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Expedition Paris Mtn trail race

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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: 10.00 Month: 37.00 Year: 697.50
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
71.0010.0010.000.002.0093.00
ERide Miles: 18.50Test Shoe 5 Miles: 48.00Hoka Bondi B Miles: 10.00Peak Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.500.000.000.000.0022.50

Am- 12 miles while watching recaps of the Super Bowl.

Lunch- 10.5 with the guys. Then 20 min of BUBW.

ERide Miles: 10.50Test Shoe 5 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.0010.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- Working a second shift test today, so slept in a bit and did a BW after a morning meeting.  Ran to the soccer fields and did laps on the .8 mile, paved trail.  It was about 40 deg, and the trail is moderately hilly and there was a brisk headwind on the side that is uphill- looking at my heartrate data, my HR was about 140 on the downhill sides and 160 on the uphill sides.  3 miles warmup, then started the workout with splits of 6:18, 6:32, 6:31, 6:20, 6:16, 6:21, 6:21, 6:13, 6:26, and 6:22.  About 6:00 pace on flat terrain, and the pace variations were generally related to which laps I had 2 uphills vs 2 downhills.  Felt pretty good overall, much better than last Wednesday.  Finished 16 miles overall in 1:49:35.

Hoped to be done with work at 8 pm to sneak in an evening run but testing took forever at work today and I didn't get home from work till 11. Going to sleep now.

Test Shoe 5 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

AM- 10

Lunch- 10 more with the guys.  Rather tired and slow, unsurprisingly. 

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 10.00Test Shoe 5 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.002.0010.00

Skipped the morning workout with Dan on account of very little sleep last night thanks to some daughters. Ran a while in the rain at lunch with the guys, then a bit of biking. Signed up for Paris Mtn 10 mile trail race on Saturday, which Justin and Barry are doing. First ever race on Hike Only Brissy Ridge, the roughest trail in the park. Should be fun.

ERide Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- too little sleep for morning run again, so ran 6 with the guys at lunch and 4 behind GE.

Test Shoe 5 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Expedition Paris Mtn trail race (10 Miles) 01:10:02, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.0010.000.000.0014.50

AM- Expedition Paris Mtn 10 mile trail race.  Nice cool morning to do a beautiful trail race.  Saw Barry and Justin at the start, plus a few other fast folks like David Workman who beat me last year at Shut In run.  This is the first race I've seen that ran the most technical trail in the park, Hike only Brissy Ridge.  Race started decently fast, with a few people ahead of me.  After 3 miles, the 5 mile runners turned off, leaving only one runner ahead of me as we went up Sulphur Springs.  I caught him just at the top and pushed hard down Kanuga to build a gap on the guys behind me.  Then we hit Brissy Ridge and slowed quite a bit with all the root-covered steep ups and downs.  I'll admit, though, I struggled less on this steep section than I expected and was able to run almost all of it.  I could still see 2 runners within a minute or so of me at the road crossing at the top but I guessed I'd have an advantage the last 3 miles downhill since I know the trail so well.  Finished in 1:10, David was 1 min behind, and Barry and Justin were also pretty close.  Great morning on a run on a nice race (even had mile markers, rare for a trail race).  Ambit put the race at 9 mile and 1400 ft climbing.

I might get out on a run later today- we'll see.  I wanted 100+ miles this week but missed 2 runs due to lack of sleep/family. 

Update 2 months later- finally did a Race Report compilation, including for this race. It's all on my Greenshortsrunning blog.  

Peak Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
71.0010.0010.000.002.0093.00
ERide Miles: 18.50Test Shoe 5 Miles: 48.00Hoka Bondi B Miles: 10.00Peak Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
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