I'm retired from racing. Really.

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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: 7.00 Month: 37.50 Year: 759.00
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: 302.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
47.000.000.000.0014.0061.00
Road N2 Purple Miles: 17.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

XT, weights.

Spent Thursday through Sunday in Charlotte with my wife as my parents watched our kids. Enjoyed the Whitewater Center (rafted twice, and have the bruises to prove it), Aladdin, a comedy show (I had never heard of Preacher Lawson before but he was one of them and was hilarious- easy to see why he was a finalist on America's Got Talent... though, as he said, he lost to a 12 year old ventriliquist), Billy Graham Library, and enjoyed the NASCAR hall of fame a lot more than expected. I even won the NASCAR simulator race my last time. Now back to the grind.

My middle school daughter had her last cross country race of the season. She ran pretty well. Her team got 3rd, and the boys won conference. It's fun to cheer for them and watch them run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM first run in a week. Wasn't sure how my quad and knee would do, so first ran 2 miles on GE track. Slow but felt ok, so did 2 miles on the GE trail. Saw 2 deer.

97 degree high today. Tomorrow is 98. That's 20 deg above normal, and 5 deg above record highs from the 1930's. Isn't it supposed to be fall already?

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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AM humid day, very sweaty run. Felt ok, wasn't moving too slow- 8:15 or so. 4 miles, 2 turkeys, 1 deer. Plus weights. High is 98 deg today, which will set all time October temperature record in Greenville by 5 degrees. Old high was from 1884.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 4.00
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Lunch- 95 deg and sunny for frisbee (on a related note, the high tomorrow will be 69 deg. That's a big difference around here). 11 people. My team went up 1-0, then someone from the other team left and I swapped teams. Were down 1-4, fought back to 3-4, but then lost. I don't think I had any bad throws or drops, but could have done better on defense and the other team was pretty good.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Frisbee on a 75 degree day (finally)- 6v6 with a sub on my team. The other team was killing us in the warmup, then started pulling it together, but made some bad throws and drops in the game so lost 5-3. I don't think I had any bad throws or drops, but could have done better on defense. My pulled groin is hurting a bit.

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xt and weights

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

PM ran GE trail after work. 6 turkeys. Felt ok- less niggles than I expected, well enough I may try frisbee tomorrow.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 4.00
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6v6 frisbee. My team was really struggling- I think the other team scored 4 or 5 to start the warmup. We switched to a zone and started having more luck by taking away the long bomb and forcing the other team to make lots of throws. The disc point took over 5 minutes. In the game, the other team scored 2, then we scored 3 straight, then tied 3-3. We scored, they scored, then we closed it out with a 5-4 win. Hard fought game today with some long points and lots of running. My legs felt pretty good. I played well, too- I don't think I had any turnovers or bad throws in the game. Fun times.

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3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Today is my 41st birthday. I guess my bithday is bad luck for frisbee. 10 people, 70 deg and sunny. My team was doing better in the warmup, including some hard hammers. In the game to 5, Sam kept throwing hard hammers that we weren't catching, Tom missed 2 knockdown on long bombs, I threw a disc at Chris's feet, and we overall did our best to lose. We did, 5-2.

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XT and lifting

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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- high 50's and steady rain, ran on muddy GE trail. 3-5 deer, 6 turkey. Left hip is hurting for some reason after the run.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 4.00
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sore hips, so stretch and upper body lifting only

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hips feeling a bit better, so did 10 min xt then lower body weights

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Decided to play frisbee even though it may hurt my hips. 65, overcast, but humid. 6v6. My team was getting worked at the start- we alternated bad throws with drops. I think we only scored 1 of the first 7 or 8 points. It was terrible. We finally started getting things together after 20 or 30 minutes. Game to 5 started- we went up 2-1, then down 3-2, then 3-3, then down 4-3, then tied at 4. Both teams had several chances to win at the end, but we lost 4-5. I played mixed- some good throws, but some bad throws (I threw a bad one into the endzone on the last point). Some good D, some bad (knocked an awesome bomb away from Dennis, but gave up a few and ran out of juice- donating blood didn't help that). Some good catches, some bad (one great long score with Dennis all over me, but another that he knocked away). Fun, even game. I wish I was in the shape I was 3 years ago, not 30 pounds heavier and always fighting 1-2 niggles at a time. Such is age and too much food.

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XT and lifting

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AM 2 miles on GE trail and didn't see any deer or turkey- that's uncommon. 1 mile on track. Stretch.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 3.00
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AM 4 on the treadmill (so I could stop quickly in case my hips started hurting, which they didn't). Then pretty good weightlifting.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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Lunch- 13 people for frisbee, my team had sub. Right at the start, Kevin dislocated his pinkie finger. He popped it back in, buddy taped it, and kept playing. We had more speed and really dominated the game to 5, winning 5-1. They had some bad turnovers just before scoring. I had a couple of terrible drops but otherwise did fine. 10 people stuck around for another game- other team scored 2, then my team scored 2, then they won 3-2.

Busy weekend- church trunk or treat tonight, then I'm working an aid station early tomorrow morning with my eldest daughter for the local marathon, then attending Matilda the musical with 4 kids, then watching a soccer game. Sunday, we head to Atlanta after church to meet Marci's sister and her family, who is coming for a week to see us and enjoy a Southern Halloween. I hope it doesn't rain.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- spent the past few days having fun in Atlanta. This morning, easy 1 mile jog and XT plus weights.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 1.00
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Am wanted to run at least 4 as long as my hip allowed it. Felt generally ok, ran 5. 

Happy Halloween today, everyone. The manager of my work gym loves this holiday so puts up tons of scary decorations and dressed scary clown style, plus there was food, pumpkin carving, etc. It was great.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
47.000.000.000.0014.0061.00
Road N2 Purple Miles: 17.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 12.00
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