.8.121.33

Jeff, Well done even without the heat! You must be happy for sure:) Sheesh..

From fiddy on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 21:04:46 from 174.23.152.106

That was ridiculous. Allie and I were emailing back and forth "Jeff keeps going faster!"

From Superfly on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 21:18:11 from 74.211.21.81

Jeff I kept watching your updates and EVERYONE else I was watching kept falling off the face of the earth... But you kept it cool and ran a SUPER race for the day. Good job man! 1st IDAHOan... Dang, and I know you:)

From JamesH on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 22:42:19 from 208.117.127.7

Jeff, you are the MAN! Congrats.

From JPark on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 23:30:49 from 174.52.34.169

Very impressive Jeff, very impressive. Glad to see you had such a great race despite the harsh conditions. Relish the experience.

From Bret on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 01:18:53 from 96.45.118.12

Incredible Jeff - really impressive. I don't know how you did it when everyone else was so affected by the temperatures. Congratulations!

From Andy on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 04:16:11 from 208.54.36.133

Very impressive race.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 05:35:18 from 173.166.7.18

I just realized that your race is keeping the rest of us from using the heat as an excuse.

Take this report down now!

From Mark on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 07:00:54 from 24.129.132.78

Yeah, there was always that one kid in the class that wrecked the grading curve for everyone else.

PowerBar rocks.

Boston spectators are amazing.

The only drawback to this performance is that you'll have a hard time topping it, but that's not such a bad problem to have.

Congrats again Jeff, you are amazing.

From flatlander on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 07:04:10 from 76.31.26.153

Excellent race, congratulations.

From Tara on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 07:52:11 from 75.169.147.99

Wow! So happy to hear a positive outcome in such harsh conditions! Great job!!

From JFogg on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 08:09:34 from 204.134.132.225

Very inspiring run, my friend. We were watching you the whole way. I heard about the heat and was really hoping that you could somehow fight through it. You made us all proud. Dan and I went out and ran 6 miles at 6 min pace in your honor! We didn't have a GPS, but pretty sure it was 6 min pace :).

From Claudio on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 08:13:17 from 216.99.185.50

WOW what a superlative performance! congratulations!!

From Paul on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 09:12:49 from 207.224.39.118

Wow, fantastic race. I think you were the only person I was tracking who ran fairly steady splits. I agree, one of your finest races, if not your best. Great job in being top 10 masters. Congrats.

From MarkP on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 09:18:09 from 75.169.14.5

Super race against the field. Great job keeping your pace in those conditions.

From Fritz on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 09:42:44 from 65.116.116.6

Great job Jeff! Those long runs at 4:30 in the afternoon in the heat must have really paid off. :)

From Carina on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 09:44:10 from 204.15.86.83

Way to go!!! Awesome job and great race!

From scottkeate on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 09:54:08 from 216.49.181.254

Unbelievable performance, Jeff. I tracked your splits along with the others and was super impressed with how you handled the conditions. That time in that heat--you've got to have an efficient cooling system. Nice work!!!

From crhudman on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:20:55 from 71.39.209.182

You rocked it big time. I'm glad I get to run with the 1st Idahoan at Boston. You did an amazing job in the wicked heat. great, great run.

From Cam on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:32:47 from 198.228.195.188

What an amazing job. So strong. I want to race like this when I grow up! Super impressive. Best marathoner from idaho easily !

From Dave S on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:05:54 from 69.170.115.216

Wow! Amazing! Extra impressive to have such a good race on a day like that.

From Bec on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:11:54 from 68.206.133.141

You are amazing Jeff! You had such a great race despite the heat. Congrats.

From Rob on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:14:28 from 166.205.138.202

Wow! You would never guess that race report was from the same race as everyone else. Amazing job.

From Hamdog Alum on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:37:32 from 71.184.183.111

Amazing race. I can't believe how well you ran that 2nd 1/2. Truly amazing! Congratulations on a fantastic race.

From sflores on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:52:17 from 65.202.194.210

Jeff,

Great race! Man the temps here were crazy, I can't imagine running 26.2 in this! Hats off to you, you deserve the good result. Congrats again!

From derhammer on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 12:07:04 from 24.34.199.36

Jeff,

I am so happy for you. Wow, really an awe inspiring performance!!

From runninggray on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 13:07:30 from 63.155.39.1

Very awesome job Jeff. Guess you're just going to have to start racing in warmer climates because you rocked it out there! We'll have to toast to a great race when you get back and to what looks to be a great year!

From shellberns on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 13:20:23 from 174.126.57.128

Wow, nice job in spite of the heat! Tracking the IF runners was so inspiring. And, what an awesome example and experience for your kids to be able to see! Outstanding!

From JD on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 13:33:18 from 70.96.78.149

wow what a great marathon performance! i was watching everyone blow up in the final miles but your splits remained steady, even stronger as the race progressed. really impressive!

From I Just Run on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 13:44:37 from 67.79.11.242

Nice STRONG race and congradulations to the FBR Masters!!!

From Jake K on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 13:56:20 from 50.138.183.237

Amazing run Jeff - you are one tough dude and SMART racer. I was sitting in the tent checking my text updates and saw 2:43 and did a double take - I couldn't believe you ran that fast in those conditions. Awesome job - you should really be pleased with this performance.

From Andrea on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 14:11:45 from 50.138.183.237

So impressed with your race!!! Top 10 in masters is awesome. Congratulations!

From Scott Ensign on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 14:56:59 from 70.58.98.19

well done Jeff, very impressive. I tracked you the whole way and was very impressed by how you kept it together in that heat. you are awesome.

From seeaprilrun on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 18:09:58 from 68.102.128.85

Wow! The heat didn't bother you?! You are an animal! Incredible!

From Curt on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 18:47:15 from 69.20.189.206

Jeff you rocked it. What a great day to have such a good race. With your family there to share it with you is so awesome. You rose above conditions that so many others couldn't cope with. Congratulations!

From Rachelle on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 19:11:24 from 66.7.127.115

You ran a great race and it was great to meet you. You should be incredibly proud of yourself. Congratulations!

From MichelleL on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 20:22:37 from 42.98.255.35

Wow, awesome splits! And FRB seriously had a masters team, and it won? Cool.

From Jon on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 20:54:55 from 74.177.96.130

Watching the carnage unfold online, I was amazed (but not surprised) to see you just keep trucking along. Great race- well deserved. Hope you enjoy this one for a long time.

From James on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 21:05:44 from 97.126.222.106

Good Race Jeff!

From Teena Marie on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 22:48:13 from 174.27.199.63

I LOVED seeing you before the race!!! Being around all you AMAZINGLY fast runners got me excited to run!!! :)

Congratulations on an AMAZING race!!! :)

From jtshad on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 04:46:14 from 12.189.157.238

Thanks everyone for all the great comments and support. It was an amazing run with great friends sharing in the pain and excitement and I am proud of everyone of them.

This community on the blog is just a fantastic group of people, always there with an encouraging word and support. This is one of the reason I still run, to stay in contact with all of you!

Thanks again!

From Benny's on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 07:56:51 from 68.203.250.147

Great Job! Man! Strong RUNNNA!

From JimF on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 17:28:09 from 198.228.192.20

Awesome race Jeff! It was a really incredible performance given the conditions. You should be very proud of this race!

From rockness18 on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 17:38:12 from 75.11.49.132

9th overall master? You are my hero?

Sorry I couldn't touch base with you over the weekend...I had the whole family + visiting old friends in the area. One of these days I'll meet you in person. Great job!

From TBean on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 13:47:12 from 63.241.173.64

Totally impressive! Nice job representing Idaho and the blog.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Recovery day exploring Boston on the Freedom Trail.  I feel really good today and the walking tour (about 3 miles) was not hard. 

Our kids enjoyed the Freedom Trail and all the history.  Ate at Sweet Bakery, Galleria Umberto (best pizza and arancini!) and Modern Pastry. 

Took the ferry back from the USS Constitution to the aquarium, then walked over to Qunicy Market.  Stopped in at Bill Rodger's Running Center and met Bill and Bobbi Gibb (1st women's finisher!). 

Ate at Atlantic Seafood Co. for our 19th Anniversary dinner then back to the pool for swimming with the kids.  A really good day!

Congratulations to the FRB Women's Open Team for finishing 5th Overall!!!

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Another recovery day.  Will spend some time in Boston looking around and going to the Boston Museum of Science (went to the IMAX for a dolphin movie...my daughter was thrilled!).  3 miles walking around town.

Red Sox game versus the Texas Rangers tonight at Fenway!  What a great park...too bad the Sox lost again.

Long drive later to Plymouth.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 3.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 06:16:13 from 24.10.249.165

And me home in Utah getting ready to go to work.

I was not very sore at all yesterday but today, as is often the case, it's worse.

Have fun at the game tonight.

From crhudman on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 08:27:55 from 69.20.180.92

Enjoy the family, should be an awesome day.

From Rye on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:30:03 from 174.27.65.101

Sox got hammered! Bummer..... That is a dream of mine to watch a Sox game. Glad you had a great race.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4 miles to shake out the legs from the hotel.  (Tangent)

Going to spend the day exploring Plymouth... Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock, watching the herring run up the creek!.  Lots of walking, counting as 3 easy miles.  (Fastwitch) 

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 4.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles early before exploring Plymouth some more and then heading to Logan airport to return home tonight.  A great Massachusetts vacation!  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 3.00
Race: Tiger Griz Open Mile (1 Miles) 00:05:00, Place overall: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.001.009.00

I slept in after getting home late last night.  Went out for an easy 7 miler and ran to the running store where I saw an ad for the Open Mile at the Tiger Grizz High School meet today.  So, I thought I would try my first ever mile race...5 days after Boston.

Took the kds over and dropped them off in the stands and talked with all the coaches about Boston, ran a bit of a warm up then got the the line for the mile race.  About 6 coaches and 3 others (including me).  The gun went off, hit 400 at 68 (too fast on fatigued legs), 800 at 2:20, 1200 at 3:47,  then 1 mile at 5:00.  Too fast with my first 400 but felt good about a 5 minute mile after running the marathon on Monday.  Finished behind 2 younger coaches and a young guy...still holding up the flag for us old guys.

Met and ran against a guy from Logan by the name of Carson who used to run with Paul, Cody and Jon.  He now coaches for Preston HS...good guy.

Now to catch up on chores around the house, help kids with homework and other daily duties. 

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 12:51:49 from 24.10.249.165

Couldn't run .39 faster?

Seriously, that's pretty good five days after a 2:43 marathon. Steve ran 2:38 today to finish third in the Salt Lake Marathon. You guys are truly awesome.

From jtshad on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 13:16:29 from 69.20.183.178

Where did that wild hair come from? Man, he must have really held back in Boston. I guess he wanted to save up his energy for the $$!

From Jon on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 13:32:00 from 74.177.96.130

Man, now you're really overachieving and showing off! Two great races in a week.

Yeah, we ran with Carson some. I think Paul ran with him a lot cause they lived near each other in Smithfield.

From Jake K on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 14:07:53 from 67.182.215.126

Great run Jeff! Its amazing how everyone is bouncing back so quick from Boston.

I feel like I should have raced today too! An open mile is right up my alley

From Teena Marie on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 15:29:52 from 68.107.222.43

I cannot tell you how in awe I am of you! I seriously cannot comprehend how you can pull something like this off!!!!

AWESOME! :)

From Kory on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 19:17:01 from 184.155.135.194

Nice job!! When your fit the body response to almost anything. Great time Jeff.

From Andrea on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 12:46:08 from 72.37.171.52

Nice miler! I am impressed that you were able to get that kind of turnover so soon after the marathon.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles with Moxie in 58 minutes through SRL.  Took the first 3 easy, sped up for the next 3 then ran into Alana, Deborah and Lyndsi and ran with Alana for about a mile.  Finished off a bit faster for a nice run on a great morning before church.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.006.200.000.0014.20

7 easy miles with Moxie at 4:30am on a warm morning.  Nice and easy in about 50 minutes. Supposed to be nice and hot for the next few days!  (Ride)

7.2 miles at lunch in 46 minutes (6:24 avg).  I felt great and started right into a good pace for a 10K then backed off a little for the last mile.  72 degrees and sunny...nice but it was still cooler than Boston!  I guess we are just as lucky that we didn't have today's weather for the race last week (heavy rain, high winds)! (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.20
Comments
From crhudman on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 10:39:22 from 71.39.209.182

81 projected today! Looks like guns will probably come out at lunch time run. Then I'll be as red as a tomato by tomorrow.

From crhudman on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 14:36:09 from 71.39.209.182

I'm in if you guys want me.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 21:35:31 from 24.10.249.165

Jeff - your name just popped up on the right there under "Lone Faithfuls (need a comment)".

So I'm commenting.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

4:30am...7 easy untimed recovery miles with Moxie on a nice warm morning.  (Fastwitch)

Quick untimed 4.25 mile run at lunch on the desert in beautiful weather!  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.25Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.00
Comments
From Marlin on Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 11:10:52 from 174.232.140.112

It was a great morning for a run, temps were perfect

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4:30am...standard easy morning 7 miler with Moxie, slow (about 51 minutes).  (Ride)

No lunch run, busy at work.  After work stopped by Teton Running then had an Idaho history program that my daughter's 4th grade class put on at school which was really great so only a single run today.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00
Comments
From Curt on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 06:31:15 from 69.20.189.206

Missing being out there with you. Sounds like everything is feeling good and recovered for you.

From crhudman on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 07:44:27 from 69.20.180.92

Isn't it great that we can say "standard","easy" and "7 miler" in the same breath.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.303.000.000.0015.30

4:30am...met Nate for a run, 7 miles having fun and great conversation.  About 1 mile total before and after meeting him.  8.1 miles at 7:21.  Good early morning run...now waiting to see what the weather does later today for my lunch run.  (Fastwitch)

Nice run at lunch in cool and breezy conditions.  First 2 miles with Dan (7:35, 7:24) then I picked it up.  6:59, 6:33, 6:12, 6:26, 6:34, 0.2 - 1:22.  Overall 7.2 miles at an average pace of 6:49.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.20Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 8.10
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 12:51:13 from 205.127.70.66

Good training Jeff.

From msimona on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 13:06:28 from 75.162.88.11

4:30 a.m.?? Now that's an early start. Impressive 2 runs by lunch time.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.005.500.000.508.00

It was cold and very windy out this morning so I opted for a TM run at the gym.  I ended up running next to Marlin for most of the run! 

2 miles easier then started into a MP progression.  At 6.5 miles, I kicked it up and ran 0.5M at 4:17 pace, then finished off the next mile at MP.  Overall 8 miles in 49:20 (6:10 pace) for a good run.  Hope the weather improves for a lunch run...it was snowing on the way into work!  (Kinvara)

Too windy and cold outside to want to run, plus I got really busy at work today.

I received an elite entry into the US Masters Marathon championship at the Twin Cities Marathon in October.  Now need to ensure I can afford to go and fit into my schedule!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 8.00
Comments
From Marlin on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 08:09:09 from 174.232.207.162

It was nice talking to you this morning Jeff and getting a caught up on stuff. Wow you ran very impressive this morning

From crhudman on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 08:38:11 from 71.39.209.182

I was a wimp yesterday but for some reason the wind didn't bug me this morning. Good run.

From James on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 12:10:47 from 50.21.195.190

Nice run today. I didn't get your note about UVM?

From Jon on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 19:12:59 from 74.177.127.77

Sweet- you're getting all kinds of stuff now. Maybe you can improve on your 13th masters placing from 08.

Race: Sunnyside Run for Technology 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:17:20, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.003.100.0015.10

Went out early with Moxie for 7 miles, dropped her off and finished off 10 miles in 1:13:50.  (Ride)

Kory Wheatley and his family showed up for the Sunnyside Run for Technology 5k and brunch.  We had a great time with the Wheatley's!

5K in 17:20 for first place, Kory came in second!  The first mile was ok (5:27) but then my hips started to tighten up (residual fatigue from the marathon) so I dialed it back as I was way out in front.  Ran back to see my family running the race as well.  Ended up with an additional 2 miles.  $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble! (Fastwitch)

Overall a great morning of running and friendship! 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 5.10
Comments
From crhudman on Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:02:05 from 69.20.180.92

Great job. I read that the school raised a bunch of money, now that's a good cause. Wished I could've been there.

From Walter on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 07:28:51 from 24.2.69.110

Nice job Jeff, enjoy your book! :)

From Jake K on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:15:52 from 155.100.226.54

Sounds like a nice morning - good job Jeff!

From jtshad on Thu, May 03, 2012 at 15:02:47 from 204.134.132.225

Craig, yes the event raised $17,000 for new technology to implmement at the school!!!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles in 1:16 with Moxie before church.  Ran from home through SRL to Broadway and back on a nice morning.  (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 10.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Rye on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 19:13:49 from 174.27.118.17

A great morning!!! Nice run Jeff.

From Hamdog Alum on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 18:33:02 from 71.82.247.163

Nice solid 10. Hope that achilles stops giving you problems.

I had to ditch my Cortana's because they didn't have enough heel lift for the achilles tendons. I wound up with achilles tendinitis and some bursitis from wearing minimal heel lift shoes.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:30am...6 slow miles with Moxie.  I almost didn't go as my achilles tedons were both fairly sore and stiff this morning, so this was just a short easy run.  Felt a twing in my right PF about 5 miles into the run.  Had to get home before Kami left for work at 5:30.  (Ride)

5 untimed miles at lunch on a nice day...60 degrees, partly sunny but with gusty and swirling wind.  Almost did not go but glad I got it in between work commitments. (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
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From Rob Murphy on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:53:57 from 205.127.70.66

Two "almost didn't go" runs in one day?

Way to suck it up and get the miles in.

From crhudman on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 14:27:40 from 71.39.209.182

I'm in for something around 20 on Saturday, how far are you thinking?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:15am...6 slow untimed miles with Moxie.  Tired from a long day at work yesterday, again almost didn't go but I know that tomorrow I won't get a lunch run in.  Can I go back to bed?  (Ride)

6 miles in 43:26 (7:14 average) on a sunny but cool and WINDY day (20mph constant, 40mph gusts).  The wind was swirling and seemed to get you from every direction.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.00
Comments
From crhudman on Tue, May 01, 2012 at 08:33:10 from 71.39.209.182

You mean, motivation because you know you won't get in miles you can't make up, got you out. Ha, that sounds like the little voice in my head half the time. What time you thinking Saturday?

From Neil on Tue, May 01, 2012 at 11:02:30 from 164.165.24.5

Nice avatar pic. Apart from the bib, I can tell it's Boston because it looks like you are literally running inside of a giant oven.

From robpod on Tue, May 01, 2012 at 11:03:42 from 134.20.11.89

Still up for that beer tomorrow? I'm in if you're available.

From jtshad on Tue, May 01, 2012 at 12:08:14 from 204.134.132.225

Craig, I was thinking around 7am, maybe we could grab Gray as well for his last long run before Ogden.

Rob, I think that Wednesday will work, I have some visitors in but think we should be done in the late afternoon. I will call tomorrow to let you know how it is going?

Neil, yes it is Boston...yes it is hot!

From crhudman on Tue, May 01, 2012 at 15:01:41 from 71.39.209.182

7 works

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.007.000.0010.00

Speedwork day so I headed to the gym since I can't run this hard outside at 4am. This is going to be my only run today due to heavy work schedule so I wanted to make it count...it was pretty hard! 

3x2miles at threshold with 0.5M recovery, then a 1 mile interval. 

Splits: 1- 5:15, 5:13; 2 - 5:13, 5:10; 3 - 5:07, 5:05; 4 - 4:50.  

A total of 10 miles with wu, recovery, cd in 56:56 (5:41 overall average pace).  My calves are fried!  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Carina on Wed, May 02, 2012 at 07:45:37 from 204.15.86.83

That is seriously a killer workout!! You definitely made it count today :)

From Marlin on Wed, May 02, 2012 at 07:56:47 from 174.232.136.226

That is an awesome workout Jeff, I will get you that information to you before this weekend as it will be a very busy weekend for us.

From runninggray on Wed, May 02, 2012 at 08:14:22 from 63.155.10.93

Good workout man. Sorry we've got such a good game of phone tag going on. We def need to catch up. Would love to run this weekend but I'm in vernal Friday and Saturday.

From crhudman on Wed, May 02, 2012 at 08:39:09 from 69.20.180.92

Good job. That was one wicked interval run this morning.

From Andrea on Wed, May 02, 2012 at 10:08:37 from 72.37.171.52

Great workout this morning! 4am workouts make it hard to get the legs moving that fast!

From Rob on Wed, May 02, 2012 at 10:15:03 from 206.71.84.68

Ouch! And the treadmill didn't break?

From Rachel on Thu, May 03, 2012 at 10:21:20 from 71.35.30.102

WOWza!!!!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:30am...slow easy recovery 7 mile run with Moxie.  Legs a bit sore from yesterday's speed work.  (Ride)

5 miles in 36:15 on a windy crappy day at lunch.  My right foot is a bit twingy as well...no concern but just feeling it.  (Cotana)

This is a week I just want to end as I have been in a sour mood all week.  Maybe things will get better on Monday (Sunday..nope, not looking forward to that day right now too pissed off at people at church).

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Rachelle on Thu, May 03, 2012 at 13:30:07 from 159.212.71.25

I love your profile pic. :) Makes me happy!

Now cheer up and just don't go to church if your pissed off at people there. haha

From crhudman on Thu, May 03, 2012 at 16:13:13 from 71.39.209.182

Different killer pic from Boston each day, ought to bright you up for a second or two.

I've never heard of someone looking forward to Monday.

How about we just beat the sour mood out of each other Saturday? If you ask my wife I've been sour for at least a few months.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.006.000.000.0012.00

My day off so I slept in and went for my run around 9:30.  I decided on a hill workout, so I started at the cementary on Sunnyside and ran the 6 mile hill climb to the dump...a big hill.  Thought about cutting it short but at aroun 3.5 miles into the run I saw the cyclist that passed by me about 4 minutes before I started my run so I had to try to catch him.  At the 6 mile mark I was close enough to read the lettering on his jersey so I will claim success.  6 miles back down at easy marathon pace (avg. about 5:57 coming down) for 12 miles in 1:26:20. (Fastwitch)

Helping with the track practice with my son's 6th grade class to get them ready for the 6th grade track meet in a few weeks.  Then we might go see "The Avengers" tonight!

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 12.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

20 miles in 2:26 with Craig on crappy running day...windy, cold and snowy at the end.  Thanks Craig for keeping me going!  About mile 6 we picked up Trevor who ran about 8 miles with us.  Good to have him join us, but the constant "I am running so slow and haven't done LSD in a while" got old.  Craig and I are at the end of a 90 mile week and are doing 20 miles, we aren't training for a mile race off of a 30 mile week!  Not the kind of talk that will get you invited back to the run.  2 PowerBar gels and 3 pit stops during the run...stomach was not liking this run.  (Fastwitch)

My right foot hurt a lot the second half, may need to take next week easy to see if I can get over it.  Plus my gut was acting up most of the run, so this was not my best running day.  Overall a crappy week (with a couple of highlights like yesterday) that I will be glad is over...well I guess once I make it through tomorrow. 

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 20.00
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From crhudman on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 11:41:31 from 71.39.209.182

Thanks for the great company. Hope tomorrow goes well or tolerable. I think Mr. LSD would have been in trouble if he made 1 or 2 more miles. He was already on the down swing.

From jtshad on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 11:43:40 from 69.20.183.178

Always a pleasure to run with you, thanks for the inspiration today. I agree 1 more mile and I would have turned a different direction.

Don't work too hard...If I would have known about the sombrero pancakes I would have come to your house! We had pumpkin muffins and homemade oatmeal...almost as good!

From Jake K on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 13:20:56 from 67.182.215.126

Well a solid 20 miler is always a good end to a crappy week. Good job getting the work in Jeff!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

My foot is feeling better, but I can still feel a slight case of tendonitis so I am going to take today off.  I had wrapped it all day yesterday and that seemed to help.  I don't think it is PF as I don't have the typical symptoms, but I am going to take it easy nonetheless. 

2 miles easy with the kids around the neighborhood.  Foot feeling ok, but this is all I wanted to do today (enjoyed the nice weather though!).  A good relaxation run after a better than expected meeting at church.  Now off to a BBQ at Gray and Kari's!

I am going to be in the Herriman, Utah area on Saturday for my wife's bike ride (Goldilock's) and am interested in getting together with some folks for a run.  Walter? Rob?  James? Any planned runs?   I will need to drop off my wife at around 7-8am but then I will be ready for a run!

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 2.00
Comments
From Kory on Sun, May 06, 2012 at 08:34:34 from 184.155.135.194

Smart decision. You have some key races this summer so a cut back will help. At least you did get the endurance in yesterday.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, May 06, 2012 at 09:01:02 from 24.10.249.165

I'll talk to Ann about the weekend schedule, but I'd love to run.

Sorry about the foot. My PF won't go away. Ice helps a lot though.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.750.000.250.0018.00

Out the door at 4:30 to meet Gray near the start of his 20 miler.  I ran about 5 miles with Gray down Sunnyside and through SRL, then peeled back home as he continued around the greenbelt.  Foot was feeling ok (really slow pace) but around mile 8 and to the finish I felt a few twinges.  Not too worried but will still take this week easier and watch it.  Finished off 10 miles in 1:26...told you it was slow.  Good to have the company and see Gray this early in the morning.  (Ride)

6.25 miles in 43 minutes (6:52 average) on a beautiful day at lunch around the greenbelt loop.  Foot felt much better, a few twinges but noticably on the mend. 

Maybe a few more miles tonight with Justin getting him ready for the 6th grade track meet.  He is doing the long jump, 200m and 4x100m relay.  Ran to the school with Justin and his friend Travis to practice 200m.  0.25M to school, 3x200m with 200m recovery.  Boys did good, need to work on knee drive.  They made me do a fast 400m (77 seconds, slow but right on what I predicted with all the 90 degree turns).  0.25M home for a total of 1.75M.  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.25Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 1.75
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From Marlin on Mon, May 07, 2012 at 12:50:53 from 174.232.206.178

Hope your foot is not causing you any trouble, sounds like we missed out on some fun last night. Have been trying to catch up to you all weekend but have been very busy.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, May 07, 2012 at 13:34:52 from 205.127.70.66

Justin won't need too many miles for those events.

