I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 2015

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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: 32.00 Month: 72.00 Year: 1492.00
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 454.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 174.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 327.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
175.000.000.000.000.00175.00
Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 10.00Stinson Miles: 32.00Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 17.50Road M3 2 Miles: 55.50Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.50Road M3 3 Miles: 19.00Road M2 2 Miles: 27.00Test Shirt Short Miles: 2.00Test Shirt Long Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10 miles. Between the local marathon/half happening last weekend, and a very hard, cold rain this morning, I didn't see anyone running outside. But there were only a few people on the TM, too. I enjoyed getting caught up on the NFL weekend, and was pleasantly surprised about the Broncos win. Sorry, Paul.

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- 8 miles, most of it with Todd. A bit faster than 7:30 pace. Nice weather, misty, cloudy, 60 deg. Comfortable for running. Then free lunch courtesy of GE.

Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10. I'm having to run a lot of mornings as I have lots of dentist appointments recently. I have two implants due a youth bike accident and it appears they have to be removed and replaced, though bone loss is so extreme that they'll likely have to pull the two adjacent teeth and put the implants in those locations, then give me a 4 tooth bridge. Even though we've hit our medical deductible for the year with our new kid, this all goes under dental insurance, which pays a pittance. I'm looking at $10-15k out of pocket. Ouch. This all on top of the fact my medical premiums are shooting up again next year. They are up 49% in 3 years. Everyone I speak to has similar increases, yet the "official" inflation rate for medical expenses and premiums is low single digits. Government statistics are meaningless at best, purposeful lies at worst.

Stinson Miles: 5.00Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- have lunch meetings so woke up early for run. Ran on GE track and was happy to see Moss show up a lap in. We ran 45 min together. He won the local marathon last weekend in 2:35 last Saturday so gave me the report. Probably the fastest run in months, as I was around 7 min pace for most of the run. Finished 10 miles in 72 min or so.

Stinson Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Lunch- frisbee was cancelled due to rain and wet grass, so I ran instead. 9 miles, most of it with Todd and Jim.

Stinson Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Planned to run but ended up being so busy all day (4 hrs helping someone move in ward, 3 hrs picking up furniture and shopping, 4 hrs home projects for Marci) that I canned it. We didn't even have soccer today- both practices this week and the games were nixed due to excessive rain (plus some thunderstorms early this morning). It's really been a wet month- we got 7 inches of rain at the weather station nearest my house in the past week, and over 19 inches of rain since the start of Oct.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- normal Monday morning run watching Mike & Mike. It was cold and rainy (again/still) so no thought of going out. Starting to retire some of my shoes, so digging up some old ones that have mileage on them still. 

Road M3 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

PM- My first trail run in 134 days (not that I'm counting), as Western States was my last time on dirt. And first PM run since Jun 9. Ran 8.5 miles with Barry and Seth in 90 min. Felt pretty good- legs were fine, stomach wasn't happy due to huge, greasy, late lunch. So nice to finally make it out there again. Good thing Barry reminded me to bring my headlamp as the last 30 min were in the dark. A bit muddy from all the recent rain, but perfect weather tonight with some nice leaf viewing.

In the "the Fed says there's no inflation" department, the per-person fee to enter SC state parks has just gone up from $2 to $5. Ouch. I had to write a check as I only had $2 with me, other than some bigger bills.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10, the first 3 or so with Dan at a good clip, then a bit slower, then I really ran out of steam the last 3 miles. It was pretty chilly, 40 deg or so, but felt quite nice with a long sleeve shirt. The sun was out, the first time I've seen that in a while.

Road 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- 7 with the guys, then I ran the newly reopened GE trail. Pretty muddy after all the rain, but still nice. Good to have that option reopened.

Road M3 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

2.5 run then real fun hour of Ultimate

Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- typical monday 10 miler.

Road N2 2 Grey 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 Dan and Jim

Road M3 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- an hour with the guys.

Rob, this one is for you. Talks about the Middle East and Washington DC's involvement- a brief history of the ME. Thought you'd find it interesting. I think you're one of the few readers of my blog these days, anyways. This was written by Reagan's head of OMB, who was also in Congress. 

Road M3 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- quick 4 at home. Going to my kid's school for Thanksgiving lunch in a few minutes.

Road M3 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- ran for 30 min, then did a solid hour of fun ultimate frisbee. I love Friday's. Especially since I have all of next week off work due to a plant shutdown.

Road M3 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

AM- 9.5 with Dan. It was 40 deg and a bit breezy. I might need to finally get some of my warmer clothes out.

Road M3 2 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM- 7 miles, before heading to the Great Wolf Lodge in Charlotte with the family. We had a great time there, and the kids were about as well behaved as you could hope. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!

Road M2 2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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AM- 10 at the gym so the wife could cook with kids at the daycare. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Road M2 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- Marci and the girls went to play soccer, so I took the youngest 3 to the gym to avail myself of the babysitting. Made it 9 miles before they came looking for me due to a fussy baby. Not bad.

Road M3 3 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10. Pretty tired from staying up late to watch the Broncos beat the Patriots in OT. Good game.

Road M2 2 Miles: 10.00Test Shirt Short Miles: 2.00Test Shirt Long Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
175.000.000.000.000.00175.00
Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 10.00Stinson Miles: 32.00Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 17.50Road M3 2 Miles: 55.50Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.50Road M3 3 Miles: 19.00Road M2 2 Miles: 27.00Test Shirt Short Miles: 2.00Test Shirt Long Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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