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: 4.00 Month: 54.50 Year: 776.00
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
70.5012.500.000.000.0083.00
XT Wings Miles: 7.00Adrenaline 2 Miles: 29.00NB 769 Miles: 46.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.000.000.000.000.0019.00

AM- 7.  I changed vans to work effective today.  The new van leaves 40 minutes later which means A) I can extend my morning range to 11-12 miles, B) I can sleep in a few minutes and still get my 6-7 miles, or (my personal favorite) C) I can sleep in till 5:50 am and not run!  Yeah- more sleep is good.  Although I imagine doing C will make getting up at 4:05 to do option A that much harder...

PM- Wanted to run some trails.  Ran 8 miles on Green Canyon.  No snow for the first 1.5 miles, then just a few patches till 2.5 miles.  The rest of the way to the top was slow going with lots of snow.  It was packed enough that I didn't sink past my ankle, but sometimes what appeared to be snow was just slush over a stream- always a good foot-wetting experience.  Up at 8:30-11:00 pace (yes, running uphill in the snow is very slow), down at 7:40-6:00 pace (yes, much faster).  Then, I dropped by Planet Fitness for pizza night!!!  Ate 2 pieces of pizza, ran 2 miles, ate another piece (while running), 2 more miles, then 2 more pieces.  Yummy.  I get some funny looks since I am running the fastest of anyone there AND am eating pizza at the same time.  It's a talent, I guess.

XT Wings Miles: 7.00Adrenaline 2 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.004.500.000.000.009.50

AM- 9.5 miles, with 3.5 at 6:30 pace and 1 at 6:00 pace.

NB 769 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 11

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.508.000.000.000.0014.50

PM- Big Workout.  I had a hard time motivating myself to start and felt sluggish on my warmup, though the cloudy sky and 55 deg temp was perfect.  Ran tempo repeats on the canal- started at the bridge, so the first leg was 2/3 mile, then did 5 legs of 1.33 miles, then the last leg of 2/3 mile.  Goal was about 6:10 pace (which is pretty good for this time of year and given the poor footing on the trail which slows me down ~10 sec/lap versus a track).  Times were 4:16 (6:24 pace- slow at first), 8:24 (6:21), 8:13 (6:13), 8:10 (6:13), 8:07 (6:06), 8:04 (6:06), 3:47 (5:47).  Felt good- working fairly hard but not strained, and didn't notice my breathing until the last two.  I was glad I sped up the whole way.  14.5 miles in all in 100 minutes (6:55 pace).

NB 769 Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM- 7.  My weight has finally dropped below 140.  It was 138 this morning.  My SGM weight last year was 133-134, then I got up to 145-148 over the winter.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- Long run with Paul.  Slept in a bit (till 6:30, I think) which was glorious.  Ran to Paul's, then we ran a leisurely pace to the canal and up the canyon to just short of Guinavah Malibu.  Weather was very nice, and I really liked my new arm warmers and handheld water bottle from SGRC- thanks, Steve!  We blabbed at each other the whole time, mainly running related with a few random topics thrown in the mix.  After a few faster long runs, it was nice to be a bit easier on this one- 7:54/mi to the turnaround, 7:42 avg on the way back (though we did a few sub-7 on the downhill before slowing as we tired out).  22 miles, 2:51:37 total.

NB 769 Miles: 22.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
70.5012.500.000.000.0083.00
XT Wings Miles: 7.00Adrenaline 2 Miles: 29.00NB 769 Miles: 46.00
Weight: 0.00
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