I'm retired from racing. Really.

August 24, 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: 10.00 Month: 32.50 Year: 592.00
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: 274.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.500.000.000.000.0017.50

AM- 50 mile drive to my next stretch of the FHT.  Parked at Laurel Valley and ran 6 miles backwards on the course, towards Table Rock, until I reached the point where I had stopped when coming from the other direction.  Lots of climbing and technical trail- climbed from 1650 to 3530 (Sassafras Mtn, the highest mountain in South Carolina) in 4 miles.  Then went back to the car, refilled, then ran towards the Laurel Valley part of the trail.  During the FHT traverse, this is an isolated 35 mile, very technical portion with tons of stairs (over 1500, I hear) (it's also where they filmed Deliverance, so that's telling in terms of ambiance).  Other than the stairs at the start, though, the first 3 miles that I ran were much more runnable than the Sassafras portion. 

Good run- felt tired and sore at the start, but warmed up by 1 hour, then felt good and had fun.  Very green and beautiful, 75 deg at the finish.  Tons and tons of spider webs, though- annoying.  17.5 miles total in 3:20 (11:23 avg- like I said, very technical) with 5000 ft climbing.  Really enjoy my drive home from runs these days- 70 min with my windows down in perfect temperatures, singing along to the radio.  Although I'd prefer 30 min drives like I had in Logan to these 1+ hr drives.

71.5 miles this week- that's real good since I was sick and only ran 4 days. 

Fuel XC Miles: 17.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Adam RW on Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 17:10:59 from 24.10.132.131

Very impressive mileage for only 4d.

From marci on Sun, May 01, 2011 at 23:27:23 from 74.177.80.153

I just have to say I really don't mind your long, saturday runs cuz you come home EXTRA happy.

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