I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 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!

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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
132.000.000.000.000.00132.00
Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 31.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 57.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 12 people showed up for ultimate on a warm, very humid day. The teams were evenly split. Much sweat was profused, much running was done, many good plays were made. A game was fought, with neither team ever able to gain an advantage of more than a single point. The final point was particularly hard fought, with both teams having many chances to vanquish their foes. But in the end, there could only be one victor. It was my team, 5-4.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

AM 2

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 2.00
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Lunch frisbee. Only 7 people, though Strode showed up with his baby to watch. The other team definitely had better throwers, we had a bit more speed. Verdin alternated teams. The other team scored right away with only 3 players, then again later in the game, so they really whupped us. We had our chances but lots of unforced errors with bad throws and missed catches. I missed a diver into the end zone. I did have 2 crazy saves on defense in the end zone. Blah. Fun, but we got whupped. 3-5.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 on GE trails. 6 deer, 1 turkey, 2 people.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 6.00
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Lunch- frisbee. 9 people, so 4v4 with a sub on the other team. Fairly fair teams, though the new guy on the other team made some key mistakes in the game to 5, so my team won 5-1. Played another game, and my team lost 3-2.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM 7 miles, sun-8 pace, first 4 with Barry

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 7.00
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Lunch yoga then frisbee. Biggest crowd in a while today, 15. My team had the sub. We didn't split the teams well- my team had 4 of the slowest 5. We could have still been competitive had we played better, but none of us were throwing well, and we had several inexperienced guys who were clogging the cutting lanes. Game to 5 started and we were quickly down 0-4. We then scored 2 before they finished the game. It was not the funnest game and kind of frustrating overall. Oh well, still fun, just not as fun as normal. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles or thereabouts

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 3.00
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lunch frisbee. Rained a bit on us. 11 people, other team had the sub. They also had a speed advantage but we had the experience plus better throwers. Frankly, I think we were a bit cocky, and ended up losing 3-5. I overthrew two passes into the end zone. I feel like we let one slip away here. Still fun.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

lunch 6 around home. Wife is out of town all week so I'm doing my best to work from home and keep all 5 kids alive. So far, I'm being more successful at the latter, though I guess that's a good thing.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
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Lunch- 5v5 frisbee, my favorite number. We probably had one more fast guy so I would have been surprised if we didn't win. It was a tough game but we did win 5-3. Humid and warm, but not overly hot. My throws were more on point than recently, including a few long bombs. That's nice. I did let a catch slip through my hands and clobber my face, bloodying my lip.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM 7 around my house and the local soccer fields, where a huge tournament is happening. It adds a bit of excitement to my run to circle the fields while watching the kids play.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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lunch frisbee, hottest day of the year I think. 11 people, my team had sub. We won first game 5-3. Then we switched it up a bit with 4v4, where my team lost 3-2. I had shot to win it with a diving catch of a hammer throw but just missed it.

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Am 4 easy around home. Hot. 34:30 or so- I'm pretty slow these days. Marci was gone all week at girl's camp, so I stayed home with the kids. I'd get the last of them down at 9 or 10 pm, then work late into the night trying to make up my lost hours, so it's been tiring. Last night, I went to bed at 10:30 but only slept 2 hours before being Marci accidentally woke me up as she got in bed. I was up till past 4 am. Even when I have time to sleep, I can't.

Taking the whole family to see Incredibles 2 today. First time our whole family has seen a movie together. I'm even getting popcorn.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 10 people on the hottest day of the year (95 deg temps, 103 deg Feels Like). I actually felt good, though, wasn't bothered too much. Of course, I didn't do too many full field sprints. I played pretty well today- throws were a bit long at first but then improved, so I threw 3 of our 5 points. My team won 5-3.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 8 miles on GE trails, 8:15-8:30 pace. 6 deer, 2 people (the McConnaughhay's come running or walking back there many mornings). I finished listening to one of my favorite books again, In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson. If you want a humorous and informative book on Australia, pick it up. I need to download some more good podcasts on my iPod.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 8.00
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AM- feeling good enough that I decided to start doing a few miles the morning of frisbee. GE trail, 1 loop. 2 turkey, 2 deer.

Lunch- morning doctor appointment ran over, so missed frisbee. Bummer. They had 4v4, so I would have disrupted the teams, anyway.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- about 8 miles (maybe a hair more) on GE trail. As I was finishing my first loop, Heather was just starting so we ran the second together and chatted. I don't often run with people. Saw 1 turkey, no deer.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- warm but not as hot as it's been, but rather windy. Only 6 people showed up, so we played 3v3. My team won 5-0.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM 5. Very humid out, I was dripping. 8:30-ish avg pace.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- 4 miles on GE trail with Paul. 1 deer

Lunch- 8 people at frisbee. Hot- 95 deg, feels like 104. Not much energy, plus my team played poorly, including me. Missed a few catches, lots of bad throws. We lost 3-5.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 4.00
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AM- Ran 5 miles with Ken, Heather, and Paul on GE trail and track. Then Ken stopped and the rest of us ran till 6.2 (57 minutes- nice and slow), then I ran till 8 miles solo. 3 deer and 1 turkey.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 8.00
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10 people for frisbee. Other team had much better throwers and outplayed my team. Lost 5-2. Hot, but not as hot as the past few weeks.

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AM 8 on GE trail

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM 4 miles on a cool morning (low 70's). Felt relaxed and pretty good, running just over 8 min pace. Saw 5 turkeys.

Lunch- 11 people for frisbee. My team did not have the sub, which is how I prefer it. My team was probably a bit better, and we won 5-3.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 4.00
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am 4 ez. Donated blood yesterday so I was particularly slow today

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
132.000.000.000.000.00132.00
Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 31.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 57.00
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