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Mount Charleston Marathon

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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

November 9th-  Big Bear Marathon 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 9.00 Month: 72.00 Year: 976.40
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 343.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 533.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 153.20
NB 1400v6 Lifetime Miles: 260.00
Hoka Torrent Lifetime Miles: 8.00
NB 1400v6 #2 Lifetime Miles: 70.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
212.200.000.000.000.00212.20
Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 73.00NB 1400v6 Miles: 39.00NB 1400v6 #2 Miles: 49.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Week 2 of 3rd 3 week training block.

12 miles at easy pace, AP 8:35 followed by strides and cool down for another mile.

13 miles total.

This week my focus is long, slow running.  I can't believe it is April.  It's race month!

 

Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 13.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 recovery miles then core

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
23.000.000.000.000.0023.00

Long Slow Run # 3...last one!

23 miles nice and easy...AP 8:46

Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 23.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 recovery miles then core

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

11 miles nice and easly...AP 9:05 then strides and cool down.

Total 12 miles

Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

1 mile warm up 

4 x 2 mile repeats at 6:27 with 1/2 mile recovery 

1 mile cool down 

Total 12 mile,  80 miles this week  

I felt very comfortable all the way through this run. 

NB 1400v6 Miles: 12.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Week 3 of the 3rd and final 3 week block!

12 easy miles...AP 8:49, followed by strides and cool down for a total of 13 miles.

Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 recovery miles then core

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
23.000.000.000.000.0023.00

Fast finish long run #6/ Race dress rehersal

5.5 mile at a comfortable effort uphill

6.5 miles at mp downhill.  Felt super easy and did a pretty good job of pacing.

4 miles back up at easy effort.

5 miles down at a hard effort...AP 6:10.  Dry heaved at the end.

2 mile nice a slow back up to cool down.  Stomach felt better afte that.

Total run 23 miles.

I was hoping to get in one final good run this Saturday before starting my taper, but I have to catch an early morning flight out of Vegas Friday morning to Augusta, GA and I won't be home until early Monday morning, so unless I get in a little run Satruday morning before heading to the Masters, my taper starts now.

NB 1400v6 #2 Miles: 23.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 recovery miles then core.

I'm heading to the Masters tomorrow morning!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Week 1 of 2 week taper

I haven't run since Thursday, but I bet I walked 15 miles between Saturday and Sunday at The Masters.  It was amazing to be there and witness history in person, but I didn't get home until 4:30 this morning and I have a full day a patients scheduled.  I definitely won't get my next run in until tomorrow.  It's a good thing I'm tapering right now.

Good luck to the Boston Marathoners today!!!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 recovery miles then core.

I needed the recovery run to get my body back on track after the crazy weekend at the Masters. Hopefully I will feel more like myself tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

5.5 miles uphill at a comfortable pace

6.6 miles downhill at mp

2 mile uphill cool down

All felt nice and comfortable.  10 days till the Mt. Charelston Marathon.

NB 1400v6 Miles: 14.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 recovery miles then core. 

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

6 easy miles...AP 8:52, followed by strides and cool down for another mile.

Total 7

8 days and counting!

Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

1 mile warm up

4 x 1 mile at mp with 1 mile easy pace in between  

Total 9 miles. 

NB 1400v6 Miles: 9.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Race Week!!!!!

4 easy miles...AP 8:12 then some strides and cool down for another mile.

5 total

Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

3 recovery miles followed by light core work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 total miles all pretty easy except the third mile at mp downhill.

It was almost long enough to get warmed up.

NB 1400v6 Miles: 4.00
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Race: Mount Charleston Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:26:34, Place overall: 350, Place in age division: 43
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
26.200.000.000.000.0026.20

It was 75 degrees when Blake and I boarded the bus at 3:45 in the morning. At that point I had to make the decision to go for the sub 3 or to back off and still run a decent time.  Some times you just have to throw caution to the wind and go for it.  After all that is what I had been training for and I really didn't care if I blew up.  It was cooler at the top of the mountain, but probaly in the low 50s.  In past years, it's been in the 30s which is what I was expecting.  

I felt pretty good at the start of the race and thought, maybe I could still pull off a sub 3.  Through 6.55 miles I averaged 6:40/ mile.  At the half it was 1:27:20 which is still exactly 6:40 per mile and I was feeling good.  Maybe I can do this, I thought.  Then the temps started climbing as the sun rose and I descended the mountain.  After 19.65 miles, my averae pace was 6:46 which still had me going sub 3.  Then on the 22 mile it all came crumbling down and I hit the wall, I could tell I was not going to make it and I threw in the towel and walked much of the last 5 miles.  Finishing in 3:26:34.

If it had been a cooler day I think I could have come pretty close to finishing out at sub 3 pace, but it wasn't to be. I am glad I went for it though so I wouldn't question if I could have made it or not.  Maybe next time.

NB 1400v6 #2 Miles: 26.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
212.200.000.000.000.00212.20
Nike Pegasus 35 Miles: 73.00NB 1400v6 Miles: 39.00NB 1400v6 #2 Miles: 49.20
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