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!

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Miles:This week: 4.00 Month: 53.00 Year: 719.50
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: 425.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 146.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 39.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
81.505.500.000.000.0087.00
Adrenaline 2 Miles: 19.00Progrid Guide TR Miles: 26.00NB 769 Miles: 24.50Omni 7 Miles: 17.50Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- 12.  Good start to the week.  Planning on ~87 this week with only 16 on Sat.

PM- 10, ran the whole Logan River trail while Marci pushed both kids in the jogging stroller.  Ran in my brand new Saucony Progrid Guide TR shoes, from the St. George Running Center.  Good shoes.  Nice day for a run.  McKinley loved throwing rocks into the river afterwards.  1:14:46.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 12.00Progrid Guide TR Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(13)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.003.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- 6 miles.  I had to do the last 3 at ~6:15 pace in order to have time to eat bagels.  Because, for the first time ever, I was able to participate in Bagel Tuesday at the gym!  After working out, I at a nice Einstein's bagel- blueberry with blueberry cream cheese.  Then, after my shower, I figured I should eat one for Paul, so I had a cherry with almond cream cheese.  On my way out the door, I decided to eat one for Cody, as well, so had a cinnamon sugar bagel with strawberry cream cheese.  Supposing I only pay $8/month for my gym membership, they didn't make any money from me this month.  And that doesn't even count what I ate on Pizza Monday.  Of course, I don't think I lost any weight with my 3 bagels, either.

PM- Thought about a big workout but my legs immediately said "no".  Ran around Logan for 10 miles.  Wanted 14, but ran out of time before I had to go home with the kids, and I'm too tired to go out again.  I can easily make up the miles tomorrow and Fri.

NB 769 Miles: 10.00Omni 7 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.500.000.000.000.0013.50

AM- 7.  I was dead tired when I got in bed last night at 10 pm, but then could not fall asleep for 2 hours.  I hate it when that happens!  So now I am very, very tired today. 

PM- Marci was hosting a baby shower, so the kids and I were banished to the outdoors. I ran an easy 6.5 miles at 9 min pace with the kids, and included a 45 minute stop at McD for food and playplace. It was my first time getting more than ice cream at McDonalds in probably 5 years. I still prefer Wendy's.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 7.00Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 6.50Omni 7 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(11)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.002.500.000.000.0014.50

I just noticed I am at exactly 1000 miles for the year right now.  Cool. 

PM- BTW (big trail workout)- started .8 miles into the Logan River trail, ran to Guinavah Malibu, then did a hard hill climb up to the Wind Caves- 1200 ft climb in 1.75 miles.  Then ran down 1.4 miles, back up 1 hard mile with 700 ft climb, then all the way down and back to the car.  14.5 miles in 2:07:47 (yup, a whopping 8:48 pace).  About 3000 ft climb on the whole run, and my legs were pretty tired by the end.  We'll count the 2.5 miles as MP, even though it was about 11:00 pace.

Reason #492 that I love trail running:  About 1/4 mile up the wind caves trail, a spring had burst from the ground and washed out the trail on the side of a steep hill/ravine.  The stream is big enough that you can't jump across and has no dry rocks, and it caused the hillside above it to sluff off such that it is very steep (maybe 60-70 deg angle) and curved (like the bobsled turn from he%@), bare, loose dirt with no plants other than one overhanging tree branch.  It took me about a minute on my way up to carefully climb up, across, and back down and was rather difficult with lots of slipping.  On my way back down, I came tearing down the mountain with a head of steam to find a big group of college students trying to cross.  The guys were all linking arms while the girls were shrieking and slowly climbing over the guys, trying not to fall or get wet.  Well, without losing my momentum, I simply ran straight up the side of the loose dirt, angled around, turned straight down the mountain (sliding and almost falling, but just barely, barely hanging on), ducked under one very low branch, and flew on down the trail.  The whole thing took me maybe 3-4 seconds and (in hindsight) was rather dangerous- if I had slipped, I would have fallen about 8 feet down and landed right on them.  As I kept going without looking back, I heard some unprintable mutterings from the group that essentially amounted to, "That guys is *bleeping* nuts.  Completely insane.  Suicidal."  It was great!  I'm sure they now think all trail runners are crazy.  Which we may be...

NB 769 Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

PM- WPPWWF easy 5.

Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 5.00Omni 7 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- Medium run with Cody- 16 miles from the start of the canal to First Dam to BST to most of the way up Green Canyon.  Temps were about 35 deg with a headwind till we got sunlight just before GC, where we shed all our clothes.  We neglected to think that it would be shady, windy, and below freezing up the canyon... so we were rather cold in just t-shirts and shorts.  I heard all about Cody's marathon, we talked about my 100 miler, and our summer racing plans.  Good, easy run- very glad I wasn't aiming for 20 miles today, especially since my quads still were sore from Thursday's workout.  8:48 pace up, 7:23 pace back, 2:09:38 for 16 miles. Finished with 2 cinnamon rolls- yummy.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
81.505.500.000.000.0087.00
Adrenaline 2 Miles: 19.00Progrid Guide TR Miles: 26.00NB 769 Miles: 24.50Omni 7 Miles: 17.50Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
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