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: 4.00 Month: 54.50 Year: 776.00
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: 313.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
33.000.000.000.000.0033.00
Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 21.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

I've been getting very little sleep so collapsed into bed last night at 9:30 and was asleep soon after. Unfortunately, my body decided it had slept enough at 3:41 am. Oh well, I tried. 

Lunch- 6v6 on a cool, windy, sunny day. Good competitive game- I covered Graham all day with mixed success. Had a couple terrible throws but the rest were passable. No drops. My team was down 0-2, then tied 2-2, then 4-4, and we eventually won although both teams had a chance on the last point. Game ended on a bomb from Sam to Julian that seemed uncatchable but hung up just enough with the wind for Julian to run under it.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM 7 miles. Felt terrible right from the start and decided I'd stop at 4 if I didn't feel better. I didn't get a lot better but slogged through 7 miles.

I ran on the treadmill because it was supposed to be cold and rainy. Come to find out it actually snowed a bit during my run. Snow in South Carolina in April. 

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Perfect weather for frisbee- 65 deg, sunny, not much win. 6v6 with a sub on my team. I'd say my team was a bit better. I played subpar with too many bad throws. Jason tore up his arm and had to go get bandaids from Dave's car, so my team played down 4 players vs 6 for a few minutes and almost stopped them- kind of fun to try. For the real game, we won 5-3, then switched it up and won 2-1 with 5v4 (I was on the team with more once I switched sides).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch- rain predicted tomorrow so 10 people showed up for frisbee today. Gorgeous weather- sunny, 70 deg, a little breeze but not so much to stop throws. Pretty fun game with lots of long throws. Elisha caught 3 of our points plus another long bomb just outside the endzone. I had 3 or 4 defensive plays I'm real proud of, each saving a point, including when where I was guarding the thrower who had an open receiver and I made him misfire. I had one bad throw but otherwise was accurate enough. Tom had a long, arcing bomb to me as I split two defenders in the endzone but it came in at ankle height and bounced off my fingers- that would have been an awesome catch. Next time. We played well (Tom said we only had 4 turnovers all game?) and won 5-3. Tired, but it's a good tired. Tom finally broke his losing streak, which had started March 6 on his 45th birthday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Felt pretty tired today (maybe donating blood contributed). I've also been feeling weakness in my right inner hip flexor and lower back. Due to steady rain, I ran on the treadmill. Started slow and didn't pick it up much, but I did extend past the planned 5 miles. Stopped at 8 miles, 8:40-8:25 pace.

I had my body fat measured today. Back when I was training a lot and running ultras, I was generally 6-8%, which is very thin. As I ended my career in 2014/15, I had inched up to 10-11%. I'm now 20 pounds heaver and measured 17%. I guess that's still less than 82% of population, but higher than I'd prefer. Donuts just taste too good, and frisbee doesn't burn as many calories as straight running.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 miles, 8:40 to 8:15 pace

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
33.000.000.000.000.0033.00
Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 21.00
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