I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 25, 2018

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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: 94.00 Year: 628.50
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 394.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 421.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 458.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 135.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

AM- Today was an absolutely splendid run.  Runs like today really make me enjoy living in SC, at least this time of year.  I headed out to Dupont State Forest in NC, the site of 100 miles of trail bliss, with streams and waterfalls interspersed throughout (250 waterfalls in the county).  The International Mountain Biking Assoc. has awarded 52 areas its Epic Ride designation, meaning a trail/area is, basically, awesome.  Utah's only Epic is Mid Mountain trail.  Well, all of Dupont is an Epic area.  

After my hour drive (I've decided all the good trails are 60-90 min from Greenville), I got a late start at 8:30.  Temps were 35 at the start and 65 at the finish.  I was worried the trails wouldn't be very technical, but the very first 2 miles allayed my fears- there was plenty here to keep my happy.  One of my first trails was even Moab-ish, with long stretches over solid rock, the trail marked with cairns.  I worked my way to Burnt Mountain, with a steep climb and then a glorious, buffed singletrack descent.  In fact, the entire next 8 miles was all buffed singletrack- amazing, and every step of the entire run was runnable.  The views were great, too, since the leaves are not yet out.  The most exciting part was the river I had to cross twice- mid-thigh deep in a strong current over solid, moss-covered rock- very tenuous, that almost resulted in me going down more than a few times.  Probably not the smartest thing to do alone.  And during the entire run, I only saw 5 bikers, plus some people in/near the parking lot.

I felt great the whole run and thoroughly enjoyed the entire morning.  I hardly ever traversed the same trail twice and still saw only a small portion of the forest and trails.  My pace was strong, too- last week I averaged 11:38 miles and my fastest mile was 9:45, while today I averaged 8:22 and had NO miles slower than 9:41.  Finished with 20 miles on the dot in 2:47:14 and 3800 ft climb/loss.  I will definitely be back.  

Highest mileage week of the year so far.  Other than some PF in my right foot, I feel great.  And I am loving being able to run trails in the winter/spring.  Next week is a 5k race, then I may make my first excursion onto the 77 miles FHT, my next long distance adventure.

Not much flat stuff today. 

 

Fuel XC Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 21:31:41 from 69.20.183.178

Sounds like a killer run. How is the new place?

From Jon on Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 22:05:18 from 98.84.73.73

Jeff- we're not closing till Thursday. So you'll have to ask again next week.

By the way, you are the only person to comment on my blog this week. I was starting to think I might make it through the whole week without any- almost a challenge, of sorts. One results of not being in Utah near all the FRB-ers anymore.

From Scott Ensign on Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 04:35:39 from 93.213.156.186

yeah, but look at your quantcast numbers. 497??????? you have a lot of fans

From Jon on Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 08:25:01 from 98.84.73.73

Something must be wrong there, Scott- it was around 100 earlier this week...

From Bryce on Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 12:58:37 from 67.186.213.216

Sounds like an incrediable place to run. Pace, miles and vert are super impressive. Nice work!

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