I'm retired from racing. Really.

March 2017

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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: 35.00 Month: 130.50 Year: 1019.00
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: 406.50
Trail N2 Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 134.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 259.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
135.5012.000.000.007.00154.50
Road M3 Grey Miles: 78.50Stinson Miles: 22.00
Weight: 161.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.004.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- first Wednesday frisbee game. Hope to play 3 days a week, now. Good game, with a strong wind to make it interesting. My team lost 4-5.

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It's my wife's birthday. Stayed home from work, mainly watching the kids so she could go out, plus the usual presents/cake. No chance for workout.

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Lunch- frisbee. 7v7. Teams were pretty uneven, stacked against us. I figured we'd lose 5-1, but we only lost 5-2, so better than I thought. Windy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- 6 mile run around home. Felt pretty good- first mile was 8:00 or so, last two were 15:10. Fastest I've gone in a long time.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 6.00
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Lunch- 5v5 frisbee game. True to form, whichever team plays terrible at the start (mine, today) ends up winning the final game. We won 5-0. It was one of my better days in a while with some good luck on catches.

So today is our 13th wedding anniversary. We celebrated by spending $1600 on car repairs, not eating the turkey Marci prepared (it wasn't finished 8 hours after putting it in the crockpot so we had a pizza instead), and dealing with ornery kids all evening. Yeah for anniversaries. Maybe we'll actually go on a date or spend a few minutes together at a future anniversary. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.002.0010.00

PM- after picking up my car, I went to the gym. Planned to run 6 miles, but felt good so did 8. First time over 6 miles in 4 months. Progress. Then did a bit of biking. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 8.00
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Frisbee. Only 7 of us, so 3v3 with roving sub. Lost 5-3, then won 2-0.

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7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

AM- 30 min bike then ran 7 miles. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.004.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- ran 3 miles with Barry, then frisbee. Windy day, 7v7 plus subs. I couldn't catch squat today, missed some nice ones right in my breadbasket. Still fun. We were a bit outmanned but still won 5-4. Thanks to the wind and drops by everyone, it was the longest game ever. Instead of the usual 10-15 minutes, it took 25. I think the score was 1-0 after 10 minutes. Long field, lots of running.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- 6 slow and tired, but got in a run. 8-8:30 pace.

I've been listening to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast again. This time I'm on King of King series about ancient Persians. Very interesting.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

run 1.5 miles, then ultimate. Another breezy day. We got our rears kicked 5-2. Cold, under 40 deg. It even snowed a hair on Sunday, though just a dusting on the grass. Low's this week under 30 deg. 

Started a Whole 30 diet this week which will be 30 days of only whole foods- basically meats, veggie, fruit. No grains, sugars, dairy, legumes. We'll see if it takes off any weight. I'll be interested to see the impact it has, including on my workouts. I've never tried no carb before.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 1.50
Weight: 163.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.002.0010.00

AM- 8 miles in 65 minutes or so, then 20 min bike.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 8.00
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Lunch- only 2 people showed up for frisbee, so we joined the Wednesday soccer game instead for an hour. Not as fun as ultimate.

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AM- planned to run 8, but I felt terrible (no carbs will do that to you) so decided to prolong the terribleness. Ended up going 10 miles. 82 minutes, I think- not speedy.

My company is starting layoffs this month. Hundreds of engineers. My manager took a new position and they can't fill his opening due to hiring freeze. Of the 5 people in my group at my location, one was transferred to a different group a few months ago, and 2 more were notified this week that they are being transferred. Either they are getting rid of my group (only 2 people left, no manager) or I'm going to have to do the work of 2-3 people. Fun.

Road M3 Grey 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- 2 run, then ultimate. We lost 5-3.

Went to two March Madness games. The first was close, a 1 point game with 20 seconds to go. The other was a 1-seed vs 16-seed blowout. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
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Am- 10 miles, again. And I felt much better then Wednesday when I plodded along over 8 min pace. My first few miles were a warm up (8:20-8:10) but then I broke 8 min and kept going till 7:30 for a while. I felt fine. 77 min or so. Nice to have a run where I feel a little bit like my own self. I am going to be careful to not overdo anything.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.004.000.000.000.008.00

AM- running right before frisbee seems to be impacting my game a touch so I ran before work. 4 slow miles.

Lunch- lots of running at frisbee today. Loads of running. We won 5-3.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM 9 miles in 70 min on GE track. Perfect weather for a run. Didn't push the pace. Started 8+, some 7:30's by the end.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 9.00
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Lunch- 5v5 ultimate. My team lost 5-2. 

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Lunch run with barry and seth. Mainly talked about layoffs that were happening today. Layoffs suck. We had thought my department wouldn't be hit but we were, hard. My group and basically all groups. I made it through ok, but still tough. They said they will be filling many of the positions except overseas with cheaper labor. We heard more to come, though not sure when. Anyway, I have a job for now.

40 minutes, we'll call it 5 miles.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 5.00
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AM- 5

Lunch- frisbee. Had 2 fields, so did a mini tournament. My team won the first game 5-3, then switched and beat the other winning team 5-2, then won another game 3-0. Fun day, great weather again- high 50's, low breeze.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 5.00
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AM- 6 on a cool morning. Nice and easy, 7:50-8:30 pace. part of recovery week.

I've found it interesting how no carbs for 2 weeks has not seemed to impact my exercising at all. I haven't done any runs longer than 80 minutes, so maybe I would feel different at longer distances, but I haven't really felt any energy differences for not eating carbs.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
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Well, it's official. Shingles really does hurt. In case you were wondering. Wearing work pants and having to sit all day is the worst, but it wasn't enough to stop my from playing Ultimate. My team won 5-2 with the last point a full field bomb from me to Chris. Beautiful. My one dive was a huge mistake, however, especially since I landed on my back, which is where the biggest concentration of blisters are. Fortunately, they say the pain only lasts 3-5 weeks (!). This isn't going to be fun.

I'll see tomorrow how much running I can do. There are still more blisters growing on the inner thigh, which may stop all activity once they fully develop. This might be a long, painful month.

Weight: 158.40
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I'm officially crazy. I ran 10 miles this morning with Shingles all over my waist/back/left thigh. On the short list of most painful runs of my life- almost stopped in the first 2 miles, but then got used to it. The overall pain has gotten so bad, though, that I couldn't sleep last night, went to the doc for meds today, and plan to rest the next few days. Work clothes are extremely painful, so no work. Shingles is excruciating. The nurse said she sees shingle patients all the time and I have the worst she's ever seen, and the doc agreed it was terrible (you should have heard all the nurses talking in the hall...). Very painful.

Stinson Miles: 10.00
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I've finally admitted that shingles hurts and I probably shouldn't go running. I'll try to get a walk in today. I'm staying home for at least a few days. By low riding my pants and having my shirt tied up halfway with a hair band, I can reduce the pain at least somewhat. 

I've been surprised how many people have told me they previously had shingles- my coworkers, boss, church friends, family. All agreed it is terrible.

I was asked to give a talk on Easter at church on being strengthened in our trials through Christ. Between the layoffs at work, shingles, and struggling within myself, I've got some good examples, now.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
135.5012.000.000.007.00154.50
Road M3 Grey Miles: 78.50Stinson Miles: 22.00
Weight: 161.10
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