I'm retired from racing. Really.

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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 

Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

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: 9.00 Month: 89.00 Year: 1251.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 228.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 208.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1549.5072.008.006.10317.001952.60
Road M3 Grey Miles: 203.00Stinson Miles: 203.00Trail N2 Miles: 65.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 446.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 243.00Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 15.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 10.50
Weight: 158.93
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

xt

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yup

worked hard today- 670 calories

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Easier day- 601 calories in my typical hour.

My boss got promoted at work so I'll soon be getting another. It will be hard for the new one to be better than my old boss. A good boss is a blessing not to be underappreciated. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.006.007.00

Well, I did it. I did my normal hour on the bike... and then ran a mile. It felt ok, but I'm more curious how my Achilles feels tomorrow morning. The short run did enlarge the lump, but anything seems to do that. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.004.000.000.004.00

Ultimate frisbee on a 40 deg day. We had up to 20 people, so play 7v7 with 3 subs per side. Too many people. My team won 5-4. Then 8 of us did another game- won 3-2. About 80 min worth of playing- awesome.

Oh, and it's snowing tonight. They say up to 7 inches, but we'll see.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 10:39:12 from 71.56.28.146

did you get your snow?

atlanta actually got a dusting -- the most significant since i've lived here. the streets are now covered in salt like a layer of beach sand. you can taste the salt in the air!

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 10:52:36 from 163.248.33.220

I miss southern snow days.

From Jon on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 22:46:18 from 96.33.87.148

We got 2-3 inches at my house. Most the town got 3-5. But they don't salt the streets here, so there's a few patches of ice. And, at least 2 snow days for the school (and counting)

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 06:35:19 from 24.10.247.181

So there was this little football game last night people around your parts may be talking about today.

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Lunch- first time playing frisbee in the snow in 9 or so years. Fun times, even if my team lost.

Just finished watching the local team win a game. A little team named Clemson at some National Championship game. It was great. Lots of happy people around here. So technically, the Denver Broncos are reigning Super Bowl champs, and Clemson is reigning college champs. Pretty sweet.

Weight: 0.00
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0.500.000.000.003.003.50

Stayed up way too late last night watching the college football championship, but it was worth it to see the local Clemson Tigers pull out the win (with 1 second to go, literally). Didn't feel great this morning so only biked for 30 min then ran 1/2 mile.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 0.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.006.007.00

hour xt, 1 mile run

Road M3 Grey Miles: 1.00
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1.500.000.000.006.007.50

hour xt, 1.5 mile run. I guess it's progress

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0.004.000.000.000.004.00

Ultimate- as opposed to the below freezing temps on Monday, it was 73 deg today. Wonderful. We had 20 people so split into 2 games. My team won our game 5-2, then a follow up game 2-0.

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Warning: Not for the faint of stomach

Memorable weekend with no working out. My 2 year old started throwing up (violently and repeatedly) Saturday evening (the first puke showed she can projectile vomit down 7 carpeted stairs and onto the floor below), then my 10 year old, then my 8 year old and 3 year old. It was terrible- lots of vomit, then dozens of dry heaves throughout the whole night. They definitely know what stomach acid looks like now. The 3 year old threw up so hard she popped blood vessels in her face.

My wife made two late night shopping trips to buy more carpet cleaner, then saltines and soda, then she threw up, too. I spent most of the night cleaning up and comforting kids, plus doing puky laundry. We put the two year old to bed only for her to completely fill her matress with puke- she was literally sitting in an inch deep puddle. Cleaned her up, put her back to bed (probably at midnight or so), and found her puke coated in the morning. I think I went to bed at 2 am or so. 

The only not-sick child was the 5 year old, who is our early riser and woke me up at 6 am (bless his heart). I went to some church meetings then came home just in time for the 5 year old to start puking- Marci did go to church to teach, then I did two home teaching appointments. Other than that, it was a day full of cleaning, doing 6 or more batches of puky clothes and bed sheets, and resting. The kids basically sat on a couch all day, sleeping and watching tv (and I don't feel guiltly about it). I did watch at least part of all 4 football games, amidst all the puking and cleaning. Better games than last week, especially the Cowboys-Packers.

To top it all off, I started feeling bad Sunday evening and, sure enough, started throwing up just after midnight. I slept terribly and felt the same. I woke up at 5:30 am and writhed in pain on the bed for a few hours.

It's now midday Monday and I think we're all done with throwing up, though still very tired and weak. Needless to say, no working out, as I'm weak and even a sip of water sends my stomach into spasms. This is the type of parenting day they don't warn you about.

In case you're wondering, we had root beer floats Saturday with Walmart ice cream, and I'm pretty sure that's what caused all of this. Blah.

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Comments
From allie on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 12:25:01 from 71.56.28.146

holy moly, that is an intense vomit frenzy. that's terrible that you were all struck with it. i hope everyone is recovering okay.

if you haven't already, you should report it to the health department if you think it's food poisoning. if it was truly caused by walmart ice cream, that stuff needs to be pulled and tested -- could make sooo many more people sick.

great games this weekend -- happy to see the packers pull it off and sad to watch the seahawks struggle so much. sad for the chiefs, too, but it was a great effort. bored with the patriots. they won, you say? what else is new.

From allie on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 12:28:00 from 71.56.28.146

ps - these are the types of parenting days that i read about on the internet which make me start backing up slowly and waving my hands in "no thanks" gestures.

plenty more good stories to balance it out, though. :)

From Jon on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 12:34:13 from 96.33.87.148

Yeah, I reported it Saturday night. I had the same thought.

I was rooting for the Packers and Chiefs, so good and bad. And I don't like NE or Pit, so can they both lose this week?

Even in the middle of bad days like that, when a 2 year old cuddles up on your lap, it's worth it. Kids are great, though not always easy.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.006.007.00

Am- very slow hour of biking followed by even slower mile run

Road M3 Grey Miles: 1.00
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Didn't even have an hour due to morning meeting, so shortened XT.

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Great frisbee day, mid-60's. My team won 5-0, then 3-2.

Weight: 0.00
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xt only

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From crockett on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 14:41:57 from 75.162.210.61

Back on the blog. Hope all is well. Heading to Rocky again in two weeks. Fond memories of when we went out there that year.

From crockett on Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 18:13:29 from 75.162.210.61

So sorry to see you have been battling injury. Hope things improve this year.

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Lunch- rainy all weekend and occasional drizzle during the day, and muddy field, so a great day for frisbee. Nice game of 6v6. 3 people left partway through so I switched teams. Ended up losing 5-3. The field might take a while to recover. Oops.

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AM- hour on the bike, then a 2 mile run. That's my longest run since election day.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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2.000.000.000.006.008.00

AM- same as yesterday, hour bike then 2 miles slow running. Achilles was sore/stiff after the run today for the first time in a little while, so I know I'm pushing it a bit. 2 miles- how sad is that?

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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lunch frisbee. got our butts kicked up and down the field, lots of drops. 5-1, then 3-0.

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Lunch frisbee on a breezy day. We lost the first game 5-4, then had a quick game of 9 people (my team was shorthanded) and got our revenge, 3-0.

I think I would give up running if I could play ultimate frisbee every day. For sure road running, though probably not trail running. But it's a mute point as I can't trail run right now anyway.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Feb 04, 2017 at 13:34:44 from 76.27.255.99

Ultimate every day sounds like heaven.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM 6+1

Road M3 Grey Miles: 1.00
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AM- 6+2

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
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Just bike. Gotta have my legs ready for Ultimate tomorrow

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Frisbee- great game today, and one of the more tiring. My throws were generally better than usual, especially long bombs. We won 5-3 (scoring the last 4), then I switched teams and we won 3-1, then 1-0. Very tired and sore afterwards.

Out late with the kids at the circus. Since it is in town and going out of business in a few months, this might literally be the only circus they ever see.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.006.009.00

AM- After taking the 5 kids to Kinley's basketball game without Marci (Kinley did great- she had 3 shots, I think her first of the season), then gym. Hour bike, 3 mile run- Mission Impossible 3 was on the TV and I felt great, so I added on 2 more miles than originally intended. I'll see how the Achilles feels tomorrow.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 04, 2017 at 12:30:42 from 24.10.247.181

Glad you're feeling a little better.

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Frisbee Monday- low 60's and perfect weather, but we had the fewest number of people this year. Nice 7v7 game. Won 5-2 then lost 0-1.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.006.008.00

AM- 6+2

Now that football season is over, my morning workout becomes less interesting as Mike and Mike on ESPN2 basically loses any interest for me. When on the bike, I tend to read on my phone. While running, it's back to Dan Carlin podcasts. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Kam on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 13:44:12 from 68.66.163.178

Mike and Mike spend so much time selling stuff, they rarely get around to talking about sports.

From Jon on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 14:31:11 from 104.129.204.81

I enjoy them during football seasons, especially on Mondays and Fridays. But during not-football season, not really. NBA bores me.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- I've been sleeping terribly again- 3 to 5 hours per night for a while. Woke up at 3 am today, so was in the office before 5. Took a workout break mid-morning. Bike for an hour, then ran 3 miles. Last mile was my fastest in 3 months- sub 8:00! Wahoo.

How sad it is.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 3.00
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Am- bike and run

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frisbee. won 5-3 even though we decidedly had the less talented team. Game two had 5v4 (I was on the team with only 4 players) and we won 3-2. Awesome.

