I'm retired from racing. Really.

February 2020

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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
110.000.000.000.003.00113.00
Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 55.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 23.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Am 4 ez and weights

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
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Lunch- perfect day for frisbee, low 70's and small breeze. 16 people showed up. My team was a bit more stacked- there was discussion of swapping teams but decided not to. We went up 2-0, then they scored 2, then we went up 4-2, they scored 1, finally we won 5-3.

5v5 for game to 3. My team won 3-1. I caught the winning point on a long breakaway.

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AM- Low 50's, ran 8 miles on GE trail, 8:30-8:00 pace. Felt fine. 5 deer and about 14 turkey. One neat thing- it was still dark when I started. About 10 minutes into the run, I was surrounded by trees just as the sunlight hit the clouds at the edge of the horizon. The clouds turned brilliant pink and orange, as did the trees all around me. It seemed almost fake, like an instagram filter. So beautiful. The pink/orange only lasted about 1 minute on the tree before the sun rose enough for the light to change to more normal colors.

Did strength class in the gym at lunch. Lots of low back work.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 8.00
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7 inches of rain expected Thursday to Friday morning, with High risk of flash floods per the weatherman. That's two months worth of rain in one day. Should be fun.

Lunch- I had to run to frisbee cause my car wouldn't start. Intermittent rain plus mist, and a strong breeze, made for some crazy frisbee. Plus, tons of drops. We were all in a good mood and the game was hilarious with so many funny drops. I dropped a long bomb, Jeff dropped a very easy pass from me (he was still defensive-focused so didn't think of catching it)... everyone had drops. My team lost 4-5.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- Raining and lightning outside so ran inside. Back still sore from Tuesday so I ran slow and easy with no weightlifting. Felt tired so wanted to get at least 4 miles but found myself plodding on and on till I hit 9 miles, at which time my back was starting to tighten up so I called it a day. 77 minutes, 9 miles. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 9.00
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Lunch- didn't make it on my run till about 1 pm. Ran 4 easy miles on the GE trail- it was in a lot better shape then expected, with no trees down, no big branches, and only the usual wet/swampy areas. No humans or animals soon. Then weight lifted. 

We ended up with just over 6 inches of rain yesterday. That was fun.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 4.00
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AM ran 5 easy miles.

We've had a wide range in weather. In the past 9 days it has snowed, then was 75 deg, then rained 6 inches in 24 hours, had tornadoes, and now it is snowing again today (fairly heavily, too). You never know what to expect.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.00
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Lunch- expected heavy rains held off through lunch, so we had a nice 6v6 game. 50 deg, overcast, very little wind. I played well- had several good catches (one sprinting toe toucher in back of endzone, one that was tipped by defense, and dug 2 out of the grass), no drops, and only 1 bad pass. The other team played zone and we generally did a good job breaking it. They also had 2 big drops and a few other plays that went our way. We won 5-2. Fun day.

Looks like no game Wednesday due to another flash flood warning with 2-4 more inches of rain expected between now and Tuesday evening, with the rain continuing steadily through Thursday. We may break the all time February rain record in Greenville of 12 inches. Already at 6.6 inches.

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10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- the endless rain continues (almost 2 more inches in the past 12 hours) so ran on treadmill. Wanted 8 miles or so but felt good enough that I went 10 miles. Started at 7.0 mph, steadily increased till finished at 7.8 mph. My last 10 mile run was 362 days ago, Valentines day 2019. Interestingly, my last run over 10 miles was January 2018, so it's been a long time.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 10.00
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Today was a really fun ultimate game even though my team lost. We played on the old field as it was very wet still and we didn't want to tear up the new one. The field today was super muddy all over and had standing water in places. 9 people, so we did 4v5 (Sam, Scott, Tom, me vs Haley, Adrian, Dave, Jeff, Joe T). It was very hard playing a person down all game but we did a good job forcing some bad throws and turnovers. I had some great plays, too- contested catches, breakaways, and especially a number of great knockdowns on def. We really worked hard and I was pooped.

Game to 5 was good but we lost. We traded points till it was 3-3. I was really pleased/surprised we kept it so close. Lots of hustle. Last 2 points the fatigue started catching up, though. We also drove it all the way down a few times just to turn it over. I almost had an awesome diving block on a long throw to Adrian but barely missed it and he made a nice twisting, jumping catch. I had one pass throw at the end and then ended the game with a terrible throw (right to the ground). We lost 3-5. But, it was a lot of fun overall and got a great workout.

