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: 0.00 Month: 89.00 Year: 1076.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 455.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 319.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 188.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 84.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
43.000.004.000.0014.0061.00
XT Wings Miles: 6.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 6.00NB 769 3 Miles: 24.00Pace 2 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM- Boy, I'm starting to doubt these people who say the South is hot.  It snowed 6 inches last night, and 2 more during the day today.  I went to work, but only about 10% of the people joined me (no Southern natives, either- the ones I saw were from Michigan, Chicago, New England, and Russia).  Greenville has no snowplows, so the roads were rather bad, and the freezing rain that started a noon didn't help.  But at least the people here know it, so the roads were empty- quite literally, empty.  I drove home at lunch and worked from there.  Finally went on a run in the freezing rain/wind (17 deg windchill in South Carolina?), doing a bunch of loops around the GE track.  Finished looking almost Paul-esque, then came home and made a snowman while the kids watched.  I really enjoyed myself, both on the run (running itself, plus the strange looks I got) and playing in the snow.  Felt nice after living in Logan for 8 yrs.

 

On a related note, I think my kids are getting soft already when it comes to dealing with the cold. 

 

XT Wings Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.000.006.50

I put some goals and potential races for this year on my Green Shorts Running blog.  Basically, it's a whole lot of "I'm not really sure what races I'm going to do this year but will have fun."

PM- Snow day again, worked from home.  Roads are pure ice, and even the snow has a .25" thick layer of pure ice.  Ran to GE and did loops around the track again at 8 pm.  The city is still basically shut down.  6.5 miles or so.

Fuel XC 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.004.008.00

Lunch run- 4 miles on the track, then my foot/arch was aggravated from all the uneven surface, so I went and biked a bit.  8 total.

NB 769 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.004.000.000.0010.50

Lunch run on the treadmill, cause I was tired of the ice.  3 mile warmup, then 3x1 mile repeats with 2 min easy between.  Pace for the miles was 5:49, 5:46, 5:38 (inc. 5:00 pace for a bit).  Then did a few more miles.  Rather than quit the run, I decided to do 1 more mile repeat (5:39 pace), plus cooldown.  10.5 miles total.  Despite feeling crappy this morning, I felt surprisingly good during the run, a nice sign for the road 5k I signed up for next weekend.

Pace 2 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.0010.0010.00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

AM- Met Barry at the zoo, and we did a few laps on the trails around Cleveland Park, then ran quite a ways north on the Swamp Rabbit trail.  Stopped at 18, then I added on a few more by myself at the end.  20 miles total with 1300 ft climbing/1300 descending, in 2:38:15.  Averaged 7:20 pace on the flat stuff (pretty good considering 1/3 or more of it was snow covered and/or ice packed), slower on the trails.  Felt good the whole time.  My first 20 mile run since Grand Canyon on Oct 11 (wow, that was a long time ago), and, sadly, my first long run with more than 1/2 on pavement since October 2009.  15 month streak ended today.  Long runs are much better when you have someone to talk to.  And we saw tons of runners on the trail (40+?), compared to zero last Saturday.

NB 769 3 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
43.000.004.000.0014.0061.00
XT Wings Miles: 6.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 6.00NB 769 3 Miles: 24.00Pace 2 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
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