I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 06, 2020

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Feb 24, 2007



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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:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


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: 0.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 713.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 260.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 106.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 7 easy.  Felt good, ran a bit faster than my normal morning run.  BW in the heat later today.  Glad I finally broke my 5k PR from HS, though I would like to take another 30 seconds off later this year...

PM- Big Workout.  Supposed to be my first track workout of the year, but my legs didn't feel like they had 5:30 speed in them, especially given the 85+ deg temp.  I ran from Merlin Olsen park to First Dam and a bit as a 4 mile warmup.  I then did 2 tinman tempo miles, intending to run to the LHS track.  But my lack of pep convinced me to just keep the tempo going for 5 more miles, averaging 6:10-6:15 pace.  5 mile cooldown.  Pretty tired, but glad I got something in.  Now I just have to convince Paul and Cody to do a track workout Wed morning.  I'm moving my Thursday BW to Wed cause I found out today that I am leaving Wed for Florida on a business trip of undetermined length (1-3 weeks?).  Running 95 mile weeks in Florida in July is going to suck.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 7.00Omni 7 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
From Adam RW on Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 23:08:22 from

Nice mileage today.

From redrooster on Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 01:01:11 from

yikes- what part of Florida? related to space shuttle work with thiokol or something? well, "enjoy" the humidity and mosquitoes and hope you make it back by the 24th for the DN 10K. Maybe by the time you get back I'll be ready for that bierdneua (sp?) peak run up green canyon.

From jtshad on Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 09:54:44 from

Dude, its Florida...think beaches, sand, sun! Yeah, humidity will suck but c'mon! ;-)

From Jon on Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 10:13:46 from

Yeah, Jeff, it's Florida... but it's Florida with 12-18 hour work days, leaving only enough time to try and squeeze in my runs, no time for playing on the sand. It's not terrible, but I'd rather just stay home. I'll probably be down there 6-8 weeks between now and October, which is a lot of family time to miss. And lots of missed trail runs. This same thing happened 3 years ago and it was so hard that I bagged running for the season, skipping all Fall marathons. I'm not trying to complain... but I guess I am a bit.

I should get to see a shuttle launch, which will be neat.

From jtshad on Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 10:18:58 from

Just giving you a hard time...I know that business travel sucks if there is this much of it, especially if you are working that hard.

From redrooster on Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 14:19:48 from

I hate business travelling too. First 10 years of my career I was constantly at meetings, giving seminars, probably on the road 6-8 weeks per year- but we gotta do what we gotta do to pay the bills. Now I have scaled back on the meetings, but being stuck full time on NIH study section is even worse-now I am on the service end of everything, spending all my time reviewing grant proposals, going to DC, and scientific papers on editorial boards. sigh... sometimes I wish I had gone to medical school instead of into academics.

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