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Havasu Half Marathon

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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: 56.00 Month: 179.00 Year: 1799.00
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 403.00
Salomon Wings Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 396.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 238.00
Kinivara 8- Grey Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Kinivara 9 Lifetime Miles: 295.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 105.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.6513.106.350.000.0030.10
HyperSpeed3 Miles: 8.00Addidas Bostons Miles: 13.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.003.000.000.009.00

Had a nice easy tempo run this morning.  TM 1%

3 miles @ 7:30

3 miles @ 6:18

3 miles @ 7:30

Total run 9 miles 1:03:54

Two weeks from right now I should be coming down the back side of Heartbreak Hill!!!!!!

Comments(6)
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Abs and core work

30 minutes elliptical

20 minutes stair speed intervals

Today was probably my last day of stairs before Boston.  I sure felt strong on the stairs today though.  I guess the taper is already kicking in.

Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.650.003.350.000.008.00

I wanted to get in some easy speed work today so I did my on/off workout but slowed the fast pace down to about 5K pace (10mph) and picked up the slow pace to 7.5 mph.

After a 10 minute warm up at 7:30, I started into the on/off workout switching speeds every 60 seconds and did 20 sets and then did a little less than a mile cool down for a total of 8 miles run. It was a great workout, definitely easier than my on/offs I usually do at 11mph/5.5mph.  It has left me feeling fresh and invigorated today like I want to get out and run some more.  I won't though.

Tomorrow I will take a rare complete rest day that isn't a Sunday.  I have to go to Palm Springs for the day to do some continuing education.  I'll have to leave the house around 4:30am and won't get home intil after 9pm so I'll just take the day off.

HyperSpeed3 Miles: 8.00
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After sitting for 16 hours staight yesterday (6 driving and 10 in classes) my legs were a bit stiff this morning.  They feel much better with a nice easy workout.

30 minutes elliptical

Abs and core wore

Tomorrow I pace the 1:30 group at the Havasu Half marathon.  It should be fun as long as this darn cold I got a few days ago doesn't keep me from breathing.

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Race: Havasu Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:30:53, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0013.100.000.000.0013.10

We woke up today at 6 am and it was already 66 degrees outside and new that it was going to get warm.  By race time at 7:30 it was probably 70 and still getting warmer.  By the end of the race it was 77.  I sure hope it is much cooler next week in Boston.  

I was a 1:30 pacer for the race which should be right at marathon pace for me.  We got started and I had about 10 people in my pace group.  The wind was blowing pretty strong and I mentioned to those in our group that we should bank some time going out because the flags were whipping  (I'm guess close to 20 miles per hour.) and we were going to have to run back into the wind for the last 4 1/2 miles.  Those in the group wanted me to keep it at a steady 6:52 so I said OK.  By the time we hit the turn around (we had only banked 10 seconds) spot I had dropped everyone but one runner.  When we turned around we were hit with a serious wall of wind.  I told the one guy with me to get behind me and I would block the wind for as long as I could go.  I was able to hold onto the pace for about 1 mile and a half, but it was just too strong and I had to back off.  I told him I couldn't hold it any more and he kindly went ahead and let me draft off him for a couple miles until he started fading a bit and then I went back ahead, but he couldn't go with me.  He ended up finishing a bit more than a minute behind me.  

I crossed the finish line in 1:30:53 feeling like I had worked way to hard to run that pace, but really I just worked way to hard running into the wind at the end of the race.

My splits were:

1 6:48

2 6:47

3 6:53

4 6:56

5 6:48

6 6:51

7 6:48

8 6:57

9 6:51

10 7:07

11 7:15

12 7:25

13 7:03

13.1  6:56 pace

I ended up getting 7th overall and 3 place in my AG and received a nice little plaque.  

Addidas Bostons Miles: 13.10
Comments(16)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.6513.106.350.000.0030.10
HyperSpeed3 Miles: 8.00Addidas Bostons Miles: 13.10
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