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: 11.00 Month: 38.00 Year: 698.50
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: 284.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 51.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
60.506.000.000.000.0066.50
NB 769 3 Miles: 7.00Pace 3 Miles: 19.00Progrid Guide Miles: 9.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 31.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 after work.  Not much else to say.  Bread and butter.

NB 769 3 Miles: 7.00
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 Barry and Jason.  37 deg, breezy, and sprinkling- but it actually didn't feel too bad.  Ran around some nice off-road routes.

Pace 3 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Late lunch run with Jason.  He took me back on the dirt trails/roads at the back of the GE property- there sure are a lot of them.  Very nice.  9 miles total.

Progrid Guide Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.500.000.000.000.0011.50

PM- 11.5 miles around Paris Mtn with Barry and Timber.  2200 ft climbing, 1:46 total time.  Nice evening, with no one on the trail after the first 10 minutes.  It's definitely staying light longer these days.  

I put a few random thoughts about race entry fees on my GSR blog.  I'd be curious to know what everyone else thinks.

Fuel XC 3 Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.006.000.000.000.0011.00

Lunch- 3 mile warmup, then 6 miles in 37:00 (6:10 avg)- mile splits ranged from 6:15 to 6:02.  2 miles cooldown, giving me 11 miles total in under 1:15.  Felt real good.

Pace 3 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

AM- Barry and I ventured to a new trail today, Issaqueena Forest, part of the Clemson Experimental Forest.  It is has a smorgasbord of trails winding all over the place.  Being unfamiliar with the region and finding an extreme dearth of any kind of trail markings, we restricted ourselves to a fairly small portion, though there was still more than adequate trails.  Primarily beautiful, soft singletrack over constantly rolling hills, with a bit of fireroads mixed in.  32 deg at the start, 40 deg at the finish- perfect.  Saw almost as many deer as people (including my first ever eastern Whitetail deer- they have HUGE white tails!).  We spent some of the time ranting about the state of our country and the government (although, as anyone who has run with me will confess, I did most of the ranting and Barry mainly listened).  Finished feeling pretty good with 20 miles exactly in 2:53 (8:39 avg) with 2300 ft climbing/2300 descending.  Fabulous way to start a Saturday.

The high the next 2 days in Greenville is mid-60's.  Perfect- this is how I imagined southern winters.  I ran 24 miles Mon-Wed this week, then 42.5 Thur-Sat.  I feel good and my body is wanting to do more, but I'm trying to be cautious and hold back so I don't do too much and get injured.  But I'm starting to feel in shape.

 

 Like I said, a smorgasbord of winding trails...

 

 ... with lots of ups and downs

 

I miss Logan's mountains, but I sure don't miss the winter air (shown here on the right)- and sometimes it would be like that for weeks straight.  Blah. 

Fuel XC 3 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
60.506.000.000.000.0066.50
NB 769 3 Miles: 7.00Pace 3 Miles: 19.00Progrid Guide Miles: 9.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 31.50
Weight: 0.00
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