I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 2019

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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: 4.00 Month: 92.00 Year: 346.00
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: 479.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 301.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
126.000.000.000.000.00126.00
Road N2 Purple Miles: 59.00Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM- legs were sore and tired after 2 hours at a trampoline park last night. Slow- 5 miles at over 9 min pace average.

Happy New Years, everyone!

Road N2 Purple Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- field is still muddy so we moved frisbee to the softball field. 6v6. My team dropped 3 passes in the endzone so were soon down 0-2. We then scored 5 out of 6, so won 5-3. I played pretty well- a couple bad passes but generally reliable, throwing a few points and catching at least 1.

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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- legs, specifically quads, even more sore and tired today. Almost feels like I ran an ultra recently. Plodded along on the treadmill for 4 miles at slower than 9 min pace. GE trail is still closed, track is flooded (with 2 to 3 more inches of rain expected by Fri night), and I don't want to run busy roads in the dark, so treadmill is the best option. Tired today, only 5 hours sleep the past few nights.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- I wasn't sure how I'd feel today give the soreness and tiredness of the rest of the week. It is a cold, rainy morning so I hit the treadmill again wanting at least 6 miles. I felt good enough to extend to 7, then 8. 68 min. Less sore and tired, but still not great.

There's over 4000 people who started accounts on FRB. I remember back when you could reasonably comment on all the blogs, or at least all the new blogs. Well, FRB is back to that point- there are exactly 4 people who joined within the past year and have posted within the past month. There are 89 total people who have posted in the past month, in fact. The days of so many people being on it are over.

Breakdown of active people (active meaning posted within a month)

Joined in 2018: 4

Joined in 2017: 0

Joined in 2016: 6

Joined in 2014-15: 11

Joined 2009-2013: 34

Joined prior to 2009: 34

It's amazing to me how many people have left. To us few who remain, well done.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

lunch 4 ez. Nice day, sunny and 60. Finally didn't rain today.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
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Finally a nice weather day for frisbee. 60 deg, sunny- we went to the baseball field. 7v7. I didn't throw too well but otherwise was fine. My team had some drops, too. We were down 2-3 when I had to leave for a meeting. I guess my team then lost 2-5. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

50 deg and a bit of a breeze for frisbee. 6v6. My team got whupped the whole time- we were slower, didn't do good cuts, bad throws, and dropped some passes. Lost 5-1.

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6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Am 6 miles on treadmill at around 8:30 pace

Road N2 Purple Miles: 6.00
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Lunch- 6v6 on a sunny but cool day. Teams were not split evenly- my team was me, Travis, Haley, Claire, Ty, Joe T (back after 6 months of injury). Other team was Adrian, Kevin, Sam, Dave, Verdin, Tom. The other team had more speed and the 3 best throwers. Sure enough, in the warmup the other team scored the first 3 points and whupped us up and down the field. Then, just when we started game to 5, our only good long thrower, Travis, left. I told the other team if they let my team score more than 2 points, they were slacking. But, somehow, we did a lot of precise throws and hustle (multiple goal line stands), plus them doing some hard throws and some drops. We won 5-3! One of the more surprising scores in a long time.

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6v5 frisbee on an overcast day with damp ground. We actually played all 11, with my team a bit faster but only having 5 players. We held our own and perhaps were even winning. Just as the game to 5 started, Dave twisted his ankle from my team and left. We picked up Verdin for even 5v5. Other team scored, then Jeff dropped an easy pass, and we were down 0-2. Played pretty even from there on, although overall the other team played very clean game and we made a few mistakes- I had a bad turnover when we were down 3-4 and we quickly lost 3-5. I felt like we let one get away as we could have won but had too many self-inflicted wounds.

