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San Diego 50 and Trail Marathon

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Location:

Lake Havasu City,

Member Since:

Jun 26, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Utah Valley Marathon

Phoenix Marathon

Pumpkinman Half Ironman

Revel Mount Charleston

Boston Marathon

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

I would really like to qualify for Boston

I DID QUALIFY FOR BOSTON!!!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run, Run, Run, Run, and Run More. 

Personal:

Married to my awesome wife Kirstyn and together we have 4 kids.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 81.60 Year: 81.60
Nike Pegasus 34 Blue Lifetime Miles: 84.50
Nike Pegasus 34 White Lifetime Miles: 89.10
Altra TIMP Trail Lifetime Miles: 33.30
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
81.600.0024.00
Nike Pegasus 34 White Miles: 10.00Nike Pegasus 34 Blue Miles: 7.00Altra TIMP Trail Miles: 33.30
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.0024.00

It was an unusual day.  A friend wanted to go surfing for the day so we loaded up in his RV and headed to the beach.  The night before we decided we would take the bikes just in case.  Well, it was a good thing we took the bikes.  It was crazy windy and the waves were terrible.  It was also really really cold so I was not about to get in the water.  We decided to take a trail that has a bike path and ride for a while.  It was a nice relaxing ride and basically flat.  It was windy going out, but the way back was a strong tailwind and we basically didn't have to pedal.  It was a good to work the legs a little but in a different way.  

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I decided to sleep in a little because I was up early New Years Day and I didn't sleep much that night.  I am glad I did.  I had clinic today so about 11 I went to the gym and ran outside on the track for 10 miles.  It is really flat so I ran pretty fast even though I tried to slow it down.  It was just really easy and I hardly felt like I was working.  It's amazing the difference you feel when you are running on a flat course vs. a hilly course.  I want to get a few back to back 10 milers in and this weekend I will do 15-16.  Next week is my trail marathon and I am not trying to go fast so I don't need a major taper.

AP:  8:05

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Nice and easy 10 mile run today.  I actually felt really good considering I did 10 yesterday afternoon.  It was really cold this morning but after a mile or so it felt really nice.  I am finally getting back to my old ways where I run more back to back 8-10 mile runs.  I have really missed doing this so it feels good to be back.

AP:  8:51

Nike Pegasus 34 White Miles: 10.00
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I had to run late so I just did 4 easy miles.  

Nike Pegasus 34 Blue Miles: 4.00
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16 nice and easy miles on the roads/trails.  My legs felt a little tired to start but they felt really good when I finished.  Next week is the trail marathon so I will take things much easier next week just so my legs feel a little fresher for my run next week.

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I was in Vegas training people all day yesterday so I slept in this morning and hit the trails for 30 minutes during lunch.  This will be the last bit I do on trails until my race this weekend.  I tried out my new Altra TIMP trail shoes and they felt really good.  I think I will go for it and wear them for the race this weekend.

Altra TIMP Trail Miles: 3.40
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5 easy miles during my luch at the school.  I tried to go really slow.  This will be the longest run until my trail marathon on Saturday.  Everything else this week will be short and slow.

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3 easy miles

Nike Pegasus 34 Blue Miles: 3.00
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I did 3.6 miles on the trails this morning just to give my legs a little time on the trails before the run tomorrow.  I took it nice and easy.  After the run I felt like my legs were getting warmed up so that's a good sign.  Looking forward to my race/adventure with Rhett tomorrow!!

Altra TIMP Trail Miles: 3.50
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Race: San Diego 50 and Trail Marathon (26.4 Miles) 04:09:20, Place overall: 30
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
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This weekend Rhett and I took on the San Diego 50 and Trail Marathon.  We drove to Escondido from my house starting at 4:45AM in a major downpour.  It was a tough drive there because it was raining so hard.  When we got to the race we checked in and relaxed in my truck for about half an hour.  By the time the race started it was no longer raining but it had been raining most of the night and that morning.  The start of the race was perfect weather with clouds covering the sun and a nice cool breeze.  The race started right on time and off we went.  It didn't take long to realize that we were in for a muddy day.  The first few miles were awesome with scenic views and legs that felt nice and fresh.  We tried to keep a pace  that was not too fast.  After the first aid station we started a climb and decided it would be best to hike some of it.  We got to the top and started the run back down the hill.  It was pretty steep and much longer than the way up.  This was an out and back course so we knew we were in for a treat about mile 21 on our way back.  On the way out we dealt with a lot of mud and we had to cross a little stream that got our shoes nice and soaked.  About 1-2 miles from the turnaround point it became really really muddy and our shoes became much heavier from all the mud.  We hit the halfway mark feeling good and started our way back.  We went through the crazy mud again and crossed the stream again, which this time felt really good and helped to get all the mud off our shoes.  Then came mile 20 to 21.  This is where things started taking a turn south.  Rhett felt great but started having problems keeping anything in his stomach while I started to really feel like my legs were HEAVY along with my stomach not feeling great.  We both think it might have been the water because it was terrible.  I felt the decline until about mile 24.  At mile 24 I really started to feel the lack of training and the fact that I only did 2 long runs to prepare for this marathon.  We stopped a couple of times to either let Rhett throw up or let me rest my legs between miles 22-24, but we only needed short breaks.  From miles 24-26 we both pushed through and finished the marathon.  I was a little disappointed that I didn't feel better at the end of the marathon. My goal was to finish and feel like I could go longer.  That was not the case.  When I finished I was spent and I didn't want to run another minute.  The course was a little long according to my watch and believe me, I was wishing it was a little short instead of long.  

Even though it didn't turn out like I wanted it to, I still had a great time on the trails and running with my buddy.  This was my first marathon since Boston in 2017 so I was happy to make it through.  I forgot how tough the last 5-6 miles are with a marathon and I had to dig deep to keep my legs going the last 2 miles.  On a positive note, I am not sore at all after running the marathon and my legs feel pretty good.  Usually I take a couple weeks off, but because we ran so slow I think I can run much sooner.  The next goal is to BQ at Mt. Charleston in April.  

I am always thankful that I have been blessed with the ability to run like I do.  I love the feeling I get when I accomplish a goal, even if it's not exactly how I had it planned out in my head.  I had a great time and pushed through some pretty dark moments while I was on the course, but I still pushed through.  I alway love the chance to run with my buddy Rhett too.  He has been the #1 reason I have been able to do all this stuff.  It was great to spend time with him and pusing through some dark moments together.  We were able to both help each other during this reace.  Now the serious training begins for Mt. Charleston.

Altra TIMP Trail Miles: 26.40
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15 minutes easy on the bike followed by an easy core workout.

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20 minute core workout trying to let the legs recover from the run.

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81.600.0024.00
Nike Pegasus 34 White Miles: 10.00Nike Pegasus 34 Blue Miles: 7.00Altra TIMP Trail Miles: 33.30
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