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!

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Miles:This week: 40.00 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
63.003.000.000.000.0066.00
Adrenaline 2 Miles: 11.50Omni 7 Miles: 11.50NB 769 Miles: 15.00Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 5.00Progrid Guide TR Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Killer downhill trail run + no downhill training for 3 months = very sore quads.  Ouch.  Can't even touch them.  I'd love to get right back into my training to get some miles in before another tough trail race in 2 weeks (Logan Peak), but will have to balance that with muscle recovery.  I was much better acclimated to tough downhills last year thanks to lots of downhill training, which I had to avoid this year due to my achilles. 

PM- 5 miles crosstraining- arc trainer and bike.  Legs not quite so sore after. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

AM- 5.5 cross train miles.  Still sore, but a bit better.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

PM- 2 miles running followed by 7 miles cross training.  Legs are getting better- the run was uncomfortable, but not painful.  Quads are sore to the touch in a few locations, but not all over anymore.  Plan is to run tomorrow, no cross training.

Omni 7 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

AM- 7 miles, all running.  And I could get into and out of my vanpool without feeling like my legs were going to collapse and/or explode.

PM- 8 easy miles around town and the canal to first dam.  I ran by Merlin Olsen park and can confirm that the Ragnar shindig is definitely going to happen tomorrow.  And it looks like Dan and Tanner bought themselves a HUGE tent/canopy- at least 30-40 feet per side.  Bright Orange, of course.  Good luck to everyone running WBR tomorrow.

NB 769 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.503.000.000.000.0015.50

AM- 7.5 miles in 1 hour, half of it with Paul.  No pain in the quads.

PM- Umm, so I did something that I'm hoping my achilles won't make me regret.  After work, I drove to the start of WBR to cheer for some friends starting at 5 pm.  I changed into my running clothes and planned to do a short run from there.  But, I saw a crowd cheering a girl running up a steep incline on a treadmill.  Ends up NordicTrack is trying to show off their new $1600 incline climber (Incline Trainer X3) by seeing who could climb the highest in 20 min with the machine set at 30 percent minimum grade.  I knew my achilles might hate me, but I signed up.  The men's record for the day was set early in the morning and was 1250 feet elevation climb. 

I started chugging at 30 percent and about 3 mph (with a waterfall of sweat dripping off my chin- sorry, guys) and eventually finished with 1366 feet for a new record.  I even tried running at 4.5 mph towards the end, but that was tough.  I was so light headed when I finished that I had to lay down on the grass to not pass out.  Hard, hard workout with my calves burning- yeah, I'm counting it for 3 MP miles, it was that hard.  I got a nice red tech shirt for participating.  I'll put in my plug that the machine was very, very nice for training uphills- smooth, powerful, a bit of bounce to cushion your legs.  I think the belt is too short for flat running, though. 

After, ran with Marci and the kids to Summerfest and back.  Met a 78-year old there who runs 7 miles every morning at 8:30 pace- now that's impressive.  He seemed very spry and happy.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 6.00Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 5.00Omni 7 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- Drove with Cody to Franklin Basin up the canyon and did the identical run we did with Paul on July 14, 2007- 8 miles up the dirt FB road, 1500 ft climb.  8:30 avg pace up, 6:49 avg down- 2:02:32 for the 16 miles.  Great weather- cool temp, overcast, slight breeze.  We were both using our new Nathan handheld bottles in preparation for Logan Peak next week.

I'm running with Marci later today.  I will end up with 70+ miles this week, which is pretty darn good considering I was at 10 miles mid-day Wednesday.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
63.003.000.000.000.0066.00
Adrenaline 2 Miles: 11.50Omni 7 Miles: 11.50NB 769 Miles: 15.00Double Jogger 2009 Miles: 5.00Progrid Guide TR Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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