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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!

Run healthy and far.

UPCOMING RACES

May 22-My 50th birthday. Jemez Mountain 50 miler

November 13-Big Bear Marathon 

May 7, 2023- Ironman St. George 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 22.00 Year: 1014.00
Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 389.00
Pegasus 36 Lifetime Miles: 413.00
Salomon Sense Pro 4 Lifetime Miles: 243.00
Salomon Ultra Pro Lifetime Miles: 309.00
NB 1500 V6 Lifetime Miles: 81.00
Adizero Pro Lifetime Miles: 40.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
58.000.000.000.000.0058.00
Pegasus 35 Miles: 9.00NB 1500 V6 Miles: 41.00Pegasus 36 Miles: 8.00
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I finally felt like my normal self today for the first time since I returned home from the Grand Canyon rafting trip 2 weeks ago.  

35 mile bike.  Felt great.

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5 miles easy in am

 

15 mile bike up hualapai mtn rd.

Pegasus 35 Miles: 5.00
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Rest day with a little core work.

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13 mile quick bike

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97 mile bike ride starting at 3 am. It was a long hot ride. Even after drinking as much as I possibly could keep down I still lost 8 lbs. I was completely spent for a good hour after the ride. Once I got some food and drink in a recovered quickly though. 

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6 really slow. My left calf has been bugging me the last couple weeks. It still wasn't completely right this morning. 

NB 1500 V6 Miles: 6.00
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25 mile bike up Hualapai Mtn Rd. 

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4 easy miles on the TM.  Calf felt a lot better.

Pegasus 36 Miles: 4.00
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17 mile ride.  Pretty easy effort.

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120 mile bike ride. My longest ride ever. 
I started at 1:00 am. I was 90 degrees and it stayed right about that for the duration of the ride. I felt so much better than I did last week when it stayed a bit over 100 degrees the entire ride. What a difference 10 degrees make!

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4 mile TM run. I was surprised at how good my legs felt after the 120 mile ride yesterday. 

Pegasus 35 Miles: 4.00
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7 easy miles on the TM

NB 1500 V6 Miles: 7.00
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20 mile bike.

It would have been 25 miles but as I was descending the mountain I got going pretty fast and the road turned and there was a bunch of loose dirt on the road from the rains and I couldn't turn so I had to hit my breaks hard and and I ended up off the road.  Luckily I didn't crash but the locking up of the breaks shredded my tire.  I ended up hitching a ride from the really nice guys back to my truck.  It could have ended much worse.  I'm grateful to have walked away just needing a new tire, not medical attention,

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4 very easy slow miles on the TM

Pegasus 36 Miles: 4.00
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Got my bike all fixed up.

25 mile ride. Felt great!

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7 miles on TM. Solid effort. 

NB 1500 V6 Miles: 7.00
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150 mile ride. I started about 11 pm last night and finished about 8:45 this morning. That was a long time cycling. Mitch met up with me at 5 am and rode around 30 miles with me. I was solo the rest of the ride the last 25 were tough. I did it though. 
 

3 weeks till Lotoja. I'm super glad I will be able to ride with others. I don't know if I'd make it 206 miles solo. 

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7 recovery miles on TM

NB 1500 V6 Miles: 7.00
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25 mile bike up Hualapai Mtn road. 
Legs were still tired from Saturday's 150 mile ride. 

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7 miles on TM.  Felt really good, way better than I felt on yesterday's ride.

NB 1500 V6 Miles: 7.00
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Quick 10 mile ride

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7 slow miles on TM. 

NB 1500 V6 Miles: 7.00
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70 mile ride. I was planning on 100, but I'm just wasn't feeling it this morning. Probably a combination of the heat and still having tired legs from last weeks 150 mile ride. 

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20 mile morning bike.  Felt good.

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Pegasus 35 Miles: 9.00NB 1500 V6 Miles: 41.00Pegasus 36 Miles: 8.00
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