I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 04, 2020

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Feb 24, 2007



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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:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


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: 17.00 Month: 9.00 Year: 1288.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 414.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 8 miles, including 3 running.  No pain, but sore hips from the therapy yesterday.  Of course, it was Bagel Tuesday at PF, so that helped...

PM- 8 crosstraining miles. 

Progrid Guide Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
From redrooster on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 12:45:27 from

so whats this "hip therapy"- mostly the theraband leg raises stuff I told you about ?

wait til you get the itemized bill from PT- thats what we should be working in, the ultimate profit maker.. where else can you charge someone 30 bucks for a 5 minute warmup on a stationary bike, 30 bucks for a two minute ice massage, 70 dollars for ultrasound probe with hydrocortisone cream.... all of which can be done at home for free of course.

From Jon on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 13:40:15 from

I'm looking forward to the bill, Rooster- the best part is I have a $3000 deductible, so I'm going to pay every penny of this... Ouch.

From redrooster on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 13:52:09 from

yeah, they tell you your first "x" visits are covered by insurance, but of course insurance requires you to pay the full deductibility before they cover anything. it is expensive.

and not to rip PT as I think it does have an important place- but my opinion- after one or two sessions of PT you basically can figure out everything that needs to be done, using the instructions they provide and also the internet, and do it on your own. The initial diagnosis and getting a rehabilitation plan are what are important, the PT sessions don't do anything you can't do by yourself. I imagine PT is very important for recovery from major trauma, breaks, tears, but for the small stuff- well, it is a pretty expensive way to do leg lifts with rubber bands :-)

From Jon on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 14:32:44 from

I've got an appt this Friday, and probably won't go more than 1 other time before me race. And hopefully not after, either, baring any blowups.

From Samantha Dean-Howard on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 15:57:11 from

hope it is going well the recovery way to go on getting some miles in

From Maurine/Miles on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 21:12:56 from

Hope the recovery goes well.

From Mattrow on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 11:27:35 from

Glad to see you running again hopifully recovery goes well

From Paul on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 12:59:49 from

That reminds me, you can borrow my little ultrasound unit if you want to.

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