I'm retired from racing. Really.

Shut-in ridge run

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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, 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!

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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
243.0041.004.002.003.00293.00
ERide Miles: 83.50Fuel Miles: 21.00Float 2 Miles: 38.00Peak Miles: 20.00Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 11.00SC2 Miles: 41.00NB 860 Miles: 30.00Hoka Bondi B Miles: 15.50Crossmax Miles: 30.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- 8 with the guys. We decided we spend so much time together that our sense of humor has melded. Not sure if that's a good thing.

ERide Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- 6 with Jim and Jason.

They've had to make the Shut In run tomorrow longer due to road closures (bonus miles)- now 19 miles of singletrack goodness rather than 17.8.  Sweet.  And Justin kindly volunteered to drop me off and pick me up at the end, so I won't have to freeze for hours on top of the mtn at the finish line while trying to hitchhike back. 

Fuel Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Shut-in ridge run (19 Miles) 02:47:50, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.0019.000.000.000.0021.00

Finally made a bit of a race report as part of this blog post.

Float 2 Miles: 1.00Peak Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- 12 ez

Lunch- 10 with the guys and behind GE by myself.  I feel pretty good.  Only sore thing is my ankles, which I almost twisted them quite a number of times on Saturday- I'm sure I'll be feeling it for a few weeks.  A bit of fatigue, but that's to be expected.  Good otherwise.

Float 2 Miles: 12.00ERide Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
21.000.000.000.000.0021.00

Lunch- 10

PM- PM with Barry, Aaron, and Justin.  Cold and dark.  Thankfully kept us from having to watch anything about the election, leaving us free to talk about more important things like movies and bacon.  11-ish miles in 2:06.  Definitely slower on the trails after dark.  I took a pit stop next to a prickly bush (not on purpose) and ended up with tons of stickies all over my clothes, including the inside of my shorts liners.  Ouch. 

Fuel Miles: 10.00Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.0010.001.000.000.0022.00

AM- Woke up at 4:20 and wondered who won, then couldn't fall back asleep so got out of bed.  BW while watching election results.  I thought I'd feel tired from high mileage, but actually felt great.  4 mile warmup, then 10 mile tempo progressing from 6:10 pace to 6:00 pace by mile 8.  Mile 9 and 10 were 5:50-ish.  2 minutes before the end of the workout, I decided I was feeling good enough to add another mile, so did a 5:35 mile.  11 miles workout in 66 minutes, 16 miles total in about 1:45.

Lunch- 6 easy with Michael Grogg.  I think this is my highest 3 day training total and I didn't sleep much last night, so very tired. 

I have about 1 more week of hard training, then start a 2 or 2.5 week taper to TNF 50. 

SC2 Miles: 16.00Float 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- 8

Lunch- 8 and 15 minute ab workout 

ERide Miles: 8.00NB 860 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

I just ate 4 pieces of bacon for breakfast.  Mmmm, bacon.  Is there a better way to start off a Friday?  I would propose that there is NOT!!!

Ok, FRB-readers, 10,000 bonus points to the first person that identifies the two comedians referenced above.

Lunch- 7 with Eric and Aaron, then some xt.  My consecutive nights of less than 6 hrs of sleep are catching up with me- tired and feeling a bit sickish. 

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

I'd looked forward all week to a nice 20 miler in Dupont State Forest... till I woke up feeling stuffy, tired, worn down, and with a super sore throat.  Plus, my left foot still hurts a bit.  Instead, lounged around in bed for a while, played with my family, then went shopping with my daughter for 5 hours before an 80's themed birthday party for a friend at a roller-skating rink.  Just needed a day off today- not often I run 90 miles in 5 days, anyways.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.500.000.000.000.0018.50

AM- 10 ez

Lunch- 8.5 with Jim. 

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 8.50ERide Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
21.000.000.000.000.0021.00

AM- 9

PM- 12 miles at Paris Mtn with Aaron in the dark.  Very nice temps out for a run (high 40's to low 50's) with relatively little traffic on the trails.  1500 ft climbing, 2:07. 

