Philippians 4:13

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Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007



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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)  

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy  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.


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

Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;

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

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

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Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 965.36
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1469.19
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 946.03
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 938.00
Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1256.25
Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1462.00
Zoot Solana Tigers Lifetime Miles: 265.00
Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 699.90
Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 375.00
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5.5M run in the afternoon and slick and slushy roads in a stiff breeze which made it pretty cold.  Just easy miles to start off taper week before PF Chang marathon.  Afterwards my left foot was twingy...will watch it this week.

Total time:  37:58  (Fireblades - 54 miles)

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7M run on the TM at the gym so I could get some speed work.  1M warmup at 6:30 pace, next 6M at 5:52 base pace with some pickups thrown in...between 0.25M to 0.5M at between 5:27 and 5:00 pace.  Good workout...pace felt good and manageable.  Foot feeling better after a night sleep.  Feeling ready for PF Chang if I can just take it easy this week (I hate taper).

Total time:  40:40  (Saucony Trigon - 139 miles)

No lunch run today due to taper and the fact that I am slightly feeling my left foot under ball and at the toes again.  So, this could be a very easy week, plus ensuring that I am wearing the right shoes (dress shoes are NOT the best support).

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7.5M on the TM at the gym again this morning for some MP work.  1M warmup at 6:50, then next 6.5M at base pace of 6:20ish with some pickups of at least 0.33M at between 5:00 and 5:40 pace.  Good workout, still feeling good for Sunday.  Left foot still has some feeling in it,mainly walking barefoot or in dress shoes but not is my running shoes.  I will watching and take ibuprofen over the next week to keep it healthy.

total time:  45:50  (Saucony Trigon - 146 miles)

4.65M easy run around the greenbelt at lunch.  Snowy and a bit slick, but not too bad a day to run.  Still just taking it easy.

total time: 32:25  (Saucony T2 - 272 miles)

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5.35M on the TM at home early before finishing packing and readying for trip to Phoenix.  Snow storm hit south of IF and I am concerned about the roads to SLC...will take it easy and give ourselves plenty of time to get to the airport for tonight's flight.

total time: 35:30  (Saucony T3 - 411 miles)

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We made it to Fountain Hills last night, met our friends at the airport and got to there place for a little evening cheer (and the kids went wild playing together).   The drive to SLC yesterday wasn't too fun (especially through Ogden which was slammed with the winter storm, but SLC had nothing!).

7.25M this morning in the Arizona sun and warmth.  4M with my friend Rachel (who is running the PF Chang HM on Sunday).  3.25M at MP (5:50 -6:05ish) around the fountain in Fountain Hills.  Good workout, nice running and talking with Rachel.  Nice to run at the lower elevation. 

Heading to the Phoenix zoo with the families then hopefully some time in the pool this afternoon.  Ah, the life in warm weather....

total time:  53:40  (Saucony Stratos - 99 miles)

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Easy 4.75M run around Fountain Hills.  Ran from our friends house around the fountain then up to the Fountain Hills Middle School (Exchange 24 for Del Sol Relay).  Relaxed easy run in cooler temps (for AZ). 

Going to hit the expo today and take the kids to the AZ Science Center right next to the expo.  Getting excited (and nervous).

Ok, more nervous now...I just read that 13 Kenyans had to withdraw from PF Chang due to political strife in Kenya and couldn't make it, only 2 runners from Kenya are scheduled to run...could I make a top 10 finish???  Based on last year's times, I would be about 17th if I hit a 2:35.  Don't think about it, Jeff, just run...

total time:  33:30 (Saucony Stratos - 105 miles)

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3M easy run this morning just to keep the legs fresh.  Ran in a singlet and light gloves at 7:30am to mimic the start tomorrow and it was perfect at about 42 degrees.

Ran in my Tangents this morning and they felt pretty good, a little tight on the right foot but worked it out by the end of the run.  Trying to decide which shoes to run in...Tangents to gain the racing weight advantage (ran the Poky marathon in them but not a marathon yet) or my Stratos which I have run every marathon in but are a  bit heavier.  Argh! 

Take it easy today playing with the kids, doing a short hike with the families, walk with Kami, pasta dinner then early to bed.  My buddy Rob is going to drive Rachel and I to the start in the morning and then bring the families down to the finish later.  Ready to go!

total time:  21:17  (Saucony Tangents - 97.5 miles)


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