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From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 19:28:15 from 24.10.247.181

You should post some pictures of your ultimate games.

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Frisbee Monday- gorgeous weather. Nice game of 6 vs 6. We were down 2-1, then scored 4 straight to win. Then I switched teams and we did a game to 3 of 4 vs 4. My team won 3-1. Wind was a bit funky today, adding some adventure.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- bike then 4 miles running. Most in 3 months, felt generally ok. I got 7 hours of sleep last night, my first time over 5 hours in a week.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.006.0010.00

Same as yesterday. Felt generally ok- ran the 4 miles in 32 minutes. I'll run a bit less tomorrow, want to not rush anything. I'm in the for the long view here (30+ years).

Road M3 Grey Miles: 4.00
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Comments
From allie on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 09:49:20 from 71.56.28.146

30+ years, that's the spirit. i wonder if the blog will still be around in 2050

From Jon on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 14:32:05 from 104.129.204.81

If it is, it will still be the same format...

From Jason D on Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 21:55:54 from 24.127.111.174

That's a good approach. Just read your conversation with Paul. Just so you know neither your nor Allie can leave the blog. Hope you are recovering well.

From Jon on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 07:19:57 from 104.129.204.81

Don't worry, Jason- I never wear GPS watch (heck, I'm barely running) so won't switch to Strava, etc. I like the manual typing of FRB, plus can record a couple thoughts for my memories.

I'm excited to hit my 10 year FRB anniversary this week.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.006.008.00

Bike then just 2 miles run. Don't want to push it too much, plus have to be rested for frisbee tomorrow.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
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Lunch- frisbee on a gorgeous day, although the play was pretty sloppy today for no apparent reason- lots of bad throws and drops. Me included. For the final game, my team went down 1-3, then scored 3 straight, then it was all tied 4-4, then we pulled out the last point and won. It wasn't pretty, though. Oh yeah, and my ankle got smashed, twice. It looks pretty terrible and is very sore/stiff.

 

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From Nic on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:40:58 from 66.91.141.150

Hey Jon,

I haven't looked at your blog in a while. How are you? It looks like you have had some injuries? Are you going to get back to some Ultras?

From Jon on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 19:50:05 from 96.33.87.148

Nic- I'm well, though not running much. An Achilles injury has kept me generally on the sidelines for 3 months, though I'm up to 4 miles at a time. Slowly working my way back.

I haven't raced in 2.5 years. I'd be surprised if I don't race again within a few years, though not as competitive as before. For ultras, who knows. Probably yes, but that's just a guess. They are a lot of work. Doubtful I do any longer than 50k unless I move near some mountains.

How's life in Hawaii? How are you?

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Lunch- frisbee on a glorious, 70 deg day with minimal wind. We made the field narrower and about 40 yards longer- it was huge. Lots more running than usual. 6v6, then 5v5. Close battle, evenly matched, never more than a 1 point lead. My team won 5-4.

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From Rob Murphy on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 14:02:09 from 204.246.140.190

So your ankle is better? Also, do you wear a GPS when you're playing?

From Jon on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 14:52:24 from 104.129.204.81

Rob- my ankle is still swollen and very purple and yellow from bruising. However, the injury Friday was from someone twice sliding down the ankle with his cleat when we were jumping for catches. There was no twisting/bending or structural damage to any bones/ligaments/tendons, etc. Basically, a bad bruise, not a sprained ankle. So it's a bit sore and stiff from the swelling but was structurally fine. Once I started playing, I didn't even notice it. It will probably be more swollen and sore tomorrow from the usage, but not a big deal.

I haven't used my GPS watch in 2 years. I just estimate the amount of running. It might be less, but it doesn't really matter, anyway. Though I remember Cody wearing a GPS once at frisbee and he ran further than I would have guessed. I do run a lot, and much of it sprinting. There's some fast guys I usually cover on defense who are energizer bunnies.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.005.0010.00

AM- 50 min bike then 5 mile run. Everything felt generally ok. Longest run since early Nov.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 5.00
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AM- run in the rain, some with Todd, most with Jason. Then bike.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 5.00
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First lunch run in months. Ran with Barry, plus some with Jim, Shamgar, and Scott. GE trail. Running outside on the trail is a lot harder than on the treadmill. Then bike.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 5.00
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Joined the FRB 10 years ago. I'm one of only 299 members with 10 years seniority, and one of only 13 who is still active (updated in the past month)

Ultimate Frisbee- 70 deg day with little wind and somewhat cloudy. We had 22 people show up, a record, so split into 2 games. I went onto the smaller, new field. We had 4 vs 4, then 5 vs 5. We won 5-3, then combined games of 4v4. We went down 0-2, then scored 3 straight to win. Lots of running. Tired. That's a good thing.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

pm 4. First run from my house in almost 4 months. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 4.00
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lunch frisbee. 7 v 7. A bit of a chippy day. My team won 5-2 in the end.

I just removed Cody, Paul, Jake, and JCole from my blog list. **sniff** 

No point keeping them there if they never update.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Am- 6 miles. I ran 6 miles. New record for almost 4 months. 40 min bike, then 6 miles. Last was 7:47. Hey, it's progress.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 6.00
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From jtshad on Thu, Mar 02, 2017 at 08:54:59 from 141.221.191.225

Good job on the run, looks like ultimate is staying fun for you too.

Yes, the old guard is passing from the FRB but a whole new crowd is coming in.

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Lunch- first Wednesday frisbee game. Hope to play 3 days a week, now. Good game, with a strong wind to make it interesting. My team lost 4-5.

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It's my wife's birthday. Stayed home from work, mainly watching the kids so she could go out, plus the usual presents/cake. No chance for workout.

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Lunch- frisbee. 7v7. Teams were pretty uneven, stacked against us. I figured we'd lose 5-1, but we only lost 5-2, so better than I thought. Windy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch- 6 mile run around home. Felt pretty good- first mile was 8:00 or so, last two were 15:10. Fastest I've gone in a long time.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 6.00
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Comments
From crockett on Mon, Mar 06, 2017 at 16:21:42 from 75.162.216.148

Nice!

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Lunch- 5v5 frisbee game. True to form, whichever team plays terrible at the start (mine, today) ends up winning the final game. We won 5-0. It was one of my better days in a while with some good luck on catches.

So today is our 13th wedding anniversary. We celebrated by spending $1600 on car repairs, not eating the turkey Marci prepared (it wasn't finished 8 hours after putting it in the crockpot so we had a pizza instead), and dealing with ornery kids all evening. Yeah for anniversaries. Maybe we'll actually go on a date or spend a few minutes together at a future anniversary. 

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From allie on Mon, Mar 06, 2017 at 19:22:13 from 71.56.28.146

happy 13th

From Jason D on Mon, Mar 06, 2017 at 20:46:35 from 68.56.185.92

Happy anniversary!

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PM- after picking up my car, I went to the gym. Planned to run 6 miles, but felt good so did 8. First time over 6 miles in 4 months. Progress. Then did a bit of biking. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 8.00
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Frisbee. Only 7 of us, so 3v3 with roving sub. Lost 5-3, then won 2-0.

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AM- 30 min bike then ran 7 miles. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.004.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- ran 3 miles with Barry, then frisbee. Windy day, 7v7 plus subs. I couldn't catch squat today, missed some nice ones right in my breadbasket. Still fun. We were a bit outmanned but still won 5-4. Thanks to the wind and drops by everyone, it was the longest game ever. Instead of the usual 10-15 minutes, it took 25. I think the score was 1-0 after 10 minutes. Long field, lots of running.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- 6 slow and tired, but got in a run. 8-8:30 pace.

I've been listening to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast again. This time I'm on King of King series about ancient Persians. Very interesting.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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run 1.5 miles, then ultimate. Another breezy day. We got our rears kicked 5-2. Cold, under 40 deg. It even snowed a hair on Sunday, though just a dusting on the grass. Low's this week under 30 deg. 

Started a Whole 30 diet this week which will be 30 days of only whole foods- basically meats, veggie, fruit. No grains, sugars, dairy, legumes. We'll see if it takes off any weight. I'll be interested to see the impact it has, including on my workouts. I've never tried no carb before.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 1.50
Weight: 163.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.002.0010.00

AM- 8 miles in 65 minutes or so, then 20 min bike.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- only 2 people showed up for frisbee, so we joined the Wednesday soccer game instead for an hour. Not as fun as ultimate.

Weight: 0.00
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10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- planned to run 8, but I felt terrible (no carbs will do that to you) so decided to prolong the terribleness. Ended up going 10 miles. 82 minutes, I think- not speedy.

My company is starting layoffs this month. Hundreds of engineers. My manager took a new position and they can't fill his opening due to hiring freeze. Of the 5 people in my group at my location, one was transferred to a different group a few months ago, and 2 more were notified this week that they are being transferred. Either they are getting rid of my group (only 2 people left, no manager) or I'm going to have to do the work of 2-3 people. Fun.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 16:08:19 from 71.56.28.146

work rufflings are stressful -- sorry. hope it all works out okay.

no carbs -- because you cut them out?

