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: 85.00 Year: 1072.00
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: 455.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 319.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 188.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 84.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
26.003.000.000.000.0029.00
Adrenaline Miles: 8.00NB 767 Miles: 5.00NB 768 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles, though it felt a lot longer than that.  One of those days.

Adrenaline Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

AM- Bagel morning at Planet Fitness.  I arrived at 4:35 and watched them set up the bagel table as I ran.  However, there were no bagels yet.  I ran 6.5 miles and felt much better than yesterday- I even threw in a few miles at 6:30-6:45 pace.  The whole time I eyed the table- no bagels yet.  I took my shower and left at 5:40- still no bagels!  Grrr.  Paul says they arrived about 10 minutes after I left.  I was hungry and looking forward to them.  Oh well- I'll just have to make sure I eat extra pizza on pizza Mondays as retribution.

PM- 6.5 more.  My 767 shoes finally kicked over 500 miles and are officially retired.  I think I will use them to replace the 765's which have been my everyday shoes for the past 5 years, since they are really wearing out in the sole.

NB 767 Miles: 5.00NB 768 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.003.000.000.000.008.00

PM- 8 miles.  5 at about 7:30 pace, but I wanted to get a bit of a workout in the middle.  I did two miles at 6:15 pace and one at 6:00 pace, followed by one mile cooldown.  Felt fine.  I am giving blood tomorrow, so will only get one run, plus a very easy run Fri.

NB 768 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Sick, fever, no run today.  But I'm skipping work tomorrow, so if I feel better I can easily do a double to make it up.  If I'm still sick... well.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Still very sick. No work, and I can barely even stand up. Ugh.

I have been trying to figure out why I get sick so much over the past 6-8 months.  I have always been very healthy, maybe catching a flu or cold a couple time a year, but nothing else.  But I have been very sick a lot recently.  I know I have never gotten enough sleep, which I think is the biggest player.  Add to that a new kid 8 months ago and a new, very stressful job (with sometimes long hours, like when I worked 14 hours yesterday), and I think it has pushed me over the edge.  Solution?  Not sure- ideally, more sleep, but that is easier said than done.

What do all of you think?  Causes and solutions?

Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
26.003.000.000.000.0029.00
Adrenaline Miles: 8.00NB 767 Miles: 5.00NB 768 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
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