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.

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
Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 29.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.50
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Day off for taper.  Spent the day with the, shopping, organizing and declutering the house after Christmas, movies,!!!  One week to the race!

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First, a shout out to two buddies who ran spectacular races this weekend in Orlando at Walt Disney World.  Pat Bragassa, my running partner here in IF, ran a 2:38 for 6th overall and 1st Master...awesome.  Sergio (sflores on the blog) ran an amazing 1:15:19 at the HM for a top 10 finish and new PR!  Congrats guys to very strong winter races!

Start of taper week, so this week with be front end loaded in miles and pace then backing off to keep the legs fresh.  On the menu today...tempo run!  2 miles easy warmup, then 5 mile tempo.  4 miles at 5:42, then the last mile at around 5:20.  1 mile at slow MP (6:22), then a cooldown mile for a total of 9 miles in 55 minutes.  Tempo felt good, controlled, working hard but not laboring.  A good sign for Sunday's race.

Oh yeah...Go Ducks!

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance the gym for another TM run in my taper week.  Met Curt dark and early and chatted a bit during the run.  1.5 miles easy, then 6 miles at MP, the last 3 at goal MP or better (6:03-5:36). 0.5M cooldown for a total of 8 miles in 50:25 (6:18 average).  Felt nice and easy once I woke up!

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 8.00
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4:15am at the gym for my last "workout" run before the marathon (only 2 more runs before hand...5 miles tomorrow and 2-3 miles on Saturday).  2 miles easy, 4 miles at MP (last mile sub 6:00), 1 mile cooldown in just over 45 minutes.  Everything felt good for the run. 

Unfortunately my son woke up twice in the night throwing up so I hope he feels better before we travel to Arizona and I hope I don't get whatever he has!

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 7.00
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5 miles on the TM at the gym this morning around 4:20am.  Nice and easy taper run in 35:23.  Nothing special, just getting the legs ready for Sunday's race.   No run tomorrow, traveling to Phoenix and hitting the expo in the afternoon and looking forward to enjoying the warm weather!

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 5.00
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No run today, my traditional day off before a marathon.  Travel to Phoenix today and hit the expo this afternoon to grab my race stuff and check out the running gear.  Hope to run into PowerBar folks and Josh Cox to say hi.

Getting antsy for the race, thinking strategy all the time now...but can't wait to get in the 70 degree weather this afternoon (it is a ice rink here in IF right now!).

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After a delay with the flight yesterday, we got into Mesa about 2.5 hours late but were greeted with 75 degree weather!  Headed straight to the expo to get race stuff (bib #9!) and check out the wares.  Unfortunately, got there too late to try and catch Josh Cox to say hello.  Went to dinner with the kids at Dave and Buster's so they could have some fun and made it to Rachel's house that evening.  Thanks for hosting us, Rachel, you guys are the best!

3.5 mile run around Fountain Hills with Rachel this morning enjoying the 50 degree sunny morning!  3.25 miles easy then some striders at the end (27:30 total time).  Feeling pretty good, getting a little antsy for tomorrow after going to the expo last night but ready to go!  Now for a day at the zoo with the kids and some relaxation tonight before the race!

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 29.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.50
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