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Lake 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:

19 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 7 years since my last sub 3. I better do this soon as I'm not getting any younger.

 

UPCOMING RACES

Oct. 27 Javalina Hundred(K)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 34.00 Year: 2484.30
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Sketchers Sprint Lifetime Miles: 442.00
Altra One Lifetime Miles: 392.20
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 359.00
Salomon Sense Pro Max Lifetime Miles: 318.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 242.00
Kinavara 8 Lifetime Miles: 294.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 128.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
113.000.000.006.100.00119.10
Altra Superior Miles: 16.00Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 33.00Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 27.00Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 16.00Kinavara 8 Miles: 14.00Altra One Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles nice and slow on the trails, my body felt fine, but it may take a while to get my head right. 

Altra Superior Miles: 4.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 on the trails this morning. Nice easy enjoyable run. Hopefully I have my mojo back by Monday. It was better today than Wednesday though. 

Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy on trails. 

Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Ran the trails finishing up with some strides for a total of 9 miles.

The strides really felt good.  I think I need to mix in some faster running this week.

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 9.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.001.000.006.00

I wanted to do some speed work to shake things up this morning, so I ran to the track and did 4x400m with 400m jog recovery (1:17 per 400) then ran home for a total of 6 miles. It was short, but the intensity felt good. 

Kinavara 8 Miles: 6.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

15+ miles on the trails on a nice cool mornig in the upper 50s.  It was nice to get out there over 2 hours and feel strong the whole time.

Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Just did some core work this morning. Felt good to sleep in a bit and rest my legs.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 fun miles on the trails with Blake this morning.

Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 on trails feeling sluggish trying to recover from a sleep deprived weekend.

Altra Superior Miles: 6.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

I did a short, quick run ending with some strides this morning for a total of 3 miles.

Altra One Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

3 easy miles. Just enough to wake up. 

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Same as Tuesday but faster.
 

Kinavara 8 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

3 nice and easy.

Altra One Miles: 3.00
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Race: Lake Havasu Turkey Trot (3.1 Miles) 00:18:22, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.003.100.005.10

2017 Lake Havasu Turkey Trot

Today was the annual turkey trot in Lake Havasu City.  All week long the weather has been beautiful, cool and no wind.  This morning we woke up to cool and crazy windy.  It's too bad becasue it probably kept a bunch of people home.  Anyways, I showed up and got signed in and bib on, then headed out for a 2 mile warm up with some strides thrown in.  Even though the numbers were fewer than normal, I noticed a handfull of faster runners that showed up this year.  A few of them are from out of town, but come to this race often.  Dan was there as usual. He always wins and today was no exception.  One other runner (last name of Ryan) from out of town I knew I could not beat, so the goal was 3rd place but there were a few other runners there that have beaten me before.

The race started into the wind for the first third of a mile then turned with the wind at our backs until the end of the second mile.  I started off in 4th place.  Dan was way out ahead then Ryan, then a fast local kid who really took off after we made the turn to have the wind at our backs.  I hit the first mile in 5:52 and felt really good.  Third place was maybe 20 yards ahead of me and pulling away.  Then he suddenly started coming back to me as did Ryan.  I kept running what felt comfortable and passed third place dude without changing my pace a little more than half mile into the second mile.  When I went by him I could tell he was done.  I was now closing on Ryan which is crazy becasue he usually beats me by a good 2 minutes.  Mile 2 clicked off in 5:51 and I was still feeling good.  Then we turned straight back into the strong wind for the last 1.1 miles and it felt like hitting wall.  I was still closing on Ryan though and this gave me hope.  About a half mile into the third mile I was within about 10 yards of Ryan.  He heard me back there though and kicked it up a notch.  I was giving it everything I had but I just couldn't find another gear to speed up with him.  He gradually pulled back away from me.  I knew I was on pace to have a good time though and I kept pushing as hard as I could to the finish.  There are a few little hills at the end and combined with that strong head wind, my legs were tying up. Mile 3 was 6:08. Then I just had that final uphill 0.1 miles to go and mercifully I crossed the finish line exhausted, but with a new PR of 18:22!!! It was a 1 second PR, but at the age of 46, I'll take it.

So I finished 3rd overall and 2nd in my AG and with a new PR.  I guess, even though for the last 3 weeks I have been lazy with my running and terrible with my eating (I gained 5 lbs.), all that long running training for my 100K DNF paid off today.  

Kinavara 8 Miles: 5.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 fun on the trails. 

Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Im visiting my sister for thanksgiving in Utah. I from her house to the top of Mt. Baldy. It was only 4 miles but it was a 3600 foot climb so took 1 hour 26 minuets to get up. Then the run down was no picnic. My quads were jello by the time I got down. 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. 

Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 8.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.002.000.002.00

I turned in my Garmin during our turkey bowl football game. Ended up doing 2 miles of mostly sprints. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy on the trails above my sisters house. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles on another tough mountain trail run. This time only 2200 feet of climbing though. 

Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 on the trails in the dark. I did trip and go down once and scratched up my hand and leg a bit.

Altra Superior Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Same run as yesterday morning but without falling.  Running in the dark will be my new normal for a few months I guess.  Luckily I have an Ultraspire lumens 600 light belt that works pretty well even on the trails.

6 miles.
 

Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.000.001.00

This morning I didn't feel like running so I spent an hour doing some core work, light weights and some jump roping. It was nice doing something a little differnt, but still feeling like I got in some good exercise. 

Altra One Miles: 1.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles at a quicker pace than usual on the trails.  Felt good to let the legs run.

Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
113.000.000.006.100.00119.10
Altra Superior Miles: 16.00Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 33.00Salomon Wings Pro 2 Miles: 27.00Salomon Sense Pro Max Miles: 16.00Kinavara 8 Miles: 14.00Altra One Miles: 7.00
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