From Jon on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 18:49:04 from 96.33.87.148

My wife is trying to figure out what foods keep making her stomach hurt, so she recruited me to join her on Whole 30 diet for a month. No grains, sugars, dairy, etc. Pretty much all we eat is veggies, fruit, protein (meat and eggs), tree nuts, and potatoes. The potluck at church was hard, as is passing up the goodies at work.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 18:51:41 from 24.10.247.181

Sorry about both the diet and the work situation. I just enjoyed a yummy plate of spaghetti. I'll have double to compensate for your carb boycott.

From Jason D on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 19:22:16 from 68.56.185.92

Best wishes, Jon.

From Little Bad Legs on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 20:39:37 from 76.27.255.99

Good luck with your work situation. I've gone through it a few times and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

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Lunch- 2 run, then ultimate. We lost 5-3.

Went to two March Madness games. The first was close, a 1 point game with 20 seconds to go. The other was a 1-seed vs 16-seed blowout. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Am- 10 miles, again. And I felt much better then Wednesday when I plodded along over 8 min pace. My first few miles were a warm up (8:20-8:10) but then I broke 8 min and kept going till 7:30 for a while. I felt fine. 77 min or so. Nice to have a run where I feel a little bit like my own self. I am going to be careful to not overdo anything.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.004.000.000.000.008.00

AM- running right before frisbee seems to be impacting my game a touch so I ran before work. 4 slow miles.

Lunch- lots of running at frisbee today. Loads of running. We won 5-3.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM 9 miles in 70 min on GE track. Perfect weather for a run. Didn't push the pace. Started 8+, some 7:30's by the end.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- 5v5 ultimate. My team lost 5-2. 

Weight: 0.00
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5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Lunch run with barry and seth. Mainly talked about layoffs that were happening today. Layoffs suck. We had thought my department wouldn't be hit but we were, hard. My group and basically all groups. I made it through ok, but still tough. They said they will be filling many of the positions except overseas with cheaper labor. We heard more to come, though not sure when. Anyway, I have a job for now.

40 minutes, we'll call it 5 miles.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- 5

Lunch- frisbee. Had 2 fields, so did a mini tournament. My team won the first game 5-3, then switched and beat the other winning team 5-2, then won another game 3-0. Fun day, great weather again- high 50's, low breeze.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- 6 on a cool morning. Nice and easy, 7:50-8:30 pace. part of recovery week.

I've found it interesting how no carbs for 2 weeks has not seemed to impact my exercising at all. I haven't done any runs longer than 80 minutes, so maybe I would feel different at longer distances, but I haven't really felt any energy differences for not eating carbs.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 14:02:52 from 71.56.28.146

just curious, does this include cutting out fruits?

nice that your energy levels haven't been affected. i've done the no carb thing a few times and it hasn't gone well, but it could just be i wasn't getting enough overall calories.

i'm glad you still have a job.

From Jon on Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 17:02:56 from 96.33.87.148

It's the Whole 30 diet, so fruits are allowed (thank goodness, I eat a ton). So I guess it's not all no-carb.

I'm eating lots of meat and eggs, veggies, fruit, potatoes, tree nuts. Bacon! Avocados!

No processed foods, no grains of any kind (breakfast is rough without my oatmeal), no dairy, no sugars, etc. Of course, people have brought in more than the usual amount of treats to work, but I'm pretty proud of myself for abstaining for 2 weeks. Just 2 more to go.

Me too.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Well, it's official. Shingles really does hurt. In case you were wondering. Wearing work pants and having to sit all day is the worst, but it wasn't enough to stop my from playing Ultimate. My team won 5-2 with the last point a full field bomb from me to Chris. Beautiful. My one dive was a huge mistake, however, especially since I landed on my back, which is where the biggest concentration of blisters are. Fortunately, they say the pain only lasts 3-5 weeks (!). This isn't going to be fun.

I'll see tomorrow how much running I can do. There are still more blisters growing on the inner thigh, which may stop all activity once they fully develop. This might be a long, painful month.

Weight: 158.40
Comments
From Bret on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 07:45:54 from 216.234.133.229

Wow - sorry to hear about the shingles. I had not considered how much of an impact it can have on running and other related activities. Hang in there.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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I'm officially crazy. I ran 10 miles this morning with Shingles all over my waist/back/left thigh. On the short list of most painful runs of my life- almost stopped in the first 2 miles, but then got used to it. The overall pain has gotten so bad, though, that I couldn't sleep last night, went to the doc for meds today, and plan to rest the next few days. Work clothes are extremely painful, so no work. Shingles is excruciating. The nurse said she sees shingle patients all the time and I have the worst she's ever seen, and the doc agreed it was terrible (you should have heard all the nurses talking in the hall...). Very painful.

Stinson Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 16:12:48 from 163.248.33.220

You rule!

From allie on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 17:01:25 from 71.56.28.146

yikes, what?!

sorry. feel better soon, and maybe skip the 10 miler tomorrow. :)

From Jason D on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 21:17:35 from 68.56.185.92

Hope you get some relief soon. As for tips, as Riley. He had them twice in a matter of months as I recall.

From RileyCook on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:26:14 from 172.58.38.137

Ah, shingles. Yeah for some reason shingles are somewhat common in younger (30s-40s) adults who are otherwise very healthy, but exercise a lot.

I got them on my face and eye, not fun. The antiviral works quite well and pretty quickly. So hopefully you're taking one. Rest up and it'll go away soon. Good luck!

From Jon on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:04:20 from 96.33.87.148

Riley, are you saying the exercise causes/contributes to it?

I am taking the anti-viral.

Q: Is exercising with it just stupid? Does it cause harm or slow healing, from what you see? Or is it just painful but doesn't really matter from a recovery timeframe?

From RileyCook on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:10:58 from 172.58.38.137

Well, I'm no expert. But from what I've been told, those who exercise a lot obviously can wear their bodies down. The virus is from when you got chicken pox as a child and it never leaves your body. It just goes dormant. But when you wear your body down as we runners often do, it can create an opportunity for the virus to re-emerge.

As for exercising with it, I think I took 1-2 days off, but I had a marathon a week later, so I didn't want to take too much time off. I still had some scabbing on my face for the marathon, yet ran a PR.

I am certain the pain is worse for you with it on your back etc. The shingles on my face were painful, but I've heard stories of people wanting to kill themselves with it on their backs, and my pain was no where near that level. On the face you mostly have to stop it before it goes in your eye, as it can cause blindness. So I was mostly worried about that.

I'd rest if I were you and let the antiviral start doing its thing for a day or two and then give it a whirl.

From Jon on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:26:04 from 96.33.87.148

Thanks for the info. I'd so much prefer my face, as long as it didn't impact vision (that's the ultimate worst case). My clothes and movement and sitting/laying are killing me- it wraps the whole left side from back to belly button just at belt level, and then goes down from there (inner thigh- not fun), so wearing any clothes or sitting/laying down is excruciating.

I can't believe this may last 3-5 weeks, or longer. My aunt's nerve pain lasted 4 months. This is not going to be fun, but at least I know people like you have survived it.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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I've finally admitted that shingles hurts and I probably shouldn't go running. I'll try to get a walk in today. I'm staying home for at least a few days. By low riding my pants and having my shirt tied up halfway with a hair band, I can reduce the pain at least somewhat. 

I've been surprised how many people have told me they previously had shingles- my coworkers, boss, church friends, family. All agreed it is terrible.

I was asked to give a talk on Easter at church on being strengthened in our trials through Christ. Between the layoffs at work, shingles, and struggling within myself, I've got some good examples, now.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 at 07:17:00 from 141.221.191.225

Sorry about all the trials. Layoffs have a chance to affect you directly?

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Lunch- back at work, back to frisbee. Stormy, so a few minutes of hard rain, quite a bit of drizzle, but still had 15 people. We lost 5-3, which is pretty good since I'd saw we were outgunned in terms of good throwers.

Weight: 0.00
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One of my most pathetic workouts ever. Planned to run 8-10 miles. My legs and whole body immediately let me know that wasn't happening. Aborted the run and ended up a slow bike ride for 30 minutes. Pretty pathetic- just very tired. Not sure how much of today was coming back from a week sick and not working out, general tiredness, and the low cal diet catching up to me. Either way, not a day to remember. At least not for any amazing workout reasons.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Tue, Apr 04, 2017 at 18:48:52 from 71.56.28.146

i'm glad things have improved enough that you're back to work, exercise, and frisbee. sorry about the rough go today, though.

maybe you need to do a PF bagel run. :)

From allie on Tue, Apr 04, 2017 at 18:49:14 from 71.56.28.146

^sorry, that wasn't meant to taunt

From Jon on Tue, Apr 04, 2017 at 19:37:31 from 96.33.87.148

Ha, it made me laugh. I had forgotten about those. Pizza night was even better. Of course, Whole 30 diet won't let me eat either of those. Only 7 more days!

From jtshad on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 at 07:15:18 from 141.221.191.225

Glad you are feeling a bit better. Strength to you for the next 7 days...if they diet will allow you any :).

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- 7 miles on GE track. Much better than yesterday but not fast- probably 8-8:30 pace.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 at 19:06:15 from 67.166.78.47

Quick question. If you don't have time to answer that's fine.

Why do people run races like the Barkley?

From Jon on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 at 19:33:22 from 96.33.87.148

I once did a presentation to a boy scout troop about life's lessons from ultramarathons.

