I'm retired from racing. Really.

Laurel Valley endurance run

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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, and 38th place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals for 2016

  • None

2016 Race Schedule

  • None

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: 45.50 Month: 125.50 Year: 1201.00
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Fuel Trail 4 Lifetime Miles: 449.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 440.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 145.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 287.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
38.0032.000.000.000.0070.00
TS 8 Miles: 30.00Road M3 3 Miles: 8.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 32.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 11 around Icar. Skipped the lunch run as I had to get home a bit early to feed the missionaries dinner. Of course, they were subsequently almost an hour late.

Semi-taper week in preparation for my third running of Laurel Valley 35 mile on Sat.

TS 8 Miles: 11.00
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AM 8. Was planning on 10 but was slow and didn't have enough time. It's taper week so I don't care.

Lunch 8. Was planning on 10 but was very slow and tired. It's taper week so I don't care.

Road M3 3 Miles: 8.00TS 8 Miles: 8.00
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Lunch- 6 slow and easy. Feeling a bit better than yesterday. Hot today.

TS 8 Miles: 6.00
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Lunch- 5 ez

TS 8 Miles: 5.00
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Been very tired and had to be at work early, so no morning run. Running a lab test all day, so no afternoon run. Hadn't gotten home before 9 pm for the past few days, so no evening run. Goose egg. That's ok- taper.

It rained all day today and supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow. The SeaBass (Seth and Barry Aid Station) will get rained on tonight. Those two guys are driving up 90 minutes tonight, backpacking in 2 hrs, sleeping in the rain, and doing the reverse tomorrow- all to deliver some gu's and water to Jason and me at a 30 second stop. That's a good running buddy. Anyways, it's going to be rainy and cool (low 65, high 75). The temps will be great, the humidity will stink, there will be mud/water, and the thousands of stairs and bridges will be very slippery. In other words, time goals might be out the window. Hopefully the rain will keep the spider webs away, at least, or else I'll be running through 1000 or more webs tomorrow. Industrial strength webs.

Anyways, Jason picks me up at 2:50 am in the morning to drive to the race. That is nuts. And isn't going to help with my sleep depravation, either. :)

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Race: Laurel Valley endurance run (32 Miles) 05:58:43, Place overall: 1
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5:58:43 despite a painful cramping quad the last 2 hours. That one hurt but I got it done. In the 20 year history of the race, only six guys have broken the 6 hour mark. Well, now make that 7. Pleased to have achieved a four year goal. Here was my short description on facebook:

Happy to achieve a 4 year goal by finally breaking the 6 hr mark at Laurel Valley run yesterday. Ran the entire way by myself, was aided by some awesome friends at SeaBass (Seth and Barry aid station), dragged a cramping quad for 2 hrs, and ran through many hundreds of spider webs. Race went great, then bad, then painful, and I had no shortage of excuses if I missed my 6 hr goal (which I thought I would). But as long as you can move, you move forward and let the end settle itself. In the end, I dragged my useless right leg up the last 500 steps and across the finish line ahead of my long-sought goal time. Lesson learned- push for your goals even when they seem in doubt, and you can achieve more than you think.

Per my usual pre-race tradition, I didn't sleep one minute last night. I'm rather tired and heading to bed now. 

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 32.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
38.0032.000.000.000.0070.00
TS 8 Miles: 30.00Road M3 3 Miles: 8.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 32.00
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