I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 17, 2020

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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: 21.00 Month: 72.50 Year: 72.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 26.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- Adventure run today- 90 min drive to run the most remote section of Foothills Trail, the last portion of Laurel Valley.  Generally enjoyed myself.  Felt good considering the mileage on my legs this week.  The run didn't seem extremely hilly, but Garmin Connect put the total at 6000 ft climbing even (Sportracks said 8000, Training Center said 14000).  But the overall altitude was only 1100 to 2200, so no huge climbs.  Just steep stairs, on and on- it adds up.  Started at Bad Creek, ran .63 miles to FHT, then ran backwards all the way to Bear Gap (10.75 miles on watch, 10.1 on FHT).  Only saw 2 groups of people the whole time, one of which lent me a filter to get more water- I ran out due to very high humidity/heat.  22 miles in 4:17- rather slow.  But very technical in spots and hilly.

I'll throw up a few pictures after 2 notes to remember.  First, there are some huge spiders that make nasty, nasty, super sticky and thick webs.  Ugh.  After running face-first into my third, I started carrying a stick in front of me.  Second, I had some kind of red, biting bug swarm follow me.  I can only describe them as some kind of Spawn of Satan- they are terrible.  But they forced me to go faster, no matter how tired I was or how steep the trail- every time I slowed to a walk, they swarmed all over my face, biting me.  Beyond annoying.  Finished by meeting the family at a local farm to pick blueberries and blackberries for 2 hours.  Now watching Western States online.

 

Humid day when you can't see the trees on the drive there...

 

Yes, it is worth 90 min drive to run on this glory

You try running up these while being accosted by Spawn of Satan insects!!!  

 

Spider webs weren't quite this bad, but close...

 

Saw beautiful Hilliard Falls

 

Somebody hauled these stairs into the middle of nowhere.  Steep and long.

 

Fuel XC 3 Miles: 22.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holt on Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 10:52:06 from 97.126.207.204

Cool stuff.

From Twinkies on Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 17:22:25 from 67.164.194.215

Sweet looking trail.

From Bryce on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 00:49:31 from 76.27.58.194

Everytime I see pics of your trails out there I get a little envious, gorgeous! By the way I worked Dry Canyon aid at LP yesterday, bummer about the snow course, 11 mile out n back, good fun anyway, but no Cody no Jon, just not the same!

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