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GVT All-comers Track Meet

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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
Race: GVT All-comers Track Meet (1 Miles) 00:05:10, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 10 ez.

Lunch- 6 with Brad and Jim.

PM- Today was a very rare 3-a-day.  I think I've only done this once or twice before.  Greenville Track Club puts on an All-Comers Track meet at Furman, with an emphasis on kid races.  It was the first races ever for my girls, and a lot of fun.  First was the kid 50 yard dash, which I ran with both girls.  Then was the parent-kid relay, 50 yards each (my girls collided during this and both got cuts, but finished).  Then I did the adult mile, placing third in about 5:10 (splits were something like 70, 80, 80, 80).  Given that it was my first mile race in 14 years (college freshman), plus my third run of the day and mid-90's temp with humidity, it was the best I could do.  But my first mile at my last 5k was faster!  Oh well, I just don't know how to run fast enough anymore.  We finished with Kinley running the 200, then me doing a 200 in ~30 sec.  Plus a lot of warmup and cooldown- 5 miles total.

It was a lot of fun to see my girls do some running.  I think they liked the long jump the best, though- jumping into sand can't be beat.  The performance of the day was an 800 meter guy who ran 1:51.  Of course, he is an OTQ, but he looked so smooth and powerful- amazing.  One of the fastest 800's I've ever seen.

Tangent 3 Miles: 5.00Float Miles: 6.00NB 760 Miles: 10.00
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From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 21:58:56 from

Man, now I am really homesick. You have no idea how many of those things I have run. And despite the great running scene here in Utah, I've always been disappointed that we don't have something similar here. Truly great family events.

Of course, your girls will grow up to be Paladins right?

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 21:59:32 from

Did you think of entering the shot put?

From Fritz on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 23:34:24 from

Looks like a lot of fun. Did your day include 3 showers? Your water bill could get expensive if you keep this up.

From Jon on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 06:27:17 from

Rob- no field events other than kid's long jump.

Fritz- well, yes, 3 showers. Have to in 90 deg heat and humidity. But 2 of them are in the gym at my work, from whence most of my runs originate.

From marci on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 15:08:35 from

not to brag but i totally beat your 200m race when I was in high school. Okay, I am full on bragging!!! I still think I can beat you...

I say we do a 200m race next April. Just you and me!! what do ya say?

From Jon on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 22:13:28 from

You're on!

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