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August 2012

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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

November 9th-  Big Bear Marathon 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 63.00 Year: 967.40
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 343.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 529.00
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
14.000.001.007.000.0022.00
Brooks Summons II Miles: 17.00Brooks PureConnect Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Started P90X, will be doing it for the next 90 days. I'm hoping to build my core and get all my leg muscles strong and healthy before getting back into marathon training.  Also I'll be heading to the Bahamas in about 90 days, so it is as good a time as any to get ripped.

Chest and Back followed by Abs-- puked a couple times.  This is the hardest workout in P90X

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Day 2 of P90X

Plyometrics- I got light headed a couple times and had to back down my effort level a bit.  I bet my glutes will be sore tomorrow.  My chest and lats are a bit sore from yesterday.

 Only 88 days to go!

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P90X day 3

Shoulders and Arms followed by Abs

Good workout but not as intense as the bigger muscle workouts

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P90X day 4

I was supposed to do Yoga today, but I didn't really like it when I did P90X before so I've decided to do some running on the yoga days.

1 mile warm up

2 miles running the straights and jogging the turns

1 mile cool down

My legs were a bit sore from the plyometrics on Tuesday, but loosened up by the end.

Brooks Summons II Miles: 4.00
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P90X  Day 5

Legs and Back followed by Abs

I like this workout because it hits all the leg muscles and as I runner when I'm training for a race I tend to neglect a lot of my leg muscles.  In 85 more days all the muscles should be strong and lean and ready to start a good marathon training cycle.

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P90X day 6

Kendpo. I have never done this DVD before. My first time I did p90x I ran on al the cardio and yoga days. The warm up was the hardest part and the rest was kind of fun.

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P90X  Day 8

Day 7 was a rest day and I needed it.  Every 7th day is a rest day with P90X. :)  This week is a repeat of last week.

Chest and Back followed by Abs.  I didn't puke this time, but my stomach did get a little queezy.

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P90X  Day 9

I'm starting to get my body used to getting up and doing these early morning, intense workouts.  Today was Plyometrics which last week made me light headed.  I was winded this morning, but felt much better.  This is a workout that would be good to do once a week even during marathon training.

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P90X Day 10

Feels good to be in double digits!  I'm already noticing and feeling a difference.  Today was Arms and Shoulders followed by Abs.

Only 80 days to go!

Tomorrow is yoga, so I get to run!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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P90X Day 11

Yoga day so I ran instead.

1 mile warm up

8 x 300m run with 100m walk recovery

1 mile cool down

4 miles total- felt good to run, but I am way out of running shape.

Brooks Summons II Miles: 4.00
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P90X Day 12

Legs and Back followed by Abs

Cade (8 years old) came down this morning and did a lot of the Abs part of the workout with me. He loves physical activity. He is definitely going to be my best athlete.  After finishing he hinted that he wanted to do tomorrow's workout with me, so we set a time to do Kenpo together tomorrow. That will be fun.

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P90X Day 13

Kenpo with Cade. It is a 59 minute exercise. I thought Cade would get bored and quit 20 minutes into it, but he stuck the whole thing out. It is kinda fun with all the punching, kicking and blocking. It takes some coordination and it was fun to see him trying his best to do all the moves.

Tomorrow is day 14-- Rest Day!

11 weeks to go.

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P90X Day 15

Once again I enjoyed the rest day yesterday.  This week is another repeat of the first 2 weeks, but the workout I did today (Chest and Back) I won't be doing again until week 9.  I also did Abs today. I think Chest and Back is the hardest of all the workouts so I'm not sad that I won't be doing it again for a while.  I have definitely gotten better at this workout in 3 weeks: no puking, no nausea, and able to do a lot more pushups and pullups today!

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P90X Day 16

Plyometrics today. This is the most intense of the aerobic workouts.  Lost of jumping.  I felt great today though, jumping with much more intensity than I was able to the last 2 weeks.  I get a week off from this routine next week with the recovery week.  

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P90X Day 17

Shoulders and Arms followed by Abs

Had a good workout. Nothing too exciting to report.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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P90X Day 18

Yoga Day so I ran.

1 mile warm up

4 x 600 m with 200 m recovery

1 mile cool down

 It was only 74 degrees this morning!  Last Thursday morning  it was 95.  I like 74.

Brooks Summons II Miles: 4.00
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P90X Day 19

Legs and Back followed by Abs

I'm getting stronger. :)

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P90X Day 20

Kenpo with Cade and Lane.

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P90X Day 22

This week is a recovery week I am supposed to do 2 days of Core, 2 days of Yoga, and 2 days of Kenpo. I think I will instead run 3 day, do 2 days of Core, and 1 day of Kenpo.

Today I did Core. Who said this was a recovery workout? It was hard!

Tomorrow I run.

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P90X Day 23

1 mile warm up

4 x 800 m with 400 m recovery jog

1 mile cool down

Total 5 miles

It was back up in the 90's this morning. It was a tough run.

Brooks Summons II Miles: 5.00
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P90X Day 24

Kenpo- I'm always surprised how quickly this workout flies by, with all the punching, blocking and kicking.  It is a lot of fun, but still delivers a good workout.

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P90X Day 25

1 mile warm up

8 x 400 m with 200 m recovery jog

1 mile cool down

Total 5 miles

That was one of the workouts that is going to stick with me all day.  I was a bit queezy finishing up that last 400 m repeat, but it felt good to push hard.

 

GO COUGS!!! (in blue)  I'm excited to sit down and watch some football tonight.

Brooks PureConnect Miles: 5.00
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P90X Day 26

Core:  This workout was a bit easier today than it was Monday, but it is still a tough workout.  I think this one would be good to do weekly along with the Plyometrics and perhaps Legs and Back during marathon training. 

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Brooks Summons II Miles: 17.00Brooks PureConnect Miles: 5.00
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