I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 16, 2019

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

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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:

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: 0.00 Month: 12.00 Year: 517.50
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: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.500.000.000.000.0022.50

Long run today.  Left at 6 am and ran to Paul's house.  We ran to the canal and up into Logan canyon.  There was a very stiff wind coming out of the canyon, strong enough to almost stop us moving a few times.  It was strong enough that even though we were 2 feet apart, we couldn't hear each other (I asked him 3 times, "Do you think Favre will get traded this weekend?" and he thought I kept asking, "How far are you training this weekend?").  The pace up was slow- I don't think we ever went faster than 8 min pace on the way up, and I imagine the wind and hill miles may have been 9 min pace.  Paul turned around at around an hour just as I paid an emergency visit to a bush.  Then I continued on up the trail to Guinavah Malibu campground- just over 11 miles in 1:32:58, a whopping 8:27 pace.  I was thirsty and getting tired so was excited for the downhill.  Ran home via the same route, picking up the pace along the way.  By the time I hit the canal I was running just under 7:00 pace.  1:19:05 for the return trip (I added on a little to hit 22.5 miles), 7:10 average.  Not too bad- 1:17 faster per mile on the way back!  2:52:04 for the run- 7:38 pace.  My legs were tired but still moving well by the end.  Good run.  It was nice to run with Paul, even though it was only for 1/4 of the run.

84 miles for this week- my highest mileage of the year and highest since last August.  85 miles next week, then up to the 90's for a few weeks.  This week was the end of my race-free training, with 4 races in the next 6 weeks.

806- 491

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From JimF on Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 16:26:54

Nice run! Those winds sound real crazy. Good job fighting through the wind and on your highest mileage week.

From josse on Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 17:13:42

Time to break out the green shorts!! It's racin time:)

From Adam RW on Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 17:45:29

Nice run, nice week, now on to a crazy month and a half...

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