I'm retired from racing. Really.

May 2016

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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, and 38th place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals for 2016

  • None

2016 Race Schedule

  • None

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: 28.00 Month: 153.50 Year: 1229.00
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Fuel Trail 4 Lifetime Miles: 449.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 454.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 155.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 287.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
199.505.008.004.000.00216.50
TS11 Miles: 70.00TS12 Miles: 122.50
Weight: 156.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.004.000.000.0014.00

AM- 10

Lunch- an hour of ultimate. Good times. We had 14 people today.

TS11 Miles: 10.00
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. Half outside before the thunderstorm moved in.

TS11 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10. First by myself, then with Jason, then Todd and Jason, then just Jason, then by myself, then with Scott. Perfect morning weather for a run- in the 50's, a bit breezy, not too humid. Felt wonderful. The baby geese and their overprotective parents are all over the GE track so makes running laps a bit of an adventure.

TS11 Miles: 10.00
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 around home. Working from home to help move furniture. We're getting out 5 year old carpet cleaned for the first time.

TS11 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.001.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- about 5 miles with Jim, then an hour of frisbee. 7 v 8 on our crowded field. The wind was doing strange things and we weren't playing great. I dropped at least 3 passes right in my hands.

TS11 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM perfect 50 deg weather. Ran 12 miles, a little more tired than past Saturdays. 1:29.

Looking at some FRB numbers- over 2700 of the blogs have not been updated for 3+ years, while 1200 have been updated in that time. Fewer than 600 have been updated within the past year. There's almost 4000 FRB addresses, and less than 10% have been updated this year. Interesting to see how few runners are still using this site. I wonder how many have stopped running entirely vs. how many are now on Strava. From what I can tell, the largest active group now is Utah high school runners.

TS11 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.001.002.000.0010.00

Lunch- 6 run, then a good game of ultimate with more running and sprinting than usual. My team got smoked.

TS11 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

Lunch 10. Warmer.

TS12 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- flying to Indiana for work trip today, so ran this morning. It was pretty slow. I think most miles were 7:45-8:15 or so. I did 1:28, so I'll call it 11 miles. Last day with these test shoes today, but they already sent me another pair to wear and review.

TS11 Miles: 11.00
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 in Terre Haute, IN. Ended up running by a minimum security prison and the wastewater treatment facility. I wouldn't suggest this route as the "best of Terre Haute" running tour. I spent a month here during HS. Feels kind of like a run down town.

TS12 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

am 7 tm

I've been having a terrible time sleeping again. Stress, I think. I wake up most days before 5 am, often 3 am. I'm tired in the evenings, but often toss and turn for hours before falling asleep. Right now, for example, I've been awake since 4 am Fri morning and it's 2:15 am Sat morning. I'm conducting an unintentional experiment of one to see the impacts of 3-5 hrs sleep for weeks on end. This can't end well. 

TS12 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- After my 3 hours of sleep, I finally got up and went running. Beautiful sunny day, mid-50's. Right away, I felt a lot more energetic than the past few days. Ran out to Georgia Rd area, as usual. Gmap-pedometer puts my run at 11.0006 miles- I guess my internal odometer of where to turn around for 5.5 miles is pretty darn accurate. Averaged 7:11 for the run. Now I get to go set up tables and chairs at the church, take kids to a birthday party, and spend the day from 4 pm on at the church for Stake Conference. We've got a 70 coming, so I'm pretty excited. Now I just have to hope I can stay awake.

TS12 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.002.000.0010.00

Lunch- nice day, upper 60's. 6 miles with Shamgar, then an hour of Ultimate.

TS12 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

PM- PM with Barry and Seth. It rained all day but let up mid afternoon so we were muddy and humid, but dry (other than sweat). I was really dragging today. We did the short loop, only 8 miles. Still took almost 90 min.

TS12 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 156.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch 10. Warm, humid. 

TS12 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10. It rained pretty hard last night but stopped before dawn. I ran 10 somewhat slow miles on GE track. No other runners on the track, just a bunch of canadian geese with their goslings. Some of the parents are pretty aggressive so I have to reroute.

TS12 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.003.000.000.0010.00

am 5

Lunch long game of frisbee in the rain. Wonderful other than foggy glasses. My LASIK surgery in a week will solve that 

Pm daddy daughter date of pillow hockey and kick ball 

TS12 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 10 in 74 minutes. Cool but humid (60 deg, 95% humidity)

My home computer died last night. Refused to start windows. Reimaged drive, now having to fix everything. The good news is that I have an external hard drive that I had not backed up to for a year, but did just last week.

My last 5 weeks have all been 57-60 miles. Pretty consistent. One of these days I'll slowly start upping that up to 70 miles, mainly by adding to my Saturday run. Hopefully that little boost in mileage will help the 10 extra pounds I'm carrying to start coming off.

TS12 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.004.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- GE track run. Nice weather. I felt good, so decided to do my second speed work of the year (other than the ultimate frisbee I play). I ran 3x1 track lap (.68 mile) with .5 lap recovery. Times were 4:24, 4:20, 4:17 (6:28-6:18). Nothing spectacular, but you gotta start somewhere. 8 miles total.

Lunch- good game of ultimate, though I dove several times on gumballs so am all scratched up.

TS12 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

I actually was able to sleep in till 6:30 am today. This is the first time I've slept past 5 am in a long while. 

PM- solo run at PM. Kind of warm. Felt ok, not great. Didn't see many people on the trail. Always great to get a trail run in. My last trail run ever with glasses, I hope. Lasik surgery on Thursday, then a week of no running, then a week in Switzerland.

TS12 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- hot, and my shoes were made of concrete and my legs were filled with iron. In other words, slow and sluggish. Still ran for 75 min.

TS12 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- 9. Slow again. Last run for a week.

TS12 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
199.505.008.004.000.00216.50
TS11 Miles: 70.00TS12 Miles: 122.50
Weight: 156.00
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