For me, I enjoy running, I love being outside and seeing the sites, and it's a contrived way to push ourselves physically in a time of ease, which I think can help us see what we are made of. Some people enjoy challenges. The Barkley is the hardest of the hard, so for the people who really want to be challenged.

Let me ask this to you- why did you run the Grand Canyon? And what's your answer for the Barkley?

Did you watch the Barkley movie?

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:03:51 from 67.166.78.47

I've watched the Barkley movie several times.

I ran the Grand Canyon because it was a challenge that I was fairly certain I could complete. I would put the Barkley in a different category.

From Jon on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:13:07 from 96.33.87.148

As Laz says, how do you know how far you can go unless you're doing something that you will likely fail. I mean, how often do we start anything where there is a real probability of failure these days? Even at hundreds, more than fifty percent finish. So to try something where one percent finish? Unique. That's part of the lure. To know you will fail, and be willing to find out how.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 06:28:08 from 67.166.78.47

"A man can live in this culture his entire life without knowing whether he's a coward or not. I think it's necessary to know"

- James Dickey (author of Deliverance)

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 06:33:45 from 67.166.78.47

Here's what I think. We've engineered most of the stress and strain out of daily life. We're too physically comfortable. We humans have spent 99% of our history on this planet living very close to danger, being forced to confront it on a daily basis. Women used to EXPECT to die in childbirth. People got to Utah by dragging handcarts across a thousand miles of prairie and mountains. I think, with some of us, there's something deep down that misses this. I think the 20th century rise of "extreme sports" is mostly explained by this.

From Jon on Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 08:13:11 from 165.156.40.48

I agree completely. That, and the physical rush (adrenaline)- our ancestors used to get that at life threatening moments, now we artificially create them.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 08:21:20 from 67.166.78.47

We need "like" buttons on the FRB like twitter.

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AM- planned run of 8 miles was a bit painful at the start (lower back soreness?) but I got into a groove. 8 turned into 10 turned into 11. Steady and slow, 8:00 pace. Felt good to feel good running. I'll take it.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- ultimate on a nice day. Pretty epic game, though long points. My team kept getting it close and rushing the last point. Lost 4-5.

Weight: 0.00
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6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6

Road M3 Grey Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch 2 run then frisbee. Lost 5-1. Ouch.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
Weight: 154.60
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6.000.000.000.000.006.00

I was supposed to go to Paris Mtn for the first time since October, but my shingles is acting up and I've got something very swollen and hard at the top of my left thigh. Not sure if it's a lymph node or what, but it hurts. Plus, I ended up having a long day at work, almost 11 hrs. I did get a run at the very end of the day. I was thinking I'd have to bike due to my leg but ended up doing 6 miles. Felt ok.

Trail N2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- wanted an hour but felt pretty bad so it looked doubtful. General fatigue plus signs of my shingles coming back didn't make it fun. But I got 8 miles, all 8:15 pace or thereabouts.

Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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No workout. My shingles nerve pain has come back, and wearing slacks for work rubs my scabs constantly, so they are not healing and infected, with a super swollen lymph node near my thigh/groin makes walking or running or bending my leg painful. So no workour today. Tomorrow doesn't look good, either.

I really don't like shingles.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- went to work at lunch just so I could play frisbee. Nice day of 7v7 with almost no wind, though first hot day of the year (80+ deg). Even battle, my team won 5-2, then 5v5 game won 3-1.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- 6

Lunch- frisbee. 7v7. My team was getting beat at the start but pulled it together and won 5-0. Or maybe 5-1.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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7.500.000.000.000.007.50

PM- first Paris Mtn run in 6 months. Ran with Seth, Aaron, Lynn. 7.5 miles. Seth told us about his first ever 50k last weekend. He enjoyed it.

Trail N2 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- 9. Kinda slow, a bit tired from last night.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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AM- 8 mile run around home. Felt good- first mile was over 8 min pace, but then started going faster and felt good. Last two miles were 14:04. First sub-7:30 miles since October. 

Heading to Vegas for BIL wedding this weekend.

Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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9.000.000.000.000.009.00

in Vegas for wedding. Got in late then awake all night in bed. Finally got our of bed and ran 9 miles at 5 am. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- back in town after a long weekend in Vegas. First lunch run with the guys in 6+ months. Felt bad the first mile but then perked up and felt fine. 10 miles. 

15 hours at work today. That's not what I planned on.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 18:58:44 from 71.56.28.146

oof. that's a very long day

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Lunch frisbee. Even teams, but we lost 5-1. A couple wide open drops in the endzone didn't help. Always fun. Hot, humid, no wind.

Weight: 0.00
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AM- 9 very slow. 8:30-8:15 pace or so. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- frisbee. Pretty warm, humid day, but minimal wind. They had me switch to the other team halfway through cause we were killing them. My new team ended up winning 5-3. I played pretty well- a couple bad throws, but generally on target for Def, catching, scoring, and throwing. Afterwards, a few of us were mutually complaining  on having to cover some of the other players who we categorize in the "runners" class, all of us fit, sprinting all over the field. We pretty much all agreed that we all hate covering each other cause we have to run so much. Fun, even game today.

Weight: 0.00
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Played Ultimate and Gaga ball for several hours at church picnic. Was super sweaty the rest of the time due to the heat. Counts for some running.

Weight: 0.00
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AM- thunderstorms predicted for noon so I assumed no frisbee. I ran in the morning. Planned on 8 and wasn't going real fast (7:45-8:00) but felt fine so did 10

Lunch- rains held off so we played frisbee. 13 people, evenly matched game made more adventuresome by the blusstery winds. Fun times. My team went down 2-3 but then scored 3 straight to win.

Stinson Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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PM- PM with Seth, Barry, and Aaron. We even ran into Carl, who we used to run with years ago, out walking with his toddler son. I felt lightheaded and terrible the first 30 min, then ok, then great on miles 6-8, then ok again. Tired by the end. Perfect running weather- mid-70's, sunny, a little breeze. Glorious.

Trail N2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- frisbee 7 people, so we stuck the 3 fastest on one team, including me. Fun time, lots of running. Great weather, no wind. We ended up winning 5-4. 5v5 is better, though, or 6v6.

Weight: 0.00
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AM- 10 miles. Started 8, but the bulk of the run was 7:45-7:30 pace. I think I even threw a 7:20 in there. Smokin'. 60 deg and a bit breezy. Perfect weather. And I ran the GE trail without seeing any turkeys.

Stinson Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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AM- 6 at 7:40-7:20 pace

Lunch- frisbee. Rather windy, made it interesting. My team had 6 and the other had 7 most of the time, which ended up even, but they one of ours left so we did 6-6. Not even anymore, we won 5-0.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 06, 2017 at 20:56:10 from 67.166.78.47

Cranking out the morning mileage. Where are you running?

From Jon on Sun, May 07, 2017 at 19:22:49 from 96.33.87.148

GE track and GE trail, mainly. Not very exciting.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.004.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- 8. Pretty slow, didn't feel at all energetic

Lunch- frisbee. Warm. minimal wind. Even teams but my team got our butts kicked 5-2.

Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

PM with just Aaron. 85 deg but not humid. I did about 9.5 miles. Pretty slow with pain in achilles and shin. Aaron has a nasty gag reflex while running and a chest cold, so actually ended up gagging so much he threw up a number of times. Yummy.

Trail N2 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Sat, May 13, 2017 at 09:01:20 from 71.56.28.146

that sounds like a very unpleasant problem

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Lunch- frisbee day. 6v6. I played the best I've played in a long time, especially making some ridiculously hard catches. Fun to play well sometimes. We won 5-2.

Weight: 0.00
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Left heel really hurts again, all the time, so decided against running. Hour bike.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- frisbee. 70 and cloudy but humid. Too many people, 20, means we end up with 7v7 with 3 subs. I find it hard to establish a rhythm when subbing out every third point, plus the field seems very congested. Nonetheless, my team won 5-2.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- 2 mile run, then ultimate. Good game today, 7v7, my team won 5-4.

Stinson Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 22:13:20 from 67.166.78.47

Good, long article about Ultimate in the new issue of Outside magazine.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

PM- PM with just Aaron. Hottest day of the year, above 90 deg, but not very humid so didn't feel too bad. Didn't even drink all of my water. Did the shortened course, 7.5 miles or so. Felt pretty good, better than last week.

Trail N2 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.000.006.50

Lunch- new shoes. 2.5 miles run, then frisbee on a hot day. Lots of drops and low energy due to heat. My team won 5-3.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.004.005.00

AM- I intended to run an hour, but my shin (shin splints?) were not feeling good, nor my ankle, so I stopped after a mile and biked instead. Uneventful. Blah.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- rough, rough frisbee game. 3 miles running first, then time for ultimate. We didn't do a good job splitting the teams and my team was definitely outmatched. We got whupped almost the whole time. We weren't playing well (bad throws, missed catches) and the other team had better players. We started the game to 5 and the other team immediately scored 2 easy points. I got very frustrated and was working my tail off chasing the disc, counting the thrower, etc. My team started playing a bit better but the score was still 4-2 them. However, with some kind of insane toughness, effort, and luck, we somehow won 5-4. It was tough, tough. After the game, almost my whole team was laying on the ground exhausted, and, for the first time ever, had a team rally after. Game to remember.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

lunch- run 3 miles then frisbee. I'd say my team was the better one today, and we were having lots of early success, but then went down 4-1 during the official game. We scored 2 points, then someone left on the other team so I switched sides. My new team scored so won 5-3.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 8. Rainy all day, so indoors. Aaron and I both decided a Paris Mtn run wouldn't be smart as we've had 3-4 inches of rain the past few days and it was thundering that afternoon.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.003.000.000.000.0013.00

AM- 10

Lunch- it didn't rain, so we played frisbee. Man, am I sore now, especially my lower back and ankles. My team lost 5-3.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.003.007.00

AM 4 run, the stopped due to my shin bugging me again. Biked for a while. Exciting.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- another chilly morning. Felt much better than yesterday. 6 miles in just over 44 minutes.

