I'm retired from racing. Really.

Camp Croft Challenge Trail marathon

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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, 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: 20.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 803.00
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: 324.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
76.5031.000.000.003.00110.50
Test Shoe 3 Miles: 59.00Fuel XC Miles: 13.50Hoka Bondi B Miles: 35.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.009.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- 9.  Felt good.

PM- MW with 3 warmup, 9 MP, 1 cooldown.  Was going to do 10 MP, but left calf started feeling a bit strained.  Finished at 13 miles in about 1:25.

Test Shoe 3 Miles: 22.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.500.000.000.003.0023.50

Lunch- 7 outdoors with the guys on a very hot day, then 3.

PM- PM with Justin.  95 deg and as humid as it gets- I didn't drink enough today so was very dehydrated and absolutely crawling.  We reached the spigot at 2 hrs and I drank 20 oz right away, plus 50 more oz in the next 45 min.  Wow, I was tired.  13.5 miles with 1500 ft climb in 2:22 (yes, that slow).  Talked about water the whole time rather than the normal topics of food and bacon.

45.5 miles in 2 days, which I think is a training record, and 105.5 miles in the past 5 days.  That might also contribute to my fatigue this evening.

Fuel XC Miles: 13.50Test Shoe 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.000.000.000.000.0018.00

AM- 10.  One of these days I should start tapering for the trail marathon I have on Saturday.

PM- 8 with Aaron.  

63.5 miles in the past 3 days, and 123.5 in the past 6.  I'm pretty sure both are records for me.

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 8.00Test Shoe 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

AM- 8 ez.  Felt pretty good.

Lunch- 6 more with Aaron and Jason.  Summer is hot.

Maybe I'll start a taper tomorrow?  7 day run total of 137.5.  Makes Tim Olson's peak mileage of 120-150 seem not quite so out of reach.  Although most of my mileage was road, while his is trails.

Test Shoe 3 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM- 6 slow miles on a hot day.  Jim just got back from 2 weeks in France, so ran with him.

Test Shoe 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Camp Croft Challenge Trail marathon (22 Miles) 03:06:30, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.0022.000.000.000.0027.00

AM- quick report.  Full report... sometime in the future, after all the other late race reports.  Wanted a last good workout so ran the Camp Croft trail marathon in Spartanburg, SC.  Typical SC trail- very muddy and chunky (esp. the horse trail part), lots of roots and constant small ups and downs, combined with 80-90+ deg humid day and tons of spider webs.  Ran with a relay runner, Clint, for the first 10 miles in 1-2 (well, someone was ahead but took a wrong turn and we never saw him again), then ran the last 12-ish by myself in the lead.  Went easy at first, gradually upped the pace but would have liked a few more hard miles at the end.  RD biked the course at 25.8 and swears that is the length, but my garmin called it 21.  I'll split the diff (since I know garmin's have issues in SC with thick foilage and switchbacks) and call it 22.  Anyways, won the race in 3:06 and 1800 ft climbing, with 2nd place 17 min back, then added on some more miles for fun and cause I didn't get all the miles I expected.  Marci and the kids got there just in time to see me finish, and we did some fun (sweaty) hiking afterwards.  Good day, good way to end my peak mileage before starting a slow taper for Waldo.  2nd highest mileage week this year after the Umstead week, and I feel good.

Finally made a bit of a race report as part of this blog post

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 27.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
76.5031.000.000.003.00110.50
Test Shoe 3 Miles: 59.00Fuel XC Miles: 13.50Hoka Bondi B Miles: 35.00
Weight: 0.00
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