I'm retired from racing. Really.

October 2013

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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, and 38th place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals for 2016

  • None

2016 Race Schedule

  • None

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: 117.00 Year: 844.50
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Fuel Trail 4 Lifetime Miles: 449.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 400.50
Trail N2 Lifetime Miles: 391.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 134.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 143.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
182.004.000.000.0056.50242.50
Stinson Miles: 39.00Road M3 2 Miles: 34.50Progrid Guide TR Miles: 82.50Trail N2 Miles: 17.00Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 15.00Road M3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- 7 ez miles in 57 minutes.  Todd found what appears to be a cross country route around Mt. Zion Academy so that was nice.  Ankle wasn't happy all run, though mainly when running on anything bumpy or off-camber.

Stinson Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.003.5010.00

Lunch- some running with the guys (first Sams club trip in a long time) and some xt.

Stinson Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.500.000.000.000.0011.50

Lunch- 6

PM- Paris Mtn with a group of 6 of us.  Good run, though I was unsurprisingly very tired by the end.  And I twisted my left ankle pretty good, leaving me limping.  11.5 miles in 1:52.

Stinson Miles: 11.50Road M3 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.006.0013.00

AM 6 xt

Lunch 7

Stinson Miles: 7.00
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Woke up for a morning run but my walk to the bathroom had me feeling sufficiently beat up still that I decided to give myself an extra day rest.  After all, the key is being healthy and fit for Pinhoti 100, not meeting arbitrary mileage goals this week.  Perspective.  I don't feel at all guilty for any extra rest days or cross training within 10 days either side of an ultra.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.000.000.000.001.0020.00

AM- 12 while watching football recaps

Lunch- 7 running.  Left Achilles was absolutely killing me by the end.  Hmm.  Added a bit of xt.

Stinson Miles: 7.00Road M3 2 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

AM- Tried to run.  Made it 2 minutes.  Not sure what is up with my ankle/foot- sprained ankle?  Sprained foot?  Tendonitis?  Strain?  Strong pain that seems to move around and come and go.  Weird and frustrating.  Ended up doing some crosstraining.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Lunch 9 miles. As bad as my foot hurt yesterday, it was much better today. Ran 8 miles pain free, then started twinning the last mile so I stopped.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.006.008.00

PM- Foot hurt quite a bit during the day, but decided to run anyways.  Felt good enough to run a few miles, then do some arc trainer.  I probably shouldn't, but I'm going for a long trail run tomorrow.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.000.000.000.000.0017.00

PM- Took Jason for his first-ever run at DuPont after work. Great place for running. I was really worried about my foot. It was fine for the first two hours but then my Achilles rapidly went downhill such that I cut the run short and was walking and limping by the end. At least I got some time on my feet. Got home at 11 pm. 17 miles with 1900 climbing in 3 hrs.

I'm signed up for a trail 6k race in the morning but I doubt I run it.

Trail N2 Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Slept in till 8 am (latest in a long time) while wearing my beloved Strassburg sock (hate the feel but love the results).  Leg felt better but I decided to rest.  My long distance endurance is still there, I just need to get healthy.  I'll admit I've been about 50 miles below my planned mileage for each of the past 2 weeks, but not much I can do about that now.  This is showing me how hard I pushed at TNF win and how close my body is to breakdown.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.004.0010.00

Lunch- 6 run, 4 xt.  Achilles didn't feel great but wasn't painful.

I moved into a new age group today- Usher and I both turned 35 (twins?).  After work, Marci surprised me with a dinner sans kids.  We chose a wild game restaurant where we ate kangaroo, duck, and gator.  Then I went to Panera Bread for a free dessert... but apparently they don't do that anymore.  Doh.  So then we went to Culver's and got a free sundae.  I love Culvers.  And I'm very stuffed now.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.004.0011.00

Lunch- 7 with Phil and Jim (meaning it was at an honest, Phil pace), then some xt.  Minimal pain.

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.008.0018.00

Am 2 plus xt

Lunch an hr plus xt.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 8.00Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM 11 miles around home. My parents are visiting so I'm taking a few days off work.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

AM 8 on a beautiful, cool morning with some fog hanging in the air. Gorgeous sunrise over a misty meadows with a few trees spread throughout. Felt tired and slow yesterday, but energetic and fast today.

PM Went apple picking with the family, then ran a slow 6 miles with my dad.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 8.00Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.004.000.000.000.0016.00

AM ran to the soccer fields for a bit of hilly speed work. No real time distance goals, just raise the heart rate. Ended up doing about 4-5 miles around 6:30 ish pace. Ran into Jason so he joined me for the last mile. 10 miles total in 70 min.

PM 6 miles in 44 min. Glad I got in all 80 miles I wanted this week. It seemed a pretty easy 80. I'd normally start my taper but I might wait an extra week as I'm already feeling rested from low mileage the last 6 weeks.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 6.00Road M3 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- 10 with the guys.  11 at the start, just Jim and I for the second half.  Todd found a ~mile long cross country trail around the local school which we've been enjoying- 3 loops today, with some guys heading back after each lap.  Nice and rough terrain, hilly, off-road.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.003.5010.00

Lunch 48 min run, then xt. Achilles hurts again.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.008.008.00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- Paris Mtn with Barry, Aaron, and Lynn.  Cool temps (50 at the finish) and partly in the dark.  11 miles in 1:54 with 1400 ft climb.  It's my last PM Thursday night run for a while as PM will be open after 6 pm only on Tuesdays once we hit daylight savings, and I have Scouts on Tuesday.

One of the strangest things that has ever happened to me on a run occured today.  While running far from a trailhead, a young guy (maybe 18 years old?) wearing cargo pants and long sleeve shirt came running up behind me, breathing loudly and taking very long steps.  He started passing me on the rocky, technical trail.  Just as he drew even with me, he pulled a pamphlet out of his pocket and asked, "Would you like a religious tract?"  Shocked, I quickly declined his offer, saying I didn't want to carry anything.  He then passed the others in my group, also offering a pamphlet to Aaron, before quickly disappearing into the distance.  Just strange, everything about it.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.001.508.00

Lunch- 6.5 running with the guys (we got kicked off our newest route, the cross country route around Mt. Zion Academy- they don't want us running it during school hours.  We've been kicked off 4 or 5 running routes, now), then some xt.  Foot wasn't great.  I think I'll take 3 days entirely off in an effort to get it healed for Pinhoti 100 next week.

Road M3 2 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Day 3 of 3 resting the Achilles.  Run again tomorrow to test it out and shake off the rust.  Then a few more runs before driving to Alabama on Friday.  Saturday at 6 am is Go time.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

Did some good crosstraining today.  Run tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- 6 miles running. Felt appropriately rusty. Achilles is...still attached. It seems the most likely obstacle for my race.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.002.006.00

Lunch- 4+2.  Hope my Achilles is well enough.  Leave tomorrow morning.

Road M3 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
182.004.000.000.0056.50242.50
Stinson Miles: 39.00Road M3 2 Miles: 34.50Progrid Guide TR Miles: 82.50Trail N2 Miles: 17.00Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 15.00Road M3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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