I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 11, 2020

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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: 16.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 729.00
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: 266.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 6 easy on the golf course.

PM- BTW (Big Trail Workout)- this was supposed to be just a leisurely trail run with Cody but it ended up being quite the beast.  He was feeling his Wheaties today, while I felt pretty bad.  Cody was faster today on the ups, downs, and flats.  We ran from First Dam up the canyon to Guinavah Malibu (6 miles, 48 min), then ran up the steeper grade to the wind caves (1.85 miles, 22 minutes).  Then the fun started.  We thought we knew where the trail was to take us the rest of the way up to the saddle on the Birdenuix trail above Green Canyon, but ended up bushwacking and clawing our way up scree and prickly plants.  It took 30 minutes to go .5 miles to the top, with a vertical gain of 1200 ft.  Umm, yeah, that means 40-45% grade.  The Garmin was barely reading that we were even moving.  We found the trail about 100 yards below the top and were amazed how much easier and faster it was than bushwacking.  We took a break at the top to eat a granola bar and enjoy the view, then descended the rather steep trail down to Green Canyon.  My legs were screaming at me- definitely not as recovered from Des News as I thought.  Finally reached the bottom of the canyon and looped back to the start via Bonneville shoreline trail.  My legs are trashed and I am exhausted.  Total distance was 16.5 (or so), with a Garmin reading of 5000+ ft elevation gain.  2.5 hours on the nose.  Although it was technically a medium distance run, my legs were as tired as at the end of a 22+ mile long run.  Trashed.  But, like Cody says, any trail run beats a road run.  Good, yet very tiring way to start the week.

XT Wings Miles: 15.00Adrenaline 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
From redrooster on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 13:52:46 from

umm... what happened to the 16.5 mile killer loop up wind cave and down Bieurdneau??? I was all set and waiting for you guys at 5:30 sharp and you never showed. ha ha ha. someday I will join you for that... but maybe we can start with a run from green canyon to bierdneau and back?

From paul on Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:07:12 from

Sounds exactly like the first time I did that run with Dave. We got to the top and said "D'oh!" when we saw the trail. The 2nd time with James we made the proper turnoff, and it was a lot easier. Basically, if you get to the wind caves, you've missed it big time.

From Superfly on Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 11:06:40 from

Nice big tail workout. So when do you officially start training for that 100?

From Jon on Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 11:13:49 from

Paul- is the turnoff about .75 miles before the wind caves? Where the WC trail cuts back, but we keep going straight?

Clyde- planning to do TOU marathon first in Sept, then ramp up for the Feb ultra.

From paul on Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 11:17:53 from


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