I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 26, 2017

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

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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: 0.00 Month: 117.00 Year: 844.50
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: 400.50
Trail N2 Lifetime Miles: 391.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 134.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 143.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.504.000.000.000.0020.50

AM- Accidentally set my alarm for 5:20 am instead of 4:20, so only had time for a quick PW5.  It felt good to sleep in an extra hour, though.

PM- Big Trail Workout with Cody.  Repeated a run from last year- start at First Dam, up Logan Canyon, climb the Wind Caves ridge trail, descend Birdeneau trail, down Green Canyon, then BST to the car.  15.5 miles with about 3000 ft climbing, though 2300 ft of that comes in 3 miles going up the wind caves (aka 15% grade).  I felt good on the uphills, though I was reminded once again how brutal the climb up the the ridge is as we averaged 15:30's uphill even though we ran most of it.  Hit the top of the ridge in 1:32 (9 miles exactly).  The technical descent down Birdeneau was a bit slow for me today, and I watched Cody pull away as he had an extra gear (or two or three- he was a ton faster today downhill).  Didn't feel great the whole way down, but finished the last 6.5 miles in 47:20.  It was strange that I felt fine running uphill, with plenty of leg strength, but felt tired downhill.  Anyways, finished the 15.5 miles in 2:19:50, which is 10 minutes faster than last year.  Very tiring run, but we finished with a good leg soaking in the lake.  You missed out, Joe.  Probably not going to repeat this run this year- too many other good runs out there, plus this one is just so darn slow on the climb.  Good workout for upcoming trail races, though.

Progrid Guide Miles: 5.00Fuel XC Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Predog on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 02:21:34 from 24.10.140.186

yeah it sounds like I really missed out. Definitely more fun than my adventure. :P

From Aaron Kennard on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 00:14:31 from 174.51.250.151

That sounds like a great steep trail run. I'm thinking maybe I should branch out to some less steep trails, because every trail I've been doing lately has about that much climbing over 3 miles and I've just come to accept 15-16+ min miles as the norm. And for some reason lately I have been feeling a lot better on the uphills too...maybe its just because the uphill zapped us so we're beat coming down.

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