Rhett

November 20, 2019

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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

Nothing right now.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 82.00 Year: 1319.40
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 351.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 580.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 219.20
NB 1400v6 Lifetime Miles: 365.00
Hoka Torrent Lifetime Miles: 98.00
NB 1400v6 #2 Lifetime Miles: 75.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.000.001.00

My calf felt good after the rest day yesterday and I was excited that hit the Tahoe Rim Trail this morning.  I'm not sure what happened, but about a half mile into thee run my calf tightened up so much immediately stopped and walked back and went to the fitness center at our resort.  20 minutes on stationary bike. 30 minutes elliptical. Looks like I want nt be doing any more running this week.  :(

MonTrail Miles: 1.00
Comments
From Matt Schreiber on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 22:33:07 from 66.17.112.31

That calf stuff makes me cringe - been through some of that, and it's not fun. Way to listen to your body.

From Teena Marie on Fri, May 29, 2015 at 22:01:16 from 67.2.17.194

My calf has often been my nemesis! Sorry to hear that yours is not behaving right now. Boo!! Boo!! Boo!!

From DaleG on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 00:14:44 from 152.216.15.5

What a bummer. So close to the marathon, too!

As you know, I've had problems with my calf and after seeing my doctor about it, he said it was from not being properly hydrated and it was causing huge knots to form. At that point I knew I wasn't drinking nearly enough, maybe 30 to 40 oz per day, but thought to myself "There's no way THAT is what's causing the calf pain." But I was desperate for the pain to stop, so I began drinking anywhere from 75 to 95 oz and haven't had any problems since. Go figure.

From Hillbilly Runner on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 08:54:05 from 207.162.186.109

Sorry to hear that the calf's acting up again. Way to listen to your body and give it rest. Hang in there.

From Teena Marie on Sun, May 31, 2015 at 13:31:55 from 24.49.99.147

How is your calf today?

From Rhett on Mon, Jun 01, 2015 at 09:00:39 from 199.117.154.54

Matt, Dale, HBR… Unfortunately that calf has given too much grief over the last year. It just always seems to pop up at the worst time. Oh well, I'll just try and get it better by race day.

Teena! It is so great to hear from you. The blog has not been the same without you. Today my calf feels a lot better. I'm going to give it at least a couple more days before I try and run on it, but the cross training feels pretty good.

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