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: 4.00 Month: 50.00 Year: 810.50
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: 436.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 241.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 152.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 70.00
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Recovery is going about as well as could be expected.  A massage Monday night helped a ton.  I have some distinct pain still in my right arch, calf, and knee, plus a bit of residual soreness in my quads, hips, and shoulders/neck.  But not too bad.  I'm taking this whole week off, then may do some cross training next week and start running again the week after.  Coming back easy.

Splits were posted today for all runners.  It's interesting to me to see how many seemingly-strong runners that I spent some time with ended up DNF'ing.  Just shows you how fickle these races are.  And it's snowing right now in Texas- we sure got lucky with the weather.

The splits show I was in 34th place after lap 1, then 37th after lap 2, 34th, 30th, and 28th at the finish.  But, almost all of my place improvement is due to people ahead of me DNF-ing rather than me passing people.

I am debating if I want to do another 100 before the Bear in Sept.  Primarily, I am deciding between the Grand Mesa 50 or 100 on July 24.  For all you experienced ultrarunners out there, is 2 months enough time to COMPLETELY recover from a 100, or should I be safe and run the 50? 

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Due to my not liking the requirement to have a FRB login to comment, I have made an alternate running blog for myself.  The new one won't be a daily training log, like this one, but more an overall picture with occasional thoughts and posts.  Anyone who knows me should be able to recognize where the new name came from.

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