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: 24.00 Month: 112.50 Year: 112.50
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: 1454.00
Zoot Solana Tigers Lifetime Miles: 243.00
Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 699.90
Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 352.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Saucony Progrid Ride 2009 Miles: 10.10Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 53.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Rest day (took the advice of friend's here on the blog).  Spent the day at church and just having family time playing games, doing a few chores, reading books and playing outside for a while (cold!).  Nice to sleep in and not feel like I have to run.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

7M at the gym on the TM at an average 6:11 pace (43:18) listening to Van Halen 5150.  Didn't feel like braving the cold this morning and I wanted to run faster.  1M easy warmup (6:45) then 2 miles at MP (6:15, 6:05), two miles at sub 5:50 then back to MP for the rest except for a fast .125M at 5:00 pace right at the end of the run.  Felt good and relaxed after the day off.  (Trigon)

4M at lunch on a beautiful day (sunny and a bit cool).  Nice and easy in 28:28 and just a bit overdressed, could have used a vest instead of the fleece.  (Progrid)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2009 Miles: 4.00Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Accidentally slept in because I forgot to set my alarm so I didn't get out the door until 5am (extra hour of sleep was nice though).  Only time enough for 5M in 34:04 so could home for Kami to workout (she didn't, wasn't feeling good).  I may try to get out at lunch if possible.  (Trigon)

4.5M on a beautiful day after taking my daughter to a doctor appointment.  42 degrees, no wind, lots of sun...ran in shorts and long sleeve tech shirt.  Ran at slow MP (6:27) for a total time of 29 minutes even.  Legs felt a little heavy but not bad.   Great day for a run, wanted to go longer but needed to get back to work before my lunch hour was over.  (Trigon)

Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 9.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

8M early in decent weather (25 degrees, no wind).  Started slow but ended up a bit faster to finish in 1:03 for a real easy run.  Try to get  a run in at lunch today.  (Trigon)

Got to work at the facility at the desert and there was a safety celebration happening with yummy cinnamon rolls...had to have one.  So at lunch it was mandatory to run to work it off (or at least part of it).  Great day for a run...37 degrees, sunny and no wind.  Ran a moderately hard 4M run in 25:10 for a decent 6:17 average pace.  Felt strong during the run and not working to hard.  (Progrid)

Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Normal early morning run...7M in just under 8 minute pace on a decent morning (27 degrees, no wind).  (Trigon)

6.1M at lunch on sunny and cool day (warm enough for shorts though!) in 40:11.  1.5M warmup then 4x0.5M repeats...just not a good result today as I wasn't feeling it.  Got 4 done, but embarassingly slow (2:55).   Then nice and easy the rest of the way back.  (Progrid)

Saucony Progrid Ride 2009 Miles: 6.10Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Slept in this morning since it is my day off and went running after taking the kids to school.  10M in 1:11:40 on a cold but windless day.  Legs felt great during the run but I had terrible acid reflux today which really started to hurt near the end of the run and caused me to slow down a bit. 

Now off to Poky to use gift certificates and meet Kory for lunch or a run! 

Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

11.5M in 1:26ish (right on a 7:30 pace) on a cool and very windy morning that made it pretty cold.  Ran down Sunnyside to Ammon road then back to Yellowstone and a bit more bactracking to get to the distance.  Overall a nice easy run.   A bit bummed out about the running group.  Saw them out this morning running but I chose not to run with them because there is a person with whom they are running that I just don't want to associate with, so it looks like I'm back to mostly solo runs. 

Doing some solo time with the kids today as each of them have separate activities during the day.  Should be a fun day!

Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 11.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Saucony Progrid Ride 2009 Miles: 10.10Saucony Trigon Ride 2 Miles: 53.00
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