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:

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!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 117.00 Year: 1906.60
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: 521.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 369.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 430.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
78.008.000.000.000.0086.00
Adrenaline 2 Miles: 22.00Omni 7 Miles: 37.50NB 769 Miles: 17.50Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.008.000.000.000.0027.00

AM- 12 miles finished before 6:10 am- good start to the week and month.  However, the check engine light came on in my car... not so good.  Going to try to squeeze in a workout AND pizza monday at PF today after work.

PM- BW.  Drove to First Dam, ran to the start of the canal, then back to the bridge.  Just over 2.5 miles warmup.  Then it was time for an 8 mile tempo- I wanted to be under 6:10 avg.  I ran the canal to First Dam 2 times, which is just under 4 miles each trip.  Miles were 6:19 (including the hill up to the dam), 5:52 (down), 6:11, 6:08, 6:21 (up), 5:59 (down), 6:10, 5:57.  I will admit that doing a 12 mile run the morning of a BW is not smart and I really felt it.  Miles 4-6 were very hard physically and mentally, but my times weren't terrible.  I even pulled together a strong 5:57 last mile, which was not easy with my fatigue.  6:07 avg for the workout.  I noticed the Garmin doesn't do well with 180 deg turnarounds- on one, it said I was doing 6:00 pace right before the turn, then jumped to 6:25 lap pace after- I had to work hard to get it down.  I think that skews the times slower a bit.  1.5 miles cooldown, 1:21:09 for 12 miles (6:45 avg).  Then I drove to Planet Fitness for the pizza.  Ate 2 pieces, ran 2 miles, more pizza, more running, more pizza.  3 additional miles, giving me 15 total for the run.  Great end to a hard day of running.

Holy crap, I ran 27 miles today.  I'm knickered (as Sam would say).  I left at 4:25 am, home from work and afternoon run at 7:50 pm- that's 15.5 hours away!  Play with the kids for a few minutes, then time for sleep.  But I have almost 1/3 of my weekly miles in and it's only Monday.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 7.00Omni 7 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.000.000.000.000.0017.00

AM- 10 miles planned, but I struggled through the first 5 and couldn't go any further. Hopped on the elliptical for 40 minutes, instead, which is definitely less pounding and uses slightly different muscles.  Even more tuckered out than after my marathon yesterday.

PM- 7 easy on landfill loop with Cody.  Nice to have some company on the run.  7:43 avg.

Hey, I'm on top of the monthly mileage board.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 7.00NB 769 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 7 easy with Cody and Paul.  2 runs in a row with some company- that is very nice.  Great morning for a run, esp. since the thunderstorms had finally quit.  Saw some blown down trees, including a ton of little trees they just planted by the park-n-ride where I get my van.  8 min pace.

PM- PW 4 with Marci and the kids.  Then we had to move 7 cu yds of dirt from our driveway- well, we only moved about 4 of it, and Cody and another neighbor were kind enough to come help.  Neighbors are good people.

NB 769 Miles: 4.00Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 4.00Omni 7 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

PM- 8 after work, 3xPW.  It was supposed to be a BW, but I had to scrub it due to excessive yard work.  I'm definitely squeezing in my runs where I can between all the yard stuff- that's why I front loaded my week, cause I knew this was coming.  Tomorrow we have 40 trees and bushes being delivered for us to plant.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

AM- Met Paul, Cody, and Joe at PW and ran landfill loop.  We kept increasing the pace because I was running late (I ended up making it to my van with 1 minute to spare).  7:38 avg, though one mile was sub-7, which is a decent pace before 6 am.  7.7 miles.

NB 769 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.500.000.000.000.0015.50

AM- 15.5 miles with Paul, from my house to the canal to just past Second Dam and home.  Perfect weather for a run, and there was not even a canyon wind.  1:57:01, 7:33 pace.  My legs were real tired by the end- I'm still adjusting to 90+ mile weeks.  I felt like I was moving super slow (8+ min pace), but was actually still doing 7:15's.

Now time for a full day of yard work, including planting 50 trees/bushes.

Omni 7 Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
78.008.000.000.000.0086.00
Adrenaline 2 Miles: 22.00Omni 7 Miles: 37.50NB 769 Miles: 17.50Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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