I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 15, 2018

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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: 15.00 Month: 55.00 Year: 1175.00
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: 455.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 335.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 201.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 118.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

Just updated my blogspot with a few musings- some of you may be able to relate.

Noonish- trail run with Cody- we intended to run as much of the Bear 100 course as we could.  I scouted this run 2 weeks ago and thought it would be generally passable, but that was before some big snowstorms this week.  We drove up to Leatham Hollow (mile 19.5 of the Bear course).  We ran up the very muddy road to Richards Hollow and turned up the trail, hoping to reach Cowley Canyon 7 miles away, but fearing the snow would stop us.  Sure enough, the trail became unrunnable 1.5 miles up due to excessive snow, so we turned around and continued up LHF road.  Oh, did I mention it was windy?  And alternating rain/sleet/snow?  It was.  

 We ran up LHF, then a little ways up Herd Canyon- 9.5 miles into the run.  I never felt great this run and knew at mile 9.5 that it was going to be a slow return trip.  We turned around into torture.  The next 3 miles were miserable as we were pelted with a hard, wet snow and a very strong head wind.  We could hardly see and were freezing.  Fortunately, the wind and snow abated after 20 minutes and we didn't die, which was in doubt for a few minutes.  About this point my shoelace broke- annoying on a $120 pair of shoes with kevlar laces.  Shortly thereafter, my body completely bonked and I jogged it in, adding a little loop up Leatham.  I ended up with 16 miles, Cody ran ahead at the end for 16.5.  Other than the fact it was on trail, it was a very "blah" run- I felt bad, bonked, the weather was bad, and Cody even accused me of not talking enough.  That's a first.  Just one of those days, but at least it's done.  2500 ft vertical.  With this run, I've now done 71.97232% of the Bear 100 course.  Approximately.

See what you missed out on, Paul? 

Rest week is over.  Interestingly, I felt more tired this rest week then last week with 86 miles.  90+ miles next week. 

NB 800 Miles: 0.50XT Wings Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sat, May 01, 2010 at 12:28:43 from 69.20.183.178

Good musings...I vote for the balance and to try and get both in each week.

Have a great weekend.

From Vis on Sat, May 01, 2010 at 13:06:56 from 208.88.8.22

Both keep me going. A far as the pics go, your daughter looks like she's going to lay the wood to you, and I would love to know where the other picture was taken.

From Jon on Sat, May 01, 2010 at 13:23:43 from 75.169.136.131

Vis- yes, my daughter on her bike absolutely smoked me on the big wheels. And the picture is taken on North Syncline trail, just below Logan Peak, during the Logan Peak Run. Great, beautiful race. I'm on the ridge of Logan Peak, and you can see the Wellsville mtns across the valley.

From KP on Sat, May 01, 2010 at 13:55:48 from 98.67.168.13

sometimes it is nice to put things into perspective.

excellent post.

From Paul on Sat, May 01, 2010 at 19:15:19 from 174.27.230.30

Next time you should do some track intervals with me instead.

From Jon on Sat, May 01, 2010 at 19:18:52 from 75.169.136.131

Track intervals instead of a trail run? You know me better than that :)

From Cody on Sat, May 01, 2010 at 19:25:59 from 174.52.244.185

Can I come Paul? That run was miserable (in parts). A storm worthy of a striders race.

From Paul on Sat, May 01, 2010 at 19:26:17 from 174.27.230.30

That's why it's funny.

From Bryce on Sat, May 01, 2010 at 23:53:07 from 174.52.190.220

Funny, yours is the third or fourth post (mine included) I've read of local runners being low energy today. Maybe its because we think it should be spring, but its like winter? Good you got out in it though.

From Bryce on Sat, May 01, 2010 at 23:59:47 from 174.52.190.220

Great post on blogspot. Exactly!

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