I'm retired from racing. Really.

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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 

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

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: 0.00 Month: 26.00 Year: 735.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 272.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
128.500.000.000.003.00131.50
Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 31.00Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 58.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM 6 around my house. Great weather for a run.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
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AM 5 miles on GE trails. Nice to be on the dirt again. Saw deer and turkey from a distance, not sure how many. Then weights.

Real boring at work today. No projects to work on yet this year. My email inbox is almost empty- maybe I'll try to get it to 0 tomorrow.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 5.00
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3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Rainy, rainy day so no frisbee. Nothing much happening at work so working from home. 3 miles.

I'm retiring some of my older road shoes. They are all lower mileage than I normally retire shoes, but pretty old (first ran in them 24 months and 18 months ago). However, I have about 10 pairs of unused shoes in my closet from my Pearl Izumi days (2015). I might as well use them before they get hard from aging.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

Went to the Columbia zoo with the family today. Got home and went straight to the gym. Watched the Bills-Texans playoff game from mid-third quarter. Hoped to do 7 or 8 miles (longest run in months). Game went to OT at 7.5 miles so I stopped there and watched the rest while lifting weights. Happy to see Texans win. More happy to see Patriots lose the next game. First run over an hour in a long time.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- frisbee on a 60 deg sunny day. 7v7, other team had sub. Played ok but we got beat 5-3, though 3 of their points were questionable (contested due to being almost out of bounds in the endzone). 8 people stayed for game to 2 and we won 3-1.

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6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM Cold and rainy so 6 miles on the treadmill at ~8:30 pace, then lifting.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
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Nice day for frisbee- sunny and mid-50's but pretty windy. 6v6 and my team had sub. Teams were even but the other team had more drops. Wind made for some humorous events. We got up 4-0 and had a chance for a shutout except a throw carried and Jeff jumped about 2 seconds too soon in the endzone, missing the winning point. We ended up winning 5-1. After the game, we discovered the gym had no hot water so had a very invigorating shower.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- There was not supposed to be hot water at the work gym so I debated going to the Sportclub, but decided to tough it out. Ran on GE trail in 27 degree windchill in shorts- I'm a genius. Actually it wasn't too bad. Got very close to 5 deer and saw 6 turkeys. Run went fine, then did weights. I was actually a bit disappointed after mentally preparing myself for the cold shower that the hot water was back on. But not so disappointed that I didn't enjoy the hot water anyway.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 6.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 50 deg, overcast, small breeze. 15 people, my team had sub. We won 5-3. Then we did a 4 vs 5 game- my team had 4, and we won 3-2. I played pretty well- nothing spectacular, but no drops and only one or two stupid/bad throws.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Am 8 miles around home. 8:30-8:45 ish. Warm and misty/drizzly weather. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 8.00
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6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Rainy, warm day so no frisbee. I couldn't run this morning due to work meetings but finally got out at 2 pm, when it wasn't raining. 6 muddy, wet miles on GE trail. No animals or people. Then only had a few minutes so did lower body weights.

Go Clemson.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 6.00
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Mid-morning run on the treadmill as there was a stong thunderstorm outside. 5 miles at 8:30 to 7:50 pace, then upper body weights.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.00
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Rain finally let up last night so we played frisbee today. Muddy but passable, no hard cuts, though. 6v6 with a sub on my team. My team won 5-1. I generally was lazy early and didn't run much but picked it up in the game to 5. I had 1 bad throw but made it up by blocking a throw on the last point. We did 4v4 second game, and I changed to the other team. My new team won 3-1.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- warm morning, 60 degrees, running on the wet GE trail. 8 turkey, 5 deer. 6 miles, 52 minutes. Then had 10 minutes so did quick lower body weights.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 6.00
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Sometimes the bad days are really bad (speaking only of frisbee). Today was one of those days for me. 16 people, cool but sunny, somewhat windy. I caught fine (1 drop on a pretty bad pass) but my throws were T-E-DOUBLE R-I-B-L-E. Attrocious. Long, short, didn't matter. Lots of bad throws today. It was just one of those days. My team struggled overall, too, and we lost 5-1. 10 people played second game and I threw mostly better. We won 3-2.

