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December 2010

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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

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: 13.00 Month: 216.00 Year: 2235.20
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Sketchers Sprint Lifetime Miles: 442.00
Altra One Lifetime Miles: 385.20
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 343.00
Salomon Sense Pro Max Lifetime Miles: 280.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 183.00
Kinavara 8 Lifetime Miles: 270.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 29.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
304.500.000.000.000.00304.50
HyperSpeed3 Miles: 45.60Addistar Ride2 Miles: 66.10SpeedStar 4 Miles: 90.90SpeedStar 2 #2 Miles: 21.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.300.000.000.000.0010.30

10 easy slow miles

 

PM  core work 

HyperSpeed3 Miles: 10.30
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Another 10 easy miles

Addistar Ride2 Miles: 10.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

15 easy miles

My legs felt strong today, so I ran a bit harder than I have been running.  I actually felt like a runner again.  It was nice.  On the bit scary side though, my shin was hurting pretty good for about the first 6 miles of the run, but then it completely went away.  There is no pain now and it is not tender to the touch, so I hope it wasn't anything to worry about. 

SpeedStar 4 Miles: 15.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy miles that ended up being much faster than I thought.  I was thinking about a nice recovery run from yesterdays 15 miler and I was just going with what felt good.  At the end I couldn't believe how fast I had run.  I need to do better at going slower on recovery days so I don't end up injured again, but I was happy that my shin felt much better today.

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.800.000.000.000.0010.80

10.8 easy miles that were made tougher by a lot of climbing. No significant shin pain this morning.  Felt pretty good.

PM- Core work.  I've decided I need to start doing my core work at least twice a week since I've quit going to the gym and lifting weights.

Addistar Ride2 Miles: 10.80
Comments(12)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

I ran early this morning, but this is my first chance to post it-  8:30pm.  What a crazy day.

10 miles

First five out, easy.  Last five back, pushing the pace.

 

HyperSpeed3 Miles: 10.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles on a beautiful morning- mid 40s and no wind

I kept it nice and easy this morning at an effort lever where you feel like you could keep going forever.

SpeedStar 2 #2 Miles: 10.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Another beuatiful morning; another 10 miles.

PM- core work 

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.800.000.000.000.0019.80

I headed out for a long run this morning. I decided to try a new route and was not sure how long it was.  Some of the roads I had never run before.  I started off conservatively not wanting to crash.  Miles 8-10 were unexpectedly super hilly, but it was kind of fun.  After that I started feeling stronger and stronger and my pace was picking up even though I felt like I was just cruising at an easy effort.  By mile 18 I was feeling like I wanted to just keep on running all day, but I made it back home at mile 19.8.  I did the last .8 at 7:20 pace and was feeling really good. 

Averaged 8:05 for the run, had a great time.  I'm looking forward to my next long run adventure.  

SpeedStar 4 Miles: 19.80
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 recovery miles.  I was suprised with how good my legs felt this morning.  I guess all this easy running isn't as hard on the body as faster running.  I went over 70 miles this week for the first time in well maybe ever, and I don't feel beat up at all like I do when I'm running faster but shorter.  Heck, maybe I'll run even farther next week.

Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.300.000.000.000.0015.30

After a wonderful day of rest, my legs felt great this morning.  I'd say they felt the best they have since coming off my injury. 

I ran an easy 15.3 miles at faster pace than normal, but felt great.

HyperSpeed3 Miles: 15.30
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 nice easy recovery miles

Addistar Ride2 Miles: 10.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.300.000.000.000.0011.30

What a great day!

I don't have to be at work until noon today, so I was able to run after the sun came up.  It was an amazing 61 degrees, overcast, and a mild breeze.  I headed out south of town and then took a trail off in the desert that I have not run before.  It was a real fun trail to run.  There were some steep up and downs, but the trail was decent without much loose gravel or jagged rocks.  It ended up making a big loop about 4.5 miles long.  The rock formations were real cool out there.   Then I headed back home for a total of 11.3 miles.