Lunch- Ultimate, 7v7. My team won 5-2 (we were probably a bit stacked). Then, a 4v4 game with points that took forever. We called it at 2-1 for my team.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

am 4

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 4.00
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AM 4

Lunch frisbee 5v5 with a sub on my side. The other team was slightly better but it was close. We lost 5-2 but it was more even than the score indicated. We had 4 or more chances to score from 5 yards away but could not get it in. Still fun.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

lunch 2 run then ultimate. Summer is coming, it's getting hot. 5v6 today. Even match, my team won 5-4

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- 6. Pretty darn slow

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM 8. Felt pretty good. Started at 8 pace but was at or below 7:30 by mile 2 for the remainder of the run

Lunch frisbee. Humid. The teams were even, but the other team had some very unfortunate turnovers near their endzone, such that my team won 5-0. Not often we have a shutout.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM 7. Started 8:30-ish, finished 7:45-ish. That's something I've noticed over the past few years- I generally have to start slower, and may or may not speed up as the run progresses. I used to run normal pace right from the start, now I almost always start slow.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

am 9

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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AM 6 most with Todd

Lunch- frisbee. Good game, close, my team lost 5-3.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Am 5 slow. Very slow- started at 9, not sure I broke 8 ever.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM 8

Lunch ultimate. My team won the first game 5-0 thanks to some bad turnovers. 8 of us played second game, and I switched teams. We lost 3-1.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM- 7. Felt real slow, but I was actually going doing a lot of it at 7:45 or so.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run but lots of hiking/walking, including in my old favorite, DuPont State Forest, to see some waterfalls with family.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Am- 8. First mile 8:30 pace, last 2 7:37. Above 70 deg and very humid- summer is here.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 07:00:56 from 107.141.142.131

i'm going with very, very humid

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.003.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 8. Felt good- most my miles were 7:30-ish

Lunch- frisbee. Way too many people- 21- meant we had 3 and 4 subs per team, which is way too much sitting and makes cohesion hard. My team wasn't playing well and lost the first game 5-2. Second game of 5v5 went better- we won 3-1. Very tired.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- 9. Started at 8:40, finished 7:30. So humid it was foggy the whole time. Lots of sweating. Almost finished with the Hardcore History WWI 6-part podcast. Love them. 

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

In Outer Banks NC for the week. Only got in 1 run, but I felt good during it. I guess this is a recovery week from little training working towards no goals... :)

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 21:26:37 from 67.166.78.47

Great place. Have fun

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.004.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 6. Felt a bit slow but actually moving pretty well

Lunch- frisbee 7v7. Won 5-0. Then 6v6, won 3-1.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 8. Turkeys are my friends. Actually quite cool out- below 70 deg. The heat of summer (90+ high, 75 lows) isn't here yet.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.004.000.000.000.009.00

AM 5

Lunch frisbee 4v4. Lost 5-3.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- planned on an hour but felt tired before I even started. Almost stopped at 4 but pushed on for a few more miles. 6 slow (8:30-9 pace)

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.003.000.000.000.0011.00

AM 8. 8-8:30 pace

Lunch- it rained most of last night and this morning but stopped about 10 minutes before frisbee time. We had nice game of 5v5. I didn't play too well but my team won 5-4 in the end.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 8 miles before taking kid number 2 to doctor (got pushed off 8 foot high retaining wall and can't put weight on her foot, but is ok). Run felt super slow at the start- seemed like 10 min pace, was actually 8:45. 8:00 pace by the end. 8 miles.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6. Happy Independence Day, everyone

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

AM 6.5

Lunch- warmest day of the year, 90 and very humid. 5v5 game of ultimate, my team won 5-3.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jul 05, 2017 at 21:23:46 from 67.166.78.47

90 is your warmest day of the year?

From Jon on Thu, Jul 06, 2017 at 07:57:45 from 165.156.40.29

Looking at the weather station near my house, we hit 92 one day in March.

Last year, we hit 90+ 14 days in June. This year, not a single time. This global warming thing is skipping Greenville so far.

From jtshad on Thu, Jul 06, 2017 at 12:35:59 from 141.221.191.225

Wow we have been hotter in Idaho and Utah. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 10 around ICAR. Saw two ladies picking blackberries so joined in for a mid-run snack. Late season (May/June is better) but still good. Warm and very humid, but my longest run in months. 79 min, so I'm estimating 10 miles.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6

Lunch frisbee, my team won 5-3

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM 7. I sometimes feel much better Saturday mornings, such as today. First mile was 8:08, last mile was 7:22. Felt good.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM 7. Felt pretty good, moving ~7:30 for much of it

Lunch- ultimate. Hot and humid but overcast. 7v7. My team won 5-2.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM- Slow run, 8:30 or so pace for an hour. Ran mainly behind GE. Saw 2 turkey and 9 deer, including a little fawn, and no people back there. 

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

AM- 8.5 around Icar. Saw 2 deer and a few runners, one of whom should have found a bathroom sooner.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

PM 7.5 at PM with Seth and Aaron on the hottest day of the year (~95 deg, feels like above 100). I felt pretty bad on the first climb but good by the end, but figured stopping when the rest did was smart to not overexhert, and have energy for frisbee tomorrow.

Trail N2 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6

Lunch- mid-90s temp, hottest of the year, made for some painful frisbee. My team lost 5-3. Still fun.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- 8. Started off feeling pretty good and was doing sub 7:30 for a fair amount towards the end. Stayed off GE trails due to lots of rain last night (about 2 inches in under an hour, with LOTS of lightning)

Lunch- not as hot as Friday, but still plenty hot. 6v6 frisbee. My team won 5-1. Tired now.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM 10 miles (full loop plus a hair around Lake Placid) at Paris Mtn. There were 5 of us, the most in years, including Barry's first run in a long time. Seth and Barry split off early, Aaron stopped at 7.5, and Merle and I did the full loop. Hot today, but not near as hot as last week.

Trail N2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.004.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 7. Pretty good run, esp considering I just ran last night. First mile was 7:45, last was sub-7:30.

Lunch- 7v7 frisbee. My team won 5-2.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

AM 2 miles. Wanted more but felt absolutely exhausted and could barely make it this far. One of those days.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6. Felt much better than yesterday

Lunch- good ultimate game, 7v7. My team missed a bunch of shots near the endzone. Lost 5-4.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.004.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 7. Kind of slow, but not death march slow. All on GE trail, but no wildlife sightings of any sore. No people, either. 

Lunch- a few degrees cooler than last week and overcast today, with almost no wind, so good summertime playing conditions. 10-13 people (a few injuries and early leavers). My team won 5-3. Really good game today all around, similar to Friday. No slackers on the field. However, the maxim held true- the team that was being outplayed at the start, wins the game to 5. My team was definitely outplayed the first 20 minutes with lots of unforced errors.

Trail N2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 12:41:45 from 67.166.78.47

You're working on Pioneer Day????

From Jon on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 15:35:11 from 165.156.40.27

When I lived in Utah, I did not get Pioneer Day off, much to the amazement of many of my friends. Frankly, I was fine not getting it off. Even moreso now that I'm not in Utah.

I can neither confirm nor deny that non-Utah Mormons like me may or may not think that Pioneer Day is a bit overblown.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 17:31:03 from 67.166.78.47

Although I am not LDS, I am a big believer in Pioneer Day. Other than Massachusetts and Maine with Patriots Day, I'm not familiar with too many states that have a holiday like this. I think it's important for societies and cultures to make a big deal out of shared struggles from the past. There are many reasons why it's important to study history but the most simple one is the fact that some people in the past did things worth remembering. We have lots of things, important and unimportant, that divide us. We need mort things that unite us. Mormons do this better than most people. So I become a bigger fan of Pioneer Day every year.

However, I still reserve the right to make fun of Mormon dorkiness at the parade. :-)

From Jon on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 20:18:53 from 96.33.87.148

I don't think I ever saw the parade.

From Jon on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 07:44:09 from 165.156.40.27

That is a good point about celebrating shared struggles, by the way, Rob.

From Tom K on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 09:17:57 from 47.206.60.114

We manufacture meaningless festivals in Florida at a preposterous rate. Gasparilla, Strawberry, Blue Crab, Mango, etc. Even in my hometown of Venice, we have a Sun Fiesta, a Shark's Tooth Festival, and we just finished "Christmas in July", whatever that is. I find myself jealous of the meaning in Pioneer Day.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

AM- morning run, mostly on GE trail. 2 turkeys, 3 runners (looked like HS runners). Felt pretty sluggish at the start with 8:00 pace and thought of calling it quits. Started feeling better at 30 min, then felt real good at 45 min and picked up the pace quite a bit. Was running about 7:10 pace the last 3 miles or so. Then decided to actually do a little speed workout. Did 1 track loop (.68 miles) at 6:15 pace. Felt nice to run fast.

