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: 12.00 Month: 42.50 Year: 764.00
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 307.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
23.000.000.000.0025.0048.00
NB 769 2 Miles: 6.00Progrid Guide Miles: 5.00Pace Miles: 6.00XT Wings Miles: 6.00
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I've really enjoyed the Olympics and have watched as much as I can.  Not a fan of figure skating, skim through some bobsled, luge, and curling, but I really enjoy snowboarding halfpipe, snowboard cross, downhill skiing, and short track skating.  However, my favorite has been the cross country skiing and biathlon, probably cause it is so similar to running (although my wife thinks I'm nuts for watching every minute of these long events).  Yesterday's Men's 30k was the best yet- a relative-nobody Swede, Johan Olsson, broke away from the lead pack at the 15k mark, and 2 of his teammates in the pack kept intentionally slowing everyone down.  Awesome.  He built as much as a 25 second lead before finally being passed at the end (by his teammate).  But he held on for Bronze medal.  It was such a gutsy, awesome move, and I was really rooting for him and was happy to see he medaled.

What about for everyone else- what are your favorite winter Olympic sports, and have you seen any inspirational performances? 

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AM- 4 cross training, plus my first 2 miles running since RR.  I plan to increase mileage 1-2 miles per day as my foot allows.  Hopefully I'm back on track now, so that I can actually stand a chance to compete with Cody next month.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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PM- 4 running, 4 cross-training while watching the Olympics.  

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5.000.000.000.004.009.00

PM- 5 running, 4 cross train.

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PM- I have a very busy day tomorrow, so wanted to get a little bit longer of a workout in today.  6 miles running, 8 biking (including some very hard 1 minute surges).  I felt better on the run today than any of the runs earlier this week.  I wanted 50 miles this week, so should finish just about right.  Then 65-70 miles next week, hopefully.

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I had 90 min between getting home from some training and Marci needing to leave.  It was a glorious, sunny, 35 deg afternoon.  I decided it would be best spent doing a trail run- I drove to Dry Canyon and had a very wonderful 45 min run.  The snow has been nicely compacted by hikers and snowboarders and was very runnable without excessive sinking in.  Very enjoyable run.  There's nothing to get your heart going right away as starting a workout by running up a snow-covered mountain for 30 min.  30 min up, 15 down.  Not sure actual mileage, but it was 6 effort.  And I could tell that I haven't used my "downhill running in the snow stabilization" muscles in a while.

I may have to start doing this at least once a week- I think you could even do it very easily after dark.  Cody, Paul, Scott- anyone is welcome to join me.  Maybe next Thursday evening and/or Sat afternoon?

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
23.000.000.000.0025.0048.00
NB 769 2 Miles: 6.00Progrid Guide Miles: 5.00Pace Miles: 6.00XT Wings Miles: 6.00
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