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Location:

Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

21 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

November 9th-  Big Bear 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: 63.00 Year: 967.40
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 343.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 529.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 149.20
NB 1400v6 Lifetime Miles: 260.00
Hoka Torrent Lifetime Miles: 8.00
NB 1400v6 #2 Lifetime Miles: 70.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00
SpeedStar 4 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

I was so excited to get out and run.  I really felt like my knee was going to be fine.  I made it 3/4 mile before the pain started creeping in.  I stopped before it got bad and started walking back.  After a minute or so of walking I remembered how a few years ago I had to skip for a while instead of run when I was training for Boston. I decided to give it a try.  I found out that I can skip, run backwards, do a sideways shuffle, and most anything but run absolutely pain free, but as soon as I start to run any faster than about 10 minute mile pace my knee hurts.  It's so weird.  So anyways I did all those things for a total of 6 miles with an average pace of 10:23. I guess I have another week of cross training and I'll try again next Monday.

This is such a bizarre injury, because I can not make it hurt by doing anything but running.  I just can't figure out exactly what it is.  Any ideas????????

SpeedStar 4 Miles: 6.00
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Jumped rope

Leg exercises with stretch bands

Core work


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I've really gotta start training for UVM so I can run a Boston qualifying time perferable 20 minutes faster than my BQ time so I can register early.  Problem is, I can't run, so I'm looking for things I can do that are as close to running as possible, but don't hurt my knee.

10 minutes elliptical- Zero Pain

20 minutes running the stair machine, 1:20 fast walk/ 1:20 top speed (slow running pace)- Zero pain!

Lower body weights- Zero pain

Core work- abs and pushups

I was pretty excited to be able to run the stairs without pain.  I got the "I ran hard" feeling that makes us all come back to running.  And, I think I can do a pretty good training program even if I can only run stairs!



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Crazy work week.  I need to find time to read everyone's blogs!

10 minute elliptical as fast as I could

30 minutes running the stair machine:  3 minutes running, 3 min walk, 2 min run, 2 min walk 2 min run, 2 min walk, 1 min run 1 min walk, 2 min run, 2 min walk, 2 min run, 2 min walk, 3 min run, 3 min. walk. 

Those last 2 sets of running were killer.  I was a little light headed like you get at the end of a good set of 800m repeats.  I haven't worked that hard in a long time.

 NO KNEE PAIN!

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It's raining like crazy outside, I have to work this morning, and all of Doone's family is in town for her mom's 70th birthday.  I therefore am taking the day off from exercise.

I did buy a foam roller last night though.  Smooth was so right.  That is an evil, torture device and I loved it!  I've never had my muscles worked that deeply before.  Anything that hurts that much has got to be good.

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SpeedStar 4 Miles: 6.00
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