I'm retired from racing. Really.

Milliken Earth Run

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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: 10.00 Month: 74.00 Year: 967.00
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: 455.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 282.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 168.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 76.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
86.4010.000.003.102.00101.50
Stinson Miles: 14.00Road N2 Miles: 41.50Road M3 2 Miles: 16.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 11.00Road M3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- 14 steady and easy.

Lunch- 8 with the guys on a rainy, windy, 35 deg day. Although the rain stopped shortly after we started, so it wasn't too bad. Either way, I was dressed warmly enough.

Stinson Miles: 8.00Road N2 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.0010.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- Poor weather outside, so did a treadmill BW (with several running buddies also choosing to run alongside). 4 mile warmup where my legs felt tired and made me doubt my plan. But once I cranked the pace, I felt fine. 10 mile tempo in 60:57, starting at 6:11 pace, increasing to 6:00 at mile 9, then more increases in the last mile till 11 mph at the end. 2 mile cooldown. 16 miles total in 1:44 or so. Hungry now.

Lunch- 6 ez. Lunch run topics today included Goonies, Back to the Future, pirates, Barney, and teletubbies.

Stinson Miles: 6.00Road M3 2 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.000.000.000.000.0019.00

Lunch 8 with the guys

PM- PM run with Aaron and Lynn. 11 miles, 2:48 or so. Fairly empty trails. 1300 ft climb.

Road N2 Miles: 8.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

AM- very tired 12 miles. Slow.

Lunch- 8 with Scott and Jim. Legs felt better after a few miles. Great weather out, upper 50's, but I wore a warm fleece shirt to try and get some heat tolerance in case any upcoming races are hot.

Road M3 Miles: 8.00Road N2 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.002.009.50

Lunch 7.5 ez with Webster and Aaron. Then a bit of biking.

Road N2 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Milliken Earth Run (3.11 Miles) 00:16:47, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.900.000.003.100.009.00

AM- Ran one of the Corporate Shield races in Gvl today, the Milliken Earth Run. It's a 5k run all on the beautiful arboretum of the Milliken campus. It's rolling hills on a mowed-weeds course, very lumpy and bumpy with some roots- pretty much a high school XC course. In other words, I love it. I won it two years ago but knew there would be some competition in the field of 600, plus my legs were tired from the end of a 100 mile week. My family came, which was great, and we enjoyed the nice, 50 deg and sunny weather.

Warmed up, then started the race side by side with Jim. In fact, we led right from the gun- no high schoolers darted off the front or anything. Jim and I ran step for step the first mile in 5:11, then he pulled ahead and had about 2 second on me a few minutes later. There was one set of footsteps behind us, but eveyone else was way back. We hit a gradual downhill and I caught and passed Jim. I thought he might come with me but I gapped him and kept extending my lead. Mile 2 was 5:29, then the last 1.1 was 6:06. Final time was 16:47, slower than my 16:30 win a few years ago. Jim finished 17:09, Ashley 10 sec was behind him, then there was a gap before a slew of GE guys came in. Jim hadn't felt good all race, but a group of us cooled down. Seeing my win excited my girls, who then insisted on running a little ways with me, too. Fun race. 

Third 100 mile week in a row is over, now it's time for a very easy taper to Leatherwoods 50 mile next week. Should be competitive, with Brian Rusiecki and Shaun Pope battling for the prize money. Then it's recover and a little more training for Massanutten 100.

Unfortunately, 3 of my kids are sick and Marci's starting to get sick, too. This only happens to us the week before a race. Which means, I'll start feeling bad the next couple of days. I hate it when months of training goes down the tube thanks to a poorly-timed virus.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
86.4010.000.003.102.00101.50
Stinson Miles: 14.00Road N2 Miles: 41.50Road M3 2 Miles: 16.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 11.00Road M3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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