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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 7 years since my last sub 3. I better do this soon as I'm not getting any younger.

 

UPCOMING RACES

Oct. 27 Javalina Hundred(K)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 34.00 Year: 2484.30
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Sketchers Sprint Lifetime Miles: 442.00
Altra One Lifetime Miles: 392.20
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 359.00
Salomon Sense Pro Max Lifetime Miles: 318.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 242.00
Kinavara 8 Lifetime Miles: 294.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 128.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
272.0023.000.009.000.00304.00
Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 125.00Sketchers Sprint Miles: 31.00Altra Superior Miles: 81.00Altra One Miles: 11.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

12 nice easy trail miles keeping HR under 135

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy on trails at HR under 140. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.005.000.000.000.0021.00

It was a beautiful 50 degree, no wind morning for a long run.  I ran the first 13 with Blake at a low HR around 135, then I did 5 mp pace miles (6:50, 7:00, 7:00, 6:51, 6:51) then 3 more nice and slow for a total of 21 miles.  It was good mental therapy getting to run so long with Blake this morning and then I felt pretty good doing my mp miles today.

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 21.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

5 miles to work and 5 miles home. HR under 140

And the best part is I am now done with my work Saturday for March. 

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 10.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

I had a teeth cleaning appointment this morning so I had less time to run.  I kept it to the roads and only did 8 miles at HR under 140.  I was moving fast this morning at that low HR and when I finished my Garmin said it detected a new VO2 Max of 54.  Not sure how it calculates it, but once again it is an improvement, so I'm happy with that.

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.003.000.0010.00

Warm  up 1.5 miles to the hill.

1 hour hill repeats. Blake joined me for about 30 to 40 minutes of it.

I added an extra mile on the way home...2.5 miles

Total run 10 miles

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 10.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 nice and easy HR under 140 on the trails.

Altra Superior Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 really easy trial miles this morning keeeping HR under 130.

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.006.000.000.000.0022.00

A new guy named Justin who is training for the Zion 100 ran with Blake and I this morning.  He was nice company. Too bad he will only live here a couple more months.

The first 10 miles we all ran together nice and easy then I took off ahead doing 6 mp miles (Avg. pace 6:51) and then ran back to them and and finished our long run together which for me ended up bening just under 22 miles. It was a really nice run.  That last mile of the 6 mp miles was really tough though. I don't think I could have gone a step farther at that pace. 

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 22.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

I ran on the trails the with Justin the last 13 miles of his 30 mile run this morning. It was a bit warm this morning. I'm impressed with how well he did with back to back long runs. 

Altra Superior Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

12 easy on the trails, HR under 140.  It was a beautiful morning.

Altra Superior Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.003.000.0011.00

Hill repeats day!

1.5 miles to the hill. 

60 minutes hill sprint repeats

3.5 miles home

Total 11 miles

Blake joined me for about 45 minutes of the hill repeats this morning.

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 11.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

13 easy miles on the roads keeping HR under 140. 

It is crazy how much faster I am on the roads at a low HR than I am on the trails.  I had a few downhill miles right at 7 minutes and my HR was staying around 136 to 137.  It was gorgeous out this morning...low 60s no wind.

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 13.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

12 really easy miles on the trails with HR under 130.  Another beautiful day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.006.000.000.000.0021.00

Long run today with Blake. First 10 miles nice and easy, then I took off for 6 mp miles. I averaged right at 6:50 for those 6 miles.  Then I ran back to Blake and we finished easy together. Totalled 21 miles.

The 6 faster miles felt a bit easier this week than they did last week even though my legs were more tired this week from the high mileage.

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 21.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

 14 easy trail miles solo with HR under 140. I took a new trail this morning and it took me a bit farther than I anticipated. 

Altra Superior Miles: 14.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

12 easy low HR miles this morning on the trails, but I could tell my legs were still a bit tired from last weeks high mileage week even though I had my usual rest day yesterday.

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.003.000.0012.00

Hill Repeats...again.

1.5 miles to the hill

1 hour hill repeats

4.5 miles home

12 total miles

Legs were still feeling tired today, but tomorrow will be my last run day until next Monday since we will be skiing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  I think my legs will be happy to have the break.

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

I woke up early so I decided to go on a long trail adventure run this morning.  20 miles nice and slow.

That puts me at 127 miles over the last 10 days which included a rest day on Sunday.  The next few days of skiing and no running should be nice recovery. I need it.

Altra Superior Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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It snowed all night last night and most of the day today so I spent the day skiing some serious powder. By the end of the day my quads were on fire.

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What a difference a day makes. It was sunny and warm but there was still some nice powder from last night. My legs are crazy tired. One more ski day tomorrow. 

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Another fun day of skiing. The morning was nice and then we had another big storm in the afternoon making visibility very limited but we still had fun and skied hard. 

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

It felt good to be running again. My legs felt strong but the last few miles of my easy 12 mile trail run my shoulders ached pretty good. I guess all the pushing with the poles while skiing was my weakness. 

Altra Superior Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy keeping HR under 140 on a crazy windy morning.

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.006.000.000.000.0011.00

After a half mile warm up I started mp miles. I only made 6 before I was exhausted.  It was really windy which didn't help, but I think the skiing trip took way more out of me than I anticipated.  I finished up with 4.5 more easy miles for a total of 11.

Altra One Miles: 11.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

My wife was sick yesterday so I had to get the kids to school. I therefore did not get a run in.  Today, Blake and I did 20 easy miles. It was our last long run before Boston.  

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
272.0023.000.009.000.00304.00
Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 125.00Sketchers Sprint Miles: 31.00Altra Superior Miles: 81.00Altra One Miles: 11.00
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