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!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 803.00
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 324.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
28.000.000.000.000.0028.00
Adrenaline Miles: 20.00NB 768 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

14 hours at work yesterday, and Marci went running when I got home. By the time she got back, I was way too tired to run. So I got up this morning and left for the gym before 5 am, in hopes of doing a double today (assuming I can stomach another run at 8 pm).  The place was surprisingly busy- I saw Paul and Mark Jorgenson.  I did 1 mile at 7:30 pace, 3 at 7:00 pace, 1.5 at 6:30 pace, 1 at 6:00, then one cooldown.  Hopefully I can get more tomorrow.

Adrenaline Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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What I dubbed my "Hell week" is finally over.  I intended to run after work yesterday, but ended up working from 6 am until almost 10:30 pm, so it was well after 11 when I got home.  In the past 8 days, I worked 96 hours with no days off.  If you account for my 2 hours commuting each day, it averages out to 112 hours (14 hours per day) away from my family due to work.  I know in some professions it is common to work 80-100 hours per week, and all I can say is I would quit if that were me.  This week almost killed me- I went days without seeing my kids, and all I did was work and sleep.  Fortunately, I am taking tomorrow off work so should be able to do a double to make up some of the miles I missed.  It is definitely easier to run 100 mile weeks and work my normal hours than it is to work as much as I did this week- I have no idea how MichelleL runs so much during her busy tax season.  I travel to Florida next week for business, so getting my runs in will not be easy.  I have just been so busy this month that getting in a good running routine has been difficult.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- 8.

NB 768 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- 6

PM- 7.  I planned on 10, but had to cut the run short due to foot pain.  I have had a pain under my arch for a few weeks that has annoyed me and caused a bit of pain.  I haven't done anything, and it hasn't gotten worse or better.  During today's run, it became painful enough that I started to limp a bit, then it became almost excruciating.  Hmm, better do something now.

Adrenaline Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
28.000.000.000.000.0028.00
Adrenaline Miles: 20.00NB 768 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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