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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

World Class

Running Accomplishments:

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

Former 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 2015

  • Have a good race at Western States

2015 Ultra Race Schedule

  • Georgia Death Race 100k- March
  • Promise Land 50k- April
  • Western States 100 mile- June
  • Additional races- Who knows? Grindstone? Barkley Fall Classic? Actually, I'll probably retire from ultras

Long-Term Running Goals:

Focus on trail running

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon

Personal:

I have five 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 used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 260.50 Year: 1488.00
NB 800 Lifetime Miles: 178.00
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Fuel Trail 4 Lifetime Miles: 443.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 250.50
Trail N2 Lifetime Miles: 262.00
Road M3 Lifetime Miles: 449.50
Road M3 2 Lifetime Miles: 384.00
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 380.00
Road N2 Lifetime Miles: 433.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Road M3 3 Lifetime Miles: 396.50
Road M2 Lifetime Miles: 311.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 134.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 167.00
Road N2 2 Grey Lifetime Miles: 193.00
TS10 Lifetime Miles: 214.00
Race: Western States 100 (100.2 Miles) 22:50:58, Place overall: 62
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
100.000.000.000.000.00100.00

Had a very enjoyable experience at the amazing Western States 100 and was lucky enough to even earn the coveted sub24 hr silver buckle. What a challenging, beautiful, well-run race. Truly a bucket list day with some great friends. Even saw the most inspiring running finish of my lifetime by Gundhild Swanson, the first 70+ yr female finisher, who ran the last section as fast as former Olympian and female winner, Magdalena Boulet, and was cheered in to beating the time limit by 5 seconds(http://www.usl.tv/gunhild-swanson-2015-western-states-finish/). I won't forget this race.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 70.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 31.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

Am 2 ez with Seth.

Picked up my stuff today. I will carry GPS transmitter all race so you can see where I am all day. Let's go have fun.

Stinson Miles: 2.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

PM. In Winter Park, CO. Rested foot for a while, still not better. I think I'd be in good shape if not for it. Did 4 miles overdressed. Felt ok.

Final countdown to Western Stakes. I watched the Unbreakable movie this morning. I've been sleeping terribly, waking up 3:30 am most days, maybe due to 8500 ft elevation. Not the rest I wanted pre race. Race temps should be hot, above 100 deg F.

I will be bib 65. You can follow me at www.ultralive.net/ws100

They will also have love video on USL.tv and will have optional GPS tracking all race. Pretty cool. Not sure i will carry the gPS, but if I do, you can see where I am all race to the foot.

I'm very excited but calm. This is a race I've wanted to do for a long time. Uninjured and trained, I'd hope for top 10. As it is, I'm just hoping to finish. I've got a very relaxed view and plan to enjoy the whole journey with no pressure. Much different than any race I've done before. I'm looking forward to it.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 4.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
106.000.000.000.000.00106.00
Trail M2 3 Miles: 4.00Stinson Miles: 2.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 70.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 31.00
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