I'm retired from racing. Really.

February 2018

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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, 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: 21.00 Month: 64.00 Year: 957.00
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: 455.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 282.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 168.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 70.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
68.000.000.000.0022.0090.00
Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 28.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 4.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

I continue to get inadequate sleep and my foot still hurts. I did a little cross training this morning. I also planned to weight lift but, halfway through my first set of bench press, decided I was too tired. One of those days.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- cool, windy day for frisbee. 7v7 with 1 sub on the other team. My team was definitely out-gunned again and were getting whupped. I played pretty poorly the whole time. Game to 5 started and we soon were losing 4-2. However, we somehow scratched out one point, then another... and then the winning point. Still not sure how we did it. The losing team was so annoyed that all except Adrian went straight to the showers instead of participating in the normal post-game stretching and commentary.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.003.009.00

AM- wanted to run but PF stopped me at 2 miles. So did some more XT while watching Super Bowl recap. Glad to see the Eagles win

Lunch- 6v7 frisbee (other team had sub). My team got up 4-1, then gave up 2 points before scoring the winning point. Field was very muddy and sloppy from hard rain yesterday.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

AM no run, xt only.

5 people sick at my house- fever, aches, the runs, etc. Tons of fun.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

PM 40 min xt

no frisbee due to lots of rain today. We've been tearing up the field so it needs a break.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Frisbee, playing on the second field, which has more grass due to less use, but is smaller, has some nasty holes, and a swamp in one corner- 5vs5 for first game, which my team won 5-1. Then one person from my team left, so down a man we lost 5-3.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Frisbee on the B field, with 7v7 so very crowded (plus 3 total subs). My team got up 3-1, then down 3-4, before scoring the last 2 for the win.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- it rained much of the weekend but 9 of us still showed up to play frisbee. The other team had better players overall (plus a sub) but we won 5-3 or 5-2. Muddy and fun- I dove 3 or 4 times in the mud, even landing head-first once.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

XT. And did a yoga class, too. They asked me if I was in there on purpose, and I had to reassure them I was, and that I had done yoga a number of times in the past. Still not sure they believe me.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

AM bike and row xt

Lunch- 6v6 with 1 sub on the small field, which is still very wet, almost boggy. My team quickly found ourselves in a 0-3 hole before scoring 4 straight. Then the other team scored one, but my team scored one more for the win. Chris was on the losing team and not happy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.003.004.00

AM- I ran. 1 mile, but it was still a run. The best part is my foot felt fine during and after. Also xt.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 2 miles run. Still felt ok.

Lunch- frisbee on a windy, windy day- wind from one end zone to the other that increased during the play, making it almost comically impossible to throw upwind. 18 people showed up and the field was still wet, but we made 2 games. On the first game, my team went up 4-0, then gave up 3 straight points before winning. On the second game, I chose to kick off but have the wind at our back at the start. It was a battle, especially once Claire left so I was the only thrower on my team. We battled to a 4-4 score before my team won. So we won the tournament. 45 min of official game play, vs usually 15-20 min, plus the wind meant extra running.

My throws were not great, especially at the start. After my third turnover at the start of one game, a girl on the other team jokingly said that she's glad Jon wasn't on her team. Of course, karma struck and she promptly dropped an easy catch, so I was able to then say, "I'm glad Haley isn't on my team."  Good laughs all around.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.000.001.00

1 mile. Better than 0 miles

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

AM 3 running. Foot generally felt ok.

My left shoulder has some pain, possibly tendonitis. I think frisbee is a major contributor. It hurts to even lift my arm the wrong way or tie my shoe. Drats.

No workout yesterday. It was take your kids to work day, so I was busy all day with 4 kids. 

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

AM- working from home the next 3 days as my wife and oldest kid are on a field trip to the ocean. Ran 3 miles at the gym.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- 4 at the gym. Felt very tired the first mile but a short break with stretching made a big difference. Sauna at the end, which brought back memories of Western States heat training.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

AM- another day at the gym. I'm figuring out which treadmills work best (or more specificially, which TV's on the treadmills work best). Stopped at 4.5 miles.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

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Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 5 miles. Felt ok

Lunch- my shoulder tendonitis (?) was hurting and it had been rainy, but I heard we had enough people for a game so I showed up. 4v4 on a short field. I couldn't throw backhand due to pain but my forehand was working very well. My team won 5-3. I'd say the teams were skewed towards my team today, to be fair.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

4.5 with Paul on GE trail

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 on the GE trails with a light drizzle. 9 deer, no people. I felt really good and hoped I was moving fast- last mile was 7:40, so that is good these days. Better than thinking I'm running fast but actually doing 8:40.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
68.000.000.000.0022.0090.00
Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 28.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 4.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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