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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.

Miles:This week: 7.00 Month: 171.50 Year: 171.50
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 11678.40
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 137.80
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 40.25Saucony Progrid Ride 2009 Miles: 24.55Saucony Stratos 3 Miles: 14.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

6M in 45 minutes before heading to church.  The roads were slick and icy and the Sunnyside pathway was spotty (clear, icy, snowy, slushy) so it was an inconsistent pace where I was really watching my foot placement.  Even with this, I nearly went down on the last turn back to my house in my neighborhood.

Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Had a hard time getting up this morning (first work week of the new year...ugh!) but finally got out the door for an easy 6M in colder weather on the Sunnyside pathway.  Easy pace on the clear path (except for the curbs at road crossing...hard piled up snow) in 51:12.   (Trigon)

5M at lunch on the greenbelt on warmer and sunny day.  Started out for the first half with Dan S. then picked it up for the second half at a slow MP.  Overall run time of 35:10.   Along the way we were stopped and interviewed by a local news channel about being crazy runners doing this in the cold, snowy and icy conditions!  (Progrid)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2009 Miles: 5.00Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

6.25M early in 52:27. Warmer and on most clear paths, just really easy as I was tired this morning and just didn't have "oompf" today. I will try to run harder at lunch. (Trigon)

4.2M at lunch time at the site for my normal short run out here.  Total time for 4M on the road was 26:48 (last mile at slow MP), with a 0.1M warmup and 0.1M cooldown back to the building.  Mostly cloudy, about 30 degrees...nice short run.  (Progrid)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2009 Miles: 4.20Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 6.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

6M early in warm (38 degrees) but windy weather conditions.  It made the pathway either dry and clean or slick and slushy, so very inconsistent.  Overall time fo 47:24 for the run over the patchy path.  (Trigon)

The arctic blast is quickly coming down on us.  I wasn't expecting the weather to change quite so quickly from this morning, so I was underdressed for today's run and thus cut it short to a 5K in 20:30.  It was 18 degrees outside with 25mph winds, creating a wind chill temp of 4 degrees!  Slower out miles into the wind, fast miles back to the building. And it is going to continue to get colder throughout the rest of the day and night!  BRRR!  (Progrid)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2009 Miles: 3.10Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

-8 F outside this morning...TM at the gym was beckoning!  1M warmup at 6:53, 2M at 6:10-6:20ish, then 4M at 5:40-5:50 tempo pace, then the last mile at 6:20ish.  Total time for the run of 49 minutes exactly (6:07 avg pace) listening to Kiss Greatest Hits (Lick it Up and Heaven's On Fire rock...tempo run music!    May or may not get out at lunch today depending on weather and work.  (Stratos)

6.1M around the greenbelt at lunch in 5 F and no wind.  Total time of 42:47, dressed in my "heavy" gear and I was actually quite warm due to the sunshine I think.  A good run in the cold weather.  (Progrid)

Saucony Stratos 3 Miles: 8.00Saucony Progrid Ride 2009 Miles: 6.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Got up a bit late and made it to the gym late so only a 6.5M run on the TM this morning (it was -10 F outside again!) in 40:18 (6:12 avg pace).  Left quad a bit tender this morning, probably due to the hard run yesterday for the first time in about a week.  Overall a good run.  (Stratos)

6.15M around the greenbelt at lunch in sunny, cold (5 degrees) and calm conditions in 44:50.  Nice and easy run, everything felt good, just took it easy in the cold.  (Progrid)

Saucony Stratos 3 Miles: 6.50Saucony Progrid Ride 2009 Miles: 6.15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Slept in a bit this morning after a late night at a party with friend's, so I didn't get out until about 8:30am.  Mostly cloudy, 5 degrees but no wind.  Ran through Snake River Landing and around the greenbelt then back home with an extension down Sunnyside.  At the 6M mark I had to make a pit stop and my stomach was not quite right the rest of the run.  13.15M in 1:33:41 (7:08 avg).   Nice to get back above 70 miles again, time to start ramping up the training.  

My family wasn't home yet and I felt good after a quick stop, so I went back out for another 2.85 at slow MP to finish off the run.  

Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 16.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 40.25Saucony Progrid Ride 2009 Miles: 24.55Saucony Stratos 3 Miles: 14.50
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