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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!

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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
15.000.000.000.006.0021.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Today is not a frisbee game for the highlight real. 7v7. Lots of drops, bad throws, etc- by everyone, including me. I had 2 drops and lots of stupid, bad throws. My team was whupped in warmup but then were ahead 2-0 before losing 5-4. We did win the next game 3-1. I was tired today but generally just played pretty poorly.

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Left foot has been acting up with a touch of pf so I skipped the run today and did an hour of xt.

Realized something today. I have a coworker who is also a professional nature photographer- in the past few years, he spent a week by himself taking pictures in Norway, another week in Iceland, plus LOTS of days camping outside taking pics. When I look at my vacation from the past 4 years, almost all my days out of the office are either me working from home when my wife is out of town or travelling with or to extended families (2 trips out west, trips with families on east coast, etc). The ONLY time my immediate family (me, wife, 5 kids) have travelled by ourselves is a one day trip to Great Wolf Lodge last year.

My time off is already booked for this year- another week home while Marci is at girls' camp, 1.5 weeks with Marci's family in upstate NY, 1 week with family coming Sept/Oct, plus a few days in July when my sister comes with her family. 

I really need a vacation. Maybe I'll quit my job and go hike the Appalachian Trail by myself. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy seeing family, but for that to be my ONLY time off for 4 years...

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Lunch- 11 people for frisbee, my team had the sub. We were probably a bit better but lost terribly. I actually played well- no drops, very few bad throws. My team self-destructed, though- so many throws right into the ground or drops. Today is Tom's 45th birthday and he is usually Mr. Reliable- he tracks his turnovers and usually has 0 or 1 most days. Today, he had 3 during the first 2 points. It was comical how bad my team played, plus the other team was making all kinds of crazy/lucky catches. At least 2 of their points came as my team turned it over right by their endzone. My team went down 0-2, then scored 1, then we were down 3-2 before they scored 2 straight to win 5-2. I just laughed how many unforced errors my team had, and it wasn't me for once! Fun, crazy game.

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Lunch- rain expected tomorrow (or maybe not?), so we played frisbee today instead. 7v7, which is a bit more crowded then I like. I had 1 drop at the start of the game and a few stupid throws, but generally played ok. Very competitive game. My team was up 2-0 and 3-1, then it was tied 3-3 before we won 5-3. The highlight was Dennis (on the other team) catching a beautiful long bomb just short of the endzone, then throwing a nice pass... right to Graham, who was not on his team. It was so funny we took an unplanned break and Graham fell down laughing. We've all done it, but that was hilarious and very impactful.

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Well, it rained with 45 deg temps but 6 people still showed up for frisbee. First time ever with 4 games the same week. 3v3. My team had a bad case of butterfingers, with many, many drops (Sam dropped 2 sure scores and a bunch more not in the endzone, Dave dropped all over the field, and I had 2 or 3 near the start). We lost 5-3. Still fun. I had 2 great scores at the end, both toe draggers.

Found out today that the past 6 months (Sept to Feb) are the wettest on record in 145 years. 2018 as a whole was the 6th wettest on record. And there's still more rain predicted. Given the amount of rain today, I'm pretty sure my daughter's 5th soccer game of the year will be cancelled (i.e. all of them). It's pretty absurd.

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