I'm retired from racing. Really.

The Barkley marathons

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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: 16.50 Year: 551.50
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 260.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
33.0036.000.000.000.0069.00
ERide Miles: 15.00Float 2 Miles: 8.00NB 860 Miles: 4.00XT Wings 2 Miles: 16.00Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 26.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- 8 on a cold lunch run.  Biggest group of guys ever- 11 of us.  Quite the crew.  Feeling better, except I've got a nasty sore throat and possibly swollen glands at the back of my throat?  I packed 20,000 calories of food to carry with me during the Barkley last night, and have another 10,000 more for in camp.  That's a lotta grub.

If you want to follow the race on Saturday (as best you can), follow @barkleymarathon on twitter, search for #barkley or #bm100 on twitter, or go to barkleymarathons.com and read the updates on the right.   There's also an unofficial facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheBarkleyMarathons?ref=hl.  All of this is unofficial, of course, cause the Barkley Marathons doesn't even have it's own website!

Rumor has it there's also going to be a New York Times article on the Barkley on Thursday or Friday, so keep your eyes open. 

ERide Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- late lunch run with Phil, Jim, and newcomer (and only 19-year old) Kyle.  8 miles, maybe a bit more.

Float 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- 7.  I was running late but guessed the right route the big group take so met some of them halfway through- is that I sign I spend too much time with them?

 Packing for Barkley Marathons tomorrow and leaving either tomorrow night or Fri morning.  McKinley got sent home from school with a fever, so I really hope it doesn't happen to me.

In related news, the New York Times published an article on the race today.  Cool- I guess it's officially mainstream now.   

ERide Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

This photo is from the Art of Manliness website and seemed appropriate given the task I am undertaking this weekend.  

 

What better way to spend your life than to live it to the fullest, rather than shirking and simply wearing out... 

Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Am- 4 ez. Packed and leaving now. Next report will be post-Barkley.

NB 860 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Race: The Barkley marathons (27 Miles) 15:57:20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.0036.000.000.000.0042.00

Awesome. More later, after sleep. The coolest, toughest race I've ever been at.  Report coming soon- in the meantime, I finally caught up on 4 months worth of race reports, available on my Greenshortsrunning blog.  Barkley report will be next.

Update- my Barkley race report has now been posted. 

XT Wings 2 Miles: 16.00Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 26.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
33.0036.000.000.000.0069.00
ERide Miles: 15.00Float 2 Miles: 8.00NB 860 Miles: 4.00XT Wings 2 Miles: 16.00Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 26.00
Weight: 0.00
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