I signed up for the Moonshiner 5k, a night 5k trail race. I have won it 2 or 3 times, and it was my last competitive race 3 years ago. It will be my first race in over 2 years. I'm excited and actually feeling somewhat motivated to run well, on top of my 3x/week frisbee.

Ankle was hurting a bit, likely due to the shoes (400+ miles, 3.5 years old). Left them in the trash in the gym.

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

Lunch- frisbee. Pretty low-key game of 4v4, including one first-time player. My team lost 5-3.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

PM- ankle still tweaked, so did bike instead of paris mountain.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.005.009.00

AM bike

Lunch- frisbee. Very humid, pretty hot. 7v7, other team had one sub. My team won 5-2, then 8 of us did a second game. My team lost 3-0.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.006.0010.00

AM- beautiful morning, 60 deg. Ankle feeling better but I'm being cautious so did 60 min bike.

Lunch- Very uneven teams today- my team was definite underdogs, and everyone recognized the big disparity (they probably had the 4 best throwers, and all of them were fast runners, while my team only had 3 runners). During the first 30 minutes, we got skunked. But then the real game started, and my team somehow won 5-2, aided by a tough zone defense and lots of hard work and patience. It had to be one of the biggest upsets I've seen. Then 5v5 game to 3, that we lost 3-1.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

AM 6

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

AM- 3 run- slow but minimal ankle pain. Then 30 min bike

Lunch- frisbee. My team was up 4-2 but lost 5-4. Doh.

Stinson Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM- working from home today to watch the kids, so morning run around home. 5 miles, starting 8:50, ending 8:00 ish. Slow. Cut it a bit short due to leg twinging just a bit. Being cautious.

Stinson Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.005.009.00

AM 50 min xt

Lunch- 22 people for frisbee so we did 2 fields. My team won our first game 5-2, then got whupped by the other winning team, 5-2. In our defense, the other team was completely stacked. We still stood a chance if we didn't have some terrible turnovers right at the start and gave them a 4-0 lead.

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

AM- 2 run on treadmill  (raining outside, and I knew I wasn't going far), then bike

Lunch- 11 people for frisbee on a rainy day. The first windy day in a while, and our throws were appropriately bad for the first while. My team won 5-3.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

AM- I'm being conservative in my comeback. 3 on the treadmill due to rain (not sure the last time I ran on treadmill- it's been a long time), then 30 min bike.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

AM- planned to run 4 but shin/ankle was a bit sensitive, so stopped to bike at 3 miles.

Lunch- 5v5 frisbee, other team had a sub. They were a bit better skill wise, but we battled hard. Got down 3-0, then battled to tie it 4-4 before losing. We had chances to win but were plagued by bad drops all day. Doh. Unforced errors usually result in a Loss, and today was no different. Always a fun time, though.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.002.008.00

AM I decided to just run some extra today even if the leg wasn't great. Did 6, then 20 min bike.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.004.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 6 on the treadmill, as it was steady rain outside. Again. Wettest, coolest August I remember in SC.

Lunch- the rain all morning and even during the game kept the people away. 5v5. So humid, the frisbee was wet and slippery, so there were lots of drops. The game to 5 was one of the longest ever, with the 3rd point taking at least 5 minutes. My team got up 4-1, then the other team tied it 4-4 before my team scored the winning point. Fun game today. Very, very tired and sore- my right quad is acting funny and tight, my left achilles was the most painful it's been in a long time. 

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- super humid morning. Ran almost 2 miles with Aspen, which was a first and enjoyable, then a while more by myself. Last mile was 7:30.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 09:24:54 from 172.4.198.186

super humid here as well. like, super.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 7. Not too sluggish, saw 3 deer, 2 turkeys, 0 people.

Lunch- 7v7 with 2 subs each. My team went ahead 3-1, then they tied it 3-3, then we scored 2 more to win.

Stinson Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

PM- It's been pretty cool, relatively speaking, for the past few weeks, and my limited running has all been in the morning. Until today, when I returned to Paris Mtn after work, and the Feels Like temp was 100 deg. Holy hot. Barry, Seth, Merle, and I did the short route plus I requested Upper Kanuga as I didn't want to push it. Finished with just 5.5 miles in under an hour. Didn't stop sweating for a long time. Hopefully I'll be up to the longer route next week.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 20:36:35 from 67.166.78.47

Back at it!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 7. Turkeys and deer.

Lunch- 18 people for ultimate, that may be the most ever. My team won 5-2.

Stinson Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 8 miles, 2xGE trail. 5 deer, 4 turkey, 3 Hardcore History podcasts, 2 people, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6. 1 deer, 4 turkey. I think I ran exactly 8:00 pace the whole time.

Lunch- 20 people on a hot day (heat index above 100) so we did 2 games. My team lost the first one 5-4, then won the second 5-2.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 8 around home. Then worked for home to watch the solar eclipse. We had totality here in Greenville, and it was really awesome. Unique sight, very beautiful. Seeing the corona was my favorite. It was not as dark as I thought it would be- the sky was purple and blue, not black, but you could see a few stars and planets. There were also strange-shaped shadows, shadow waves, and the diamond ring. Neat day, I'll definitely remember this one.

Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 19:14:21 from 67.166.78.47

I didn't get that worked up about it beforehand but I have to admit, it was pretty cool.

From Jon on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 07:24:46 from 165.156.40.22

Rob, did you go see totality?

From allie on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 09:55:07 from 172.4.198.186

cool to be in totality right at home. i'm glad you got to see it.

97% in atlanta -- i read beforehand that anything less than 100% is literally the difference between night and day. based on the totality pics/videos i've seen, that is correct. it was still very cool, eerie, and interesting, but it was just not the same experience.

regardless, a cool day across america -- pausing to observe, and togetherness.

From jtshad on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 13:50:29 from 141.221.191.225

100% was really cool, neat to be able to see the change in lighting (went dark), temp (20 degree drop) and the see the full corona, diamond ring and Bailey balls.

From Jason D on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 19:09:44 from 73.144.91.168

Very cool. I wasn't excited at first, but people got into it and I enjoyed watching it. Only about 65% or so here, but we had storms in the distance, so it did look very end of days.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- PM with Merle, Aaron, and Seth. Lots of talk on the eclipse. Aaron and Seth didn't see totality due to clouds, which is too bad. Hot, mid 90's. Merle and I did the whole 10 mile loop, and I felt pretty good. Hope I feel good tomorrow, as well.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6 on GE trail. Biggest group of turkeys I've ever seen, 9 or 10

Lunch- 6 v 6 ultimate. Hot and humid. My team was down 0-2 but then won 5-3. We probably had a better team, especially since right at the start of the game we lost our worst player and they other team lost their best. Still, the other team scored the first 2.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 8 miles, 2x GE trail. 7 deer, 1 turkey, no people. Not sure if I was moving fast or slow. I know slow at start but maybe faster by the end? I keep finding the near on the other side of the GE chain link fence from me, and they freak out and try to run away even though I can't get them. Even seen one jump it, plus others run into it or other things. If they just stood still, they would be just fine.

Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- not as hot in the mornings anymore, mid-60's. Ran 7 miles, most on GE trail. Saw 1 turkey, no deer, no people. Solitude. Still listening to Hardcore History podcast during runs. Right now I'm working through the Punic Wars series.

I'm enjoying my solo morning runs with podcasts. Not sure what I'll do when it's cold, dark, and rainy in the morning- probably sometimes outside, sometimes treadmill. Of course, treadmill is more enjoyable once NFL season starts so I can watch Mike and Mike. Although I'm doing my best to minimize time spent on football this season.

Lunch- ultimate frisbee. It's been a while since I had a bad game- Wednesday, for example, I was catching pretty much everything and all my throws were going where I wanted, even the long ones. Not today. Real stinker of a game- a few bad drops, but mainly lots of bad throws. Short, medium, long... bad. 20 people, so 2 games. My team lost the first one 5-1, then the second 5-3. Then we cobbled together 8 people for 1 more game, which we lost 5-3. Blah. Always fun, but a real stinker for me today. The good news was we played for almost 90 minutes between all the games, not finishing till 1:30.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- ran 2 miles with Marci, then 4 by myself, which meant my pace went from 10:00 to 7:30. Not often you increase pace that much in a run.

54 miles for the week, between frisbee and running. That's my highest in 14 months. That mileage used to be a normal training block Mon-Wed.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6. Cooler out. Didn't feel stupendous but I guess I was running well- 7:30ish at the end.

