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November 16, 2018

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Location:

Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

20 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

Jan 12 San Diego Trail Marathon

April 27 Mt. Charleston Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 27.00 Month: 55.20 Year: 2076.20
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 403.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 408.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 250.00
Kinivara 8- Grey Lifetime Miles: 423.00
Kinivara 9 Lifetime Miles: 342.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 169.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 49.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

1 mile slow then 1/2 mile at mp and another 1/2 easy for a total of 2 miles followed by very light core work and rolling my legs.

When I signed up for this race I was excited that it all was going to be downhill.  Well now I get the real scoope in an email from the race.  Here is there description of the first 4 miles:

"Starting at almost 7900 feet evelvation, the first 3 miles of the course are challenging.  From the very start, the first half-mile of the race gains about 100 feet elevation, which is nearly identical to the famous Heartbreak Hill in The Boston Marathon. Mile 2 loses roughly 250 feet of elevation and can be extremely fast, with an overall downhill grade of -4.7%.  Mile 3 and 4 are where you can expct to slow down the most.  Mile 3 gains over 290 feet of elevation, and that is at altitude of roughly 8000 feet.  Breathing will be difficult, and the climbing will be tough.  Mile 4 offers a little less of a challange, but it still has about 150 feet of gain."

I'll have to admit.  Those first 4 miles have me a bit intimedated especially since I live and train at 500 feet evelvation.  I figure I'll probably lose about 5 minutes off my goal pace in those first 4 miles.  That's a lot of time to make up over the next 22 miles, but they really are downhill so who knows.  I just plan on running by how I feel and not try to hit specific splits. Hopefully I will be able to run a smart race and finish strong.

Kinivara 9 Blue Miles: 2.00
Comments
From Toofdoc on Thu, Nov 01, 2018 at 22:49:02 from 76.90.41.227

That is crazy! I figured it would all be downhill. I am sure you will do great. I'm just glad they informed you of this now so you can be prepared. Your tapering smart. Keep it up!

From I Just Run on Sat, Nov 03, 2018 at 07:43:34 from 199.38.187.9

Sounds more like an obstacle course to me! 😁 Have fun!

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