I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 2016

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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: 45.50 Month: 125.50 Year: 1201.00
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: 440.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 145.60
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
174.004.000.000.000.00178.00
TS12 Miles: 120.00Road M2 2 Miles: 8.00Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Test Hat Miles: 1.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 1.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 17.00Road M3 2 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

PM- first run post-Lasik. Didn't want to sweat much so did afternoon treadmill run. Wanted 4-6, but felt ok so chugged out 7 miles as just under 8 min pace.

I'm leaving tomorrow for a week in Switzerland. 2 days sightseeing in Lucern and Zurich, then work till Thursday in Baden. It's my first time there and I'm really looking forward to it. Switzerland and the Alps are probably my number one top dream vacation.

TS12 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 8 slow.

Road M2 2 Miles: 8.00
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No run, but arrived in Zurich this morning and took a train to Luzern, where I spent all day walking around. Since I only slept one hour on the redeye flight here, I was pretty exhausted by the end of the day. Awesome town, though.

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World's steepest cog train up Mt. Pilatus. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and rainy at the top, though the clouds lifted for a few minutes for me to see one valley. On a good day, you can see much of the Alps from here, including the Eiger and Jungfrau. Did a fair bit of hiking then took the gondola down. Eventually took train into Zurich for more sightseeing, Ended up in Baden by the evening for work over the next few days.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- very early morning run in Baden, Switzerland. Fortunately, sunrise is 5:30 am. Found a nice trail that ended up being incredibly rocky and slow going, so only did it for less than a mile. The rest of the road was a combo of trails, gravel road, and tarmac. I think I did 60 minutes, about 6 miles. 

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

AM- more Baden miles. 70 minutes today. Kept getting lost from my intended route and bailed out by my iPhone and my hand map. Also took some pictures. Never stopped the watch. Hilly, very hilly. I think I ran ran 7 or 8 miles.

TS12 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- Another 5:30 am run, my longest yet. Found a delightful forest with lots of gravel roads and beautiful singletrack on a hill/mountain. Wonderful. Only saw a couple people the whole time. Looking at a map, I can take this network of trails unbroken almost to Zurich. It's been generally rainy the whole time, but still so much fun. 80 minutes, 8 or 9 miles. I found a big concrete bunker at the junction of two gravel roads- I can't envision it being anything other than a WWI or WWII bunker. Cool.

TS12 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- last Switzerland run before long flight home. Another network of trails on a mountain, plus some road. Only did an hour, about 6 miles.

TS12 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

AM- I had been up almost 24 hours straight when I went to bed at 9 pm last night. Woke up at 1:40 am (7:40 am Swiss time) and never got back to bed. Worked, read, then went running sometime before 5 am. Dark and quiet, watched the sun rise. First mile was 7:30 and second was 7:00, and I never slowed down from there. I felt great, which was a surprise given all the Swiss food I ate and how little I slept the past week (4-5 hours per night, on average, sometimes only 1-2). Nice temps, though it will be warm the next week (high of upper 90's, low's around 70). 

TS12 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Am- 8 or so while cheering for Marci doing Sunrise Run 8k.

TS12 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

AM- Marci, the inlaws, and kids 1-3 are going to Atlanta for a few days, so I'm working from home while watching the two youngest. Fortunately, our gym membership includes free babysitting (particularly nice as the high today is upper 90's). I did 9.5 miles before I ran out of time. 

TS12 Miles: 9.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- 9 at the gym before running out of time. The Euro Cup soccer comes on in the last 30 minutes, which is pretty nice to watch while running.

TS12 Miles: 9.00
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10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

Lunch- Holy Hot, Batman. Easily the hotest, most humid run of the year so far. As Jim said, you know it's hot cause the whole back of my shirt was sweaty (I sweat very little, even on hot days). Almost 80 minutes.

TS12 Miles: 10.50
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I had to option of running by myself midday outdoors in humid 95 deg temps, or running on a treadmill and watching Eurocup soccer game. I can report that Northern Ireland won their first game in major tournament play since 1984.

TS12 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.002.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- 8, most with Todd

Lunch- Hot, humid day. First ultimate frisbee since my Lasik. It was overly crowded with 9 on 9, which led to lots of blocked passes (I took a hit on the shin and elbow). Even game until we started our official, "first to 3 wins" at the end. My team won 3-0. Then we played again, 3-0 again. Sweet.

TS12 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- sleep issues continue. Took me 3 hrs to fall asleep at 12:30, then woke up at 3:30.

Run was very slow, 8 min pace or so. 9 miles. Listening to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast series on WW1. It's about 24 hrs of details on WW1. Interesting, yet horrific. I'm very opposed to war, and this podcast is just reinforcing that. So many senseless deaths.

TS12 Miles: 9.00Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Test Hat Miles: 1.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 8 before heading to Young Men camp for a week.

TS12 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles or so at scout camp.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 4.00
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3.002.000.000.000.005.00

AM set up the 2 mile race course for scout camp, then ran. We had 2 leaders about about 8 boys, plus me. One of the boys hung on for the first mile, then dropped off. I won, so no one collected on my promised reward of eating first for beating me.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 5.00
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AM- ran from scout camp up the Mt Mitchell trail to meet the YM high adventure group finishing their 3 day backpacking trip. Passed all of them, kept going up, then passed most of them again on the way down. 8.2 miles, 2 hours. The trail is pretty dang technical for much of the distance. It gained 2700 ft in 4 miles, which is probably more vertical than I've had in a month since Western. My quads were sore by halfway down but held out ok till the end. Sore for a number of days afterwards. If I start doing trail races again, I'll definitely have to toughen them up. Good trail, I miss trails.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles river trail loop before leaving scout camp. Great trail, lots of fun- it was on the NC Mountains to Sea trail for a bit. Makes me miss running in the mountains so much. I wish I lived right next to some trails, if would definitely reinvigorate my running.

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Lunch 6 slow, painful miles while Aaron recapped his recent trip to Finland and Estonia. Then an hour of ultimate. It was very hot and humid and I suffered accordingly.

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No run. Sick/tired, so much so that I had to go take a nap in my car within an hour of arriving at work. I've been running on fumes since I left for Switzerland, and it finally has hit me full on. Came home from work 3 hours early and just slept. Still tired.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch- 7

Road M3 2 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch 8

Road M3 2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
174.004.000.000.000.00178.00
TS12 Miles: 120.00Road M2 2 Miles: 8.00Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Test Hat Miles: 1.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 1.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 17.00Road M3 2 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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