I'm retired from racing. Really.

February 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: 5.00 Month: 30.00 Year: 492.50
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: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
128.000.000.000.000.00128.00
Road N2 Purple Miles: 14.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 50.00Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM only needed 4 hours work so decided to do a little morning run, then frisbee. 4 easy. Found out the GE trail is now open- I'll start running it again next week. I've missed it.

Lunch- sunny, 50's, and again windy. Not as windy as Wednesday, but still windy enough that it played a significant factor in the game. I think we had 14 people, though 1 left halfway through so my team had a sub. The other team had 5 fast guys plus one guy good at throwing. My team had 3 fast guys. Lots of turnovers due to the wind and crazy throws (which are related). We went up 3-1, then it was tied 3-3, then 4-4 before my team pulled out the win. We actually won twice, with me catching the first winning point before the other team belatedly said we fouled them and asked for a redo. Several other fouls were called before my team won. Fun day, kind of crazy with the wind.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

am upper 50s and sunny. Slow and easy 4. Biggest weekly mileage in seven months. Strange, as I used to be at least 2-3 times higher each week. 

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- perfect day for frisbee, 65 deg, sunny, a little breeze. My team had better throwers, the other team had a little more speed. We ran a hard zone and the other team was ill suited to break it, so we killed them. 5-1, then 3-1. I had a few bad throws at first, but then just did easy throws, had some good catches (several long scores), and some good def with several knockdowns in the end zone. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Lunch- great day for a run for 2 reasons. First, after almost 2 months, the GE trail reopened so I ran on my beloved dirt again. Second, it's sunny and 75 deg. Wonderful. I did 9 miles on the trail, at least half around 8 min pace. No animals, lots of people as I ran at lunch instead of my typical morning slot. The thing I found most interesting is that there are 2 new large areas of standing water (aka swamps) complete with lots of croaking frogs. It hasn't rained in 6 days, so it's an overall reflection of how wet the past year has been and how high the water table is.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- a small rainstorm kept people away but 6 brave souls showed up today. Granted, it was still 65 deg, so good temps. Windy, but not as much as last week. 3v3. My team was a bit faster, the other team better throwers. The other team got up 0-2, then 4-2, then we tied 4-4 before losing 5-4. Lots of turnovers. I had lots of defensive plays but not quite enough. Wind always makes throws an adventure.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM working from home the next few days as Marci and my two oldest are going to Orlando. Grabbed a quick run from home before starting work. Well, not quick regarding speed- 5 miles around 9 min pace. Pretty slow and tired.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

15 people for frisbee, other team had sub. Sunny, breezy, warm. I played pretty well, minimal bad throws. Lots of hussle. We won 5-3, then 3-2.

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Wife and 2 oldest kids are at Disney World for the weekend, so I'm home with 3 younger kids. No chance to run. I did take my son to see Monster Jam, so that was fun.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

It was overcast and rainy last night and this morning but was not raining at lunch. 48 deg, little breeze. 10 people played but Travis tweaked is knee and left, so my team had a sub. We were getting stomped during warm up and then were down 0-2 at the start of game to 5. Then the other team started having more unforced errors and we played better, scoring the final 5 to win 5-2.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- It's been raining all morning so it was muddy. Rain was fairly light/intermittent when I ran. 9 miles, 8 deer, plus something small (quick glance of a small 4 legged creature- maybe a fox, coyote? Don't think it's a skunk).

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Sunny, breezy, 50 deg. 13 people, my team had sub. Wind played a factor. I played ok- had a few terrible throws, 1 bad drop, but lots of good throws. In the game to 1, the other team scored first, then we traded points till 3-4. Then Travis threw a hard catch to me that I had to dive for but scored. 4-4. Final point, my team scored.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Late morning run, 50 deg and sunny. 10 miles on GE trail- I usually see animals only on sunrise runs and people later in the day, but I saw 2 deer and 6-8 turkey today but no runners. I felt good, starting just over 8 min pace and increasing from there. Last mile was 7:26. 78.5 minutes total.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

50's and overcast, 5v5. I felt tired- my legs didn't have the regular kick today. My team had a speed advantage and did better in the warm up. I had some bad throws but also some good throws. Game to 5, my team was up 2-1. From that point on we imploded, dropped catches, stopped running to the disc, with lots of bad throws. We never scored again and lost 5-2. It was a massacre.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

AM planned on 4-6 mile run but had a run in with a dog just before 1 mile. It wasn't resolved until a car came by to help out. I went home and called animal control, but found they aren't open on the weekend. I wasn't in the mood to run more after that.

