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Lake Havasu High School Cross Country

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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

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: 16.00 Year: 849.40
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 343.00
Kinivara 9 Lifetime Miles: 556.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 500.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 113.20
NB 1400v6 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Hoka Torrent Lifetime Miles: 8.00
NB 1400v6 #2 Lifetime Miles: 70.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
42.800.003.200.000.0046.00
Sketchers Sprint Miles: 8.00Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Miles: 29.00Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 4.00Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

1 mile doing warm up, drills, and sprints.  Then 7 on the trails with Blake followed by some core work.

Sketchers Sprint Miles: 8.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Did some walking lunges and some pushups, then ran 8 trail miles in a light sprinkling rain.  I was hoping it would rain hard but I was not so lucky.

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Miles: 8.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles walking on the TM at 15% incline and 4 mph.  That is way tougher than it sounds!

Then core work.

Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 4.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

I did some warm up jogging with some strides then ran the trails with Blake this morning totalling 8 miles.  It was so humid my shoes were sloshing by the end of the run.  I do not miss living in humid weather.

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Miles: 8.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Blake and I ran Crossman Peak again this morning but this time from the start of the trail so it was only a little over 13 miles.  We took it pretty easy but that climb is still pretty intense.

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Miles: 13.00
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Race: Lake Havasu High School Cross Country (3.2 Miles) 00:20:33, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.800.003.200.000.005.00

Today was the annual Lake Havasu City High School Cross Country Fundraiser 5 K.  It's always on one of the golf courses here and is a fun but difficult 5 K.  They changed the course up a bit this year so it ran a bit long at 3.2 instead of 3.1 but I liked the change.

It was a beautiful morning, about 65 degrees and no wind, and they started almost on time at a little after 7:00.  As always a small group ran out way to fast for their ability and I found myself in about 10th place about a quarter mile in.  I quickly started passing runners until I was right behind 2 other runners who were in 3rd and 4th place.  The top 2 runner I knew are really fast and there was no hope of catching them, so I determined these 2 were my competition for 3rd place.  Since I had run a tough climbing 13+ miler yesterday and my legs felt like jello during my almost 2 mile warm up, I wasn't expecting much today, but now that the race was on the adrenaline kicked in.  I stayed behind both of the runners through a little over 1 mile when the lead guy started fading and we passed him easily.  The first mile was 6:28, not too fast but a decent pace.  I then ran on the shoulder of the other guy for a while.  Our second mile was 6:31 so he ran a good consistent pace compared to the first mile.  I really wasn't working at all at this point and could tell he was starting to breath hard.  At 2.3 miles I decided to go ahead and pass him and ran by pretty easily.  I knew I would do no better than third place and was not in the mood to hurt today so I coasted the 3rd mile in 6:19 and finished the last 0.2 with a 5:54 pace even though I didn't feel like I had picked up the pace.  My finishing time was 20:33, my watch says at 5K I was 19:54.  I was 3rd overall and first in my AG. I was happy to see I was still under 20 minutes on my 5K time, even on a tough course and the day after a tough run even though I have done just long slow running for about the past 6 months with exactly zero speed work or tempo runs.

Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
42.800.003.200.000.0046.00
Sketchers Sprint Miles: 8.00Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Miles: 29.00Sketchers Sonic-orange Miles: 4.00Adidas Adios Boost Miles: 5.00
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