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:

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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: 16.00 Month: 80.00 Year: 1067.00
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: 455.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 319.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 188.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 79.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
34.000.000.000.000.0034.00
Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch frisbee, 11 people so other team had a sub. Pretty even teams. I had a couple bad throws and a number of drops (3 or 4)? Julian and I had issues connecting, too, and he had a few bad throws and drops. Nevertheless, we kept the pressure on and won 5-3. Felt good to get a win. Did a game to 3 and my team won 3-1 with 8 people. Nice to get a pair of wins today.

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AM- only 64 deg this morning, very nice. 8 miles on GE trail, longest run since August. Feeling a bit better. First mile was 9 min pace, last was 8 min. 6 deer, one group of 10 turkey (3 times). Took a single spider web thread right in the mouth hard enough to push back on me- that was a bit nasty.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00
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Nice day for frisbee, low 80's and a slight breeze. 12 people, though one of the better players on the other team left early, leaving my team with a sub and slightly better- we had 3 good throwers. My team won 5-2. The other team had a few bad turnovers and misses, though it was a bit more even than the score shows. I scored 2 or 3 of the points, and I don't think I had any drops and only a couple of bad throws while making at least 4 or 5 good knockdowns on D. In fact, I'm not sure I had any turnovers today during the game to 5. If so, that would be a first.

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8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 8 miles on GE trails. 7 deer, 2 people, no turkeys. They mowed the path this week so it's nice to no longer have to run through knee-high weeds at parts. I felt great this morning- bit of a slow warmup but soon was running 8 min pace and even 7:45 pace. Finished in a good mood.

Things have been a bit rough at work. GE unexpectedly fired our CEO this week after only a year in the job, and the GE Power business (mine) continues to drastically underperform. They also announced a $23 Billion write off from GE Power (that's Billion, not million). Really no good news coming from anywhere. We've had 1 pay increase of any sort in 4 years, I'm sure we won't have any in 2019, and our benefits keep costing more- I recently calculated that health care premiums have gone up 775% in 7 years. Ouch. Super ouch. I enjoy my job and love playing frisbee at work, but the high-level business stuff is a real drag.

On a humerous note, the manager of the GE gym showed me an old comment card I submitted years ago. I wrote, "The treadmills unexpectedly stop at 99 minutes. This can be dangerous when running 10 miles per hour." On the back, I penned my own expected response from the health club: "Get off your lazy butt and go run outside. Also, stop running so much."

It was good for a laugh this morning. And, I do every run outside now and also don't run near as much.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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It's a nice job if you can get it

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/05/new-ge-ceo-larry-culp-inks-stock-heavy-contract-worth-up-to-300-million-if-shares-soar.html

Lunch- one of my more frustrating games of frisbee in a long time. My team had more skill. 5v5 first game. My team was up 4-3 but lost 5-4. My catching was fine but had an extreme overabundance of terrible throws. When it was 4-4, I threw away an easy pad then my guy scored. 

2 people left and we played again. My team should have won (Adrian on the other team called us the dream team). The other team was incredibly lucky- their first 3 points were all TERRIBLE hammer throws that somehow were caught. But I was attrocious all around. I had many easy throws that I just terribly mis-fired on. It was comically, frustratingly bad. Multiple throws into the endzone that just stunk. I caught 2 scores and threw another, but that was all. On the last point, I threw a bad pass to an guy cutting into the endzone, we got it back, I had another bad pass into the endzone, we got it back, I was blocked on a throw, then my guy caught the winning pass. We lost 3-5. It was terrible and I'm so frustrated. For the past month, I've been going out early just to practice throwing for 15 minutes and have been taking tutorials. I can throw just fine during warmup, but when the game starts, the only thing I can do is toss up stinky, fly-infested, ugly, twice-eaten, vomit-filled dog poop throws. 

I'm in a bad mood now. I don't mind losing a good game. But when I play this poorly, I'm just pissed at myself. It doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things but it's a bad start to a weekend.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM 6 miles around house. Felt pretty good- started at 8:35 pace, last mile was 7:40.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
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Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 14.00
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