Lunch- 20 people at frisbee, so 2 games. My team won the first 5-4, lost the second 3-5. Windy day made for some adventure.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

PM- well, today was a huge bummer. Beautiful, 78 deg temps for a run at PM with Aaron, Merle, and Seth. But my right shin, which was twinging a bit yesterday, was complaining with each and every step, right from the start, and it didn't get better. After 2 or 3 miles, I called it a day and walked the 3 miles back to the car. Yes, walked. That stunk, but hopefully a few days rest will make it happy.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.006.0010.00

AM hour bike

Lunch- ultimate. 19 people, a record for Wednesday (before last week, we never had more than 15). My team won 5-3. Cool and not windy. Very nice. The remnants of Harvey come today, though, for a few days. Shin was ok but started hurting the last 10 minutes.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

xt

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

xt

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

AM bike. And did some weight training, too. Shocked the gym staff.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

AM 3 miles running, then 30 min bike. Left felt ok, not perfect

Lunch- ultimate frisbee during a hard rainstorm. I'll take credit for this one, as I talked most the participants into coming. We actually had a fun 7v7. Good fun. My team lost 5-1, then won 3-2. Shin started to hurt a bit more distinctly the last few minutes.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

yawn

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Thu, Sep 07, 2017 at 17:30:02 from 172.4.198.186

in contrast to your yawn post -- are you going to have to evacuate?

From allie on Thu, Sep 07, 2017 at 17:35:04 from 172.4.198.186

i really should have googled a map before i commented. i didn't realize greenville was that far inland (just like ATL!).

anyway, hope you all stay safe. atlanta has a ton of florida visitors already. traffic was insane today, and tomorrow should be even crazier.

From Jon on Thu, Sep 07, 2017 at 18:42:05 from 96.33.87.148

Yes, no evacuate. I keep looking at traffic maps in amazement as the entire population of Florida drives up the freeways to Atlanta.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

no run or bike but did walk 15 miles around Washington DC while visiting with my dad

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.004.007.00

AM- 2 run, then 4 bike. Shin was ok, but not great. Very, very frustrated

Lunch- memorable day. Played 80 minutes of frisbee in a hurricane. Or what is left of a hurricane. We actually had a bit of a low spot in terms of wind and rain for most of the game, so it wasn't too bad for the most part. It was fun.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.002.005.00

AM- 3 run, 2 bike. Wanted to do more but had a work meeting. But when I got to my desk, it had been cancelled.

I've had 3 coworkers die in the past 2 weeks. Two of them were in their 50's- one passed away in his sleep, one in a car wreck. Maybe I'm next. My main observation from it is that people are a bit stunned at first, but then life goes on just fine without them. So it goes, as a great writer once said. Indeed.

Stinson Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 15:26:18 from 141.221.191.225

Prayers to your work community on the passing of your coworkers.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

AM 3 run, 3 xt. Shin was ok

Lunch- ultimate. 22 people, most ever for Wed, so we did 2 games. My team was pretty stacked- we won first game 5-3, then beat the other winning team 5-0.

Stinson Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.002.006.00

AM 4 run on GE trail, then 2 xt. Ran right next to 4 turkeys, one of them chased me a bit. My Hokas seem to be the shoes that help my shin feel the best.

I have an iPod Nano 6th generation, my second of the same type. The first died after a few years due to the power button not working anymore (spring died so it would not pop back up). I've had this one 5 years now. I completely shattered the screen last year but I still love it. The Volume Down button stopped working today, though, and the power button is about toast, too. This makes me very sad as I love this iPod. It's a very nice size with a built-in clip for running, stores lots of podcasts (my listening item of choice during runs), and has an FM radio, which is useful as my gym uses radio transmitters to broadcast the sound for the TV's on display. I cannot find any reasonable replacements in size and with a radio, so will likely buy an iPod Nano 7, which is also discontinued but may still be available. It doesn't have the clip and is a bit bigger. I do not want to run with my phone as it is large and expensive, plus does not have radio for the gym.

If I could find new iPod nano 6's, I'd buy them all. Pity when good products disappear.

Stinson Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.004.0011.00

AM 3 run, then 40 min bike. Felt good on the run and was moving quicker than usual.

Lunch- tied the record for most ultimate players with 24. My team won the first game 5-3, then lost the next 3-5. Fun times. Lots of running, tired. Played pretty well today in the catching and defense front. Also fairly well on the throwing, though a few misfires, plus a few good throws that were dropped.

Stinson Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

Rest shin, 50 min bike, then some sauna and steam room.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

AM 3 run 3 bike

Lunch 18 people at ultimate, so 1 field. Nice weather. I rarely go into the end zone but had several long throwers on my team so spent a lot of time there. Caught probably 4 or 5 bombs for scores. And I think I only had 2 or 3 bad throws the whole time. However, when it counted, my team still lost. Doh.

 

Stinson Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.002.007.00

AM 5 run. Saw 2 turkeys and 9 deer, including 1 buck that I ran within 10 yards of as he stood watching me. Then bike and weights.

Stinson Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- run workout, had to take kid to orthodonitist for free consulation. The consulation may be free but the subsequent work is anything but.

Lunch- frisbee. We had 24 last Wednesday but only 11 today. We played 5 vs 6, with everyone on the field. My team was down a person. Then a few left so we had 4v4 when it counted, on a big field. We had some bad turnovers right at the start and got down 3-0 after just a few minutes while completing only 1 or 2 passes. Then we calmed down and won 5-4. To be fair, we should have won based on the teams as we had a lot more speed.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

AM 3 run 3 bike, weights

Tomorrow is my first race in 2 years, a night trail race 5k. I won it all 3 times I've won it. Guaranteed I won't win it tomorrow.

Stinson Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: Moonshiner Night Trail Race 5k (2.9 Miles) 00:19:55, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.003.000.009.00

Lunch- frisbee. My team won 5-4. Good battle.

PM- Ran the Moonshiner night trail race for the 4th time. I'd won it all 3 previous times but knew I would not today. This race was my first since Western States over 2 years ago. Was pretty worried about my shin. Wife and father ran, too. I really didn't know what to expect- I figured 20 min and top 10 would be amazing but unlikely (there are 300+ runners). Warmed up a few miles, then race time. I figured I'd go hard (first fast miles in 1+ year) and see what happened.

I found myself just behind the Honnettes at the first singletrack at .25 mile and kept a bit of a gap as I like to see the trail in front of me. I was breathing hard and my hands were already tingly, but I thought it might be sustainable. During the .75 mile road to the halfway mark, co-worker and frisbee buddy Jason passed me, but then I passed him and the Honnettes just before we hit the singletrack for the last 1.5 miles. I pushed hard on the singletrack and really felt great- I was able to go fast and did not feel like I was dying. I passed 2 guys within the first half mile, then was alone for a while. With about .5 mile to go, I came close to another guy, but then he picked it up a bit and held me off just as I started to run out of steam. Ran right next to a copperhead near the finish. Came in 19:55, which was a surprise, and found out later I was 9th overall and 2nd age group. Very surprised I was top 10- I thought there were probably 15 guys ahead of me. Overall I felt great, even my shin, and was very happy with my speed and placing. It was better than expected.

The guy just in front, Brandon, said he recognized me from a few years ago, except I "was a lot skinnier then" (ouch, but true). Then cheered in my dad to age group win and Marci.

It was a lot of fun to race again. If I can get my leg right, I'd like to do it more. This is a special race to me as running fast on trails at night is very unique. I carry a big light (3 AA batteries) in my hand to really light up the trail and show shadows. It works better for me than a small light on the head.

Very fun to race again.

Stinson Miles: 2.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Cody on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 21:35:41 from 73.65.215.242

He's Back!

Congrats on top 10 and even more than that you un-retired!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 14:06:50 from 67.166.78.47

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...or something like that.

From allie on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 14:02:48 from 172.4.198.186

out of retirement -- cool.

it appears you hit both goals -- nice.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- shin felt better than expected so I ran all 6 miles today. Foam rolling after was painful, though.

Lunch- I got beat up at ultimate today. I had a hard collision with another guy that made an audible crack heard by me and others, that ended with me laying on the ground with the wind knocked out of me and some very sore ribs. It limited my running the rest of the day. I don't think it as bad as the last rib injury, but still painful. I also blocked a very hard throw that bruised my hand. Like I said, beat up. But my team won 5-2.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

AM- tried running for 30 seconds but my ribs were not having any of it. Biked instead. Only 40 minutes due to an 8 am meeting on my calendar. The meeting was cancelled right after it was supposed to start. Figures.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.006.008.00

AM bike

Lunch- decided to try frisbee, knowing I'd be limited to mainly jogs with minimal fast running. I covered a few of the girls, but even then they could pull away from me a bit. I also pulled away a few times, even scoring once. One nice part about Ultimate is that everyone can play, no matter your level or speed. I was throwing well today so stayed in that role. My team won 5-3.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

AM bike. Going to the Smoky Mountains for the next 3 days with my father for some camping and hiking. Should be fun, though a few weeks early for prime leaf season, unfortunately.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jason D on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 19:55:57 from 73.144.91.168

My guess is that the views should still be pretty nice. The foliage here is always nice but everything is so flat you don't get quite the effect you do in the northeast and other hillier areas. Have a good trip.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.003.005.00

Went hiking in the Smokies the past few days with my father. We did about 30 miles in 3 days, including hiking to Charlie's Bunion and Mt La Conte. I had never heard of Mt La Conte, but it has an amazing system of nice cabins you can rent. My calves are sore, but especially my back thanks to complications from my rib injury.

Monday- AM bike easy, just to move the legs and get out some soreness

Lunch- frisbee. Still hampered in my speed, and playing seemed to make add to my soreness. My whole back is quite painful now. My team won 5-2, at least.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 15:21:31 from 163.248.33.220

Just read the Wikipedia article on Mt. Leconte. Interesting.