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9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM 9 miles on treadmill, 8:30-8:00 pace.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 9.00
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Great day for frisbee- 50 deg, sunny, slight breeze. 13 people, other team had a sub. My team was struggling at first with poor throws and drops. Sam got on a tear and threw or caught 4 or 5 straight points. In the game to 5, there were no turnovers at first till 2-2 score. Then it got a bit sloppy but my team won 5-3 in the end. 12 people stayed for another game. The other team scored first, but then we scored 3 straight to win 3-1.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 ez, around 8:30 pace

Had cake and ice cream after lunch with a bunch of coworkers. Out of the ~15 of us there, 3 will be gone from the company this week and 2 more by end of the month. My inbox is filled with emails from other people saying it's their last day. Sad times. But really not much to do other than buckle down and get to work, while realizing that it's just a job so keep it in perspective. But the amount of empty cubes around here (heck, whole empty rows) is stunning. My best friend at GE, and the only guy I can really talk to, is leaving for another division this month, too. The only thing constant is change. 

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

It's been said more games are lost than won, and my team proved that today. 18 people, 2 subs per team. We did fine in warm up, but then during game to 5 we were doing hard throws, stupid throws, and hard AND stupid throws. Predictably, we had a lot of turnovers. Lost 5-2. I even bruised my thigh on Alex's knee, so I'm pretty sore. After, we had 6v5 game to 3, my team won 3-1 (having an extra person helps). 

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2.000.000.000.000.002.00

Run in a drizzle. Quad is fairly sore so only ran 2 miles. It hurt a bit less by the end.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 2.00
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9 people showed up for frisbee on a cold (just above freezing), breezy day. The sun was out, though, so temps really didn't feel too bad. We split teams 4-5 with the smaller team having more speed (my team). The other team started wupping us by the end of warmup as they used their extra person well, so we changed to zone as the game to 5 started and had lots of success with it. We were up 4-1 and won 5-2, which was surprising. Then we won second game 3-1. Not often the team down a person wins with that big of margin. My team was me, Dave, Tom, Kevin. Other team Sam, Jeff, Simon, Haley, Alex.

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8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- as the trail is still (!!!) closed, ran on treadmill again. Temps in the 20's so I didn't mind being inside. Felt terrible at first and considered a short run but kept plugging along for 8 miles.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 8.00
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3.000.000.000.000.003.00

8 people for frisbee on a cool, overcast day. The rain stopped just before we played. My team probably had a slight advantage which was exacerbated by the other team making more errors. In the warmup, we actually did such things as only allowing 2 people to touch on offense, then the other 2 people, then requiring 20 straight passes before scoring. In game to 5, we won 5-2, then won second game 2-1.

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10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM Trail still closed. 10 miles. I only planned on 8 but felt good so kept going. Most of it 8:30 pace, up to 8:00 by the end. My longest run since Feb last year, I believe.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- mid 40's, sunny, a little breeze. 8v7, my team had the sub. The other team had more speed so we did an effective zone and won 5-3. I caught 2 or 3 scores and generally threw well, though missed 1 catch I should have made. 8 people stayed for game to 3. I was covering Kevin on the other team, and he had 3 ridiculous, diving catches for scores. The other team won 3-1.

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Sunny day, breezy, 50 deg. 6v6. I threw terribly at first (first 5 or 6 throws were comically bad). Then calmed down and did better, but not great. My team won 5-3. Then 4v4, my team played poorly and lost 3-1. 

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AM 8 miles. Tired and slow- 8:30 pace the whole time. But I got it done, so at least I can say that.

I've been very lacking on sleep for a long time. I was proud of myself for getting in bed by 10 pm last night with 6:30 am alarm, but then couldn't fall asleep and woke up far before alarm so still only got 6 hours. That's a lot better than normal, but I'm still tired. Someday I'll be able to sleep.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.00
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9 people on a cool, very windy day. Sunny but in the 30's. It was the windiest it's been in a long time. My team had 5 with more speed, the other team has 4 with better throwers. They scored the first 3 and we were overall pretty even in warmup. In the game to 5, my team won 5-2. Interestingly, 6 of the 7 points were INTO the wind, not with the tailwind. Some crazy throws, as expected. Fun. It would have been better if we had even teams.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM 9 miles on the treadmill. They've cleared all but 1 downed tree on the GE trail so hopefully it will reopen soon. Felt good today- started at 8:30 pace but kept bumping it up to 8:00 pace, then last 2 miles were 7:53 and 7:45. First sub-8 miles of the year. Then chiropractor for my neck/back/shoulder before heading to work.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
126.000.000.000.000.00126.00
Road N2 Purple Miles: 59.00Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 20.00
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