I'm retired from racing. Really.

March 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
142.500.000.000.000.00142.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 43.00Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 73.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

5v5 on a very windy, overcast day. Pretty even teams, but very hard to score into the wind. During the game to 5, all 9 points were with the tailwind. 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- Morning rain let up, so I did my run on the trail. Only saw 1 turkey, no deer- they were probably hiding somewhere dry. 9 miles, then weight lifting. No hot water in the gym for my shower.

It's raining again today. We are at 18 inches so far this year. Last year during spring soccer, my kids had most of their practices but it rained every Friday/Saturday, so they cancelled games the first 5 weekends. This year, they have held every game but have only had 2 of the 9 practices, and Thursday looks rainy, too.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Rain hit most of the state but stayed just south of Greenville, so 10 people came for frisbee. Nice day- mid 50's, overcast, slight breeze. Wife is out of town so I had my 5 year old with me. My team won 5-2, then second game 4-2. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM went to gym with my daughter. Wanted to run and weight lift but didn't have as much time as I wanted due to work meeting. Ran 9 miles. Might go back tonight to lift.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

50's and windy. 4v5, my team had the extra person. We were up 4-2, then the other team had a very low pass for a score that there was debate if it counted (we decided it did), then my team scored the winning point but the other team said it was out. In the end, we lost 4-5. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM 4 miles on McAll loop. Slow, 9+ pace. Then a full day of kid soccer, baseball, and cleaning.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Sunny, warm, windy day for frisbee. My team played 4 vs 5 for 30 min and got pretty worn out. I had a number of drops and lots of bad throws. Then 4v4 for the game- I was very tired. Still had some bad throws (ones I should have been able to complete) but no more catches. Got to 3-3 when people had to leave, so we did one more point before stopping. Lost 3-4.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Didn't run till lunch. 8 miles on GE trail, then weights. No turkeys or deer, which is normal for mid-day runs. About 4-6 people, though.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 5v5 on a beautiful day, with 65 deg temps and sunny, plus a strong breeze. I continued my trend of some dumb and bad throws, but not as bad as recent days. Both teams were making lots of mistakes early, and my team started making a few less by the end. We won 5-2.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 10 miles- 2 loops on GE track waiting for it to get lighter, then the rest on GE trail. Felt a bit sluggish and plodding but got it done. 84 minutes. Saw 7 deer, 1 turkey by the trail, and a few more turkeys from a few hundred yards away. Then weight lifted.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 70 deg and very humid, overcast, a bit of a breeze. We convinced Tom to play so we had 4vs4. We were making lots of mistakes- I had some terrible throws early, everyone had some drops. We were down 2-0, then scored, but it felt like we were down 3-0 with as many mistakes as we were making. I actually started throwing better, with 1 misfire in the endzone, but Elisha and Julian both dropped one of my throws, and Joe was making tons of bad throws and drops. We finally got it cleaned up a bit when down 3-1. Lots of running by both teams- we scored three straight, then they tied it at 4. We drove all the way down the field, turned it over, then repeated that several times. The other team had a long bomb into the endzone that Kevin dropped, then my team eventually scored for the win. Very tired, nice to win.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Ran about 7 miles near home with my wife

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM- at work today, didn't have time to run till afternoon. 50 deg and overcast but felt very good right from the start. Started at 8 min pace, then ran most around 7:30 or so. Could have kept going but needed to get back to work plus planning longer run tomorrow. 6 miles. Also lifted weights in a very empty gym.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- didn't go running till 5 pm thanks to a very busy day. 10 miles on GE trail and felt pretty good- started off about 8 min pace, and did most the run at 7:20-7:40 pace. Fastest run in a while. I think I run faster in the afternoon, probably due to having some food in me plus VO2 max is higher in the afternoon. Saw no people, turkeys, or deer today. Worked from the office today but brought home all my stuff to stay at home for a while going forward.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

No workout the past 2 days, but did do a lot of moving boxes and furniture, so still sore/tired.

6 people came to frisbee today. Warm, nice weather- 75 deg, sunny, and windy (mid-80's high today). 4 kids came to watch, and my wife played a bit till a 6th GE employee came. Scott, me, Tom vs Dennis, Clay, Haley. Wind made it interesting/crazy. My team won 5-3.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- Ran about 5.5 or 6 miles with Marci in the cool morning. Very nice. Good to talk. A few hours later, we took the family to GE to walk and bike the trails. I think we walked about 2-2.5 miles. The bikers did more.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Lunch- rainy, no frisbee. Went to the gym and ran 12 miles. That is my longest run since June 2016 (I just looked through my whole calendar). Felt fine, started at 8:30 pace and finished just under 8 min. Then did weights and sat in the sauna for 20-30 minutes. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM 4 miles in nearby neighborhoods. Relaxed and slow after yesterdays longer run.

Got email today that our gym is closing. No more official weight lifting for a while, I guess.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
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Started feeling a bit sick yesterday- runny nose and sore throat, the signs of a cold (I think/hope). Woke up at 2 am with a killer sore throat and never fell asleep again. Felt pretty bad most of the day but still worked. Did manage to take a 2-3 hour nap. Despite great weather, decided not to run or wear out my body. Going to bed now, hope I sleep better than yesterday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- slept a solid 9 hours last night and felt a ton better today though I still have a cough and congestion. Decided to go running today. Ran 3 miles at 9-8:15 pace. Felt pretty good but didn't want to overdo it.

Road N2 Black And Green 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 easy miles around home. Felt ok, still a bit tired/sick. About 8:40 pace. 

Nice day today- sunny, 87 deg high. Went to GE with the family this afternoon for a 90 minute walk/bike ride.

The wet spring has continued. It rained 4 inches this week in 4 days. We are at 22 inches for the year. That would be on pace for about 90 inches. Impressive.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

AM- Marci's running buddy stood her up so I drove over with my 8 year old and his bike. We ran around the soccer fields and a neighborhood. 5 to 5.5 miles. After, we were going to take the family to Lake Conestee but it closed today due to coronavirus so we went back to GE. Explored the bamboo forest and saw some sort of black snake.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- Runs rarely go well the day after fast Sunday, and today was no exception. Slow and thirsty. Did 6 miles averaging 8:30 pace. Hopefully can do longer run tomorrow. I think we finally threw in the towel on ultimate frisbee until this is all over, as GE has enough restrictions that it would be bad optics for us to be out there playing. Sad, but what can you do?

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- cloudy, breezy, 60 deg. Felt much better today- started at 8 min pace, and last 2 miles were in just under 15 min. Ran around the normal neighborhoods including lots of hills. I saw a turkey on Philips McCall road for the first time ever as it came out of the bushes 20 yards in front of me, ran my way, then turned into some woods. Gmap pedometer says I did 11.11 miles, about 1:29.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
142.500.000.000.000.00142.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 43.00Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 73.50
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