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: 54.50 Year: 776.00
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 313.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
80.0010.000.000.000.0090.00
Pace 3 Miles: 21.00NB 760 Miles: 17.50Float Miles: 17.00Tangent 3 Miles: 15.00Fuel Miles: 14.00Crossmax Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

AM- 9.  Legs felt good, except maybe a bit tired cause I could have sworn the whole run was uphill.

PM- 11 

Pace 3 Miles: 11.00NB 760 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.500.000.000.000.0018.50

AM- 8.5

PM- 10.  What is 2 steps lower than crap?  Cause that is how I felt all run.

Felt the earthquake today- pretty mild, but still exciting.  Good 30 seconds of shaking and rocking in my bldg at work. 

Float Miles: 10.00NB 760 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.0010.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- First BW in a long time.  2 warmup, 10 tinman tempo (averaged 6:03 for the tempo), 3 cooldown.  Toe never went numb, but hurt the whole time.

Lunch- 7 with the guys. 

Tangent 3 Miles: 15.00Fuel Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.000.000.000.000.0017.00

AM- 10

Lunch- 7 with Jim.  The weather is still hot and humid (94 high today), but not near as bad as it was for July and a few weeks of August.  Of course, I'm acclimated, now- Logan didn't hit 90 all summer, and we hit it almost every day for 2 months.  So my definition of hot has changed.  Plus, I feel real cold running in the 68 deg temps in the morning (really, it's freezing), while Logan will be 45 deg all the time.  Paul, you would hate summer weather here.  I'm viewing it as an advantage- come UROC in September, just having the cooler temps will be as good as a full taper!

Pace 3 Miles: 10.00Float Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- 7 with the guys on the GE trails.  Still hot.

Fuel Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

AM- Intended to do a very challenging, technical, hilly long run at Caesars Head State Park.  Got a bit of a late start and was feeling tired even on the drive up.  Saw a trail I thought connected into the park so ran up it, but it was a dead end after less than a half mile.  Went back to my car, drove into the park, had to find a place on the side of the road to park (park doesn't open till 9 am, annoyingly).  Immediately felt bad- tired, sluggish, no energy, plus a new pain in my right hip.  And found the trail was basically unrunnable- not really fun to slowly pick your way around things.  Cut the run to less than 3 miles and called it a day.  On the drive back to town, I decided to add a few more miles on the trails around Cleveland Park.  Ran 2.5 more miles in about 25 minutes... on flat terrain.  Yup, that's my day.  5.5 miles total in 1:04 with ~1000 ft climb between the 3 runs.  Gone over 4 hrs including driving, just for less than 6 miles!

Now to spend a day with the family and resting.  I've been pushing hard... maybe too hard, so having an easy day isn't a bad idea, though I missed my planned 100 mile week.  Hard Mon-Thur, then petered out Fri-Sat.  I need to get more sleep and recover better.  2 more hard training weeks, then taper for UROC.

Crossmax Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
80.0010.000.000.000.0090.00
Pace 3 Miles: 21.00NB 760 Miles: 17.50Float Miles: 17.00Tangent 3 Miles: 15.00Fuel Miles: 14.00Crossmax Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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