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Havasu Turkey Trot

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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

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: 28.00 Month: 158.00 Year: 779.20
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 343.00
Kinivara 9 Lifetime Miles: 556.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 484.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 109.20
NB 1400v6 Lifetime Miles: 212.00
Hoka Torrent Lifetime Miles: 0.00
NB 1400v6 #2 Lifetime Miles: 44.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
130.5013.000.0015.100.00158.60
Brooks PureConnect Miles: 9.00Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 61.00Sketchers R (7/26/13) Miles: 32.00Reebok Reelflex Miles: 9.00MonTrail Miles: 14.00Asics Tarther Miles: 33.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles at long run pace wich is fater than easy pace for my current training plan.  Legs feeling good and ready to start some harder training next week.

Brooks PureConnect Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy miles with Blake on a beautiful morning in Lake Havasu City.

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.003.000.009.00

Speed work on a chilly windy night.  It was a little after 8 when I finally got a chance to run.

1.5 mile warm up

12 x 400m (1:29) with 400m recovery (2:30)

1.5 mile cool down

It has been a long time since I have done any speed work. I forgot how much I liked runnning fast.  This workout was easier than I thought it would be.  Good thing since it is the first and easiest of a lot more speed work outs to come.

Sketchers R (7/26/13) Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy miles. (8:09)

I wasn't sure how my legs would feel this morning after last nights speed work, but although they were a bit tired, they felt fine.

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy (7:47) Felt good.

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

I'm leaving for Wisconsin tonight to see the BYU football game this weekend so I decided to move my Satruday 10 mile long run to this morning.

10 miles (7:27)

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

I am in Maddison, WI to see the BYU game for the weekend. The Cougs didn't do o well, but I'm having a blast with my brother and friends. I did squeeze in a 6 mile easy run this morning. It's cold here, but not as bad as I thought it would be.

MonTrail Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.003.000.008.00

I didn't have to go into work until late this morning so I was able to do my speed work in the morning today.

8 x 600 m (2:12 avg- 2 seconds too fast)  with 400 m recovery jogs (2:45)

Felt good. I was a tiny bit too fast but close to the prescribed time per 600 m.  I'm really trying to do everything at the speed that is prescribed so I hopefully won't get injured.
 

Asics Tarther Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

3 easy miles before work (8:00)

3 easy miles after putting kids to bed (7:45)

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 3.00Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.006.000.000.000.009.00

2 mile warm up

6 miles at mp (6:48).  A few seconds per mile fast but I was very consistent with my fastest mile being 6:47 and my slowest being 6:49. 

1 mile cool down

Each Wednesday on this program I am scheduled for a mp paced run.  It started right with 6 miles which I wasn't sure I would be able to maintain, but it was a beautiful morning and it wasn't too bad.

Sketchers R (7/26/13) Miles: 9.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy miles.  Legs felt pretty good considering my hard run yesterday.

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

3 very easy miles

I was supposed to do 6 today, but I'm going to race a 5K tomorrow morning and decided to give my legs a little break after a hard week of running.

Brooks PureConnect Miles: 3.00
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Race: Havasu Turkey Trot (3.1 Miles) 00:18:56, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.003.100.0010.10

Today was the annual Havasu Turkey Trot. Cade, my 9 y.o., and Doone, my 21 y.o. wife :), did the race with me. No one else wanted to do it this year. Cade loves running and won his age group. Doone enjoys running and did a great job finishing strong.

I didn't know what to expect as I have only been concentrating on running for three weeks now since recovering from my half IM. I did a 2 mile warm up (7:45) then got ready to race. A bunch of youngsters took off blazing fast from the start. By the 1st mile they had all lost there steam and I was in third place. Mile 1 was 5:51. I was about 100 yards behind 2nd and 1st was long gone. I faded a bit on mile 2- 6:15 but was still the sample distance behind 2nd. I tried to pick up the pace a bit and thought I was closing ground a bit but then 2nd picked up his pace. Mile 3- 6:09 and then I finished the last 0.1 at 5:31 pace, still about 100 yards behind 2nd.

3rd overall, 1st in my AG

A couple hours later I did 5 more miles to get in the rest of my 10 miles off long run I was supposed to do today. (7:40)

Asics Tarther Miles: 5.00Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.003.000.008.50

Track work,

2 mile warm up run to the track

6 x 800 m (2:56) with 400 m recovery jog (2:45)

2 mile cool down run home

Total 8.5 miles

Asics Tarther Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy miles (8:01)

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.006.000.000.000.0010.00

2 mile warm up

6 miles at mp (6:45)

2 mile cool down

I was 5 seconds per mile too fast on my mp miles. I really want to try and get the feel for 6:50 miles, but I haven't quite found it yet. Maybe next week.

Sketchers R (7/26/13) Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

My legs were definitely tired this morning after last nights mp run.

6 easy (8:08)

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy miles (7:51) in the rain this morning.

My daughter, Tally, thought I was crazy for going in the rain this morning, but we don't get to run in the rain very often here in Havasu, so I headed out and I really enjoyed the run.

MonTrail Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy miles (8:08) in the rain again, but this time in the dark since I had to be at work by 8:00.  Running in the rain is a lot more fun when the sun is out.

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.003.000.006.00

Track Night/ Speed Work

1 mile warm up

5 x 1000 m (3:44) with 400 m jog recovery (2:45)

1 mile cool down

This was the first speed workout of this training cycle where I felt like I was pushing hard at the end to make my time.
 

Asics Tarther Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy miles (7:41)

My legs felt a little tight this morning from last nights speed work, but at the same time they felt lively and energetic.  I ran at an easy effort the whole time, but ended up being too fast according to my training plan.

Asics Tarther Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.001.000.000.000.004.00

2 mile warm up then started into what was supposed to be 6 miles at mp but at the end of the first mile my right uppper calf tightened up.  I jog walked one more mile and called it a night.

Sketchers R (7/26/13) Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
130.5013.000.0015.100.00158.60
Brooks PureConnect Miles: 9.00Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 61.00Sketchers R (7/26/13) Miles: 32.00Reebok Reelflex Miles: 9.00MonTrail Miles: 14.00Asics Tarther Miles: 33.50
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