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Paris Mountain 12k trail race

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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: 12.00 Month: 76.00 Year: 1063.00
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: 455.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 319.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 188.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 79.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
67.008.007.500.000.0082.50
Fuel Miles: 8.00Test Shoe 2 Miles: 41.00Fuel XC Miles: 12.50NB 760 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.000.000.000.000.0018.00

AM- 8

Lunch- 10.  Legs were surprisingly sore today, the first time I remember being sore in a while.  Saturday's run caused some DOMS, I guess. 

Fuel Miles: 8.00Test Shoe 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.500.000.000.000.0020.50

Lunch- 8 + abs

PM- PM with Barry, Aaron, and Justin.  Not many people on the trails thanks to intermittent thunderstorms.  Cool, humid, thundery, and rainy.  Getting ready for the PM 11/12k on Saturday.  12.5 miles, about 2 hrs.  Barry is leaving on a 3 month leave-of-absence to ride his motorcycle across the US, even visiting Alaska.  What a trip. 

Fuel XC Miles: 12.50Test Shoe 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.008.000.000.000.0021.00

AM- little workout- 3 warmup, 8 tempo in 48:30, 2 cooldown.  13 total in 86 min.  I was sweating buckets for some reason today, whereas I usually hardly sweat.  My clothes were drenched halfway through the run and sweat was flying everywhere.  Not sure what was different today.

Lunch- meant to do 6, ended up with 8 with some of the guys on a very humid day.

NB 760 Miles: 8.00Test Shoe 2 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- 15 min abs, then 6 miles behind GE with Dan-yuhl and Aaron.

Test Shoe 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- ez 4 before the 12k trail race tomorrow.

Test Shoe 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Paris Mountain 12k trail race (7.4 Miles) 00:51:11, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.007.500.000.0013.00

AM- Paris Mtn 12k trail race- quick report.  First year of the longer course (used to be 11k).  Finished under old CR pace, but so did the reigning CR holder who beat me by 28 sec.  I was happy to hold of a hard-charging young buck by 10 sec, too.  Race was 7.3 miles in 51:11 with about 1100 ft climbing on my normal PM stomping grounds with semi-technical terrain.  Good times, lots of friends, definitely the fastest I've run in a few months.  Full report later- going on a date with the wife to see Avengers right now.

Full (short) report:

 

Short race report- Paris Mountain 12k was a nice local race. CR holder Trent Humphreys started very fast and put ~30 seconds on me in the first mile. I was in second and then third during the steep climb, but pulled away as soon as the hill mellowed out.  One of the young bucks, James Brooks, stayed in contact behind me for most of the race, and was right behind me as we flew down the switchbacks after the aid station. Definitely the fastest I’ve run on trails in a long time- lots of 6 min miles on technical terrain. Not wanting the race to come down to a sprint, I pushed as hard as I could with 1.5 miles to go and was able to open up a small but adequate gap. Trent won, I was 29 seconds behind, and James was 10 more seconds back. All 3 were under the old CR pace (but not CR time, since the trail reroute had lengthened the race from 11k to 12k). Lots of food at the finish, and lots of making new running friends while recounting the race with Barry, Justin, and Aaron. Nice, low key race that is super cheap- can’t beat that.

Garmin data from the race.  Nice climb for a few miles. 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
67.008.007.500.000.0082.50
Fuel Miles: 8.00Test Shoe 2 Miles: 41.00Fuel XC Miles: 12.50NB 760 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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