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 

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: 9.00 Month: 121.50 Year: 121.50
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 292.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 395.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 454.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 28.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.009.0029.00
Float Miles: 8.00Float 2 Miles: 6.00SC2 Miles: 3.00Pace 3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

Lunch- apparently pushed myself too hard the past few week, leaving me with some niggles.  And they don't seem too insignificant.  I was debating if I should train through my Harbison 50k this weekend or give it a decent taper and race real hard.  Looks like I'm forced into Option B.  Did a lot of stretching, aided by the great guys at the PowerStation, plus some xt.  Definitely not on top of the mileage board for the year so far!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

Lunch- 6 xt and a ton of stretching.  Legs are coming around such that I might run tomorrow. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

PM- 8 running.  Minimal pain and less tightness, so that's a good sign.  Gearing up for my first race of the year on Saturday, Harbison 50k.

Float Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- 6 ez.  Legs are feeling better, but now I've got a nasty cold from my kids.  Thanks for sharing, guys. 

Racing the Harbison 50k to start off the year on Saturday.  Per their website, you can follow results live.  Hopefully both my blog followers won't overwhelm the system...

Live updates posted via twitter  and Facebook  Live finishing results posted on  website. 

Float 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- 3.  Really feeling quite sick.  That's two races in a row where I get sick a few days before.  It's a bad sign when you plan to run 4 but cut it short at 3 due to sickness, but have a 50k the next day.  Anyone think I shouldn't race tomorrow?  As Marci said, it's "only a 50k."

SC2 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Harbison 50k- DNS.  I had everything packed Thur night and loaded early Fri evening.  Was very hopeful I would start feeling better and be able to run.  Then, I was up much of the night coughing.  Woke up at 2 am and couldn't open my eyes due to yellow crap oozing out that sealed them shut, and could also tell my cough had moved down into my chest.  Race wasn't happening.

Sitting here right now pretty pissed.  I am competitive and don't like getting beat.  But even worse than getting beat is not getting the chance to even try.  I was very determined to do whatever it took to win the race (and that would have come with a nice pair of Salomon shoes), but now I'll never know.  Between my little injury at the start of the week, my sickness at the end, and my DNS, this is a pretty crappy way to start my year.

Sorry- I'm just venting.  I had a lot of time laying awake in bed between coughing fits for my emotions to build.  I even had a dream I showed up 20 min late for the race and still ran, trying to win.

Now my 3 year old just came out and smiled at me and sat on my lap.  At least I get more family time today.  And I can follow Bandera 100k.  I might try to find a race to go kill next weekend, though, so I won't be upset all month. 

PM- 3 miles with Marci and all the kids (2 in stroller, 1 on bike).  70 deg out. 

Pace 3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.009.0029.00
Float Miles: 8.00Float 2 Miles: 6.00SC2 Miles: 3.00Pace 3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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