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

 

UPCOMING RACES

Nov 3 Mt. Lemon Marathon (Tucson)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 183.00 Year: 1513.00
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 403.00
Salomon Sense Pro Max Lifetime Miles: 519.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 396.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 238.00
Kinivara 8- Grey Lifetime Miles: 376.00
Kinivara 9 Lifetime Miles: 229.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
216.000.000.000.000.00216.00
Altra Instict 3 Miles: 36.00Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 55.00Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 20.00Altra One Miles: 35.00Altra Superior Miles: 33.00Sketchers Sprint Miles: 31.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

1 mile warm up waiting for Blake, then 10 more with Blake. Tomorrow I neeed to do a LONG run and Blake has to work so I'll be going solo.

Altra Instict 3 Miles: 11.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
30.000.000.000.000.0030.00

30 miles solo before work this morning. As I ran the wind started picking and I ended up running the last 4 miles into a 20+ mph wind.  That bit.

4 hours 21 minutes

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 30.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

30+ mph winds today so I did an easy 10 miles on the TM at 8:00 pace with a max HR of 132. 

Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 nice and easy.  Blake is gone for more training this week so I'll be running solo all week. We are moving my office at the end of the week as well so I don't know how many miles I will get Friday and Saturday.

Altra One Miles: 10.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

My Lone Peak trail shoes got torn up on my last run in Utah over Thanksgiving so I was sporting some new Altra Superior trail shoes this morning as I hit the trails for a 10 mile run.  I loved my old Superiors but I really like the changes to the new version.  They fit a little more snug while still giving a nice large toe box. 

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

10 at a nice comfortable pace this morning.

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

I thought about staying in bed this morning, but as I laid there contemplating my day, I knew that I needed the stress relief of a morning run to get through the day and that I would regret not getting in a run, so I got out of bed.  It didn't take long before I was happy to be out running.

10 miles

Altra Instict 3 Miles: 10.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

I spent the last few days moving my office so I didn't have time to run. I also spent today on the move and will finish tomorrow and open in our new location Wednesday. I did squeeze in a short trail run this morning though and it really felt good and energized me for the day. 6 miles. Hopefully I can get some miles in tomorrow as well.  It will be good to get back to my normal schedule once this move is over. 

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Work is kicking my butt this week.  I got in 10 this morning, but it doesn't look like I'll get in any more miles this week.  Unfortunately this was supposed to be my max mileage week for my upcomming 50 miler.  Oh well.  I'll try and get in a decent week next week before I start my taper.

Altra Superior Miles: 10.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles on a windy cold morning, but it felt good to be running again.

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 10.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

15 miles this morning.  It was a really nice run. It was still cold, but not windy.  I did get a blister on my left big toe though which is really weird for me.  I never get blisters and I was wearing shoes that already have a little over 300 miles on them and have never caused me any problems before.  Who knows? Maybe I had something in my sock.

Altra Instict 3 Miles: 15.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

15 more just focusing on good running form the whole time.  Ended up being about 5 minutes faster than yesterday even though I felt like I was keeping it easy.

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy recovery miles in the rain! I almost never get to run in the rain here in the desert so I really enjoyed my run this morning.

Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 4.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
30.000.000.000.000.0030.00

Blake has been nursing an ankle injury and made it official this week that he is pulling out of Avalon 50.  That left me to do my last long run solo this morning, but it was a perfect day for a long run; overcast, low 50s, and no wind.  I started off well trying to keep a nice easy pace, but around mile 22 I hit a dark spot for a few miles.  I finally worked through it and did my last 4 miles with an average pace of 7:32.

Total run: 30 miles, 4hours 18 minutes, 1900 ft elevation gain and loss.  

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 15.00Altra One Miles: 15.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

13 miles on the trails pushing a hard effort the whole time.  I haven't felt my lungs like that in a while. It felt good.  Now I better slow down a bit and get serious about my taper. 

Altra Superior Miles: 13.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy miles. 

Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Yesterday I took a rest day to officially kick off my taper.  My legs felt really strong this morning, but I just ran an easy 6.  My watch says I have a new VO2Max of 51 this morning.  I don't know a lot about VO2Max but I think that is pretty good for a 45 year old.

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

10 really easy miles this morning but I wasn't really into it until the last mile when I finally started having fun.  Maybe I will take tomorrow off since I am 8 days out from Avalon 50. 

Happy New Year everyone.

Altra One Miles: 10.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
216.000.000.000.000.00216.00
Altra Instict 3 Miles: 36.00Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 55.00Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 20.00Altra One Miles: 35.00Altra Superior Miles: 33.00Sketchers Sprint Miles: 31.00
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