Is your dad still writing?

From Jon on Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 11:38:11 from 96.33.86.208

Rob, he still has a mailing list and blog posts.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.003.007.00

AM first workout in a week. 30 min bike, then ran a mile. Felt ok. Sluggish and ribs are not perfect, but good enough to not have sharp pains. Only ran one mile as I figured I'd play frisbee at lunch if it wasn't raining.

Lunch- 6v6 frisbee. We weren't playing well (especially me) but picked it up when the game started and we won 5-3. As opposed to being severely limited like last week, I kept pushing a bit more and found I could go almost full speed, at least for short bursts, but then being out of shape (2 weeks no running) would fatigue me. Still, big improvement, and it's only the last few days my ribs and back have not been moderately limiting or worse. I'll take it.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.003.005.00

AM- 3 bike, 2 run. I just doubled the length of my longest run in 3 weeks!

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

AM bike then run 3 miles. Left inner leg/groin very sore for some reason.

Lunch- 13 people for frisbee. My team won 5-2. First time my chest never hurt from rib injury, though still sensitive to pressure. And my endurance/stamina is not up to par.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM 4

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Am 4 in Nashville on a short trip with the wife. Very fun town.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM 5 with Marci in Nashville

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 15:39:05 from 141.221.191.225

Hope you had a good trip!

From Jon on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 20:41:30 from 96.33.86.208

It was wonderful!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.002.0010.00

AM 4 run 2 bike

Lunch- frisbee 6v6 on blustery day. My team was up 3-1 but then lost 5-4.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM after work 6 miles 7:40-8 pace on GE trail. Ran right by 4 turkeys at the end. No people on the trail. Listening to Death Throes of the Republic series on Hardcore History. Really enjoy these podcasts.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:19:02 from 141.221.191.225

My son is really into similar podcasts, you two would have a great time in a serious conversation!

Have not hooked onto podcasts yet...maybe I am just too old.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6 on GE trails. 4 deer, no turkeys, no people. Cold, 43 deg. First run wearing long sleeves in a long time.

Lunch- frisbee. My team lost 5-4

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 slow

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 8

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: GE fun run (3.1 Miles) 00:20:34, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.003.100.005.10

AM GE held another family fun run today. First was the costume contest (my 9 year old won a prize), then the race of somewhere around 5k. I had one teenager near me for the first half mile, then I was in front with the pace bike the rest of the way. We had to shoo 10 turkeys off the trail near the start, and several deer ran near racers. The RD had put lots of great halloween decorations all along the trail, some of which were pretty scary to my young kids. I ran moderately hard and won by a couple of minutes. I think my time was 20:30 or so. Marci and my 2 oldest ran, as well. Finally, the 3 youngest did the half mile fun run and loved it.

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 1.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM 8 slow. A bit more than usual as it was supposed to be raining all day so I wasn't counting on frisbee.

Lunch- rain let up a bit during lunch, though the wind didn't. I had meeting till 12:30 so missed most of frisbee, but made it for the last 20 min, just in time for the official game. Windy and crazy, 4v4. My team won 5-2.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

PM- Paris Mtn with Aaron and Lynn. First run there since Aug 29 injury. Last run sans headlamp. Nice weather, good run. Everything felt pretty good, though I twisted my foot pretty hard on a rock. 7.5 mile loop.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

AM 3 bike 3 run. Foot was ok

Lunch- today was the long planned Grandkids vs Geezers ultimate game. Split point ended up being 34 years old, so I was a geezer. Geezers got our butts kicked the first 30 minutes, then the game started and we won 5-3. It was all due to patience on offense, only making good passes. It sure wasn't due to being faster overall or more athletic. Chalk one up to wily veterans.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 8. Started 8:30-ish, finish 7:40-ish. Then weightlift. 0 people, 3 turkeys, and 6 deer, including 1 nice buck.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 6 slow. Saw 1 person on the trails (shocking), 1 deer, no turkey. 

Lunch- such great weather for frisbee. 21 people, so 2 games. My team got lucky and won the first one against a better team. 4 of the 5 points were long bombs from Travis to the endzone, lots of luck. We were up 4-3 in the second game but then gave up 2 straight points. 

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

Lunch 4 easy pace with my dad. My parents leave SC on Monday. We will miss them.

Stinson Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM 7

Lunch frisbee. 7v7 with a few subs. The other team was more stacked than mine and kicked our butt for a while, but we pulled it together just in time for game to 5. It was a battle to 4-4. Then, in an incredibly long point, we had 4 drops in the endzone, and they had a few (some of the drops were very contested). We finally pulled out the last point and won 5-4. Oofdah. 

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 3 with Marci at home, then 5 at work. Slow. Happy Halloween, everyone.

Stinson Miles: 8.00
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
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
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
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 19:06:57 from 67.166.78.47

It's hard to tell deer apart.

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
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

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.

Weight: 0.00
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
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
Comments
From allie on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 14:39:33 from 172.4.198.186

dang, i'm sorry. that is stressful.

From Jason D on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 16:46:17 from 73.144.91.168

Sorry, Jon. You're right. Not much of a reason. I am always amazed at how quickly American car companies in this area can employees.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Comments
From Bob on Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 20:09:07 from 98.222.16.15

Saw a guy today running in shorts, tights, vest jacket, and stocking cap. It was 60 out!

From allie on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 16:12:03 from 172.4.198.186

it seems like anything below 70 degrees = winter for a lot of people.

i was pretty bundled up this morning at 30 degrees, but i still went with shorts (always!)

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
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
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
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 10

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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
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
Comments
From Bret on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 14:35:14 from 216.234.133.229

I take it from your arsenal, that you have been charged by wild turkeys in the past?

From Jon on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 19:08:01 from 96.33.86.208

Yes. The first 2 are the best stories.

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-Lunch-7-Tired-didn-39-t-even-try-to-/03-13-2014.html

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-AM-10-Lunch-10-more-It-39-s-sprin/04-14-2014.html

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-Lunch-late-run-with-Webster-and-Barry-W/05-13-2014.html

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-Lunch-I-39-m-assigned-to-nbsp-new-pr/04-02-2014.html

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog--AM-10-ezLunch-8-more-with-guys-/02-18-2013.html

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-AM-Ran-5-miles-behind-GE-nbsp-The-mal/05-16-2013.html

From allie on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 19:25:44 from 172.4.198.186

so many terrifying turkey encounters! that first one -- haha. i would be so scared.

From Jason D on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 19:56:42 from 73.144.91.168

I saw a turkey at the park today and thought, "I wonder if that turkey is still bothering Jon." This one was solo, which is odd. I usually see them in larger groups (at my parents' typically). This particular one was mostly scared and opened its mouth at me (to hiss like a goose perhaps?).

From Bret on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 20:27:50 from 99.1.220.106

Lol! How did I miss 6 turkey stories! Wow. That has to be a record.

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
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Dec 07, 2017 at 15:32:08 from 141.221.191.225

Check out the INL website for jobs! Not sure your current focus but can look. Can't help with Fed jobs as we are under a hiring freeze still.

www.inl.gov

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
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
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
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
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
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Dec 07, 2017 at 14:19:33 from 141.221.191.225

I hope the announcement today from GE Power Systems did not affect you. Your location has gone through several layoffs recently.

Praying for you.

From Jon on Thu, Dec 07, 2017 at 14:39:36 from 165.156.40.38

Thanks for the prayers, Jeff. The announcement was actually a leak as to the number of layoffs that have been happening and are still continuing (indefinitely, for now). I survived the round of layoffs last week, so I'm still employed, though they've said more layoffs will be coming next quarter. Not exactly a fun time here.

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
Comments
From allie on Fri, Dec 08, 2017 at 11:12:54 from 172.4.198.186

it actually snowed, finally...

From Jon on Fri, Dec 08, 2017 at 11:32:47 from 165.156.40.38

Yeah! Now expect the entire town to shut down for a week :)

Meanwhile, I played frisbee in the snow/slush, and am going paintballing in it tomorrow morning. I wonder what a frozen paintball feels like.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Dec 08, 2017 at 12:59:18 from 163.248.33.220

No snow here :-(

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
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
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Dec 09, 2017 at 09:53:49 from 67.166.78.47

It's 55 and sunny in Boulder Colorado right now.

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
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
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
Comments
From jtshad on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 16:45:45 from 141.221.191.225

Sorry about the sleep issues, you are not old enough yet to have old man sleep symdrome (like I have). Sounds like stress is a culprit. Wish I had an answer or suggestion to fix it (I am still looking for one for me and Kami).

You are in my prayers (likely that He is the answer).

From Jon on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 19:43:28 from 96.33.86.208

Thanks, Jeff. Stress is definitely a component. It also runs in my family.

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
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.

Weight: 0.00
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
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
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
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
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
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
From Jason D on Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 20:55:07 from 73.144.91.168

Happy New Year, Jon.

From Jon on Mon, Jan 01, 2018 at 13:33:41 from 96.33.86.208

To you as well, Jason

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1549.5072.008.006.10317.001952.60
Road M3 Grey Miles: 203.00Stinson Miles: 203.00Trail N2 Miles: 65.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 446.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 243.00Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 15.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 10.50
Weight: 158.93
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