Now I'm just playing hooky with my sweetie while the kids are at school and I still have an hour and a half till work.  I think we'll go out for an early lunch together.  That should be fun. 

SpeedStar 2 #2 Miles: 11.30
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
21.000.000.000.000.0021.00

Another nice long run, starting easy and finishing strong.

21 miles  AP 8:08 

SpeedStar 4 Miles: 21.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

I started out my run as a nice easy recovery run this morning.  My legs were tired, but felt pretty good considering yesterday's long run.  I am speaking in church this Sunday and I was going over my talk and making final revisions in my head.  I got caught up in my thoughts and feelings and it looks like my recovery run turned into a progression run on accident.  I wasn't monitoring my speed, but when my watch beeped at mile 8, I had lost track of my miles so I looked down to see what mile I was on and saw that I had run the 8th mile in 7:07.  I pulled back at that point.  When I was done I looked at my splits.  My first mile was 9:54 and my 8th was 7:07 with every mile getting faster than the previous.  Miles 9 and 10 were around 7:30.  

AP ended up being 8:10

At this Christmas time, I want to testify of my knowledge through the Spirit of the divinity of Jesus Christ.  I hope we can all try and remember Him always. 

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Doone and I celebrated our 17th anniversary this morning with a nice little 6 mile run together.  Last night we went to Vegas and went to the temple and out for dinner for a little more traditional celebration.  After running 6 with Doone I did 4 more at a faster pace.  It felt good to push a bit and breath hard for a change.

Total run 10 miles. 

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.300.000.000.000.0015.30

I didn't feel like running.  I kept putting it off, until finally about 8 pm I forced my lazy butt out the door.  Once I got going I felt pretty good and ended up running 15.3 miles at an easy pace faster than normal.

SpeedStar 4 Miles: 15.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.300.000.000.000.0015.30

I finished yesterday's run at about 10pm and was up and out the door a bit before 6 this morning, so I had about an 8 hour recovery time.  I decided to repeat the same run I did last night to see how it felt 8 hours later.  Well, it was tough.  I ended up being 50 seconds per mile slower and the last couple miles felt like the end of a marathon where I caught myself making faces trying to tough it out. 

Anyways, another 15.3 miles in the bank.

Addistar Ride2 Miles: 15.30
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.300.000.000.000.0015.30

I went for the trifecta and survived.  Ran the same pace as yesterday, but there wasn't any grimacing, felt better. 

15.3 miles for a third day in a row.

Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.300.000.000.000.0015.30

Did the 4-peat just for Burt

Another 15.3 miles that felt so, so much better today.  I was 20 seconds per mile faster than I have been the last 2 days.  I guess my body is deciding to accept the fact that I'm running farther than normal.

Looks like I only need 19 miles tomorrow to go over 80 for the week, then I can take a 2 day break from running before starting all over again next week.

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.800.000.000.000.0019.80

My legs were feeling good today and I knew that I am going to have two rest days in a row coming up, so I let myself run a bit harder today than I have been.  It took a few miles, but I finally got into a good rhythm were I was just churning out the miles and not feeling like I was running hard at all.  I ended up doing 19.8 miles with an AP of 7:45.  I never thought I'd be able to run that pace at the end of 81 miles over 4 1/2 days.

Next week, I'm doing a cut back week. 

SpeedStar 4 Miles: 19.80
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy 

HyperSpeed3 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10easy

Addistar Ride2 Miles: 10.00
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0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Unscheduled rest day.  First day this month (not a Sunday or Christmas) that I didn't run at least 10 miles.  It was raining outside and I wimped out.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles easy.  

Today was one of those days were I was running and I could tell I was running fast, but the effort level felt really easy, almost and out of body experience.  I guess the rest yesterday helped.

 I think I'm going to take a rest day again tomorrow before I start of my New Year with I nice ultra long run.

Addistar Ride2 Miles: 10.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
304.500.000.000.000.00304.50
HyperSpeed3 Miles: 45.60Addistar Ride2 Miles: 66.10SpeedStar 4 Miles: 90.90SpeedStar 2 #2 Miles: 21.30
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