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: 0.00 Month: 50.50 Year: 772.00
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
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NB 769 Miles: 4.00Adrenaline 2 Miles: 16.00
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Mildly bad news- I hope. After steadily increasing my mileage and running lots of hills last week, my right achilles started to bug me last Wed, though it wasn't bad and I just ignored it all week. I can certainly run through it, but it is now painful enough that I noticed it every step I took yesterday. Since I don't have any meaningful races till June, I'm canning my 80-mile week this week and will rest it. I'm guessing at least 2 days, maybe more- whatever it takes. I've never had any achilles problems before- anyone know any good treatments outside the traditional ice, rest, and stretching?

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Last day off. My achilles is still a bit sensitive, but tons better than last Sunday. I will start easy (6 tomorrow? 10-15 Sat), then jump back into my mileage next week but with minimal speedwork and hills. Keep icing and stretching, and then resume normal runs the week after, assuming no setbacks. I really think my killer treadmill hill workout is what caused this, since I hadn't done much hill work and my achilles was sore the next day. I need hills, but guess I better ease into it a bit.

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PM- After 5 full days off, 4 PW miles at 7:10 pace.  Hopefully my achilles doesn't hurt tomorrow.

NB 769 Miles: 4.00
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Striders 30k today. However, due to concerns of my achilles, there was no way I was going to race today. Plus, I'm not in a money position, the weather isn't great (how come the weather is great mid-week and crappy for the races?), and I didn't want to spend 7-8 hours away from home. So, I slept in a bit and ran with Cody at 7 am. We ran to the canal and up the Logan river trail to the start of the single track- 8 miles exactly each way. Up in 56:28 (7:03 pace- pretty fast for the up). We ran the 2 miles down the trail fast into a small headwind- 6:05 and 5:50, then relaxed the rest of the way home. 1:50:38 for the run (6:54 pace), 54:10 return (6:46 pace). Felt pretty good- achilles was tight the whole way, but not painful. We'll see how it is tomorrow. Cody's foot started hurting by the end. It was 40 deg and pretty nice the whole run- it started raining hard just as we got home, and quickly turned to a hard snow. Good timing.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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NB 769 Miles: 4.00Adrenaline 2 Miles: 16.00
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