I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 2016

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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!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 117.00 Year: 1906.60
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 521.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 369.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 430.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
156.000.000.006.0019.00181.00
Test Shirt 3 Miles: 9.00Test Hat Miles: 7.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 6.00Road M3 2 Miles: 4.00Trail N2 Miles: 10.00Road M3 3 Miles: 9.00Road N2 Miles: 39.00Road M2 2 Miles: 16.00Road M3 Grey Miles: 51.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Frisbee 4

Test Shirt 3 Miles: 3.00Test Hat Miles: 2.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- short 4 mile run before starting on a busy day.

Road M3 2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- 6. Pretty slow, but who really cares. Nice to not have an alarm this morning, although I still woke up before 7. Actually, my wife had been asked to take a neighbor to the airport at 4 am, so I actually woke up then, first, then took a while to sleep again. Going blueberry picking after Marci returns from soccer, then bbq tonight. Hot here, upper 90's to 100's all week, plus humidity. Retired my shoes today. I have lots of pair over 400 miles, and no test shoes right now, so I'll be having to grab some of the dozen+ new shoes from the boxes in my closet.

My dad had emergency heart surgery in India last night. Reports are he is doing ok, with several stents put in. Praying for him. I think the only people that will even read this are my parents plus Rob, and maybe a couple others.

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Also known as Secession Day (yes, I live in the South now)

Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Test Hat Miles: 1.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- PM with Barry on a hot day (heat index above 100). Did the full 10 mile loop with a nice swim in the lake at the halfway point. Actually jumped in twice. Hot, got it done. Nice to be on trails. Lots of good discussion, as always- health, dogs, and the double standard for normal people vs the Clintons.

Trail N2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Lunch- 9 miles on a very hot day, mainly hearing about Jim's recent 3000 mile, 7 state tour.

Road M3 3 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- 10

Road N2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Lunch hot 6 miles, then an hour of ultimate. Dead by the end. Upper 90's and humid means well over 100 for Feels Like temp.

Road N2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Am- only had time for a (slow) 8 miles in 64 min before heading out on a busy day. Slow, again. 80+% of my summer runs are this way, partly due to heat, partly due to me being in not great shape, and partly due to excess weight and fatigue.

Road N2 Miles: 8.00Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Test Hat Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- 9 miles. Training all week at work, with my whole team from across the country in town. That means 40 hours of training and then a number of hours of work after. I've generally not been getting home from work until 7 pm or later many nights, and this will likely continue. Too busy.

Road N2 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM 7 miles with a group of coworkers who are in town for the week of training. Kinda slow, but not too bad. I think I did about 70 minutes, so probably 7-7.5 miles.

Road M2 2 Miles: 7.00Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

AM left for work at 6:15 am. Ran 76 min w Jim and Jason first- nice temps. Call it 9.5 miles. Then work, then stayed late to work on church talk (too noisy at home). Left work at 9:30 pm. One of those days. 

Test Hat Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

am left home at 6:15 am and ran 9 miles. Gone all day till 10:30 pm. Long day. So tired

Road M2 2 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- only had time for 6 before work. Saw the turkey, the turned me around. I was in a pretty bad mood- I was daring the turkeys on the GE track to get in the way, cause I was willing to give one a kick in the head if needed. I think they could sense my mood and wisely ran out of the way.

Road N2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Slept less than 3 hrs. Gaaah, this is going to kill me. Now I'm moderating iRunFar Hardrock discussion board for 4 hours, then watch the kids all morning/afternoon as Marci does youth temple trip. Somewhere in there I need a nap and to finish writing my sacrament talk for tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.002.000.0011.00

AM- 8 on GE track. I'm glad for podcasts.

Lunch- ultimate frisbee on hot day. 5 vs 6, so not too many people. Hot.

Test Hat Miles: 1.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 1.00Road M3 Grey Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

Lunch- I was super slow at the start with tired legs and a sore left calf, but better by the end. Hot, of course (heat index near 100). 75 minutes.

Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Road M3 Grey Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10 with aaron and jim

Road M3 Grey Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- 8 of us today, the biggest group I've seen in a while. 56 minutes together, then the others stopped and I ran 3 lonely, hot miles by myself. Ugh. 80 minutes, 10 miles.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.004.000.008.00

Lunch- 4 followed by an hour of ultimate. Hot. Fun. Not as sloppy of play as a few weeks ago.

Did Breakout as group in the evening. We almost got out. I had a long week so immediately got in bed at 9:30 pm. Then I couldn't fall asleep until after 1 am. Of course I couldn't sleep. My no sleep streak continues. Even though I'm extremely tired everyday and feel on the verge of breaking down, I can't think of the last time I slept more than 5 hrs. Blah.

Test Hat Miles: 1.00Road M3 Grey Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- very tired. Slogged through 4 miles at 9:15 avg pace. I've done a 100 mile race at faster average pace then that, y'all. But I needed it. The last mile was as slow as the first, so no improvement. Left shin is sore, not sure if it's shin splints or just sore.

Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 1.00Road M3 Grey Miles: 4.00
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Got a touch of what I think is shin splints, so taking a little rest.

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Am- shin splints still not fully gone, so I did 3 xt machines for 20 minutes each. We'll call it 6 xt miles.

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AM- exact same workout as yesterday, except did the machines in reverse order.

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AM same as yesterday

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch- 2 mile run as I felt terrible and didn't want to run more. 10 min xt. Then we ended up with enough for Frisbee Friday (we thought we only had 3 people at 11:30) so did that. Hot.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 4 slow miles. 8:40-8:00 pace. Blah. Can't believe how out of shape, overweight, and slow I am these days. I really need to turn all of this around.

Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Road M3 Grey Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
156.000.000.006.0019.00181.00
Test Shirt 3 Miles: 9.00Test Hat Miles: 7.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 6.00Road M3 2 Miles: 4.00Trail N2 Miles: 10.00Road M3 3 Miles: 9.00Road N2 Miles: 39.00Road M2 2 Miles: 16.00Road M3 Grey Miles: 51.50
Weight: 0.00
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