I'm retired from racing. Really.

March 26, 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: 4.00 Month: 92.00 Year: 346.00
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: 479.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 301.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Beach run today.  By far the most windy run of my life- thanks to a tropical storm there are sustained wins of 30 mph and gusts up to 40.

Started my run into the wind, running 2 miles.  Thanks to the blowing sand and rain that can only be described as "stinging", it was rather painful.  And slow- the gusts would almost grind me to a halt.  I had to keep my head down at times since the rain and sand were blowing so hard in my face.  Turned around at the port entrance and ran 3.5 miles with the wind at my back.  Nice.  Made farmer blows real easy if you aimed right.

Final 1.5 miles were into the wind again.  It picked up even more with very painful rain.  It is a good thing no one else was on the beach because I started yelling at Mother Nature, challenging her to bring more at me.  I yelled things like, "Is this all you got?", "You can do better than this", and "Bring it on".  I constantly growled and roared at the wind.  Spit flew out of my mouth.  I sang "Home on the Range" and repeatedly yelled "I am Sparticus" (I don't know why I said that).  The wind shoved the air and rain down my mouth, and pelted my skin with sand.  I would not be stopped.  I loved every minute of it.  I challenged mother nature and would not back down.  Good run today.

Omni- 417

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Comments
From Mik'L on Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 20:56:17

I'm sorry the Sox dominated the Rockies. No, actually I'm not sorry!

Why are you guys in Florida for a MONTH!?! Craziness!

From Cody on Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 21:08:47

Welcome back to the blog you slacker!

From Bethany on Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 22:54:46

This would have made a great YouTube clip. Marci, where is your video camera?

From Mik'L on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 10:34:16

A three week trip to Florida sounds nice to me! Especially for Marci (it sounds like she is there, right?)! Crazy run though. BTW, I guess you are still talking to me! haha

From Kim on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 10:52:16

Wow! You are the winner! I'm thinking Brent needs to be issuing some commando points here!

From marci on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 12:21:55

wow babe, way to take on the wind! i am excited to see you soon. Hopefully the stinging wind will be gone before i get there. see ya soon

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