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: 0.00 Month: 61.00 Year: 1300.50
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: 459.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 351.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 226.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 152.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
77.5010.000.000.002.5090.00
Pace 2 Miles: 18.00XT Wings Miles: 12.00Float Miles: 7.50NB 769 3 Miles: 15.00Pace 3 Miles: 35.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

Lunch- 9.5 with the guys.  I scrubbed my morning run cause I was up past midnight finishing The Hunger Games.  Very enjoyable read.

Pace 2 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.500.000.000.000.0019.50

AM- 7.5

PM- Paris Mtn with Barry.  Good run, perfect 60 deg weather.  12 miles with 2000 ft climb/2000 descent in 1:54. 

XT Wings Miles: 12.00Float Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.002.5010.00

PM- 7.5 + 2.5.  Cold and rainy out, so I stayed in.  I got my fill of those on Saturday.

NB 769 3 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.0010.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- 3 warmup, 10 tinman tempo (avg 6:06 pace for the tempo), 3 cooldown.  First 16 mile BW in a while.  Felt ok, not great, but much less sluggish than the rest of this week.  Total of 16 miles in just over 1:46.

Pace 3 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- 7.5

PM- 8.5 more.

I read an article about ultrarunner Charlie Engle, who apparently somehow attracted the wrath of the IRS and is now in Federal prison for taking out some liar loans a few years ago.  Rather amazing the government spends time prosecuting him, but ignores the billionaires running the banks who destroyed the economy.  Sad.  I've become somewhat of a libertarian over time (such as reading lewrockwell.com daily), so can rant and rave with the best of them about my complete anti-government beliefs.  It is what it is.

Pace 2 Miles: 8.50NB 769 3 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.000.000.000.000.0019.00

AM- Every year, I have a long run where I realize I am now in racing shape, or close to it.  A few years ago, it was in June when I did a double Jardine Juniper.  This year, it was today's run.  I intended to go to the mountains but a 1 am bedtime (thanks to home improvement projects on the new house) and a long to-do list the next day made me reconsider.  So, I ran a very hilly route in a number of neighborhoods near my house (my first run ever from this house).  Started off at 7:00-7:15 pace for a while, then found a sewer rightaway that wasn't totally overgrown, so had 6 miles of 7:30-8:00 pace.  Suddenly, at mile 13, something clicked and I found myself running 6:40 pace, then 6:20, then 6:00.  And this was over very hilly terrain (well, for a road).  I knew my training had finally paid off when I threw down a 5:40 (that's my 5k race pace from last week, y'all!).  Last mile was a 5:55 with a headwind and big hill, and I felt great even at the end of my highest mileage week this year.

Total 19 miles in 2:12:30 (6:58 pace) with 1200 ft climbing/descent.  And like Marci said, this is definitely the best shape I have ever been in this early in the year.

Pace 3 Miles: 19.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
77.5010.000.000.002.5090.00
Pace 2 Miles: 18.00XT Wings Miles: 12.00Float Miles: 7.50NB 769 3 Miles: 15.00Pace 3 Miles: 35.00
Weight: 0.00
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