I'm retired from racing. Really.

Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 mile run

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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: 16.50 Month: 83.50 Year: 512.50
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 350.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 421.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 458.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 104.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
122.500.000.000.000.00122.50
Road M2 Miles: 6.00Road M3 3 Miles: 5.00Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 4.50Road M3 Miles: 3.00Trail N2 Miles: 54.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 50.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- 6 with the guys. Experimented with my sun arm sleeves that supposedly cool you when wet. Tried them on and off- not sure it makes much of a difference. It would if you could fill them with ice, that's for sure.

Sometimes before races I'm excited. Sometimes I'm determined to win or place high. Sometimes I have a pit in my stomach (not sure why... but those races usually don't end up well). Sometimes I'm ambivalent, indifferent. I'd say the last one is how I'm feeling this time. I think it's how I felt before Pinhoti, too, and is somewhat a reflection of increased racing experience. 

Road M2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Lunch late run with Webster and Barry. Went behind GE and, sure enough, ran into the turkey. He even chased us for 20 seconds or so. They agreed that he is a very large, intimidating bird. I hope someone shoots him soon. 5 miles or so. Feeling ready for Massanutten this weekend, though I haven't started packing.

Road M3 3 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Lunch- ran with Aaron and Paul, mainly hearing about Aaron's recent vacation to Norway and Sweden. Sounds like a great place. 4.5 miles with 4 short strides at the end.

They are predicting 2-5 inches of rain between now and Fri at the race location, complete with flash flood warnings. But the race weather should be nice- low of upper 40's, high in the upper 60's. So good air temps but wet feet.

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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You can follow along with the Massanutten 100 live at this site: http://www.vhtrc.org/mmtlive/

I am bib 5, and the race starts at 4 am Saturday morning.

Work all day and pack, no run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

AM 3 ez w 4 strides. Leave within an hour.

As you're waiting for updates tomorrow, read Dakota's thoughtful race report. http://www.irunfar.com/2014/05/dakota-joness-2014-transvulcania-report.html

Road M3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 mile run (103.7 Miles) 21:00:55, Place overall: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
104.000.000.000.000.00104.00

Report later. Crazy, absurdly rocky race. Ran 95 miles with Jason Lantz, really enjoyed having someone to talk to for 20 hrs. Wet the whole time from record rainfalls and extreme flash flooding, washing out bridges and rerouting the race. Did I mention it was ridiculously rocky? Massanutten ROCKS!

Trail N2 Miles: 54.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 50.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
122.500.000.000.000.00122.50
Road M2 Miles: 6.00Road M3 3 Miles: 5.00Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 4.50Road M3 Miles: 3.00Trail N2 Miles: 54.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 50.00
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