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: 65.00 Year: 1304.50
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: 459.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 351.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 226.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 152.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
93.006.003.000.000.00102.00
NB 769 2 Miles: 48.00Omni 7 Miles: 35.00NB 800 Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- 10 on the treadmill in Florida.  The building I work in on the space center has a gym facility on the first floor, so at least it is convenient, even though there are only 3 rather old treadmills.  Better than running outside right now, with a heat index of 95 deg.  No soreness and minimal fatigue from the race- my legs have finally adjusted to all the downhill trail pounding I can give them.

NB 769 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

PM- 15 easy. And boring.

After dinner PM- 5 more.

Found a few links about the race on Saturday- they're saying it was one of the most stacked trail races.

http://mountainrun.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/mountain-cup-pulling-a-bernie/

http://blog.irunfar.com/2009/08/mielke-and-kimmel-rocket-upwards-at.html

Omni 7 Miles: 15.00NB 769 2 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
27.000.000.000.000.0027.00

AM- 14 on the beach watching the sunrise.  Absolutely no wind on the way out, strong headwind on the way back.  I've discovered I drink about twice as much water with no wind (1 bottle every 30-40 min) than with a headwind (1 bottle every hour+).

5 PM- 7 more.

10 PM- 6 more while watching the entertaining Wipeout on TV.  I only intended on 4 but felt good so kept going. 

I ended up with 27 miles today, and 47 over the last 2 days.  I think I'll be working a lot the next few days, which will probably result in less running- not a bad thing.

NB 800 Miles: 14.00Omni 7 Miles: 7.00NB 769 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

AM- 6 easy.  Very easy.

PM- 9 more.  Wanted at least 6, ended up going for 9.

Omni 7 Miles: 9.00NB 769 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(13)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 6.  My legs definitely have that overall tired feeling to remind me that I'm putting a lot of miles on them this week.  No pains or injuries, per se, just an overall fatigue and soreness.  Hopefully I'll be able to do a BTW tomorrow before I head into work.

PM- 4.

Omni 7 Miles: 4.00NB 769 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.006.003.000.000.0020.00

AM- Big Treadmill Workout.  I had debated what workout would be the least tedious on a treadmill and settled on a tempo run.  But an even tempo gets boring, so I did a progressive tempo.  5 miles warmup, then started at about 6:20-6:30 pace (not sure- the treadmill definitely was going faster than it said it was- I've done lots of miles on this treadmill this week, and its "7:30 pace" is definitely faster than that).  Every 0.5 mile I bumped up the speed.  This really broke it up so I could think of only the next 1/2 mile increment.  Watched soccer on ESPN the whole time.  It was warm in the room with no fan, so my shirt was quickly soaked, sweat was flying off me, and eventually even my shorts (!) were drenched and sticking to me.  Ick.  Anyways, kept pushing the pace every half mile until I hit 8 miles of speedwork.  Decided to throw on one more speed mile, so total speed workout of 9 miles, finishing at 11 mph (5:27 pace)- rather tired by the end.  3 miles cooldown, 17 miles total for the run.  Scarfed down a huge breakfast at the hotel, then headed to work.

PM- 3 more before bed.  You didn't really think I was going to stop at 99 for the week, did you?  Weekly mileage PR by 1.5 miles.  Feel good, only a little twinge in the bottom of my foot.  Hopefully another 100+ miles next week, then take an easy week which happens to coincide with TOU 1/2.

NB 800 Miles: 11.00NB 769 2 Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
93.006.003.000.000.00102.00
NB 769 2 Miles: 48.00Omni 7 Miles: 35.00NB 800 Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
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