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 

Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

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: 23.00 Month: 15.00 Year: 1294.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 420.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
79.007.000.000.007.0093.00
Progrid Guide TR Miles: 30.50NB 860 Miles: 12.00Road M3 2 Miles: 16.00ERide Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

AM ended up not running on Sat to rest my sore PF. Still finished with 100 miles in 5 days. Got up early today, ran 1 mile then met Hot Dan at the gym to run around the neighborhoods for 10 miles. Went home and Marci wasn't ready for her workout, so I added on 6 more. 17 miles in 2:05 or so. Nice weather, felt good and relaxed. No foot pain. I love Strassburg socks- annoying to sleep in but they do wonders for Achilles or PF pain. Best treatment I've ever found.

I've felt like my training the past 2 months has been ok, but not great. A bit inconsistent. I was surprised to see I ran 380 miles both months. Made me feel a bit better. I'm feeling stronger, and am being reminded that the bulk of real base training is just a lot of average runs on tired legs.

Happy Labor Day, everyone. To all 4 of my readers. :)

PM 5 more at 10 pm. Took all my energy to keep down the greasy Mexican food from dinner, but I succeeded.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 22.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- 12.  I get annoyed watching the news during the run.  It's embarrasing to see all the media spouting how we need to attack Syria because Obama set a Red Line that they crossed and we can't go back on our word.  It's like a group of immature teenagers.  Which is worse- going back on your word, or killing people.  Shouldn't be a hard decision.

Lunch- 10 more. Upper 80's and humid.  Again.  Summer came late but is hanging on.

My Timex Ironman watchband is almost torn through, so I ordered another.  I got my first Timex when I was 14 or so and have never used another regular watch.  I think this is my 4th or 5th one.  I love these watches.

NB 860 Miles: 12.00Road M3 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.500.000.000.000.0019.50

AM- 11, most of it with Hot Dan

Lunch- 8.5 with the guys.  There were 11 of us today- that's quite a large group to run down the road with.  Looks pretty cool. 

Either my feet are swollen from all my running recently, or my feet are now wider.  Most of my shoes now feel too narrow in the forefoot, a new problem.  It's a bit annoying.

Progrid Guide TR Miles: 8.50ERide Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.507.000.000.000.0022.50

Lunch- 6 with the lunch crew

PM- BW at Paris Mtn.  Everyone else bailed, so I was running solo.  89 deg at the start, 85 at the finish, but not too humid so didn't feel too hot.  For all the tired, sluggish runs I've had the past month, this one was equally energetic.  The long climb at the start felt relaxed and easy.  Ran CCW around the big loop.  When I hit Kanuga, I decided to do a couple repeats up it- a 1.15 mile climb of 400 ft, somewhat rocky/technical.  First rep was 12:06, second was 11:28.  Then continued the run.  Still felt great so I found myself increasing the pace more and more, till I was eventually going race pace, racing bikers down the mountain.  I'm calling this BW with hill repeats and then downhill tempo, even.  My wife just put Next to Me by Emeli Sande on my iPod, and I listened to it several times- that's a great song to help you run fast!  Finished the great run just as it got pitch dark.  It feels good to actually have energy in a run during a high mileage week, plus I'm retiring these shoes in style.  16.5 miles with 2100 ft climb in 2:20.  Home for the first time today at 9 pm.  I'll watch a bit of the Broncos before collapsing into bed.

Road M3 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.007.007.00

AM- woke up and, egads does my ankle hurt. Didn't twist it or anything, but it's quite painful, mainly on the bone just above the outside ankle bone. Still dragged my sorry butt to the gym for some xt. Pain didn't improve so I canned any lunch workout. We'll see where this goes. My worst case fear is a stress fracture, which would pretty much ruin the next 4-6 months. Going to bed now, as I'm tired from staying up till 1 am watching the Broncos last night.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
79.007.000.000.007.0093.00
Progrid Guide TR Miles: 30.50NB 860 Miles: 12.00Road M3 2 Miles: 16.00ERide Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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