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Havasu Half

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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
6.7513.101.250.000.0021.10
Reebok Reelflex Miles: 8.00Asics Tarther Miles: 13.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

Swim

10 minutes warm up

35 minutes doing 100 m repeats starting every 2:30 minutes.  I seemed to be hitting right around 1:40 for each 100m repeat.

15 minutes cool down doing swim drills

 

PM< 2 mile easy run with my sister who is in town with her kids for spring break.

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 2.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.750.001.250.000.004.00

Another pristine morning in Lake Havasu City... 15.5 mile bike ride... average speed 19.0 mph.

After work today will be track work and my last quality run before the half marathon this Saturday.  The farthest I have run this year is 12.5 miles and that was back in January.  Saturday could be interesting.

 

PM at the track

1 mile warm up

5 x 400m at 5K pace with 200m jog recovery:  1:29, 1:29, 1:29, 1:27, 1:26

Cool down

4 miles total. I felt very tired the whole time.

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 4.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

Swam for 1 hour focusing on drills specifically the high elbow catch.  

2 mile easy run as my final run and workout before the half on Saturday.

Tomorrow I will be in Palm Springs all day for continuing education. It will be a very long day.  Then Friday is my mother in laws funeral.  She went home Saturday after a quick fight with lymphoma.  She lives in our ward, so I will conduct her funeral.  Hopefully I can keep it together.  Doone is doing well considering she just lost her mother for a while. 

Reebok Reelflex Miles: 2.00
Comments(12)
Race: Havasu Half (13.1 Miles) 01:32:08, Place overall: 19, Place in age division: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0013.100.000.000.0013.10

I had no idea what to expect from this race. It was a nice cool morning for Havasu, 52 degrees with a fairly stiff wind out of the south.  I just ran by feel.  Looking back at my mile splits, I was a bit fast on the first mile, 6:40, but made up for that with a slow second mile, 7:10. Then I found a nice groove and was running everything in the mid 6:50s until I hit 10 miles.  The last 4+ mile were pretty much straight into the wind and I was running with a small group which was helping. I took a gu at the 10 mile aid station and then went to get a cup of water.  The volunteer pulled his hand back right as I went to grab the water and I missed.  after passing the station by a good 10 yards I decided I better go back and get some water since I'd just taken some gu.  By the time I got headed in the right direction again, I was all alone with no one around me.  I was ticked off and running into the wind. I kind of quit for the next 2 miles and ran 7:54, 7:46.  I must have gotten over it by the last mile though, cause I finished strong with my fastest mile of the race, 6:38. 

My final time was 1:32:08 (AP 7:02) which I was pleased with since I haven't been running much due to my calf injury.  The best news is that my calf is feeling pretty good here a couple days later. It will be interesting to see if I'm able to get my mileage up enough to run a good UVM in 8 weeks.

Asics Tarther Miles: 13.10
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.7513.101.250.000.0021.10
Reebok Reelflex Miles: 8.00Asics Tarther Miles: 13.10
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