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Location:

Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

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

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

Sep. 16 Huntsville Full Monte Marathon

Oct. 27 Javalina Hundred(K)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 20.00 Month: 179.00 Year: 1308.20
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 24.00
Sketchers Sprint Lifetime Miles: 371.00
Altra One Lifetime Miles: 230.20
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 288.00
Salomon Sense Pro Max Lifetime Miles: 134.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 15.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
193.500.0038.0014.500.00246.00
Sketchers Sprint Miles: 52.00Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 77.00Altra One Miles: 30.00Altra Superior Miles: 42.00Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 24.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.002.500.009.00

I've decided that if I ever want to run a fast marathon again, I've got to start doing some speed work again.  So, I got started with some 400m repeats this morning.  I ran to the middle school track then did 10 x 400m repeats with 400 m recovery jogs in between. I averaged 1:25 for the repeats. Then, I ran home easy.

Total run 9 miles

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 9.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

It was a nice cool morning around 69 degrees and I enjoyed a nice easy trail run for 7 miles.  Soon it is going to be really hot around here.  I'm not looking forward to that.

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.006.000.000.0010.00

I ran easy a couple miles to the gym then hopped on the TM and ran 6 miles at 6:40 pace, then ran back home easy for a total of 10 miles.

We're supposed to get over 100 degrees today and up to 105 by Friday. I figure if I want to do a nice paced tempo run throughout the summer, I should do them on the TM. It gets way to hot to keep up that kind of pace for very long.  

Altra One Miles: 10.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 on the trails.  Had fun.

Altra Superior Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

16 slow miles but not easy because of the heat. I took 3 20 oz bottles and drained them all with a few miles still to go. Guess it is time to start taking the bladder with me. It gets a bit scary out there in the desert when the water runs low. I did run into my first rattle snake of the summer. It was nice enough to give me a welcome rattle when I was still about 10 yards away. It was up in strike pose and did not stop rattling until I was around it and gone. Did I mention, I hate snakes. 

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 16.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy on the trails

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.003.000.009.00

I ran to the track, then did 6 x 800 m averaging 2:58 with 400 m recovery jogs really slow, then ran home easy for a total of 9 miles.

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 9.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Wow! It got cold.  It was 60 degrees with a strong breeze and trying to rain when I ran this morning. I enjoyed 7 trail miles on a nice cool morning in May. That is unheard of around here.

Altra Superior Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.007.000.000.0011.00

I ran to the gym easy, then did 7 miles at 6:40 pace on the TM, then ran easy home. I did have to work a bit on mile 7 but it felt good to hold a fast pace for that long.

Total run 11 miles

Altra One Miles: 11.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy on the trails.  Keeping HR well under 140.

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

13 miles on the trails. My legs were tired this morning so I cut my run a few miles shorter than planned. 

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 really easy fun miles on the trails keeping HR under 130 most of the time.

Altra Superior Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.003.000.009.00

Ran to the track, then did 4 x 1200 m averaging 4:25 with 400 m slow recovery jogs, then ran home nice and easy. This workout had me intimidated before I did it, but it ended up not being as bad as I thought it would be.

Total: 9 miles

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 9.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 nice and easy on the trails on a surpisingly cool morning for mid May in Havasu.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.009.000.000.0013.00

I woke up feeling sluggish and still felt that way as I ran a couple miles to the gym.  When I started running at 6:40 pace on the TM it felt pretty comfortable though and I kept running that pace for a full hour which is 9 miles.  It actually felt pretty good even at the end.  I then ran home which felt really tough even though I was going slow. 

Total run- 13 miles

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 really easy on the trails with HR under 130 most of the run.

Altra Superior Miles: 7.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

15 easy miles on the trails keeping HR under 140.

I saw the coolest thing when I was out running this morning.  I heard this noise like a jet engine coming up over the crest and I looked up as saw this guy flying about 30 to 40 feet above the ground on a Fly Board.  It's a little bigge than a skate board with jets.  He flew over the crest slowed down, waved at me then took off again. I bet he was doing 50 to 60 mph.  It was really cool to see. He made it look easy too. 

 

 

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 15.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

I didn't have a lot of time this morning. I had to drop of Cade, my 12 year old, for a dive. He is getting scuba certified. Then I did a quick 6 mile trail run before going back to pick him up. I ran a little faster than I should have on an easy day. HR was up to 145 for too much of the run. 

Altra Superior Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.002.000.009.00

Ran to the track and met Blake there. We started 400 m repeats with 400 m jog recoveries. The plan was to do 12, but after the 8th some school guy came out and said they were closing up the track for the morning, so I took the long way home to get my total miles up to 9 for the morning.

8 x 400 m averaging 1:22

Altra One Miles: 9.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy on the trails. It's getting warm again.

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.009.000.000.0013.00

I ran slow to the gym, then 9 on the TM. The first 8 at 6:40 then the ninth at 6:30. Then ran slow home. 

Total run 13 miles. 

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 13.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 really easy on the trails at a low HR.

My oldest graduates high school today. Crazy how fast they grow up.

Altra Superior Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

11 nice and easy on the trails with Blake. It was good to have Blake out on the trails with me again.

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy on the trails.  

Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone.

I officially signed up for the 100K distance of the Javalina Jundred today. It's not until the end of October.

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 8.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.007.000.000.0011.00

I ran to the gym easy then did 7 on the TM at 6:40 pace then ran home easy for a total of 11 miles. 

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 11.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.004.000.0012.00

I took a rare mid week rest day yesterday just because I didn't feel like running and I kinda liked it. 

Today I ran easy to the track and met up with Blake there.  I did 8x800 m repeats with 400 m recovery jogs.  I averaged 2:57 for my 800s.  Then I took the long way home running nice and easy.

Total run: 12 miles

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 12.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
193.500.0038.0014.500.00246.00
Sketchers Sprint Miles: 52.00Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 77.00Altra One Miles: 30.00Altra Superior Miles: 42.00Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 24.00
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