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: 11.00 Month: 31.00 Year: 814.00
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: 335.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
66.501.0010.001.002.5081.00
Fuel Miles: 15.50Float 2 Miles: 14.00Instinct Miles: 1.00Fuel XC Miles: 12.00NB 760 Miles: 8.00Float Miles: 6.00Pace 3 Miles: 6.00SC2 Miles: 4.00Crossmax Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- 5 ez, then 1 in my Altras.  Still adjusting.

Lunch- Big group of 8 out for the run.  Too bad I felt terrible and was absolutely dragging.  But I somehow outlasted everyone for an even 10.  Even if I was half a mile behind at some points. 

Fuel Miles: 5.00Float 2 Miles: 10.00Instinct Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

Lunch- 8

PM- 12 at PM with Barry and Justin (first time ever with 3 people).  Nice run with lots of talking.  Barry is just starting up again but did awesome for the first 90 min, after which we had to slow down.  They are putting in some new trail and taking out old, which resulted in some detours and confusion in the dark.  Finished with 12 miles in over 2 hrs and 1500 ft climbing. 

Fuel XC Miles: 12.00NB 760 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.501.000.000.002.5019.00

AM- Aborted medium workout due to fatigue, plus no need to kill myself while feeling down and having a race on Sat.  3 mile warmup, 1.25 MP before pulling the plug, long cooldown with some xt.  13 miles in all.

Lunch- 6 more.

Feb was only my 3rd 400-mile month ever.  The other two (Aug 09 before my TOU marathon PR and Aug 11 before UROC) both saw good results the next month.  And hitting 400 in the shortest month of the year is extra sweet, though I definitely needed leap day to get there. 

Looks like I'll have to work hard to not get chicked this weekend.  The 15k is the 2nd race in a series, and Amber Moran (Inov-8 runner) won the first race straight up last week by 7 minutes over 17k.  That's awesome.  The last time I got chicked at a regular race (other than when I ran sick/injured) was probably Des News 2009, so it's been a while.

Float Miles: 6.00Fuel Miles: 10.50
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Race: HTCSD Team Competition (1 Miles) 00:04:59, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.001.000.0010.00

Lunch- 6- hot, high 70's today.  Beautiful.

PM- They were having a team competition at work with 1 mile run, 100m dash, 50m dash, jump rope, and obstacle course.  It was hot- 79 deg at the race start.  Some of my coworkers are great at short/mid distances, so my strategy was to build a lead quickly and hold them off.  I sprinted right from the gun and figured I was going fast enough when my hands and arms were tingly/numb within 60 seconds.  Built a 5 second lead by a quarter mile and pretty much held that the rest of the race as we went around the .68 mile GE running trail.  Finished in 4:59 feeling tired but good.  I'm not sure when my last sub-5 mile was, but it's been a while- I ran a 4:59 at Des News 10k, but last honest/flat sub-5 was probably college track in 1998, 14 years ago!  2nd place was seven or so seconds behind.  Then watched co-workers run sprints, then our team won the obstacle course and took home the overall trophy with 18,000 points (no, I have no idea how they did points).  Finished with 3 Panera Bread bagels.

Looks like it will be warm and wet for the race on Sat- low of 61 Fri night.  And that's some strange weather Friday that you'll not often see out west- low of 61, high of 63.  Gotta be humid for that to happen.

 

Pace 3 Miles: 6.00SC2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Signed up for Waldo 100k yesterday.  Good thing I didn't try to wait till after work- it filled in under 5 hours.  Last year it took over a month.  Such is the popularity of trail running this year.  It's a lot of money and a long ways to travel from just one race, but it's a classic and I want to have fun and do well.  Plus, top 2 go to Western States.  Looks like I'll be running ultras in NC, UT, CA, TN, and OR this year.  Travelling man.

Lunch- 4 ez. 

Float 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Mind over Mountain 15k (10 Miles) 01:22:27, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.0010.000.000.0012.00

Full report posted.  Had a fun time at a very technical trail race that was threatning to be cancelled due the the crazy thunderstorms.  Pulled off a win and enjoyed the day in the great trails of SC.  10 mile race with 2200 ft climbing/descent on very rocky, wet course.  Not sure when I've ever won two races in the same week before.  Now 2 more hard weeks before the taper for Umstead.

Crossmax Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
66.501.0010.001.002.5081.00
Fuel Miles: 15.50Float 2 Miles: 14.00Instinct Miles: 1.00Fuel XC Miles: 12.00NB 760 Miles: 8.00Float Miles: 6.00Pace 3 Miles: 6.00SC2 Miles: 4.00Crossmax Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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