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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: 14.00 Month: 34.00 Year: 817.00
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: 335.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
87.000.000.000.000.0087.00
Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 15.00Peak Miles: 30.00XT Wings 2 Miles: 42.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

AM- In Aspen Grove, UT.  Ran to the top of Mt Timpanogos for the first time ever- it was awesome.  15 miles, 5200 ft or so.  Lots of mountain goats- at least 25-30, plus a wolverine.  And I even made it back to Aspen Grove in time for breakfast (which ends at 9 am).  Up in 2:20, down in 1:20.  Definitely has some steep and technical portions.  But the technical stuff and the high altitude should definitely help me at Hardrock on Friday, where I'll be pacing Tim Adams from Grouse Gulch to Maggie's Gulch (28 miles), while Joe and Cody pace other sections.

Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.500.000.000.000.0017.50

AM- Ran some of the great trails around Aspen Grove and Mt. Timp.  9.5 miles in 1:37 with lots of climbing (nothing flat around here).  Ran right by a cow moose, not more than 10 yards away.  Lots of aspen trees here.

PM- 8 miles more, to Stewart Falls, Sundance, and towards Timp again.  8 miles, 1:26.  Slow moving with all the hills. 

About 3600 ft climbing for the day. 

Peak Miles: 17.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

AM- Mt. Timpanogos again, this time with my dad.  Mostly hiking, a bit of running.  Tons of wild flowers.  What a gorgeous mountain.  Talked to some guys at the top who say the Timpanokee route (sp?) is a lot easier than the Aspen Grove route.  I'll have to try the other way sometime.  5200 ft.

XT Wings 2 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.500.000.000.000.0012.50

AM- 12.5 miles in 2:01 around Aspen Grove with 2500 ft climbing. Took Lame Horse trail, then did the 252/147 loop.  Trail 252 is some of the sweetest, softest, purdy-est singletrack I've ever set foot on.  147 is rockier, but has some views of the Mt. Timp wilderness that are simply indescribable.  What a beautiful area.  Saw 5 deer and a bull elk with a nice rack.  And, for the last hour, I finally regained my trail running ability that I lost sometime after leaving Logan- I was able to run full-speed down any trail, no matter how rocky or technical, without slowing or giving a single thought to foot placement.  I sure could have used that 2 weeks ago at Logan Peak.

Leave for Silverton, CO in the morning for Hardrock.

Peak Miles: 12.50
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Drove to Hardrock with Joe and Cody in Ouray, CO.  Thought I might start pacing on Fri, but it ended up being a bit later.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
27.000.000.000.000.0027.00

Paced Tim Adams at Hardrock from Grouse Gulch to Maggie's Gulch, 27 miles, 9200 ft climb 8100 loss.  Amazing views, incredibly challenging terrain.  My duties stretched from 3 am to 3:30 pm, with Cody before and Joe after.  Tim was a trooper and finished in 41 hrs 53 min.  What mountains, what a race.  Highlights were summiting Handie's Peak at sunrise and watching Tim pull a fawn out of quicksand.  I'll write more and include lots of pics later.  Still on vacation now with almost no computer time the past 3 weeks.  Busy weekend- lots of driving, lots of crewing, lots of waiting, lots of pacing, almost no sleep.  Fun times.

As best I can tell, I spent 29 hours running/hiking this week, which I think is a record.  Almost all of it was on trail.  I won't know vert until I can hook my garmin up to my computer, but I think I did probably 30k or more feet, which would also be a record for me.  And 29 hours divided by 87 miles means I averaged 20 min miles for the entire week.  That would definitely be my slowest average week ever!  Lots of new records.

Put a bit of a write up and posted some pics from pacing on my GSR Blog

XT Wings 2 Miles: 27.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
87.000.000.000.000.0087.00
Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 15.00Peak Miles: 30.00XT Wings 2 Miles: 42.00
Weight: 0.00
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