I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 2014

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

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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
163.002.000.000.0042.50207.50
TS 9 Miles: 157.00Test Shirt 1 Miles: 6.00Test Jacket 1 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.000.001.00

Lunch- tried running on my knee, which I hadn't done in a few days due to pain. Made it 1 mile before I pulled the plug. One stinking mile. Going to see a sports med doc tomorrow. Self-diagnosis is torn meniscus, but we'll see what the expert says. It's funny- I broke my toe at home, and then injured my knee at Ikea. I don't get injured running, just the other areas of life. You would think mountain running would be more hazardous than shopping and walking at home. Nope. 

TS 9 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.008.008.00

Did some XT today

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.008.0010.00

PM- 8 xt and a few miles running. Didn't feel too good. But I'm stubborn.

TS 9 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.008.008.00

AM xt

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.002.000.000.000.004.00

AM- only had a few minutes before going to the temple this morning and wanted to get some physical exercise, so tested out the knee with a short run in the rain. Ran 2 miles easy, then wanted to do a big quicker, so did a 6:40 and 6:25. Felt good to run a bit faster. Knee felt... ok. It better improve because, after 4 years, I finally was drawn in the Western States lottery. June 27, See you in Squaw.

Test Shirt 1 Miles: 1.00Test Jacket 1 Miles: 1.00TS 9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.003.008.00

AM- some running (as much as I thought I could before my knee started altering my stride), some xt. MRI tomorrow, then talk to the doc tomorrow to see what they found.

TS 9 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.004.0010.00

Had my MRI today. Results on Thurs. 

PM- ran 6 before stopping due to knee pain, and did some xt. I've gained about 7 or 8 lbs that I'd like to take off.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.003.5010.00

AM- ran some with Jason, felt good, then xt.

TS 9 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.002.009.00

AM- 7 run, 2 xt

TS 9 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.002.0010.00

Am 8+2

TS 9 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- 9. No knee pain during, just after.

Test Shirt 1 Miles: 1.00TS 9 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 10

TS 9 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.004.0010.00

AM- 6+4

TS 9 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM-10 

TS 9 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- 10 around the lake with Jim and Phil. First run with Phil in a long time.

Test Shirt 1 Miles: 1.00TS 9 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10

TS 9 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- I decided to mix it up a bit this morning by running 10 miles. It was 40 deg, rainy, and breezy. Felt good and ran a bit faster, 70 min or so.

Sadly, Pearl Izumi has decided to disband the Ultra Team, so I'm officially not sponsored anymore. Several of the runners (Dylan Bowman, Kaci Lickteig) have already been swept up into other teams. 

Test Jacket 1 Miles: 1.00TS 9 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

AM- Woke up after only 4 hrs of sleep for no apparent reason (only been averaging 5 hrs recently) and went for a pre-run dawn. Drizzly, foggy, cool. Didn't see a single person.

Today is the Allen Family Day of Service. Cookies to neighbors, donuts to the local firehouse, money to Salvation Army ringers, thank you cards to people, etc- should be fun.

Test Shirt 1 Miles: 1.00TS 9 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- just under 6 miles, most with my dad, who is in town for the holidays. In the afternoon, we went over near Great Smoky Mtn national park to ride the Polar Express train. The kids loved it.

Test Shirt 1 Miles: 1.00TS 9 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10 miles in the rain. Flood warning today, lots of rain. Downloaded the Serial podcast this week and am listening to it- pretty interesting. Glad I can listen one after another rather than waiting one week between episodes.

We are having the 4th annual Christmas Eve party at our house, where we mainly invite some friends who don't have family nearby. It's lots of fun, complete with way too much food and a snowball fight (paper fight) for the kids. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Test Jacket 1 Miles: 1.00TS 9 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

PM- Afternoon run with my dad, and the 2 oldest girls biking along. Merry Christmas, everyone!

TS 9 Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

No official run, but I did play 2 hrs of soccer. That's gotta count for something.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- Nice 12 mile run after sleeping in.

TS 9 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

PM- Lots of sickness in my family. All of us, basically, though I'm among the better off. Poor pregnant Marci and our 2 year old have it the worst. Plus we spent the day potty training our 3 year old, which actually went really well (he wanted Cars stickers rather than food as a reward). Did sneak out for 1 hour run, though. Also went to see the Hobbit. I've enjoyed all the LOTR movies and it's a bit sad to think this was the last one I'll ever see.

Test Shirt 1 Miles: 1.00TS 9 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10

TS 9 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
163.002.000.000.0042.50207.50
TS 9 Miles: 157.00Test Shirt 1 Miles: 6.00Test Jacket 1 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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