I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 2017

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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: 77.00 Year: 1197.00
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: 459.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 335.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 118.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
213.004.000.000.000.00217.00
Stinson Miles: 9.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 99.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 65.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6. Saw 8 deer and a coyote, the first one I'd seen behind GE. He was rather large for a coyote. I was withing about 20-30 yards before he saw me and ran.

Lunch- classic 7v7 frisbee battle. My team triumphed, 5-4. The other team had more speed and youth, but we had the wisdom. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Stinson 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

Mid morning 8 on trail. Just 1 deer, I think and no people on the trail. 7:45-8 pace. Such a nice time of year to be outside. I finished the Death Throes of the Republic series of Hardcore History. Not my favorite series. I much prefer the WWI (his magnum opus), Oestfront, and King of Kings series. Next up is the Mongols one, which is still new to me. I think I have 7 total that I have not listened to, then I'll repeat 48-59 before listening to the newest one, number 60, on Julius Caesar and the Gauls. I much prefer listening to podcasts while running over running with people these days.

Trail M2 3 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 6. Somewhere between 9-14 deer (some on the way back may have been repeats)

Frisbee. 19 people, though only 16 by the end. My team lost 5-3.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

PM 4 easy around home.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM 8 on GE trails. Saw 1 animal through the trees- maybe a deer? Nothing else. Fewest in a long time. Felt good, started 8 min pace and finished 7:15 or so

Lunch- 21 people for frisbee, so 2 fields. My team won the first game 5-2, and the second game 5-3. 35 minutes of actual game time, rather than the typical 10-20 min. Very tired by the end. Oofdah. Very tired.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Supposed to go to Paris Mountain, but I drank so much water (long story) that I was borderline hyponatremic so bailed out. Dizzy, headache, etc. Folks, don't drink a gallon in half a day.

In related news, I have a 6 pound cushion in my work "Maintain, don't gain" contest over the holidays. I would rather have gone running, though.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM 8. Felt good, 7:30-ish pace. Saw 1 buck, no other animals.

Lunch- 5v5 frisbee on an overcast, misty, breezy day. My team got killed 5-0. Been a long time since we've had a 5-0 shutout.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM- only had time for 7 before had to hurry off for a meeting. 

Layoffs on going at work. Some teams are losing 30-40%. Cuts will continue into next year. It's not a fun feeling- same as I had for 3 years in Utah before leaving there. On Q&A video with HR head today, someone asked what GE is doing to keep employees since other companies pay more and are doing better. The only reason she had was to tell us to think of the pride we have in working for GE. Seeing as companies today don't reciprocate much loyalty to employees, it's not much of a reason.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- 8 on a chilly morning. Moved along ok. 6 deer. 0 people. I haven't seen the turkeys since I saw the coyote. Maybe he ate them. That would be nice. Happy Thanksgiving, Wile E.

Lunch- ultimate. 23 people, so 2 games. My team kept playing poorly with some stupid plays. We were down 4-2 in the first game but battled back to win. In the second game, we were also down 4-2 and battled back to tie it, at which time one of our team mates got upset at something said by a member of our own team (we still aren't sure what) and stormed off. We then lost. Still fun.

In other news, Christmas music has returned to the local radio station. Yea!

Trail M2 3 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 4 on a chilly, windy morning. Pretty slow (8:20-9:00 pace). I was trying to figure out why I was going so slowly when I remembered that I donated blood yesterday afternoon.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.004.000.000.000.0013.00

AM 9 on treadmill while watching Mike and Mike. Only 4 shows left. I'll likely run outside Tue-Thur, then watch Friday.

Lunch- 7v7 frisbee on a beautiful day. The other team had more speed, but we played pretty well, though the end score didn't reflect how close the game was. We lost 5-2.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- had time for 8 miles before morning meeting. 5 deer, including one that shadowed me for 100 yards from 20 feet away, as well a fox. Only the second fox I've seen on these trails.

Trail M2 3 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- 6, kinda easy. 8 or so deer, including 2 bucks

Lunch- frisbee. Lost 5-3. Such perfect weather this time of year- 50's to 60's, sunny, minimal wind, multi-color trees. 

Trail M2 3 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 around home

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

am 9 watching the last Mike & Mike. I'm going to miss those guys. 

Lunch frisbee. My team win the first game 5-2 and I played great. Then we did mini game and I played terrible, aiding in 3-1 loss. 

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 9.00
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. I've decided to just not care about the weather as much. 40 deg and breezy but I just wore t-shirt and shorts. Survived just fine.

It's my highest mileage week since June 2016

Stinson Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- 8. Saw about 10 deer and 10 turkeys. Ran right next to the turkeys, including an annoyed male. On the return trip, 3 females blocked the trail and led to me re-routing. Below 32 deg.

Lunch- ultimate. 6v6. My team was whupping the other team most the day, which, sure enough, means we lost. We were up 3-1 before the other team scored 4 straight, all to the same guy.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

PM- Paris mountain with Aaron, Lynn, Jim, Seth, and even Barry (for the first time in a long time). Had to run with headlamp for more than half the run. Aaron's team is being reduced, so he's leaving GE this year- sad. He also took a very hard spill towards the end of the run. Ouch.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 7.50
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 around home. Felt like I was moving really slow- 9 min pace or more. But splits had me at 8-8:15. 

Road M3 Black And Blue 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 around home. Slowish- 8:45 down to 8:00.

Happy Thanksgiving, FRB-ers!

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 10

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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AM 6- low 30's. 5 deer, nothing else

Lunch- 7v7 frisbee. Fun game today, relatively well played. I wasn't throwing terrifically at the start but my team won 5-2. Then we did a 4v4 game that my team lost 3-2, though both our points were LONG bombs from me to a sprinting Adrian. That was pretty awesome.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- PM with Merle, Seth, Lynn. Seth dropped off before 3 miles, Lynn did the normal short loop, and I decided to join Merle for the full loop. Felt good. The first half was in the light and we saw 4 people. The second half was in the dark and we saw 20 or so bikers.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- 8. Ran right by a group of about 9 turkeys, including 3 toms, at the start of my run. First time I've seen 3 males. Also saw 16 deer during my run in small groups. On the way back, I armed myself with rocks and a stout branch for a fight with the turkeys, but they had moved 20 yards off the trail and didn't charge me.

Lunch- frisbee. 65 deg, gorgeous. 7v7, but not my finest day- I had a few open receivers in the end zone that I missed, and then I dropped the winning point at the end. We lost 4-5. Doh.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

Lunch- 7.5 behind GE. Pretty slow. GE had layoffs again today. It's pretty brutal- the company is a mess. I still have a job but have good friends that no longer do.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
213.004.000.000.000.00217.00
Stinson Miles: 9.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 99.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 65.00
Weight: 0.00
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