I'm retired from racing. Really.

Laurel Valley 35 mile

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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: 0.00 Month: 19.00 Year: 578.50
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 269.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
98.000.000.000.005.00103.00
Pace 3 Miles: 16.00NB 760 Miles: 26.50Fuel Miles: 17.50Float Miles: 5.00XT Wings 2 Miles: 33.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
23.000.000.000.000.0023.00

AM- 13 

Lunch- 10 more.  Hot, hot- 99 deg today, heat index even higher. 

Pace 3 Miles: 10.00NB 760 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- 12

Lunch- 10, most with the guys.  The past 7 weekdays (M-F last week, M-T this week), I have run 140 miles exactly.  Nuts. 

NB 760 Miles: 10.00Fuel Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.005.0016.00

AM- 5 + 5

Lunch- 6 by myself.  Now it's time for my 2 day taper.  

61 miles Mon-Wed this week.  That's a new all-time high for me, shattering my old record... of 60.5... set last week. 

Pace 3 Miles: 6.00Float Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

Lunch- 5.5 easy with the guys.  Except the mad sprint through the tunnel wasn't easy.  You'd have to see it to understand.  Our lunch run group has a lot of funny guys which results in all sorts of crazy discussions and happenings.  The tunnel sprint is one of them.

Fuel Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.500.000.000.000.003.50

AM- 3.5 ez. 

It's go time.  I'm not racing much this year, so need to make the most of each race.  I am obviously training through the Laurel Valley race on Saturday rather than tapering, as my focus is UROC 100k next month, but I am pumped for this one and determined to do my best given the conditions.  I'm much more mentally psyched up for this one than I was for OD100, for some reason.  And it even appears the weather is cooperating- low of 66, high of 86 on Sat.  That's a good 10 degrees cooler than we've had in a long time (although weather.com says the humidity will be 100% at the start.  Really?  I mean, Really?!?  100%?  Doesn't it have to be raining to be 100%?).  And with no aid stations, Barry has volunteered to backpack in and set up one mid-way through for me to refill my water!

Matt Hart posted another awesome video.  If this doesn't get you excited for a trail race, then check your pulse.

NB 760 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Race: Laurel Valley 35 mile (32 Miles) 06:05:50, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
33.000.000.000.000.0033.00

Short report for now- full report later (maybe tomorrow).

Wanted to win and break 6 hrs- got one of the two.  Took the win (2nd place was 72 min back), but missed 6 hrs by 5 min.   Tough, tough course.

Full report up on my Green Shorts running page.

XT Wings 2 Miles: 33.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(17)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
98.000.000.000.005.00103.00
Pace 3 Miles: 16.00NB 760 Miles: 26.50Fuel Miles: 17.50Float Miles: 5.00XT Wings 2 Miles: 33.00
Weight: 0.00
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