From jtshad on Mon, May 07, 2012 at 13:50:43 from 204.134.132.225

Yeah I know but we are working on getting ready for a few 5k's as well.

From Kory on Mon, May 07, 2012 at 14:09:12 from 134.50.89.24

GO Justin! Tell him to be confident and go in having fun.

From crhudman on Mon, May 07, 2012 at 17:50:58 from 71.39.209.182

Don't throw off his pace tonight. He might not be used to going that slow hahahahahahaha

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.204.000.000.0010.20

4:30am...slow untimed and easy 10K with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Tired this morning, hard to get going but no more foot issues so I think it is clearing up.  (Ride)

4 untimed miles in beautiful weather on the desert.  Even though this is untimed, I am counting as MP effort due to the workout.  I focused on front side mechanics for the entire 4 miles (maximize quad activation/push, minimize hamstring activation/pull or clawing) to work on my overall race efficiency.  Did good for the first 3 miles, the last mile was harder not to revert back to my default mechanism (primarily a hamstring runner).  While I don't have the time, the effort and rough timing was consistent with a slow MP workout.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.20Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00
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From Andrea on Tue, May 08, 2012 at 09:44:04 from 72.37.171.52

Glad the foot seems to be healing up!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.800.002.000.0011.80

4:30am...all I could muster up today was 5 easy untimed miles with Moxie on Sunnyside.  Around 4.5 miles my ankle twinged a bit so I headed home.  Today could be a crappy day at work...(Ride)

A gorgeous day at lunchtime, good to get out after a pretty stressful morning at work.  Decided to try and do some speedwork and I was mostly successful.  1.75M warmup, then I ran 8x0.25M with 0.25M recovery along the river.  EVERY split was exactly 1:19, so consistent just had no speed in my legs today.  Cooldown back to the office for a total of 6.8 miles in 47 minutes (6:55 average).  Foot and ankle felt great during the run, but afterwards a bit stiff in the right ankle.  Still, I think it is on the mend.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.80
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From Kory on Wed, May 09, 2012 at 14:24:43 from 134.50.89.24

Work can be a stress, but a nice run can make the day go better. Great workout jeff. Glad the right ankle is nothing.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I was too tired to get up and run this morning, so I slept in and will try to get a run in before my noon meeting and again during my kid's Taekwando class tonight. 

5 miles on a cool and very windy day in 36:30 before my lunch time meeting.  Just got out to get in an easy run. (Kinvara)

5 miles in a warmer and less windy evening while the kids were at TaeKwando.  Total time...36:30, again consistent but slow.  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:40am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie. I saw Alana and Shannon out early this morning, good to see friendly faces out in the cold and dark, warms up the run!   Tired again, had a hard twing at 5.9 miles into the run (nearly stopped me in my tracks) but it went away quickly.  (Ride)

Heading out today for Kami's ride at the Goldilock's Century tomorrow, looking forward to seeing her ride strong once again!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00
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From Rob Murphy on Fri, May 11, 2012 at 10:08:42 from 205.127.70.66

Jeff - I tentatively told Jon to meet us at Memory Grove Park in downtown Salt Lake at 9 AM. I hope that will work. Let me know if you need to adjust.

I can pick you up and drop you off at the end if that helps. We have a pretty free weekend - Ann's not working, no swim meets.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.500.000.000.0017.50

Didn't sleep too well last night but got up early to get Kami ready for her Century Ride at Goldilocks.  Dress, ate breakfast and made our way out to Herriman for the start.  She took off at 7am then I went back to town to meet Rob for a run. 

We ran the Dimple Dell gully trail and then extended up the roads to the Little Cottonwood Canyon (Dimple Dell Road, Mt. Jordan Rd, Little Cottonwood Rd to NFS campground) and back (cut off through Granit Park to the trial, we saw Justin Park here!) for 13.25 miles in around 1:38.  Thanks for the great run, Rob!  I always like our runs and conversations!

Got to the hotel, collect all our stuff then went out to find and support Kami on her ride.  She had a flat tire around 50 miles and I got there as fast as I could with our pump to get her rolling again.  Ate lunch with her at mile 57, then shadowed her to about mile 80.  Then I went to the finish line and ran 4.25 miles while waiting for her to arrive.  Overall a great day as she rocked her full century ride today, I am so proud of her!   She didn't give in mentally to cut the ride shorter and proved to herself that she is "stronger than she thinks" (to use the PowerBar tagline). 

Made the drive home and am enjoying time with the family now before celebrating Mother's Day tomorrow.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 17.50
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From Steve on Sun, May 13, 2012 at 18:28:50 from 66.87.127.137

Sounds like an awesome day.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, May 14, 2012 at 14:24:10 from 205.127.70.66

Yeah, that was a great run. Thanks for making the time.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles with Moxie before a day for Mom's.  Kids and I made breakfast for Kami in bed, went to a great day at church, did some yard work and dinner with my folks. 

Happy Mother's day to all the FRB Moms!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

4:30am...7 untimed miles with Moxie.  Right at the start of the run I saw Alana and Shannon who took the shortcut to Sunnyside (about 0.5M) so I picked it up a bit to catch them at the 2.5 mile mark.  Ran with the ladies for about a mile before heading back home.  Nice early run (almost didn't go, this 4:30am thing is getting tiring). (Ride)

Will try to help at the 6th grade track practice at the stadium today. Approximately 2 miles worth of running helping with track practice (warmups, running with kids, running around the field, etc.).  Fun time, but the kids still don't seem to listen very well. (Kinvara)

Took Justin to the school to do some training for his 200m, he did great and ran a couple solid 200m times, getting used to running hard with good form.  He finished up 1.25 miles and I went out to finish 2.5 miles before it got dark. (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 4.50Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00
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From crhudman on Mon, May 14, 2012 at 17:07:09 from 71.39.209.182

Umm I hate to say it but 6th grader and listen well doesn't really go together. Now 6th grader and acting stupid, yep, that does go together. Have fun.

From Bob on Mon, May 14, 2012 at 19:50:08 from 67.176.195.62

Not to sound like a old fart, but this day and age it's an achievement to just get kids out and moving around.

From Rachel on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:02:29 from 71.35.30.102

Yay Justin! We'll have to get Isabelle and Justin together for some running this summer...

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.353.003.000.0013.35

4:30am...standard early easy 6 miles with Moxie before Kami had to go to work.  Tempo run at lunch today.  (Ride)

A warm day at lunch (75 degrees, full sun) for my tempo run. Started easy with 0.25M then started running harder and incoporated the w/u time into my tempo splits (did 0.25M into the beginning of the c/d part as well). Splits:  6:08, 5:38, 5:41, 5:58, 6:07 - didn't focus mentally and hip starting to tighten, 5:54, 6:41,~2:20 (0.35M) for a 6 mile tempo avg. of 5:54, full run average of 6:04 (total time 44:30).   A pretty good run, wanted a few more splits in the 5:40's but the heat and tightness in my hips caused me to slow a bit.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 7.35Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Marlin on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 06:59:00 from 174.232.207.155

Should be great temps for the run at lunch, should see you this weekend in Blackfoot.

From Steve on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 20:40:43 from 12.218.63.2

What's hitting you with the hip?

From jtshad on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 05:22:39 from 69.20.183.178

Just a little tightness as I focus on modifying my form a bit to have more knee drive and front side mechanics (I am a more natural hamstring runner). Nothing to worry about, just feeling the changes.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.703.700.000.0012.40

4am...easy untimed 10K with Moxie on Sunnyside.  Got out early to get the run in before work travel.  (Ride)

Made it fine to our destination on the flight, but the drive to our hotel...well that was an adventure.  The main freeway was closed down about halfway there with no warning causing a huge backup, then they routed us off the with no detour ideas.  Luckily we had a map and a good sense of where we going, but through some tougher parts of town.   What should have taken us 45 minutes was about 2.5 hours of driving but we made it with no other issues.

Before dinner, Jeff and I ran on the Clinton River Trail from Dodge park...a great pathed running path!  I ran about 2.5 miles with Jeff in 17:30 (6:56), then ran harder back and extended it out a bit to the south for a solo 3.7 miles in 22:10 (5:59).  Overall a really good run in a neat location.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.20Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.20
Comments
From Jon on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 20:02:21 from 74.177.127.167

Where are you?

From jtshad on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 20:04:21 from 184.48.187.130

Detroit (or Sterling Heights)...Brooks Hanson country!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles in 55 minutes on the Clinton river trail before a long day of meetings.  Likely only run for today..mini taper for the half on Saturday.  (cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.00
Comments
From Kory on Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:22:48 from 134.50.89.24

Are you all signed up. I have today to decide about the Half.

From Bob on Thu, May 17, 2012 at 20:09:22 from 67.176.195.62

Have a great race Jeff and you too Kory if you decide to give it a whirl.

From Curt on Fri, May 18, 2012 at 13:07:44 from 69.20.189.206

Good luck tomorrow Jeff, let me know how it goes when you get a chance. Tell the family hello from us:)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

I just could not get up this morning when the alarm went off at 4am...a long day of meetings yesterday just knocked me out.  By the time I awoke, it was too late to go so I skipped the run, ate breakfast and started the long trek home. Too bad because it was nice outside (50 degrees, no wind). 

During the time in the airports and long waits/layovers, I ended up walking around for over 2 hours (3 1/2 hours of waiting time between legs in SLC alone!) and got up a bit of sweat doing the airport laps.  I am going to count about 4 miles easy.

Once home, I took Justin out for some training in ladders 100m, 200m, 400m, 400m, 200m, 100m after a warmup then back home for a cooldown.  Worked alot on form and technique and did some good splits (the second 200m was at 41 seconds!).  Overall 2 miles of running in 16:30!  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 2.00
Race: Tommy Vaughn's Half Marathon and MORE (13.95 Miles) 01:22:30, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.0013.950.000.0017.95

1st place overall in this 14 mile long half marathon in 1:22:30ish on my GPS.  Very windy day out on the country roads and farmland, especially coming back the last 4 miles or so into a growing headwind (20-25mph on the way back!).  Held a good clip through 10 miles (59 minutes or a little less), but then the wind and a bit of hills coming back sucked.  Hit the actual half point at around 1:17:20ish. 

Around mile 10 when the winds were strong in my face and I was starting to get mad at the realization of the long course, I lost focus and let my pace slip above 6:00 pace, disappointed in the lack of mental and physical toughness through 10-13 miles.  I need to stay focused and find my strong better than that for UVM and the tough competition I will face there. 

Second place was about 8 minutes back, then Kory came in a strong third place. 

Told the RD that distance was off, he got upset at us and yelled that we didn't know what we were talking about! Looking back at the course map afterwards more closely, you can see on the map where the course is going to be long...mile 7 is right on, but you still have nearly a mile before you make the turn and hit mile 20 of the marathon course (ran on the same course for lots of the, including the beginning and end).  So, it is right there in front of them...and us if we had looked close enough!   Nice of the RD to treat the runners so kindly when pointing out an error.

 Besides this issue and his bit of arrogance, the race was really well organized. 

Ran a 1 mile warmup and a 3 mile cooldown with Kory and Chad (2nd place finisher from Park City).  Overall a nice day for a run except for the wind.  A bit disappointed with the time as I wanted to be more around 1:15 for the half but the wind just killed that idea...oh well. 

Congrats to all the IF runners here in Blackfoot (Lynette 2nd place at the HM, Marlin 3:19, John T. 3:03 for first) and at Ogden (Gray...wow!, Craig, Cache, Gary, Alisa).  Another great day for running!

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 17.95
Comments
From Jake K on Sat, May 19, 2012 at 14:57:16 from 67.182.215.126

Nothing like a bonus mile tacked on to the end of a half marathon! :-) haha

Nice race Jeff

From Alana on Sat, May 19, 2012 at 15:06:27 from 69.20.189.206

Awesome Jeff! Nice half and some! I can't wait to see what you do in Utah Valley!

From crhudman on Sat, May 19, 2012 at 16:40:55 from 69.20.180.92

Good job. Thanks for the help.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 19, 2012 at 16:58:21 from 24.10.249.165

Nice job Jeff. Sorry about the screwed up course.

From Jon on Sat, May 19, 2012 at 17:03:32 from 74.177.127.167

So can we call you an ultra half-marathoner?

From Neil on Sat, May 19, 2012 at 17:18:35 from 97.121.40.61

Another race, another win. It must get old right? JK.

LOL @ the RD. I get a kick out of people who choose to argue against objective facts.

From Tom on Sat, May 19, 2012 at 18:22:18 from 67.199.179.59

Congrats on another win Jeff! Can't believe the race dir acted that way when he was so far off on the distance. Nearly a mile long are you kidding me? That would have really really depressed me to have to add that much distance to the end of a hard run 1/2.

From scottkeate on Sat, May 19, 2012 at 18:42:22 from 71.199.4.146

Nice work! I can only imagine what it would have been like to see 13.1 come and go, and go, and go...

Congratulations on the win!

From Teena Marie on Sat, May 19, 2012 at 21:39:57 from 174.255.132.175

Nice .85 victory lap! I am sure that is just what you wanted! You amaze me! Congrats!

From Superfly on Sun, May 20, 2012 at 18:34:10 from 74.211.21.81

Cool race and good job! Someone buy the race director a gps or measuring wheel...

From RileyCook on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 09:02:38 from 132.3.57.68

Nice race Jeff. That's a bit annoying that the course was long by that large of an amount, but sounds like you handled it well.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.002.000.000.0012.00

A great morning for a run...42 degrees, calm and sunny.  I took Moxie out for 7 miles through SRL then dropped her off and finished off another 3 miles solo.  10 miles in 1:09:15.  Started a bit slow then started picking it up, running some segments sub-6:00 pace.  Overall threw in about 2 miles of MP or better during the run.  Felt easy and controlled, though the hips are still a bit sore. (ride)

2 miles with Justin for his track practice in 17:00!!  (Vibram)

 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 2.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00
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From Rob Murphy on Sun, May 20, 2012 at 09:10:46 from 24.10.249.165

High mileage Sunday for you.

Perfect day for running here as well. Hard to pass up.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.005.000.000.0014.00

4:30am...standard easy 6 miles with Moxie down Sunnyside.  (Ride)

A beautiful day at lunch for a run...70 degrees, sunny, light breeze.  1 mile wu (7:04), 5 miles of MP (6:18, 6:01, 6:07, 6:11, 6:02 ), 2 miles of cd (6:53, 7:00).  8 miles in 51:35 (6:27 avg).  Felt very easy throughout and the front side mechanics are feeling more instinctive.  (Kinvara) 

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 8.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00
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From Marlin on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 07:26:15 from 174.232.208.97

It was nice to catch up with you this weekend and talk and thanks for the encouragement at the start and finish. To bad the course was long, maybe we should sit out the 1st annual runs as the MAD marathon didn't go so well last year also.

From crhudman on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 14:22:21 from 71.39.209.182

You are mileage ANIMAL and after a great half plus victory lap on Saturday.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am....6 easy miles with Moxie on a warm and windy morning.  Only run for today due to a busy work schedule and a church meeting tonight.  Bit miffed about finding out the RD from last weekend's race is talking bad about me...oh well, his issue not mine! 

Probably good that I do only this one run as I can a feel a bit of a twing in my right groin.  (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00
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From Rye on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 14:58:41 from 174.27.116.87

Some peoples kids..... He doesn't know you very well. Maybe he is a legend in his own mind.....

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.050.006.000.0013.05

I slept in and went to the track a bit later this morning (5:30am) to do some speedwork with Gray and the running group from the store...but went to the wrong track!  Taking today off to help at the 6th grade track meet which is why this was even an option today, and we miscommunicated so I did most of my speedwork solo.

1 mile wu, then into 5x1 mile intervals.  First was a bit tough as I needed a pitstop but the convenience store on the corner did not open until 6am, so I did one interval then ran to the store.  Splits: 5:36, 5:33, 5:36, 5:39, 5:38.  Right quad and groin got a bit twingy on the 3rd and 4th interval.  Wind started to pick up a lot on the 4th interval (home stretch was tough).  Overall with cooldown 8 miles in 50:29 (6:19 average). 

Drove to the other HS track to find the group.  They were doing 600m repeats, so I jumped in for 2 intervals:  1:51 (4:59), 1:58 (5:15 into wind on backstretch twice).  Ran a total of 1.05 miles in 5:45 then had to get home to help get kids off to school. (Kinvara)

Overall 9.05 miles this morning in 56:15 (6:14 average).

Justin ran a 40 sec 200m (into the wind and after a horrible start) and his 4x100m team took third!  He also jumped 8 feet 4 inches in the long jump, I am proud of him!

After the trackmeet and before the kids got home for school, I took Moxie out for a 4 mile recovery run in the wind...29:25.  (Cortana)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 9.05Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00
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From Jake K on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 08:33:25 from 155.100.226.54

Nice workout Jeff - especially jumping in with the other group for some "bonus" 600s! :-)

From Andrea on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 09:50:30 from 72.37.171.52

Great job on the mile repeats!

From Jon on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 17:15:51 from 74.177.120.63

I might have asked you this before, but are you in IF the week of the 4th of July?

From jtshad on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 08:33:13 from 204.134.132.225

Jon, yes right now we are planning on being in town. Are you coming in to see Marci's family?

From Jon on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 19:25:06 from 74.177.120.63

Yup. I'll be there Jun 30 till Jul 7, I think.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 19:31:37 from 24.10.249.165

Very nice mile times.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Normal slow easy and early 6 miles with Moxie on a cool but calm morning.  (Ride)

5 miles on a cool windy day at lunch in 32:53 (6:34 avg). Short due to limited time.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

4:45am...I didn't want to get up this morning as I was tired, it was cold and windy outside.  This run was for Moxie who urged me to get up and take her out.  After getting out, it wasn't so bad (warmer than I thought, wind not too bad).  6 untimed easy miles, thanks Moxie! (Ride)

7 miles in 47 minutes (6:42 avg) on a kinda dreary day at lunch.  Windy but warm (overdressed) but overcast and a storm is a brewin'.  Easy wu, sped up for the middle miles (6:48, 6:40, 6:40, 6:34, 6:34) then a 1 mile cooldown.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.00
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From Rob on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 08:31:10 from 204.15.86.95

Good job Moxie! How many miles has Moxie logged this year? Probably more than me.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 08:33:42 from 205.127.70.66

Man's best friend.

From crhudman on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 09:31:44 from 71.39.209.182

I would've preferred just me and the dog this morning.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.004.000.000.0019.00

Met up with Craig this morning for a long hard run.  We ran about 18 miles together, and I had a bit more on both ends for 19 miles in 2:07 for a 6:50 overall average.  First 6 miles were easy (8:00 wu, 6:55 average through 6).  Starting around mile 7 we starting pushing    harder (6:45 - 6:30) through mile 12.  Miles 13-15 were a breather (7:00ish), then pushed 16-18 (6:35,6:26, 6:23) then a cool down mile at 6:51.  Overall a great run on a cool, wind and overcast morning.

Saw LOTS of other runners out including Andrea, McKay, Lynette, Deborah, Shan, Shelley, Leslie, Brock, Corwin, etc.  At least 30 runners out this morning!  Shortly after we finished, it started pouring rain...glad we went early!  Thanks for a great run Craig!

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 19.00
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From Rachel on Sat, May 26, 2012 at 11:32:03 from 71.35.30.102

Yikes Jeff, where do you get your energy? It just about killed be to run 9.5 this morning... just one of those mornings I guess!

From crhudman on Sat, May 26, 2012 at 12:15:18 from 71.39.209.182

Great workout this morning. Now if I could just get some sleep....Nice mileage week.

From Marlin on Sat, May 26, 2012 at 12:45:30 from 174.27.113.187

Nice run this morning Jeff, You are so ready for UVM - Thanks for having us over last night we had a very nice time

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Woke up to crappy weather...cold, windy, rainy.  Likely just going to take today off.

Good day at church, then resting a bit before heading over to a friends for a dinner get together.

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From Curt on Mon, May 28, 2012 at 07:05:24 from 69.20.189.206

I just have to say, you and Craig keep up pace like you did yesterday, I'm going to just stay injured. Very impressive! Looking very strong for Utah Valley.

Race: Foothills to Freedom 5 miler (5 Miles) 00:29:02, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.003.000.0010.00

Got up a bit early to have a cup of joe and take Moxie out for a couple of miles before our family headed up to the foothills for the Memorial Day 5 mile race.   Got in about another 0.5 mile warmup with Justin before the race (he did the 1 mile race).

About 125 people in the 5 miler, Gray and I took off hard for the first mile, including a bit of a climb then a good downhill.  From the getgo I knew something was off but still went with Gray.  About 1.5 miles in, he started to really pull away as my hips were not really ready for a fast run today for some reason.  Gray kept pulling away and my hips kept getting tighter.  At the start of mile 4, they were really screaming and my back yelled too which then caused a side stitch about 1/3 mile from the finish so crawled home in 29:02, about 2 minutes behind Gray for second place.  Not a good race day for me, but had fun with friends and family. 

I finished off a about 2.5 miles more to try to work the kinks out of my hips to no avail. 

Splits:  5:23, 5:35, 6:08, 5:42, 6:13.  A fun course but challenging with the hills and foothill winds from the south. 

Now for a fun day with the family and doing a few chores around the house, then having our friend Deborah over for a BBQ. 

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 10.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00
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From Rob Murphy on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 08:42:46 from 205.127.70.66

I'm not used to checking race results on a Monday, even if it is a holiday.

Sorry about the aches and pains, but I can relate. Nothing too serious right?

From jtshad on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 08:58:38 from 204.134.132.225

I don't think so, just the result of my form modification. Hopefully all the work over the past few weeks will subside for UVM.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.350.000.000.0012.35

4:30am...untimed easy 6 miles with Moxie on a nice morning for a run.  Hips still a bit sore.  (Ride)

6.35 miles in 47 minutes on a beautiful day at lunch.  Park to Pancheri greenbelt loop the opposite direction for a bit of a change.  Hips still tight so very easy progression run.  (Cortana)

Busy the next few days with visitors at work...only monring runs if I am lucky.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.35
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From Marlin on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 07:17:11 from 174.232.137.179

What a great morning for a run, hope the hip feels better

From Lily on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 09:01:49 from 67.199.178.210

Get that hip better. You ran awesome yesterday for sure!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today.  My hips were still really sore last night and when I woke up, so I am going to rest today.  Busy today at work and afterwards with a school program, so today is a rest day instead of running meaningless miles.

Comments
From runninggray on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 09:39:08 from 63.155.3.231

Always good to take them when you need them. Hope the hips start coming around :-)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:15am...6 slow easy miles with Moxie.  Hips are better but still noticable.  Busy day again today...I am mentally thrashed after yesterday's meetings.  (Ride)

13 hours at work yesterday almost totally in deep meetings...my brain hurts and is making my whole being tired.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Rye on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 07:34:49 from 75.174.45.117

Beautiful mornings we are having!

From crhudman on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 08:15:33 from 69.20.180.92

Hope the hips keep getting better. Funny how work can absolutely drain you with just a few things. It kind of sucks all your energy.

From Alana on Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 08:07:18 from 69.20.189.206

Oh Jeff I hope your hips feel better...quick! We are sure excited for Downata!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.650.000.000.0011.65

Out the door at 4:30 for 5 very slow easy miles with Moxie.  Came back for a pitstop, drop off Moxie and help Kami get out for work.  Back out for a few more through SRL at a better pace (about 7:20-7:30) for the rest of the run.  Overall and easy 11:65 miles this morning before last day of school activities.  Justin is now no longer in elementary...we have a teenager, yikes!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 11.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.003.000.000.0010.00

Out the door from the hotel to try and find the BST trailhead at 6am.  Drove to the B but could not find it.  Back to the hotel to start the run.  Run up 400N to Davis Blvd and back.  Nice uphill (1 mile in particular was tough, just over 8:00 pace!), good rollers on Davis Blvd then a good downhill for10 miles in 1:08:31 (6:51).  Last 3 miles I used the hill and kept up the pace on the last flat mile average sub 6:00.  Overall a really good run.

Now off for a day at Lagoon with the family and some friends from IF!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 10.00
Comments
From runninggray on Sat, Jun 02, 2012 at 12:01:21 from 63.155.3.231

Have fun at Lagoon man! Good run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles along Davis Blvd on a very nice morning...75 degrees, sunshine and light breeze.  Hips are still sore and achy, really making me think about UVM. 

We had a great time at Lagoon, now for a visit to the UMNH at the Rio Tinto Center then the trek home.

Put up the kids trampoline when we got home, not too bad to get together.

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.302.000.000.0011.30

5 easy untimed miles early before heading to the airport.  No hip discomfort. (Ride)

Got to the hotel and went for a run in the warm and humid weather.  Ran through a nice neighborhood, then found a park with some pathways in it on the way back. Maybe in the morning.  6.3 miles in 42 minutes on nice sized rollers for a 6:40 average pace.  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.30
Comments
From runninggray on Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 17:53:11 from 174.27.82.116

Not a bad day man. Glad the hip is feeling better. You feeling good for this weekend?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today.  I woke up at 4am to go run and it was pouring rain outside so I went back to sleep.  We had early meetings so I couldn't get out later when it was nice, then had the long flight back home.  Once home, the weather was crappy and had to get dinner and kids ready for evening activities.  Oh well, I don't need the mileage or a crappy run during the taper and the rest is probably good for my hips. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.501.500.000.008.00

4:30am...5 easy untimed miles with Moxie in the cold and wind.  Unmotivated, hip/groin aching, not sure about UVM.  Just not feeling into running right now. 

3 miles running with the distance kids at track practice.  We ran a 2 mile loop, helping keep track of the kids ran a mix of slow and fast to catch the kids in front.  Then we ran 100 on, 100 off for 2 laps, an easy 200 then a fast 600.  Getting the kids ready for the 1500m race tomorrow.  Fun working with the kids, though some thought they were pretty hot stuff.

