I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 2017

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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: 0.00 Month: 42.00 Year: 401.50
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: 541.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 343.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 395.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 458.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 86.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
163.000.000.000.000.00163.00
Trail M2 3 Miles: 78.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 35.50Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 10.50Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 6. 2 turkeys, no other animals

Lunch- 7v7 frisbee. Very good, long, even game. My team lost 5-4. 

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Am- 7 around the house. 8:30-8:15 pace. Highest weekly mileage this year. I just looked and I may end up around 2000 miles for the year. That's half of what my peak was.

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. 3 deer. Felt good all run

Lunch- 15 people for frisbee. I had 2 drops but played well otherwise, including a few great dives/slides that left me scrapped up on my right side. Once the grass is dormant, sliding on it is more painful than during summer. My team won 5-3.

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

PM- Paris Mountain. Aaron and Seth ran for the first 30 minutes, then peeled off leaving Merle and I for the remainder. I felt ok but was moving slowly and kicking rocks a lot. Still fun. It started drizzling just as we finished, which quickly became a strong storm. We finished at the perfect time. 

Trail M2 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 7. Saw a runner on the trails, which is very rare. Didn't see any turkeys or deer until the end when I was at the buildings at the end and a couple flew by.

Lunch- frisbee. The other team tried a zone defense, and, for the first time ever, my team repeatedly broke the zone. We won 5-2.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 7.00
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. 5 or 7 deer, no people. Pretty slow, 8:15-ish pace.

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- It was around 40 deg and supposed to rain, but I still went outside. Nice 8 miles on GE trails, which is where I run every morning these days. Moving faster than the rest of this week. 3 deer.

Lunch- In 36 deg temps with windchill in the high 20's and with a wintry snow/slush/rain mix falling from the sky, 9 of us were adventurous to play ultimate frisbee. It was a blast. We had one of the players switching sides- each time the team with 5 people scored, she went to the other side. My team won 5-3, scoring the last 2 points while down a person. Sweet.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM- 5 miles in a great snowstorm with non-stop huge flakes falling. I caught many in my mouth. I know this is normal in cold states, but rare here, and I loved it. Slow pace, 9 min start, 8:20 finish. It's my first 60 mile week in 18 months.

Road M3 Black And Blue 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- I'm intentionally doing a recovery week with lower miles. Felt good but only ran 6 miles instead of tacking on the typical 8+. 5 deer, plus 1 runner right at the start of the trail.

Lunch- 7v7. My team got our butt kicked during the warmup, with lots of unforced errors. Finally got it together and won 5-3 for the official game, even though I'd say the other team was better overall. Blustery wind plus sub-par play overall made for a bit of a sloppy day. My throwing was especially rancid today. Oh well, still won.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

PM- cold run at PM, some with Seth, most with Merle and the Honnettes, and the last 30 minutes by myself.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 11.00
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 easy. 7 or so deer, 1 person. I need to learn his name, as he's the only one I see on the trails in the morning.

Lunch- frisbee on a windy day. 5v4, with my team having the extra person buy losing 5-0. It was painful.

I'm having sleep issues again. I haven't had more than 5 hours of sleep in 2 or 3 weeks, and often only get 3 hours. I'm awake most mornings before 5 am, often before 4 am. I'm tired. And stressed. I didn't get home Monday from work till 7:30, and I didn't get home last night from all my obligations until almost 9:30. I'm getting worn out.

Trail M2 3 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

AM- 6. 9 deer, 1 person.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

I decided to make my easy week very easy, so no morning run.

Lunch- 16 people at frisbee. My team kept making unforced errors. We lost 5-2 and I think we were lucky it was that close. Then 10 of us did second game. My team was down 2-0 but then scored 3 straight for the win.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM 8. 6 deer, nothing else

Lunch- frisbee. My team was playing horribly most of the first part. Well, both teams were, but moreso mine. Then the game started and we won 5-3. So it goes. Seemed to be more running today, or I was more tired than usual.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

PM- Everyone else was busy, so I ran solo at Paris Mtn. Figured I might as well go early and run in the light, so left work at 2:15. 70 deg when I started- nice weather, but I was thirsty the whole time (didn't bring water bottle). Ran the usual full loop plus a bit more. Lots of people on the trails. I think our normal 4:30-ish start time has us at a sweet spot when the dayhikers are gone but the evening mountain bikers aren't out yet, so we often go an hour seeing no one. Very slow run today.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

Lunch- it was Aaron's last day at GE so I joined the LR group for only the second time this year. Of course, it was chilly and pouring rain but there were still 10 guys. The group certainly has not changed (I was quickly reminded by some of the crude discussion). Ran an hour, then we all went to Chipotle together. I like Aaron- hopefully I'll still see him at PM.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.50
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. 7:30-8:00 pace.

Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

I was fairly sick for a number of days, the I've been potty training my 2 year old full time, so today is the first day I got out for a run. 3 miles on a 35 deg breezy day- only wore shorts and short sleeve t-shirt, no gloves or anything. I got some strange looks, but don't mind the cold. You see lots of people around here running in tights, jackets, hat, and gloves even on 50 deg days. 

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM 5. I guess that wraps up my running for the year. Just under 2000 miles plus my first race (a 5k) since 2015

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
163.000.000.000.000.00163.00
Trail M2 3 Miles: 78.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 35.50Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 10.50Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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