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: 4.00 Month: 54.50 Year: 776.00
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
60.000.000.000.0016.0076.00
Pace 3 Miles: 19.00NB 760 Miles: 10.00Float Miles: 7.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 22.00
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I skipped Sat run to rest my sore Achilles.  And this morning I had my right big toenail removed and permanently killed, so I'm home resting my throbbing toe.  I'll start running again as soon as the pain is bearable.  Anyone want to see a before/after photo?

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Lunch- 8 xt, then 2 running.  Didn't feel too bad, considering.  But my toe has got some nice runoff (mixture blood and clear stuff) that is supposed to continue for up to a month.  Might need some new socks.

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Lunch- 10, and boy was it hot and humid.  We ran on some trails for a bit and it was so humid you could taste it- felt like a tropical jungle.  But the worst part is having to put my clothes in the backseat of my car afterwards to dry- when I return to my car to drive home, the stench is so bad it gagged me.  Yummy.

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AM- 7.  Toe doesn't really hurt at all anymore, surprisingly.

Lunch- 11.  Hot and humid.  I feel like a broken record, but it's impossible to run in it and not make note.  Shoes, socks, shirt, and shorts are completely soaked by the end. 

Pace 3 Miles: 11.00Float Miles: 7.00
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AM- 2 run, then 4 xt to rest my Achilles.

Lunch- 6 run, then 4 xt cause it was so hot.  At least it was Fresh Fruit Friday at the gym- lots of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, and apples.  

My wife made a blog post of my toe surgery.  Pictures here

Pace 3 Miles: 6.00
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AM- Long run.  Left the house at 5:45 am, drove 70 miles to FHT Sloan Bridge.  Ran the trail to WWF and Bad Creek, then turned around and ran past Sloan Bridge to Fish Hatchery and back.  Just under 22 miles in 3:55 with somewhere between 3500-4000 ft climbing.  Finally got home at 1:25 pm- over 7.5 hours.  Gee, I can't understand why long trail runs don't interest Paul!  I finished with 76 miles this week- I'm happy with that, considering my toe surgery plus the fact I only had 20 miles when I woke up Thursday morning.  So 54 miles the last 3 days.

You know it's hot when:

a) It's 75 deg with 95% humidity when you start... before the sun is up

b) You take off your shirt within the first mile

c) You sweat so much that your Nathan Krissy vest actually puddles sweat in the big back pocket such that you have to empty it and wring it out

d) The heat index is triple digits when you finish

e) All of the above

Ok, enough about the heat.  It was quite the delightful run- I was much better prepared than a few weeks ago and had plenty of water (drank ~1 gallon during run, another gallon before and after).  In my 22 miles, I saw one small camp of 4 backpackers, but did not see a single other soul on the trail.  Solitude.  Beauty and solitude in the great outdoors on some wonderful trails.  Except for the wasp/bee/spider that bit me midway through- man, it still stings.  And I bonked my head 4 times on branches- ouch.  No wildlife of note other than a black salamander.  And the spiders- the webs were worse than ever (I might have had a 30 second stretch sometime where I wasn't wiping webs from my face or body, but I can't recall it- also took a web right in my open mouth).  Overall, though, really an enjoyable run- biggest issue is Achilles, which is painful but held up ok.  Toe is fine. 

Recap of the trail to aid me with FHT attempt- Bad Creek to WWF is 3 miles- runnable at first, and the uphill wasn't as bad as remembered though sometimes technical and slow.  WWF to Sloan is 4.5 miles, uphills for a ways but mostly runnable, and the descent is awesome.  Sloan to Fish Hatchery is 3.1 miles- flat, but pretty technical and slow the first 1.5 miles or so, then very nice singletrack with slight uphill grade to the aid.

Fuel XC 3 Miles: 22.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
60.000.000.000.0016.0076.00
Pace 3 Miles: 19.00NB 760 Miles: 10.00Float Miles: 7.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 22.00
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