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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 actually felt like a real runner today for the first time since Boston.  I really wanted to run outside, but I convinced myself that the TM would be easier on my foot and allow me to regulate my speed better.  I did 4 miles in 33:35.  I had no pain or tightness during the run.  I really wanted to go faster and farther, but I'm trying to be smart.  I think I will just do easy runs, slowly building up my milage for the next month or 2 before I start getting back into speed work and tempo runs. 

I'm not out of the woods yet though.  I did the frozen bottle massage after my run, and that still hurts pretty good, but at least I ran pain free.  Yea!!!

SpeedStar 2 Miles: 4.00
From Teena on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 12:32:24 from

Okay ... I am being totally serious here ... I just jumped out of my chair, did a pump in the air and hollered, "Yes!!!!" My kids are wondering what I am so excited about!!


You rock!!!! I am so so so happy for you!

From RivertonPaul on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 12:49:54 from

Very cool that things are feeling good.

From Smooth on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 15:04:55 from

YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! for the 4 painfree miles. WooHoo! WooHoo! WooHoo! WooHoo! for being smart and patient! So very happy for you! :)

From Andy on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 15:44:51 from

That's great news.

From JohnnyV on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 16:17:21 from

Great job. Continue to be smart.

From Kathie on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 16:31:49 from

All Right Rhett!!!! You are so smart I am sure you will be back to your old speedy self in no time at all.

From Rhett on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 16:40:35 from

Thanks everyone. It was a kind of a sureal feeling, just motoring along without that nagging pain with each step. I'd forgotten what it was like to run without pain. I kept waiting for it to flair up, but it never did. I just hope it stays this way.

From DonGardinero on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 19:44:22 from

VERY awesome, Rhett!!! I'm excited for you.

From timp on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 21:29:30 from

awesome news, Rhett - excellent

From Kimmy on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 10:25:14 from

So glad you are getting better. I have told your story to so many of my friends. They are totally amazed you ran boston with your injury.

I know in no time we will be reading those amazing times from you again.

From Teena on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 13:02:55 from

How does your foot feel today?

From Rhett on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 16:10:32 from

Thanks Kimmy

Teena, feeling great just busy this morning so no time to post.

From Smooth on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 16:32:05 from

Glad to hear you're feeling great. Can't wait to hear how your day goes.

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