I'm retired from racing. Really.

El Vaquero Loco 50k

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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: 39.00 Month: 118.00 Year: 1690.60
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 518.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 252.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 377.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.0030.000.000.006.0048.00
Progrid Guide TR Miles: 12.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 30.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- Started out intending to run all the way up Spring Hollow, a steep trail that climbs about 3500 ft in less than 6 miles.  I haven't done it since 2003.  However, almost immediately my left shoe was rubbing my heel very painfully on the steep climbs.  I stopped a number of times to adjust and tighten the shoe, but nothing worked.  I knew it would give me a blister if I kept going, which I don't want the week of a race.  So, just 1.5 miles slow miles into the run (I climbed 1550 ft in that distance), I turned around and ended up running the relatively flat river trail to First Dam.  On the way back, I ran the adventurous canal on the north side of the river that Paul showed me a few years ago.  I'll have to run SH next week, but with different shoes.  12 miles in 2:03 with 2400 ft climbing.

Running on the adventure canal feels like part of a Dora the Explorer TV show, where the map is telling us where we need to go...

"Ok, remember kids, go around the big rocks..."

 

"Through the tunnel..."

 

"And over the water tube"

 

Remember, rocks... tunnel... tube.  

Rocks... Tunnel... TUBE!!! 

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

AM- The bottom of my foot/arch is definitely not happy with me.  Start of plantar?  Not fun- that could sure wreck a lot of training.  Took it easy this morning.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Resting the painful foot- no running.  Instead, I'll have to walk around Hogle Zoo all day today.  But I dug out my super-supportive hiking boots, so hopefully that should minimize the damage.

Weight: 0.00
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Race: El Vaquero Loco 50k (30 Miles) 05:33:32, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0030.000.000.000.0030.00

Race report is posted on my Greenshortsrunning blog.

On a related note, the race series between Cody and myself ended up being 58 miles over two races- Logan Peak and El Vaquero Loco.  In the end, Cody won the series by 5 seconds.  Total.  That's 0.09 seconds per mile difference.  Congrats, Cody.  Did we decide on an award/punishment?

Fuel XC 3 Miles: 30.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(15)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.0030.000.000.006.0048.00
Progrid Guide TR Miles: 12.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 30.00
Weight: 0.00
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