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: 42.00 Year: 401.50
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: 86.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
75.000.000.000.000.0075.00
NB 768 Miles: 16.00Adrenaline Miles: 17.00NB 769 Miles: 28.00XT Wings Miles: 12.00Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- Today was ultramarathon training.  How, you ask?  The trails are still snowy.  True, but a key component of ultramarathons is being able to refuel mid-run.  Seeing as today was Pizza Monday at Planet Fitness, the training program fell into place.  I showed up, ate 2 pieces of yummy Pier 49 sourdough pizza, ran a few miles, ate more pizza, ran, etc.  By the time I was done, I had run 10 miles and eaten almost 5 pieces of pizza.  My stomach didn't feel great, but I wasn't close to puking or anything like that.  Training was a success.

NB 768 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.500.000.000.000.0016.50

AM-6.5 easy.  Disappointed last night wasn't a more exciting game.

PM- 10 miles from the start of the canal to a little ways up the singletrack on the River Trail.  Felt good, though my shoes are worn out resulting in some ankle/achilles pain.  Something strange happened, though... I got passed on my run.  By a girl.  Wearing an iPod.  And she didn't look like a USU track star or anything- she was wearing some mid-calf length exercise pants.  That has never happened before- I rarely get passed during a workout, esp. by a girl (I'm not bragging or being judgmental, just saying how it is).  She blew by me at the start of the canal trail and put a good 30 meters on me in less than a minute.  I was curious and figured this was one of three things: A) She was doing some fast repeat (very unlikely), B) she was just starting her run and sprints out of the blocks, or C) she really was that fast.  I kept her in sight and after about 3 minutes she was definitely not getting further away.  Then she rapidly started coming back to me (I was doing ~7:15 miles).  Within a half mile of when she passed me, I passed her back and she was definitely huffing and puffing.  Apparently B was correct.  It was an enjoyable run, though, and I must mention to the Rooster that there is still a lot of snow/slush on the river trail.  Passable, but wet.

Adrenaline Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

AM- 5.5 easy.  Tired this morning.  New shoes.  I have had two pairs of 765's, two 766's, one 767, one 768, and now a 769.  Definitely my favorite line of shoes.

PM- 5 more.  I banged my knee today and it is kind of sore.

NB 769 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Funny story of the day- yesterday, Marci went running with the kids in the jogging stroller.  Midway through her run, our 2.5 year old looked up at her and said, "Mommy, run fast like Daddy!"  Kids say the darndest things :)

PM- Medium workout.  I figured I needed to do some hills, so I drove to Providence canyon.  I ran Deer Fence to Dry Canyon, up Dry a bit, back to Prov canyon, and down to Millville Canyon.  I had planned to do a few more miles towards BSF but found the trail closed "To protect wintering wildlife."  A handwritten note said it would open the second Saturday in April- that's in 2 days!  So instead I headed up the surprisingly steep and rocky Millville canyon- rather challenging.  Between that climb and the return climb to Providence, I was pooped.  The weather was a bit chilly and windy, with intermittent rain and even hail, but not too bad.  I saw 3 deer and only 1 person.  I am sure I will do this quite often to get me in shape for my trail runs, since it is hilly but snow-free (though muddy).  SportTracks says I did 2000 ft climbing, Garmin says 3200 ft.  It was a lot either way.  Fun but tiring run.  1:45:18 for 12 miles, which puts me at 8:50 pace.

I have to say, my XT Wings are awesome shoes- I can barrel my way thru anything and can run right over all rocks (short of ankle-twisting ones).  Great shoes.

XT Wings Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM- 6 easy, 2xPW with both kids in the jogger.  I'm gonna take Paul's idea and track stroller miles- I'm curious how many miles I do with it this year.

The 768's are officially retired.  They were good, good shoes and will be missed.

NB 768 Miles: 6.00Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

PM- Cody is injured, so I was on my own for my long run today.  I slept in so finally got around to my run around 3 pm.  Unlike most of my previous Sat afternoon runs, I actually was well hydrated and fed (though I could have done without the bean burritos last night).  Pretty mundane run, most at 7:30-7:45 pace.  Felt crappy till about mile 12, then started feeling incrementally better.  I felt good enough to run my last two half miles at 7:00 and 6:00 pace- and the 6 min pace felt easier than most of my slower miles.  Huh. 

Highest weekly mileage for the year.

NB 769 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
75.000.000.000.000.0075.00
NB 768 Miles: 16.00Adrenaline Miles: 17.00NB 769 Miles: 28.00XT Wings Miles: 12.00Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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