Right hip/groin still talking pretty loudly to me right now.  As of now, I am likely not running UVM this weekend.  I will make my final decision in the morning and change only if it is A LOT better...doubtful.  Bummed, but don't want to push the distance and hill with this at the expense of the rest of the summer season.  There will always be another race.  I have to practice what I preach!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 8.00
Comments
From Alana on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 06:42:50 from 69.20.189.206

Jeff! I am sorry you are not feeling well! I didn't realize your hips were bothering you so bad. :( We are thinking about you! Keep us posted!

From crhudman on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 13:40:28 from 71.39.209.182

Remember what you've been telling me. It's helped. injuries and bad runs bring down your spirits, it will get better. Your not alone, I've had a hard time getting out this week. Get better.

From Wesley Hunt on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 23:13:06 from 198.8.4.10

Good decision, Jeff. You'll be back up to speed in no time.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I slept in today to rest the hip and see how it felt.  OK when I woke up, but now after a few hours it is a bit achy, so I am pulling out of UVM and will consider just resting the hip for a bit.  Targeting running the To Bone and Back 40 miler as a 2-person team with Gray on June 23.  Maybe I will look for a good race in July (besides a 5k and half marathon currrently on my radar)...Des News maybe?

Comments
From crhudman on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 09:24:55 from 71.39.209.182

Too bad about the hip. Rest up and get well.

From Neil on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 09:44:46 from 164.165.24.5

Sorry to hear about the hip problems. Smart move to not risk further injury. Go get a massage and kick your feet up for awhile. ;)

From Mauri on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 10:22:52 from 216.231.158.26

Smart move. Better to be safe then sorry. There are other races.

From Rye on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 18:55:53 from 75.174.45.117

You and Gray will rock em at the Bone and Back. Get feeling better!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I tried to take Moxie out for a morning jog (mental stress relief for stir craziness) and only made it to the corner before I knew it was time to stop.  My hip/groin just started to hurt so I just stopped and walked home.  Trying to remain positive and confident in my decision (I know it was the right one) to drop from UVM and practice what I preach to others, but it is frustrating.  I have only had about 4 injuries over the years that have made me stop running for a period (runner's knee, ITB, angry tendon in my foot, now this) so I am lucky.  

This will pass and get better, just need to listen and take the opportunity to rest up a bit.   

Comments
From RileyCook on Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 08:45:31 from 132.3.57.68

Jeff, sorry about the hip. Injuries are the worst. But it's better to miss a few days early on with an injury than to try to train through it and end up missing a lot of days. You are doing what's best for the long term. Keep your head up.

From Rob on Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 09:07:36 from 206.71.84.68

I wonder if you have the same thing as me? I had a really hard time deciding if it was a hip or groin problem. Thought I had a Hip Stress fracture on and off for a year, then it changed to Bursitis in my Iliopsoas, to the most recent diagnosis of just nerve damage. Slow train running has really seemed to do wonders for me but you need to get to the point where running isn't just painful every step first.

Good luck! I know you'll get through it better than most.

From Kory on Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 22:00:29 from 184.155.135.194

I will Pray for you Jeff. I know better than anyone about fighting injuries and it's tough to sideline yourself. You know what's best for you and know what you want to accomplish this year.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.000.000.009.30

I slept in a bit and went out around 6:30am in warmish (46 degrees) and slightly windy conditions.  Met up with the ladies (Andrea, Lynette, Deborah) for a nice easy paced run.  I was undecided how long I would go and just listen to what my body was telling me.  Ended up with really easy pace run in 1:10.  Felt the hip during the run but not bad.  I definitely could not have run 26 miles at sub-6:00 pace. 

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 9.30
Comments
From Derek D on Sat, Jun 09, 2012 at 09:41:46 from 166.147.88.31

What does your hip pain feel like? I have had bursitis in the hip which is a dull achy pain but has been an easy fix for me.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 07:27:17 from 24.10.249.165

From the sound of it no one was able to run 26 miles at 6 minute pace with that 30 mph headwind the whole way.

Glad the hip's a little better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy untimed miles on a cool and windy morning.  4 miles with Moxie then I dropped her off while I tried to convince Kami to go for a bike ride (unsuccessful).  A little hip discomfort at first but by 2 miles it was feeling good.  A little stiffness, but the pain was not as bad. 

Booked my plane tickets for the US Masters Marathon Championships at the TCM this morning, a pretty good deal from Idaho Falls to Minneapolis (went down $50 from yesterday).

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00
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From Rye on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 19:58:02 from 63.227.134.18

That's got to be exciting for you! We have a celebrity right here in Idaho Falls!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.802.000.000.0014.80

4:30am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  No hip pain, can only feel it a little now a few hours later.  I think it is getting better but I will still be cautious this week. (Ride)

6.3 miles in 45:45 (7:15 avg) on a beautiful day at lunch.  Ran about 5 miles with Dan then I picked it up to slow MP for about a mile to see how the hips was doing (no issues, but don't want to push it).  Good run and nice to see the hip is improving with a little patience.  (Cortana) 

2.5 miles running with the distance kids at track practice. Helped Katelyn learn hurdle form. 

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 2.50Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.30
Comments
From Alana on Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 10:44:34 from 69.20.189.206

Curt and I are glad you are feeling better Jeff!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.600.000.000.007.60

A little too much too fast yesterday.  I woke up with the intention of running this morning but my hip was a bit sore.  So, I went back to bed to rest it and will only do a single run at lunch today.  Need to be patient...I know this but like most runners try to get back too fast from an injury. 

7.6 miles in 52 minutes (6:50 average) on a beautiful day at lunch.  I was running around a 6:35-6:40 pace for the first 5 miles, then ran with Dan for the last 2.6 miles about 7:20ish.  I felt my hip a little so I know I am still on the mend and have to keep taking it a bit easier but it was not painful or an issue, just there.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.60
Comments
From Rob on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 08:23:13 from 206.71.84.68

May I suggest a bike ride? It's about the only cross training I've found that I can push myself as hard as running without the ill side effects.

From Kory on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 16:26:03 from 134.50.89.24

It's so hard to want to hold back when your at a level were your focusing on an important race in the future. I do know the feeling. Your doing great and things will heal. I bet with the wind at Utah Valley Marathon your glad you pulled out.

You know your body and only you know what to do.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

4:15am...7.25 miles with Moxie on a warm and breezy morning.  Tired, felt my hips a little but no pain or issues.  Only run for today due to work schedule and afterwork activities.  (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.25Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.004.250.000.0012.25

4:30am...6 miles easy with Moxie on a nice morning.  Noticed the hip but no pain or issue.  Dropped off Moxie then decided to go back out for another easy mile.  (Ride)

5.25 miles on a beautiful day at lunch.  34:20 total time (6:32 average pace), 1 mile easy (6:45), then the rest at just under 6:30 for a slow MP run.  Hip felt good, no issues.  Wish I could have gone longer but had to get back for a meeting.  (Cortana)

Helped with the Gem State Track club meet.  Both kids did great, Katelyn ran the 100m, 200m and long jump.  Justin did the 1500m, 800m and long jump.  Good to see over 100 kids out for the summer track events!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.25
Comments
From Curt on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 15:04:15 from 69.20.189.206

Glad to hear the hip has settled down for you. Looking forward to this weekend as well. I was going to hit you up for a short run out there until I seen your pace:) I think I got passed by a five year old this morning:)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.0011.400.000.0012.40

I slept in and went out for a run with Moxie around 6am.  10k through SRL in around 38 minutes. 

After the kids woke up, Katelyn and I ran a mile in 9 minutes (talking the whole time!). Then I went out for another 5.2 miles in 33 minutes for a good morning of running with no hip issues at all!  Very nice morning for a run! I saw Rocky, Alana and Maya  out running too.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 12.40Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20
Comments
From Rob on Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 05:53:55 from 184.167.92.40

Glad to see the hip is feeling good, I was a bit worried for you.

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 09:18:56 from 204.134.132.225

Thanks for the concern. Good to have friends out there root for me. Great job this weekend at your race.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles in 1:18 while camping at Downata Hot Springs with the Wells.  4 miles with Moxie, 4 miles with Curt, 2 miles with Justin.  We had a great time! 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.003.000.000.006.00

6 miles in 41:45 with Moxie.  A stiff wind heading out, averaged just over 7:30 pace, but averaged about 6:25 coming back for a good run on our last morning of camping.  A good run before heading home, thanks for the great time to the Wells!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Curt on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 06:32:24 from 69.20.189.206

The whole family really enjoyed it Jeff. You have a great family. It was nice to finally get out and run with you again, even if it was short and slow.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.254.000.000.0017.25

4:30am...went out for a run on a warm and breezy morning...nice.  Ran 5 miles with Moxie in relative discomfort due to a need for a pit stop.  After stopping at home and dropping off Moxie, I went out for 2 more for a total of 7 untimed easy miles.  (Ride)

7 miles at lunch on a windy day in 47:25 (6:46 avg).  1 mile warmup, next 2 miles harder but still easy (7:00), then 3 miles at easy MP (6:22 avg).  1 mile cooldown in 6:46.  Good run in very windy and warm conditions.  (Cortana)

Helped run track practice tonight for the distance kids (Jace and Justin only)...speedwork.  Ladder workout (200m, 400m, 600m, 400m, 200m, 100m) with warmup, cooldown and recovery about 3.25 miles.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 3.25Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

4:30am...6.25 miles easy untimed with Moxie on a calm and cool morning.  (Ride)

4 miles in 26:51 at lunch on a nice day (cool, calm, sunny) on the desert.  Just getting in the miles.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.25Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.25Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00
Comments
From Curt on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 06:37:35 from 69.20.189.206

I must have just missed you this morning. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before I can get out early with you without slowing you down too much.

From Alana on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 08:11:25 from 69.20.189.206

I ran faster today! I think thats the ticket! :)

From crhudman on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 16:07:35 from 71.39.209.182

Calm??? on the desert?? Ok maybe I'm just a bit wind adverse right now. You're sure piling on the miles that hip must be doing a lot better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.754.850.000.0015.60

4:30am...6.25 untimed miles with Moxie on a chilly morning.  Deja vu from yesterday.  (Ride)

Got in a run at lunch in between meetings.  5.85 miles in 36:40 (6:16 average) with one mile easy warmup (6:35) and the rest at between 6:20 and 6:05.   One slower mile (6:20) when I slowed to run with Saige during her recovery from intervals, otherwise a lot of the run was sub-6:00 pace.  Good run!  (Cortana)

3.5 miles with the kids at track practice tonight.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 3.50Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.25Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.25Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.85
Comments
From Alana on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 09:16:24 from 69.20.189.206

It has been cool huh! I think I will wish for that on my morning runs this weekend!

From runninggray on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 09:21:51 from 63.155.1.85

It's been very chilly.... I think we need to have Moxie run Bone with us :-)

From Rye on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 09:55:22 from 75.174.43.152

Good luck with Bone this Saturday. You guys should tear it up!

From Alana on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 15:22:47 from 69.20.189.206

Thats right! I forgot you two were doing Bone and Back. I wish we could run it too. Have fun! Moxie could totally hang.

From Marlin on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 20:17:16 from 174.27.119.114

Good luck this weekend Jeff, will be doing a Tempo on SRL in the morning, Maybe see you and Curt around there in the morning.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4:30am...5 easy miles with Curt (good to be running with you again!).  Untimed and slow due to being tired and a bit sore.  I will taper a bit for the race on Saturday.  (Ride)

No run at lunch today due to a better offer...lunch with Kami!   Good for a mini-taper for this weekend's race (To Bone and Back 40 mile Relay...2 man with Gray on team "Teton Running's Dynamic Duo"!)

Very proud of Justin and Katelyn for tonight's track meet.  Katelyn did very well and pushed hard in the 100m, 200m and did great in the long jump (200m is a good event for her!).  Justin did awesome setting PR's in the 1500 (6:22, over 30 second improvement from last week) and 800m (3:21, 6 second improvement from last week). 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Marlin on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 07:58:06 from 174.253.185.37

It was a nice morning for a run this morning, cool but nice. I was wondering if the two of you were going to make your way to SRL this morning.

From Jackie82 on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 08:05:53 from 75.129.97.17

Good luck Saturday! 2 man 40 miler, sounds like a good time! :)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

My alarm did not go off so I slept in a bit and missed the morning run.  Too bad, a beautiful morning, bummer.  I will go longer at lunch today so I went to work early to make up for it.  Good though for mini taper.

Plan for To Bone and Back with Gray:  I do legs 1,3,5,7; Gray 2,4,6,8.  This would appear to work to our relative strengths on the course (he has the bigger uphills, I have the good downhills).  Overall a very hilly/roller course.  Plan to run pretty hard and go for whatever the 2-man course record is.

I tried to get out a little before the heat turned up...no luck as it was 80 degrees.  I ran to Pancheri bridge and back on the greenbelt with 2 loops of Freeman Park for a easy progression run of 8 miles in 55:50.  Legs were tight (especially calves) til mile 4 then they finally felt good.  Splits:  7:33, 7:08, 7:02, 6:59, 6:45, 6:44, 6:48.  Overall a decent run on a warm day.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 8.00
Comments
From Bret on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 07:36:05 from 64.128.133.66

Good luck and enjoy it!

From Kory on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 16:46:59 from 184.155.135.194

Good luck Jeff your in great shape and will do well. I have no doubt. Your a wonderful runner and always run well when the competition heats up.

Race: To Bone and Back 40 Mile Relay (2-man) (40 Miles) 04:03:36, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0020.000.000.0020.00

Gray and I ran the To Bone and Back 40 mile Ultramarathon Relay (2-man team) in just over 4 hours and 3 minutes (6:05 average) (4:04 on the timers system, but they were off).  I had legs 1,3,5,7 and Gray had 2,4,6,8.  We won the whole event with the fastest overall time, beating all the other teams.  The second overall team was 4:06 which was a 8-man team with mostly college kids. 

My 5 mile legs splits:

1 - 30:39 (6:08)  

A mostly flat run with a bit of a climb at the end.  Ran about 30 seconds behind Tim most of the way, just saving my legs for the next couple of segments.

3 - 29:03 (5:48)

Took off from the top of the hill for a serious 1 mile decent then into really big rollers and into a bit of a wind.  I ran this one hard to stay ahead of Tim who is a great runner, I hammered on the downhills.

5 - 29:28 (5:53)

More rollers coming back out of Bone.  A bit of a climb, then a good downhill but then a good climb back out that was a little tough.  Once over the hill, hit the last mile hard on the rollers to the exchange.

7 - 26:22 (5:17)

A serious 1200 foot downhill drop in this leg.  We finally hit all the 4/8 person teams heading out (they started 2 hours later than the ultrateams).   I was flying down the hill, mile 1 in 5:09, 2 in 4:50, 3-5:19, 4 -5:42, 5 - 5:40.  Dodging the cars and teams and scaring people as I flew by them as they were looking the other way for their teammates...kinda funny!  Over the bump in this one with a 5:42 split and then pounded home to tag Gray for the run to the finish.

My overall average splits for my legs ended up at 5:46 for the 20 miles. 

Gray did awesome on the more uphill legs!  He ran up the hill on leg 2 in 34 minutes...incredible!

Lynette and Tim got second place in the 2-person relay at 4:36.

Investigated my old running log and found out that Gray and I ran this year's event faster that when I ran the race in 2006 with a stacked 6-man team (Pat Bragassa, Tom and Erik Borschel, John Van Orman, John Stoner and me) which finished in 4:07, a record time back then!

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 20.00
Comments
From Jake K on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 12:13:20 from 67.177.11.154

Nice running Jeff!

From Rob on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 12:48:30 from 204.15.86.95

Wow, very impressive. Good job.

From Steve on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 14:09:28 from 66.87.66.45

My brother keeps trying to get me up there to run this! Great run!

From Bob on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 14:29:05 from 67.176.195.62

Great job dropping the pace at the end.

From scottkeate on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 14:46:24 from 71.199.4.146

NIce work, Jeff! Those are great spits for 20 miles. 5:17 pace to finish it off is awesome!

From Jon on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 14:58:31 from 74.177.123.81

Wow, nice splits. Hope you win it all.

From Rachel on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 15:11:22 from 174.126.65.77

Wowza! Great job as always Jeff! Hope the rest of your day is brilliant!!

From Bret on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 16:18:55 from 96.252.165.20

Awesome running Jeff! Smoked that last one.

From Neil on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 16:25:13 from 97.121.40.61

Another great performance! Congrats!

From Superfly on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 17:39:04 from 74.211.21.81

Cool race and great job on hammering some solid miles out.

From Wesley Hunt on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 21:17:07 from 75.254.23.48

Jeff, just seeing this, brother. Very impressive. I love the fact your two-man team dominated the field of two+man teams. Awesome!

From Hamdog Alum on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 07:45:46 from 71.90.5.18

Great running! I was reading your blog trying to figure out why you were so sore this week. Now I know why!

From Adam RW on Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 21:53:17 from 155.101.152.123

That is amazing how much you improved over the last 6 years. Congrats on the win!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Pretty sore this morning.  Went out for 2 miles with Justin and Moxie then another solo 3 miles before church.  Katelyn's birthday today so lots to get done before her slumber party tonight.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

Man, I had a bad case of DOMS last night and this morning which made it really hard to want to get up and run.  My glutes and calves are very tight, but I was able to squeak out 5 very slow miles with Moxie this morning...it was not a pretty sight.  (Ride)

4.5 crappy miles, not even worth really calling running.  I hurt all over! (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.50
Comments
From Rachel on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 12:02:40 from 174.126.65.77

Ouch! At least you ran them out, you'd be in worse shape if you didn't, I'm sure. I hope Justin is feeling better, we can't get in touch with Kami :(

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 12:48:25 from 24.10.249.165

Soreness is good! Just wait for that super compensation to occur and you'll be a more beastly runner than ever.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

4:30am...barely got up and out the door for this one.  Everything is still sore and tight so this was another very slow run (if you call it running).  I felt better as the run progress but this was the physical and mental limit for this morning.  (Ride)

No lunch run due to lingering soreness and 35-45 mph winds out on the desert. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.50Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 5.50
Comments
From Curt on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:26:49 from 69.20.189.206

Hope you get feeling better Jeff. If you don't though I might be able to hang with you for a while.

From Kory on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 13:56:20 from 134.50.89.24

The age factor really starts to hinder our bodies when you run such a hard race. Getting out of bed at and over 40 isn't as graceful as our youth days. Nice job mentally Jeff fighting through the soreness. It's that spiritual presence/toughness you have that keeps you going and getting you out the door.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:30am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  My legs are finally feeling better, I was just really tired this morning. (Ride)

No lunch run today due to work commitments, I will run with the kids at track practice tonight.

4 miles with the kids at track practice. (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 4.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Marlin on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 21:57:40 from 174.27.119.223

Glad the legs are getting better Jeff, just in time to tear up the Firecracker 5K in a week.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.001.000.000.0013.00

4:30am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie on a beautiful morning for a run.  Still tired but most of the soreness is gone. (Ride)

Nice day at lunch for a run.  Pissed about work so I had to get out.  Feeling better overall but still in recovery.  Progression from 7:22 to 6:22 pace for 7 miles in 48:30. 

Got whistled at by two women in a car, passed two cyclists and 4 runners, saw a couple of friends enjoying lunch in the part and stopped to say hi, and saw a coworker walking in spandex compressions shorts...he never got the memo that spandex is a privilege and not a right!  (Cortana)

Last Gem State Track meet tonight!  Justin's first athletic event with the new braces that were put on today.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.00
Comments
From Curt on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 06:41:41 from 69.20.189.206

Glad to hear you're feeling better Jeff. We need to get out again pretty soon before you're 100% so I don't hold you back too much.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 13:50:00 from 24.10.249.165

Clearly this is a coworker who doesn't read your blog!

From Neil on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 14:14:28 from 164.165.24.5

Spandex/compression shorts are reason #1,469 why I will NEVER compete in a triathlon. BTW, glad you're on the mend.

From crhudman on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 15:22:46 from 71.39.209.182

I was unaware of your overall sexyness while running. I guess you still go IT. Nothing like random people to pick up your spirits.

Tell Justin good luck and that the braces shouldn't weigh him down too much.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I slept in and didn't get out for a run until after 5am.  8 miles easy with Moxie through SRL.  Stopped at home for a pit stop and to see Kami head out for her bike ride then back out for another 2 miles.  Ran into Robpod and ran for a little bit to chat.  10 miles in around 1:20.  Right groin and right achilles a bit twingy today so I didn't push it, still recoverying from the race last Saturday...about my longest recovery time I can remember.

Off to Grand Teton National Park with the family today.  We didn't make it to the Tetons today because our friends from Bozeman who were in town were free earlier than we thought, so we stopped in Swan Valley to check out a few camp spots and see Fall Creek Falls.  Oh, had square ice cream cones in Irwin too!

 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Jon on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 08:23:06 from 74.177.123.81

Have a good time in the tetons.

From Jake K on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 08:28:54 from 155.100.226.54

Nice - have a great time! We are headed to the Tetons in a couple weeks... I am counting down the days.

From Rachel on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 09:51:40 from 174.126.65.77

Be sure to take the ski lift to the top and walk down, it's BEAUTIFUL!! We do it every year for Rob's birthday :)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.504.000.000.0016.50

Went out at 6am to meet Gray, Lynette and Curt for a run.  Lynette and Curt ran 3 miles with us, then Gray and I finished off 12 miles progressing up to MP for the last few miles.  My calves were really tight the second half of this run and still had a bit of a right groin twing.

On the way home, I ran into Andrea so I went back out for a mile with her.  After a short pitstop at home, I took Justin, Kateyn and Moxie back out for 1.75 miles then finished off a bit for 16.5 miles total for the day.

We saw lots of runners out today:  Gary, Alisa, Shelley, Corwin, etc. 

Had a great time at the Chukars game tonight with our friends from Bozeman.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.75Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 16.50
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 10:40:03 from 24.10.249.165

Nice run this morning Jeff.

You know, I've read in some books that it takes a while longer to recover as we become old and decrepit.

From Curt on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 16:52:53 from 69.20.189.206

Nice run this morning Jeff. I really enjoyed getting out with you guys again. Have a great rest of your weekend.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5 miles early with Moxie.  Right ankle a bit sore. 

We drove up to Grand Teton National Park today to do some bike riding on the bike path...amazing what a great place.  Kids did great on the "big" bikes and we had fun doing a 12 mile ride from Windy Point to Jenny Lake and back.   What a fun day!  I will count the riding as 4 easy miles.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:30am...out the door for 5 easy miles with Moxie.  Right ankle still a bit sore.  After a quick pit stop and to drop off Moxie and see Kami off to work, I went back out.   Ran into Curt, Andrea and Rob this morning and ran or chatted with all of them.  Finished off another 5 miles in an easy 39 minutes.  (Ride)

No lunch run due to work and a bit of a headache and to let the ankle rest.  Maybe run with kids tonight.  5 mile family bike ride around the neighborhood instead.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:30am...7 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  Tired and everything was tight, barely made it out the door this morning but glad I did as it was perfect for a run (60 degrees, no wind). (Ride)

4 hard miles on the desert in 28 minutes.  Hot (88 degrees) and a strong wind (27mph, 37 mph gusts) for most of the run which made for tough running.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00
Comments
From Jon on Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 10:28:14 from 174.126.56.13

Are you doing any non-4:30 am runs this week?

Race: FIrecracker 5K (3.11 Miles) 00:17:14, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.003.110.009.11

Justin and I ran over to Tauphaus Park for a warmup, then did a bit more warmup with Jeremy Smith.   Saw lots of other friends at the race, this is getting to be a big race in SE Idaho (over 1000 runners).  I saw a pretty fast crowd including Gray, Kurt, Corey, Madison coach (I forgot hisname), Zach, etc. 

Went out an easy pace and was sitting in about 10th place at the first mile (5:21), then the second mile got mile...again (5:45).  Passed a couple of kids through here though to move up in placement.  Around the start of the third mile my hips started to really tighten up so it was a slower finish than I wanted.  Also had a bit of a bronchial spasm during this mile which inhibited my breathing.  I held off a couple of young college guys who were charging at the end to finish in 17:14 for 7th overall.  (UPDATE:  Somehow the "official" results now have me 9th after awarding me 7th at the race and counting the people ahead of me...which was 6.  So how does this change after the fact?)  I still haven't mastered this course to get under 17 minutes so I am a bit disappointed...gotta master getting into a faster gear.

I ran back to find Justin and run him in (around 30 minutes).   Stuck around to talk to friends and for the awards.  I won $25 for placement and our team (Kurt, Gray, Lynette and myself) won the first place team award ($200).  So got a bit of cash for the effort.

Thanks Jon for the encouragement along the way!

Now for a day at the parade and a BBQ with friends and family.

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 9.11
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 13:41:57 from 24.10.249.165

Nice, solid 5k Jeff. Congratulations.

From Jon on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 13:50:39 from 174.126.56.13

75 bucks ain't bad for something you'd be doing anyways. Nice job. You'll break 17 min next year.

From crhudman on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 19:43:45 from 174.232.193.28

Good race there. Glad to see you showed up the young guys.

From Bret on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 08:38:38 from 64.128.133.66

Nice race Jeff!

From scottkeate on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 09:20:36 from 216.49.181.254

Nice race, Jeff!

From RileyCook on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 09:35:01 from 132.3.57.68

Great race and nothing better than picking some cash up along the way.

