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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: 0.00 Month: 181.00 Year: 2340.20
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 403.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 441.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 300.00
Kinivara 8- Grey Lifetime Miles: 446.00
Kinivara 9 Lifetime Miles: 404.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 247.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 54.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.002.000.000.000.0012.00

I find the treadmill a good place to do a progression run so I went to the gym with the intention of doing a 12 mile run increasing the speed by 0.1 mph every mile through 12 miles. I set the treadmill at 1% and started the first mile at 7.9 (7:35). Every mile I increased the speed. Mile 10 was 8.8 (6:48) and that was all I could do, so I did the last 2 miles as a cool down. I was dissapointed I had to bail on the last 2 miles, but it was a good run.

SpeedStar Miles: 12.00
Comments
From DonGardinero on Sun, Dec 07, 2008 at 21:57:16

Rhett...

I agree...Treadmills are a great way to get in a progression run. I do those all the time. Of course, I can't quite get to 8.8, but I have gone as high as 8 for maybe a quarter mile. Way to get 'er done.

Dale

From Smooth on Sun, Dec 07, 2008 at 22:06:00

Nice treadmill progressive run. WOW 12 miles on the treadmill. You're tough. You're an inspiration. I will remember this when I'm forced to run on the treadmill this winter with the blizzard up here. You're amazingly focused and tough-minded. O yeah I could never crank up a 7.9. I would fall off the thing. Don't laugh, I'm an old lady. :)

From Teena on Sun, Dec 07, 2008 at 22:59:16

Rhett,

I can't believe you start your progressive runs at 7.9! That is completely insane!!

Nice job. Btw ... that is a GREAT new pic - love it!

From RivertonPaul on Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 10:47:24

Impressive run, you are continuously pushing yourself.

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