I'm retired from racing. Really.

February 2016

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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: 28.00 Month: 153.50 Year: 1229.00
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: 454.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 155.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 287.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
208.000.000.000.000.00208.00
Road M2 2 Miles: 142.00Trail N2 Miles: 31.00Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 13.50Road M3 3 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Lunch- 9 miles with the guys. Still feeling under the weather and tired from not enough sleep so it was a struggle to keep up. Beautiful weather for running, though- about 60 deg and overcast.

Road M2 2 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

PM- PM with Barry and Seth. Seth and I were sick and slow. 50's, cloudy, misty, a bit rainy- felt pretty nice, though my glasses kept fogging up. Still fun. Not much traffic on the trails, of course.

Trail N2 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- it was pouring rain at lunch so I went running after work. 5 miles by myself, then 5 with Phil and Jim. Felt better than I expected and was able to keep up well enough.

Jan 15, 1978, Super Bowl XII, Broncos vs Dallas. I was born 9 months later, mid-October.

3 of the 7 young men in my church group were born the same week as me. 7 of the 14 varsity cross country runners on my team in HS were born that same week. My best HS friend was also born that week (talking to you,Michael). I never put it together until I saw this video- we're all Super Bowl babies!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KqekigARfE

Road M2 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- slow run. Supposed to be 10 miles, cut it off at 6 as I was feeling so bad. Almost stopped at 3. Was doing 8:15-ish pace by the end. Blah.

Cool Runners World articles on Paul and Amber circulating the web today. Neat to see them getting some ink.

Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

lunch- 3 run, then 3 frisbee. Only 3v4, so a lot more running than usual. Tired. 

Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Lunch- 4.5 pretty slow miles. No real aims when I set out and I felt very tired, so I was satisfied with 4.5 miles in 38 min.  I'm retiring my shoes today- they are almost at 500 miles and my arches hurt when i use them. I have 7 pairs of normal road shoes (not Hokas or racing flats) and 6 of them are at 430+ miles. I better start retiring some and using a few new ones.

Go Broncos!

Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

BRONCOS!!! What an awesome, stressful game. What a defense. World Champs!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

AM- 14 miles. I set up 3 tv's in front of me at the gym with ESPN, NFL Network, and ESPN2, and listened to all the Super Bowl recaps and commentary. Riding on a high today. Run felt easy and enjoyable- I thought I'd go 10-12, but just kept going till the treadmill timed out at 99 min, then restarted it. 14 miles total in 1:45 or so. Longest run since June.

Road M2 2 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

PM by myself. A bit chilly and windy but still fun. Even did hike only Brissy Ridge just for kicks. Not sure distance, but 1:54, so we'll call it 11 miles. Longer than the normal route for sure.

Trail N2 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- very big group on a cold day. Wind chill in lower 20's. 12 guys- that's a big bunch. I stopped at an hour.

Road M2 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

lunch 9. that is all.

Road M2 2 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Lunch- it snowed today. Not predicted, actual real big flakes falling for a few hours. Even stuck on the ground a bit. I was pretty disappointed that by the time the fool-hardy of us frisbee players made it outside at lunch, the snow had all melted. We still had 10 people despite the snow on what proved to be a very enjoyable game. The cold wasn't even too bad, we were shedding layers by the end. Did a bit of running first, too.

Road M3 3 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- 28 deg and windy, it was my first run wearing pants in 2 years. Felt ok, only had time for 9 miles before I had to get home.

Road M2 2 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10.

Road M2 2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

PM- PM with Barry and Seth. Lake loop waiting for Seth, then normal route. Good temps, light rain the second half.

Trail N2 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM- skipped the lunch run due to boss being in town and inviting to lunch. Did an end of day run instead. Planned on only 4 but felt good enough to run 6.

Road M2 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- 10 or so. Not too fast, kinda tired. Didn't sleep a single minute last night, just tossed in bed. Finally decided to just get to work. You can get a great parking spot at 4:15 am. It was even the day of my annual performance review with my boss, who was in town from Atlanta. I think I was attentive the whole time.

Road M2 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

lunch run plus fun game of 4v5 ultimate frisbee.  I was on the 4 team, so more running than usual. We usually play for about 40 min, then a game to 3 pts.

Meanwhile at home, we have some kind of stomach virus going around. 4 of the 5 kids have puked in the past 24 hours, some of them numerous times. Blah. Hope Marci and I don't get it.

Road M2 2 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Saturday long run- all of 4.5 miles in 37 min or so. Yes, impressive. I used to do 4.5 hrs, not 4.5 miles. I'm not sure if it's cause of my lack of days off during the week, lack of sleep, stress, or frisbee on Friday, but my legs are generally very tired every Saturday. Oh well.

Road M2 2 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch 10 with the guys. Gorgeous day for running- overcast, low 60's. Did the trail and a bunch of laps.

Road M2 2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 11. Felt sluggish at first, then fine during the middle, then a bit tired again at the end but good enough to add an extra mile. And I kept it at 7:30 miles the whole time, too, which I don't always do these days. 

Road M2 2 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 10

Road M2 2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM 9

Road M2 2 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- no run due to engineering week lunch, but I did make it for frisbee (with an uncomfortably full belly). Fun game- I even got upended and landed flat on my back during a jump, knocking the breath out of me. I can already tell my back will be very sore tomorrow. Worth it.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM- 7 miles. Started 8-ish, finished sub-7:30. Legs felt better than most Saturdays, but back is definitely sore from my fall yesterday. It was chilly- 27 deg and no wind. Only the second run I've worn pants in 2 years.

Road M3 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- 10. 65 deg and sunny, brilliant weather.

Road M2 2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
208.000.000.000.000.00208.00
Road M2 2 Miles: 142.00Trail N2 Miles: 31.00Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 13.50Road M3 3 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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