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October 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

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
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Asics DS Racer Miles: 18.00Sketchers Ultra Miles: 50.00Reebok Reelflex Miles: 15.00Brooks PureConnect Miles: 4.00Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 4.00
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I didn't have to go into work till late today so I decided to do a long brick workout

First I cycled 25.4 miles with an avg speed of 20.2 mph

Then I did a hilly 10 mile run through SARA Park with avg pace of 8:11

I'm not exactly sure what has gotten into me on the bike this week, but I am definitely riding faster this week. I guess all the miles on the bike are starting to pay off.

My run started off well, but during the seventh mile I could feel the lack of carbs kick in. I had to push hard to keep a respectable pace on the last few miles. I guess that is what I deserve for doing the workout with just water and no carbs.

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35 minute lake swim in ocean like waves because of the wind. It was a swimming adventrue.

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I had dead legs this morning. I was planning on 16 but stopped at 10. I think Wednesday's long brick workout finally caught up to me.

AP 8:12

Sketchers Ultra Miles: 10.00
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60.8 mile ride with Blake this morning.  It was significantly easier than I thought it would be.

Avg. speed:  18.7 mph

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56 minute lake swim. Felt good.

My family is heading to Disney Land about lunch time so I probably won't get in another workout till Friday morning.  

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30 mile bike AS: 18.7mph

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10 Slow miles that felt harder than they should have. AP 8:22

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23 mile bike. It was a bit chilly at the start of the ride this morning.

20.2 mph

 

8 mile run after work, 7:40- felt good.

Asics DS Racer Miles: 8.00
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52 minute lake swim.  I finally broke out the wetsuit today. I'm not sure I needed it. I was a bit warm, but it is good practice to use it, since I will be wearing it on race day.

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23.3 mile bike ride- 19.1 mph

I felt like I was riding faster than that, but I guess not.

 

After dropping Chase and Tally off at mutual, I headed out to the island for a nice flat run.

7 miles- AP 7:08

I almost forgot how much easier it is to run on flat ground. It's been a long time since I've done a flat outside run.

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 7.00
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53 minute lake swim. It was definitely a bit colder this morning, so was very happy to have the wetsuit.

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37.5 miles with Blake this morning. It was a nice overcast morning with a slight breeze and tiny sprinkle of rain. It was a really nice easy ride.

18.0 mph

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It was a very busy Saturday. I didn't get to my run until about 6 pm.

15 miles, AP 7:50.

I just ran what felt good and was happy with my time.

Sketchers Ultra Miles: 15.00
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23 mile bike ride on a windy morning.

19.3 mph

I'm hoping to get in a good run tonight.

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I never got around to running last night. Probably good for my legs after my longish run Saturday night.

52 minute lake swim this morning. The water was calm and not too cold.

 

After soccer practice tonight I got in a 4 mile run. I guess I was feeling good after play soccer with the kids, so I pushed the pace some.

AP 6:49

 

Brooks PureConnect Miles: 4.00
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I did a nice little brick workout this morning.  I did a 10 mile hilly ride through SARA Park pushing hard then did a 4 mile recovery run.  I ran the same run I did last night, but at about 90 seconds per mile slower.  My calfs were feeling last nights run still.  AP: 8:08
 

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 4.00
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51 minute lake swim this morning.

4 easy miles after soccer practice tonight- 8:04

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 4.00
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15 miles with Blake this morning.  It was nice to run and talk. It sure makes the miles go by faster. 

AP 8:26
 

Sketchers Ultra Miles: 15.00
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Blake and I did our final long ride before our race. We took it fairly easy.

59.4 miles, 17.8 mph.

Only 2 weeks till race day!

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23.7 mile bike on a cool morning; I actually wore long sleeves.

19.1 mph- my legs must have been tired from the long ride Satruday.

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I was going to run last night, but I was so tired I fell asleep at 8:30.  I sure felt rested when I got up this morning though.

47 minute lake swim.  I was definitely swimming faster this morning. I am finally getting used to the wetsuit. 

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10/4 Brick

Bike- 10 miles hard through hilly SARA Park

Run- 4 hilly miles at about 90% of race effort; AP 6:49

This is probably the last really hard effort I will put in before race day.  It wasn't far but I definitely pushed harder than normal and everything felt great!

Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 4.00
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After reviewing my taper schedule, I decided it would be best if I took a rest day today, so after seminary this morning I just relaxed around the house and played my guitar until I headed off for work.  It was actually weird to have so much free time in the morning.

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Blake and I decided to swim in the lake this morning in the area where the race will be.  There is often boat traffic through that area, so our friend Chick agreed to come out and paddle baord by us while we swam.  I think we did the full race distance 1.2 miles, somewhere around 37 minutes.  The water felt great today, maybe even a bit warm for the wetsuits. I hope it is a bit cooler on race day.

Then we road most of the first lap of the race course: 23.6 miles- 17.2 mph. We took it really easy and it felt like a really nice recovery ride.

It was such a beautiful morning. I hope a week from tomorrow we get weather like that.

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Asics DS Racer Miles: 18.00Sketchers Ultra Miles: 50.00Reebok Reelflex Miles: 15.00Brooks PureConnect Miles: 4.00Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 4.00
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