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October 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
25.750.0015.7510.000.0051.50
Brooks Summons II Miles: 19.75Brooks PureConnect Miles: 25.75Reebok Reelflex Miles: 6.00
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P90X Day 57

Chest and Back followed by Abs

I'm starting the last phase of my 90 days.  I haven't done this workout since the first phase. I still think it is the hardest of all the workouts, but I was able to do way more pushups and pull ups than a month ago... and I didn't puke! :)

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P90X Day 58

Plyometrics

I slightly tweeked my left knee this morning doing one of the exercises. It wasn't enough to keep me from finishing the workout.  I do love plyometrics.  It really gets the heart beating and the lungs gasping.

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P90X Day 59

Shoulders and Arms followed by Abs

Nothing to exciting to report today.  My knee is still a bit sore, but I think will be fine in a few days.  Hopefully it doesn't bother me tomorrow on my run day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.250.000.002.000.004.25

P90X Day 60

Yoga-- Of course my zen comes from running, so I ran as usual on yoga day. 

1 mile warm up

8 x 400 m with 200 m recovery

1/4 mile cool down

Total run- 4.25 miles

My knee didn't bother me at all while running, even though it is a bit sore still while just doing normal things. 

Brooks Summons II Miles: 4.25
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P90X Day 61

Legs and Back followed by Abs

Feeling strong.

Thinking about the SGM runners. Good luck.

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P90X Day 62

Kenpo with Doone between sessions of conference. She's smokin hot doing Kenpo.

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P90X Day 64

Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps followed by Abs

Wowsers! That really beat up my upper body. My arms and shoulders are jello.

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1.750.003.750.000.005.50

P90X Day 65

Ploy metrics

Since I am hoping to get right into marathon training at the end of my 90 days I figure I need to start incorporating more running into my P90X, so I came up with what I'm calling my Plyo-Run workout. Here's how it goes:

1 mile warm up

5 x 400 m on track with 30 second plyometric jumps between each 400. Then a 400 m recovery walk after the fifth repeat.

Repeat 3 times

My original intent was to run the 400s at 1/2 mp (1:35), but that didn't last long. Looks like I should shoot more for mp (1:42). Doing those plyometric jumps is killer. I picked 12 of the jumps from the workout: squat reach jumps, run stance squat jumps, jump knee tucks, Mary Katherine's, leap frog squats, twist jump combos, lateral leap frog hops, monster truck tires, hot foot, squat jacks, jump shot, and football hero.

This is a killer workout. Total distance 5.5 miles

Brooks Summons II Miles: 5.50
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P90X Day 66

Back and Biceps followed by Abs

Lots of pull ups and lots of curls. could barely move my arms by the end.

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2.500.000.002.500.005.00

P90X Day 67

Yoga- so I ran instead

1 mile warm up

5 x 800 m with 400 m recovery jogs

Short cool down

Total 5 miles

Brooks PureConnect Miles: 5.00
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P90X Day 68

Legs and Back followed by Abs- Great workout as always.

Since the kids are on Fall Break, I took the day off today.  We decided to climb Crossman Peak which is the highest point on the mountain range here in Havasu. It was a seriously steep climb, but the kids made it.  I think my legs will be sore tomorrow. 

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P90X Day 69!

Kenpo

Tally did Kenpo with me today. After finishing she said, "P90X is fun.... And I can use it on my brothers.". :)

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P90X Day 71

Back and Chest followed by Abs

This is my last time to do this workout!  This one always makes me a bit queesey so I'm glad not to have to do this one anymore.

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P90X Day 72

PlyoRun

1 mile warmup

3 sets of:

5 x 400m with 30 seconds plyometric jumps between 400s and a 400 m walk recovery between sets.

.75 miles cool down

 Total 5 miles and 6 minutes of plyometric jumps

I slowed down my 400s this week and averaged right at 1:40. This really helped, as I was actually able to do my last few all faster than 1:40.

