I'm retired from racing. Really.

September 2018

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

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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:

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: 21.00 Month: 64.00 Year: 957.00
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: 455.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 282.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 168.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 70.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
55.000.000.000.009.0064.00
Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 9.00Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM back to running. Achilles/ankle still painful. 5 miles on GE trail. Saw 7 turkeys, 6 deer, and 1 person- first time in perhaps a year I'd seen anyone other than Johnnie or Crystal on the trail.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 5.00
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Lunch- 20 people for frisbee (on a Wednesday!), so 2 fields. We ended up with a stacked team (Strode, Julian, Matt Henry, Claire, me)- offered to trade with the other team, but they declined. Game ended up being more of a battle then expected, as the other team had good handling skills. However, we won 5-4. Second game should have been more even but was a blowout, 5-0 win for my team. It was super humid thanks to a morning rainshower, and I was fatigued from donating blood last week

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM GE trail run. Back and hips are a bit sore, and my ankle, and I was moving slowly, but I felt good enough to do 7 miles. Didn't see any animals until near the end, when I saw 2 deer and a few turkey.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
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Lunch- 25 people for ultimate frisbee, which I think ties an all-time record. Hot, humidity index in the upper 90's. 4 teams of 6, plus 1 sub. My team got whupped first game, primarily due to Tye and me having some throwing issues. Lost 2-5. Went to the loser's game, and won fairly easily 5-2.

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Lunch- mid-70's today but very humid. 14 people showed up, though the teams were not evenly split (I'd say the other team had 1.5 more fast guys, and then the other team had their slowest player get injured and leave, so we had to start subbing out people, which really skewed it when one of our few fast guys were out). I would have been surprised if we won.

I played really well, though- my throws were generally on-target, including a bunch of long ones early, I had some good catches with no drops (several ankle height catches), and good defense. Game was tied 1-1 before the other team scored 3 straight. My team scored 2 more to make it a bit competitive before losing 3-5. We just didn't have the speed so there were some big mismatches. I was able to trash talk Dennis, who I covered all day, as I scored several and he never did, plus I caught a long bomb over him with some great boxout technique. Plus when I was subbed out, Dennis absolutely rocked my team (at one point intercepting 3 passes on the same point), but I shut him down when I returned. He and I have a friendly rivalry going for a while now- I won the individual battle today, but his team won the game.

Fun day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM 7 slow miles (8:30-9:15 pace). Saw 11 turkey, 10 deer, a half dozen spider webs in the face, plus as I was finishing up a fox ran across the trail about 30 yards in front of me, then stopped to look at me. That was cool

Trail M2 3 Miles: 7.00
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Lunch- cloudy but warm and humid. 13 people but Scott left as he was feeling sick. My team was struggling during the warm up with some bad throws, and a few guys with lots of drops (the other team had drops, too). In the game to 5, we were up 4-3 but stalled 3 or 4 times near the endzone with drops or forced throws (a few by me) and ended up losing 5-4. We should have won this one. Sam was on my team and doesn't think he's won a game in a month.

Hurricane Florence has shifted and is now projected to pass right over us. I'm looking forward to some hurricane frisbee games on Friday and Monday.

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AM decided to rest the foot so did some biking

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Lunch- frisbee 19 people, so 2 fields. Somewhat windy due to coming hurricane. For first game, my team had better throwers but the other team definitely had more speed, and that was before their slowest person and one of our fastest guys left. The 3 other guys on my team were all outmatched on speed. We were down 4-2 but then really cracked down on unforced errors while the other team had some bad throws. We somehow came back for 5-4 win. Tiring.

The other field had someone sprain the ankle right at the end. Between the heat and long games (due to wind), no one wanted to play another game.

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10 people for frisbee, my favorite number. The other team had better throwers, pretty even on speed. Hot but overcast and very breezy. The frisbee gods did not want my team to win today- it was humorous how many of our throws would get caught by the wind or turn the wrong way, while it seemed like every long throw by the other team would turn just perfectly to their catcher, or every tipped disc would go right to them. My team had a large number of bad throws and other self-inflicted wounds today, too, but fate was definitely not on our side. We were down 4-1 before scoring 1 more, then were defeated. 5-2. Blah- every tipped disc I had today still went to Dennis. Oh well. Still fun, but some days are more fun than others. 

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3 xt to rest the ankle/achilles

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14 people for frisbee. Still hot- it's usually not this hot still this time of the year. I refused the split the teams so the method they used ended up with fairly uneven teams- my team was weaker on speed and throwing. We gave it a good effort, though I had 3 drops, while I usually have 0. My throwing was better, though I didn't throw any long (that was a pre-game decision). I've been trying to improve my forehand throwing.

Game to 5 started and we had a few bad turnovers and were outplayed, down 4-1. We scored 2 more before getting beat. I think I caught 2 of the 3 points on my team, but also gave up 2. Fun day, not my best play (too many drops- I didn't do my normal pre-game mental warmup, so I'm blaming that).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.002.006.00

AM- first run in a while. 1 loop on GE trail. Saw 7 deer, including 2 young bucks, and a rafter of 9 female turkey right at the turnaround point. Then did a little stationary bike.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 4.00
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Well, interesting day for frisbee. We had 17 people. I was on red team, covering Dennis. Then, about 15 minutes in, Dennis ran it to try to intercept a disc to someone else, got upended, and came down on his arm. He broke his arm or wrist (or severely dislocated his wrist). Ouch. Julian took him to the doctor. The red team was killing the other team, so Claire and I swapped teams. Red kept killing blue team- they were up 4-2. My blue team had way too many bad throws and a few drops. We made a comeback and tied it up 4-4, but then lost in the end. Too many bad throws. I think I only had 1 turnover in the game to 5- a throw into the endzone hung up too long and was knocked away. Pretty good game for me, otherwise- no drops, generally good passing. But I don't like 14 people on the field- too crowded. My prefer 10 or 12.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
55.000.000.000.009.0064.00
Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 9.00Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 7.00
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