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Hot Air Baloon 5k

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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: 181.00 Year: 2340.20
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 403.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 441.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 300.00
Kinivara 8- Grey Lifetime Miles: 446.00
Kinivara 9 Lifetime Miles: 404.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 247.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 54.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
31.000.003.000.000.0034.00
Kinavara 8 Miles: 21.00Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 on the road finishing up with strides.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 dark and early. 

Kinavara 8 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 on the trails 

Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 with Blake

Kinavara 8 Miles: 10.00
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Race: Hot Air Baloon 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:19:40, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.003.000.000.007.00

The Havasu Hot Air Balloon festival is this weekend. They decided to have a 5k run this morning as part of the festivities. During it all the balloons were supposed to take off. Unfortunately it was too windy for the balloons to fly.  The race still went on. After running 2 miles to warm up we stood around for a few minutes and I never heard anyone say start but people started running so I did too. Dan took off fast like usual, then a guy around my age that looked like a good runner then one of the local high school cross country kids. We ran in that order for about the first 1 3/4 miles at which time the runner, the kid and myself were right by each other and Dan was far enough ahead we couldn’t see him. We went off road onto trails at that point as well. The high school cross country team trains on those trails all the time and the kid took off. I gradually pulled away from the runner but when we finally got back to the roads we only had about 1/3 of a mile to go and the kid was maybe 30 yards ahead of me. I picked it up and caught him right before the final turn at which point he went straight instead of turning and there wasn’t more than 30 yards to the finish. I must be getting soft because I let up so he could pull back ahead of me and finished just behind him. I didn’t want to beat him like that and I think it meant more to him. I therefore got third and the runner came in 10 to 15 seconds behind me. I forgot to stop my watch and it wasn’t a timed event. I think I finished around 19:40 though. 

Later in the day I went and played soccer. My legs were a little tired and heavy. Near the end of the first half I strained my hammy and then got relegated to being goalie the rest of the game. I did run my watch though and ran a little over 2 miles before the injury. It’s mild so I’ll probably be back running by Monday. 

Kinavara 8 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
31.000.003.000.000.0034.00
Kinavara 8 Miles: 21.00Altra Lone Peaks Miles: 4.00
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