I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 15, 2018

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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: 25.00 Month: 61.00 Year: 1300.50
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: 459.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 351.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 226.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 152.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

HOLY CRAP...

My dive off the deep end of ultra running may now be complete.  I have done something unimaginable even just a few months ago- I applied to the Barkley.  I wasn't one of the unlucky 35 souls who got officially accepted, but I was placed number 13 on the wait list.  And I've already moved up to number 11.  From what I'm hearing, 10-20 people get in from the list every year, which means my chances are very good.  And so, until further notice, I'm training and planning to run the Barkley this year!  Nuts! 

Lunch- 10 miles running.

Fuel Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Cody on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 16:54:53 from 76.27.36.99

Barkley is nuts. Its not a race, its a hike-fest with crazy rules. Bring a machete for bushwhacking.

From Cody on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 17:12:17 from 76.27.36.99

Email me the date when you find it out (if you don't know it already) Is it march 30th this year?

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 21:15:13 from 24.10.249.165

I love their website. They have a 60 mile "Fun Run".

From Jon on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 21:19:56 from 107.203.52.135

Cody it's April fools weekend. Not sure if that means before or after apr 1 this year.

Rob- the race doesn't officially have a website. The whole thing is strange, errr, unique, that's for sure.

From Steve Piccolo on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 21:26:53 from 64.134.231.243

You seem a good fit for Barkley. Good luck getting in.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 09:49:49 from 24.10.249.165

Yeah... it said it was the unofficial website.

Saw your comment about The Road on Bam's blog. If you like The Road you should check out a book called "The Dog Stars" by Peter Heller. Takes place entirely in Colorado probably ten or twenty years from now after a mysterious flu epidemic has wiped out about 99% of the population.

From Adam RW on Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 10:31:53 from 67.171.121.150

Definitely a nice way to start the year getting something on the new calendar. Happy New Year to you and your family.

From Dale on Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 13:38:45 from 69.10.215.11

Agreed

From David Nelson on Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 13:49:13 from 67.168.183.133

Are you entering the Chuckanut lottery on Friday?

From Jon on Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 14:51:35 from 107.203.52.135

Rob-I'll have to check it out.

David- planning on it, yes. I have some airfare I have to spend, and I figure that race is as good as any.

From Jon on Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 14:51:47 from 107.203.52.135

Are you?

From David Nelson on Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 15:00:18 from 67.168.183.133

I was talking to a buddy this morning about it, he ran last year but isn't sure he'll try again. If you toss your name in the lottery I'll do the same. At very least I'll be up there to volunteer, but having an entry would be some good winter motivation.

From Jake K on Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 18:46:48 from 67.177.11.154

I knew it wouldn't be long before you threw your name in the hat for this one! :-)

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