I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 2008

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

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Other

Running Accomplishments:

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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:

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!

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Miles:This week: 40.00 Month: 117.00 Year: 1906.60
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 521.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 369.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 430.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
199.500.000.000.000.00199.50
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6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles around Idaho Falls.  Started at 7:15 pace, finished at 6:29 pace. 6:58 average.  Good way to start off the new year.  Aiming for 48-50 miles this week, then ~50 next week.  Cold outside, 4 deg windchill.

Happy New Year to everyone!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Windy and icy.  I cannot at all recommend planet walk right now due to extremely icy conditions.

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10 miles at 8 pm in Logan.  First 6 miles at 7:30 pace, then 2 at 6:45 pace, slowed a bit, then did 0.3 mile at 5 min pace just for fun, then a cool down.  Finished up 10 miles total in 1:13.

It's a good thing I don't have the sleep tracker on my blog- I have only had more than 5 hours of sleep once in the past 5 nights.  I am starting to feel a bit better from the bad cold I had for the past week or so, though I am still real stuffed up and a bit sluggish.  I'll be happy when it is gone.

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7 miles with the snow steadily falling and about 3 inches of new stuff already down.  Planetwalk is now runnable, with the fresh powder providing acceptable traction over the old ice (at least until the snow compacts and turns to ice again).  And, running with my cold in the cold cleared out my sinuses- I blew the biggest farmer blow of my life.  Awesome.

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I finally got home from my day at about 9 pm.  I really really, really, really did not feel like going running in the dark, on very snowy and icy roads, in the single digit temperature (0 deg windchill).  I eventually put on an extra long sleeve shirt so at least I would stay warm (it's easier to go out in the cold if you know you will stay somewhat warm).  Did 6 miles at about 7:30 pace- not too bad supposing it was icy and dark and I really couldn't see where I was going (no moon).  I was glad I went, though, but I sure hope the running gods noticed my dedication tonight.  Especially that I gave up precious time with my wife and two kids.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

From my house to the canal (7:45 pace), then along the very snowy canal (~9:30 pace), through the island, up cliffside, and home through River Heights.  8.5 miles in the dark, felt better than yesterday.  It would be nice to be able to run on dry, non-slippery roads sometime.  Running faster than 7:30 pace would be a lot easier.

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Finally had time to run at 11 pm.  I have had runs this week at 8 pm, 7 pm, 9:30 pm, and 11 pm.  Not because I want to, but because that is the first opportunity.  Take what you can get, I guess.  Marci and I are getting ready to sell our house and buy a new one, so we have been meeting with realtors and looking at houses all week.  Stressful and very time consuming.

Anyways, easy 4.5 miles in the lightly falling snow.  Very little traffic- probably cause it is a snowy night in Logan at 11 pm.  Felt relaxed and good.  No watch, but felt around 7:30 pace.   It was a very warm 26 degrees out, probably the warmest run in a while.  Felt good to not be so cold.

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Family in town but it's NFL playoffs week.  Plus Marci and I don't have a TV.  So what is a football fan to do???  For probably the first time in my life, I chose to not run outside on a pretty nice day (stiffing Cody in the process) and ran at the rec center on the treadmills instead.  The start of my run just happened to coincide with kickoff. I was able to watch all the way until 10 minutes left in the Packers-Seahawks game.  I was happy to see the Packers play great.  I would love to see a Packers-Colts Superbowl, with the Pack pulling it out.  I really don't want to see NE win it all.  The run was fine- definitely the longest and quickest treadmill run of my life.  First 8-10 miles at sub-7:30 pace.  Then I figured out that the slower I ran, the more I could watch, so I slowed down to 8:00 pace.  Did a 1/2 mile towards the end at 6:30 pace.  Felt pretty good, though I wanted a nap afterwards.  Considered running another 20 miles or so so I could watch the Jag-Pats game, but decided I better call it a day and not risk injury.

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No run today- I'm getting real tired of not getting home until 8 pm and then trying to get in 8+ miles in the dark and cold.  After very little sleep last week (4-5 hours/night), I was in bed by 9:30 tonight, asleep by 10.  Probably the earliest I have gone to bed in years.  Felt great.  Still plan to get in my 50 miles this week, though it will be a lot harder (especially since I have to paint a few rooms in the house tonight).  Slow and steady- I'm very carefully increasing my mileage so that I have about a month of 70-80 miles/week before Ogden, which should lead into a good summer.  I'm just looking forward to running in light and warmer weather.

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Treadmill again.  Didn't want to run in the breezy cold.  Wanted to get a bit of an increasing tempo.  First mile was ~7:10, then next 4 were 6:47 pace.  After a bathroom break, it was time to get to work.  Next 4 miles were at 6:28 pace, then did 3/4 mile at 6:00 pace, with final 1/4 mile at 5:00 pace.  Felt good, though I was definitely working by the end.  I had an industrial fan blowing right on me the whole time, so I stayed nice and cool.  Did 1 more mile cool down, which means I have done 26 miles on the treadmill between my last 2 runs.  I know that is a record for me.  Still not a fan of the treadmill, but it isn't so bad if there is a good game on and there is a big fan nearby.

