I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 08, 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: 20.00 Year: 803.00
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 324.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.500.000.000.000.0016.50

I've gotten in bed ~11-11:30 the past few nights, but not been able to fall asleep until 12:30-1 am or later.  Very rare for me.  Needless to say, I canned my morning run to get a little much-needed sleep.  It's ok- I can say I'm still recovering from my race.

PM- Today was one of those "blah", just-get-in-the-miles kind of run.  Started at First Dam, ran up the canyon to Spring Hollow.  Then I decided to run up Crimson Trail, a trail I haven't been on in 7 years.  I remembered why- it's a nice hike, but it's a terrible running trail, quite honestly.  The ascent is rather steep (especially on tired legs), the descent is super steep (1200 ft in 1 miles), and the top is so twisty, rocky, and hilly that it is impossible to get any rhythm going. 41 min for the 3 miles on that trail.  Then I did some running around Guinavah Malibu campground and headed back.  Lots of bug swarms on the trail, causing me to run with my head down and breathe through my nose.  A weather front with very strong winds, gusts of dusts, and rain also moved through.  Just glad to finish today- 16.5 slow miles with 2400 ft climbing, according to Sporttracks.  Tired.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 16.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Cody on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 10:39:11 from 69.9.58.17

I am bagging any running today. Wish I could join you on the trail, but just not a good idea today.

From Jon on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 11:58:03 from 192.107.247.6

Ok. I'll just run by my lonesome.

From David Nelson on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 23:09:18 from 24.22.229.1

My first reaction when I read "Crimson Trail" was "Nice, I love that one!" Then realized I've only hiked it. You're right, lousy place to run anything at a decent pace. But of all the things to complain about...

Nice race over the weekend, I won't post on the report because everybody else already has.

From Superfly on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 23:17:19 from 208.117.127.110

That sleep thing happens to me at least twice a week. Totally sucks because I'm dead and in bed early but then just lay there.

From jun on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 23:39:05 from 97.126.235.79

That's a lot of miles to tough out. Way to stick it out.

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