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: 18.00 Month: 48.50 Year: 770.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 313.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
75.505.000.000.000.0080.50
NB 769 3 Miles: 33.50Progrid Guide TR Miles: 37.50Pace 2 Miles: 4.00Progrid Guide Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

AM- 8.5 miles in 59:30.  Legs felt better than I thought they would- soreness is maybe a 2 out of 10.

NB 769 3 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.500.000.000.000.0016.50

I've gotten in bed ~11-11:30 the past few nights, but not been able to fall asleep until 12:30-1 am or later.  Very rare for me.  Needless to say, I canned my morning run to get a little much-needed sleep.  It's ok- I can say I'm still recovering from my race.

PM- Today was one of those "blah", just-get-in-the-miles kind of run.  Started at First Dam, ran up the canyon to Spring Hollow.  Then I decided to run up Crimson Trail, a trail I haven't been on in 7 years.  I remembered why- it's a nice hike, but it's a terrible running trail, quite honestly.  The ascent is rather steep (especially on tired legs), the descent is super steep (1200 ft in 1 miles), and the top is so twisty, rocky, and hilly that it is impossible to get any rhythm going. 41 min for the 3 miles on that trail.  Then I did some running around Guinavah Malibu campground and headed back.  Lots of bug swarms on the trail, causing me to run with my head down and breathe through my nose.  A weather front with very strong winds, gusts of dusts, and rain also moved through.  Just glad to finish today- 16.5 slow miles with 2400 ft climbing, according to Sporttracks.  Tired.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 16.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

AM- 9 mi wandering around Logan.  There were some HS girls and a coach doing repeats on the track at 5:14 am- I want to know how that coach motivates the girls to get up for a workout that early!

PM- I was planning to run 10 miles.  However, I was exhausted right from the start.  This seems to occur to me more than normal recently, and I don't think it's overtraining or burnout.  I thought as I ran and think I know the answer- my mileage is 90+ mpw these days, but I have barely increased my eating.  For example, I estimate I ate 2500 calories yesterday- not near enough for 16-20 miles per day.  Hence, the fatigue and recent weight loss (3 lbs in 2 weeks).  I had a talk with Marci, and she'll buy me a lot more food.  Anyways, I ended up running 3.5 miles in about 35 min (I told you I was tired), then was forced to walk the last .5 back.  Sad.  But hopefully an increased awareness of caloric intake will stymie this problem and let me return to my normal energy levels.

On a related note, I just signed up for the Bear 100 today.  My 2 year build up to this race will finally culminate in 12 weeks! 

Pace 2 Miles: 4.00NB 769 3 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- I scrubbed my BW after yesterday's debacle.  But I ate like a pig last night and today, so hoped I would feel better on the run.  I did.  But I didn't feel like venturing far from home, so I ran PW.  Or, more accurately, I ran PW PW PW PW PW.  That's a whole lotta PW.  12 miles, 1:30:30.  I'll add a few more miles tomorrow.

NB 769 3 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.005.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- 5.5.  I got within 20 feet of a deer before he startled and ran away.

PM- 10.5 miles up Green Canyon.  Hot.  Nothing too exciting to report, other than the fact the Forest Service put a new big map of the Naomi Wilderness Area at the start of the upper singletrack.  5.25 miles up with 1700 ft climbing in 49 min, then down in 34:27 (6:33 pace, so I'll count it as MP just for kicks and giggles).  I love Green Canyon.  Lots of campers and cars, but only saw 4 people on the trail the whole time, all biking.  1:23:27 total, 7:56 avg.  Good start to a long weekend.

Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone! 

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 10.50Progrid Guide Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.500.000.000.000.0014.50

AM- Marci was running a 15k race up Blacksmith Fork, so I dropped her off and hurried to the nearest trail- Leatham Hollow.  Ran 4.25 miles to the trailhead, gaining 2700 ft in the process.  Most of the trail is wonderful.  I saw the most beautiful scene, and will have to go back to take a picture of it soon.  The trail was cutting across a steep mountain with a shady pine forest.  The forest floor was completely and brilliantly green, covered with some small, leafy ground cover.  Pure white columbine flowers peppered the entire hillside, too.  Gorgeous.

49 min for the ascent, 33 for the descent.  Then I drove to the race course and found Marci a mile from the finish, so ran in with her.  Spent some time at the finish with my family and all the racers (FRB sweep on the women's side, Paul won the men), then ran back to my car with a bunch of bananas in each hand.  I'm sure it was a funny sight.

PM- 4 more with my dad, PW. 

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 10.50NB 769 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
75.505.000.000.000.0080.50
NB 769 3 Miles: 33.50Progrid Guide TR Miles: 37.50Pace 2 Miles: 4.00Progrid Guide Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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