I'm retired from racing. Really.

TNF Endurance Challenge Championship 50 miler

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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!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 117.00 Year: 1906.60
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: 521.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 369.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 430.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
147.0048.000.500.0016.00211.50
Crossmax Miles: 47.00NB 860 Miles: 37.50ERide Miles: 19.50Float 2 Miles: 25.00Fuel Miles: 5.00Instinct Miles: 2.00Fuel XC 2 Miles: 16.00Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 36.00Lone Peaks Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Race: TNF Endurance Challenge Championship 50 miler (47 Miles) 07:11:18, Place overall: 38
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0047.000.000.000.0047.00

Quick report- ran the most disappointing race of my life in terms of expectations vs performance. Heck, I even got quadruple chicked. But, I had a blast on the muddiest run I've ever had. Rain and mud the whole time. 50 miles of mud and steep hills were very enjoyable. Bad race, fun run. More to follow.

Update 4 months later- finally did a Race Report compilation, including for this race. It's all on my Greenshortsrunning blog

Crossmax Miles: 47.00
Weight: 0.00
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Well, my week of doing nothing was great and I'm already itching to get running again. But, I'm going to do another week of xt or maybe very light running. I haven't even put on much weight.

On the bad side, I missed getting into Western. Now I have to hope the MMT 100 lottery is nicer to me tomorrow. 50 percent odds in that one. Interesting lottery, if you don't know about it. I'm number 748. If I miss that one, too, then I'll really have to think about what I want to run next year.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

No running again this week, but lots of XT plans (kettle bell training, bike, frisbee, spin class, abs).  6 miles xt today.

Well, I had better than 50% odds of getting into MMT 100, and I didn't.  In face, I'm 3/4 of the way down the wait list.  With an entrants field of 205, I'm number 142 on the wait list.  That doesn't look promising.  At least I can start planning my 2013 schedule now, even if I didn't get either of the 100's I wanted.  Maybe I should run Leona Divide to try racing my way into Western. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

Lunch- first spin class of my life. Enjoyable.  Nice to burn a few calories, even if not near as many as I'm consuming this holiday season.

So I just went off the deep end (the plunge has been quick) and inquired with "someone who knows" today regarding how I apply for the Barkley Marathons.  Ever since I had dinner with 30% (at the time) of the finishers in the whole world of this race, it's been on my mind.  Since I didn't get into any of the other races I was contemplating, I figured I might as well try for this one.  I'm just ignorant and stupid enough to want to try it.  I may be stupid, but at least I'm not in denial about it... which would definitely be a worse place to be.  At least for those around me.

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

Tibata workout at lunch. Wow, that one was the toughest of the week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- about an hour of some fun Ultimate.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Back to running again- 6 miles at lunch.  Felt like you would expect after 2 full weeks off (my longest break since Christmas 2008).  Gotta clean out the cobwebs from the legs.

NB 860 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.500.000.000.000.0013.50

Lunch- 2x IITWI obstacle course, hopefully winning both coed and male divisions.  Tiring, especially since this one was longer than recent ones.

PM- PM with Justin and Barry on a perfect night for running- clear skies, bright moon, low 50's.  Good times.  Felt much better than yesterday.  Normal route, 11.5 miles in just over 2 hrs. 

Looks like I'm already over my highest annual mileage ever from 2012.  Might get a few more runs in this year, too.

ERide Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
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Nada.  Stayed home with my 4 year old after she had a tooth pulled and got 2 crowns.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.501.000.500.000.008.00

Lunch- fitness assessment at work, including 1.5 miles fast, then 6 miles in the rain with Aaron, Shamgar, and Grogg.  A bit chilly and wet.

Float 2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

AM- 5 and then 2 in my Altras.  Trying to get used to them again.  They sure make my calves a bit sore, still

Lunch- 7 with Fedor on a cool, windy day.  Cold front moving in. 

Fuel Miles: 5.00Instinct Miles: 2.00NB 860 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- slept in, played with the kids, then went for a run on a beautiful day (sunny, 50 deg). 10 miles.

NB 860 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- Nice trail run with Justin at Croft State Park.  Cool and drizzly, turning to downright hard rain and puddles by the end.  Always nice to get on singletrack.  And Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year.  Merry Christmas, everyone!  16 miles in 2:40-ish.

Fuel XC 2 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

PM- 8 miles while Zachary was sleeping and everyone else was playing. I love Christmas.

ERide Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

PM- 8 miles after dark.  40 deg and windy means 32 deg windchill- my test Saucony jacket actually came in useful (cool enough I didn't sweat and get the inside all wet).  Bench marathon tomorrow with Jeremy. 

NB 860 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
24.500.000.000.000.0024.50

AM- Met a few guys (Jeremy, Byron, and Merle) on the FHT to do the Bench marathon. Was going pretty easy on the way out- 2:12 to the bench (usually about 6 min faster, though there were some big downed trees to climb today- and I mean big). On the way back, Merle had knee pain so we walked with him a while, then Jeremy wasn't feeling well.  Then I caught Byron and we talked about Barkley a bunch, as he's a veteran of it, including 2 time Fun Run finisher.  Unfortunately, it appears my lottery luck continues and I didn't get an email from the RD saying I was chosen.  I just have no luck this year- 4 lotteries so far that were unsuccessful.  Hopefully I can get into Chuckanut, at least.  Anyways, finished the 24.5 mile run in 4:49, my slowest run by over 30 min, though I was still tired.  Too much holiday food.  Now I better rest for Harbison 50k next weekend.

Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 24.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.000.006.50

PM- 6.5 easy

NB 860 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.000.000.000.000.0017.00

PM- finally got out for my run at 3:30 pm. Ran my new favorite loop off Georgia road. Nice, rolling country roads with little traffic, only a few mean dogs, and even some dirt shoulders to run on. Cool and very windy. I normally don't run the day after my long runs since they are on Saturday, though my long run this week was Thursday. Yesterday, I had trouble hitting 8 min pace. Today, I was hitting 7 min pace rather easily even with hills and wind. Finished 17 miles in about 2:04 with 900 ft climbing.

Float 2 Miles: 17.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

AM- Paris Mtn trail run.  Ran 14 miles total, with Justin joining for the middle 5.  Cool temps, uncrowded trails.  Felt good and enjoyed the last trail run of the year.  Even did the last bit with my Altra Lone Peaks, first run ever with them.  My calves are now a bit sore, unsurprisingly.  14 miles, 2:07 with 2000 ft climbing.

Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 11.50Lone Peaks Miles: 2.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
147.0048.000.500.0016.00211.50
Crossmax Miles: 47.00NB 860 Miles: 37.50ERide Miles: 19.50Float 2 Miles: 25.00Fuel Miles: 5.00Instinct Miles: 2.00Fuel XC 2 Miles: 16.00Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 36.00Lone Peaks Miles: 2.50
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