I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 27, 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: 0.00 Month: 23.50 Year: 529.00
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 252.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0024.000.000.000.0024.00

AM- Ran the Bench Marathon trail again for the 4th time since June, starting with Byron and Lester.  Rather cold- 22 deg at the start, 36 at the finish.  I was going to wear my running pants for the first time in 2 years, but Byron showed up in a singlet and shorts and shamed me to strip down.  The goal today was to set a FKT of 4:05, though sub-4 was preferred (fast goal of 3:50).  Ran pretty hard the whole way out, with Byron sticking close, never more than a minute or two behind.  What a great run- I really love this trail.  Hit the bench turnaround in 1:53, and swapped my gear for a couple minutes.  Byron arrived just as I pulled out at 1:55 (previous times I reached the bench at 2:08 and 2:06, so this one was a lot faster).  I've negative split twice, but that's difficult since the second half is net 500 ft uphill.  Anyways, pushed pretty hard (not 50k race hard, but 90% ish), though had a few gear issues (frozen camelbak hose) and pit stop that slowed me.  Finished in 3:53:37, a new FKT.  I figure I can maybe run 3:50 or 3:45, but probably not much faster than that other than a race.  Byron ran like a maniac and finished in 4:07, his fastest bench by a long shot.

Leg didn't hurt, which is good and a reflection on how good it is to run on dirt.  24 miles, 5000 ft climbing.  Wore the Suunto and it worked well, though the HR monitor doesn't work with a camelbak (chest strap messes up the HR sensor).  It agreed with the Garmin on distance with .1 miles, and almost the same on elevation, too.  Anyways, fun morning.  Now the inlaws come for 10 days so I better go clean the house. 

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 24.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Cody on Sat, Feb 02, 2013 at 16:51:54 from 76.27.36.99

Congrats again... I need to come try that one. Someday

From Jon on Sat, Feb 02, 2013 at 18:47:15 from 107.203.52.135

If you ever come visit, I've got some great runs for you to do.

From jtshad on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 14:11:18 from 141.221.191.225

Congrats on a strong run and the FKT!

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