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: 25.00 Month: 61.00 Year: 1300.50
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: 459.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 351.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 226.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 152.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
26.500.000.000.000.0026.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.500.000.000.000.002.50

2.5 miles with McKinley in the stroller.  I had planned to run 4-5, but she got real excited when she saw the swings at the park and I couldn't say "no" to a 2-year old.  After all, this is my off season.  And, unlike Joe and Cody, I had absolutely no soreness from Saturday.  Wimps ;)

In other news, the Broncos apparently missed their plane to New England.  They didn't show up at the game.  At all.  It was a massacre and has me very worried for the rest of the season.  I even had both of my daughters in their Broncos clothes and it didn't help.

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Burned out.

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Met Cody at Green Canyon where we ran the Beirdneau trail (I still think that is the strangest spelling ever for a word).  I haven't done it for probably 2 years- it's a fun, nice trail, but rough and steep.  And it was cold today- much colder than expected. 

First ran 1.75 miles up the canyon to the trailhead in just under 17:00, gaining less than 500 feet.  Then the climbing started- by the time we reached our turn around 2.2 miles later, we had gained an additional ~2000 feet- in other words, almost 20% grade up.  We ran pretty much all of it but weren't pushing the pace, carrying on a normal conversation the whole way.  Between the steep climb and the easy pace, we were moving at a screaming 16 min/mile.  Great views from the top.  Turned around and ran the 4 miles back in 31 minutes or so- the first 2 miles down were 8 min pace but 6 min/mile effort.  Had to put on the breaks most of the way down because of all the steep, plus lots of rocks, roots, and loose dirt.  In other words, a great trail!  Averaged 10:21 for the whole run.

I noticed a large stream of dried blood on my leg once I got home, completing the run.  I'm enjoying my "only trail running, not hard training" time of the year.

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4 easy miles with Marci and both kids in the jogging stroller.

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Trail run again!  Met Cody, Joe, and newcomer Lisa Paxton (4th place SGM finisher this year) at First Dam.  We intended to go up Logan canyon but apparently there was an accident somewhere up there with a huge traffic jam and ambulances.  So we went to Blacksmith Fork Canyon instead and did Leatham Hollow.  As we chug uphill, Lisa admits she doesn't run trails much and doesn't like hills- oops, not a good run to do today.  It was a gorgeous run, though- first 4 miles were singletrack, with 2 of them very nice, smooth, not too steep.  Then we hit a road at the top of Millville Canyon and ran on it for a few miles, passing a few hunters and a very stuck, high-centered Range Rover.  6 miles, 2700 ft up in 1:11 (11:50 pace- smoking!).  Then time for the downhill- rocky in places, but 2 or 3 very nice downhill miles.  We even saw one deer.  Down in 48 minutes (8:00 pace), 1:59 for the whole run. 

Nice run today with some great views.  The temperature was a lot warmer than we expected with warm winds blowing off the mountains.  Lisa did a good job putting up with all our banter and jabber, too, and Cody tried to recruit her to join the blog.  The best part is that the whole run is part of the Bear 100 course, helping me meet my goal of running the whole course in the next year.  Here is a map of our route today.  By the way, Cody, the topo map shows starting at 5200 feet and peaking around 8600 feet, so we actually did 3400 feet climbing!

By the way, even though my mileage has dropped drastically, I apparently have also lowered my food intake- I only weighed 133 today post-run, which is my lightest since high school, even lighter than this summer.

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