Rhett

February 25, 2018

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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: 144.00 Year: 288.00
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Sketchers Sprint Lifetime Miles: 442.00
Altra One Lifetime Miles: 400.20
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 375.00
Salomon Sense Pro Max Lifetime Miles: 332.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 264.00
Kinavara 8 Lifetime Miles: 464.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 178.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy then some core.

 

Chase, my oldest son, received his call to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this weekend. He will be serving in the Billings, Montana mission and starts on May 23.  I've been waiting to see when he was going to leave on his mission before I picked a race to start focusing on.  Now I can start looking for something fun to train for and hopefully get my motivation back.

Kinavara 8 Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Smooth on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 14:36:24 from 75.169.203.49

Congratulations to Chase and the whole family! He will be an awesome missionary! I still can't believe he's old enough to serve a mission!!! Wasn't it yesterday that he was a little boy? So nice that he would have finished his freshman year at BYU before entering the MTC!!!

What kind of race are you looking for? Trail? Marathon? Triathlon? There are numerous races of various kinds in Utah almost every weekend from April to November. Have fun choosing and training for one! :)

From Rhett on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 21:12:21 from 66.185.237.66

Thanks Smooth we are really excited for Chase and he is truly excited about his call to Montana. Iím not even sure what kind of race I want to do but it needs to be something I havenít done before and it canít be hot. I promised Doone I wouldnít do anymore hot weather races after how sick I got doing Havalna. Any suggestions?

From Tom Slick on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 10:15:57 from 174.148.39.126

Ditto what Smooth said!You have already done St George, so that's out. How about The Huntsville "Full Monte" Marathon....

From Burt on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 10:21:23 from 70.176.85.97

Congratulations. Try a Ragnar. Ha!

From Martin on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 11:47:06 from 77.177.53.96

Congrats, donīt exactly understand what that really means for your son, but it sounds great! (-:

From Tom Slick on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 18:57:45 from 66.87.126.188

Go do something that gets you to Boston 2019!!!

From Dan on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 19:05:48 from 74.140.172.126

First, Congrats to Chase!

Second,I was debating Colorado end of May/Early June. That being said I debate a lot of races :)

From Yasir on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 06:48:11 from 99.20.240.16

congratulations to Chase and you for sure you must be proud as a father. I have not ran Arizona yet please keep in the loop if you find a good one or know one in Arizona. I think Tom and Dan are running Brookings marathon. I heard good stuff.

From Rhett on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 08:30:52 from 66.185.238.62

Thanks everyone. Chase is excited to be a missionary. It is something he has wanted to do since he was a young boy.

Martin, if you want to know what it is, next time you see a couple of Mormon missionaries walking around in their white shirts and ties with their black name tags on, stop and talk to them. They are just out trying to share a message about Jesus Christ to bring hope and happiness to others.

Keep the suggestions coming on races. So far Huntsville sounds the most intriguing.

From Tom K on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:07:27 from 47.206.60.114

That is big news for you and your son. Congratulations!

From Smooth on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 15:39:36 from 75.169.203.49

If your goal is to BQ, then Huntsville is a good one! I ran it last year and was my fastest out of the 6 marathons I did from June to Nov. It was cold at the start but they have a big tent to huddle in until time to walk to the start. The course is fast in the first half, there are some rollers in the second half, the last 5K is boring zigzag around the fields in Huntsville.

If you want to do a marathon in May when Chase comes to the MTC, then the obvious one will be Ogden Marathon. Have you done that one before?

If you want to do an ultra trail. I recommend Pony Express 50 or 100 in October. You do need to have your own crew. It's during Utah's Fall break so families make it out to support. It has one of the highest finishing percentage.

Or if you just want to do a vacation type 50K. Then the Goblin Valley 50K or marathon will be your cup of tea. It is at the end of Oct. Your family will love to camp and hike in Goblin Valley.

If you want to do something completely rad and just for fun. You should do the Spartan. I think Doone would be the GREATEST cheerleader to see you all covered up in sweat and blood!!! :)

From Smooth on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 15:43:35 from 75.169.203.49

Oh speaking of vacation and scenery races, you should check out some of the races in Moab, and the half marathon in Bryce Canyon! Happy running and training! ;)

From Rhett on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 22:33:05 from 66.185.237.66

This is amazing. I love all the race suggestions. Now Iím more confused than ever though. I guess I need to decide what kind of race I want to do then go from there. I wish I had the time and energy to do them all.

From Martin on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 23:55:24 from 212.88.157.202

Rhett, itīs not common here in Germany, at least not on the streets. But I think I know what it means! Great!

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