From Curt on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 11:41:09 from 69.20.189.206

Great race yesterday Jeff. Sorry I didn't get the chance to visit a little when I seen you. Between Noah and trying to get pictures it was a little hectic. Congrats on your time and tell Justin congrats too.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.004.000.000.0018.00

Started out about 4:40am this morning and ran 2 miles to Community Park to meet Jon Allen for a run.  We ran about 9 miles together through SRL to Broadway then back home having some great conversation.  These early morning runs are a lot easier when you have company of good friends.  Thanks Jon, see you tomorrow morning!  11 miles in 1:26.  (Fastwitch)

7 miles in 46:30 at lunch on a cool, overcast and breezy day.  2 miles easy, 5 miles at slow MP.  Started to rain right as I was finishing.  Right ankle had a bit of a tweak. (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 11.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

11 miles this morning in 1:28.  Ran to Community Park to meet Jon and we did the same route as yesterday through SRL to Broadway.  Nice conversation again, thanks Jon!  Have a great vacation. (Cortana)

5 miles at lunch in 35:20.  First 4 miles with Dan, then the last solo.  Needed this one just for stress relief.  (Cortana)

Looking forward to camping this weekend. 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 11.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I slept in and didn't get out running until almost 8am...nearly didn't go as I was enjoying just sleeping in for a change.  Moxie and I took off from camp and went up the hill to the observation lookout (2 miles uphill) then ran back past the campground to Fall Creek falls.  We went back to camp for 10K in about 49 minutes.  Everyone else was still asleep so I went to the falls and back again to finish off 10 miles. 

Now for a fun day of camping with the family...games, riding bikes, ice cream, campfire, etc.  It rained in the late afternoon and keep things cooler (but humid)...good time for a nap too!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

We all really slept in today, it felt so good that I skipped running this morning.  Had a good camp breakfast, rode the bikes the packed up camp and hit the ice cream shoppe in Irwin before heading home.  Had everything unloaded and camper parked by 2pm.  What a great campspot so close to home!! 

I may run a little later today if I feel like it, if not just take the day off.  3:15pm, 95 degrees, 4 miles in 26:42 for a hot easy run.  (Bikila)

Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 4.00
Comments
From Curt on Sun, Jul 08, 2012 at 17:06:51 from 69.20.189.206

Way to get out in that today. That is so hot to go run in. We'll have to head out together a little later in the week if you're up for a slower run.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

4am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie through SRL before my early flight.  Nice morning...58 degrees and a light breeze.  (Ride)

Lots of walking with the fellas to and from the Metro stops and around Georgetown.  Ate at a good restaurant right on the C&O canal...Sea Catch.   I will claim 3 miles of hard walking in the heat and humidity.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Marlin on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 06:36:35 from 174.232.206.35

It was a great morning, have a safe trip

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

Alarm went off early and had a hard time waking up.  Finally got out of the hotel around 5:30am and ran 10 miles on the Mt. Vernon trail and over George Mason Bridge to the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument. Total time 1:01.  Very fun run, glad I got up!

Lots of walking again today from Metro stops to meetings.  In between meetings and on the way to the Metro, walked past the White House when President Obama was leaving and watched his helicopter fly overhead.  Later after meetings we walked up and down King Street in Alexandria and ate at a great little Italian restaurant called Pines of Florence, great food.  Total of 4 miles of hot humid walking...dripping in sweat during the day!

After early meeting I made it back to the hotel in time to get a quick run in before the afternoon meetings. 4 miles on the Mt. Vernon trail towards Alexandria in 26:50.  Very hot and humid but I actually was running faster and easier at the end of the run!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 13.00
Comments
From Neil on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 20:05:56 from 97.121.42.80

Very cool. Loved running the mall area. I've never visited in mid-summer though. The DC Swamp is not just a euphemism for the political environment- it is in fact an actual swamp. Stay cool.

From Jake K on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 20:41:04 from 67.177.11.154

Great area to run. I always enjoy running in DC. Lots of cool places to check out - early in the mornings is the best there.

From scottkeate on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 20:11:20 from 71.199.4.146

You are the master "running in the heat" man! Hot temps, humidity, no problem.

Sounds like a great time.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.200.000.000.0010.20

4am...6.2 miles on the Mt. Vernon trail to the Key Bridge in the dark.  Great views of the memorials with them all lit up, but the trail was interesting this early and deserted.  I had to get out before our early flight.  Saw some interesting people out this early in the big city...

4 miles in just under 28 minutes in the late afternoon heat.  Just to shake out the long day of travel.  (Bikila)

Giving a nutrition talk at the running store tonight, looking forward to it. 

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 6.20Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 4.00
Comments
From Jackie82 on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 18:14:02 from 208.78.67.43

Wow, I like the dedication to get the miles in so early! Great work!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.006.000.000.0011.00

I woke up late and got out around 5am with Moxie for an easy 5 miles on a perfect morning for a run.  I was really tight when I started and nearly turned around in the first mile but I loosened up as the run progressed.  I will try for another run at lunch today.  (Ride)

6 miles in 37:44 (6:17 avg) on a hot and kinda humid day at lunch today.  Ran the greenbelt in the sunshine and 85 degree weather.  Started a bit easy, then picked it up for a couple of miles, then the last 2 were at the low MP range.  Overall a fairly strong run leading into Saturday's HM.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.00
Comments
From crhudman on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 09:45:12 from 71.39.209.182

Sorry I missed the nutrition seminar last night. I guess I'll have to just keep pumping you for information on our runs. So are you going to be around Saturday for a run? It's getting might tough trying to do a long run by myself.

From jtshad on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 09:59:41 from 204.134.132.225

No worries.

We will be in Boise on Saturday morning for Kami's century ride and I am running a Half over there on Saturday so I won't be around, sorry!

From crhudman on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 10:06:50 from 71.39.209.182

Well that's a great reason to not be around. Tell Kami good luck and have fun with the Half. It was pretty hot last week over there.

From scottkeate on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:41:48 from 216.49.181.254

I'd say, based on results, you felt better at lunch. Nice run! Good luck with the HM on Saturday.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:51:12 from 24.10.249.165

Good luck to both of you on Saturday.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:30am...9 miles with Moxie on  a warmer and more humid morning.  We ran through SRL and back and extended down Sunnyside a bit.  Slow and easy to rest for tomorrow's race, 1:10 total time.

 1 fun mile with Justin!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 9.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Rye on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 08:03:07 from 63.227.247.238

Whats up? You slept in this morning! Good luck tomorrow!

Race: Fit 4 Life Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:16:11, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.0013.100.0015.10

I ran the Fit 4 Life Half Marathon in Boise today (over there for Kami's Goldilock's Century Ride...more on that later). 

1st Overall in 1:16:11 on a legit course, lots of little rollers and twists and turns on a HUMID day so I am happy with this result.  I would have liked to be in the 1:15, but a good time on a solid course (third fastest HM time!).  

A warm and VERY humid morning.  Saw Chad Robinson before the start and did a 2 mile warmup with him, nice to meet you Chad.  Lining up saw a few fast looking runners including the champ from the last 2 years and a couple others all saying they wanted to run around 1:17 so this was going to turn into a competition!  Good, easier to run faster when you have others pushing you.

At the gun for the first 2 miles we had a group of 6 guys running together.  At the 2 mile mark a runner started to pull away, I looked at the pace and saw we were running fairly easy so I caught up to him and passed him by mile 3.  By mile 4 I had dropped him and had about a 1.5 minute lead at the halfway turnaround.  I had a bit of a mental moment around miles 2-4 where my mind was saying that I didn't enjoy racing and top 5 is ok...then I scolded myself and took the lead in the race to pop out of this malaise.

On the way back I kept up the pace in the humid conditions and was able to keep running strong through the finish in 1:16:11.  Second place was about 3 minutes back so I had a solid win today...a good birthday present to me!! 

Splits: 5:49, 5:47, 5:47, 5:54, 5:52, 5:54, 5:45, 5:47, 5:51, 5:50, 5:50, 5:50, 0:25 (0.1)

The second place guy was the winner of the 2012 Race to Robie Creek HM, third place was a 17 year old first time HM'er (guy who start to pull away at mile 2...a strong run for him and a good distance future!). 

Sat around afterwards and chatted with other folks waiting for the awards ceremony, drank a few beers and made some new friends.  Great chatting with Brian Baker and his wife, Jeff Ulmer (RD), Chad, and a few others.  Then it was off to find Kami on her century ride.

Kami rocked it, finishing at the front of the lead group and looking strong!  She led the first 7 miles of the ride and had her own personal police escort closing the intersections for her...very cool!   She did awesome today and learned alot about riding in large groups of bad riders. 

What a great birthday today, but glad to be home and with the kids.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 15.10
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 07:24:16 from 12.155.14.2

Happy Birthday Jeff and congratulations on the win. I figured a course in Boise would be legit.

Any plans for Des News? I'm keeping the basement open.

From jtshad on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 08:19:45 from 69.20.183.178

Can't make Des News as we are leaving that night to go to Kami's home town up north. Thanks for the offer! Hope you are having fun in Santa Fe!

From Smooth on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 08:39:00 from 71.213.102.15

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Congratulations on the win and super happy for Kami! :)

From Adam RW on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 09:20:32 from 65.127.208.182

Happy birthday and great top three half marathon!

From Rob on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 09:23:29 from 64.184.237.35

Happy Birthday, and nice win, you are getting stronger with every year older.

From Andrea on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 09:30:22 from 67.177.11.154

Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Nice start to the day with a win!

From Jake K on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 12:38:32 from 67.177.11.154

Great run Jeff!

From Neil on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 19:01:33 from 97.121.42.80

Congrats on the win Jeff! It was pretty warm yesterday. They should probably start that race an hour earlier this late in the summer. Sorry we didn't make it down there to see you break the tape. Hopefully we can meet up on your next trip to the valley. Regards.

From Superfly on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 20:56:56 from 74.211.21.81

Great win Jeff!

From JamesH on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 14:03:08 from 209.33.214.26

Nice work Jeff!

From Steve on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 15:42:33 from 66.87.66.154

Great run! I was hoping to be up in Idaho Falls this Saturday and catch a run with you guys, but there's a circuit race and it's about time I ran one of those.

From RileyCook on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 18:39:19 from 96.41.211.97

A solid time and a win. Sounds like the perfect birthday. Congrats and happy belated birthday.

From Chad Robinson on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 19:18:48 from 75.162.125.57

Fantastic race Jeff! It was very nice to meet you and get in a nice warmup. Sounds like you had a great B-Day.

From Hamdog Alum on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 08:47:27 from 71.90.5.18

Congrats on a solid win!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy recovery miles with Moxie before church on a warmish and very humid morning (left over moisture from the huge rain storm last night) in 53 minutes.  Legs felt good, just wanted to go easy.  I will try to get in some decent miles this week before the half marathon on Saturday where I will try to go 1:15 or faster. 

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 7.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.200.000.000.0014.20

4:30am...7 honest effort miles with Moxie through SRL and back with and extension down Sunnyside.  A good untimed run.  (Ride)

10K at lunch in 45:30.  I started off in cool weather and a light rain and ended in warm and humid conditions.  My right achilles was a bit tight during the run.  (Cortana)

1 mile with Justin in 8:00 after taking Kami out for her birthday dinner.  Fun to run with my son! (Bikila)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 1.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.20
Comments
From Adam RW on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 20:31:10 from 65.79.229.3

A little tightness is understood after such an awesome race this weekend. Plus that year older, you do know another body part is going to fall off :)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4:30am...7 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  I will try to get a lunch run in today if work allows, otherwise I will go out with Justin tonight. (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.200.000.000.009.20

4:30am...easy untimed 10K with Moxie on a nice morning for a run.  A busy day again at work, likely no lunch run but I will run with the XC team after work today.  (Ride)

3 miles easy with the XC team after work.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 3.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.20
Comments
From Rye on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 08:14:12 from 174.19.97.194

Mornings have been great lately.... Which is the case in Idaho. I would imagine that Moxie has some pretty tough paws. Nice running.

From Bob on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 18:19:04 from 67.176.195.62

That darn work getting in the way again! Next week is like that for me.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4:30am...7 untimed miles with Moxie.  Felt better than yesterday, started easy then started to push up the pace for the last half.  No lunch run today due to work commitments (again).  (Kinvara)

Curt started our kitchen floor replacement project, it is nice to have friends with skills!

Another run or beers with Gray...beers it is!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 7.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00
Comments
From Steve on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 09:10:17 from 66.87.65.23

Sorry about the late call the other night. I'll try and catch you tonight after I finish with concrete work in the yard all day! We will be up in Idaho Falls this Saturday afternoon through Sunday

From Glen on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 19:34:03 from 75.174.34.113

"7 untimed miles with Moxie."

Took me a long time to figure out Moxie is your dog. I did 7 miles the other morning with my dog Ollie. Doesn't sound as intense. (I'm sure it is not)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

4:30am....easy untimed 10k with Moxie this morning.  It was very hard getting up (didn't sleep well), I was sore and tired, it was really warm (71 degrees at 4:30am!) and I was fighting off a need for a pitstop for most of the run.  Good to get all of this out of the way so I am fresh for tomorrow's race (I wish it really worked this way).  (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.20
Race: Idaho Falls Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:14:58, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.006.107.000.0014.10

I ran the inagural IF Half marathon today with lots of friends in 1:14:58 for the win and a new PR.  Overall a good race (good organization, length accurate, good support) and a course that will eat you up the first half and make you pay in the second.

We went out hard from the start on the steppest part of the course.  UVU/Runners Corner guy named Derek, Trevor, Chas and myself.  By mile 2 we dropped Chas; at mile 3 dropped Trevor (his first HM), then at mile 4 I dropped Derek (who later dropped out at mile 6).  Ran through mile 5 in right 25:30 minutes (25 minutes at the 'official' marker), then kept the pace sub 6:00 for the next 2 miles.  My hips started to rebel from the elevation drop and hard effort, so the last 6 miles slipped into the 6's and each successive mile my hips started to tighten more, but I just pushed with what I had to stay ahead of the chase group. 

Overall fairly happy with the result (PR) but feel the effort last weekend on that course was a better time (versus the profile).  The hill is hard enough to run at race pace, let alone try to do another 7 miles on pancake flat to finish up the race. 

Splits:  4:53, 4:55, 5:08, 5:20, 5:14, 5:39, 5:54, 6:08, 6:10, 6:19, 6:19, 6:23, 6:19, 0:19 (5:09). 

Congrats to Trevor (2nd place, 1:18 first HM), Lynette (1st woman, new PR!), Austin, Alana, Craig, Eric and Rocky, etc. 

I had to bolt from the finish line early to get to my kids swim meet...both Justin and Katelyn are becoming awesome swimmers and did well (winning most of their heats/events).

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 14.10
Comments
From crhudman on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 11:32:16 from 71.39.209.182

You did awesome today. Thanks for the words at the finish. This is a learning experience for me. Glad to have some help along the way.

From Mauri on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 11:47:55 from 216.231.158.26

Congratulations!!!! Glad you're having a great day after a great race!

From JamesH on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 13:00:10 from 208.117.127.7

You are the man as always.

From Bam on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 13:55:29 from 213.191.245.19

Congrats on the PR and for running with such courage when the hips were giving you gyp.

From Jake K on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 14:22:51 from 184.167.8.115

Great race Jeff!

From Tom on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 14:23:49 from 67.199.179.59

Congrats on the victory and PR! And congrats to Justin and Katelyn as well!

From allie on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 14:36:58 from 174.23.135.116

great race, jeff. congrats.

From Alana on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 17:35:09 from 69.20.189.206

Awesome PR! I think this race is going to be a keeper! fun :)

From Rye on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 17:37:00 from 174.27.77.145

Nice job Jeff! Way to put the hammer down....

From msimona on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 18:32:30 from 65.130.152.55

A PR !! Gotta love it! Congrats, Jeff.

From Jon on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 20:26:11 from 74.177.97.254

A win, CR, PR, and general butt kicking of all the young bucks. As expected. Nice job!

From Walter on Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 07:47:21 from 97.37.87.211

Great job Jeff! Chalk another win for the masters.

From Neil on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 09:05:45 from 164.165.24.5

Congrats on the win and PR Jeff! You continue to inspire.

From Superfly on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 15:27:03 from 74.211.21.81

Super win Jeff. Looks like your in good form for your fall marathon.

From Bret on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 16:38:38 from 96.228.167.228

Congrats on a great race win and PR - very nice!

From Hamdog Alum on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 08:49:59 from 71.90.5.18

Two 1/2 marathon wins in a row!! Nice work Jeff

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles in about 49 minutes with Curt and Moxie.  Very sore this morning...glutes and quads especially.  Nearly didn't go when I couldn't walk down the stairs but felt better once I got moving. 

Thanks Curt for all the great work on our new kitchen floor.  Thanks Rob and Anna for the BBQ tonight.  Good to see you Steve, let me know when you are in town again.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

DOMS is really bad this morning, I could barely move to get out of bed so no morning run today.  Legs are hammered.  I decided to go out for an easy 3 miles with Moxie just to get the legs moving and shake out the stiffness...worked a little but still very tight.  (ride)

5 very sore recovery miles with Dan around the greenbelt in 40 minutes at lunchtime.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 3.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 15:05:38 from 24.10.249.165

Belated congrats on your half-marathon win streak and the sub 1:15.

Looking good for October I'd say.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today as I am still totally hammered (calves and quads especially now) and I went to bed/woke up feeling like crap (stomach ache/headache).   I started to go out in the light rain and my legs yelled and I nearly puked after getting light headed.  I will take today as a full on recovery day and stay in bed as much as possible to get well.

Comments
From Curt on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 08:05:48 from 69.20.189.206

Hope you get healed up and feeling better. Tell Justin sorry about the lego building, hopefully he can put it back together without too much trouble.

From Neil on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 14:19:20 from 164.165.24.5

It must really be bad for you to hit eject on a training run. Take it easy and rest up. Hope you feel better soon.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 14:23:51 from 24.10.249.165

Sorry about that. Rest is good though. Maybe go for a walk?

Was this a crazy downhill course or something? Sounds like I feel after Des News or Alta Peruvian.

From Rye on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 21:49:46 from 174.27.68.181

Get feeling better.... a lego disaster? Hope that works out for your boy!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Met up with Neil for a nice early morning run.  6 miles with Neil and a great conversation, 2 more by myself for 8 miles in 1:00.  Heading to Cottonwood for the family reunion this weekend.  

Thanks for the run, Neil! 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 8.00
Comments
From Neil on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 08:27:47 from 164.165.24.5

Great to finally meet and run with you Jeff. Thanks for helping me conquer my irrational fear of Canadian Geese. Enjoy the family reunion.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.003.000.000.0013.00

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 13.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.003.000.000.0012.00

12 miles on the Milner Trail today up at camp on Mt. Idaho.  6 miles with Kami while she was riding her bike, 3 miles with the boys, then 3 more miles later on in the day just because it was there.  A good day.

History of the trail: 

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5287224.pdf

 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 12.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

13 miles on the Milner trail up at camp before all the family reunion activites.  9 miles with Kami while she was riding her mountain bike.  Another good day at camp. 

More on the trail.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm91_055705.pdf

 

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 13.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles on the Milner trail before leaving camp for Cottonwood.  A great last trail run at the family reunion. 

Fighting off the beginnings of a bad head cold, my nose feels like it weighs 15 pounds and I have a terrible headache.  It could be a long(er) drive home tomorrow...that will suck!

Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00
Comments
From Curt on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 07:35:33 from 69.20.189.206

Hope you get feeling better and have safe travels home.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run, a long travel day back home from Cottonwood and I am still fighting this headcold.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Slept in a bit and almost didn't go out due to this nagging cough.  7 easy miles with Moxie.  Ran with Curt for about 2 miles and saw Andrea out on the pathway...she is heading to Africa and London this week for a work trip!  (Kinvara)

6 miles in 42:50 at lunch on a very warm and sunny day.  Still getting over the cold.  (Cortana)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 7.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie in between thunderstorms.  (Kinvara)

4 miles at 12:30pm on the desert.  27 minutes on sunny and hot (90 degrees) day.  (Cortana)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 6.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00
Comments
From Steve on Wed, Aug 01, 2012 at 13:46:04 from 12.171.31.2

Nice training day Jeff!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.252.000.000.0014.25

4:30am...8 very easy miles with Moxie.  I had a hard time getting up and going today but was glad I didn't give in to the laziness.  (Ride)

I got out right at 11am for a lunch run (before it heated up).  I was thinking I was going to try some intervals or a tempo, but my head, legs and stomach did not agree on that.  1 mile easy, 1 mile at easy MP, 3 miles at fast easy pace, 1.25 miles and easy MP for 6.25 miles in 42:10 (6:44), not what I wanted today.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 8.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.25
Comments
From crhudman on Thu, Aug 02, 2012 at 14:35:54 from 71.39.209.182

Sounds like our bodies are about the same but I gave into laziness this morning.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.750.000.000.0012.75

4:45am...easy 10K with Moxie.  I am having a really hard time getting out the door for my morning runs this week.  (Ride)

6.3 miles in 45 minutes around the greenbelt at lunch today.  This felt very easy but I just could not get in a good groove. I started off easy, built up a bit to 6:40ish pace then just had to leave it about here for the rest of the run.  Just go with it and run another day.  (Cortana)

Committed to TCM and the US Master's Marathon Championships in October. I bought my plane tickets, have the hotel (a great deal due to connections...thanks, you know who are!), registered with the race and USATF, got travel money from the race.  So, Minneapolis here I come (Steve, looking forward to running with you again...Walter, come run this one and skip SGM!).

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.20Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.55
Comments
From Tmck on Fri, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:47:41 from 76.27.6.163

That sounds like quite the commitment, Good Luck. Hopefully getting out of bed will start getting easier.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.005.000.000.0017.00

I slept in and went out around 7:00 for a longer solo run.  I ran 13.1 miles solo (first time I have worn my IPod in a long time!) in about 1:28 through SRL and around the greenbelt  to John's Hole Bridge and back.  Ran into Deborah, Shelley and Gama.  After getting home, Justin and I went out for 2 miles in 16:30 then I finished off the 17 miles in 1:59:50. 

On the last stretch, I had to rescue a kitten from the middle of the street which had been hit by a car and was missing an arm.  I grabbed it and took it 0.25M to the vet down the street for them to take care of it...not the best way to end a run.

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 17.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles after watching the women's olympic marathon.  6 miles with Moxie, then one with Justin and Katelyn.  (Ride)

Took off for our week of camping...the kid's at Luther Heights Bible camp at Alturas Lake and Kami and I just outside of Ketchum.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Aug 05, 2012 at 10:05:13 from 24.10.249.165

Hey Jeff - rare night out with my wife last night. I'll give you a call this afternoon.

From Jon on Sun, Aug 05, 2012 at 10:07:59 from 74.177.127.58

Great race. I was cheering for that Russian to medal as a darkhorse.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

I did a 6 mile run on the Harriman Trail with Moxie while Kami biked with us.  From North Fork campground up through Wood River and back.

Later, we hike up to Mill Lake...a good 5 mile round trip up a good grade.  Beautiful and all to ourselves!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 11.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Kami and I wanted to bike together on the Harriman trail from the campground to the Galena Lodge.  We put Moxie in the camper but she yelped for 10 minutes so we brought her along.  We biked from North Fork to Easley, then Moxie and I turned around and Kami kept going to the lodge.  Moxie did a 15 mile trail run  (I will count the 15 miles as 5 easy miles) and Kami ended up with 19 miles up the whole trail.

Lunch at Galena lodge then we drove back to camp.  I did another 8 miles running on the trail before calling it a day. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 15.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

I got up early and did  7 miles on the trail.  After lunch, we hiked up to Norton Lakes which is a solid 4.25 miles of good climbing up to a beautful lake.   A cool cloudy day which was really nice.

Afterwards, as we were making dinner I punctured my hand lightly with a knife (but it hurt!).  After dinner, we were sitting talking and I was checking out how much my hand hurt when I started to get light headed.  The next thing I know, Kami was behind me yelling for help as I passed out and my eyes rolled to the back of my head.  A quick trip to the emergency room diagnosed me with Vasovagal syncope due to dehydration, low blood pressure and low heart rate.  This was the first time I had had and issue due to being in good shape!  Pretty scary event, especially for Kami.

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 11.25
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From Tmck on Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 16:52:41 from 69.20.153.156

WOW!!!, What is your HR and blood pressure? Sounds like you had a fun week.

From Rachel on Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 21:00:07 from 174.126.65.77

Justin, Isabelle was diagnosed with Vasovagal syncope about 7 years ago, usually fainting when she has a fever but the last three times, there was no fever so it seems to be getting a little worse and more often, not fun!

From Jon on Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 21:40:08 from 98.71.141.210

So was your fainting at all related to your self-imposed knife wound?

From jtshad on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 12:50:02 from 204.134.132.225

Jon, no it was related to being dehydrated and a bit worn out after a good meal.

My resting heart rate was 41 and BP was 100/60, so it was mostly due to those factors.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Due to the events of yesterday, we took it a bit easier today.  We dropped Moxie off at doggie day care inl Ketchum then rode the gondola to the top of Mt. Baldy to bike.  We biked down the single track of cold springs trail for about 12 miles of pretty technical and exposed trail. 

We rode the gondola back up to the Roundhouse restraurant for lunch and Kami decided that was enough single track for the day.  We enjoyed the leisurely lunch, then biked 8 miles on the WoodRiver paved pathway through Ketchum to Warm Springs lift area for a total of 20 miles of biking for the day (I will count as 7 easy miles).

We walked around Ketchum for a bit then picked up Moxie and back for our last night at camp.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running today.  We packed up camp and dropped off the trailer at the HQ for the recreation area before heading over the Galena summit to visit Redfish Lake for a spell and a lunch break. 

Then we picked up the kids at camp and made the long drive home to IF.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Got the kids up early for the Kids Tri Harder Triathlon.  They both swam 100m, rode 2 miles on the bike and ran a mile.  Justin finished in 12:40 (1st OA) and Katelyn in 20:27.

Afterwards, went for a quick 7 mile run in 45 minutes along Sunnyside before cleaning up after camping for a week (unloaded trailer, vacuumed, washed truck, etc.). 

Watched a bit of the Olmpics, bummed I missed so much of the track and field events.  We did watch the 5000m, 1500m and relays last night and can't wait to watch the marathon tomorrow morning.

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.256.000.000.0019.25

We woke up early to watch the Olympic Marathon...what a race!  Congrats to Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda (1st place) and Meb Keflhezghi of the USA (4th place) on great races.  Motivated me for my long run today.

I ran a solo 18 miler through SRL and around the greenbelt through Freeman Park then down Sunnyside in 2:02:00 (6:46 avg).  Threw in some MP miles and ran out of steam at the end.  When I got home, I ran 1.25 miles with Justin and Moxie in 10:30 for 19.25 miles overall.

