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: 21.00 Month: 72.50 Year: 72.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 26.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
79.006.500.500.004.0090.00
Float 2 Miles: 14.00ERide Miles: 14.00NB 860 Miles: 6.00Test Shoe 5 Miles: 52.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

I'm in the mood for some videos after my race yesterday.  The first is a cool animated running man.  The second is Matt Hart's first running video, probably my favorite.  The last is another Matt Hart vid that has lots of Hardrock 100 footage.  All reposts, but what's wrong with posting good stuff again? Bon appetit.

Onwards from AKQA on Vimeo.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.006.500.500.004.0022.00

Am- planned on a med run. Did 5 miles, then wanted to liven it up so did a mile at 10% grade and 6 mph. Then another mile of the same, and then another, but increased grade at the end to 15%. 1 flat. Mile bored me, so I did 4 tempo miles, then 1 cool down. 14 miles total.

Lunch- very tired and sore from Sat and my morning run. 3 hrs between runs is not enough recovery. 4 with Webster on trails, then 4 xt, then BUBW.

Going to the hospital at 5 am for baby delivery tomorrow. It might interfere with my runs, but that's ok. This is a very special, once in a lifetime experience. Ok, maybe four times in a lifetime.

Float 2 Miles: 4.00ERide Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

At the hospital by 5 am today.  Just after lunch, our little girl was born- we now have 4 beautiful children.

Picked up the other kids later in the day and snuck in 6 quick miles before taking them to meet their new sister.  Pretty happy to get in a run any which way.  Tomorrow will probably be similar.  

NB 860 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Everyone came home from the hospital. Ran 10 at the gym in the evening.

Float 2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

Am- 12 at the gym

PM- 10 around the neighborhood on the chilly evening before dinner.  My garmin is wearing out (not beeping anymore and short battery), so I used some prize money from StumpJump to buy a Suunto Ambit, which I've heard great things about.  I wore both today.  I had heard the Ambit measures short, but it said 9.91 miles vs 9.94 for the Garmin- negligible difference.  Garmin said 601 ft gain/loss, Ambit said 591 gain/640 loss.  Pretty close again.  My avg heartrate was 133.

Also, I received a letter in the mail today with the Guinness World Record cert from the Greenville Track Club 100 x 5k we did a couple summers ago.  Guess I'm officially a WR holder- pretty cool.


Test Shoe 5 Miles: 22.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- They started school at regular time today and then sent everyone home 2 hours later because of an ice storm. That they already knew was coming. And ended up barely hitting us. Annoying. Anyways, I went for a run around my home in the freezing rain (26 deg and rainy). Ambit said 750 ft climbing as I did some extra hills on the steep parts of the soccer fields. Did I mention the Ambit finds satellite signal in about 3 seconds? 10 miles in 1:22 (with lots of steep, short hills).

Test Shoe 5 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

Lunch- 20 miles around home in just over 2.5 hrs with 1200 ft climb.  Felt ok, though a bit of a twinge in my left shin. 134 avg heart rate.

Test Shoe 5 Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
79.006.500.500.004.0090.00
Float 2 Miles: 14.00ERide Miles: 14.00NB 860 Miles: 6.00Test Shoe 5 Miles: 52.00
Weight: 0.00
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