Havasu Tri

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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




4 kids



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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 38.00 Year: 160.00
Salomon Sense Pro 4 Lifetime Miles: 320.00
Salomon Ultra Pro Lifetime Miles: 387.00
NB 1500 V6 Lifetime Miles: 197.00
Adizero Pro Lifetime Miles: 54.00
Hoka Clifton 8 Lifetime Miles: 293.00
Brooks Ghost 14 Lifetime Miles: 242.00
Brooks Ghost 14 #3 Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Inov8 G270 Lifetime Miles: 16.00
Race: Havasu Tri (6 Miles) 00:42:00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Havasu Tri. 

Swim was a bit cold but not bad. Swimming into the channel we were swimming directly into the sun and there were a lot of bodies so it started out rough, but once we turned around I settled in and swam well. 43 minutes. It was longer than it was supposed to be a bit over 2000m. 
Transition went fine then off on the bike. I was riding hard but going really slow. Everyone and I mean everyone was passing me. I thought my sickness was making me feel like this. I checked my tires but they weren't flat. I had checked my wheels before Thera e so I didn't think to check to make sure they were spinning freely. Final at about mile 7.5 I figured out the front brake had been bumped and was pushing on the rim. Once I fixed that I was back riding like normal and passed most everyone who had passed me early. I figure it cost me about 25 minutes and a lot of energy. Finished the bike in 1:24 but it was just not 21.2 miles. 
Transition to the run was quick and I ran a comfortable pace averaging 7:26/mile which made me happy. It was also a bit short 5.75 miles. 42 minutes. 
Overall it was fun and it was nice having Blake here to do it with. I wish I had figured out the brake thing earlier but I learned a good lesson and got in a better training session out of it!

Adizero Pro Miles: 6.00
From Tom K on Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 13:57:50 from

Man, that's rough! It must have felt great to pass everyone back!

From Rhett on Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 10:06:15 from

Hey Tom. Great to hear from you. I hope your training and racing is going well! And yes it felt great to not have my brakes on, but I felt really stupid that it took me that long to figure it out.

From Burt on Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 10:16:02 from

Sorry for laughing at you on Strava. Nice job, though.

From Rhett on Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 10:22:15 from

I liked all the laughing emojis! It was stupid, stupid, stupid! I was trying to laugh at myself as well.

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