Rhett

August 17, 2018

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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
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

It’s been crazy around here since my last run which was last Friday. I guess this is a good week to take a recovery week since I still haven’t run and know that I won’t be able to run Saturday either. 

I have finished the first phase of my sub 3 marathon plan though. I spent March and April focusing on weight loss and running form. Since I’m not getting any younger, I’ll be 47 this month, I decided there are only 2 ways to become more efficient...lose weight and improve running mechanics. I started at 170 lbs 2 months ago and have gotten down to 150 lbs. I used Chi Running as my guide to improve my form. I wasn’t way off from where Chi Running says I should be, but I have tweaked my form a bit and it is feeling more natural now. 

Now to begin a phase 2...slowly increasing mileage. I plan to build a large mileage base through August, then I will spend September and October working on speed. 

Comments
From Burt on Thu, May 03, 2018 at 09:02:20 from 70.176.85.97

Like any true villain, you just revealed your evil plan. Phase 1, complete. Bwahahahaha!

From Tom K on Thu, May 03, 2018 at 09:55:36 from 47.206.60.114

Man, Great job with the weight loss! We're the same age, and I know what kind of work is involved with that! 150 is a number I haven't seen since 10th grade, and will never see a again!

From Martin on Fri, May 04, 2018 at 00:57:46 from 212.88.157.202

Sounds like a very good plan! Great job about the weight loss!!

From Tom Slick on Sat, May 05, 2018 at 11:56:04 from 66.87.126.190

Phase “1” well done! You shed 20 lbs in 60 days. That’s a very difficult and it deserves an “atta boy” in and of itself! Are you going to run this upcoming sub-3 hour at the Mt Lemon Marathon in November? I think I’m inspired by your dedication and I believe I will aim myself at 150 lbs for my next marathon, which will be the St George Marathon this October!!! “Good on you Rhett” !

From Dan on Sat, May 05, 2018 at 16:12:17 from 74.140.172.126

Dude seriously nice job! That is pretty impressive. I hear you on busy schedules AND not getting any younger.

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