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
60.000.000.000.000.0060.00
NB 769 3 Miles: 8.00XT Wings 3 Miles: 14.00Progrid Guide Miles: 14.00Pace 2 Miles: 8.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch 8. Didn't run at all last week while on vacation, walking all around Washington DC.  Not having any races on my schedule is really causing a drag on my motivation and training.

NB 769 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

I just posted my 2010 year in review on my GSR page.

It's Tuesday, which means a night run at Paris Mtn with Barry.  Enjoyable, as always, with perfect weather (50 deg or so).  Unfortunately, it also meant tons of mountain bikers- we saw more than 2 dozen on the trail.  The run was very enjoyable and seemed to fly by- I looked at my watch near the end expecting to see 1:15 or so, but instead saw we had been going for 1:53, and weren't done yet.  Longest run since the start of November, I think.  Good times.  I even had a few encounters with a bunch of east coast thorns.  My legs definitely aren't Barkley Ultramarathon bad...


... but they did get rather chewed up.  Definitely worth it, though.

XT Wings 3 Miles: 14.00
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.  Tired and sore.  And out of shape.

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

8 in about an hour.  Nothing to see here, folks, just move along.

Pace 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch 8 with Todd and Jim.  Still undecided about doing the 5k in 2 weeks.  It's a big race around Greenville- 2000 runners, loops around downtown on roads.  What does the FRB think?

On a related note, some runners may be able to relate to this video.  And some wives, including my own.

Progrid Guide Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- Trail run with Barry.  We planned to drive to NC to Dupont forest, but learned it had 10 inches of snow.  So we drove to Croft State park, instead, which was very muddy in spots, but overall very runnable.  It was our first time there- we went on the Southside mountain bike area for a while, which was splendid, then crossed over to the state park side.  The trails there were generally muddy and has lots of horse traffic, so the trails were extremely chewed up.  Between the mud, poor trails, and bad footing, we turned around twice on various trails before finally going back to Southside to finish up.  We saw 3 deer and 0 people on the trails the entire time- a wonderful, quiet trail run all to ourselves.  The temp was around 35 deg with a slight breeze and felt rather nice.  Great place to run- I'm sure I'll go back again.  No climbs of any significance, but tons and tons of little rollers.  Finished with 16 miles in 2:29:48 and 2000 ft climbing/2000 ft descending.

I ran 60 miles this week, which feels good.  For me, I feel like I start getting in shape above 60-70 mpw.  Surprisingly, this is my first 60+ mile week since the Bear in September, 15 weeks ago.  That's a long time of low mileage to come back from.

Fuel XC 3 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
60.000.000.000.000.0060.00
NB 769 3 Miles: 8.00XT Wings 3 Miles: 14.00Progrid Guide Miles: 14.00Pace 2 Miles: 8.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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