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Old Dominion 100 (DNF)

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Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

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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: 32.00 Month: 72.00 Year: 1492.00
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: 500.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 454.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 174.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 327.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
92.501.000.000.001.5095.00
Pace 2 Miles: 6.00NB 760 Miles: 5.50Float Miles: 5.00Pace 3 Miles: 1.50XT Wings 2 Miles: 19.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 56.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM- ran in the 92 deg heat of the day.  And wore a black t-shirt.  With a black long sleeve shirt on top.  Why?  To get me ready to run OD 100 this weekend...  Like Neal Gorman notes, it's gonna be a hot one.  Easy 6, felt good.  Still a bit sluggish, as expected.

On an unrelated note, runworks.com calculator puts my 16:24 5k from a few weeks ago as a 15:55 in cooler temps.  Huh.  I've never imagined running a sub-16.  Maybe I'll have to give it a go sometime. 

Pace 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.501.000.000.000.005.50

Lunch- 5.5 with 1 faster in the 90 deg heat.  The normal high for my race location this weekend (Woodstock, VA) is 81 deg.  The East Coast has record highs this week, though, with predicted temp in the mid-90's now.  I guess I'm as well acclimated as anyone.  And I've been driving around with my heat on recently (I think my car was 120 deg coming home today).  

NB 760 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.001.503.50

Lunch- easy 3.5 mile day

Float Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- 3 with strides.  Leave tomorrow for Woodstock, VA.  Barry is coming along to be my solo crew and pacer.  Next entry will be my race report from the Old Dominion 100.

Float Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.500.000.000.000.001.50

Drove 7 hrs to Woodstock, VA with Barry, went to pre-race briefing, talked to some people, then ran 1.5 easy.

Pace 3 Miles: 1.50
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Old Dominion 100 (DNF) (75 Miles) 13:15:00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
75.500.000.000.000.0075.50

"I went to the well, and the well was dry." 

-Scott Jurek, after 2009 Western States 100 DNF at mile 48

 

Old Dominion 100 report: DNF at mile 75, 13:15

UPDATE:  Full race report has been posted. 

I'll do a full write up on my blogger later, but I'll just put an update here for anyone wondering my result.  Short version is I generally felt good through mile 57, running exactly on my 17:10 schedule and in 4th place, then crashed hard.  A planned 80 min section took 110 min.  Nothing wrong like blisters, puking, hydration, blown quads, etc.  Just felt no energy, tapped dry.  Limped into mile 65 aid station where Barry covered me in ice for 20 min to get me moving again.  Had about 30 min of rebirth, then crashed again even harder.  Reached mile 75 over 80 min behind schedule and fading, somehow still around 6-8th place.  After an hour of sitting, I stopped my watch and pulled out of the race.

Like I often say, "Go big or go home."  I had tried to go big and just didn't have it today.  I probably could have walked though the final 25 in 7-8 hrs or so, giving me a 20+ hr finish, but that didn't really interest me.  I had shown up to compete all or nothing.  But my body was tapped dry, so I DNF'ed.  Barry went and had a blast running Sherman's gap without me, and I got a ride to our car at mile 86 where I spent several hours talking to crews and runners (and generally feeling pretty good).  

I'm sure some people will question not continuing, especially since a top 10, sub-24 hr finish was still likely.  But I weighed what I wanted, and acted accordingly.  I was there to compete, not to finish.  Unlike past ultras where I had multiple projected finish times prepared for my crew, this year I prepared only one, and went all in.  I missed, and bailed.  Cody and Paul, you'll understand what I mean when I say there was no "Oh Crap Slow" goal today...

A few stats: 50 miles in 7:53, 56 miles in 8:49 (9:26 avg).  Next 18.6 miles in 4:25 (14:17 avg pace).  Finished with 75 miles and 8300 gain/8600 loss in 13:15.

Big congrats to Neal Gorman, with a 16:16 win, and podium finishers Karsten Brown and Eric Grossman. 

XT Wings 2 Miles: 19.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 56.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
92.501.000.000.001.5095.00
Pace 2 Miles: 6.00NB 760 Miles: 5.50Float Miles: 5.00Pace 3 Miles: 1.50XT Wings 2 Miles: 19.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 56.50
Weight: 0.00
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