I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 20, 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: 0.00 Month: 16.50 Year: 551.50
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: 260.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

One nice thing about this time of year- my mileage is low enough that I don't have to run twice a day, every day, to meet my mileage goals.  This gives me a fair amount of flexibility in when I run.  I had planned to run 10 miles last night and 6 this morning, with 0 tonight and only one run Friday.  I bagged my run last night and this morning, but will do 10-12 tonight and add on 4 easy Friday afternoon, which will still give me my 77 mpw.  I won't be able to do this once I get up to 90+ mpw, but enjoy the flexibility right now by essentially being able to shift my 2 easy days/week around.

PM- 10 miles, end to end on river trail in a 50 deg sprinkle.  I felt great and was moving fast without working too hard- 37:30 up (about 30 sec/mile faster than normal), 34:00 down.  7:08 pace overall- pretty good for that trail, maybe my fastest ever.  I tried to set a personal record on the last 2 miles (actually about 1.85) for that course from the end of the singletrack to the cars- I can't find it in my blog, but I lowered my record from 11:15 to 10:50 to 10:30 two years ago.  Today I ran in 10:37- I was hoping to set my record but didn't have it in me.  Good workout.

806- 434

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Adam RW on Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 23:16:54

Way to work in the mileage and some nice speed at the end. I always remind myself that your 70 mile weeks are as tough on your body as my 77 mile weeks. When you are hitting 90s in 6d that is going to be some serious daily training mileage to work in the schedule. I still find your impossible to run 100 miles post one of the most useful training discussions and motivators on the blog.

From Cody on Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 09:39:05

Nice run. I am jealous. I will have to set the record with you as soon as I can.

From Jon on Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 10:58:41

You'll be back soon, Cody.

From Jon on Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 11:47:03

Adam- yeah, getting higher mileage is more tricky with only 6 days. I'm planning to peak out this summer just above 90 mpw and try to stay above ~75 mpw till St. George. Anything above 80 mpw is bonus miles, so I'm not going to kill myself to get too high or worry if I don't.

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