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, and 38th place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals for 2016

  • None

2016 Race Schedule

  • None

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: 45.50 Month: 125.50 Year: 1201.00
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Fuel Trail 4 Lifetime Miles: 449.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 440.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 145.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 287.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
96.000.000.000.004.00100.00
Hoka Bondi B Miles: 38.00Peak Miles: 44.00Float 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Lunch- 12 wearing my marshmallow/clown shoes, mainly on the trails behind GE.  Pretty warm today.  Beautiful.

Debating if I have time to go to the Smokies this weekend.  Never been to that park.  Family is out of town, but I have lots to do.  Plus, they are splitting our ward on Sunday so I need to be back for that, and I'd miss hitting refresh on Twitter all day following WS100.  Hmm, dilemma.   

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

Lunch- 8 on a warm day

PM- Surprisingly, it was even hotter at 5 pm. Not too bad, though, at least compared to where it's going. PM with Justin- pretty normal route, 12 miles with 1600 ft climb, 2 hrs. Then we at dinner at The Cook Out- a decent amount of food at a great price.

Ran in my new PI Peaks today.  Their website said to buy them a size large, but I'd say a half size would have been plenty, or even normal size.  Too big, too much movement in the forefoot.  I still think they'll be fine as my new trail racers.  Cody and Joe better get used to seeing the back of them at Logan Peak.

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 8.00Peak Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

Lunch- 8 with the guys.  

PM- PM with Aaron, Lynn, and Jim.  Just under 12 miles, 1:54.  First time with Lynn and Jim.

I sweat the least of anyone I know.  After tonight's 90 deg run, for example, Lynn was literally wringing her shirt out while Jim and Lynn's shorts were completely soaked half way into the run.  Aaron had a couple tiny dry spots on his shorts.  My shorts were wet for maybe the top four inches and the rest was completely dry.  Many lunch runs find everyone returning with dripping shirts while mine will not even be wet.  I'm not sure if that's just the way I am or if some of it is my body's adaptation to ultras, but it's kind of nice.

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 8.00Peak Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- 6.  Last run on my NB760, my favorite line of shoes ever.  Now they've rolled over to 860's.  I think I owned 10 pairs of the 76X line.

Lunch- 15 min abs (Ken made it harder than usual today somehow), then 10 miles on a sticky day. 

Bought my plane ticket to Portland today for the Waldo 100k in August.  Guess that means I'm committed now.  I don't understand why people say ultrarunners are crazy, though- I mean, doesn't everyone fly all the way across the country to run down some little trail somewhere?

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.004.0012.00

PM- busy day at work, with no lunch and working hours later than planned.  Finally got my workout in at dinnertime.  8+4.  Kind of boring at home with no family around.

Float 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

Woke up at 6 again thanks to the sun (just can't sleep in anymore).  Lounged about, then left at 8 for Dupont Forest.  75 deg and 90% humidity when I left.  What a wonderful place to run- a hundred miles of trails, and even the rarely-used, out-of-the-way trails are never overgrown.  So nice to not have stinging nettle or thorns.  Tried to mainly run trails I've never done before, which was enjoyable.  Started at 9:30 am, finished at 1 pm in 85 deg temps.  Drank 80 oz during, then 30 oz chocolate milk (yummy) and 40 oz water after, and still didn't have to go to the bathroom.  Run was almost exactly 20 miles with 3300 ft climbing in a hair under 3 hrs- I was moving at a pretty good clip.  That's another nice thing about Dupont is it is runnable.  No walking today.  And with so many trails, you can loop all over rather than an out-and-back.  I only overlapped 1 mile today.  

Now time to catch up on Western, then watch Unbreakable and take a nap, then Western again.  Plus some chores.  Not a bad day.

Ok, Justin, see if you can follow where I ran- Fawn Lake Road to Reasonover Creek to Lake Julia road to Conservation Road to Shelter Rock trail to Barn trail to Conservation Road to Three Lakes (not on the map) to Lake Dense trail to Pitch Pine trail to Conservation Road to covered bridge to Buck Forest road to Lake Imaging road to Hilltop Loop to Locust trail to Isaac Heath trail to Jim Branch trail to Lake Imaging road to Ridgeline trail to Hooker Creek trail to White Pine trail to Buck Forest Road to Conservation Road to Fawn Lake Road to Fawn Lake loop to Fawn Lake road to Mine Mountain trail to Fawn Lake road to the car. 

Peak Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
96.000.000.000.004.00100.00
Hoka Bondi B Miles: 38.00Peak Miles: 44.00Float 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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