Athlete Profile: Chet “The Jet” Blanton

2017-02-10T13:27:07+00:00 February 10th, 2017|HRL Athletes|

Tell us a little about yourself…

My name is Chet the Jet Blanton. I’m 58 years old. I work for Bike Ed Hawaii, teach tennis at the Oahu club and am the owner of Team Jet Hawaii, a running and triathlon club.

How long have you been running?

43 years. I started running 1974 as a a sophomore in high school.

1st marathon 1977
1st ultra 1978

51 marathons
89 ultras
5 tennis marathons
100 hrs longest
103 ironmans

Please list your favorite races and PR’s

I love all the races I do.

Still the only American and 1 of 12 in the world to finish the double deca ironman; 48 mile swim, 2240 mile bike, and a 524 mile run in 1998 in Monterrey, Mexico over 28 days.

What are your 2017 Racing plans and running goals?

Boston marathon
Oregon double anvil
10 ironman in Mexico

Any “bucket list” races?

Boston marathon 2017

What is your average weekly mileage?

50-80 miles a week

What is your favorite workout?

800 or 1 mile repeats

Favorite pre-race/post-race foods

Spiz !!!!!!!!

What is the piece of running gear/food/drink that you cannot go without?

My Hoka’s and my Spiz

What is your favorite running moment or running quote?

Crossing the finish line

You gotta want it

Describe your running before HRL and after

Before – Long and slow

After – More quality now running with a plan and speed and hills

Why does training with Hawaii Running Lab work for you?

So far so good. I qualified for Boston and am running faster than ever.

Anything else that you would like to add?

I would like thank Michael Garrison for being a great and positive coach.