Now for a family birthday party for Justin who is now a teenager!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.25Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 19.25
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 16:43:33 from 24.10.249.165

Congratulations to Justin, Really, a teenager?

From Steve on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 22:31:27 from 66.87.126.238

That is one sweet run. What a great pace for a long run!

From jtshad on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 08:35:45 from 204.134.132.225

Yep, he is 13 and acting like a teenager!

From Kory on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 12:53:41 from 134.50.89.24

Nice Jeff I wish we could do a long run together one of these days. Your doing the Pocatello Half?

From jtshad on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 12:55:22 from 204.134.132.225

50/50 depending on the travel and timing of Justin's XC meet in Soda Springs on that morning. His event is the first priority so I will have to see if I can squeeze in the half then drive to Soda.

From Adam RW on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 18:42:11 from 67.182.250.241

Nice run. I agree about the Olympics bringing out some extra motivation.

It is frightening how quickly these kids grow up.

Have a great week.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:30am...slow easy 6 miles with Moxie.  A bit sore from yesterday's long run and hard to get up early again and face going back to work.  (ride)

6 easy miles at lunch in 46 minutes. A nice day for a run, but legs are still a bit tired.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

4:45am...hard to get up this morning after sleeping 9 hours each night last week while camping.  Got out the door a bit late and only had time for an easy 6.25 miles with Moxie before heading to work early.  Likely the only run of the day due to a busy schedule at work.  (ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.25Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.25
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From Curt on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 08:31:22 from 72.208.172.39

Funny how camping is suppose to be a break but it seams to wear us out and requires recovery time:) Have a good week.

From ArmyRunner on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 18:45:52 from 99.72.211.28

Hey Jeff its good to be back. Kansas is treating us well. Son James has run a 4:30 mile and is only getting faster. Its good to be running consistently again. It looks like you are running well still. Maybe I will run another marathon someday.

Race: Cady Tucker Run for Life 5 miler (5 Miles) 00:29:13, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.005.000.000.0012.00

4:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie. (Ride)

At lunch, I ran the Cady Tucker Run for Life 5 mile race in Freeman Park.  This is a safety awareness run put on in the name of a 12 year old who was killed by a diabetic driver 10 years ago.  The RD asked me to run the race and give a talk afterwards, which was a real honor. 

5 1 mile loops of Freeman park.  An honest rolling course on a day in which it was hard to breath due to all the smoke in the area from the fires.   I won the race in 29:12 by almost 6 minutes (Saige was second overall!).  Fun time with lots of people I know in an easy MP effort today (due to the bad air).  I am still hacking a little a few hours later!  For the win I won $100, not bad for a tempo run at lunch!  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Adam RW on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 10:19:23 from 155.101.152.123

Whenever I complain about not getting enough sleep I have to just check your blog and remember what crazy hours you get up :)

I know I've asked you this before but what do you average for nightly sleep?

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:42:26 from 24.10.249.165

Andy is looking out our window waiting for you guys to pull up. It's about noon.

From jtshad on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 13:59:58 from 69.20.183.178

Adam, I average between 5-6 hours of sleep per night.

Rob, see you around 6:30pm.

From Jake K on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 14:37:34 from 155.100.226.54

That's a pretty good take-home on the lunch run!

From Adam RW on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 14:45:18 from 128.110.237.254

What a way to spend a lunch break!!!

From RileyCook on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 14:55:10 from 132.3.57.68

Nice work, and nice payday!

From crhudman on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 15:26:00 from 71.39.209.182

Lunch time payday! How did I miss out on that? The smoke is REALLY bad right now.

From scottkeate on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 16:48:37 from 216.49.181.254

Nice work, Jeff! Sounds like a good cause and making a few $ at lunch aint bad either.

From Bret on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 09:14:11 from 64.128.133.66

Nice job Jeff - would love to have a lunchtime race during the week.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

6.3 miles with Rob Murphy on the Foothills loop early. Thanks for the hospitality Murphy's!

Flew to San Francisco for my uncle's wedding this weekend.  Spent the day sightseeing and walking around Fisherman's Wharf and riding the cable cars. 

Got back to the subway late and walked through the Mission district back to my uncles house.  Quite a walk in the dark on a hilly route...kinda made my family nervous but made it with no issues.  The rest of todays mileage is from all our touring around.

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 12.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 17:08:50 from 24.10.249.165

Hope you all arrived safely... have fun.

I'll be waiting for that GG Bridge post. On the north side of the bridge in Marin County there are tons of great routes and trails.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Lots of walking again around SF.  Rode the city bus from my uncle's house to downtown and walked to the Palace of Fine arts then to the Wharf to meet family.  Lots of miles again.

Bachelor dinner tonight with all my uncles buddies...a fun time!

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 mile run up to the top and around Bernal Heights park in San Francisco.  Quite a climb to the park then ran 7 loops around the ~ 1 mile loop.  Half up a 5% grade then the other half back down to the start.  Quite a hill workout today.

Rest of the day at the wedding and reception for my uncle.  A nice wedding and a big traditional chinese food reception...8 course meal of very real chinese food, a great time!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles before church up on Bernal Heights again, this time running the reverse direction...the hills were not any easier.  Having a great time with family but ready to be home. 

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today as we had to get up really early for our flight back to SLC.  Met up with the Murphy's for breakfast at Ruth's then the drive home and getting unpacked from the trip and getting Moxie.  We were tired and ready for bed.

Spent a couple of hours trying to clear up an issue with the PowerBar Gels that I was able to get for a couple of marathons.  Unfortunately a lot of communication issues with the company and have to see what I can do to get all the gels distributed and enough for both events. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:15am...normal 6 mile run with Moxie.  (Ride)

As I was heading out for worked I checked on my wife's car which had been acting funny lately and determined there is an electrical issue so I had to take it in to the dealer this morning.

No lunch run due to being slammed from being gone from work so much lately and waiting to here back on my wife's car...new battery and new brakes (some of which should be covered by extended warranty).  I would run tonight but I have a church meeting...so a light mileage week.

Still trying to decide if I am going to run the Mesa Falls race this weekend.  My mind is just likely not there for a full marathon but I might be able to fake a hard half.  Or, just go for a long training run from home...hmm.

PowerBar came through and is getting the PowerBar Gels we need for both Mesa Falls and Pocatello...a good company with great products!  Now just to make sure I can get them all the RD's in time for the races!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.700.000.000.0014.70

4:30am...8.5 miles with Curt in 1:07.  We ran through SRL to Broadway and back.  Thanks for the company and great conversation.   During the run I had a slight twing in my right groin, but it seemed to go away after about a mile. (Kinvara)

Not looking like Pocatello will work as my son's XC meet starts at 10:20 and the race starts at 8am and is about 1 hour away from the meet.  Priority is on Justin's first meet!  Now, to run the the Mesa full or half this weekend, or not at all??

10K in 41:07 at lunch on a beautiful day.  Started with an easy w/u mile (7:05) then tried to run at goal MP for the rest.  However, everytime I would get to pace, my right groin would really start to hurt and is still hurting after the run.  Maybe my decision on Mesa has been made for me.  Splits: 7:05, 6:34, 6:34, 6:30, 6:29, 6:35, 0.2 - 1:18. (Cortana)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 8.50Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.20
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From Bill Mandler on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 14:33:49 from 184.155.135.130

Jeff,

If you need transportation to get the Powerbar stuff to Pocatello just give me a call. I am in IF 2-3 times per week.

Bill

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 08:40:51 from 163.248.33.220

Race from 8:00 to 9:16. Have a waiting car. One hour drive. Arrive at Justin's meet at 10:20. The meet will probably be behind schedule anyway.

From jtshad on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 13:12:20 from 204.134.132.225

Bill, I got most of them to Mike and should be able to get the rest to him next week but will keep your offer in minde. Hope you are doing well!

Rob, I am thinking hard about what to do. It is just at an hour to get there and would hope for a bit of a delay in their race. However, if we get held up in traffic? There is a coaches/citizen's 5K before the kids start at the Soda event that I might do if I don't do Poky. Plus, this damn abductor issue I just developed...

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 15:03:31 from 163.248.33.220

The coaches/family races are always fun.

Sorry about the aches. Be careful. At this point you know what you can run through and what you can't right?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I had a hard time getting up today (up a bit late last night with my son's party) and my right groin was still aching a bit so I thought about skipping.  Feels like I have a grade 1 abductor strain.

Got out the door at 5am with Moxie and finished 4.3 miles before quitting.  Right leg/groin was a bit sore and I had to stop and walk 3 times during the run.  (Ride)

5.7 miles at lunch in 40 minutes on VERY smoky day, not a good air day.  Slow and easy (7:20, 7:12, 7:11, 7:06, 6:55, cooldown) with a few twinges during the run whenever I picked it up much. (Cortana)

Really conflicted about the race this weekend.  Told the RD that I was at best going to make the half and I will see how I am feeling tomorrow.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.30Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 4.30Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.70
Comments
From Tmck on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 09:21:40 from 69.20.160.195

Is it your adductors that are causing the pain? Be careful and make sure to let it heal if it is. My brother thought he could get through some groin pain, and just keep training. Now he hasn't been able to run for over a year. He hasn't been able to do anything physical for over a year because of tendonitis of the adductors in his groin.

From crhudman on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 10:03:04 from 71.39.209.182

I personally blame these new injuries on Curt being healthy. Seems like as soon as he got his mojo back I went down and now you. Hope you feel better soon. I'll probably run 13 on Saturday at some sort of soft pace if you're not racing and want to meet up.

From jtshad on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 13:09:36 from 204.134.132.225

TMCK - Thanks for the words of warning.

Craig, I am still undecided on the Half at Mesa (no full) and will let you know tomorrow about hooking up. Hope you are feeling better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

I slept in and didn't get out until 5:45.  I woke up wondering how my abductor was going to feel and it wasn't bad.  I ran about 3.5 miles at ~7:40 pace then ran into Curt doing a tempo run so I ran him home for 4 miles averaging about 6:45 and it felt pretty good (a few little twinges).  I went out to finish the run and ran with Andrea for a while.  I finished off ~10 miles and saw lots of runners out this morning.

I then went and helped with XC practice and their time trial today (1.55 miles).  We warmed up on the course to learn it and then I helped monitor and time.  The kids did great and Justin ran pretty well with a 12:36 for 7th place.  I will count about 2 miles during the practice.

I think that I am going to go ahead and run the half tomorrow.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 10.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 12.00
Comments
From shellberns on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 11:46:17 from 174.126.57.128

Thanks for helping out with practice today. Abby said it was hard, but she's going to stick with it! I'm excited!

From shellberns on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 11:47:07 from 174.126.57.128

AND, good luck tomorrow! I love that race!

From Steve on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:48:46 from 66.87.65.186

Rack up another one for us old guys!

From Tmck on Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 00:11:59 from 69.20.153.156

Good luck with the race.

From Curt on Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 07:36:59 from 69.20.189.206

So glad I ran into you out there. Good luck with your race and I hope you feel 100% for it.

Race: Mesa Falls Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:18:27, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0013.100.000.0015.10

I decided to go ahead and run the Mesa Falls Half this morning and just see how bad the abductor felt.  Got up and out the door at 5:45 to drive to Ashton, ID.

Once there, I stopped it to get my bib and bag and heard that Gray was going to run...sweet!  Stopped in at the breakfast area and said hi to some friends and saw Tyler LeBaron was running the half as well (2:30 at STG last year).   The HM course starts at 5760 feet, ends at 5260 feet so we are at elevation!

Hit the facilities a few times and got on the bus and rode up with Saige (for sure the winning woman).  Hit the PoP one last time, ran a warm up with Tyler then got to the start...but no Gray! 

At the gun Tyler and I were running well down the trail part (miles 1-3, approx. 350 elevation drop) at about a 5:35 average pace passing lots of marathoners.  I was running easy and breathing easy but I felt the abductor a bit though not bad, this would stay the same throughout the race.  After running into the campground we have a flat mile or so then start into the hill that climbs pretty fast and continuously til mile 7 (climb about 300 feet).  Through here I let Tyler take the lead a bit and just ran very controlled and easy to save it for after cresting the hill.  Tyler had been breathing very heavily since the start and I was wondering how far he would last.  Average up the hill around a 6:30. 

At mile 7, we top off and hit the downhill rollers so I start to see what Tyler has left in the tank and push the pace up a bit.  We hit mile 8 at a 5:33 and just past here is a hill at which time Tyler indicates he can't hold the pace.  So I maintain the effort to ensure he would not catch back up and run the next 2 miles in 5:42 pace (downhill about 250 feet).   It was fun to have the company but good to break the competition a bit and start to go for the win.

At mile 10, my intestinal issues start to show up and I slow a bit as I am fighting the need for a PoP start but make it through mile 11-13 at 6:00 pace (mostly flat).  The home stretch is a bit long (0.22 on my GPS probably due to my bad tangents).  Chat for a couple of minutes, see Tyler finish then run to the PoP.

At the finish, I see the RD and he says congrats.  RD says he heard we were neck and neck at mile 7 and said he put his money on the young guy (since I had told him about my injury and Tyler had told him that he was going for the CR).  I guess I proved that old guys can still race well. 

Cooled down for about a mile back and forth to my truck and stuck around to get some food and chat with other runners then headed home for family time and chores.

Splits: 5:22, 5:40, 5:44, 5:55, 6:27, 6:46, 6:16, 5:33, 5:42, 5:43, 6:05, 6:00, 5:55, 1:15 (0.22M).

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 15.10
Comments
From scottkeate on Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 16:12:58 from 71.199.4.146

Nice race, Jeff! Glad to see you keeping the young bucks humble :-) Best of luck in getting the abductor back in tip-top shape.

From Steve on Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 20:37:11 from 66.87.64.106

Sweet run! You are the man in Idaho. Freakin amazing.

From Tmck on Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 00:14:57 from 69.20.153.156

Nice Job!

From Jon on Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 06:05:30 from 98.71.134.80

As if it was ever in doubt that old guys can still race well. Congrats on the win.

From Teena Marie on Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 09:50:42 from 67.2.127.157

OLD??? Nah. CRAZY AMAZING???? Yeah, Baby!!!!

You are AWESOME!!!!!!!

Congrats. :)

From Kory on Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 16:49:50 from 184.155.135.194

Outstanding Jeff. I'm glad you did so well and won. I really enjoy seeing what you've done this year. Now your not doing the Poky HM?

From Jake K on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 13:11:00 from 155.100.226.191

Nice win! Veteran racing experience over the young buck!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

I met Curt for a longish run on a perfect morning and praised God for such a glorious sunrise.  We ran through SRL and around the greenbelt and home for a total of 11.5 miles in 1:24:30.  I went home and picked up Justin and Moxie and we did another 3 miles in 26:00 (Justin's fastest 3 mile run) all before church today.  A good start to a Sunday and a new week.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 14.50
Comments
From Justin on Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 21:13:49 from 69.20.183.178

thanks dad it was fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:15am...6 very easy miles with Moxie on a beautiful morning.  Adductors felt ok, a little twing (in the left one this morning) but no real worries.

I helped out at the middle school XC practice this morning.  Helped with warmup and help keep the kids going on the two 10 min tempo runs.  One gal fainted and hit the pavement right behind me...she told the coach she had been having issues for a while and never told anyone.   Lectured kids on telling us about any issues before practice to ensure the coach knows about their conditioning before causing harm.  Justin did great as his pack leader and showed real heart today!  No lunch run due to helping at practice...I will work through lunch.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...easy 6 miles with Moxie, no abductor issues.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 6.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Curt on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 13:38:07 from 69.20.189.206

Glad to hear that abductor issue is leaving you alone.

From Rye on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 06:59:53 from 75.174.37.93

I've been off the blog for a month or so...glad to see that you are Mr. Consistent....Hope you have had a great summer this year.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4:30am...slow and easy 4 mile run with Moxie for my taper.  Hoping to feel good and do well at Pocatello marathon on Saturday.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 4.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00
Comments
From crhudman on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 09:41:02 from 69.20.180.92

Didn't know you were planning on Pocatello. I thought I was the only one running the full. I guess I'll see you there.

From jtshad on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 09:44:30 from 204.134.132.225

I just switched so I could make my son's XC meet in Soda Springs.

Lots of marathon runners at Poky: Lynette, Andrea, Alana, Marlin, McKay, Corwin, Glen, Gama, Michael Simpson, several Shelley residents. Halfers: Rob Murphy, Gray, Nate, Curt.

Bloggers: Justin Park, Kory Wheatley, Bill Mandler, Mike Schramm, etc.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

My traditional rest day before a marathon so I decided to sleep in and forgo an easy run early.  I might do a short run at lunch instead if I am feeling like it. 

I was looking up the Master's runners for TCM last night, what a tough group of runners!  It will be a challenge to break the top 15 let alone even think of top 10 based on the times some of the guys have put down, not even quite sure why they let me in the elite category.  My money is on Malcolm Campbell who is running so well this year (1:09 HM, 2:22 Marathon) followed by Tracy Lokken and Jason Ryf (David Williams, Kevin Castille could be in there too). 

An easy run at lunch, more mental to help offset bad mojo at work.  Focused totally on form and tried to put in minimal effort.  3.5 miles in 23:32:  6:47, 6:47, 6:37, 3:21 (0.5m).  Everything felt really good and very easy.  Good run to blow off steam and get ready for Saturday.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 3.50
Comments
From Marlin on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 08:47:15 from 174.232.134.129

Jeff, you are going to do awesome on Saturday and can't wait to hear how J-man does in his event.

From Russ on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 15:06:42 from 74.114.3.253

I hope you're able to "run your race" on Saturday. Sounds like great competition.

From Jake K on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 15:12:19 from 155.100.226.191

Good luck this weekend Jeff.

Don't worry about those other guys @ TCM - they are looking at the entry lists and thinking "Shadley - UH OH, isn't he the only guy out of 20,000 that ran good at Boston this year?" :-)

From Curt on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 05:39:06 from 69.20.189.206

I'm glad you're running Poky this weekend Jeff, it'll be fun to have everyone down there. As for wondering why you are in the elite for TCM, just ask the other 99% of runners you beat every time you race:) You are such an inspiration. Good luck Saturday if I don't get the chance to see you before.

From Bret on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 07:52:50 from 64.128.133.66

Good luck this weekend!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

4:45am...3 easy miles with Moxie to get her out and keep my legs moving.  Looking forward to seeing everyone run well tomorrow. 

Good luck at Poky to Marlin, Curt, Alana, Craig, Rob, Justin, Andrea, Lynette, Ron, Kory, Bill, McKay, Gray, Gary, Alisa, etc. (too many to remember!).

Drove down to Poky to get our race packets and spend some time with the Murphy's.  Kids had a great time playing together and we had a nice dinner and time talking with Anne and Rob before hitting the sack to get up early.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 3.00
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From Marlin on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 09:05:02 from 174.232.135.104

Good luck to you also Jeff, see you at the start.

Race: Pocatello Marathon (26.22 Miles) 02:39:11, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.220.000.0026.22

Short report:  2:39:11, 2nd overall, 1st Master.  First half: 1:17:33ish, second half 1:21:38ish.  First half controlled, second half on cruise due to twinges in my abductor.  One PoP at mile 10 then cruised the rest of the way.

Congrats to all my IF running buddies (too many to name now) and to Justin Park for crushing the course record with a 2:26...a Kenyan will have to come to break this. 

Full report:

Woke up at 4am to get ready to meet Kory and Rachelle to ride to the buses (thanks for the ride!).  At the starting line, we saw tons of running friends and had a good time while waiting for the start.  Cleared the pipes many times hoping to avoid any GI issues on the course.  Cool and a bit breezy but perfect running conditions.  I warmed up a bit with Craig and Kory then got to the line and saw Justin.

Ran pretty easy on the downhills (through mile 14).  Took off a bit quick with Justin and a really big guy wearing a Idaho Beef council shirt (no, not Dane!) who ran his first mile way too fast and blew up by the end of mile 1.  After that, ran controlled down the hills and watched Justin just take off (lost sight of him by mile 5 except at the turnaround at mile 7). 

I was running well and controlled with a couple of guys chasing me.  At mile 8 I took a PowerBar gel but my intestinal issues were starting to arise so at mile 10 I made the decision to use the PoP.  After the stop as I was coming out the third place guy was approaching the aid station so I grabbed a drink and tried to hammer the next couple of miles to put some distance (and fear) in him. 

At mile 12, I felt a hard twinge in my right abductor that put a bit of a hitch in my step for a bit.  At this point approaching the half mark, I decided that I would just go into more of a cruise mode so I wouldn' cause any issues and not get injured for TCM. 

As I was coming up on the half, Rob came out and ran with my for about 0.75M which was a really pick me up.  Saw Curt, Gary and Gray as well as I hit the half at 1:17:30ish (including the PoP...a bit faster than I was expecting).  Now for the fun on the rolling second half.This is a very legit half, with good size rollers and more uphill than downhill. 

The groin was doing ok but I could feel it and every now and again it would talk to me so the miles through 21 were just pretty easy and conservative.  I grabbed a PowerBar gel at mile 20.  At about 20.5 mile mark, we hit the uphill to the high school and ran a bit harder to keep my momentum for the rest of the uphill...it didn't work as mile 22 was a weak 6:32.  Once over the top I was able to get going again (mostly) as I was running a bit afraid that 3rd place was going to make a move and I wanted to stay ahead of the half marathoners (I thought for sure Gray or Rob was going to come up on me). 

My abductor twinged again hard at mile 22-23 so I was a bit worried about the last 5K.  At mile 24, I ask the volunteer if there was anyone back there and he indicated there was no one in sight so I cruised into the finish.  Happy to be done and with the time.

At the finish, I saw Justin and chatted for a bit then had to get moving.  A volunteer helped me get my bag and as we were leaving the MC grabbed me up on stage to talk.  Even he talked about my decision to run the marathon so I could get done earlier to make Justin's XC meet! 

We got out as quickly as we could then had to drive the road on the course for a while but we got to cheer on friends.  We made it to Soda Springs with 5 minutes to spare to see Justin do great at his meet and run a strong 1.8 mile course in 13:44!   Afterwards we stopped at Lava Hot Springs for the kids to play in the pool with some friends.  A great day for the Shadley's!

Splits:  5:21, 5:49, 5:48, 5:55, 5:56, 5:49, 5:50, 5:56, 5:59, 6:44 (PoP), 5:37, 5:33, 6:08 (abductor twinge), 5:43, 6:08, 6:15, 6:28 (hill), 6:10, 6:02, 6:20, 6:20 (big hill), 6:32 (twinge), 6:12, 6:11, 6:18, 1:55 (0.31)

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 26.22
Comments
From Adam RW on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 20:27:09 from 68.188.27.203

Jeff, Great! Looking forward to the full report.

From JimF on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 20:48:03 from 98.222.218.178

Congratulations on another great race!

From Fritz on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 20:48:05 from 76.27.28.67

Nice job Jeff. 2nd and the Master's win!

From scottkeate on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 21:07:37 from 71.199.4.146

Great race, Jeff! Congrats on the 2nd place finish.

From c h a d on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 21:22:44 from 67.172.251.122

Great race Jeff!

From Curt on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 05:50:51 from 69.20.189.206

Very good race Jeff. That's a great time especially when just recently deciding to run the full. You looking very strong for TCM next month. Congrats on your masters win and 2nd overall.

From Jon on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 06:51:20 from 98.71.131.64

Good job, Jeff.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 07:06:11 from 24.10.249.165

Great race Jeff. You looked smooth and strong. I know you will train hard, but smart, for Twin Cities and be ready to go in a month.

From Bret on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 07:20:24 from 71.43.123.107

Congrats on the race Jeff. Great job!

From Neil on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 18:54:35 from 75.196.202.218

Another great performance from Idaho's #1 masters runner. Congrats!

From Dave S on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 18:55:48 from 63.248.248.225

Great job! Another sub 2:40 in the book!

From josse on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 19:14:18 from 70.196.196.68

Great job on the marathon and making it to watch you kid race....the juggling act of a running parent:)

From Jake K on Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 08:07:26 from 67.177.11.154

Great job Jeff! A very solid effort and it seems like the body held up OK... hopefully you can get it back to 100% by TCM.

From crhudman on Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 08:53:41 from 71.39.209.182

What a great race.

From Marlin on Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 09:31:25 from 174.27.117.250

Jeff, you are amazing! Great race and it was so nice to hang out at the start line, we'll have to get together for a run soon.

From Superfly on Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 13:05:44 from 74.211.21.81

Solid run Jeff. Really hoping you can put it all together and get healthy for TCM. Good luck my friend.

From Adam RW on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 at 08:29:32 from 67.182.250.241

Sounds like the perfect day. Great time, congratulations.

From Steve on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 at 10:00:30 from 66.87.64.24

This is your best run of the year I think, excepting Boston. Well done! This has been a good late season for you. I really hope I can pull it together to run with you at Twin.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

A day of recovery walking around the Eastern  Idaho State Fair with my family...what a great day!  Legs feel good, just a bit stiff in the calves and my abductors are a bit sore as well but I don't think of any injury concern.

We were at my family's house and I was stung by a wasp in the back of my leg, man that hurt and those are nasty buggers!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

Out for a great morning run with Curt in the fall weather morning...brisk with a bite too it, gotta love running in fall weather.  8 miles in 1:04 for a nice easy recovery run with great company.  

I will go back out in a bit with Justin (and hopefully Kami too) for a training run to keep him on track for his XC season.

Justin, Kami, Moxie and I went out for a training run. Kami ran 3 miles (yeah!), Justin, Moxie and I ran 3 miles with some intervals in 26:00.  Justin and I cooled down for 0.5m for a good start to the week!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 11.50
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From Curt on Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 18:58:27 from 69.20.189.206

Thanks for the company this morning. Glad you guys made it out together. Way to go Kami!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  Calves a bit sore still, also need to retire this pair of Rides.  (Old Rides)

First day of school for the kids.   No lunch run due to work commitments.

