I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 2020

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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 

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

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: 23.00 Month: 15.00 Year: 1294.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 420.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
91.500.000.000.000.0091.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 29.00Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 39.00Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 19.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- no running the past 3 days, but lots of walking at Dollywood. Ran 4 miles this morning with the wife- hot and humid (upper 80's when we ran)

Happy Independence Day, everyone. But can we really call it such this year- seems to be a bit of a farce.

Road M3 Black And Blue 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. Sluggish and slow, 9+ pace. Had 4 deer run right in front of me.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

2 pm run- hottest time of the day, sunny and humid. I started off feeling a lot better than yesterday running about 8:20 pace. After 30 min I started feeling terrible, with tingly hands and dead legs. Walked about 1/3 mile, then trudged home over 9 min pace. Got it done, though.

Running in the south, I'm used to seeing lots of garbage alongside the roads. Beer cans, usually. The past few months, however, I see almost as many discarded face masks. Sad.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch frisbee- hot (90's, sunny, feels like 100). 9 people, my team played with 4. We did really good at the start, but then had some errors and fatigue in the game so lost 2-5. Still fun. Didn't actually feel as hot as yesterday's run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 miles, nice and slow 9:15 avg pace. Then weights.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 7. Felt pretty good, 8:15-8:30 pace

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- 6 miles with Marci. She leaves today for 10 days in Utah/Idaho along with my 2 oldest kids. I'll be home alone with the 3 younger kids, working and keeping everyone alive.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- run 8 miles at the gym. Felt really good, kept upping the speed. Started at 8:13, finished at 7:48. Nice to feel good- running inside an air conditioned building probably helped. 

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM 5 mile run, weights

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

No run yesterday due to a sick kid (can't take them to the gym with fever). She was better today. Ran 9 miles, not fast, then weights. 

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Didn't run the past two days as I was at Dollywood with my 3 youngest kids. Went to the gym today, ran 5 miles, then weights.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

AM- Ran 8.5 miles at the gym.

Wife and 2 oldest kids get home tonight after 9 days away. I haven't really talked to an adult during that time. I'd say some pressure has been building inside- no pressure relief valve. At this point, I'm just sick of all the covid crap- the stress, job losses, school issues, etc. I'm just plain over all of it. 2 weeks to flatten the curve has become over 4 months of arbitrary shutdowns and ever-changing-rules, with no end in sight. I'm tired of it and the very real impact it's having on people.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- Legs felt absolutely dead today. Slogged through 6 miles at about 9:30 avg pace. Oofdah. I did have a doe and fawn run across the road in front of me. Then did weight lifting.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- Wanted to run 6 miles but it was so hot out (in the 90's with feels just below 100) that I cut it short and only did 4. I'm not in the same kind of shape I used to be to run so many miles in the heat. I guess being older, fatter, and slower will do that to a person.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- woke up to a painful ankle yesterday for no reason I could figure out. Hurts when walking, but not to bend it. Took the day off. Went to the gym today to see if I could still run on it, and found no pain while running. 8 miles, then weights.

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
91.500.000.000.000.0091.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 29.00Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 39.00Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 19.50
Weight: 0.00
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