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 Iím in trouble,
and you will answer me.† - Psalm 86:1-7

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12M run outside on a nice day...51 degrees with a little wind and some sun.  2M to Community Park where I met up with Deborah N, Jeff C, and Tim Roney for an easy 10M at about a 8:00 pace with the group.  Nice easy run to go with yesterday's 15.5 miler, now all shorter stuff this week with a few speed workouts to be ready for the 2:45 women's OTQ gig at the Shamrock marathon.

total time: 1:32:08  (Saucony T3 - 456 miles)

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6M on the TM at the gym this morning in my standard format (easy, MP with pickups).  Starting taper for Shamrock though I may throw in a short easy run at lunch today.  Feeling pretty good, but want to be really fresh for Sunday so mileage this week will be low (~40 miles).  I think I will retire my Trigons after this morning's run, the wear on the outsole indicates it is time.

total time: 36:15  (Trigon - 503 miles)

4.75M progression run at lunch.  First 2.3M wit Jeff Fogg at a good pace  (8:08, 7:36) then he went longer as I turned back around the Broadway Bridge then I picked it up a little.  Next 2M a bit faster (7:14, 6:55) then punch it up a bit during the last 0.75M to MP.  Felt really good to be outside on a beautiful day!

total time: 34:50  (Saucony T2 - 365 miles)

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6.5M easy run outside along Sunnyside this morning.  Several things motivated me to run outside this morning: 1) Need outside running, not TM training; 2) warmer temp and no wind and weather is supposed to get worse today; 3) Slower easy run planned; 4) Late getting up so I didn't want to rush to the gym. 

Overall a good run, a little twing in left ankle but went away.  Still hard to get muscles warmed up in 20 degrees.

total time: 47:15  (Trigon - 509 miles)

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4.75M very early this morning as I had to be at work by 6:00am to head out to the desert.  Easy progression run from a 7:44 pace to a 6:35 pace with about 0.75M at around my MP for this weekend (6:18).  Felt pretty good and the weather was great (30 degrees, no wind), but I almost did not get up as I was dead tired last night and thought about skipping the run for an extra hour of sleep, but alas I awoke at just before 4am and could not get back to sleep.   Taper continues so no lunch run today.

total time:  33:57  (Trigon - 514 miles)

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TAPER MADNESS!!  Got to resist the urge for more mileage!!  Getting a bit nervous for Sunday, but that is normal taper mind tricks going on.

Nice and easy 6M this morning outside along Sunnyside.  Nice morning, 22 degrees, no wind.  As I head out to work, I is SNOWING!!  When will this end?

Leave for Virginia Beach tomorrow, so no more running until Saturday morning, easy 3M or so.  Maybe hook up with Jeremy (on the blog) for a run along the boardwalk.

Total time:  44:58  (Trigon - 521 miles)

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Travel day to Virginia Beach and what a day it was.  Got up early and got the IF airport no problem.  Only about a 30 minute layover in SLC.  After take off, we are cruising along and I notice my ears keep popping, then the pilot comes on the PA and says we are making an emergency landing in Denver as the cabin is losing pressurization and says that when we land the City of Denver has activated the fire department and fire trucks will escort us to the gate, but don't worry everything is ok.  Now,  I have a 45 minute layover in chance of making that. 

We land in Denver, get off the plane and the maintenance crew starts working on the plane with a need to get it fixed so they can clear that gate.  Of course, I am in the back of the plane and by the time I get out the line and the gate is huge.  But I get to the agent and she is able to book me on the last flight to Norfolk out of Cincy, but still not sure if I can make it there.  The agent says the Cincy flight that leaves Denver from the next gate at 2:20 is full, so don't even try and this flight should be back in the air by then. 

About 2:00pm, plane still not fixed so I head next door and ask if I can get on standby, this agent says "sure!".  About 2:10, they call my name for the flight!  At the same time, our original flight indicates that they have fixed the problem and they should be underway by around 2:30.  I opt for the sure thing, but I can see my bag out on the tarmack awaiting to be reloaded on my original plane and there is no way to get it on my new flight.

So, I get to Cincy and my connection is about 25 minutes.  I sprint through the airport and make my flight (I was on standby but got a seat!).  I watch for my bag, hoping that it makes it too.  Upon landing in Norfolk, of course my bag does not make it and should be delivered Saturday afternoon (earliest flight arrives around 11am).  I get to my hotel after 10pm but am here! So, I did pack my running gear for the marathon, but not much else! 

I get ahold of Jeremy (from the blog) and we are going to try and hook up for a short run later Saturday morning in beautfiul weather.  I will hit the expo real quick before that and probably again after the run.  Tonight I attend the elite marthoners dinner (for the women's OTQ race).  But, tonight a major storm is supposed to roll through with pouring rain, thundershowers and high winds and last until the early morning hours...nice weather for a marathon! 

Auspicious start to this adventure.  More to come.

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3M easy with Jeremy on warm and windy day along the boardwalk on VA Beach.  Nice to run with someone.  Met his lovely wife Rachel and friends Chuck and Jill who had just finished the 8K race. 

Went to the expo and checked in, met a few of the ladies I will be pacing.  Rick and Steve were very gracious to arrange for a room for me on the boardwalk so I don't have to drive 10 miles down to the start.  Weather tomorrow is still looking rough, but hopefully the course will help with wind breaks where we head into it and have the wind at our backs from 16 miles on. 

My bag has arrived in Norfolk, just not to me yet.  I will hang in the HGI for a while see if it shows up before I head back off to the expo to see where I will be staying and to hit the dinner tonight (maybe lounge by the beach). 

At the marathoners dinner, met a lot of the elite women and got to know each other a little and talk race strategy.  Also, the Hanson-Brooks Distance Project team was there for the HM and I talked with them for a while and got a picture with the team! I also met and talked with John Piggott (a great runner from VA) who is a very nice guy (sponsored by

total time:  25:40ish  (Tangents - 157 miles)

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