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: 16.50 Year: 551.50
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: 260.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
78.500.000.000.000.0078.50
NB 800 Miles: 15.00NB 769 Miles: 30.50Omni 7 Miles: 33.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- 5 on the beach just as it was starting to get light.  I'll have to take mileage this week as I can sneak it in.

PM- 7 while waiting to watch the shuttle launch.  It was delayed 10 minutes before launch due to weather.  I think it's reflective of my week- I came to Florida last Wed to support work that was supposed to start last Wed.  Instead, nothing has happened.  Current schedule is for it to now start this Wed.  One week of doing the best I can to keep busy, but not doing the work I came for.

NB 800 Miles: 5.00NB 769 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.000.000.000.000.0017.00

AM- 9 miles on the beach at ~7:30 pace.  Even though I started before 5 am, there was absolutely no wind on the first half and it was very hot and humid- an absolute sweatfest.  I definitely overheated- it was hotter than when I was running at 11 am on Sat in the sun.  Huh.  More people on the beach, but the sunrise was not near as pretty as yesterday.

PM- 8 more at 7:28 pace before heading out for more work.  Covering 2 shifts today.

NB 769 Miles: 8.00Omni 7 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
21.000.000.000.000.0021.00

AM- 80 deg and 80% humidity when I started my morning run, and it was only getting hotter.  No wind for the first half of the run, with major internal overheating.  It was probably the most I have ever sweated in my life.  Ran out to Cape Canaveral pier.  By the time I got there, I was really hurting and crawling along at 8:30 pace.  I took off my shirt, wrung out about 12 oz of water (I don't know how a tech shirt could hold that much sweat- I thought they weren't supposed to), and tied the shirt around my waist.  After a big drink and wetting my head, I started the run back.  But, I slowly began to accept the beast.  Then I eventually embraced the beast.  My run went much better after that- I was even able to run some sub-7:00 pace.  15 miles, 1:51:40.  The heat index when I finished said it felt like 96 deg.

Embrace the beast.

PM- 6 more at 7 min pace.  I brought 4 tech shirts, 4 socks, 3 shoes, and 3 shirts to Florida.  I have discovered that, despite my best efforts to hang them up all over the hotel furniture, they do not dry between my runs.  Needless to say, it is a very enjoyable experience to put on the already wet clothes for each run, and my hotel room could probably be used as a gas chamber for executions.  I'm surprised the hotel maids even try to go in anymore.

Omni 7 Miles: 21.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 7 easy.

PM- 3 more. Feet hurting a bit so it's nice to take an easy day.

NB 769 Miles: 7.00Omni 7 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.500.000.000.000.0018.50

AM- Last run on the beach.  The wind was great today and gave me a headwind in both directions, plus it wasn't too hot today.  Started out planning to do 8 miles, but felt good so ended up doing 10.

PM- 8.5 more.  Heading home in the morning.

NB 800 Miles: 10.00NB 769 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Back home at last.  Well, at least until I leave again tomorrow for Colorado.  But the top of my left foot is continuing to hurt and getting worse, so I am scrubbing today's long run in hopes it gets better by next week.  Dang it, there goes the 95 mile week I was on pace for...

Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
78.500.000.000.000.0078.50
NB 800 Miles: 15.00NB 769 Miles: 30.50Omni 7 Miles: 33.00
Weight: 0.00
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