I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 27, 2020

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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:

8-100 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, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals 

None for now

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

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: 3.00 Month: 107.50 Year: 107.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 45.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
21.000.000.000.000.0021.00

AM- 80 deg and 80% humidity when I started my morning run, and it was only getting hotter.  No wind for the first half of the run, with major internal overheating.  It was probably the most I have ever sweated in my life.  Ran out to Cape Canaveral pier.  By the time I got there, I was really hurting and crawling along at 8:30 pace.  I took off my shirt, wrung out about 12 oz of water (I don't know how a tech shirt could hold that much sweat- I thought they weren't supposed to), and tied the shirt around my waist.  After a big drink and wetting my head, I started the run back.  But, I slowly began to accept the beast.  Then I eventually embraced the beast.  My run went much better after that- I was even able to run some sub-7:00 pace.  15 miles, 1:51:40.  The heat index when I finished said it felt like 96 deg.

Embrace the beast.

PM- 6 more at 7 min pace.  I brought 4 tech shirts, 4 socks, 3 shoes, and 3 shirts to Florida.  I have discovered that, despite my best efforts to hang them up all over the hotel furniture, they do not dry between my runs.  Needless to say, it is a very enjoyable experience to put on the already wet clothes for each run, and my hotel room could probably be used as a gas chamber for executions.  I'm surprised the hotel maids even try to go in anymore.

Omni 7 Miles: 21.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Bill Mandler on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 10:57:24 from 24.119.13.42

Nice job running in those conditions. I have run a couple times in S. Florida and I feel like I am "sloshing" in my shoes after just a couple miles. I'll take the dry Idaho air anytime.

From jun on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 11:21:57 from 66.239.250.209

Wow, that sounds crazy. You mind as well have been swimming in a hot tub. Way to push through though.

From Adam RW on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 22:45:49 from 98.202.223.65

Did you watch the shuttle launch? My wife and daughter watched it on TV today.

From Mattrow on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 09:08:48 from 138.64.2.76

50 miles already. Are you shotting for hundred. Nice running. Sounds like you are going to have to do use a washing machine.

From paul on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 09:17:36 from 75.162.109.179

Yeah, find a laundry machine dude.

From Cody on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 10:04:06 from 69.9.58.17

The guy is helpless without Marci. At least that is what she said...

From marci on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 13:14:25 from 75.169.152.87

it's true. i know EXACTLY how the maids feel and i am also surprised they keep going in. at least they get paid. :)

From Jon on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 15:18:30 from 128.217.221.145

Adam- yes, I watched the launch.

What's the point of washing the clothes? They'll just stink as much again after one run... although maybe they won't stand up on their own anymore. Anyways, that would require time and money and energy, none of which I have available right now.

From jtshad on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 15:27:32 from 204.134.132.225

Ah, you may not have any of those but at least you still have a sense of humor (and a bad need for some Febreeze)!

From Maurine/Tarzan on Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 18:32:17 from 63.255.172.2

Poor maids - and poor wife when you unpack that suitcase.

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