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8:45 pm when I got to the rec center, and it closes at 9:30.  Did 4 quick miles on the treadmill (6:30 pace), then had to go to the indoor track.  13.5 laps per mile, with sharp turns.  Did ~6:45 pace after that for about 3 more miles, then did 1 more at home.  8 total.

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7 miles around River Heights and Logan at 7:15 pace.  First run before 7 pm in a long time- it actually was light until almost the end of the run!  It was great! 

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Met Jeff in Idaho Falls for an early morning run. Temp was cold (~16 deg F) but not too bad, except when running into the wind (well, breeze). My hands are cold enough right now that typing is hard. Ran 1 mile to the park, did about 8 miles with Jeff on the roads, then added on 4 more winding around some parks and neighborhoods. Plus, I was able to check my Jon internal calibration against his Garmin- I felt like we were doing 7:35-7:40 miles, his watch had us at 7:36 average. Dead on. Seemed to get colder once I dropped Jeff off, but I'm sure it was because I didn't have anyone to talk with anymore so my body starting finding other things to pay attention to, er, to which to pay attention.

Thanks for the run, Jeff, and keep up the good work.

I wanted 50 miles this week, but ended up with 40 in 4 days.  Hopefully my life will calm down a bit soon so I can have more time to run.  55 miles for the next 2 weeks.

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Sometimes I have to question my sanity.  Today was one of those days.  Met Cody at ~6:30 pm for a run.  The temp was -2 deg, windchill was -13 deg F.  Cold.  Did his young ward 10 mile loop.  7:01 average for the whole thing.  Good run, and it was nice to have company.  First run with anyone from Logan in a month.

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I gave blood at lunch today, so knew I wouldn't be up for much of a workout.  Only had ~30 minutes, so I ran planetwalk plus a bit for 4.5 miles.  4 degrees when I started, and that was when it was still light.  Gonna be cold tonight.  No time, but I did glance at my watch for a 7:15 split for mile 2.  I was lightheaded by the end a bit, so hopefully my blood comes back fast for a long run tomorrow.

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Ran 3 miles, then met Cody at his house. Did his 5 mile route (7:20 avg), then ran 4 more miles by myself. It was noticeably colder once the sun went down- I had ice/frost on the inside of my jacket sleeves by the time I got home. Still felt rather fatigued from giving blood yesterday.

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9 miles.  Felt kind of... blah.  No energy, but did it ~68-69 minutes.

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Relavite heat wave- 23 degrees.  And sunny, which I am definitely not used to.  Ran to Cody's house, then ran 12 miles with him mostly on the TOU course.  Saw Paul and Stacy.  Averaged ~7:00 pace on the way out.  I was rather tired by the turnaround.  Felt better on the way coming back.  I was definitely more tired than Cody yet I spent the whole time blabbing and he spent the whole time wishing I would be quiet.  We slowed down a bit on the way back, but then Cody pulled a Sasha and gradually picked up the pace on me until we were sub-6:50 pace.  Dropped him off and ran home plus a bit more to get me to 15 miles.  Tired by the end.  7:04 average for the 12 miles with Cody, slower without.  1:54 for the whole run.

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3 miles in 20:35, then potty break, then 3 miles in 19:40, then 3 miles in 21:20, then 1 mile (well, about .8 mile) in 5:13.  Felt real good.

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Ran to Cody's house, then did a 6 mile landfill loop with him.  Then ran home.  Decided that I might as well add a few more minutes to make it 10 miles even since I was so close.  1:15:22.  Heat spell is definitely over- it was about 20 degrees and rather windy, with some snow by the end.  I was very cold by the time I finished.  Jackets are good to block the wind, but enough sweat builds up after about an hour that they become rather cold. 

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Multiple laps on planet walk.  Probably closer to 7.5 miles than 7, but I'll round down.  7:05-7:15 average pace.

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Girl's night out, so I had the kid.  I went to the rec center in hopes I could find some way to still get a decent workout in.  At first I tried doing laps around the indoor track, but everytime I disappeared around the corner, McKinley started screaming bloody murder.  No go.  So, after a few other tries, I finally went to the racquetball court.  And ran back and forth.  And back and forth.  And back and forth.  After a while, I figured the munchkin had figured out what I was doing, so we went back to the indoor track.  I proceeded to run while Kinley wandered around, though she really didn't get in people's way too much (mainly cause there were very few people).  The track has 13.5 laps per mile, and I ran on it for over an hour.  I don't even want to think about how many laps that was.  Must be a new record.

9 miles I think, but I wasn't counting laps, 1:07:36

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