I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 03, 2020

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Feb 24, 2007



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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:


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


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: 17.00 Month: 9.00 Year: 1288.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 414.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Lunch- 7.  I was running late but guessed the right route the big group take so met some of them halfway through- is that I sign I spend too much time with them?

 Packing for Barkley Marathons tomorrow and leaving either tomorrow night or Fri morning.  McKinley got sent home from school with a fever, so I really hope it doesn't happen to me.

In related news, the New York Times published an article on the race today.  Cool- I guess it's officially mainstream now.   

ERide Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
From Cam on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 03:11:28 from

read that article today! Really cool.

Hey best of luck man! I'll be cheering you on from Hawaii.

I'm sure you already checked this out- but its too priceless to not risk.


From Bam on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 03:37:22 from

'The Race That Eats Its Young' - brilliant.

I feel sorry for Ryan Brazell: the virgin with no chance of finishing - that's some pressure.

I hope all goes well and that you've managed to avoid the'fever'. Good luck and I can't wait to read the report.

Footnote: How did the NYT get that picture of my feet?

From Oreo on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 08:50:17 from

I just heard you were doing this..! Good Luck - have a great time.

From Jake K on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:10:02 from

The hay is in the barn on this one. I'd wish you good luck, but you don't need it. Just let that 5K PR carry you through the first 100 miles and then kick it in for the last 30-50, or however long it is.

From Neasts on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:38:53 from

“There is no Web site, and I don’t publish the race date or explain how to enter,” said Cantrell, an accomplished ultrarunner who has never come close to completing his own race. “Anything that makes it more mentally stressful for the runners is good.”

That about says it all. My heavens, is there something stronger than "good luck" I can wish to you??!!

From Tom K on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:59:09 from

This is amazing. I agree, "Good luck" is not strong enough.

I'll go back to training for my flat, warm, paved, sea level 10k now...

From jtshad on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 14:27:32 from

I would say good luck, but I am not sure luck with be of any help. Have fun? God bless? Be careful!

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