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

4:30am...6 slow easy miles with Curt and great conversation.  Thanks for the company. (Ride)

No lunch run due to work commitments.  Alos, horrible air quality on the dessert due to all the fires in the area.  I feel bad for the runners at the Salmon Marathon this weekend.

I met a new pontential training partner yesterday who is back in town for a few months and we have plans to run our longer runs on weekends...David Jankowski!  Good to have guys (he and Gray) who will really make me work on hard runs in addition to my other friends (Curt, Craig) who can provide good company on good honest efforts days.  Getting have a great running community here in IF.

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.001.000.000.0013.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie on a very nice morning for a run. Legs are recovered from the marathon, just tired this morning. (Ride)

Still a bit more sore from the race than I thought this morning!  7 mile run at lunch in 51:50 on a cool, cloudy and a bit humid day.  Took it nice and easy with some slow MP pickups.  Felt good until the last 0.5M when my right hammy really tightened up.  Time for some stretching and rolling.  (Cortana)

 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
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From Curt on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 at 13:26:47 from 69.20.189.206

I hear you on the stretching and rolling. It's funny how most of us neglect that part until it's absolutely a must. Good luck getting it worked out.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:30am....went out for an easy 5 miles with Curt before planning on meeting Craig at his house for a run.  My right hammy was really tight and never loosened up so I decided to end the run and listen to my body so I had to bag the run with Craig...sorry.

Kami convinced me to join her at spinning class today which actually loosened up my hammy.  I rode 28 km in 1 hour at spinning so I will count this as 5 easy miles. 

Now for a busy day off.  Chores and errands, dealing with a sick daughter and going to the XC meet tonight. Then I am driving Justin up to Island Park for a church activity and back...long day!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 5.00
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From Rob Murphy on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 at 13:37:21 from 163.248.33.220

I almost read 28 miles in one hour. That would have been impressive.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

Slept in a bit and went out for a longer run with David Jankowski.  13.1 miles in 1:32:53 through SRL, greenbelt and Freeman Park.  Nice conversation and good to her his stories of being a professional runner (2:16 marathon, 28:14 10,000m) with Hanson's and ZAP.  Got some pointers and thoughts on TCM.  Good to meet another great runner here in IF.  Say lots of runners out this morning including Shannon, Shelly, Alisa, Lynette, Andrea and Deborah. 

Very proud of Justin for competing hard in the Tiger Grizz XC meet yesterday.  He ran a 12:02, which is good but still has some room to improve. 

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 13.10
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From Alana on Sat, Sep 08, 2012 at 08:58:43 from 69.20.189.206

Curt asked if I saw you out today. I told him I saw a bolt of lightning and that it was probably you! :)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Slept in and skipped the early morning run.  Had a great day at church with a great Bible study and sermon about John 21. 

Went out for an easy run of 5 miles.  Wore the Vibrams and IPod, first time for both of these in a while.  5 miles in 37 minutes.

Out for a family run before dinner.  Justin and I finished off 2.5 miles while the girls and Moxie did 2.  A great time!  Justin ran the last 0.1M to home at 5:22 pace!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 2.50Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

4:30am...6 slow easy miles with Moxie.  Right abductor twingy a bit at the beginning of the run but it was ok at the end.  Warm with a bit of rain during the run. (Kinvara)

6.5 miles in 47 minutes flat on a nice but windy day at lunch around the greenbelt. Legs were good, just a bit heavy so an easy run.  (Cortana)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 6.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:30am...6 slow easy unmotivated miles with Moxie.  It was 51 degrees outside but it felt much cooler...fall is in the air (it is supposed to be 35 degrees in IF tomorrow, it was 29 degrees on the way to the desert this morning).  Hammy and abductor were ok, my right foot had a twinge yesterday and I felt that at the start of the run.  Sucks getting old and tired as I near the end of the training season.  (Ride 2012)

4 miles in 28 minutes, more of a mental than a phsyical run.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

4:40am...5.25 miles with Moxie. Slow, easy, unmotivated, tired, cold (43 degrees) and late so I had to go short in order to get Justin to XC practice.

No lunch run today due to work conflicts.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.25Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.205.300.000.0013.50

4:30am...10k with Moxie through SRL.  Ran into Marlin and ran together for about a mile.  Nice easy run on a cold morning (35 degrees) with gloves, jacket and earband.  Brrr!

6.3 miles at lunch in aroung 41 minutes.  Easy first mile then into mid MP range.  If I got too fast I would get a bit of a twinge in my abductor, so I stayed fairly even around 6:15-6:25 pace.  Overall average including the warmup mile was 6:25.  (Cortana)

Justin has his XC relay race this afternoon, looking forward to seeing how he does running with his team.

I helped at the XC meet today warming up the team (~1 mile) as the coach was busy with the event coordination.  Warming up 40 middle schoolers is like hearding cats and a lot of talking to yourself.  The kids did great today!

My abductor was really sore during the warmups.  I might skip my morning run tomorrow.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.30Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 7.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

No run this morning, I just couldn't get up.  Ok as my abductor is still sore from yesterday and I will go a bit longer at lunch today.

Very proud of Justin and his team at yesterday's High Five Relay race!

Now this is my kind of study!

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/09/12/should-drink-beer-after-working-out/?intcmp=features

10 miles at lunch in 1:15 around the entire greenbelt loop.  Saw David J. out on the run and we made plans to run tomorrow morning.  A pretty pathetic run.  Had to make two pit stops, my abductor started to hurt aroun mile 6.5, my intestinal issues were present for most of the run and I felt like I had to puke for the last 3 really slow miles.  Got it done anyway.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 10.00
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From Adam RW on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 09:31:51 from 155.101.152.123

That reminds me of a group I would sometimes run with in college. They would do Hash Runs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers

From crhudman on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 09:37:22 from 69.92.59.210

So it's either cherry juice or non alcoholic beer. I guess I'd better stick with the cherry juice. Nice article I laughed when I opened it up. Hope you get feeling better. Those niggles sure aren't going away this year

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 19:38:11 from 24.10.249.165

I am predisposed to highly prove of that study.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

6:30am...met David J. for a long run this morning.  Ran pretty easy through SRL and around the greenbelt and back to my house for 12 miles in around 1:26. One PowerBar Gel at mile 9 with a water stop.

We picked up Justin and ran for 4 miles averaging 8:00 pace with some hard effort thrown in.  A quick drink of water and we were on our way.

I dropped off Justin and grabbed Moxie for 4 more miles.  A total of 20 miles in 2:28.  Overall a good run and much better than yesterday's run. (Ride 2012)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 20.00
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From crhudman on Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 13:32:07 from 69.92.59.210

Glad to hear you're doing better. I'm not so sure a 20 is in my future anytime soon but if you need anyone to run with long let me know.

From Curt on Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 14:46:42 from 69.20.189.206

Nice run today Jeff and that's a great pace for Justin to hold for four miles. He's turning into quit the runner. Have a great weekend.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

6:45am...easy 10k with Moxie in around 45 minutes.  I ran in my new FootBalanace insoles that I got at Teton Running yesterday.  They felt pretty good but could take a bit of time to fully get used to.  (Fastwitch)

I took on my first coaching gig yesterday. I am going to help a new friend get ready to run her first marathon on Dec. 15.  Should be fun and a good opportunity to see if I can get into the coaching arena with all my other commitments. 

2 miles with Justin after dinner before the storm rolled in.  I hate running this late and after a meal. (kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 2.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.002.500.0012.00

4:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie.  Started easy and progressed up to a decent clip for the last mile.  I saw Curt out this morning, good to see a friendly face in the dark. (Ride 2012)

Speedwork day...5x0.5M.  1.5 mile warmup running with Dan S. then did my repeats on the roadway on the westside of the river.  Splits for the intervals: 2:45, 2:48 (mental issue on this one), 2:45, 2:43, 2:46 (this one mostly uphill heading back to the office).  Not too pleased with these, but it is what it is 2 days after a 20 mile run.  Try to get a few more of these runs to tweak my speed for TCM.  Overall 6 miles in about 40 minutes. (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
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From Curt on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 10:36:53 from 69.20.189.206

Good to see you out there this morning as well. I'm planning on Wednesday so I'll see you then. Have a good day.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

No morning run today.  I had to take people to the airport early and help get kids ready for school.  So I will run after work today instead.  The air quality on the desert is horrible so I am glad I didn't plan on running at lunch today.

7 miles after work through SRL in 48:30.  Nice and easy on a really nice afternoon for a run.  Ran comfortably listening to my IPod...no worries! (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.004.000.000.0013.00

4:30am...7 miles in 56 minutes.  Met Curt and we ran through SRL and back together for about 6 miles the we split up, him to finish off a longer run and me to get home to help get Justin off to XC practice and school.  Nice morning run...started really slow and progressed a little.  A little niggle in the abductor for the first 0.5M then it went away.  Thanks for the company Curt!  (Ride)

6 miles at lunch in 40:15.  I started with an easy 7:30 mile, then ran a bit harder for the next 4 miles (6:40, 6:20, 6:30, 6:25)  then eased up a bit to cool down for the last mile (6:50).  Overall a nice easy effort run.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 7.00
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From Marlin on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 08:28:27 from 174.253.183.193

Jeff, you will have to let us know when and were Justin's next meet is. Great morning weather for a run

From jtshad on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 08:29:28 from 204.134.132.225

It is Thursday in Blackfoot at around 5pm.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.100.000.000.0011.10

4:15am...5 very easy miles with Moxie before heading into work really early for meetings. (Ride)

A nice easy run at lunch with Dan S.  6.1 miles in 46 minutes having a great conversation the whole time.  Nice to catch up and have someone to run with.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.10Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

4:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie in 45 minutes.  Ran easy to start then saw several groups of runners whom I used as rabbits to motivate me to pick it up.

Came home and got Justin ready for XC practice and school.  After dropping him off, I went back out to finish off my run and ended up running with the kids for about a mile.  Picked it up at the end and ran 5.5 miles in 40 minutes. 

The air quality here is horrible right now due to the forest fires.  Yesterday afternoon it was hard to breath and even see!  Scratchy throats, runny noses, congestion is with everyone right now.  Yuck! 

A day off to do some chores, hang out with Kami and get a massage this morning.

I just saw an article on runner's world about another competitor at the Masters championships...Pete Magill!  It will be cool to see what he can do though I feel bad that he is getting beat up for not having run a marathon before.  A link to the article:

http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/08/22/masters-ace-magill-to-make-marathon-debut/

Now this is a masters runner with the "wisdom", experience and verifiable results to trust for advice as seen in his column in Running Times. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 11.50
Comments
From Adam RW on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 07:56:09 from 155.101.152.123

I agree about this air and you are even closer to the source of the troubles so it has to be worse.

Sounds like this morning was good at least. Have a great weekend.

From jtshad on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 07:57:39 from 69.20.183.178

I can chew on the air here right now...it is gross!

Good times this weekend to you and your family as well!

From Jake K on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 09:35:52 from 155.100.226.191

How did these Idaho fires start? Yahoos blowing off guns all over the pace (like 90% of the fires here)?

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 09:43:00 from 163.248.33.220

You got a problem with the Second Amendment bud? Take it up with James Madison.

From Steve on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 18:53:38 from 209.235.31.148

Magill is a class act, met him at Carlsbad. He is one of those few older runners that hits the nail on the head with almost anything he writes.

From Steve on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 18:57:40 from 209.235.31.148

BTW, just read the article. What a good read! He reminds me of Dennis, both guys are so focused it's crazy..

From Jon on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 20:08:59 from 98.71.145.176

I love how Pete's running a marathon so everyone will quit calling him out. Especially his 6 hr marathon neighbor, telling him to work harder.

From Bob on Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 06:53:05 from 67.176.195.62

Thanks for sharing the article. Try running with a medical mask???

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

I got out the door earlier than expecte and ran an easy 4 miles with Moxie.  After dropping her off at home, I met David for a few miles through SRL then we parted was as he was still heading out longer.  On the way home, I stopped and chatted with Andrea who was out for a ride on this chilly morning.  Finished off a good 13 mile run in 1:32.  (Fastwitch)

2 easy miles with Justin.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 2.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 13.00
Comments
From Curt on Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 08:54:48 from 69.20.189.206

Have a safe travels this next week or so Jeff. Hope you're able to get some good quality runs in over there.

From Jon on Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 09:33:34 from 74.177.124.194

Are you headed to the Twin Cities already?

BTW, I'm out. Done with the conversation. Made my peace.

From crhudman on Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 10:02:16 from 69.92.59.210

When you heading out? Good luck.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

I slept in this morning and met the guys in the lobby for our drive to the falls.  Drove to the village we are staying in then did a 7 mile run in 47:20 on the rollers and just exploring to see the village, places to eat, etc.  A quaint little place, should be kind of fun.  (Fastwitch)

Missing the family.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.250.000.007.25

4:30am...4 easy untimed miles around the village before heading out with the team for our review.  Cool and humid from the rain last night.  Pretty dark and quiet this early, even more so than in IF.  Get in another run after work today.

3.25 miles in 24 minutes after work.  Got to the hotel and was going to bag it and go to dinner with the group until Steve showed up and wanted to run.  1 mile very easy with Steve (11:30 mile) then next 2.25 at 5:55 pace to get the legs moving.  Then off to a great dinner and conversation with Steve.  A long and interesting day at the review, should be an interesting week.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

4:15am...5 easy early miles in the dark and cool morning before heading to the facility for the start of the day.

3.5 miles after a very long day at our review.  I am tired and still have to do more work in the room before another early departure tomorrow.  Kinda fun doing different work than normal though.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 8.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4:15am...4 miles early through the village before another early start at work (6am).  Tired.

3 miles after a 12 hour work day and having dinner with the team.  Needed to go out for a run to clear my head, work off a bit of dinner/beers and just enjoy the warmer weather.  Still tired and mentally drained from the day.  Looking to be hear for a while.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4:15am...another 4 miles around the village (3 loops) before another anticipated 12 hour day at the plant.  

Another long day of the review.  Got back to the hotel, went to pizza shop and brought it back to sit and relax at the hotel and chat about anything besides work.  Later went out for a run around 9pm to just chill (and work off a bit of the pizza...we were hungry).


Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5:00am...slept in a bit as we are starting up later today. 4 easy miles in a light rain.  Another day at the office then some work over the weekend too.  Still a little tired but should get some good stuff done today then sleep in tomorrow.

5 miles in 36 minutes around the village and out on a different country road...beautiful scenery.  We got done a bit earlier today (only 9 hours interviewing and writing) so this run was before dinner on a cool and drizzly afternoon.  A long week and still more days here before heading home.  

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6:00am...8 miles in 1:01 on a cool and foggy morning around the village.  Tired from the long week at work (and again back at it today) but good to get in the mileage on the cutback week.  

Off to work then hopefully some time to drive around and enjoy the scenery this afternoon.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 8.00
Comments
From Steve on Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 07:36:07 from 66.87.72.60

Looks like you are staying on track for a great Twin race! Wish I could be with you this year, just not recovering quick enough to run that kind of race.

From Curt on Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 10:10:08 from 69.20.189.206

Good to see you've been able to get your runs in over there. Looks like it's turning out to be a very busy schedule for you. Enjoy the rest of your time over there, if possible. See you when you get back hopefully.

From crhudman on Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 11:37:37 from 69.92.59.210

I think if you find any safety violations you'll be there longer...I'd just sign it off and get home....then we can run together.

From Bob on Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 11:49:26 from 67.176.195.62

Keep plugging away Jeff, almost there. I see you're running TCM again along with John Mirth. Doesn't seem that long ago the last time you ran there.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

6:15am...4 miles in 30 minutes around the village on a cool morning with a light rain.  Another long day yesterday at work (10 hours) so this has been a long week.  Good evening catching up with an old friend on my team.

Justin did great at his XC meet on Friday...2 miles in 14:01.  Getting faster each week, but more importantly he is having fun!  He went out with 6 buddies and was out running/hanging out for 2 hours yesterday.

The declared list is finally out for the Master's marathon championships...some fast old guys so it should be fun.

Another long day at work today.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

5:15am...5.25 miles in just under 40 minutes on a cool and foggy morning (again).  Starting to wrap things up here, it has been a lot of long days.

Went for a great drive in the countryside yesterday with the guys to see the scenery, the rainbow of colors of the trees is amazing!

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 5.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.253.000.000.009.25

5:30am...5.25 miles around the village on a warm and drizzly morning.  Finally wrapping things up here and should close out today and start the trek home.   A bit tired today after another long day yesterday but the end is in sight.

3:45pm...FINISHED!!!!  Closed out the review and drove the hotel near the airport.  Had a few hours to waste before dinner so I went out for a run.  Nice progression run...6:51, 6:24, 6:19, 6:12.  4 miles in 25:49.  Felt good to run a bit quicker with a free mind now that the review is over.  Plus, early fllight tomorrow so likely no run. 

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 9.25
Comments
From Curt on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 07:10:26 from 69.20.189.206

Glad to see you're finishing up and getting back here. Have safe travels back home.

From crhudman on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 16:02:02 from 69.92.59.210

Finished is a good word. I bet the wife and kiddos have been missing you. Good to chat with you yesterday.

From JimF on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 16:35:58 from 98.222.218.178

Always great to be heading home. Have a safe trip.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Finally home from the work trip...I have been gone in western New York since Sept. 22, man it is nice to see my family!

We got up at 4am EST to get to our flight home and now spending time with my family so no run today.   I just flew through Minneapolis today, I get to fly back on Friday morning.  Getting excited and nervous for the race. 

Comments
From Curt on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 at 05:58:47 from 69.20.189.206

Glad you're back Jeff, try to soak up that family today while you have a chance. Have safe travels again tomorrow and I'm sure we'll be chatting.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5:45am...5 easy miles in 38 minutes.  I ran early in the cold (27 degrees) with Moxie, was she ever excited to be out running after not running during my trip. 

Day off with my family, watching my son run another XC meet today.

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 5.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00
Comments
From crhudman on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 at 15:25:07 from 69.92.59.210

I think your boy runs more races than you. Great to see him take off with something healthy. Get him on a bike and he could be a great triathlete. Justin's going to show all of us old men up pretty quick. Enjoy the family. I'll be following TCM on Saturday. Good Luck.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.003.000.000.003.00

5:00am...3 miles at goal MP (6:00) with Moxie in the cold (31 degrees).  Just a last fast run before leaving this morning for the race weekend in St. Paul.

Made it to St. Paul and met lots of great folks, including seein Kristin Zaitz and her coach Craig.  I ran with Kristin 4 years ago so it was great talking with her again.  Also saw Tracy Lokken and met others (Jennifer and Russ, Alex, Rebecca - from Boise, Clint).  Talked with Lee Pollack, a 62 year old marathoner who ran with and knew lots of the legends when he was in Boulder (Frank Shorter, Mary Decker, Kenny Moore, etc.).  I was reading Kenny Moore's book on the plane and was reading about all these folks before talking with Lee...need to hear the stories first hand.

I checked in with the elite registration, hung out a bit in the athlete's lounge then went to the expo to pick up some gloves for the race tomorrow (colder than what I saw on the weather forecast, didn't have all the right gear).

Went to the VIP reception and talked with Kristin, Craig, Rebecca and several other ladies.  Kristin, Craig and I left a bit early and went to grab a bite at a local pub and had a great conversation.

Back to the room to relax and watch "Adjustment Bureau".

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 3.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 05:35:25 from 24.10.249.165

Good luck Sunday Jeff.

From Marlin on Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 06:37:05 from 174.253.176.121

Good luck Jeff, I have signed up for the text tracking. I will call you Sat.

From sflores on Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 11:09:00 from 98.204.193.19

Good Luck my friend!!! I am sure you will do well, looking forward to reading your race report! all the best

From Bret on Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 11:25:44 from 64.128.133.66

Good Luck Jeff - have a great race!

From Kory on Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 19:56:39 from 184.155.135.194

Go have fun and think of your goal time. Good seeing you yesterday as well.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.600.003.10

8am...went out for run along the river with Kristin.  3.1 miles in 22:40, nice and easy with some striders.  Cold (~30 degrees) but I wore the gear that I am going to race in tomorrow and I was ok.

Good luck to all the St. George marathoners this morning, I can't wait to read the reports!

Off to a massage this morning, then the technical meeting.  I will decide on the course tour later otherwise will chill out in the athlete's lounge or my room then the pasta dinner tonight (or dinner with some other runners).

Met some more great athletes today including: Alan Webb, Kara and Adam Goucher, Janet Cherebon-Bawcom, Carl Rundell, Chad Johnson, Malcolm Campbell, Ed Haywood (who knows Kory Wheatley!).  It is great getting to know all these great athletes.  Also chatted with Doug Morton whom I will try to work with tomorrow to meet our goals (2:35-2:37). 

Got a call this morning and was told I can put out bottles on the elite tables...cool, now I don't have to worry as much about carrying my gels!

Getting excited for the race.

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.10
Comments
From Adam RW on Sat, Oct 06, 2012 at 11:07:58 from 67.182.250.241

You know how to see the results? The webpage doesn't seem to have any updates yet.

From Adam RW on Sat, Oct 06, 2012 at 11:10:37 from 67.182.250.241

Found it

http://live.xacte.com/stgeorge/index.html

From crhudman on Sat, Oct 06, 2012 at 12:32:33 from 69.92.59.210

You'll do great. Good Luck! Awesome running by the group at STG this morning.

From Rachel on Sat, Oct 06, 2012 at 17:35:26 from 174.126.65.77

Best of luck to you Jeff... you're amazing already :)

Race: US Masters Championship at TCM (26.2 Miles) 02:48:20, Place overall: 122, Place in age division: 24
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.0026.200.000.0027.20

Short detail:  2:48:15ish.  Shins locked up at mile 3, nearly dropped at mile 9, 11, 13, etc.  1 mile at a time.  Felt better around 15 mile mark but still couldn't get up to a race gear.  Good news...no intestinal issues this race!  I passed more people in the second half than passed me (now in the first half...a different story).  I started off with Doug Morton and when the legs went I could not keep up.  I didn't want a DNF and so I just kept reminding myself of the example I want to set for my son to never give up.

Now for the meat of my story.

I got to the buses at 5:45 and rode to Minneapolis with Tracy and Girard.  Once at the chruch, I found Doug with whom I was going run today.  We stayed warm and chatted about life and family.  At around 7:30, we got ready and headed out into the chilly weather (30 degrees) for our warmup.  I wore what I could to stay warm in the race, but blinded everyone with all my Saucony ViziPro gear...I looked a bit like an orange running down the road.

The gun went off right on time and we were on our way.  We decided to start a bit reserved and work our way up to pace.  Mile 1 was 5:57, mile 2 6:01.  After cresting the hill at mile 2, my shins started to ache and by mile 3 they were hard and on fire. 

The issue came on so fast I didn't even get a chance to say anything to Doug before he left me in the dust.  It hurt just to move my legs.  I tried to change my gait to relieve it (a pain that I have never had before) but then the rest of the muscles in my legs started to cramp.  By mile 6 I was in severe pain and mentally out of it as I was being passed left and right.  I was still running a better pace than I thought (6:15ish) but it hurt.  I knew the first drop out point was at mile 9 and at that point that was my goal.

At mile 7 I had a bottle at the table with a PowerBar gel, but when I got there it was gone!  I took out my PowerBar gel in my pocket to get some carbs and dropped it.  I was now sore, franzled and pissed off.  Maybe this is what got me out of my funk.  As I came up on mile 9, I chose to push through the drop out point and keep taking it one mile at a time.  I was hurting, but I now did not want the DNF.  I was inspired by my son and his efforts in XC and I didn't want to show him an example of quitting when the race gets tough.  You are stronger than you think and sometimes have to push.  I hit my dark spot at this race at mile 3, but was now trying to break through it.

I made it past mile 11 drop out (and my bottle and PowerBar gel was at this table and also at 15 and 21!) and now knew I had to make a choice at the half way mark.   I hit the HM at 1:22:00 (4 minutes behind where I wanted to be) but kept pushing and came to find that my legs were improving.  By mile 15 I was actually starting to feel pretty good.  I could not get back up to race pace, but I was running mostly comfortably and was starting to keep up with the runners and in fact started to see a few coming back.

We crossed the bridge on the Mississippi River and into St. Paul and I knew that challenge laid ahead on the hill from 20-24 miles.  I ran comfortably hard and was doing fairly well and now starting to pass other runners, including other 40-44 year old Masters.  The hill this time did not hurt as bad in 2008 and I actually kind of enjoyed this section, though it was hard.  I finally crested the hill at around 24 miles then ran on the rollers to just before mile 26.  I was able to use the downhill finish and run the last 0.5M at a 5:41 pace chasing a group in front of me that I couldn't quit reach. 

The race logistics were awesome.  A nice gal met me at the finish and escorted me to the elite tent and got my gear and food.  They really do a great job at this race. 

Rode the shuttle back to the hotel, showered and went up to the elite lounge for food (pizza, beer) and time to chat with the other athletes.  Then made my way on the shuttles to the airport for the end of a great weekend, but glad to be home to my family.

The flight attendants on the plane to SLC were great.  They didn't have any food boxes (I was still hungry) so instead she kept bringing me free beer...hydration and carbo loading at the same time! 

Splits: 5:57, 6:01, 6:10, 6:01, 6:09, 6:15, 6:18, 6:17, 6:24, 6:11, 6:17, 6:22, 6:22, 6:24, 6:16, 6:18, 6:25, 6:33, 6:39, 6:30, 6:45, 6:59, 6:51, 6:35, 6:35, 6:28, 0.4M - 2:15 (5:41 pace).

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 27.20
Comments
From Andrea on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 11:02:50 from 67.177.11.154

Way to make it through with a very solid marathon time! Sounds like a tough race for you to have the shins lock up so early in the race.

From Teena Marie on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 12:39:12 from 174.232.133.67

Hands down ... you are a stud!!!

From Bec on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 12:46:14 from 70.115.203.100

You are so awesome! All of that locking up and you are still very WELL under 3 hours. Might not have been your best but one for the books. Congrats.

From Jon on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 12:56:09 from 107.203.52.135

Still a great time, especially given the tough time you had.

