I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 07, 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!

Favorite Blogs:

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 4 slow miles. 8:40-8:00 pace. Blah. Can't believe how out of shape, overweight, and slow I am these days. I really need to turn all of this around.

Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Road M3 Grey Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From steve ash on Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 15:53:30 from 67.2.58.87

You will. Downtime is good I think for runners who are in it for the long term. You have had a pretty intense ultra career the last few years. Speaking of which, I just saw a documentary on Badwater and I thought of you. It really intrigued me as well having a lot of respect for those folks who completed the event. What are your thoughts about it?

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 16:15:19 from 24.10.247.181

Running Badwater will make you look like a withered prune and it will melt your shoes.

From Jon on Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 19:13:20 from 96.33.87.148

I think Badwater is definitely a tough event, from what I know and people I've talked to. Doesn't interest me at all- I don't like racing on roads or the heat. But some people seem to really take to it. To each their own. No one will say it's easy.

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