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:

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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: 20.00 Year: 803.00
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: 324.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.500.000.000.000.0017.50

Wow, I am really, really tired.  Between my cold and eating lots of candy yesterday (and not much else), I just felt sluggish all run.  Ran 2.25 miles to Paul's house, then ran around RH/Prov with Logan, Cody, and Paul (plus Cody's mini-clones).  Slow pace.  Dropped off Paul at planet fitness, then ran Cody to Paul's.  Logan and I then ran up to his in-laws by the cemetary at a bit faster pace.  By this point I was really tired.  I know that you get the most gain when you are tired but still push it at the end of a long run.  So, I picked up the pace even more on the way home.  Ran to the cemetary to stop by the grave of my aunt (who died last week) to give my respects.  4 of my great grandparents and an uncle are also buried there.  Then ran ~5 miles home at increasing pace (and increasing tiredness).  Clocked 1/2 mile through the island at 3:32- felt like 7:30 pace, so I was happy to see I was still moving along.  Last mile was a 6:29, after which I was spent.  Bed by 9 pm tonight, which will be a record for probably 10 years.  I thought I did 16.5 to 17 miles, but I plotted it very carefully on mapmyrun.com (difficult, since we went everywhere) and it came in at 17.51.  Glad to hear it was longer than I thought.

Bedtime right now.  I do have to say, I am jealous of all the 2-a-day guys.  Cody got 17 miles in 2 runs, and I guarantee it was a lot easier than my run.  Oh well.  Glad I slogged through this run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Ran with the daughter/jogging stroller today for the first time this year.  A few miles warm up, then a few miles with Paul and Cody, then a few more with Cody.  8 miles, 64 minutes.  Then 2 more miles without anyone (including the kid) at 7:20 and 7:06.  Still feeling tired.

F-18 Hornet- 103

 

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Ran with Cody today.  I wanted trails, he wanted road.  He won.  We did Providence Hills loop with fartleks- 5 repeats of 3 min fast, 2 min easy.  I got killed- I think I stayed with Cody for 1 of the repeats, but fell behind on the rest, sometimes as much as 10-15 seconds.  Just felt tired and still feeling my cold.  Cody and I switched today- he whupped me, and I turned into the big whiner.  Rather cold out, too- my hands were painfully cold by the end.  10 miles, 1:10:35, 7:03 avg.  I'll be very glad when this week is over, my cold is gone, and I have moved into my new house (supposed to close last Tuesday, now hoping to close Fri or Monday, since I won't have a place to live as of Monday).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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9.5 miles, 1:06:23.  Very tight/sore neck and back.  I think it is the stress from knowing I will be homeless on Sunday.

Adrenaline- 248

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9 miles.  I felt good- it was the first day since last Wednesday that I didn't feel tired or too sick.  Nice.  I did the canal for the last time from my house.  4.5 miles out at 7:00 pace exactly.  Ran back at ~6:45 pace, except the last mile with was a 6:13.  Felt good.  9 miles, 6:50 avg.  I move my house tomorrow but plan to do a 10 miler in the morning and a short evening run to get me up to 70 miles this week.

A-10 Warthog- 112

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10 miles in the snow, 5 with Cody.  1:10:39.  Now I get to load all my possessions in a truck and put them in a garage.  I hate buying a house.

Adrenaline- 258

9 pm- 4 more miles.  70 for the week- I had hoped to hit 70 a month ago, but lots has gotten in the way.  Plan to keep going up, though.  Last year I didn't hit 70 until the last week of June, so I am a lot better off than I was that year.  Hopefully good things happen.

All my possessions are now sitting in a garage, waiting for my new house to close.  Moving is tiring, but I had several friends willing to help out (including Cody, who says he single-handedly moved 5000 lbs of stuff- wow!).  I hope my stress levels and tension in my neck will go down a bit now.

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