January 18, 2018

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Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008



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.



Oct. 27 Javalina Hundred(K)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman




4 kids



Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 13.00 Month: 68.00 Year: 68.00
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Sketchers Sprint Lifetime Miles: 442.00
Altra One Lifetime Miles: 400.20
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 359.00
Salomon Sense Pro Max Lifetime Miles: 324.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 256.00
Kinavara 8 Lifetime Miles: 320.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 142.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

After raining all night the air was crisp and clean this morning.  I took advantage of that doing an 8 mile run on the trails followed up by a few strides.

Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 8.00
From I Just Run on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 21:29:09 from

Sounds like a great run!

From Smooth on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 19:13:58 from

This puts a smile on my face! Nice! :)

From Tom Slick on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 19:47:22 from

Tell me about your “strides” training?

From Rhett on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:35:24 from

Thanks IJR and Smooth.

Slick, I find that when I through in a few strides after an easy run it helps me work on my form and my speed without beating me up like speed repeats do. I usually do between 4 and 8 100 meter strides with a 100 m walk in between each. I do my strides by building into about 90% of my all out speed over the first 50 meters then holding that for the last 50 meters. I try and keep it feeling relaxed the whole way.

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