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

No frisbee today as some of GE was on holiday, some (including me) had bring-your-kids to work day (I brought 4, and they loved it), and the rest were hampered by muddy field due to weekend of rain. After my kids left at 2 pm, I have 8 miles on GE trail. Saw 8 or so turkeys in the trees, no other animals or people. 68 min or so. Mid-60's and sunny, nice running weather.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM upper 30's and rainy (ridiculously rainy- it's rained 4 inches this week with almost non-stop rain predicted through Sunday) so I did 7 miles in an hour on the treadmill. 30's and rainy is my last favorite running weather.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM mid 30's and rain, so I assumed no frisbee today. 6 miles easy on the treadmill.

My wife has been training for months for a half marathon this Saturday. It's predicted to be rainy and low 40's, which is not ideal. I told her that at least she isn't running the 40 mile Mt Mitchell Challenge this weekend, which runs to the highest mountain on the east coast. They currently have a winter weather advisory with 30 deg temps and freezing rain predicted for Friday and Saturday.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM Thunderstorms and below 40 temps led to another treadmill run. Seriously, how often do you have hard rain and lightning at 7 am? 8 miles at 8:30-ish pace.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- frisbee was cancelled due to extreme rain, so I went running. Even though it was mid-40's, I was sick of treadmill so went outside, and convinced John Korsedal to come with me. I probably haven't run with him for 2-3 years. Very muddy and wet, lots of puddles to splash through. John did 7 miles, then I did 3 more. Generally 8:00 pace, last mile was about 7:45. Felt good and thought of going further but decided to not push it as my achilles/foot is still iffy.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- Marci was gone all morning at her half marathon (she ran 2:02 despite wind, cold, and rain- good job). I snuck out for 4 mile run and felt fine. No watch. Breezy and rainy. Since Jan 2018, this is only my second 40 mile week, which is funny since I used to be at least 40-45 miles by Tuesday of each week.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

55 and sunny, little breeze. First frisbee in a week so lots of people showed up. Grass was wet and soft. My team had 2 subs, other team had 1. I had a few bad throws, 1 drop, 1 awesome diving catch, and generally played ok. But we got down 4-2 before losing 4-5. 10 people stayed for second game which we lost 2-3. Doh. Still fun. I tossed a high one to Alex, saying "I like my odds" before he did indeed catch it for a score over Keven. Fun.

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Frisbee Tuesday as we missed last week and it's supposed to rain the rest of the week. 12 people showed up in beautiful, 60 deg and sunny weather. My team was getting stomped in the warmup but, sure enough, we won the real game 5-2. We got down in the second game 0-2 before tying it but then losing 2-3.

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Lunch- it didn't rain too much, so we played frisbee. Upper 50's, overcast, little breeze. 11 people showed up, so my team had the extra player. The other team was stacked and really pushed us around. In the game to 5, they scored, then us, they scored again. Then, with the wind at our back, it took us 5 min or so to finally score- it was brutal. The other team scored 2 quick points so we were down 2-4, even with the extra person. Ouch. We scored, by which time they were exhausted from the extra running. We got a turnover to tie it 4-4. On the last point, I intercepted a pass, then immediately threw a terrible pass right by their endzone. Fortunately, Adrian then threw a bad pass and we got it back, but Scott had to throw a miracle pass over 3 defenders right to Dave. From there, we worked it down for the winning score. Considering we had an extra person, they did awesome. Teams were me, Scott, Elisha, Dave, JP, Travis against Sam, Adrian, Verdin, Kevin, and new guy Nick (who is super fast, aggressive, and good catcher). Kevin knocked me down once with a brutal bicep to the head but I'm ok. Good, tiring game.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- gym closed at work so I ran 6 slow miles (9:00-8:30) around home before heading to work.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
128.000.000.000.000.00128.00
Road N2 Purple Miles: 14.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 50.00Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
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