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December 2014

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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: 60.20 Year: 2081.20
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: 54.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
73.000.007.000.000.0080.00
Asics Tarther Miles: 4.00Sketchers Ultra Miles: 44.00Asics DS Racer Miles: 24.50Reebok Reelflex Miles: 4.00
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On Thanksgiving Day I was playing football and pulled my hamstring, so I have not been able to run since then. I did bike with Blake on Satruday morning though.

This morning it feels a lot better, but still not ready to run on. It was too dark to bike outside, so I broke out the bike trainer and cylcled for about 20 minutes, then jumped rope for 10 minutes, then another 20 on the bike, followed by 10 more with the jump rope.

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Same workout as yesterday. Total of 40 minutes on the bike trainer and 20 minutes jumping rope.

My hammy feels much better this morning. Good enough, that the old me would have gone out and tried to run. The older wiser me is trying to be more patient and make sure I'm not going to re-injure myself when I run again.

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Still not running today.  I did about an hour of jumping, plyometrics, core, etc. Just a good cardio burn. I did a few bounding exercises to test the hammy. If I could have run today, it would have had to have been really slow and easy.  Maybe I'll test it out a bit more tomorrow as it will have been a full week since I hurt it.

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There was a nice misty rain going this morning making me want to get out and run, so I laced up the shoes and headed out to see how the hammy would hold up. I started nice and easy and while I could tell I would not be able to run fast, it wasn't really bothering me...until about halfway through the 3rd mile I started to get a little pain so I immediately stopped running and walked in the last mile and a half. 

I guess I am mildly dissapointed, but I don't think I caused any damage.  I'll just have to wait a few more days and hopefully be running 100% next week.
 

Asics Tarther Miles: 4.00
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20 minutes jumping rope as I waited for the sun to rise enough to get out on the streets on my bike. 

1 hour 23 minute bike ride pushing hard.

It felt good to get outside and ride hard this morning.  I am really craving a good run though. Hopefully next week.

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1 hour 23 minute bike ride with Blake followed by 30 minutes jumping rope.  It was nice to get out and ride and talk with Blake. Very therapeutic.

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I started out jumping rope this morning as I waited for the sun to come up.  While jumping rope my shoe came untied. As I bent over to tie it, my gimpy hamstrig full on popped. OUCH! I was mad, so I jumped rope as fast an hard as I could to get my anger out.  After finishing 30 minutes I had worked out my anger... mostly, and went for a 10 mile bike ride. 

During the ride my chain popped off and I had to put it back on.  Once again if felt frustration, but tried to work through it. As I arrived home I remembered that I had low pressure in one of my truck tires, so I parked my bike leaning up on the opening of the garage door so it would be out the way as I filled my tires with air.  I started filling the tires and the compressor made a weird noise. Next thing I knew it was smoking and shut down.  Guess I burned it out... more inner turmoil.  I disgustedly put the compressor away and headed inside pushing the garage door button on the way in to shut the garage door.  Heading to the kitchen I remembered my bike was propped up under the door. I turned back, opened the door and pressed the garage door button right before the garage door came crushing down on my bike... wheh, dodged a bullet.  I had grabbed the door frame as I swung out to press the button and slam! The door is on a spring hing, my hand had just been crushed in the door.  That pain made my hamstring pain seem like nothing. It is swollen and hurts still. I hope I didn't break anything in it.  This time though, I didn't really get mad, I just thought that at least my day couldn't get much worse. It's only 9 am. I hope everthing else today goes much smoother.

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This morning went much better than yesteday morning, but I will admit it was really hard to get out of bed for early morning seminary when the alarm went off.  After that the morning was nice.

1 hour jumping rope followed with some planks.

I'm not sure if I have ever jumped rope for an hour straight before. It gets a bit boreing, but it left me feeling spent like I do after some good speed intervals.

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Same workout as Monday morning without all the calamities.

30 minutes jumping rope

10 mile hilly bike ride- hard effort

 

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1 hour jumping rope followed by some planks

The hour was much easier than when I did it the other day.  Since I can't run, I'm thinking about doing a long jump rope (like 90 minutes) in place of my long run this weekend.

