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
10.0010.000.000.000.0020.00

I'm going to admit that ever since St. George marathon last year, I hate running in the rain- at least anything more than a sprinkle. So when it was 45 deg and a continuous downpour today, I went to the gym. It is actually my 2nd 20-miler on the treadmill in a month. I am trying to build up a tolerance so that my training for ultras next winter won't be so bad. And today was much, much easier than any other long treadmill run. I didn't do any hard workouts this week while resting my achilles, but I wanted to challenge myself today with a 10 mile tempo.

I did 9 miles warmup at 7:30 pace, then picked it up to 6:30 pace. I increased the pace each 1.25 miles until I was doing 6:00 pace at mile 17.75. With .5 mile to go in my tempo, I increased to 5:30 pace, then 5:00 pace with .25 mile to go. I was working hard but still felt good, though sweat was flying off me in voluminous amounts.  1 mile cooldown, giving me 20 miles total in 2:17.  I felt strong at the end, much different than my last long runs where I bonked at mile 16.  Good workout.

First 80 mile week of the year.  I'm going to be cautious with my achilles mainly by avoiding big uphills, but I think I am improving.

NB 769 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Sat, May 02, 2009 at 15:27:05 from 208.110.151.113

that is one long treadmill run. did you happen to play the treadmill turnover game? i would suspect that 2+ hours would be grounds for at least 200% turnover of other runners before you got off. nice job. and you stayed dry - minus the voluminous amounts of sweat. my shoes are full of water and covered in mud. the treadmill may have been the best choice today.

From superfly on Sat, May 02, 2009 at 15:38:17 from 209.33.210.52

A big pat on the back for anyone who does 20 on the Beast.

From JimF on Sat, May 02, 2009 at 15:39:36 from 68.58.159.207

20 miler on the TM really tests you mentally. I did it once but hope I don't have to do it again. Nice week!

From Jon on Sat, May 02, 2009 at 15:46:50 from 75.169.142.109

I can do rain if it isn't real cold. But 45 deg and strong rain makes for a wet, cold, chafed Jon. No fun.

Well over 200% turnover. I am amazed how many people get on the treadmill to slog out only 1.5 to 3 miles. Just wait till this winter when I do 40-50 mile runs on it... I'll be there for 6 hours or more.

From James on Sun, May 03, 2009 at 22:07:57 from 71.199.40.246

80 miles in a week! I got 95 last month. 20 miles on a treadmill! Wow! I would rather get passed by a girl that mocks my slow pace than do that. You are either a lot tougher or crazier that I am.

From Jon on Sun, May 03, 2009 at 22:17:05 from 75.169.142.109

You did get passed by a girl! Plus, when you are on a treadmill, no one passes you!

From James on Sun, May 03, 2009 at 22:20:06 from 71.199.40.246

No I didn't get passed by a girl! I said I would rather get passed by a girl.

From JOn on Mon, May 04, 2009 at 09:38:18 from 138.64.2.76

I read your blog! Maybe she didn't pass you, but she was running with you ;)

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