Brooks PureConnect Miles: 5.00
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P90X Day 73

Shoulders and Arms followed by Abs

I like this workout because it doesn't beat me up yet my arms and shoulders feel buff all day long after doing it.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.500.003.000.000.005.50

P90X Day 74

Yoga

As always I ran for my yoga. 

1 mile warm up

4 x 1200 m with 400 m recovery jog (4:47. 4:42, 4:40, 4:33)

.5 mile cool down

It was amazing out this morning. 65 degrees and perfectly still, not even a little breeze.

Brooks PureConnect Miles: 5.50
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P90X Day 75

 Legs and Back followed by Abs.

I felt like I really pushed hard this morning.  I am amazed at how many pullups I can now do.

 

Oh yeah, some exciting news from the Burgener family. My parents just got a mission call to serve their second mission. They will be going to Moscow to serve as auditors for the Eastern European Missions.  They leave in March and will be gone for another 2 years.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.750.000.001.250.005.00

P90X Day 76

Kenpo

I decided to do long hill sprints instead of kenp this morning.

1.75 mile warm up

5 x 400 m all out sprints up about a 6% grade (1:24, 1:21, 1:23, 1:25, 1:25) walked back down for recovery- approximately 5 minutes

1 mile cool down

Total 5 miles

My lungs were burning big time.  Great workout! 

Brooks Summons II Miles: 5.00
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P90X Day 78

Chest, Shoulders and Triceps followed by Abs

Lots of pushups.  Last time to do this workout! 

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P90X Day 79

Plyo-Run

Same workout I did the last 2 Tuesdays.  I'm getting stronger at it. Doing 30 seconds of jumps between 400s sure makes those 400s tough.

Total run 6 miles

 

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 6.00
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P90X Day 80

Back and Biceps followed by Abs.

I never thought I could do so many pull ups and while I still don't have big biceps, they are bigger than they have ever been.  Also Ab Ripper X is no longer tough. When I started I would have to stop and take breaks. Now I do the whole thing and it doesn't even hurt.  This P90X thing really works when done as prescribed.

Only one more hard workout left on Friday!  Everything else is cardio or core stuff and day 84 is a rest day.  I'm definitely ready to be done with P90X and to start focusing on running again.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.500.000.003.000.005.50

P90X Day 81

Yoga- this is the final yoga day on the schedule!  Good thing since I never do it anyways. Ran instead.

1 mile warm up

4 x 1200 m with 400 m recovery jog. (4:39, 4:39, 4:36, 4:28)

0.75 mile cool down

Total run 5.5 miles


Brooks PureConnect Miles: 5.50
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P90X Day 82

Legs and Back followed by Abs

This was my last "hard" workout of P90X!  Everything left is either cardio or core.

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P90X Day 83

I switched out my scheduled Kenpo for:

1.75 miles warm up

5 x 400 m all out hill sprints ( about 5 to 6 %) with 400 m recovery walk back down. (4:21, 4:21, 4:21, 4:21, 4:24). My legs were jello, my lungs were burning, and I was light headed on that last one?

1 mile cool down

Total 5 miles

Brooks Summons II Miles: 5.00
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P90X Day 85

Core

Each time I do this workout I, it is much harder than I remember.  I am pretty sure I am going to keep doing this one once a week during marathon training.

Only 5 days left of the X! 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.250.002.500.000.004.75

P90X Day 86

1 mile warm up

5 x 800 m at 5k pace with 400 m recovery jog

No time for a cool down

Total run: 4.75 miles

Brooks PureConnect Miles: 4.75
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P9X Day 87

Happy Halloween.

Kenpo

Good thing I had kenpo this morning, because my heart just wasn't into working out hard today.  I have so much to get done before Doone and I take off for the Bahama's Saturday, that some times feels like it isn't worth it to leave.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
25.750.0015.7510.000.0051.50
Brooks Summons II Miles: 19.75Brooks PureConnect Miles: 25.75Reebok Reelflex Miles: 6.00
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