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Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

21 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.


Nov 12, 2022- Big Bear Marathon 

Apr 22, 2023- Texas Ironman

Long-Term Running Goals:

Complete a Full Ironman




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Brooks Gohst Lifetime Miles: 283.00
Hoka Clifton 8 Lifetime Miles: 286.00
Brooks Ghost 14 Lifetime Miles: 7.00
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SpeedStar 2 Miles: 3.00
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I decided I had been patient enough and it was time to try and run again. My last run was July 4th and my cortisone shot was 22 days ago. I decided it was best to do it on the TM so I could stop at any point and not be pressured to keep going to get home. I had no idea what to expect.

I started off really slow and the first 1/2 mile was pain free. As I move the pace to around 9 min miles I could start to feel some tightness but not pain. When I dropped the pace to 8:30 min it hurt so I quickly went back to 9 min pace. I ran a slow 3 miles. 27:40. I finished in much better shape than my last run, but I was disappointed with how slowly I had to run to keep from hurting and even at the slow pace there was definitely a tight pulling feeling with each step.

I really don't know what else to do. I've been so good for a long time. I haven't even been doing the elliptical for the last few weeks. I have another appointment with the podiatrist this coming Friday, but he seems to be at a loss. Maybe it is time to try a new doc. If I don't start logging some miles soon I won't even be ready for Boston next year.

SpeedStar 2 Miles: 3.00
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SpeedStar 2 Miles: 3.00
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