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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

2007 St. George Marathon 2:32:06 (marathon PR)

2014 St. George Marathon 2:32:45 (close to old PR...7 years later!)

2014 Boston Marathon, 2:39:00, 298th OA, 8th AG, 1st Idahoan

2013 Lake Lowell Marathon, 2:48:34 (Course Record), 1st Overall (#6)

2012 Boston Marathon, 2:43:26 (HOT!!), 114th OA, 9th Master OA, 1st Idahoan

2010 B&A Trail Marathon (MD), 2:40:18, 1st Overall (#3), Master's Course Record (still!)

2010 Mesa Falls Marathon, 2:48:55, 1st Overall (#4)

2009 Pocatello Marathon, 2:37:22, 1st Overall (#2)

2011 The M.A.D. Marathon, 2:55:14, 1st OA (training run) (#5)

2006 Teton Dam Marathon, 2:50:48 1st Overall (#1)

2015 Hood to Coast Relay (195 miles), 1st Masters Team (6th OA), 19:59:57, 6:03 avg pace for the team

2008 Ragner Relay Del Sol (182 mile relay) 1st place team 17:04:37, 5:38 pace avg for the team

50,000 lifetime miles from spring 2000 to October 2019.† Computer logged 50,000 miles from Jan 2005 to September 12, 2020.†

Logged (on computer)†49,802 miles (2 x circumference of the earth) in ~5,700†days (8/23/20)

Logged (on computer)†24,901 miles (circumference of the earth) in 2,889 days (11/29/12) http://jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-My-alarm-went-off-I-got-up-eventually-/11-29-2012.html††

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy life...de-stress.† Stay fit as I enter retirement in < 4years.

No racing, retired.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.

Personal:

†I started running competitively in 2005 and ran my first marathon in 2005. Now retired from competitive racing.

Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;

answer me, for I need your help.
Protect me, for I am devoted to you.
Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
You are my God.
Be merciful to me, O Lord,
for I am calling on you constantly.
Give me happiness, O Lord,
for I give myself to you.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,
so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord;
hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever Iím in trouble,
and you will answer me.† - Psalm 86:1-7

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 131.55 Year: 299.80
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 12458.60
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 137.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 982.61
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1912.53
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1170.00
Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Lifetime Miles: 2171.95
Zoot Solana Tigers Lifetime Miles: 863.00
Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 960.90
Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 602.00
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Lifetime Miles: 664.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
265.5532.751.000.50299.80
Runs With Moxie Miles: 26.50Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 81.20Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 50.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 109.10Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Miles: 20.00Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 21.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5.5 miles on the elliptical. (Fastwitch)

Abs and pushups (new habit for 2024 which I am committing too).

3.5 miles on a nice afternoon with Moxie. 

Happy New Year!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.50Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.50Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 3.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles on the elliptical. (Fastwitch)

Back to work.

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

6 miles on the elliptical. (Launch)

3 miles after work with the girls and Moxie. (Solana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the elliptical, strength workout for half of it (incline and resisitance high). (Launch)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

No early run as I had some pulmonary function testing done this morning and they indicated not to exercise before the test.

3 miles later in the morning. (Solana)

62 weeks.

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 3.00
Comments
From Bob on Fri, Jan 05, 2024 at 13:58:16 from 12.104.218.248

Hope all goes well there. Just had a new pacemaker implanted a couple weeks ago. Already on number 2. They last 10-12 yrs.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles total, 3 with Moxie. (Solana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5 miles on the elliptical then 4 miles XC skiing.  (Fastwitch)

Received about 6 inches of fresh light snow today, glad our daughter drove back to Moscow yesterday.

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Jason D on Thu, Jan 18, 2024 at 19:26:04 from 73.161.42.48

How the cross-country skiing going? I have wanted to try it was we have nearby access to trails and I can go right down the trail next to our house. Just nervous about starting.

From jtshad on Fri, Jan 19, 2024 at 09:35:08 from 141.221.191.222

XC is a easy way to help pass the winter months. Lower cost than downhill and as a older guy much easier on the body. We have groomed trails very near our house in a city park which makes it convenient (driving 2 hours to the really good trails and scenery is more of a chore but the views can be worth it). Starting XC is very easy, not hard to learn and even if you fall easy to get back up (and unlikely to get injured). We just do traditional XC and not skate skiing.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

5.5 miles on the elliptical before work. (Launch)

Weights and a couple of miles on the TM at the gym after work. (Solana)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.50Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 2.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles on the elliptical. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the elliptical. 

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Rest day.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles.

61 weeks.

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles on the elliptical. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6.5 miles hard on the elliptical. (Launch)

3.5 miles XC skiing.  I lap too many and wrong gloves so my hands/fingers were numb at the end.  Ugh.

