I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 10, 2019

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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: 11.00 Month: 31.00 Year: 814.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 335.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM run- Logan Peak Run practice.  Ran up Dry Canyon- I had forgotten how steep it is.  And rather snowy- my last 10 minutes were on pure snowpack and I didn't really know where the trail was- I just ran uphill.  2 feet or deeper of snow, and it was rather cold and windy up there.  I ran up 4 miles with about 2900 ft vertical rise.  It took me 63 minutes.  That means I was going just under 16 min/mile pace up a 13.7% avg grade.  Truth be told, I probably speed walked 70+% of it, especially once I hit the mud and snow.  Time down was under 30 minutes.  It is real fun to run down deep snow- you just lean back and take real long strides.  Much easier than running down rocky trails.  After, I added a couple of miles on deer fence trail.  Total time was 1:43:32.  Kind of sad- I could usually do 14+ miles in the time that I did 9-10 on trails.  It is worth it because is is so enjoyable.

I noticed that my entry from exactly a year ago gave my weekly totals for the YTD.  I quickly compared to this year.  Here is what I found:

   2007 2008 
 Miles YTD  656.8 1052 
 Weeks 50+  4 11 
 Weeks 60+  2  7
 Weeks 70+  0  4

It seems pretty obvious that I have done a lot more work already this year.  In addition, if I didn't get sick in Mar/Apr, I would have 3 more weeks in the 60-70 mile range already for this year. 

This time 2007, I also had my same pair of 806 shoes, the same Elite shoes, and 2 road shoes.  Now I still have my 806's (with only 129 more miles added), the Elite's died yesterday, and I have 5 other pairs of shoes.  With 2 more arriving soon.  Wow.

Kind of mid-year goals- run 70+ miles every week through SGM, spend most of June-Sept at 80-95 mpw, win a trail race or two, and break 2:30 at St. George.

Shoe count (so I won't have to keep looking back)- Tangent 226, Ascend 262, 806 424, Adrenaline 344, 767 238, 768 new.

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Comments
From jim on Thu, May 29, 2008 at 14:27:47

This is an impressive improvement over last years training and certainly points to great things this summer/fall. Keep up the great training!

From wheakory on Thu, May 29, 2008 at 17:15:17

Great goal you have set for yourself in St. George, and with the increased training you can really accomplish it this year.

From Adam RW on Thu, May 29, 2008 at 21:25:39

That is an impressive number of shoes...

The goals are pretty nice too :) I hope to be there with you come Oct 4th.

From jtshad on Fri, May 30, 2008 at 06:19:46

Nice training for the year!

From Chad on Fri, May 30, 2008 at 13:08:25

No stats for miles run in green shorts?

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