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8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- another morning, another storm moving through. Today it was a severe storm warning with heavy rainfall (up to 2 inches per hour), 40 mph gusts, and possible lightning. Yeah, I ran inside. 8 miles, 8:30 to 7:45 pace. Then leg weights plus an upper body challenge.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 8.00
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Very fun frisbee today. Perfect weather- low 50's, sunny, slight breeze. We ended up with 14 people. Even teams, lots of back and forth. I was throwing great today- I probably had 5 or 6 completed long bombs, plus near misses on another few. I also caught a few long scores. In the game, we traded points till it was 4-3 for my team. The other team tied it up, my team had a bad turnover near our endzone, and we lost 5-4. Bummer to lose but still fun.

We had 4v4 second game. My team won 3-0.

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Lunch- bring your kids to work day, and all 5 of mine came for the first time ever. Lots of fun and tours in the morning. We had about 12 kids at lunch for frisbee, and 4 of them played, plus 14 adults. My 8 year old, Zach, stopped halfway, but Quincy, my 7 year old, played the whole time. My wife played, too. Perfect weather, high 50's and sunny. Lots of back and forth, my team was down 3-4 but won 5-4.

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AM- More rain today but it held off this morning. Ground was wet and it was misty/foggy, but no rain. Did lots of back and forth with 11 total miles on GE trail. Right quad a bit finnicky but otherwise good. 8:10-7:50 pace. Ran near 5 deer (within 1 yard of one of them before he ran away), and 2 groups of 3 turkeys each (also within a few yards of some of the turkeys). First run over 10 miles in at least 2 years. I think you can count my runs of 10+ miles over the past 5 years on your fingers.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 11.00
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6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- No frisbee due to threat of rain but I went running outside anyway. I've been pretty sore after yesterday so I went nice and slow- 8:40-8:30 pace. 6 miles. Saw 2 people and 5 deer.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
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AM- After only sleeping about 5 hours the past few nights, I topped it off last night with 3 hours of sleep. I'm exhausted, plus still sore from my Tuesday run. Just did 30 min easy elliptical and stretching. Too sore/tired to even weight lift.

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Lunch- 9 people showed up today. About 40 deg and windy. The wind reeked havoc on all of us, but especially me. I had so many terrible passes, and all I could do is laugh. Also had a drop or two. We did 4v5, I was on the bigger team. Even with the extra person, we played terrible till the game started, then we started playing a bit better. We won 5-3. Amidst all my bad passes, I did have a great contested catch near the goalline, then threw across the field for the winning point. 

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Was a touch sick over the weekend (cough, runny nose, aches, partly lost voice), combined with donating blood and staying home with sick kids, so no workout Saturday or Monday. Went to the gym today and expected to feel terrible, which I did, but ran 5 miles and did weight lifting. I would have run outside except it was raining again- my kids' soccer practice is cancelled for tonight, which means 6 of the first 7 practices have been cancelled. It's pretty rough for the new teams that way.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.00
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Only slept 3 hours last night with lots of waiting to sleep again (it didn't happen). Frisbee had 6v6- overcast, windy. A bit of a mismatch with Barry (very tall but older and not as fast) guarding me so I scored a fair amount. We probably should have swapped a few players. My team won 5-2.

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AM 8 run. Felt a lot better than Tuesday, but didn't want to push it. Relaxed 8:30-ish pace. Then weight lifting.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 8.00
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Well, today was a butt whupping for frisbee. Very windy, chilly. 6v6. My team just didn't have anyone that could reliably throw it into the wind, at least far. The first point was very long but we scored when I threw a risky pass to Haley. Then the other team scored on a crazy point (low pass was kicked by Clay and stayed up long enough for Kevin to grab it). Then they scored 4 more straight, so we lost 1-5. Lots of turnovers by both teams due to the wind, but my team had a number of drops that should have been caught, plus we couldn't move it out of our endzone into the wind. I guarded Kevin and actually did good there, with a number of knockdowns. But we got beat. Still had fun.

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110.000.000.000.003.00113.00
Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 55.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 23.00
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