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I won't mention names, but Doone and I were asked to talk in church Sunday. (Blake you know who you are.) Anyways, I usually prepare talks by going on a nice long run. Since I can't run (stupid hammy) I figured I'd go on a nice long bike ride and it seemed to work just as well as a long run.  For some reason I'm able to write talks in my head way better when I'm outside running or biking than when I'm just sitting infront of a computer or piece of paper.

38 miles pushing hard

I saw some ladies running the stairs at the London Bridge when I was riding and the thought came to me that I should see if my hammy will let me run stairs.  I'll have to give that a try soon.

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I started by warming up a bit running the stairs in my backyard for 5 minutes. I have 35 of them leading down to the basketball court. I had never counted before.  Then I jumped rope for 5 minutes followed by 5 minutes of bounding and high skipping. Through all of that I felt no pain or even tightness in my hammy, so I did 5 x 1/2 mile easy running with 5 minutes of jumping rope in between.  I then finished with 1 easy mile running.

3.5 miles total running-- NO PAIN, NO TIIGHTNESS, NO DISCOMFORT!

I'm not sure how I went from having painfull pop in my hamstring last Monday (making most any kind of forward propulsion painful for 4 to 5 days) to feeling like it is 100% today, but I'll take it. 
 

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6 easy miles this morning with a few 30 second strides thrown in just to test out my hammy. All felt good still today. Looks like I should be able to get back into marathon training mode. :)

Sketchers Ultra Miles: 6.00
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My bad hammy still feels 100% but a few other muscles were a bit sore this morning from getting back to running, so I did an easy 3.5 miles followed by a 10 mile bike ride. It made for a good recovery day.
 

Asics DS Racer Miles: 3.50
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After a nice little warm up I took off for an easy 3 mile run followed by 30 minutes jumping rope.  The hammy injury is better, but now a different strand of the same hammy is a bit tight, propably from picking up the slack of the strand that popped.  That is why I'm building back slowly.

I made it the first 25 minutes of my jump rope without a single miss.  Never done that before..not even close.

Asics DS Racer Miles: 3.00
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I made it 8 easy miles this morning! Unfortunately the last couple miles, my inner hammy tightened up pretty good.  It is wild how much abuse that part of the hammy is taking since I popped the other part of the hammy.  I hope it gets used to it soon, becasue I am tired of not being able to run very far before it gets overworked and the rest of my body is still warming up.

Sketchers Ultra Miles: 8.00
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I stuck to the bike this morning in efforts to keep strengthening my hammy.

10 miles

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8 miles, no hamstring problems!

1 mile easy then 1 mile at tempo effort...repeated 3 times.  Then 2 mile easy cool down.

 

Asics DS Racer Miles: 8.00
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Merry Christmas!

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20 easy miles with Blake. It was a long way to run coming off my hamstring issue, but we took it easy and I had no problems.  I did get tired on the last few miles which is understandable since I haven't gone more than 10 miles in a few months and haven't run much at all in the last four weeks.  It was great to get out with Blake on a run again.

AP 8:28

Sketchers Ultra Miles: 20.00
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My legs felt really good this morning especially considering my long run yesterday.  Blake and I did a 16 mile bike ride, then we ran an easy 4 miles, then I rode home  about 2 more miles.  

On my run my right IT band tightened up a bit but nothing too bad. Other than that I felt good.

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 4.00
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10 easy miles on a COLD morning.

Sketchers Ultra Miles: 10.00
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I've had a bit of a chest cold the last few days and was feeling a bit sluggish this morning, but still mananged to get in a decent run, although I now feel realy tired.

1 mile easy followed by 1 mile at tempo effort- repeat 4 times, then 2 mile cool down.

Total run- 10 miles

Asics DS Racer Miles: 10.00
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It is actually snowing in Lake Havasu City. I never thought I would see the day.  Way too cold and windy to get out and run this morning.  Maybe I'll do something this afternoon.

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Asics Tarther Miles: 4.00Sketchers Ultra Miles: 44.00Asics DS Racer Miles: 24.50Reebok Reelflex Miles: 4.00
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