Philippians 4:13

Run to Feed the hungry

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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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) http://jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-My-alarm-went-off-I-got-up-eventually-/11-29-2012.html  

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy life...de-stress.  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.

Personal:

 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: 19.00 Month: 232.00 Year: 2739.90
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 11625.40
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 137.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 900.36
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 1463.19
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 937.03
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 878.50
Addidas Supernova Glide Black 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1227.25
Brooks Launch 6 Red 2020 Lifetime Miles: 1407.00
Zoot Solana Tigers Lifetime Miles: 213.00
Nike React Infinity Black Flyknit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 651.90
Nike React Infinity Blue Flynit 2021 Lifetime Miles: 329.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
36.1026.907.200.0070.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.004.000.000.006.00

Nice 6M run this morning in windy but warm weather (46 degrees).  2M of warmup (6:55 pace), then 4M at MP, last 2M at 6:19 and 6:12.  Legs felt great, best morning run in  while.

total time:  39:27  (Saucony T2 - 103 miles)

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.007.000.000.0015.00

Nice early morning 8M run.  First 3M at 7:20ish pace, last 5M at 6:52ish pace.  Felt great...nice weather, have to get out at lunch again to maximize it before the bad weather comes.

total time:  56:21  (Saucony T2 - 111 miles)

Nice MP (6:21) 7M run at lunch on a nice but very windy day.  Heading out (3M) at avg. 6:30 pace, but coming back averaged more like 6:15ish (with the wind for most of this part of the run). 

total time:  44:24  (Saucony T3 - 358 miles)

Kind of cool statistic observed today...noted 15 people from my office out walking/running/excercising at lunch, approximately 5% of my office...man are we a healthy bunch!

Other note..took my wife to see the orthopedic doc today...see started running this past spring and ran in two 5K's in May/June, but stopped running after her knee started really hurting her.  I suggested rest, ice, anti-inflammatory...kinda of work (I figured she had chondromalcia).  The Doc confirmed the chondromalcia...due to a structural issue in her knee.  Her kneecaps actually ride at a 45 degree tilt over her knee under flexion and therefore cause a lot of pressure on the outside of edge of the connective tissue and create a quite a bit of roughing and inflammation.  Nothing to really do about it (at least for now) besides meds, ice, strengthening of the quad muscle (which she has strong quads!).  But has turned her off of running after a good start this spring.  Dang it.

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.005.001.000.0014.00

8M run at an avg. 6:24 pace on the TM at the gym (ugh..).  First 2M slower, 5M at MP, last mile at threshold (5:40ish).  Good run except for being inside...I didn't want to deal with the wind and snow outside this early in the morning.

total time:  50:18   (Saucony T2 - 127 miles)

Got an email yesterday indicating that I got a comp entry into the PF Chang's marathon in Phoenix on Jan. 13, 2008.  Now, I just need to figure out and final travel plans and ensure it fits into the budget (especially this close after Christmas).  We have friends to stay with, so it is just the travel expense and deciding who is going (just me, my son and I or the whole family) which dictates the window of travel.

Pretty good 6M run at lunch at a moderate pace. Intenstinal issues the last 3M and ran a bit with a buddy at a 7:20ish pace. Got the mileage in but nothing special.

total time:  39:53  (Saucony T3 - 364 miles)

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.003.800.000.009.80

Nice and easy early morning 6M run in chilly temps (13 degrees) but no wind. Just an easy day to rest for tomorrow's 10K race.  Kind of cool about the race tomorrow, at least 8-10 of my coworkers are running it as well...should be fun (and the forecast is for a sunny but cold morning).

My wife is really bummed about her knees even though the doctor said there is not a problem, just something to be aware of for the future when her knees hurt.  The "runner's knee" pain is getting better, but she thinks the structural issue will keep her from exercising (despite what the doc said) and getting back into running.  She doesn't want to run if she has to have any pain.  I told her that all runners experience some pain at least now and then and you pay attention to what it is telling you...and that if running is not something that she enjoys, she doesn't have to do it.  She is a monster on the elliptical and in the weight room (she takes great pleasure in getting on a machine after a guy and adding weight to it!).

total time:  43:58  (Saucony T2 - 125 miles)

Short 3.8M run around the loops of Freeman Park.  Paced my buddy through a 6:50ish first 2M in preparation for tomorrow's 10K race.  Did last 1.8M at a 6:10ish pace.  Stopped because my fingers were icicles (kinda underdress for the weather...shorts long sleeves, fleece vest and two pair of light cotton gloves in 22 degrees).

total time:  24:11  (Saucony T3 - 368 miles)

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Race: Run to Feed the hungry (6.2 Miles) 00:35:48, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.006.200.008.20

Run to Feed the Hungry
2nd overall behind Ken Richardson

Splits: 1-5:27; 2-5:42; 3-5:43; 4-6:03; 5-6:09; 6-5:49; 0.2-0:55.

Cool but beautiful day for a run. Middle 2M not quite sure what happened but crappy miles. Ran with Ken or about 10 secs. behind until mile 5, then he started to pull away as I faded for some reason.

Won a pair of La Sportiva trail running shoes.

1M easy warmup, 1M easy cooldown.

(Saucony Tangent - 87 miles)

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.001.100.000.009.10

Nice 9.1M run on a crisp (18 degrees) but calm and sunny morning. Nice and easy, but picked it up to MP (6:25) for the last mile.

Good morning for a run after my wife went to the gym. Looking for a new bed for my daughter today (after convincing my wife not to do the crazy shopping morning mess).

Total time: 1:00:36 (Saucony T2 - 135 miles)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.106.000.000.008.10

Good morning run...1M warmup, 6M at MP, 1M cooldown.  Nothing special to report.

Total time:  52:11  (Saucony T2 - 143 miles)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
36.1026.907.200.0070.20
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