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March 2015

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Location:

Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

19 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.

 

UPCOMING RACES

Nov 3 Mt. Lemon Marathon (Tucson)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 54.00 Month: 168.00 Year: 1498.00
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 403.00
Salomon Sense Pro Max Lifetime Miles: 519.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 396.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 238.00
Kinivara 8- Grey Lifetime Miles: 376.00
Kinivara 9 Lifetime Miles: 214.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
47.800.000.004.000.0051.80
BareFoot Miles: 7.50Sketchers Sprint Miles: 12.50Sketchers Sonic Miles: 12.50MonTrail Miles: 13.30Brooks PureConnect Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.000.001.00

I mile barefoot in the grass before swimming in the lake

BareFoot Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.000.001.00

1 mile barefoot in the grass before swimming in the lake.

BareFoot Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.500.000.000.000.001.50

1.5 miles barefoot in the grass before swimming in the lake.

BareFoot Miles: 1.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles early in the morning before heading out for a weekend of skiing in Brian Head.

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Morning bike ride--52 minutes, cut short by a flat change

Evening fartlek hill run-- 4.5 miles

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 4.50
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Morning:  1 mile barefoot in the grass before a 40 minute swim in the lake.  The water is warming up a bit.

Evening:  I started lifting weights with Chase (my oldest son) about 4 weeks ago.  Upper body, lower body and core.  Then I did a 5 mile easy run.  My legs were tired from the weights so I took it nice and slow.

BareFoot Miles: 1.00Sketchers Sonic Miles: 5.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

20 mile bike ride on a windy morning.

I was going to do an easy run this evening, but my calves felt tired so I decided to take the day off from running.

Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Morning:  1 mile barefoot in the grass before a 40 minute swim in the lake

Evening:  I had a a little time before dinner so I took off from my house and ran out to some trails in the desert that are less than a mile from my house. I've never done much running out there.  It was fun to explore the trails out there a bit.

5 miles, 88 degrees

BareFoot Miles: 1.00MonTrail Miles: 5.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.300.000.000.000.008.30

I headed back out into the desert for some more trail running this morning.  I got in 8.3 miles.  Some of it is rocky enough or steep enough that the pace is pretty slow.  I averaged about 9:30 minutes per mile, but I reallly like how it works different muscles than running on the road and it requires full concentration so you don't go down.  I think I'm going to start doing a lot more trail running.

Evening:  Upper and lower body weight training and core work with Chase.

MonTrail Miles: 8.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

My calves were a bit sore from the weights last night, so I decided to go for a long ride.  I got the bike out and headed out for a nice long adventrue.  I was descending down the hill from my house and hit a rock that I didn't see and I heard the dreaded noise of a flat tire.  I was about exactly 1 mile into my ride.  I hopped off the bike to see which tire blew and to my dismay I managed to flat both of them with that stupid rock.  I only carry one spare and since I was only a mile out I didn't want to call my wife and bother her, so I took of my bike shoes (it's hard to walk in them) and walked my bike home.  I'm totally counting that as 1 mile of barefoot running today by the way.

Once home I decided I didn't want to waste the cool morning weather changing tires, so I put on my running shoes and headed back out to explore the desert trails. I found some new routes, a few of which were not runnable, but had a lot of fun none the less.  I ended up doing 6 miles just under 10 minute pace.

BareFoot Miles: 1.00Brooks PureConnect Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.500.000.004.000.007.50

19 mile hilly bike ride this morning

Tonight I made it out the door about 8:30 for my run and it was still 85 degrees. 

1 mile warm up

4 x 1 mile with 1/2 mile recovery jogs (6:15, 6:20, 6:52, 6:35)

1/2 mile cool down

I was all over the place on my mile repeats and they hurt way more than they should, but I guess since I haven't done any fast running for about 6 weeks, it's a good start.

Sketchers Sonic Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Morning

1 mile barefoot running on the grass with strides followed by 40 minute swim in the lake.

Evening

Lifted weights with Chase:  Upper body, Lower body, and Core

4 mile easy run

BareFoot Miles: 1.00Sketchers Sprint Miles: 4.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
47.800.000.004.000.0051.80
BareFoot Miles: 7.50Sketchers Sprint Miles: 12.50Sketchers Sonic Miles: 12.50MonTrail Miles: 13.30Brooks PureConnect Miles: 6.00
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