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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: 11.00 Month: 31.00 Year: 814.00
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: 335.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
44.008.000.000.008.5060.50
NB 769 2 Miles: 15.00Pace Miles: 16.00Progrid Guide Miles: 5.00NB 800 Miles: 0.50XT Wings Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.004.0011.00

Recovery week, low mileage.  AM- 4.  PM- 5 with Marci and the kids, 2 more with just the kids while Marci made dinner.

NB 769 2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.008.000.000.000.0016.00

PM- BTW.  Ran from the fairgrounds to First Dam via canal, then up the river trail.  I started a tempo 5 miles into my run, just before Stokes Nature Center.  3 miles uphill (6:49, 7:28, 8:20 [350 ft climbing in one mile plus slick mud = slow tempo pace]), then 5 miles downhill into a strong wind (6:35, 6:37, 6:12, 6:21, 6:25).  I took the high singletrack path toward Spring Hollow for the last uphill mile, which was much slower than the normal route along the river.  Total was 16 miles in 1:55:40 (7:15 avg pace).  Hips hurt quite a bit, which is annoying, but I felt good other than that.  Definitely a bit chilly and rather windy.

Pace Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.004.509.50

PM- 9.5

Progrid Guide Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

PM- 8 miles in about 1 hour.  Bread and butter run.  First run with no hip pain this week.

NB 769 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

Just updated my blogspot with a few musings- some of you may be able to relate.

Noonish- trail run with Cody- we intended to run as much of the Bear 100 course as we could.  I scouted this run 2 weeks ago and thought it would be generally passable, but that was before some big snowstorms this week.  We drove up to Leatham Hollow (mile 19.5 of the Bear course).  We ran up the very muddy road to Richards Hollow and turned up the trail, hoping to reach Cowley Canyon 7 miles away, but fearing the snow would stop us.  Sure enough, the trail became unrunnable 1.5 miles up due to excessive snow, so we turned around and continued up LHF road.  Oh, did I mention it was windy?  And alternating rain/sleet/snow?  It was.  

 We ran up LHF, then a little ways up Herd Canyon- 9.5 miles into the run.  I never felt great this run and knew at mile 9.5 that it was going to be a slow return trip.  We turned around into torture.  The next 3 miles were miserable as we were pelted with a hard, wet snow and a very strong head wind.  We could hardly see and were freezing.  Fortunately, the wind and snow abated after 20 minutes and we didn't die, which was in doubt for a few minutes.  About this point my shoelace broke- annoying on a $120 pair of shoes with kevlar laces.  Shortly thereafter, my body completely bonked and I jogged it in, adding a little loop up Leatham.  I ended up with 16 miles, Cody ran ahead at the end for 16.5.  Other than the fact it was on trail, it was a very "blah" run- I felt bad, bonked, the weather was bad, and Cody even accused me of not talking enough.  That's a first.  Just one of those days, but at least it's done.  2500 ft vertical.  With this run, I've now done 71.97232% of the Bear 100 course.  Approximately.

See what you missed out on, Paul? 

Rest week is over.  Interestingly, I felt more tired this rest week then last week with 86 miles.  90+ miles next week. 

NB 800 Miles: 0.50XT Wings Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
44.008.000.000.008.5060.50
NB 769 2 Miles: 15.00Pace Miles: 16.00Progrid Guide Miles: 5.00NB 800 Miles: 0.50XT Wings Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
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