I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 15, 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: 18.00 Month: 48.50 Year: 770.00
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: 313.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.500.000.000.000.0014.50

AM- Marci was running a 15k race up Blacksmith Fork, so I dropped her off and hurried to the nearest trail- Leatham Hollow.  Ran 4.25 miles to the trailhead, gaining 2700 ft in the process.  Most of the trail is wonderful.  I saw the most beautiful scene, and will have to go back to take a picture of it soon.  The trail was cutting across a steep mountain with a shady pine forest.  The forest floor was completely and brilliantly green, covered with some small, leafy ground cover.  Pure white columbine flowers peppered the entire hillside, too.  Gorgeous.

49 min for the ascent, 33 for the descent.  Then I drove to the race course and found Marci a mile from the finish, so ran in with her.  Spent some time at the finish with my family and all the racers (FRB sweep on the women's side, Paul won the men), then ran back to my car with a bunch of bananas in each hand.  I'm sure it was a funny sight.

PM- 4 more with my dad, PW. 

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 10.50NB 769 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Aaron Kennard on Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 23:27:26 from 174.23.217.230

That's cool that you were able to slip in a sweet trail run at the same time as the race...sorry we couldn't connect on a run, but thanks again for the invite and for the attempt. Nice meeting you this weekend.

From Paul on Sun, Jul 04, 2010 at 21:01:27 from 174.27.235.135

It was indeed a funny sight. Stacy and I drove by you, and Stacy said, "Why is he running with bananas"? I replied that you obviously needed both the mileage and the bananas.

From Jon on Sun, Jul 04, 2010 at 21:04:51 from 75.169.143.32

I had one car pull over and offer me a ride. They looked shocked when I declined- I'm sure they were thinking I was running all the way back to the start with the bananas. I have to say, bananas are harder/heavier/more awkward than water bottles.

From Paul on Sun, Jul 04, 2010 at 21:07:56 from 174.27.235.135

The bananas with the hand straps are 75% more efficient for carrying.

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