I'm retired from racing. Really.

April 2015

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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!

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Miles:This week: 40.00 Month: 117.00 Year: 1906.60
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 521.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 369.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 430.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
171.0014.000.000.007.00192.00
Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 14.00Test Shorts (hours) Miles: 6.75Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 35.00Trail N2 Miles: 19.00Road M2 Miles: 65.50Road N2 Miles: 10.00Hoka Bondi B Miles: 23.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 17.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

Lunch 7+3

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 7.00Test Shorts (hours) Miles: 1.25
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- 10 miles in a mizzle.

Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 10.00Test Shorts (hours) Miles: 1.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.000.000.000.000.0019.00

PM- Afternoon long run with Barry. He and I ain't too bright- we decided to run one of the hardest, slowest, most technical trails in the state. On the hottest day of the year (80 deg). At the hottest part of the day. After a day of work. Yeah, it was slow but great training.

We met at Table Rock state park. I've run here some but never gone to the namesake rock, so we went that way, along with TONS of other hikers. The trail up was much more technical than I expected, with some of it forcing us to walk/climb both up and down. Reached the overlook at 3.5 miles in 55 min (it was beautiful), then ran back to the junction with the Ridge trail. Once on the ridge trail, we would only see 2 people for the next 2 hours, climbing steadily to Pinnacle Mtn, the second highest point in the state. At this point we were 1:50 into the run but had gone 6.7 miles. We descended to FHT and ran a few miles on it.

At the 8 mile mark, I noticed we had climbed 4400 ft and descended 2900. That's a lot of vert, but it was downhill from here. We ran back to the parking lot and I dropped Barry off at the 3:15/13.5 mile mark. I ran another hour by myself with just over 5 miles, and I felt good- ran up the whole thing, even the steps we had walked up initially. Finished just before sunset with 19 miles in 4:10. Suunto says 5300 ft climbing, garmin says 6900 ft. Avg HR 160. Then had to drive home, arriving around 9 pm. Long day.  Run link here.

My knee hurt every step of the run, but doesn't seem too much worse for the wear today. Taking it day by day for now. 

Here's a few pictures.

Barry and I on top of Table Rock

Barry at Pinnacle Mtn

 

This is fairly easy trail for today, though much steeper than the camera makes it look (this trail drops 300 ft in under .2 mile)

 

Trail N2 Miles: 19.00Test Shorts (hours) Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.008.000.000.000.0013.00

AM- still had a little quad soreness but much less than after last week's run. Knee seems ok. Wanted to do a little fast stuff today, but on the treadmill (flat bothers my knee less). 4 miles warmup, then started at 9.2 mph and increased .2 mph each mile, with 3 miles at 10 and the last at 10.2. So 8 total fast, then 1 cooldown.

Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- no one showed up for lunch run other than me. 10 miles solo. Great weather, cool, overcast.

Road M2 Miles: 10.00
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Lunch 10. Above 80, warm.

Road M2 Miles: 10.00
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Lunch- 10. Around 80 deg again. Ran most with Roush, then Aaron.

Road N2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
23.000.000.000.000.0023.00

PM- Drove up to Dupont for a solo run after work. Some friends are running a 25k there tomorrow so I ran to the course and did it backwards, with some add ons. Lots of sweet singletrack out there. I was pretty darn tired by the end. Finished with 23 miles and 2600 ft climb in 3:35 or so, 143 avg heart rate. Only saw 5 people the entire time.

The drive home was eventful. I was driving down a windy, mountainous, rutted dirt road that is only a single lane wide. 5 miles down it, there was a full-size semi tractor towing a 53' Fedex trailer up this road. Of course, it didn't fit- the trailer started sliding off one side towards the creek while the cab was pressed against the mountain on the other side of the road. Yes, the road was completely blocked. I have no idea how they will get him out. I turned around and stopped by the fire station 10 miles later so they could send the sherriff. Added about an hour to my drive home. All I can say is, if you're driving a semi with full trailer, NEVER try to drive up a single lane dirt road. Even if your GPS tells you to. Common sense here, people.

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 23.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- 7 with the guys. My right foot had a new pain in the arch, felt like something bone-ish. Have to monitor this.

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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No run, foot

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

Tried doing some xt on elliptical and bike. Even that hurt my foot. Pretty frustrated and kind of depressed. At this point, I just want to limp through Western (which isn't any sure thing) and then throw in the towel. I've been injured since August.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM- Interesting day. Enjoyed watching the marathon and cheering for a work buddy who ran a strong 2:37, with very consistent split.

My foot has finally started to hurt less to the point that I decided to try a run today. I was very busy all day but finally was ready to head to the gym about 4 pm... just when a tornado warning sounded and we all had to go to shelter. Fortunately, the gym is one of the storm shelters, so I grabbed my bag and ran on the treadmill while 200 people lounged about. I did 6 miles with minimal pain, though we'll see how it feels tomorrow. I'm doubtful I'll run Promise Land this weekend, though. If I don't, it will be 4 straight races I register for and then DNS due to injuries since Sept (Grindstone 100, JFK 50, Georgia Death Race). Still going to the doc tomorrow to check it out, though.

Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- ran 6 miles, felt ok. Then went to doctor's office. X-rays showed nothing, he thinks I just have some tendon inflamation of the Henry's Knot. I'm feeling much better but just have a bad feeling that trying to run 33 miles this weekend will overdo it and aggravate the foot. So, as much as I really wanted to do Promise Land, I'm planning to DNS. Bummer. That is 4 straight races I have DNS, and I will go into Western not having raced in over 10 months. Huh.

Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- 10. Foot felt pretty good. I still haven't officially withdrawn from the race this weekend. I probably could do it but shouldn't for the sake of Western States health. Tough choice.

Road M2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

Lunch- 8.5 with the guys.

Officially withdrew from Promise Land today. That's 4 straight DNS. Hopefully this pays off with being healthier at Western.

Road M2 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Lunch- 8 on a beautiful day

Then went camping after work with my 2 eldest daughters and went on a 2-3 mile hike with a bunch of running thrown in. The camping was great, with steady rain all morning that didn't stop us from another hour long hike, followed by a breakfast at Stax Original diner. Good morning.

Road M2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Lunch- 9 miles. Another beautiful day. This is the perfect weather time of year for running.

Road M2 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.500.000.000.000.0011.50

PM- PM with Seth. 11.5 miles, 1800 ft climb, just under 2 hrs. Beautiful weather. Perhaps the most people I've ever seen on the trails at the park. And that's saying something. Even the back loop was packed.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.006.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- missed the lunch run, so ran by myself on the track after work. Decided to go a little bit fast- did 3 warmup, then a 6 mile tempo that averaged 6:24 pace, then 1 cooldown. Felt controlled, not straining, but good to stretch the legs a bit.

I'll be in Atlanta for work the next 2 days. Might get some trails there along the Chattahoochee river.

Road M2 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

Pm 6 at chochran shoals trails in Atl. Muddy, kinda rocky, nice singletrack.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
171.0014.000.000.007.00192.00
Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 14.00Test Shorts (hours) Miles: 6.75Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 35.00Trail N2 Miles: 19.00Road M2 Miles: 65.50Road N2 Miles: 10.00Hoka Bondi B Miles: 23.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 17.50
Weight: 0.00
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