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: 12.00 Year: 517.50
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: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
70.000.000.000.000.0070.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Time to try out the trails!  Drove to Green Canyon, sunny and 70 deg.  Perfect.  The first mile of singletrack was great, and the first half mile of dirt road.  Then I started hitting patches of snow that became larger and more frequent until most of the last two miles or more was entirely on snow.  It was compact enough that I didn't sink in too deep, but it was slow going.  Water was often running under the snow and I would occasionally break through and soak my shoes.  Reached the top and discovered a yurt- never saw that before.  I went north into the watershed area for another mile.  5 miles up, 45 minutes (very hard work but slow pace).  Coming down was a lot faster (34 minutes), though still difficult- any momentum I had would disappear as soon as I hit a snow patch and started sinking in.  But it was a very, very enjoyable run that got me excited for when I can go running on trails more.  Knee felt improved, but the uneven terrain and downhill made it painful by the end.  10 miles or so, 1:19:07.

Ascend- 232 (first time wearing these trail shoes since January)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- 6 early morning miles on the landfill loop.

PM- I really didn't feel great after work.  I had planned on 10, but finally pushed myself out the door hoping to just manage 6 or 8.  I felt light-headed and dizzy the whole way, and had to stop 3 times to go number 2.  But I managed all 10 miles (canal route) in 1:13:32.  Glad to have that run over.

Elite- 476

767- 217

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

AM- 5.5 easy miles.  Tired and sluggish.  I am getting a cavity filled after work, so this is my only run today.

Adrenaline- 321

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

AM- 6 easy miles at 7:45 pace. Couldn't get moving faster at that time of the morning, today. Rained much of the night so I stayed on the pavement.

PM- 9 miles in 62 minutes around Logan, RH, and Prov.  Felt much better, though my knee irritation/pain is continuous.  I even ran 1 mile on the LHS track (first track run in a long time)- didn't try to run fast, just a hair faster than the rest of the run.  It was a 6:40.

Elite- 482

767- 226 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.500.000.000.000.0011.50

AM- I have been going to sleep 30-60 min later than I probably should most of this week, and it finally caught up to me. I was very, very close to bagging my 4:15 am run this morning. In the end, I forced myself out of bed and slogged through 5.5 miles on the golf course, running holes 5 thru 14. Maybe I'll get all 18 holes one morning, though I will need more than 45 minutes.

PM- Man, it is a TON easier to run 7:00 pace at 5 pm then it is to run 8:00 pace at 4:15 am.  Anyways, did the Willow Park/Planet Walk 6+ mile loop.  6.3 miles, 6:49 pace.  Round down to 6, since I'm sure some of my morning runs have been short.

Elite- 487

767- 232

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

12 easy miles with Cody to the canal and up Logan canyon a bit, mainly talking about how great Cody will do at Ogden.  Ran into Drew- he is doing great.  My knee really tightened up after that- I'm going to take Monday and maybe Tuesday off to hopefully let it get all better before the marathon.  I do have to say, this 2-a-day thing is great, even with early morning runs.  This is the easiest 70 mile week of my life.

12 miles, 1:27:32 (and no bathroom breaks!)

Adrenaline- 333

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
70.000.000.000.000.0070.00
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