I'm retired from racing. Really.

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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
122.500.000.000.000.00122.50
Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 57.00Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 47.50Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch run around the neighborhood. My son biked along. He wanted to stop at 2 miles but I coaxed him to 3, then challenged him to a race of 1 mile (which he won, of course). I'm pretty happy to get him to bike 4 miles. I probably went harder than I should have after a long run, but I'll go easier tomorrow. 4 miles. New shoes.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

PM- somewhere between 8.5 to 9 miles on the normal roads. Lots of people out walking and running around the soccer fields, which warms my heart.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Lunch- met Barry at GE trail, first time I've run with him in a long time. Good to have someone to vent with about work stress, life, economic shutdown, etc (just like everyone else, we have salary reductions and mass layoffs coming). 4.5 miles. Saw a couple deer and a few more turkey. Beautiful sunny day.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

7.5 around home. Ran along a creek and meet a guy who told me his plans of turning our area into the biggest City in the state. He talked for 30 minutes. Nice guy. 
I'm proud to live in one of 8 states that doesn't have a mandatory shelter in place requirement. 

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

PM- 5 miles with Marci in exactly 50 minues. Hot and sunny, mid-80's. 

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.500.000.000.000.0012.50

Lunch- 70's, overcast, breezy. Ran 12.5 miles, longest in 2 years. Started 8:30 pace but maintained about 8 min pace the last 10 miles. 1:42. Legs were a bit tired by the end.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
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Overdid it a bit Tuesday between my longest run in 2+ years and then some tag with the kids in the evening. Groin is twinging a bit, so I'll take a few days off. Probably try a little jog on Saturday or Monday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch 4 miles with Zach around the neighborhood. Ran into someone from my church, talked for 30 minutes.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 8 miles around neighborhood in 1:09. Felt fine. Listening to podcasts on coronavirus. Nice weather- low 50's, sunny, breezy.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 4 miles in neighborhood

Lunch- went to GE with family. 3 bikes. Marci rode the whole time. Quincy and Josie took turns riding on crossbar or running with me. I was not expecting to have to run so wore pants. We did 3 miles and I ran at least 2 of them. My 5 year old is crazy- she can run almost as fast as me for miles, and talk non-stop while running. She even sang some. My 11 year old and my 5 year old are the most natural runners of my kids- if they want to, they could be very good.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch 8 miles

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 8.00
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5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM- 5

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 4 miles with Marci and Zach on his bike. Slow-ish, 10-min pace. Then did 6 more by myself. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch 6 with the wife on a drizzly day.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- met Paul at GE trail. Ran 3 miles together and had a great time catching up. Then I ran 5 more miles by myself.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.500.000.000.000.003.50

After much complaining from some of the kids, we went to GE trail with the whole family. 3 oldest kids had bikes, wife and I planned to run, and have the two youngest ride on their older siblings' bikes. However, the 5 year old ended up running most of the way at basically the same pace as me (and faster than her mom)- I'd say she did 2.5 miles or so. The 7 year old ran 1.5 miles or so. Marci and I ran 3.5. I'm very impressed a 5 year old can run 2.5 miles straight at adult pace without complaining. As always, after we went to QT for donuts or ice cream.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

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Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Ran with Mike Smith for the first time, joining the workout group at his house with Paul and Heather. We ran 1 mile, did 4 exercises (squats, burpies, pushups, etc), then repeated 3 more times. 4 total miles. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

4.5 miles with Zach on this bike. We were only going to do 4, but a home builder was pouring a house foundation with a concrete pumper truck so we ran over and watched for 10 minutes while I explained how it all worked (I did construction/concrete for 2 summers in high school and college).

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM- Rained a lot last night, 2.7 inches. Stopped just before sunrise, so my run was humid, cool (low 50's), overcast. Quite nice. My left ankle has been bugging me a bit but everything else is ok, generally. Ran 7 miles in 1:03.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
122.500.000.000.000.00122.50
Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 57.00Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 47.50Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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