I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 11, 2019

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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: 11.00 Month: 31.00 Year: 814.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 335.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.0010.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- 13 holes.

PM- BW- 3 miles warmup, then a 10 mile progressive tempo- brisk (~6:20-6:30), Tinman (6:10), MP (5:55), then finish at LT (5:40).  My legs didn't feel great, it was hot (85 deg) and I quickly discovered I was somewhat dehydrated, all of which contributed to a sub-par workout.  Ran mile 24 to 19 to 24 on TOU course.  Splits were 6:34 (uphill), 6:19, 12:28 for 2 miles (a bit slow), 6:08.  Turned around and was supposed to do MP for 3 miles, then 2 LT.  Splits were 5:54 (good), 11:52 for 2 (good), 6:01 (bad- was supposed to be 5:40- legs were very tired), 5:45 (ok).  Pretty tired by the end of an ok workout- it would have been nice to be about 60 seconds faster overall.  1:45:12 for the 16 miles, 6:34 avg.

My bruise is feeling a bit better but now I have really messed up my left arch- I know I have been somewhat modifying my stride to protect my foot/bruise, and I think it is really messing with my arch.  It feels ok to walk with good shoes and support, but very painful to walk barefoot.  I will ice and monitor, but will cut mileage and forgo my planned 100 mile week if my arch doesn't start feeling better.  Oh well- most of my work is behind me, now, the priority is to maintain and stay healthy.  I have been lucky injury-wise this season, so would like to keep that trend going.

768- 265, Adrenaline- 81

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From cody on Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 10:05:28

Yeah, but how many par-5's

From wheakory on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 01:01:33

I don't see a need in doing 100 miles three weeks out from St. George. You just when a marathon two weeks ago, and a very tough one. I think if you want to peak at the right time for SGM cut it back to 80-85 this week to play it safe on your foot. Then cut 10 - 15% per week till SGM. You've already proven you have the fitness, now you just need to maintain, with some small quality low mile intense runs..

I'm probably least person on this list to give advice, but just my thoughts.

Now you can go ahead and bang me up.

From jtshad on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 09:49:07

Sorry to hear about the sore feet! I agree with Kory, staying injury free is more important now than a 100M week. Your fitness is there for SGM, now just keep healthy, have a solid base and you will do great.

From montelepsy on Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 15:09:50

Wow. It takes me 2 months to run 100 miles. I just figured out you were tracking mileage on your shoes. For a week or so, I thought you folks were measuring your hormone level or something.

From Jon on Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 16:07:04

Yeah, we track shoe miles. The funniest question related to that was on Holt's blog- he uses mainly Brooks, like Cumulus, Stratus, etc. He also has a pair of Landreth. Someone asked, "Why do you keep writing about clouds on your runs, and what kind of cloud is a landerth???"

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