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July 2015

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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: 6.00 Month: 128.00 Year: 1973.00
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 403.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 396.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 238.00
Kinivara 8- Grey Lifetime Miles: 423.00
Kinivara 9 Lifetime Miles: 342.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 154.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 11.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
135.905.000.000.000.00140.90
MonTrail Miles: 61.60Sportiva Trail Miles: 72.80Sketchers Ultra Miles: 3.50Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.800.000.000.000.005.80

I slept in a bit this morning so didn't have as long to run as usual, but I had fun on the trails again.

5.8 miles

1:06:27

Avg HR: 136

MonTrail Miles: 5.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.300.000.000.000.0012.30

I think I'm getting a little bit faster running at the low HR.

12.3 trail miles

2:23:44

Avg HR 137

Still very slow though.

Sportiva Trail Miles: 12.30
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20 mile bike ride with Blake this morning.  Great way to start off the holiday weekend.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.800.000.000.000.0010.80

I drove up to the top of Bison Rd. and then ran the dirt road/trail up past Bison Falls until the trail ran out.  Then I turned around and ran back down. It was overcast this morning and even sprinkled on me for a few minutes. I was hoping it would rain but no such luck.  It was 93 degrees when I started my run at 5:30 this morning.

10.8 miles

2:06:21

Avg HR 138

MonTrail Miles: 10.80
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Sick

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Still sick but feeling a lot better.

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Feeling about 85% today. 

30 minutes deep water running in the evening while the kids were swimming.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

I felt good enough to run again this morning and it was only 78 degrees out so I couldn't pass that up.  That's a good 15 degrees cooler than our normal low compared to the last few weeks. 

10 trail miles

1:48:10

Avg HR 138

Sportiva Trail Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 trail miles early this morning before heading out on a family trip.  

1:07:20

Avg. HR 137

Sportiva Trail Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles on Bonneville Shoreline Trail. It was fun and cold. The combination of altitude and steep climbs had my HR well above were it was supposed to be...avg 155.

MonTrail Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles on the City Creek Trail in Pocatello. Lots of fun running along the creek under the canopy of trees. 

1:48:55

Avg HR 140

MonTrail Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

One final trail run on my quick vacation in cooler temps.

13 miles on the Mink Creek Trail with a loop around Elk Meadow then back. It rained pretty hard last night so the trail was muddy and very slippery in parts.  I kept upright the whole way until with about a quarter mile to go my foot caught a phantom rock and down I went pretty hard right into the mud.  

2:22:13

Avg. HR 138

MonTrail Miles: 13.00
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I had the vacation is over blues this morning and didn't get out of bed until I had to go to work so when I got home from work the thermometer read 114 (it was 58 degrees and raining on my run yesterday in Pocatello) so I decided to bike.

20 miles, drank 2 large water bottles. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

12 trail miles through the desert. 97 degrees. I finished off my 70 oz. hydration pack either about a mile and a half to go. Up in the mountains I only carried a handheld bottle and I didn't even finish it on my 13 mile run. 

Avg. HR 141

Slow

Sportiva Trail Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

I checked the forecast this morning and I said we should get some rain and cooler weather this afternoon. Sure enough around 3:00 the rain started and the temp dropped to 80. That was my cue to go running. 

12 trail miles in the rain

2:13:38

Avg. HR 138

MonTrail Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.500.000.000.000.003.50

1/2 mile warm up followed by 3 miles on the track keeping HR as close to 141 without going over as possible.  No significant improvement from my first MAF test 3 weeks ago. 

Sketchers Ultra Miles: 3.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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After taking 3 lazey days in a row (I can't rember the last time I didn't exercise for 3 straight days.), I headed out with Blake this morning for a 20 mile bike ride. I expected to feel fresh and strong, but the opposite was true. My legs were heavy.

After the bike ride I did a 5 mile trail run which was pretty sluggish as well.

Avg HR 138

Sportiva Trail Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.500.000.000.000.0016.50

I figured I'd head out into the desert for a long adventure run this morning. I loaded my hydration pack with the water bladder, 2 water bottles, a baggie of S-Caps, and a few homemade gu packs.  I ran some trails I haven't run before. It was crazy with really steep up and downs for the first hour and a half, then it became more runnable for the second half of the run but the trail was very loose sand which wasn't easy to run. It's a good thing I finished when I did because with about a mile to go I finished off all 100 ounces of my water.

16.5 miles

Avg. HR 139

3:18:40

Sportiva Trail Miles: 16.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 trail miles

Avg HR 134

Sportiva Trail Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 trail miles. I took a little spill this morning on a steep descent. I almost caught myself so I didn't go down as hard as I could have.  Just some mild scratches on my hand and leg.

Avg HR 135
 

Sportiva Trail Miles: 5.00
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20 mile bike ride. As I was plugging along keeping my HR under 140 (which by the way is way easier on a bike than running.) Blake rode up behind me and we rode together for about 5 or 6 miles. It was a pleasant surprise this morning.

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

28 mile bike ride and almost 3 miles running with Blake this morning.  It's always good to ride and run with my buddy.

Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
135.905.000.000.000.00140.90
MonTrail Miles: 61.60Sportiva Trail Miles: 72.80Sketchers Ultra Miles: 3.50Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 3.00
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