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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Miles:This week: 8.00 Month: 61.50 Year: 692.05
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 12563.10
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 137.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 982.61
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1960.23
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Runs With Moxie Miles: 21.20Saucony Cortana Miles: 37.80Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 23.20Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

4 miles with Moxie and the kids riding their bikes.  We stopped at the park to play, then I dropped everyone off at home and finished off a couple more miles in the warm but bit windy conditions.  A nice day with the kids after church before Kami gets back from Moab.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.20
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7 miles untimed with Moxie early on a warmish but windy morning.  Another early morning run to start off the week.  (Ride)

7.15 miles on a beautiful day at lunch in about 55 minutes. I was a bit overdressed in shorts, long sleeve shirt and light running jacket so I had to carry the jacket for about half the run. Ran easy for a mental health run...didn't help all that much to gear down work frustration but I liked being outside. (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 7.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 7.25
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I didn't sleep well last night and woke up at 4:15am feeling tired and puny with a really bad sore throat (every morning for over a week now with this!).   It was really warm outside but a howling wind...I stood there trying to decide if doing a crappy run was worth the effort (I was not going to the gym!) or getting some extra rest was better.  I decided on the latter and will try for a decent run at lunch. 

No lunch run due to training schedule and work.  Maybe after work. 

Got news yesterday about our daughter's 6 year issue with intestinal issues.  The medical establishment has continually downplayed the issues and tried to pacify my wife's concerns.  She continued to push (going to SLC and  Boise to see specialists) with no results.  Finally we heard of a new practitioner in IF (only about 1-2 years) and went to her and have seen dramatic improvements.  We did some tests and come to find she may have some food sensitivities (as my wife suspected but poo-pooed by doctors) to gluten, cassein and peanuts...foods she loves.  So we are going on an adventure to move her (and to an extent all of us) to change some eating habits in a logical and thoughtful approach to see if this helps her with her issues.   Lots of debate out there on the usefulness of IGg tests and food intoleranace and the "doctors" we talk to are at either extreme position.  

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I felt like crap again this morning but managed to get out for an easy untimed 10K with Moxie.  My first early morning outside run in shorts this year.  I wish this scratchy throat and congestion goes away soon.   (Ride)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 6.20
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No run today, I feel terrbile and am staying home from work to try to get well.

5 miles with Caleb and Glen in 36:44 just to get out for some air.  (Kinvara)

I finished my test for the USATF Level 1 certification, so I am now official and have the creds to be a coach!

Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 5.00
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Feeling much better this morning, so I went out on a very nice morning for a run (47 degrees, light breeze, cloudy with a chance of rain).  6 miles through SRL and back home to pick up Moxie for another 4 miles up and down Sunnyside.  10 miles in an easy 1:16 (7:36 avg).  It is nice to not have the scratchy throat and bodyaches, taking yesterday off from work and resting was a good idea.  (Ride)

6.35 miles in 44 minutes (6:55 avg) around the greenbelt on a decent running day...warmish with a light rain which wasn't bad as I had the right gear (hat, rain jacket, long sleeve shirt, shorts).  Good rainy progression run!  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 10.00Saucony Cortana Miles: 6.35
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A great but very hard long run today up in the foothills going to Bone.  A big group today...Marlin, Lynette, Curt, Alana, Lyndsi, Gary, Alicia, Cache and myself (then we saw Mauri up there as well).  This was a tough run on the rollers, on the way out we had a 35mph headwind then had the wind to our backs on the way home which was nice.

9.09 miles out in 1:09 (7:35 average), 8.91 miles back in 1:02 (6:57 average) for 18 miles total in 2:11.  About 4 of the miles coming back I was pushing a bit hard down into MP range.  I also spent a bit of time going back to check on the group and encouraging them during some of the harder sections.  A good character building run for my Boston training with some great friends!

Speaking of Boston, bib numbers are up!  My number is 215!  We should have a great Master's team:

Me 215

Steve A. 257

Walter 233

Rob M. 1077

Marlin 8168

Saucony Cortana Miles: 18.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Runs With Moxie Miles: 21.20Saucony Cortana Miles: 37.80Saucony Ride 2 2011 Miles: 23.20Saucony Kinvara 2010 Miles: 5.00
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