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: 10.00 Month: 32.50 Year: 592.00
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: 274.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
78.004.002.000.003.0087.00
Test Shoe 2 Miles: 65.50Fuel XC Miles: 13.00Instinct Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.004.002.000.000.0014.00

AM- Hilton Head.  Ran 4.5 miles on the beach, then took to the roads.  Actually, the bike paths- almost every road in this town has a separated bike path running near it.  Very nice.  I'm jealous.  Anyways, felt good so ended up doing a progressive run of sorts, with a fair amount of 6-ish miles and a few 5:30-ish at the end.  Good day- really felt strong.

Test Shoe 2 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

Lunch- 9 with Todd and Mike

PM- PM with Barry and Justin.  13 miles in just over 2 hrs, 1500 ft climb.  Mid-70's, so much nicer temps than last week. 

Fuel XC Miles: 13.00Test Shoe 2 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

Went to bed early at 10:30 last night... and ended up tossing and turning till 2 am.  Only 4 hrs sleep.  Man, did I feel bad today- my eyes were killing me all day.  Ugh.

Lunch- 7+3 

Test Shoe 2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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It ends up my eyes were killing me for a reason- I have a nasty infection in them (well, hopefully- it could also be an amoeba).  Can't see anything and light causes intense pain.  Ouch.  No running today, no work, just sitting in a dark room with a towel over my eyes.  Fun times.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.000.000.000.000.0018.00

Eyes are much improved today, though still blurry and very light sensitive.  Doc said it will be a gradual recovery during the follow up appointment today.  Definitely cannot go outside and can't read much... so Marci took me to the gym for a nice indoor treadmill run.  Felt good to be doing something.  12.5 miles.  Might go again later today or go outside after dark.  Definitely no hilly trail run in the mountains tomorrow, though.

PM- 5.5 after dark around the neighborhood.  I sure have great night vision right now courtesy of my dilated eyes. 

Instinct Miles: 5.50Test Shoe 2 Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
23.000.000.000.000.0023.00

AM- thanks to an overcast day, I found myself heading outside for a run (can't do it if sunny).  Waited till the family left for a bday party, though, so it was a late, 11 am start and getting warm.  Didn't want to be far from home in case the sun broke through, so ran multiple laps of the soccer complex, McCall Rd, Kilgore Farms, etc.  Got my 5 year old on her bike after 2 hrs, and she rode along for 4.5 miles, then my 3 year old joined for a few hundred yards.  Finished feeling good with 23 miles and 1300 ft climbing at about 7:30 avg pace.  Not too bad a finish for the week supposing I missed a day fearing I might be going blind.  87 miles in 5 days is a good haul.

Test Shoe 2 Miles: 23.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
78.004.002.000.003.0087.00
Test Shoe 2 Miles: 65.50Fuel XC Miles: 13.00Instinct Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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