I saw a lobster in the road during my run today

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

World Class

Running Accomplishments:

Proud member of Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra. 

I also maintain a blogspot running blog. Check it out. 

5k- 16:01, 1/2 marathon- 1:11:37, marathon- 2:34:16, 50k- 3:58, 100 mile- 15:19

World Record holder in 100 x 5k relay 

Ultra history:

7-100 mile, 1-100k, 9-50 mile, 2-40 mile, 14-50k-ish

12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, and 38th place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals for 2014

  • Win 4 races
  • Run 3700+ miles
  • Top 3 in a hundred
  • At least 26 BW

2014 Ultra Race Schedule

  • Mt Mitchell Challenge 40 mile, Feb 22 
  • Leatherwoods 50 mile, Mar 29
  • Massanutten 100 mile, May 17

Who knows after that?

  • Laurel Valley 35 mile
  • Grindstone 100 or StumpJump 50k?
  • JFK 50 mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

Focus on trail running

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon

Personal:

I have four cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!   And I have the absolute best wife in the world.  And I proudly run for the national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 85.50 Month: 20.00 Year: 2230.00
NB 800 Lifetime Miles: 178.00
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Hoka Bondi B Lifetime Miles: 596.00
Instinct Lifetime Miles: 36.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Fuel Trail 4 Lifetime Miles: 348.00
Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 2.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 220.50
Trail M2 Lifetime Miles: 324.00
Trail N2 Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road M3 Lifetime Miles: 344.00
Road M3 2 Lifetime Miles: 384.00
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 315.00
Road N2 Lifetime Miles: 358.50
Trail M2 2 Lifetime Miles: 152.50
Road M3 3 Lifetime Miles: 129.00
Road M2 Lifetime Miles: 115.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 98.60
Test Shirt 1 Lifetime Miles: 46.50
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 46.00
TS 8 Lifetime Miles: 67.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.006.000.000.000.0020.00

Am. Raing still so stayed in. 4 miles ez, 6 miles in 38:40, then 1 mile cool down. That is all

Lunch. Rain finally stopped. 9 with Jim, Aaron, and rob. Sadly, we saw 2 very squished lobsters in the middle of the road today. The SC lobster invasion didn't last long and was a brutal failure. Unless those were just the scouts for the main invasion force. I still have no idea how lobsters made it 200 miles inland.

The rain gage in my backyard (the kiddie pool) says it rained over 5 inches in 30 hours. Not bad.

TS 8 Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.005.0012.00

Today was one of the strangest occurances on a run in my life. I slept in 30 min rather than run, and I heard it start raining at 6 am. By 8 am, they were issuing flash flood notices as we had 3 inches of rain with 1-2 additional inches coming per hour. It let up by noon, when Aaron, Jim and I went running.

We did the normal Oak Grove. However, we saw something strange walking in the middle of the road. As we approached, we discovered it was a lobster. Not a crawdad or anything, a full-up lobster, probably 8 inches long walking down the road. We looked at it, tried to get it out of the road (it wouldn't grab our stick), then kept going. 30 yards further on, there was another lobster in the road. What in the world? How are there two lobsters walking down the road in the middle of South Carolina? Easily on my top 10 list for strangest things I've ever seen on a run. So strange, unexpected. Ran 7 drizzly miles, then xt.

TS 8 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.008.000.000.000.0020.00

AM- Icar run, with a bit of faster stuff. Wasn't actually too fast- haven't looked at splits, but ran generally 6-7 min pace over hilly terrain for 8 miles. 12 total.

PM- 8, the last bit with Rob.

TS 8 Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

AM- 10 at Icar, plus a little on a golf course and dirt trails I found. Turkey sighting

Lunch 10. Not too hot today, low 80's

TS 8 Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.500.000.000.000.0013.50

Am 13.5 around home. Ran into Jason F so did 6 miles with him. Now Marci and I are heading to Columbia for Stake temple day while a kind ward member watches our four kids for seven hours.

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 13.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
66.5014.000.000.005.0085.50
Hoka Bondi B Miles: 13.50TS 8 Miles: 67.00
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