I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 2017

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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, and 38th place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals for 2016

  • None

2016 Race Schedule

  • None

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: 27.00 Month: 99.00 Year: 1383.00
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Fuel Trail 4 Lifetime Miles: 449.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 492.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 165.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 298.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
164.008.000.000.0015.00187.00
Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 89.00Stinson Miles: 6.00Trail N2 Miles: 24.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 8 miles before taking kid number 2 to doctor (got pushed off 8 foot high retaining wall and can't put weight on her foot, but is ok). Run felt super slow at the start- seemed like 10 min pace, was actually 8:45. 8:00 pace by the end. 8 miles.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6. Happy Independence Day, everyone

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

AM 6.5

Lunch- warmest day of the year, 90 and very humid. 5v5 game of ultimate, my team won 5-3.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.50
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 around ICAR. Saw two ladies picking blackberries so joined in for a mid-run snack. Late season (May/June is better) but still good. Warm and very humid, but my longest run in months. 79 min, so I'm estimating 10 miles.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6

Lunch frisbee, my team won 5-3

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM 7. I sometimes feel much better Saturday mornings, such as today. First mile was 8:08, last mile was 7:22. Felt good.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM 7. Felt pretty good, moving ~7:30 for much of it

Lunch- ultimate. Hot and humid but overcast. 7v7. My team won 5-2.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM- Slow run, 8:30 or so pace for an hour. Ran mainly behind GE. Saw 2 turkey and 9 deer, including a little fawn, and no people back there. 

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

AM- 8.5 around Icar. Saw 2 deer and a few runners, one of whom should have found a bathroom sooner.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

PM 7.5 at PM with Seth and Aaron on the hottest day of the year (~95 deg, feels like above 100). I felt pretty bad on the first climb but good by the end, but figured stopping when the rest did was smart to not overexhert, and have energy for frisbee tomorrow.

Trail N2 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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AM 6

Lunch- mid-90s temp, hottest of the year, made for some painful frisbee. My team lost 5-3. Still fun.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- 8. Started off feeling pretty good and was doing sub 7:30 for a fair amount towards the end. Stayed off GE trails due to lots of rain last night (about 2 inches in under an hour, with LOTS of lightning)

Lunch- not as hot as Friday, but still plenty hot. 6v6 frisbee. My team won 5-1. Tired now.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM 10 miles (full loop plus a hair around Lake Placid) at Paris Mtn. There were 5 of us, the most in years, including Barry's first run in a long time. Seth and Barry split off early, Aaron stopped at 7.5, and Merle and I did the full loop. Hot today, but not near as hot as last week.

Trail N2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.004.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 7. Pretty good run, esp considering I just ran last night. First mile was 7:45, last was sub-7:30.

Lunch- 7v7 frisbee. My team won 5-2.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

AM 2 miles. Wanted more but felt absolutely exhausted and could barely make it this far. One of those days.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6. Felt much better than yesterday

Lunch- good ultimate game, 7v7. My team missed a bunch of shots near the endzone. Lost 5-4.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.004.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 7. Kind of slow, but not death march slow. All on GE trail, but no wildlife sightings of any sore. No people, either. 

Lunch- a few degrees cooler than last week and overcast today, with almost no wind, so good summertime playing conditions. 10-13 people (a few injuries and early leavers). My team won 5-3. Really good game today all around, similar to Friday. No slackers on the field. However, the maxim held true- the team that was being outplayed at the start, wins the game to 5. My team was definitely outplayed the first 20 minutes with lots of unforced errors.

Trail N2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

AM- morning run, mostly on GE trail. 2 turkeys, 3 runners (looked like HS runners). Felt pretty sluggish at the start with 8:00 pace and thought of calling it quits. Started feeling better at 30 min, then felt real good at 45 min and picked up the pace quite a bit. Was running about 7:10 pace the last 3 miles or so. Then decided to actually do a little speed workout. Did 1 track loop (.68 miles) at 6:15 pace. Felt nice to run fast.

I signed up for the Moonshiner 5k, a night 5k trail race. I have won it 2 or 3 times, and it was my last competitive race 3 years ago. It will be my first race in over 2 years. I'm excited and actually feeling somewhat motivated to run well, on top of my 3x/week frisbee.

Ankle was hurting a bit, likely due to the shoes (400+ miles, 3.5 years old). Left them in the trash in the gym.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- frisbee. Pretty low-key game of 4v4, including one first-time player. My team lost 5-3.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

PM- ankle still tweaked, so did bike instead of paris mountain.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.005.009.00

AM bike

Lunch- frisbee. Very humid, pretty hot. 7v7, other team had one sub. My team won 5-2, then 8 of us did a second game. My team lost 3-0.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.006.0010.00

AM- beautiful morning, 60 deg. Ankle feeling better but I'm being cautious so did 60 min bike.

Lunch- Very uneven teams today- my team was definite underdogs, and everyone recognized the big disparity (they probably had the 4 best throwers, and all of them were fast runners, while my team only had 3 runners). During the first 30 minutes, we got skunked. But then the real game started, and my team somehow won 5-2, aided by a tough zone defense and lots of hard work and patience. It had to be one of the biggest upsets I've seen. Then 5v5 game to 3, that we lost 3-1.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
164.008.000.000.0015.00187.00
Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 89.00Stinson Miles: 6.00Trail N2 Miles: 24.50
Weight: 0.00
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