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Location:

Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008

Gender:

Male

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.

 

UPCOMING RACES

April 27 Mt. Charleston Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 18.00 Month: 146.00 Year: 542.20
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 343.00
Kinivara 9 Lifetime Miles: 552.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 411.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 101.20
NB 1400v6 Lifetime Miles: 159.00
Hoka Torrent Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
146.000.000.000.000.00146.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 56.00NB 1400v6 Miles: 50.00Kinivara 9 Blue Miles: 19.00Kinivara 9 Miles: 21.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

10 miles nice and easy, AP 8:56, followed by strides and cool down for a total of 11 miles.

Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

2 mile warm up

6 x 1 mile repeats  at 6:00 with 1/2 mile recovery jogs

Total run 11 miles

Today was probably the easiest this workout has ever felt.  I was tempted to run the last mile faster but I had to remind myself to stick with the plan.  

NB 1400v6 Miles: 11.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

11 easy miles, AP 8:47, followed by strides and cool down for a total of 12 miles. 

Kinivara 9 Blue Miles: 12.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles recovery then core.  

Kinivara 9 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

Long Slow Run #2

22 miles just cruising. I don’t look at my watch while running, and I could tell I had been gradually picking up the pace over the last 5 or 6 miles, but looking back at my splits, I unintentionally ran my last mile at mp. It did not think I was close to running that fast. 

Total ru AP was significantly slower than that, AP exactly 8:30 with 1640 feet elevation gain. 

Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 22.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 recovery then core. 

Kinivara 9 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Saturday is supposed to be my speed work day, but I have to leave for Phoenix early tomorrow and will be there all day for my son's soccer games, so I moved it up a day.

4 x 2 mile repeats at 6:31 pace with 1/2 mile recovery jogs for a total of 12 miles.

I couldn't believe how comfortable this pace felt all the way through the final 2 mile repeat.

NB 1400v6 Miles: 12.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

We arrived at Cade’s game early so I found some trails and got in a 7 mile run before they started. It was a fun trail that climbed up a little mountain. There were a lot of hikers to get around and it was a bit technical with lots of rocks, but I enjoyed it. 

Kinivara 9 Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Week 3 of 2nd 3 week training block. 

I enjoyed a nice very easy effort this morning. 11 miles AP 8:59 then did some strides for a total of 12 miles. 

Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 recovery then core. 

Kinivara 9 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

Fast finish long run #4

As usual on these runs I am trying to simulate the race course on the faster parts of the run.  I ran up 5.5 miles at a comfortable effort, then ran back down at a comfortably fast pace trying to simulate mp.  I ended up being about 15 seconds per mile too fast, but it felt very comfortable.  Then I ran back up for 3 miles nice and easy and then turned around and ran back down at a fast hard effort for 4 miles.  AP for those 4 miles was 6:10 with the last mile in 6:00 flat.  I then ran back up really slow for 2 miles to cool down.  Total run 20 miles.  Elevation gain about 1800ft.

This is by far the best I have performed and felt on my fast finish long runs.  I feel like all the recovery I've built into this marathon plan is really helping.  Speaking of that.  I am going to start my recovery week early, because I will be skiing the next 3 days.  I'll probably sneak my speed work in on Monday that should be this Saturday even though that is offically the start of my 2nd recovery week. 

NB 1400v6 Miles: 20.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Recovery week #2

I didn’t do my speed work last week because I was skiing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, so I started this week off with a short version of speed work even though this is  my recovery week. 

2 mile mile warm up

3 x 1 mile at 5:56 pace with 1/2 mile recovery 

Total 7 miles 

This seemed more difficult than it should have but I guess that is what happens when you ski hard, eat horribly and sleep poorly for a few days. Now I can spend the rest of the week really recovering and getting my body and mind ready for my final 3 week training block before taper begins. 

NB 1400v6 Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Core work then sat in the hot tub for a while.  It felt goooooood.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

11 very slow but not so easy miles...AP 9:25

My legs are still crazy tired from my ski trip.  Good thing I'm on a recovery week. I really need it.

Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
146.000.000.000.000.00146.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 56.00NB 1400v6 Miles: 50.00Kinivara 9 Blue Miles: 19.00Kinivara 9 Miles: 21.00
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