I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 2017

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

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, 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: 17.00 Month: 116.50 Year: 389.50
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: 332.50
Trail N2 Lifetime Miles: 351.00
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 Grey Lifetime Miles: 375.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
21.0011.004.000.0086.00122.00
Road M3 Grey Miles: 8.50
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yup

worked hard today- 670 calories

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Easier day- 601 calories in my typical hour.

My boss got promoted at work so I'll soon be getting another. It will be hard for the new one to be better than my old boss. A good boss is a blessing not to be underappreciated. 

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Well, I did it. I did my normal hour on the bike... and then ran a mile. It felt ok, but I'm more curious how my Achilles feels tomorrow morning. The short run did enlarge the lump, but anything seems to do that. 

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Ultimate frisbee on a 40 deg day. We had up to 20 people, so play 7v7 with 3 subs per side. Too many people. My team won 5-4. Then 8 of us did another game- won 3-2. About 80 min worth of playing- awesome.

Oh, and it's snowing tonight. They say up to 7 inches, but we'll see.

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Lunch- first time playing frisbee in the snow in 9 or so years. Fun times, even if my team lost.

Just finished watching the local team win a game. A little team named Clemson at some National Championship game. It was great. Lots of happy people around here. So technically, the Denver Broncos are reigning Super Bowl champs, and Clemson is reigning college champs. Pretty sweet.

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Stayed up way too late last night watching the college football championship, but it was worth it to see the local Clemson Tigers pull out the win (with 1 second to go, literally). Didn't feel great this morning so only biked for 30 min then ran 1/2 mile.

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hour xt, 1 mile run

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hour xt, 1.5 mile run. I guess it's progress

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Ultimate- as opposed to the below freezing temps on Monday, it was 73 deg today. Wonderful. We had 20 people so split into 2 games. My team won our game 5-2, then a follow up game 2-0.

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Warning: Not for the faint of stomach

Memorable weekend with no working out. My 2 year old started throwing up (violently and repeatedly) Saturday evening (the first puke showed she can projectile vomit down 7 carpeted stairs and onto the floor below), then my 10 year old, then my 8 year old and 3 year old. It was terrible- lots of vomit, then dozens of dry heaves throughout the whole night. They definitely know what stomach acid looks like now. The 3 year old threw up so hard she popped blood vessels in her face.

My wife made two late night shopping trips to buy more carpet cleaner, then saltines and soda, then she threw up, too. I spent most of the night cleaning up and comforting kids, plus doing puky laundry. We put the two year old to bed only for her to completely fill her matress with puke- she was literally sitting in an inch deep puddle. Cleaned her up, put her back to bed (probably at midnight or so), and found her puke coated in the morning. I think I went to bed at 2 am or so. 

The only not-sick child was the 5 year old, who is our early riser and woke me up at 6 am (bless his heart). I went to some church meetings then came home just in time for the 5 year old to start puking- Marci did go to church to teach, then I did two home teaching appointments. Other than that, it was a day full of cleaning, doing 6 or more batches of puky clothes and bed sheets, and resting. The kids basically sat on a couch all day, sleeping and watching tv (and I don't feel guiltly about it). I did watch at least part of all 4 football games, amidst all the puking and cleaning. Better games than last week, especially the Cowboys-Packers.

To top it all off, I started feeling bad Sunday evening and, sure enough, started throwing up just after midnight. I slept terribly and felt the same. I woke up at 5:30 am and writhed in pain on the bed for a few hours.

It's now midday Monday and I think we're all done with throwing up, though still very tired and weak. Needless to say, no working out, as I'm weak and even a sip of water sends my stomach into spasms. This is the type of parenting day they don't warn you about.

In case you're wondering, we had root beer floats Saturday with Walmart ice cream, and I'm pretty sure that's what caused all of this. Blah.

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Am- very slow hour of biking followed by even slower mile run

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Didn't even have an hour due to morning meeting, so shortened XT.

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Great frisbee day, mid-60's. My team won 5-0, then 3-2.

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Lunch- rainy all weekend and occasional drizzle during the day, and muddy field, so a great day for frisbee. Nice game of 6v6. 3 people left partway through so I switched teams. Ended up losing 5-3. The field might take a while to recover. Oops.

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AM- hour on the bike, then a 2 mile run. That's my longest run since election day.

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AM- same as yesterday, hour bike then 2 miles slow running. Achilles was sore/stiff after the run today for the first time in a little while, so I know I'm pushing it a bit. 2 miles- how sad is that?

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lunch frisbee. got our butts kicked up and down the field, lots of drops. 5-1, then 3-0.

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Lunch frisbee on a breezy day. We lost the first game 5-4, then had a quick game of 9 people (my team was shorthanded) and got our revenge, 3-0.

I think I would give up running if I could play ultimate frisbee every day. For sure road running, though probably not trail running. But it's a mute point as I can't trail run right now anyway.

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AM 6+1

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