I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 2010

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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, and 38th place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals for 2016

  • None

2016 Race Schedule

  • None

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: 0.00 Month: 135.00 Year: 862.50
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Fuel Trail 4 Lifetime Miles: 449.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 400.50
Trail N2 Lifetime Miles: 391.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 134.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 157.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
54.501.000.000.00173.00228.50
Adrenaline 2 Miles: 5.00Progrid Guide Miles: 3.00Pace 2 Miles: 44.00XT Wings 2 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.504.50

AM- 4.5 elliptical miles.  After 5 days off, hips are still disappointingly sore.  Will schedule doctor's appt today.  I'm fearing my chances of running Rocky Raccoon are diminishing with each week I don't run but don't seem to get better.

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Doctor report- he said to keep my ticket to Texas.  Doesn't look like any injury to the actual hip joint, and not bursitis.  Looks like general overuse at the muscle/ligament insertion points, made worse by very weak hip abductor/adductor muscles.  NSAID's plus physical therapy, and lots of cross training (bike, elliptical, maybe some underwater treadmill at USU facility) should have me ok to run my race next month.  Encouraging news, though still lots of work and luck needed to be able to run the race.  But generally about as positive of news as I could have expected.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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PM- 5 cross training miles.  Hip hurt more on the bike than the elliptical.  I'm spending 90 minutes per day doing hip exercises (45 min twice a day), which really cuts into any time to cross train.

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PM- 10 good cross training miles.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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PM- 13 miles on the bike and elliptical.  No hip pain, but my bum sure is sore from all the time in the saddle that it's not used to.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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PM- workout while watching the Jets-Bengals playoff game.  I think I did about the equivalent of 9 miles elliptical, 10 miles biking, and I did 1 treadmill mile just for kicks and giggles.  If you gotta work out inside, watching NFL playoffs is about the best way to do it.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Reason number 429 I don't gamble:  I wrote down who I thought would win all 4 NFL games this weekend.  I was wrong on all 4.  Very happy Baltimore won, indifferent about Dallas and the Jets, really bummed about Green Bay.  Sorry, Paul.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- hip workout, then 5 tough miles on the bike. Really pushed it, huffing and puffing as much as any speed workout.

PM- 1 more at the physical therapist.  He said we're seeing improvement.  He's having me start running every other day, with 2-3 miles tomorrow. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.0013.0016.00

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
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PM- 10 cross training.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.0011.5016.50

AM- 5 miles running (in my brand new Pearl Izumi Pace shoes that I plan to use for my 100), then 1 mile xt.  Hip was nagging, but not painful.

PM- 10.5 miles xt. 

Pace 2 Miles: 5.00
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AM- Only had time for 4 miles once I finished my hip stuff this morning.  I was dragging this morning as I haven't been getting to bed early enough all week.

PM- 1 at the physical therapist, then 6 more at PF. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.0013.0021.00

AM- 8 running miles with Paul and Cody.  I think it's my first time running with them since before Christmas.  Cold (15 deg F) and very foggy/smoggy out, but I didn't notice much.  Hips felt generally good, though the left side started nagging a bit the last few miles.  3.5 weeks since my injury, 3 weeks till my race- hopefully I can continue to recover.

PM- 13 cross training miles while watching the second half of the Cardinals-Saints game.  Hopefully the next 3 games will be better than this one was. 

Pace 2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.0010.0018.50

AM- 8.5 miles (all running) at 7 min pace.  Negligible hip issues.  Plan to run 4 times this week, plus lots of cross training.

PM- 10 cross train. 

Pace 2 Miles: 8.50
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PM- 10 cross training.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

AM- 9.5 miles running at sub-7:10 pace, including a 1/2 mile hill.  Bit of hip pain.  But it's nice to be running again.

Pace 2 Miles: 9.50
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PM- 10 cross training.  I miss running.

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Scrubbed today's run due to returning hip pain.  Frustrating.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.008.0011.00

PM- my goal this week is to run at least 3 miles every day, to make sure my legs are used to running a bit.  3 running, 8 biking.  I think I sweat more when biking than running.

Pace 2 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.004.008.00

PM- 4 running miles, 1 very fast walking mile (practice for RR), then 3 cross train.  I can't believe my race is almost here- I've quite literally been planning on this race for 18+ months, and I'm already nervous.  

Pace 2 Miles: 4.00
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AM- 4, all running.

Some of my regular readers (do I have any regulars?) may have noticed I'm not commenting on my blog or any other FRB-ers as often.  I'm restricting myself to getting on the FRB only once per day in the evening, and don't have as much time to look at everyone's blogs.  I'll try to read everyone's at least once a week.  This should make everyone happy to not have to read my dumb and silly comments on a daily basis!  Although my company is laying off 500 people tomorrow... so I may have much more free time for the FRB soon.

Pace 2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.004.009.00

PM- Made it through the layoffs, fortunately- stressful day.  Matt made it, too.  Thanks for your thoughts, everyone.  Ran 5 miles in the evening in my new shoes (my second pair of XT wings, though this one is 1/2 size larger in case my feet swell during 100's), then 4 miles crosstraining.

XT Wings 2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.500.000.000.003.005.50

PM- 2.5 run, 3 xt.

It's days like today that actually make me enjoy my commute.  I have been able to leave behind the smog and constant fog of Logan to enjoy blue skies and sun at work. 

XT Wings 2 Miles: 2.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- I'm getting frustrated that my hips aren't getting better.  I ran 1 MP mile today, then one normal mile, plus 8 miles cross training.  

Cody pointed out that Karl Meltzer did his race favorites for Rocky Raccoon 100 next week- looks like I'm on it.  I don't think I'll be able to live up to it with my hip, though.  I expect my first 100 will truly be an exercise in enduring pain. 

I'll do a few more cross train miles next week but no running to try to give my hips one last rest. 

Pace 2 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
54.501.000.000.00173.00228.50
Adrenaline 2 Miles: 5.00Progrid Guide Miles: 3.00Pace 2 Miles: 44.00XT Wings 2 Miles: 7.50
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