I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 10, 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!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 12.00 Month: 16.00 Year: 725.00
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

I passed out today.  Clean out for 30 seconds.  But first things first...

AM- 2.5 run, then my toe hurt so much I had to quit (small shoes, I think, which resulted in very bloody toe), followed by 7 xt.

Lunch- 6 run, 1 xt.  Hot.  Very hot.

After work, I went to give blood so Marci and I could have movie tickets for a date- I'm O neg blood, so they call me all the time asking for donations with bribes of tickets.  I had to first convince the worker that my 90/60 blood pressure and 40 bpm heart rate were normal.  The blood donation went fine, until the end when I started feeling a bit woozy.  Then, just before I finished, all the background noise faded out and I had a nice dream for 30 seconds or so, before even the dream faded to black.  Next thing I know, they are shoving ice all over me and waving smelling salts under my nose trying to wake me up.  Wow, that was quite the experience- never happened before.  They made me sit in their chair thirty minutes, monitoring me and taking bp (80/48 five minutes after I woke up).  Needless to say, I was very late meeting Marci for dinner.  And, they were out of movie tickets so will have to mail some to me.  I still feel a bit groggy and light headed even now.  I think I'll just do some easy xt tomorrow rather than run in the high heat and risk passing out again.  My toe really needs a rest, anyways, since it is all swollen and sore.

Pace 3 Miles: 2.50NB 760 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
From Predog on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 00:51:58 from

That part about convincing the worker that 90/60 and 40 bpm is "normal" made me laugh. You know you run too much when...

From Jon on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 07:56:57 from

Actually, she said it first, Joe. "Your pulse is 41. Are you a marathon runner?"

From jtshad on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 08:39:45 from

Take it easy and let yourself get healed up...and wake back up!

From Cody on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 10:45:29 from

So not worth it! Cool story though.

From allie on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 20:26:26 from

crazy day. feel better.

From Scott Wesemann on Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 12:24:52 from

Wow! I gave a little blood on Wed too (all over the mountain) :) I don't do well with needles and I have gone down a time or two. Ha! Nice miles!

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