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Phoenix Marathon

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Location:

Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

23 marathons

6 Bostons (2007-2011, 2017)

3 Half Ironmans

2 Ironmans

3 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!

UPCOMING RACES

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Have fun!

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
25.1013.100.000.000.0038.20
Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 2.00Sketchers R Miles: 10.00
Race: Phoenix Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:39:51
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13.1013.100.000.000.0026.20

Phoenix Marathon

The best part of the day was seeing Smooth at the start. She is so amazining and it lifted my spirits to see her and get to talk to her for a while. 

I wasn't sure what to expect since I only really ran 1 time in the four weeks previous to the marathon due to some severe tibial pain in my left leg.  I did do a lot of elliptical work though and hoped that would be enough to maintain the training level I was at 4 weeks earlier.  I believe I was in 3 hour marathon shape 4 weeks ago and hoped I still was, but as I quickly found out, the elliptical can maintain the cardio system just fine, but the muscles needed to absorb the pounding of running, especially down hill, just don't stay maintained like running. 

If I hadn't stopped running I wouldn't have been able to make it even a mile though I am sure since even a week out I was still experiencing pain with even mild attempts at running slow for a few seconds.  I was super happy as I got started on the race and found that I had no pain.

I ran with my training partner Jeff.  We decided to shoot for 3 hours and see how it went.  At 9 miles I realized my legs were thrashed, so I wished Jeff well and slowed down. At that point we were on pace for 3 hours.  I hit the half at 1:33 so just 3 minutes off pace, but the wheels had already come off and I was in survival mode. 

The second half of the marathon was terrible.  My quads and calfs were completely trashed, I was in a lot of pain, but I was so happy to be out there running without the tibia pain that I was able to continue on, just very slowly.  I mecifully finished at 3:39:51.

I learned that there is no substitution for running.  I also am determined to get in a good year of running then do this marathon over.  The organization of the event was fabulous.  The course is very friendly.  The race shirts are sweet.  And I need a redo on this race.

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I have decided to focus my training for the next 51 weeks on running the 2014 Phoenix Marathon.  I figure with a good year I can build my base up slowly while maintaing some core fittness and by the time I get to my official 16 week marathon training already be running 60 miles a week for a while.

I started today with a recovery workout, my first workout since my marathon after a week of rest. I plan on sticking with recovery workouts for this week and the next.

30 minutes elliptical

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Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 2.00
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Sketchers R Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
25.1013.100.000.000.0038.20
Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 2.00Sketchers R Miles: 10.00
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