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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
68.000.000.000.004.5072.50
NB 769 3 Miles: 6.50Pace 3 Miles: 19.50XT Wings Miles: 34.00Pace 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

AM- 6.5 easy

Lunch- 8.5 more with the guys. 

NB 769 3 Miles: 6.50Pace 3 Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.500.000.000.000.0012.50

PM- Paris Mtn with Barry (but no Timber this time).  Usual run- Barry's house on the road to the canal trail to Turtle trail to Mountain Creek trail to Sulphur Springs trail to Fire Tower trail to Kanuga trail to North Lake loop to Pipsissewa trail to Brissy Ridge trail, then back to Sulphur Springs to Mountain Creek to Turtle to canal to the road home.  1:53, 12.5 miles with about 2200 ft gain/loss.  A bit cold out, and I didn't have my warm gloves.  Very nice to be on the trails, and it's light enough that we don't have to turn on our lights till over half way through.

XT Wings Miles: 12.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch 8 with a pretty big group.

Pace 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Quick 7 at lunch.  Scrubbed the morning run, so I'll do it tomorrow, instead.

Pace 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.004.508.50

AM- 4 run, 4.5 bike.

Pace 3 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
21.500.000.000.000.0021.50

AM- This morning's run was probably the second most enjoyable February run of my life, only behind last year's Rocky Raccoon 100.  Barry and I drove out to Issaqueena forest again, parking a few miles south from 2 weeks ago.  The first 8 miles included Timber, Barry's dog, as we cavorted around the singletrack in sub-freezing temperatures.  Then we dropped off Timber and found even more singletrack.  We ventured all over the very twisty, never flat trails before finding the Waterfall area.  The entire Waterfall area is maybe 1000 m by 600 m, but has probably 7 miles of trail crowded in that area, and we ran about 11 miles there.  The trails are beautiful, narrow, soft singletrack that literally twist back and forth, almost on top of themselves, climbing and falling the entire time.  Simply splendid.  And the temperatures rose rapidly, such that I went from UA Coldgear and warm gloves to just a t-shirt in 5 minutes.  It was pure enjoyment, running on great trails with good company.  I just about killed Barry so ended up doing the last few miles by myself.  I felt great all the way to the end, pushing hard and running fast.  It's fun to be getting in shape.  

I finished with 21.5 miles (though it may have been more, since I'm sure the garmin missed a ton of tiny switchbacks) in 3:15 (9:05 avg).  Really not sure about the elevation, since I have never had a run with so many small yet continuous ups and downs.  Garmin says 5050 ft climbing, SportTracks says 2700 ft.  I know it was more than 2700 ft, and garmin often overestimates by 50%... so we'll call it 3400 ft (not that it matters).  Anyways, a great run.

I wanted to show just how twisty the trail is and how it almost runs over itself in the Waterfalls area.  Here is a map...

 

...another map... 

 

...and my GPS trace.  Amazing- the scale on this is 500 ft, so this whole area is about 2000 ft by 3000 ft (~.2 sq mi), but it has 6-7 miles of trail!

 

XT Wings Miles: 21.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
68.000.000.000.004.5072.50
NB 769 3 Miles: 6.50Pace 3 Miles: 19.50XT Wings Miles: 34.00Pace 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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