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Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

21 marathons (2 DNFs)

6 Bostons (2007-2011, 2017)

3 Half Ironmans

2 50 Milers

1 Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

Marathon PR:

     2:59:00 St. George 2008

     2:58:03 Boston 2010

 1/2 Marathon PR:

     1:25:41  Havasu Half 2009

     1:24:09 Painter's St.George 2010

 Half Ironman PR:

      5:25:02  HITS Havasu 2014

5K PR:

       18:23  LHC Turkey Trot 2014

        18:22  LHC Turkey Trot 2017

50 mile PR:

        7:56:14 Avalon50 2016

Short-Term Running Goals:

Break 3 hours again

Doing it a Boston would be sweet!

It was sweet!

Break 3 hours again, but now as a masters runner. It's been 9 years since my last sub 3. I better do this soon as I'm not getting any younger.



Nothing right now.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman




4 kids



Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 7.00 Month: 88.00 Year: 212.00
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 357.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 657.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 333.20
NB 1400v6 Lifetime Miles: 411.00
Hoka Torrent Lifetime Miles: 192.00
NB 1400v6 #2 Lifetime Miles: 75.20
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6.5 easy miles this morning but run too fast although it felt really easy.  I finished with 10 hill sprints over the last mile+.  AP 7:54  Even though that felt really easy I need to do better at slowing down on my easy runs so I can really push hard on the 3 important runs each week.

Cumulus Miles: 6.50
From DonGardinero on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:48:33

Another tough workout!!! Where do you get all of your energy? Are you running a 20 miler tomorrow?

From Kathie on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 13:11:45

Well Rhett if it felt easy it could have been way too fast, I am like you though I need to make my easy days easier.

From rhett on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 13:36:43

Dale, Tomorrow I will only go 16. I'll do 8 EZ miles out and downhill, then 8 back up hill fast.

From Teena on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 14:24:36

How in the world can an AP of 7:54 feel easy!! You're nuts (and in such good shape).

Nice job!!

From DonGardinero on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 15:00:53

Hey Rhett, how steep is this hill? I always have it in my head that you're running up and down hills with 10% grade.

From rhett on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 16:33:08

Just more than the last mile of my ez run is up a long straight road that has about a 5% incline. I only so my sprints for 10 secs each and then just keep running up for 50 secs...repeat 10 times.

When I do my real hill work the hills are longer and much steeper, more like 10%. That will be this coming Monday's workout.

Teena, thanks. I think I am a bit nuts, but I was making a conscious effort to run slow and easy I just need to do better at slowing down.

Kathy, your workouts lately have been pretty intense. Your doing awsome. Have you given any thought to the duathalon idea?

From Kathie on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 16:43:09

Rhett while I like the idea of a duathlon/triathlon, I don't own a bike and I can't swim so for now I will just stick to the running and then when I get rich and famous I will hire a swim coach and buy a bike.

From RivertonPaul on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 17:53:53

One of these days I need to plan my workouts. You do things so smartly.

From Smooth on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 18:12:22

NICE EZ run. How do you figure out the percentage of hill inclines? There are two hills on a rounte that I frequently run.

One is 1.5 mile long with a 195' ascend.

The other one is 0.3 mi long with 63' ascend. These numbers are from my Garmin graph.

Most of the time I run them at a steady pace. Sometimes I would "sprint" to one telephone pole and recover to the next telephone pole; or counting sets of 30.

From rhett on Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 15:09:15

I have one of the screens on my Garmin set to tell me the % incline/decline and when I'm running up the hill I just look at it a bunch of times and take the average. I'm sure it's not exact, but I don't want to do the math to figure it out.

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