I'm retired from racing. Really.

August 2017

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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 

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: 39.00 Month: 118.00 Year: 1690.60
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 518.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 252.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 377.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
166.504.000.000.0038.00208.50
Stinson Miles: 62.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 28.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 31.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

AM 6

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

AM- 3 run- slow but minimal ankle pain. Then 30 min bike

Lunch- frisbee. My team was up 4-2 but lost 5-4. Doh.

Stinson Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM- working from home today to watch the kids, so morning run around home. 5 miles, starting 8:50, ending 8:00 ish. Slow. Cut it a bit short due to leg twinging just a bit. Being cautious.

Stinson Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.005.009.00

AM 50 min xt

Lunch- 22 people for frisbee so we did 2 fields. My team won our first game 5-2, then got whupped by the other winning team, 5-2. In our defense, the other team was completely stacked. We still stood a chance if we didn't have some terrible turnovers right at the start and gave them a 4-0 lead.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.004.0010.00

AM- 2 run on treadmill  (raining outside, and I knew I wasn't going far), then bike

Lunch- 11 people for frisbee on a rainy day. The first windy day in a while, and our throws were appropriately bad for the first while. My team won 5-3.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

AM- I'm being conservative in my comeback. 3 on the treadmill due to rain (not sure the last time I ran on treadmill- it's been a long time), then 30 min bike.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

AM- planned to run 4 but shin/ankle was a bit sensitive, so stopped to bike at 3 miles.

Lunch- 5v5 frisbee, other team had a sub. They were a bit better skill wise, but we battled hard. Got down 3-0, then battled to tie it 4-4 before losing. We had chances to win but were plagued by bad drops all day. Doh. Unforced errors usually result in a Loss, and today was no different. Always a fun time, though.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.002.008.00

AM I decided to just run some extra today even if the leg wasn't great. Did 6, then 20 min bike.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.004.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 6 on the treadmill, as it was steady rain outside. Again. Wettest, coolest August I remember in SC.

Lunch- the rain all morning and even during the game kept the people away. 5v5. So humid, the frisbee was wet and slippery, so there were lots of drops. The game to 5 was one of the longest ever, with the 3rd point taking at least 5 minutes. My team got up 4-1, then the other team tied it 4-4 before my team scored the winning point. Fun game today. Very, very tired and sore- my right quad is acting funny and tight, my left achilles was the most painful it's been in a long time. 

Stinson Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- super humid morning. Ran almost 2 miles with Aspen, which was a first and enjoyable, then a while more by myself. Last mile was 7:30.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 7. Not too sluggish, saw 3 deer, 2 turkeys, 0 people.

Lunch- 7v7 with 2 subs each. My team went ahead 3-1, then they tied it 3-3, then we scored 2 more to win.

Stinson Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

PM- It's been pretty cool, relatively speaking, for the past few weeks, and my limited running has all been in the morning. Until today, when I returned to Paris Mtn after work, and the Feels Like temp was 100 deg. Holy hot. Barry, Seth, Merle, and I did the short route plus I requested Upper Kanuga as I didn't want to push it. Finished with just 5.5 miles in under an hour. Didn't stop sweating for a long time. Hopefully I'll be up to the longer route next week.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 7. Turkeys and deer.

Lunch- 18 people for ultimate, that may be the most ever. My team won 5-2.

Stinson Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 8 miles, 2xGE trail. 5 deer, 4 turkey, 3 Hardcore History podcasts, 2 people, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6. 1 deer, 4 turkey. I think I ran exactly 8:00 pace the whole time.

Lunch- 20 people on a hot day (heat index above 100) so we did 2 games. My team lost the first one 5-4, then won the second 5-2.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 8 around home. Then worked for home to watch the solar eclipse. We had totality here in Greenville, and it was really awesome. Unique sight, very beautiful. Seeing the corona was my favorite. It was not as dark as I thought it would be- the sky was purple and blue, not black, but you could see a few stars and planets. There were also strange-shaped shadows, shadow waves, and the diamond ring. Neat day, I'll definitely remember this one.

Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- PM with Merle, Aaron, and Seth. Lots of talk on the eclipse. Aaron and Seth didn't see totality due to clouds, which is too bad. Hot, mid 90's. Merle and I did the whole 10 mile loop, and I felt pretty good. Hope I feel good tomorrow, as well.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6 on GE trail. Biggest group of turkeys I've ever seen, 9 or 10

Lunch- 6 v 6 ultimate. Hot and humid. My team was down 0-2 but then won 5-3. We probably had a better team, especially since right at the start of the game we lost our worst player and they other team lost their best. Still, the other team scored the first 2.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 8 miles, 2x GE trail. 7 deer, 1 turkey, no people. Not sure if I was moving fast or slow. I know slow at start but maybe faster by the end? I keep finding the near on the other side of the GE chain link fence from me, and they freak out and try to run away even though I can't get them. Even seen one jump it, plus others run into it or other things. If they just stood still, they would be just fine.

Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- not as hot in the mornings anymore, mid-60's. Ran 7 miles, most on GE trail. Saw 1 turkey, no deer, no people. Solitude. Still listening to Hardcore History podcast during runs. Right now I'm working through the Punic Wars series.

I'm enjoying my solo morning runs with podcasts. Not sure what I'll do when it's cold, dark, and rainy in the morning- probably sometimes outside, sometimes treadmill. Of course, treadmill is more enjoyable once NFL season starts so I can watch Mike and Mike. Although I'm doing my best to minimize time spent on football this season.

Lunch- ultimate frisbee. It's been a while since I had a bad game- Wednesday, for example, I was catching pretty much everything and all my throws were going where I wanted, even the long ones. Not today. Real stinker of a game- a few bad drops, but mainly lots of bad throws. Short, medium, long... bad. 20 people, so 2 games. My team lost the first one 5-1, then the second 5-3. Then we cobbled together 8 people for 1 more game, which we lost 5-3. Blah. Always fun, but a real stinker for me today. The good news was we played for almost 90 minutes between all the games, not finishing till 1:30.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- ran 2 miles with Marci, then 4 by myself, which meant my pace went from 10:00 to 7:30. Not often you increase pace that much in a run.

54 miles for the week, between frisbee and running. That's my highest in 14 months. That mileage used to be a normal training block Mon-Wed.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
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AM 6. Cooler out. Didn't feel stupendous but I guess I was running well- 7:30ish at the end.

Lunch- 20 people at frisbee, so 2 games. My team won the first 5-4, lost the second 3-5. Windy day made for some adventure.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

PM- well, today was a huge bummer. Beautiful, 78 deg temps for a run at PM with Aaron, Merle, and Seth. But my right shin, which was twinging a bit yesterday, was complaining with each and every step, right from the start, and it didn't get better. After 2 or 3 miles, I called it a day and walked the 3 miles back to the car. Yes, walked. That stunk, but hopefully a few days rest will make it happy.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.006.0010.00

AM hour bike

Lunch- ultimate. 19 people, a record for Wednesday (before last week, we never had more than 15). My team won 5-3. Cool and not windy. Very nice. The remnants of Harvey come today, though, for a few days. Shin was ok but started hurting the last 10 minutes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
166.504.000.000.0038.00208.50
Stinson Miles: 62.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 28.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 31.50
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