I'm retired from racing. Really.

October 20, 2017

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I also maintain a blogspot running blog. Check it out. 

5k- 16:01, 1/2 marathon- 1:11:37, marathon- 2:34:16, 50k- 3:58, 100 mile- 15:19

Former World Record holder in 100 x 5k relay 

Ultra history:

8-100 mile, 1-100k, 9-50 mile, 2-40 mile, 14-50k-ish

12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals 

None for now

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon

Personal:

I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!   And I have the absolute best wife in the world.  And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 32.00 Month: 72.00 Year: 1492.00
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 454.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 174.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 327.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

So last year, 10 days prior to Grindstone 100, I broke my left foot middle toe by stubbing it on furniter at home and wasn't able to run for a month. Last night, 18 days prior to Western States 100, I stubbed my right foot toe really hard again. I don't know if it's broken. It doesn't hurt quite as bad as last time, but it's painful to walk and it woke me up with pain at 3:45 this morning, and I was never able to fall back asleep. This is really quite frustrating. I'm hoping and praying I can still run on it. Even if it's broken, I'm planning to go. I just can't believe it happened again- I can't recall ever jamming toes this bad in my entire life, other than these two times. What are the odds both were immediately prior to 100 mile races? This is ridiculous.

I went to the Doctor. Just severe jam, not broken. But it's more colorful than last time. My newly jammed right foot...

Has a matching set in the left foot from last fall

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 12:47:09 from 24.99.46.55

owwww. sorry. even a mild toe stubbing can be pretty painful, but full-on jamming or breaking it -- ouch.

are your big toenails permanently gone?

From Jon on Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 19:22:14 from 107.203.52.135

Allie- yes, I had them removed, and I'm happy I did.

From jtshad on Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 07:21:28 from 69.20.183.178

Dang man! Praying that you heal up.

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