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Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008



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.



November 9th-  Big Bear Marathon 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman




4 kids



Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 5.00 Month: 68.00 Year: 972.40
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 343.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 533.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 149.20
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


Started with a morning run with weather around 60 degrees and a light breeze.  I was planning on going long, but at about the 3 mile mark I could sense that my calf was going to do it's thing soon.  I didn't want to have any more set backs, so I stopped and walked it in.  

I went to the gym and did 60 minutes elliptical followed by 30 minutes stationary bike.

Headed home, showered up, went out for breakfast with the family.

We then went on a family hike that went 2.5 miles through some cool rock formations down to the lake where we swam and played.  There was a campsite on the other side of the cove that the kids wanted to know about, but didn't want to walk all the way around.  It was just a few hundred yard swim, so I swam across and checked it out then swam back.  With my lack of ability to swim in a straight line in open water I made the swim much farther than it really was.  It felt good to do a distance swim like that.  I should get out there and swim more in the lake.  I have some friends that go to the lake and do it every Tues and Thurs morning.  I should join them.

We then hiked back to the car another 2.5 miles.  Lane who just turned 5 walked the whole thing without help. What a trooper.  Cade who is 6, ran most of it.  He would run ahead and climb on the rocks and wait for us, then run ahead some more.  That kid has some serious energy.

Got home and decided to install the new dishwasher.  I am not a handy man, but I figured I could follow instructions and figure it out.  Fours and a severe cut to my thumb later, I had it installed and working properly.  My thumb is still bleeding today.  It probably needs stitches, but it will heal eventually.

It was a great day,  our high was only 84 degrees! Our normal high at this time of year is 100.  This has been the best May, temperature-wise ever. 

Nike Free Miles: 3.00
From DaleG on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 13:17:37 from

What a great day you all had. Cool. All we did was go grocery shopping.

From Huans32 on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 18:47:15 from

Wow what a great day for sure. And it sounds like you did a sprint distance tri to boot.:) Great job bro.

From Burt on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 19:00:44 from

Bishops don't need stitches.

From Smooth on Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 13:19:10 from

LOVE it!!! You and Doone need a day like this when you can spend time with the family doing things you love together especailly with all that's been going on with the house and church work!!! so sorry about the cut thumb! Doone will kiss it all better, I am sure!!! :) :) :)

From RivertonPaul on Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 13:42:02 from

Hey, I just posted an open invite for lunch at Sweet Tomatoes at 10060 South and State Street next Friday, the day before your Utah Valley marathon. It would be great to see you and Doone.

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