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Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) 100k

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

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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
21.0065.750.000.000.0086.75
Float Miles: 10.00Fuel Miles: 8.00Pace 3 Miles: 4.00Fuel XC 2 Miles: 43.50Crossmax Miles: 21.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- 7 ez.  Legs feel typically sluggish for this stage of a taper, but I was able to move at sub-7 pace without trouble, so that is good.  And no tptp.

iRunFar preview of UROC is up for this weekend.  Looks like I snuck in the analysis

Float Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.002.000.000.000.006.00

AM- 6 miles with 2 MP (5:57, 5:59) over hilly terrain.   

Looks like UROC is going all-out with media coverage- red carpet interviews, almost-live streaming webcast from the race, etc.  http://www.snewsnet.com/cgi-bin/snews/22990.html

You can also follow live online results here on Saturday:

http://www.ultraroc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36&Itemid=78 

 Or, iRunFar on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/iRunFar 

Fuel Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 4 with Jason in a downpour.  Wet, but not cold.

 Looks like UROC is going to be muddy.  They are having lots of online video coverage- red carpet interviews of the elites and a panel Q&A Fri night, and 2-hour delayed race coverage on Saturday.  All at ultraroc.com. 

More UROC preview, too. 

Pace 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- 3 ez with 4 strides.

The last race info from the race website:

LIVE VIDEO COVERAGE

UROC will have unprecedented LIVE video coverage of the whole course.  Here is the schedule of broadcast.  Videos will be live HERE 

Spectators will also be able to follow the race live via: 

LIVE RESULTS 

LIVE TWITTER FEED 

LIVE WEBCAM    

Float Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

AM- 2 in the rain.  Now off to Virginia.  Looks like I'm going to get wet camping tonight and running tomorrow.

Fuel Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(14)
Race: Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) 100k (63.75 Miles) 09:26:33, Place overall: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.0063.750.000.000.0064.75

UPDATE- Full report posted on Green Shorts Running blog

Running strong at your focus race of the year- $3

Meeting all your goals- $8

Having all of this happen in the biggest, most competitive, highest-profile race of your life- Priceless 

Pretty much sums up my day.  Thanks for your support, everyone.  I'll put up a full report sometime later this week, but it might take me a few days just to watch all the wonderful UROC videos they put up and read the iRF twitter updates.   

As a quick summary, it was a great race and I'm glad it came together like I thought it would.  Like Ian Sharman said, it was brutal- tougher than I expected given the amount of road.  But it was something awesome- running through the clouds 7 hrs into a race, pushing it harder through the entire ultra than I ever had before (hence the MP miles, and many were as hard as any 10k I've ever done), but somehow knowing that I would be able to still maintain for the 2+ hrs left.  With 1 hr to go the clouds lifted and I saw a beautiful sight- Ian Sharman in 4th place one minute ahead, Matt Flaherty in 3rd place another minute ahead, and Michael Wardian in 2nd place one more minute up.  If that doesn't motivate you to make yourself hurt even more, nothing will.

Fuel XC 2 Miles: 43.50Crossmax Miles: 21.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(13)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
21.0065.750.000.000.0086.75
Float Miles: 10.00Fuel Miles: 8.00Pace 3 Miles: 4.00Fuel XC 2 Miles: 43.50Crossmax Miles: 21.00
Weight: 0.00
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