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!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 19.00 Year: 578.50
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 269.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
70.0010.000.000.000.0080.00
NB 769 Miles: 41.00XT Wings Miles: 9.00Adrenaline Miles: 19.50Adrenaline 2 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

PM- 9 miles.  Nothing to see here, folks.  Just move along... move along...

NB 769 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- 6.5 miles.  No need to gawk, folks, just move along...

PM- 9.5 miles on the Logan River trail.  Slow but nice to be running on trails.  My achilles is still tight, esp. running uphill.  The week off helped a bit, but not near as much as I was hoping.  So, I will keep running normal mileage, ice, and monitor- hopefully it will slowly get better, or at least not get worse.

XT Wings Miles: 9.00Adrenaline Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- 7

PM- 5.  Had to hurry home to watch 4 kids.

NB 769 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- 6.5. Shoes are retired.  Actually, maybe I'll give them one more easy 4-miler just to hit the 500 mark.

PM- Let's see if Cody can figure this one out: ALP-MOP-C-FD-C-ALP.  7:30-7:45 pace on the 5 miles out, 7:00-7:15 pace on the 4.5 miles back.  9.5 miles in 1:10:06.

This makes 3 days in a row that I have gotten up at 4 am to run. It must be the high-mileage time of the year. Unfortunately, I am not getting to bed until 10:30-11:30 pm. Yes, I am dead tired right now.  Dead Tired.  But for some reason, I still woke up about 5 times last night, which is very rare for me.

Adrenaline Miles: 6.00Adrenaline 2 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

PM- 7 easy.  Merlin Olsen park to the canal to almost the start of the river trail.  Not many people out despite the nice weather- I can tell that USU just finished.

Now these shoes are officially retired.

Adrenaline Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.0010.000.000.000.0020.00

I'm going to admit that ever since St. George marathon last year, I hate running in the rain- at least anything more than a sprinkle. So when it was 45 deg and a continuous downpour today, I went to the gym. It is actually my 2nd 20-miler on the treadmill in a month. I am trying to build up a tolerance so that my training for ultras next winter won't be so bad. And today was much, much easier than any other long treadmill run. I didn't do any hard workouts this week while resting my achilles, but I wanted to challenge myself today with a 10 mile tempo.

I did 9 miles warmup at 7:30 pace, then picked it up to 6:30 pace. I increased the pace each 1.25 miles until I was doing 6:00 pace at mile 17.75. With .5 mile to go in my tempo, I increased to 5:30 pace, then 5:00 pace with .25 mile to go. I was working hard but still felt good, though sweat was flying off me in voluminous amounts.  1 mile cooldown, giving me 20 miles total in 2:17.  I felt strong at the end, much different than my last long runs where I bonked at mile 16.  Good workout.

First 80 mile week of the year.  I'm going to be cautious with my achilles mainly by avoiding big uphills, but I think I am improving.

NB 769 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
70.0010.000.000.000.0080.00
NB 769 Miles: 41.00XT Wings Miles: 9.00Adrenaline Miles: 19.50Adrenaline 2 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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