I'm retired from racing. Really.

Black Mountain Marathon

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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: 0.00 Month: 42.00 Year: 401.50
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 343.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 395.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 458.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 86.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
50.3031.700.000.000.0082.00
Float 2 Miles: 8.00Test Shoe 5 Miles: 41.00Hoka Bondi B Miles: 6.00Peak Miles: 27.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.000.000.000.000.0018.00

AM- 10 ez

Lunch- 8 more with the guys.  Pretty nice day for a run.  Although I did a mile by myself on the trails and got chased by a turkey. Several times, for a quarter mile or more.  He was pretty ticked at me for running in his territory, I guess.  First time for everything.  I found it humorous but was also willing to kick him or grab a stout stick if he got much closer (he pursued from anywhere from 20 ft to 40 yards back).

Float 2 Miles: 8.00Test Shoe 5 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.006.000.000.000.0018.00

AM- Planned on 12 but was tired so I slept in a bit.  Still ran 12 miles, with 6 at increasing tempo (6:07 to 6:03 to 6:00 pace).  

Lunch- 6 ez

My race this Saturday is Mt Mitchell marathon, the shorter race of the Mt Mitchell Challenge.  The Challenge goes to the top of Mt. Mitchell, the highest mountain east of the Rockies.  All trail, lots of vertical, and lots of snow/cold.  Last year, for example, it was 8 deg at the start, well below 0 wind chill on top, and they had big issues cause all the water at aid stations froze.  After relatively little precipitation this winter, a lot of snow has fallen there the past few weeks.  Hopefully we can still run the race.  Here's a picture from earlier this month on the race course.

 

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 6.00Test Shoe 5 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

Lunch- 8.5 miles on the track and roads

Test Shoe 5 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch 6 miles on a nice day.

Test Shoe 5 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

PM- 4.5 ez with my dad in the drizzle.  Parents are in town this weekend to see the new granddaughter.

The marathon tomorrow should be interesting.  Freezing rain may require reroute, so that should be fun. 

Test Shoe 5 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Black Mountain Marathon (25.7 Miles) 03:18:06, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.3025.700.000.000.0027.00

Quick report- ran the very enjoyable, surprisingly technical Black Mtn marathon today.  Lots of mud, rocky trails, some ice, and cold rain.  A good time was had by all.  Full report later (today?).  Finished 2nd place, pretty happy with that.  Hard to beat a nice trail marathon.

Update 6 weeks later- finally did a Race Report compilation, including for this race. It's all on my Greenshortsrunning blog.  

Peak Miles: 27.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
50.3031.700.000.000.0082.00
Float 2 Miles: 8.00Test Shoe 5 Miles: 41.00Hoka Bondi B Miles: 6.00Peak Miles: 27.00
Weight: 0.00
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