I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 19, 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: 12.00 Year: 517.50
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: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Felt pretty tired today (maybe donating blood contributed). I've also been feeling weakness in my right inner hip flexor and lower back. Due to steady rain, I ran on the treadmill. Started slow and didn't pick it up much, but I did extend past the planned 5 miles. Stopped at 8 miles, 8:40-8:25 pace.

I had my body fat measured today. Back when I was training a lot and running ultras, I was generally 6-8%, which is very thin. As I ended my career in 2014/15, I had inched up to 10-11%. I'm now 20 pounds heaver and measured 17%. I guess that's still less than 82% of population, but higher than I'd prefer. Donuts just taste too good, and frisbee doesn't burn as many calories as straight running.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Fri, Apr 05, 2019 at 08:03:37 from 174.27.51.24

Too bad carrots and yogurt do not taste as good as donuts! Moderation and balance...have fun but keep active. Plus all the work and family stresses don't help with overall health and life balance. Keeping you in my prayers. Now, go run!

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