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20th birthday party for the gym at work, so did an hour of games and eating cake. I won 3 competitions (wheelbarrow race, 3-leg race, and dizzy bat) complete with gift cards. Then did frisbee. Coldest day of the winter, low 30's and a breeze. 9 people at first so we played 4v5, my team had 5. Then another person showed up- we probably should have even uped the teams but didn't. My team lost 5-2. We had some shots but did not have enough speed and had enough bad throws/turnovers to lose. Still fun.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM Ran 6- quads are sore/tight. This has been an issue for months so I actually have a massage scheduled for tomorrow. Then weights.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
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Cold day for frisbee and windy- only 8 people showed up. My team did our best to lose and indeed we did in the end, but made it closer than it could have been. I had a lot of bad throws in the warmup but only had a couple during the game (and everyone did thanks to the wind). Headband Joe had the dropsies- I think he dropped 5 or 6 easy catches, several of which were in the endzone. It was pretty comical and consistent. We were down 4-2, clawed back to 4-4, but lost 5-4.

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Legs feeling beat up so did 30 min ellipticating, then weights. Then stretching/foam rolling. Now time to work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 30's and raining (we've had over 13 inches of rain since Dec 1, so rather wet). 8 miles on treadmill. Started at 8:40 pace, finished at 7:40. Felt generally ok. No running yesterday likely helped that.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 8.00
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AM 5 miles and weights. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.00
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Lunch- only 8 people for frisbee. Partly cloudy, mid-50's, pretty windy such that it impacted a lot of throws. My team got up 2-0, then the other team tied it, then we traded points till my team won 5-4. Fun game. A few bad throws but pretty much everyone had that with the wind. I threw the winning point but it was very low and Adrian did a nice job catching it. No drops for me.

Sad about the Kobe news. He's only 2 months older than me. I don't regularly fly in a helicopter, but it's a good reminder that life can change in a hurry so make the most of it while you can, and spend lots of time with your kids.

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AM- Didn't get out till 9:30 am due to morning meetings, so nice temps in the low 40's. 8 miles on GE trail. Started at 8:10-ish pace (faster than usual) and got as fast as 7:45. Right quad was sore/tight the last few miles. Ran by 8 turkeys. Then did weights.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 8.00
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Lunch- overcast, high 40's, intermittent breeze. Another game of 4v4. The other team was doing better early, enough so that they stopped and asked if we wanted to swap some players to even it up. That's the ultimate insult, of course, so we told them to pound sand. Sure enough, we won the game 5-3. Ha, take that! The highlight was that Joe T had some back pain so wasn't running. At one point, he was wide open so I bombed one to him. He was so confident he could catch it that he ran backwards for 20 yards, saying, "Come on, baby, don't fail me now" just for fun. Then he watched as it went just over his head and he missed it, unable to speed up due to his back. Then he claimed he was running as fast as he could, but we pointed out he was actually running backwards. Very funny.

I only slept 3 hours last night. Woke up at 4:30 am with a nasty Charlie Horse in my calf. Been sensitive all day but didn't impact the game.

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AM Didn't want to trust my sore calf to a long run and have to walk back, so did a treadmill run. Actually felt fine, it's just sore to the touch. Decided to keep it easy and only run 4 miles. Then weights.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
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9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Lunch- it snowed for about an hour today, first of the year. Had about half inch accumulate on the windshield, nothing else. Then it turned to a steady rain and 35 degrees, so frisbee was cancelled. I ran on treadmill, hoped for 6-8 miles. Everything felt good so I ran 9, which is my longest since last February. Started at 7 mph, finished at 8 mph. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
128.500.000.000.003.00131.50
Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 31.00Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 58.50
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