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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: 16.50 Year: 551.50
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: 260.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
83.5010.000.000.000.0093.50
Road M3 2 Miles: 25.50Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 18.00Stinson Miles: 19.00Road N2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.500.000.000.000.0019.50

AM- 10

Lunch- 9.5 with the guys. I don't remember how long the run was, but I think it was 9 or 10 miles. Split the difference. Something I ate last night had me visit the bathroom 7 times between waking up and the end of my lunch run. Marci said the kids had lots of dirty diapers, too. Just in case you wanted to know.

Road M3 2 Miles: 9.50Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.000.000.000.000.0019.00

AM- 12 at 6 am with Hot Dan. Cold and windy. Ran all over town in the dark with no headlamp. 

Lunch- 7 more. Lunch meeting got cancelled so I ran into a subway (literally) towards the end of the run for a footlong. It snowed here today, too, which means they shut the whole town down. We'll see if I can even go to work tomorrow. Easier to work from home.

Stinson Miles: 12.00Road N2 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

Worked from home today. Got out for an afternoon hour run. It was colder than I thought it would be. 

I put on my ski coat yesterday for the first time in years. Based on the ski passes, the last time I went skiing was February 2007. Wow, 7 years ago. I had no idea it was that long ago. Surprising. Don't tell Jake.

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.0010.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- BW, 4 mile warmup, then treadmill temp (13 deg and icy out don't make for good running). I wanted to start at 6:30 pace and increase each mile, but wasn't feeling great so had to back it down from 6:10 to 6:15 for a while before finally kicking it up the last few miles, finishing sub-6. 10 mile tempo in 63:45, then 2 cooldown. 16 total. 

Treadmill miles aren't so bad when watching Seinfeld on Mike & Mike while getting ready for the Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Feeling a little under the weather- just stuffy and sniffles. The storm on Tuesday dumped 1 inch of snow in Greenville. They cancelled school Tuesday at noon, sending the kids home early. Then cancelled Wed. And then, despite dry roads, cancelled school on Thursday, as well. If they had this mentality in Canada, the school year would be 2 weeks long.

Road M3 2 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- 7. Nice day. Sang a bunch of Weird Al songs during the run.

Stinson Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
24.000.000.000.000.0024.00

AM- early morning run on the FHT with Merle. Snow/ice off-and-on during the run, never deeper than an inch. I've had a bit of a cold and have only slept maybe 15 hrs total the past 3 days, so I was pretty worn down. We ran towards the bench and Merle pulled away right from the start. I just ran easy till I saw him coming back, 11.5 miles and 2:10 into the run. Merle was surprised I turned around 1/2 mile before the bench, but I didn't really care. The way back was pathetically slow, a good "tired, bonking, run/walk on dead legs" kind of run. These are no fun during the run, but I've found they help in races. Even added a few detours on the way back. Finished 24 miles in just under 4:40, with 4500 ft climbing (had I gone to the bench, I'd be well over an hour slower than my fastest bench run, one year ago exactly). This is my highest mileage training week since August, so that's good. Painful, yet good run.

Last run with these shoes- I've had them for years and years, at least 3 or 4 years. They are worn out and not feeling too good on my feet anymore. They had a great life, though, including 7 hours at the Barkley and 60 miles at the Bear 100.

Have I mentioned the Broncos are in the Super Bowl tomorrow?

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
83.5010.000.000.000.0093.50
Road M3 2 Miles: 25.50Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 18.00Stinson Miles: 19.00Road N2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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