I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 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
4.500.000.000.0025.0029.50
Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.50
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 weights and elliptical

A twenty year old young man from my church was killed in a car accident today. I was his scout leader, young men leader, and home teaching companion for years. Sad. So unexpected. Hug your kids tight tonight, parents. And wear a seat belt. And all my co-workers I talk to were laid off last week, so I had to mourn in silence all day at work Surreal day. I really feel for his parents and siblings. I love that kid. 

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PM- did a bit of an elliptical interval workout, with 10x1min hard. Had some sore muscles from the new weightlifting I've been doing recently. I just want to get my legs better so I can run and play frisbee, honestly.

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AM- I was pretty tired today so I only did 20 min slow on elliptical, but then I did an hour of my hardest weights yet. I'm doing more and more lifts each time. Today I added bicep curl and 500m rowing.

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xt

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XT and weighlifting

I'm working from home while watching 4 kids next week as my wife and oldest kid are at girls' camp. I can't run and don't have a gym membership, so really won't be able to work out till the week after.

It rained today, the first significant rain in 2 weeks. Poured during the evening, up to rainfall of 4 inches per hour. This happened while attending an outdoor funeral. That made it exciting. Totalled 2 inches of rain. My grass sure needs it. Although it's supposed to rain every day till mid-week next week, so I guess our mini-drought of 2 months is over.

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I had hoped 1.5 weeks without working out would help my leg heal but it didn't seem to do much. Lifted twice this week, elliptical every weekday (10-30 min), then ran 1/2 mile on 2 days.

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Running while watching World Cup, then some lifting. I think I ran half a mile, too

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XT, run 1 mile (longest in a long time, actually felt ok- plan to do more), then weight lifting

Road N2 Purple Miles: 1.00
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AM- elliptical, then ran 2 whole miles- longest run in 2 months. Woohoo. Then tried lifting- on the hip abductor maching, I could barely push due to pain/weakness/soreness after that run.

Work is now comical. The last remaining regular person on my cube row quit so I'll be alone most days (one guy comes in about 8 hours per week). And another person on my team quit (YTD 2 laid off, 2 voluntary leave). 4 of us left, doing more work than when we had 12. And, good news, I finally got the LONG promised promotion to Senior Engineer today- yeah! But the promotion money increase is pathetically small, low single digits. Like I said, comical/ridiculous now. Things just pile on. I'm still at work today, it's 6 pm, I've been here since 7 am. I really need to stop working so much. I just find it hard to walk away from work or give a B- effort instead of A+ effort on everything.

Jeff, no need to comment about your condolences. I appreciate the thoughts. At this point, I'm just laughing to myself and shaking my head. It's funny.

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Gym at 3 pm to try to watch world cup soccer. Satellite was on the fritz so I only saw about 5 min of the first half, then the first 15 min of second half before going back to work. Elliptical plus run 1 mile. No lifting, as I felt sore/tired and didn't want to push it. I'll do it tomorrow.

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Went to the gym and saw a yoga class was doing, so decided to do that. Then some elliptical, then weights. Now going home to watch USA vs France

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