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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: 6.00 Month: 128.00 Year: 1973.00
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 403.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 396.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 238.00
Kinivara 8- Grey Lifetime Miles: 423.00
Kinivara 9 Lifetime Miles: 342.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 154.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 11.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
158.000.000.000.000.00158.00
Kinivara 8- Grey Miles: 60.00Kinavara 8 Miles: 7.00Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 18.00Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 30.00Altra Superior Miles: 14.00Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 12.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Hot tub then core work. I must be getting soft, but I really enjoyed that.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy miles solo since Blake is out of town.

Kinivara 8- Grey Miles: 10.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

 3 playing soccer. 

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles a little faster than easy then core work. 

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy then core.

I have finally come up with a game plan.  I registered for Revel Mt. Lemon Marathon in Tuscon, AZ on November 3.  It's a ways out, but I'm going to make a serious effort to get back under 3 hours again.  My plan is to spend March and April loosing weight.  I'd like to get around 152.  That is the weight I was when I ran my previous 2 sub 3s.  Then I'm going to spend the summer building a large base mileage with mostly slow easy running.  Then I will use September and October to work on building speed for the marathon.  If I can stay healthy, I think I should be able to go sub 3 again, especially on this course which has a serious elevation drop and is pretty much guaranteed to be cold. Heck, it's almost cheating.

Kinivara 8- Grey Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy then core. 

Kinavara 8 Miles: 7.00
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Hot tub then core. I’m really liking these hot tub days. I’m sure they will be key to my sub 3 goal. :)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

Blake was sick so I was solo again. 14 miles... nothing noteworthy. 

Kinivara 8- Grey Miles: 14.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy on the trails. Since I’m focusing on weight loss not performance right now, my energy level was noticeably lower than normal today.  

Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 6.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

After the rain we got this weekend the trails were beautiful this morning.  I often listen to podcasts as I run.  I was listening to a Trail Runner Nation podcast from last Friday entitled "Running Never Felt so Good."  It was all about proper running form.  I highly recommend it.  Since I am focussing on weight loss not perfomance during March and April, my running has just been something to maintain, but now I've decided to work on my running form also during March and April, so I again will have some focus to my running.

6 miles

 

Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy focusing on running tall. 

Then core. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Core only today. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy on the trails. 

Today’s form focus:  ears over shoulders over hips over ankles... everything nice and straight. 

Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

15 solo focusing on posture again. Ended up running about 30 seconds per mile faster than I have been on my long runs. 

Then core. 

Kinivara 8- Grey Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 on the trails with focus on lengthening the back of my neck. 

Then core. 

Altra Superior Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy on the trails. Focusing on keeping my pelvis level.

Then core.

I've been working on weight loss since the beginning of the month.  I started at 170 lbs. I had been at that weight for a couple months.  As of this morning I am down 10 lbs to 160...about 6 to 8 more lbs and I'll be at my ideal training/racing weight.  I hope to be there by the end of April, but I know the last 6 to 8 lbs will be we  far more difficult than the first 10 were.

Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 a little faster than easy on the trails focusing on keeping my pelvis level again.

Then core

Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy on the trails focusing on forward lean while keeping body straight from top to ankles.

Then core.

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

I was skiing up in Brianhead Thursday, Friday, and Saturday so it feels like a long time since I ran.  The skiing was great though and quite a workout.

Today 6 on the trails followed by core.  I'm still working on my posture while running.  But think I'm ready to move on to working on my forward lean bent at the ankles but everything else lined up. 

I gained a couple pounds with all the eating we did each night of the trip. It was fun to indulge though.  Now to get back to eating healthy again.

Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 on the trails trying to lift my heal instead of pushing off with my toes..now that's weird.

Then core

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 on the trails with the same focus as yesterday.

Then core

Altra Superior Miles: 8.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 on the trails focusing on keeping my legs behind me.  That one is hard to explain, but it made sense when I read about it last night.

Then core.

Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 6.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

15 with Blake this morning. It was good to have him back. I was trying to focus on rotating my pelvis from the spine. It was weird.  I’ll need to try that again when I’m by myself and can focus a little more. 

Then core. 

I hope everyone has above Easter weekend. 

Kinivara 8- Grey Miles: 15.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 on the trails not getting out till about noon so it was warm out...my first warm weather run of the year. 

Thanks to Tom K’s comment on my post yesterday I had a nice consolidation of everything I’ve been working on with my form lately in my mind. The pelvis rotation thing felt less weird today. 

Tom, I’ve screen shot your comment so I can review it easily. Thanks. 

Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
158.000.000.000.000.00158.00
Kinivara 8- Grey Miles: 60.00Kinavara 8 Miles: 7.00Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 18.00Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 30.00Altra Superior Miles: 14.00Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 12.00
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