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5k x 100 World Record Attempt

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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: 0.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 803.00
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: 324.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
62.908.000.003.104.0078.00
Float Miles: 20.00Pace 3 Miles: 22.00NB 760 Miles: 18.00XT Wings Miles: 7.50Tangent 3 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.004.008.00

PM- Training this week (and half of next week), so no lunch runs.  Bummer- waste the whole lunch hour, instead.  So I did 4 miles run and 4 XT after work.  Legs didn't feel too bad considering.

Float Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.000.000.000.000.0018.00

AM- 9

PM- same 

Pace 3 Miles: 9.00NB 760 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10

Float Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

PM- 9, with 6 on the trails behind GE.  Nice day today.  Going camping with 11 year old boy scouts tomorrow night, then trying to set my 5k PR Sat at 10 pm at the 100 x 5k World Record attempt.

NB 760 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.008.000.000.000.0019.00

AM- Medium workout on the GE track.  Wanted 8-9 miles of tempo, and slower than the last time I did it (10 miles in 59:59).  Goal was 6:05-6:10/mile.  3 mile warmup, then 8 tempo miles, all ranging from 6:07-6:10 except a 6:02 last mile.  49:00 for 8 miles workout.  Felt ok, not great.  2 mile cooldown- 13 miles total in 1:26.

PM- 6 easy in ~46 min.  Then 2.5 miles backpacking with the Boy Scouts for our camping trip.

Pace 3 Miles: 13.00Float Miles: 6.00
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Race: 5k x 100 World Record Attempt (3.1 Miles) 00:16:24
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.900.000.003.100.0014.00

AM- 2.5 miles backpacking out from the camping trip, then 7.5 miles and 1000 ft climb at PM with Barry in 1:16.  Went slow to save energy for the 100x5k World Record attempt- I run at 10 pm tonight.

I'm also getting excited for my September Ultra Race of Champions- latest entrants include Jason Bryant, Duncan Callahan, and Michael Wardian! 

PM- World record, baby!!!  The Greenville track club is trying to set the official Guinness World Record for 5k x 100 relay world record, meaning 100 people each run a 5k on the track, relay style, 12.5 laps per runner (yes, we have to carry a baton for all 1250 laps).  WR right now is 30:56:49, and we were trying to go sub-30 hrs.  Started at 8 am, I was supposed to run at 9:52 pm as runner 49.  Arrived an hour early to find they were already 33 min behind predicted time of 29:10.  My position was sandwiched between some of my lunch run buddies, which was nice.  Temps were a bit warm (77 deg) and a bit humid- warm enought that I only wore my green shorts, no shirt.  

I warmed up and felt ready for my leg.  I wanted to break my (admittedly slow versus my marathon) 5k PR of 16:35, which would be a stretch for running entirely by myself in humid weather.  Goal was 16:29, with all lap times of 77-79 sec.  Actual splits were 77, 81, 76, 79 (5:14 first mile), 78, 78, 79, 78 (10:30 2 mile), 80, 80, 79, 79 (15:49 3 mile), and a 200m sprint of 35.  Final time was 16:24.  Ongoing relay time here.  There were only 2 runners faster than me in the first 50.

I was very happy- setting an 11 second PR while running completely by myself!  Marci and the girls had a lot of fun cheering me every lap and trying to run beside me on the infield, and it was great to wave to them.  There were a ton of volunteers cheering and a DJ playing 3 songs I had chosen.  Runner 50 finished with us on pace for 30 hrs 4 min.  A fun time at a unique event.  Hopefully the 3 am runners stay strong and we set the WR.  Either way, I have a new 5k PR.  Next goal is the set a 100 mile PR in 2 weeks (wonder how many people set a 5k PR and a 100 mile PR in 15 days...).

UPDATE: They finished the relay in 30 hrs, 1 min, 14.01 seconds.  Beat the world record by 55 min, 32 seconds. 

XT Wings Miles: 7.50Tangent 3 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
62.908.000.003.104.0078.00
Float Miles: 20.00Pace 3 Miles: 22.00NB 760 Miles: 18.00XT Wings Miles: 7.50Tangent 3 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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