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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

I decided my calf was finally fully healed after some solid cross training this week.  I headed out for a 10 miler this morning.  The first 4 where nice and easy with a steady climb.  Then for the next 6 I tried to keep it around marathon pace (7:25) .  It was a gradual mostly downhill 6 miles.  I had to keep close tabs on my garmin cause I kept wanting to go too fast.  I was mostly able to reign it in with all 6 miles coming in between 7:20 and 7:24.  Finished with a 0.4 mile cool down for a total of 10.4 miles.

The best news is my calf didn't bother me at all.  Second best is the pace felt very easy.  Unfortunately I have not done more than a 16 mile run since a few weeks before Boston.  I have no clue what my body is going to do when I hit the 20 mile mark next week.  All I can do is go for it, make sure I keep my pace no faster than 7:20 (hopefully closer to 7:25), and see what happens.

Addistar Ride2 Miles: 10.40
From DaleG on Sat, Jun 04, 2011 at 16:13:52 from

Rhett, with all the intense cross training you have been doing, I bet you'll do just fine at UVM.

From Smooth on Sun, Jun 05, 2011 at 00:55:01 from

WAHOOOO!!! That is WONDERFUL assessment and GOOD sign!!! I like your pace plan! Take the canyon downhill miles nice and easy, short quick strides on the uphill to preserve the calves. The course flattens out at mile 20.5 and gentle downgrade to the finish. With your strong core and awesome fitness, you won't have any problem cruise to the finish.

BEST of luck! You will do GREAT!!!! :)

From Smooth on Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 12:52:23 from

See you in a handful of days! :)

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