From Steve on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 13:12:05 from 66.87.64.60

Man did I ever miss running that with you this weekend. Without a doubt that race would have killed me. Awesome how you just kept going and still pulled off a good time.

From Adam RW on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 13:36:29 from 67.182.250.241

Jeff

Nice example. I like the drive. Enjoy the recovery and come back stronger next time. Sorry today wasn't the day but as you know there will always be the next challenge.

From Rachel on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 14:12:53 from 174.126.65.77

Yep, you're still an amazing marathoner, even after issues at mile 3, wow! Great job Jeff, now come on HOME!!

From Alana on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 16:14:04 from 69.20.189.206

You are amazing Jeff. I'm sorry you felt so crappy but to stick it out shows such conviction. You are an inspirational role model and Dad to your kiddos! :) Good job!

From Hamdog Alum on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 18:02:23 from 70.194.69.234

Nice race considering what you had to deal with. I think I passed you around mile 10. You were obviously in agony based on the moans. I wasn"t sure it was you. Did you have on blaze orange? I can't believe you ran so well the 2nd 1/2! Great use of experience turning out yet another solid marathon this year.

From Bret on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 18:19:13 from 96.228.167.228

Solid time by any account - sorry to hear you had some difficulties - but you showed your character by working through them. Congratulations. Nice job.

From shellberns on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 19:03:48 from 174.126.81.102

Wow! Great race Jeff! Your perseverance is inspiring and a wonderful example for your kids. Congratulations!

From Curt on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 19:16:22 from 69.20.189.206

Sorry this race started out for you like that Jeff, but I just have to say making it to the end when you feel things like that are just as great of accomplishments in my book. What a great example you are to not only Justin but to all of us that look up to you and are always inspired by you. Can't wait to get out and just enjoy running for fun for a while:)

From Neil on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 21:15:29 from 71.220.150.219

Running a 2:48 on an un-aided course, feeling the way you did is an incredible achievement. I really admire you and the example you set for others, especially your kids. Take it easy, recover and I'm positive that there are greater things in store. Regards.

From Kory on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 21:37:07 from 184.155.135.194

Jeff your always a winner because of how you put your heart and love for something in every situation in your life. Thinking of how you can show your son how to fight and make it through tough circumstances in life is inspiring to me. Nice job and now you can go home and recover and see your family.

From Marlin on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 06:46:08 from 174.253.161.114

Great job Jeff, push through tough time and still came out with a great time!!!! Nice job my friend

From Superfly on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 08:19:37 from 74.211.21.81

Dang Jeff... sorry man. Way to grind that sucker out. The one mile at a time mode is a sucky way to run a marathon. Feels like it will never end:) But in the end it always feels worth it.

From Paul on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 08:24:01 from 207.224.39.118

Sorry that it was a rough one, but congrats on finishing, as it shows great tenacity.

From scottkeate on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 13:01:35 from 64.0.193.17

Very inspired by your determination to gut this one out. To be in pain at mile 3 and still finish 26.2 is admirable. Hat's off to you for a solid performance under difficult circumstances.

From Jake K on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 15:59:02 from 155.100.226.191

Whew, to hit the dark spot of the race with 23 to go and still solider on takes some fortitude! Tough running, Jeff. Nice job.

From Dave Taylor on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 10:56:38 from 174.23.84.221

Hats off man, I thought I had it bad at SGM with a little calf cramping for the last 5.

From Little Bad Legs on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 13:41:36 from 107.61.254.248

Sorry your race didn't go as well as you wanted but your flight home sounded pretty sweet. Nothing beats some helpful flight attendants! Way to push through the frustrating first half and finish strong.

From jtshad on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:46:32 from 204.134.132.225

Thanks everyone for the supportive comments. It was just one of those days, but I am still happy to have competed and finished this race.

What a great community of friends, thanks again.

From Bob on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 05:12:13 from 67.176.195.62

Oh man, a solid time and finish for such start. Have a great recovery.

From Wesley Hunt on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 11:47:51 from 198.8.4.11

Jeff - Just reading your report, and I share many of the others' sentiment regarding your resiliency and determination. Justin has a great role model, and I hope he did well in his meet on Thursday.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Sore this morning.  Thought about going to early spinning with my wife since it is my day off, but was not happening.

Spent the day doing chores since I have been gone for 2 weeks...shut off sprinklers, winterize the camper, but yard stuff away, help put up Halloween decorations.  Man, now I am tired and sore again!

Saw this on Runner's world, since I did not see Pete Magill's name on the TCM results:

http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/09/25/masters-ace-magill-delays-marathon-debut/

Interesting quote:

Why not just run the damn thing anyway? Lots of people enter races with less than ideal preparation.
PM: I don’t run races just to run them. I run them to do well. For Twin Cities, my goal was not a great marathon. But it was to toe the start line knowing I had 2:30 fitness; then we’d just see what happened. But I don’t have 2:30 fitness. And just finishing a marathon is meaningless to me. Heck, I ran 19 miles for my run Sunday, and I could have easily added 7 miles and called it a marathon. Whoopee. No, I race to, you know, actually race. Not to do another distance run.

While I respect his body of work, I don't quite agree with this philosophy.  However, I am not a professional runner and a time means a lot more to him than to me.

Comments
From crhudman on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 16:19:09 from 69.92.59.210

Yard and house work can be way more tiring that running. :)

From Hamdog Alum on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 20:49:42 from 71.87.124.223

You did more than me. I'm moving like a turtle.

From Rye on Tue, Oct 09, 2012 at 04:50:40 from 174.19.104.97

Hard to believe its October already...Not much of a Halloween fan, but I enjoy the effort some people put into their homes for decor:)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today.  I am still recovering, my legs were stiff, it was cold outside and I had to be at work early for a long day.  I will try to get out for a jog tomorrow.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

I am still in recovery.  I will probably go for an easy run at lunch.

5 miles in 39 minutes on a beautfiul day at lunch.  Everything hurt in my legs, especially my shins and calf muscles.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles at lunch in 36:30 on a beautiful day.  Legs feeling mostly better, still a bit stiff in my shins and right foot is a bit sore.  Overall a good run. 

My son has his last XC meet today, looking forward to seeing him run a strong meet.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Kory on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 13:11:02 from 134.50.89.24

Just a thought could it be an incompatible shoe issue? Wasn't it bothering you before the marathon?

From jtshad on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 13:34:55 from 204.134.132.225

I don't think so, that was an abductor issue. I have used these shoes for years in marathons.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 13:59:24 from 163.248.33.220

Wish Justin luck for me.

Glad you're feeling better.

From crhudman on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 15:45:50 from 69.92.59.210

Here's another thought, could your shoe be shot?

Tell Justin good luck from me as well.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles in 38 minutes.  Right foot and shins still a bit stiff.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Out the door at 6am for a run with David J.  Ran about 5 miles with David and another 2 solo for 7 miles in around 51 minutes.

The family and I went to a local boy scout eagle project 5k run this morning.  It was a donation run for the food bank.  Kami and my daughter ran the 1 mile and I paced Justin in the 5k (actually 3.2 miles long).  He did great and ran the distance in 24:41 for third place overall!   I am very proud of him.  Afterwards he and my wife left early so he could get to a practice with his XC buds and my wife could get home to meet the painter.  My daughter and I stuck around for the raffle and ran a bit more (just under a mile).  A really good running day...the weather is turning a bit ugly though.

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 11.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

6:30am...4 easy untimed miles with Moxie on a cool morning.  Only a slight twinge in my right foot remains from the race last week.

Great artcile on running in the newest Runner's World from Amby Burfoot.

3 miles around community park with my family...a fun day in great weather. 

Hurt my back a bit jumping on the trampoline with my son...ouch!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 7.00
Comments
From Rob on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 09:38:03 from 206.71.84.68

Irony, You try and stay in good shape so you can keep up with your kids and then hurt yourself playing with your kids :) Hope it gets better soon.

From Kam on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 13:52:17 from 68.66.163.179

ER docs hate trampolines. Hospital administrators love them.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4:30am...5 easy miles with Moxie on a very nice morning.  My back is still pretty sore but my foot is feeling better.  Probably only run for today.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.00
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From Curt on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 06:54:14 from 69.20.189.206

Glad to hear the foot is feeling better. As for the back, our old bodies do not react like they used to on trampolines. I know from experience as well:) Hope it gets felling better for you.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run this morning.  My back is still a bit sore, I was tired and it was raining outside...a perfect storm to convince me to sleep in a bit and let my body recover.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

My back is feeling much better this morning. I decided to changes things up and I went to spinning class with my wife.   We did a high intensity speed workout and a good hill climb workout.  Around 15 miles in 50 minutes, or an equivalent of about 4 miles of running.  Good change, really felt it in my quads.  I will try to run at lunch today.

5 miles at lunch today in 35:22 (7:07, 7:03, 7:13, 6:58, 6:58).  Cold, windy but nice and sunny.  My calves were very tight either from the cold or a need to retire the Cortana's...probably a mixture of both.  (Cortan)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
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From Rob Murphy on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 13:07:53 from 24.10.249.165

Thanks for the well-wishes Jeff.

Our state meet is at Sugarhouse Park so I have my team relaxing in my basement now watching The Avengers.

From Curt on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 06:42:21 from 69.20.189.206

Don't you let her talk you into getting a bike. We need to stand our ground against those bikers:) Would you be up for something on Saturday? I think Craig and maybe Lynette would be interested.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:30am...5 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  My right foot was a bit tender again and it was really cold this morning...tights, gloves (hands still were frozen!), hat, etc.  Brrr, not ready for this temp yet.  (Ride)

5 crappy miles at lunch.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.003.003.000.0010.00

I decided that I didn't want to be cold on my morning run again and I wanted to put in some faster efforts, so I headed to the gym this morning.

2 miles warmup, then to the work.  2 miles at 5:49, 1 mile recovery, 2 miles at 5:32, 1 mile recovery, 1 mile at 5:24, 1 mile cooldown with a progressive fast finish (last 0.2 mile at 4:17).  Overall 10 miles in 59:40 (5:58 average).

Now for a day off with my wife.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 10.00
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From Marlin on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 08:26:20 from 174.232.131.46

Nice run Jeff, and I went out side thinking I would see you around SRL! 32* out this morning - I will see you at the bank in the morning at 6:30am

From Rob on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 08:32:58 from 206.71.84.68

Well that was a quick recovery!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

I slept in and went out around 6am for 3 miles with Moxie.  I dropped her off and met the group for a greenbelt run from Sunnyside through Freeman Park and back.  A big group (Gray, Craig, Curt, Lynette, Marlin, David) and great conversation with good friends.  Started off well but by around mile 6 I was starting to really feel it in my legs so the last few miles were hard and slow.  Great to run with my friends whom I haven't seen it a while.

Chores, meeting preparation and painting are on tap for today. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 14.50
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 09:52:43 from 24.10.249.165

Sounds like a great run.

From Curt on Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 12:24:34 from 69.20.189.206

Great to get out with you today Jeff. I love those late fall and winter runs with you guys. It makes running in our conditions at lot more enjoyable. Have a great weekend.

From Rye on Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 20:35:38 from 71.220.155.32

Nice run Jeff. You are Mr. Consistent. Enjoy whats left of the weekend.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I skipped my early morning run today in order to ensure I was ready to lead the annual meeting at church.  I was planning on getting through the meeting, getting home and running with Justin to get him going again and blow off steam.

The meeting went really well and afterwards I was just tired and wanted to spend time just chilling with my family so today ended up as a rest day.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.750.000.000.008.75

Kami asked me to go to early spinning with her so I did.  Skipped the run outside on a warm morning but had a good biking workout.  16.75 miles on the spinner (about 4.25 miles of easy running) and my quads were on fire.  Good workout, I will try to get a run in at lunch if work allows.

4.5 miles at lunch with Dan.  We started off in the dark cloudy conditions and after about 1 mile the rain really started to come down and the temp dropped.  We were soaked by the time we got done.  My legs are trashed...nearly had to stop a couple of times because they were so sore and I was getting a bit light headed.  This might be a light week.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.50
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From crhudman on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 15:32:15 from 69.92.59.210

Just remember "Happy and Fat". I'm in the mist of multiple light weeks. It was great running on Saturday.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.254.500.000.507.25

4:30am...legs are still hammered but got to the gym for a TM workout.  1 mile easy, then into an easy progression run starting at 6:27 to 6:03 pace through the rest of the run.  In mile 6 I threw in 2 fast quarters (4:57 pace, 4:17 pace) then a quarter to cool down.  Overall 7.25 miles at an average of 6:19, 45:45.  My legs were getting very tired at the end of the run.  Only workout today due to work and recovery.  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.25
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From Marlin on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 09:24:08 from 174.232.131.58

Awesome run Jeff, Sorry I didn't stop and talk but I knew you were into a good run. Also the tv with all the apple ads drives me nuts so I use TM at the end so I don't have to look at that tv so much. Hope the legs get better soon.

From jtshad on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 09:55:57 from 204.134.132.225

No worries. I too hate the AAC TV deal, I wish they would just turn it to a TV channel with news or sports or something. I will have to come join you at the end...I like those TM's as well. Nice to just have fans over the whole bank of TM now too.

From Hamdog Alum on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 17:20:57 from 71.87.124.223

Whats next on the racing calendar for you?

From jtshad on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 08:40:39 from 204.134.132.225

Erik, I have nothing really planned or scheduled. I might do a 5k/10K on Thanksgiving with my family but that is about it.

Likely looking at a spring marathon unless a mid-winter one jumps out at me.

How about you?

From Hamdog Alum on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 13:07:51 from 66.188.108.30

No plans, I originally thought about doing the Berby Derby on Thanksgiving here in Madison, WI. I decided against doing any racing to let some nagging injuries heal up. I'm also planning to forgo a spring marathon to see if that helps me stay healthier next year.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.004.500.000.507.00

4:30am...TM run again next to Marlin and Rex, thanks for the great company.  Easy warmup, then easy progression with 2 quarters near the end at 4:17 pace.  7 miles in 44:25 (6:20 avg.)...I am still tired.  Only run for today.  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.00
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From Curt on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 06:10:01 from 69.20.189.206

Great pace this morning Jeff. Have a good day.

From Marlin on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 06:20:57 from 174.232.193.146

Nice run Jeff, it was a fun time this morning! If the weather is what they say it is to be I will see you at the gym tomorrow morning?

From Steve on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 06:56:55 from 66.87.66.103

Looks like a pretty good pace even though you are feeling it! I am pretty well thrashed right now, busy summer.

From Rye on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 09:34:15 from 75.174.49.224

Pretty chilly. Great run.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Overslept my alarm today and didn't wake up until about 5:30, so I decided to skip this morning and may try at lunch if time allows.  Woke up to 2-3 inches of snow on lawn!

5 easy miles in 37:40 around the greenbelt at lunch.  Cold and overcast and some good slush on the pathway at times...first snow run of the year.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.007.001.000.0010.00

4:30am...10 miles in 1:02:53 (6:17 avg.) at the gym.  Ran next to Marlin which made the time go by fast, thanks Marlin for the company!  Started easy and progressed up to about 5:45 avg. for a couple of miles, then a 0.5M cooldown at the end.  Only run today.  (Kinvara)

I ended up getting sick to my stomach about the time I was heading out for work so I am staying home today. 

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 10.00
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From Alana on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 07:32:27 from 69.20.189.206

I love having my treadmill at home but it gets lonely. I wish I had five treadmills so we could all run together in my basement! :) I'll never forget that new years run with all of us dominating the gym treadmills! That was fun. Anyway, lets plan a get together soon! I miss you guys!

From Marlin on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 08:15:20 from 174.232.194.72

I had a great time Jeff, lots if fun! Great run also - you are an animal I have noticed the new member have never seen anyone running that fast before

From Adam RW on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 09:03:40 from 128.110.226.142

Whenever I want to complain about early mornings I just need to check your blog. Nice running and have a great weekend.

From Rob on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:04:07 from 204.15.86.95

That's funny, my stomach starts getting sick around 5:45 pace, and then gets better when I stop. You seem to have the opposite problem.

Hope you feel better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

I took Moxie out for a few miles before meeting the group.  Group was huge this morning including:  Andrea, Curt, David, Gray, Bill, McKay, Marlin, Nate, Lynette, Evan and myself...a great time.  I ran most of the run with Nate, Bill and Evan and pushed about 5 miles down into the mid to high sixes.  Overall a great run.  14 miles in 1:42 including easy running with Moxie at about an 8:00 pace. 

I went back out for a couple of miles with Justin and ran about an 8:30 average and he outkicked me on both loops!  Great run, Justin!! 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 16.00
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From Jon on Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 05:45:23 from 107.203.52.135

That's a big group- 11 people!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

6:30am...5 easy untimed miles with Moxie on a warmer morning.  Just nice and easy before a day at church, with family and carving pumpkins.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

4:30am....6 easy untimed miles outside with Moxie.  It was a warm and calm morning, so I decided to run instead of doing spinning class with my wife.  Don't know how many more of these type of mornings we will have, so I better take advantage of them.  (Ride)

6 easy miles in 43 minutes on a beautiful day at lunch, I was overdressed with shorts and a long sleeve shirt!  Not too many days like this left this year.  (Cortana)

4 miles after work, 2 miles around Community Park solo, 2 miles with Pat as we discussed her training, form and talking about her half marathon on Wednesday.  She is looking good and ready for this race and doing good on her marathon training. (Fastwitch)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  Likely only run for today due to work, tired legs and a twingy foot.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:30am...Curt and I ran an easy run on a warmer morning.  Great to have the company and conversation, thanks Curt.  6 miles with Curt, then 1 more after getting my wife off to work. 

5 miles in 37:20 on a beautiful day at lunch before meetings all afternoon.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 7.00
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From Curt on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 19:48:22 from 69.20.189.206

Thanks for dragging me out this morning and for the company.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.001.350.000.006.35

I was tired and my legs and foot was a bit sore this morning so I decided to skip the early run and sleep in for a bit longer.  I will run at lunch and after work with Justin today.

6.35 miles in 44:13 (6:58 avg.) around the greenbelt on a nice day at lunch.  Easy progression from 7:30ish to 6:20ish pace.  Legs feeling much better than at 0430 this morning.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.501.007.000.5018.00

Got to the gym at 4:30am for a speedwork day.  I saw Marlin who was already 8 miles into his run...now he is an early riser!

Long speed interval day.  1 mile easy, 2 miles at tempo (5:45, 5:42), 1 mile easy, 2 mile tempo (5:35, 5:33), 1 mile easy, 2 mile tempo (5:30, 5:27), 1 mile easy, 1 mile tempo (5:00).  11 miles in 1:05 (5:55 avg).  My wife and son showed up and I ran next to my son for a couple more miles (6:30 avg.).  A total of 13 miles in 1:18 (6:00 avg) this morning...my legs are tired! 

Kami convinced me to go back to the gym after dropping off the kids when she was going to  workout on the elliptical.  5 miles in 31:20 with 2x0.25M at 4:17 pace.  Now I need to eat and take a nap!  18 miles on a TM today...nuts!  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 18.00
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From Rob on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 at 10:17:30 from 206.71.84.68

Wow, that whole thing was nuts. not just the 18 miles. Pretty impressive.

From Marlin on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 at 10:33:26 from 70.196.195.207

Nice workout, dang those women !

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 at 13:19:26 from 163.248.33.220

An effort to be proud of for sure!

From Jon on Sun, Nov 04, 2012 at 05:26:59 from 107.203.52.135

3am wake up? Nuts

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Met the group (Andrea, Curt, David, Bill, Lynette, Evan) at the corner for a run on a cool but calm morning.  I ran nice and easy with Andrea and Lynette for most of the run having fun catching up with the ladies since I haven't really had to a chance to see them much lately.  I ran 12 miles in 1:34ish for a nice easy run on fried legs from yesterday's workout.

I went back out for 2 miles with Justin and Moxie after his buddies were no shows at their group run.  Total time of around 17 minutes.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 14.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.200.000.000.0011.20

10K in 47:15 with Moxie on a nice morning for a run.  Had to make and emergency pitstop, then I felt much better. (Fastwitch)

The kids were at a cantata practice and my wife went to the gym after church, so I went out for a run on a glorious afternoon.  I ran 5 miles into SRL and back in 37 minutes and met up with my buddy Jim whom I haven't seen since he retired.  Man, am I jealous!  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 5.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie on a nice morning for a run.  (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today.  Early flight out, long day of travel.  After arriving at the hotel, spent time with the guys then we had a dinner meeting.  So a day off (as I anticipated but hoped to squeeze a run in).

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5 miles in 33 minutes on the hotel TM early before meetings.  I would have gone outside but it was a bit chilly, rainy and I really had not got the lay of the land yesterday in the light of day.  Hot in the workout room and unmotivated.  Hope to get an afternoon run in later after meetings.

5 miles outside in 35 minutes.  Ran after our meetings and lunch and after checking into the hotel near the airport.  It was cool, windy and rainy but nicer than being inside again.  Heading home tomorrow.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 10.00
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From Curt on Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 07:31:03 from 69.20.189.206

Those hot hotel work out rooms are the worse. Have safe travels coming home.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.204.000.001.0011.20

10K in 40:30 on the TM in the hotel.  Actually a pretty nice workout facility and it was cold and windy outside and I didn't know the area very well in the dark.   (Fastwitch)

After getting home, Kami, Justin and I went to the gym for a workout.  Justin ran on the TM next to me.  I ran 5 miles in 29:30 with the last quarter of each mile at 4:17 pace.  Glad to be home.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.008.000.000.0012.00

4:30am...7 miles on the TM in 44 minutes as a progression run.  Ran next to Marlin which is always a pleasure.  (Kinvara)

5 miles in 38 minutes at lunch.  Ran around the greenbelt on cold, windy, wintery day.  Temp felt like 25 degrees with the wind, not ready for the cold. Looking like the TM is going to become more common for this old body.  (Cortana)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
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From Marlin on Fri, Nov 09, 2012 at 08:28:09 from 70.196.197.147

It was nice talking to you this morning Jeff. It's about the only time that I get to talk to you is when we were on the treadmill and your not running away from me. lol. Maybe see you tomorrow morning at the gym?

From Rye on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 07:25:46 from 75.174.40.216

If your old, I'm ancient. Lets just call it "being comfortable."

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.002.000.000.0014.00

6:15am...12 mile run in 1:32:30 outside in the cold and wind.  Started off with Andrea, Curt, David, Evan and Lynette.  We ran down Sunnyside, over the freeway to Bellin, up to Pancheri then back through SRL.  About 10 miles, mostly running with Curt.  Threw in a couple of faster miles.  Glad I got outside instead of running this on the TM. 

2 miles with Moxie to get her out for a run.  Ran after taking Katelyn to ballet, having a bite to eat and when Kami and Justin went to the gym.  (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 14.00
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From Rob Murphy on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 19:19:02 from 24.10.249.165

They have a ballet in Idaho Falls?

This is me just being a snooty "big city" elitist. Actually, I have a 48 year long streak of never going to the ballet or the opera.

Been to a couple NASCAR races though.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I took the day off today.  Church then family time spent playing board games, watching movies and looking at family pictures.  A really good rest day.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.007.004.002.0017.00

11 miles at the gym in 67 minutes (6:05 average).  I ran next to Marlin and chatted for most of the run.  I ran a progression run starting with a couple of easy miles, then started at slow MP up to MP for a few mile, then about 5:35 pace for miles 8 and 9, then mile 10 was an average 4:50 (progressed from 4:57 to 4:17).  Easier last mile with the last quarter at 4:17.  A really good run on my holiday day off. 

Went back to the gym with Kami after dropping off the kids at school for another run.  6 miles total in 36:15.  Easy first mile then into progression during each subsequent mile:  0.25M at 5:30, 0.5M at 5:18, 0.75M at 5:00, 0.5M at 4:17.  Hit 5 mile mark at 29:30.  Ended with a really easy mile.  I am tired and hungry now.  (Kinvara) 

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 17.00
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From Marlin on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 07:04:25 from 70.196.194.244

Had fun running with you this morning Jeff. Great workout my friend!

From Rob on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 10:58:20 from 216.2.200.151

4's? Really? I quit, I'm going back to billiards as my hobby.

From crhudman on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 15:49:18 from 69.92.59.210

I think you're bordering on crazy speed right now. Two speed workouts on the same day? I think I'm going to take up billiards with Rob.

From RileyCook on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 18:17:07 from 65.130.78.234

Sounds like a fantastic day. Nice work Jeff.

From Ben VanBeekum on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 19:14:39 from 216.206.44.14

Good work Jeff! Always love your workouts!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

An early and easy 10K at the gym in 41:55.  Legs are sore from yesterday's workout.  (Fastwitch)

6 miles in 44:15, out and back on Common Road from the hotel and a cool and overcast afternoon.  Good to get outside after a day of traveling. (Ride)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
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From Marlin on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 19:10:09 from 174.27.100.115

Glad you made it there ok be safe and run we will meet up for a run when you get back.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

4:30am...5.25 miles in 35 minutes on the hotel TM.  Cold and dark outside and my legs are still a bit sore.  Early and short due to early meetings today.  12 hours of meetings today, no second run, too tired and hungry (and thirsty!).

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 5.25
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From Steve on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 08:39:14 from 66.87.67.219

I don't think I could even get my old legs to run that early. I think we are going to be up in Idaho Falls Thanksgiving morning and my brother wants to run the Feed The Hungry race up there. Know anything about it?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I decided to sleep in and go for a run after our meetings today.   I got out after getting to our hotel and ran 10 miles in 1:08:20 down Wick Road on  a nice afternoon.  Heading home in the morning. (Ride)

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I had an early flight so I had too hard a time gettting up for a run before flying home.  I may try to get one in this afternoon.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.250.000.000.0016.25

6am with the group for an outside run.  I ran 11 miles with David having some great conversation.  I was having some lower leg issues and couldn't run as fast as I wanted so we just took it easy.  Met up with the rest of the group at the corner and ran a bit with them.  Overall 13.25 miles in 1:36 (easy 7:16 average).

I went back out with Justin and Moxie a bit later for 3 fun easy miles together.  A good day of running despite having a chronic headache since Wednesday. 

