I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 2018

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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: 76.00 Year: 76.00
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: 351.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 264.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 192.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
100.500.000.000.002.50103.00
Road N2 Purple Miles: 30.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 9.50Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 33.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Am 8 before a day of cleaning

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

65 deg and breezy for frisbee. 18 people showed up- two subs per team. Too many people. I like 10 or 12 best. I played ok. My team won 5-3.

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8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM nice morning for a run, upper 30's, not too much mud. 8 miles, 8-9 min pace. 3-5 deer, no turkey or people.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Frisbee- a bit cooler, 40 deg and breezy. Field is still muddy in spots. 13 people, my team had sub. My team had 6 people over age 40, other team had 1. We were up 3-2, then we won 5-2. Both teams had some not-smart throws, but they had more. I played fine. Dennis was back after breaking his arm 3 months ago.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 23 deg this morning so I finally broke out my running tights. I think I even had a beardsicle for a while. 8 miles. 20+ turkeys, 3 deer.

Layoffs at work again today. 10% of workforce. Several people I work with or who sit near me hit. And likely more to come- they've sent every non-engineer Senior and Executive level employee an offer for voluntary job elimination. If they don't get enough volunteers, more layoffs will follow. I don't know why they let the non-engineers volunteer to leave while doing non-voluntary layoffs for engineers. I don't really want to repeat today.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 19 people today so we played 2 fields. Low 40's, overcast, minimal wind. My team was me, Adrian, Tom, Claire, and Kevin, so pretty stacked. We won the first game fairly easily, as I would have expected. I overthrew Tom a few times in the endzone and dropped one hard catch, but otherwise played well. For the championship game, the other team was stacked- Graham, Matt Page, Verdin, Dave, and Tye. They got up 2-1, but then I think they got a bit tired and slowed up, so we scored 4 straight for the win. Our team played well together today with not too many mistakes. 

I woke up at 4:38 am again today. In the past 5 days, I've only slept more than 4 hours once. When I wake up early, my brain is thinking too much and too stressed out about work to get back to sleep. I'm working some very stressful, high visibility, critical projects right now that are all a mess, so it's definitely an adventure.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM- work closed due to 3 inches of snow yesterday (and power outages) so worked from home then did about 6 miles around home. The snow is adding to the Christmas feeling!

Road N2 Purple Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.500.000.000.002.504.00

Lunch- busy morning at work but got out just after lunch for a run. Discovered several signs saying the GE trail was closed due to hazardous conditions so I ran 2 laps on track (12 min) then went and did 25 min on bike

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 1.50
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- I gave blood yesterday so assumed I'd feel bad today. We played on the second field as the first was very muddy. 14 people on a small field- we did 6v6, and the short field led to lots of scores. After a few minutes, we switched so that the scoring team retained possession and immediately went the other way, and all substitutions were hockey-style, on the fly. Then, we added that if you make a mistake (drop, bad throw, etc), people call "Shame" and you have to go off the field so the sub can come on. Fun game, non-stop, lots of scoring. My team was up 9-8 with 2 minutes to go before going on a streak and winning 14-8.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Due to expected rain tomorrow, we played frisbee today. First time ever on the GE softball field, which was real nice- decent grass, flat, no trees. Only 8 people showed up. My team lost first game 4-5 aided by some drops and bad throws. Shortened the really-long field some, then we won 5-2.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM rainy, cold, no frisbee, and GE trail still closed, so I did 7 treadmill miles at 8:12 pace.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
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No run today. I've been feeling worn out recently- work stress, not enough sleep, sick kids, borderline sick for me. I got home from work last night and basically laid on a couch all evening, napping and evening. I did the same today on my bed much of the afternoon today- read, sleep, read, repeat. No run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Beautiful weather for frisbee today. Field was very muddy with poor traction on large section. 18 people showed up- too many. 2 subs per team. Close game, my team lost 4-5. I played ok, though had a few throws I would like back. 

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No workout yesterday, feeling a touch under the weather

Frisbee today, we went to softball field again. 15 people, other team had a sub. Nice to have 14 players and not feel as crowded as normal field. 10 minutes in, I went for a diving catch and somehow came down with my chicken wing arm in front of me. My elbow impacted first, made a huge divet in the grass, and stopped all forward motion. In so doing, I heard multiple cracks and pops from my shoulder and neck area. I lay there for a few minutes trying to figure out the damage- did I dislocate my shoulder, strain ac joint, break clavicle. I started moving things and didn't feel any structural damage or injuries, though the muscles in my neck and shoulder were already very tight and sore. After a short break, I kept playing. I had some subpar throws but otherwise played fine. My team won 5-1, then we switched it up again. We were up 2-0 but then lost 3-2.

I can tell I'm going to be very sore tomorrow. Good thing this was the last game of the year. I may need a few days bedrest. I just hope nothing is injured.

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No running today. My shoulder is not as sore as feared but my neck is rather sore all over- I basically have whiplash. Plus I'm a little under the weather and it's 40 deg and rainy all day. Perfect day to not run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM 4 miles easy from home. Temporarily stopped raining but still cool and windy. It's been a rainy fall/winter, and a rainy year. Greenville usually averages 48 inches of rain annually. We have about 75 inches this year. That's a lot of water. And 2/3 of that has been since July.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
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6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 miles. Merry Christmas tomorrow, everyone.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
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7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Am 7 in about an hout

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
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AM only had time for 4 slow miles today (9:20-ish first mile, 8:30-ish last) as we were heading to Asheville to look at the National Gingerbread house competition. Some pretty dang amazing gingerbread houses.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM 50 deg and rainy all day today (flood warning, 2-4 inches of rain expected today, and it's not really supposed to stop till end of next week). I knew right away that my legs felt good today, and first mile was under 8:30 (normal first mile is 15-45 sec slower). I clocked mile 6 at 7:30, and then my last mile was right about 7 min. Felt really good, fastest run and fastest mile in months. Love days like today.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 9.00
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AM 4 easy- 8-8:30 ish pace.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
100.500.000.000.002.50103.00
Road N2 Purple Miles: 30.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 9.50Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 33.00
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