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: 51.50 Year: 411.00
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 343.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 395.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 458.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 89.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
57.500.000.000.003.0060.50
Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 17.00Trail N2 Miles: 30.50Test Shorts (hours) Miles: 6.75Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- 10. Heating up this week, upper 70's and 80's. My knee is less sore than my quads are, 3 days after pounding them on Hogback. That's a good sign, I guess. I know I can toughen up my legs.

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.500.000.000.000.0011.50

PM- PM with Barry in 80 deg temps. 11.5 miles, I was dragging a bit. 1500 ft climbing 158 bpm, 1:54.

Trail N2 Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

Lunch 7+3

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 7.00Test Shorts (hours) Miles: 1.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- 10 miles in a mizzle.

Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 10.00Test Shorts (hours) Miles: 1.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.000.000.000.000.0019.00

PM- Afternoon long run with Barry. He and I ain't too bright- we decided to run one of the hardest, slowest, most technical trails in the state. On the hottest day of the year (80 deg). At the hottest part of the day. After a day of work. Yeah, it was slow but great training.

We met at Table Rock state park. I've run here some but never gone to the namesake rock, so we went that way, along with TONS of other hikers. The trail up was much more technical than I expected, with some of it forcing us to walk/climb both up and down. Reached the overlook at 3.5 miles in 55 min (it was beautiful), then ran back to the junction with the Ridge trail. Once on the ridge trail, we would only see 2 people for the next 2 hours, climbing steadily to Pinnacle Mtn, the second highest point in the state. At this point we were 1:50 into the run but had gone 6.7 miles. We descended to FHT and ran a few miles on it.

At the 8 mile mark, I noticed we had climbed 4400 ft and descended 2900. That's a lot of vert, but it was downhill from here. We ran back to the parking lot and I dropped Barry off at the 3:15/13.5 mile mark. I ran another hour by myself with just over 5 miles, and I felt good- ran up the whole thing, even the steps we had walked up initially. Finished just before sunset with 19 miles in 4:10. Suunto says 5300 ft climbing, garmin says 6900 ft. Avg HR 160. Then had to drive home, arriving around 9 pm. Long day.  Run link here.

My knee hurt every step of the run, but doesn't seem too much worse for the wear today. Taking it day by day for now. 

Here's a few pictures.

Barry and I on top of Table Rock

Barry at Pinnacle Mtn

 

This is fairly easy trail for today, though much steeper than the camera makes it look (this trail drops 300 ft in under .2 mile)

 

Trail N2 Miles: 19.00Test Shorts (hours) Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
57.500.000.000.003.0060.50
Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 17.00Trail N2 Miles: 30.50Test Shorts (hours) Miles: 6.75Road N2 2 Grey Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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