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!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 85.10 Year: 1505.10
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: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 178.60
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
20.000.000.000.0012.0032.00
Road M2 Miles: 9.50TS10 Miles: 10.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

Lunch- 9.5 with the guys. Kinda warm out (80 deg at the finish), plus I wore two long sleeve black shirts and a black beanie. Yeah, I sweat a lot.

Road M2 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
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PM- PM with Barry and Seth. Pretty warm, very humid. They were doing a long run of 20-ish miles. I intended to do 14 or so but ended up stopping just over 10. 10.5 miles run, probably 1200 ft climb or so. On the way home, I had 45 min of a terrible thunderstorm complete with hail. In the past 3 days, we have over 3 inches of rain. Weather station said this storm gave us 1.5 inches in 45 minutes.

I stopped by the gym for my sauna hour. While everyone else ran inside quickly, I slowly meandered in, as I was already soaking wet and just going to sweat more. It was kind of fun to not care about getting wet. The sauna was pretty difficult- my HR was over 120 by the end, just sitting there. I made it the full hour, though. It was so hot that the book binding glue came undone, though.

TS10 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
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So last year, 10 days prior to Grindstone 100, I broke my left foot middle toe by stubbing it on furniter at home and wasn't able to run for a month. Last night, 18 days prior to Western States 100, I stubbed my right foot toe really hard again. I don't know if it's broken. It doesn't hurt quite as bad as last time, but it's painful to walk and it woke me up with pain at 3:45 this morning, and I was never able to fall back asleep. This is really quite frustrating. I'm hoping and praying I can still run on it. Even if it's broken, I'm planning to go. I just can't believe it happened again- I can't recall ever jamming toes this bad in my entire life, other than these two times. What are the odds both were immediately prior to 100 mile races? This is ridiculous.

I went to the Doctor. Just severe jam, not broken. But it's more colorful than last time. My newly jammed right foot...

Has a matching set in the left foot from last fall

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

AM- went to sauna. Instead of the normal 180-190 deg F, the temp was 215 F. Wow, hot. Did 30 min, then some elliptical. Then clumped around all day in my new walking boot to immobilize my injured toe.

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AM- 45 min sauna, then xt. Toe is already feeling better. I'm thinking I'll try a run on Monday if it keeps improving. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.0012.0032.00
Road M2 Miles: 9.50TS10 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
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