Crossmax Miles: 12.00Float 2 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.000.000.000.000.0017.00

AM- 10 ez

Lunch- 7 by myself on the trails behind GE. 

ERide Miles: 7.00NB 860 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.007.001.002.000.0021.00

AM- Last BW before San Fran.  3 mile warmup, then 3 mile tempo in 18:20, then 1 mile hard climb (i.e. couldn't even talk) with 11% on the treadmill at 10:00 pace, then 3 miles in 18:10, then 1 mile climb (started at 11%, finished at 15%) in 10:00, then increased pace last 2 miles from 6:00 pace to 5:30 pace.  Finished with 2 miles cooldown.  Tired but felt good.  15 total miles in 1:43.

Lunch- 6 more with a big group of guys.  Understandably tired. 

Left the house at 5:45 this morning, got home at 9 pm.  Tomorrow will be the same- 6 am till 10 pm.  Next Tuesday will be one of the beloved 5 am to midnight (or later) work days.  Man, I gotta get more sleep, but that would require more time at home.  3 days this week, my kids were asleep before I got home in the evening.

SC2 Miles: 15.00NB 860 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

AM- 4.5 ez. 4 hrs of sleep last night, then gone today from 6 am till 9 pm. Somehow, I have to make this better.

Leftlanesports.com is selling hokas for 60-70 bucks, if anyone wants a pair.

ERide Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.000.000.000.000.0018.00

Lunch trail run with Justin at DuPont. Lots of great single track, sunny, barely warm enough for just t-shirt. Good run. 18 miles in 3:05 or so, 3100 ft climbing. Last week of high mileage, now time to taper and sleep. Really looking forward to thanksgiving week to spend more time at home- today I was home for 30 minutes between 8 am and 9:30 pm.

Crossmax Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.003.002.000.000.0018.00

Am 8

Lunch-10 miles, including a speed workout with Dan. He wanted 2x2 mi @ 6 min pace and 90 sec rest, then 1 mi @ 5:45. Actually did 6:03, 5:55, 5:43 (didn't feel that fast), 5:50, 5:33. 67 min.

SC2 Miles: 10.00ERide Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- 6 ez before 12 hrs at work.

NB 860 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Pm- 6

ERide Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 ez on quiet roads, then to a 11 am thanksgiving buffet. Happy thanksgiving, everyone!

ERide Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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0, but that's ok cause I'm tapering. Tough I did see Skyfall with Justin.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.002.000.000.000.0011.00

Am- 11 around home, including 2 mp-ish with an uphill and brisk headwind.

ERide Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- 6 miles with a group of 7 guys.  Perfect running weather.

Full on taper time now for the North Face 50 mile Championships on Saturday.  iRunFar just did their preview and will be covering the race live.  I'm one of 30+ guys mentioned in the preview.  Should be a blast, especially since they are predicting up to 8 inches of rain and 40-50 mph winds...  Top 10 is the stretch goal, but the plan is to run competitive and do my best to place as absolutely high as I can.  There's a ton of talent, that's for sure- quite a number of sub-2:15 marathoners, expert ultra guys, etc.

Float 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 months after it happened, I finally did the full write up on Dale buying me a plane ticket and my Logan Peak race report.  Better late than never, but this story needed to be told. 

 Now maybe I can catch up on my 6 other missing race reports.  Ok, that probably won't happen... 

Lunch- 5 with Dan and Webster, 4 strides. 

Fuel Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 4

Float 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Am-3 ez with 6 strides. 32 deg out, so a bit chilly. At the airport now, heading to San Fran.

ERide Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
243.0041.004.002.003.00293.00
ERide Miles: 83.50Fuel Miles: 21.00Float 2 Miles: 38.00Peak Miles: 20.00Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 11.00SC2 Miles: 41.00NB 860 Miles: 30.00Hoka Bondi B Miles: 15.50Crossmax Miles: 30.00
Weight: 0.00
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