I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 26, 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: 0.00 Month: 18.50 Year: 524.00
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: 250.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.005.000.000.000.0010.00

I ran from my house along the last 5 miles of the TOU course (very nice to have the miles marked), and then reversed the route.  I went out at 7:20 pace for the first 5 miles, then returned at 6:50 pace, which felt pretty good.  My last mile (mile 23 to 22 on the TOU) was a 6:30.  I felt good, which made me not feel quite so bad about taking yesterday off.  And being able to run 10 miles, with half of them under my goal time for RDS, sure helps me feel at least somewhat prepared for the race. 766- 126 miles

So my first toenail of the season has officially turned black.  It is not uncommon for me to be missing 4 or 5 toenails all running season.  And yes, my shoes are long enough- I think I curl my toes a bit when I push off.  Anyone else lose toenails on a regular basis?

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Comments
From James on Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 17:09:13

Thats is crazy that you lose so many toe nails! I've lost one a couple of times, but not for a while. My Dad has been running for about 30 years and he loses his big one every year. It has grown back so many times and is so thick that it chatches on the in-seams of his shoes. But I have never known anyone who loses five or more, you're just weird!

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