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!
Early AM- Ran with Justin Cole for the first time today- he's a recent college grad and collegiate runner, just getting into road marathoning and trail racing. We did a shuttle and ran the last ~20 miles of the FHT (70 miles from my house, so a bit of a drive). Nice run- did the Burrell's Ford, Chattooga River (where they filmed Deliverance), and Cheohee sections- I stopped my watch accidentally, but Justin had his (though it seemed to be measuring a bit short). Finished with about 19.5 miles in 3:43. The best part was the temps- 50 at the start (my hands were chilly and we could see our breath for a bit) and 70 at the start. I think I only drank 60 oz the whole time, about half my normal during the summer. Nice meeting and running with Justin, too- and glad to complete the entire FHT for my record attempt next month. Felt pretty good- knees were achy on the downs, and tired by the end, but much better than Wed/Thur. Not sure elevation since I stopped my watch, but it was somewhere around 3500 climb/4600 loss. Saw some wild boar, first time for that. No east coast bear, still (only time I saw bear on a run was a bear cub up Waterton Canyon in Denver.
Crossmax Miles: 19.50
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