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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: 53.00 Year: 719.50
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: 425.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 146.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 39.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
77.500.000.000.003.0080.50
Float Miles: 17.50XT Wings Miles: 28.50NB 769 3 Miles: 11.00Pace 3 Miles: 12.00Pace 2 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

PM- Had a lunch meeting, so ran by myself mid-afternoon.  80 deg and breezy- pretty nice.  10.5 miles.  And my new Pearl Izumi gear just arrived- I was tired of cold, rainy runs (relatively rare in Utah), so I bought some warm, gore-tex gloves (that would have been great in Logan, actually) and a very nice rain shell.  Bring it on!  Of course, now that I bought them, it will be warm and dry forever...

Float Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
23.500.000.000.000.0023.50

AM- 11

PM- 12.5 miles with Barry at Paris Mtn.  Great weather, again.  I was tired and pace felt pretty slow, but it was actually one of our faster PM runs.  12.5 miles with 2100 ft climb in 1:55. 

XT Wings Miles: 12.50NB 769 3 Miles: 11.00
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 quick miles, then a full 13+ hrs at work.  No lunch or evening run.  Looks like I won't get my 90 miles this week- oh well.

Pace 3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.500.000.000.000.0015.50

Lunch- 8.5 with a big group

PM- 7 more by myself.  Felt good- I always seem to feel better during afternoon/evening runs, even though I am more likely to have to make a pit stop. 

Pace 2 Miles: 8.50Float Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.003.009.00

Lunch- 6 with Todd on the trails behind GE.  Then bike 3.  Nice to be on dirt.  Trail run tomorrow... then one week till my first big race of the year.

Pace 3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

New blog post: 

Have I mentioned that I have the best wife in the world, seeing as she lets me go running every Saturday till noon?  Of course, that was a condition of buying the house she loved, but she is still awesome.

 As part of my new goal to set the speed record on the Foothills Trail, I wanted to run it in sections first.  I also wanted to get in a good run today without tiring myself for next week, and run enough downhill to get my quads a bit sore.  I drove to the start of the FHT in Table Rock state park, and ran the first 8 miles of the trail.  It was very enjoyable- very technical at spots, hilly, but generally very runnable.  Being SC, of course, there were a ton of water crossings.  There were some amazing lookouts from Pinnacle Mtn, and I turned around just past Hickorynut Mtn.  Almost stepped on a snake at mile 1, and had to work my way around him since he wouldn't get off the trail.  Enjoyed the solitude- didn't see a single person until 2 miles left in my run (of course, then I saw 50+).  Twisted my left ankle twice in a mile- didn't quite cuss, but it sure hurt.  It was still able to bear weight, though, and got me home ok.  A bit warm- 65 at the start at 7 am, 75 at the finish, and very humid.  Enjoyable run, and I feel good for my big 50k next week, my first key race of the year.  SweetH20 50k, here I come!  CR is 4:20, so we'll see what happens.

Finished with 16 miles in 2:50 (10:37 avg) and a rather surprising 4600 ft climbing/4600 descent.  Most vertical in quite a while, and on a fairly short run.  Marci and I are going to see Zac Brown Band tonight at Clemson- sweet!

Beautiful view from the rocks on top of Pinnacle Mtn- and very humid, too

 

Got up to 3400 ft, 3rd highest mtn in SC (yeah, yeah, don't laugh you Westerners).  Actually looks very similar to Logan Peak profile, just lower and shorter.

 

Very green and mountainous. 

 

XT Wings Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
77.500.000.000.003.0080.50
Float Miles: 17.50XT Wings Miles: 28.50NB 769 3 Miles: 11.00Pace 3 Miles: 12.00Pace 2 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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