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!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 11.00 Month: 36.00 Year: 498.50
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
82.008.000.000.000.0090.00
NB 769 Miles: 18.50Omni 7 Miles: 44.00Adrenaline 2 Miles: 9.50Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 7.00Progrid Guide TR Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
23.000.000.000.000.0023.00

AM- 17.5 miles, most with Jeff and Lynette around Idaho Falls greenbelt.  Nice weather, decent pace, nice scenery, lots of good conversation.  Great way to start out a holiday.  And we started early enough that I got home before anyone was awake (admittedly, my in-laws are all night owls and like to sleep in), which means no one even knew I was gone.  Thanks for letting me join you for the good runs and discussion, Jeff and Lynette.

PM- Less than 5 hours after getting home from the first run, Marci and I did a 1 PM run.  Ran to Community Park together, then I did 3.5 miles while she did about 2, then home.  5.5 miles.

NB 769 Miles: 5.50Omni 7 Miles: 17.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

AM- 7

PM- Had the mow the jungle known as my lawn when I got home from work- very, very long.  However, the most awesome neighbor in the world (Cody) brought over his mower and helped, so it went rather quickly.  Then we went running together, both of us pushing two kids.  Ran 4 miles with Cody, then ran 3 more miles with just my kids.  We had to run to Planet Fitness to get the water bottle I left there.  I think we just barely snuck under 9 min pace for the run- smoking!

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 4.00NB 769 Miles: 7.00Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.508.000.000.000.0021.50

AM- 6.5, fairly easy.  Legs are tired.  I hope they have enough juice for the BW later today.

PM- Big Trail Workout.  Started at the canal and ran up to Guinavah Malibu.  Did almost 5 miles warmup, then started a tempo at the start of the singletrack, up to GM, and finished .25 mile after the end of the river trail.  Averaged 6:51 for the tempo (pretty good considering the hills and rough singletrack), with a slowest mile of 7:54 and the last two at 6:00 pace.  Finished with 15 miles total, 1:49:43, 7:19 avg.  Legs held out ok through the tempo, though the uphills towards the end were hard.  As soon as I finished, though, they were absolutely pooped and I crawled through my cooldown.  I think the 58 miles is a personal 3-day mileage PR.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 15.00Omni 7 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- 6 easy.  My legs were kind of tingly (sp?)- it's a good feeling, means they have been pushed.

NB 769 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

Last year on May 29 I did a YTD comparison of 2007 vs 2008, so I decided to do it again this year, counting as though I get all 90 miles this week.

 

2007

2008 

2009

 Miles YTD

657 

1052

1158 

 Weeks 50+

 4

 11

12

 Weeks 60+

 2

 7

10

 Weeks 70+

 0

 4

7

 Weeks 80+

 0

 0

4

 Weeks 90+

 0

 0

1

So what is the conclusion?  I don't feel like I am in great racing shape yet and have only done 100 more miles than last year.  However, I have a lot more high mileage weeks.  Last year it was Aug 9 before I had 4 weeks of 80+ miles and 1 week of 90+ miles, while I already have that this year.  And my schedule for this year shows 9 weeks above 90 and 3 above 100 miles.  Last year I didn't do any speedwork (other than tempos) until mid-July, while I should be starting those in June this year.  So overall I should be better prepared to race.  My first race is in 2 weeks at Wahsatch Steeplechase- should be fun.

PM- I had to mow the lawn again after work.  I just did it 3 days ago but it still took 2 hours today.  Finally got in my run at 9 pm- 5.5 very easy miles (8:40 pace).

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

AM- Long run with Cody.  Ran from our house to canal to just past Spring Hollow.  Not real fast but still tired, lots of gabbing.  Ran into Mark, and later into Joe and Scott- it's the first time I've met Scott.  7:46 avg for the run.  Cody had the idea of getting a sub-7 last mile, so we picked it up to 6:30 pace, then up to sub-6 for the last bit.  6:25 last mile.  20 miles in all, 2:35:26.  Legs feel somewhat tired, about as expected for the highest mileage week of the year.

Found an awesome trail running video...

Omni 7 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
82.008.000.000.000.0090.00
NB 769 Miles: 18.50Omni 7 Miles: 44.00Adrenaline 2 Miles: 9.50Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 7.00Progrid Guide TR Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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