A day with the family and doing a few chores around the house is now on tap.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 16.25
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From Jon on Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 03:38:54 from 107.203.52.135

Hope your chronic headache gets better- that doesn't sound fun.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.450.000.000.0010.45

10K before church with Moxie on a warmer and wet morning, just easy. 

Back out for 4.25 miles more in 33 minutes.  Headache and bad mood, but the run did not help.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 10.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.004.800.000.5010.30

Headache and my neck still hurts, so I slept in and almost did not make it to work today.  This really sucks.

6.3 miles at lunch (7:38, 7:28, 7:12, 6:38, 6:28, 6:49, 1:57) in 44:06 (7:00 avg).  (Cortana)

4 miles at the gym after work with Justin and Kami.  I ran next to Gary and talked to Marlin as well.  4 miles in 24:30 with 2 quarters at sub-5:00 pace (4:52, 4:17).   A good easy run with my son who did 3 miles in 24:30.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.30
Comments
From Hamdog Alum on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 04:59:54 from 71.87.124.223

Good job working through the pain. Hopefully, that headache will subside soon.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.003.001.000.0010.00

Overslept a bit but still made it outside on a very nice morning for a run, nearly 50 degrees and just a light breeze.  6 untimed easy miles with Moxie.  (Fastwitch)

4 miles after work with Justin at the gym.  1 mile at 6:15ish, 2 at goal MP (5:55-6:00), 1 mile at 4:55.  Overall 4 miles in 23:14 (5:48 avg).  Good run.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 4.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.00
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From Curt on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 07:44:04 from 69.20.189.206

Good to see you made it out. Glad to hear the headache isn't developing into anything worse.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.003.001.000.0011.00

4:30am...6 easy untimed miles outside with Moxie on a nice morning...43 degrees and no wind.  Just nice and easy. (Fastwitch)

I received a comp entry into a winter marathon that my buddy Marlin has been urging me to run (Lost Dutchman), plus we have friends nearby to stay with so now I need to check on flights and if the family wants to go to Arizona in February.

5 miles at the gym after work.  1 mile easy, 3 miles at slow MP, 1 mile at tempo (5:00).  Overall 5 miles in 31 minutes for a good work.  Pacing my son in the local turkey trot 5K in the morning...supposed to be cold and snowy!  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 5.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 6.00
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From Jake K on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 07:31:46 from 174.252.18.187

Look into allegiant ... They fly from Ogden to Mesa now... Only a few days per week but it's really cheap.

From jtshad on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 07:37:52 from 141.221.191.225

Allegiant flies from Idaho Falls to Mesa directly as well. Pretty cheap round trip (for 1 especially) and not bad for all 4 of us either. Need to book soon as the tickets are limited though...hard to commit sometimes this far in advance but at least you put the mark on the wall.

From Marlin on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 08:45:15 from 70.196.197.53

Yes that is awesome we're going to have a great time

From Rye on Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 08:36:16 from 71.220.175.47

Enjoy pacing your boy. I know we need moisture, but I'm hoping for more warm weather! Happy Thanksgiving

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

I paced my son in the local turkey troy/food bank run.  He did great finishing the 3.6 mile course in 27:14.  We ran a 1 mile warmup, the race, ran back to the truck the long way then I went out for a run after getting home.  A total of 9 miles for the day.  Good times with lots of friends at the race!

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 9.00
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From JimF on Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 16:27:30 from 98.222.218.178

Great experience to be able to run with your son! That is a great time.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles in 1:17:40 with Curt on a cold but nice morning for a run! 

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

2 miles with Moxie before meeting the group for a run.  Curt, Craig, Lynette and Deborah showed up and I ended up running with Craig for most of the run around the greenbelt, through Freeman Park and back for 11 miles.  Finished up back to home for 14 miles in 1:44.  Good time with good friends, though the pace felt harder than it should have...but at least I got it done.  Went back out for 2 miles with Justin and Moxie for a nice run...that was fun!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 16.00
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From crhudman on Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 10:34:35 from 174.27.62.78

Thanks for the run this morning.

From Curt on Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 13:33:29 from 69.20.189.206

Good mileage today Jeff. Sorry about not feeling up to joining you two this morning, I just was not feeling like I had it in me today. Still fun to get out with everyone though.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Curt and I planned on going out early, but when I got up it was raining, cold and windy so I bailed and instead watched a movie with my wife. 

We put up the Christmas decorations today, played some games and got the kids ready to go back to school after a week off.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.200.000.000.0011.20

I was planning on a gym workout but when I got up and saw the weather was good outside, I decided to take Moxie out for an early run.  10K untimed but around 45 minutes in cool (26 degrees) but nice weather.  I saw 3 other runners and used one as a rabbit to get our pace up a bit for the second half.  I will try to get out again at lunch today.  (Kinvara)

5 miles at lunch in 38 minutes, it felt cold at this time than at 4:30 in the morning.  It was still a nice day for a run considering it is Nov. 26!  (Cortana)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 6.20Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.001.903.101.008.00

4:15am at the gym for a speed workout.  This was a hard one to get up for, it took 2 miles of easy running before I convinced myself I was ready for the speed part (plus some pep talk from Marlin running hills next to me). 

3.1 miles in 17:10.  0.9 miles at recovery then into a 1 mile quick mile at 4:55.  Cooled down with a 1 mile MP progression from 6:27 to 5:56.  Overall 8 miles in 47:40 (5:58 average pace). 

Probably my only run for today due to work and other commitments. 

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.006.000.000.008.00

An early run on the TM at the gym.  2 miles easy, 6 miles at MP for a total of 8 miles in 50:45 (6:21 average).  I was tired again this morning but was able to get in a decent run, only one for today.  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 8.00
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From Rye on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 16:23:45 from 71.220.163.106

Some mornings that's all you get. Nice running Jeff. Thought I might run into last night at Teton Running with the Pearl promo going on....According to the sales rep.....you could run up a hill effortlessly!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

My alarm went off, I got up (eventually) and even got my running gear on...then every fiber of my body said go back to bed and I succumbed!  I will try to get out later today if work and evening activities allow to take advantage of the last good weather day projected for a while.

7 miles in 50:35 for nice easy run in the afternoon in beautfiul running weather.  With this run it is official, I have now run 24,901 miles since the beginning of 2005 which have been tracked and logged (no estimates in this figure as in my Jan. 18, 2012 milestone)...I have actually logged the circumference of the earth.  This is a total of 2,889 days!  No wonder I was tired this morning!  (Fastwitch)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00
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From Alana on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 07:45:13 from 69.20.189.206

Good job listening to your body Jeff. Curt went out and said the path was slick black ice. A lunch run will be much better. :)

From Curt on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 17:59:05 from 69.20.189.206

Congrats on the circumference mileage, that's so cool. I plan to hit that mileage in about the year 2035 if I make it that long:)

From Jason D on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 18:08:51 from 24.1.80.94

And 25,000 is next up. . .

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.004.000.0014.00

4:15am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie on a nice morning before the rain comes today.  (Ride)

I went to the gym after dropping off the kids at school.  Speedwork...6x0.5M pluse 1 mile at goal 5k pace.  Paces for intervals: 5:00, 5:00, 5:00, 4:57, 4:55, 4:50.  5:07 for the 1 mile.  Overall 8 miles in 45:30 (5:41 avg. pace).  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 8.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00
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From Rye on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 22:26:01 from 65.129.122.158

Just to let you know that it was just Runninrye that honked this morning. Didn't want you to think that you have a stalker after you. Have a great weekend.

From jtshad on Sat, Dec 01, 2012 at 07:36:30 from 69.20.183.178

I figured that was you!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

6:00am...7 easy untimed miles with Moxie in nice weather...38 degrees, no wind or rain.  Got done just before the rain started...should be interesting for the 5k later this morning.  (Ride)

I paced my son in the Christmas Gift 5k, it didn't go as he wanted but he pushed through his issues and finished...on a really nice day for a run afterall!  A total of 4.25 miles between the race and the warm up.  (Fastwitch)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 4.25Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.101.004.100.006.20

The weather was nasty outside so Kami and I went to the gym after church.  1 mile wu, 5K in 16:10 (5:13 average) for the workout I didn't get yesterday. Recovery, 1 mile at 5:13 then a cool down. 10K in 35:20 for an overall average of 5:42.  (Kinvara)

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 6.20
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From Rye on Sun, Dec 02, 2012 at 19:54:04 from 65.129.121.125

Moxie is about to hit the 2000 mark. Her pads have got to be rock solid. Scratch her ears for me...

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.007.000.000.0013.00

4:30am...an easier workout at the gym.  I was right about freezing and windy outside and with the rain yesterday I was worried about black ice outside.

1 mile wu, 7 miles at easy MP.  Oveall 8 miles in 50:30 for a 6:19 average pace.  (Fastwitch)

About time to retire 3 pairs of shoes...ouch. 

5 easy miles at lunch in 36 minutes on a nice day for a run...a bit cool but sunny and only a light breeze, still shorts weather! (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 8.00
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From crhudman on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 at 08:11:19 from 69.92.59.210

At least its not three pairs of shoes and one person...

From Curt on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 07:57:20 from 69.20.189.206

I agree with Craig:) This day time weather has been very nice.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.200.000.006.20

4:30am...fighting the beginning of a head cold so I decided to hit the gym rather than outside this morning.  10K in 40 minutes for an easy run.  (Cortana Black)

I retired my Kinvara and Fastwitch yesterday, they were really showing the mileage in feel and wear. 

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.20
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From Matt Poulsen on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 19:53:52 from 98.202.242.213

Thanks for the welcome yesterday Jeff. Wow -- you are obviously quite the runner! Strong work! I will enjoy monitoring your progress. Yes, we have a great crew to run with here. I hope you do as well. I thought we ran early. 4:30 am -- impressive!

From Rye on Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 10:13:34 from 174.19.104.51

Jeff, what's the topic for your lecture Thursday evening at Teton Running?

From jtshad on Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 12:46:29 from 69.20.183.178

Ryan, the clinic is on winter running tips.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running today, sick at home with a bad cold...headache, upset stomach, chills and bodyaches.  Ugh.

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From Curt on Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 13:36:29 from 69.20.189.206

Hate to hear it...hope you get feeling better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.200.000.000.0010.20

4:30am...10K at the gym in just under 41 minutes.  Feeling much better than yesterday but wanted to have options to stop depending on how I felt (wanted to at least make 5 miles, was in question early).  (Mirage Black)

4 miles with Moxie after work in 26 minutes for a nice easy outdoor run.  This run takes Moxie over 2000 miles of running with me since we got her just over 2 years ago...she is a running dog!  (Cortana white)

A busy day today, I will see if I feel good enough and can fit in a second run.  Giving a clinic with Gray tonight at the running store on winter running tips.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.20
Comments
From Rye on Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 21:17:20 from 65.129.125.154

Thanks for the clinic Jeff. You guys did a great job. You have lots to offer with your knowledge and experience. Thanks for sharing!

From jtshad on Fri, Dec 07, 2012 at 05:46:23 from 69.20.183.178

Thanks to you and Sheridan for coming...you were nearly half the crowd! It was great seeing you and I hope the information was helpful.

Merry Christmas!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.003.200.000.006.20

A 10K on the TM at the gym in 40 minutes.  Slower start, finished at easy MP.  Ran next to Marlin, Rex and Lynette for good times with good friends.  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

3 miles with Moxie then dropped her off to see if any of the group was meeting.  Ran another 8 miles solo but saw Lynette and Andrea out.  Cold, slow and unmotivated run this morning.  11 miles in 1:25. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 11.00
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From Summertime on Sat, Dec 08, 2012 at 17:12:21 from 174.126.73.187

Nice mileage this week. I wish Ryan and I could have ran with the group today. Thanks for the help with the class this week.

From Jon on Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 07:03:11 from 107.203.52.135

Good dot hear you're feeling a bit better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

A 10K in 46:30 with Curt and Moxie on a sunny but cool afternoon.  We went out after church where the kids performed in the annual Christmas cantata..."Name above all Names" was the theme this year and it was great!  (Cortana Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.005.250.000.006.25

4:30am...hill workout this morning.  1 mile easy at a 1.5% incline (normal for my runs) then each mile was successively steeper and faster with the last 0.2 back at 2% and increasing the speed a click to be the base pace for the next mile.  Inclines: 3-4%, 4.5-5.5%, 5-6.5%, 6-7%, 4.5-8.5%.  Overall 6.25 miles in 40 minutes (6:24 average).  Have to get to work early for a long day so this is likely my only run.  (Mirage)

I had a chance to go for a run in the evening, but decided to hang out with Justin to celebrate his straight A report card and take him out for a treat!  Great job Justin!

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.002.000.0012.00

4:30am...didn't want to face the cold and slick pathway outside so went to the gym.  2 miles easy, 4 miles at MP, 2 miles at 5:30 or faster.  A total of 8 miles in 48:30 (6:04 avg).  Started to feel a hot spot on the bottom of my left foot at the end of the run, still trying to really get used to the Cortana's.  (Cortana black)

4 untimed miles with Moxie after work. (Old Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 8.00
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From RileyCook on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 10:18:29 from 132.3.57.68

That's a solid run Jeff, especially for early in the morning. I like the volume of marathon pace running you've been doing.

From Rob on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:49:05 from 206.81.136.61

Interesting, I get the same hot spot with my Cortana's. Right behind my middle toe on my left foot. If I wear a smaller sock, that's tighter it seems to lessen the problem.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4:30am...7 untimed easy miles with Moxie on a nice morning for a run...32 degrees and no wind.  Good to get back outside for an early run, I have been wimping out lately in my old age. (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.002.751.001.2518.00

Deja Vu, a duplicate of yesterday...same time, same distance, same temp, etc.  7 untimed early miles with Moxie, just getting it in. I hope to get another run in after work.  (Ride)

Too nice outside not to run at lunch.  I went outside to get some air and saw how nice it was (I have an office with no windows) after having a snack and decided to run anyway.  I ran a greenbelt loop of 5 miles in 35:30...wearing split shorts and a short sleeve shirt (only clothers I packed for a gym workout after work) as it was 42 degrees, sunshine and no wind!  Awesome December running weather.  (Old Cortana)

I went to the gym with Kami after work and after dropping kids off at swimming practice...speedwork.  1 mile wu, 2x0.5M @ 4:17 pace, 1x0.25M @4:17 pace, 1M @ 5:00 pace, recovery in between.  The last 1.75 miles were a progression from slow MP to low threshold.  Overall 6 miles in 33:40, overall average of 5:36.  I had to change TM in the middle of the first interval as it gave up and would not come back even to MP!  (Cortana Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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From Curt on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 15:39:30 from 69.20.189.206

Glad you could get out in that at lunch, it was so nice today.

From Jason D on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 23:20:53 from 24.1.80.94

Wait...triples, 4:17 pace? Yesterday you said old age, today I say poppycock! That treadmill gave up!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.006.000.000.0010.00

I slept in and went to the gym for a run as I was a bit sore and tired from yeterday's runs.  I ended up doing what I hoped to do, 10 mile progression run in 1:03:40 (6:22 average).  It was nice enough outside I just wasn't up for bundling up a bit and wanted the option of ending the run early if necessary and to force myself to try the progression.

Now for a day off and chores to get done for the holiday (wrapping gifts, christmas cards, etc.).

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 easy miles on a nice morning for a run, good temps, light breeze and most of all good company.  A bit icy on the roads/paths from the light snow last night but good to have some white in December.  2 miles with David, then he took off a bit faster after we picked up Andrea and she and I ran the rest together having some great conversation and catching up since we haven't really run together in a while.  Sunnyside to Hitt to John Adams back to Boulevard and home.  Good easy run with good friends.

A buddy of mine and I are taking the boys out to a movie this afternoon for a "guys" time, should be fun!

Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 12.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy miles with Curt in 56:40.  A wintery run (finally) in a fresh covering of snow, a bit of wind and decent temps.  Great to get out with a good friend on a snowy day.  (Xodus)

Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 7.00
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From Curt on Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 08:05:24 from 69.20.189.206

Thanks for the company this morning, really enjoyed it.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.004.201.000.006.20

I did not sleep well last night so I skipped my morning run and will go later today.

10K at the gym after work as a progression run in 37:25.  1 mile easy, progression from 6:18 to 5:39 pace.  Last mile 5:03, then 0.2 mile cooldown.  Pretty easy and good run today after a slower day at work, but no chance to run at lunch.  (Old Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.003.001.000.007.00

4:30am...7 miles on the TM at the gym in 44:50 (6:24 average).  Started slow as I was really tired, then progressed up to MP and the last mile was sub-6:00 (last quarter was at 5:00 pace).  Only run today due to work commitments and my wife's company Christmas Party tonight.  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.000.000.007.00

4:30am...7 miles on the TM at the gym in 45:30.  Hard time getting up and harder getting going at the gym, nearly stopped after the first mile.  Got it done.  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 7.00
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From Rye on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 13:12:48 from 75.174.35.83

Blame it on the weather!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.201.000.000.006.20

I felt like crap this morning so I slept in and skipped the run.  I might go this evening after work while the kids are at swimming team practice.

10K in 42:25 after work with Moxie on a cool but nice evening for a run.  Calves and achilles tight during the second half of this run, likely due to the temps and the shoes.  (Cortana Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.004.002.000.0014.00

4:15am...early run on the TM at the gym as it was 9 degrees outside.  2 miles easy, 4 mile progression through MP range, 2 miles at sub 5:45 pace.  8 miles in 49 minutes (6:07 average).  (Mirage Black)

Lots of craziness with the schools today with this end of the world crap...threats of violence and issues that are scaring kids and parents.  Extra police in SE Idaho schools, schools cancelled in some areas in north Idaho...our kids should not have to deal with this stuff!

6 miles at lunch in 44 minutes around the greenbelt and and extra lap of the park.  Beautiful December day for a run! (Old Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 8.00
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From Rob on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 09:19:56 from 184.167.93.60

That is really crazy, our Schools got out on Wednesday, sounds like everywhere should have done that.

Nice run, Have a Merry Christmas if I don't say it again.

From Jake K on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 09:26:36 from 155.100.226.191

People are just so stupid that buy into this end of the world nonsense. Sad that kids have to deal w/ it.

Merry XMas!

From Rob on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 09:31:24 from 184.167.93.60

Just let them know it's already the 22nd in Brisbane Australia.

From crhudman on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 14:29:34 from 69.92.59.210

It is beautiful outside today. Glad to see you got out. The school stuff is stupid right now. I'm about ready to homeschool.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 15:09:51 from 24.10.249.165

There is just no accounting for ignorance! How is it we ever came to be the most powerful nation on earth?

From Hamdog Alum on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 15:20:00 from 71.87.124.223

We had school cancelled Thursday and today for weather. I'm glad we avoided the end of the world crap.

Nice run have a wonderful Christmas!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.005.356.000.7513.10

Too cold outside this morning to want to head out, so I went to the gym with my wife and ran on the TM while she did spinning.  A good workout this morning:

1 mile warmup

3 miles at 5:27

1 mile recovery

2 miles at 5:15

1 mile recovery

1 mile at 4:55

1 mile recovery

0.5M at 4:36

0.5M recovery

0.25M at 4:17

0.75M recovery

1.1 miles at a MP progression up to 5:36 pace.

Overall 13.1 miles in 1:15 for a 5:43 average.  Now I am hungry! (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 13.10
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From Holt on Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 09:23:16 from 67.2.245.25

Enjoy your Christmas Jeff.

From crhudman on Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 09:48:51 from 69.92.59.210

That is a beast work out. Holy cow!!!! I'm glad a chose outside it would have been humbling to run next to a smoking treadmill.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6:30am...8 easy miles with Moxie.   Started off really nice at about 30 degrees with a light breeze, but by the last mile it was a run in a stinging snow storm.  A bit of a sour stomach from the holiday cheer last night at a neighbors party, but still good to get out.  Good to have some white covering for Christmas, finally.  (Cortana Black)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 8.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 09:17:46 from 24.10.249.165

Must be coming from the North. It's nice and sunny here now, but lots of snow in the forecast. Makes me wish I hadn't put off my run until after church.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

A fresh layer of 2 inches of snow this morning!  Warmed up for my run by shoveling the driveway for about 45 minutes, then met Andrea, Craig and Curt at the corner.  It was a great morning for a run...warm, calm and fresh new snow to run in.  We ran as a group for about 6 miles, then Craig and I xtended out a bit and I finished off the last part solo for a 10 mile run in 1:20.

Craig and I had a reaffirmation of the human (Driver) spirit this morning.  As we were crossing an intersection a truck nearly clipped Craig as it came up to make a left hand turn, mostly sliding on the icy roads.  As we ran it the guy backed up and turned right to come up besides us and slowed down, rolled down the window and actually said "I am so sorry for that, forgive me".  We a hearty no problem and Merry Christmas Craig and I continued on in high spirits.  The first time ever a driver had done that and it made up for a year's worth of dealing with inconsiderate drivers.

3 miles with Justin and Moxie after getting home.  Nice run on a great day with my son, pretty cool.

Now for a day to get ready for the holiday (cooking mostly) and having our friend Kory over for dinner as he was going to be all alone for the holiday.

Merry Christmas to the FRB!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 13.00
Comments
From Rob on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 08:44:59 from 64.184.237.115

That was very nice of him, The Christmas spirit must be in the air.

Have a Merry Christmas.

From JimF on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 08:54:11 from 98.222.218.178

Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

From Curt on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 09:15:35 from 69.20.189.206

Glad to get out with you guys this morning even if we didn't get much time to chat this morning. That's so good to hear a driver respond like that. Too bad they are so far and few between.

From crhudman on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 09:41:15 from 174.27.55.168

Thanks

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 13:45:28 from 24.10.249.165

I see you have another senator in trouble. Just when we had forgotten about Larry Craig.

From Jon on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 18:45:55 from 107.203.52.135

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jeff!

From Jason D on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 20:00:21 from 74.75.190.42

A rare moment indeed! Merry Christmas. Jeff.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Merry Christmas!  No run...a day with the family.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.253.006.000.0010.25

I decided to take the day off afterall and do some early morning shopping with my wife, went to the gym and am now hanging out with my family. 

10.25 miles on the treadmill in 57:30 (5:45 avg).  Easy warmup then into a sub 6:00 progression run through 5 mile mark, mile 5 in sub 5:00 pace.  Eased back to MP, then started to progress again for a sub 5:00 mile at mile 10.  Overall a good run after a horrible night sleep...maybe a nap today.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 10.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.009.001.000.0011.00

I slept in and went to the gym with Kami while she was doing Boot Camp and I ran a hill workout today.  1 mile warmup, then the following progression of hills and pacing: 1 mile 2%-4% at 6:22, recovery, 1 mile at 3-5% at 6:18, recovery, 1.25 mile at 4-6% at 6:15, recovery, 1.25 mile at 5-7% at 6:18 pace, recovery, progression from 2% to 10% every 100m at 6:07 pace, recovery, 2 miles at sub 6:00 pace, slow MP last mile with last .125M at 4:17.  Overall 11 miles in 68 minutes.

Likely last run of 2012 as I am having a little procedure that will keep me from running for almost a week.  A good last run!

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 11.00
Comments
From Rob on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 09:55:27 from 64.184.237.115

Pretty darn good year. Good luck with your procedure! Happy new year!

From shellberns on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 15:28:14 from 174.126.52.90

Congratulations on a great year of running. I am always impressed with your workouts and look forward to seeing what you do in 2013. Happy New Year, Jeff.

From Shan on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 17:33:34 from 174.126.28.198

Happy New Year Jeff! It is good to be back on the blog - hope to run into you more this 2013!

From Curt on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 07:28:28 from 69.20.189.206

Nice workout to finish another impressive year. Thanks for your friendship and all the company through out the year. Looking forward to it again in 2013. Happy New Year.

From Matt Poulsen on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 19:57:43 from 98.202.242.213

Great workout Jeff! Looks like you are ready to tear it up in 2013!

From Jon on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 20:04:03 from 107.203.52.135

Lots o miles...

From Mauri on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 20:07:39 from 70.196.192.227

Hope you're doing ok.

From Rye on Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 09:01:43 from 65.129.87.32

Good luck Jeff....Hope you had a great Christmas Season.

From Rachel on Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:17:13 from 174.17.131.163

What a great year you've had and shared with all of us Jeff! Cheers to you in 2013 and hugs to Kami, Katie & Justin!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off to recover.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off to recover.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off to recover.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Slept in before getting to work with no early run.  I will try to get an easy run in after work and before heading to a friends for New Years Eve (6 miles in 47:50 with Moxie on a beautiful afternoon). (ride)

A quick review of my running stats (for my own validation) since I started training for marathons and really tracking mileage in 2005. Prior to 2005, I didn't track mileage and ran at most 3 times a week for about 2-5M each time for the previous 5 years (2000-2004) as I was more focused on weight lifting and tennis in this period. Estimate that I ran about 3,000 miles total prior to making running my central athletic focus in 2005.

Mileage pre 2005: 3,000 miles (est.)

Mileage 2005-2006: 3,878 miles (Coolrunning.com)

Mileage 2007-2011: 17,814 miles (2963-'07, 3706-'08, 3760-'09, 3659-‘10, 3725 - '11)

Mileage to date 2012: 3,468 miles (12/31)

Total lifetime miles: 28,160 miles

 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Curt on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 08:11:08 from 69.20.189.206

That's quit the resume Jeff, just amazes me with the kind of mileage you are able to get in. So dedicated!

From Rachel on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 10:47:33 from 174.17.131.163

Wowza, you're a machine! Tell everyone hello & Happy New Year from us tonight!

From Adam RW on Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 10:35:54 from 67.171.121.150

Very nice recap. I think the thing that is even more impressive than the exponential rise in mileage over the last few years is what you've done with those miles. Your racing throughout has been such an inspiration. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2664.00668.52119.6115.703467.83
Runs With Moxie Miles: 898.45Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 938.30TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 69.30Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 52.25Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 31.10Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 40.00Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 487.56Saucony Cortana Miles: 587.10Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 502.75Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 81.25Vibram Five Finger Bikila Miles: 28.50Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 95.37Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 331.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 50.85Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 74.75
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