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!

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Miles:This week: 15.00 Month: 55.00 Year: 1175.00
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: 455.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 335.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 201.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 118.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
21.500.000.000.000.0021.50

AM- easy 6.  6 shooting stars.  Meteor shower tonight!  I am excited because my schedule this week lets me take 2 mornings off!  Slight soreness in quads, just a twinge in my hammies- not too bad, though.

PM- Scrubbed the Big Workout per Cody's advice (thankfully).  Ran 15.5 miles from the canal to end of River Trail and back.  Not much soreness, twinges every here and there, but some overall fatigue.  Last 4-5 miles were on rather tired legs.  1:00:55 up, 56:44 back, 1:57:39 total.  By the way, for any Loganites, the pipeline construction will result in occasional closure of the trail this week and the last week of this month.  Run it at your own risk- I was glad it was open for me today, though.

Adrenaline- 483, 806- 506 (Retired!  My oldest shoes by almost a year- already in the trash!  Farewell, old friends)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

AM- 6 mile meteor shower run.  Running was secondary today to looking upwards.  Saw 29 meteors in 48 minutes, pretty good supposing the shower averages 1 meteor/minute when you can see the whole sky and there is no light pollution.  The last meteor was the brightest, and one of them was very slow moving and lasted almost 5 seconds.  It was chilly this morning and hard to get out of bed, but well worth the show.  I feel sorry for everyone who slept in.

PM- Ran by Cody's but he wasn't home.  Ran to planet walk via Willow Park.  At the end of planet walk I ran into Paul.  Ran to his house, did a lap around the LHS grass loop, back to Paul's, then home.  Easy pace- 7:15-7:25, with the last mile a bit quicker.  59:27, more than 8 miles.  Round down.

Adrenaline- 489, 768- 140

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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PM- Supposed to be a big workout today.  Ended up with crap.  I knew I was in trouble within the first half mile- I was lightheaded and my feet/legs felt like they were made of lead.  I still tried- 3 miles warmup, 1 mile tinman tempo (kind of).  Then met Cody and Paul at LHS track.  I was going to do 8x1000m at 5:30-5:35 pace, so my repeats needed to be 3:26-3:30.  First one was 3:36 and felt very hard.  Second one was 3:50 (6:08 pace).  I was done.  Tired, pooped, felt crappy.  I pulled the plug on the workout.  Didn't even have the energy to jog much around the track while Paul and Cody finished.  We cooled down just under 5 miles together.  Total distance was just under 11 miles for me, 1:22:30. 

Not sure why I felt so bad- I was at a conference today so ate a big, not too great lunch at noon rather than my very healthy snacking all day.  7 hours of sleep last night, which is good for me.  Whatever the reason, there was no point in forcing the workout.  I'll try to get a decent tempo run in tomorrow.

Tangent- 325

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Goose egg for the day. I was planning to run 12 this afternoon, but instead got home from work and immediately had to start moving the 14 cubic yards of dirt that was dumped in my front yard today so we can trench for sprinklers tomorrow. I even had a bobcat come help for an hour and still spent 6 hours working on my yard, finally quitting at 10:30 pm. I was planning to make next week an easy week (80-85 miles) but will switch it with this week- after yesterday's workout, I'm sure I need it. First day off in over a month.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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PM- 8 easy miles with the jogging stroller.  A lady driving an SUV almost hit us, missing by less than a foot.  I don't think she even saw us because she was text messaging on her phone.  I had a coworker killed cause another driver was texting.  Everyone, PLEASE DON'T TEXT WHILE DRIVING!!!  Please don't talk on your phone, either- both are dangerous.  As runners we should be aware how dangerous cars can be.  Be safe and don't use your phone.

767- 397

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.500.000.000.000.0020.50

Long run with my work running club- Cody and Paul tagged along.  Ran through the peaceful metropolises of Newton and Clarkston Utah.  Cold and windy at the start with 2 8:00 pace warm up miles.  Then we dropped in the 7's, then gradually down to the 6's, stopping for gatorade every 3 miles courtesy of the club.  We had a few 5:30-5:40's towards the end coming down a hill.  Cody and I added a few miles at the end to get over 20 miles.  Legs were a bit fatigued by the end but overall felt pretty good.  Much better than earlier this week.  20.5 miles, 2:22:30 (6:57 pace) for the whole run.  Finished with bagels, muffins, bananas, and fig newtons. 

Rest week is over- 93+ miles next week, then 96 for 2 weeks. 

768- 160

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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