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August 2014

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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

Nothing right now.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 28.00 Month: 92.00 Year: 92.00
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 351.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 637.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 269.20
NB 1400v6 Lifetime Miles: 383.00
Hoka Torrent Lifetime Miles: 192.00
NB 1400v6 #2 Lifetime Miles: 75.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
59.0010.000.000.000.0069.00
Reebok Reelflex Miles: 8.00Asics DS Racer Miles: 20.00Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 13.00Asics Tarther Miles: 4.00Sketchers Sonic Miles: 2.00Sketchers Ultra Miles: 22.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

3 easy plus some mild cross training

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 3.00
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Today is the start of a new focused Me.  The kids went back to school. I started teaching early morning seminary again.  I'm refocussed and dedicated to training well and eating healthy. I'm excited and energized to be the highly efficient, more focused Me again.

62 minute bike ride this morning.

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29 minute lake swim this morning.

Tonight I have the first soccer practice (2 hours long) of my oldest sons team.  I am excited to be coaching the oldest age group so I can get out and run and play with them.  Hopefully I'll get in a little running with the team.

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I did some running with the soccer team last night.  Not to far, but I used some muscles I hadn't for a while and could feel it a bit.

This morning I headed out for a bike ride. 30 minutes in I got a flat. :(  I changed it and headed on then a few hundred yards away from my home I got another flat. :(  :(   I just walked my bike in from there. 

Total riding time 65 minutes. 

Total flat changing time 10 minutes

Total walking the bike in time 4 minutes

Total work out 79 minutes.

Was alomost late for work.

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34 minute lake swim. I overshoot my ending poing and had to swim back, so I got in a few extra minutes of swimming.

Soccer practice again tonight, I hope to do even more running with the team than the other night.

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I only got one flat today!

I started my ride with Blake this morning. He had to be back early for work, so we started back and I got a flat again.  I sent him on and I fixed my flat...7 minutes, I'm getting good at that.  Then I continued my ride for about 21 more miles.

Total ride 33 miles

Riding time 1hour  58 minutes

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This was my first real run of the week. I did some running at soccer practice but it is hard to track just how far. 

6 miles TM 0.5% incline @ 8 minute miles

It felt really nice and easy.  The perfect run to get me started back on my running consistantly again.  Starting next week I am going to be doing 2 a days Mon- Thurs with a bike or swim in the morning and a run in the evening.  Soccer may count on for my runs on Tues and Thurs. 

Asics DS Racer Miles: 6.00
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62 minute morning bike ride

4 mile TM 0.5% @ 7:30 pace in the evening.

Felt great.

Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 4.00
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46 minute lake swim in the morning

soccer practice in the evening. Always fun to run around with the teenagers and show them who is boss.

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64 minute hilly bike ride this morning. Thanks to Blake for letting me barrow rims since my front one obviously has issues causing my flats.

4 mile TM at 0.5% incline and 7:30 pace. Cardiovascularly it was easy but my legs were a bit tired.

Asics Tarther Miles: 4.00
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48 minute lake swim. I felt strong this morning on my swim.

Soccer practice tonight. Hopefully I can get the team doing some extra running so I can get in a good workout.

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Had a nice bike ride with Blake this morning

1 hour 52 minutes

32.6 miles

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TM 1% incline: first 5 miles at 8:00 pace/ last 3 miles at 7:00 pace

Felt good to put in a few mp miles.

Asics DS Racer Miles: 8.00
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On my way home from seminary I was eyeing a storm coming in.  Since it never rains here, I figured I would be fine heading out on my morning bike ride. I went in, changed, got the bike out and all geared up, and then took one more look at the clouds and realized that I probably ought not go out on my ride. I put everything away and headed to the gym and rode the stationary bike for on hour.  Will there a seriousy thounder, lightning and rain storm hit. Glad I thought twice and took my ride inside.

Evening run:

5 miles TM 1% incline at 7:30 pace. I was tired before starting the run, but the run woke me up and felt good.

Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 5.00
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1 hour 4 minute lake swim. That's the longest I've swam straight since last summer. I mapped it with mapmyrun and it was exactly 2 miles. I need to be able to do those 2 miles under 1 hour. Now I have something to shoot for.

Soccer practice in the evening. It's always fun to get out and run and play with those guys.

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70 minute bike ride followed by a big bucket of ice dumped on my head to complete the ALS ice bucket challage.  Thanks Ross for tagging me.  I did tag Blake and his wife though, so now they are up. Have fun.

Evening run:

5 miles TM 1% incline at 7:30 pace.

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 5.00
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1 hour 4 minute lake swim in the morning

2 hour soccer practice at night

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38 mile bike ride (2 hours 1 minute) followed by a 2 mile easy run in some new shoes Blake picked up for me. I wore the Sketchers Sonics this morning and really liked them. They are a nice improvement from the Sketchers Go Run that were a little sloppy on the feet. These seem a little more responsive while maintaining a large toe box, but are still way cushy and seemed to have a bit more heal lift. I could see myself running a marathon in them.

He also picked me up a pair Sketchers Ultras which look way big with a huge cushy sole, but only way 9.1 ounces.  I'll try those out tomorrow.

Sketchers Sonic Miles: 2.00
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10 mile TM run at 1% incline: first 7 at 8:00 pace, last 3 at 7:00 pace.

Wore my Sketcher Ultras. Wow, crazy cushion. Almost like running on pillows, but not clunky like other shoes with extra cushion.

Sketchers Ultra Miles: 10.00
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1 hour 12 min bike-- 4 laps around island

6 mile TM 1% incline at 7:30 pace

Asics DS Racer Miles: 6.00
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2 mile lake swim this morning (64 minutes) with dark ominous clouds above. It made the water seem erie and dark.  Luckily the storm waited for me though. About an hour later we got a real nice thunderstorm.

Soccer practice tonight- 2 hours

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I wasn't feeling it this morning so I decided to do a shorter bike ride than normal. I did 10 hilly miles through SARA Park. I felt a bit better as I finished and decided I would be well served to get my run in this morning and take a break this evening, so I did an easy 4 miler after the bike ride. No watch today, just kept everything nice and easy. A good recovery day.

Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 4.00
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2 mile lake swim (1 hour 2 minutes) a couple minutes faster than I have been. I felt really good today like I could have just kept swimming all morning.

Soccer practice tonight for 2 hours

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1 hour 58 minute bike ride with Blake. Nice and easy with good conversation.

 

GO COUGS! I'm ready for some football.

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12 mile TM 1% incline 1:32:00

First 8 at 8:00 pace last 4 at 7:00 pace

Sketchers Ultra Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
59.0010.000.000.000.0069.00
Reebok Reelflex Miles: 8.00Asics DS Racer Miles: 20.00Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 13.00Asics Tarther Miles: 4.00Sketchers Sonic Miles: 2.00Sketchers Ultra Miles: 22.00
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