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles on the elliptical on my day off (MLK Federal Holiday). (Launch)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easier miles on the elliptical. (Fastwitch)

Weights after work at the gym.

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

5.25 miles on the elliptical, pretty hard intervals. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Weigths and 4.5 miles on the TM at the gym after work and taking Kami to the airport. (Solana)

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 4.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 mile hill climb on the elliptical. (Launch)

60 weeks.

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.002.000.000.008.00

Weights (heavy) and a 5 mile progression run at the gym on the TM. (Pegasus)

3 miles with Moxie.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5 miles on the elliptical at a recovery pace. (Fastwitch)

3 miles with Moxie to get out in the warmer weather.  Moxie was very excited.

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

4.5 miles on the elliptical, intervals, before work. (Launch)

Weights at the gym after work. 

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 4.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.000.000.005.00

5 miles of fartleks on the ellipitical. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off (unintended) as I was tired, sore and busy.  Wanted to go workout after work but just was not motivated.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

5.5 miles easy on the elliptical before work. Felt better than yesterday but my neck is a bit locked up. (Launch)

Kami returns from AZ today!

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Gym with Kami, weights and 2 miles on the TM easy. (Pegasus)

5 miles of intervals on the elliptical at home. (Launch)

59 weeks.

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Miles: 2.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the TM at the gym, got up to 6:40-7:30 pace for some of it. (Pegasus)

Heading to Nashville for the next week!

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles around Germantown/Nashville.

Went to some of Justin's hangouts and met some friends (both his locally as we as some from Idaho Falls who were in town).

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.001.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the TM at the gym in Justin's apartment complex. (Solana)

Going to the Elvis Costello concert tonight at the Ryman Theater (original Opry location).

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles at lunch on a beautiful day in Nashville outside in shorts and short sleeve shirt.  Ran around the Germantown/Salemtown area...a lovely part of town that Justin gets to live in.  (Solana)

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 mles on a nice afternoon from the apartment up to the capital and through parts of downtown and back.  Cool to explore and find parts of the city I have not seen before. (Solana)

Nashville Predators vs. LA Kings game tonight at the Bridgestone Arena.

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles along the pathway on the Cumberland river. 

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles around Germantown and Bicentennial park with Justin. Great last day with my son in his home.  (Solana)

58 weeks.

Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles with Moxie around the neighborhood on a nice day (before the snow storm hits tomorrow).  (Guide)

Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the elliptical, hill climb. (Launch)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.203.000.000.006.20

10K on the elliptical before work. (Fastwitch)

Weights and 4 miles on the TM at the gym after work. (Guide)

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 6.20Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

5.5 miles on the elliptical after work. (Launch)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the elliptical before work. (Launch)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.250.000.005.25

5.25 miles on the elliptical, steady state effort in 35 minutes. (Fastwitch)

57 weeks.

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.250.000.005.25

Weights at the gym then 5.25 miles on the elliptical in 35:30, long intervals. (Launch)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.002.501.000.506.00

6 miles on the elliptical, intervals for speed and endurance. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.502.750.000.005.25

5.25 miles on the elliptical before work. (Launch)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.502.500.000.005.00

5 miles on the elliptical before work, hills.  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Tue, Feb 13, 2024 at 10:55:33 from 163.248.33.245

I never set the elliptical on anything other than manual. Might experiment with your way...

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.502.500.000.005.00

5 miles in just under 35 minutes. (Launch)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.503.000.000.007.50

5.5 miles on the elliptical in 36 minutes. (Launch)

Weights and 2 miles at the gym after work. (Guide Yellow)

Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 2.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 5.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6 miles on the elliptical. (Fastwitch)

2 miles with Moxie on a cool day. (Guide Yellow)

56 weeks.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 6.00Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 2.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Weights and 6 miles on the TM at the gym. (Guide)

3 miles on a nice afternoon with Moxie. (Pegasus)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 6.00Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the elliptical, hill climb (tough).  (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.600.000.000.006.60

6.6 miles on the elliptical. (Launch)

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 6.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.001.000.000.003.00

3 miles, 1 mile with Moxie. (Guide)

Weights at the gym (strength improvements showing).

Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the elliptical, hills. (Fastwitch)

Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles, hills, on the elliptical.  (Launch)

Weights after work, getting stronger as the weights are getting heavier.

Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

7 miles easy on the elliptical in 48 minutes. (Launch)

3 miles on a nice afternoon with Moxie. (Guide)

55 weeks.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Weights at the gym early.  Waited until the temps rose and did 5 miles with Moxie and Kami (run/walk) outside.  (Pegasus)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
265.5532.751.000.50299.80
Runs With Moxie Miles: 26.50Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Miles: 81.20Zoot Solana Tigers Miles: 50.00Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Miles: 109.10Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Miles: 20.00Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Miles: 21.00
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