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Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

22 marathons (2 DNFs)

6 Bostons (2007-2011, 2017)

3 Half Ironmans

1 Ironman (DNF at mile 13.1 on run)

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!

Run healthy and far.


Apr 22, 2023- Texas Ironman

Long-Term Running Goals:

Complete a Full Ironman




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6.35 EZ with hill sprints on the last mile.  I'll call that my speed work for this month.

Cumulus Miles: 6.35
From RivertonPaul on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:15:17

You looked good in the race photos: in case you haven't already seen, the link is http://www.zazoosh.com/events/178

From JeffC on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:20:53

Uphill sprints so soon after the race? That foot of yours must be feeling a little better. Nice workout.

From rhett on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:14:49

Well, I didn't run the race much faster than I run a Sat. long run, so I figured I might as well do some mild speed work. I am keeping it easy all week though. No tempo runs or track work.

From DonGardinero on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:52:52

Hey Rhett, how is the pain in your foot? I sure hope it's getting better.

Yeah, it's really fun looking at the race pictures. I don't like mine, though. Some of them look like I'm barely moving. LOL.

From Kathie on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 14:52:49

I never like the race photos... maybe I can pay somebody to photo shop my thighs... Anyway I am glad you are back to doing some speed work but you are going to do more this month right... I think you meant speed work for the week.

From Smooth on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 16:43:12

Nice hill sprint tagged onto the recovery run. Sounds like the foot is letting you ease back into training.

From Teena on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 23:17:39


About what grade of hills do you generally do sprints on ... and how long are they as well. I need to start doing those.


I hate all my race pictures too ... I think there should be a way to disable other users to see them. (although I don't want anyone else to be able to disable theirs ... I want to see those ones!)

From rhett on Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 11:58:02

Teena, it depends, but when I do them at the end of an easy run I usually do 10 sprints at about a 5% grade for 10 to 15 seconds each and then recover for 45 to 50 seconds. I start a sprint at the top of each minute.

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